Arts Previews for Nov. 17, 2017

  • Left, Stephanie Pasternak; right, Leslie Charles, one of the event organizers of Gorge apres Gorge. —

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Gorge aprés Gorge

What does a 5k trail run have to do with the arts? Well, this particular race offers knitted hats to the top finishers. Plus, is there a better scene to behold (or paint; or photograph) than tons of friends and neighbors gathered together outside to run for a good cause? This year marks the 13th annual Gorge aprés Gorge, which features a 5k trail run ($20) and Family Fun Walk (free) to benefit the Hilltown Land Trust and the Zephyr Rapinchuk Memorial Fund. On Sunday, Nov. 26, the run starts at 9:30 a.m., and the walk follows at 11 a.m., both happening at Chesterfield Gorge, Rt. 143, south on Ireland St., left at River Rd., in Chesterfield. Register at runreg.com, and bring your own mug for hot chocolate and treats for a community potluck. “All are welcome!” organizers say. “Spend the time outside with friends, neighbors, and future friends… Come celebrate the love of life and running: seize the day!”

Says You!” Live at Amherst College

“Says You!,” the nationally known public radio game show, is going live at Amherst College on Saturday, Nov. 18. The show, which has been around for more than 20 years and 500 episodes, has been joined by guests such as Tom Bergeron, Ben & Jerry, Will Shortz and Martin Sheen, as well as other talented actors, authors and academics. Partnering with Amherst College and NEPR, the production team is presenting a show called “Easy as Pie” to celebrate the holiday season. Ammon Shae, author of “Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation” will be joining as a guest panelist.

For ticket information, please visit saysyouradio.com/says-live-massachusetts.

Mairi Campbell: PULSE

Serious Play Theatre Ensemble is presenting the one-woman show PULSE Dec. 1-2, featuring Scottish musician Mairi Campbell. It is a story of “her musical homecoming, journey of the heart and quest to find her pulse,” according to the artist’s website. PULSE is the first performance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival that Serious Play introduces to local audiences, among the ensemble’s other efforts to bring back highly acclaimed work from Fringe to the Valley. 

The performances will be at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Tickets are $18 for general audience and $15 for students and seniors and can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com