Entertainment Calendar

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Today, Nov. 5

MUSIC

Kevin Parry

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

Taking Back Eden

What: Whetstone Station; 8:30-11:30 p.m.; 36 Bridge St., Brattleboro. 802-490-2354.

Funk Night

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

House Concert

What: Sparky and Rondha Rucker at 7 p.m. $15-$20. Reservations and directions call 802-490-2052.

Film

'Lives Worth Living'

What: Screening of documentary on the disability rights movement. 6:30 p.m. Regle Hall, Serkin Center, Marlboro College, Marlboro. 802-257-4333.

Miscellaneous

What: Petria Mitchell's Solo Exhibit opening reception for an exhibition of her newest body of work featuring her semi-abstract reflections on landscape from 5 to 7 p.m. Mitchell Giddings Fine Art, 183 Main St., Brattleboro Friday, Nov. 6

MUSIC

Battle of the Bands

What: At the River Garden, Main St., Brattleboro 7-10 p.m. Vote on your favorite band! $4 – refreshments ,door prizes. 802-257-0361 or youthservicesinc.org

Benefit concert

What: Musicians Tony Barrand and Keith Murphy at Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Brattleboro at 7 p.m. Dramatic ballads, romantic songs, Tickets in advance at the Library's Main Circulation desk, $10 adults, $5 children under 10 years of age. Cash or checks made payable to "Friends of Brooks Memorial Library."

THEATER

'Clownton Abbey'

What: New England Youth Theater presents madcap clowning around; 7 p.m. 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. $10; www.neyt.org.

'California Suite'

What: Neil Simon's play directed by Bob DuCharme at Hooker-Dunham Theatre, 139 Main St., Brattleoboro. 7:30 p.m. $15 general, $12 seniors and students and all seats on Thursdays and Sundays. Evening Star Grange, 1008 East-West Road, Dummerston. Reservations at 802-258-1344; www.vermonttheatrecompany.org

Jacques Brel

What: At Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. $18/advance, $20/door; 8 p.m.; mainstreetarts.org, 802-869-2960

FILM

Three films on street art

What: Screening of films documenting Scot Borofsky's Street-Art created during the early 1980s on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, at the River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Art Screening

What: At 6:30 p.m. "Packed in a Trunk/The Art of Christine Triebert." and post screening reception with Christine Triebert in the Lobby of Latchis Hotel, 50 Main St., Brattleboro.

'Plastic Paradise'

What: At noon, The "Plastic Paradise" screening will be followed by informative panel discussion at Latchis Theater, 50 Main St., Brattleboro.

'Conducta'

What: The Cuban drama "Conducta" (trans. "Behavior") at 6:30 p.m. Following by Q&A with actress Idalmis Garcia in the Lobby of Latchis Hotel, 50 Main St., Brattleboro.

Midnight in Havana

What: Fundraising Gala, 8:30 p.m. Cuban bandleader William Rodriguez and "De Lomas y Sones." Cash Bar with tap beer, wine, $15 at www.brattleborofilmfestival.org, at Everyone's Books or at the door. 118 Elliot, 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro

MISCELLANEOUS

Inclusion discussion

What: Deborah Lisi-Baker of the Center on Disability and Community Inclusion at the University of Vermont leads discussion. 3 p.m., Whittemore Theater, Marlboro College, Marlboro. 802-257-4333.

Art Exhibit/Reception

What: Gallery in the Woods new exhibits of works by Alicia Hunsicker, Sandi Ritchie Miller, Gil Perry. Reception 5:30-8:30 p.m., 145 Main St., Brattleboro.

Cuba/US Talk

What: Ambassador Carlos Alzugaray, to talk of the new relations between U.S. and Cuba. Coffee at 7 p.m., talk at 7:30 p.m. Q&A after. 118 Elliot, Brattleboro. Free.

Puppet Theater

What: "Bitter Fruits and Combat Boots: a Hip Hopera" with hand puppeteer, Amy Trompetter, collaborates with East Harlem rap poet, Not4Prophet. Sandglass Theater, Kimball Hill, Putney, 7:30 p.m. $16 general and $13 for students and seniors at sandglasstheater.org. Reservations (highly encouraged) at 802-387-4051

Gallery Walk

What: 34 listed venues, many with meet-the-artist receptions in and around Brattleboro. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., but most venues are open earlier or later. www.GalleryWalk.org

Borofsky exhibits

What: Reception and multi-media installation of paintings, photographs and films at the Latchis Theater Art Gallery, 50 Main St. Works on paper used for creating downtown outdoor artworks will be offered for sale in silent auction. Also the Barber Building Lobby, at 68 Main St, will be open during the Gallery Walk for public viewing of murals and restoration done there by Borofsky.

New Exhibits

What: The Gallery at the Garden in the River Garden, Brattleboro – "The Golden Cage," and "The Beauty of Relaxation," 157 Main St. The gallery will be open 5:30 to 7 p.m). Normal November hours will be Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 7

Music

Classic Jazz

What: Stephen Ostaszewski at the Winter Farmers' Market, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the River Garden, 1576 Main St., Brattleboro

Roots on the Rails

What: Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Syd Straw, and Meadows Brothers perform on chartered train from Bellows Falls to Rutland. Information at rootsontherails.com

"Ladies in Jazz"

What: Evelyn Harris and Samirah Evans at The Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield, Mass., at 8 p.m. $18 at theartsblock.com; $23 at the door. 413-774-0150

Saxtons River Suite

What: Main Street Arts hosts the Premiere of the Saxtons River Suite performed by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Ensemble and the Counterpoint Chorus. Fundraising Gala at 7 p.m.

DANCE

Windham's Harvest Supper/Square Dance

What: To benefit the Windham Community Organization, supper and square dance at 5 p.m. in the Windham Meeting House, 26 Harrington Rd., on corner with Windham Hill Rd. The traditional supper of ham, butternut squash, baked beans, scalloped potatoes (also gluten-free version), sweet breads, rolls, and assorted homemade pies will be served. Square dancing for the entire family, called by Sally Newton, will begin after supper. $10 adults, $5 children, $25/family.

SoBo Fundraiser

What: Back to the '80s dance showcase, 7:30 p.m. SoBo Studios, 74 Cotton Mill Hill #346. Brattleboro $13, $11 students. sobodance@gmail.com or 802-258-7378

THEATER

'California Suite'

What: Neil Simon's play directed by Bob DuCharme at Hooker-Dunham Theatre, 139 Main St., Brattleoboro. 7:30 p.m. $15 general, $12 seniors and students and all seats on Thursdays and Sundays. Evening Star Grange, 1008 East-West Road, Dummerston. Reservations at 802-258-1344; www.vermonttheatrecompany.org

Theater

'Clownton Abbey'

What: New England Youth Theater presents madcap clowning around; 2 and 7 p.m. 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. $10; www.neyt.org.

FILM

'Peace Officer'

What: At 4 p.m. followed by a panel discussion with Brattleboro Chief of Police Michael Fitzgerald, Ex. Director of Vt Partnership for Fairness and Diversity Curtiss Reed, and Allen Gilbert of Vt ACLU at the Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro.

MISCELLANEOUS

New England Mitla

What: A reception in the parking area of the Cultural Intrigue building located at 35 Frost St. to celebrate the completion of Scot Borofsky;s "New England Mitla," a series of paintings surrounding the base of the large building and parking area. Public is invited to bring a drum and something to sit on to participate in the open drum circle from 2 p.m. until dark

Sunday, Nov. 8

MUSIC

Saxtons River Suite

What: Main Street Arts hosts the Premiere of the Saxtons River Suite performed by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Ensemble and the Counterpoint Chorus. 35 Main St., 2 and 4:30 p.m.

DANCE

Circle Dance

What: All dances taught at Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro; 3:30-5:30 p.m. Dances in honor of Thomas Berry, led by Caitlin Adair. 802-257-9108 or 603-631-0768.

Theater

'Clownton Abbey'

What: New England Youth Theater presents madcap clowning around; 2 p.m. 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. $10; www.neyt.org.

Jacques Brel

What: At Fireworks Restaurant, 22 Main St., Keene, N.H. $18/advance, $20/door; 8 p.m.; mainstreetarts.org, 802-869-2960

FILM

'Cuba Today'

What: Documentary Film and talk with Alexandra Halkin, and Lazaro Gonzalez, at noon. Admission By donation. 118 Elliot, 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro.

What: "Best in Fest" award and "Countdown to Best in Fest" films voted by festival-goers . The films begin at 2 p.m., then 4 and 6:30 p.m. Voted The Best in Fest re-screens at 8:30 p.m. Sunday night.

Miscellaneous

Open Studio

What: From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m Scot Borofsky's studio, on the second floor of the Cotton Mill Hill, Studio #226A will be opened to the public. Call 802-579-2507,

Monday, Nov. 9

DANCE

West Coast Swing Series

What: Lessons; 6:30 p.m./beginners; 7:30 p.m./Intermediate; the Stone Church, Brattleboro; $10/one class, $15/both classes; 802-579-9990 or ray@shallwedance.biz.

Theater

Jacques Brel

What: At Fireworks Restaurant, 22 Main St., Keene, N.H. $18/advance, $20/door; 8 p.m.; mainstreetarts.org, 802-869-2960

MISCELLANEOUS

Book Talk

What: "The Company She Kept," an Archer Mayor's thriller discussion and sale. 7 p.m. Dummerston Community Center, West Dummerston. 802-254-9212, 802-254-2415.

Tuesday, Nov. 10

Weather Machine

What: Rock-n-roll with Weather Machine at Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Brattleboro,; 7:30 p.m. Tickets at WMHookerDunham.bpt.me or at door $10.

Wednesday, Nov. 11

Dance

West African Dance Class

What: Lessons; 7:15-8:45 p.m.; Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro; $10; 802-258-6475.

Miscellaneous

West African Drum Class

What: 6:15-7:15 p.m.; Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro; $10.

InterPlay! Sampler

What: Creativity in play. 7-8:30 p.m. 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro; Judith Reichsman. 802-579-3377

CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Angels, Beasts, Shepherds + Kings

When: Saturday, Nov. 28, 1-4 p.m.

Where: River Gallery School, 32 Main St., Suite 201, Brattleboro. Children and adults drop in and make an Angel, Beast, Shepherd, or King. Materials provided, but feel free to bring materials. Donate one of your pieces to hang in the December exhibit. $35 per family or $20 per person. 802-257-1577.

Collaborative Learning for Tots + Parents

When: Saturdays, 10-11 a.m.

Where: River Gallery School, 32 Main St., Suite 201, Brattleboro. Explore different ways of painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture. For ages 3-5. 802-257-1577.

Teen Studio + Portfolio Class

When: Fridays, 4-5:30 p.m.

Where: River Gallery School, 32 Main St., Suite 201, Brattleboro. Open studio and portfolio guidance. For ages 12-18. 802-257-1577.

Adult Studio

When: Monday, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 12:30 - 3 p.m.; or 6 - 8:30 p.m.; or Friday, 12:30 - 3 p.m.

Where: River Gallery School, 32 Main St., Suite 201, Brattleboro. Open to all levels of experience. 802-257-1577.

Watercolors, Add Color to Your World

What: Instructor: Karen Becker. 10 a.m.-1 p.m, Saturdays, Nov. 7, 14, Dec. 5, 12. Westminster West. $99. for 4 classes, $35 for a single class, space permitting. 802-387-4897.

Of note: Learn to draw and to paint with beautiful, transportable, transparent watercolors. Beginners welcome, ample instruction.


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