Thursday, April 3

PERFORMING ARTS

’Late, a Cowboy Song’

Where: Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $12. Contact: 802-387-0071 or www.nextstage.com. Of note: Apron Theater Company presents Sarah Ruhl’s play through April 5. AUDITIONS

’Plaza Suite’

Where: Brattleboro Savings & Loan Community Room, Main Street, Brattleboro. When: 6:30 p.m. Of note: Director Bob DuCharme leads casting for Neil Simon play. Performances are June 20, 21, 27 and 28 in Williamsville Three male and four female leads are needs, plus smaller roles. People to fill backstage and offstage jobs are needed too.

MUSIC

The DuPont Brothers

Where: Whetstone Station, Brattleboro. When: 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Cost: No cover. Contact: 802-490-2354 or www.whetstonestation.com. Of note: Duo plays folk-Americana.

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.

Friday, April 4

GALLERY WALK

Gallery Walk

Where: 37 locations in downtown Brattleboro and satellite locations in West Brattleboro and along Putney Road.


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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.

MUSIC

Musicians from Marlboro

Where: Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $30, $20 and $10. Contact: Brattleboro Music Center at 802-257-4523 or www.bmcvt.org. Of note: Brattleboro Music Center Chamber Music Series concludes with Musicians from Marlboro playing music of Dvorak, Schubert and Maz Reger.

Asylum Quartet

Where: Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10 suggested donation. Contact: 802-254-9276. Of note: Asylum Quartet presents evening of classical, indie rock, world, klezmer and electronic 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.

Butterfly Swing Band

Where: The Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield, Mass. When: 7 p.m. Cost: $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Contact: www.theartsblock.com or 413-774-0150. Of note: Butterfly Swing Band performs for night of dancing and swing music. Free swing dance lesson by Emily Fox at 7 p.m.

PERFORMING ARTS

’Late, a Cowboy Song’

Where: Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $12. Contact: 802-387-0071 or www.nextstage.com. Of note: Apron Theater Company presents Sarah Ruhl’s play through April 5.

Murder mystery dinner theater

Where: Bellows Falls Union High School cafeteria, Westminster. When: 6 p.m. Contact: 802-463-3944, ext. 248, or katy.emond@wnesu.com. Of note: Bellows Falls Union High School Drama Club invites people to join them in a murder mystery dinner theater. Proceeds benefit drama club trip to New York City. Murder mystery dinner theater also held on April 5 at Green Mountain Railroad Station in Bellows Falls (for reservations, contact Gary Fox at 802-376-9534 or info@greenislandvt.org.

One-acts and musical numbers

Where: Compass School, Route 5, Westminster. When: 1:30 p.m. Cost: $5. Contact: 802-463-2525. Of note: Compass Players, directed by Ron Bos-Lun, present six one-act comedies, plus musical numbers accompanied by Amy Cann. Also presented Saturday at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.

BOOKS, AUTHORS

Lee Bramble, Toni Ortner

Where: Everyone’s Books, Elliot Street, Brattleboro. When: 6 p.m. Cost: Free Contact: 802-254-8160. Of note: Local members of Write Action Tom Ragle (aka Lee Bramble) and Toni Ortner reads from new collections of poetry, "Take This Song" and "Travelling, a Perspective."

DANCE

Shall We Dance? -- Salsa

Where: The Stone Church, corner of Grove and Main streets, Brattleboro. When: Salsa lesson for all levels at 7 p.m.; open dancing from 8 to 10 p.m. Cost: $8 for singles, $5 for students and seniors. Contact: Ray Warren at 802-579-9990 or ray@shallwedance.biz. Of note: No partner needed.

LOOK WHO’S TALKIN’

Strolling of the Heifers Brown Bag Lunch Series:

Meet the Artist -- Bobbie Groves

Where: Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. When: Noon to 1 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: 802-246-0982. Of note: Howell has an image in the Gallery at the Garden’s current 16x16x27 exhibit.

Saturday, April 5

PERFORMING ARTS

’Late, a Cowboy Song’

Where: Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $12. Contact: 802-387-0071 or www.nextstage.com. Of note: Apron Theater Company presents Sarah Ruhl’s play.

Young Shakespeare Players: ‘The Thirteen Clocks’

Where: McNeill’s Brewery, 90 Elliot St., Brattleboro. When: 1:30 and 4 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: www.youngshakespeareplayers.org, on Facebook or Suzanne Rubinstein at 802-246-1361 or suzanne@ysp.org. Of note: Young Shakespeare Players East’s Dickens Dramatic Reading Society presents "The Thirteen Clocks" by James Thurber in dramatic reading format. Suitable for all ages. Performances also take place Sunday at noon and 3 p.m., at The Stone Church.

Murder mystery dinner theater

Where: Green Mountain Railroad Station, Bellows Falls. When: 6 p.m. Contact: Gary Fox at 802-376-9534 or info@greenislandvt.org. Of note: Bellows Falls Union High School Drama Club invites people to join them in a murder mystery dinner theater. Menu includes vegetarian or meat lasagna, salad, garlic bread, lemonade, strawberry shortcake. Proceeds benefit drama club trip to New York City.

One-acts and musical numbers

Where: Compass School, Route 5, Westminster. When: 7 p.m. Cost: $5. Contact: 802-463-2525. Of note: Compass Players, directed by Ron Bos-Lun, present six one-act comedies, plus musical numbers accompanied by Amy Cann. Also presented Sunday at 2 p.m.

AUDITIONS

Shakespeare in the Park: ‘As You Like It’

Where: Marlboro Graduate Center Room 2-E, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro. When: 1 p.m. Contact: Director Adrienne Major at 802-380-9050 or draamjr@gmail.com. Of note: Vermont Theatre Company casting for Shakespeare in the Park, performances June 26-29 in Brattleboro, June 21 in Charlestown, N.H., and excerpts on June 14-15 in Turners Falls, Mass. Auditioners may prepare a Shakespeare monologue or do cold readings at audition. Audition also held Monday, April 7, at 7 p.m.

MUSIC

Carolina Calvache Quartet

Where: Vermont Jazz Center, Cotton Mill, Brattleboro. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $10, $5 for students. Contact: www.vtjazz.org or 802-254-9088. Of note: VJC’s Emerging Artist Series features pianist Calvache and her quartet playing jazz influenced by Colombian tunes, forms and rhythms. Tickets also available at In the Moment, 143 Main St.

Kevin Parry

Where: Pizzapalooza, 19 South Main St., Wilmington. When: 6 to 9 p.m. Cost: No cover. Contact: 802-464-7702 or www.kevinparrymusic.com. Of note: Solo acoustic guitar and mandolin

Jazz Plus with Juke Joint Jazz

Where: The Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield, Mass. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Contact: www.theartsblock.com or 413-774-0150. Of note: Evening of local jazz music with special guest trombonist Ed Byrne and Eastern Standard Timw featuring 9-string guitarist Jonny Johansson playing chamber jazz.

COMMUNITY EVENT

Spring Fling

Where: Broad Brook Grange, 3940 Guilford Center Road, Guilford. When: 6 p.m. Cost: Donations to help defray the cost of the event. Contact: Michelle Frehsee at michelle@frehsee.com or 802-275-2555. Of note: Butterfly Swing Band supplies music at event which also features open jam and open mike. Event is held in part to get people together and help foster a sense of community in Guilford.

OPERA

The Met Live in HD: ‘La Boheme’

Where: The Latchis Theatre, Main Street, Brattleboro. When: 1 p.m. Cost: $26 for nonmembers, $24 for Met Forever members. Contact: 802-254-1109, ext. 4, 802-257-4523, brattleborotix.com, mettix@latchis.com and www.latchisarts.com. Of note: Season of live Met broadcasts continues with Francisco Zeffirelli’s lavish production of Puccini’s great opera.

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, April 6

MUSIC

The Heath Quartet

Where: Ragle Hall, Marlboro College, Marlboro. When: 3 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: 802-251-7644 or mbarone@marlboro.edu. Of note: Award-winning string quartet plays music of Beethoven, Bartok and Mendelssohn as part of Marlboro’s Music for a Sunday fternoon series.

Lonely Heartstring Band, Stockwell Brothers

Where: Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $14 in advance, $16 at the door. Contact: www.nextstagearts.org or 802-387-0102. Of note: Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present evening of bluegrass and newgrass. Tickets are also available at Turn It Up in Brattleboro and Offerings Jewelry in Putney.

Old-time Gospel Hour

Where: Dummerston Community Center, 150 West St., West Dummerston. When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: Donations welcome for community center’s heating and maintendance fund. Contact: Jean at 802-254-9212. Of note: Guitar and vocals by GinMillBill. Songbooks available. Light refreshments.

DANCE

Brattleboro 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. Cost: Suggested donation is $12. 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. Visit www.xopoandfriends.net to find links to sit-in tunes.

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 friends. All dances taught. No partner needed.

PERFORMING ARTS

Young Shakespeare Players: ‘The Thirteen Clocks’

Where: McNeill’s Brewery, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. When: noon and 3 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: www.youngshakespeareplayers.org, on Facebook or Suzanne Rubinstein at 802-246-1361 or suzanne@ysp.org. Of note: Young Shakespeare Players East’s Dickens Dramatic Reading Society presents "The Thirteen Clocks" by James Thurber in dramatic reading format. Suitable for all ages.

One-acts and musical numbers

Where: Compass School, Route 5, Westminster. When: 2 p.m. Cost: $5. Contact: 802-463-2525. Of note: Compass Players, directed by Ron Bos-Lun, present six one-act comedies, plus musical numbers accompanied by Amy Cann. Also presented Saturday at 7 p.m.

New vaudeville with The Wright Brothers

Where: The Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield, Mass. When: 2 p.m. Cost: $12 for adults, $6 for children 12 and under. Contact: www.theartsblock.com or 413-774-0150. Of note: Troupe compared to Marx Brothers presents new vaudeville.

VISUAL ARTS

Opening reception at The Nest

Where: The Nest at junction of I-91 Exit 5 and Route 5 in Westminster. When: 3 to 5 p.m. Of note: Spring reception for exhibit of work by featured artists Michelle and Valerie Woodbury and seven other artists.

Monday, April 7

AUDITIONS

Shakespeare in the Park: ‘As You Like It’

Where: Marlboro Graduate Center Room 2-E, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Contact: Director Adrienne Major at 802-380-9050 or draamjr@gmail.com. Of note: Vermont Theatre Company casting for Shakespeare in the Park, performances June 26-29 in Brattleboro, June 21 in Charlestown, N.H., and excerpts on June 14-15 in Turners Falls, Mass. Auditioners may prepare a Shakespeare monologue or do cold readings at audition.

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, April 8

DANCE

Shall We Dance -- West Coast Swing

When: Shall We Dance features West Coast Swing lessons for beginners at 6:30 p.m.; intermediates at 7:30 p.m. Five-week series runs through April 22. Where: The Stone Church, corner of Grove and Main streets, Brattleboro. Cost: $40 for the series, $65 to attend both classes for the series; $10 drop-in for one, $15 for both. Contact: Ray Warren at 802-579-9990 or ray@shallwedance.biz. Of note: Taught by Ray Warren and Lucina Dee. No partner is necessary.

Wednesday, April 9

MUSIC

Kurn Hattin Jazz Invitational

Where: Higbie Auditorium, Mayo Memorial Center, Kurn Hattin Homes, Westminster. When: 7 p.m. Cost: Canned/dry good or cash donation to Our Place Food Shelf in Bellows Falls. Contact: Lisa Bianconi at 802-721-6931 or www.kurnhattin.org. Of note: Special guests include Keene Jazz Orchestra, directed by Scott Mullett and vocalist Samirah Evans. Vermont Jazz Center director Eugene Uman is master of ceremonies for event which features ensembles from Bellows Falls Union High School, Brattleboro Area Middle School, Northfield Mount Hermon, Kurn Hattin Homes, Vermont Academy and the Vermont Jazz Center.

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 Georgette Adjie. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring water.

BOOKS, AUTHORS

’Muslim Journeys: Literary Reflections’

Where: Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 7p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: www.brookslibraryvt.org or 802-254-5290, ext. 0. Of note: Vermont Humanities Council and Brooks Memorial Library team up to present reading and discussion series on Muslim literature, led by Marlboro College professor Amer Latif. First book is "The Arabian Nights." Series continues bi-weekly through June 11.

Thursday, April 10

PERFORMING ARTS

’Middletown’

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 or 802-246-6398. Of note: NEYT’s Senior Company, directed by Michael Trzos, performs Will Eno’s contemporary work "Middletown." Recommended for ages 13 and up. Continues through April 19.

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.

Friday, April 11

PERFORMING ARTS

’Middletown’

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 or 802-246-6398. Of note: NEYT’s Senior Company, directed by Michael Trzos, performs Will Eno’s contemporary work "Middletown." Recommended for ages 13 and up. Continues through April 19.

’Wilde Irish Women of James Joyce’

Where: The Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield, Mass. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Contact: www.theartsblock.com or 413-774-0150. Of note: Staged reading of a new work by Rosemary Caine. Focus in narrative and song is on three major women in James Joyce’s life with music by Sean McMahon.

MUSIC

Blanche Moyse Chorale: ‘Make a Joyful Noise’

Where: Immanuel Episcopal Church, Bellows Falls. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $18 general, $35 preferred in advance, $20 and $40 at the door. All student tickets are $10. Contact: Brattleboro Music Center at 802-257-4523 or www.bmcvt.org or brattleborotix.com. Of note: Chorale conducted by Mary Westbrook-Geha performs sacred works of Heinrich Schutz and Felix Mendelssohn. Concert also presented Sunday, April 13, at 3 p.m., at Centre Congregational Church in Brattleboro.

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

Brattleboro Tango Milonga

Where: The Stone Church, corner of Grove and Main streets, Brattleboro. When: Tango lesson at 7:30 p.m.; dancing from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Contact: Sally at 603-923-9743 or sally.brat.tango@gmail.com.

Saturday, April 12

PERFORMING ARTS

’Middletown’

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 or 802-246-6398. Of note: NEYT’s Senior Company, directed by Michael Trzos, performs Will Eno’s contemporary work "Middletown." Recommended for ages 13 and up. Continues through April 19.

MUSIC

Kevin Parry

Where: Pizzapalooza, 19 South Main St., Wilmington. When: 6 to 9 p.m. Cost: No cover. Contact: 802-464-7702 or www.kevinparrymusic.com. Of note: Solo acoustic guitar and mandolin

DANCE

Family Contra and Square Dance

Where: Evening Star Grange, Dummerston Center. When: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; potluck supper at 5:30 p.m. Cost: $4 for children,$7 for adults, $20 for families. Contact: Andy Davis at 802-257-1819 or village@dancingmasters.com. Of note: Evening of traditional New England contra dances, square dances, circle mizers and couple dances. Caller is Peter Amidon, with music by Jokers Wild, featuring teenage musicians from Brattleboro -- Aidan Murphy on fiddle, Everest Witman on guitar and Alden Witman on Irish whistle. All ages and experience levels welcome.

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.

COMEDY

Happier Valley Comdey Show

Where: The Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield, Mass. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $10 in advance, $13 at the door. Contact: www.theartsblock.com or 413-774-0150. Of note: Spontaneously created comedy with The Ha-Ha’s and The Stable.

Sunday, April 13

MUSIC

Blanche Moyse Chorale: ‘Make a Joyful Noise’

Where: Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 3 p.m. Cost: $18 general, $35 preferred in advance, $20 and $40 at the door. All student tickets are $10. Contact: Brattleboro Music Center at 802-257-4523 or www.bmcvt.org or brattleborotix.com. Of note: Chorale conducted by Mary Westbrook-Geha performs sacred works of Heinrich Schutz and Felix Mendelssohn.

’Die Shone Magelone’

Where: The Pushkin, corner of Main and Federal Sts., Greenfield, Mass. When: 3:30 p.m. Cost: $20, half-price for second ticket if you bring someone new to Wistaria concerts. Contact: www.wistariachambermusic.com, www.theartsblock.com or 413-634-5716. Of note: Wistaria Chamber Music Society presents program with Peter W. Shea, tenor, Monica Jakuc Leverett, piano, and Vivienne Carey, reader.

PERFORMING ARTS

’Middletown’

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 or 802-246-6398. Of note: NEYT’s Senior Company, directed by Michael Trzos, performs Will Eno’s contemporary work "Middletown." Recommended for ages 13 and up. Continues through April 19.

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. All dances taught. No partner needed.