Thursday, Jan. 9

BOOKS, AUTHORS

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Reading and Discussion Series

Where: Brooks Memorial Library Meeting Room, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 4 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: Brooks Memorial Library at 802254-5290, ext. 0, info@brookslibraryvt.org or www.brookslibraryvt.org. Of note: As complement to Feb. 5 First Wednesday lecture by Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Brooks Library hosts reading and discussion series of the author’s works led by Richard Wizansky. Featured Jan. 9 is "Matryona’s Home." Series continues on Jan. 16 with "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" and Feb. 13 with Solzhenitsyn’s 1970 Nobel lecture and the 1978 Harvard Class Day Address. Copies of works are available at library’s circulation desk.

FILM

Dinner and a Movie: ‘King Corn’

Where: The Gleanery and Next Stage, Putney. When: Dinner at 5:30 p.m., music starts at 7 p.m. Cost: $23 for adults, $13 for children 13 and under. Contact: www.nextstagearts.org. Of note: Next Stage Arts, The Gleanery and the Putney Co-op collaborate to present January film series celebrating food. At 5:30 p.m., Gleanery chefs will prepare a dinner; then diners move to Next Stage for screenings. Snacks come courtesy of the Putney Co-op. Series continues Jan. 16 with "Ratatouille"

MUSIC

BUHS Band instrumental chamber concert

Where: BUHS Auditorium, Brattleboro Union High School, Fairground Road, Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Contact: 802-451-3511. Of note: 65-member BUHS Band shows off its chops playing music for smaller ensembles coached by area musicians, BUHS band alumni and regional band directors.

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, Jan. 10

MUSIC

BMC Chamber Series: Jonathan Biss

Where: Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $30, $20 and $10. Contact: Brattleboro Music Center at 802-257-4523 or www.bmcvt.org. Of note: Pianist Biss plays music of Brahms, Chopin and Beethoven.

Antje Duvekot, Seth Glier

Where: Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $16 in advance, $18 at the door. Contact: www.nextstagearts.org. Of note: Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present award-winning contemporary folk singer-songwriters, including Grammy-nominee Glier. Tickets also available at Offerings in Putney.

Thompson House Glee Club Sing-along Concert

Where: Thompson House, Maple Street, Brattleboro. When: 3:30 p.m. Contact: Activities Director Sandy Ware at 802-254-4977. Of note: Come join Becky Graber and Thompson House Glee Club in sing-along. Songsheets available. Cookies and punch served afterward.

Kevin Parry

Where: West Dover Inn, Route 100, West Dover. When: 8 to 11 p.m. Cost: No cover. Contact: 802-464-5207 or www.kevinparrymusic.com. Of note: Singer and guitarist plays classic rock, country and blues requests.

Frost Heaves, Mystics Anonymous album release extravaganza

Where: Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls, Mass. When: 7 p.m. Cost: $10 in advance, $15 day of show, $5 for children 12 and under. Contact: frostheavesinwonderland.brownpapertickets.com. Of note: Daniel Hales and the Frost Heaves celebrate release of "Contrariwise: Songs from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass," and Mystics Anonymous celebrate release of "Dreaming For Hours."

DANCE

Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance

Where: Horowitz Performing Arts Hall, Vermont Academy, Saxtons River. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for students. Of note: Public performance by New York City dance company in residence at Vermont Academy. Company blends ballet and contemporary dance.

2nd Friday Tango Milonga

When: Tango lesson at 7:30 p.m., followed by dancing from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Where: The Stone Church, corner of Grove and Main streets, Brattleboro. Contact: Sally at 603-923-9743 or sally.bratt.tango@gmail.com.

BOOKS

’So Little Time’ re-launch party

Where: Dianich Gallery, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Contact: www.greenwriterspress.com. Of note: Re-launch party for "So Little Time: Words and Images for a World in Climate Crisis," which features poems by Greg Delanty and many other poets, plus a Foreword by John Elder and an Envoy by Bill McKibbem, as well as photographs by many reknowned photographers. Event features readings by local poets in the book, an exhibit of photographs from the book, refreshments and live music. Proceeds from book sales go to 350.org.

Saturday, Jan. 11

ARTS DISCUSSION

Brattleboro CoreArts Project -- ‘Exploring Brattleboro’s Cultural Landscape: Past, Present and Future’

Where: Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 9:30 a.m. to noon. Contact: www.brattcorearts.org. Of note: Brattleboro CoreArts Project continues its series of discussions on Brattleboros arts and culture. Panelists include Ellen Lovell, president of Marlboro College; Paul Costello, executive director of the Vermont Council on Rural Development; Gail Nunziata, managing director of Latchis Arts. All are welcome.

MUSIC

Brattleboro Concert Choir: ‘Ecstatic Visions’

Where: First Baptist Church, 190 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15, $8 for students. Contact: Brattleboro Music Center at 802-257-4523 or www.bmcvt.org. Of note: Directed by Susan Dedell, Brattleboro Concert Choir performs Benjamin Britten’s "Rejoice in the Lamb" and Richard Blackford’s "Mirror of Perfection." Concert also presented Jan. 12 at 3 p.m.

Gaslight Tinkers: Benefit for homeless

Where: The Stone Church, corner of Grove and Main streets, Brattleboro. When: Doors open at 7 p.m.; music starts at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10 suggested donation. Of note: Lunar Eclipse opens, followed by Gaslight Tinkers, playing their mix of Trad, Afro-pop, funk and reggae. Proceeds benefit Winter Overflow Shelter.

Windborne

Where: Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15. Contact: 802-254-9276 or WindborneSingers@gmail.com. Of note: Vocal quartet featuring Lynn Mahoney Rowan, Will Thomas Rowan, Lauren Breunig and Jeremy Carter-Gordon sings Americana music.

Lissa Schneckenburger

Where: Winter Farmers’ Market, Robert H. Gibson River Garden, Main Street, Brattleboro. When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Of note: World-class fiddler Lissa Schneckenburger performs, with guest, bassist Corey DiMario.

Brooks Hubbard

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

Kevin Parry

Where: The Sitzmark, Route 100, West Dover. When: 6 to 9 p.m. Cost: No cover. Contact: 802-464-3384 or www.kevinparrymusic.com. Of note: Singer and guitarist plays classic rock, country and blues requests.

FILM

’AKA Doc Pomus’

Where: Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10. Contact: www.nextstagearts.org. Of note: Next Stage Arts presents special premiere screening of film "AKA Doc Pomus," about Brill Building early rock and roll songwriter. Filmmaker Sharyn Felder will be on hand to lead Q&A.

COMEDY

Happier Valley Comedy Show

Where: The Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield, Mass. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $13 at the door, $10 in advance. Contact: www.theartsblock.com or 413-774-0150. Of note: Night of improv comedy features The Ha-Ha’s presenting "Mystery at Buckingham Palace" and Boston’s Unscripted Musical Project presenting improvised one-act musical.

Sunday, Jan. 12

MUSIC

Brattleboro Concert Choir: ‘Ecstatic Visions’

Where: First Baptist Church, 190 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 3 p.m. Cost: $15, $8 for students. Contact: Brattleboro Music Center at 802-257-4523 or www.bmcvt.org. Of note: Directed by Susan Dedell, Brattleboro Concert Choir performs Benjamin Britten’s "Rejoice in the Lamb" and Richard Blackford’s "Mirror of Perfection."

PERFORMING ARTS

24-Hour Play Festival

Where: Horowitz Performing Arts Hall, Vermont Academy, Saxtons River. When: 7 p.m. Contact: Check out Vermont Academy on Facebook. Of note: Public is welcome to performance capping 24-hour process of writing, directing, designing, staging and presenting seven short plays.

DANCE

Community Circle Dance

Where: Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. When: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: By donation. Contact: Parker Huber at 802-257-9108 or Mary Ellen Cannon at 603-631-0768. Of note: Led by Rupa Cousins and Lerna, with live music. Dances of peace. No partner needed. All dances taught.

BOOKS, AUTHORS

Trudy Crites

Where: Village Square Booksellers, The Square, Bellows Falls. When: 3 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: 802-463-9404. Of note: Crites speaks about healthy eating.

Tuesday, Jan. 14

DANCE

Shall We Dance -- East Coast Swing

When: Shall We Dance features East Coast Swing lessons for beginners at 6:30 p.m., intermediates at 7:30 p.m. Where: The Stone Church, corner of Grove and Main streets, Brattleboro. Cost: $40 for five-week series for either class, $65 for both classes; $10 drop-in for either, $15 drop-in for both. Contact: Ray Warren at 802-579-9990 or ray@shallwedance.biz. Of note: Five-week series runs through Feb. 4.

Wednesday, Jan. 15

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.

Irish sessions

Where: McNeill’s Brewery, Elliot Street, Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Of note: Bring an instrument and join in.

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: www.africandancevt.com or 802-258-6475. Of note: African dance for all levels, accompanied by live drumming. Instructor is Jai Fuller. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring water.

Thursday, Jan. 16

BOOKS, AUTHORS

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Reading and Discussion Series

Where: Brooks Memorial Library Meeting Room, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 4 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: Brooks Memorial Library at 802254-5290, ext. 0, info@brookslibraryvt.org or www.brookslibraryvt.org. Of note: As complement to Feb. 5 First Wednesday lecture by Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Brooks Library hosts reading and discussion series of the author’s works led by Richard Wizansky. Featured Jan. 16 is "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich." The series continues on Feb. 13 with Solzhenitsyn’s 1970 Nobel lecture and the 1978 Harvard Class Day Address. Copies of works are available at library’s circulation desk.

FILM

Dinner and a Movie: ‘Ratatouille’

Where: The Gleanery and Next Stage, Putney. When: Dinner at 5:30 p.m., music starts at 7 p.m. Cost: $23 for adults, $13 for children 13 and under. Contact: www.nextstagearts.org. Of note: Next Stage Arts, The Gleanery and the Putney Co-op collaborate to present January film series celebrating food. At 5:30 p.m., Gleanery chefs will prepare a dinner; then diners move to Next Stage for screenings. Snacks come courtesy of the Putney Co-op. Series continues Jan. 23 with "Jiro Dreams of Sushi"

MUSIC

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, Jan. 17

MUSIC

Windham Orchestra: ‘Bruckner and Sibelius’

Where: Vermont Academy, Saxtons River. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: Name your ticket price $5-$65. Contact: Brattleboro Music Center at 802-257-4523 or www.bmcvt.org. Of note: Directed by Hugh Keelan, the Windham Orchestra performs Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 and music of Sibelius, von Suppe and Brattleboro’s own Jan Norris. Concert also presented on Jan. 19 at 3 p.m., at Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro.

Caravan of Thieves

Where: Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $16 in advance, $18 at the door. Contact: www.nextstagearts.org. Of note: Next Stage Arts and Twilight Music present acoustic swing and alt-gypsy jazz quartet with theatrical, high-energy stage show. Tickets also available at Offerings in Putney.

Kevin Parry

Where: West Dover Inn, Route 100, West Dover. When: 8 to 11 p.m. Cost: No cover. Contact: 802-464-5207 or www.kevinparrymusic.com. Of note: Singer and guitarist plays classic rock, country and blues requests.

FILM

’Lawrence of Arabia’

Where: The Latchis Theatre, Main Street, Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Cost: By donation. Contact: 802-254-1109, ext. 3 or www.latchisarts.org. Of note: Latchis Arts continues its presentations of Music by Donation with screening of classic starring the late Peter O’Toole.

’McCabe & Mrs. Miller’

Where: Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, Mass. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $6 for adults, $4 for kids under 12. Contact: 413-625-2896. Of note: Pothole Pictures presents Robert Altman’s acclaimed 1971 deconstruction of the American Western starring Julie Christie and Warren Beatty. The film is rated R and runs 121 minutes. Film will also be screened on Saturday, Jan. 19. Screening is preceded by music at 7 p.m. On Friday, the Mohawk High School Select Chorus sings; and on Saturday, Uncle Hal’s Crabgrass Band performs jazz, blues and country.

DANCE

Shall We Dance? - Rumba

When: Rumba lesson at 7 p.m., followed by dancing to a mix of rhythms from 8 to 10 p.m. Where: The Stone Church, corner of Grove and Main streets, Brattleboro. Cost: Lesson and/or dance is $8 for singles, $5 for students and seniors. Contact: Ray Warren at 802-579-9990 or ray@shallwedance.biz.

Saturday, Jan. 18

MUSIC

Freddie Bryant’s Kaleidoscope Quartet

Where: Vermont Jazz Center, Cotton Mill, Brattleboro. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $20, $15 for students with ID. Contact: www.vtjazz.org or 802-254-9088. Of note: Guitarist Bryant and his Kaleidoscope Quartet feature jazz from around the world in tribubte to VJC founder Attila Zoller.

FILM

’McCabe & Mrs. Miller’

Where: Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, Mass. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $6 for adults, $4 for kids under 12. Contact: 413-625-2896. Of note: Pothole Pictures presents Robert Altman’s acclaimed 1971 deconstruction of the American Western starring Julie Christie and Warren Beatty. The film is rated R and runs 121 minutes. Screening is preceded by music at 7 p.m.; on Saturday, Uncle Hal’s Crabgrass Band performs jazz, blues and country.

Sunday, Jan. 19

MUSIC

Windham Orchestra: ‘Bruckner and Sibelius’

Where: Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 3 p.m. Cost: Name your ticket price $5-$65. Contact: Brattleboro Music Center at 802-257-4523 or www.bmcvt.org. Of note: Directed by Hugh Keelan, the Windham Orchestra performs Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 and music of Sibelius, von Suppe and Brattleboro’s own Jan Norris.

Mandolin Chamber Music Concert

Where: Stone Church Arts, Immanuel Church, 20 Church St., Bellows Falls. When: 3 p.m. Contact: www.stonechurcharts.org, 802-463-3100 or sca@sover.net. Of note: Led by Mandolin performer and teacher August Watters, participants in weekend-long Mandolin Chamber Music retreat perform works by mandolin and guitar.

DANCE

Community Circle Dance

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