Entertainment Calendar

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Today, Feb. 25

MUSIC

Kate Parsons and Patti Smith

Info: Noon-1 p.m. River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. Jazz and blues. 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 and the Fiction Giants

Info: Superfunk at McNeill's Brewery, 9 p.m.. 90 Elliot St, Brattleboro. No cover.

VT Shakedown

Info: At the Whetstone Brewery, 36 Bridge St., Brattleboro. 8:30-11:30 p.m. No cover.

Miscellaneous

Dinner and A Movie

Info: The Gleanery and Next Stage Arts team up for dinner at 5:30 p.m. and "The Big Sleep" at 7 p.m. The Gleanery, 133 Main St., Putney. $23. Just movie, $5-$10 donation. 802-387-0102.

Friday, Feb. 26

MUSIC

Hannah Hoffman

Info: Noon-1 p.m. River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. Folk music. Free

Old Man Joe

Info: Original rock and roll at McNeill's Brewery, 9 p.m.. 90 Elliot St, Brattleboro.

LA Wood

Info: 7 p.m. at Pizza Palooza, South Main St., Wilmington. Latin jazzy tunes.

Sing, Sing Swing!

Info: 8-10:30 p.m. Rob Fletcher, Scott Sizer And Jon Oltman At Pleasant Valley Brewing, 16 Main St., Saxtons River. No cover.

DANCE

"Shall We Dance?"

Info: No "Shall We Dance?" tonight. 802 579-9990.

Theater

'On the Verge'

Info: 7:30 p.m. Vermont Theatre Company presents Eric Overmeyer's "On the Verge." At the Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Brattleboro, $15 adults and $12 seniors and students on Fridays and Saturdays, $12 for all on Thursdays and Sundays. For reservations call 802-258-1344 or online at vtcreservations@gmail.com. More information at www.vermonttheatrecompany.org.

'The Scarlet Heart'

Info: 7:30 p.m., Landmark College Greenhoe Theater, A rollicking one-act comedy set in historic Italy (modern language). Admission free with open seating. General audiences. Directed by Nevada Bromley. Information: 802-387-1685

Saturday, Feb. 27

Music

Ben Carr

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

Caravan of Thieves

Info: 7:30 p.m. High energy gypsy swing acoustic jazz quartet. Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill Rd., Putney. Tickets $20 in advance at nextstagearts.org, Putney Coop, Turn It Up, Brattleboro or $24 at the door. Information at 802-387-0102

Dunham Shoe Factory

Info: 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel at Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St., Bellows Falls. Mac Ritchey, Anna Patton, Dave Haughey and Todd Roach.

BMC's Faculty Showcase

Info: 7-9 p.m. at the Brattleboro Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St. The annual event this year is dedicated to the memory of colleague David Tasgal, a longtime BMC faculty member. Visit bmcvt.org for tickets.

VT Shakedown

Info: 10 p.m. at the Metropolis, no cover, 55 Elliot St. Brattleboro

Blackjack Crossing

Info: Bluegrass and folk at McNeill's Brewery, 9 p.m.. 90 Elliot St, Brattleboro.

DANCE

Contra Dance

Info: Beginners' session 7:30-8 p.m. Dancing until 10:30 p.m. Pierce's Hall, on East Putney Falls Road (off Route 5 two miles north of Putney Village.) Caller Steve Howland. Live traditional contra music with Amy Cann and the All Comers Band. 802-387-0163. $10 suggested donation.

Theater

'On the Verge'

Info: 7:30 p.m. Vermont Theatre Company presents Eric Overmeyer's "On the Verge." At the Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Brattleboro, $15 adults and $12 seniors and students on Fridays and Saturdays, $12 for all on Thursdays and Sundays. For reservations call 802-258-1344 or online at vtcreservations@gmail.com. More information at www.vermonttheatrecompany.org.

'The Scarlet Heart'

Info: 7:30 p.m., Landmark College Greenhoe Theater, A rollicking one-act comedy set in historic Italy (modern language). Admission free with open seating. General audiences. Directed by Nevada Bromley. Information: 802-387-1685

Film

'Thoroughly Modern Millie'

Info: Fancy Footwork February at the Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro on Saturday at 4 p.m. A Latchis Arts Movie by Donation event. www.latchisarts.org

Miscellaneous

Isa Oehry

Info: 4 p.m. at Bartleby's Books, 17 West Main St., Wilmington. Reads from her novel "Under a Blue Moon." Book signing follows.

Dinner and Performance

Info: 6 p.m., Hot Latin jazz with Eugene Uman and Julian Gerstin, multi-course dinner and silent auction at Compass School, Westminster. $18 adults/$12 students at door or 802-463-2525.

Group Exhibit

Info: 5 p.m. A Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts exhibit and roaming discussion of work by over 20 artists with brief presentations 183 Main St., Brattleboro. 802-251-8290

Sunday, Feb. 28

Dance

Community Circle Dance

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

Brattleboro Contradance

Info: 7-10 p.m. Note: new venue, 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro. Caller Dugan Murphy with band "Hey Day." Adults $10, college students $8,youth $5. www.brattcontra.org; 802-258-1723.

Theater

'On the Verge'

Info: 3 p.m. Vermont Theatre Company presents Eric Overmeyer's "On the Verge." At the Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Brattleboro, $15 adults and $12 seniors and students on Fridays and Saturdays, $12 for all on Thursdays and Sundays. For reservations call 802-258-1344 or online at vtcreservations@gmail.com. More information at www.vermonttheatrecompany.org.

Monday, Feb. 29

Music

Bluegrass Jam

Info: 8 p.m.. McNeil's Brewery, 90 Elliot St, Brattleboro.

Miscellaneous

Auditions

Info: The Vermont Theatre Company announces auditions for its May production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest to be held at Brattleboro Union High School at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. To schedule an alternate audition time should contact the director, Bob Kramsky, at kramsky@wsesu.org.

Wednesday, March 2

DANCE

Info: West African dance class for all levels with Raoul Ombang. 7:15-8:45 p.m. at 74 Cotton Mill Hill #346, Sobo Studio at Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro. Sliding scale $10-$15. Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing and bring a water bottle. Class will be accompanied by live drumming. 802-258-6475; www.africandancevt.com

ONGOING

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

Hearts in Nature

Info: Nicki Steel exhibit of 35 hearts-shaped patterns and images in nature continues through March 1 at Bartleby's Books, 17 West Main St., Wilmington. 802-464-5425.

Art exhibit

Julie Baker Albright

Info: Albright's still life oils on display Feb. 6-March 6 at Gallery North Star, Grafton. 802-843-2465 or www.gnsgrafton.com

CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Add Color to Your Life, Watercolor Classes

When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m, Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m, Feb. 27.

Where: A relaxed country setting in Westminster West. Instructor: Karen Becker. $35 for a single class, space permitting. Karen Becker, 802-387-4897.

River Gallery School Vacation Art Camps

32 Main St., Suite 201

802-257-1577

rivergalleryschool@gmail.com

April 18 - 22: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - Noon for ages 6 -12. Your child can enjoy a week of drawing, painting, sculpture and more. Snacks will be provided to nourish the young artist and keep the creativity flowing. Join us for a week of art making. Register today, space is limited. $160 per week or $35 per day

Mosaic Treasures: February 27 + 28 Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m. Students will create mosaic art using found "treasures" and materials that perhaps would otherwise be discarded and use the "direct method" of designing and creating mosaics to finish a small project. No prior experience needed. $165

Painting Still Life with Flowers: March 5 + 6, Saturday + Sunday 10 am - 4 p.m. Bring nature inside this winter and discover a simpler approach to painting flowers. We will capture color and light using plastic putty knives, palette knives, large brushes, and a limited oil color palette to make large masses of shapes. $250

Wet Plate Collodion Workshop

Info: Feb. 27-28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Instructor: Michelle Rogers Pritzl. $300 (10% discount for VCP Members). Class size limit: 6. Students will learn the history and techniques for making wet collodion images. Students can expect to take home several varnished tintype plates at the end of the workshop. All supplies will be provided, and information will be given on supplies and materials to shoot wet plate collodion on your own. Vermont Center for Photography,49 Flat St., Brattleboro. 802-251-6051

Discovering Your Personal Vision

Info: March 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Instructor: Ron Rosenstock. $135 (10% discount for VCP Members. Class size limit: 10. Discover what qualities separate a fine photograph, one that is enduringly meaningful from those considered ordinary and quickly forgotten. Gain new understanding about the techniques that worked for such masters as Edward Weston and Ansel Adams, that may help you improve and refine your own approach to image making. Vermont Center for Photography,49 Flat St., Brattleboro. 802-251-6051


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