Date-night ideas: Live music fills last days of February

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THURSDAY, FEB. 27

Are you a Game of Thrones fanatic? Test your knowledge against other GoT lovers at Methuselah Bar and Lounge's Game of Thrones Theme Trivia night starting at 7 p.m. Players are encouraged to dress appropriately for the theme, after all, winter's coming. The bar is located at 391 North St., Pittsfield.

FRIDAY, FEB. 28

As We Know It brings funk, jazz and pop covers to Shire Breu-Hous, 63 Flansburg Ave., Dalton, at 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Knox Trail Inn in East Otis is hosting a beer tasting dinner, 6:30 to 9 p.m., featuring Berkshire Brewing Company. Call for reservations, 413-269-4400.

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SATURDAY, FEB. 29

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There is plenty of opportunities to catch some live music this weekend. Check out House of Kin and Jordann Funk at Race Brook Lodge's Down County Social Club, 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. Also at Race Brook Lodge is the Leap Year Dance Party fundraiser for Berkshire Waldorf's High School's Spanish trip, with Berkshire Bateria and DJ Edgar LeBron in the Race Brook Barn, 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $20.

Or head to Club Helsinki Hudson for a concert and dance party with Sister Sparrow, "The Souler for Solar Campaign Leap Day Party" in support of Ampion's community-based renewable energy. Tickets are $25-$35. Club Helsinki is located at 405 Columbia St., Hudson, N.Y.

Editor's Pick: The Foundry welcomes country singer-songwriter Carson McHone, "Carousel," 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20.

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Featuring Patrick Mulroy on guitar and vocals, Zach Meyer on mandolin and vocals, Michael Harmon on bass and vocals, Tom Farrell as lead guitar, and Alex Barstow on fiddle, Grain Thief visits the Egremont Barn, with opener Mamma Marmalade, 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $15.

Brooklyn-based indie-pop singer-songwriter Sam Evian and his band visit Mass MoCA, 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance, $28 at the doors, $44 preferred.

Clem Snide, led by singer/songwriter Eef Barzelay, plays at TOURISTS Lodge's Sing for Your Slumber series, 8 to 10 p.m. According to Tourists, "The road to 'Forever Just Beyond,' Barzelay's stunning new album (out March 27) under the Clem Snide moniker, was an unlikely one, to say the least. Produced by Scott Avett of The Avett Brothers, the record is a work of exquisite beauty and profound questioning... The songs here grapple with hope and depression, identity and perception, God and the afterlife, all captured through Barzelay's uniquely off-kilter lens." Admission is free; free-will donations go directly to the artist. Space is limited, so go early for cocktails and good seats.

If live-action is more of your thing, get ringside with Truly Independent Wrestling's "February Fallout." Wrestlers take the ring starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club of The Berkshires, 16 Melville St., Pittsfield. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children aged 6-12, kids ages 5 and under are free. Boys & Girls Club Members are free with proof of membership.


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