Thursday, Jan. 16

FILM

’I Have Nothing to Say and I Am Saying It’

Where: Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Cost: $5, free for BMAC members and children under 6. Contact: www.brattleboromuseum.org or 802-257-0124. Of note: Screening of documentary on composer John Cage. Runs 56 minutes.

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"

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.

MUSIC

Jazz at Windham Hill Inn

Where: Windham Hill Inn, 311 Lawrence Drive, West Townshend. When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost: No cover. Contact: Katja Matthews at 802-874-4080 or info@windhamhill.com. Of note: Dan DeWalt (keyboards), Steve Sonntag (trumpet), Wim Auer (bass guitar) and Tim Gilmore (drums) play jazz.

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 Rguy

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. 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.

Valley Rock Choir

Where: Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Cost: $15, $12 for students and seniors, free for children under 12. Contact: www.valleychoirs.com or brattelborotix.com. Of note: 130-voice choir directed by Tony Lechner sings rock and roll songs, accompanied by rock band.

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.orgOf note: Twilight Music present acoustic swing and alt-gypsy jazz quartet with theatrical, high-energy stage show, plus fiddler Emma Walsh. Tickets also available at Offerings in Putney.

Josh Maiocco

Where: Phelps Barn Pub, Grafton Inn, Grafton. When: 8 p.m. Cost: No cover. Contact: GraftonInnVermont.com. Of note: Jazz guitar.

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.

The Bondville Boys with Laura Molinelli

Where: Whiskey Dick’s, 11 Ameden Road, Bondville. When: 9 p.m. Cost: No cover. Contact: 802-297-3065. Of note: Hard-edged bluegrass.

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.

Hannah and Sarah

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.

John Hughes

Where: Winter Farmers Market, Robert H. Gibson River Garden, Main Street, Brattleboro. When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Of note: Avant-garde fusion of African and European strings.

The Meadow Brothers

Where: Phelps Barn Pub, Grafton Inn, Grafton. When: 8 p.m. Cost: No cover. Contact: GraftonInnVermont.com. Of note: Homegrown acoustic, folked-up, countrified, American rock and roll.

Impulse Ensemble

Where: The Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield, Mass. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Contact: 413-774-1050 or www.theartsblock.com. Of note: Eclectic group is joined by Massamba Diop, drummer for Baaba Maal.

DANCE

’Godess Rising: Bellydance Benefit’

Where: The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. When: Workshops from 3:30 to 6 p.m.; performance at 7:30 p.m. Cost: Suggested donation of $10-14 for performance; $15 for one workshop, $25 for two. Contact: To sign up for workshops, e-mail Cyndal Ellis at cyndalellis@gmail.com. Of note: Kelsey Capitolia Indziniak, Cyndal Ellis and Shanta L. Evans-Crowley, plus IBIT Dance Compant and Building a Better Brattleboro present bellydance benefit for Women’s Freedom Center and Heart Thoughts Midwifery. Workshops include "To Infinity and Beyond! Expanding Space and Confidence in Middle Eastern Movement" at 3:30 p.m., by Tasmyn, and Hip-Hop Bellydance Choreography by Feminatzi Eco Terrorists Cyndal and Toni at 4:45 p.m. Performance features many different styles of belly dance with live music by Bada Raga.

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.

Joinery benefit for cancer survivor

Where: Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. When: 7 p.m. Cost: $10 suggested donation. Contact: www.facebook.com/joinerymusic. Of note: Local Americana band plays benefit for cancer survivor Kirsten Jeppeson and Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Cancer Support Group.

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.

Monday, Jan. 20

MUSIC

Strolling of the Heifers Brown Bag Lunch Series: Franz Robert

Where: Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. When: Noon to 1 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: 802-246-0982. Of note: Jazz piano.

Open Mike Night

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

Tuesday, Jan. 21

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. 22

MUSIC

Strolling of the Heifers Brown Bag Lunch Series: Rich Gillis

Where: Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. When: Noon to 1 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: 802-246-0982. Of note: Musician from the band Terrapin Island plays an assortment of solo piano music.

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 Georgette Adjie. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring water.

Thursday, Jan. 23

FILM

Dinner and a Movie: ‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi’

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 concludes Jan. 30 with "Fresh"

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.

Dance Party with DJ Manhole Cover

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: RDance the night away.

Friday, Jan. 24

MUSIC

Bright Wings Chorus

Where: Sandglass Theater, Putney. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $12, $10 for students and seniors. Contact: www.facebook.com/brightwingschorus. Of note: Group sings traditional and original American harmony, including shape note hymns, Appalachian ballads and gospel quartets.

Strolling of the Heifers Brown Bag Lunch Series: Jim Kurty

Where: Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. When: Noon to 1 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: 802-246-0982. Of note: Long-time area music teacher plays jazz, soft rock, folk and Dixieland.

Butterfly Swing Band

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. Of note: Swingin’ tunes by Joe, Scott, Mark, Lynn and Walter.

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.

DANCE

Shall We Dance? - Waltz

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. 25

PUPPETS

Winter Sunshine Series of Family Performances" ‘The Legend of The Banana Kid’

Where: Sandglass Theater, Putney. When: 1 and 3 p.m. Cost: $8. Contact: 802-387-4051. Of note: Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers present "The Legend of the Banana Kid," blending melodrama and Wild West themes into a hilarious family show as part of Sandglass Theater’s Winter Sunshine Series of Family Performances.

BOOKS

Misty Valley Books’ 20th annual New Voices

Where: First Universalist Church, Stone Village, Chester. When: 2 p.m. Cost: $10. Contact: 802-875-3400 or www.mvbooks.com. Of note: Misty Valley Books’ annual showcase of promising authors features Elaine Orr ("A Different Sun"), Peter Swanson ("The Girl with a Clock for a Heart"), Rebecca Walker ("Ade"), Rhonda Riley ( "The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope") and Shahan Mufti ( "The Faithful Scribe"). The public is also welcome to cross country ski or snowshoe with the authors at Grafton Ponds on Saturday morning, meet the authors at a reception, have drinks or dinner with the authors at the Fullerton Inn (full-course meal, priz fixe).

MUSIC

Northern Roots Traditional Music Festival

Where: New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., and McNeill’s Brewery, Elliot Street, Brattleboro. When: Workshops, pub sessions, performances, family concert and family dance from noon to 5:30 p.m.; Traddleboro concert at 7:30 p.m. Cost: Festival combination day and evening $35; daytime only, $20; evening only $20; youth combination day and evening $15; youth day only $10; youth evening only $10; $5 for 3 p.m. Family Concert and Family Dance. Contact: Brattleboro Music Center at 802-257-4523, www.bmcvt.org. Of note: More than 20 musicians from area and beyond celebrate rich musicial traditions of Ireland, Scotland, England, Scandanvia, New England and French Canada with participatory workshops, concerts and more.

Butterfly Swing Band

Where: Phelps Barn Pub, Grafton Inn, Grafton. When: 8 p.m. Cost: No cover. Contact: GraftonInnVermont.com. Of note: Great swing tunes from ‘20s, ‘30s and ‘40s.

Kevin Parry

Where: The Last Chair, Route 100, West Dover. When: 6 to 9 p.m. Cost: No cover. Contact: 802-464-1133 or www.kevinparrymusic.com. Of note: Singer and guitarist plays classic rock, country and blues requests.

TCR

Where: The Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield, Mass. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Contact: 413-774-1050 or www.theartsblock.com. Of note: Selections of classic rock, R&B, soul and pop.

Sunday, Jan. 26

MUSIC

Amandla Chorus

Where: Temple Israel, 27 Pierce St., Greenfield, Mass. When: 3 p.m. Cost: $12 general, $10 for students and seniors, $5 for children under 8. Contact: www.amandlachorus.org. Of note: Chorus directed by Eveline MacDougall presents songs of celebration and freedom in program titled "Come Let Us Sing."

DANCE

Ballet Jazz of Montreal

Where: Bellows Falls Opera House, Bellows Falls. When: 7 p.m. Contact: KingdomCounty.org or 888-757-5559. Of note: Kingdom County Productions and Marlboro College presents renowned troupe which blends ballet, modern and street dance. Tickets are also available at Village Square Booksellers in Bellows Falls.

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 Koon. No partner needed. All dances taught.