Looking for something to do on date night? We've got some ideas


Third Thursdays always mean a good time in Pittsfield. This month the theme is "Touch a Truck," and will feature a pop-up performance by Stilo Dance at Palace Park, Misty Blues headlining at Persip Park all night, and an interactive performance by Berkshire Salsa at Palace Park. Head downtown from 5 to 8 p.m. for what's sure to be a great time.

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes perform tonight in Pittsfield, and they are sure to put on a show to remember. Skip Third Thursday and head to the Colonial Theatre at 8 p.m. instead. Tickets are $30-50 and are available at berkshiretheatregroup.org.

Looking for a more casual date-night plan? The Adams Ale House hosts Pub Bingo every Thursday night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Head to East Hoosac Street in Adams and sip on some of the over 20 beers they have on tap and get your bingo on.


The Guthrie Center's Troubadour Series continues Friday with a special performance by folk singer Sarah Lee Guthrie. The show starts at 8 p.m., but plan to head in early. Beer, wine and a full dinner menu are available starting at 6 p.m. before the show. Tickets are $25, available for purchase by calling 413-528-1955; 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington.

Local favorites the Wanda Houston Band will be playing at Castle Street Cafe Friday evening, starting at 8; 10 Castle St., Great Barrington.


Craig Dreyer and Friends perform at The Barn at the Egremont Village Inn Saturday. According to The Barn's website, they are sure to share with us some "awesome bluesy rock from NYC," 8 p.m., 17 Main St., South Egremont. Tickets are $15.

There's so many great musical performances happening in the Berkshires this week, you may need to break them up with a film screening or two. Saturday night, Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center will show "Singin' in the Rain," at 7. Tickets are $7 and are available at mahaiwe.org. Mahaiwe is at 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

Why not purchase preferred tickets to the Nona Hendryx show at Mass MoCA? Tickets include an exclusive gallery performance in Nick Cave's "Until," at 7 p.m. Don't get out until late? The concert begins at 8 p.m., and concert-only tickets are available for $20-$30. For tickets and more information, visit massmoca.org. Mass MoCA is located at 1040 Mass MoCA Way in beautiful North Adams.

The 413 Heart Festival begins Thursday, and if you haven't had a chance to get to Dalton for this great event yet this weekend, you still have time. Saturday night at 7 p.m., FAT performs a rock and roll concert fundraiser at The Stationery Factory. Tickets are $15 to support arts and music in the Berkshires. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., 63 Flansburg Ave., Dalton.

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Fans of Ol' Blue Eyes, here's a show that's just for you: Julie Budd presents "Remember Mr. Sinatra," Sunday night at 8 at Mr. Finn's Cabaret, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield. Tickets are $30, available at barringtonstageco.org.


The Clark Art Institute continues its Picasso in Film summer film series with a screening of "Neruda," at 7 p.m. in the auditorium, 225 South St., Williamstown.

Every Monday night there's live jazz at Mission Bar and Tapas, performed by Andy Wrba and Friends and special guests at 8. Mission Bar is located on 438 North St., Pittsfield.


Plan a double feature night. Playing at Images Cinema in North Adams tonight are "Lady MacBeth," at 7, and "A Ghost Story," starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara at 9. Tickets are $10.


Every Wednesday is Trivia Night at The Purple Pub. Come on out and impress with your trivia knowledge, 7 p.m., 65 Spring St., Williamstown.

Trivia not your thing? You can still make an impression at Open Mic Night at Bounti-Fare Restaurant at 7:30; 200 Howland Ave., Adams.


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