Saturday, Dec. 28 MUSIC
Where: Brattleboro Winter Farmers’ Market, Robert H. Gibson River Garden, Main Street, Brattleboro. When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: No cover. Of note: Blues.
Where: The Sitzmark, West Dover. When: 6 to p.m. Cost: No cover. Contact: www.kevinparrymusic.com. Of note: Singer and guitarist plays classic rock, country and blues requests.
Sunday, Dec. 29
Community Circle Dance
Where: Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. When: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: By donation. Contact: 802-257-9108 or 603-631-0768. Of note: Led by Lucia Wilson. Honor the Winter Solstice. No partner needed. All dances taught.
Tuesday, Dec. 31
Last Night Brattleboro
Where: Several locations in and around Brattleboro. When: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Cost: Most events are free; some have admission charges Contact: Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Department at 802-254-5808. Of note: Events include: Senior Potluck Luncheon at Brattleboro Senior Center at 11:30 a.m. (entertainment by Sing Sing Swing); Hay and sleigh rides at Fairwinds Farm on Upper Dummerston Road ($8 for adults, $4 for children up to 12); Children’s program with The Annies at Brattleboro Retreat Educational Conference Center at 4 p.m. (bring a non-perishable food item); Special Brattleboro Bowl Last Night, with bowling times at 5 and 7:15 .m. (call to reserve at 802-257-1177); Free skating at Living Memorial Park from 6 to 9 p.m.; Teen Dance Party at Boys & Girls Club, 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.; traditional concert with The Amidons and Nightingale, First Baptist Church, 190 Main St., $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-14, free for kids under 6; Warming tent at Brattleboro Retreat from 9 to 9:45 p.m.; fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
12th annual Last Night Concert
with the Amidons and Nightingale
Where: First Baptist Church, 190 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 7 to 9 p.m. Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-14, free for children 5 and under. Contact: 802-257-1006 or 802-257-4720. Of note: 12th annual concert of New England, Irish and French-Canadian dance music, fiddling and singing for all, featuring the Murphy/Tracy family (Keith, Becky and Aidan_ and the Amidon Family (Peter, Mary Alice, Stefan and Zara).
The Brattlyn Brothers
Where: The Marina, Brattleboro. When: 9 p.m. to midnight. Cost: No cover. Contact: 802-257-7563. Of note: Kevin Parry, Richard Mayer, Ken Storey and Joe Santry play tunes by Wilson Pickett, The Deatles, Dylan, The Cars and more.
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: Band plays African reggae, calypso, Latin and ska. Drummer Bayo Ade joins the band. Dancing, food, specials.
Where: Phelps Barn Pub, Grafton Inn, Grafton. When: 8 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: GraftonInnVermont.com. Of note: Classic rock spanning the decades.
New Year/New Bridge
Where: The Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls, Mass. When: 7 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: www.theshea.org or Daniel Kasnitz at 802-380-1369 or email@example.com. Of note: Free all ages New Year’s celebration includes young people’s show by Bill Shontz at 7 p.m.; jazz set by trombonist Ed Byrne and Juke Joint Jazz at 8 p.m.; and all-ages dance party to funk/Afrobeat band Shokazoba at 10 p.m.
John Sheldon and Blue Streak,
Where: The Arts Block, Main Street, Greenfield, Mass. When: 8:30 p.m. Cost: $20, $18 in advance. Contact: www.theartsblock.com. Of note: Guitar phenom John Sheldon and his band, plus vocalist Samirah Evans present Dance Your Way into 2014.