Entertainment Calendar


Today, Jan. 7


Jumpin' Jersey George

Info: Noon-1 p.m., lighthearted concert featuring songs from popular songwriters and entertainers past and present at the River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. Free

Kevin Parry

Info: Open mic at The Marina Restaurant, Putney Rd., Brattleboro. 7-10 p.m. Free. 802-257-7563.

Funk Night

Info: Live band at Metropolis, Elliot St., Brattleboro. 9:30 p.m.

Jean Chaine

Info: 9 p.m., Jean Chaine and the Fiction Giants, Science fiction Funk Rock with Colby Dix and special guests at McNeill's Brewery, 90 Elliot St., Brattleboro. No cover

Green Zone

Info: A mix of funk, reggae, rock and soul 8 - 11 p.m. Ben Mitchell; Eric Rhomberg; Johnny Yuma; Fred Tipton. Whetstone Station and Restaurant, 36 Bridge St., Brattleboro.


Donna Festa

Info: Gallery Wright exhibit of new oil paintings and sculptures by Donna Festa, Gallery is open Fri. - Mon. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Exhibit open through Feb. 3. Call 802-464-9922. 103 W. Main St., Wilmington

Tom Fels

Info: Opening reception for "Light & Shadow." Cyanotypes and drawings. 5-7 p.m. at Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St., Brattleboro. Exhibit open through Feb. 7. 802-251-8290.

Friday, Jan. 8


Ayla Varol Clark

Info: Noon-1 p.m., lnteractive experience using the "Kanun" and other world music instruments. Expressive Music Psychotherapy for people of all ages at the River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. Free

Rock Voices

Info: 7 p.m. Hits from the '60s to 2015 by community rock chorus. At Brattleboro's Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Tickets at brownpapertickets.com and at door $15/$12.


Tango Lessons

Info: Argentine Tango Milonga, 7:30 p.m. Open dancing from 8:30 p.m.- 1 a.m. Refreshments. $10, The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro.


Three artists' open exhibits

Info: 5:30-8 p.m. at Gallery in the Woods, Valeri Claff, Ayn Claff and Naomi Lindenfeld. 145 Main St., Brattleboro. galleryinthewoods.com

Gallery Walk

Info: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., downtown Brattleboro and satellite locations. Information at www.gallerywalk.org or www.reformer.com/ovation

'Get the Word Out'

Info: 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the River Garden. Learn about non-profits and what they do. Sponsored by Strolling of the Heifers.

Saturday, Jan. 9


Incurable Semantics

Info: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market. Saturday, in the lunch café at the River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro

Filthy Still

Info: 9 p.m., All original jam band from Rhode Island at McNeill's Brewery, 90 Elliot St., Brattleboro. $5 cover

Wagner's Tannhauser

Info: Part of the Met's Live in HD series at the Latchis Theatre at noon at Latchis Theatre, 50 Main Street, Brattleboro. Met Club Forever members $20 admission, general admission $22, students $10. For advance purchase call 802-257-5717.

Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez

Info: 7:30 p.m. at Next Stage Arts, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney .Tickets are $18 in advance, general admission, $20 at the door, available online at: www.nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro, or Offerings in Putney. For more information contact 802-387-0102.


West Coast Swing

Info: Lesson and dance. Mixed level lesson at 7 p.m. Dancing: 8-10:30 p.m. Refreshments. $15/lesson and dance; $10/lesson or dance at the Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Mostly West Coast, some Hustle, Nightclub 2-step, Waltz, etc. Always a great time with great dancers of all levels. www.shallwedance.biz; ray@shallwedance.biz; 802 579-9990


Info: Art as Meditation: Introduction to Zentangle, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Currier Hall, 12 Church St., Bellows Falls. Register at www.immanuelretreat.org or 802-460-0110

Sunday, Jan. 10


Brattleboro Contradance

Info: 7-10 p.m. at the Stone Church, corner of Main and Grove. Steve Zakon-Anderson calling, accompanied by Cardinal Direction with Rebecca Bosworth-Clemens, Jon Cannon and Cedar Stanistreet. Admission $10, college students with ID $8, youth $5. All dances are instructed and prompted and all ages are welcomed. For additional information, visit www.brattcontra.org or call 802-258-1723.

Community Circle Dance

Info: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. Led by Linda Blake. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated. Information: Parker Huber 802-257-9108, or Mary Ellen Cannon, 603-631-0768.

Fireside Chats

Info: 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in the dining room of the Saxtons River Inn. Session entitled Chairs, Tables and Cabinets: On the Prowl for Early Vermont Furniture, led by William Hosley, He visited – camera in hand – all 251 towns in Vermont. Donations accepted. Bring your own memories in this informal setting. In case of inclement weather, cancellation information available by contacting Main Street Arts at 802-869-2960.


Info: 3 p.m., Open Music Collective will be presenting the duo Contra-Temp. An exciting new music duo. Open Music Collective is handicap accessible, located at 74 Cotton Mill Hill in Brattleboro. Admission by donation. Visit openmusiccollective.org or call 802-275-5054 for information.

Monday, Jan. 11


Bluegrass Jam

Info: 8:30 p.m., at McNeill's Brewery, 90 Elliot St., Brattleboro. No cover

Tuesday, Jan. 12


West Coast Swing Series

Info: Lessons: 5:30 p.m./beginners; 6:30 p.m. /advanced beginners; 7:30 p.m. /intermediate. The Stone Church, Main St., Brattleboro. $10/one class; $15/both classes. 802-579-9990 or ray@shallwedance.biz

Wednesday, Jan. 13


Celtic Music

Info: 7 p.m., McNeil's Brewery, 90 Elliot St., Brattleboro. No cover


African Dance and Drum classes

Info: Drum classes with Raoul Ombang, 6:15-7:15 p.m., classes $10; Dance classes with "Pape Ba"; 7:15-8:45 p.m. at The Brattleboro Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Classes $12-$15 sliding scale. www.africandancevt.com


Brooks Library

Info: Abenaki artifacts, 19th century ceramics and children's book illustrations on display: Mon.-Wed., 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thurs.-Fri., to 6 p.m., Sat. to 5 p.m. 802-254-5290. 224 Main St., Brattleboro

David Stern

Info: Beginning on Jan. 11, the artwork of Main Street Arts' "Renaissance Man," David Stern will be on display in MSA's Gallery in a show called "All Over the Map." Designs such as his immersive, "living walls" stage design were a sensational part of Main Street Arts production of Les Miserables last March. The show runs until Feb. 22 at 35 Main St., Saxtons River. Information at 802-869-2960, or mainstreetarts.org.


Add Color to Your Life, Watercolor Classes

When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Feb. 6, 13, 20 ,27, 2016. A relaxed country setting in Westminster West. Instructor: Karen Becker. Cost: $99. for 4 classes, $35 for a single class, space permitting. Contact: Karen Becker, 802-387-4897.

River Gallery School classes: 32 Main St., Suite 201: 802-257-1577

Adult Studio: Jan. 8-29, Friday, noon-2 p.m. Studio class focuses on individual process, creativity and expression, employing a variety of media and techniques, including oils, acrylics, pastel, charcoal, watercolor and Sequencing. Projects are developed individually with instructors. Open to ALL levels of experience. Fee: $115

Long Pose Life Drawing: Jan. 5-26, Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. Working from the live model, students will be shown various ways to understand and draw the human figure. Using charcoal, pastel and paint to explore how to create a sense of space. Fee: $150

Printmaking + Encaustics Fusion Intensive: Kim Hartman Colligan + Julia Jensen, Jan. 23, 24 Saturday, Sunday 10 a.m.–3 p.m. . Create monotypes using textured layers, plant material, and multiple plates. The prints become a base for multi-media encaustic collage pieces. Encaustic is a versatile wax based medium that allows the artist to build painterly surfaces very quickly. Bring Gessoed boards, all other materials provided. Fee: $205


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