Thursday, April 24

PERFORMING ARTS

Theatre Adventure Program ‘Flights of Fancy’

Where: West Village Meeting House, 29 South St., West Brattleboro. When: 10:30 a.m. Contact: www.neyt.org. Of note: Theatre Adventure Program for actors with and without disabilities, presents story about standing up for what you believe in and the power of self-expression. Also presented April 25 at 7 p.m. ARTS FORUM

Business Training for Artists

Where: The Works Cafe, 118 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 7 to 9 p.m. Contact: www.acwc.us or Doug Cox at 802-257-1024 or dcox@sover.net. Of note: Arts Council of Windham County, Brattleboro-West Arts and The Works co-sponsor fosum exploring opportunities for arts-specific business training. All artists welcome. Bring a potluck dessert to share.

FILM

’After Tiller’

Where: Next Stage Arts, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. When: 7 p.m. Cost: $10 suggested donation, $5 for students. Contact: www.nextstagearts.org, nextstagearts@gmail.com or 802-387-0102.


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Of note: Next Stage Arts presents screening of documentary about the last four doctors in America who openly provide third-trimester abortions. Filmmaker Lana Wilson will be on hand for Q&A.

MUSIC

Slam Up Tour

Where: Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., Brattleboro. When: 8:30 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: theslamuptour.tumblr.com. Of note: Poet Cali Bummash and singer Emily Lowinger present show about love, mixing comedy, spoken word and 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.

DANCE

An Evening of Dance

Where: Main Theatre, Redfern Arts Center, Keene State College, Keene, N.H. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10 general, $8 for seniors, students and children and $6 for KSC stidents. Contact: 603-358-2168 or www.keene.edu/racbp. Of note: 39th annual showcase by Keene State Department of Theatre and Dance features commissioned dance by Rebecca Stenn, three new works by KSC faculty and student work. Performances continue through April 26.

Friday, April 25

MUSIC

Pete Seeger sing-along celebration with Peter Blood and Annie Patterson

Where: Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10-15 suggested donation for adults, $5 for ages 12 and under.Of note: Peter Blood and Annie Patterson, creators of Rise Up Singing, lead Pete Seeger sing-along celebration, presented by Putney Friends.

Robin and Linda Williams

Where: Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, Mass. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15-35. Contact: 413-772-2020, ext. 207 or www.ctriver.org. Of note: Prairie Home Companion favorites celebrate release of latest CD, "Back 40," with concert.

Strolling of the Heifers Brown Bag Lunch Series:

Ryan Thomas

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

PERFORMING ARTS

Theatre Adventure Program ‘Flights of Fancy’

Where: West Village Meeting House, 29 South St., West Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Contact: www.neyt.org. Of note: Theatre Adventure Program for actors with and without disabilities, presents story about standing up for what you believe in and the power of self-expression.

AUDITIONS

’Our Town’

Where: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River. When: 7 to 9 p.m. Contact: Main Street Arts at 802-869-2960 or info@mainsrteetarts.org. Of note: Main Street Arts casting for production of Thornton Wilder’s beloved classic, directed by Gordon Korstange, with performances June 20-22. Scripts available at Main Street Arts, or do cold readings. Rehearsals begins May 5. Auditions also held Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m.to noon.

DANCE

Shall We Dance? -- Ballroom Tango

Where: The Stone Church, corner of Grove and Main streets, Brattleboro. When: Ballroom tango 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.

An Evening of Dance

Where: Main Theatre, Redfern Arts Center, Keene State College, Keene, N.H. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10 general, $8 for seniors, students and children and $6 for KSC stidents. Contact: 603-358-2168 or www.keene.edu/racbp. Of note: 39th annual showcase by Keene State Department of Theatre and Dance features commissioned dance by Rebecca Stenn, three new works by KSC faculty and student work. Performances continue through April 26.

Saturday, April 26

DRAG SHOW

’Mistresses of Mayhem -- The Ladies of the Rainbow Return’

Where: Brattleboro VFW, 40 Black Mountain Road, Brattleboro. When: 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. Contact: 8802-388-4964 or www,brownpapertickets/event/596067. Of note: Vermont Folklife Center presents drag performance with Mama Mayhem, Candi Shtick and Kitty Rawhide and others as fundraiser for Vermont Folklife Center to complement its traveling exhibit of photographs by Evie Lovett titled "Backstage at the Rainbow Cattle Co." Event also includes cash bar and not-so-silent auction. Event is 18-plus, unless accompanied by an adult.

BENEFIT EVENTS

Food Security Benefit with Lissa Schneckenburger and Molly Gawler

Where: Immanuel Episcopal Church. 20 Church St., Bellows Falls. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $12 general, $8 for students and seniors. Contact: 802-463-3100 or stonechurcharts.org. Of note: New England fiddler and folk singer Lissa Schneckenburger and dancer Molly Gawler perform benefit for Post Oil Solutions’ Food Security Collaborative. Tickets also available at Village Square Booksellers in Bellows Falls.

Latin Dance Party and Auction to benefit Timson Hill Preschool

Where: Williamsville Grange, Williamsville. When: Silent auction from 6 to 7:45 p.m.; dance to Latin and Cuban styles of music from 8 to 11 p.m. Cost: $10. Contact: Kathie Gatto-Gurney at 802-348-6319 or timsonhill@myfairpoint.net. Of note: Fundraiser for Timson Hill Preschool programs ans scholarships features silent auction with refreshments, a cash bar and music by Peter Miles, followed by Latin dance by de Lomas y Sones, led by percussionist-singer William Armando Rodriguez.

Garland School benefit with Primate Fiasco

Where: The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: $5 for children, $10 for adults and $20 for families. Of note: Benefit for the Garland School includes music for all ages by Primate Fiasco, plus auction and refreshments.

MUSIC

Friends of Music at Guilford Celebration of Women in Music

Where: A private residence on Ames Hill in Marlboro. When: Music begins at 7 p.m.; hors d’oeuvres and salads are served before, and desserts after. Cost: Suggested donation of $35 per person. Contact: 802-254-3600 or office@fomag.org. Of note: Annual FOMAG event this year honors the music of Elise Grant. Performers include James Anderson, Robin Matathias, Amy Knight, Amy St. Louis, Lauren Weiner, Cheryl and Jim Sharrock. Silent auction. Proceeds benefit FOMAG.

River Singers

Where: The White Church in Grafton. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15, $12 for seniors and students, free for children under 10. Contact: Mary Cay Brass at 802-869-4000 or www.marycaybrass.com. Of note: River Singers welcome Albanian musicians and cultural ambassadors Raif Hyseni and Merita Halili to add a set of Albanian songs. Also presented are songs in honor of Nelson Mandela and Pete Seeger and songs from American and world traditions.

Jazz Interactions Duo

Where: Superfresh! Organic Cafe, 30 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 8:30 to 10 p.m. Cost: Donations welcome. Of note: Jon King (drums) and Doug MacMillan (guitar) play standards and originals.

Kevin Parry

Where: Rick’s Tavern, Route 30, Newfane. When: 7 to 11 p.m. Cost: No cover. Contact: 802-365-4310 or www.kevinparrymusic.com. Of note: Singer and guitarist/mandolinist plays classic rock, country and blues.

Astrid Schween

Where: The Pushkin Gallery, corner of Federal and Main streets, Greenfield, Mass. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Contact: www.theartsblock.com or 413-774-0150. Of note: Cellist Astrid Schween plays "Rhapsody for Electric Cello and Electronics" with composer Gordon Green.

PERFORMING ARTS

’Kasper, Fritzi and Me’

Where: Sandglass Theater, Kimball Hill, Putney. When: 1 and 3 p.m. Cost: $8. Contact: 802-387-4051 or info@sanglasstheater.org. Of note: Sandglass Theater’s Winter Sunshine Series concludes with performance in which Ines Zeller Bass hands off her beloved work to daughters Jana Zeller and Shoshana Bass.

’HMS Pinafore’

Where: New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $10, $3 for children and students, available at the door. Contact: www.vlo.org. Of note: Valley Light Opera presents Gilbert & Sullivan’s beloved operetta. Also presented Sunday, April 27, at 2 p.m.

OPERA

The Met Live in HD: ‘Cosi fan tutte’

Where: The Latchis Theatre, Main Street, Brattleboro. When: 1 p.m.; pre-opera talk by Lisa Cox at noon. Cost: $26 for nonmembers, $24 for Met Forever members. $10 for pre-opera talk, $8 for Met Forever members. Contact: 802-254-1109, ext. 4, or brattleborotix.com. Of note: Season of live Met broadcasts continues with Mozart’s "Cosi fan tutte."

AUDITIONS

’Our Town’

Where: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River. When: 10 a.m. to noon. Contact: Main Street Arts at 802-869-2960 or info@mainsrteetarts.org. Of note: Main Street Arts casting for production of Thornton Wilder’s beloved classic, directed by Gordon Korstange, with performances June 20-22. Scripts available at Main Street Arts, or do cold readings. Rehearsals begins May 5.

DANCE

Community Contra Dance

Where: Pierce’s Hall, East Putney Falls Road, Putney When: Beginners’ workshop from 7:30 to 8 p.m.; dancing until 10:30 p.m. Contact: 802-387-5357. Of note: Caller is Delia Clark with music by Old Sam Peabody. Beginners welcome. All dances taught. No partner necessary.

An Evening of Dance

Where: Main Theatre, Redfern Arts Center, Keene State College, Keene, N.H. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10 general, $8 for seniors, students and children and $6 for KSC stidents. Contact: 603-358-2168 or www.keene.edu/racbp. Of note: 39th annual showcase by Keene State Department of Theatre and Dance features commissioned dance by Rebecca Stenn, three new works by KSC faculty and student work. Performances continue through April 26.

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 27

PERFORMING ARTS

"HMS Pinafore’

Where: New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. When: 2 p.m. Cost: $10, $3 for children and students, available at the door. Contact: www.vlo.org. Of note: Valley Light Opera presents Gilbert & Sullivan’s beloved operetta.

Live in HD: ‘War Horse’

Where: The Latchis Theatre, Main Street, Brattleboro. When: 1 p.m. Cost: $20. Contact: 802-254-1109, ext. 4, or brattleborotix.com. Of note: Encore broadcast of London West End production of "War Horse." Runs two hours, 48 minutes.

MUSIC

Bob Stabach 4tet CD release show

Where: A private residence on Tater Lane in Guilford. When: 7 p.m., optional potluck dinner at 6 p.m. Cost: $20 for concert and CD, $15 for concert only. Contact: Wendy at 802-254-6189. Of note: House concert celebrates release of CD "Light Forms" featuring Bob Stabach on sax, Eugene Uman on piano, George Kaye on bass and Jon Fisher on drums.

FILM

Dinner and a movie: ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’

Where: The Gleanery and Next Stage, Putney. When: Meal inspired by the film is at Gleanery at 5:30 p.m.; screening of film is at 7 p.m. Cost: $23 for dinner and movie; $5 suggested donation at the door for film only. Contact: For dinner reservations, call 802-387-3052. For information, e-mail nextstagearts@gmail.com or 802-387-0102. Of note: Dinner and movie series continues May 25 ("Julie & Julia"), June 22 ("Food Inc.") and July 27 ("Chocolat").

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 Mary Koon and Floyd Guyette. All dances taught. No partner needed.

BOOKS, AUTHORS

Leland Kinsey, Lee Bramble

Where: Misty Valley Books, The Green, Chester. When: 4 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: 802-875-3400 or www.mvbooks.com. Of note: Vermont poets Leland Kinsey and Lee Bramble (aka Tom Ragle) read their work.

Monday, April 28

MUSIC

Strolling of the Heifers Brown Bag Lunch Series:

Sincrony

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

Open Mike

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 29

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 May 27. 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 30

PERFORMING ARTS

’Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.’

Where: The Grammar School, Putney. When: 7 p.m. Cost: $5 for students, children and TGS alumni, $10 general, $25 family maximum. Contact: 802-387-5364. Of note: Led by Broadway veteran Alisa Hauser as director and choreographer, TGS students present musical. Runs through May 3. April 30 performance is benefit for Putney Family Services.

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 Jai Fuller. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring water.

BOOKS, AUTHORS

William Carlos Williams and Wallace Stevens

Where: Misty Valley Books, Chester. When: 7 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: 802-875-3400 or www.mvbooks.com. Of note: Michael Palma leads another in his series of poetry discussions, this one titled "A Strange Courage" and covering the work of Wallace Stevens and William Carlos Williams. Series continues April 30 and May 7.

Thursday, May 1

BOOKS, AUTHORS

Green Writers Press Book Release Party

Where: Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. When: 7 p.m. Cost: $10 donation to benfit Next Stage. Contact: www.greenwriterspress.com or 802-380-1121. Of note: Green Writers Press holds Book Release Party to celebrate the releases of Patti A. Smith’s "The Beavers of Popple’s Pond" and "Winter Ready" by Vermont poet Leland Kinsey.

PERFORMING ARTS

’Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.’

Where: The Grammar School, Putney. When: 7 p.m. Cost: $5 for students, children and TGS alumni, $10 general, $25 family maximum. Contact: 802-387-5364. Of note: Led by Broadway veteran Alisa Hauser as director and choreographer, TGS students present musical. Runs through May 3.

DANCE

Damon Honeycutt

Where: Sobo Studio, Cotton Mill, Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15-20 sliding scale, $12 for student. Contact: 802-258-7378 or sobodance@gmail.com. Of note: Dancer, composer and multi-disciplinary artist presents retrospective of international career, with many guest performers.

May Day Morris Dancing

Where and When: Atop Putney Mountain at sunrise (meet at trailhead at 5:30 a.m., and at Putney Town Hall at 6:45 a.m. Putney. Contact: Stuart Strothman at 802-275-8190. Of note: Putney Morris Men and Putney Mountain Morris Women celebrate May Day.

FILM

’Tough Guise 2’

Where: Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., Brattleboro. When: 6 to 8 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: 802-257-7364. Of note: Women’s Freedom Center hosts screening of "Tough Guise 2," sequel to a documentary about violent masculinity. Film examines impact of gender socialization and media on boys and men. Community discussion follows.

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.

Thursday Night Jazz

Where: The Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield, Mass. When: 5 to 7 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: www.theartsblock.com or 413-774-1050. Of note: Ted Wirt and John Harrison provide dinner jazz.