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The other Sundays in February

  • PHOTOS COURTESY OF NORTHAMPTON ARTS COUNCIL<br/>The Tufts Beelzebubs
  • PHOTO COURTESY OF NORTHAMPTON ARTS COUNCIL<br/>Pitch Slapped from the Berklee College of Music
  • PHOTO COURTESY OF NORTHAMPTON ARTS COUNCIL<br/>The Northeastern Nor'easters

Here’s what’s coming up:

∎ Feb. 10: Mardival

Mardi Gras and Carnival rolled into one show. Two days before the people of New Orleans and Rio De Janeiro take to the streets to celebrate Fat Tuesday, the people of the Valley will get a musical preview. Jaimoe, the drummer from The Allman Brothers Band, brings his Jaimoe Jasssz Band with guests Duke Robillard and Samirah Evans, plus Paul Lieberman’s new Brazilian Band, Samba SA. Also on the bill: The Expandable Brass Band. 2 p.m., Academy of Music. Tickets cost $15 in advance; $18 at the door.

∎ Feb. 17: PS22 Chorus and the SciTech Band meets Young@Heart.

PS22 is a chorus of 5th graders from Staten Island, N.Y. Their videos on YouTube have been watched over 50 million times. The chorus has performed at the Academy Awards, on TV with Piers Morgan and at other gigs. They will be paired with Young@Heart as well as the SciTech Band of Springfield. 2 p.m., Academy of Music. Tickets cost $10 in advance; $12 at the door; $5 for kids in advance; $7 for kids at the door.

∎ Feb. 24: The Really Big Show

This year Monte Belmonte from the River performs as Ed Sullivan, and will introduce the Valley talent in Sullivanesque style. Past talent includes contortionists, poets, jugglers, opera stars, comedians, child prodigies, animal acts and many other forms of entertainment. 2 p.m., Academy of Music. Tickets cost $8 in advance; $10 at the door

∎ February 18- 22: KidsBestFest

This festival is dedicated to films that you are unlikely to find on TV, including foreign films. 2 p.m., Academy of Music. Tickets cost $3 at the door.

∎ Feb. 23: YouthFilm

YouthFilm features movies made by local youths. The program aims to give participants the experience of seeing their films on the big screen. Noon, Academy of Music. Tickets cost $3; free for 16 and under.

All proceeds support the Arts EZ Grant Program of the Northampton Arts Council

For information, visit www.northamptonartscouncil.org.

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