Date Night: Light up your after-hours
Why not make tonight movie night?
Classic movie buffs, head to Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center for a screening of "The Hustler," 7 p.m., 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. Written by Sidney Carroll and Robert Rossen and directed by Robert Rossen, this 1961 drama stars Paul Newman as small-time pool hustler "Fast Eddie," and Jackie Gleason as Minnesota Fats, the champ he challenges to a high-stakes match. Tickets are $8. Join the Movie Club and get 10 tickets for $55, and plan on catching any of the other screenings they have planned: "Groundhog Day" on Feb. 1, "Casablanca" on Feb. 10, "Selma," on Feb. 15, "Alien" on March 1, and "A Night at the Opera" March 15.
Best-picture nominee "The Shape of Water" is playing at Images Cinema, 7 and 9:20 p.m. Starring Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer and Michael Shannon, this film also took home Oscar nominations for Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, among others. Grab the chance to see this on the big screen before the show. Images Cinema is located at 50 Spring St., Williamstown.
Looking for some live music? Head to the Lion's Den for some alternative folk rock by Christian Hine at 8 p.m., The Lion's Den is located at The Red Lion Inn, 30 Main St., Stockbridge.
There's always live jazz on a Friday night at Castle Street Cafe. This week catch Jerry Marotta, Fran Tokarz and guests performing, beginning at 8 p.m. Castle Street Cafe is located at 10 Castle St., Great Barrington.
Rev Tor will put on a show at Chester Common Table, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., 30 Main St., Chester.
High-energy country rock band Whiskey City will be performing at Tavern at the A, 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Tavern at the A is located at 303 Crane Ave., Pittsfield.
Don't miss Alicia Hall Moran and the Harriet Tubman trio at Mass MoCA, 8 p.m. Tickets are $30-20, available at massmoca.org. Mass MoCA is located at 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams.
Join Lara Tupper, Bobby Sweet, Rob Kelly, Benny Kohn and the Beeline Ramblers in celebrating the release of Lara's new CD, "This Dance," 7:30 p.m., at the Gateways Inn and Restaurant, 51 Walker St., Lenox.
The Picky Bastards, featuring Rob Sanzone and Chris Merenda, take the stage at The Barn at the Egremont Village Inn, 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. Find the Barn at 17 Main St., South Egremont.
Catch the Barons of Becket at the Knox Trail Inn, 9 p.m. to midnight. 1898 East Otis Road, East Otis.
Below Zero performs with Elizabeth Young and the Restless Hearts, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., at Tavern at the A. There's a $5 cover.
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