Date Night Ideas: Looking to go out this week?

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Summer may be slowing down, but Berkshire venues are still going strong.

THURSDAY

The season at Jacob's Pillow is coming to a close, and if you haven't had a chance to catch a performance, now's the time. The Washington Ballet performs tonight at 8, so grab your date and slip into some fancy duds. Tickets are $45-$78. Jacob's Pillow is located at 358 George Carter Road, Becket. More information can be found at jacobspillow.org.

If you prefer a more casual evening out, Greylock's Party in the Park summer music series closes tonight with a performance by Mismatched. Pack your blanket or chairs and a picnic dinner and enjoy the summer weather while it's still here. Music begins at 6 p.m. at Noel Field, 310 State St., North Adams.

John Snyder performs tonight at the Down County Social Club at 864 South Undermountain Road in Sheffield. According to their website, the Down County Social Club "features a handpicked selection of extraordinary and rare entertainment presented in an intimate New Orleans style speakeasy." A $10 donation is suggested for the artists; performances are scheduled from 8 to 11 p.m.

FRIDAY

Spielberg fans, this one's for you: The Boston Pops Films in Concert Series presents "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial in Concert." If it has been a while since you've seen the film, grab some tickets and take advantage of this great way to see it again, with live music performed by the Boston Pops. Tickets are $23-$124; 8 p.m. at the Koussevitzky Music Shed, 297 West Road, Lenox.

Can't make it to Saturday's Hot Summer Swing Bash? Don't miss the opportunity to catch a show by the Blue Light Trio at the Rainbow Restaurant located at 109 First St., in Pittsfield at 7:30 p.m. No cover!

Mass MoCA presents a unique film screening at Herriman-West Airport on State Road in North Adams at 8 p.m. "The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!" will be projected onto the airport hanger door, turning it into the largest movie screen in the state. Lickety Split will be serving up some barbecue, and a full bar will be on-site. Tickets are $14 per car, or $7 adults, $3 children. Bring your chairs! Rain date, Sunday, Aug. 27.

SATURDAY

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Berkshire Bash's Hot Summer Swing event featuring musical performances by The Lucky 5, Blue Light Trio and headliners Squirrel Nut Zippers will be held at Ski Butternut, 380 State Road, Great Barrington, from 3 to 8 p.m., rain or shine. Berkshire Bash describes Squirrel Nut Zippers' music on their website as "a high-energy fusion of Delta blues, gypsy jazz, 1930s-era swing, klezmer and other styles." Tickets $50-$100 VIP; more information can be found at berkshirebash.com.



Don't miss a one-night only show at Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble St., Lenox. John Hadden performs "Travels with the Masked Man," a 50-minute one-man show at 8:30 p.m. He'll be followed by a concert by local singer Bobby Sweet.

The Valley Light Opera of Amherst will perform "An Evening of Gilbert and Sullivan" at the Clark, 225 South St., Williamstown, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30; purchase them at clarkart.edu.

Roomful of Teeth performs at Mass MoCA, 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $16-28; find them at massmoca.org.

Jacob's Pillow is throwing a Festival Finale dance party to celebrate the close of their 2017 season at their new Perles Family Studio space, 358 George Carter Road, Becket. Tickets can include a show or party-only tickets are available for $40.

SUNDAY

Does a ukelele festival sound like you? Bounti-fare Restaurant on Howland Avenue in Adams hosts the "Uke'n'Brew" festival, from 3 to 7 p.m. The Treble Twins, Ukeville Stringband, Lords of Leichtenstein and Ben Carr will provide music all afternoon, followed by a campfire songswap with s'mores. Tickets are $20; kids under 12 are free.

The ArtsLand Festival at Mass MoCA comes to a close today. If you haven't caught one of these unique workshop performances yet, make the effort today. "Two Arrows," by Alexander Volodin, directed by Boris Gafurov, 3 p.m., 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams. Why don't you head down early for lunch at the cafe before the show and make it a real date?

MONDAY

Plan on enjoying an evening with Andrea McArdle at Barrington Stage Company Monday and you'll enjoy classics from the Great American Songbook, hits from Broadway stages and more, $35, 8 p.m., Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield.

TUESDAY

Who doesn't love Sting? Tuesday night at 8 p.m., he'll be joined by guitarists Dominic Miller and Rufus Miller, drummer Josh Freese and vocalists Diego Navaira and Jerry Fuentes of The Last Bandoleros and Joe Sumner at Tanglewood. Tickets $69-$189, available at bso.org.

Berkshire Opera Festival presents "Ariadne auf Naxos," at the Colonial Theatre on South Street in Pittsfield. Described by Berkshire Theatre Group on their website as a "comedic masterpiece set to the exquisitely lush music of Richard Strauss," you won't want to miss this opportunity. Tickets and information available at berkshireoperafestival.org.

WEDNESDAY

Missed the Sting show Tuesday? You have the chance to see another big name in concert when Diana Ross comes to Tanglewood Tuesday night. Gates open at 4 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. at the Koussevitzky Music Shed, 297 West St., Lenox. Tickets $29-$129, available at bso.org.

It's the final Windsor Lake concert of the year, featuring performers Matchstick Architects at 6:30 p.m. Head to the lake early with a picnic, a bathing suit, or even a kayak for a fun-filled evening outdoors on one of the last beautiful summer nights, 100 Windsor Lake Drive, North Adams.


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