Date-night ideas: Dance your way to the weekend
By The Berkshire Eagle
Looking for something to do tonight? Why not enjoy a wine seminar at Chesterwood, 5:30 to 7 p.m., 4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge. Register required through Najaime's Wine Cellar, 413-298-3454.
Dewey Hall welcomes back The Fabulous Versatones to Swing Night, with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. and the music starting at 9 p.m. Don't know how to dance? Join Harry Pisila for a lesson at 8 p.m., 91 Main St., Sheffield. Admission is $10-$20, sliding scale.
Get ready to dance the night away at Springside After Dark, featuring music by DJ BFG, an outdoor bar by Methuselah Bar and Lounge, barbecue for purchase by Smoky Divas, and a free dessert buffet. The doors open at 7:30 p.m., with music beginning at 8 p.m., Springside Park, on Springside House lawn, 874 North St., Pittsfield. Tickets are $35, $65 for a pair, available at the gate or at eventbrite.com.
Don't miss Caroline Rose at Mass MoCA, 8 p.m. Tickets are $28, $44 preferred. Mass Moca says "Rose has been turning heads with her synth-heavy, critically acclaimed 2018 release 'Loner,' which veered from her earlier folk sound into darkly funny, danceable pop." Zenizen opens.
Following Caroline Rose at Mass MoCA, Common Folk invites you to an after party at the Elks, 100 Eagle St., North Adams, beginning at 10 p.m., with music by Jackson Whalan. Tickets are $15 at the door.
Join Ventfort Hall for an evening of mystery and fun. The Comical Mystery Tour ensemble returns to present the murder mystery dinner theater show, "Murder Maiden China," 5 p.m. Tickets are $40 and include dinner. There will be a cash bar. Make your reservations at 413-637-3206.
Editor's Pick: Come celebrate Misty Blues' 20th anniversary CD "Pickled and Aged" at Balderdash Cellars, 6 to 8 p.m. Born IV Blues opens the show. Feel free to bring your dinner with you, but leave the alcohol at home. Balderdash will have drinks for sale. Tickets are $20 at the door.
Break that long work-week up with a datenight at Club Helsinki Hudson. They welcome singer/songwriter Todd Snider, 8 p.m. Club Helsinki previews the show: "Todd Snider has long been recognized as one of his generation's most gifted and engaging songwriters, so it's no surprise he has returned with a brilliant set of songs... His stirring vocal performances range from slurring blues mumble to Dylanesque talking blues, to gravely, honest ache." Also performing is Molly Thomas. Tickets are $28-$38, available at helsinkihudson.ticketfly.com. To guarantee seats, purchase reserved seating tickets. Find the club at 405 Columbia St., Hudson, N.Y.
Head to the Egremont Barn for an evening of rumba fusion with Sam Lardner and Barcelona. According to the Barn, "Last year's surprise dance performance by the incomparable Naiara Nunez electrified the house. This year she returns with more energy than ever. A stunning, joyful night awaits us with Sam & Barcelona!" Tickets are $20. The Barn is located at the Egremont Village Inn, 17 Main St., South Egremont.
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