Entertainment calendar for Oct. 5 to 11

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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. at Whetstone Station and Brewery, 36 Bridge St., Brattleboro.

Funk Night: 9:30 p.m. Live band at Metropolis, 55 Elliot St., Brattleboro.

Paul Speidel: 1 p.m. A special jazz guitar performance at the Senior Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Call the center, 802-257-7570 for information.

Dancing

Folk Dancing:
4 to 5:30 p.m., weekly, through June. To sign up, call 802-387-5593, or email putneycares@svcable.net.

10 Hairy Legs: 7:30 p.m. at Marlboro College performing "Celebrating the Artistry of the Male Dancer." In the dance studio of Marlboro's Serkin Center for the Performing Arts, 2582 South Road, Marlboro. Free. For more information, contact 802-251-7644 or mbarone@marlboro.edu.

Miscellaneous

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

Opening Reception: 6 to 8 p.m. Group Show features Putney Craft Tour Artists at the Latchis Gallery, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. An opportunity to purchase works directly from the artists either at the gallery or at the 39th Annual Putney Craft Tour slated for Thanksgiving weekend. Refreshments by Putney Winery's "Putney Bubbly." and cheese from Parish Hill Creamery. Many of the artists will be available during the opening to discuss their work. Through the month of October the gallery will be open when the movie theater is open.

Peter Speidel: Noon to 1 p.m. Solo jazz and blues guitar . River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. Free.

Fierce Opera, Suprano Untethered:1:45 to 2:45 p.m. Solo jazz and blues guitar . River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. Free.

Friday

Windham County

Music

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

Live music: 5 to 7:30 p.m., One Part Luck, country folk duo at the Townshend Farmers Market on the lawn of the West Townshend Country Store, Route 30.

Robert Kuhn and Dem: 7:30 p.m. Multicultural poet and musician Robert Kuhn and Dem, a roots reggae, rock-steady sextet. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro.

"Mass in B-minor": 7 p.m. A program of the Brattleboro Music Center. The New England Bach Festival Orchestra join the Blanche Moyse Choral at the Brattleboro Music Center Auditorium, on Blanche Moyse Way, off Guilford Street. Tickets at 802-257-4523, at bmcvt.org, from any Chorale member, or at the door. General ticket prices are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and $10 for students (college included). Preferred seating prices are $40, in advance only. The auditorium is handicapped-accessible; for special seating needs, advance notice is appreciated.

Theater

"Uncle Vanya":
7:30 p.m. A comic and dramatic cautionary tale about the courage it takes to overcome the invisible suffering of ordinary people. Actors Theatre Playhouse, corner of Brook and Main streets, West Chesterfield, N.H. Reservations at 877-666-1855. For more information, visit atplayhouse.org

"The Receptionist": 7:30 p.m. Presented by the Vermont Theatre Company. A dark comedy by Adam Bock and directed by William Wieliczka. at the Hooker Dunham Theatre, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. Tickets are $15 general admission, $13 seniors and students. For reservations, call 802-258-1344, or email vtcreservations@ gmail.com. For more information, visit vermonttheatrecompany.org.

Four one-act plays:
7:30 p.m. By Jean Steward McLean. Broad Brook Grange, 3940 Guilford Center Road, just under 4 miles west of the Guilford Country Store. General admission tickets are $10, in advance at: http://bpt.me/2792780 or 1-800-838-3006, or at the door.

"The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940": 7 p.m. written by John Bishop and directed by Julia Tadlock. Tickets for these performances are $13 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $10 for students. Tickets may be purchased in advance at neyt.org. 802-246-6398 from noon to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays. The show plays at New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Brattleboro.

Miscellaneous

Jonas Cain: Noon to 1 p.m. Enjoy the magic . River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. Free.

Opening reception:
5:30 to 8:30 p.m. "Deb Schwedhelm: From the Sea." Photographs made in the waters of Florida, Minnesota and Asia between 2012 and 2016. Exhibition open through Oct. 29. Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat St., Brattleboro.

Artists' reception: Gallery in the Woods fall show features views of nature through the mystic eye. New artwork in Gallery 1: Valerie Claff and Gallery 2: Gil Perry. Gallery 3. Still on view are Leonard Ragouzeos' ink portraits. On view through Nov. 1. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St., Brattleboro.

Gallery Walk Events at Centre Church: Moment for Peace, 5:30 to 6 p.m. Church Parlor, Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. All are welcome to attend. Pasta supper — all are invited. 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the downstairs dining hall. Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 10, children under 6 free. Money raised goes to Carry Me Home. Lecture — Mr. Lloyd Dakin, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (ret.), will talk on "The Current State of Refugees and Forced Displacement in the World." Talk is at 7:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary and is free of charge although donations will be accepted for Carry Me Home.

Opening reception: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. "Figure 1993-2017" the figure paintings of Lauren Olitski. On view through Oct. 30. At 118 Gallery, Elliot St., Brattleboro. Gallery hours will be Monday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m.; and by appointment at lcmendelsund@gmail.com. 802-257-2757.

Opening reception:
Marilyn Allen at Gallery 34, 34 Main St., Brattleboro, in the River Gallery School. Watercolor, encaustics and oil paints side-by-side.

Refugee talk:
7:30 p.m. "The Current State of Refugees and Forced Displacement in the World" by Mr. Lloyd Dakin, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (Ret.), at the Center Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro The talk will be preceded by a pasta supper at 6 p.m. sponsored as a fundraiser by the church. Suggested donation $10.

Bennington County

Miscellaneous

First Friday in October:
5 to 8 p.m. The shops in downtown Bennington stay open late for acelebration of arts, food, craft brews, and locally owned shops with in-store specials and activities, street vendors, live entertainment, great food, and great brews. Over 10 restaurants, three brew pubs and tap houses, and more than two dozen shops. For more information visit BetterBennington.com or call 802-442-5758.

Saturday

Windham County

Music

World Rhythm Ensemble:
7:30 p.m. featuring Tony Vacca, Derrik Jordan, and Joe Sallins. They have been playing together for over two decades and it sounds like it.$10 in advance, $12 at the door. Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro.

"Verdi in Vermont":
7 p.m. Presented by Southern Vermont Lyric Theatre. General admission is $15. The concert will include scenes and arias from some of Verdi's most beloved operas: Aida, Don Carlos, La forza del destino, Otello, Rigoletto, and La Traviata, Throughout the concert, Baritone Steve Curylo will present mini lectures. For more information about the concert or to reserve tickets, call 802-874-4220 or at southernvermontlyrictheatre.com. Grafton Church, 55 Main St., Grafton.

Christopher Bakriges Trio: 8 p.m. at Historic Memorial Hall, 14 West Main St., Wilmington. The trio will be performing jazz standards and original music at a concert to benefit the West River Habitat for Humanity at Historic Memorial Hall, 14 W. Main Street, in downtown Wilmington. Admission is by a free will donation.

The Stockwell Brothers and the Bondville Boys: 7 p.m. at the Jamaica Town Hall. Show begins at 7 p.m. with tickets only $10 at the door with family pricing available as well as snacks. For more information visit craftdraughts.com/jcac. 28 Town Office Road, Jamaica.

Kevin Parry: 7 to 10 p.m. Classic and not so classic blues and rock at Ricks Tavern, Route 30, Newfane. Free. For more information, call 802-365-4310 or visit kevinparrymusic.com

Dance

Marlboro Morris and Sword:
10:30 a.m. at Holton Home, 11:30 a.m. outside the Brattleboro Food Coop; 12:30 p.m. at the corner of Washington Street and Prospect in Brattleboro; 2:15 p.m. at the Brattleboro Farmer's Market; and 3:15 p.m. at the Newfane Heritage Festival. Preceding the dance is a death and resurrection play starring Mother Nature, Super Mom the Fool, a merry band of Old Crones, Mary Poppins, and a Registered Nurse, in which the Crones try to take Super Mom down a peg. For more information call 802-254-2651.

Theater


"Uncle Vanya": 7:30 p.m. A comic and dramatic cautionary tale about the courage it takes to overcome the invisible suffering of ordinary people, the futility of service to others, and the fragility of beauty and illusions. Actors Theatre Playhouse, corner of Brook and Main streets, West Chesterfield, N.H. Reservations at 877-666-1855. For more information, visit atplayhouse.org.

"The Receptionist": 7:30 p.m. Presented by the Vermont Theatre Company. A dark comedy by Adam Bock and directed by William Wieliczka. at the Hooker Dunham Theatre, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. Tickets are $15 general admission, $13 seniors and students. For reservations, call 802-258-1344, or email vtcreservations@ gmail.com. For more information, visit vermonttheatrecompany.org.

Met: Live in HD: 1 p.m. Bellini's "Norma." Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. General admission is $22, $20 for Met Club Forever members. Contact Sharry Manning at 802-257-5717 or sjmpr@comcast.net for information or advanced credit card purchases.

Four one-act plays: 7:30 p.m. By Jean Steward McLean. Broad Brook Grange, 3940 Guilford Center Road, just under 4 miles west of the Guilford Country Store. General admission tickets are $10, in advance at: http://bpt.me/2792780 or 1-800-838-3006, or at the door.

Film

"Corpse Bride": 4 p.m. ""Fright That Grows," a series of progressively scary movies on Saturdays and Sundays in October, starting with with Tim Burton's "Corpse Bride." Admission to all series movies is by donation, and proceeds benefit Latchis Arts. Rated PG. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. For more information, visit latchisarts.org.

Miscellaneous

Benefit Auction:
5:30 to 8 p.m. Supports the schools programs and scholarships. Bid on items and trips donated by local artists, craftspeople, businesses, restaurants, students and friends of the school. Catering by Guilford Country Store and RGS volunteers.Next Stage Arts, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Admission is $25. Visit rivergalleryschoo.org to reserve tickets and for more information.

44th Annual Harvest Arts & Crafts Show: Dover, Mount Snow: Check out over 50 vendors with unique arts and crafts including local artisans, specialty food makers and more. Admission is free and the event is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Trish Rogers: 7 p.m. She will present her experience visiting all of the Anglican Cathedrals in England. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St in Putney. Free.

Bennington County

Miscellaneous

Georgi Museum's grand reopening:
11 a.m. Artists and their work being featured. The Battenkill Conservancy's final showing of the "Untold Stories" art exhibit with over 20 artists living and/or working in the Battenkill watershed and beyond. For more information on the art show, contact Lorraine Merghart Ballard at bkc@battekillconservancy.org. For more information on the Georgi Museum's grand reopening, contact Wendy Bordwell at info@thegeorgi.com. Cambridge, New York.

Sunday

Windham County

Music

Live Music:
5 p.m., at the Whetstone Station in the Bier Garten. 36 Bridge St., Brattleboro.

Sunday Sounds Series: 11 a.m. to noon. Stephan Brandstatter. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. at 118 Elliot, Brattleboro. Tea is served following the experience. The event is free. Donations are welcome.

"Verdi in Vermont": 3 p.m. Presented by Southern Vermont Lyric Theatre. General admission is $15. The concert will include scenes and arias from some of Verdi's most beloved operas: Aida, Don Carlos, La forza del destino, Otello, Rigoletto, and La Traviata, Throughout the concert, Baritone Steve Curylo will present mini lectures. For more information about the concert or to reserve tickets, call 802-874-4220 or at southernvermontlyrictheatre.com. Grafton Church, 55 Main St., Grafton.

"Mass in B-minor": 2 p.m. A program of the Brattleboro Music Center. The New England Bach Festival Orchestra join the Blanche Moyse Choral at the Brattleboro Music Center Auditorium, on Blanche Moyse Way, off Guilford Street. Tickets at 802-257-4523, at bmcvt.org, from any Chorale member, or at the door. General ticket prices are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and $10 for students (college included). Preferred seating prices are $40, in advance only. The auditorium is handicapped-accessible; for special seating needs, advance notice is appreciated.

Dance

Community Circle Dance:
3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. Led by Anja Daniel and Jim Desmond. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated. Information: Parker Huber 802-257-9108, or Mary Ellen Cannon, 603-631-0768 or at brattleborocircledance.org.

Marlboro Morris and Sword: 10:30 a.m. at Holton Home, 11:30 a.m. outside the Brattleboro Food Coop; 12:30 p.m. at the corner of Washington Street and Prospect in Brattleboro; 2:15 p.m. at the Brattleboro Farmer's Market; and 3:15 p.m. at the Newfane Heritage Festival. Preceding the dance is a death and resurrection play starring Mother Nature, Super Mom the Fool, a merry band of Old Crones, Mary Poppins, and a Registered Nurse, in which the Crones try to take Super Mom down a peg. For more information call 802-254-2651.

Brattleboro Contra Dance: 7 to 10 p.m. at 118 Elliot St. Dave Eisenstadter calling, with music by Autumn Rose Lester on fiddle and Jesse Ball on guitar. 7 p.m. an introduction lesson. Newcomers welcome — all dances taught and called. Adults, $10 to $12, college students, $8, youth $5. Come fragrance-free. For more informaiton, visit brattcontra.org or call 518-561-2594.

Theater

Four one-act plays: 2 p.m. By Jean Steward McLean. Broad Brook Grange, 3940 Guilford Center Road, just under 4 miles west of the Guilford Country Store. General admission tickets are $10, in advance at: http://bpt.me/2792780 or 1-800-838-3006, or at the door.

"The Receptionist":
3 p.m. Presented by the Vermont Theatre Company. A dark comedy by Adam Bock and directed by William Wieliczka. at the Hooker Dunham Theatre, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. Tickets are $15 general admission, $13 seniors and students. For reservations, call 802-258-1344, or email vtcreservations@ gmail.com. For more information, visit vermonttheatrecompany.org.

Film

"Corpse Bride": 4 p.m. ""Fright That Grows," a series of progressively scary movies on Saturdays and Sundays in October, starting with with Tim Burton's "Corpse Bride." Admission to all series movies is by donation, and proceeds benefit Latchis Arts. Rated PG. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. For more information, visit latchisarts.org.

Miscellaneous

Art Journals exhibit:
Linda Rubinstein's Art Journals exhibit open during Apple Pie Sunday at the Dummerston Historical Society, 1509 Middle Road Dummerston, and through the end of October, and Saturdays 2 to 4 p.m. in November, or by request to the artist.

44th Annual Harvest Arts & Crafts Show: Dover, Mount Snow: Check out over 50 vendors with unique arts and crafts including local artisans, specialty food makers and more. Admission is free and the event is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bennington County

Music

Great American Song Book:
4 p.m. Israel Congregation of Manchester. Music of the '20 to '50s. By Taconic Music and Cantor Scott Buckner. Tickets advance $40, at the door $50. 802-362-4578.

Miscellaneous

"'The Beatles' Alter Ego":
4 p.m.Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. In a 90-minute multimedia presentation at Manchester Community Library, Free and open to all. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave. in Manchester Center. For information, call 802-362-2607.

Monday

Windham County

Music

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

Tuesday

Music

Bradford Loomis:
7 p.m. South Newfane School House Rocks Concert number one. with Seattle- and Nashville-based Bradford Loomis and Brett Thompson Free with donations accepted. BYOB and a snack to share. South Newfane School House, 387 Dover Road, South Newfane.

Bennington County

Miscellaneous

Lecture: 7 to 8 p.m.
Namiko Kunimoto. Tishman Lecture Hall, Bennington College. Part of the Visual Arts Lecture Series. Utilizing an anthropological approach to situate her inquiries of Post-war Japanese art within a larger socio-political framework. Bennington College.

Wednesday

Windham County

Music

Open Mic:
9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Metropolis, 55 Elliot St., Brattleboro.

Miscellaneous

Opening Reception:
5 to 7 p.m. "Brattleboro's Letterpress Years." Presented by Peoples, Places, and the History of Words in Brattleboro, Vermont (Words Project) and Brooks Memorial Library. Three chronologically arranged exhibits at the library will build toward a major exhibition at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center and a book whose writing and production is being led by Words Project partner, Write Action. For information email: brattleborowords@gmail.com on visit brattleboro.com/words. 224 Main St., Brattleboro.

Bennington County

Meet and Greet with Governor Phil Scott: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

The Greatest Generation Film Series:
2 p.m. "Casablanca" 1942 Oscar-winning romance/war drama. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center. For more information, visit mclvt.org or call 802-362-2607.

Vermont Reads: 5
:30 to 6:30 p.m. Discussion of "Brown Girl Dreaming," by Jacqueline Woodson. A memoir of the author's childhood, written in verse, tells the story of a young person finding her voice and examines the strength of family bonds. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester.

Ongoing

Windham County

Miscellaneous

Art exhibit: Local painter Deborah Lazar presents "PAINTINGS: Memories Rekindled, Forgotten Things, Familiar Places" at the Restaurant at Burdick's Restaurant, 47 Main St., Walpole, N.H. Through Oct. 9 This collection of 20 Plein-air paintings showcases the New England seasons in her garden, with paintings of flowers and landscapes from the area, as well as several from the coast of Maine.

Bennington County


Theater

"Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike ":
7:30 p.m. Presented by The Dorset Players and Casella Waste Management. Christopher Durang's winner of the Tony Award for best play, 2013. Taking place in Buck's County, it tells the story of three siblings, caretakers of the family home dissatisfied with life. Performances are at the Dorset Playhouse at 104 Cheney Road on Oct. 6, 7, 13, 14 at 7:30 p.m. and on Oct. 8 and 15 at 2 p.m. For tickets, reservations, visit dorsetplayers.org or call 802-867-5777 . The box office will be open Tuesday through Thursday, 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and two hours before the show starts on performance day There is a reception following the opening night performance on Oct. 6. Members receive two tickets for the price of one for the performance on Saturday, Oct. 7.

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.

Out of area

Paradise City Northampton: 250 juried exhibitors; international foods and live music under the festival dining tent; special exhibit: "Life of the Party"; silent art auction to benefit WGBY Public Television; family activities, demonstrations and "smARTtalks"; Large-scale and outdoor art along the Sculpture Promenade. Three County Fairgrounds

Saturday through Monday, opens at 10 a.m. 54 Old Ferry Road at Route 9, Northampton, Mass. Adults, $14, seniors, $12, students $8. Three-day pass, $16. Free parking, handicapped accessible.

"1959 Pink Thunderbird: A dark comedy about a Vietnam Veteran coping with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), presented Tuesday to Saturday, Oct.10 to 14, by the Keene State College Department of Theatre and Dance. 7:30 p.m. each evening and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, in the Wright Theatre of the Redfern Arts Center on the KSC campus. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and $6 for KSC students. For tickets, call the Redern Box Office at 603-358-2168 or order online at keene.edu/arts/redfern.

Classes and workshops
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Bennington County

Miscellaneous

Oldcastle Shakespeare Workshop:
Amy Hayes will present a one evening workshop in delivering Shakespearian monologues, Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Oldcastle Theatre. The two-hour workshop costs $40 and there is a limited enrollment. For more information or to sign up call 802-447-0564 or visit oldcastletheatre.org. 331 Main St., Bennington.

"Broadway Bound": Neil Simon's warm and wonderful comedy "Broadway Bound" running through Oct. 15. For additional information, or to make ticket reservations visit the oldcastletheatre.org or call 802-447-1267.








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