Rudyard Kipling is celebrating 26 years in business, and Ray Rizzo’s traveling Motherlodge series is coming back to the Rud for a “Live Arts Exchange” during the nearby St James Art Fair, just a few short blocks away. Local artists including Alanna Fugate, Matteo Barnett, Danny Flanigan, and others will nightly be performing classic albums from artists as diverse as Joni Mitchell, Dio, Fleetwood Mac and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. —DM
The Rudyard Kipling 7 p.m.
Motherlodge Gallery Opening
Opening night for Motherlodge’s Gallery space; Jaime Corum and Teresa Koester, curators. Blue Mother Tupelo plays.
Friday, Oct. 1
Will The Circle Be Unbroken
Porter Hall, Tennessee with Sheila Joyce Pyle, The Gurnsey Brothers, Sheri Wright, Don Smith, Mary Popham, David Owen, and Deanna O’Daniel, Scott Mertz, The Funky Ground H20 Bluegrass Brass Belly Dancing Band, Ted Harlan
Saturday Oct. 2
Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours”
featuring Danny Flanigan, Kimmet Cantwell, members of Rain Chorus
Joni Mitchell’s “Blue”
featuring Alanna Fugate, Danny Flanigan
Sunday Oct. 3
Dio’s “Holy Diver”
featuring Matteo Barnett (Vampire Squid), Ray Rizzo, Chuck Mingis
Monday Oct. 4
The Bard’s Town
Aqua Heart and Lung
featuring Clifton’s Kitchen Band
Pay What You Can; Suggested Admission: $5.