Today, SEPT. 22

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.

Brown Bag Concert Series: Noon-1 p.m. Patty Carpenter and Verandah Porche at the River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. Free.

Live Music: 8-11 p.m. Whetstone Station, 35 Bridge St., Brattleboro. Information at whetstonestation.com or 802-490-2354

Sunny Lowdown Trio: 6-8 p.m. Blues at the Windham Hill Inn, 311 Lawrence Dr, West Townshend, 802-874-4080

Dance

Gentle Folk Dancing: 4-5:30 p.m. Thursdays through June 4 at the Putney Cares Activities Barn, Kimball Hill, Putney, Thursdays, through early June. Taught by Melissa Lovell Post. No partner or experience necessary. $8. First class free.

Theater

'Boys Next Door': 7:30 p.m. A look into the lives of young men with disabilities. Actors Theatre Playhouse, corner of Brook and Main, West Chesterfield, N.H. $8 atplayhouse.org or 877-666-1855.

'The Bystander': 7 p.m. Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., Brattleboro. A fundrasier for the Women's Freedom Center. 802-257-7364.

Miscellaneous

Book Lounge: 7 p.m., 4 High Street, Brattleboro.


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Artist Talk: 8:15 a.m. Cai Xi Retrospective 1980-2015 by Cai at Michael S. Currier Center, The Putney School, 418 Houghton Brook Road. 802-257-7898.

Opening Reception: 5 p.m. David and Michelle Holzapfel present Passaggi at Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts. 183 Main St., Brattleboro. 802-251-8280.

Friday, Sept. 23

Windham County

Music

Live Jazz: 7-10 p.m. Julian Gerstin Sextet. The Lounge, 4 High St., Brattleboro. No cover. 202-403-1988

Karaoke Just for Kicks: 7-11 p.m. Moose Lodge, 59 Westminster St., Bellows Falls. susan@svidol.com

The Everly Set: 7:30 p.m. Sean Altman and Jack Skuller tribute The Everly Brothers at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill. Tickets $20, $22 at the door. nextstagearts.org.

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

Flute Master Gary Stroutsos: 7:30 p.m. The Legacy of the Native American Flute. Tickets $20 ($15 for seniors) in advance at Village Square Booksellers in Bellows Falls, by phone at 802-460-0110, or online at stonechurcharts.org and $25 ($20 for seniors) at the door. Stone Church, 20 Church St., Bellows Falls

Dance

Cha Cha: 7 p.m. Mixed rhythms dance 8-10 p.m. "Shall We Dance?" Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. $10/class. 802-365-0233, 802-579-9990.

Theater

'Boys Next Door': 7:30 p.m. A look into the lives of young men with disabilities. Actors Theatre Playhouse, corner of Brook and Main, West Chesterfield, N.H. $8 atplayhouse.org or 877-666-1855.

'A Gun Show': 7 p.m. Vermont Performance Lab presents previews at New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. Tickets are $10 to $15 and reservations at vermontperformancelab. org/events

Film

'Conducta': 7 p.m. Cuban dinner served by donation at 6:30 p.m. prior to screening. Discussion follows film. 118 Elliot, 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro.

Bennington County

Music

Irish Music: 8 p.m. Matt and Shannon Heaton. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 108 School St., Bennington. Tickets $15 at door; $10 students.

Miscellaneous

A Celebration of Local Authors: 6:30 p.m. Eric Joseph and Eva Ungar Grudin, Jim Newman, David Mook, Brett Ann Stanciu and Shelia Post will be at Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Ctr.

Over the border

Music

Vintage Vocals: 7 p.m. Jazz and contemporary music at Brew Practitioners, 36 Main St., Florence, Mass. 413-584-2444

Theater

The Dixie Swim Club: 7:30 p.m. Five southern women and their lifelong friendships. $15 general, $12 students and seniors. Reservations at dixieswimtickets@gmail.com, cash and checks at door. Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, Mass.

Miscellaneous

Steampunk Festival: 6:30 p.m. Hartness House Inn, 30 Orchard St., Springfield. Tickets and schedule of events at springfieldvtsteampunkfest.com or at the door.

Saturday, Sept. 24

Windham County

Music

James Goyette and the DiTrani Bros: 8:30 p.m. Folk music/gypsy jazz. No cover. McNeill's Brewery, 90 Elliot St., Brattleboro.

Jazz Concert Series: Benefit concert with Dave Ellis, Mark Dunlap, Denny Pelletier, Chris Bakriges. Admission is free-will donation toward the Community Cares fund. 802-464-7500.

Bone Factory: 7:30 p.m. doors open at 7 p.m. Mike Mancuso, Danny Cartee, Doug Day and Johnny O at Jamaica's Historic Town Hall, Rte. 30, Jamaica. $10 to benefit the e Jamaica Community Arts Council.

Gary Stroutsos and Tony Garone: 7:30 p.m. Re-imagining the music of Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull.. Tickets $20 ($15 for seniors) in advance at Village Square Booksellers in Bellows Falls, by phone at 802-460-0110, or online at stonechurcharts. org and $25 ($20 for seniors) at the door. Stone Church, 20 Church St., Bellows Falls

Dance

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

To Hip-Hop with Love: 7:30 p.m. The Wondertwins perform at the Latchis Theater, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. $18-$39 in advance or at the door. southernvermontdancefestival.com

Film

'Our Little Sister': Off the Beaten Path continues on at 4 p.m., a comedy-drama-from Japan. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro.

Theater

'Boys Next Door': 7:30 p.m. A look into the lives of young men with disabilities. Actors Theatre Playhouse, corner of Brook and Main, West Chesterfield, N.H. $8 atplayhouse.org or 877-666-1855.

'A Gun Show': 7 p.m. Vermont Performance Lab presents previews at New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. Tickets are $10 to $15 and reservations at vermontperformancelab. org/events

Miscellaneous

Fairy House Festival: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Nature Museum, 186 Townshend Road, Grafton. Tickets at nature-museum.org or at the door.

Brazilian Puppet Show: 3 p.m. Mamulengo, hand puppet performer Chico Simoes, in Mamulengo Presepada. Sandglass Theater, 17 Kimball Hill, Putney.

Bennington County

Miscellaneous

Author Event: 7 p.m. Elizabeth Lesser discusses her new book "Marrow." Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Ctr.

Artist's Reception: 6 p.m. Photographer Duane Michals and the Works on Paper Gallery of the Bennington Museum. 7 p.m. "Photography and Reality" discussion with Michals. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Over the border

Film

Saturday Night at the Movies: 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. "Defending Your Life" at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 313 Main St., Chester.

Theater

The Dixie Swim Club: 7:30 p.m. Five southern women and their lifelong friendships. $15 general, $12 students and seniors. Reservations at dixieswimtickets@gmail.com, cash and checks at door. Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, Mass.

Steampunk Festival: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fashion Show at 2 p.m. Hartness House Inn, 30 Orchard St. Springfield. Tickets and schedule of events at springfieldvtsteampunkfest.com or at the door.

Miscellaneous

Artist Reception: 5-7 p.m. Painter Shen Chen at The Barn, 28 Main St., Walpole, N.H.

Sunday, Sept. 25

Windham County

Music

Beethoven Sonatas: 3 p.m. Jonathan Biss to honor the memory of Luis Batlle at Ragle Hall, Serkin Center, Marlboro College. 802-257-4333

Dance

Community Circle Dance: 3:30-5:30 p.m. 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. Led by Doris Schload 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., 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro Live music by Heathen Creek. Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin calling. Adults $10-$12; college students $8; youth $5. A fragrance-free event. brattcontra.org or 518-561-2594.

Film

'Our Little Sister': Off the Beaten Path continues on at 4 p.m., a comedy-drama-from Japan. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro.

Miscellaneous

Fairy House Festival: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Nature Museum, 186 Townshend Road, Grafton. Tickets at nature-museum.org or at the door.

'Petroglyphs of the Connecticut River": 2 p.m. Annette Spaulding discusses her discovery in the river at the Masonic Lodge, 230 Main St., Brattleboro. Free.

Circus Show: 2:30-3 p.m. Nimble Arts Troupe at Memorial Hall, 14 West Main St., Wilmington. Free popcorn and refreshments to all ticket holders. $12 in advance at brownpapertickets.org or $15 at the door.

,Over the border

Steampunk Festival: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fashion Show at 2 p.m. Hartness House Inn, 30 Orchard St. Springfield. Tickets and schedule of events at springfieldvtsteampunkfest.com or at the door.

Monday, Sept. 26

Windham County

MUSIC

McNeill's: 8:30 p.m. Weekly bluegrass jam, no cover

Tuesday, Sept. 27

Over the border

Miscellaneous

Garrison Keillor: 7:30 p.m. Keillor of live radio variety show, "A Prairie Home Companion," for an evening of storytelling. $100 to $64. The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main St., Keene, N.H. Tickets at thecolonial.org

Wednesday, Sept. 28

Windham County

Dance

African Dance: 7:30 -9 p.m. Khady Malal Badji instructor. Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. $15

Miscellaneous

Writer's Clubhouse: 4-5 p.m. every Wednesday. After-school writing hour for elementary and middle-school story tellers. Putney Public Library. 55 Main St., Putney

Artist Talk: 4 p.m. Anthropological Exhibit by Carol Henrickson. Drury Gallery, Whitmore Theater, Marlboro College. Exhibit continues through Friday, Oct. 14, Sunday to Friday 1-5 p.m.

Gong Therapy: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Stephan Brandstatter will be offering a Gong Therapy & Sound Bath Healing. Emily Wiadro will be hosting Sound Bath Open House. healixoga, 452 So. Main St., Brattleboro.

Over the border

Theater

'The Winter's Tale': 7:30 p.m. The Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield, Mass. Tickets at Eggtooth.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 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

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

Art exhibit: The Power of Water the Power of Words, Through September at The River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro.

Art Exhibit: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Karen Gaudette: Wishing for the Moon at Gallery in the Woods. 145 Main St., Brattleboro. 802-257-4777. galleryinthewoods.com

Art Exhibit: 5:30 -8:30 p.m. Photographs by John Willis entitled "House/Home, A Work in Progress," at Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro.

Art Exhibit: "Cryptonyms" by Fafnir Adamites opens Sept. 15, 5-7:30 p.m. at Deerfield Academy's von Auersperg Art Gallery. Sculptures, featuring a 7.5 foot sculpture. Open through Oct. 29, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment. fafniradamites.com

Art Exhibit: "Peace, Gratitude & Stones from the River." Stu Copans paper-cutting project using Hebrew Arabic and English words for peace. All Souls Church Unitarian Universalist through the end of October, 9 a.m.-noon weekdays and during Sunday worship. 29 South St., West Brattleboro. 802-254-9377.

Bennington County

Milton Avery's Vermont: Plein air pencil sketches, watercolors, oil paintings on view through 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. 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.

Art Exhibit: "Life Through Alzheimer's, the Remarkable Watercolors of Tom Smith." On view at Martha Canfield Library through Sept. 28 during library hours. marthacanfieldlibrary.org. 528 East Arlington Road, Arlington.

Jane Stickle Quilt: Through Oct. 10, the quilt that inspires quilters all over the world will be on its yearly display at the Bennington Museum. Brought to the museum 60 years ago, the Jane Stickle Quilt is only shown for a short time each year.

Over the border

GEOMORPH/Things Change and They Change Again: Until 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.

Lew Watters in Print: Printed editions of Chester and the Stone Village. Chester's Whiting Library, Main Street, Chester. Open through Oct. 28 during library hours.

Classes and workshops

Windham County

Hip Hop/ Street Dance Workshop: Saturday, Sept 24. 2 p.m. Headroom Stages, 17 Elliot St., Brattleboro. Groups of 5 or more receive discount. Register at southernvermontdancefestival.com

Mosaic Treasures: Sept. Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 25, 2 - 5 p.m. Create mosaic art using found "treasures" and materials that perhaps would otherwise be discarded No prior experience needed. Fee: $165. River Gallery School, rivergalleryschool.org

Printmaking + Encaustics Fusion: Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Create monotypes using non-toxic inks, pigment sticks, and various other media. The prints will then be a base for multi-media wax encaustic collage pieces. Bring Gessoed boards, all other materials provided. Fee: $215. River Gallery School, rivergalleryschool.org

Bennington County

Collage Painting Workshop: 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 5. Information 802-867-0111 or greenmtnacademy.org