Music and laughter for a winter datenight



Patrick Surdam, lead singer and guitarist of Cura Cura and The Nice Ones returns to the Down County Social Club, 7 to 10 p.m., beneath the Stagecoach Tavern, 864 South Undermountain Road, Sheffield. According to Race Brook Lodge, "Patrick's performances are a mixture of intimate, soulful interpretations of covers — from Leonard Cohen to Nina Simone — acoustic performances of Nice Ones' and Cura Cura catalog ... His impeccable guitar playing and lilting vocals come together to deliver a hauntingly beautiful evening of entertainment." Cover is at $10 donation for the artists. If you can't get to Sheffield tonight, head to for information about the Barnspace Concert with The Ghost of Paul Revere and Goldenoak scheduled for Friday, and this weekend's jazz brunch with the MacVeety Trio.


Comedian and actor Steven Wright performs at Northampton's Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main St. Doors at 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35-$45, available at


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Kavita Shah will be performing at MASS MoCA, 8 p.m. According to MASS MoCA, "The stunning vocalist and composer Kavita Shah works elements of Brazilian, West African, and Indian musical traditions into smoldering jazz, reminiscent of Norah Jones." Tickets are $17 in advance, $26 day of and $40 preferred. MASS MoCA's Club B10, 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams.

"Sauerkraut" Seth Travins presents "a genius pairing of two quite jazzy female vocalists leading hot, vintage-jazz ensembles," local jazz singer Julia Gottlieb & the Hudson Standards plus Miss Maybell and the Jazz Age Artistes at Club Helsinki Hudson, 8 p.m. Tickets are $16-$18. Doors open at 6 p.m., music at 8 p.m. Club Helsinki is a 21 and older venue, located at 405 Columbia St., Hudson, N.Y.


Don't miss the New Orleans Cocktail talk, and a sampling of "the best from the French Quarter" at Number 10, 6:30 to 8 p.m., 10 Castle St., Great Barrington. Tickets are $28. Email for more information.


For a great datenight you can feel good about, plan on catching the Warm Up the Winter benefit for Fuel Assistance at Mahaiwe, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, with performances by Wanda Houston and The Wanda Houston Band, the Monument Spartones, Quintessential, Joe Rose, Marisa Massery with Chantell McFarland, Nico Wohl, Allyn Burrows and a special appearance by Rabbi Deborah Zecher, 7 p.m. Tickets are $25, available at


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