Today, Jan. 28
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: Guitarist, composer & bandleader John Cabán. Galvanizer is his creative melting pot of psychedelic rock, funk, surf, and dub at Whetstone Station, 8:30-11:30 p.m., never a cover! 36 Bridge St., Brattleboro. www.whetstonestation.com; 802-490-2354.
Info: 7 p.m. at Next Stage Arts, Kimball Hill, Putney. as part of ON SCREEN, a series of themed films. A special dinner at the Gleanery at 5:30 p.m. in Next Stage Dinner and A Movie. www.nextstagearts.org
Open Word Mic
Info: Share your prose, poetry or words, or those of a favorite author. Happening regularly at Superfresh Organic Cafe, 30 Main St., Brattleboro.
Friday, Jan. 29
The Butterfly Swing Band
Info: Early jazz and classic swing at Pleasant Valley Brewing, 16 Main St, Saxtons River, from 8-10:30 p.m., no cover.
Info: At The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. 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 to 10 p.m. $10/lesson and dance. $10/dance or lessons only. www.shallwedance.biz; email@example.com; 802-579-9990.
Saturday, Jan. 30
Info: On solo piano, 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
Northern Roots Festival
Info: Irish, Scottish, Scandinavian and French Canadian music in intimate settings. Experience this music through teaching workshops, performances and jam sessions. Tickets and a complete schedule at 802-257-4523 or www.bmcvt.org
Info: Beginners' Session: 7:30-8 p.m., dancing until 10:30 p.m, at Pierce's Hall, on East Putney Falls Rd., Putney. Caller Jim Fownes with live contra music: Doug Creighton, melodeon and Susan Creighton, piano. $7 suggested donation. 802-387-0163
Info: "To Know or Not to Know: That has Been The Question" story telling at Hooker-Dunham Theater and Gallery, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2480279 and at the door
Opera Live in HD
Info: Live from The Met, Puccini's "Turandot," Latchis, 50 Main St., Brattleboro, 1 p.m. Members $20, general $22, students $10. 802-345-8979, firstname.lastname@example.org
Theater Open Call
Info: The Apron Theater Company will hold an open call for their 2016 season as Theatre-in-Residence at Next Stage Arts in Putney, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Actors of all ages and stages are welcome. Reading materials and calendars will be provided at the event. People interested in backstage opportunities (stage management, design, crew) are welcome .
Sunday, Jan. 31
Info: 4 p.m. at Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro, performing a selection of works by Haydn, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky.
Tickets at Brattleboro Music Center, 802-257-4523 or bmcvt.org
Community Circle Dance
Info: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. LLed by Lynn Hartwood and Jane Buchan.. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated. Information: Parker Huber 802-257-9108, or Mary Ellen Cannon, 603-631-0768.
Info: Express Fluency and Latchis Arts host foreign language film "Volver" at the Latchis Theatre at 4 p.m. Express Fluency is offering a Spanish class surrounding the film recommended for advanced-beginner and intermediate students. The class meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and again from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. to engage students with the film. The fee for the class is $35 and registration in advanced is required at www.ExpressFluency.com.
For information, email@example.com or 802-275-2694.
'Mirage: A Circus Life'
Info: One show only at the Lebanon Opera House, 51 North Park St., Lebanon, N,H. on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2 p.m. $21 adults, or $14 for 65 and over or under 18. www.lebanonoperahouse.org
Monday, Feb. 1
Info: 8 p.m.. McNeil's Brewery, 90 Elliot St, Brattleboro. No cover.
Wednesday, Feb. 3
Li'l Orphans Cajun Express in a pre Mardi Gras Jam. 6-9 p,m,, Four Columns & Artisan Restaurant. 21 West St., Newfane. 802-365-7713
African Dance Class
Info: West African Dance Class with Raoul Ombang, 7-8:45 p.m., 74 Cotton Mill Hill #346. Sobo Studio, Brattleboro. Classes $8-$20 sliding scale. All levels are welcome. 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: 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.
Info: Suzanne Onodera's atmospheric paintings of rural landscapes. at Gallery Wright in Wilmington Village, 103 West Main St in Wilmington The gallery is open Fridays through Mondays from 11-6pm and most Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays by chance or appointment. Gallerywright.com or 802-464-9922 for more information.
Julie Baker Albright
Info: Gallery North Star in Grafton presents still life oils by Albright from Feb. 6 to March 6. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information at 802-843-2465 or at www.gnsgrafton.com
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.
Showing Your Artwork Professionally
Sunday, Jan. 31 (snow date Feb. 7) 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. A self-promotion workshop for visual artists.
Instructor: Maurine Sutter
To register, call: 802 251 6054 More information on www.vcphoto.org