Thursday, May 8

DANCE

Caribbean Contradance

Where: Chivers Center, Vermont Academy, Saxtons River. When: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $14 for Main Street Arts members, $17 for non-members at the door; $8 for MSA members, $10 for non-members in advance. Contact: 802-869-2960 or info@mainstreetarts.org. Of note: Main Street Arts hosts Creole dances from Martinique, led by Julian Gerstin. 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.

Friday, May 9

PERFORMING ARTS

’Don’t Drink the Water’

Where: Evening Star Grange, Dummerston. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15 general, $12 for students and seniors, $12 for everyone on Thursdays and Sundays. Contact: 802-258-1344 or vtcreservations@gmail.



com. Of note: Vermont Theatre Company presents Woody Allen’s madcap comedy, through May 11.

DANCE

Brattleboro School of Dance ‘Passage’

Where: New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15, $12 for students and seniors. Contact: www.brattleboroschoolofdance.com or 802-254-6884. Of note: Brattleboro School of Dance presents annual spring show, presented by Company of Muses. Performances continue through May 18.

Latin Dance Party

Where: Vermont Jazz Center, Cotton Mill, Brattleboro. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $12, $10 for students and seniors. Contact: 802-348-7701. Of note: Six-piece authentic Cuban son band, under direction of William Rodriguez.

Brattleboro Tango Milonga

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

Strolling of the Heifers Brown Bag Lunch Series:

Southern Vermont Dance Festival

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

MUSIC

Southern Roots Concert

Where: Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $15 in advance, $20 on the day of show. Contact: cattailmusic.com. Of note: West Virginia musicians and folklorists Michael and Carrie Kline join Brattleboro blues guitarist Scott Ainslie for concert of Southern-style music and stories. Events continue with workshops on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Putney Cares.

Juke Joint Jazz and the Equalites

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: Jazz, followed by the reggae dance music of the Equalites.

Saturday, May 10

PERFORMING ARTS

’Don’t Drink the Water’

Where: Evening Star Grange, Dummerston. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15 general, $12 for students and seniors, $12 for everyone on Thursdays and Sundays. Contact: 802-258-1344 or vtcreservations@gmail.com. Of note: Vermont Theatre Company presents Woody Allen’s madcap comedy, through May 11.

CIRCUS

’Eighteen Tickets to Elsewhere’

Where: Greenhoe Theater, Landmark College, Putney When: 3 and 7 p.m. Cost: $8-12. Contact: www.necenterforcircusarts.org or 802-254-9780. Of note: Students of New England Center for Circus Arts’ Professional Track program present graduation performances featuring trapeze, acrobatics, juggling, giant wheel and more. Performances run through May 17.

MUSIC

Happy Valley Guitar Orchestra

Where: Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15 for adults, $12 for students and children. Contact: www.hvgo.org or www.hookerdunham.org. Of note: More than 20 guitarists take stage for concert of music from the 1500s on, with an emphasis on the 1980s.

Yellow Barn Residency: Trio Cleonice

Where: Next Stage, Kimball Hill, Putney. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $12. Contact: 802-387-6657 or www.yellowbarn.org. Of note: Trio Cleonice caps Yellow Barn Residency with performance of music by Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich

Concert for Curtains featuring Hungrytown

Where: Wardsboro Town Hall, Wardsboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10, with a $25 family cap. Contact: 802-896-6810. Of note: Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson perform benefit for preservation and restoration of Wardsboro historic theater curtains.

Sunny Lowdown

Where: Brattleboro Farmers’ Market, West Brattleboro. When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact: www.sunnylowdown.com. Of note: Sunny Lowdown plays raw, deep blues.

Mark Erelli

Where: Sumner-Knight Chapel, Chapel Drive, Keene, N.H. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10-20 suggested donation. Contact: 603-481-0515 or keenemusicfestival.org. Of note: Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Erelli is joined by Wendy Keith and Jim Gordon.

Mosaic

Where: The Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield, Mass. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Contact: www.theartsblock.com or 413-774-0150. Of note: Seth Glier, Mitch Chakour, ReBelle, Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble and Russell Kaback play music for dancing in fundraiser for Mosaic Down Syndrome Association, REACH Early Intervention and The Academy of Early Learning.

DANCE

Brattleboro School of Dance ‘Passage’

Where: New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15, $12 for students and seniors. Contact: www.brattleboroschoolofdance.com or 802-254-6884. Of note: Brattleboro School of Dance presents annual spring show, presented by Company of Muses. Performances continue through May 18.

Family Contra and Square Dance

Where: Broad Brook Grange, Guilford Center. When: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; potluck supper at 5:30 p.m. Cost: $4 for children, $7 for adults and $20 for families. Contact: 802-257-1819 or village@dancingmasters.com. Of note: Andy Davis is caller, with music by Continuum. Maypole dance. All ages and levels of experience 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.

OPERA

The Met Live in HD: ‘La Cenerentola’

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. Of note: Season of live Met broadcasts continues with Rossini’s "La Cenerentola." Running time is 3:30, with one intermission.

COMEDY

Happier Valley Comedy Show

Where: The Pushkin Gallery, Greenfield, Mass. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $10 in advance, $13 at the door. Contact: www.theartsblock.com or 413-774-0150. Of note: Improv comedy with the Ha-Ha’s and Girls Night Out.

Sunday, May 11

CIRCUS

’Eighteen Tickets to Elsewhere’

Where: Greenhoe Theater, Landmark College, Putney When: 7 p.m. Cost: $8-12. Contact: www.necenterforcircusarts.org or 802-254-9780. Of note: Students of New England Center for Circus Arts’ Professional Track program present graduation performances featuring trapeze, acrobatics, juggling, giant wheel and more. Performances run through May 17.

MUSIC

Brattleboro Women’s Chorus

Where: First Baptist Church, 190 Main St., Bratteboro. When: 4 p.m. Cost: $180 for adults, $15 generous, and $8 for students and seniors. Contact: 802-254-8994 or BrattleboroWomensChorus.org. Of note: Chorus under direction of Becky Graber presents annual Mother’s Day concert titled "Spring Jubilee." Performance also takes place May 14 at Next Stage in Putney at 7:30 p.m.

PERFORMING ARTS

’Don’t Drink the Water’

Where: Evening Star Grange, Dummerston. When: 3 and 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15 general, $12 for students and seniors, $12 for everyone on Thursdays and Sundays. Contact: 802-258-1344 or vtcreservations@gmail.com. Of note: Vermont Theatre Company presents Woody Allen’s madcap comedy, through May 11.

DANCE

Brattleboro School of Dance ‘Passage’

Where: New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. When: 4 p.m. Cost: $15, $12 for students and seniors. Contact: www.brattleboroschoolofdance.com or 802-254-6884. Of note: Brattleboro School of Dance presents annual spring show, presented by Company of Muses. Performances continue through May 18.

Brattleboro Contra Dance

Where: The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Contact: www.brattcontra.org. Of note: Gaslight Tinkers play at contra dance. Fragrance-free zone.

Paneurhythmy

Where: Top of Living Memorial Park, Brattleboro. When: 8 a.m. Cost: Free. Contact: Rupa Cousins at 802-387-5276. Of note: Rupa Cousins leads healing dance for all, every Wednesday and Sunday morning, weather permitting.

Monday, May 12

MUSIC

Strolling of the Heifers Brown Bag Lunch Series:

Jim Kurty

Where: Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. When: Noon to 1 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: 802-246-0982. Of note: Longtime music educator plays jazz, rock, folk, Dixieland and more

Tuesday, May 13

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, May 14

MUSIC

Brattleboro American Legion Band Spring Concert

Where: American Legion, Linden Street, Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: Free. Of note: Band plays patriotic selections, Count Basie tunes, music by John Williams, Irish-inspired tunes and more. The performance is dedicated to Bruce Corwin, co-founder of the band, who retired as director.

Keene World Harmony Chorus

Where: Keene Unitarian Universalist Church Parish Hall, 69 Washington St., Keene, N.H. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: 603-827-3455. Of note: American folksongs, Georgian chords, Bulgrian harmonies, toe-tapping call and response songs of Quebec and the American premiere of a folksong from Kyrgyzstan.

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

Paneurhythmy

Where: Top of Living Memorial Park, Brattleboro. When: 8 a.m. Cost: Free. Contact: Rupa Cousins at 802-387-5276. Of note: Rupa Cousins leads healing dance for all, every Wednesday and Sunday morning, weather permitting.

Thursday, May 15

CIRCUS

’Eighteen Tickets to Elsewhere’

Where: Greenhoe Theater, Landmark College, Putney When: 10:30 a.m. Cost: $8-12. Contact: www.necenterforcircusarts.org or 802-254-9780. Of note: Special familym performance featuring students of New England Center for Circus Arts’ Professional Track.. Performances run through May 17.

BOOKS, AUTHORS

Jay Parini, Chard deNiord

Where: Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. When: 7 p.m. Cost: $10 suggested donation. Contact: nextstagearts@gmail.com or 802-387-0102. Of note: Next Stage launches new literary series, Next Stage Speaks, with renowened author, poet, biographer Parini being interviewed by DeNiord, followed by a reading and Q&A.

PERFORMING ARTS

’A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Where: Leland & Gray’s Dutton Gymnasium, Route 30, Townshend. When: 7 p.m. Cost: $6 for adults, $4 for students. Contact: verbatim@svcable.net. Of note: Leland & Gray Players present Shakespeare’s beloved romantic comedy, setting in the 1800s. Performances continue through May 17.

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.

COMEDY

Third Thursday Comedy Night

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 413-774-1050.

Friday, May 16

DANCE

Brattleboro School of Dance ‘Passage’

Where: New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15, $12 for students and seniors. Contact: www.brattleboroschoolofdance.com or 802-254-6884. Of note: Brattleboro School of Dance presents annual spring show, presented by Company of Muses. Performances continue through May 18.

Shall We Dance? -- East Coast Swing

Where: The Stone Church, corner of Grove and Main streets, Brattleboro. When: East Coast Swing lesson at 7 p.m., with Ray and Lucinda Warren; open dancing from 8 to 10 p.m. Cost: $10 for singles for lesson or dance, $16 for couples, $7 for students and seniors. Contact: Ray Warren at 802-579-9990 or ray@shallwedance.biz.

CIRCUS

’Eighteen Tickets to Elsewhere’

Where: Greenhoe Theater, Landmark College, Putney When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $8-12. Contact: www.necenterforcircusarts.org or 802-254-9780. Of note: Students of New England Center for Circus Arts’ Professional Track program present graduation performances featuring trapeze, acrobatics, juggling, giant wheel and more. Performances run through May 17.

PERFORMING ARTS

’A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Where: Leland & Gray’s Dutton Gymnasium, Route 30, Townshend. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $6 for adults, $4 for students. Contact: verbatim@svcable.net. Of note: Leland & Gray Players present Shakespeare’s beloved romantic comedy, setting in the 1800s. Performances continue through May 17.

MUSIC

Strolling of the Heifers Brown Bag Lunch Series:

Greg Howe, Jennie Reichman and Jonny Sheehan

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

Saturday, May 17

CIRCUS

’Eighteen Tickets to Elsewhere’

Where: Greenhoe Theater, Landmark College, Putney When: 3 and 7:30 p.m. Cost: $8-12. Contact: www.necenterforcircusarts.org or 802-254-9780. Of note: Students of New England Center for Circus Arts’ Professional Track program present graduation performances featuring trapeze, acrobatics, juggling, giant wheel and more.

MUSIC

Brattleboro Concert Choir: ‘Missa Gaia’

Where: Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15 general, $8 for students. Contact: 802-257-4523 or www.bmcvt.org. Of note: Brattleboro Concert Choir, directed by Susan Dedell and featuring many guest musicians, presents Paul Winter’s "Missa Gaia." Also presented on May 18 at 4 p.m.

Estey Pipe Organ Tour

Where: Several locations in Brattleboro. When: 1 to 4 p.m. Contact: 802-246-8366 or www.esteyorganmuseum.org. Of note: Estey Organ Museum sponsors a tour of Brattleboro pipe organs, played by local organists. Schedule is: 1 p.m. -- First United Methodist Church on Putney Road; 1:25 p.m. -- First Church of Christ the Scientist on Putney Road; 1:45 p.m. -- Elks Lodge on Putney Road; 2:15 p.m. -- St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church on Walnut Street; 3 p.m. -- Brattleboro Masonic Center on Main Street; 3:45 p.m. -- First Baptist Church on Main Street; 4:30 p.m.-- Estey Organ Museum on Birge Street.

The Wiyos

Where: Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $17. Contact: www.nextstagearts.org, 802-387-0102 or nextstagearts@gmail.com. Of note: "Old-timey" band with 21st century elements returns. Tickets also available at Offerings in Putney and Turn It Up! in Brattleboro. Band also performs a family show on May 18 at 2 p.m., at Next Stage.

Kevin Parry

Where: Pizza Palooza, 19 South Main St., Wilmington. When: 7 to 10 p.m. Cost: No cover. Contact: 802-464-7702 or www.kevinparrymusic.com.

DANCE

Brattleboro School of Dance ‘Passage’

Where: New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15, $12 for students and seniors. Contact: www.brattleboroschoolofdance.com or 802-254-6884. Of note: Brattleboro School of Dance presents annual spring show, presented by Company of Muses. Performances continue through May 18.

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.

PERFORMING ARTS

’A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Where: Leland & Gray’s Dutton Gymnasium, Route 30, Townshend. When: 3 and 7:30 p.m. Cost: $6 for adults, $4 for students. Contact: verbatim@svcable.net. Of note: Leland & Gray Players present Shakespeare’s beloved romantic comedy, setting in the 1800s.

Sunday, May 18

MUSIC

Brattleboro Concert Choir: ‘Missa Gaia’

Where: Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 4 p.m. Cost: $15 general, $8 for students. Contact: 802-257-4523 or www.bmcvt.org. Of note: Brattleboro Concert Choir, directed by Susan Dedell and featuring many guest musicians, presents Paul Winter’s "Missa Gaia."

The Wiyos Family Show

Where: Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. When: 2 p.m. Cost: $12 for adults, $6 for children under 12. Contact: www.nextstagearts.org, 802-387-0102 or nextstagearts@gmail.com. Of note: "Old-timey" band with 21st century elements returns. Tickets also available at Offerings in Putney and Turn It Up! in Brattleboro.

Old-time Gospel Hour

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

DANCE

Brattleboro School of Dance ‘Passage’

Where: New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. When: 4 p.m. Cost: $15, $12 for students and seniors. Contact: www.brattleboroschoolofdance.com or 802-254-6884. Of note: Brattleboro School of Dance presents annual spring show, presented by Company of Muses. Performances continue through May 18.

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. All dances taught. No partner needed.