Kathleen Mellen’s best bets
Joy will be the operative word at Saturday’s Day of Performance in Easthampton; following on its heels: raucous and fun! The Joyful Chorus jump-starts the event at 3 p.m., followed by Tom McCabe (3:30); the Expandable Brass Band (4:15); Sarah Manning and Bob Weiner (5:15); Alotta Hoopla (6); and Cactus Head Puppets (6:30), all at the Old Town Hall, 43 Main St. Finish the day with Art Walk Easthampton from 5 to 8 p.m. www.easthamptoncityarts.com
ANOTHER GOOD BET
Dance Generators shakes up preconceptions about performance dance, and who can do it. The troupe, whose members range in age from 20s to 80s, performs Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Kendall Theater at Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley. www.dancegenerators.org.