Datenight Ideas: Light up your life with some datenight doings
FRIDAY, MAY 17
Helsinki Hudson welcomes all-female folk trio Lula Wiles to the club, 9 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. Of the group's new album, Club Helsinki says, "At its core, 'What Will We Do' is an album centered around songcraft. The lyrics are sharp and the melodies finely wrought. You can hear, too, a growing maturity, a widening worldview. These aren't your typical lovesick country tunes." Tickets are $15. For general admission shows, tables and seating in the club can be guaranteed only with a dinner reservation, call 518-828-4800. Find the Club at 405 Columbia St., Hudson, N.Y.
Don't miss The Wild & Scenic Film Festival at Mount Everett School, 7 to 9 p.m. Featured films are "Too Precious To Mine," "Flipping the Switch," "Blue Carbon," "Tracking Snow," "Meet the Real Wolf," "The Last Green Thread," "Clay Bolt," "Climbing Out of Disaster," "Defending the Deep," "Hear the Call: Salmon Nation" and "Think Like A Scientist: Renewal." Admission is $10 suggested donation at the door. 491 Berkshire School Road, Sheffield.
Don't miss Catch the Fever: An Evening with Fabrizio and the Fever at Berkshire Theatre Group's Colonial Theatre, to benefit the Richie duPont Scholarship Fund, with a special guest performance by Carl Wockner. Berkshire Theatre Group describes Fabrizio and the Fever as "an alternative-rock entity formed in 2013 by Berkshire native singer, award-winning songwriter and entrepreneur, Michael Fabrizio. The band, dubbed 'genre-gypsies,' pulls from a plethora of inspirations including classical, country, rock, Americana, folk-rock, as well as pop and hip-hop music." Tickets are $15-$25, $50 VIP. Bring your tickets to the aftershow at Hotel on North for a discount on your meal.
SATURDAY, MAY 18
Clark Art Institute is hosting a concert by jazz trumpeter Jonathan Dely (Williams College '15) and his band, 7 p.m. Grab your date and take them to a show the Clark says is "as dynamic and energetic as it is cool and romantic, as he delivers a cross-genre performance sure to delight audiences of all ages and musical tastes." Tickets are $28.
Hancock Shaker Village's Food for Thought series kicks off the season with a farm-to-table dinner with Rebecca Soffer, coauthor of "Modern Loss," 6 p.m. Tickets ($100) include a three-course dinner prepared by chef Brian Alberg using locally sourced ingredients, wine, dessert and a copy of Soffer's book. Registration required: hancockshakervillage.org or 413-443-0188. Find Hancock Shaker Village at 1843 W. Housatonic St., Pittsfield.
If you're looking to chill out to some live music, catch Misty Blues Band at Dream Away Lodge, Tom Savoy Trio at The Lion's Den at the Red Lion Inn, or Rene Lopez at The Barn at the Egremont Village Inn.
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