Datenight Ideas: Music and comedy to rule this weekend

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THURSDAY, NOV. &

The inaugural Berkshire Mountain Guitar Summit comes to Berkshire Theatre Group's Colonial Theatre, 8 p.m., with preshow entertainment by Randy Cormier and a guitar expo at 6:30 p.m. Berkshire Theatre Group previews, "The concert will showcase 10 of Berkshire County's very own guitar heroes, playing and singing iconic hits backed by Rev Tor & Friends.... These incredible musicians will be playing the timeless hits of: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers Band, Van Halen, Black Sabbath, Joe Walsh, Santana, Deep Purple and beyond!" Featured musicians are Jason Ennis, Jay Fruet, Garrett Lechowski, Robin O'Herin, Fabrizio Perotti, Dave Reed, Rob Sanzone, Bobby Sweet, Jack Waldheim and more. Tickets are $25 and up, available at berkshiretheatregroup.org.

FRIDAY, NOV. 8

The Foundry welcomes Stephanie Dodd and Justin Badger for a one-hour comedy cabaret, 8 p.m., 2 Harris St., West Stockbridge. Head over early and make it a date, doors (and bar) open at 6 p.m. with food available from SoMA food truck. "In this one-hour comedy cabaret, Stephanie Dodd from Fremont, Nebraska and Justin Badger from Fremont, California perform their original music and tell their story of meeting in New York, performing on Broadway, accidentally moving to Boulder, and doing everything in their power to stay sane and married at the same time." Tickets are $20. If you can't make the show Friday, you have another chance to catch it Saturday at 8 p.m.

Don't miss the Berkshire Babes show at Tavern at the A, hosted by Mi2le2nial and featuring performances by Angel South and Harmony Chanel Diamond, 9 p.m. This is a 21 and older event.

Zeppelin tribute band Four Sticks, featuring drummer Tom Major, guitarist Rob Sanzone, vocalist Chris Merenda and bassist Glenn Jubilee, performs at Egremont Barn, 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $15.

SATURDAY, NOV. 9

Hancock Shaker Village is hosting a Food For Thought dinner with Jake Levin, author of "The Smokehouse Handbook," 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $100 and include the farm-to-table dinner, wine and a copy of "The Smokehouse Handbook." Hancock Shaker Village is located at 1843 W. Housatonic St., Pittsfield.

If you're looking for some live music to liven up your weekend datenight, head to the Down County Social Club at Race Brook Lodge for an evening with Jake Sherman, 8 to 11 p.m. According to Race Brook Lodge, "With one foot in the piano pop lineage of Ben Folds and Randy Newman, another foot in the jazz organ tradition of his mentor Dr. Lonnie Smith — and perhaps yet a third foot in the expansive soul of Stevie Wonder — the three-footed Jake Sherman proves yet again that he can walk the walk." Find Race Brook Lodge at 864 South Undermountain Road, Sheffield. There's a $10 donation for the artists.

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