Today, April 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.
Info: At the Whetstone Brewery, 36 Bridge St., Brattleboro. 8:30-11:30 p.m. No cover.
Peter Serkin and Julia Hsu
Info: 7 p.m. Ragle Hall,Works of Beethoven, Brahmms, and Bizet at Serkin Center, Marlboro College.
Friday, April 29
Info: 7-10 p.m. Jazz at Duo Restaurant's, The Lounge 4 High St., Brattleboro. 802-254-4141. No cover.
Info: Screening at 7 p.m., reception at 6:30 p.m. A social documentary that addresses what 'mental illness' means. Presented by HCRS. Panel discussion follows. Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Brattleboro.
'The Man Who Defied God'
Info: 7 p.m. at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, corner of Putney Road and Bradley Avenue, Brattleboro. Donation of $8 or $5. 802-254-6048, email@example.com
Celebration of Tom Connor
Info: 7 p.m. Journey East Community to perform "Dare to Dream" in Main Gym at Leland & Gray High School in honor of retiring director Tom Connor. A reception follows with a dessert potluck.
Over the border
Wilde Irish Women
Info: 8 p.m. at the Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield, Mass. 1916 Rising 100th Anniversary Commemorative Concert
Info: 8 p.m. Indie rock pop at Mocha Maya's, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, Mass. Admission free, but please tip the musicians.
Saturday, April 30
2x2 Folk Quartet
Info: 7:30 p.m. part of Coffeehaus Concert Series at Main Street Arts, 35 Main St., Saxtons River. $10 at mainstreetarts.org or $12 a the door. 802-869-2960
Info: 7:30-8 p.m., beginner's session. Dancing until 10:30 p.m. Pierce's Hall, East Putney Falls Rd., Putney. Live music $10 suggested donation. All dances taught, no partner necessary.
'GOD: The One Man Show'
Info: 7:30 p.m. Rich Potter's comedic take on what the Supreme Being did before the Big Bang. Tickets $15 in advance at www.GodTheOneManShow.com or $20 at the door. Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Brattleboro.
Info: 1 p.m. at Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. The Met: Live in HD transmits live. Starring Nina Stemme, hosted by Renee Fleming. General admissions $22, club members $20, students #10. 802-257-5717 or firstname.lastname@example.org for advance credit card purchases.
Walk for Amber StorySlam
Info: 7 p.m. in the River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. Hosted by Hillary Boone of Vermont Comedy Divas and Divas Do Good. Volunteers from the audience tell five-minute true stories. Proceeds support the Amber Marie Bernier Scholarship Fund.
Mike + Ruthy
Info: 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) at the Masonic Hall, 504 Main St., Bennington. Will Mosheim and Carling Berkhout open. 802-442-5549 or vtartxchange.org for more information.
Over the border
'Feast of Players'
Info: 7:30 p.m. Play reading at the Arts Block, fourth floor, 289 Main St., Greenfield, Mass. Donations at the door.
Info: 9 a.m. -1 p.m. Florence Congregational Church, 130 Pine St. Florence, Mass.
Info: John Green to lead walk to discover birds along the Canalside Rail Trail, Unity Park, Turners Falls, Mass. Register by calling 413-863-3221 or email email@example.com. Free
Soli Deo Gloria
Info: 7 p.m. in St. Bernard's Church, 173 Main St., Keene, N.H. A concert of two baroque masterpieces by Chamber singers of Keene. Tickets $12 in advance from choir members or Keene Toadstool Bookshop and $15 at the door. www.chambersingerskeene.org
Sunday, May 1
Info: 3 p.m. Yellow Barn's Artist Residency concert at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Tickets are $18 ($16 seniors, $8 students) 802-287-6637. nextstagearts.org
Community Circle Dance
Info: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. Led 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: 4 to 7 p.m. at 118 Elliot, Brattleboro. Boston-based quartet. By donation, $12. 802-257-9513
Info: 3 p.m. at the Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. Recital for young students. $10 admission. bsdrecital2016.brownpapertickets.com or at BSD, 22 High St., 3rd floor. www.brattleboroschoolofdance.com
NT Live in HD
Info: 1 p.m., Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleoboro. 'Hangmen' live from National Theatre. Tickets $20; $10 students at 802-257-5717 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Reception and Forum
Info: 7-9 p.m., Book launch of Susan Brearey's "Elemental Images," a short film "The Magic Lantern Along the Pennine Way," and music by Tim Eriksen followed by conversation at C.X. Silver Gallery, 814 Western Ave. Brattleboro. 802-257-7898.
May Day/International Labor Day
Info: 2:30-5:30 p.m. Morris Dancing, dramatic readings of Haymarket Martyrs, Maypole, soapbox - open to the public. On the Brattleboro Common. For information contact Peter or Jessy Diamonstone at 802-254-9403 or 802-257-7250
Monday, May 2
Beginner Waltz Lessons
Info: 6:30 p.m. at the Stone Church 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Series $40 or $10 per person. No partner needed. Please carry shoes to dance in . 802-365-0233 or 802-579-9990.
Info: 7:30 p.m. at the Stone Church 210 Main St., Brattleboro. $10 per person. Please carry shoes to dance in. No partner needed. 802-365-0233 or 802-579-9990.
Tuesday, May 3
West Coast Swing
Info: Intermediate/advanced, 5:30 p.m.; Drop-in $10. At the Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Please carry your dance shoes in. No partner needed. www.shallwedance.biz, 802-579-9990.
Wednesday, May 4
West African Dance and Drum classes
Info: 6:15-7:15 West African drum class, $10; 7:15-8:45 p.m., West African dance class for all levels $15, with Raoul Ombang, both at the Brattleboro Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing and bring a water bottle. Class will be accompanied by live drumming. www.africandancevt.com
BMAC new exhibits
Info: Brattleboro Museum & Art Center's new exhibits Contemporary Artists vs. The Masters, Visions From the Edge, In Flow-Motion, Are You Here? and Wishing For the Moon on view through June 13. BMAC will offer free admission Thursday afternoons beginning at 2 p.m. and guided tours every Saturday at 2 p.m. For information visit www.brattleboromuseum.org or call 802-257-0124. Located at the intersection of Main Street and Routes 119 and 142 and is wheelchair accessible.
Info: The Grammar School fifth graders' art on display at Katy's Great Food, 118 Main St., Putney, Monday, Thursday, Friday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Info: Karen Becker exhibit of mono-prints, watercolors, pastels and oils at the Putney Public Library, 55 Main St., Putney, through May. Monday-Friday 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.
3D Digital: Here and Now
Info: Through June 15. Be amazed, learn have fun. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington. 802-447-1571.
Info: Professor Winterhalter's work on display through May 4 in the Burgdorff Gallery, Southern Vermont College open Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. 982 Mansion Dr., Bennington. email@example.com
Utopia Is No Place
Info: 1-2 p.m. Curator's Talk. Utopia is No Place, Utopia is Process at Bennington College's Usdan gallery. Exhibit up through Thursday, May 12. Video art, site-specific installation, D.I.Y. printing press and more. 802-440-4549. 1 College Drive, Bennington.
Mary Natalizia Exhibit
Info: Paintings on display at Oldcastle Theatre in the Lobby Gallery, 331 Main St., Bennington, through June 19. For more information call 802-447-0564.
Over the Border
Info: April 16-May 5. Fridays 8 p.m.; Saturdays 2 and 8 p.m.; Sundays 2 p.m. Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts and Education, 25 Main St., Cambridge., N.Y. Tickets at www.hubbardhall.org or 518-677-2495. $25 general, $10 students.
Info: Through May 7, Natasha Hanna Photography, "On the Cusp" Everyday scenes transformed with digital artistry at Nina's Nook. 125A Avenue A, Turners Falls, Mass. ninasnook.com Open Thursday-Saturday noon to 5 p.m. 413-834-8800.
Out of This World
Info: Art exhibit of work by Sally Gil. On view through July 10. Opening reception on Saturday April 23, 3-5 p.m. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Museum open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Every day but Wednesday. $10 adults, $9 seniors and students over 18.
Great Hall Art Display
Info: Annette Spaulding shares her underwater adventures and discoveries scuba diving in the Connecticut River. Art display through May 28. Vintage Powerhouse: Cabot Station - a one hundred year retrospective. Great Fall Discovery Centers, 2 Ave. A, Turners Falls, Mass. 413-863-3221
'Dune Shack" & "Havana Streets"
Info: photographs by Trish Crapo on display a The Avenue A Storefront Galleries, #112 Avenue A. Turners Falls, Mass. Now through May 21.
CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
River Gallery School:
April 28-May 6: Noon: 2:30 p.m. – Assemblage with Helen Schmidt. Use found objects and repurposed materials to create assemblage sculptures. $175
April 29-June 2: Noon-2:30 p.m. Figure Sculpture in Clay with Helen Schmidt $175. (5 classes)
April 30: 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Meditations in Ink: Intro to Asian Brush Painting with Bruce Iverson. A relaxing, meditative exploration into nature and the techniques of painting the Plum Blossom (similar to cherry or apple blossoms). $140
May 7: 1-3:30 p.m.; Word + Image with Jodi Paloni. An afternoon of adventures in Word and Image creations, simply described as image-based writing, word-inspired art, and the merging of the two. The last hour of the class will be used to experiment with simple book forms: matchbook zines, postcard packets, accordion-book haikus. Free
May 7, 8: Saturday + Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Painting the Landscapewith Mary Giammarino. We will use a limited palette of warm and cool primary colors to discover how light affects the landscape, and then translate it to canvas.www.marygiammarino.com/ $280
May 7: 5-6:30 p.m. Make Your Own MALA - Prayer Beads Sponsored by Beadniks pm during Artstravaganza. Learn a bit of history, craft a beautiful personal Mala, meet great people, and share some positive thoughts! Beads will be available (or bring your own) along with cord, instruction and inspiration. All Malas will be blessed by the Venerable Tomas O Flaithearta, resident Monk at the AnaDaire Celtic Buddhist Center of Saxton's River. $20 (all proceeds will be donated)
Saturday, May 15: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Paper Cutting + Printmaking; Stuart Copans + Kim Colligan. Stuart will teach the art of paper cutting through a series of exercises to help participants develop a feel for the process. Make a work of art by removing parts of a piece of paper, primarily working with scissors, folding and cutting paper to create different kinds of symmetry. Limited to 8 participants. $125
32 Main St., Suite 201; 802-257-1577; firstname.lastname@example.org
Add Color to Your Life, Watercolor Classes
Info: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28, in Westminster West. $99 for 4 classes, $35 single as space permits. Karen Becker 802-387-4897. Learn to draw and paint with watercolors, includes recommendations for creating a complete traveling mini studio. Beginners welcome, ample instruction.
Improv! Improv! Improv! Info: 6-8 p.m. April 10-May 16. Taught by Todd Hielt, Six-week workshop at the Dorset Playhouse. $10 per session (members $8) or $50 (members $45) for the entire session. Classes are limited so sign up early. For information, or to reserve your spot, call 802-867-5570 or email email@example.com.
Info: 6-8 p.m. every Tuesday evening at Mountain Painters & Artisans Gallery, Mountain market Place 5700 Rte. 100 Londonderry. 802-824-6555.