Thursday, Oct. 31

MUSIC

Halloween Dance Party

Where: Metropolis Wine Bar & Cocktail Lounge, 55 Elliot St., Brattleboro. When: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cost: No cover. Contact: 802-254-8500 or www.metropoliswinebar.com. Of note: DJ Zee spins music for bash, with dancing, raffles and more. Friday, Nov. 1

GALLERY WALK

Gallery Walk

Where: 38 locations in downtown Brattleboro, West Brattleboro and along Putney Road. When: Official Gallery Walk hours are 5:30 to 8 p.m., although some venues are open earlier and some events run later. Cost: Free. Contact: Joy Wallens-Penford at 802-257-2616, info@GalleryWalk.org or www.GalleryWalk.org. Of note: Monthly art walk returns with artists’ receptions, live music, special events, art sales and more.

FILM

Brattleboro Film Festival

Where: Latchis Theatre, Latchis Hotel Lobby, Main Street, Brattleboro. When: Opening reception, 5 to 7:30 p.m.; screenings at 6:30, 8:30 and 10 p.m. Contact: www.brattleborofilmfestival.org. Of note: Festival continues through Nov. 14.

BOOKS, POETRY

Green Writers Press Launch Celebration

Where: Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. When: 6 p.m. Cost: $10 suggested donation, proceeds benefit Next Stage Arts Project. Contact: www.greenwriterspress.com or www.nextstage.org. Of note: Reading and booksigning featuring many authors and artists to celebrate launch of Green Writers Press.

Charles Butterfield

Where: Everyone’s Books, 25 Elliot St., Brattleboro. When: 6 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: 802-254-8160 or everyonesbks @gmail.com. Of note: Local author reads from and discusses his new book of poetry, "Field Notes."

PERFORMING ARTS

’The Maids’

Where: Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15 general, $12 for students, seniors and Thursday and Sunday performances. Contact: 802-258-1344. Of note: Vermont Theatre Company presents Jean Genet’s absurdist masterpiece. Runs through Nov. 3.

’Seven In One Blow’

Where: New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Cost: $8 for students, $10 for seniors and $12 general. Contact: www.neyt.org or 802-246-6398. Of note: NEYT’s Junior Company, directed by Rebecca Waxman, with music by Deniz Cordell, presents show, through Nov. 10.

MUSIC

Windham Orchestra: ‘The Social Waltzes’

Where: Kurn Hattin, Westminster. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15, $10 for students and seniors. Contact: 802-257-4523 or www.bmcvt.org. Of note: Windham Orchestra, directed by Hugh Keelan, plays Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 and "The Social Waltzes" by 19th century Brattleboro postmaster Frederick Palmer, arranged by Keelan.

Music for Harps and Voices from the Celtic Lands

Where: Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St., Bellows Falls. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $17 for adults, $13 for seniors and children under 12 in advance; $20, $15 at the door. Contact: www.stonechurcharts.org, www.brattleborotix.com or 802-463-3100. Of note: Tenor James Ruff and countertenor Drew Minter perform music from Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

Flabberghaster

Where: Nesbitt’s Portside Tavern, Vernon. When: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cost: No cover Contact: 802-258-4600. Of note: Local band rocks Nesbitts’ costume party.

Ben Cosgrove

Where: Metropolis Wine Bar & Cocktail Lounge, 55 Elliot St., Brattleboro. When: 8 to 11 p.m. Cost: No cover. Contact: 802-254-8500 or www.metropoliswinebar.com.

Day of the Dead Party

with Intercept

Where: Popolo, The Square, Bellows Falls. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $6 in advance, $8 at the door. Contact: www.popolomeanspeople.com or 802-460-7676. Of note: Party includes costume contest with big cash prizes.

Saturday, Nov. 2

FILM

Brattleboro Film Festival

Where: Latchis Theatre, Main Street, Brattleboro. When: Screenings from noon to 8:30 p.m. Contact: www.brattleborofilmfestival.org. Of note: Festival continues through Nov. 14.

’World Circus’

Where: New England Center for Circus Arts, Cotton Mill, Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: By donation. Contact: www.necenterforcircusarts.org, 802-254-9780 or WorldCircusCultureMovie.com or. Of note: NECCA hosts screening of film by Brattleboro-born filmmaker Angela Snow show which documents five top circus acts from around the world competing at the Monte Carlo Circus Festival.

PERFORMING ARTS

Voices of Community: Lenelle Moise

Where: Sandglass Theater, Kimball Hill, Putney. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $16, $13 for students and seniors. Contact: 802-387-4051 orinfo@sandglasstheater.org. Of note: Sandglass Theater, Next Stage Arts and Green Mountain Crossroads collaborate to present Lenelle Moise in "Womb-Words, Thirsting." Also presented Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m.

’The Maids’

Where: Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15 general, $12 for students, seniors and Thursday and Sunday performances. Contact: 802-258-1344. Of note: Vermont Theatre Company presents Jean Genet’s absurdist masterpiece. Runs through Nov. 3.

’Seven In One Blow’

Where: New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. When: 2 and 7 p.m. Cost: $8 for students, $10 for seniors and $12 general. Contact: www.neyt.org or 802-246-6398. Of note: NEYT’s Junior Company, directed by Rebecca Waxman, with music by Deniz Cordell, presents show, through Nov. 10.

BOOKS, MUSIC, THEATER

’Sparks’ book release celebration

Where: Guilford Community Church, 38 Church Drive, off Route 5, Guilford. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: Suggested donation of $10. Contact: 802-254-3600 or office@fomag.org. Of note: Life and works of Jean Stewart McLean are celebrated in publication of book of her collected writings titled "Sparks," edited and published by her son, Don McLean, along with performance of short play by Jean McLean and songs set to her poems by Don McLean, performed by mezzo-soprano Evelyn McLean and musicians.

MUSIC

Kavita Shah Ensemble

Where: Vermont Jazz Center, Cotton Mill, Brattleboro. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $10. Contact: www.vtjazz.org or 802-254-9088. Of note: Vermont Jazz Center launches its Emerging Artist Series with vocalist and composer Kavita Shah and her quintet.

The Gawler Family

Where: First Baptist Church, 190 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Contact: www.gawlerfamily.com.

House Blend

Where: Congregational Church of Westminster West. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10. Contact: www.houseblend.org. Of note: A cappella choral groups performs.

Sunday, Nov. 3

FILM

Brattleboro Film Festival

Where: Latchis Theatre, Latchis Hotel Lobby, Main Street, Brattleboro. When: Screenings from noon to 8:30 p.m. Contact: www.brattleborofilmfestival.org. Of note: Festival continues through Nov. 14.

PERFORMING ARTS

Voices of Community: Lenelle Moise

Where: Sandglass Theater, Kimball Hill, Putney. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $16, $13 for students and seniors. Contact: 802-387-4051 orinfo@sandglasstheater.org. Of note: Sandglass Theater, Next Stage Arts and Green Mountain Crossroads collaborate to present Lenelle Moise in "Womb-Words, Thirsting."

’The Maids’

Where: Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 3 p.m. Cost: $15 general, $12 for students, seniors and Thursday and Sunday performances. Contact: 802-258-1344. Of note: Vermont Theatre Company presents absurdist masterpiece.

’Seven In One Blow’

Where: New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. When: 2 p.m. Cost: $8 for students, $10 for seniors and $12 general. Contact: www.neyt.org or 802-246-6398. Of note: NEYT’s Junior Company presents show, through Nov. 10.

MUSIC

Alan Reid and Rob Van Sante

Where: Sandglass Theater, Kimball Hill, Putney. When: 3 p.m. Cost: $16 general, $13 for students and seniors. Contact: 802-257-4853 or www.reidvansante.com. Of note: Battlefield Band alums present program of traditional and original Scottish folk..

Rusty Belle and The Break Maids

Where: Popolo, The Square, Bellows Falls. When: Noon. Cost: $10 in advance, $12 at the door, $25 for best in house. Contact: www.popolomeanspeople.com or 802-460-7676.

DANCE

Community Circle Dance

Where: Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. When: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: Donations welcome. Contact: Parker Huber at 802-257-9108 or Mary Ellen Cannon at 603-631-0768. Of note: Led by Lynn Hartwood and Jane Buchan. All dances taught. No partner needed.