Thursday May 23, 2013

Thursday, May 23 PERFORMING ARTS

’Deathtrap’

Where: Evening Star Grange, Dummerston. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $12 general, $10 for seniors and students. Contact: 802-258-1344 or vtcreservations@gmail.com. Of note: Vermont Theatre Company presents the comic thriller "Deathtrap," directed by Ben Stockman, through May 26.

MUSIC

BUHS Pops Concert

Where: Brattleboro Union High School auditorium, Fairground Road, Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Cost: Free. Of note: BUHS instrumental and vocal ensembles led by Steve Rice, Jaime MacDonald and Patty Meyer perform.

The Miles Band

Where: Barnaby’s, 95 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 9 p.m. Contact: 802-376-8802. Of note: Danceable funk, soul and rock and roll.

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.

Friday, May 24

PERFORMING ARTS

’Deathtrap’

Where: Evening Star Grange, Dummerston. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $12 general, $10 for seniors and students. Contact: 802-258-1344 or vtcreservations@gmail.com. Of note: Vermont Theatre Company presents the comic thriller "Deathtrap," directed by Ben Stockman, through May 26.

’Hats Off 2013’

Where: Dutton Gymnasium, Leland & Gray High School, Route 30, Townshend. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $5 for adults, $3 for students. Contact: verbatim@svcable.net or 802-365-7355, ext. 204. Of note: Leland & Gray Players present cabaret of skits, music, song, dance, comedy and drama. Repeated May 25 at 3 and 7:30 p.m.

MUSIC

Popolo first anniversary celebration:

The Primate Fiasco

Where: Popolo, Bellows Falls. When: 8 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: www.popolomeanspeople.com. Of note: Popolo kicks off three-day anniversary celebration with Northampton-based psychelic Dixieland, dance-inducing phenomenon.

Kevin Parry

Where: West Dover Inn, Route 100, West Dover. When: 7 to 10 p.m. Cost: No cover. Contact: 802-464-5207 or www.kevinparrymusic.com.

DANCE

Brattleboro School of Dance: ‘Evolution’

Where: New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $13 general, $11 for students and seniors. Contact: 802-254-6884 or www.brattleboroschoolofdance.com. Of note: Brattleboro School of Dance students and alumni perform 14 pieces choreographed by BSD faculty and guests in program of ballet, modern, jazz, tap, hip-hop and belly dance titled "Evolution." Performances continue through May 26.

Putney School dance program spring concert

Where: Calder Hall, Michael S. Currier Center, Putney School, Putney. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: www.putneyschool.org. Of note: Student performances include work by choreographers Jonathan Riseling and Anna Bowler and pieces in styles of modern dance, ballet, Latin dance and hip-hop.

Shall We Dance -- Cha cha

When: Shall We Dance? presents night of ballroom and Latin dance starting with cha cha lesson from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by open dancing from 8 to 10 p.m. Where: The Church, corner of Grove and Main streets, Brattleboro. Cost: $8 for singles, $15 for couples and $5 for students and seniors. Contact: Ray at 802-579-9990 or ray@shallwedance.biz.

Saturday, May 25

CIRCUS

Circus Terrificus

Where: Bellows Falls Opera House, Bellows Falls. When: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15 for children, $25 for adults in advance, $30 at the door. $50 VIP seating available. Contact: wcctickets@aol.com, brattleborotix.com, 802-843-1180. Of note: World-class circus acts perform in benefit for Women’s Community Club of Grafton scholarship fund. Tickets are also available at Village Square Books in Bellows Falls, Misty Valley Books in Chester, Gallery North Star in Grafton and Ruggles & Hunt in Walpole.

OPEN STUDIOS

Vermont Crafts Council Open Studio Weekend

Where: Individual artists’ studios through Vermont. When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: www.vermontcrafts.com or 802-223-3380. Of note: Artisans and craftspeople throughout the state, including some two dozen in our area, open their studios to visitors. Continues Sunday, May 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

PERFORMING ARTS

’Deathtrap’

Where: Evening Star Grange, Dummerston. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $12 general, $10 for seniors and students. Contact: 802-258-1344 or vtcreservations@gmail.com. Of note: Vermont Theatre Company presents the comic thriller "Deathtrap," directed by Ben Stockman, through May 26.

’Hats Off 2013’

Where: Dutton Gymnasium, Leland & Gray High School, Route 30, Townshend. When: 3 and 7:30 p.m. Cost: $5 for adults, $3 for students. Contact: verbatim@svcable.net or 802-365-7355, ext. 204. Of note: Leland & Gray Players present cabaret of skits, music, song, dance, comedy and drama.

MUSIC

Popolo first anniversary celebration: Open Mike

Where: Popolo, Bellows Falls. When: Doors open at 8 p.m.; music at 8:30 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: www.popolomeanspeople.com. Of note: Popolo continues three-day anniversary celebration with open ike. Join in with your song or story.

Sol & Kiel

Where: Open Music Collective, The Cotton MIll, Brattleboro. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $10. Contact: openmusiccollective@gmail.com. Of note: Duo of Tobey LaRoche and Michael Harrist plays Americana/world music on acoustic instruments from all over the world.

Wendy’s Soirees -- Samirah Evans, Bob Merrill and Peter Concilio

Where: A private residence on Tater Lane in Guilford. When: Potluck supper is at 6 p.m.; music starts at 7 p.m. Cost: $10-$15 at the door. Contact: Wendy at 802-254-6189. Of note: Vocalist Samirah Evans, pianist/vocalist Bob Merrill and bassist Peter Concilio play jazz standards and originals.

Shakin’ All Over

Where: Putney Inn, Putney. When: 7:30 to 11 p.m. Cost: $10, $40 with dinner reservations. Contact: 802-387-5517 or www.shakinallover.info. Of note: Band celebrates new CD with night of danceable vintage 1950s and ‘60s rock and roll.

Spike Dogtooth

Where: Brattleboro Area Farmers Market, Western Avenue, West Brattleboro. When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Classic Country Lawn Concert

Where: Dummerston Community Center, 150 West St., West Dummerston. When: 4 to 6 p.m. Contact: 802-254-9212. Of note: Guitar and vocals by GinMillBill. Donations benefit the Community Center heating and maintenance fund.

Kevin Parry

Where: The Sitzmark, West Dover. When: 4 to 7 p.m. Cost: No cover. Contact: 802-464-3384 or www.kevinparrymusic.com.

DANCE

Brattleboro School of Dance: ‘Evolution’

Where: New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $13 general, $11 for students and seniors. Contact: 802-254-6884 or www.brattleboroschoolofdance.com. Of note: Brattleboro School of Dance students and alumni perform 14 pieces choreographed by BSD faculty and guests in program of ballet, modern, jazz, tap, hip-hop and belly dance titled "Evolution." Performances continue through May 26.

East Putney Contra Dance

Where: Pierce’s Hall, East Putney Falls Road, Putney. When: Beginners’ workshop from 7:30 to 8 p.m.; dancing until 10:30 p.m. Contact: 802-387-5357. Of note: Caller is Peter Amidon, with music by Jokers Wild with Everest and Alden Witman and Aidan Murphy. Beginners welcome; all dances are taught, and no partner is necessary.

Sunday, May 26

OPEN STUDIOS

Vermont Crafts Council Open Studio Weekend

Where: Individual artists’ studios through Vermont. When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: www.vermontcrafts.com or 802-223-3380. Of note: Artisans and craftspeople throughout the state, including some two dozen in our area, open their studios to visitors. Continues Sunday, May 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

PERFORMING ARTS

’Deathtrap’

Where: Evening Star Grange, Dummerston. When: 3 p.m. Cost: $12 general, $10 for seniors and students. Contact: 802-258-1344 or vtcreservations@gmail.com. Of note: Vermont Theatre Company presents the comic thriller "Deathtrap," directed by Ben Stockman, through May 26.

MUSIC

FOMAG’s ‘The Four B’s:

Bach, Beethoven, Brahms & The Barn’

Where: Organ Barn, Tree Frog Farm, Kopkind Drive, Guilford. When: 3 p.m. concert, followed by a barbecue. Cost: $15 for concert; $25 for the concert and barbecue. Contact: 802-254-3600 or office@fomag.org. Of note: Friends of Music at Guilford presents Kenneth and Julie Olsson and Guilford Chamber Players in music of J.S. Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, followed by a barbecue providing grilling items for vegetarians and meat-eaters, salads, fixings and non-alcoholic beverages. Barbecue reservations are helpful.

Kindle Farm School benefit

Where: Kindle Farm School, Route 30, Townshend. When: 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost: Free. Of note: Fundraising event features live music and sales of plants and vegetable starts. Performers include Mark Borax at 11:30 a.m., Jennie Reichman at 12:15 p.m., Kevin and the Hous-tones (Kevin Houston, Howard Weiss-Tisman, Jonny Sheehan and James Pentland) at 1:30 p.m.

Popolo first anniversary celebration: Brunch with the Break Maids and Rusty Belle

Where: Popolo, Bellows Falls. When: 10 a.m. Break Maids play at noon; Rusty Belle plays at 1:15 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: www.popolomeanspeople.com. Of note: Popolo concludes three-day anniversary celebration with The Break Maids, an all-women trio from Vermont and the barroom country of Rusty Belle.

Valley Classics: ‘The Touches of Sweet Harmony -- Benjamin Britten’s Musical Roots

Where: The Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield, Mass. When: 3 p.m. Cost: $15, $5 for children 12 and under. Contact: www.theartsblock.com. Of note: Colleen Jennings (violin), Scott Slapin and Tanya Solomon (viola), Rebecca Hartka (cello), Gregory Hayes (piano) performs music of Elgar, Frank Bridge, Vaughan Williams and Percy Grainger.

DANCE

Brattleboro Dawn Dance

Where: Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Cost: $25, $20 for seniors and students. Contact: www.dawndance.org. Of note: Contra dance the night away with Lisa Greenleaf (caller) and Tidal Wave, Steve Zakon-Anderson (caller) and Perpetual e-Motion and Maggie Jo Saylor (caller) with Nor’easter. Special English dance will be held on May 26 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., at the Stone Church. 210 Main St., with Adina Gordon calling and music by A Trip to Norwich. For tickets to English dance, visit www.absoluterealty.org/dance.

Brattleboro School of Dance: ‘Evolution’

Where: New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. When: 4 p.m. Cost: $13 general, $11 for students and seniors. Contact: 802-254-6884 or www.brattleboroschoolofdance.com. Of note: Brattleboro School of Dance students and alumni perform 14 pieces choreographed by BSD faculty and guests in program of ballet, modern, jazz, tap, hip-hop and belly dance titled "Evolution." Performances continue through May 26.

Tuesday, May 28

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 29

MUSIC

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 Pape Ba. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring water.