Laurie Loisel’s best bets
MUSIC TO VOTE BY
Round about midday Tuesday — which, as Suzanne Wilson reminds, is Election Day — some of us might be feeling an anxiety-induced stomachache coming on. Consider spending 30 soothing minutes at the Music in the Noon Hour concert series put on by Smith College faculty members — Ellen Redman on flute, Kirsten Lipkins on oboe and Grant Moss on harpsichord. The tunes might make you forget about the political battle under way at the polls, but don’t let it make you forget to vote. Sweeney Hall, 12:30 to 1 p.m. Free.
ANOTHER GOOD BET
Everyone knows it’s a tough time to be in the publishing business. So it’s no wonder Perugia Press is throwing a party to celebrate its 16 years as a locally operated, nationally known publisher of books of poetry. Reception and poetry reading, 7:30 p.m. today. A.P.E. Ltd. Gallery, 126 Main St., Northampton.