Southern Vermont arts and entertainment Calendar

Posted

Today, March 31

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.

Jean Chaine

Info: Acoustic solo guitar, at McNeill's Brewery, 9 p.m.. 90 Elliot St, Brattleboro. No cover.

Sammich

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

Friday, April 1

Windham County

MUSIC

Eugene Uman Trio

Info: 7-10 p.m. at Duo Restaurant-The Lounge, 4 High St., Brattleboro. Sparkling jazz originals.

Cheryl Wheeler/Lizzy Mandell

Info: 7:30 p.m. at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. singer/songwriter, comedienne. $22 advance/$25 at the door. 802-387-0102. www.nextstagearts.org

Polyphonic Singing

Info: 7:30 p.m. The Starry Mountain Singers in concert 118 Elliot in Brattleboro. An ensemble of seven vocalists in traditional international music. Suggested donation $10-$15

Dance

Waltz lessons/dance

Info: 7 p.m., lessons for beginners. Open dancing from 8-10 p.m. American Legion, 32 Linden St., Brattleboro. $10/lesson and dance. (Free to Legion members.) Info, Ray Warren 802-579-9990. Beginners welcome.

theater

'When I Put On Your Glove'

Info: 7 p.m. Shoshana Bass in puppetry, dance and spoken word. Sandglass Theater, 17 Kimball Hill, Putney. Tickets are $15 sandglasstheater.org. Reservations at 802-387-4051

Miscellaneous

Gallery Walk

Info: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Art featured in area businesses downtown and in satellite locations. Businesses remain open late for gallery walkers. Brattleboro

A Night in Solidarity

Info: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Art and Conversation to benefit Jafra Foundation for Relief and Development in the lobby of the Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Brattleboro.

Bennington county

Music

West African Dance Troupe

Info: 7:30 p.m. Saakumu Dance Troupe at Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse, 108 School St., Bennington. For more information visit www.uubennington.org/special-events/ Admission $10/$5 children over 5. $25 family maximum price.

Theater

'The Belle of Amherst'

Info: 7:30 p.m. Oldcastle Theater, 331 Main St., Bennington. Tickets and information at www.oldcastletheatre.org, 802-447-0564

Annual One Act Play Festival

Info: 7:30 p.m. Four one-act plays. Tickets may be purchased on-line at www.dorsetplayers.org. 104 Cheney Rd., Dorset.

Miscellaneous

3D Digital: Here and Now

Info: 7-10 p.m. Live Music with Eric Despard Group; Unexpected Cuisine from Wild Oats; Cash Bar by Kevin's Sports Pub and Restaurant. Reservations at 802-447-1571. $40 for museum members/$50 for not-yet-members. Free Babysitting.

Over the border

Music

Stolen Rhodes

Info: 8 p.m. Live music at Mocha Maya's 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, Mass. Admission free, please tip the musicians. 413-625-6292

Twyla Tharp Dance

Info: 1 p.m. Dance lecture and demonstration based on the program that will tour across New Your State this summer. Hubbard Hall Dance Studio, 25 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. Tickets at www.hubbardhall.org, or 518-677-2495

Saturday, April 2

Windham County

Music

Disques de Lapin Festival

Info: 3-11 p.m. Label celebrates 10th birthday with performances by Lapin artistes at Hooker-Dunham theater, 139 Main St., Brattleboro $10. Information at www.eskimofilms.com

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

Chicken Barbecue and Concert

Info: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Kristen Graves in concert and barbecue dinner hosted by The Brattleboro Interfaith Teens who are raising funds for a service trip. $15 for dinner and concert/$12 for dinner only. Guilford Community Church, left just past Guilford Country Store on Route 5. Tickets at BrownPaperTickets.com

theater

'When I Put On Your Glove'

Info: 7 p.m. Shoshana Bass in puppetry, dance and spoken word. Sandglass Theater, 17 Kimball Hill, Putney. Tickets are $15 sandglasstheater.org. Reservations at 802-387-4051

Talent Show

Info: 7 p.m. Williamsville/Newfane Talent show in the Williamsville Town Hall. Dover Rd., Williamsville. $5-$15 per family.

'Madama Butterfly'

Info: 1 p.m. The Met: Live in HD at The Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. $22 general/$20 MET CLUB /$10 students. Call Sharry Manning 802-257-5717, sjmpr@comcast.net for advance credit card purchases or questions.

Miscellaneous

Book Discussion

Info: 11 a.m. Sonya Behan discusses her novel "Meant to Dance" at Village Square Booksellers, 32 Square, Bellows Falls. 802-463-9404 to reserve a book and/or a seat.

Bennington county

MUSIC

Session Americana

Info: 8 p.m. doors open at 7 p.m. Masonic Hall, 504 Main St., Bennington. Tickets $18/$10 for students. vtartxchange.org or 802-442-5549.

Theater

'The Belle of Amherst'

Info: 7:30 p.m. Oldcastle Theater, 331 Main St., Bennington. Tickets and information at www.oldcastletheatre.org, 802-447-0564

Annual One Act Play Festival

Info: 7:30 p.m. Four one-act plays. Tickets may be purchased on-line at www.dorsetplayers.org. 104 Cheney Rd., Dorset.

Over the border

Music

Village Hill Trio

Info: 8 p.m. High bandwidth jazz at Mocha Maya's 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, Mass. Admission free, please tip the musicians. 413-625-6292

Miscellaneous

Metropolitan Opera

Info: 12:55 p.m. Live simulcast of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Tickets $22/adults and $11/students. 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. www.shelburnefallsmemorialhall.org

Sunday, April 3

Windham County

Music

Spiritual Songs

Info: 2 p.m. Bob Stabach, Eugene Uman, Stephan Brandstatter in a benefit for the Shambhala Center of Brattleboro. Shambhala Meditation Center in the Whetstone Studio for Arts building, 28 Williams St., Brattleboro. Donation $5 to $25. for information: 802-257-1984.

'80s Spring fling

Info: 3-6 p.m., Dress in you best '80s outfits in a benefit for "Carry Me Home" nonprofit organization. $10/$5 children 4 and up. ($20 maximum charge) Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro.

Balkan Café

Info: 4-7 p.m. Live music by Panharmonium, 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro. Dance or listen, lessons throughout.$12. 802-257-9513

Music for a Sunday Afternoon

Info: 3 p.m. David Bindman Sextet. Ragle Hall, Marlboro College. Free.

Dance

Community Circle Dance

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

theater

'When I Put On Your Glove'

Info: 3 p.m. Shoshana Bass in puppetry, dance and spoken word. Sandglass Theater, 17 Kimball Hill, Putney. Tickets are $15 sandglasstheater.org. Reservations at 802-387-4051

Bennington County

Music

Spring Recital

Info: 3 p.m. Students of The Michael Rudiakov Music Academy present a recital at the First Congregational Church, Manchester Village. Information at www.mmfvt.org or 802-362-1956

Theater

'The Belle of Amherst'

Info: 2 p.m. Oldcastle Theater, 331 Main St., Bennington. Tickets and information at www.oldcastletheatre.org, 802-447-0564

Annual One Act Play Festival

Info: 2 p.m. Four one-act plays. Tickets may be purchased on-line at www.dorsetplayers.org. 104 Cheney Rd., Dorset.

Over the Border

Music

Andrew McKnight

Info: 7 p.m. Folk/Americana artist Andrew McKinight in concert at the Keene Unitarian Universalist Church. Tickets $15, seniors and students $10. Parish Hall, use Taylor Street entrance. 603-352-1719.

Monday, April 4

Windham County

Music

Bluegrass Jam

Info: Open jam at McNeill's Brewery, 9 p.m.. 90 Elliot St, Brattleboro. No cover.

Film

'The Control Room'

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

Bennington County

Miscellaneous

Lecture

Info: 5:30-7 p.m. "Practical Literature: How Shakespeare Still Matters in a Utilitarian Age." Presented by Southern Vermont College President David Rees Evans. $15/advance or $20 at the door. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Ctr. Information at Green Mountain Academy, 802-867-0111 or greenmtnacademy.org.

Tuesday, April 5

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

Bennington County

Miscellaneous

Book Talk

Info: 7 p.m., Author Michael Tougias. to talk on his book coauthored with Casey Sherman, "The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue." Everett Mansion Theatre, 982 Mansion Drive, Bennington, followed by reception and book-signing in the Burgdorff Gallery. 802-447-6311. Free.

Adult Coloring Class

Info: 1 p.m. Mandala Theme for ages 18 and older. Northshire Bookstore, Manchester, 4869 Main St., Manchester Ctr. www.northshire.com

Wednesday, April 6

Windham County

DANCE

West African Dance Class

Info: West African dance class for all levels with Pape Ba. 7:15-8:45 p.m. at 74 Cotton Mill Hill #346, Sobo Studio at Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro. Sliding scale $15-$20. Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing and bring a water bottle. Class will be accompanied by live drumming. 802-258-6475; www.africandancevt.com

Over the Border

Music

Info: 8 p.m. The Williams College Department of Music presents the piano duet of Orion Weiss and Anna Polonsky. In Chapin Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Bernhard Music Center. Williams College is located at 880 Main St, Williamstown, Mass.

ONGOING

Windham County

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 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: April 1-27 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

Innovative Art Show

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

"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.

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. hubbardhall.org

Over the Border

Natasha Hanna Photography

Info: March 31-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

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 to nourish the young artist and keep the creativity flowing. Register today, space is limited. Ages 6 - 12. $160 per week or $35 per day

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

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. Students will be encouraged to work expressively from the landscape, emphasizing the qualities of space, form, light and atmosphere. $145

April 2: Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Printmaking from Life with Jason Alden and Kim Hartman Colligan. Working with monotype from the live model, students will create a suite of prints of the nude figure in a beautiful interior space. Explore how line, shape and color can be layered to create rich scenes in this traditional genre. $110

April 9 and 10: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Working with Encaustic and Paper with Julia Jensen. Create encaustic pieces by saturating, dipping, staining, transferring, drawing, and carving into wax surfaces on paper. 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. Fabricate body ornaments, necklaces and earrings using copper, brass, bone and wood. Tools and materials will be supplied. $125

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

rivergalleryschool@gmail.com

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.


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