Spark up your date night


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Grab dinner and a movie at SereniTea Cafe tonight and enjoy your choice of baked chicken or stuffed shells with an old favorite. The doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the classic 1987 film "The Princess Bride" screens at 8 p.m. $10 includes your choice of dinner; dessert and drinks will be available for purchase. SereniTea Cafe is located at 303 Ashland St., North Adams.

Pittsfield singer-songwriter Dane Christopher performs this evening at Clark Art Institute's "Clark After Hours" event. Catch a last look at the exhibition "As in Nature: Helen Frankenthaler Paintings" on view through Monday and enjoy a cash bar and create a signature scene with the help of Clark staff, 7 p.m., Lunder Center at Stone Hill, 225 South St., Williamstown. Tickets are $10, available at


Venezuelan Afro-soul band Betsayda Machado will be at the Shaker Barn Friday night, doors open at 6 p.m. and show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and available at Hancock Shaker Village is located at 1843 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield.

Grab your partner and head to the Polish Falcon Hall Friday night for an evening of social ballroom dance with Votre Soiree Dance. Put on some fancy dress and enjoy ballroom dance numbers, classics from the 50s and 60s, rock, country and western music performed by Champagne Jam. Admission is $10, 7 p.m., 32 BelAir Avenue, Pittsfield.

If you love reggae, don't miss Grammy Award-winning band Black Uhuru, performing Friday night at Helsinki Hudson. According to the Helsinki Hudson website, "With 14 full-length albums, seven instrumental dub albums, and four live albums, they have the highest record sales in reggae music behind Bob Marley." This is a 21 and older event, $25-$35. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the music starts at 9 p.m., Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia St., Hudson, N.Y. Tickets are available at Unfamiliar with the band? Check them out at


SereniTea Cafe is hosting two great events Saturday night. Why not do both? Head to North Adams early to attend their wine tasting event, 4 to 7 p.m. Help them decide which red wines they should put on the drink menu while catching some live music, $30 per person, $50 per couple. This is a 21 and older event, tickets available at the Cafe. At 8 p.m. join DJ Kane for karaoke night. The bar will be open and classic bar food will be available. Bust out your favorite tunes or just sit back and enjoy the show, SereniTea Cafe, 303 Ashland St., North Adams.

If you don't want the one doing the singing, go to Mass MoCA Saturday night and catch a performance by Brooklyn-based songstress Ani Cordero, 8 p.m. The Jota Sete Duo featuring Jason Ennis will open, $10-$24, 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams.


Get your Halloween started early Sunday night at 13 Nights at Jiminy. They say you will experience a terrifying tour of the Jericho Valley Jail and take a dark ride to the summit to see what chaos is in store for you there, $25, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., 37 Corey Road, Hancock. Learn more at

Fans of folk and bluegrass, make your way to Becket for a great end of weekend date. Folk and Americana duo The Twangtown Paramours will perform at the Dream Away Lodge from 8 to 10:30 p.m., 1342 County Road, Becket. Visit for more information on the band.

There's always great entertainment on offer at the Lion's Den. Sunday night Easthampton-based singer/songwriter Grayson Ty will perform a set of soul, rhythm and blues, folk and rock, 8 to 11 p.m., at the Red Lion Inn, 30 Main St., Stockbridge.


Miss Tess & the Talkbacks come to the Egremont Barn Wednesday night, 8 to 11 p.m. According to The Barn's website, "Inspired by styles of vintage swing, blues, country and early rock-n-roll, the band draws comparisons to artists such as Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Peggy Lee, and Chuck Berry, but maintains a style all of her own." Tickets are $15, 17 Main St., South Egremont.


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