Datenight ideas: Plenty of live music on tap

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Upstage Productions presents "Those People," a new cabaret at Club Helsinki, 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday. On their website, Club Helsinki calls it "a celebration of the quirky, strange, hilarious, bizarre, and geeky life in the theater during the last 25 years and what it means to be "Those People." For reserved seating tickets, $20, visit

Head to Race Brook Lodge to catch Dana Lyn & Kyle Sanna performing at Down County Social Club, 8 to 11 p.m. According to Race Brook Lodge, "With the rich vocabulary of Irish melody, and with light boxes and animated projections featuring Dana Lyn's artwork, Lyn and Sanna create an audiovisual poem for the reef, paying tribute to its miraculous biodiversity while calling attention to the urgent need for its protection." There is a $10 cover donation to the artists. Doors open at 7 p.m. Call 413-229-8585 for dinner reservations.

If you're still looking for some great live music to get you through the end of the week, don't miss The Hayrollers at Egremont Barn, featuring Jim Wright on guitar and banjo, Matt Downing on bass, Kip Beacco on mandolin and Lukas Schwartz on fiddle. The Egremont Barn says, "The Hayrollers offers stomp'n soulful bounce of bluegrass, old-timey, swing-i-fied country music pick'in and sing'in." Tickets are $10, available at Find the Barn at the Egremont Village Inn, 17 Main St., South Egremont.


Make datenight movie night at Mahaiwe, and catch a screening of "Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind" (2004) at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8, $10 includes a drink at Number 10. A jaded couple pursues a procedure to erase each other from their memories, starring Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood and Tom Wilkinson.

Editor's pick: Get your datenight up on its feet. Tavern at the A is hosting Latin night with the Berkshire Salsa family, beginning with a salsa lesson at 9 p.m., and dancing until 1 a.m., 303 Crane Ave., Pittsfield.

Don't miss the Jacob's Pillow season opening gala, featuring an performances by Wild Rhythm, dinner under the stars by MAX Ultimate Food, live and silent auctions, the World premiere "piece d'occasion" by Trey McIntyre, "Bzzz" by Caleb Teicher & Company and Chris Celiz, a world premiere by Matthew Neenan and performed by dancers of The School at Jacob's Pillow, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's "Symbiotic Twin" performed by Oliver Greene-Cramer & Grace Morton of Ballet Austin, the opening of the "Dance We Must: Another Look" exhibition in Blake's Barn and preview of "Assemblages by Paul Taylor" exhibition. Following the gala, enjoy an after party of dancing with Silver Arrow Band. Tickets for the gala are $600 to $1,000, tickets for the after party are $75, or 4 for $200. More information at



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