Thursday, Feb. 20

PERFORMING ARTS

’Hamlet’

Where: Latchis Theatre, Main Street, Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Cost: $24-52, $12 for students. Contact: 888-757-5559 or KingdomCounty.org. Of note: Kingdom County productions presents lavish production of Shakespeare’s "Hamlet" by The Acting Company and the Guthrie Theater. Free community performance of the play offered at 10:30 a.m. at the Latchis. FILM

Righteous Youth Rebellion Series:

’Pump Up the Volume’

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 continues with comedy-drama written and directed by Allan Moyle, starring Christian Slater and Samantha Mathis.

MUSIC

Chonghyo Shin and Michelle Liechti

Where: Rhodes Art Center, Northfield Mt. Hermon School, Gill, Mass. When: 7 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: www.nmhschool.org. Of note: Pianist Shin and violinist Liechti play music of Brahms, Beethoven, Schumann and Debussy.

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.

PERFORMING ARTS

’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.

Friday, Feb. 21

PERFORMING ARTS

Vermont Vaudeville

Where: Bellows Falls Middle School, Bellows Falls. When: 7 p.m. Contact: VermontVaudeville.com or 802-533-2589. Of note: Northeast Kingdom troupe presents blend of performance styles, circus stunts and live music. Troupe will also perform on Saturday at 7 p.m., at New England Youth Theatre in Brattleboro.

’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.

MUSIC

Starry Mountain Singers

Where: Sandglass Theater, 17 Kimball Hill, Putney. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10-15 suggested donation. Contact: www.starrymountainsingers.com, stefanamidon@gmail.com or 718-916-1544. Of note: Group of eight performs traditional music from around the United States and the world.

Ladies Night with Ben Cosgrove

Where: Metropolis Wine Bar & Cocktail Lounge, 55 Elliot St., Brattleboro. When: 8 p.m. Cost: No cover. Contact: 802-254-8500 or www.metropoliswinebar.com.

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.

Wistaria Chamber Music Society: Cafe Buenos Aires

Where: The Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield, Mass. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $20. Contact: www.wistariachambermusic.com or 413-634-5716. Of note: Chamber music of Latin America featuring Jose Lezcano, guitar, Matthew Shubin, bassoon, Franziska Huhn, harp, Alison Hale, flute, and Rebecca Hartka, cello. More music like this played on Feb. 22.

Sunny Lowdown

Where: Fritz’s Fries, 45 Main St., Keene, N.H. When: 7 p.m. Contact: 603-357-6395 or sunny@sunnylowdown.com. Of note: Singer/guitarist Sunny Lowdown plays the blues.

DANCE

Shall We Dance -- Cha cha

Where: The Stone Church, corner of Grove and Main streets, Brattleboro. When: Cha cha lesson for all levels at 7 p.m.; followed by dancing to mix of rhythms from 8 to 10 p.m. Cost: For lesson and dance is $8 for singles, $5 for students and seniors. Contact: Ray Warren at 802-579-9990 or ray@shallwedance.biz.

FILM

Looney Tunes Cartoon Festival

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 reprises its popular Looney Tunes fest, featuring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Road Runner and more. Festival will also be screened on Saturday, Feb. 22. Screening is preceded by music at 7 p.m. On Friday, Dick Moulding plays piano rags; ; on Saturday, Daniel Hales and the frost heaves play indie rock, folk and country.

Saturday, Feb. 22

MUSIC

FOMAG: ‘Lucy Terry Prince & The Black Man in Song’

Where: Guilford Community Church, 38 Church Drive, Guilford. When: 3 p.m. Cost: $10, includes a Colonial-style tea reception. Contact: www.fomag.org, office@fomag.org or 802-254-3600. Of note: Friends of Music at Guilford presents program which includes a talk by Linda Hecker on early Guilford resident Lucy Terry Prince, plus a musical program titled "The Black Man in Song," featuring art songs by African-American composers performed by tenor Irwin Reese and pianist Julia Bady.

Overflow Shelter Benefit

Where: The Stone Church, corner of Grove and Main streets, Brattleboro. When: 8 p.m. Cost: Suggested minimum donation of $10. Contact: www.thefantasticparnerz.com. Of note: Music is by Fantastic Partnerz (’80s rock and modern Motown) and the Barn Party House Band (R&B and New Orleans funk) to benefot Brattleboro Overflow Shelter.

Sunny Lowdown

Where: Pleasant Valley Brewing, 16 Main St., Saxtons River When: 8 p.m. Contact: 802-869-4602 or sunny@sunnylowdown.com. Of note: Singer/guitarist Sunny Lowdown plays the blues.

Vinne DiBernardo

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

Jennie, Jonny and Greg

Where: Brattleboro Winter Farmers’ Market, Robert H. Gibson River Garden, Main Street, Brattleboro. When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Of note: Acoustic folk.

Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem family show

Where: Redfern Arts Center, Keene State College, Keene, N.H. When: 11 a.m. Cost: $5. Contact: 603-358-2168 or www.keene.edu/racbp. Of note: Top-tapping, hand-clapping, sing- and dance-along family show ideal for kids in Pre-K to sixth grade.

Bayou X

Where: Mole Hill Theatre, 789 Gilsum Mine Road, East Alstead, N.H. When: 7 p.m. Cost: $10, $20 per family. Contact: 603-352-2585 or molehillnh@gmail.com. Of note: Band formerly known as Lil Orphans plays traditional and original Louisiana Cajun, Creole, swamp pop, and R&B for third annual Grand Carnival Ball at Mole Hill.

Wistaria Chamber Music Society: Cafe Buenos Aires

Where: The Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield, Mass. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $20. Contact: www.wistariachambermusic.com or 413-634-5716. Of note: Chamber music of Latin America featuring Jose Lezcano, guitar, Matthew Shubin, bassoon, Franziska Huhn, harp, Alison Hale, flute, and Rebecca Hartka, cello.

PERFORMING ARTS

Vermont Vaudeville

Where: New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Contact: VermontVaudeville.com or 802-533-2589. Of note: Northeast Kingdom troupe presents blend of performance styles, circus stunts and live music.

’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

Community Contra Dance

Where: Pierce’s Hall, East Putney Falls Road, Putney. When: Beginners’ dance workshop from 7:30 to 8 p.m.; dancing until 10:30 p.m. Contact: 802-387-5357. Of note: Caller is Jim Fownes; with music by Amy Cann and the All-Comers Band. Beginners welcome; all dances are taught. No partner is necessary.

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.

FILM

Looney Tunes Cartoon Festival

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 reprises its popular Looney Tunes fest, featuring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Road Runner and more. Screening is preceded by music at 7 p.m. On Saturday, Daniel Hales and the frost heaves play indie rock, folk and country.

Sunday, Feb. 23

PERFORMING ARTS

’Almost, Maine’

Where: Heberton Hall, Keene, Public Library, Keene, N.H. When: 2 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.

MUSIC

Café Buenos Aires

Where: Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 3 p.m. Cost: $20. Contact: www.wistariachambermusic.com or 413-634-5716. Of note: Wistaria Chamber Music Society presents program of Latin-American chamber musicm featuring Jose Lezcano. Alison Hale, Matthew Shubin, Franziska Huhn, Estela Olevsky and Rebecca Hartka in music of Pujol, Jobim, Cortes, Guastavino, Villa-Lobos and Lezcano.

James Robinson’s Janus Ensemble

Where: Ragle Hall, Serkin Center for Performing Arts, Marlboro College, Marlboro. When: 3 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: www.marlboro.edu. Of note: Janus Ensemble plays fusion of jazz, popular, experimental, electronic and acoustic music.

FILM

Fancy Footwork February: ‘Broadway Melody of 1940’

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 concludes its Fancy Footwork February series of film screenings with purely entertaining film starring Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell.

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 Sarah Pirtle. No partner needed. All dances taught.

Monday, Feb. 24

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.

Tuesday, Feb. 25

MUSIC

Strolling of the Heifers Brown Bag Lunch Series: Tom and JuJu

Where: Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. When: Noon to 1 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: 802-246-0982. Of note: Tom on guitar, piano and vocals, and Juju on percussion and harmony play songs from the ‘60s, with a twist.

Wednesday, Feb. 26

ARTIST TALK

VPL Lab Talk: ‘History Herstory’ with Carmelita Tropicana and Ain Gordon

Where: Whittemore Theater, Marlboro College, Marlboro. When: 7 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: www.vermontperformancelab.com. Of note: Writer/performance artist Carmelita Tropicana and writer/director Ain Gordon present performed conversation about personal history, identity, art and more.

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

Thursday, Feb. 27

ARTIST FORUM

’Pricing Our Work’

Where: The Works, 118 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 7 to 9 p.m. Cost: $10, free for Arts Council of Windham County Members. Contact: www.acwc.us or Doug Cox at 802-257-1024 or dcox@sover.net. Of note: Arts Council of Windham County and The Works present first in series of artist forums, this one on pricing work. Led by painter and printmaker William Hays, potter Matthew Tell and gallery owner Elaine Beckwith.

PERFORMING ARTS

National Theatre Live: ‘War Horse’

Where: The Latchis Theatre, Main Street, Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Cost: $20. Contact: 802-254-1109, ext. 4, or www.brattleborotix.com. Of note: National Theatre broadcasts production of international theatrical smash hit, "War Horse." Runs two hours, 48 minutes.

FILM

Righteous Youth Rebellion Series:

’The Legend of Billy Jean’

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 continues with 1985 American drama about a Texas teenager, directed by Matthew Robbins, with Helen Slater, Christian Slater, Keith Gordon and Richard Bradford.

MUSIC

Strolling of the Heifers Brown Bag Lunch Series: Larry Brown

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

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.

Karoke Night 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.

Carr Uman Rose Trio

Where: The Restaurant at Burdick Chocolates, 47 Main St., Walpole, N.H. When: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cost: No cover. Contact: 603-756-9058. Of note: Jesse Carr, tenor sax and vocals, Eugene Uman, piano, and Genevieve Rose, bass, play jazz.

Friday, Feb. 28

MUSIC

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 -- Night Club 2-step

Where: The Stone Church, corner of Grove and Main streets, Brattleboro. When: Night Club 2-step lesson for all levels at 7 p.m., led by Brendan McClure; followed by dancing to mix of rhythms from 8 to 10 p.m. Cost: For lesson and dance is $8 for singles, $5 for students and seniors. Contact: Ray Warren at 802-579-9990 or ray@shallwedance.biz.

Saturday, March 1

MUSIC

Kevin Parry

Where: Pizzapalooza, 19 South Main St., Wilmington. When: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Cost: No cover. Contact: 802-464-7702 or www.kevinparrymusic.com. Of note: Solo acoustic guitar and mandolin.

Juke Joint Jazz and Free Range Cats

Where: The Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield, Mass. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Contact: theartsblock.com or 413-774-0150. Of note: Juke Joint Jazz plays original, hard-driving arrangements from the classic jazz repertoire, with influences ranging from Miles Davis to the Grateful Dead, Monk to funk. Free Range Cats is a horn-fronted instrumental group playing groove, soul, jazz, rock, Afro beat and funky New Orleans.

BOOKS

’Forgotten Drinks of Colonial New England’

Where: Bartleby’s Books, 17 West Main St., When: 2 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: 802-464-5425 or www.myvermontbookstore.com. Of note: Author Corin Hirsch discusses her book, "Forgotten Drinks of Colonial New England" and shares recipes.

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, March 2

PERFORMING ARTS

’Almost, Maine’

Where: Heberton Hall, Keene, Public Library, Keene, N.H. When: 2 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.

DANCE

Balkan Dance

Where: Brattleboro Stone Church, corner of Grove and Main, Brattleboro. When: 7 to 10 p.m.; beginner/intermediate session at 6:30 p.m. Brattleboro. Cost: Suggested donation is $12, free for first-time dancers. 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 join in for three tunes in the middle of the evening. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes to dance in.