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.

The Bump Road Band

Where: Whetstone Station, 36 Bridge St., Brattleboro. When: 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Cost: No cover. Contact: www.whetstonestation.com, david@whetstonestation.com or 802-490-2354. Of note: Quartet plays old-time string band music, bluegrass and folk.

Esteyville Common Summer Concert Series: BUHS Jazz Band

Where: Esteyville Common gazebo, intersection of Pleasant and Chestbut streets, Brattleboro. When: 7 p.


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m. Cost: Free. Of note: Summer music series kicks off with BUHS JAZZ BAND, led by Steve Rice. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic. Series continues throughout the summer.

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.bmcvt.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 folk, rock, country and soul. Tickets also available at Readsboro Glassworks on Main Street. Presented by Readsboro Arts.

AUDITIONS

Actors Theatre Playhouse 10-Minute Play Festival

Where: Hooker-Dunham Theatre, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Contact: michaeljerald@yahoo.com or www.ATPlayhouse.org. Of note: Open auditions for the six plays that make up Actors Theatre’s annual 10 Minute Play Festival which runs Oct. 2-18. Copies of scripts available by e-mailing Mike Jerald at michaeljerald@yahoo.com. Audition for as many plays as interest you and be ready to be asked to read by directors of other plays. Auditions also held June 3.

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.

Swing dance with Butterfly Swing

Where: The Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield, Mass. When: Swing dance lesson at 7 p.m.; dancing to Butterfly Swing from 8 to 11 p.m. Cost: $7 online, $10 at the door. Contact: 802-345-3769 or jolo143@gmail.com. Of note: Butterfly Swing hosts community night of dancing and swing music. Emily Fox of Dance Northampton and Greenfield Community College leads swing dance lesson. Lesson is included in price of admission.

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

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 Ron Blechner, with music by Syeve Howland (fiddle), Kevin Blanchard (whistles and mandolin) and Beck Hollingsworth (piano). Beginners welcome; all dances taight. No partner 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.

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.bmcvt.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.

MUSIC

Twilight on the Tavern Lawn: Simba

Where: Putney Tavern Lawn, downtown Putney, Putney. When: 6 p.m. Cost: Free, donations welcome. Contact: www.twilightmusic.com or 802-387-5772. Of note: Twilight Music presents eight-piece funk and world beat band Simba to launch th 12th annual Twilight on the Tavern Lawn series. Concert moves to Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill in case of rain. Food available. Series continues every other week through Aug. 24.

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.

Monday, June 2

MUSIC

Windborne

Where: New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15, $12. Contact: windbornesingers@gmail.com or 802-451-0425. Of note: Quartet featuring Lauren Breunig, Lynn Mahoney Rowan, Will Thomas Rowan and Jeremy Carter-Gordon sings close harmony from many world traditions.

Tuesday, June 3

AUDITIONS

Actors Theatre Playhouse 10-Minute Play Festival

Where: Hooker-Dunham Theatre, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Contact: michaeljerald@yahoo.com or www.ATPlayhouse.org. Of note: Open auditions for the six plays that make up Actors Theatre’s annual 10 Minute Play Festival which runs Oct. 2-18. Copies of scripts available by e-mailing Mike Jerald at michaeljerald@yahoo.com. Audition for as many plays as interest you and be ready to be asked to read by directors of other plays.

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 June 24. Where: The Stone Church, corner of Grove and Main streets, Brattleboro. Cost: $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, June 4

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, June 5

OPERA

’Tosca’

Where: Academy of Music, Northampton, Mass. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $20, $35 for premium seating. Contact: academyofmusictheatre.tix.com or 413-584-9032, ext. 105. Of note: Windham Orchestra and PanOpera present Puccini’s "Tosca," with soloists Jenna Rae, Alan Schneider and Stan Norsworthy.

MUSIC

Roots on the River

Where: 33 Bridge St., Bellows Falls. When: 7 p.m. Contact: www.vermontfestivalsllc.com. Of note: Four-day festival opens with Haley Reardon at 7 p.m., The Second Hands at 8:15 p.m., and The Tarbox Rambers at 9:30 p.m. Festival continues through June 8.

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.

VISUAL ARTS

Marela Zacarias artist talk

Where: Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: 802-257-0124, www.brattleboromuseum.org. Of note: Contemporary visual artist Marela Zacarias discusses her work; her sculptural paintings are on exhibit at the Brattleboro Museum through June 22.

Friday, June 6

GALLERY WALK

Gallery Walk

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

PERFORMING ARTS

Act Out!

Where: Hooker-Dunham, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Contact: 802-254-9276, jonmack@svcable.net or www.hookerdnham.org. Of note: Actors and performers are invited to present acts, scenes, skits and bits of any kind at open theatrical jam.

MUSIC

Roots on the River: Free shows in BF

Where: Downtown Bellows Falls. When: 1 to 6 p.m. Contact: www.vermontfestivalsllc.com. Of note: Four-day festival continues with The Meadows Brothers at 1 p.m., Rebecca Holtz & The Once Hollow at 2:15 p.m., on The Square; and Joinery at 4 p.m., and Caitlin Canty at 5:15 p.m., at the Farmers’ Market. Festival continues through June 8.

Roots on the River: Under the Big Tent

Where: Rodeway Inn, Off Exit of I-91, Rockingham. When: 7 to 10:30 p.m. Contact: www.vermontfestivalsllc.com. Of note: Four-day festival continues Sean Rowe at 7 p.m., Carolyn Wonderland at 8:10 p.m., and James McMurtry at 9:20 p.m. Festival runs through June 8.

Cat Dail & The Magnets, Bluebird Orchestra

Where: Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15 general, $25 with a signed CD. Contact: www.nextstagearts.org. Of note: Dail’s band mixes pop, punk, reggae, funk, world beat and gospel. Saaf’s equaly eclectic Bluebird Orchestra opens. Concert is benefit for Next Stage. Tickets are also available at Offerings in Putney and Turn It Up! in Brattleboro.

DANCE

Shall We Dance? -- 10th anniversary celebration

Where: The Stone Church, corner of Grove and Main streets, Brattleboro. When: Foxtrot lesson at 6:30 p.m., for beginners, 7:15 p.m. for intermediate dancers; 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. Of note: Open dancing to live music by Butterfly Swing.

Saturday, June 7

MUSIC

Roots on the River: Under the Big Tent

Where: Rodeway Inn, Off Exit of I-91, Rockingham. When: Noon to 10:30 p.m. Contact: www.vermontfestivalsllc.com. Of note: Four-day festival continues Curtis McMurtry at noon, Heather Maloney at 12:55 p.m., Poor Old Shine at 2:05 p.m., Rev. Peyton’s Big Damns Band at 3:20 p.m., JD McPherson at 4:30 p.m., The Black Lillies at 5:40 p.m., Roger Marin at 6:50 p.m., The Bottle Rockets at 8 p.m., and James McMurtry at 9:10 p.m. Festival runs through June 8.

Tim Eriksen & The Trio de Pumpkintown

Where: Sandglass Theater, Putney When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $16, $13 for students and seniors. Contact: info@sandglasstheater.org or 802-387-4051. Of note: Trio plays music from an imagined New England landscape, blending diverse traditions and influences. Concert will be complemented by Sue Brearey’s magic lantern projections.

Roger Salloom and Natalie McKnight

Where: The Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield, Mass. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $15. Contact: www.theartsblock.com or 413-774-0150. Of note: McKnight opens for veteran singer-songwriter Salloom, who will be joined by special guests, including Joe Boyle, Tommy McCarthy, Pete Grimaldi, Bruce Krasin and Dave Lincoln.

DANCE

South Indian classical dance performance

Where: SOBO Studio, The Cotton Mill, Brattleboro. When: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Cost: $17 in advance, $22 general at the door, $17 for students and seniors. Contact: SOBO at 802-258-7378 or www.sobodance.com. Of note: Jaan R. Freeman presents performance of Bharata Natyam, a South Indian classical dance. Freeman also leads workshop on June 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

VISUAL ARTS

Meet the Artists Opening Reception

Where: Hunter Gallery of Fine Art, 74 Main St., Grafton. When: Reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Contact: 802-843-1440 or hunterartworks@aol.com. Of note: Opening reception for gallery’s 13 artists, including Charlie Hunter, Peter Jeziorski, Robert J. O’Brien, Jane Ashley, Ailyn Hoey, Robert Sydorowich, Eric Tobin, Robin Frisella, Jennifer Litschfield, JeanKigel and Tom Raymond.

Sunday, June 8

MUSIC

Roots on the River: Rockingham Meetinghouse show

Where: Rockingham Meetinghouse Rockingham. When: Noon p.m. Contact: www.vermontfestivalsllc.com. Of note: Four-day festival continues with acoustic Meetinghouse show featuring Caitlin Canty and Mary Gauthier.

Roots on the River

Where: Pleasant Valley Brewing, Saxtons River. When: 6 p.m. Contact: www.vermontfestivalsllc.com. Of note: Four-day festival concludes with The Meadows Brothers and Holly Brewer.

Rich Dashnaw Group

Where: Halifax Community Hall, Halifax. When: 2 to 4 p.m. Cost: Proceeds benefit Halifax Community Hall. Of note: Trio featuring Rich Dashnaw on guitar, FRank Brenna on keyboards and John Butler on drums, plays jazz standards to benefit the Halifax Community Hall.

FILM

’Funny Girl’

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 Barbra Streisand concludes mini-series of girl-powered movies screened by donation as fundraiser for local youth organizations.

DANCE

South Indian classical dance performance

Where: SOBO Studio, The Cotton Mill, Brattleboro. When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: $25. Contact: SOBO at 802-258-7378 or www.sobodance.com. Of note: Jaan R. Freeman leads workshop in Bharata Natyam, a South Indian classical 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 xx. All dances taught. No partner needed.