Thursday, May 22

MUSIC

BUHS Pops Concert

Where: Brattleboro Union High School Auditorium, Fairground Road, Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: 802-451-3511. Of note: BUHS presents concert themed "At the Movies!" featuring the Jazz Workshop, Madrigals, Jazz Band, Chprus and Concert Band, directed by Jamie MacDonald, Patty Meyer and Steve Rice.

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 with Oakland Stroke

Where: The Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield, Mass. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: www.theartsblock.com or 413-774-1050. Of note: Tower of Power tribute. THEATER

TAP program: ‘Deeper into the Jungle’

Where: West Village Meetinghouse, 29 South St., West Brattleboro. When: 10:30 a.m. Cost: $10. Contact: www.neyt.org. Of note: NEYT’s Theatre Adventure Program for cast members with and without disabilities presents original sequel to "The Jungle Book." The venue is wheelchair-accessible, and the event will be ASL-interpreted.


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LOOK WHO’S TALKIN’

Sandglass Theater talk on Cuba tour

Where: Sandglass Theater, Kimball Hill, Putney. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $5 suggested donation to go toward brining a Cuban company to the next Puppets in the Green Mountains Festival. Of note: Eric Bass and Kirk Murphy discuss show images and discuss their recent trip to Cuba, where Bass performed "Autumn Portraits."

Alfred Hitchcock and the Art of Suspense

Where: Brooks Memorial Library, Main Room, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: 802-254-5290 or www.brookslibraryvt.org. Of note: Film scholar Rich Winston will give a talk with film clips on Hitchcock’s work. Event is preceded by Friends of Brooks Memorial Library’s Annual Meeting, during which the organization’s founders will be honored.

BOOKS

Julie Moir Messervy

Where: Village Square Booksellers, on The Square, Bellows Falls. When: 7 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: 802-463-9404 or www.villagesquarebooks.com. Of note: Local landscape designer Messery discusses her new book, "Landscaping Ideas that Work."

Friday, May 23

THEATER

TAP program: ‘Deeper into the Jungle’

Where: West Village Meetinghouse, 29 South St., West Brattleboro. When: 10:30 a.m. Cost: $10. Contact: www.neyt.org. Of note: NEYT’s Theatre Adventure Program for cast members with and without disabilities presents original sequel to "The Jungle Book." The venue is wheelchair-accessible, and the event will be ASL-interpreted.

MUSIC

Roundabout

Where: Turn It Up!, Main Street, Brattleboro. When: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: No cover. Of note: Jennie Reichman on guitar and vocals, Jonny Sheehan on bass and vocals, Dawson Willich on electric guitar and Greg Howe on guitars, mandolin and vocals play mix of folk, bluegrass, blues and alt-country.

DANCE

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.

Saturday, May 24

DANCE

39th annual Marlboro Morris Ale

Where: Several locations in Brattleboro. When: Dancers will dance at various sites in Brattleboro from 2 to 3:30 p.m.; followed by all teams dancing at 5 p.m., at Elliot Street in Brattleboro. Cost: Free. Contact: www.marlboromorrisale.org. Of note: At least 18 Morris dance teams converge for annual ale. Dancing continues through Windham County on Sunday.

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.

MUSIC

Great American Songbook Concert Series

Where: Memorial Hall, 4 Main St., Wilmington. When: 8 p.m. Cost: By donation to benefit local causes. Contact: www.bakriges.com. Of note: Monthly series of benefit concerts drawing on jazz standards from the Great American Songbook opens with pianist Chris Bakriges, violinist Stanley Chepaitis, bassist Doug Rich and saxophonist William Sordillo. Concert benefits Veteran’s Outreach and Family Resource Center.

Sing Sing Swing

Where: Pleasant Valley Brewing, 16 Main St., Saxtons River. When: 8 p.m. Cost: No cover. Of note: Rob Fletcher, guitar, harmonica, vocals, Scott Sizer trumpet, flute and vocals, and Andrew Lohse, bass, play acoustic swing tunes, blues, bossa nova and ballads from the Great American Songbook.

Joe Belmont Jazz Guitar Trio, NCMC Quartet

Where: The Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield, Mass. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Contact: www.theartsblock.com or 413-774-0150. Of note: Quartet is all-star version of the Northampton Community Music Center Youth Jazz Ensemble; Belmont and guest Nancy Janoson play new music.

FILM

A Wicked Ride: A Ride that Never Ends -- The Origins of Freestyle BMX in New England’

Where: Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St.,Brattleboro. When: 4 p.m. Contact: www.awickedride.com. Of note: Documentary covers the advancement of BMX trick riding in New England in the 1980s. Several Brattleboro riders were part of that wave. Partial proceeds benefit the Brattleboro Boys and Girls Club. Director Scott Moroney will be on hand.

Sunday, May 25

CIRCUS

’Circus Next: Welcome to the NECCAsphere’

Where: New England Center for Circus Arts, The Cotton Mill, Brattleboro. When: 1 and 5 p.m. Cost: B$12 for adults, $8 for youth under 12; and free for children under 2. Contact: www.necenterforcircusarts.org. Of note: NECCA Youth Performances Troupers ages 7-18 present end of year showcase of trapeze, acrobatics, tumbling and more. Proceeds benefit NECCA student scholarships.

FILM

’His Girl Friday’

Where: Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Cost: By donation; proceeds benefit Girls on the Run and the Boys and Girls Club. Contact: www.latchisarts.org. Of note: Film starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell as rival reporters is first of two girl-powered movies screened by donation as fundraiser for local organizations. Series also features "Funny Girl" starring Barbra Streisand on June 8.

Next/Gleanery Dinner and a Movie: ‘Julie & Julia’

Where and When: Dinner inspired by the movie is served at The Gleanery in Putney at 5:30 p.m.; screening of the movie follows at 7 p.m., at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Cost: $23 for dinner and movie; $5 suggested donation for movie only. Contact: 802-387-3052 or www.nextstagearts.org. Of note: Dinner and Movie series features meal bu Gleanery chefs playfully inspired by the movie, followed by screening.

MUSIC

FOMAG Spring Organ Recital and Barbecue

Where: Organ Barn, Tree Frog Farm, off Packer Corners Road, Guilford. When: 3 p.m. Cost: $15, plus $10 for optional barbecue Contact: 802-254-3600 or office@fomag.org. Of note: Ken Olsson will perform organ music by 19th century American composers for 6th annual Spring Organ Recital. Optional barbecue served.

Fay Victor Ensemble

Where: The Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield, Mass. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15, Contact: www.jazzshares.org. Of note: Jazz by vocalist Fay Victor, Anders Nilsson on Guitar and Ken Filiano on bass.

DANCE

39th annual Marlboro Morris Ale

Where: Many locations in Windham County. When: Schedule includes 11:30 a.m. at Whetstone Inn in Marlboro and Dutton Farm Stead in West Brattleboro; 11:45 a.m. at Crafts Inn in Wilmington; Noon at Marina in Brattleboro; 12:15 p.m. at Putney Garden/Putney Co-op in Putney; 3 p.m., I-91 Welcome Center; 3:30 p.m. at Valley Cares in Townshend, Dutton Farm Stand in Newfane and the covered bridge in Dummerston; 5 p.m., all teams at Newfane Courthouse in Newfane. Cost: Free. Contact: www.marlboromorrisale.org. Of note: At least 18 Morris dance teams converge for annual ale.

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.

Tuesday, May 27

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.

OPERA

Strolling of the Heifers Brown Bag Lunch Series: Tosca

Where: Robert H. Gibson River Garden, Main Street, Brattleboro. When: Noon to 1 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: 802-246-0982. Of note: Jenna Rae as Tosca, Luci Fortunato, Jim Anderson and Hugh Keelan will lead an informal your of the music, setting, language and drama of one of the most visceraland passionate works of Italian opera, as prelude to performances of "Tosca" on May 30 and June 1 in Brattleboro and June 5 in Northampton, Mass.

MUSIC

Yellow Barn Residency Discussion

Where: Putney Public Library, Putney. When: 7 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: Yellow Barn at 802-387-6637 or www.yellowbarn.org. Of note: As part of its Yellow Barn Residency, Momenta Quartet and mentor Gilbert Kalish discuss their insights into the music of Charles Ives as prelude to May 30 concert.

Wednesday, May 28

DANCE

Thierry Thieu Niang -- Reimagined ‘Le Sacre du Printemps’

Where: Serkin Center, Marlboro College, Marlboro. When: 7 p.m. Contact: Vermont Performance Lab at 802-257-3361 or www.vermontperformancelab.org. Of note: Choreographer Niang concludes Vermont Performance Lab and Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts residency with public showing of re-imaged "Le Sacred du Printemps" featuring dancers ages 60-100. Also presented May 30 in Holyoke, Mass.

MUSIC

Oak Grove Intergenerational Chorus

Where: Robert H. Gibson River Garden, Main Street, Brattleboro. When: 12:15 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: 802-246-0982. Of note: Chorus of students in grades 4-6 and adult volunteers presents Pete Seeger and Beatles songs. Directed by Andy Davis.

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.

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 29

PERFORMING ARTS

’A Year with Frog and Toad’

Where: New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Cost: $5 for students, $10 for adults. Contact: www.neyt.org. Of note: NEYT Junior Company, directed by Alisa Hauser, presents music based on classic children’s books by Arnold Lobel. Performances run through June 1.

MUSIC

Blue Bossa

Where: Ede Thomas’ residence, 1563 Ames Hill Road, Marlboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $12 suggested donation. Contact: 802-254-2273. Of note: Jesse Lepkoff (vocals, guitar), Alison Hale (flute) and Darryl Kniffen (drums, piano) play bossa nova, jazz, blues and originals.

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, May 30

OPERA

’Tosca’

Where: Latchis Theatre, Main Street, Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10-40 general (name your price) or $75 for premium seating. Contact: brattleborotix.com or the Brattleboro Music Center at 802-257-4523 or www.b,cvt.org. Of note: Windham Orchestra and PanOpera present Puccini’s "Tosca," with soloists Jenna Rae, Alan Schneider and Stan Norsworthy. Performances continue June 1 at 2 p.m., at the Latchis and June 5 at Academy of Music in Northampton, Mass.

PERFORMING ARTS

’A Year with Frog and Toad’

Where: New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Cost: $5 for students, $10 for adults. Contact: www.neyt.org. Of note: NEYT Junior Company, directed by Alisa Hauser, presents music based on classic children’s books by Arnold Lobel. Performances run through June 1.

MUSIC

Yellow Barn Residency: Momenta Quartet

Where: Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $12. Contact: Yellow Barn at 802-387-6637 or www.yellowbarn.org. Of note: As part of its Yellow Barn Residency, Momenta Quartet performs music of Debussy and Ives.

Greg Smith and The Broken English

Where: Bullock Building, Main Street, Readsboro. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $15, $12 in advance. Contact: 802-423-7706 or angleq@myfairpoint.net. Of note: Five-piece band fronted by Smith plays mix of folk, rock, country and soul. Tickets also available at Readsboro Glassworks on Main Street. Presented by Readsboro Arts.

DANCE

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.

Saturday, May 31

FUNDRAISERS

World Masquerade Ball

Where: The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 7 to 11 p.m. Cost: $18 in advance, $22 at the door. Contact: datesforcoffee@gmail.com. Of note: Event raises funds for documentary film "Dates for Coffee" and features live entertainment, refreshments, dancing and an auction of masks created by local artists. Formal attire and mask required.

PERFORMING ARTS

’A Year with Frog and Toad’

Where: New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. When: 2 and 7 p.m. Cost: $5 for students, $10 for adults. Contact: www.neyt.org. Of note: NEYT Junior Company, directed by Alisa Hauser, presents music based on classic children’s books by Arnold Lobel. Performances run through June 1.

MUSIC

Ladies in Jazz: Samirah Evans and Sheila Jordan

Where: The Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield, Mass. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $20. Contact: www.theartsblock.com or 413-774-0150. Of note: Silktone Productions presents vocalists Samirah Evans and NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan.

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, June 1

OPERA

’Tosca’

Where: Latchis Theatre, Main Street, Brattleboro. When: 2 p.m. Cost: $10-40 general (name your price) or $75 for premium seating. Contact: brattleborotix.com or the Brattleboro Music Center at 802-257-4523 or www.b,cvt.org. Of note: Windham Orchestra and PanOpera present Puccini’s "Tosca," with soloists Jenna Rae, Alan Schneider and Stan Norsworthy. Also presented June 5 at Academy of Music in Northampton, Mass.

PERFORMING ARTS

’A Year with Frog and Toad’

Where: New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. When: 2 p.m. Cost: $5 for students, $10 for adults. Contact: www.neyt.org. Of note: NEYT Junior Company, directed by Alisa Hauser, presents music based on classic children’s books by Arnold Lobel.

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 Lynn Hartwood and Jane Buchan. All dances taught. No partner needed.