Thursday, Nov. 14

BENEFIT EVENTS

The Hatch: Storytellers on a Mission

Where: Latchis Theatre, Main Street, Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Cost: $60, $40 and $25. Contact: www.neyt.org. Of note: The Hatch presents six top comedic storytellers -- Brian Babylon, Ophira Eisenberg, Dave Hill, SRSLY, Adam Wade and host Tom Shilue -- in evening performance to benefit New England Youth Theatre. FILM

Brattleboro Film Festival

Where: Latchis Theatre, Main Street, Brattleboro. When: 6:30 and 8:15 p.m. Cost: $9, $7 for students and seniors, with festival multi-film passes available. Contact: www.brattleborofilmfestival.org. Of note: Screening at 6:30 p.m., of "The Vermont Movie: Part Six" followed at 8:30 p.m., by the Best in Fest "Short Term 12."

MUSIC

BUHS Fall Concert

Where: Brattleboro Union High School, Fairground Road, Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Cost: Free. Of note: BUHS Chorus, Jazz Workshop, Jazz Band and Band perform, directed by Patty Meyer, Jamie MacDonald and Steve Rice.

Yellow Barn Residency Panel Discussion

Where: Putney Public Library, Main Street, Putney. When: 7 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: www,yellowbarn.org or 802-387-6637. Of note: Cliff Chanin of 9/11 Memorial Museum leads panel discussions with musicians involved in "Commemorating President Kennedy" Artist Residency.

Thursday Night Jazz Club

Where: The Windham Hill Inn, 311 Lawrence Drive, West Townshend. When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost: No cover. Contact: Katja Matthews at 802-874-4989. Of note: Jazz by Draa Hobbs, guitar, Steve Sonntag, trumpet, Wim Auer, bass, and Tim Gilmore, drums.

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.

Karaoke with KJ Ryguy

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.

PERFORMING ARTS

’How to Succeed in Business ...’

Where: Dutton Gymnasium, Leland & Gray Union High School, Route 30, Townshend. When: 7 p.m. Cost: $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. Contact: verbatim @svcable.net. Of note: Leland & Gray Players present hit musical. Performances run through Sunday.

Friday, Nov. 15

PERFORMING ARTS

Sandglass New Visions: ‘Branches’

Where: Sandglass Theater, Kimball Hill, Putney. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $16, $13 for seniors and students. Contact: 802-387-4051. Of note: Sandglass Theater’s New Visions series presents Adelka Polak and her company SOVA in world premiere of "Branches," which fuses masks, movement and live music. Also presented Nov. 16.

’Firecracker Bye Bye’

Where: Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $13, $10 for seniors, students and military. Contact: http://bit.ly/sethums. Of note: Seth Lepore one-man comic tearjerker about his larger-than-life Italian-American grandmother. Runs through Nov. 16.

’How to Succeed in Business ...’

Where: Dutton Gymnasium, Leland & Gray Union High School, Route 30, Townshend. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. Contact: verbatim@svcable.net. Of note: Leland & Gray Players present hit musical. Performances run through Sunday.

’The Important of Being Earnest’

Where: Bellows Falls Union High School, Bellows Falls. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $5. Of note: Under direction of Katy Emond, Bellows Falls Union High School Drama Club presents Oscar Wilde’s classic farce. Performances continue on Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m.

FUNDRAISERS

BUHS Madrigal Dinner

Where: Brattleboro Union High School, Fairground Road, Brattleboro. When: 6 p.m. Cost: $10 suggested donation. Of note: Elizabethan dinner to benefit Brattleboro Reformer Christmas Stocking.

Theatre Adventure Program

’Putting On Our Finery’

Where: West Village Meeting House, 29 South St., West Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Cost: $15, $25 or $50. Contact: www.neyt.org. Of note: NEYT’s inclusive theater troupe presents fundraising fashion show, hosted by Alfred Hughes, with live music, an auction and a desserts.

BOOKS, AUTHORS

Michael Nethercott

Where: Village Square Booksellers, 32 The Square, Bellows Falls. When: 7 p.m. Contact: 802-463-9404. Of note: Nethercott will tell a couple of ghost stories and read from his debut novel, "The Seance Society."

MUSIC

’Commemorating President Kennedy’

Where: Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $12. Contact: www.yellowbarn.org or 802-387-6637. Of note: Yellow Barn Residency Program commemorates President John F. Kennedy and the 50th anniversary of his assassination with program that includes Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time, John Cage’s "4:33" and Steven Mackey’s "One Red Rose."

Butterfly Swing Band

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.

Electric Fence

Where: Pleasant Valley Brewing, Saxtons River. When: 8 p.m. Cost: No cover. Of note: Rockin’ acoustic/electric power soul.

Bluegrass with the Brummy Brothers Band

Where: Cornerstone Baptist Church, 154 Elliot St., Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Cost:Free, suggested donation of canned good for Drop-In Center. Contact: 802-490-3534. Of note: Free family bluegrass show.

Jason Cann

Where: Phelps Barn Pub, Grafton Inn, Grafton. When: 8 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: GraftonInnVermont.com. Of note: Acoustic light rock.

FILM

’The Magic Lantern Along the Penine Way’

Where: Calder Hall, Michael S. Currier Center, Putney School, Putney. When: 10 a.m. Cost: Free. Of note: Screening of 17-minute film which documents trip Putney School teacher Sue Brearey, musician Tim Eriksen and artist Dylan Stone took along Britain’s Pennine Way.

DANCE

Shall We Dance -- Nightclub 2-step

When: Shall We Dance? features Nightclub 2-step lesson with Michael Rodriguez at 7 p.m., followed by open dancing to mix of music from 8 to 10 p.m. Where: The Stone Church, corner of Grove and Main streets, Brattleboro. Cost: $8 for singles, $5 for students and seniors. Contact: Ray Warren at 802-579-9990, ray@shallwedance.biz.

Saturday, Nov. 16

PERFORMING ARTS

Sandglass New Visions: ‘Branches’

Where: Sandglass Theater, Kimball Hill, Putney. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $16, $13 for seniors and students. Contact: 802-387-4051. Of note: Sandglass Theater’s New Visions series presents Adelka Polak and her company SOVA in world premiere of "Branches," which fuses masks, movement and live music. Also presented Nov. 16.

’Firecracker Bye Bye’

Where: Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $13, $10 for seniors, students and military. Contact: http://bit.ly/sethums. Of note: Seth Lepore one-man comic tearjerker about his larger-than-life Italian-American grandmother.

Circus for Survivors Workshop

Where: New England Center for Circus Arts, Cotton Mill, Brattleboro. When: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: Pam Roberts at 413-625-2402 or pamro@aol.com. Of note: Free workshops in circus arts for cancer survivors and families. Emphasis on safety and suitability for all comfort levels and abilities.

’How to Succeed in Business ...’

Where: Dutton Gymnasium, Leland & Gray Union High School, Route 30, Townshend. When: 3 and 7:30 p.m. Cost: $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. Contact: verbatim@svcable.net. Of note: Leland & Gray Players present hit musical. Performances run through Sunday.

’The Important of Being Earnest’

Where: Bellows Falls Union High School, Bellows Falls. When: 2 and 7:30 p.m. Cost: $5. Of note: Under direction of Katy Emond, Bellows Falls Union High School Drama Club presents Oscar Wilde’s classic farce.

MUSIC

Manuel Valera and New Cuban Express

Where: Vermont Jazz Center, The Cotton Mill, Brattleboro. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $20 general, $15 for students with ID. Contact: 802-254-9088, ext. 1 or www.vtjazz.org. Of note: Ensemble performs original music inspired by the rhythms of Valera’s native Cuba.

Winter Farmers Market: Steve Spensley

Where: Robert H. Gibson River Garden, Main Street, Brattleboro. When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: Free. Of note: Singer-songwriter on guitar and fiddle, playing Americana roots music.

FUNDRAISERS

Women’s Freedom Center Craft Fair

Where: Brattleboro Union High School, Fairground Road, Brattleboro. When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact: 802-257-7364. Of note: Crafts and products from women artists and artisans, homemade goodies, silent auction, live music and dance all to benefit the Women’s Freedom Center.

FILM

’Brother Sun, Sister Moon’

Where: Chapel, Immanuel Episcopal Church, Church Street, Bellows Falls. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: By donation to benefit Immanuel Retreat Center. Contact: 802-463-3100 or www.immanuelretreat.org. Of note: Immanuel Retreat Center presents 1972 Franco Zeffirelli film about St. Francis of Assisi, starring Graham Faulkner, Judi Bowker and Alec Guinness.

Sunday, Nov. 17

PERFORMING ARTS

’How to Succeed in Business ...’

Where: Dutton Gymnasium, Leland & Gray Union High School, Route 30, Townshend. When: 3 p.m. Cost: $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. Contact: verbatim@svcable.net. Of note: Leland & Gray Players present hit musical. Performances run through Sunday.

MUSIC

After the Rodeo

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. Of note: Music at High Noon brunch series continues with band playing jazzicana.

DANCE

Brattleboro Contra Dance

Where: The Stone Church, corner of Grove and Main streets, Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m.; open instrument session at 5 p.m. Cost: $7-10. Contact: www.brattcontra.org or petersiegel@gmail.com. Of note: Music is by Keith Murphy and Becky Tracy. Steve Zakon-Anderson calls. No experience or partner necessary; all dances are taught. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes to dance in.

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: Dances led by Anja Daniel, guitar and voice, and Jim Desmond, accordion. All dances taught. No partner needed.

Monday, Nov. 18

BOOKS, AUTHORS

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: Mayor discusses his new Joe Gunther mystery "Three Can Keep a Secret." Autographed novels will be for sale, with proceeds going toward community center’s expenses.

MUSIC

Open Mike Night

Where: Metropolis Wine Bar & Cocktail Lounge, 55 Elliot St., Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.. Cost: No cover. Contact: 802-254-8500 or www.metropoliswinebar.com. Of note: Led by Hannah Hoffman.

Tuesday, Nov. 19

ANNUAL MEETING

Arts Council of Windham County

Where: Artrageous 1 Gallery, 57 Elliot St., Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Contact: www.ACWC.us or Doug Cox at 802-257-1024 or dcox@sover.net. Of note: Meeting includes presentation of Friend of the Arts award, election of trustees, reports. Light refreshments.

AUDITIONS

’Treasure Island’ at NEYT

Where: New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. When: 4 p.m. Contact: 802-246-6398 or www.neyt.org. Of note: For actors ages 9-12. Director Peter Gould seeking cast for original version of "Treasure Island." Rehearsals begin Jan 2, and performances are Feb. 7-16. Come ready to recite a one to two-minute monologue of your choice. If you can’t make it, contact director Peter Gould at 802-257-4844.