Date Night: Stepping out after hours



Tis the season for an Ugly Sweater Party or two. If you're in Dalton tonight, head to Dewey's Public House for their 2nd Annual Ugly Sweater Bash with Sam Adams, beginning at 6. Prizes will be awarded for ugliest ensembles. Dewey's is located at 16 Depot St.

Methuselah Bar and Lounge hosts the Gallery Comedy Mic Night tonight with Yoshi Obayashi and local comics. The free show starts at 8, 391 North St., Pittsfield.


Rock and soul duo SIRSY will perform at Tavern at the A 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. According to Tavern at the A, "SIRSY is known for passionate performances that often include lots of stories from the road, laughs and dance parties. It's a good time." Find Tavern at the A at 303 Crane Ave., Pittsfield.

Get a sneak peak at Oscar nominee Sam Green and Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet's live documentary "A Thousand Thoughts" with live music, 8 p.m. at Mass MoCA, 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams. Tickets are $54-$20.

If you love whiskey, don't miss this great event. Taconic Distillery comes to Gateways Inn and Restaurant for a Whiskey Pairing Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy a gourmet's evening to remember with a menu of fine foods perfectly paired with award-winning whiskies, $75 per person. Make your reservation at 413-637-532.

The Chris Bergson Band will perform at the Barn at the Egremont Village Inn, 8 to 11 p.m. Fans of blues, soul and roots music, don't miss this performance from the group that brought you "Bitter Midnight." Tickets are $25, available at

Catch a screening of London National Theatre's production of Stephen Sondheim's "Follies," starring Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton, 7 p.m., Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. "In New York City, 1971, on the eve of a once-glorious theater's destruction, all of life's might-have-beens take center stage as two jaded couples glamorize the old days in what proves to be a shattering experience."


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Get in the holiday spirit with a seasonal classic. Berkshire Theatre Group opens Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" at 7 p.m. Tickets are $38-28. Can't get a babysitter? Bring the kids along. The show runs through Dec. 22, with a modified sensory-friendly performance for individuals with sensory-input disorders such as those on the autism spectrum on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Purchase your tickets at

Tavern at the A hosts a Holiday Drag Show, beginning at 9 p.m. There will be drinks, a DJ and dancing. Tickets are $8.30.

It's Swing Night again, featuring live music by The Lucky Five, "a hard-swinging jazz band that blends swing and gypsy jazz to create a unique, foot-stomping blend of music that appeals to a wide range of music lovers." Come at 7:30 for a dancing lesson with Jason Fenton, live music starts at 8:30, $20-$15, Dewey Hall, 91 Main St., Sheffield.

If you missed Liam Geddes at Hotel on North Friday, don't worry. Catch an encore performance at 8 p.m., 297 North St., Pittsfield. Reservations recommended, call 413-358-4210.

Local rock band Xavier, featuring Abe Guthrie, Randy Cormier, Tim Sears and Dan Teichert, will perform at the Stationary Factory, 8:30 p.m. This is a family-friendly holiday event!

Take a stroll through the Festival of Trees After Dark. The Berkshire Museum welcomes visitors to explore the "Whimsical, Wonderful Festival of Trees" after hours when the galleries are dark, 5 p.m. Tickets are $5. The Berkshire Museum is located at 39 South St., Pittsfield.


Catch Celtic and bluegrass band The McKrells at Hubbard Hall for a Christmas show full of holiday cheer. Admission is $25, 25 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

Mahaiwe hosts the Blind Boys of Alabama with the Preservation Hall Legacy Horns at 7 p.m. for a special Christmas concert, featuring songs from "Talkin' Christmas!" and "Go Tell It on the Mountain," along with gospel classics. Seats are $67-$30, available at

Dottie's Coffee Lounge is holding an adult gingerbread house decorating party with beer and wine, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Grab a buddy or make a fun date of it. $35 includes the homemade gingerbread house and decorations. Reservations required at 413-443-1792.


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