Saturday October 6, 2012

Saturday, Oct. 6 ARTISTS’ OPEN STUDIOS

Vermont Crafts Council Fall

Open Studio Weekend

Where: Throughout Vermont. When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact: www.vermontcrafts.com or Vermont Crafts Council at 802-223-3380. Of note: Artisans and craftspeople throughout the state open their studios for visitors on Oct. 6 and 7.

River Valley Artist Tour

Where: Westmoreland Town Hall, 780 Route 63, Westmoreland, N.H., and other locations in town. When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Of note: Work by nine artists and artisans at town hall, where you can get map to visit studios. Also takes place Oct. 7.

DANCE

Marlboro Morris and Sword

Where: Many locations throughout Windham County. When: All day Cost: Free. Contact: 802-254-2651. Of note: Dance and mummer’s play will be performed at: 10 a.m., outside Melrose Terrace in Brattleboro; 11 a.m., outside Merchant’s Bank in Brattleboro; Noon, outside the Brattleboro Food Co-op; 2:15 p.m., at the Brattleboro Farmers’ Market; 3:15 p.m., at Newfane Heritage Festival. Performances continue Sunday, Oct. 7.

MUSIC

Cheryl Wheeler, Meg Hutchinson

Where: Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. When: 7:30 p.m.


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Cost: $22 general, $20 for students and seniors. Contact: 802-254-9276. Of note: Twilight Music presents folk singer, songwriter and comedienne Cheryl Wheelerr and contemporary acoustic singer-songwriter Meg Hutchinson.

Grafton Cornet Band

Where: Library lawn, Main Street, Grafton (or White Church in case of rain). When: 2:30 p.m. Cost: Free; donations welcome. Contact: www.graftonband.org or 802-387-4145. Of note: Hour-long mix of familiar and upbeat music for whole family. Bring lawn chairs and a picnic.

Cold River Ranters

Where: Pleasant Valley Brewing, Main Street, Saxtons River. When: 8 p.m. Cost: No cover. Contact: 802-869-4602. Of note: Acoustic, hot, gonzo, primitive, folk jive.

Open Mike

Where: Putney Inn, Putney. When: 7 to 10 p.m. Contact: Putney Inn at 802-387-5517. Of note: Musicians welcome. Hosted by George Garcia.

THEATER/PERFORMANCE

Acting on Impulse 10th Anniversary Celebration

Where: Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St. Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: Suggested donation of $10-30 to benefit Peter Diamondstone and Doris Lake as they recover from a house fire. Contact: 802-254-8513. Of note: Theater company celebrates anniversary with night of short scenes, plays, excerpts and songs.

Circus Minimus

Where: Memorial Hall, Main Street, Wilmington. When: 7 p.m. Cost: Free, donations welcome to benefit Memorial Hall. Of note: Kevin O’Keefe presents his "One Man Circus in a Suitcase."

FILM

’Not My Life’ -- Fundraiser

for National Human Trafficking Hotline

Where: Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 4 p.m. Contact: PolarisProject.org, notmylife.org or 802-246-1500. Of note: Screening of documentary about worldwide child trafficking and slavery, with intro and Q&A by former Polaris Project board member Mei-Mei Ellerman. Proceeds benefit National Human Trafficking Hotline. Screening repeated on Oct. 7 at 4 p.m.

VISUAL ARTS

9 Vermont Watercolor Society Artists

Where: Crowell Gallery, Moore Free Library, 23 West St., Newfane. When: 1 to 3 p.m. Contact: lynnhoeft@gmail.com. Of note: Opening reception for exhibit which runs through Oct. 27, with work by Maisie Crowther, Nancy DiMauro, Kathy Greve, Catherine Hatinguias, Peter Jeziorski, Lynn Hoeft, Donna Koutrakos, Molly Martin and Cath Stockbridge.

Sunday, Oct. 7

MUSIC

2nd Annual Blanche Moyse Chorale

Memorial Concert

Where: Persons Auditorium, Marlboro College, Marlboro. When: 3 p.m. Cost: $20 general, $40 for advance preferred seating. Contact: 802-257-4523, www.bmcvt.org. Of note: Blanche Moyse Chorale, vocal soloists and orchestra perform J.S. Bach’s Canata No. 8, Cantata No. 140 and Magnificat. Concert is preceded by lecture on Cantata No. 140 at 1:30 p.m., in Ragle Hall.

’An Afternoon at the Opera’

Where: First Baptist Church, 190 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 2 p.m. Cost: $15 suggested donation. Of note: Mezzo-soprano Jenna Rae and organist Clark Anderson perform program of music from operas by Mozart, Verdi, Richard Strauss, Wagner, Massenet and Offenbach. Proceeds benefit Estey Organ Museum.

Commander Cody

Where: Memorial Hall , Main Street, Wilmington. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $23. Contact: www.wilmingtonconcertgigs.com. Of note: Rock legend Commander Cody performs benefit for Memorial Hall. Tickets are also available at Jezebel’s Eatery, 23 West Main St.

Jatoba

Where: Rockingham Meeting House, Meeting House Road, Rockingham. When: 2 p.m. Cost: $18 in advance, $25 for best-in-house "Angel" tickets. Contact: 802-463-9595, brattleborotix.com. Of note: Groovegrass trio returns to historic acoustic setting. Tickets are also available at Fat Franks and Village Square Booksellers in Bellows Falls; Turn It Up! in Brattleboro and Misty Valley Books in Chester.

Kevin Parry

Where: West Dover Inn, Route 100, West Dover. When: 7 to 10 p.m. Contact: 802-464-5207.

ARTISTS’ OPEN STUDIOS

Vermont Crafts Council Fall

Open Studio Weekend

Where: Throughout Vermont. When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact: www.vermontcrafts.com or Vermont Crafts Council at 802-223-3380. Of note: Artisans and craftspeople throughout the state open their studios for visitors.

River Valley Artist Tour

Where: Westmoreland Town Hall, 780 Route 63, Westmoreland, N.H., and other locations in town. When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Of note: Work by nine artists and artisans at town hall, where you can get map to visit studios. Also takes place Oct. 7.

FILM

’Not My Life’ -- Fundraiser

for National Human Trafficking Hotline

Where: Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 4 p.m. Contact: PolarisProject.org, notmylife.org or 802-246-1500. Of note: Screening of documentary about worldwide child trafficking and slavery, with intro and Q&A by former Polaris Project board member Mei-Mei Ellerman. Proceeds benefit National Human Trafficking Hotline.

DANCE

Marlboro Morris and Sword

Where: Many locations throughout Windham County. When: All day Cost: Free. Contact: 802-254-2651. Of note: Dance and mummer’s play will be performed at: 10:15 a.m., at the Putney Farmers’ Market; 11 a.m., at the Putney Harvest Festival; 12:30 p.m., outside Burdick’s in Walpole, N.H.; 1:45 p.m., at the Scoop in Walpole; 2:45 p.m., at the Walpole Winery.

Balkan Dance

When: 7 to 10 p.m.; beginner/intermediate session at 6:30 p.m. Where: Brattleboro Stone Church, corner of Grove and Main, Brattleboro. 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, 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 at around 8:45 p.m. For music, contact beckyashenden@crocker.com.

ART TALK

Wolf Kahn: ‘Planning and Spontaneity in Art’

Where: The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Cost: $10, $5 for members. Contact: 802-257-0124, ext. 101 or www.brattleboromuseum.org. Of note: Renowned artist discusses the roles of planning and spontaneity in creating work. He will sign books, posters and other memorabilia afteward. Reservations recommended.

CIRCUS

Flying trapeze demo

Where: Sunrise Farm, Hinesburg Road, Guilford. When: 4 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: 802-254-9780 ot www.necenterforcircusarts.org. Of note: Flying trapeze students of New England Center for Circus Arts show off their skills. Bring a picnic. Show is outdoors and will be canceled in bad weather.