Saturday, Feb. 8 PERFORMING ARTS
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 email@example.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.
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.
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.
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.
Where: Sobo Studio, the Cotton Mill, Brattleboro. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $15. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
Sunday, Feb. 9
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.
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?
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.
Brattleboro Contra Dance
Where: The Stone Church, corner of Grove and Main streets, Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m.; 5 p.m. is open instrument session. Cost: $7-10. Contact: www.brattcontra.org. Of note: Music is by Nor’easter; caller is Nils Fredland. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes. Fragrance-free zone.
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.