Today, July 21

Windham County

MUSIC

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

Funk Night, live band: 9:30 p.m. at Metropolis, Elliot Street, Brattleboro.

Yellow Barn concert: 8 p.m. at The Big Barn, Putney. Works by Janáček, MacMillan, Gubaidulina, and Smetana with faculty members Roger Tapping and Vivian Hornik Weilerstein. Tickets at yellowbarn.org. 802-387-6637

Theater

'What Rhymes With America': 7:30 p.m. Presented by Next Stage Arts and Apron Theater, directed by Hallie Flower. Next Stage Arts, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Tickets $15 general admission at nextstagearts.org or at the door. 802-387-0102

Miscellaneous

Paint Parties Mountain Painters & Artisan Gallery: 6-8 p.m. Mountain Market Place, 5700 Rte. 100, Londonderry. 802-824-6555. Please register in advance to reserve space.

Writers and readers event: 7-8 p.m. The Book Lounge for poets, writers, and readers to mingle. The Lounge in Duo Restaurant, 136 Main St., Brattleboro.

Bennington County

Music

Manchester Music Festival: 7:30 p.m. "Music From Russia and Armenia." Southern Vermont Arts Center, Arkell Pavilion, Manchester West Road, Manchester. Highlighting the music of Aram Khachaturian, Modest Mussorgksky and Mikhail Glinka,. Tickets $42 adults, $18 student free, at 802-362-1956 or at the door. mmfvt.org


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Theater

'Forever': 7:30 p.m. At the Weston Rod and Gun Club, 982 Rte. 100, Weston. For ages 16 +. Tickets at westonplayhouse.org

'Big River': 2 and 7:30 p.m. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. 802-447-0564 Oldcastle Theater, 331 Main St., Bennington. $37 adults/$12 student.

'Round and Round the Garden': 7:30 p.m. $12 at 802-824-5288 or westonplayhouse.org. Weston Playhouse. Pre-show dinner at the West Town Eatery, downstairs at the playhouse.

Miscellaneous

Rebeck Talk: 6 p.m. Maya Cantu talks on playwrights Theresa Rebeck and William Congreve The Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

Off the Shelf: 7 p.m. Live stage event with Daniel Silva and Joe Donahue present "The Black Widow." The Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

Over the border

Music

The Root Cellar: New music venue officially opens with Funk Night. 10 Fiske Ave. Greenfield, Mass. rootcelllar.com

Chris Kleeman and Band: 6:30-8 p.m. on the lawn of the Academy Building, downtown Chester.

Summer Series Concert: 6-8 p.m. Franklin County Musician's Co-op summer series with Orlen and Gabriel. At Energy Park, Miles Street, Greenfield, Mass.

Friday, July 22

Windham County

MUSIC

Patty Carpenter's Dysfunctional Jazz Band at The Lounge: 7-10 p.m. Friday night jazz. 4 High St., Brattleboro.

Yellow Barn concert: 8 p.m. The Big Barn, Putney. Works by Adès, Shostakovich, Hersant, and Dvořákwith faculty members Maria Lambros, Donald Weilerstein, and Vivian Hornik Weilerstein. Tickets at yellowbarn.org

Townshend Farmers Market: 4-7 p.m. The Newton Crew will play old time fiddle tunes. On the lawn of the West Townshend Country Store, Rte. 30.

Solo Cello Concert: 7:30 p.m. Eugene Friesen at Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St., Bellows Falls. Advance tickets $17 general/$13 seniors at stonechurcharts.org. At door $20 general/$15 seniors.

Theater

Melodrama Festival Two: 6 p.m. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. All tickets $8 . neyt.org

'What Rhymes With America': 7:30 p.m. Presented by Next Stage Arts and Apron Theater, directed by Hallie Flower. Next Stage Arts, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Tickets $15 general admission at nextstagearts.org or at the door. 802-387-0102

Dance

Rumba Lessons: 6 :30-10 p.m. "Shall We Dance?" Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. $10/person. 802-365-0233 or 802-579-9990.

Miscellaneous

Book Discussion': 6 p.m. Author Malte Herwig discusses his new book "The Woman Who Says No" at Everyone's Books, 25 Elliot St., Brattleboro. Free

Bennington County

Theater

'Forever': 7:30 p.m. At the Weston Rod and Gun Club, 982 Rte. 100, Weston. For ages 16 +. Tickets at westonplayhouse.org

'Big River': 7:30 p.m. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. 802-447-0564 Oldcastle Theater, 331 Main St., Bennington. $37 adults/$12 student.

'Round and Round the Garden': 7:30 p.m. $12 at 802-824-5288 or westonplayhouse.org. Weston Playhouse. Pre-show dinner at the West Town Eatery, downstairs at the playhouse.

'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead': 7:30 p.m. Hunter Hall, Maple Street School, Manchester Center. $18 adults, $12 ages 18 and under. Advance tickets available at Carr's Florist. Info at shakespeareonmainstreet.org.

Miscellaneous

Author Conversations: 7 p.m. Rebecca Makkai in Conversations with Megan Mayhew Bergman "Music in Wartime." The Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center

Over the border

Music

The Root Cellar: New music venue opening week. VT Shakedown with Tuff Riddim International. 10 Fiske Ave. Greenfield, Mass. rootcellar.com

Mohawk Trail Concerts: 7:30 p.m. Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson at the Federated Church, Rte. 2, Charlemont, Mass. Tickets $23 at mohawktrailconcerts.org or at the box office.

Theater

'Great Race of the Tortoise and the Hare': 7 p.m., Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls, Mass. $10 at sheatheater.org

'Beauty and the Beast': 6 p.m. Presented by Ja'Duke Inc. at Greenfield High School Stage, 1 Lenox Ave., Greenfield, Mass. Tickets $12, $10, at jaduke.com

'Alice in Wonderland': 7 p.m. Presented by Hubbard Hall Youth Theater. Tickets $10 general; $5 students at hubbardhall.org 518-677-2495. 25 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

Film

'Meet John Doe': 7;30 p.m., Live music Whistlestop from 7-7:30 p.m. $4 children/$6 adults. 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, Mass. 413-512-0850.

Saturday, July 23

Windham County

MUSIC

Swing Easy at The Lounge: 7-10 p.m. Selector Singh plays funk, soul and roots music. 4 High St., Brattleboro.

Live Music: 9 p.m. Kristen Ford, one-woman indie rocker. McNeill's Brewery, 90 Elliot St., Brattleboro. $5 cover. kristenfordmusic.com

Marlboro Music Concert: 8 p.m. Resident artists share their discoveries. Tickets and information at marlboromusic.org. Shuttle service from Brattleboro: 603-352-5505.

Yellow Barn: 8 p.m. Schumann's G Minor piano trio on the same program as a set of songs by Charles Ives, with baritone William Sharp, In The Big Barn, 49 Main St., Putney. $25. 802-387-6637

Theater

Melodrama Festival Two: 2 and 6 p.m. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. All tickets $8 . neyt.org

'What Rhymes With America': 7:30 p.m. Presented by Next Stage Arts and Apron Theater, directed by Hallie Flower. Next Stage Arts, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Tickets $15 general admission at nextstagearts.org or at the door. 802-387-0102

Miscellaneous

Yellow Barn's pre-concert discussion: 7 p.m. The Putney Public Library, Main St., Putney,

Jon Gregg Artist Talk: 5 p.m. Exhibit of "Evolving a Mark" at Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main Street, Brattleboro.

Community Art Show: 1-11 p..m. "What We Bring to Our Future," Featuring art by: Sarah Rice, Tess Lindsay, Clara Karazov, Alex Fischer, Shea Witzo, Jonas Fricke, Karilyn McLellan, Hannah Cummins, Scott Brown, Nora Joan, Ron Schniederman, Jac Kjellberg, Anna Mullany, Ruth Venan-Clay. 118 Elliot at 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro. Free.

Southern Vermont Idol: 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)Moose Lodge, 59 Westminster St., Bellows Falls. southernvermontidol.com 603-313-0052.

Art Opening: 5-10 p.m. "Adept Pursuits – Accomplished Work" art show in The Fourth Corner Foundation Gallery, 578 Hitchcock Hill Road, Windham. showing the work of Maria Kretchmann, Riki Moss, Katie Loesel, Erica Lawlor Schmidt, Kristen Partesi, Cynthia Rosen, Sabrina Fadial, Carolyn Enz Hack. This show will run through Aug. 14.

Bennington County

Theater

'Forever': 2 and 7:30 p.m. At the Weston Rod and Gun Club, 982 Rte. 100, Weston. For ages 16 +. Tickets at westonplayhouse.org

'Big River': 7:30 p.m. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. 802-447-0564 Oldcastle Theater, 331 Main St., Bennington. $37 adults/$12 student.

'Round and Round the Garden': 2 and 7:30 p.m. $12 at 802-824-5288 or westonplayhouse.org. Weston Playhouse. Pre-show dinner at the West Town Eatery, downstairs at the playhouse.

'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead': 7:30 p.m. Hunter Hall, Maple Street School, Manchester Center. $18 adults, $12 ages 18 and under. Advance tickets available at Carr's Florist. Info at shakespeareonmainstreet.org.

Miscellaneous

Bennington Sculpture Show: 4-8 p.m. reception party in the North Bennington Sculpture Park, 48 Main St., Bennington. Show will be on view in various locations until Oct. 23 in addition to the sculpture park.

Over the border

Music

The Root Cellar: New music venue opening week. Early show with Animal Mother followed by Rebel Alliance. 10 Fiske Ave. Greenfield, Mass. rootcellar.com

Mohawk Trail Concerts: 7:30 p.m. Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson at the Federated Church, Rte. 2, Charlemont, Mass. Tickets $23 at mohawktrailconcerts.org or at the box office.

Monadnock Tri-State Dance Club Dance: 7-11 p.m. Band: Borrowed Time. Elm Community Center, Durkee Street, off Parker Street, Winchester, N.H. All welcome. 603-367-0794 or 802-722-9205

Theater

'Beauty and the Beast': 6 p.m. Presented by Ja'Duke Inc. at Greenfield High School Stage, 1 Lenox Ave., Greenfield, Mass. Tickets $12, $10, at jaduke.com

Theater

'Great Race of the Tortoise and the Hare': 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls, Mass. $10 at sheatheater.org

'Alice in Wonderland': 2 p.m. Presented by Hubbard Hall Youth Theater. Tickets $10 general; $5 students at hubbardhall.org 518-677-2495. 25 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

Film

'Meet John Doe': 7;30 p.m., Live music Dick Moulding from 7-7:30 p.m. $4 children/$6 adults. 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, Mass. 413-512-0850.

'Mary Poppins': 8:30 p.m. Classics on the Quad, on Keene State College Quad off Main Street and Appian Way. Keene, N.H.

Sunday, July 24

Windham County

MUSIC

Marlboro Music Concert: 2:30 p.m. Resident artists share their discoveries. Tickets and information at marlboromusic.org. Shuttle service from Brattleboro: 603-352-5505.

Twilight on the Lawn Concert: 6 p.m., Gaslight Tinkers. On the Putney Tavern Lawn, downtown Putney. Rain: Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill. Donations accepted. 802-387-5772

Dance

Community Circle Dance: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., at the Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St. Led by Linda Blake. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated. Information: Parker Huber 802-257-9108, or Mary Ellen Cannon, 603-631-0768.

Square Dance: 7-10 p.m. Brattleboro Dance at 118 Elliot, 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro. Caller David Millstone and musical trio Julie Metcalfe, Rebecca Bosworth-Clemens and Kate Barns. $10 adults, $8 college students, $5 youth. 802-258-1723.

Theater

'What Rhymes With America': 2 p.m. Presented by Next Stage Arts and Apron Theater, directed by Hallie Flower. Next Stage Arts, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Tickets $15 general admission at nextstagearts.org or at the door. 802-387-0102

Bennington County

Theater

'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead': 2 p.m. Hunter Hall, Maple Street School, Manchester Center. $18 adults, $12 ages 18 and under. Advance tickets available at Carr's Florist. Info at shakespeareonmainstreet.org.

'Forever': 3 p.m. At the Weston Rod and Gun Club, 982 Rte. 100, Weston. For ages 16 +. Tickets at westonplayhouse.org

'Big River': 2 and 7:30 p.m. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. 802-447-0564 Oldcastle Theater, 331 Main St., Bennington. $37 adults/$12 student.

'Round and Round the Garden': 3 p.m. $12 at 802-824-5288 or westonplayhouse.org. Weston Playhouse. Pre-show dinner at the West Town Eatery, downstairs at the playhouse.

Miscellaneous

Garden Tour: 10 a.m. led by Carrie Chalmers and birding author Neil Hayward. Meet at the Thomas Jefferson statue, back entrance to Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

Over the border

Theater

Beauty and the Beast': 2 p.m. Presented by Ja'Duke Inc. at Greenfield High School Stage, 1 Lenox Ave., Greenfield, Mass. Tickets $12, $10, at jaduke.com

Monday, July 25

Windham County

MUSIC

Bluegrass jam: 8 p.m. McNeill's Brewery, 90 Elliot St., Brattleboro. No cover

Dance

East Coast Swing: 7:30 p.m. "Shall We Dance?" Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. $10/person. 802-365-0233 or 802-579-9990.

Miscellaneous

Cello Masterclass: with Laurence Lesser ($10, $9 seniors, $5 students). yellowbarn.org. 802-387-6637

Bennington County

Music

Manchester Music Festival: 7 p.m. Young Artists concert. Riley Center, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester. Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Schumann, Shostakovich and others. Tickets $10 adults, students free, at 802-362-1956 or at the door. mmfvt.org

Tuesday, July 26

Windham County

Music

Brattlyn Brothers: 7-8:30 p.m. Free concert on the Brattleboro Common, Brattleboro. If rain: Gibson Aiken Center on Main Street. 802-257-7428 or visit kevinparrymusic.com

Yellow Barn concert: 8 p.m. at The Big Barn, Putney. (Free, reservations recommended). Works by Wood, Dean, Caplet, Botti, and Debussy with faculty members Natasha Brofsky, Seth Knopp, Eduardo Leandro, Anthony Marwood, Violaine Melançon, and Lucy Sheltont yellowbarn.org. 802-387-6637

Dance

West Coast Swing: 6 p.m. "Shall We Dance?" Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. $10/person. 802-365-0233 or 802-579-9990.

Beginner Foxtrot Lessons: 7 p.m. "Shall We Dance?" Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. $10/person. 802-365-0233 or 802-579-9990.

Miscellaneous

Paint Parties

Mountain Painters & Artisan Gallery: 6-8 p.m. Mountain Market Place, 5700 Rte. 100, Londonderry. 802-824-6555. Please register in advance to reserve space.

Bennington County

Music

Concert on the Green: 6-8 p.m. The So Far Band to be playing on the Factory Point Green. Information at 802-362-1439.

Theater

'Forever': 7:30 p.m. At the Weston Rod and Gun Club, 982 Rte. 100, Weston. For ages 16 +. Tickets at westonplayhouse.org

'Round and Round the Garden': 7:30 p.m. $12 at 802-824-5288 or westonplayhouse.org. Weston Playhouse. Pre-show dinner at the West Town Eatery, downstairs at the playhouse.

Wednesday, July 27

Windham County

Dance

African Drum/Dance Class: 6:30-7:30 p.m. drum class, $10 ; 7:30- 9 p.m. dance class, $15. The Brattleboro Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. africandancevt.com

Bennington County

Theater

'Forever': 7:30 p.m. At the Weston Rod and Gun Club, 982 Rte. 100, Weston. For ages 16 +. Tickets at westonplayhouse.org

'Round and Round the Garden': 2 and 7:30 p.m. $12 at 802-824-5288 or westonplayhouse.org. Weston Playhouse. Pre-show dinner at the West Town Eatery, downstairs at the playhouse.

ONGOING

Windham County

Rockingham Library Genealogy Group: Thursdays, 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.

North Star Gallery: "Something New" on exhibit. Work by multiple artists on view through Sept. 5 at 151 Townshend Road, Grafton.

Paul Myers Photography: At the South Londonderry Free Library for June and July. Photographs of Panama, and display of paintings and sketches, Available for public viewing through July 30. 15 Old School St.

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center: New exhibits – Up in Arms: Taking Stock of Guns, through Oct. 23; The Stilled Passage: Photographs of Un-Restored Ellis Island, through Aug. 29; Chaos and Light: Jamie Young, through Oct. 23; and Union Station: Gateway to the World, through Oct. 23. brattleboromuseum.org

Library Art Exhibit: Putney Library exhibits the work of Jacki Brook June through July. Urban/industrial landscape paintings. Library hours: 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. 55 Main St., Putney.

Jon Gregg Exhibit: "Evolving a Mark" at Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main and 132 Main Street, Brattleboro.

Gallery in the Woods: Eric Boyer: Convergence, Sensuous Sculpture from Wire Mesh and Avn Hanna: Mapping with Stitches, New Textile Art Quilts. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. 145 Main St., Brattleboro. galleryinthewoods.com

Richard Ray: The Soul Behind the Beauty. Work by abstract mixed media artist on view July 1-31. Crowell Gallery 23 West St., Newfane.

Abstract Paintings: Liz Hawkes DeNiord's art on display at Katy's Great Food, Main St., Putney,, until Aug. 1.

Sculptures: By Korean sculptor Jaehyo Lee on exhibit at Cynthia-Reeves in The Barn, 28 Main St. Walpole, N.H. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 603-756-4160

Bennington County

Milton Avery's Vermont: Plein air pencil sketches, watercolors, oil paintings on view July 2-Nov. 6 Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Something About Summer: Paintings by Mark Barry on view through Oct. 2 in the Regional Artists Gallery at Bennington Museum. 75 Main St., Bennington. Meet the artist on July 16 at 3 p.m. Information at 802-447-1571.

David Brewster Exhibit: Quixotic Encounters, July 23 - Oct. 3 at the Southern Vermont Art Center, Wilson Museum, 930 SVAC Drive, Manchester. svac.org

Over the border

Sky of Mind: Three artists' work at Nina's Nook through Aug. 27. Clouds in various mediums. A reception with Marjorie Morgan, Nina Rossi and Barbara Milot from 5 to 7 p.m., July 22. Nina's Nook, 125 A, Turners Falls., Mass. ninasnook.com 413-834-8800.

Classes and workshops

Windham County

River Gallery School, rivergalleryschool.org

Summer ART CAMP: For Kids Ages 6 - 12; Mon. - Fri. 9 am -noon. Week 5 –July 25 - 29 ; Week 6 – Aug. 1- 5; Week 7 – Aug. 8 - 12

Adult Studio: Choose 4 or 8 classes from the following options:

Life Drawing: July 5 - 29, Tuesday, 6 - 8 p.m.

Build a Rustic Mosaic Patio Table: July 7 to Aug. 11, Thursday, 6 - 8 p.m.

Watercolor: Finding Beauty in the Ordinary, July 9 -30, Saturday 9:30 a.m.-noon. All levels welcome.

Collage: July 26 - Aug. 9, Tuesday 1 - 4 .p.m. With Cameron Schmitz.

31-31 Main St., Brattleboro, 802-257-1577

Plein-Air Workshop: Saturday, July 23, 12 -5 p.m. at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro. $150. Rain date Sunday, July 24. Registration required: 413-772-2020 or ervba@ctriver.org

Painting Instructional: 3-6 p.m., Sunday, July 24 at the Manchester Community Library. Supplies, instruction, refreshments free of charge. Registration required at 802-362-2607 or email events@mclvt.org. 138 Cemetery Aven. Manchester Center.