Date Night Ideas: Light up the after-hours

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THURSDAY

If you're looking to take in some live music tonight, head to the Barn at the Egremont Village Inn for a show by the Chordaes, 8 p.m. According to "All Things Go," the band, featuring Leo Sawikin, Ethan Glenn, Nick Haberstroh, Dan Cobert and Kevin Foley, "blend[s] the raw, candid lyricism of early alternative rock with the expertise of classic Americana and doesn't spill a drop." For more information on the band, visit thechordaes.com. Tickets are $10, available at theegremontbarn.com. The Barn is located at 17 Main St., South Egremont.

Make date night movie night and head to Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center for a screening of Ridley Scott's 1979 film "Alien," starring Sigourney Weaver, 7 p.m. Tickets are $8. Mahaiwe is located at 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.



EDITOR'S PICK

Attend the Ars Nova Production of "Underground Railroad Game," by Jennifer Kidwell and Scott Sheppard with Lightning Rod Special, 8 p.m., '62 Center for Theatre and Dance, 1000 Main St., Williamstown. "At Hanover Middle School, two teachers get shockingly down and dirty with a lesson about race, sex, and power. The quick-witted duo goes round after round on the mat of our nation's history in an R-rated, far-reaching, and absolutely unflinching comedy."



FRIDAY

Friday night is all about live music in the Berkshires. Revel in Dimes, featuring Eric Simons, Washington Duke, Kia Warren and Chris Waller, performs at the Barn at the Egremont Village Inn, 8 to 11 p.m. Enjoy blues and rock and roll. Check them out before the show at revelindimes.com. Tickets are $20.

Grahm Sturz and Friends with special guest Melissa Brinton perform at Hotel on North, 8 to 11 p.m., 297 North St., Pittsfield.

Rob Kelly, Rob Putnam, Jeff Stevens and Jay Bradley perform at Castle Street Cafe, 8 p.m. Castle Street Cafe is located at 10 Castle St., Great Barrington.

Shannon McNally performs at Club Helsinki, 9 p.m. According to Helsinki Hudson, "McNally's soulful melodies and gritty, time-stopping vocals made her the embodiment of the Americana genre alongside such male stars as Jakob Dylan with Wallflowers and Adam Duritz with Counting Crows." Tickets are $20-$15, available at helsinkihudson.ticketfly.com. This is a 21-and-older show. Club Helsinki is located at 405 Columbia St., Hudson, N.Y.

SATURDAY

Grammy-award winning rock band Blues Traveler takes the stage at Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 8 p.m. Tickets are $89-$49, available at mahaiwe.org.

Misty Blues Band returns to Firefly Gastropub, 71 Church St., Lenox, 8 p.m.

Classic rock band The Big GunZ of East Brookfield, featuring Paul, Tom and Dennis LeBeau with guest bassist Kathy, are coming to the Knox Trail Inn, 1898 East Otis Road, East Otis, 8 p.m.


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