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Steve Pfarrer’s Best Bets: Japanese art at Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; Foreigner plays the Calvin



Thursday, February 19, 2015
THE ART OF JAPAN

The Mead Art Museum at Amherst College opens two exhibits of Japanese art this weekend. “Fifty Years of Showa Japan” features the work of photographer Kageyama Koyo, who captured Tokyo’s changing face from the late 1920s to its development into a global metropolis in the 1970s. “Nature, Pleasure, Myth” explores the appearance of animals in different genres of Japanese woodblock prints, textiles and fashionable objects. Through June 28.

ANOTHER GOOD BET

When Foreigner, kings of rock radio in the 1970s and 1980s, plays at Northampton’s Calvin Theatre Tuesday, they’ll have local support. Jamie Kent and The Options will open the show and the Northamptones, from Northampton High School, will join Foreigner on stage to sing their biggest hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is.” At 8 p.m. iheg.com