Southern Vermont arts and entertainment Calendar

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Today, March 3

Windham County

MUSIC

Vibrant Ensemble

Info: Noon-1 p.m. River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. 'Spirit & Energy of the Gong." 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.

Pinedrop

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

Mister Dix

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

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, $12 for all on Thursdays. For reservations call 802-258-1344 or online at vtcreservations@gmail.com. More information at www.vermonttheatrecompany.org.

'Macbeth'

Info: 7 p.m. aka "The Scottish Play" in L&G's Dutton Gym, Rte. 30 and Rte. 35, Townshend. 802-365-7355, ext. 204

Over the border

MUSIC

Blues & Brews

Info: 7 p.m. Fundraiser for Hubbard Hall. Roadside Blues Band, and chili, corn bread, desserts. 518-677-2495 or hubbardhall.org. 25 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

THEATER

'Light Up the Sky'

Info: 7:30 p.m. Comedy set in 1940s heyday. Wright Theatre of the Redfern Arts Center at Keene State. $10 general/$8 seniors/$6 KSC students at 603-358-2168 or keene.edu/arts/redfern

MISCELLANEOUS

Jonathan Weiner

Info: 7:30 p.m. Pulitzer Prize winning author's lecture "In Darwin's Footsteps: Witnessing the Origin of a New Species in the Galapagos." Griffin Hall, room 3, Williams College, Williamstown, Mass. 413-597-4277, map at www.williams.edu/map

Friday, March 4

Windham County

MUSIC

Michael Hertz

Info: Noon-1 p.m. River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. Pickin' the Blues. Free

Jatoba

Info: All original jamgrass at McNeill's Brewery, 9 p.m.. 90 Elliot St, Brattleboro. $5 cover

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. For reservations call 802-258-1344 or online at vtcreservations@gmail.com. More information at www.vermonttheatrecompany.org.

'Macbeth'

Info: 7:30 p.m. aka "The Scottish Play" in L&G's Dutton Gym, Rte. 30 and Rte. 35, Townshend. 802-365-7355, ext. 204

'Bat Boy, the Musical'

Info: 7:30 p.m. Main Street Arts, Saxtons River. $20 in advance at Village Square Booksellers, Bellows Falls, Misty Valley Books, Chester, or at Main Street Arts in Saxtons River, online at mainstreetarts.org and at 802-869-2960, or $23 at the door.

Paula Poundstone

Info: 8 p.m. at the Bellows Falls Opera House, 7 Square Tickets are $37.50 to $52.75 at www.catamountarts.org, look for the Buy Tickets Online icon. Information, call 802-748-2600.

Miscellaneous

Gallery Walk

Info: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Businesses in and around downtown Brattleboro stay open for the evening while displaying the work of local artists.

Open Juried Exhibition

Info: 5:30-8:30 p.m. The Vermont Center for Photography to exhibit 56 hand selected photographs. 49 Flat St., Brattleboro. 802-251-6051.

Bonny Hall's Creatures

Info: Felted Sculpture Window Show at Gallery in the Woods during Gallery Walk. 145 Main St., Brattleboro. www.galleryinthewoods.com

Spring Forward Extravaganza

Info: 5-7 p.m. Silent auction, Student Art Show, Juggler Tony Duncan, and music by Bad to Be Good. A dessert bar, cafe and spring plants table. River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro

Next Stage Speaks

Info: 7 p.m. Host Chard DeNiord hosts writer and musician Robin MacArthur who reads from her book "Half Wild" and joins husband, composer, musician and teacher Tyler Gibbons to perform in band Red Heart for the Ticker. Next Stage Arts, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. www.nextstagearts.org

Bennington County

Theater

'Play It Again Sam'

Info: 7:30 p.m. at the Dorset Playhouse, written by Woody Allen, directed by Janet Groom. Tickets are available at 802-867-5570-5777 or www.dorsetplayers.org. 104 Cheney Rd., Dorset.

Over the borders

Theater

'Light Up the Sky'

Info: 7:30 p.m. Comedy set in 1940s heyday. Wright Theatre of the Redfern Arts Center at Keene State. $10 general/$8 seniors/$6 KSC students at 603-358-2168 or keene.edu/arts/redfern

Miscellaneous

'Theory in Practice'

Info: Lecture 4 p.m.. Composer Nico Muhly invites artists to reflect on how the study of philosophy, critical theory, and the liberal arts has influenced their practice. Brooks-Rogers Recital hall, Williams College, Williamstown, Mass. Free and open to the public. 413-597-4277.

Fifth Annual LEGO Contest and Exhibit

Info: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. NewsBank Conference Center, 352 Main St., Chester.

Saturday, March 5

Windham County

Music

Bill Conley and John Ungerleider

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

UMass Percussion Ensemble

Info: 7 p.m. Performance at Brattleboro Museum & Art Center followed by a reception for the performers. $15 at the door. Free for BMAC members and 18 and under. 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro.

The Met: Live in HD

Info: 1 p.m., simulcast live of Puccini's "Manon Lescaut" at Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. $22 general; $20 Met Club members, $10 students at 802-257-5717 or simpr@comcast.net

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. For reservations call 802-258-1344 or online at vtcreservations@gmail.com. More information at www.vermonttheatrecompany.org.

'Macbeth'

Info: 7:30 p.m. aka "The Scottish Play" in L&G's Dutton Gym, Rte. 30 and Rte. 35, Townshend. 802-365-7355, ext. 204

'Bat Boy, the Musical'

Info: 2 and 7:30 p.m. Main Street Arts, Saxtons River. $20 in advance at Village Square Booksellers, Bellows Falls, Misty Valley Books, Chester, or at Main Street Arts in Saxtons River, online at mainstreetarts.org and at 802-869-2960, or $23 at the door.

Miscellaneous

Story Time

Info: Mother Bruce Story Time with Ellie Roden

Info: 3 p.m. Retired school teacher reads from book. Bartleby's Books, 17 West Main St., Wilmington

Photography Exhibit Reception

Info: 3-5 p.m., meet-the-artist reception, Seline H. Skoug in Canfield Gallery Series – "Winter Blues - The Magic of Light on our Winter Landscape." The show runs until March 30. Martha Canfield Library's Canfield Gallery, Arlington.

FILM

The Wandering Reel

Info: 8 p.m. Screening of "Encounters," 118 Elliot, Brattleboro. $5 to $12 sliding scale at the door. www.wanderingreel.org/our-films/

Bennington County

Theater

'Play It Again Sam'

Info: 7:30 p.m. at the Dorset Playhouse, written by Woody Allen, directed by Janet Groom. Tickets are available at 802-867-5570-5777 or www.dorsetplayers.org. 104 Cheney Rd., Dorset.

'Light Up the Sky'

Info: 2 and 7:30 p.m. Comedy set in 1940s heyday. Wright Theatre of the Redfern Arts Center at Keene State. $10 general/$8 seniors/$6 KSC students at 603-358-2168 or keene.edu/arts/redfern

Over the border

Music

Jazz and Classic Swing

Info: 8-11 p.m. The Butterfly Swing Band at Mole Hill theater, 789 Gilsum Mine Rd. Alstead, N.H. $10 admission. BYOB

Sunday, March 6

Windham County

Music

Chamber Music Series

Info: 4 p.m. Pianist Benjamin Hochman at Brattleboro Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. $30 Patrons, $20 general at www.bmcvt.org or at 802-257-4523. Also available at the door.

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, $12 for all. For reservations call 802-258-1344 or online at vtcreservations@gmail.com. More information at www.vermonttheatrecompany.org.

'Macbeth'

Info: 3 p.m. aka "The Scottish Play" in L&G's Dutton Gym, Rte. 30 and Rte. 35, Townshend. 802-365-7355, ext. 204

Film

Wandering Reel

Info: 4:30 p.m.; Traveling Film Festival screening "Pushing Boundries" $5-$12 sliding scale. 118 Elliot, Brattleboro.

'Bat Boy, the Musical'

Info: 2 p.m. Main Street Arts, Saxtons River. $20 in advance at Village Square Booksellers, Bellows Falls, Misty Valley Books, Chester, or at Main Street Arts in Saxtons River, online at mainstreetarts.org and at 802-869-2960, or $23 at the door.

Benninton County

Theater

'Play It Again Sam'

Info: 2 p.m. at the Dorset Playhouse, written by Woody Allen, directed by Janet Groom. Tickets are available at 802-867-5570-5777 or www.dorsetplayers.org. 104 Cheney Rd., Dorset.

Monday, March 7

Windham County

Music

Open Bluegrass Jam

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

Film

On Screen Film Series

Info: 7 p.m. "The Best Man" (1965), Henry Fonda and Cliff Robertson. Next Stage Arts, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. $5-$10 donation suggested.

Tuesday, March 8

Bennington County

Music

Deane Carriage Barn Series

Info: 8-9:30 p.m.; Recital for violin and Piano. Deane Carriage Barn, Bennington College.

Miscellaneous

Visual Arts Lecture Series

Info: 7:30-9 p.m., Jennifer Schmidt. Tishman Lecture Hall, Bennington College.

Wednesday, March 9

Windham County

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

Bennington County

Miscellaneous

Info: Poetry at Bennington Reading

Info:7-8 p.m. Orlando White at Tishman Lecture Hall, Bennington College.

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

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

Clay to Table

Info: Through March 6, artists Rob Cartelli, Teta Hilsdon and Todd Wahlstrom functional pottery displayed in its natural setting. Michael S. Currier Center, at The Putney School. 418 Houghton Brook Rd. 802-387-6219

CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

River Gallery School

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

Painting Still Life with Flowers: March 5-6, Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m. - 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

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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