Good times roll on date night
There's plenty of great events happening this week after hours.
Barrington Stage Company's production of "Company" continues this week with the addition of Josh Franklin and Zachary Prince in their BSC debuts. Berkshire county residents should make plans to catch the show tonight and save some money: All tickets to tonight's 7 p.m. show will be $36 (half-price) with a valid ID. If you can't make it tonight, there are additional shows through Sunday; Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 30 Union St., Pittsfield.
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The Oldtone Roots Music Festival opens today and runs through Sunday. Why not make a weekend of it? There are four-day passes for purchase for anyone who wants to camp there and catch the full lineup. If you can't attend every performance, don't miss Moonshine Holler, Bash Bish Bluegrass Band, Mona's Hot 4 and more on the Main Stage today starting at 2. Love to dance? Beginner swing dance lessons will be offered on the dance stage at 7 p.m., and "Forgotten Dances of the 1920s" at 10 p.m. Tickets and the full festival lineup can be found at oldtonemusicfestival.com, $25-$160, Cool Whisper Farm, 1011 County Road 21, Hillsdale, N.Y.
Philly-area Allman Brothers and Grateful Dead mashup band Steal Your Peach will be in the Berkshires Friday night for a 21-and-over show at Bousquet Mountain. "Specializing in the music of The Allman Brothers Band, while also blending songs of the Grateful Dead, and blues, funk, and reggae-style classics" according to their website, this band has performed at venues across New England and the Mid-Atlantic, even playing as far away as Denver. The show starts at 9 p.m. with doors opening at 8 p.m., $15, 101 Dan Fox Drive, Pittsfield.
The Williams College Chamber Players open their season Friday at 8 p.m. with a concert titled "The Way They Danced," featuring "Revue de Cuisine," "Varied Trio for Rice Bowls," and Brahms' "Piano Quartet in G Minor, op. 25." Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.
Hittin' the Note, Dead Collective, Rev Tor, Revel Alliance and Hot Shot Hillbillies perform Saturday at the Nashville in the Berkshire's Music Festival, noon to 11 p.m. at Bowe Field, 371 Old Columbia St., Adams. Tickets are $10-$30, but kids under 12 are free, so if you can't find a babysitter for date night, bring them along! There will be food and vendors on site.
Turn Park Art Space is presenting an ethno jazz concert featuring Alex Rostotsky and Alina Rostotskaya Saturday from 7 to 8 p.m. The concert will be followed by an after-party and opening reception of Rostotsky's "Splashes" exhibition, on view through Sept. 19, and a screening of the film "Apocraphy" by Rostotsky and Vladimir Kuprianoff. $20, 2 Moscow Road, West Stockbridge. More information available at turnpark.com.
The Roeliff-Jansen Community Library presents Dr. Sohyun Ahn Sunday night for a rare performance of the complete "Goldberg Variations" by Bach. Dr. Ahn will perform the same program at Carnegie Hall in October. The concert begins at 5 p.m., 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale, N.Y.
Plan on attending a poetry reading at No. Six Depot Sunday afternoon. David Giannini, "Faces of Somewhere Wild," and Janet MacFadyen, "Waiting to Be Born," will speak at 3:30 p.m. Why not stop by early and check out the Brian Wood and Ashley Garrett exhibition, on view until Sept. 15, before heading out for an end-of-the-weekend dinner? No. Six Depot is located on Depot Street in West Stockbridge.
Images Cinema is screening the documentary "Step" this week. A Sundance favorite this year, "Step" follows the story of three dancers in Baltimore as they attempt to win a step championship and get into college. There will be a performance of step team Youth Alive of Pittsfield at Monday night's showing, 7 p.m., 50 Spring St., Williamstown.
Has your Game of Thrones obsession been derailing date night? Hotel on North hosts "The North Remembers: A Game of Thrones Meet Up Group" on Monday nights for fans of the show to gather and discuss, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Lounge. Bring your date, meet and hang out with other fans. 297 North St., Pittsfield.
Don't miss a one-night only screening of "May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers" at the Beacon Cinema Tuesday night at 7 p.m. The documentary follows the three-time Grammy-nominated band through the creation of "True Sadness," released last year. Coming off their Tanglewood performance last Friday, this screening is a great way for new and old fans to get to know the band better. Tickets are $10, 57 North St., Pittsfield. More information can be found at thebeaconcinema.com.
Did you miss Barrington Stage Company's production of "Kunstler" this spring and are you still regretting it? Don't fret, it's back for an encore run for a limited time on St. Germain Stage at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, beginning Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Directed by Meagan Fay and starring Jeff McCarthy and Erin Roch in her BSC debut, the show runs through Sept. 24. Tickets and showtimes available at barringtonstageco.org.
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