Steve Pfarrer’s best bets
AN ART FESTIVAL WITH REACH
On Saturday, the REACH art festival in Easthampton and Holyoke hosts events in both cities focusing on the work of contemporary movement and sound artists. And at Easthampton’s Popcorn Noir, there’s “Vidfest,” a collection of one-minute short films compiled by 80 artists from the U.S. and abroad. Holyoke venues are open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Easthampton sites from 4-9 p.m. www.reachfest.com
ANOTHER GOOD BET
Slide guitar isn’t just for the blues. Vashwa Mohan Bhatt of India, dubbed “the king of the slide guitar,” takes the instrument to new heights with his playing of classic Indian ragas, folk and popular melodies. Tonight at 8 at the University of Massachusetts Fine Arts Center. 545-2511.