Southern Vermont arts and entertainment calendar

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Today, AUG. 25

Windham County

MUSIC

River Garden: Noon- 1 p.m. Andy Davis and Larry Siegel: New England Dance Tunes. Free. 157 Main St., Brattleboro.

Kevin Parry open mic: 7-10 p.m. at The Marina Restaurant, Putney Road, Brattleboro. Free. 802-257-7563.

Funk Night, live band: 9:30 p.m. at Metropolis, Elliot Street, Brattleboro.

Theater

"On Golden Pond": 7:30 p.m. by Rock River Players in the Williamsville Hall, Dover Road, Williamsville. Tickets are $10 adults/$6 students and seniors. To reserve call 802-348-7156.

Miscellaneous

Paint Parties Mountain Painters & Artisan Gallery: 6-8 p.m. Mountain Market Place, 5700 Rte. 100, Londonderry. 802-824-6555. Please register in advance to reserve space.

Writers and readers event: 7-8 p.m. The Book Lounge for poets, writers, and readers to mingle. Guest host: Jessica Swift of Swift Ink Editorial Services. At The Lounge in the Duo Restaurant, 136 Main St., Brattleboro.

Ukulele Flash Mob: 6 p.m. Harmony Place,Brattleboro. Bring your uke.

Film

'Buena Vista Social Club": 6:30 p.m. Documentary presented by the Vermont Center for Photography. At 8:15 p.m. an informal session about a trip to Cuba that VCP is collaborating on. 49 Flat St., Brattleboro. Free.

Bennington County

Theater

"Lady Day": 7:30-9:30 p.m. Dorset Theatre Festival present Lanie Robertson's look into the live of Billie Holiday at Emerson's Bar and Grill. Cheney Rd. Dorset. $18-$45 at dorsettheatrefestival.org.

"Murder for Two": 7:30 p.m. OtherStages, 982 Route 100S, Weston. Pre-show dinner available at West town Eatery (West Town Eatery, downstairs at MainStage Playhouse, 12 Park St., Weston. Tickets and reservations at 802-824-5288 or westonplayhouse.org.

'All My Sons': 7:30 p.m. a Weston Playhouse, 12 Park St., Weston. tickets at 802-824-5288 or westonplayhouse.org.

Friday, Aug. 26

Windham County

Theater

"On Golden Pond": 7:30 p.m. by Rock River Players in the Williamsville Hall, Dover Road, Williamsville. Tickets are $10 adults/$6 students and seniors. To reserve call 802-348-7156.

Miscellaneous

Bennington County

MUSIC

Mar.

Theater

"Lady Day": 7:30-9:30 p.m. Dorset Theatre Festival present Lanie Robertson's look into the live of Billie Holiday at Emerson's Bar and Grill. Cheney Rd. Dorset. $18-$45 at dorsettheatrefestival.org.

Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night: 8 p.m. Cheney Hall, 177 Hartford Rd., Manchester. $19-$25 at 860-647-9824 or littletheatreofmanchester.org

"Murder for Two": 7:30 p.m. OtherStages, 982 Route 100S, Weston. Pre-show dinner available at West Town Eatery (West Town Eatery, downstairs at MainStage Playhouse, 12 Park St., Weston. Tickets and reservations at 802-824-5288 or westonplayhouse.org.

'All My Sons': 7:30 p.m. a Weston Playhouse, 12 Park St., Weston. Tickets at 802-824-5288 or westonplayhouse.org.

Miscellaneous

Book event: 7 p.m.. Adam Krakowski, author of "Vermont Prohibition" discusses his book at Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Ctr.

Over the border

Music

Grounded4Life: 7 p.m. Brattleboro resident Jason O'Brian with his style of music. Chester Baptist Church, 162 Main St., Chester. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. grounded4lifevt.org. Free.

Saturday, Aug. 27

Windham County

MUSIC

Swing Easy at The Lounge: 7-10 p.m. Selector Singh plays funk, soul and roots music. 4 High St., Brattleboro.

VT Shakedown: 9:30 p.m. McNeill's Brewery, 90 Elliot St., Brattleboro. $5 cover.

Neptune's Car: 7:30 p.m. Folk duo at Main Street Arts. Holly Hanson and Steve Hayes. Tickets $15 at 802-869-2960 or mainstreetarts.org. 35 Main St., Saxtons River.

Dance

Contra Dance: Lessons 7:30-8 p.m., dancing until 10:30 p.m. Live music with Amy Cann and the All Comers Band. Caller David Kaynor. 802-387-0163. $10 donation. Pierce's Hall, East Putney Falls Road (2 miles north of Putney Village).

Theater

"Mrs. Warren's Profession": 7:30 p.m. Staged reading of George Bernard Shaw's play at Actors Theatre Playhouse, corner of Brook and Main, West Chesterfield, N.H. $8 877-666-1855 or atplayhouse.org.

"On Golden Pond": 7:30 p.m. by Rock River Players in the Williamsville Hall, Dover Road, Williamsville. Tickets are $10 adults/$6 students and seniors. To reserve call 802-348-7156.

Film

Summer Cinema Slam: 5:30 to 11 p.m. Vermont-made films, local music, food and brews. Indoor/outdoor event at New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. Tickets at brattleborofilmfestival.org, Everyone's books at 25 Elliot St., (until 3 p.m. Saturday) $15 adults, $10 seniors/children.

Two Films: "4 p.m. Tiny – A Story About Living Small," and " Living the Good Life with Helen and Scott Wearing." Admission by donation to benefit the Tiny House Festival. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. latchisarts.org

Off the Beaten Path: 4 p.m. "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" in collaboration with the Brattleboro Film Festival. theater.latchis.com for information.

Miscellaneous

Tent of Casually Observed Phenologies: Noon-5 p.m. A travelling performance installation at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro. 802-257-0124. brattleboromuseum.org

Bennington County

Theater

"Lady Day": 7:30-9:30 p.m. Dorset Theatre Festival present Lanie Robertson's look into the live of Billie Holiday at Emerson's Bar and Grill. Cheney Rd. Dorset. $18-$45 at dorsettheatrefestival.org.

Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night: 8 p.m. Cheney Hall, 177 Hartford Rd., Manchester. $19-$25 at 860-647-9824 or littletheatreofman## chester.org

"Murder for Two": 2 and 7:30 p.m. OtherStages, 982 Route 100S, Weston. Pre-show dinner available at West town Eatery (West Town Eatery, downstairs at MainStage Playhouse, 12 Park St., Weston. Tickets and reservations at 802-824-5288 or westonplayhouse.org.

'All My Sons': 2 and 7:30 p.m. a Weston Playhouse, 12 Park St., Weston. Tickets at 802-824-5288 or westonplayhouse.org.

Over the border

Music

Zydeco Connection: 8:30 p.m. at The Ashfield Lakehouse, 141 Buckland Rd., Ashfield, Mass. $5

Sunday, Aug. 28

Windham County

MUSIC

Grafton Cornet Band: 4 p.m. On the library lawn, Main Street, Grafton. In the White Church if rain. Free, donations welcome, bring a blanket. graftonband.org..

Dance

Contra Dance: 7-10 p.m.. Live music by the Irregulars. All dances taught and called. Adults $10-$12, college students $8, youth $5. brattcontra.org, 518-561-2594. At 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro.

Community Circle Dance: 3:30-5:30 p.m. 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. Led by Linda Blake. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated. Information: Parker Huber 802-257-9108, or Mary Ellen Cannon, 603-631-0768.

Theater

"On Golden Pond": 3 p.m. by Rock River Players in the Williamsville Hall, Dover Road, Williamsville. Tickets are $10 adults/$6 students and seniors. To reserve call 802-348-7156.

Film

Off the Beaten Path: 4 p.m. "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" in collaboration with the Brattleboro Film Festival. theater.latchis.com for information.

Bennington County

Theater

"Lady Day": 2-4 p.m. Dorset Theatre Festival present Lanie Robertson's look into the live of Billie Holiday at Emerson's Bar and Grill. Cheney Rd. Dorset. $18-$45 at dorsettheatrefestival.org.

Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night: 2 p.m. Cheney Hall, 177 Hartford Rd., Manchester. $19-$25 at 860-647-9824 or littletheatreofmanchester.org

"Murder for Two": 3 p.m. OtherStages, 982 Route 100S, Weston. Pre-show dinner available at West town Eatery (West Town Eatery, downstairs at MainStage Playhouse, 12 Park St., Weston. Tickets and reservations at 802-824-5288 or westonplayhouse.org.

'All My Sons': 3 p.m. a Weston Playhouse, 12 Park St., Weston. Tickets at 802-824-5288 or westonplayhouse.org.

Over the border

Music

Youth Orchestra Auditions: 2-5 p.m., For the Pioneer Vallley Symphony Youth Orchestra in the Art Space, 15 Mill St.,, Greenfield, Mass. $20. pvsoc.org

Monday, Aug. 29

Windham County

Dance

"Shall We Dance?" Lessons: Beginning Waltz 6:30 p.m.; East Coast Swing 7:30 p.m. Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. $10 802-365-0233 or 802-579-9990.

Miscellaneous

VTC Auditions: 6 p.m. "They Don't Pay? We Don't Pay" at Brattleboro Union High School auditorium. Information or alternative audition time: michellerosepage@gmail.com

Tuesday, AUG. 30

Windham County

Dance

"Shall We Dance?" Lessons: 6 p.m. West Coast Swing; 7 p.m. Beginner Foxtrot class. Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. $10 802-365-0233 or 802-579-9990.

Bennington County

"Murder for Two": 7:30 p.m. OtherStages, 982 Route 100S, Weston. Pre-show dinner available at West town Eatery (West Town Eatery, downstairs at MainStage Playhouse, 12 Park St., Weston. Tickets and reservations at 802-824-5288 or westonplayhouse.org.

'All My Sons': 7:30 p.m. a Weston Playhouse, 12 Park St., Weston. Tickets at 802-824-5288 or westonplayhouse.org.

Wednesday, AUG. 31

Windham County

DANCE

African Drum Class: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. All levels welcome. Instructor: Raoul Ombang. $10 The Brattleboro Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. africandancevt.com

African Dance Class: 7:30 - 9 p.m. Guest teacher Khady Malal Badji. 10 The Brattleboro Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. africandancevt.com

Theater

"Lady Day": 7:30-9:30 p.m. Dorset Theatre Festival present Lanie Robertson's look into the live of Billie Holiday at Emerson's Bar and Grill. Cheney Rd. Dorset. $18-$45 at dorsettheatrefestival.org.

"Murder for Two": 7:30 p.m. OtherStages, 982 Route 100S, Weston. Pre-show dinner available at West town Eatery (West Town Eatery, downstairs at MainStage Playhouse, 12 Park St., Weston. Tickets and reservations at 802-824-5288 or westonplayhouse.org.

'All My Sons': 2 and 7:30 p.m. a Weston Playhouse, 12 Park St., Weston. Tickets at 802-824-5288 or westonplayhouse.org.

Over the border

Miscellaneous

Vermont Reads: 6:30 p.m. Author Michael Tougias will present his book "The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue," now a Disney movie, at Springfield Town Library 43 Main St.. 802-885-3108

ONGOING

Windham County

Rockingham Library Genealogy Group: Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Bring your laptop. Many free databases available at the library. Both beginners and seasoned genealogists are welcome. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 802-463-4270.

Art Exhibit: The art of Robert McBride at Main Street Arts through Aug. 26 Main St., Saxtons River. mainstreetarts.org

Art Exhibit: The work of Bonnie Mennell on display through end of September at the Putney Library, 55 Main St., Putney. Mon.-Fri- 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free

Children's Art Show: Rocking Free Public Library. During library hours through Aug. 31. 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls.

North Star Gallery: "Something New" on exhibit. Work by multiple artists on view through Sept. 5 at 151 Townshend Road, Grafton.

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center: New exhibits – Up in Arms: Taking Stock of Guns, through Oct. 23; The Stilled Passage: Photographs of Un-Restored Ellis Island, through Aug. 29; Chaos and Light: Jamie Young, through Oct. 23; and Union Station: Gateway to the World, through Oct. 23. brattleboromuseum.org

Jen Violette Exhibit: Confluence gallery shows artist's paintings and blown glass sculptures through Sept. 4. E.J. Bulock building, 7012 Main St., Readsboro.

Gallery in the Woods: Eric Boyer: Convergence, Sensuous Sculpture from Wire Mesh and Avn Hanna: Mapping with Stitches, New Textile Art Quilts. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. 145 Main St., Brattleboro. galleryinthewoods.com

Photography Exhibit: Photography by Jimmy ienner, Jr. at Flat Iron Exchange, 51 the Square, Bellows Falls.

Art Exhibit: C.X. Silver Gallery for Selections from "Edge" by Cai. 814 Western Ave., Brattleboro. On view through Sept. 18 by appointment. 802-257-7898

Art Exhibit: Jackie Abrams and Karen Kamenetzky's Elemental Vessels and Hidden Agenda on view at Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts through Sept. 18. 183 Main St., Brattleboro

Bennington County

Milton Avery's Vermont: Plein air pencil sketches, watercolors, oil paintings on view through Nov. 6 Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Something About Summer: Paintings by Mark Barry on view through Oct. 2 in the Regional Artists Gallery at Bennington Museum. 75 Main St., Bennington. Meet the artist on July 16 at 3 p.m. Information at 802-447-1571.

David Brewster Exhibit: Quixotic Encounters, through Oct. 3 at the Southern Vermont Art Center, Wilson Museum, 930 SVAC Drive, Manchester. svac.org

Sculpture Show: North Bennington Sculpture Park, 48 Main St., Bennington. Show will be on view in various locations until Oct. 23 in addition to the sculpture park.

Duane Michaels Photography: Photographs from the Floating World on view at Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington,until Oct. 30.

Over the border

Gnomes vs. Flamingos: A brief history of lawn ornamentation through Sept. 6 at the Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main St., Keene, N.H. Free. hsccnh.org

Great Hall Art Display: Jenny Tibbets present paintings of local landscapes. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A., Turners Falls, Mass. On view through Aug. 30.

GEOMORPH/Things Change and They Change Again: Until Nov. 5., Photographer Chris Triebert's work on view at Vermont Folklife Center's Vision & Voice Gallery in Middlebury. Reception Oct. 6 from 5:30-7 p.m.

Sculptures: Willard Boepple's outdoor sculptures In the gallery's greenspace at The Barn at Cynthia-Reeves , 28 Main St. Walpole, N.H. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 603-756-4160

Classes and workshops

Windham County

Circus classes: A fun way to cross train. Registration begins Sept. 6 . New England Center for Circus Arts. Full list and to register at necenterforcircusarts.org. 802-254-9780.

Collect and Connect: Tuesday, Sept. 6-Friday, Sept. 9. Experimental class investigating materials and techniques in crocheting, coiling, twining, netting, wrapping, stitching and more. $325. Jackie Abrams Studio. jackieabrams.com

The Choir School: Level One for children ages 8-10 meets Thursdays, 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. Begins Sept. 15 Level Two for ages 11 to 16 is a more advanced choir. New students need one year of some prior musical experience. Meets Tuesdays at 3:45-4:45 p.m. Begins Sept. 13. St., Michael's Episcopal Church. 802-348-7735. or 802-254-6048.

River Gallery School, rivergalleryschool.org

Seminar on Philosophy of Sequencing: Thursday, Sept. 8-Sunday, Sept. 11. Th. 5-8:30 p.m.; Fri. 1-6 p.m.; Sat. 1-6:30 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $360. Financial aid available. Housing available for out-of-towners.

Painterly Abstraction: Part 2. Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 12 and 13, 1-4 p.m. Creative ideas for your existing abstract paintings.

Mosaic Treasures: Sept. Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 25, 2 - 5 p.m. Create mosaic art using found "treasures" and materials that perhaps would otherwise be discarded No prior experience needed. Fee:$165

Printmaking + Encaustics Fusion: Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Create monotypes using non-toxic inks, pigment sticks, and various other media. The prints will then be a base for multi-media wax encaustic collage pieces. Bring Gessoed boards, all other materials provided. Fee: $215

31-31 Main St., Brattleboro, 802-257-1577


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