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

PERFORMING ARTS

’Nuts’

Where: Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15, $12 for students, seniors and for everyone on Thursdays and Sundays. Contact: 802-258-1344 or vtcreservations@gmail.com. Of note: Vermont Theatre Company presents Tom Topor’s intense psychological courtroom drama "Nuts." Performances continue through Feb. 2.

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.

House Blend

Where: Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10 at the door. Contact: www.nextstagearts.org. Of note: Self-led a cappella groups sings songs from many genres and styles. Proceeds benefit Next Stage and House Blend.

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.

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.

Vivaldi’s Gloria

Where: Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Cost: Suggested donation of $15. Of note: Directed by Christian Huebner, the Primavera Chorus is accompanied by Rob Couchon on organ, Skip Downing on trumpet and Alison Hale on flute. Piece will also be performed during January 26 worship service at Centre Church at 10 a.m.

Arborea

Where: Superfresh! Organic Café, 30 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 9 p.m. Contact: www.superfreshcafe.com. Of note: Acclaimed husband-and-wife avant-folk duo from Maine.

Jim Kurty and Scott Sizer

Where: Brattleboro Winter Farmers Market, Robert H. Gibson River Garden, Main Street, Brattleboro. When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Of note: Duo plays classic jazz.

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.

Keene Jazz Orchestra

Where: Courtyard Marriott, Keene, N.H. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $15 at the door. Contact: Keenejazzorchestra@gmail.com. Of note: Mid-winter big band swing dance.

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.

PERFORMING ARTS

’Nuts’

Where: Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15, $12 for students, seniors and for everyone on Thursdays and Sundays. Contact: 802-258-1344 or vtcreservations@gmail.com. Of note: Vermont Theatre Company presents Tom Topor’s intense psychological courtroom drama "Nuts." Performances continue through Feb. 2.

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).

DANCE

Community Contra Dance

Where: Pierce’s Hall, East Putney Falls Road, Putney. When: Beginners’ workshop from 7:30 to 8 p.m.; dancing until 10:30 p.m. Contact: 802-387-5357. Of note: Caller is Tim Egmond, with music by Steve Howland, fiddle, and Becky Hollingsworth on piano. Beginners welcome; all dances are taught. No partner necessary.

FUNDRAISERS

Madrigal dinner

Where: Jacksonville Municipal Center, Jacksonville. When: 5 p.m. Cost: $10. Contact: Reservations required at 802-368-2723. Of note: Event includes a dinner, performance of a play by Twin Valley High School Drama Society, music by the TVHS Chorus and the Valley Dolls and a brass quintet. Period costume welcome.

Sunday, Jan. 26

PERFORMING ARTS

’Nuts’

Where: Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 3 p.m. Cost: $15, $12 for students, seniors and for everyone on Thursdays and Sundays. Contact: 802-258-1344 or vtcreservations@gmail.com. Of note: Vermont Theatre Company presents Tom Topor’s intense psychological courtroom drama "Nuts." Performances continue through Feb. 2.

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.

FILM

Benefit screening of ‘United We Ski’

Where: Latchis Theatre, Main Street, Brattleboro. When: 4 p.m. Cost: $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Contact: www.brattleborotix.com. Of note: Raffle and screening of film about small ski areas in Vermont and New England, benefits Living Memorial Park Snow Sports.

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."

Monday, Jan. 27

MUSIC

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.

DANCE

Rebecca Stenn: ‘Time I Know’

Where: Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center, Keene State College, Keene, N.H. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $20 general, $15 for seniors and children, $5 for KSC students. Contact: 603-358-2168 or www.keene.edu/racbp. Of note: Rebecca Stenn, Redfern’s choreographer-in-residence, pesents New England premiere of evening-length solo piece that explores concepts of time.

Tuesday, Jan. 28

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. 29

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: Gillis, from the band Terrapin Island, plays an assortment of solo piano 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. 30

PERFORMING ARTS

’Nuts’

Where: Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15, $12 for students, seniors and for everyone on Thursdays and Sundays. Contact: 802-258-1344 or vtcreservations@gmail.com. Of note: Vermont Theatre Company presents Tom Topor’s intense psychological courtroom drama "Nuts." Performances continue through Feb. 2.

FILM

Dinner and a Movie: ‘Fresh’

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.

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.

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.

Friday, Jan. 31

MUSIC

High School A Cappella Warm-Up Concert

Where: Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m. Cost: $10, $5 for students. Contact: Insight Photography at 802-251-9960. Of note: Six area high school groups perform concert as benefit for In-Sight Photography. Groups include Renegade, Shoulder Narrows, Spiralia and Xpressivo, plus Brattleboro Union High School Madrigals and Leland & Gray Madrigals.

Ladies Night with Colby Dix

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: Local singer-songwriter.

Dusty Pilgrims

Where: Phelps Barn Pub, Grafton Inn, Grafton. When: 8 p.m. Cost: No cover. Contact: GraftonInnVermont.com. Of note: Acoustic bluegrass, country and rock.

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.

Bi-Focal Duo

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: Ken Forfia on piano and Vernon David on cello play jazz, classical and more.

PERFORMING ARTS

’Nuts’

Where: Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15, $12 for students, seniors and for everyone on Thursdays and Sundays. Contact: 802-258-1344 or vtcreservations@gmail.com. Of note: Vermont Theatre Company presents Tom Topor’s intense psychological courtroom drama "Nuts." Performances continue through Feb. 2.

DANCE

Shall We Dance? - Salsa

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, Feb. 1

MUSIC

11th annual College A Cappella Concert

Where: Latchis Theatre, Main Street, Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $20-35; limited number of $75 front row VIP seats. Contact: Brattleboro Museum & Art Center at 802-257-0124, ext. 101. Of note: 11th annual concert of top collegiate a cappella groups to benefit the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. Lineup includes Tufts Beelzebubs, Dartmouth Aires, Amherst Zumbyes, University of Vermont Cat’s Meow, Clark Bars and Williams College Ephlats.

Mid-Winter Coffeehouse

Where: South Newfane Schoolhouse, South Newfane. When: 7 p.m. Cost: $6 at the door. Of note: Singer-songwriters Leon Cooper, Jesse Lepkoff and Breeze Verdant play original music.

Woman Songwriter Collective, June & The Bee

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: Evening of heart-warming and heart-aching original songs, a singer-songwriter celebration of all things love.

PERFORMING ARTS

Upright Citizens Brigade

Where: Whittemore Theater, Marlboro College, Marlboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $20. Contact: jcraven@marlboro.edu. Of note: Top improv comedians from New York and L.A. perform fresh, irreverent comedy.

’Nuts’

Where: Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15, $12 for students, seniors and for everyone on Thursdays and Sundays. Contact: 802-258-1344 or vtcreservations@gmail.com. Of note: Vermont Theatre Company presents Tom Topor’s intense psychological courtroom drama "Nuts." Performances continue through Feb. 2.

Cirque Alfonse: ‘Timber!’

Where: Redfern Arts Center, Keene State College, Keene, N.H. When: 2 p.m. Cost: $25-40, $5 for KSC students. Contact: 603-358-2168 or www.keene.edu/racbp. Of note: Circus troupe from Quebec celebrates lumberjack traditions and Quebec culture, accompanied by live music, in performance for all ages.

Sunday, Feb. 2

PERFORMING ARTS

’Nuts’

Where: Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 3 p.m. Cost: $15, $12 for students, seniors and for everyone on Thursdays and Sundays. Contact: 802-258-1344 or vtcreservations@gmail.com. Of note: Vermont Theatre Company presents Tom Topor’s intense psychological courtroom drama "Nuts."

FILM

’Dirty Dancing’

Where: Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., When: 4 p.m. Cost: By donation. Contact:802-254-1109, ext. 3 or www.latchisarts.org. Of note: Latchis Arts presents Fancy Footwork February with screenings of dance movies on Sundays. Series continues Feb. 9 with "First Position," "Footloose" on Feb. 16 and "Broadway Melody of 1940" on Feb. 23. Proceeds help Latchis Arts preserve the Latchis and promote the arts.

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 Koon. No partner needed. All dances taught.

Balkan Dance

Where: The Stone Church, corner of Grove and Main, Brattleboro. When: 7 to 10 p.m.; beginner/intermediate session at 6:30 p.m. Cost: Suggested donation is $12; first-time dancers free. Contact: rachelleackerman@yahoo.com or 802-257-9513. Of note: Participatory line and circle dances from the Balkans with live music by Xopo, featuring Becky Ashenden, Chuck Corman, Gawain Thomas, Annie Guion, Addie Holland, Joe and Barbara Blumenthal. Bring water bottle and clean soft-soled shoes to protect the dance floor. All levels welcome. New regular feature: Play along with Xopo -- any musicians and singers welcome to sit in on three tunes. in at around 8:45 p.m. Find links to sit-in tunes at www.xopoandfriends.net.