Thursday, July 3

MUSIC

Live music

Where: Metropolis on Elliot St. When 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Funk, Soul, Hip-Hop, Fusion, R & B. ft. members of Flabberghaster, Outer Stylie, Rubblebucket and more! Cost: No Cover THEATER

‘Found a Peanut’

Where: Actors Theatre Playhouse, West Chesterfield, N.H. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $12, $6 for students. Contact: 877-666-1855. Of note: Actors Theatre Playhouse opens season with Donald Margulies’ play set among a group of kids on the last day of summer vacation in Brooklyn in 1962. Runs through July 12.

Friday, July 4

MUSIC

Live music

Where: Whetstone Walkway/Coop. When: 6 to 8 p.m. Breeze Verdant, Joe Chagnon, Drew Kovachs Rockin’ Roots music.

Open Mic with George Garcia

Where: Quality Inn., Putney Road, Brattleboro. When: 6 to 9 p.m. Guitar accompaniment by George Garcia.

Yellow Barn Opening Night

Where: The Big Barn, Putney. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $28. Post-concert reception at The Gleanery

THEATER

‘Found a Peanut’

Where: Actors Theatre Playhouse, West Chesterfield, N.H. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $12, $6 for students. Contact: 877-666-1855. Of note: Actors Theatre Playhouse opens season with Donald Margulies’ play set among a group of kids on the last day of summer vacation in Brooklyn in 1962. Runs through July 12.

CLASSES
"Shall We Dance?"

Where: Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 6:30 p.m. for beginners; 7:15 p.m. for intermediate. Open dancing 8 to 10 p.m. Cost: $10/singles. For more information contact Ray Warren at 802 579-9990 or ray@shallwedance.biz

MISCELLANEOUS

Bellows Falls Farmers’ Market

Where: Saxtons River. When: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Festivities including the holiday parade! This week’s move replaces the evening farmers market in Bellows Falls. (We’ll be back at the Waypoint Center on Friday, July 11th.)

Saturday, July 5

MUSIC

Piano Masterclass: Gilbert Kalish

Where: Yellow Barn’s The Big Barn. When: 10:30 a.m. Cost: $10. Call (802) 387-6637 to reserve tickets.

Open Mic with George Garcia

Where: Quality Inn., Putney Road, Brattleboro. When: 6 to 9 p.m. Guitar accompaniment by George Garcia.

Pre-concert discussion

Where: The Putney Public Library. 7 p.m. When: 7 p.m. Cost: Free. Wolfgang von Goethe’s "Nachtlied", one of the most revered poems in the German language, is the inspiration for two works on this evening’s Yellow Barn program. Wellesley College professor Jens Kruse will speak.

Yellow Barn Concert

When: 8 p.m. Where: The Big Barn. Berg (trans. Roger Tapping): Vier Stücke, Op.5, transc. for viola and piano (1913)

Widmann: Wandrers Nachtlied for five instruments and soprano (1999) Schubert: Nachtlied, D.768 (1822) J.S. Bach: Oboe Concerto in F Major, BWV 1053 (1739) Dvoák: Trio in E Minor, Op.90 "Dumky" (1891). Cost: $25

THEATER

‘Found a Peanut’

Where: Actors Theatre Playhouse, West Chesterfield, N.H. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $12, $6 for students. Contact: 877-666-1855. Of note: Actors Theatre Playhouse opens season with Donald Margulies’ play set among a group of kids on the last day of summer vacation in Brooklyn in 1962. Runs through July 12.

MISCELLANEOUS

Solo Art Exhibition

Where: Outerlands Gallery, Inc., 37 Green Street, Vergennes. When: 1 to 5 p.m. Nationally-exhibited Vermont-based artist, Adrienne Ginter, will have a solo exhibition for the month of July. The exhibition will focus on her hand-cut paper works.

Jane Ashley Reception

Where: Hunter Gallery of Fine Art, 74 Main St., Grafton. When: 5 to 7 p.m. The works of Windsor artist Jane Ashley for the month of July in its upper gallery in Grafton.

MISCELLANEOUS

Tuesday, July 8

Brown Bag Lunch: Community Meditation

Where: River Garden, 157 Main Street. When: noon to 1 p.m. Bring a pillow or two for a comfortable floor seat or use one of our chairs. Come in at any time during the hour and stay as long as you like.

Wednesday, July 9

FILM

Mini-Film Festival

Where: Brooks Memorial Library. When: 2 p.m. A 1940 film is classic screwball comedy by renowned director Preston Sturges. Call the library at 802-254-5290 to get the title, or register for the library’s eNews at brookslibraryvt.org. A discussion led by BFF Advisor and screenwriter Tim Metcalfe and journalist Tom Bedell will follow the film.

MUSIC

Brown Bag Lunch: Southern Vt. Dance Festival promotion

Where: River Garden, 157 Main Street. When: noon to 1 p.m. Sneak peek of the Dance Festival coming next week July 17-20. The Southern Vermont Dance Festival returns to Brattleboro July 17-20 for its second year with a wide range of dance classes, workshops and lectures, performances, several formal, informal and site-specific concerts, free community events including outdoor performances, and live music.

CLASSES

African Drum Class

Where: The Brattleboro Stone Church, 210 Main Street. When: 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Cost: $10. For more information call 603-654-6042 or visit www.namorykeita.com

African Dabce Class

Where: The Brattleboro Stone Church, 210 Main Street. When: 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Cost: Sliding scale, $12-$15. For more information call 802-258-6475, or visit www.africandancevt.com

Thursday, July 10

THEATER

"August: Osage County"

Where: Next Stage, Kimball Hill, Putney. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $12, general admission, available online at www.nextstagearts.org or by phone reservation at: 802-387-0071.

Hamlet

Where: The New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro When: 7 p.m. Cost: $10 adults, $8 seniors, $8 students, purchased in advance at www.neyt.org or at the NEYT box cffice in person, or by phone 802-246-6398

MISCELLANEOUS

Brown Bag Lunch: Mahikari

Where: River Garden, 157 Main Street. When: noon to 1 p.m. Giving Light with Susan Hebson. Sukyo Mahikari teaches the transmission of light energy through a practice which they refer to as "the art of True Light (Mahikari)" which is believed to issue from the palm of the hand.

Friday, July 11

MUSIC

Sing-a-Long

Where: First floor dining room at Thompson House. When: 2:30 p.m. The Glee Club is an enthusiastic group of singing elders that meets monthly under the leadership of local musician Becky Graber and Thompson House activities director Sandy Ware. The community is invite. Refreshments will be served.