Saturday October 13, 2012

Saturday, Oct. 13 BRATT LITERARY FESTIVAL

Readings, events all day long

Where: Various locations in downtown Brattleboro. Cost: Free. Contact: www.brattleboroliteraryfestival.org. Of note: Schedule is: 10 a.m. -- Carl Dennis at Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St.; Karen Hesse at Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St.; 11 a.m. -- Tony and Angela DiTerlizzi at Robert H. Gibson River Garden; John Kelly at Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Kathryn Harrison and April Bernard at Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St.; Noon -- Circus Smirkus at Robert H. Gibson River Garden; 1 p.m. -- Isabel Wilkerson at Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St.; 1:15 p.m. -- Write Action Local Author Showcase at Robert H. Gibson River Garden; 2:30 p.m. -- Daniel Chamovitz at Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Victor Lavalle and Bernice McFadden at Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Rachel Hadas and Jane Yolen (poetry) at First Baptist Church, 190 Main St.; 3:30 p.m. -- DIY publishing with Steve Almond and Courtney Maum at Brooks Memorial Library; 4 p.m. -- Stewart O’Nan at Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Major Jackson and Daniel Tobin at First Baptist Church, 190 Main St.; 5:30 p.m. -- Flashing Lights: A Flash Fiction event hosted by Steve Almond at Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St.; 6:30 p.m. -- Write Action Open Reading at Robert H. Gibson River Garden; 8 p.m. -- "The Godfather" (the original film) at Latchis 4 (note: this event is not free, normal admission)

OPERA

The Met Live in HD: ‘L’Elisir D’Amore’

Where: The Latchis Theatre, Main Street, Brattleboro. When: 12:55 p.m. Cost: $26 for nonmembers, $24 for Met Forever members. Contact: 802-254-1109, ext. 4, 802-257-4523, brattleborotix.com, mettix@latchis.com and www.latchisarts.com. Of note: Season of live Met broadcasts opens with Donizetti’s "L’Elisir D’Amore. Encore presented shown on Sundays at 1 p.m.

THEATER

Ten Minute Play Festival

Where: Actors Theatre Playhouse, West Chesterfield, N.H. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $8. Contact: 877-666-1855 or www.Actors-Theatre.info. Of note: Actors Theatre’s popular festival of 10 minute plays returns. Performances run through Oct. 27.

’Romeo & Juliet’

Where: New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. When: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Cost: $9 for students, $11 for seniors and $13 for adults. Contact: 802-246-6398 or www.neyt.org. Of note: NEYT presents Shakespeare’s beloved love-tragedy, through Oct. 21

’Fools’

Where: Brattleboro Union High School, Fairground Road, Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Cost: $5. Contact: 802-451-3762. Of note: BUHS Players, directed by Robert Kramsky, present Neil Simon’s farce, "Fools."

’Private Lives’

Where: Wright Theatre, Redfern Arts Center, Keene State College, Keene, N.H. When: 2 and 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens, $6 for KSC students. Contact: 603-358-2168 or www.keene.edu. Of note: Keene State Theatre and Dance Dept. presents Noel Coward’s classic comedy of manners through Oct. 13.

’Willy Wonka’

Where: Shea Theater, Turners Falls, Mass. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, $9 for children 12 and under. Contact: 413-863-2281. Of note: Bob DuCharme directs musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s famous book. Performances run through Oct. 21. Tickets are also available at World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield and Jones Library in Amherst.

’Our Town’

Where: Town Hall Theater, Charlestown, N.H. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15. Contact: www.rivertheater.org. Of note: River Theater Company presents Thornton Wilder’s Classic play through Oct. 20. Tickets available at the door, half an hour before curtain.

MUSIC

Lionel Loueke

Where: Vermont Jazz Center, Cotton Mill, Brattleboro. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $20, $15 for students. Contact: 802-254-9088, ext. 1 or www.vtjazz.org. Of note: Jazz guitarist. Tickets are also available at In the Moment Records in Brattleboro.

The President’s Own United States Marine Band

Where: Bellows Falls Union High School, Bellows Falls. When: 8 p.m. Contact: www.bfuhs.org. Of note: For free tickets, send SASE to BFUHS, PO Box 429, Bellows Falls, VT, 05101. Tickets may also be picked up at BFUHS during school hours. Those with tickets must be seated by 7:45 p.m.

Back in Black: AC/DC Tribute Band

Where: Bellows Falls Opera House, Bellows Falls. When: 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m. Cost: $15, $25 for premium seating, $75 for VIP. Contact: brattleborotix.com. Of note: Tickets are also available at PK’s Pub and Mountain Side Tattoo in Bellows Falls.

Starry Mountain Trio

Where: A house concert in Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: Suggested donation of $10. Contact: For directions, RSVP to ericafmorse@gmail.com. Of note: Trio sings sacred and traditional songs from many American and world traditions.

Butterfly Swing Band

Where: Metropolis Wine Bar & Cocktail Lounge, 55 Elliot St., Brattleboro. When: 8 to 11 p.m. Cost: No cover. Contact: 802-490-2255 or metropoliswinebar@gmail.com. Of note: Joe Lomonaco, percussion, Scott Sizer, trumpet, cornet and vocals, Mark Anaghnostopulos, guitar and vocals, Walter Slowinski, clarinet, sax and vocals and Lynn Lovell, upright bass, vocals. perform classic swing tunes.

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.

Cold River Ranters

Where: The Pizza Stone, 291 Pleasant St., Chester. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: No cover. Contact: 802-875-2121. Of note: Acoustic, hot, gonzo, primitive, folk jive.

ARTS FESTIVALS

Walpole Fall Arts Festival

Where: Walpole Town Hall, Walpole, N.H. When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: Free. Of note: Work by 18 artists from Vermont and New Hampshire. Music by Donald Saaf. Festival continues Oct. 14.

DANCE

Family Contra and Square Dance

Where: Evening Star Grange, Dummerston 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: Robin or Andy Davis at 802-257-1819 or village@dancingmasters.com. Of note: For all ages and levels of experience. Paul Smith is caller, with music by Laurie Indenbaum, fiddle, Andy Davis, piano and accordion.

BOOKS

Pastor Rick Blaisdell

Where: Misty Valley Books, on the Green, Chester. When: 4 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: 802-875-3400 or www.mvbooks.com. Of note: Pastor of Renewed Life in Jesus Church in Chester discusses, signs and shows slides about "One Life to Give."

Sunday, Oct. 14

BRATTLEBORO LITERARY FESTIVAL

Readings, events all day long

Where: Various locations in downtown Brattleboro. Cost: Free. Contact: www.brattleboroliteraryfestival.org. Of note: Schedule is: 10 a.m. -- "Making it in the Arts" with Joyce Marcel at Robert H. Gibson River Garden; 11 a.m. -- Howard Frank Mosher at Brooks Memorial Library, Martha Collins and Joan Houlihan at Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Matthew Dicks and Ben Dolnick at Robert H. Gibson River Garden; 12:15 p.m. -- A Community of Readers: Sharing Books through Blogs, Podcasts and Social Media -- Lunch with Robert Gray, Ann Kingman and Courtney Maum at Robert H. Gibson River Garden, Eileen Christelow at the Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St.; 1:15 p.m. -- David Aguilar at Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Margot Livesey and Richard Mason at Brooks Memorial Library, Reeve Lindbergh and Alexandra Styron at Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St.; 2:30 p.m. -- Jane Yolen (young adult event) at Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., "Embracing the Inner Italian" with Tom Santopietro and Mark Rotella at Brooks Memorial Library, Edith Pearlman at Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St.; 4 p.m. -- Sydney Lea and Chard deNiord at Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., The Blue Cat (verse and jazz event) with Don Davis, Joe Deleault and F.D. Reeve at Robert H. Gibson River Garden

BOOKS

Joanna Luloff

Where: Misty Valley Books, on the Green, Chester. When: 4 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: 802-875-3400 or www.mvbooks.com. Of note: Author of "The Beach at Galle Road" will discuss her book and talk about Americans working abroad with Bill Reed.

THEATER

’Romeo & Juliet’

Where: New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. When: 2 p.m. Cost: $9 for students, $11 for seniors and $13 for adults. Contact: 802-246-6398 or www.neyt.org. Of note: NEYT presents Shakespeare’s beloved love-tragedy, through Oct. 21.

’Willy Wonka’

Where: Shea Theater, Turners Falls, Mass. When: 2 p.m. Cost: $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, $9 for children 12 and under. Contact: 413-863-2281. Of note: Bob DuCharme directs musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s famous book. Performances run through Oct. 21. Tickets are also available at World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield and Jones Library in Amherst.

OPERA

The Met Live in HD: Encore presentation

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, 802-257-4523, brattleborotix.com, mettix@latchis.com and www.latchisarts.com. Of note: Season of live Met broadcasts opens with Donizetti’s "L’Elisir D’Amore.

MUSIC

Sam’s Sunday Set & Shed

Where: Elliot Street Cafe, 134 Elliot St., Brattleboro. When: 4 p.m. Cost: $10, $5 for students. Contact: Silktone Productions at 802-365-1234 or silktone@samirahevans.com. Of note: Monthly mentor-protege series continues with focus on percussionists William Rodriguez and Julian Gerstin, backed by pianist Euege Uman, bassist Wayne Roberts and Jon Weeks on sax in originals and standards exploring Afro-Cuban rhythms. A potluck supper follows (bring a dish to share). Then, all musicians are invited to join the others on stage for a jazz "woodshed" jam session.

ARTS FESTIVALS

Walpole Fall Arts Festival

Where: Walpole Town Hall, Walpole, N.H. When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: Free. Of note: Work by 18 artists from Vermont and New Hampshire. Music by Donald Saaf. Festival continues Oct. 14.