Plan your next date night with these ideas ...

Planning your next great date night?

There's something for everyone after hours.


Fans of American roots music, be sure to catch The Easy Ridin' Papas in concert at the historic Dewey Hall. Spectators can expect members Will Conklin and Adam Brown to perform their mix of jazz, blues, western swing and more. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the music begins at 7:30. Tickets at the door, a $15 donation is requested, 91 Main St., Sheffield. For more information about the band, visit

Hotel on North's Live on North concert series continues, 8 to 11 p.m. Make reservations to enjoy dinner at the restaurant before the show, and then enjoy the blues, jazz and funk stylings of Mary Ann Palermo and First Take, featuring Steven Elling, Stephen Dietemann and Ed Stein.


EDITOR'S PICK: The Lenox Apple Squeeze is in its 38th year and this year it's bringing an impressive lineup of musical acts to the stage. Make your date last all day and catch sets by Freevolt, The Elovators, Dwight and Nicole, Billy Strings and Whiskey Shivers, starting at 10 a.m. Don't have all day? Wild Adriatic, an American rock band hailing from Saratoga Springs, N.Y., takes the stage at 5:30 p.m., 4 Housatonic St., Lenox. More information available at

Saturday night Berkshire Salsa is throwing owner Alan Franco a neon birthday party. Dress in your neon best and head down for a night of fun and dancing. Don't know how to salsa? Come down anyway. Beginner lessons will be offered at 8:30, intermediate lessons at 9:15 p.m. There will be a cash bar, and music by DJ Rolo until 1 a.m. The fun takes place at the ITAM Lodge on Pontoosuc Lake, 22 Waubeek Road, Pittsfield. Admission is $10.


Cards Against the Berkshires Humanity is a group that meets once a month in local pubs to play Cards Against Humanity. Join them from 7 to 9 p.m. at Thistle and Mirth, 44 West St., Pittsfield and prepare to laugh.

If you didn't have a chance to get to the Lenox Apple Squeeze on Saturday, and even if you did, head back down and catch performances by Swale, 5 Gun Draw and Sierra Hull starting at 11 a.m. At 3:30 p.m., Grammy-winning bluegrass band The Steeldrivers take the stage, 4 Housatonic St., Lenox.


Enjoy a meal prepared by Berkshire Grown member chefs inspired by food grown on Berkshire farms, with drinks provided by local breweries at Ski Butternet, Route 23 Great Barrington, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $85 and are available at or by calling 413-528-0041.


Get crafty with a date at Thistle and Mirth's Paint a Pint night. Have some beer while you create your work of art, materials provided, 6 to 9 p.m., 44 West St., Pittsfield.

If you and your date love to jam, head to Tavern at the A for their weekly open jam night. All musicians are welcome to join in with the house bands or get on stage and do their own thing. This is a 21 and over event, no cover, 9 p.m. to midnight. Tavern at the A is located at 303 Crane Ave., Pittsfield.

The Buddy McEarns Band performs at the Lion's Den from 8 to 11 p.m. Enjoy a drink and some blues, roots and rock. The Lion's Den is located at the Red Lion Inn, 30 Main St., Stockbridge. Unfamiliar with the band? Check them out at


Wednesday night is open mic night at The Barn at the Egremont Village Inn. Come on down and take the mic, or just sit back and enjoy the show, 7 to 10 p.m., 17 Main St., South Egremont.


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