Looking for something to do after hours?
Toronto-based folk, roots and alt-country band Cowboy Junkies will be performing at Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia St., Hudson, N.Y., tonight at 8. The Cowboy Junkies have released 16 studio albums, including "The Trinity Session," "The Caution Horses" and "Black Eyed Man," and have appeared on Saturday Night Live and The Tonight Show. This is a 21-and-older event. Tickets are $50-$60 and are available at helsinkihudson.ticketfly.com.
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Get out and enjoy some live jazz at The Barn, it's bound to be a special night. According to the Barn's website, spectators will have a chance to be a part of "an extraordinary live recording, as Capitol Steps actor and jazz vocalist Mike Thornton, backed by area quartet Gruppo Mondo, record their unique stylings of jazz standards for Mike Thornton's upcoming album." The Barn opens for dinner at 5 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m., 17 Main St., South Egremont. More information at theegremontbarn.com.
Enjoy some of North Adams' annual Fall Foliage Festival Friday night at the Magic in the Berkshires Community Dance. Get all gussied up and enjoy live retro music and dancing with License to Groove, 7 p.m. to midnight, music starts at 8 p.m., at Game On, 66 Main St., North Adams.
Why not celebrate National Coffee Day by learning how to make latte art at the new Uptown Tunnel Coffee at the Williams College Bookstore? Baristas Matt and Ian will be there to show you how it's done, 6 to 9 p.m., 81 Spring St., Williamstown.
Saturday night, Hancock Shaker Village is hosting an event they describe as "Beer, bourbon, and BBQ with one of today's most compelling performers." Dar Williams, pop-folk singer-songwriter and author of "What I found in a Thousand Towns: A Traveling Musician's Guide to Rebuilding America's Communities One Coffee Shop, Dog Run and Open-Mike Night at a Time," will talk over dinner, and perform a few songs in the Barn after. The event begins at 6 p.m., tickets are $125, available at hancockshakervillage.org.
Catch a one-night only show at the '62 Center for Theatre and Dance in Williamstown. Williams CenterSeries presents "Antigone in Ferguson," composed by Phil Woodmore and directed by Bryan Doerries which they describe as "a radical and unlikely staging of Sophocles's classic tragedy, conceived in response to the 2014 killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri." The performance is at 8 p.m., 1000 Main St., Williamstown. Tickets are $10.
Don't miss "Live from Laurel Canyon: Songs and Stories of American Folk Rock" Saturday at 8 p.m. The concert will include favorites from Buffalo Springfield, Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, The Eagles, Carole King and more, $25, Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield.
Lovers of bluegrass and bratwurst should head to Salem Saturday night for the 3rd Annual Beer, Brats and Bluegrass fest at Salem Courthouse Community Center, 58 East Broadway, Salem, N.Y. Seven local breweries will be offering unlimited sampling and live music will be performed by Fiddle Witch, 3 to 8 p.m. Tickets are limited, so get yours now, $25-$30, salemcourthouse.org/events/beer-brats.
Sunday nights don't have to be quiet. If you're a fan of country music, visit Mahaiwe this Sunday and you'll be treated to a performance by five-time Grammy-winner Wynonna Judd with her band The Big Noise, 7 p.m. Tickets are $46-$91, available at mahaiwe.org. Mahaiwe is located at 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.
Sunday night, the Down County Social Club at the Stagecoach Tavern is trying something new. Every Sunday night is Show N' Tell next level open mic night, showcasing local music, comedy, poetry and more from 7 to 10 p.m. Performers will be interviewed and performances will be recorded and live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube. Notable performances will be given more time and some may even earn their own spot in the Down County Social Club Thursday night lineup. Don't miss this opportunity to get to know local talent.
It's your last chance to be a part of 20th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival, Monday at 7 p.m. at Berkshire Museum's Little Cinema. The final 10 short films are being screened around the world, with voting for the Best Film and Actor awards at every participating cinema. Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. Tickets are $5-$7.50.
The final play of Arrowhead's staged reading series "The Herman Plays" is being read at 7 p.m. Catch the east coast premiere of "Poor Herman" written by Elizabeth Doss for an all-female cast; tickets are $20, available by calling 413-442-1793 ext. 14. Arrowhead is located at 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield.
American satirical singer-songwriter Roy Zimmerman will be at The Barn from 8 to 11 p.m. Head on down and be prepared to laugh, 17 Main St., South Egremont. Tickets are $15, available at theegremontbarn.com.
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