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.

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) and Tim Gilmore (drums) play jazz. 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: Salsa 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.

Ethan Hazzard-Watkins

Where: Brattleboro Winter Farmers Market, Robert H. Gibson River Garden, Main Street, Brattleboro. When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Of note: Fiddler plays fusion of Irish, French-Canadian and New England styles, plus swing, blues and classical influences.

Butterfly Swing Band, Jack Keil

Where: Chivers Center, Vermont Academy, Saxtons River. When: 7 p.m. Contact: 802-869-2960.

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.

Kevin Parry

Where: Pizzapalooza, 19 S. Main St., Wilmington. When: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Contact: 802-464-7702 or www.kevinparrymusic.com. Of note: Solo acoustic guitar and mandolin.

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.

GRAND OPENING

The Future Collective Grand Opening Art Show/Cabaret/Variety Show

Where: The Future Collective, 17 Elliot St., Brattleboro. When: 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Cost: Suggested donation of $1-$10 to benefit the Future Cllective. Contact: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Future-Collective. Of note: Alcohol-free, all-ages event to celebrate grand opening of Future Collective’s new location.

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

Fancy Footwork February: ‘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 Anja Daniel and Deborah McNeil. 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.

BOOKS

Howard Coffin

Where: Misty Valley Books, on the Green, Chester. When: 2 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: Misty Valley Books at 802-875-3400 or www.mvbooks.com. Of note: Historian Howard Coffin presents latest book, "Something Abides," which identifies Civil War sites in Vermont.

Monday, Feb. 3

MUSIC

Strolling of the Heifers Brown Bag Lunch Series: Jennie Reichman

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

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, Feb. 4

DANCE

Doug Elkins’ ‘Hapless Bizarre’

Where: Redfern Arts Center’s Main Theatre, Keene State College, Keene, N.H. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15-25, $5 for Keene State students. Contact: 603-358-2168 or www.keene.edu/racbp. Of note: Irreverent, innovative choreographer Doug Elkins presents world premiere of "Hapless Bizarre," which melds slapstick comedy, hip-hop moves and ragtime music, as well as Elkins’ "Mo(or)town Redux."

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: Three-week series runs through Feb. 18.

Wednesday, Feb. 5

MUSIC

Strolling of the Heifers Brown Bag Lunch Series: Bondville Boys

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

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, Feb. 6

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.

Reggae Dance Party

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: DJ Joel spins reggae beats.

LOOK WHO’S TALKIN’

Ben Kilham on black bears

Where: Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: 802-254-5290, ext. 0, info@brookslibraryvt.org or brookslibraryvt.org. Of note: Brooks Library, Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society and Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center co-sponsor black bear expert Ben Kilham, who recently authored "Out on a Limb," which will be for sale at the event.

Friday, Feb. 7

PERFORMING ARTS

’Treasure Island’

Where: New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Cost: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for students. Contact: www.neyt.org. Of note: Cast of actors ages 9-13 presents Robert Louis Stevenson’s immortal tale, adapted and directed by Peter Gould. Performances run through Feb. 16.

MUSIC

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 from the ‘20s, ‘30s and ‘40s by Joe, Lynn, Scott, Mark 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? - West Coast Swing

When: West Coast Swing 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.

FILM

Righteous Youth Rebellion Series: ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll High School’

Where: Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. When: 7 p.m. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Contact: www.nextstagearts.org. Of note: Next Stage Arts launches February Righteous Youth Rebellion Movie Series with 1979 musical comedy featuring the Ramones. Immediately after will be Karaoke Church with band playing Ramones songs and audience singing. Series continues on Feb. 13 with "Over the Edge," on Feb. 20 with "Pump Up the Volume" and Feb. 27 with "The Legend of Billy Jean."

Saturday, Feb. 8

PERFORMING ARTS

’Treasure Island’

Where: New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. When: 2 and 7 p.m. Cost: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for students. Contact: www.neyt.org. Of note: Cast of actors ages 9-13 presents Robert Louis Stevenson’s immortal tale, adapted and directed by Peter Gould. Performances run through Feb. 16.

Sunday, Feb. 9

PERFORMING ARTS

’Treasure Island’

Where: New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. When: 2 p.m. Cost: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for students. Contact: www.neyt.org. Of note: Cast of actors ages 9-13 presents Robert Louis Stevenson’s immortal tale, adapted and directed by Peter Gould. Performances run through Feb. 16.

MUSIC

A Far Cry

Where: White Church, 55 Main St., Grafton. When: 3 p.m. Contact: brattleborotix.com or 802-843-2447. Of note: Grafton Music Festival hosts innovative chamber orchestra in program titled "Melting Pot," celebrating and exploring the question: What is American music?

FILM

Fancy Footwork February: ‘First Position’

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. "First Position" is award-winning documentary which follows six young dancers as they prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix. Series continues with "Footloose" on Feb. 16 and "Broadway Melody of 1940" on Feb. 23. Proceeds benefit Latchis 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 Lynn Hartwood and Jane Buchan. No partner needed. All dances taught.