Southern Vermont arts and entertainment calendar

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Today, April 7

Windham County

MUSIC

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.

Psychic Friends Trio

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

Miscellaneous

Wildlife Sculptures

Info: 5-7 p.m. one night exhibition and reception at The Windham Ballroom, Popolo, 36 The Square, Bellows Falls. Hors d'oeuvres, cash bar. Open to the public.

Bennington County

Miscellaneous

Paint and Sip Fundraiser

Info: 7 p.m. Create your own piece of art in a judgement free zone. Oldcastle Theatre is located at 331 Main St., Bennington,

Friday, April 8

Windham County

MUSIC

Concert

Info: 7:30 p.m. Sungho Moon, cellist and winner of Windham Orchestra's competition, will perform at Bellows Falls Union High School Auditorium, 406 Union High School Rd., Westminster.

Jazz

Info: 7-10 p.m. Draa Hobbs Trio at The Lounge in the Duo Restaurant. 4 High St., Brattleboro

Potluck and Protest Songs

Info: Potluck 6-7 p.m. Songs 7-9 p.m. With Ben Grosscup. Dummerston Congregational Church UCC, 1535 Middle Rd., Dummerston. Donation $10-$20.

Choral Community Collaboraton

Info: 7:30 p.m. Student singers from Brattleboro Union High School, Bellows Falls Union High School, Leland and Gray Union High School and Windham County high school choirs perform Carl Orff's, Carmona Burana. in BFUHS auditorium, Westminster. Tickets $5 to $50.

Theater

'Peter Pan the Musical'

Info: 7 p.m. at The Grammar School, 69 Hickory Ridge Rd., Putney, Tickets at the door. $5 children/alums, $10 adults, $25 families. Reservations 802-387-5364

'The Blind King and the Sleeping Queen'

Info: 7 p.m. Original musical by Stephen Stearns, music by Peter Amidon. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. Tickets $13 adult, $12 senior, $10 student at neyt.org or at 802-246-6398 or at the door.

Miscellaneous

Poetry Reading

Info: 6 p.m. "Machines Like Us." Award-winning queer author Launches Debut Poetry Collection at Everyone's Books. Q&A following. 25 Elliot St., Brattleboro

Bennington County

Miscellaneous

Art Reception

Info: 3-5 p.m. Reception for Professor Greg Winterhalter's opening exhibit, on display through May 4 in the Burgdorff Gallery, Southern Vermont College open Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. 982 Mansion Dr., Bennington. gwinter@svc.edu

Poet Jay Parini

Info: 7 p.m. Author presents his latest book of poems. Northshire Bookstore, Manchester, 4869 Main St., Manchester Ctr. www.northshire.com

Over the border

Music

Windbourne

Info: 7-9 p.m. folk music at Great Falls Coffeehouse, Great Falls Discovery Center. By donation. 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, Mass. 413-863-3221

Film

'The Band's Visit'

Info: 7:30 p.m. A glimpse of two "enemies" – Arabs and Israelis – as ordinary people with ordinary hopes, lives, & disappointments. It is in Hebrew with English subtitles. Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, Mass. 413-512-0850.

Saturday, April 9

Windham County

MUSIC

Concert

Info: 7:30 p.m. Sungho Moon, cellist and winner of Windham Orchestra's competition, will perform at Brattleboro Union High School Gymnasium, 131 Fairground Rd., Brattleboro.

Choral Community Collaboraton

Info: 7:30 p.m. Student singers from Brattleboro Union High School, Bellows Falls Union High School, Leland and Gray Union High School and Windham County high school choirs perform Carl Orff's, Carmona Burana. at BUHS, Fairground Rd., Brattleboro. Tickets $5 to $50.

Ben Carr

Info: 6-8 p.m. Ukulele accompaniment at The Flat Iron Exchange. Jazz, rock, reggae. 51 The Square, Bellows Falls. Free of charge. flatironexchangevt.com

Dance

West Coast Swing

Info: Lessons 7 p.m.; Dancing 8-10:30 p.m. at the Grand Monadnock Ballroom, 132 Mondadnock Hwy., Swanzy, N.H. $15/lesson and dance; $10/lesson or dance. Mostly West Coast, some Hustle, Nightclub 2-step, Waltz, etc. www.shallwedance.biz; ray@shallwedance.biz; 802 579-9990

Theater

'Peter Pan the Musical'

Info: 2 and 7 p.m. at The Grammar School, 69 Hickory Ridge Rd., Putney, Tickets at the door. $5 children/alums, $10 adults, $25 families. Reservations 802-387-5364

The Hatch

Info: 7:30 p.m. Nationally celebrated storytellers tell stories to benefit Youth Services at the Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. Tickets $60/$40/$25 at catamountarts.org

'The Blind King and the Sleeping Queen'

Info: 2 and 7 p.m. Original musical by Stephen Stearns, music by Peter Amidon. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. Tickets $13 adult, $12 senior, $10 student at neyt.org or at 802-246-6398 or at the door.

Miscellaneous

An Afternoon with Three Poets

Info: 2 p.m. Pam Bernard, Becky Dennison Sakellariou and Betsy Snider celebrate poetry month at Village Square Booksellers, 32 The Square, Bellows Falls. 802-463-9404 to reserve a book or a seat for the event.

Bennington County

MUSIC

The Citizens

Info: 8 p.m. doors open at 7 p.m. Masonic Hall, 504 Main St., Bennington. Tickets $18/$10 for students. brownpapertickets.com, vtartxchange.org or 800-838-3006 or $22 at the door.

Miscellaneous

Author Blaine Harden

Info: 7 p.m. Author presents the story of Kim IL Sung's rise to power. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Ctr. www.northshire.com

Story Time

Info: 2 p.m. Anne Hunter reads from her children's book "Cricket Song." Northshire Bookstore, Manchester, 4869 Main St., Manchester Ctr. www.northshire.com

Over the border

Miscellaneous

Opening Reception

Info: 1-3 p.m. "Vintage Powerhouse–Cabot Station: A One Hundred year Retrospective." Great Falls Discovery Center. By donation. 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, Mass. 413-863-3221. Free. Film

'The Band's Visit'

Info: 8 p.m. A glimpse of two "enemies" – Arabs and Israelis – as ordinary people with ordinary hopes, lives, and disappointments. It is in Hebrew with English subtitles. Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, Mass. 413-512-0850.

Sunday, April 10

Windham County

Music

Music for a Sunday Afternoon

Info: 3 p.m. Violinist Andrew Eng and pianist Tae Kim play the music of Scnittke, Shubert, Schumann, and Debussy. Ragle Hall, Marlboro College. Free. 802-251-7644 or mbarone@marlboro.edu.

Ross Daly and Kelly Thoma

Info: 4 p.m. contemporary modal music at Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. Tickets $12 at rossdalyhookerdunham.brownpapertickets.com or $15 at the door.

Dance

Community Circle Dance

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

Contradance

Info: 7 p.m. Brattleboro Dance with caller Will Menotr accompanied by Pete's Posse. 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro. $10-$12 adults, $8 for college students, $5 for high school and under. www.brattcontra.org or 802-258-1723.

Theater

'Peter Pan the Musical'

Info: 2 p.m. at The Grammar School, 69 Hickory Ridge Rd., Putney, Tickets at the door. $5 children/alums, $10 adults, $25 families. Reservations 802-387-5364

'Don Quixote'

Info: 1 p.m. Live ballet from Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow at the Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. $20 general/ students $10. 802-257-5717, sjmpr@comcast.net for advance credit card purchase

'The Blind King and the Sleeping Queen'

Info: 2 p.m. Original musical by Stephen Stearns, music by Peter Amidon. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. Tickets $13 adult, $12 senior, $10 student at neyt.org or at 802-246-6398 or at the door.

Bennington County

Music

L'ensemble Chamber Concert

Info: 3 p.m. with Ida Faiella, Soprano; David Lahm, Piano; Bruce Williamson, at Oldcastle Theatre. 331 Main St., Bennington. $25, $10 for students at www.oldcastletheatre.org or 802-447-0564.

Over the border

Music

Reve d'Amour

Info: 3 p.m., Ensemble presents Musical Love Letters at the Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield, Mass. Tickets are $20, $15 seniors/students, children under 12 are free, at the door 413-774-0150

Miscellaneous

Reading and Reception

Info: 4 p.m. Leland Kinsey, poet, at Misty Valley Books for reading of book "Galvanized" followed by a reception. 58 Common St., Chester. 802-875-3400 or visit www.mybooks.com

Monday, April 11

Bennington County

Miscellaneous

Lecture

Grooving with the Gnawa

Info: 7 p.m. Lecture by Jason Robinson, assistant professor of music at Amherst College, on jazz, improvisation, and transdiasporic collaboration. Apple Tree, Marlboro College. Free. 802-251-7644 or mbarone@marlboro.edu.

Miscellaneous

Adult Cabaret Class

Info: Susan Haefner, a Broadway and regional actress from the Weston Playhouse Company Information and to register visit www.northshire.com

Tuesday, April 12

Windham County

DANCE

West Coast Swing

Info: Lessons Beginner, 5:30 p.m.; Advanced beginner, 6:30 p.m.;Intermediate/Advanced, 7:30 p.m. Drop-in $10, $5 each additional class. At the American Legion, 32 Linden St., Brattleboro. www.shallwedance.biz, 802-579-9990

Miscellaneous

Paint Party

Info: 6-8 p.m. at the Mountain Painters and Artisans Gallery, Mountain market Place, 5700 Rte. 100 Londonderry. Every Tuesday evening. No art experience necessary We provide step-by-step instruction and supplies for you to create beautiful original artwork for your home, work, or as a gift. 802-824-6555. For more information.

Wednesday, April 13

Windham County

Music

Stile Antico

Info: 7:30 p.m. British Choral Ensemble explore sensual music made spiritual during the Renaissance. First Baptist Church 190 Main St., Brattleboro. Tickets $20 adults, $17 seniors at the door. 802-748-2600 or kingdomcounty.org.

DANCE

West African Dance Class

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 $8-$20. Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing and bring a water bottle. Class will be accompanied by live drumming. www.africandancevt.com

Miscellaneous

Vermont's '70s community update

Info: 7 p.m. Public program about the counterculture and the influence of the 1970s on Vermont. Brooks Memorial Library, meeting room, 224 Main St., Brattleboro

ONGOING

Windham County

BMAC new exhibits

Five Exhibits

Info: Brattleboro Museum & Art Center's new exhibits Contemporary Artists vs. The Masters, Visions From the Edge, In Flow-Motion, Are You Here? and Wishing For the Moon on view through June 13. BMAC will offer free admission Thursday afternoons beginning at 2 p.m. and guided tours every Saturday at 2 p.m. For information visit www.brattleboromuseum.org or call 802-257-0124. Located at the intersection of Main Street and Routes 119 and 142 and is wheelchair accessible.

Children's Art Show

Info: Through April 27 at The River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. Featuring the work of children from Joslyn Haineswood's home childcare and art from other local childcare programs. 802-871-5418.

Bennington County

"Vermont Impressionism"

Info: Works by Robert Sydorowich through April 11 in the Gallery at Equinox Village. Robert describes himself as "an enthusiastic plein aire painter and an admirer of the Impressionist movement. My goal is to apply paint with lively brushwork and glowing colors reminiscent of that movement. Simple, focused, capturing the truth of the moment - my snapshots." The gallery is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 49 Maple St., Manchester Ctr. For more information, call 802-362-4061.

Innovative Art Show

Info: At SVHC Corridor Art Gallery. An innovative art show at the Corridor Art Gallery at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) through April 13, "The Healing Power of Art." Life's Journey Creative Arts Therapy, PLLC (Life's Journey), of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., the Vermont Arts Exchange (VAE) of North Bennington, and Bennington Project Independence (BPI). 802-440-6080

3D Digital: Here and Now

Info: Through June 15. Be amazed, learn have fun. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington. 802-447-1571.

Art Exhibit

Greg Winterhalter

Info: Professor Winterhalter's work on display through May 4 in the Burgdorff Gallery, Southern Vermont College open Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. 982 Mansion Dr., Bennington. gwinter@svc.edu

Over the Border

Natasha Hanna Photography

Info: Through May 7, the exhibit, "On the Cusp"Everyday scenes transformed with digital artistry at Nina's Nook. 125A Avenue A, Turners Falls, Mass. ninasnook.com Open Thursday-Saturday noon to 5 p.m. 413-834-8800.

Great Hall Art Display

Info: April 2, 1-2:30 p.m. Annette Spaulding shares her underwater adventures and discoveries scuba diving in the Connecticut River. Art display through May 28. Vintage Powerhouse: Cabot Station - a one hundred year retrospective. Great Fall Discovery Centers, 2 Ave. A, Turners Falls, Mass. 413-863-3221

CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Windham County

River Gallery School:

April 18-22: Monday - Friday,9 a.m. - Noon. Vacation Art Camp. Your child can enjoy a week of drawing, printmaking, painting, sculpture, and more. Snacks will be provided. Space is limited. Ages 6 - 12. $160 per week or $35 per day

April 18-20: Landscape, 9:30 a.m.-Noon with Jason Alden. Working with oils, charcoal and pastel, we will work from several locations in Brattleboro. $145

April 9 and 10: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Working with Encaustic and Paper with Julia Jensen. For printmakers and photographers who are curious about how to combine their print work with encaustic, and anyone who is interested is encaustic collage. $205

April 16 and 17: Rustic Jewelry, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. with Denny Immergut. Learn the basics of make jewelry with strong Native American and African influences. Tools and materials will be supplied. $125

April 20, 21, 22: 1-4 p.m. – Build Rustic Furniture With Ross Smart. Use hand tools and local wood to craft a variety of rustic furniture. For ages 12 to Adult. $135

April 23 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Watercolor: Everyone Can Paint! with Walter Cudnohufsky. Demonstrations will be interspersed with small practice paintings and then a larger painting. The class is for the absolute beginner and/or the more accomplished long time painter. Minimum age thirteen, if unaccompanied. All materials supplied. The subject will be either barns or fruits/vegetables. $135

April 28-May 6 Noon-2:30 p.m. – Assemblage with Helen Schmidt. Use found objects and repurposed materials to create assemblage sculptures. $175

April 18, 19, 20 : 1-3 p.m., Up-Cycle! With Amy EnochBring from home loved but worn garments and learn the basics of using a sewing machine, to make these garments new again! For ages 10 years and up. $75.

April 21, 22: 1-3 p.m. – Collage with Paper With Amy Enoch. Each student will design unique collages with colorful and dynamic paper and images. For ages 10 years and up. $50.

32 Main St., Suite 201; 802-257-1577

rivergalleryschool@gmail.com

Add Color to Your Life, Watercolor Classes

Info: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28, in Westminster West. $99 for 4 classes, $35 single as space permits. Karen Becker 802-387-4897. Learn to draw and paint with watercolors, includes recommendations for creating a complete traveling mini studio. Beginners welcome, ample instruction.

Bennington County

Improv! Improv! Improv! Info: 6-8 p.m. April 10-May 16. Taught by Todd Hielt, Six-week workshop at the Dorset Playhouse. $10 per session (members $8) or $50 (members $45) for the entire session. Classes are limited so sign up early. For information, or to reserve your spot, call 802-867-5570 or email info@dorsetplayers.com.


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