Kathleen Mellen’s Best Bets
JEWISH FILM FEST
The Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival opens Thursday with “People of the Graphic Novel Documentaries: Joann Sfar Draws from Memory the Art of Spiegelman” in Mount Holyoke College’s Dwight Hall in the Library Complex, South Hadley. Also at 7 p.m., at Bay Path College in Longmeadow, a free screening of “A Bottle in the Gaza Sea.” That’s just for openers: The festival continues for two weeks, in locations all over the Valley. For information, visit www.pvff.org.
ANOTHER GOOD BET
teal-one97, a.k.a. Arab & North Africa Music Project, a new generation of globally aware American maestros of Middle Eastern and North African descent, performs Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Bowker Auditorium, University of Massachusetts Amherst. For tickets, call 545-2511 or visit fineartscenter.com.