Today, May 19

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.

Pickpocket Pickers

Info: Live band at Whetstone Brewery, 36 Bridge St., Brattleboro. 8:30-11:30 p.m. No cover.

Live Music

Info: 9 p.m. Jean Chaine and the Fiction Giants. McNeill's Brewery, 90 Elliot St., Brattleboro. No cover

Theater

'Alice in Wonderland'

Info: 10:30 a.m. Performance by New England Youth Theatre and Theatre Adventure at West Village Meeting House, 29 South St., West Brattleboro. $10, neyt.org

Miscellaneous

Plant Sale

Info: Preview at 8:30 a.m., sales at 9 a.m. rain or shine. Perennials and herbs from the gardens of Brattleboro floral Arts and Garden Club members. Green Mountain Chapel parking lot, Western Ave. Information at 802-257-4710

Paint Party

Info: 6 p.m., fundraising event for Brattleboro Garden Club. Artist Kristina Wentzell guides participants painting poppies. $50, Green Mountain Chapel, Western Ave., Brattleboro. Register in advance at www.monadnockart.com Information at 802-257-4710


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Book Reading

Info: 7 p.m. "The Earth Wants YOU' read by author Reverend Billy at Everyone's Books, 25 Elliot St., Brattleboro

Bennington County

Miscellaneous

Sitcom!

Info: 10-11 a.m. DownCaf, Bennington College. a presentation of three separate episodic stories that have been written, rehearsed, produced and performed by students in less than a week.

Friday, May 20

Windham County

MUSIC

Sunny Lowdown

Info: Noon-1 p.m. Blues at the River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. Free

BETTY

Info: Feminist-powered rock group at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney $20 at nextstagearts.org, Putney Coop or Turn it Up, or $24 at the door.

The Dread Resistors

Info: 9 p.m. Reggae from Albany. McNeill's Brewery, 90 Elliot St., Brattleboro. $5 cover.

Colorway

Info: 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Live at Metropolis, 55 Elliot St., Brattleboro. Free. 21 and over.

Dance

Beginner Foxtrot Lessons

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. Information at 802-365-0233 or 802-579-9990 or ray@shallwedance.biz.

'For You ... With Love'

Info: 7:30 p.m. Brattleboro School of Dance's Spring Concert. New England Youth Theater, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. Tickets at www.foryouwithlove.brownpapertickets.com. For more information visit www.brattleboroschoolofdance.com

Theater

'Alice in Wonderland'

Info: 10:30 a.m. Performance by New England Youth Theatre and Theatre Adventure at West Village Meeting House, 29 South St., West Brattleboro. $10, neyt.org

Miscellaneous

Professional Showcase

Info: 7:30 p.m. "I Shelter" a unique showcase of Advanced Professional Program Graduates from the New England Center for Circus Arts. Austine Gymnasium (off Maple Street), Brattleboro. Tickets are available online at www.necenterforcircusarts.org. For information, call 802-254-9780.

'The Closet'

Info: 5-7 p.m. New art space presents Norton Garber's "Way to Strength and Beauty" a multi media site. Open through May 22, Brooks House Atrium, downtown Brattleboro

KABOOM! Reading

Info: 6 p.m. Reading and live acoustic music with Steve Carmichael, Johnny Sheehan at 118 Elliot, Brattleboro. Information all 802-254-8160 or everyonesbks@gmail.com

Bennington County

Music

Martha Hill Dance Concert

Info: 8-9:30 p.m. at VAPA Martha Hill Dance theater, Bennington College.

Over the border

MUSIC

Spring Sing

Info: 7 p.m. Hubbard Hall Youth and Women's Chorale in debut performance. Tickets $10 general/$5 students at hubbardhall.org, 518-677-2495 or at the door. 25 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

Miscellaneous

'Thrones'

Info: 4-7 p.m. Opening reception. The common toilet seat in new art forms. From functional to purely sculptural. At Nina's Nook, 125A Avenue A Turners Falls. Opening reception on May 20, 5 to 7 p.m. www.ninasnook.com and 413-834-8800

Theater

Dessert and Theater

Info: 7:30 p.m. dessert and The Edge Ensemble Theatre Co. presents 'Time Flies ... but it's All in the Timing." Short comedies, Tickets $15 general/$12 students and seniors. Information at 603-352-5657.

Saturday, May 21

Windham County

MUSIC

Filthy Still

Info: 9 p.m. McNeill's Brewery, 90 Elliot St., Brattleboro. $5 cover.

Butterfly Swing Band

Info: 7:15-10 p.m. Classic swing and early jazz for listening and dancing at New England House, 254 Marlboro Rd., West Brattleboro. No cover.

Antje Duvekot and The Stockwell Bros.

Info: 7:30 p.m. contemporary folk and bluegrass at Main Street Arts, 35 Main St., Saxtons River. $17 in advance at mainstreetarts.org or $20 at the door. 802-869-2960.

DANCE

'For You ... With Love'

Info: 7:30 p.m. Brattleboro School of Dance's Spring Concert. New England Youth Theater, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. Tickets at www.foryouwithlove.brownpapertickets.com. For more information visit www.brattleboroschoolofdance.com

Film

Off the Beaten Path

Info: 4 p.m. "Son of Saul" at Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. Visit theater.latchis.com for more information.

Miscellaneous

Professional Showcase

Info: 3 p.m. "I Shelter" a unique showcase of Advanced Professional Program Graduates from the New England Center for Circus Arts. Austine Gymnasium (off Maple Street), Brattleboro. Tickets are available online at www.necenterforcircusarts.org. For information, call 802-254-9780.

Professional Showcase

Info: 7:30 p.m. "Interchange" a unique showcase of Advanced Professional Program Graduates from the New England Center for Circus Arts. Austine Gymnasium (off Maple Street), Brattleboro. Tickets are available online at www.necenterforcircusarts.org. For information, call 802-254-9780.

'The Closet'

Info: 12-2 p.m. New art space presents Norton Garber's "Way to Strength and Beauty" a multi media site. Open through May 22, Brooks House Atrium, downtown

Tall Tales

Info: 3 p.m. Storyteller Abner Serd shares stories of his 300 mile walking trek around New England. Family friendly stories for all age groups. Bartleby's Books, 17 W. Main St., Wilmington.

Poetry and Prose Readings

Info: 2 p.m. Lynn Martin and Fred Lawrence at Brooks Library Meeting Room, third floor. 224 Main St., Brattleboro.

The Green Gold Tree

Info: 8 p.m. A multimedia performance by "Faust" at Bluebird Theater, room 357, 74 Cotton Mill Hill. $10 brownpapertickets.com or 802-254-6757.

Flying Trapeze

Info: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., try a swing with NECCA for ages 7 and up. Hula Hooping and juggling for younger children. Outdoors, 10 Town Crier Drive, Brattleboro. Weather updates at www.necenterforcircusarts.

BMC Spring Showcase

Info: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Brattleboro Music School's annual fundraiser includes student performances, bake and plant sale, 50/50 raffle and CD/DVD sale. at the River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. Tickets at 802-257-4523 or at the Garden.

Bennington County

Music

Martha Hill Dance Concert

Info: 8-9:30 p.m. at VAPA Martha Hill Dance theater, Bennington College.

Over the border

Music

Mount Toby Concert

Info: 7:30 p.m. Sue Kranz & Ben Tousley and Paul Kaplan at the Mount Toby Friends Meeting House, 194 Long Plain Rd., Leverett, Mass. Donation $10-$20. 413-548-9394.

Happy Valley Guitar Orchestra

Info: 8 p.m., directed by Peter Blanchette at Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Tickets $15 adults, $12 students and children at sheatheater.org, nohoarts.org at the door 6:30 on.

Theater

Dinner and Theater

Info: 6 p.m. 3-course dinner/7:30 p.m. The Edge Ensemble Theatre Co. presents 'Time Flies ... but it's All in the Timing." Short comedies, Tickets $55 per person. Reserve tickets and place dinner order at 603-352-5657.

Miscellaneous

Improv Comedy Show

Info: 4 p.m. Happier Valley Family Show comedy suited for 5-12-year-olds Eastworks' 121 Club, 116 Pleasant St., Easthampton. $10/adults, $5/children. Max $20/family.

Dancin' In the Barn

Info: 3-8 p.m. Games, contests, 50/50 raffle, music and dancing with Shana Stack Band. Tickets at the door, $10/adults, $5/children 6-12, under 5 free. Fundraiser for the Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies at SVTRC, Miracles in Motion located in Keene

118 Wyman Rd., Keene, NH.

Day of Remembrance

Info: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Nolumbeka Project ceremony at 1 p.m. commemoration of the 340th anniversary of the Great Falls Massacre. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, Mass.

May Day Festival

Info: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Orchard School celebrates spring with cultures from around the world. Morris Dancers and May Pole. 114 Old Settlers Rd., Alstead, N.H.

Sunday, May 22

Windham County

MUSIC

Civil War Songs

Info: 7 p.m. Linda Radtke shares songs of the Civil War at Main Street Arts, Main St., Saxtons River.

Dance

Community Circle Dance

Info: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. Led by Lucia Wilson. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated. Information: Parker Huber 802-257-9108, or Mary Ellen Cannon, 603-631-0768

'For You ... With Love'

Info: 2 p.m. Brattleboro School of Dance's Spring Concert. New England Youth Theater, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. Tickets at www.foryouwithlove.brownpapertickets.com. For more information visit www.brattleboroschoolofdance.com

Contra Dance

Info: 7-10 p.m. Caller Chrissy Fowler accompanied by piano and fiddle duo Audrey Budington and Clayton Clemetson. At 118 Elliot , 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro. $10 adults/$8 college students/$5 high school and younger. 802-258-1723.

Film

Off the Beaten Path

Info: 4 p.m. "Son of Saul" at Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. Visit theater.latchis.com for more information.

Miscellaneous

Professional Showcase

Info: 1 p.m. "Interchange" a unique showcase of Advanced Professional Program Graduates from the New England Center for Circus Arts. Austine Gymnasium (off Maple Street), Brattleboro. Tickets are available online at www.necenterforcircusarts.org. For information, call 802-254-9780.

The Closet'

Info: 12-2 p.m. New art space presents Norton Garber's "Way to Strength and Beauty" a multi media site. Open through May 22, Brooks House Atrium, downtown

Madhuram

Info: 4 p.m. An Afternoon of Indian dance, music, and poetry. Doors open at 3:45 p.m., Chai available $10, $8 for seniors tickets at door.

Antique Appraisals

Info: 1-5 p.m. The Brattleboro Area Jewish Community hold a version of "The Antiques Roadshow" at 151 Greenleaf St., West Brattleboro. For information email getmusic@sover.net

Bennington County

Miscellaneous

Footsteps of Van Gogh

Info: 4 p.m. Carol Berry examines the many places that touched Van Gogh's life. At the Equinox Village, 49 Maple St., Manchester Center. Free. Info.: events@mclvt.org or 802-362-2607.

Over the border

Music

TriBeCaStan

Info: 7 p.m. Jazz/World music at Hubbard Hall 25 East Main St., Cambridge, NY. $20 general/ $10 students at hubbardhall.org or at 518-677-2495, or at the door.

Theater

Dessert and Theater

Info: 2 p.m. dessert and The Edge Ensemble Theatre Co. presents 'Time Flies ... but it's All in the Timing." Short comedies, Tickets $15 general/$12 students and seniors. Information at 603-352-5657.

Miscellaneous

Author Talk

Info: 4 p.m. Edie Clark with "As Simple as That," a collection of 25 years of her essays published in Yankee Magazine. Misty Valley Books, on the Green, Chester. Information at 802-875-3400 or www.mvbooks.com.

Monday, May 23

Windham County

Music

Open Bluegrass Jam

Info: 8 p.m. at McNeill's Brewery, No cover.

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.

Tuesday, May 24

Windham County

Music

Live Music

Info: 6 p.m. Slow Jam, learner's session Irish Music. McNeill's Brewery, 90 Elliot St., Brattleboro. No cover.

DANCE

West Coast Swing

Info: 5:30 p.m., "Shall We Dance?" Intermediate/advanced West Coast Swing class taught by Ray Warren & Lucinda Dee-Warren at the Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. No partner is needed. $10/per person. Please carry shoes to dance in. We have a brand new floor and wish to keep it that way. Information at 802 365-0233 or 579-9990. email: ray@shallwedance.biz.

West Coast Swing

Info: 6:30 p.m., "Shall We Dance?" Advanced Beginner West Coast Swing class taught by Ray Warren & Lucinda Dee-Warren at the Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. No partner is needed. $10/per person. Please carry shoes to dance in. We have a brand new floor and wish to keep it that way. Information at 802 365-0233 or 579-9990. email: ray@shallwedance.biz.

Bennington County

Miscellaneous

Usdan Gallery Senior Show

Info: 7-8:30 p.m. VAPA Usdan Gallery, Bennington Gallery. Gallery open Tuesday's through Saturdays, 1-5 p.m.

Percussion End of Term Concert

Info: 8-9:30 p.m. at Deane Carriage Barn, Bennington College.

Wednesday, May 25

Windham County

Music

Turkey Buzzards

Info: 6-9 p.m. bluegrass at Four Columns and Artisan Restaurant, 21 West St., Newfane.

BUHS Pops Concert

Info: 7 p.m. BUHS Music Department's final event of year in the audtiorium on Fairground Road. No admission charge. 802-451-3511 for information.

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 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: 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.

Rockingham Library Genealogy Group

Info: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bring your laptop. Many free databases available at the library. Both beginners and seasoned genealogists are welcome. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 802-463-4270.

Bennington County

3-D Digital: Here and Now

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

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.

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

Genealogy Group

Info: Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Rockingham Library. 802-463-4270.

Art Exhibit

Info: Opens Saturday, May 21 Modern Alchemy: The Art of Glass at the Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester. On display through July 10

Over the Border

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.

'Thrones'

Info: The common toilet seat in new art forms. From functional to purely sculptural. Lahri Bond, Edite Cunha, Liz Denny, Christina Gusek, Anne Harding, ixchelailee, Trouble Mandeson, Margorie Morgan, Nina Rossi and Gina Vernava, among others, show their creations through June 25 at Nina's Nook, 125A Avenue A Turners Falls. Opening reception on May 20, 5 to 7 p.m. www.ninasnook.com and 413-834-8800

CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Windham County

River Gallery School:

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 21, 28, in Westminster West. $35 per class 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

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.