Today, Dec. 31
What: Open mic at The Marina Restaurant, Putney Rd., Brattleboro. 7-10 p.m. Free. 802-257-7563.
What: Live band at Metropolis, Elliot St., Brattleboro. 9:30 p.m.
Brattleboro Swing Duo
What: 7-10:30 p.m. Walter Slowinski and Bill Conley at the New England House in West Brattleboro. No cover charge.
Shakin' All Over
What: 8 p.m. American Legion, 32 Linden St., Brattleboro. Cocktails at 5:30; Dinner of haddock or prime rib at 7. Advance tickets required $25 per person, purchase at the Legion.
Murphy/Tracy and the Amidon Family
What: 7 p.m. New England, Irish and French-Canadian fiddling. First Baptist Church, 190 Main St. 802-257-4720 or 802-257-1006.
Butterfly Swing Band
What: 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Early jazz and classic swing at Phelps Barn at Grafton Inn, 92 Main St., Grafton.
Friday, Jan. 1
What: 6:30 p.m. for beginners; 7:15 p.m. Intermediate dancers with Ray Warren & Lucinda Dee-Warren. Open dancing from 8-10 p.m. Refreshments. Singles, couples, groups, gender friendly. Newcomers welcome. $10/lesson and dance. $10/dance or lessons only. www.shallwedance.biz; firstname.lastname@example.org; 802 579-9990. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro.
What: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Opening Reception for Allison Barnes' photography exhibit at the Vermont Center for Photography at 49 Flat St., Brattleboro
Saturday, Jan. 2
What: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market. Saturday, in the lunch café at the River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro
The Stockwell Brothers
What: 8 p.m. at Phelps Barn at The Grafton Inn, 92 Main St., Grafton. Free. 802-234-8702 or www.stockwellbrothers.com
What: 10 p.m. Metropolis, Elliot St., Brattleboro. Fela inspired Afrobeat/funk - political lyrics, polyrhythms and horn embellished groove. No cover
'The Comedy of Errors'
What: 7 p.m. A New England Youth Theatre Alumni fundraising production. Suggested donation of $10. 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. neyt.org or 802-246-6398.
Sunday, Jan. 3
'The Comedy of Errors'
What: 2 p.m. A New England Youth Theatre Alumni fundraising production. Suggested donation of $10. 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. neyt.org or 802-246-6398.
Tuesday, Jan. 5
West Coast Swing Series
What: Lessons: 5:30 p.m./beginners; 6:30 p.m. /advanced beginners; 7:30 p.m. /intermediate. The Stone Church, Main St., Brattleboro. $10/one class; $15/both classes. 802-579-9990 or email@example.com
Wednesday, Jan. 6
Village Harmony Alumni Ensemble
What: 7 p.m. Concert at Center Congregational Church. Admission, $10, $5 for students and seniors. 802-426-3210 for information.
African Dance and Drum classes
What: Drum classes: 6:15-7:15 p.m.; Dance classes; 7:15-8:45 p.m. with Raoul Ombang at The Brattleboro Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Dance classes $12-$15 sliding scale, drum classes $10. www.africandancevt.com
What: There is still art available from Junes's gala fundraiser available for purchase. Maisie Crowther watercolor, "West River"; a large pastel by Arrin Fancher, "Putney Waterfall"; and a photograph by Eric Slayton, "Study of Grasses." An abstract silverprint photo by Jason Whiton, a uniquely composed photo by Dorothy Kehaya, a landscape exhibit poster by Wolf Kahn, and a dance photography exhibit poster by Lotte Jacobi and a large, curving-edge, almost figurative piece of handmade paper by Sally Warren sandwiched between two pieces of glass. Gallery hours are 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, 9 to 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon on worship Sundays, during other public events in the church, and on Christmas Eve before and after the 7:30 p.m. holiday service. Purchases of works in the Alberts Collection may be taken "off the wall" on Dec. 24 for holiday gift-giving.
CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
Add Color to Your Life, Watercolor Classes
When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Feb. 6, 13, 20 27, 2016.
Where: A relaxed country setting in Westminster West.
Instructor: Karen Becker.
Cost: $99. for 4 classes, $35 for a single class, space permitting.
Contact: Karen Becker, 802-387-4897.
Of note: Learn to draw and paint with watercolors, includes recommendations for creating a complete traveling mini studio. Beginners welcome, ample instruction.