Today, May 5

Windham County

MUSIC

Kevin Parry

Info: Open mic at The Marina Restaurant, Putney Rd., Brattleboro. 7-10 p.m. Free. 802-257-7563.

Funk Night

Info: Live band at Metropolis, Elliot St., Brattleboro. 9:30 p.m.

Riddim Vigil

Info: Reggae, rock and more 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.

Art Reception

Info: 6-8 p.m. Leonard Ragouzeos' Paintings on Paper opening reception at C.X. Silver Gallery, 814 Western Ave. Brattleboro. On exhibit through June 12. 802-257-7898. cxsilvergallery.com

Theater

'You Can't Take it With You'

Info: 7 p.m. by Rock River Players. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. Williamsville Hall on Dover Road in Williamsville. For more information and to reserve in advance write verbatim@ svcable.net.

Miscellaneous

Artist Reception


Advertisement

Info: 5:30-7 p.m. Artist Jeanette Staley and poet Verandah Porche are joining their considerable talents to create an exhibit at Main Street Arts they are titling "Unfinished Myth." The show opens with the reception and continues through June 10.

Bennington County

Miscellaneous

Guided Unveiling

Info: 5-7 p.m. Cinco de Mayo themed event at The Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce to unveil the new Area Guide publication. RSVP at 802-447-3311.

Over the border

Miscellaneous

Live Poetry Reading

Info: 7 p,m. Daniel Hales and Kevin Pilkington continue ninth season of the Collected Poets Series. $2-$5 suggested donation, Please tip the bartenders. 413-625-6292. Mocha Maya, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, Mass.

Friday, May 6

Windham County

MUSIC

Eugene Uman Trio

Info: 7-10 p.m. Jazz at Duo Restaurant's, The Lounge 4 High St., Brattleboro. 802-254-4141. No cover.

ARTstravaganza

Info: 5:30-8:30 p.m. The following events: Music and Dance at the River Garden, 157 Main St.,; 3-D Chalk Installation; continuous slideshow featuring over 450 images of creativity; New England Center for Circus Arts Performances. Diversity Day Celebration at BMAC, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro; Poetry and puppetry at Hooker-Dunham Theater.; Tiny Book Caravan. Visit Facebook for more information, search for ARTstravaganza.

Naomi Shelton

Info: 7:30 p.m. Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. $22 at www.nextstagearts.org and $25 at the door.

Dance

Foxtrot Classes

Info: 6:30-10 p.m. Beginner, 6:30 p.m.; Advanced beginner, 7:15 p.m.; Dancing to mixed rhythms 8-10 p.m.. Please carry dance shoes in. "Shall We Dance?" $10/person. Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. 802-365-0233.

Theater

'The Importance of Being Earnest'

Info: 7:30 p.m. Directed by Robert Kramsky. Evening Star Grange, Dummerston Center. $15 general admission, $12 seniors and students. 802-258-1344., Information at www.vermonttheatrecompany.org.

'You Can't Take it With You'

Info: 7:30 p.m. by Rock River Players. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. Williamsville Hall on Dover Road in Williamsville. For more information and to reserve in advance write verbatim@ svcable.net.

Miscellaneous

Exhibition and Sale

Info: In-Sight Photography Project student's best work in show and for sale. During Gallery Walk on 5:30-8:30 p.m., then through May from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. 802-251-9960.

Art Reception

Info: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Edward A. Kingsbury III: Pen and Ink: Self contained abstract forms from a finepoint filigree at Gallery in the Woods. 145 Main Street, Brattleboro. Reception for the artist with the Moondogs original tunes.

Gallery Opening

Info: 5-7 p.m. Confluence Gallery opening reception, Showing the work of five women photographers. Main St., Readsboro

Gallery Walk

Info: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Businesses downtown and in surrounding areas display art, many hold special events. Information at 802-257-2616 or info@GalleryWalk.org or www.gallerywalk.org.

Bennington County

Theater

Bread and Puppet Theater

Info: 7 p.m. at The Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Old Bennington. $20 general, $10 students. www.breadandpuppet.org or www.oldcastletheatre.org

Miscellaneous

Booktopia 2016

Info: A 2-day reader/author retreat showcasing eight authors and their books. Opening celebration with dinner, desserts, cash bar, bookworm trivia, Yankee book swap, conversations between authors. Information and tickets at tdavies@northshire.com The Inn at Manchester, 3967 Main St., Manchester Center

Over the border

MUsic

Live Music

Info: 8 p,m. Larry Allen Brown & the Acoustic Earth Orchestra (folk). Please tip the musicians. 413-625-6292. Mocha Maya, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, Mass.

Saturday, May 7

Windham County

MUSIC

VT Shakedown

Info: 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Afrobeat and funk at McNeill's Brewery, 90 Elliot St., Brattleboro. $5 cover.

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason

Info: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Fiddlers in concert at First Congregational Church, 880 Western Ave., West Brattleboro. $20 at www.jayandmolly.com and brownpapertickets.com

Spring Concert

Info: 7:30 p.m. Brattleboro Women's Chorus at Next Stage Arts, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Music composed by founder/conductor Becky Graber. $12 adult, $10 senior and student, $20 generous. www.brattleborowomenschorus.org or 802-254-8994.

Theater

'The Importance of Being Earnest'

Info: 7:30 p.m. Directed by Robert Kramsky. Evening Star Grange, Dummerston Center. $15 general admission, $12 seniors and students. 802-258-1344., Information at www.vermonttheatrecompany.org.

'You Can't Take it With You'

Info: 7:30 p.m. by Rock River Players. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. Williamsville Hall on Dover Road in Williamsville. For more information and to reserve in advance write verbatim@ svcable.net.

Miscellaneous

Art Exhibit

Info: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Opening reception for Steve Lloyd – Brattleboro artist – presents a dialog between realism and abstraction at the Crowell Art Gallery, Newfane, 23 West St., on view through May. 802-365-7948.

ARTstravaganza

Info: The following events: Art Market at the River Garden, 157 Main St.,; KidsPLAYCE Wizard of Oz-Inspired Celebration; Shiatsu Room; Mala Bead Workshop@ River Gallery School of Art; Multi-media installations. Creative Convergence Cabaret @118 ELLIOT with Kevin O'Keefe with World Beat Dance Party with DJ Maile to follow. Visit Facebook for more information, search for ARTstravaganza.

'Co-opera'

Info: 7 p.m. SOS: Secret of the Seasons at SIT's El Cafe. Based on songs written by SIT Professor John Ungerleider and Bill Conley Free. 1 Kipling Rd., Brattleboro.

Gallery Opening

Info: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Confluence Gallery, Showing the work of five women photographers. Main St., Readsboro

Bennington County

MUsic

Battenkill Chorale

Info: 7 p.m. The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass by Carol Barnett with internationally famous bluegrass band Monroe Crossing. Tickets. $15. 518-692-7459. Immaculate Conception Church, 73 Main St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

Miscellaneous

Booktopia 2016

Info: 6-8:30 p.m. Reader/author retreat showcasing eight authors and their books. Each author to speak about their work for 10-15 minutes. Free and open to the public. Information at tdavies@northshire.com Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center

Over the border

MUsic

Live Music

Info: 8 p.m. The Tara Greenblatt Band (singer/songwriter folk world). Please tip the musicians. 413-625-6292. Mocha Maya, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, Mass.

Sunday, May 8

Windham County

MUsic

Spring Concert

Info: 4 p.m. Brattleboro Women's Chorus at Centre Congregational Church, Main St., Brattleboro. Music composed by founder/conductor Becky Graber. $12 adult, $10 senior and student, $20 generous. www.brattleborowomenschorus.org or 802-254-8994.

Redlinger Soiree Musicale

Info: 7:30 p.m. Russian Duo the only North American balalaika/piano ensemble. $15 at door. At Wendy's House Concert, Guilford. Call 802-254-6189 for information and directions.

Theater

'The Importance of Being Earnest'

Info: 3 p.m. Directed by Robert Kramsky. Evening Star Grange, Dummerston Center. $15 general admission, $12 seniors and students. 802-258-1344., Information at www.vermonttheatrecompany.org.

'You Can't Take it With You'

Info: 2 p.m. by Rock River Players. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. Williamsville Hall on Dover Road in Williamsville. For more information and to reserve in advance write verbatim@ svcable.net.

Bread & Puppet Theater

Info: 7 p.m. "The Underneath the Above Show #1" at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. $15 (no one turned away for lack of funds) available online at nextstagearts.org and at the door.

Film

'A Vermont Romance':

Restored first feature film shot in Vt. Music accompaniment. Sunday, May 8 at 4:30 p.m. Latchis 50 Main St., Brattleboro. $15, vtiffvermontromancelatchis.bpt.me/

Miscellaneous

ARTstravaganza

Info: Open Studio with Brattleboro-West Arts. Restored 1916 film, "A Vermont Romance," at Latchis Theatre. All you can eat at Cai's Dim Sum Tea House. Visit Facebook for more information, search for ARTstravaganza.

BWA Studios Open

Info: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Potter Naomi Lindenfeld at 330 Meadowbrook Rd.; and Jen Wiechers in Lindenfeld's studio; Michel Moyse, at 81 Pleasant Valley Rd.; Sharon Myers, at 744 Meadowbrook Rd.; and Walter Slowinski at his 658 Orchard St. studio. For details about ARTstravaganza a visit Facebook. Visit www.brattleboro-west-arts.com for information about BWA.

Gallery Opening

Info: Noon to 4 p.m. Confluence Gallery, Showing the work of five women photographers. Main St., Readsboro

Information Meeting

Info: 2-4 p.m. Main Street Arts hosting information session. Main Street, Saxtons River. Call to reserve at 802-869-2960 or e-mail info@mainstreetarts. org.

Bennington County

MUsic

Battenkill Chorale

Info: 4 p.m. The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass by Carol Barnett with internationally famous bluegrass band Monroe Crossing. Tickets. $15. 518-692-7459. Immaculate Conception Church, 73 Main St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

Over the border

MUsic

Live Music

Info: 2 p.m. One Part Luck (country blues). Please tip the musicians. 413-625-6292. Mocha Maya, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, Mass.

VT Shakedown

Info: 5:30 - 8 p.m. Afrobeat and funk at Pizza Stone. 291 Pleasant St., Chester. Free.

Monday, May 9

Windham County

Dance

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.

Salsa Lessons

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.

MISCELLANEOUS

Growing Azaleas

Info: 6 p.m. Talk by Doug Switzer. Green Mountain Chapel, Western Ave., Brattleboro. 802-257-4710

Tuesday, May 10

Windham County

DANCE

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 11

Windham County

DANCE

West African Dance and Drum classes

Info: 6:30-7:30 West African drum class, $10; 7:30-9 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

ONGOING

Windham County

BMAC new exhibits

Five 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.

Art Exhibit

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.

Art Exhibit

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.

'The Closet'

Info: 6-8:30 p.m. Friday; Noon-2 p.m. New art space presents Norton Garber's "Way to Strength and Beauty" a multi media site. Open from May 6 to May 22, Brooks House Atrium, downtown Brattleboro

Bennington County

3D Digital: Here and Now

Info: Through June 15. Be amazed, learn have fun. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington. 802-447-1571.

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.

Paper Gallery

Info: Drawings by Marcy Hermansader. Works with paper, drawn on, ripped and pricked, sewn, cut and glued. Each work is simultaneously a fleeting, ephemeral dream image and a highly material, haptic experience for the viewer. On view through July 30. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Over the Border

Photography Exhibit

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. 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.

802-447-1571

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

Windham County

River Gallery School:

April 29-June 2: Noon-2:30 p.m. Figure Sculpture in Clay with Helen Schmidt $175. (5 classes)

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 Landscape with 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 p.m. 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 Saxtons 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

May 22: 1-3:30 p.m. Fused Plastic Up-Cycled Accessories with Lou Leelyn. Combining art, craft, and environmental awareness, post-consumer plastic bags, wrappers, and packaging are fused into fabric then sewn or duct-taped into accessories- a wallet or bag- with Eco-Artist Lou Leelyn. Learn how to turn your un-recyclable plastic bags into functional art and craft! I Includes all materials needed; each participant takes home a completed project.

32 Main St., Suite 201; 802-257-1577; rivergalleryschool@gmail.com

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.

Bennington County

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 info@dorsetplayers.com.

Paint Parties

Info: 6-8 p.m. every Tuesday evening at Mountain Painters & Artisans Gallery, Mountain market Place 5700 Rte. 100 Londonderry. 802-824-6555.