Today, May 26

Windham County

MUSIC

Kevin Parry

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

Funk Night

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

Fantastic Partnerz

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

Miscellaneous

Book Talk

6 p.m.: Author Jo Page discusses her new book "Preaching in My Yes Dress: Confessions of a Reluctant Pastor." Bartleby's Books, 17 West Main Street, Wilmington. 802-464-5425. myvermontbookstore.com

Artist Reception

7 p.m.: Kevin Burke and Leland & Gray's Journey East students present slideshow of trip to China. Light refreshments. Wardsboro Public Library, 170 Main St., Wardsboro. Information at 802-896-6194.

Bennington County

Music

Jazz Cabaret

8 p.m.: Concert of songs exploring the joy and pain of love lost and found. Student Center, Bennington College, 1 College Drive.

Miscellanous

Sitcom

10-11 p.m.: Three separate episodic stories by students written, rehearsed produced and performed in less than a week. DownCaf, Bennington College.

Friday, May 27

Windham County


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MUSIC

Catamounts

4-7 p.m.: Townshend Farmers Market on the lawn of West Townshend Country Store.

Green Zone

8-10:30 p.m.: Ben, Johnny, Eric, and Fred at Pleasant Valley Brewing, Main Street, Saxtons River. No cover.

Twilight Music

7:30 p.m.: Yann Falquet and Pascal Gemme plus Keith Murphy at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. $8 in advance at nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro and the Putney Food Co-op or $22 at the door. For information, visit twilightmusic.org.

House Concert

6 p.m.: Wendy's Jazz Soirée in Guilford for a Duke Ellington Tribute with Wayne Roberts, Miro Sprague, Michael Zsoldos. Potluck at 6 p.m., music at 7 p.m. $15 to $20 at the door. For information and directions call 802-254-6189.

Theater

Student Plays

7:30 p.m.: A collection of four short plays acted by BFUHS students, directed by David Stern. $10 adults, $5 students. Subject matter for teens and older. Main Street Arts, 35 Main Street, Saxtons River. For information call 802-869-2960 or visit mainstreetarts.org.

Miscellaneous

Sydney Lea

6 p.m.: Former Vermont Poet Laureate discusses his book "No Doubt the Nameless" at 118 Elliot, 118 Elliot. St., Brattleboro. Information at 802-254-8160.

Bennington County

Music

Cello Showcase

1-2 p.m.: Deane Carriage Barn, Bennington College, 1 College Drive.

Woven

8 p.m.: Krista Speroni, Alex Kelly, and Chris Southiere. $10; $5 for students. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bennington, 108 School St., uubennington.org

Miscellaneous

Grandma Moses Gallery

10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Opening of newly installed Grandma Moses Gallery at Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington. Free admission through June 15

Over the border

Music

Show of Cards

8 p.m.: Mocha Maya's, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, Mass. Free, Tip the musicians. 413-625-6292.

Miscellaneous

'Time Flies'

7:30 p.m.: The Edge Cafe Dessert Theatre. $15 general; $12 for students and seniors. Heberton Hall, Keene Public Library Annex. Information at 603-352-5657.

Saturday, May 28

Windham County

MUSIC

Jazz Concert Series

8 p.m.: Monthly music and dancing fundraiser opens for season. Hosted by Chris Backriges, musicians Rich Davidian, Glendon Ingalls and Denny Ray Pelletier. Admission by donation. Historic Memorial Hall, 14 West Main St., Wilmington. Information at 802-464-7500.

River Singers

7:30 p.m.: Led by Mary Cay Brass, 90 singers with guest musicians. The White Church, 55 Main Street, Grafton. $15 general, $10 students and seniors, under 10 free. For more information email mcbrass@vermontel.net.

Dance

Contra Dance

7:30-10:30 p.m.: Beginners' session 7:30-8 p.m.; dancing until 10:30 p.m. Pierce's Hall, East Putney Falls Rd., Putney. 802-387-0163

Theater

Student Plays

7:30 p.m.: A collection of four short plays acted by BFUHS students, directed by David Stern. $10 adults, $5 students. Subject matter for teens and older. Main Street Arts, 35 Main Street, Saxtons River. For information, call 802-869-2960 or visit mainstreetarts.org.

Film

Off the Beaten Path

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

Miscellaneous

Book and Plant Sale

9 a.m.-noon: Putney Public Library, 55 Main Street, Putney.

Open Studio Tour

10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Statewide tour of art and artisan studios. Look for yellow signs throughout the region. For list visit vermontcrafts.com.

VPL Open Lab

1-4 p.m.: Meet artists and collaborators, experience the creative process for three interdisciplinary projects. Showings at 1,2 and 3 p.m. On the Marlboro College, 2582 South Road, Marlboro. Free.

Bennington County

Music

Battenkill Festival

Noon-6 p.m.: Music, food and silent auction. Advance tickets at battenkillconservancy.org

Dance

Dance at Bennington

7 p.m.: VAPA Martha Hill Dance Theater, Bennington College

Miscellaneous

Orvis Days

11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Peter Zheutlin, author of "Rescue" at Orvis Flagship Store.

Over the border

Music

Sean Ashby

8 p.m.: Mocha Maya's, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, Mass. Free,tip the musicians. 413-625-6292.

MISCELLANEOUS

GeoOrbital Wall

11 a.m.- 2 p.m.: Use your bike to go up to 20 miles per hour for 20-50 miles. Broad Canal Walk, Kendall Square, Cambridge, N.Y. Free.

Sunday, May 29

Windham County

MUSIC

Twilight on the Tavern Lawn

6 p.m.: Chris Kleeman Band kicks of annual series on the Putney Tavern Lawn, downtown Putney. (rain location at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill). Donations accepted. For more information call 802-387-5772 or visit twilightmusic.org.

Organ Barn Concert

3 p.m.: Bolivian Baroque at Tree Frog Farm, off Packer Corners Road, Guilford. Music by 18th-century Bolivian composers, archived by Fr. Piotr Narot who begins program with short talk. Optional holiday cookout follows concert. Concert $15; Cookout $10. Reservations for cookout please. 802-254-3600 or office@fomag.org. More information at fomag.org

Dance

Community Circle Dance

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

Film

Off the Beaten Path

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

Miscellaneous

Open Studio Tour

10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Statewide tour of art and artisan studios. Look for yellow signs throughout the region. For list visit vermontcrafts.com.

Wilmington Salsa Block Party

4-7 p.m.: Salsa dance lesson with Michael Rodriguez at 4 p.m.; South Main Salsa contest; face painting, hula hooping at Pettee Memorial Library. For more information visit wilmingtonworksvt.com

CircusNEXT

1 and 5 p.m.: Growing Up - NECCA's Youth Performance Troupe showcase trapeze, acrobatics, tumbling and juggling. VIP $25; adults $10; under 12 $5; under 2 free. necenterforcircusarts.org or 802-254-9780.

Over the border

Music

Genna and Jesse

2 p.m.: Acoustic-soul at Mocha Maya's, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, Mass.

Shape Note Singing

1:30-4:30 p.m.: Participatory Singing for all Ages. 74 Federal St., Greenfield, Mass.

Monday, May 30

Windham County

Dance

Beginner Waltz Lessons

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

7:30 p.m.: at the Stone Church 210 Main Street, Brattleboro. $10 per person. Please carry shoes to dance in. No partner needed. 802-365-0233 or 802-579-9990.

Bennington County

Music

Piano Show Ups

6:30-8 p.m.: Deane Carriage Barn, Bennington College, 1 College Drive.

Dance

Dance Studio Concert

9-10:30 p.m.: Franklin, Bennington College, 1 College Drive.

Tuesday, May 31

Windham County

DANCE

West Coast Swing

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 or ray@shallwedance.biz.

West Coast Swing

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 or ray@shallwedance.biz.

Wednesday, June 1

Windham County

Music

Bluebird Orchestra

6-9 p.m.: Four Columns Restaurant, 21 West St., Newfane. fourcolumnsvt.com

DANCE

West African Dance and Drum classes

6:30-7:30 p.m.: 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 Street, Brattleboro. Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing and bring a water bottle. Class will be accompanied by live drumming. www.africandancevt.com

Miscellaneous

Benefit Reading

7 p.m.: M Jackson, author of "While Glaciers Slept: Being Human in a Time of Climate Change," to give talk and slide show of her work in Iceland. John Elder will read from his memoir "Picking Up the Flute," and former Vermont state poet laureate Sydney Lea will read from his essay collection "What's the Story: Reflections on a Life Grown Long." At Next Stage Arts, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. $10 donation.

ONGOING

Windham County

BMAC Five Exhibits: Brattleboro Museum & Art Center: 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 brattleboromuseum.org or call 802-257-0124. Located at the intersection of Main Street and Routes 119 and 142 and is wheelchair accessible.

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

Mary Natalizia Exhibit: 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

Great Hall Art Display: Annette Spaulding: She 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

CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Add Color to Your Life, Watercolor Classes: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, May 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: 6-8 p.m. Every Tuesday evening at Mountain Painters & Artisans Gallery, Mountain Market Place 5700 Rte. 100 Londonderry. 802-824-6555