Dump those winter blahs with a tuneful datenight

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THURSDAY, FEB. 21

EDITOR'S PICK

Enjoy an evening of bluegrass by Grant Gordy and the Brooklyn Acoustic Allstars, at Race Brook Lodge, 7 to 11 p.m., 864 South Undermountain Road, Sheffield. Race Brook previews: "The BAAS will present a program of songs and tunes from the canon of American folk music, as well as new compositions which demonstrate their skills as daring composers, jazz-steeped improvisers and dynamic ensemble players." Tickets are $20.

FRIDAY, FEB. 22


Don't miss the 8th Annual Dead of Winter Jam at the Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield, 8 to 11 p.m. Hosted by Rev Tor's Steal Your Peach Band with preshow entertainment by The Picky Bastards and guest performances by Tom Corrigan, Mike Wood of Rebel Alliance, Mark Kurber of Dead Collective and Rob Sanzone and Chris Merenda. Tickets are $10, available at berkshiretheatregroup.org.

SATURDAY, FEB. 23

Start your Oscars celebration early with Ron Ramsay and Samantha Talora, joined by Eileen Markland and Michael Gillespie, for A Night at the Oscars, featuring a program of Oscar-winning and nominated songs at the Pittsfield American Legion. Tickets are $20, and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Call 413-212-4459 or email info@samandron.com for reservations. American Legion Post 68 is located at 41 Wendell Ave.

Comedy night is back at The Barn, with headliner Jessica Kirson (you may have seen her on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon," "The View" or "Kevin Can Wait") and featuring Danny Cohen and Jenny Rubin. The show starts at 8 p.m. at The Barn at the Egremont Village Inn, 17 Main St., South Egremont. Tickets are $20.

Get up on your feet! Jacob's Pillow is hosting a Pillow Party, with a Brazilian dance lesson from SambaViva, and live music by Bossa Triba playing the Brazilian music rhythms of Bossa Nova, Samba, Batucada, Baiao and Pagode, and Berkshire Bateria. Dance it up from 8 to 11 p.m. at Jacob's Pillow's Perles Family Studio, 358 George Carter Road, Becket. Tickets are $15.

SUNDAY, FEB. 24

Looking to say goodbye to the weekend with some live music? Tourists hosts Michael Nau for a limited concert, 9 to 10:30 p.m., 915 State Road, North Adams. Tickets are $15, available on eventbrite.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27

Get over that midweek hump with some live music by Rachael & Vilray at Club Helsinki. "With simple arrangements and only a guitar for accompaniment, they perform original works and revive forgotten gems of the jazz big bands and Western swing ensembles. Their sound recalls both the warmth of radio's golden age and the intimacy of parlor concerts in a time before recordings." With Taylor Ashton. Doors open at 6 p.m., the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25-$35. Club Helsinki is a 21 and over venue, located at 405 Columbia St., Hudson, N.Y.


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