Thursday May 9, 2013

Thursday, May 9 PERFORMING ARTS

Theatre Adventure Program: ‘The Jungle Book’

Where: West Village Meeting House, 29 South St., West Brattleboro. When: 10:30 a.m. Cost: $9. Contact: 802-246-6398 or www.neyt.org. Of note: Theatre Adventure cast presents its original adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale. Performance repeats May 10 at 10:30 a.m.

MUSIC

Open Mic with Kevin Parry

Where: The Marina Restaurant, Putney Road. When: 7 to 10 p.m. Contact: 802-257-7563, www.vermontmarina.com. Of note: Host is Kevin Parry.

BOOKS

’Diamond Highway: A Tibetan Buddhist Path in America’

Where: Brattleboro Shambala Meditation Group, Whetstone Arts Building, 28 Williams St., Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Of note: Tony Cape reads from and discusses his funny, insightful memoir of life as a Tibetan Buddhist convert.

Friday, May 10

PERFORMING ARTS

Theatre Adventure Program: ‘The Jungle Book’

Where: West Village Meeting House, 29 South St., West Brattleboro. When: 10:30 a.m. Cost: $9. Contact: 802-246-6398 or www.neyt.org. Of note: Theatre Adventure cast presents its original adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale. Performance repeats May 10 at 10:30 a.m.

’Tourists Accommodated’

Where: Helen Miller Theater, Walpole Town Hall, Walpole, N.H. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $10, $5 for children under 12. Contact: 603-756-4545 or www.thewalpoleplayers.org. Of note: Walpole Players present Dorothy Canfield Fisher comedy about Vermont family who takes in tourists as overnight guests. Through May 12.

MUSIC

Open Music Collective: ‘Outside-In Band’

Where: Open Music Collective, Suite 335, Cotton Mill, Brattleboro. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Contact: 802-254-5054 or info@openmusiccollective.org. Of note: Band led by bassist Jaime McDonald presents compositions by Attila Zoller, Lennie Tristano, Michael Formanek, Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and more.

Two of a Kind: Spontaneous Duets with Tony Vacca and Derrik Jordan

Where: Equilibrium, 14 Elm St., Brattleboro. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $10, $25 for family. Contact: www.eqvermont.com, eqvermont@gmail.com or 802-490-2359. Of note: Innovative percussionist Vacca and composer Jordan who plays five-string electric violin, percussion, guitar and keyboards.

DANCE

SoBo Dance Spring Pagan Fertility Fest

Where: SoBo Studio, The Cotton Mill, Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m., followed by after-party from 9 to 11 p.m. Cost: $15 at the door. Contact: sobodance@gmail.com or 802-258-7378. Of note: Bacchanalian evening of dance for ages 18 and up only, welcomes spring and raises money for the SoBo scholarship fund for young mothers (just in time for Mother’s Day). Wear your favorite rock band T-shirt for a chance to win classes at SoBo. Event also held Saturday, May 11.

Shall We Dance -- Argentine Tango Milonga

When: Shall We Dance and Aparacion de Tango present Argentine tango lesson at 7:30 p.m., followed by dancing from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Where: The Church, corner of Grove and Main streets, Brattleboro. Contact: sally.brat.tango@gmail.com or Sally Wright at 603-923-9743.

Saturday, May 11

AUCTION

River Gallery School Benefit Auction

Where: Robert H. Gibson River Garden, Main Street, Brattleboro. When: 5 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $25 for an auction paddle. Contact: 802-257-1577 or rgsart@sover.net. Of note: Chance to bid on artwork, travel experiences, gourmet meals, sports tickets, art classes and more in live and silent auctions, plus appetizers, dessert and coffee, to benefit the River Gallery School.

BCTV on-air benefit auction

Where: Live on Channel 8, Brattleboro. When: Noon to 8 p.m. Contact: 802-441-5545, 802-257-0888 or www.brattleboroTV.org. Bids can also be made via Facebook. Of note: Chance to bid on local goods and services to support recent upgrades in equipment and work on new studio. Items will be auctioned in blocks, running at noon, 2, 3:45 and 6 p.m. In between blocks, live music will be played by Peter Miles (12:20 p.m.), Daniel Kasnitz (1 p.m.), Robin Zegge (1:35 p.m.), Tim Johnson and Robin Zegge (2:05 p.m.), Electric Fence (2:20 p.m.), Draa Hobbs (3:20 p.m.), Brad Roth Group (4 p.m.), Jimmy Gordon (4:45 p.m.), Mike Mrowicki and Amelia Struthers (5:25 p.m.), The Melodians (6:05 p.m.) and Steve West (7:55 p.m.).

CIRCUS

’Gathered Safely In’ -- NECCA graduation showcase

Where: Greenhoe Theater, Landmark College, Putney. When: 3 and 7 p.m. Cost: $15 for adults, $8 for kids under 12, free for children under 2. Contact: 802-254-9780 or necenterforcircusarts.org. Of note: Students from New England Center for Circus Arts perform trapeze, aerial fabric, partner acrobatics, handbalancing, contortion and more. Through May 18.

MUSIC

Brattleboro Women’s Chorus

Where: White Church in Grafton. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $10 for adults, $15 generous, $8 for seniors and students, available only at the door. Contact: www.BrattleboroWomensChorus.org or 802-254-8994. Of note: Chorus presents program titled "On My Way," of songs with a theme of pilgrimage. Program also performed on Sunday, May 12, at 4 p.m., at First Baptist Church, 190 Main St., Brattleboro.

Susie Burke and David Surette

Where: Sandglass Theater, Kimball Hill Road, Putney. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $16 general, $13 for students and seniors. Contact: 802-387-4051 or www.sandglasstheater.org. Of note: Duo performs contemporary, traditional and original folk and acoustic music.

Lunar Effects

Where: Equilibrium, 14 Elm St., Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Contact: www.eqvermont.com, eqvermont@gmail.com or 802-490-2359.

George Garcia and guests

Where: Putney Inn, Putney. When: 7 to 10 p.m. Contact: 802-387-5517. Of note: Guitarist and singer George Garcia plays a variety of rock, country classics and welcomes guests musicians to play, too.

Alt-country, Cajun, Creole, Zydeco dance party

Where: The Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield, Mass. When: 7 p.m. Cost: $12 online, $15 at the door. Contact: www.theartsblock.com or 413-774-0150 Of note: Performers include Creole zydeco legend Preston Frank and BIg Daddy Zydeco, The Demijohns and local Cajun/Creole stalwarts Lil’ Orphans Bayou X Band.

Keene Chamber Orchestra, soloist Miles Walter

Where: Monadnock Covenant Church, 90 Base Hill Road, Keene, N.H. When: 8 p.m. Contact: 603-847-3475. Of note: Pianist Miles Walter joins Keene Chamber Orchestra as soloist for Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Program conducted by Eric Stumacher also includes Dvorak’s Slavonic Dance, Barber’s Adagio for Strings and Tchaikovsky’s "Marche Slave." Also presented May 12 at 4 p.m.

DANCE

SoBo Dance Spring Pagan Fertility Fest

Where: SoBo Studio, The Cotton Mill, Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m., followed by after-party from 9 to 11 p.m. Cost: $15 at the door. Contact: sobodance@gmail.com or 802-258-7378. Of note: Bacchanalian evening of dance for ages 18 and up only, welcomes spring and raises money for the SoBo scholarship fund for young mothers (just in time for Mother’s Day). Wear your favorite rock band T-shirt for a chance to win classes at SoBo.

Family Contra and Square Dance

Where: Broad Brook Grange, Guilford. When: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; potluck supper at 5:30 p.m. Cost: $4 for children, $7 for adults and $20 for families. Contact: 802-257-1819 or village@dancingmasters.com. Of note: All ages and levels of experience are welcome. All dances are taught. Peter Amidon is caller and storyteller, with music by Louisa Pugh on fiddle and Everest Whitman on guitar.

PERFORMING ARTS

’Tourists Accommodated’

Where: Helen Miller Theater, Walpole Town Hall, Walpole, N.H. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $10, $5 for children under 12. Contact: 603-756-4545 or www.thewalpoleplayers.org. Of note: Walpole Players present Dorothy Canfield Fisher comedy about Vermont family who takes in tourists as overnight guests. Through May 12.

COMEDY

The Happier Valley Comedy Show

Where: The Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield, Mass. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $10, $7 in advance. Contact: www.happiervalley.com or www.theartsblock.com. Of note: The Ha-Ha’s and guest Maxitor perform night of improvised comedy.

LITERATURE

Marathon reading of ‘Fahrenheit 451’

Where: Heberton Hall, Keene Public Library Annex, 76 Winter St., Keene, N.H. When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact: Kim Dupuis at 603-352-5657 or the edgeensemble@aol.com. Of note: Edge Ensemble hosts Marathon Readers Theatre of Ray Bradbury’s dystopian novel "Fahrenheit 451."

Sunday, May 12

CIRCUS

’Gathered Safely In’ -- NECCA graduation showcase

Where: Greenhoe Theater, Landmark College, Putney. When: 3 p.m. Cost: $15 for adults, $8 for kids under 12, free for children under 2. Contact: 802-254-9780 or necenterforcircusarts.org. Of note: Students from New England Center for Circus Arts perform trapeze, aerial fabric, partner acrobatics, handbalancing, contortion and more. Continues May 17 and 18.

MUSIC

Brattleboro Women’s Chorus

Where: First Baptist Church, 190 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 4 p.m. Cost: $10 for adults, $15 generous, $8 for seniors and students, available only at the door. Contact: www.BrattleboroWomensChorus.org or 802-254-8994. Of note: Chorus presents program titled "On My Way," of songs with a theme of pilgrimage.

James and Jane with the Love Sprockets

Where: Equilibrium, 14 Elm St., Brattleboro. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Contact: www.eqvermont.com, eqvermont@gmail.com or 802-490-2359. Of note: James Ford of the Blind Owl Band and Jane of Hayley Jane and the Primates perform as duo.

Keene Chamber Orchestra, soloist Miles Walter

Where: Monadnock Covenant Church, 90 Base Hill Road, Keene, N.H. When: 4 p.m. Contact: 603-847-3475. Of note: Pianist Miles Walter joins Keene Chamber Orchestra as soloist for Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Program conducted by Eric Stumacher also includes Dvorak’s Slavonic Dance, Barber’s Adagio for Strings and Tchaikovsky’s "Marche Slave." Also presented May 12 at 4 p.m.

PERFORMING ARTS

’Tourists Accommodated’

Where: Helen Miller Theater, Walpole Town Hall, Walpole, N.H. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $10, $5 for children under 12. Contact: 603-756-4545 or www.thewalpoleplayers.org. Of note: Walpole Players present Dorothy Canfield Fisher comedy about Vermont family who takes in tourists as overnight guests. Through May 12.

DANCE

Argentine Tango

Where: Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 2 to 3 p.m., for solid foundations; open practice from 3 to 3:30 p.m.; dynamics and extras from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Cost: $15 for walk-ins, $55 for 4 classes, $100 for all eight. Contact: www.vktango.com, veronikazk@hotmail.com or 413-210-1097. Of note: Taight by Veronika Kruta. For all levels.

Monday, May 13

DANCE

Lindy Hop

Where: The Church, corner of Grove and Main streets, Brattleboro. When: Mondays through May 20, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $40 for the series, $12 for drop-ins. Contact: Anthony at getdancing@gmail.com. Of note: Anthony Manuel teaches Lindy Hop for all levels.

MUSIC

Adam Boyce portrays Charles Ross Taggart

Where: Masonic Temple, 61 Westminster St., Bellows Falls. When: 7 p.m. Contact: Rockingham Free Public Library at 802-463-4270 or rockinghamlibrary.org. Of note: Vermont Humanities Council presents Vermont fiddler and historian Adam Boyce portraying pioneering Vermont musician Charles Ross Taggart.

Open Mic

Where: Metropolis Wine Bar & Cocktail Lounge, 55 Elliot St., Brattleboro. When: 8 p.m. to midnight. Cost: No cover. Contact: 802-490-2255 or metropoliswinebar@gmail.com. Of note: Hosted by Addision Rice. Sign up to play, sing or speak your heart out.

Tuesday, May 14

MUSIC

Open Music Collective: Youth Ensemble

Where: Open Music Collective, Suite 335, Cotton Mill, Brattleboro. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Contact: 802-254-5054 or info@openmusiccollective.org. Of note: Youth sextet plays music of Horace Silver, Les McCann, Dave Holland, Ornette Coleman and Harold Arlen.

DANCE

West Coast Swing

Where: The Church, corner of Grove and Main streets, Brattleboro. When: Tuesdays through June 4; beginners from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., intermediates from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $40 for the series, $60 for both classes, $10 and $15 for drop-ins. Contact: Ray at 802-579-9990 or ray@shallwedance.biz.

Wednesday, May 15

FILM

’Reservoir Dogs’

Where: Bellows Falls Opera House, 7 The Square, Bellows Falls. When: 7 p.m. Cost: $4 for adults, $2.50 for students and seniors. Contact: 802-463-3964. Of note: Bellows Falls Opera House continues its Wednesday series of classic films.

MUSIC

Brattleboro American Legion Band

Where: Brattleboro American Legion Post 5, Linden Street, Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: Free; donations welcome. Of note: Band co-directed by Raymond Brown and Bruce Corwin presents patriotic, traditional and sentimental favorites.

Open Music Collective: Venerable Sextet

Where: Open Music Collective, Suite 335, Cotton Mill, Brattleboro. When: 5:30 p.m. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Contact: 802-254-5054 or info@openmusiccollective.org. Of note: Group performs jazz classics.

Windham Central Supervisory Union Elementary Music Concert

Where: Leland & Gray High School, Townshend. When: 7 p.m. Of note: Students from NewBrook, Townshend, Wardsboro, Windham and Jamaica Village Elementary Schools perform in three bands and a combined chorus.

West African drum class

Where: Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 6 p.m. Cost: $10. Contact: info@namorykeita.com or 603-654-6042. Of note: West African master drummer Namory Keita leads weekly class for all levels. Drums are available.

DANCE

West African dance

Where: The Stone Church, corner of Grove and Main Streets, Brattleboro. When: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $12-15, sliding scale. Contact: 802-258-6475, www.africandancevt.com. Of note: African dance for all levels, accompanied by live drumming. Instructor is Jai Fuller. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring water.

SPOKEN WORD

Open Mike

Where: Equilibrium, 14 Elm St., Brattleboro. When: 8 to 10 p.m. Cost: $3 suggested donation. Contact: eqvermont@gmail.com. Of note: Hosted by Genna Rose Nethercott.