Dinner and a Movie

Continuing by popular demand, Next Stage Arts Project and The Gleanery continue a special combination Dinner and A Movie on the fourth Thursday of the month. This month, on Thursday, Sept. 29, the chefs at the Gleanery will serve a special menu at 5:30 p.m.,in time for diners to make it to the hosted 7 p.m. film screening around the corner at the newly-renovated and air-conditioned Next Stage.

Prices for the dinner and movie combination are $23. For reservations call 802-387-3052. Limited seating available.

All are welcome to attend the film only, for which there is $5 to $10 suggested donation,available at the door.

"Primary Colors": Director Mike Nichols and screenwriter Elaine May crafted a near-perfect adaptation of the 1996 best-seller, a hilarious and troubling fictional account of Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign. Starring John Travolta, Emma Thompson and Billy Bob Thornton, "Primary Colors" takes a close, fly on the wall look at a modern political campaign. Sometime humorous, sometimes dramatic, but always engaging, the question we will be asking, does this film still hold up as a classic political movie?

Will "Primary Colors" have a different hue now that Hillary is running for President?


Join us as we screen this 1998 film and then all of us will decide with special guest Host Garen Daly. For more information contact nextstagearts@gmail.com or call 802- 387-0102 or visit nextstagearts.org

Concert by Bone Factory

Another great evening of music is planned at the historic Jamaica Town Hall on Saturday to coincide with the annual fall dam release on the West River. Southern Vermont's own Bone Factory will be throwing out a limitless mix of tunes with Mike Mancuso on mandolin, Danny Cartee on guitar, Doug Day on bass and to round it out Johnny O on banjo.

Doors will be open at 7 p.m. with music starting at 7:30 p.m. This is a family friendly event with tickets only $10 and proceeds to benefit the Jamaica Community Arts Council.

The Wondertwins offer a Hip Hop/Street Dance class

The Wondertwins will offer a Hip Hop/Street Dance Workshop/Master Class on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Headroom Stages, 17 Elliot St., Brattleboro. There are only 35 spots available, advanced registration is recommended. Billy and Bobby McLain have been educators for 20 years (not only dance educators) and this is just as important to them as being dancers. Those two vocations go hand-in-hand and work together very well. They use dance as a platform to educate the audience and we also teach dance to youth and adults to give a different kind of education. Street dance is simultaneously educational and entertaining.

The Wondertwins said "With any form of dance you must start with learning the foundation first. This gives you a true understanding of the art form before you build upon it. A strong, technical and historical foundation is as important when learning hip-hop dance as it is when learning other styles of dance; tap, jazz, ballet, and modern. Unfortunately the new generation of hip-hop dancers and their teachers neglect this foundation and don't believe it's necessary to their development as artists. We have that technical and historical foundation, and we teach it. Hip-hop is not only a personal style of dance; it's a culture with 4 basic elements: DJing, graffiti, emceeing, and break-dancing. When people watch us dance, we want them to see what hip-hop really is."

Register in advance at southernvermontdancefestival.com . Groups of five or more will receive a $10 discount per registration if registered in advance. Email info@southernvermontdancefestival.com