Datenight ideas: Music festival, dance party on tap
If you're looking for live music tonight, Club Helsinki is hosting an Eclectic Rock Showcase, "unique, undiscovered talent of the region on one magical night to begin the summer," featuring Jackson Whalan, Li, The Wild Weeeds, Sea Bass Experience, with Chris Neumann opening, 8 p.m. Tickets are $10, available at helsinkihudson.ticketfly.com. Find Club Helsinki at 405 Columbia St., Hudson, N.Y.
Get away for a day or for the whole weekend: The Disc Jam Music Festival returns with music by Aqueous, Mihali, Circles Around the Sun, Honeycomb, Big Sexy & the Scrambled Eggs, Cypher and more today, doors opening at 10 a.m. The Festival continues through Sunday, featuring music by Dopapod, The Floozies, Thriftworks, Detox Unit, Lotus with Barber & Friends, Doom Flamingo, The Widdlers, Pink Talking Fish, Ghost-Note, Star Kitchen, Wild Adriatic and more. Tickets are available by day or by four-day passes, including camping, at discjam2019.theticketingco.com. 15895 NY-22, Stephentown, N.Y.
The largest beer festival in the Berkshires, Berkshire Craft Beer Fest 2019, kicks off at the Common in Pittsfield at noon, $40-$60, featuring music all day, with beer service ending at 4:30 p.m. Following the Fest, don't miss Craft Concert for a Cause, featuring The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, at 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield. Tickets are $25 for one, or $65 including the festival, available at berkshirebeerfest.com.
Cabaret Trains are back for the season. Bring a date, a picnic, and your own cocktails for an evening of music by Ron Ramsay and Samantha Talora with Berkshire Scenic Railway, departing from 3 Hoosac St., Adams, 7 p.m. Tickets are $25.
Head to Comedy night at Egremont Barn, and catch a show by comedians Dave Hill, Jordan Carlos, Clare O'Kane and Jenny Rubin, 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $10. The Barn is located at the Egremont Village Inn, 17 Main St., South Egremont.
EDITOR'S PICK: Berkshire Theatre Group is hosting the Fourth Annual Dance Party and Cabaret to celebrate Pride Month, featuring a Drag Pageant hosted by Fuse's Shade: Queens of NYC star Brita Filter, dancing and more, at the Colonial Theatre. Tickets are $31-$46 for the pageant and party, beginning at 6 p.m.; $21 for the dance party only, admission at 8 p.m. This is an 18 and older show.
Don't miss Kate Wallich and the YC X Perfume Genius at Mass MoCA, 8 p.m. Mass MoCA previews: "Two musicians, five dancers, and four designers create a three-dimensional performance that integrates indie rock with contemporary dance." Tickets are $30, $45 preferred.
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