Southern Vermont arts and entertainment calendar


Today, April 21

Windham County


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.

Molly on Drums

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

Peter Serkin and Julia Hsu

Info: 7 p.m. Ragle Hall,Works of Beethoven, Brahmms, and Bizet at Serkin Center, Marlboro College.

Jean Chaine

Info: Masters of funk, Jean Chaine and the Fiction Giants, at McNeill's Brewery, 9 p.m.. 90 Elliot St, Brattleboro. No cover.


Author Reading

Info: 4 p.m. Nancy Agabian will read from "The Fear of Large and Small Nations" at Marlboro College in the World Studies Lounge.

Opening Reception

Info: 5-7 p.m. Lauren Pollard - Color & Construct, at Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St., Brattleboro. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 802-251-8290.

Poetry Reading

Info: 7 p.m. Readings by Tom Ragle and Don McLean at Guilford Community Church. Admission by donation to benefit the work of the church.

Over the border


Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares

Info: 7:30 p.m. Chris Lightcap's "Bigmouth" at the Arts Block, 289 Greenfield, Mass. 413-774-0150.

Friday, April 22

Windham County


Michael Louis Smith trio

Info: Danceable fusion jazz/rock at McNeill's Brewery, 9 p.m.. 90 Elliot St., Brattleboro. $5 cover.

D Green Street Trio

Info: 7-10 p.m. Jazz at Duo Restaurant's, The Lounge 4 High St., Brattleboro. 802-254-4141. No cover.

Rhythm Village

Info: 8 p.m. World fusion music. Derrik Jordan, Eugene Uman, Tony Vacca and Jim Matus. Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, 802-387-0102.


Depictions of Trust

Info: 7:30 p.m., A night of choreographic work by Lily Kane. Serkin Dance Studio, Marlboro College

Over the border


Hip Hop Extravaganza

Info: 8 p.m. DELAGOO at the Arts Block, 289 Greenfield, Mass. 413-774-0150.


"The Big Lebowski"

Info: 6:45 p.m. for live band, 7:30 p.m. for film. Wear a bowling shirt or dress as a character from the film and get a free bag of popcorn. Pothole Pictures, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, Mass. $4 for kids, $6 adults. 413-512-0850.

Saturday, April 23

Windham County


Family Concert

Info: 2 p.m. Folk quartet Rani Arbo 7 daisy mayhem at the Latchis Theater, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. $15 adults/$10 children, Tickets for lower income available.

Blackjack Crossing

Info: Bluegrass and Americana at McNeill's Brewery, 9 p.m.. 90 Elliot St., Brattleboro. No cover.

Cantrip and Low Lily

Info: 7:30 p.m. Scottish music at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. 802-387-0102.


Depictions of Trust

Info: 7:30 p.m., A night of choreographic work by Lily Kane. Serkin Dance Studio, Marlboro College

Goddess Rising

Info: 1 to 2:30 p.m. - Goo and Layering with Amity Alize. 2:45 to 4:15 p.m. - Participation Mystique and the Ecstatic: Ritual and Transformation with Aria Michaels Paradise. $30 for single, $55 for both at the door or at

7:30 p.m. Belly Dance performances. Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro. $10-$15 donation.

Bennington County


Out of This World

Info: 3-5 p.m. Opening reception for art exhibit of work by Sally Gil. On view April 23 through July 10. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., 802-447-1571.

Over the border


Grace Morrison

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


"The Big Lebowski"

Info: 6:45 p.m. for live band, 7:30 p.m. for film. Wear a bowling shirt or dress as a character from the film and get a free bag of popcorn. Pothole Pictures, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, Mass. $4 for kids, $6 adults. 413-512-0850.


The Street & The Meadow

Info: 2 to 5 p.m. Opening reception with exhibit of paintings by elice Davis Pieropan. Also paintings by David Sund and Lisa Henry and pottery by Pamela Adorno and Jeanne Douillard. Opening for the season 11 South Gallery Workshop Rte. 5 and 10 Bernardston, Mass. 413-648-5484.

Over the border


Ladies in Jazz

Info: 8 p.m. Spring concert at the Arts Block, 289 Greenfield, Mass. 413-774-0150.

Sunday, April 24

Windham County


Music for a Sunday Afternoon

Info: 3 p.m. Renana Gutman. Pianist and Marlboro favorite Renana Gutman in solo concert. Ragle Hall, Marlboro College. Free. 802-251-7644.

Women in Music Celebration

Info: 6 p.m. House concert gala presented by Friends of Music at Guilford. Food, music and silent auction. Reservations and directions call 802-254-3600 or email


Info: 5 p.m. Sung by Choir of St. Michael's Episcopal Church. directed by Susan Dedell at the church, corner of Bradley Avenue and Putney Road.


Community Circle Dance

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

Square Dance

Info: 7 p.m. Brattleboro Dance presents square dancing with caller Will Mentor, and an all women's band. $10 adjults/$8 college students/$5 youth 802-258-1723


Book Reading

Info: 5-8 p.m. Author Katy Farber to read from "The Order of the Trees" for middle-grade students at Next Stage Arts, 15 Kimball Hill. Putney Information at 802-387-0102 or at 802-380-1121

Book Launch Party

Info: 5-8 p.m. "Picking Up the Flute" by John Elder accompanied by flute music to author's musings on life. Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. 802-387-0102

Monday, April 25

Windham County


Vibrant Ensemble

Info: Noon-1 p.m. Stephan Brandstatter and Dennis Waring play improvised compositions on multiple instruments. River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro.

Open Bluegrass Jam

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

Tuesday, April 26

Windham County


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., 802-579-9990


Horror at the Hooker

Info: 7:30 p.m. Horror films by independent filmmakers. All seats $5 at the door. 139 Main St., Brattleboro.

Wednesday, April 27

Windham County


Sarah Wallis

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


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.


Art reception

Info: 7 p.m. Teenage Co-artists of the month for April Kelsey Hescock and Anthony Carona art reception at Wardsboro Public Library. 802-896-6988


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 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.

Art Exhibit

Info: The Grammar School fifth graders' art on display at Katy's Great Food, 118 Main St., Putney, Monday, Thursday, Friday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Art Exhibit

Info: Karen Becker exhibit of mono-prints, watercolors, pastels and oils at the Putney Public Library, 55 Main St., Putney, through May. Monday-Friday 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.

Bennington County

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.

Utopia Is No Place

Info: 1-2 p.m. Curator's Talk. Utopia is No Place, Utopia is Process at Bennington College's Usdan gallery. Exhibit up through Thursday, May 12. Video art, site-specific installation, D.I.Y. printing press and more. 802-440-4549. 1 College Drive, Bennington.

Over the Border

'The Crucible'

Info: April 16-May 5. Fridays 8 p.m.; Saturdays 2 and 8 p.m.; Sundays 2 p.m. Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts and Education, 25 Main St., Cambridge., N.Y. Tickets at or 518-677-2495. $25 general, $10 students.

Photography Exhibit

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

Out of This World

Info: Art exhibit of work by Sally Gil. On view April 23 through July 10. Opening reception on Saturday April 23, 3-5 p.m. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Museum open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Every day but Wednesday. $10 adults, $9 seniors and students over 18.


An Evening of Dance

Info: 7:30 p.m. April 20-23, main Theatre, Redfern Arts Center, 90 Wyman Way, Keene, N.H. $10 general/$8 senior citizens/ $6 KSC students. 603-358-2168, or

Great Hall Art Display

Info: 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


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 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

Collage with Paper

with Amy Enoch

April 21 and 22: Thurs. and Fri. 1–3 p.m. Ages 10 years old and up. Design unique collages with colorful paper and images. Students are encouraged to bring their own paper and images if they wish. $45

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 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.

April 29-June 2 Noon-2:30 p.m. Figure Sculpture in Clay with Helen Schmidt $175. (5 classes)

April 30, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Meditations in Ink: Intro to Asian Brush Painting with Bruce Iverson. A relaxing, meditative exploration into nature and the techniques of painting the Plum Blossom (similar to cherry or apple blossoms). $140

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

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

Paint Parties

Info: 6-8 p.m. every Tuesday evening at Mountain Painters & Artisans Gallery, Mountain market Place 5700 Rte. 100 Londonerry. 802-824-6555.


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