Kathleen Mellen’s Best Bets: Northampton’s Arts Night Out; Women’s Songwriter Collective at Thirsty Mind
It always feels like a party in Northampton on the second Friday of every month. That’s when Arts Night Out draws visitors to exhibit openings at the city’s art spaces. This time around (March 14, 5 to 8 p.m.), catch new shows at Historic Northampton Museum & Education Center (Lorna Ritz, Chris Page); Oxbow Gallery (Richard Moses Schultz, Christopher Bagg); A.P.E. Gallery (Scout Cuomo, Katie Richardson, Carolyn ;Clayton); and 31 other venues. www.artsnightout.org.
ANOTHER GOOD BET
The Women’s Songwriter Collective hosts the “Women in Music Series” Saturday at 7 p.m. at the intimate Thirsty Mind Cafe and Wine Bar, 23 College St. in South Hadley. Free. www.womansongwritercollective.com