Datenight Ideas: Plenty of live music this weekend

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THURSDAY, JULY  11

Shake off your work week at Club Helsinki tonight, as they host a Dark Carnival Dance Party, to celebrate Dust Bowl Faeries EP release, 8 p.m. Of Dust Bowl Faeries, Club Helsinki says "Their eclectic repertoire of songs draw inspiration from circus, post-punk and Eastern European folk music. Accordion, singing saw, ukulele, lap-steel, guitar and percussion combine to create the Dust Bowl Faeries' otherworldly sound." Joining them is Frenchy and the Punk, "Their show is a carnival of two that will take you from the Moulin Rouge to CBGBs and back again." Tickets are $10, general admission does not guarantee seating. Dinner reservations required for seats, call 518-828-4800. Doors open at 6 p.m.

If you are looking for more live music to check out, head to the Egremont Barn for a show by Hoot and Holler with opening act Thor Jensen, 8 to 11 p.m., 17 Main St., South Egremont.

Race Brook Lodge is holding a Barn Space Concert, with the Boys from the Brazilian Girls featuring Dia Luna, 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. Race Brook previews, "The boys from Brazilian Girls, Didi Gutman, Aaron Johnston, and Jesse Murphy will feature Dia Luna, a California native and singer-songwriter whose velvet voice has graced New York-based projects like Superhuman Happiness and The Duchess and the Fox." Tickets are $20 at the door. Find Race Brook Lodge at 864 Undermountain Road, Sheffield.

FRIDAY, JULY 12

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Chili and Chowder Fest to benefit Boys and Girls Club at the Berkshires is slated for 6 to 11 p.m. at Camp Russell, 341 Boys Club Road, Richmond. $25 per person includes chili, chowder and two grill tokens. There will be live music by local favorites, craft beer, frozen margaritas and daiquiris lawn games and more. This is a 21 and older event.

Impress your date with your karaoke favorites, 9 p.m. to midnight, at Friends Grille, 117 Seymour St., Pittsfield.

Editor's Pick: Mass Audubon's Trailside Music Series at Pleasant Valley kicks off with a performance by The Picky B's, free, 6 to 8 p.m., 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox. Bring a picnic, and some blankets and chairs. Food will be available to purchase, and beer from Big Elm Brewing. Registration recommended to guarantee a spot, massaudubon.org.

Enjoy live music by Footings at Dream Away Lodge, 8 to 10 p.m., 1342 County Road, Becket.

SATURDAY, JULY 13

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center screens "Woodstock" (1970), 7 p.m., 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. "'Woodstock' documents the legendary music festival of 1969. The film, which came out the following year, features many prolific performers including Richie Havens, Joan Baez, The Who, Arlo Guthrie, Santana, Jimi Hendrix and more." Tickets are $8, $10 for movie and a drink at Number 10.


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