Today, AUG. 11

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.

Theater

'Eurydice': 7:30 p.m. at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. $15. nextstage.org. 802-387-0071.

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.

Ice Cream Social: 5-7 p.m. Kick off of the summer reading program at the Guilford Free Library. 4024 Guilford Center Road. You may RSVP to 802-257-4603.

Bennington County

Music

Manchester Music Festival: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Voices Together. Southern Vermont Art Center's Arkell Pavilion, Manchester. $52 adults/$18 students. mmfvt.com or 802-362-2956.

Theater

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


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Living Room Theatre: 7:25 p.m. "Playng With Fire" and "Overruled." Park-McCullough House , 1 Park St., North Bennington. Suggested donation $20. For reservations: 802-442-5322; info@lrtvt.org.

Over the border

Music

Concert Series: 6:30-8 p.m. Cold Chocolate trio. Academy Building lawn, Chester. Bring a chair. Rain: The American Legion, Rte. 103 S.

Film

Movie Night: 7-9:15 p.m. Springfield Town Library. The true story of African American athlete Jesse Owens. springieldtownlibrary.org; 802-885-1108 for information.

Friday, Aug. 12

Windham County

Music

Ray Mason: "One man with his Silvertone " 4-7 p.m. at the Farmers Market on the lawn of the West Townshend Country Store. We are officially accepting debit payments!

Yankee Male Chorus: 7:30 p.m. United Church of Bellows Falls, 8 School St., No tickets, a free will offering.

Marlboro Music Concert: 8 p.m. Concert Offers Beethoven An die ferne Geliebte with John Moore, Bartók Quartet No. 4 & Schubert Piano Trio in E Flat. Marlboro College, 2472 South Road, Marlboro. Tickets and information at marlboromusic.org.

VJC Summer Workshop Student Concert: 3:30 and 8 p.m. $5 Putney School's Michael S. Currier Center.Putney. vtjazz.org 802-254-9088.

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.

'Three Sisters': 7 p.m. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. Adults $13; seniors, $12, students $10. neyt.org or at the door.

'Eurydice': 7:30 p.m. at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. $15. nextstage.org. 802-387-0071.

Bennington County

MUSIC

Alive & Dead Fest: Opens at 3 p.m. Three days of Grateful Dead-inspired music. Weekend passes from $50-$120 at aliveanddeadfestival.com. Friday or Sunday day pass $20. All day events.

The Show Ponies: 7 p.m. The Show Ponies at The Masonic Hall, 504 Main St., Bennington. $10/$5 students. 802-442-5549, vtartxchange.org.

Oakes and Smith: Robert Oakes and Katherine Smith duo at Meetinghouse Cafe, Unitarian Universalist Fellowshoip, 108 School St., Bennington. $15 for adults, $10 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

Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night: 8 p.m. Cheney Hall, 177 Hartford Rd., Manchester. $19-$25 at 860-647-9824 or littletheatreofmanchester.org

Living Room Theatre: 7:25 p.m. "Playng With Fire" and "Overruled." Park-McCullough House , 1 Park St., North Bennington. Suggested donation $20. For reservations: 802-442-5322; info@lrtvt.org.

Miscellaneous

Author Event: 7 p.m. Robin MacArthur dicusses her new book "Half Wild." Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Ctr. 802-362-2200

Over the border

Theater

'Madame Butterfly' : 7 p.m., Hubbard Hall Center For the Arts, Cambridge N.Y.. $35 general, $10 students. hubbardhall.org; 518-677-2495

Saturday, Aug. 13

Windham County

MUSIC

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

Marlboro Music Concert: 8 p.m. Resident artists in concert. Leon Fleisher to Conduct Hindemith Kammermusik No. 1, Op. 24, No. 1. Marlboro College, 2472 South Road, Marlboro. Tickets and information at marlboromusic.org. Shuttle service from Brattleboro: 603-352-5505.

Dance

West Coast Swing: 7-10 p.m. "Shall We Dance?" Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Lesson and dance,$15/person. Dance only $10. 802-365-0233 or 802-579-9990.

Black Sheep Radio Block Party: 6:30 p.m. Dance concert at Waypoint Center, Bellows Falls. $11 at blacksheepradio.org or at the gate.

In The Works Series: 7 p.m. Vermont Performance Lab presents the SEED Program's developing new dance works at the Arts Barn at Hilltop Montessori School, Brattleboro.

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.

'Three Sisters': 2 and 7 p.m. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. Adults $13; seniors, $12, students $10. neyt.org or at the door.

'Eurydice': 7:30 p.m. at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. $15. nextstage.org. 802-387-0071.

Bennington County

MUSIC

Alive & Dead Fest: Opens at 11 p.m. Three days of Grateful Dead-inspired music. Weekend passes from $50-$120 at aliveanddeadfestival.com. Friday or Sunday day pass $20. All day events.

Dance

Rock, Rattle & Drum Pow Wow: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Grand entry at 1 p.m. Vermont Veterans Home, 325 North St., Bennington. Award wining Arvel Bird and the The Aztec Dancers. Adults $8, seniors and youth $5, under 10 ,$1 at the door.

Theater

'City of Conversation##'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

Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night: 8 p.m. Cheney Hall, 177 Hartford Rd., Manchester. $19-$25 at 860-647-9824 or littletheatreofmanchester.org

Living Room Theatre: 7:25 p.m. "Playng With Fire" and "Overruled." Park-McCullough House , 1 Park St., North Bennington. Suggested donation $20. For reservations: 802-442-5322; info@lrtvt.org.

Miscellaneous

I spy in the Bookstore! Event: 2 p.m. Annual store-wide scavenger hunt for children of all ages. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Ctr. 802-362-2200

Over the border

Music

The Root Cellar: 7 p.m. Adam Ezra solo acoustic show. To benefit Franklin county Continuum Program. 10 Fiske Ave. Greenfield, Mass. Tickets $10.

Yankee Male Chorus: 7:30 p.m. The First Baptist Church, 80 Main St., Chester. No tickets, a free will offering. Theater

'Madame Butterfly' : 7 p.m., Hubbard Hall Center For the Arts, Cambridge N.Y.. $35 general, $10 students. hubbardhall.org; 518-677-2495

Sunday, Aug. 14

Windham County

MUSIC

Marlboro Music Concert: 2:30 p.m. Resident artists in concert. Concert Will Offer Kodály Serenade & Bartók Quartet No. 5 i n Addition to Choral Fantasy . Marlboro College, 2472 South Road, Marlboro. 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 Lynn Hartwood and Jane Buchan. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated. Information: Parker Huber 802-257-9108, or Mary Ellen Cannon, 603-631-0768.

Contra Dance: 7-10 p.m. at 118 Elliot, Elliot St., Brattleboro. Caller Rich Goss. Adults $10-$12, college students $8, youth $5. brattcontra.org or 518-561-2594 for information.

Theater

'Three Sisters': 2 p.m. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. Adults $13; seniors, $12, students $10. neyt.org or at the door.

'Eurydice': 2 p.m. at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. $15. $5 for seniors. nextstage.org. 802-387-0071.

Miscellaneous

A Night of Dreams: 7 p.m. A Super Solo Showcase at Hooker-Dunham Theater 139 Main St., Brattleboro. $5-$10.

Bennington County

MUSIC

Alive & Dead Fest: Opens at 11 p.m. Three days of Grateful Dead-inspired music. Weekend passes from $50-$120 at aliveanddeadfestival.com. Friday or Sunday day pass $20. All day events.

Master Class: with Professor Stefan Milenkovich. 3 -5 p.m. Festival House, 42 Dillingham Ave., Manchester Ctr. $10 mmfvt.org:

Dance

Rock, Rattle & Drum Pow Wow: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Grand entry at 1 p.m. Vermont Veterans Home, 325 North St., Bennington. Award wining Arvel Bird and the The Aztec Dancers. Adults $8, seniors and youth $5, under 10 ,$1 at the door.

Theater

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

Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night: 82 p.m. Cheney Hall, 177 Hartford Rd., Manchester. $19-$25 at 860-647-9824 or littletheatreofmanchester.org

Over the border

Miscellaneous

Benefit Lecture:" 7:30 p.m. "A Raucous Election. A World Afire." Speaker David Sanger. $35 admission to benefit Weston Playhouse Theatre Company. Reserve on westonplayhouse.org or 802-824-5288.

Monday, AUG. 15

Windham County

MUSIC

Music and Movement: 10 a.m.. Free concert for children at Brattleboro Music Center, 38 Walnut St., Brattleboro.

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 -8:30 p.m. Young Artists Concert. Riley Center for the Arts at Burr and Burton Academy, 57 Seminary Ave. Manchester. Adults $10 / students, children free. 802-362-1956. mmfvt.org

Tuesday, AUG. 16

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

The Marian McLaughlin Trio:: and Amber Wolfe and Lady Jane 8 p.m. at the Arts Block, 280 Main St., Greenfield, Mass. $10. Tickets at theartsblock.com

Wednesday, AUG. 17

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

Book Event: 6 p.m. Anam Thubten discusses his book "Embracing Each Moment: A Guide to The Awakened Life." Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Ctr.

Over the border

Theater

'Seymour Barab's La Pizza con Funghi'' : 7 p.m., Hubbard Hall Center For the Arts, Cambridge N.Y.. Pay as you will.. hubbardhall.org; 518-677-2495

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

Art Exhibit: The work of Bonnie Mennell on display through end of September at the Putney Library, 55 Main St., Putney. Mon.-Fri- 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free

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

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.

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

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.

Duane Michaels Photography: Photographs from the Floating World on view at Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington,until Oct. 30.

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 tibbe5ts present paintings of local landscapes. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A., Turners Falls, Mass. On view through Aug. 30.

GEOMORPH/Things Change and They Change Again: Aug. 15 to Nov. 5., Photographer Chris Triebert's work on view at Vermont Folklife Center's Vision & Voice Gallery in Middlebury. Reception Oct. 6 from 5:30-7 p.m.

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

Classes and workshops

Windham County

Collect and Connect: Tuesday, Sept 6-Friday, Sept 9. Experimental class investigating materials and techniques in crocheting, coiling, twining, netting, wrapping, stitching and more. $325. Jackie Abrams Studio. jackieabrams.com

River Gallery School, rivergalleryschool.org

Make an Animal Chair: Aug. 13 and 14, 1-3":30 p.m. for ages 12 to adult. Paint an animal, sculpt and shape with a jigsaw. Bring your own wooden chair, or a few children's chairs available for $5 purchase.

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