Thursday, Feb. 6

MUSIC

World Way

Where: The Whetstone Station Restaurant, Brattleboro. When: 8 to 11 p.m. Cost: No cover. Of note: Michael Doku, Jay Cook and Ben James play African, reggae and global groove in honor of Bob Marley’s birthday.

Open Mic with Kevin Parry

Where: The Marina Restaurant, Putney Road, Brattleboro. 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

GALLERY WALK

Gallery Walk

Where: 30 locations in downtown Brattleboro and satellite locations in West Brattleboro and along Putney Road. When: Official Gallery Walk hours are 5:30 to 8 p.m., although some venues are open earlier and some events run later. Cost: Free. Contact: Joy Wallens-Penford at 802-257-2616, info@GalleryWalk.org or www.GalleryWalk.org. Of note: Monthly art walk returns with artists’ receptions, live music, special events, art sales and more.

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.

Goat in the Road Theater -- ‘Instant Misunderstanding’

Where: Whittemore Theatre, Marlboro College, Marlboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $12. Contact: 888-757-5559 or KingdomCounty.org. Of note: Duo performs award-winning comedic rumination on how technology affects communication.

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.

Red Riding Hood

Where: Turn It Up!, Main Street, Brattleboro. When: 6 to 7 p.m. Cost: No cover. Of note: Band features Kathy Mazziott on accordion, Ben Mitchell on guitar and Gray Zabrisky on percussion and plays eclectic mix of folk, funk, punk and world beat.

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.

Saturday, Feb. 8

PERFORMING ARTS

Putney Vaudeville!

Where: Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $12, $6 for children under 12. Contact: www.nextstagearts.org, 802-387-0102 or nextstagearts@gmail.com. Of note: Putney Vaudeville!, a showcase of professional performers, live music and local friends and neighbors, returns. Featured guest is Hilary Chaplain, with music by Gaslight Tinkers. Tickets also available at Offerings in Putney.

’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.

MUSIC

Vermont Timbre

Where: Brattleboro Winter Farmers’ Market, Robert H. Gibson River Garden, Main Street, Brattleboro. When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: Free. Of note: Amelia Struthers and Mike Mrowicki play and sing acoustic original contemporary folk.

Kevin Parry

Where: The Stizmark, 54 East Dover Road, 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.

DANCE

Molly Gawler

Where: Sobo Studio, the Cotton Mill, Brattleboro. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $15. Contact: sobodance@gmail.com or 802-258-7378. Of note: Accomplished dancer Molly Gawler presents solo dance works accompanied by Lissa Schneckenburger to benefit Droplet Dance, an effort to increase access to clean water.

Latin dance lessons and party

Where: McNeill’s Brewery, Elliot Street, Brattleboro. When: Beginners lessons at 7 p.m.; intermediate dancers at 8 p.m.; advance dancers ar 8:30 p.m.; open dance floor at 9 p.m. Cost: Donation of check or non-perishable food item for Project Feed the Thousands. Contact: Michael Rodriguez at 802-362-1819 or Rocio at 802-246-7527 Of note: Veteran dance instructor Michael Rodriguez will host weekly Latin dance lessons and party.

VISUAL ARTS

Gallery North Star 10th anniversary exhibit

Where: Gallery North Star, Grafton. When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: 802-843-2465 or www.gnsgrafton.com. Of note: Gallery North Star hosts opening for exhibit of paintings by Julie Y Baker Albright to celebrate 10th anniversary of gallery’s ownership by Kim and Edward Bank.

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 line. Contact: theartsblock.com or 413-774-0150. Of note: Actors from New Century, Majestic, PaintBox, Hampshire Shakespeare and elsewhere present "Scripted/Unscripted" about what happens when on stage actor follows the script and another improvises.

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.

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.

Monday, Feb. 10

ARTS MEETING

Arts Council of Windham County

Where: Artrageus 1 Gallery, 57 Elliot St., Brattleboro. When: 4 to 5 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: www.acwc.us or Doug Cox at dcox@sover.net or 802-257-1024. Of note: Public invited to open meeting of Arts Council of Windham County. All are welcome to bring ideas, dreams or concerns to share. Meeting is followed by open ACWVC trustees meeting from 5 to 6 p.m.

MUSIC

Strolling of the Heifers Brown Bag Lunch Series: Michael Hertz

Where: Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. When: Noon to 1 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: 802-246-0982. Of note: Solo acoustic guitar in finger-picking style covering folk, blues and ragtime.

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.

FILM

Monday Movie Matinee

Where: Brattleboro Senior Center, Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 10 a.m. Contact: 802-257-7570. Of note: Movies shown through March. Call for titles.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

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: Three-week series runs through Feb. 18.

Wednesday, Feb. 12

BOOKS, AUTHORS

Donna Dearborn: ‘Every Sunday -- A Father and Daughter’s Enduring Connection’

Where: Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: 802-254-5290, ext. 0, info@brookslibraryvt.org or www.brookslibraryvt.org. Of note: Author and Brattleboro native discusses her new memoir and paean tto her father, Frank Dearborn, Brattleboro’s longtime director of the Department of Parks and Recreation.

MUSIC

Strolling of the Heifers Brown Bag Lunch Series: Jed Blume

Where: Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. When: Noon to 1 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: 802-246-0982. Of note: Solo piano from member of Bada Raga, which plays Indian classical music from a Vermont perspective.

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 Pape Ba. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring water.

FILM

Ken Burns: ‘The Roosevelts’

Where: Memorial Hall, Shelburne Falls, Mass. When: 7 p.m., reception at 6 p.m. Cost: $25. Contact: Arms Library at 413-625-0306. Of note: Acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns screens expert from his upcoming documentary, "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History" as fundraiser for Arms Library.

Thursday, Feb. 13

PERFORMING ARTS

’The Boy Friend’

Where: Brattleboro Union High School Auditorium, Fairground Road, Brattleboro. When: 4 p.m. Cost: $6. Contact: 802-451-3407. Of note: Brattleboro Union High School Music Department presents the musical, "The Boy Friend," through Saturday.

FILM

Righteous Youth Rebellion Series: ‘Over the Edge’

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. 20 with "Pump Up the Volume" and Feb. 27 with "The Legend of Billy Jean."

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.

BOOKS, AUTHORS

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Reading and Discussion Series

Where: Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 4 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: 802-254-5290, ext. 0, info@brookslibraryvt.org or www.brookslibraryvt.org. Of note: Brooks Memorial Library continues its reading and discussion series of works of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, featuring Solzhenitsyn’s 1970 Nobel lecture and 1978 Harvard Class Day address. Led by Richard Wizansky.

Friday, Feb. 14

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.

’The Boy Friend’

Where: Brattleboro Union High School Auditorium, Fairground Road, Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Cost: $10, $6 for seniors. Contact: 802-451-3407. Of note: Brattleboro Union High School Music Department presents the musical, "The Boy Friend," through Saturday.

’Almost, Maine’

Where: Heberton Hall, Keene, Public Library, Keene, N.H. When: 7:30 p.m.; Valentine’s Day dinner theater starts at 6:30 p.m. Cost: $50 on Valentine’s Day, $15 general, $12 for seniors and students after that. Contact: 603-352-5657 or theedgeensemble@aol.com. Of note: Edge Ensemble presents John Cariani’s funny and sometimes bittersweet play about romance. Performances run through Feb. 23.

MUSIC

Strolling of the Heifers Brown Bag Lunch Series: Brattleboro Women’s Chorus

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

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

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.brat.tango@gmail.com.

Saturday, Feb. 15

MUSIC

Ingrid Jensen Quintet

Where: Vermont Jazz Center, the Cotton Mill, Brattleboro. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $20, $15 for students. Contact: 802-254-9088, ext. 1 and www.vtjazz.org. Of note: Quintet features Jensen Sisters (Ingrid on trumpet, Christine on saxes, plus Ben Monder on guitar, Matt Clohesy on bass and Jon Wikan on drums. Tickets also available at In the Moment on Main Street.

Woodshed Wailers

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

Kevin Parry

Where: Pizzapalooza, 19 S. Main St., Wilmington. When: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Cost: No cover. Contact: 802-464-7702 or www.kevinparrymusic.com. Of note: Singer and guitarist plays classic rock, country and blues requests.

Samirah Evans

Where: The Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield, Mass. When: 7:30p.m. Cost: $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Contact: theartsblock.com or 413-774-0150. Of note: Jazz and blues vocalist is joined by pianist Bob Merrill, bassist Peter Concilio and drummer Claire Arenius in evening of swingin’ classics and love songs.

Who Are You -- A Celebration of the Who

Where: Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, Mass. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $20. Contact: glechowski@verizon.net or www.shelburnefallsmemorialhall.org. Of note: Multi-media Who tribute celebrates music of "Tommy" and other Who hits. Proceeds benefit Memorial Hall campaign for new movie screen. Tickets also available in Shelburne Falls at Boswell’s Books and Mocha Maya’s and in Greenfield at World Eye Bookshop.

PERFORMING ARTS

’Pierce to the Soul’

Where: Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10 suggested donation. Contact: www.nextstagearts.org. Of note: Next Stage Arts presents staged reading of one-person play, "Pierce to the Soul" by Chiquita Mullins Lee, in honor of Black History Month.

’The Boy Friend’

Where: Brattleboro Union High School Auditorium, Fairground Road, Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Cost: $10, $6 for seniors. Contact: 802-451-3407. Of note: Brattleboro Union High School Music Department presents the musical, "The Boy Friend."

’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.

’Almost, Maine’

Where: Heberton Hall, Keene, Public Library, Keene, N.H. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15 general, $12 for seniors and students after that. Contact: 603-352-5657 or theedgeensemble@aol.com. Of note: Edge Ensemble presents John Cariani’s funny and sometimes bittersweet play about romance. Performances run through Feb. 23.

DANCE

Latin dance lessons and party

Where: McNeill’s Brewery, Elliot Street, Brattleboro. When: Beginners lessons at 7 p.m.; intermediate dancers at 8 p.m.; advance dancers ar 8:30 p.m.; open dance floor at 9 p.m. Cost: Donation of check or non-perishable food item for Project Feed the Thousands. Contact: Michael Rodriguez at 802-362-1819 or Rocio at 802-246-7527 Of note: Veteran dance instructor Michael Rodriguez will host weekly Latin dance lessons and party.

Sunday, Feb. 16

PERFORMING ARTS

Murder Mystery Dinner: ‘Murder in Vegas’

Where: American Legion Post 5, Linden Street, Brattleboro. When: 6 p.m. Cost: $35 per person, $300 for table for. Of note: Vermont Theatre Company presents Murder Mystery Dinner. Reservations required; purchase tickets at Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Dept., 9 a.m. to noon, 1 to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday and at the Shoe Tree, 135 Main St. Deadline is Feb. 14.

’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.

MUSIC

Country Western Jamboree

Where: VFW Post 1034, 40 Black Mountain Road, Brattleboro. When: 1 to 6 p.m. Cost: $7. Of note: Host band is

Shape Note Sing

Where: St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 16 Bradley Ave., Brattleboro. When: 3 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: Dan Hertzler at 802-674-6963 or danhertzler@gmail.com or Matt Wojcik at 802-246-1008 or mwojcik@earthlink.net. Of note: All are welcome to sing this powerful, four-part a cappella music. No experience necessary. Music books available for loan or purchase. A potluck snack will be shared.

FILM

Fancy Footwork February: ‘Footloose’

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 continues its Fancy Footwork February screenings of dance movies.