Entertainment calendar for Dec. 7 to 13

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Windham County

Music

Kevin Parry open mic:
7 to 10 p.m. Marina Restaurant, Putney Road, Brattleboro. Free. 802-257-7563. For information and to sign up, visit kevinparrymusic.com.

Live music: 8 to 11 p.m. Whetstone Station and Brewery, 36 Bridge St., Brattleboro.

Helen Hummel: 7 p.m. Final Schoolhouse Rocks, South Newfane Schoolhouse, 387 Dover Road, South Newfane. All-ages free concert, but donations are accepted.

Theater

"Tuck Everlasting":
7 p.m. at the New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $13 for students, and may be purchased in advance at neyt.org, or in person at the NEYT box office, or by phone at 802-246-6398 from noon to 5 p.m .on Wednesdays.

Auditions: 6:30 p.m. for Actors Theatre Playhouse's Ten Minute Play Festival at the Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. Visit atplayhouse.org for more information. The play will run Thursday to Saturday June 7 to 23.

Miscellaneous

Book Lounge:
6 to 8 p.m. 4 High St., Brattleboro.

Friday

Windham County

Music

Jazz Fridays:
At the Lounge. 4 High St., Brattleboro.

Bard Owl:
6 to 8 p.m. T. Breeze Verdant on guitar, vocals and stomp box and Annie Landenberger, vocals and percussion. West Townshend Country Store, Route 30, West Townshend. No cover. Bard Owl offers sweet close harmonies and driving rhythms in old tunes and new.

Five mics:
8 to 10 p.m. Five local songwriters at Headroom Stages, 17 Elliot St., Brattleboro.

Mark Erelli and Stephen Chipman:
7:30 p.m. Contemporary folk singer/songwriters at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, $16 advance, $20 at door 802-387-0102, info@nextstagearts.org.

The Edd:
8 p.m. Burlington-based band will perform at the newly renovated Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Rock 'n roll and improvisation. For tickets and more information, visit stonechurchvt.com. $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

Theater

"A Christmas Carol":
7 p.m. at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, 10 Vernon St. Tickets are $15 general admission and $13 for students and seniors, and $5 for children under 10 years old. Tickets may be reserved by calling 802-258-1344 or by emailing vtcreservations@gmail.com. Bring a non-perishable food item for Groundworks Drop-in Center and receive $1 off ticket price. For more information, visit vermonttheatrecompany.org.

"Tuck Everlasting":
7 p.m. at the New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $13 for students, and may be purchased in advance at neyt.org, or in person at the NEYT box office, or by phone at 802-246-6398 from noon to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Miscellaneous


Jonas Cain: Noon to 1 p.m. Positive Words, a motivational magic show that will engage you with amazing magic demonstrations, Empower you with valuable strategies to overcome negative self-talk, and encourage you to live a more positive life. River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro.

Open house:
5 to 7 p.m. Brattleboro Music School community open house at 72 Blanche Moyse Way, Brattleboro. Finger foods, mulled cider, winter punch, sweets, savories and musical interludes. Join faculty, staff, trustees, students and members of then BMC Music School. Petey Mitchell will be on hand to sign copies of the BMC 65th Anniversary season poster featuring "Floating in Lavender."

Bennington County

Theater

"The 12 Days of Christmas":
7:30 p.m. Based on the song of the same name, the young Partridge, Shirley (Siobhan O'Keefe) is responsible for gathering all those mentioned in the song for the first official singing of "The Song." Dorset Playhouse, Route 100, Dorset. Reserve tickets at dorsetplayers.org or call 802-867-5570, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Box office is open two hours before all shows.

Out of area

Music

"Music at the Arms"concert:
Noon. The Deerfield Duo, Anthony Berner, violin, and Mark Fraser, cello, at the Arms Library in Shelburne Falls, corner of Bridge and Main streets. For more information, info@mohawktrailconcerts.org/413.625.9511.

Theater

Welcome Yule:
A Midwinter Celebration, 7:30 p.m. The Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls, Mass. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and children, free age 4 and under, available at the door, World Eye bookshop in Greenfield, Mass., or brownpapertickets.com. For information, visit welcomeyule.org, or call 413-665-3206.

Saturday


Windham County

Music

Ignat Solzhenitsyn:
7:30 p.m. In honor of his former teacher, Mrs. Chonghyo Shin, Solzhenitsyn will perform in a special benefit concert in the new Brattleboro Music Center's facility. The program will include selections from Shostakovich 24 Preludes and Fugues (first half) and Schubert B-flat Sonata D.960 (second half). 72 Blanche Moyse Way (across from the Living Memorial Park on Guilford Street). For tickets contact 802-257-4523 or visit bmcvt.org.

The River Singers Community Chorus:
7:30 p.m. Led by Mary Cay Brass in two special holiday concerts at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. $15/$12 students and seniors 65 and over. Tickets sold at the door only. For information visit marycaybrass.com.

Aine Minogue:
7:30 p.m. Celtic harp and vocals in "To Warm a Winter's Night." Part of the new Stone Church by Candlelight series at the Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St., Bellows Falls. Tickets in advance are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors, and $45 for premium, reserved seats. At the door, prices increase by $5 . Information and advance tickets are available in person at Village Square Booksellers on the Square in Bellows Falls, by phone at 802-460-0110, and online at stonechurcharts.org.

Theater

"A Christmas Carol":
2 and 7 p.m. at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, 10 Vernon St. Tickets are $15 general admission and $13 for students and seniors, and $5 for children under 10 years old. Tickets may be reserved by calling 802-258-1344 or by emailing vtcreservations@gmail.com. Bring a non-perishable food item for Groundworks Drop-in Center and receive $1 off ticket price. For more information, visit vermonttheatrecompany.org.

"Tuck Everlasting":
7 p.m. at the New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $13 for students, and may be purchased in advance at neyt.org, or in person at the NEYT box office, or by phone at 802-246-6398 from noon to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Auditions: 1 p.m. for Actors Theatre Playhouse's Ten Minute Play Festival at the Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. The play will run Thursday to Saturday June 7 to 23.

Miscellaneous

Holiday Open Studio Sale:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vermont glass artists Mary Angus and K. William LeQuier will open their Readsboro glass studio. Visitors are invited to stop in to see Angus and LeQuier's beautiful hand blown glass, enjoy a cup of hot mulled cider and join the artists in celebrating the holiday season and 34 years creating art glass in their studio in Readsboro. Readsboro Glassworks is located at 6954 Main St., Route 100, (lower level). Call 802-423-7706 or visit maryangusglass.com for information. The studio is also open additional hours by appointment through December.

Holly Jolly Gingerbread Craft Time: 10 a.m. to noon; and 1 to 3 p.m. Brooks Memorial Libary, 224 Main St., Brattlboro. Free, but registration recommended because space is limited. For more information, call 802-254-5290.

Winter Farmers' Market: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local foods and functional handcrafted gifts from the Winter Farmers Market with your family and friends. Cindy from Hickin's Mountain Mowing will be crafting holiday wreaths, and Susan Dunning and Anne Lauterbach will be back along with Georgia Morgan Jewelry, Good Body Products, Tavernier Chocolates and Vermont Quince. Daniel Sicken performs 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lunch cafe. River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. For more information, call 802-8699-2141.

Bennington County

Theater

"The 12 Days of Christmas":
2 p.m. Based on the song of the same name, the young Partridge, Shirley (Siobhan O'Keefe) is responsible for gathering all those mentioned in the song for the first official singing of "The Song." Dorset Playhouse, Route 100, Dorset. Reserve tickets at dorsetplayers.org or call 802-867-5570, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Box office is open two hours before all shows.

Miscellaneous


Family Day and Children's Shopping Day: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $3 admission to the Bennington Museum for everyone. Any child that brings new school supplies or a non-perishable school snack for children in the Seedlings Program is admitted free. All crafts and visits with Santa are free. Craft activities are available all day while visits with Santa are from 1 to 3 p.m. The Children's Shopping Boutique from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., offers a wide range of gifts ranging from $1 to $10. 75 Main St., Bennington.

Out of area

Theater

Welcome Yule:
A Midwinter Celebration, 7:30 p.m. The Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls, Mass. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and children, free age 4 and under, available at the door, World Eye bookshop in Greenfield, Mass., or brownpapertickets.com. For information, visit welcomeyule.org, or call 413-665-3206.

Sunday

Windham County


Music

Community Sing-a-Long:
3:30 p.m., join Kind Bud and Kitty for Christmas carols at the Historic Memorial Hall in Wilmington. Free.

Dance

Community Circle Dance:
3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. Led by Lynn Hartwood and Jane Buchan. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated. Information at, 802-257-9108, 603-631-0768, or Brattleborocircledance.org.

Contra dance: 7 to 10 p.m. A great night of contra dancing at 118 Elliot St. Mary Lauren Fraser and Nate Paine on fiddle, Rafe Wolman on guitar, with Bob Livingston calling. Come at 7 p.m. if you need a brief introductory lesson. Newcomers welcome; all dances taught and called. Adults $10 to $12, college students $8, youth $5. For more information, visit brattcontra.org or call 518-561-2594.

Theater

"A Christmas Carol":
3 p.m. at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, 10 Vernon St. Tickets are $15 general admission and $13 for students and seniors, and $5 for children under 10 years old. Tickets may be reserved by calling 802-258-1344 or by emailing vtcreservations@gmail.com. Bring a non-perishable food item for Groundworks Drop-in Center and receive $1 off ticket price. For more information, visit vermonttheatrecompany.org.

"Tuck Everlasting":
2 p.m. at the New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $13 for students, and may be purchased in advance at neyt.org, or in person at the NEYT box office, or by phone at 802-246-6398 from noon to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Film

"Follies":
1 p.m. RAMParts Presents and the National Theatre of London, bring the legendary Sondheim musical to the Bellows Falls Opera House, the Square, Bellows Falls. A Vaudeville Broadway reunion marked with sadness and regret, lost youth and second chances. Tickets are $20 per person at rampartstickets.com. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Seating is general admission. Contact Susan MacNeil at 603-313-0052 or email susan@svidol.com for more information.

Miscellaneous

Author event:
1 p.m. Richard "Skip" Lamere, the author of "Camp Stories From the Backwoods of Vermont." The book jogs the memories of people who have experienced camp life and makes those who have not experienced it feel like they have. For book and event reservations, call 802-463-9404. Village Square Booksellers, The Square, Bellows Falls.

Holiday Open Studio Sale:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vermont glass artists Mary Angus and K. William LeQuier will open their Readsboro glass studio. Visitors are invited to stop in to see Angus and LeQuier's beautiful hand blown glass, enjoy a cup of hot mulled cider and join the artists in celebrating the holiday season and 34 years creating art glass in their studio in Readsboro. Readsboro Glassworks is located at 6954 Main St., Route 100, (lower level). Call 802-423-7706 or visit maryangusglass.com for information. The studio is also open additional hours by appointment through December.

Mending Bee: 1 to 4 p.m. Skilled seamstresses will be present to offer advice and assistance. Tea will be served. Other menders are always welcome to join in. At the Putney Public Library is located at 55 Main Street in Putney. Free.

Bennington County

Theater

"The 12 Days of Christmas":
2 p.m. Based on the song of the same name, the young Partridge, Shirley (Siobhan O'Keefe) is responsible for gathering all those mentioned in the song for the first official singing of "The Song." Dorset Playhouse, Route 100, Dorset. Reserve tickets at dorsetplayers.org or call 802-867-5570, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Box office is open two hours before all shows.

Out of area

Music

Saxtons River Bell Ringers Holiday Concert:
4 p.m. Holiday music on English handbells, a magical way to ring in the holiday season. At the First Congregational Church, 77 Main St., Springfield. This event is free, accessible to people with disabilities, and open to the public. Call the Springfield Town Library at 802-885-3108 for more information. (Snow date: Monday, at 7 p.m.)

Theater

Welcome Yule:
A Midwinter Celebration, 2 p.m. The Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls, Mass. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and children, free age 4 and under, available at the door, World Eye bookshop in Greenfield, Mass., or brownpapertickets.com. For information, visit welcomeyule.org, or call 413-665-3206.

Monday

Windham County

Music

McNeill's Brewery:
8:30 p.m. Weekly bluegrass jam, no cover. 90 Elliot St., Brattleboro.

Tuesday


Windham County

Miscellaneous

Student String Ensembles:
7 p.m. A showcase of Brattleboro Music Center student string ensembles. All levels of student groups will perform, including the Tiger beginning ensemble class, the Music in the Schools first and second year students, and the BMC Youth string ensemble. Conducted by Heather Sommerlad. In the BMC Auditorium, 72 Blanche Moyse Way, Brattleboro. Admission is free, donations are welcome. A reception follows the concert.

Wednesday

Windham County

Music

"Sharon & Daniel":
5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Tavern at the Four Columns Inn, Newfane. Playful harmonies, acoustic guitars, percussion and upright bass. For more information and reservations, contact 802-365-7713, comevisit@fourcolumnsvt.com, or fourcolumnsvt.com.

Film

"Granny's Got Game":
6:30 p.m. Women's Freedom Center presents the documentary film about a senior women's basketball team in North Carolina. at the Rockingham Library. Sponsored by the Women's Freedom Center. Free and open to the public. 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls.

Ongoing


Windham County

Miscellaneous


Five exhibits: A group show featuring nine artists whose artwork incorporates images of animals; two installations by women coming to terms with personal loss; an exhibit celebrating the 25th anniversary of Brattleboro's In-Sight Photography Project; and an interactive exhibit inspired by artists who have been inspired by birds at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. In addition, "Constellations: Roger Sandes" remains on view in the museum's Center Gallery. 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro. For information, visit Brattleboromuseum.org.

Flight Nights!: The high flying trapeze program is offering monthly taster drop-ins for anyone ages 5 and up. $10 a swing, or 3 swings, Dec. 9. Visitors are welcome to stop in and watch from the new viewing area during business hours at the new New England Center for Circus Arts at 10 Town Crier Drive. Information including registration for workshops and tickets for shows is at necenterforcircusarts.org.

Winter Benefit Show: Gallery in the Woods Interactive Roots to Resistance on view through Jan 31. A public art installation of 12, 8-foot portraits of women activists from across the globe, displayed to create a connection for the viewer to the pathways of social change; to imagine themselves stepping forward to make change in their own communities. Also, Samantha Crawford. New Landscapes Recent work on paper in goache and ink. At Gallery in the Woods. 145 Main St., Brattleboro. 802-257-4777.

Chess club: 4:15 p.m. Thursdays. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Learn chess at the Putney Public Library. 55 Main St. Free.

"Angels, Beasts, Shepherds & Kings": On exhibit and for sale at River Gallery School for the month of December. These holiday inspired creations are displayed throughout the RGS Gallery with most being for sale and the proceeds fund the scholarship program. Cicely Carroll's pastels along with other artists versions of Angels will be on exhibit in our Main Street Gallery 34, 34 Main St., Brattleboro. 802-257-1577. Visit, rivergalleryschool.org, rivergalleryschool@gmail.com.

Bennington County


Miscellaneous


Early Vermont Gallery: A permanent installation with rotating textiles, this gallery presents life in Vermont from the time when the earliest European settlers arrived in 1761 with only the bare necessities to the early 1800s when Vermont craftsmen achieved a level of sophistication rivaling Boston and New York. (1760s to early-1800s). Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington. Open Thursday through Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Out of area

"Wildlands": Artists James Urbaska, Newfane; Charlie Hunter, Bellows Falls; and Oliver Schemm, Grafton. Show of mankind vs. the natural world at the Great Hall, 100 River St., Springfield. The exhibition runs through March 30.

Classes and workshops

Windham County


Movin' Into Music: 10 to 10:45 a.m., Fridays. Geared toward children 1 to 5 years old, and their parents or caregivers, with instructor is Kim Wallach. The first class is free! Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Brattleboro.

Watercolor workshop:
Dec. 9, 9:30 to 4 p.m. Artist Robert O'Brien will offer a one-day workshop on Painting the Winter Landscape at Main Street Arts, 35 Main St., Saxtons River. The workshop will focus on the New England countryside in winter. Light, shadow, value and composition will be emphasized. The fee is $58 for MSA members and $71 for non-members. Registration at 802-869-2960 or e-mailing info@mainstreetarts.org. Further information at mainstreetarts.org.

Still life drawing class: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Dec. 9. Currier Hall, 12 Church St., Bellows Falls. With instructor Jean Cannon. Visit jeancannon.com. Tuition is $45. For more information or to register visit stonechurcharts.org, call 802-460-0110, or, in person, at Village Square Booksellers in Bellows Falls.




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