Today, July 28

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 .Haydn, Cage, Brahms, and Mozart Tickets at yellowbarn.org. 802-387-6637

Pikes Falls Chamber Music Festival: 6 p.m. Jamaica State Park, Jamaica. pikesfallschambermusicfestival.com

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. Guest Castle Freeman and Dede Cummings. The Lounge in Duo Restaurant, 136 Main St., Brattleboro.

Bennington County

Music


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Manchester Music Festival: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Handel to modern. Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester.

Theater

'The Way of the World': Opens tonight runs through Aug. 13, Dorset Theatre Festival, 104 Cheney Road., Dorset. 802-867-2223. dorsettheatrefestival.org

Miscellaneous

Summer Reading Program: 10:30 a.m. Author Karen Rose to visit Manchester Community Library. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Ctr. Free.

Over the border

Music

Concert Series: 6:30-8 p.m. The Starline Rhythm Boys on the lawn of the Academy Building, Chester.

Film

Movie Night: 7-9 p.m. Springfield Town Library. 802-885-3108. 43 Main St., Springfield

Friday, July 29

Windham County

MUSIC

Rock Voices: 7 p.m. Summer of Love Concert. Brattleboro Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. $15 adults/$12 seniors: $8 students; Children 12 and under free. brownpapertickets.com or at the door.

Jazz Concert: 7:30 p.m. Cellist Eugene Friesen and pianist Tim Ray. Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St., Bellows Falls.Tickets $17 general admission/$13 seniors or at door $20 and $15. stonechurcharts.org

Pikes Falls Chamber Music Festival: 4 p.m. at Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. music by Bach, Schumann, Rachmaninoff, and world premieres by Joseph Hallman and Nathan Lincoln-Decusatis. pikesfallschambermusicfestival.com. Free.

Yellow Barn concert: 8 p.m. The Big Barn, Putney. Works bySchubert, Ligeti, and Dvo ák. Tickets at yellowbarn.org

Townshend Farmers Market: 4-7 p.m. Kim and Sharon playing Appalachian Americana. On the lawn of the West Townshend Country Store, Rte. 30.

Incurable Semantics: 7 p.m.Dover Free Library, 22 Holland Rd., East Dover.

Dance

Virago-Man Dem: 7:30 p.m., Choreographer Cynthia Oliver in new dance-theater work. The Arts Barn at Hilltop Montessori School, 99 Stafford Farm Hill, Brattleboro. Free.

Theater

'Bad Jews': 7:30 p.m. at Actors Theatre Playhouse, corner of Brook and Main streets, West Chesterfield, N.H. Comedy. Tickets $15 students $8. atplayhouse.org. 877-666-1855.

'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

Bucky Lewis: 8 p.m. Comedian and guitarist at Mt. Snow, Grand Summit Hotel. Tickets $25 at Sprague & Son Sugarhouse, Rte. 100, Jacksonville. (No tickets at door).

Darren Yong: 10:30 a.m., TGIF Morning Matinee, with magic at Living Memorial Park Rotary Theater. 802-254-5808. brattleboro.org

Film

"North By Northwest": 4 p.m. Alfred Hitchcock weekend at Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. Admission by donation.

Bennington County

Miscellaneous

Real Food/Fake Food: 7 p.m. Larry Olmsted at Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Ctr.

Saturday, July 30

Windham County

MUSIC

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

Jazz Concert: 8 p.m. Samirah Evans and the George Kaye Quintet in the Historic Memorial Hall, Wilmington. 14 West Main St., Wilmington. Tickets $18 at historicmemorialhall.com or $20 at the door.

Pikes Falls Chamber Music Festival: 7 p.m. Jamaica State Park, Jamaica. pikesfallschambermusicfestival.com. Pre-concert talk by Richard Scerbo at 6:30 p.m.

Eclectic Telescope: 1-4 p.m. at Dover Forge and One More Time in West Dover playing songs that span several eras and genres.

Marlboro Music Concert: 8 p.m. Resident artists feature works by Resident Composer Sofia Gubaidulina and Chamber Works with Uchida and Biss. Tickets and information at marlboromusic.org. Shuttle service from Brattleboro: 603-352-5505.

Manchester Music Festival: 8-10 p.m. Tribute to Led Zepplin, Stratton Mtn., Bondville.

Yellow Barn: 7 p.m. Hearne, Brahms, Zorn, Mendelssohn, and Laplante. In The Big Barn, 49 Main St., Putney. $25. 802-387-6637.

Dance

Contra Dance: 7:30-8 p.m./beginners session; 8-10:30 p.m. Pierce's Hall, East Putney Falls Road, Putney Road. $10 802-387-0163

Theater

'A Day in the Life of Circus': 4 and 7 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

'Inherit the Wind': 6:30-7 p.m. Rock River Players, Williamsville Hall, Dover Road, Williamsville. Info: verbatim@svcable.net

'Bad Jews': 7:30 p.m. at Actors Theatre Playhouse, corner of Brook and Main streets, West Chesterfield, N.H. Comedy. Tickest $15 students $8. atplayhouse.org. 877-666-1855.

Miscellaneous

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

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

Rummage and Tag Sale: 9 a.m.-noon. Dummerston Community Center, 150 West St., West Dummerston.

Artist Reception: 5-7:30 p.m. Pastel artist Josee Severing opening exhibits animal portraits. Hunter Gallery of Fine Art, 74 Main St., 802-843-1440. hunterartworks@aol.com

Release Party: 10 p.m. Featuring Harry Potter trivia, viewing of first Harry Potter movie, Horcrux scavenger hunt. Costumes encouraged. "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" starts selling at 12:01 a.m. Bartleby's, 14 West Main St., Wilmington..

Bennington County

Miscellaneous

Stephen Swinburne: 11 a.m. Readin of "Safe in a Storm" at Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Ctr.

Midnight Release Party: 9 p.m. Celebrating the new "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" with food, games and costumes.

Over the border

Theater

'Poster Boy': 8 p.m. Williamstown Theatre Festival hosts opening night. Tickets at wtfestival.org; 413-597-3400. 1000 Main. St., Williamstown, Mass.

Miscellaneous

Building 6 Open House: 3-5 p.m. Celebration Mass Mocha, North Adams, Mass

Sunday, July 31

Windham County

MUSIC

Carol and John Wood: 5:30 p.m. "Songs of Love and Time." Main Street Arts, Main St., Saxtons River. Admission by donation.

Pikes Falls Chamber Music Festival: 12:30-2 p.m. Jamaica Farmers Market, Jamaica. pikesfallschambermusicfestival.com. An open rehearsal at the Jamaica Town Hall 2:30-4:30 p.m. and open mic event will go from 6-9 p.m.

Dysfunctional Family Jazz Band: 1-3 p.m. Dover Summer Concert Series. Gazebo, Rte. 100 West Dover.

Film

"Vertigo": 4 p.m. Alfred Hitchcock weekend at Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. Admission by donation.

Miscellaneous

'Against Fear': 5:30 p.m. Alex Melamid to speak after potluck outdoor supper, Organ Barn, 158 Kopkind Road, Guilford. Kopkind Colony's summer session. Free. (bring a covered dish to share). 802-254-4859.

Monday, AUG. 1

Windham County

MUSIC

Yellow Barn Concert: 8 p.m. The Big Barn, 49 Main St., Putney. $18 ($16 seniors, $9 students) 802-387-6637. yellowbarn.org

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

Children's Art Show: 6-7 p.m. Opening reception at Rockingham Free Public Library. On view through Aug. 31. Free. 802-871-5418.

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, AUG. 2

Windham County

Music

Yellow Barn concert: 8 p.m. at The Big Barn, Putney. (Free, reservations recommended). 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.

Wednesday, AUG. 3

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

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.

Art Exhibit: The art of Robert McBride at Main Street Arts through Aug. 26 Main St., Saxtons River. mainstreetarts.org

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

Sculpture Show: 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

Sky of Mind: Three artists' work at Nina's Nook through Aug. 27. Clouds in various mediums. 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 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 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