Date Night: Stepping out after hours
Looking for some live music? The Barn at the Egremont Village Inn welcomes The Scapegoats, with Caitlin Teeley, Tom Teeley, Tom Major and John Suters for some incredible covers of classic and contemporary rock, pop and folk music. They will be performing from 8 to 11 p.m. The Barn is located at 17 Main St., South Egremont.
The 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival brings Gypsy Layne Cabaret and Company, the Berkshires' own cabaret and burlesque troupe, to Hotel on North, 6 p.m. "In honor of the 10X10, the Gypsies are featuring 20 tantalizing acts sure to tease their way into your hearts in an unabashedly body-positive celebration filled with sparkle, sexiness and a whole lot of fun." Doors open at 6 p.m., the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 at the door. For more information about the Gypsies, visit Gypsylayne.com.
Night not over? Stick around after the Gypsies' show for After Hours Duo, featuring Bonnie and Mark Parsons, performing at Hotel on North from 8 to 11 p.m. "Their passion of music inspired the two to collaborate with original compositions and covers of their favorite artists such as Jason Mraz, Bruno Mars, Stevie Nicks, Train, Beatles and The Eagles and many more." Hotel on North is located at 297 North St., Pittsfield.
Grammy Award-nominated blues singer Shemekia Copeland performs at Club Helsinki, 9 p.m. According to Club Helsinki, "Copeland has opened for the Rolling Stones, headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival and ... shared the stage with such luminaries as Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton." Tickets are $30-$25, available at helsinkihudson.ticketfly.com. Doors open at 6 p.m. This is a 21 and older event.
Head to the Barn for 4th Friday Berkshire Queer Night Out with karaoke, 8 to 11 p.m.
Sinkane takes the stage at Mass MoCA, 8 p.m. According to Mass MoCA, "Ahmed Gallab makes music that is joyful and generous, with a razor-sharp message about community and social justice." Tickets are $26-20. Mass MoCA is located at 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams.
Massachusetts Renaissance Fair presents the 2018 Villaintine's Masquerade Ball, featuring dinner, dancing, live music and more, beginning at 5 p.m. The Facebook event page invites all "villains, masterminds, mischief-makers and ne'er-do-wells" to this 21 and older masquerade with optional red carpet entrances, photo ops and souvenirs. Dress as your favorite villains or wear a mask and head to the Stationary Factory, 63 Flansburg Ave., in Dalton for this event. Tickets are $69 for one regular entrance with buffet dinner; $110 for a supervillain pass including seating at the supervillains-only table and plated dinner service; or $230 for a Dastardly Duo Couple's Pass that includes a private table and plated dinner with drinks and chocolates. All attendees must be 21 or older. More information and tickets can be found at massrenfaire.com/BallRegistration.html.
Dan Stevens performs at the Lion's Den at the Red Lion Inn, 8 to 11 p.m. The Red Lion Inn is located at 30 Main St., Stockbridge.
Start your date early on Sunday and catch a screening of London National Theatre's production of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" in HD, at Mahaiwe, 2 p.m. Tickets are $17-$10. Tea will be provided by Harney and Sons Fine Teas during intermission. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center is located at 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.
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