Date-night ideas: Live music, comedy shows on tap

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THURSDAY, NOV. 21

Race Brook Lodge's Down County Social Club hosts Ameranouche, 7 to 10 p.m. According to Race Brook: "The rip-roaring ensemble is a super force of hot acoustic Gypsy inspired music mixing Flamenco, Bebop and Jazz swing influences." There's a $10 cover. Find Race Brook Lodge, 864 South Undermountain Road, Sheffield.

FRIDAY, NOV. 22

Join Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center for Hip Hop Theatre, a special residency performance featuring students from Monument Valley, Mt. Everett and Herberg Schools performing with the professional dancers from Open Thought Productions, 7 p.m., 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. Mahaiwe previews, "Using music, dance, FreeStyle, Hip Hop and improvisational theater, the evening's script will draw from the stories of the student participants, transforming them into the art of the theater for an empowering and memorable evening." Tickets are $5.

Don't miss Berkshires Beatlesque & Forever Man, 8 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield. Tickets are $25.

If you're looking for live music, Sarah Mitchell performs at Methuselah Bar and Lounge, 7 to 9 p.m., 391 North St., Pittsfield.

Tom Savoy visits Hotel on North for Live on North, 8 p.m., 297 North St., Pittsfield.

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The Misty Blues Band heads to Firefly Gastropub, 8 to 11 p.m., 71 Church St., Lenox.

SATURDAY, NOV> 23

Check out 2019 Blues Music Award Winner Vanessa Collier at Stationery Factory, 8 p.m., doors at 7 p.m. Stationery Factory is located at 63 Flansburg Ave., Dalton. Tickets are $33.

If you're feeling nostalgic, don't miss '80s tribute band Decadia at Berkshire Theatre Group's Colonial Theatre, 8 p.m. Berkshire Theatre Group promises, "an eight-piece band fronted by three world-class vocalists and a roster of musicians from Broadway, television and feature films. ... Decadia brings the '80s to life in an electrifying show that will leave you breathless." Tickets are $16 and up, available at berkshiretheatregroup.org.

Editor's Pick: It's all about the laughs this weekend. Start with ZipStohr's Comedy at the Plaza, featuring Brian Scolaro, Joe DeVito, Kyron Hobdy, 8 p.m. at Holiday Inn & Suites, 1 West St., Pittsfield. Tickets are $25, at zipstohr.com. (This is an 18 and older show.)

Or check out High Mud Comedy Festival featuring Emmy Award-winning writer/producer Josh Gondelman at Mass MoCA, 8 p.m. Tickets are $28, $44 preferred and include free admission to the galleries the day of or after the show.

Your options don't end there! If you're still looking for a great date idea, head to Egremont Barn at 8 p.m. for Comedy Night with Katina Kendra Cunningham and Jenny Rubin, of the comedy album "Less Bitter, More Glitter." Tickets are $20. The Egremont Barn is located at 17 Main St., South Egremont.


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