Date night ideas: Plenty of spooky, and non-spooky, fun

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THURSDAY, OCT. 31

If you're not planning on hitting the streets with your plastic pumpkins tonight, go to Trick-or-Trivia with Miss Berkshire 2019 Jai Mason Miranda Moirai at the Garage at the Colonial Theatre, 6 p.m. before the contest. Tickets for Trick-or-Trivia are $25, $10 ages 13-20. When it's over, bring your wristbands to Methuselah for a $5 cocktail.

Stop by Uncorked Wine & Beer Lounge at 137 North St., Pittsfield, for a Throwback Thursday dance party, Halloween edition. From 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., there will be dancing, beer, wine and gourmet grilled cheeses. There will also be a costume contest at midnight, so dress to impress.

FRIDAY, NOV. 1

Say hello to the weekend with an evening of Celtic music by Jamie Laval at Dewey Hall, 91 Main St., Sheffield. Doors open at 7 p.m., music at 7:30 p.m. According to Dewey Hall, "Recognized throughout the U.S. and Britain as one of the premier performers of traditional Scottish music on the international music scene today, Jamie Laval creates rapt audiences with his passionate, virtuosic performances, uncanny imitation of Highland bagpipes and engaging stories." Tickets are $25 at the door, $20 in advance, available at bit.ly/2JydX5N.

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If Celtic music isn't your beat, check out Eavesdrop Trio at the Egremont Barn, 8 to 11 p.m., with new-age folk duo Gentle Temper opening. The Barn says "These Pioneer Valley natives provide a sound all their own; a perfect combination of soulful vocals, intricate harmonies, contagious melodies and moving rhythm." Tickets are $15. Find the Barn at The Egremont Village Inn, 17 Main St., South Egremont.

SATURDAY, NOV. 1

Ventfort Hall gets into the spooky spirit with "A Spirited Evening," a ghost hunt with paranormal investigator David Raby, from 7 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are limited, $35. Call 413-637-3206 for reservations.

Editor's Pick: The Foundry's hosting the Soft Shoe Boom Boom fundraising event to benefit They Dance For Rain's dance art programs in Nairobi, Kenya. The evening features a performance by Lonesome Bounty, Kenyan-inspired foods and one-of-a-kind cocktails, an auction and music by Charlie Tokarz, Beth Craig and Justin Geyer, tap dancers, a visual art silent auction, Mad Libs Maasai Market Theater with Nutshell Playhouse and an Afro-pop-playlist Dance Party. $50 tickets get food, all performances, the dance party and first dibs on art, 6:30 p.m. $25 tickets include the Soft Shoe Boom Boom unsilent auction and dance party, 8:30 p.m. Get your tickets at artful.ly/store/events/19074. The Foundry is located at 2 Harris St., West Stockbridge.

The New York Neo-Futurists return to Hubbard Hall with "The Infinite Wrench," featuring 30 plays in 60 minutes, all chosen by the audience, 7:30 p.m., 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. "High energy, brazenly theatrical, these artists from the East Village create interactive, highly personal, emotionally and intellectually challenging art for the general public. You have to come see it to believe it!" Tickets are $25, available at hubbardhall.org.


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