Today, AUG. 4

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. "Sviete Tihi-Capriccio dopo la Fantasia" $18-$28 in advance or at the door. Big Barn, 49 Main St., Putney. yellowbarn.org

Guilford House concert: 7 p.m. Bob Stabach 4tet and Miro Sprague. 2596 Tate Lane, Guilford. 802254-6189.

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.

Artist Reception: 6-8 p.m. at Cai Xi and Le Xi Sibling Exhibition in the Crowell Gallery, Moore Library, Newfane. Sketches and paintings of th e 1980s. 802-257-7898 or adamsilvervt@gmail.com

Opening Reception: 5:30-7 p.m. For Robert McBride and his "Colorfully Informed" Main Street Arts, 35 Main St., Saxtons River. mainstreetarts.org

Civila War Presentation: 5 p.m. Brick Meeting House, Main St., Grafton. Families of Grafton in the Civil War with author Thomas E. Fontaine.


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Bennington County

Music

Manchester Music Festival: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Around the World with Music. Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester.

Theater

'The Way of the World': 7:30 p.m., Dorset Theatre Festival, 104 Cheney Road., Dorset. 802-867-2223. dorsettheatrefestival.org

Over the border

Theater

'Poster Boy': 8 p.m. Williamstown Theatre Festival. Tickets at wtfestival.org or 413-597-3400. 62 Center for Theatre and Dance , 1000 Main St., Williamstown, Mass.

Friday, Aug. 5

Windham County

Music

Village Harmony Teen: 7:30 p.m., Center Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro South African songs and more. $10 at the door, $5 for studnets and seniors. 802-254-4730.

Jatoba: 9:30 p.m. original jamgrass at McNeill's Brewery, 90 Elliot St., Brattleboro $5 cover.

Ten Strings and a Goat Skin: 7:30 p.m. Featuring Hayley Reardon at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Tickets $20 in advance at nextstagearts.org ; Turn it Up; o Putney Food Coop; or $24 at the door.

Yellow Barn concert: 8 p.m. A Major Pianon quartet. $18-$28 in advance or at the door. Big Barn, 49 Main St., Putney. yellowbarn.org

Chamber Music: 4 p.m. Musicians from Jamaica's Pikes Falls Chamber Music Festival at the Latchis Theatre in concert.50 Main St., Brattleboro. Admission by donation. pikesfallschambermusicfestival.com

Four Shillings Short: 7:30 p.m."The Celtic Year" concert Currier Hall, 12 Church St., Bellows Falls. Tickets $17 general/$13 seniors in advance at stonechurcharts.org or $20 general and $15 for seniors. 802-460-0110.

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

Marlboro Music Concert: 8 p.m. Town Benefit Concert in the Marlboro College Dining Hall. Tickets and information at marlboromusic.org.

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.

Dance

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

Miscellaneous

Gallery Walk: 5:30-8:30 p.m. downtown Brattleboro and satellite locations. Local artists' work on view. businesses stay open late. gallerywalk.org

Photography Exhibit: 5:30-8:30 p.m. The work of Rave Arnault at Gallery 34, 34 amain St., brattleboro during Friday night Gallery Walk. Information at r.arnault@aol.com.

William H. Hayes: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Artist unveils new linocut print at Gallery in The Woods during Gallery Walk. 145 Main St., Brattleboro. Music by the Moondogs.

BMAC 100th Birthday Celebration: 5:30-9:30 p.m. Live music, activities, exhibit tours, train-shaped birthday cake. Union Station, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro. Free.

Bennington County

MUSIC

Music on Main Street: 8 p.m. – doors open at 7 p.m. The Jeff JcRae Quartet at The Msonic Hall, 504 Main St., $10 at the door, $5 for students.

Theater

'City of Conversation': 7:30 p.m. at Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington. 802-447-0564 for reservations or by at bpt.me/2559507.

'The Way of the World': 7:30 p.m., Dorset Theatre Festival, 104 Cheney Road., Dorset. 802-867-2223. dorsettheatrefestival.org

Miscellaneous

Book Event: 7 p.m. "Water in Plain Sight." Author Judith Schwartz Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester. 802-362-3565.

Arts Festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival. Camelot Village, Rte. 9.

Live Tatto Exhibition: 5-8 p.m. Featruing live models showing their art and sharing stories. Admission by donation, $5 to receive a temporary tattoo. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington. 802-447-1571.

Over the border

Music

'Zydeco Connection': 6-9 p.m. Southwest Louisiana sounds. Outdoor concert at The Berkshire Pizzeria, 72 Main St., Charlemont, Mass. berkshirepizzeria.com; 413-337-5501.

Theater

'Poster Boy': 8 p.m. Williamstown Theatre Festival. Tickets at wtfestival.org or 413-597-3400. 62 Center for Theatre and Dance , 1000 Main St., Williamstown, Mass.

Film

"Run Lola Run": Pothole Pictures' classic films screens at 7:30 p.m. From 7-7:30 p.m. live music with The Dinner Collective. $4 for kids, $5 for adults. 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, Mass. 413-512-0850

Saturday, Aug. 6

Windham County

MUSIC

Yellow Barn concerts: 12:30 and 8 p.m. Season Finale. $18-$28 in advance or at the door. Big Barn, 49 Main St., Putney. yellowbarn.org

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

Mountain Ride Bluegrass: 9 p.m. at McNeill's Brewery, 90 Elliot St., Brattleboro $5 cover.

Thunderballs: 7:30 p.m. Featuring NL Dennis at Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 main St., Brattleboro Tickets $12 adults, $8 children, at the door. hookerdunham.org

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

Manchester Music Festival: 7-10 p.m. Mancester Pops at Stratton Mtn., Bondville.mmfvt.org

Theater

'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

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

Blueberry Block Party: 5-8 p.m., South Main Street, Wilmington. 5 p.m. puppet show at Pettee Memorial Library; Jacksonville Blues Band all evening; blueberry pie-eating contest 6 p.m.; facepainting, hula hooping, animal exhibit and food. wilmingtonworksvt.com

Bennington County

Theater

'City of Conversation': 7:30 p.m. at Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington. 802-447-0564 for reservations or by at bpt.me/2559507.

'The Way of the World': 7:30 p.m., Dorset Theatre Festival, 104 Cheney Road., Dorset. 802-867-2223. dorsettheatrefestival.org

Miscellaneous

'Dedication': 2-6 p.m. Historical marker at Norman Rockwell's Arlington home with the models from his Saturday Evening Post covers. West Arlington Covered Bridge Green just off Rte. 313. Arlington Lions to host cookout at 5 p,m.

Artist Reception: 3-5 p.m. for Kate Edwards, featured artist at Arlington's Canfield Gallery, 528 East Arlington Road.

Book Event: 7 p.m. "Paraiso." Author Gordon Chaplin. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester. 802-362-3565.

Arts Festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival. Camelot Village, Rte. 9. $8 adults, Children free.

Fly Fishing Festival: 10 .m.-4 p.m. A Taste of the Great Outdoors, Demonstrations, local vendors, fly fishing enthusiasts. amff.org. American Museum of Fly Fishing, 4070 Main St., Manchester.

Over the border

Music

Village Harmony Teen: 7:30 p.m., First Church Jaffrey, N.H. South African songs and more. $10 at the door, $5 for studnets and seniors. 602-532-7979.

Mariachi Flor de Toloache: 8 p.m. New York's first all female mariachi band. MASS MoCA's Dre Pavilion, 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass. Tickets $16 at massmoca.org

VJC Summer Workshop Kick-Off Party: 8:30 p.m., doors open at 7:30 p.m.. Features guistarist Freddie Bryant, Eugene Uman and the center's faculty and friends. $15 in advance at theartsblock.com, $18 at the door.

Dance

Monadnock Tri-State Dance Club: Music by The Old School, 7-11 p.m. Elmm Community Center, Durkee St., Winchester N.H. 603-357-0794

Theater

'Poster Boy': 8 p.m. Williamstown Theatre Festival. Tickets at wtfestival.org or 413-597-3400. 62 Center for Theatre and Dance , 1000 Main St., Williamstown, Mass.

Miscellaneous

Pocumtuck Homelands Festival: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Native American artists, musicians, vendors, educators. Waterfront of Unity Park, !st Street, Turners Falls, Mass.

Farm to Ballet: 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. to explore dairy farm. Vermont farm stories told in dance. Bllings Farm, 5302 Old River Road, Woodstock.

Sunday, Aug. 7

Windham County

MUSIC

Balkan Cafe: 4-7 p.m. International music, traditional dance. food. Music by Panharmonium. 118 Elliot, Elliot St., Brattleboro. $12 donations, 802-257-9513.

Twilight on the Tavern Lawn: 6 p.m. The band Simba on the Putney Tavern Lawn, Main St., Putney. Rain: Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill. Donations accepted. twilightmusic.org or 802-387-5772.

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

Dance

Community Circle Dance: 3:30-5:30 p.m. 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.

Miscellaneous

Flying Trapeze: 5-7 p.m. Try a swing for $5 at New England Center for Circus Arts at 10 Town Crier Drive, Brattleboro. Fro ages 7 and up. necenterforcircusarts.org for weather updates.

Rockingham Meetinghouse Pilgrimage: 11 a.m. Focusing on the carvings on the gravestones. Led by Bennington Museum's curator Jamie Franklin. Bring a picnic or the hamburgers and hotdogs on-site. Rockingham Meetinghouse, Meetinghouse Road, Rockingham.

Bennignton County

Theater

'City of Conversation': 2 p.m. at Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington. 802-447-0564 for reservations or by at bpt.

'The Way of the World': 2 p.m., Dorset Theatre Festival, 104 Cheney Road., Dorset. 802-867-2223. dorsettheatrefestival.org

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Weston Honors: 7 p.m. at Southern Vermont Arts Center, 930 SVAC Drive,, W Road, Manchester, honoring Christopehr Lloyd with a star-studded evening of guests. $60, dinner at Taconic Hotel, Manchester. Tickets at 802-824-5288 or westonplayhouse.org

Miscellaneous

Arts Festival: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival. Camelot Village, Rte. 9. $8 adults, Children free.

Over the border

Music

Orlen & Gabriel: 2-5 p.m. Meadows Music in the tent, The Meadows Cafe & Golf Center, 398 Deerfield St., Greenfield, Mass.

Theater

'Poster Boy': 8 p.m. Williamstown Theatre Festival. Tickets at wtfestival.org or 413-597-3400. 62 Center for Theatre and Dance , 1000 Main St., Williamstown, Mass.

Monday, AUG. 8

Windham County

MUSIC

Open Bluegrass Jam: 9 p.m. at McNeill's Brewery, 90 Elliot St., Brattleboro No cover.

Dance

Beginning Waltz: 6:30 p.m. 5- week series $45 or drop in $10. 7:30 p.m. East Coast Swing. Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. $10/person. "Shall We Dance?" 802-365-0233 or 802-579-9990.

Miscellaneous

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. 9

Windham County

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. 5-week series $45 or $10/person/class. 802-365-0233 or 802-579-9990.

Over the border

Music

Village Harmony Teen: 7:30 p.m., Orchard Hill Breadworks, Alstead, N.H. South African songs and more. $10 at the door, $5 for studnets and seniors. 602-825-7845.

Wednesday, AUG. 10

Windham County

Music

Yankee Male Chorus: 7:30 p.m. First Congregation Church, Western Ave. West Brattleboro. A free offering will be taken, no admission charge.

Dance

African Drum/Dance Class: 6:30-7:30 p.m. drum class, $10 ; 7:30- 9 p.m. dance class, $15. All levels welcome, drums available. Instructor Raoul Ombang. The Brattleboro Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. africandancevt.com

Miscellaneous

Artist Reception: 7 p.m. Pat Del Camp's "Enchanted Woodland Habitats" at Wardsboro Public Library, 170 Main St., Wardsboro.

Bennington County

Music

Legato Blues band: 6-8 p.m. Vermont Veterans' Home, 325 North St., Bennington. Free. Bring blanket or chair.

Theater

'City of Conversation': 7:30 p.m. at Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington. 802-447-0564 for reservations or by at bpt.me/2559507

'The Way of the World': 2 and 7:30 p.m., Dorset Theatre Festival, 104 Cheney Road., Dorset. 802-867-2223. dorsettheatrefestival.org

Miscellaneous

Tolstoy Talk: 5;30 p.m. Green Mountain Academy hosts Williams College Professor Julie Cassiday at the Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington. $15 in advance or $20 at the door. 802-867-0111. greenmtnacademy.org

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

Children's Art Show: Rocking Free Public Library. During library hours through Aug. 31. 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls.

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

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 Jack 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.

Jen Violette Exhibit: Confluence gallery shows artist's paintings and blown glass sculptures. Aug. 6 through Sept. 4. Reception Aug. 12, 5-7 p.m. Readsboro.

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

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, through 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

Gnomes vs. Flamingos: A brief history of lawn ornamentation through Sept. 6 at the Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main St., Keene, N.H. Free. hsccnh.org

Great Hall Art Display: Jenny Tibbets presents paintings of local area rural and urban landscapes through Aug. 3. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, Mass.

Classes and workshops

Windham County

River Gallery School, rivergalleryschool.org

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

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

Make an Animal Chair: Aug. 13 and 14, 1 - 3:30 p.m. For ages 12 to Adult Bring your own old wooden chair or we have a few kid's size available to purchase for $5. Registration required.

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

Studio Arts and Writing Week: Aug. 7 to 13 . Putney School adult classes, Workshops on blacksmithing; creative writing; glass arts; metal jewelry; painting; and weaving and fiber arts. 802-387-6297.

Open Music Collective: Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. Vocal Jazz and Jazz ensemble classes. $5 suggested donation. Concert to take place on third floor of the Cotton Mill , Brattleoboro. openmusiccollective.org.