Plenty of chances to dance the night away
THURSDAY Folk fans, don't miss IlyAIMY at the Egremont Barn, 8 to 10 p.m. According to the Barn, "IlyAIMY are three-time winners of the Washington Area Music Association Winners for Best Contemporary Folk Group ... known for combining their award-winning songwriting, tight male/female harmonies, signature intricate slap-style guitar work, ukulele, percussion and an eclectically humorous stage show." Ticket are $10. Find the Barn at the Egremont Village Inn, 17 Main St., South Egremont.
Editor's Pick: Be the Seen live scores the 1993 film, "The Thief and the Cobbler" at 7 p.m., on the Common, First Street, Pittsfield. Bring a blanket or chairs for lawn seating. Light refreshments will be available by donation.
Love jazz? Berkshire Theatre Group presents A Night in New Orleans: Celebrating Dr. John and Charles & Art Neville, with Benny Kohn, Rev Tor, Mark Mercier and Khalif Neville, 8 p.m. Berkshire Theatre Group previews: "The night will feature many fan favorites including: 'Right Place, Wrong Time,' 'Aiko Aiko,' 'Yellow Moon,' 'Cissy Strut' and so many more." Tickets are $25. Head over early and enjoy music by Tom Corrigan starting at 6:30 p.m., at the Garage at Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield.
It's Swing night again at Dewey Hall, with music by South Street Swing featuring vocalist, fiddler and saxophonist Maggie McRae and jazz guitarist and vocalist Mark Phillips beginning at 9 p.m. Start your datenight early with dinner at Race Brook Lodge, before a beginner's lesson at 8 p.m. Entry is a sliding scale, $10-$20. Find Dewey Hall at 91 Main St, Sheffield.
If you can't hit the floor with Dewey Hall on Friday, (or you just love to dance!) don't miss Berkshire Ballroom's Ballroom, Latin and Swing Dance, 7 to 10:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 74 First St., Pittsfield. There will be a rumba lesson and music by Brian Fournier. Admission is $15, $10 members, $5 students. Head to Sandisfield Arts Center for an evening of rhythm and blues and jazz from the '40s, '50s and '60s with Wanda Houston Band. Sandisfield Arts Center previews online, "The band's repertoire includes selections from the great American Songbook, Jazz, Motown, R&B, and Pop from the early 20th century to modern. It's all crystallized through a unique instrumental and vocal combination of experienced musicians." Tickets are $20, available at sandisfieldartscenter.org. Sandisfield Arts Center is located at 5 Hammertown Road, Sandisfield.
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