Date-night ideas: Comedians take over Berkshire stages this weekend

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Grab your date, bundle up (and don't forget your umbrella) and get out of the house this weekend.


Katie Hannigan heads to the Comedy Garage, 7:30 p.m., at Colonial Theater, 111 South St., Pittsfield. According to Berkshire Theatre Group, Hannigan is a New York City based comedian, actress and writer who has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central, The Travel Channel, Oxygen Network and MTV. Tickets are $5.

Make date-night movie night. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center is screening the 2008 film "Slumdog Millionaire" at 7 p.m., 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

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Check out Cura Cura during their January residency at Down County Social Club at Race Brook Lodge, 8 to 11 p.m. Race Brook Lodge previews, "Cura Cura is an intoxicating organic fusion of folk, rock, psychedelia, and melodic pop that will bring lovers of Bon Iver, Joni Mitchell, the Weather Station, Jeff and Tim Buckley to a place of transcendent bliss." Tickets are $15 at the door, $10 in advance at Find Race Brook at 864 South Undermountain Road, Sheffield.

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Head to Berkshire Museum at 7 p.m. for a concert by Rock Voices, featuring "15 classic rock compositions from the masters — Stevie Nicks, Brian Wilson, Gwen Stefani, Billy Joel, and Elton John among them." Tickets are $15, children under 12 are free.


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Don't miss comedy night at The Barn with musician and comedian Dave Hill, featuring Jenny Rubin and more, 8 to 10:30 p.m. According to the Barn, Hill has appeared on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Joe Pera Talks with You, Inside Amy Schumer, @midnight, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, The Tick and The Jim Gaffigan Show among other programs. Tickets are $20. The Barn is located at 17 Main St., South Egremont.

Uncorked Wine & Beer Lounge in Pittsfield is also hosting a comedy night this weekend, featuring Tony Rogers, Brian Plumb, Jim Felter, Kim Deshields, and hosted by Jason Marby, beginning at 8 p.m. There's a $5 suggested donation for this 21 and older show.

It's swing dance night at Dewey Hall with Sheffield Swing Dance, with a swing lesson with Harry Pisila at 7:30 p.m. and music at 8:30 p.m. by South Street Swing, who Dewey Hall calls, "A collaboration between vocalist, fiddler and saxophonist Maggie McRae and jazz guitarist and vocalist Mark Phillips that seeks to revitalize great American songbook tunes as performed by Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, and other classic jazz vocalists. They will be joined by drummer Tim Morrison and bassist Rob Fisch." $15-$20 sliding scale entry.

North Berkshire Community Dance presents a contra and square dance, 7:30 p.m., at Williamstown Community Preschool, 777 Main St., Williamstown. Admission is $12, $5 for students.


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