Today, Jan. 7
Jumpin' Jersey George
Info: Noon-1 p.m., lighthearted concert featuring songs from popular songwriters and entertainers past and present at the River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. Free
Info: Open mic at The Marina Restaurant, Putney Rd., Brattleboro. 7-10 p.m. Free. 802-257-7563.
Info: Live band at Metropolis, Elliot St., Brattleboro. 9:30 p.m.
Info: 9 p.m., Jean Chaine and the Fiction Giants, Science fiction Funk Rock with Colby Dix and special guests at McNeill's Brewery, 90 Elliot St., Brattleboro. No cover
Info: A mix of funk, reggae, rock and soul 8 - 11 p.m. Ben Mitchell; Eric Rhomberg; Johnny Yuma; Fred Tipton. Whetstone Station and Restaurant, 36 Bridge St., Brattleboro.
Info: Gallery Wright exhibit of new oil paintings and sculptures by Donna Festa, Gallery is open Fri. - Mon. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Exhibit open through Feb. 3. Call 802-464-9922. 103 W. Main St., Wilmington
Info: Opening reception for "Light & Shadow." Cyanotypes and drawings. 5-7 p.m. at Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St., Brattleboro. Exhibit open through Feb. 7. 802-251-8290.
Friday, Jan. 8
Ayla Varol Clark
Info: Noon-1 p.m., lnteractive experience using the "Kanun" and other world music instruments. Expressive Music Psychotherapy for people of all ages at the River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. Free
Info: 7 p.m. Hits from the '60s to 2015 by community rock chorus. At Brattleboro's Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Tickets at brownpapertickets.com and at door $15/$12.
Info: Argentine Tango Milonga, 7:30 p.m. Open dancing from 8:30 p.m.- 1 a.m. Refreshments. $10, The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro.
Three artists' open exhibits
Info: 5:30-8 p.m. at Gallery in the Woods, Valeri Claff, Ayn Claff and Naomi Lindenfeld. 145 Main St., Brattleboro. galleryinthewoods.com
'Get the Word Out'
Info: 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the River Garden. Learn about non-profits and what they do. Sponsored by Strolling of the Heifers.
Saturday, Jan. 9
Info: 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
Info: 9 p.m., All original jam band from Rhode Island at McNeill's Brewery, 90 Elliot St., Brattleboro. $5 cover
Info: Part of the Met's Live in HD series at the Latchis Theatre at noon at Latchis Theatre, 50 Main Street, Brattleboro. Met Club Forever members $20 admission, general admission $22, students $10. For advance purchase call 802-257-5717.
Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez
Info: 7:30 p.m. at Next Stage Arts, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney .Tickets are $18 in advance, general admission, $20 at the door, available online at: www.nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro, or Offerings in Putney. For more information contact 802-387-0102.
West Coast Swing
Info: Lesson and dance. Mixed level lesson at 7 p.m. Dancing: 8-10:30 p.m. Refreshments. $15/lesson and dance; $10/lesson or dance at the Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Mostly West Coast, some Hustle, Nightclub 2-step, Waltz, etc. Always a great time with great dancers of all levels. www.shallwedance.biz; firstname.lastname@example.org; 802 579-9990
Info: Art as Meditation: Introduction to Zentangle, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Currier Hall, 12 Church St., Bellows Falls. Register at www.immanuelretreat.org or 802-460-0110
Sunday, Jan. 10
Info: 7-10 p.m. at the Stone Church, corner of Main and Grove. Steve Zakon-Anderson calling, accompanied by Cardinal Direction with Rebecca Bosworth-Clemens, Jon Cannon and Cedar Stanistreet. Admission $10, college students with ID $8, youth $5. All dances are instructed and prompted and all ages are welcomed. For additional information, visit www.brattcontra.org or call 802-258-1723.
Community Circle Dance
Info: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. Led by Linda Blake. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated. Information: Parker Huber 802-257-9108, or Mary Ellen Cannon, 603-631-0768.
Info: 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in the dining room of the Saxtons River Inn. Session entitled Chairs, Tables and Cabinets: On the Prowl for Early Vermont Furniture, led by William Hosley, He visited – camera in hand – all 251 towns in Vermont. Donations accepted. Bring your own memories in this informal setting. In case of inclement weather, cancellation information available by contacting Main Street Arts at 802-869-2960.
Info: 3 p.m., Open Music Collective will be presenting the duo Contra-Temp. An exciting new music duo. Open Music Collective is handicap accessible, located at 74 Cotton Mill Hill in Brattleboro. Admission by donation. Visit openmusiccollective.org or call 802-275-5054 for information.
Monday, Jan. 11
Info: 8:30 p.m., at McNeill's Brewery, 90 Elliot St., Brattleboro. No cover
Tuesday, Jan. 12
West Coast Swing Series
Info: 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. 13
Info: 7 p.m., McNeil's Brewery, 90 Elliot St., Brattleboro. No cover
African Dance and Drum classes
Info: Drum classes with Raoul Ombang, 6:15-7:15 p.m., classes $10; Dance classes with "Pape Ba"; 7:15-8:45 p.m. at The Brattleboro Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Classes $12-$15 sliding scale. www.africandancevt.com
Info: Abenaki artifacts, 19th century ceramics and children's book illustrations on display: Mon.-Wed., 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thurs.-Fri., to 6 p.m., Sat. to 5 p.m. 802-254-5290. 224 Main St., Brattleboro
Info: Beginning on Jan. 11, the artwork of Main Street Arts' "Renaissance Man," David Stern will be on display in MSA's Gallery in a show called "All Over the Map." Designs such as his immersive, "living walls" stage design were a sensational part of Main Street Arts production of Les Miserables last March. The show runs until Feb. 22 at 35 Main St., Saxtons River. Information at 802-869-2960, or mainstreetarts.org.
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. 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.
River Gallery School classes: 32 Main St., Suite 201: 802-257-1577
Adult Studio: Jan. 8-29, Friday, noon-2 p.m. Studio class focuses on individual process, creativity and expression, employing a variety of media and techniques, including oils, acrylics, pastel, charcoal, watercolor and Sequencing. Projects are developed individually with instructors. Open to ALL levels of experience. Fee: $115
Long Pose Life Drawing: Jan. 5-26, Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. Working from the live model, students will be shown various ways to understand and draw the human figure. Using charcoal, pastel and paint to explore how to create a sense of space. Fee: $150
Printmaking + Encaustics Fusion Intensive: Kim Hartman Colligan + Julia Jensen, Jan. 23, 24 Saturday, Sunday 10 a.m.–3 p.m. . Create monotypes using textured layers, plant material, and multiple plates. The prints become a base for multi-media encaustic collage pieces. Encaustic is a versatile wax based medium that allows the artist to build painterly surfaces very quickly. Bring Gessoed boards, all other materials provided. Fee: $205