Thursday November 15, 2012

Thursday, Nov. 15

FILM

’Don’t Look Back’

Where: Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. When: 7 p.m. Contact: www.nextstagearts.org. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Of note: Next Stage continues its November lineup of documentaries with film about Bob Dylan’s 1965 tour of England, with appearances by Joan Baez and Donovan. MUSIC

The Steel Wheels

Where: Bellows Falls Opera House, 7 The Square, Bellows Falls. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $18 general, $25 priority, $16 for balcony in advance, $24 at the door. Contact: www.brattleborotix.com, 802-463-9595 or www.vermontfestivalsllc.com. Of note: Americana band returns to BF. Tickets are also available at Fat Franks and Village Square Booksellers in Bellows Falls, Misty Valley Books in Chester and Turn It Up! in Brattleboro.

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. Visit the Marina to sign up for a 20-minute slot.

Dance party with DJ Zee

Where: Metropolis Wine Bar & Cocktail Lounge, 55 Elliot St., Brattleboro. When: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Contact: 802-490-2255 or metropoliswinebar@gmail.com.

Na Saoirsi

Where: Waxy O’Connor’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 401 Winchester St., Keene, N.H. When: 8 p.m. Cost: No cover. Contact: 603-357-9299 or www.waxys.com. Of note: Irish band blends four-part vocal harmony and traditional sound on many instruments. Group will also play at Waxy O’Connor’s on Nov. 29.

DANCE

Capoeira

Where: Equilibrium, 14 Elm St., Brattleboro. When: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Cost: $15 suggested fee. Contact: www.eqvermont.com, eqvermont@gmail.com or 802-490-2359. Of note: Jahnavi Newsom of Brattleboro Capoeira School leads this Brazilian martial art, which combines dance, acrobatics and music. All levels and drop-ins welcome.

Free Spirit Dance

Where: Equilibrium, 14 Elm St., Brattleboro. When: 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Cost: $5-10 sliding scale. Contact: www.eqvermont.com, eqvermont@gmail.com or 802-490-2359. Of note: Ti’ Knoepfel leads this improvisational movement practice designed to foster self-discovery and freedom of expression, combining elements of tai chi, contact improv, somatics and dance forms. For ages 15 and up. All levels welcome.

Friday, Nov. 16

THEATER

’The Green Gold Tree’

Where: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River. When: 7 p.m. Cost: $10. Contact: 802-869-2960 or www.mainstreet arts.org. Of note: Julia Zanes and Donald Saaf present their original production based on Goethe’s "Faust" using marionettes, live music, shadow puppets, projections and recorded voices.

’The Mikado’

Where: Colonial Theater, Keene, N.H. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $31, $24 for students. Contact: www.thecolonial.org or 603-352-2033. Of note: Raynlynmor Opera presents Gilbert & Sullivan’s "The Mikado" through Nov. 18.

MUSIC

Windham Orchestra -- British Jubilee

Where: Vermont Academy, Saxtons River. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: By donation. Contact: 802-257-4523 or www.bmcvt.org. Of note: Windham Orchestra open sits 2012-13 season with program of music of England, featuring Elgar’s "Enigma Variations" and music of Frederick Delius and Benjamin Britten.

Antje Duvekot, Mark Erelli,

Michael McDermott

Where: Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $16, $14 for students and seniors. Contact: 802-254-9276. Of note: Twilight Music presents contemporary folk singer/songwriter triple bill.

Bob Stabach 4tet

Where: The Putney Inn, Putney. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: No cover. Contact: 802-387-4714. Of note: Eugene Uman, keyboards, George Kaye, bass, Jon Fisher, drums, and Stabach on sax, perform jazz standards and originals.

Kevin Parry

Where: West Dover Inn, Route 100, West Dover. When: 7 to 10 p.m. Contact: 802-464-5207 or www.kevinparrymusic.com.

DANCE

Shall We Dance -- Rumba

Where: The Church, corner of Grove and Main streets, Brattleboro. When: Free rumba dance lesson runs from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by open dancing from 8 to 10 p.m. Cost: $8 for singles, $15 per couple, $5 for teens and seniors. Contact: Ray at 802-579-9990, ray@shallwedance.biz.

Ecstatic Dance

Where: Equilibrium, 14 Elm St., Brattleboro. When: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10 suggested donation for Ecstatic dance. Contact: www.eqvermont.com, eqvermont@gmail.com or 802-490-2359. Of note: DJ Shaktify spins tunes. Dance is preceded by Kava & Cacao Circle led by Sage Maurer at 5:30 p.m. for $5. Chair massage offered for $1; cafe open.

BOOKS

Hannah Dobbz -- ‘Nine-Tenths of the Law: Property and Resistance in the United States’

Where: Everyone’s Books, 25 Elliot St., Brattleboro. When: 6 p.m. Contact: 802-254-8160 or everyonesbks@gmail.com. Of note: Author Hannah Dobbz discusses her book "Nine-Tenths of the Law," which examines the issue of property and how it fits in with goals of equitable society.

Archer Mayor

Where: Village Square Booksellers, 32 The Square, Bellows Falls. When: 6 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: 802-463-9404 or www.villagesquarebooks.com. Of note: Newfane author discusses "Paradise City," his 23rd Joe Gunther novel.

OPEN STUDIO AND SALE

Holiday Open Studio

Where: Carol Schnabel’s studio, 410 Green River Road, Guilford. When: 3 to 8 p.m. Contact: 802-257-1894. Of note: Annual open studio featured work, crafts and produce from area artists, artisans and farmers, including the Josh and Marta Bernbaum, Franklin Farm, Lois Pancake, Carol Schnabel, Walter Slowinski, Judy Sopenski. Sale continues Nov. 17.

Saturday, Nov. 17

THEATER

’The Green Gold Tree’

Where: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River. When: 7 p.m. Cost: $10. Contact: 802-869-2960 or www.mainstreet arts.org. Of note: Julia Zanes and Donald Saaf present their original production based on Goethe’s "Faust" using marionettes, live music, shadow puppets, projections and recorded voices.

’The Mikado’

Where: Colonial Theater, Keene, N.H. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $31, $24 for students. Contact: www.thecolonial.org or 603-352-2033. Of note: Raynlynmor Opera presents Gilbert & Sullivan’s "The Mikado" through Nov. 18.

MUSIC

Louis Hayes Quartet

Where: Vermont Jazz Center, the Cotton Mill, Brattleboro. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $20, $15 for students. Contact: www.vtjazz.org or 802-254-9088, ext. 1. Of note: Legendary hardbop drummer Louis Hayes brings his quartet of rising stars to town.

Brattleboro Women’s Chorus

Where: First Baptist Church, 190 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10, $15 generous, $8 for students and seniors. Contact: 802-254-8994 or www.BrattleboroWomensChorus.org. Of note: Chorus directed by Becky Graber performs songs of pilgrimage in program titled "So Glad I’m Here." Percussionist Molly Steinmark joins. Concert is also Nov, 18 at 4 p.m.

Flabberghaster

Where: The Rocky Top Tavern, 95 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 9 p.m. Cost: No cover. Of note: Popular local band plays hometown show, with special guests Danny Pease and the Regulators, who play down and dirty reggae.

Heather Maloney and Darlingside

Where: Headroom Stages, 17 Elliot St., Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Contact: 802-380-6675 or Facebook.com/headroomstages. Of note: Tickets available at the door.

A Night of Worldly Instrumentals

Where: Metropolis Wine Bar & Cocktail Lounge, 55 Elliot St., Brattleboro. When: 8 to 11 p.m. Cost: No cover. Contact: 802-490-2255 or metropoliswinebar@gmail.com. Of note: Kevin Moreau, Jed Blume & Joel present "A Night of Worldly Instruments and other Curiosities."

Quiet Lion with Addison Rice

Where: Equilibrium, 14 Elm St., Brattleboro. When: 8 to 10 p.m. Cost: $7. Contact: www.eqvermont.com, eqvermont@gmail.com or 802-490-2359. Of note: For all ages. Quiet Lion features Alanna Grace Flyn and Tommy Alexander of Burlington.

Dan Dewalt

Where: Winter Farmers’ Market, Robert H. Gibson River Garden, Brattleboro. When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: No cover.

Michael Hertz

Where: J.D. McCliment’s Pub, Putney. When: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Of note: Acoustic, fingerpicking guitarist plays blues, folk and ragtime.

Open Mike

Where: Putney Inn, Putney. When: 7 to 10 p.m. Contact: Putney Inn at 802-387-5517. Of note: Musicians welcome. Hosted by George Garcia.

Skip D

Where: Phelps Barn pub, Grafton Inn, Grafton. When: 8 p.m. Cost: No cover. Contact: www.GraftonInnVermont.com. Of note: Light pop and rock.

OPEN STUDIO AND SALE

Holiday Open Studio

Where: Carol Schnabel’s studio, 410 Green River Road, Guilford. When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact: 802-257-1894. Of note: Annual open studio featured work, crafts and produce from area artists, artisans and farmers, including the Josh and Marta Bernbaum, Franklin Farm, Lois Pancake, Carol Schnabel, Walter Slowinski, Judy Sopenski.

Benefit Craft Fair

Where: Brattleboro Unin High School cafeteria, Fairground Road, Brattleboro. When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact: advocates@womensfreedomcenter.net, 802-257-7364 or on Facebook. Of note: Fair benefits Women’s Freedom Center.

MULTIMEDIA

Gathering in Gratitude

Where: Latchis 4, 48 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 4:45 p.m. Cost: $12 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under, $22 cap for families. Contact: 802-451-9495. Of note: Presentation of annual community-created ceremony of gratitude plus premiere screening of Chip Duggan’s 21-minute documentary on Gathering in Gratitude. Proceeds benefit Project Feed the Thousands.

BOOKS

Archer Mayor

Where: Baker’s Hallmark, Putney Road, Brattleboro When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: 802-257-9546. Of note: Newfane author discusses "Paradise City," his 23rd Joe Gunther novel.

Archer Mayor

Where: Toadstool Bookshop, 222 West St., Keene, N.H. When: 2 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: 603-352-8815. Of note: Author discusses "Paradise City," his 23rd Joe Gunther novel.

Sunday, Nov. 18

MUSIC

Windham Orchestra -- British Jubilee

Where: Latchis Theatre, Main Street, Brattleboro. When: 3 p.m. Cost: By donation. Contact: 802-257-4523 or www.bmcvt.org. Of note: Windham Orchestra open sits 2012-13 season with program of music of England, featuring Elgar’s "Enigma Variations" and music of Frederick Delius and Benjamin Britten.

Sam’s Sunday Set & Shed -- Charles Neville and sons Taylyn and Khalif

Where: Elliot Street Café, 134 Elliot St., Brattleboro. When: 4 p.m. Cost: Suggested donation of $10, $5 for students. Contact: 802-365-1234 or silktone@samirahevans.com. Of note: Silktone Productions’ mentor-student series features Charles Nevill and his sone Taylyn and Khalif. After potluck supper (bring a dish to share), all musicians and vocalists are invited to participate in a jazz "woodshed" jam session.

Brattleboro Women’s Chorus

Where: First Baptist Church, 190 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 4 p.m. Cost: $10, $15 generous, $8 for students and seniors. Contact: 802-254-8994 or www.BrattleboroWomensChorus.org. Of note: Chorus directed by Becky Graber performs songs of pilgrimage in program titled "So Glad I’m Here." Percussionist Molly Steinmark joins.

Noel Paul Stookey Benefit Concert

Where: United Church of Christ, Keene, N.H. When: 4 p.m. Cost: $20, $10 for reception afterward. Contact: www.ucckeene.org or 603-352-4136. Of note: Stookey of Peter Paul & Mary fame, and his wife, the Rev. Betty Stookey, perform benefit for United Campus Ministry to Keene State College.

THEATER

’The Mikado’

Where: Colonial Theater, Keene, N.H. When: 2 p.m. Cost: $31, $24 for students. Contact: www.thecolonial.org or 603-352-2033. Of note: Raynlynmor Opera presents Gilbert & Sullivan’s "The Mikado" through Nov. 18.

BOOKS

Vermont Voices: Madeleine Kunin

Where: First Universalist Church, Stone Village, Chester. When: 2 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: 802-875-3400 or www.mvbooks.com. Of note: Misty Valley Books’ Vermont Voices series continues with former Vermont governor Madeleine Kunin, who will discuss her recent book, "The New Feminist Agenda: Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work and Family." Kunin will also speak on sustainable communities at the First Universalist Church during its regular Sunday service at 9:30 a.m.

Monday, Nov. 19

BOOKS

Archer Mayor

Where: Dummerston Community Center, 150 West St., Dummerston. When: 7 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: Ann at 802-254-2415 or Jean at 802-254-9212. Of note: Newfane author discusses and signs "Paradise City," his 23rd Joe Gunther novel.

MUSIC

Open Mike Night

Where: Metropolis Wine Bar & Cocktail Lounge, 55 Elliot St., Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Contact: 802-490-2255 or metropoliswinebar@gmail.com. Of note: Hosted by Addison Rice. Musicians welcome.