Ward off the winter chill with datenight music and camaraderie
THURSDAY, JAN. 10
Looking for a little levity to get you through to the weekend? Head to the Egremont Barn at the Egremont Village Inn for the Adult Drunken Spelling Bee, 7 to 10 p.m., 17 Main St., South Egremont.
FRIDAY, JAN. 11
Kick back with some live music after work. Race Brook Lodge's Down County Social Club welcomes New York City-based country-folk trio Oil, 7 to 10 p.m. "From raucous drinking songs to heartfelt ballads about home, Oil sets out to prove that country music is alive and well in NYC." Cover is a $10 donation for the artists. Find the Down County Social Club beneath the Stagecoach Tavern, 864 South Undermountain Road, Sheffield.
SATURDAY, JAN. 12
Don't miss the Northeast Thunder Tour at Stationery Factory, featuring indie-rock bands Old Flame, Quincy, and singer/songwriter Merrill Shepard. According to Stationery Factory, Grit "spins grit, unapologetic politics, and honey-rasp vocals into a psychedelic-punk-rock nostalgia, whose edge is a howling afterglow of raw blues," and Quincy makes you get up and dance. Tickets are $10, doors open at 7:30 p.m. At the same time, Shire Breu-Hous at the Stationery Factory is hosting a dance party with DJ BFG, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The Stationery Factory is located at 63 Flansburg Ave., Dalton.
Berkshire Mountain Bakery Pizza Cafe is holding a French Wine Dinner, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., featuring a menu by chef Aura Whitman and French wines selected by Nejaime's Wine Cellars' sommelier Xavier Letteron. Enjoy five courses of seared diver scallops on a scallion pancake, duck confit, artichoke hearts, stuffed chicken breast and more. Tickets are $75 a person. Call 413-464-9394 for reservations. 180 Elm St., Pittsfield.
Lady Di and the Dukes provide the live music at Rainbow Restaurant , 7 to 10 p.m., 109 First St., Pittsfield, and Tavern at the A are hosting the F-Bomb, 9:45 p.m. to 1 a.m., 303 Crane Ave., Pittsfield.
SUNDAY, JAN. 13
The end of the weekend doesn't mean you have to stay in. Catch Tony Kieraldo's album release party at Club Helsinki Hudson, with the Xylopholks, 8 p.m. Club Helsinki says "In 2017, Tony musically directed and conducted the critically acclaimed opera, "The Mother of Us All," with favorable reviews from The New Yorker and The New York Times. He currently works as a musical director for Harmony Project Hudson, National Dance Institute, and Celebrate The Beat. Tony also plays keyboards with the rock group Bash & Pop... This is Tony's first album under his name." 405 Columbia St., Hudson, N.Y.
Number 10 is kicking the week off with another Whiskey Tasting Symposium, 6:30 to 8 p.m., 10 Castle St., Great Barrington. They are tasting whiskey from two distilleries, looking at age, proof, and price differences within the Wild Turkey line and the Four Roses line and compare the two distilleries and the bourbons they produce. Tickets are $28, sign ups are required. Email email@example.com.
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