Southern Vermont arts and entertainment Calendar


Today, March 24

Windham County


Daniel Sicken

Info: Noon - 1 p.m. Original songs at the River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. 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.


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


'Other Desert Cities'

Info: 7:30 p.m. Presented by Apron Theater Company, Set in Palm Springs over Christmas weekend centering on the Wyeth family. Next Stage Arts, 15 Kimball Hill,Putney. or 802-387-0102


In-Sight Raffle

Info: 6-8 p.m. Art in exhibit to be raffled off at Hermit Thrush Brewery, High St., Brattleboro.


Info: Between 6 and 8:30 p.m. Vermont Theatre Company to hold auditions for "All's Well That Ends Well," in Room 202 of Brattleboro Union High School, Fairground Road. The show is to be performed June 23-26 at the Living Memorial Park's Rotary Stage.

Friday, March 25

Windham County


Gabbi Walton

Info: Noon - 1 p.m. Rock and jazz at the River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. Free.

Rob Fletcher

Info: 8-10:30 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Brewing, 16 Main St., Saxtons River.

The Scott Mullet Trio

Info: 7-10 p.m. at Duo Restaurant, Main St., Brattleboro. Sparkling jazz originals. Eugene Uman on keyboards; George Kaye on bass; Jon Fisher on drums and Bob Stabach on sax.


Cha Cha Lesson/dance

Info: 7 p.m., American Legion, 32 Linden St., Brattleboro. $10/lesson and dance. (Free to Legion members.) Info, Ray Warren 802-579-9990. Beginners welcome.


'Other Desert Cities'

Info: 7:30 p.m. Presented by Apron Theater Company, Set in Palm Springs over Christmas weekend centering on the Wyeth family. Next Stage Arts, 15 Kimball Hill,Putney. or 802-387-0102

"Travels with a Masked Man"

Info: 7:30 p.m. "An aging man and his estranged son attempt reconciliation around the dinner table. Separated by distance, the youth revolution of the '60s and the father's searing memories of World War II and his CIA career, Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Main Street Arts, Saxtons River.


'Frame by Frame'

Info: 7 p.m. Follow photojournalists in post-Taliban Afghanistan at Marlboro Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St., Brattleboro. Cookies and conversation at 6:30 p.m. Free.

Over the border


Michi Wiancko

Info: 8 p.m., The Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield, Mass.

Classical Music

Info: 8 p.m. Michael Mizrahi (piano) and Franklin County's own Michi Wiancko (violin). Tickets: $10 students, $15 advance. $18 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. Arts Block in downtown Greenfield, Mass.

Saturday, March 26

Windham County


Brendan Taaffe

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

Michael Zsoldos Quartet + Strings

Info: 8 p.m. at The Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, #222, Brattleboro, Tickets at; 802 254 9088, or email to

The Stockwell Brothers

Info: 8 p.m. at the Phelps Barn, at The Grafton Inn, 92 Main Street in Grafton. Barry, Alan, Kelly and Merlefest bluegrass banjo contest winner Bruce Stockwell. Admission is free. For information, call 802-234-8702 or visit www.


'Other Desert Cities'

Info: 7:30 p.m. Presented by Apron Theater Company, it is set in Palm Springs over Christmas weekend centering on the Wyeth family. Next Stage Arts, 15 Kimball Hill,Putney. or 802-387-0102


Vermont Divas

Info: 8 p.m. All-female stand-up comedy troupe in a Stroll fundraising event at the River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. $20 at or at the River Garden.

Bennington County


Annual Appraisal Fair

Info: 1-4 p.m., $5 per item, limit 5 items. Get items appraised and questions answered at Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Art Reception

Info: Paper Exhibit of works on paper by 12 artists at Southern Vermont College's Burgdorff Gallery, On display through March 31. Reception 3-5 p.m.. Meet the artists. 802-447-4000, 982 Mansion Drive, Bennington



Impulse Ensemble

Info: 8 p.m. Tony Vacca's IMPULSE Ensemble with special guest Massamba Diop. Tickets are $10 online in advance, $13 at the door. Arts Block in downtown Greenfield, Mass.


Poets Against the Pipeline

Info: 1 p.m. Read, meet and share information, plan events and actions. At the Arts Block in downtown Greenfield, Mass.

Sunday, March 27

Windham County


Brattleboro Contra Dance

Info: Caller Steve Zakon-Anderson at 118 Elliot St. $10 adults, $8 college students with ID, $5 youth., 802-258-1723

Community Circle Dance

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

Monday, March 28

Windham County


'Wag the Dog'

Info: 7 p.m. at Next Stage Arts, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. $5 suggested donation. or


Putney Reads

Info: 7 p.m. "Ernest Shackleton and the Voyage of the Endurance": to be discussed at the Putney Public Library, 55 Main St., Putney

Bennington County


Society, Culture Colloquium

Info: 7-8:30 p.m., Skye Bender-deMoll, CAPA Symposium, Bennington College.

Tuesday, March 29

Windham County


Book Discussion

Info: 7 p.m. "Under the Hood" examination of the mental health industry. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. Free

Bennington County


The Adams-Tillim Lecture

Info: 7-9 p.m., The Yes Men, Tishman lecture Hall, Bennington College.

Gallery Discussion

Info: 4-6 p.m. Robert Wolterstorff and Thornsten Dennerline discuss Circles, Squares, Grids, Works by Vincent Longo. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Wednesday, March 30

Windham County


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 $10-$20. Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing and bring a water bottle. Class will be accompanied by live drumming. 802-258-6475;

Bennington County


Literature Evening

Info: 7-8:30 p.m., Ann Goldstein, CAPA Syumposium, Bennington College


Windham County

Photographic Exhibit

Info: Ezra Distler's photographic landscapes of local spots at Mocha Joe Cafe on Main St. on display through March 30.

BMAC new exhibits

Five New 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 on these and other events visit or call 802-257-0124 Located at the intersection of Main Street and Routes 119 and 142 and is wheelchair accessible.

Bennington County

Seline Skoug Photographs

Info: "Winter Blues – The Magic of Light on our Winter Landscape" photography by Seline H. Skoug through March 30 at The Martha Canfield Library Gallery, 528 East Arlington Rd., Arlington.; 802-375-6153

Innovative Art Show

Info: "The Healing Power of Art." Corridor Art Gallery at Vermont Medical Center, March 10-April 13, Southwestern Vermont Healthcare Center, 100 Hospital Dr., Bennington.

"Vermont Impressionism"

Info: Works by Robert Sydorowich March 17 – 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: March 26 - June 15. Be amazed, learn have fun. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington. 802-447-1571.

Over the Border

'What Cambridge Means to Me'

Info: Until April 6 at Hubbard Hall, 25 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y., paintings by Cambridge Central School students grades 3-6. 518-677-2495.


River Gallery School: 32 Main St., Suite 201; 802-257-1577;

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

Book Arts: With Briony Morrow-Cribbs; March 25 - May 20, Friday 9:30 a.m. - Noon. This class will be made up of a series of smaller technique-specific workshops related to book arts. Along with making paste paper, marbled paper and decorative bookcloth, students will learn how to make books with exposed-bindings, soft covers and hard covers. Students will also be encouraged to explore sculptural bindings and content-driven book structures. $280

Subtle Beauties: Spring Pastels with Robert Carsten: March 26, Saturday 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. With special attention to the subtle colors of trees, you'll create a landscape that expresses the exquisite beauty of the season. Working from your photos or sketches, we'll explore a high-key palette, juxtaposing warm and cool colors, we'll simplify composition and work with various pastel application techniques. $135

Color Mixing + Still Life Painting: March 29 - May 24, Tuesday 9:30 a.m. - Noon: Working with a rich palette we'll explore how to use color both representationally and expressively. Course components include demonstration, student painting time, and discussion. We'll explore the topics of color mixing, value structure, how color creates light, space and mood, and how to compose with color to achieve balanced paintings classes. In the second half, Still Life Painting, we will work with still life as a way to express mood, narrative and relationship. Particular attention will be given to composition, value structure, and color relationship. Fee $280


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