Datenight Ideas for Jan. 3 - 8

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THURSDAY,  JAN. 3 

Berkshire Big Band provides the live music tonight at Shire Breu-Hous, 8 to 11 p.m., 63 Flansburg Ave., Dalton. If you're looking to start your date a little earlier, head in at 7 p.m. for a little friendly competition during trivia night with Johnny Burns. First and second place teams win a prize!

FRIDAY, JAN. 4

Common Folk presents Shut The Folk Up, a listening room series featuring music by ivamae and Nick Stanley, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Common Folk says "Ivamae is a singer-songwriter based in the queen city of Burlington, Vermont. Self-described as ambient indie-soul, ivamae pulls together her diverse musical interests to shape a sound that's uniquely her own. With influences of classic country, folk, and pop through her childhood, ivamae later found an obsession with soul, rhythm and blues and hip-hop..." and "Nick Stanley is a singer-songwriter from North Adams who turns mental health struggles into explosive, yet poetic sounds that drip with depth, vulnerability and raw emotion. Combining alternative rock with ambient tones and a hint of blues, his music is a captivating soundscape for his passionate self-reflective lyrics." Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show begins at 7:40 p.m. Cover is $10, location released with RSVP. For tickets: boxoffice.commonfolk@gmail.com.

SATURDAY, JAN. 5 

Looking to enjoy some live music? Don't miss Trailer Trash, back by popular demand to Tavern at the A, 9 p.m. to midnight, 303 Crane Ave., Pittsfield. Shyne returns to Crossroads Cafe, 9:15 p.m. to 1 a.m., 195 Onota St., Pittsfield. There is a $5 cover. Rich Syracuse and Mike Musillami take the floor at Number 10, 8 to 11 p.m., 10 Castle St., Great Barrington.

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SUNDAY, JAN. 6 

EDITOR'S PICK

End your weekend on a high note. Head to the Egremont Barn for the Born IV Blues Benefit, 6 to 7 p.m., before their regular karaoke night. "Born IV Blues was founded in 2017 by a group of audacious 9th graders from Western Massachusetts: Diego Mongue, founder/drummer; Julia Ostellino-Moran, lead vocals; Austin Peck, guitar; and Josiah Joyce on bass. With their original songs and reinterpreted tributes, these old souls breathe new life into the Blues." Donations welcomed to help them raise money for their upcoming trip to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis this coming January. Then stick around, and belt your heart out, 7:30 to 10 p.m., 17 Main St., South Egremont.

MONDAY, JAN. 7

Remember, every Monday you can enjoy live music by Andy Wrba and friends, 8 p.m., at Mission Bar + Tapas, 438 North St., Pittsfield.

TUESDAY, JAN. 8

Take a break out of your work week. Club Helsinki hosts open mic every Tuesday night, sign-ups at 6 p.m., showtime at 7 p.m. Come for the show or take the stage yourself. Club Helsinki is located at 405 Columbia St., Hudson, N.Y.


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