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This weekend, the music festival with the odd name comes back for a second year to Ashfield. Winklepicker is the Valley’s answer to Mardi Gras, featuring a range of good-time music — Charles Neville, Eilen Jewell, The Primate Fiasco, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys — and special events like New Orleans cooking classes. The fun starts tonight and runs through Sunday evening. Various locations. winklepickerfest.com.
ANOTHER GOOD BET
The Happy Valley Guitar Orchestra — 20 guitar pickers, electric and acoustic players alike, who cover an eclectic range of music and composers, from Philip Glass to Lady Gaga — plays tonight at 8 at the Art Block in Greenfield and Sunday at 8 p.m. at Easthampton’s Flywheel Collective. hvgo.org