Datenight Ideas: Plenty of live music this week, April 11-14

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THURSDAY, APRIL 11

Need a little help getting through the end of that work week? Ashton Womack headlines tonight at Berkshire Theatre Company's Comedy Garage at the Colonial Theatre. And at $5 a ticket you can't go wrong. Berkshire Theatre Group reminds us Womack was selected as a New Face of Comedy in the 2018 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, the largest international comedy festival in the world. Joining Womack as the opening act is Artie Rob, 7:30 p.m., 111 South St., Pittsfield. Remember, if you're thirsty after the show, bring your ticket to Methuselah Bar and Lounge for a $5 beverage. FYI: Tonight's Comedy Garage is not the only chance you'll have to laugh at the Colonial this week. You know you don't want to miss Pittsfield Firefighters' free Night of Comedy, featuring Dave Andrews, Mike Donovan and Jay Sutay, 8 p.m. Saturday.

FRIDAY, APRIL 12

Jenna Nicholls returns to the Barn at the Egremont Village Inn, 8 to 11 p.m., with opening act Brendan O'Shea. Tickets are $15. The Barn says, "Whether she's crooning a jazz standard, belting out a New Orleans style dirge or plucking her 1920s style original ballads on her ukulele, she's giving a vintage genre a new spin with her own lush nostalgic style and melodic sensibility." Find the Barn at 17 Main St., South Egremont.

Movie nights make great date nights. Head to PS21 as they kick off their Agnes Varda film festival with a screening of "Cleo from 5 to 7," 7 p.m. Tickets are $12. Check out the full festival lineup at ps21chatham.org.

SATURDAY, APRIL 13

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Editor's Pick: Club Helsinki welcomes The Suitcase Junket to the stage, 9 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m., 405 Columbia St., Hudson, N.Y. They promise you'll enjoy new songs from his brand-new album, "Mean Dog, Trampoline," featured on NPR's World Cafe earlier this month. Tickets are $22. Remember, Club Helsinki is a 21 and older club.

The Roots & Shoots Concert Series at Spencertown Academy Arts Center continues, with Mark Gamsjager and The Lustre Kings, 8 p.m. And if you're looking to stretch those legs, get there early for a special swing dance lesson with Jason Fenton, included in the $20 admission price. The Academy is located at 790 NY-203, Spencertown, N.Y.

Catch Sammus at Mass MoCA, 8 p.m. According to them, "Whatever she's rapping about, the beats are ferocious, and the rhymes are tight." Tickets are $26, $40 preferred, with cabaret-style seating.

If after that list you're still looking to enjoy some live music for your datenight, see also Jackson Whalan Live Band at Shire Breu-Hous, Jazz and Java with the Wanda Houston Band at the First Baptist Church of Pittsfield, The Bizarros at Tavern at the A and Jack Waldheim at Dream Away Lodge. Restaurant night kicks off at Mission Bar + Tapas, beginning at 5 p.m., with a $40 prix fixe menu and live jazz by Kyle Murray Jazz Trio, 8 to 11 p.m.

SUNDAY, , APRIL 14

Don't pass up the opportunity for a great nostalgic datenight at Images Cinema, whose Studio Ghibli series is screening "Princess Mononoke" at 1 p.m., English dubbed, and 8 p.m. with English subtitles. 50 Spring St., Williamstown.


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