Today, Jan. 21
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 at McNeill's Brewery, 8 p.m.. 90 Elliot St, Brattleboro. No cover.
Info: Live music at Whetstone Station, 8:30-11:30 p.m., never a cover! 36 Bridge St., Brattleboro. www.whetstonestation.com; 802-490-2354.
Friday, Jan. 22
Info: 6:30 p.m. for beginners; 7:15 p.m. Intermediate dancers with Ray Warren & Lucinda Dee-Warren. We will have open dancing from 8-10 p.m. Refreshments. Singles, couples, groups, gender friendly. W$10/lesson and dance. $10/dance or lessons only. www.shallwedance.biz; email@example.com; 802-579-9990.
The Power of Place: Encountering Auschwitz 70 Years After Liberation"
Info: Thomas M. White speaks at The Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St., Brattleboro, 7:30 p.m. Coffee, cookies and conversation begins at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Artist Talk: Light & Shade
Info: Cyanotypes and drawings by Tom Fels at 7 p.m. He will talk about his exhibited work and answer questions from the audience.
Info: 'MOTH' style stories told at Main Street Arts,35 Main St., Saxtons River. 7:30 p.m. $16 in advance at mainstreetarts.org or 802-869-2960, $18 at the door.
Saturday, Jan. 23
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
Info: Brattleboro Concert Choir concert 7:30 p.m. at Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. $15, $10 for students at Brattleboro Music Center, 38 Walnut St., Brattleboro. bmcvt.org. 802-257-4523.
Bobby Broom Trio
Info: At Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro. 8 p.m. $20-40 General Admission, $15 Students w/ Valid ID
Info: Benefit concert for Brooks Mitchell injured in a motorcycle accident. 7:30 p.m., 118 Elliot, Brattleboro. $10 minimum donation and can be purchased at Everyone's Books in Brattleboro. Beverages, desserts, and raffle items will be available at the event.
Old Man Joe
Info: Rock and roll at McNeill's Brewery, 9 p.m.. 90 Elliot St, Brattleboro. $5.
Songs, Stories and Melodies
Info: Kim and Reggie Harris, Peter and Mary Alice Amidon, and Peter Siegel at The Guilford Community Church, 38 Church Rd. Guilford, 7:30 p.m. $15.
Leva Jokubaviciute in concert
Info: Lithuanian pianist at Marlboro College's Ragle Hall. 3 p.m. Free, open to the public.
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
Info: At Grizzly's Bar Stratton. No cover and All ages!
'The Dixie Swim Club'
Info: At Hooker-Dunham Theater and Gallery, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and reservations can be made by calling the VTC box office at 802-258-1344 or online at firstname.lastname@example.org
Winter Sunshine Series
Info: Sandglass Theater presents 'Shadows Around the World' 1 and 3 p.m. 17 Kimball Hill, Putney. $8 at sandglasstheater.org. 802-387-4051.
Info: National Theatre Live in the main theater at Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. 1 p.m. Tickets $20, students $10 at the door. 802-257-5717, email@example.com for credit card purchases.
Sunday, Jan. 24
Info: Brattleboro Concert Choir concert 3 p.m. at Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. $15, $10 for students at Brattleboro Music Center, 38 Walnut St., Brattleboro. bmcvt.org. 802-257-4523.
'The Dixie Swim Club'
Info: At Hooker-Dunham Theater and Gallery, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 and reservations can be made by calling the VTC box office at 802-258-1344 or online at firstname.lastname@example.org
Info: Next Stage Speaks: Verandah Porche interviews Chard DeNiord at 7 p.m., Next Stage Arts, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. $10. www.nextstagearts.org.
'Taming of the Shrew'
Info: AtLatchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro, 1 p.m. simulcast live from Bolshoi. Admission is $20, students $10. 802-257-2717 or email@example.com for advance reservations or credit card purchase.
Monday, Jan. 24
Info: 8 p.m.. 90 Elliot St, Brattleboro. No cover.
Tuesday, Jan. 25
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. 26
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.
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