Today, Jan. 14
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.
Jean Chaine and the Fiction Giants
Info: Science Fiction Funk Rock with Colby Dix and special guests at McNeill's Brewery, 9 p.m.. 90 Elliot St, Brattleboro. No cover.
Info: Brattleboro Museum & Art Center to present screening of documentary, followed by discussion with filmmaker Sas Carey tonight at 7 p.m.. $5 at the door. 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro.
Info: Opening reception for artist David Stern, Main Street Arts' "Renaissance Man," 5:30 to 7 p.m. His work will be on display in MSA's Gallery in a show called "All Over the Map." An All are welcome to attend. The show runs until Feb. 22 at 35 Main St., Saxtons River. Information at 802-869-2960, or mainstreetarts.org.
Friday, Jan. 15
The Stockwell Brothers
Info: Bluegrass and folk music at McNeill's Brewery, 9 p.m.. 90 Elliot St, Brattleboro. $5. Information at 802-254-2553 or www.stockwellbrothers.com
Info: Windham Orchestra highlights soloists, 7:30 p.m. at Vermont Academy, Saxtons River. name their ticket price, choosing from $5 to $50 for admission. To purchase tickets go online at bmcvt.org. or call the BMC at 802-257-4523.
Waltz in the New Year
Info: Lessons, 6:30/beginners; 7:15 p.m./Intermediate. Open dancing from 8-10 p.m. Refreshments. $10, The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. www.shallwedance.biz; firstname.lastname@example.org; 802 579-9990.
Saturday, Jan. 16
Info: On guitar and harmonica singing folk and original songs of peace and justice, 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
Butterfly Swing Band
Info: Jazz and classic swing at the New England House, 254 Marlboro Road, West Brattleboro. 7:15-10 p.m., no cover.
Michael Louis Smith Trio
Info: Jazz fusion from Brooklyn at McNeill's Brewery, 9 p.m.. 90 Elliot St, Brattleboro. $5.
Jay and Janet
Info: The Baileys of Fair Winds Farm present songs reflecting the rhythms of farm life, local history and agricultural heritage. Free will donation. 802-257-1819. NEYT, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro, 7 p.m.
Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris"
Info: The final performance at Next Stage's theater, Kimball Hill, Putney. Showtime is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door. For information or for tickets, call 802-869-2960 or visit mainstreetarts.org.
MLK Weekend Teen Issue Night
Info: A showing and discussion of "3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets," sponsored by BUHS student group AWARE at Brattleboro Boys and Girls Club, 17 Flat St., Brattleboro. 6-8 p.m.,
Opera Live in HD
Info: Live from The Met, "The Pearl Fishers," Latchis, 50 Main St., Brattleboro, 1 p.m. Members $20, general $22, students $10. 802-345-8979, email@example.com
Sunday, Jan. 17
Info: Windham Orchestra highlights soloists, 3 p.m. at Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. name their ticket price, choosing from $5 to $50 for admission. To purchase tickets go online at bmcvt.org. or call the BMC at 802-257-4523.
Info: 3 p.m., Immanuel Episcopal Church, Bellows Falls. Only 50 tickets $17 general, $13 seniors at www.stonechurcharts.org or 802-460-0110, or $20/$15 at door.
Community Circle Dance
Info: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. Led by Anja Daniel and Jim Desmond. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated. Information: Parker Huber 802-257-9108, or Mary Ellen Cannon, 603-631-0768.
Monday, Jan. 18
Info: 8:30 p.m., at McNeill's Brewery, 90 Elliot St., Brattleboro. No cover
Tuesday, Jan. 19
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, Jan. 20
African Dance and Drum classes
Info: Drum classes with Raoul Ombang, 6:15-7:15 p.m., classes $10; Dance classes ; 7:15-8:45 p.m. at The Brattleboro Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Classes $12-$20 sliding scale. www.africandancevt.com
Mexican-Americans: Experience & Identity
Info: A Reading-Discussion Series: "Bless Me, Ultima" by Rudolfo Anaya at Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. at 7 p.m. Part of Latino-Americans with a four-part reading/discussion series dealing with the experiences of Mexicans living in the United States, from the struggles of migrant farm workers and day laborers in California to coming of age stories of Chicanos as U.S. citizens. The first book discussion (snow date is Jan. 27, 7 p.m.) is Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya, which chronicles the story of an alienated New Mexico boy who seeks an answer to his questions about life in his relationship with Ultima, a magical healer. Information at 802-254-5290, ext 0
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: 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.
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.
River Gallery School classes
32 Main St., Suite 201
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
Info: A senior chorus program. Registration is now open for two sessions: Jan. 19 - March 1 (no class Feb 16) and March 8 - April 12. Classes are held Tuesdays, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 16 Bradley Avenue, Brattleboro. BMC choral director Susan Dedell will lead in songs chosen from a variety of musical styles, mostly from the Great American Songbook of the '30s, '40s, and '50s. No prior singing experience or music reading skills are necessary. $40 per person. Call the BMC 802-257-4523 with any questions and to register. Enrollment is limited and advance registration is encouraged.