Southern Vermont arts and entertainment calendar

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Today, May 12

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.

Tirade

Info: Live band at Whetstone Brewery, 36 Bridge St., Brattleboro. 8:30-11:30 p.m. No cover.

Theater

'The Importance of Being Earnest'

Info: 7:30 p.m. Directed by Robert Kramsky. Evening Star Grange, Dummerston Center. $15 general admission, $12 seniors and students. 802-258-1344., Information at www.vermonttheatrecompany.org.

Bennington County

Music

Senior Concert

Info: 8:30-9 p.m., Julian Parr-Film music. Knoteca, Bennington College.

Senior Concert

Info: 9-9:30 p.m., Alma Carmina Marqez-Sacred Fire. The Secret Garden, Bennington College.

Friday, May 13

Windham County

MUSIC

Julian Gerstin Sextet

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

Sing, Sing, Swing!

Info: 8-10:30 p.m. Rob Fletcher and Scott Sizer perform standards, blues and bossa nova with vocals, trumpet, flute and guitar. No cover. Pleasant Valley Brewing, 16 Main St., Saxtons River

Theater

'The Importance of Being Earnest'

Info: 7:30 p.m. Directed by Robert Kramsky. Evening Star Grange, Dummerston Center. $15 general admission, $12 seniors and students. 802-258-1344., Information at www.vermonttheatrecompany.org.

'An Acrobat, A Bus Driver, and an Intergalactic Overlord'

Info: 7 p.m. Town School's Theatre, a partnership between area elementary schools and New England Youth Theater, at NEYT, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. $6 at the door.

Miscellaneous

'The Closet'

Info: 5-7 p.m. New art space presents Norton Garber's "Way to Strength and Beauty" a multi media site. Open through May 22, Brooks House Atrium, downtown Brattleboro

Bennington County

Music

Senior Concert

Info: 8-8:45 p.m., Rachael Zeltzer: Holy Avatar. Jennings Music Building. Bennington College.

Over the border

Music

Moonshine Holler

Info: 7-9 p.m. at The Great Falls Coffeehouse, Great Falls discovery Center. 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, Mass. By donation.

Saturday, May 14

Windham County

MUSIC

Rockabilly with Cadillac Envy

Info: 9 p.m. featuring Jeane Chaine at McNeill's Brewery, 90 Elliot St., Brattleboro. $5 cover.

Rachmaninoff's All Night Vigil

Info: 7:30 p.m. by the Brattleboro Concert Choir at Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro

Michelle Ross

Info: 7:30 p.m. Bach in Springtime to benefit the Guilford Free Library at the Guilford Center Meetinghouse, 4042 Guilford Center Rd., by donation, 802-257-4603.

Ben Williams Quartet

Info: 8 p.m. at the Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill 3222, Brattleboro, www.vtjazz.org. Tickets $20-40 sliding scale, $15 students. Available on line, at door, In the Moment Records, Main St. Brattleboro or 802-254-9088.

Youth Rock Festival

Info: 7:30 p.m. Fantastic Partnerz and Wicked thirsty at Headroom Stages, 17 Elliot St., Brattleboro. To support BrattRock youth music festival in fall. Tickets $8 at brownpapertickets.com or $10 at the door.

Sam Baker

Info: 8 p.m., doors open at 8:30 p.m. Popolo Restaurant. $22 in advance at popolomeanspeople.com or $26 at the door. 40 The Square, Bellows Falls.

DANCE

West Coast Swing

Info: 7-10 p.m. Also some hustle, night club, waltz, etc Lesson and dance $15, dance only $10. Please carry dance shoes in. "Shall We Dance?" $10/person. Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. 802-365-0233.

School Preview

Info: 7:30 p.m. Brattleboro School of Dance Spring Concert Preview Memorial Hall, Wilmington, 14 West Main St., $8 at brownpapertickets. Information at www.brattleborschoolofdance.com

Theater

'The Importance of Being Earnest'

Info: 7:30 p.m. Directed by Robert Kramsky. Evening Star Grange, Dummerston Center. $15 general admission, $12 seniors and students. 802-258-1344., Information at www.vermonttheatrecompany.org.

'An Acrobat, A Bus Driver, and an Intergalactic Overlord'

Info: 3 and 7 p.m. Town School's Theatre, a partnership between area elementary schools and New England Youth Theater, at NEYT, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. $6 at the door.

Film

Off the Beaten Path

Info: 4 p.m. "45 Years" at Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. Visit theater.latchis.com for more information.

Miscellaneous

Brattleboro Brewers Festival

Info: Noon-4 p.m., VABEC Fields, 40 University Way, Brattleboro Free shuttle and parking at Brattleboro Union High School parking lot. www.brattleborobrewersfestival.com

Professional Showcase

Info: 3 p.m. "I Shelter" a unique showcase of Advanced Professional Program Graduates from the New England Center for Circus Arts. Austine Gymnasium (off Maple Street), Brattleboro. Tickets are available online at www.necenterforcircusarts.org. For information, call 802-254-9780.

Professional Showcase

Info: 7:30 p.m. "Interchange" a unique showcase of Advanced Professional Program Graduates from the New England Center for Circus Arts. Austine Gymnasium (off Maple Street), Brattleboro. Tickets are available online at www.necenterforcircusarts.org. For information, call 802-254-9780.

Artist Talk

Info: 5 p.m. Assemblage Artist Lauren Pollaro talks about her exhibit featuring mixed media assemblages, Color & Construct on exhibit through May 29 at Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St., Brattleboro.

'The Closet'

Info: 12-2 p.m. Friday; New art space presents Norton Garber's "Way to Strength and Beauty" a multi media site. Open through May 22, Brooks House Atrium, downtown Brattleboro

Bennington County

MUsic

Spring Concert

Info: 7:30 p.m. "Cries of War, Hopes for Peace." "Dona Nobis Pacem" by British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, the "Chichester Psalms" by Leonard Bernstein and "Adagio for Strings" by Samuel Barber. At the First Congregational Church, 3624 Main St., Manchester, A 30-minute discussion about "Cries of War, Hopes for Peace" prior to each performance at 6:45 p.m.

Bennington County

Senior Concert

Info: 4:30-5 p.m., Evan Gall and Breeze-band. Jennings Music Building. Bennington College.

Over the border

Theater

Romeo and Juliet

Info: 6 p.m., The Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls, Mass. Presented by The Young Shakespeare Players East. Free

Miscellaneous

The Ha-Has

Info: 8 p.m. Shrink: Where Freud Meets Funny, Arts Block Cafe, 289 Main St., Greenfield., Mass. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets $13 at the door and in advance online at www.theartsblock.com. For more information, call 413-774-0150.

Spring Gala

Info: Hubbard hall's biggest fundraser of the year. Menu by Sal & Piper, $100 a ticket toward arts and education. www.hubbardhall.org or 518-677-2495.

Sunday, May 15

Windham County

MUsic

Rachmaninoff's All Night Vigil

Info: 4 p.m. by the Brattleboro Concert Choir at Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro

Theater

'The Importance of Being Earnest'

Info: 3 p.m. Directed by Robert Kramsky. Evening Star Grange, Dummerston Center. $15 general admission, $12 seniors and students. 802-258-1344., Information at www.vermonttheatrecompany.org.

'An Acrobat, A Bus Driver, and an Intergalactic Overlord'

Info: 2 p.m. Town School's Theatre, a partnership between area elementary schools and New England Youth Theater, at NEYT, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. $6 at the door.

Film

Off the Beaten Path

Info: 4 p.m. "45 Years" at Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. Visit theater.latchis.com for more information.

Miscellaneous

Professional Showcase

Info: 1 p.m. "Interchange" a unique showcase of Advanced Professional Program Graduates from the New England Center for Circus Arts. Austine Gymnasium (off Maple Street), Brattleboro. Tickets are available online at www.necenterforcircusarts.org. For information, call 802-254-9780.

Professional Showcase

Info: 5 p.m. "I Shelter" a unique showcase of Advanced Professional Program Graduates from the New England Center for Circus Arts. Austine Gymnasium (off Maple Street), Brattleboro. Tickets are available online at www.necenterforcircusarts.org. For information, call 802-254-9780.

'The Closet'

Info: 12-2 p.m. Friday; New art space presents Norton Garber's "Way to Strength and Beauty" a multi media site. Open through May 22, Brooks House Atrium, downtown Brattleboro

Write Action Radio Hour

Info: 5 p.m. WVEW, 107.7 FM. Readings of poems in the original Welsh language read by David Houghton.

Travels in Africa

Info: 7 p.m. Textile artist Jackie Abrams recounts travels with slide show at Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St., Brattleboro. 802-251-8290.

Bennington County

MUsic

Spring Concert

Info: 3 p.m. "Cries of War, Hopes for Peace." "Dona Nobis Pacem" by British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, the "Chichester Psalms" by Leonard Bernstein and "Adagio for Strings" by Samuel Barber. Bennington Center for the Arts, 44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington. A 30-minute discussion about "Cries of War, Hopes for Peace" prior to each performance at 2:15 p.m. Concert tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door, in advance from choristers or at the Bennington Bookshop. Student tickets, $10 with valid student ID.

Senior Concert

Info: 4-4:30 p.m., Maria Allen. CAPA Lens. Bennington College.

Over the border

Theater

Romeo and Juliet

Info: 6 p.m., The Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls, Mass. Presented by The Young Shakespeare Players East. Free

Monday, May 16

Windham County

Music

Bluegrass Jam

Info: 8 p.m. at McNeill's Brewery, No cover.

Dance

Beginner Waltz Lessons

Info: 6:30 p.m. at the Stone Church 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Series $40 or $10 per person. No partner needed. Please carry shoes to dance in . 802-365-0233 or 802-579-9990.

Salsa Lessons

Info: 7:30 p.m. at the Stone Church 210 Main St., Brattleboro. $10 per person. Please carry shoes to dance in. No partner needed. 802-365-0233 or 802-579-9990.

Tuesday, May 17

Windham County

DANCE

West Coast Swing

Info: Intermediate/advanced, 5:30 p.m.; Drop-in $10. At the Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Please carry your dance shoes in. No partner needed. www.shallwedance.biz, 802-579-9990.

Wednesday, May 18

Windham County

Music

Bidi Dworkin and Draa Hobbs

Info: 6-9 p.m. Jazz standards at the Four Columns and Artisan Restaurant, 21 West St., Newfane.

DANCE

West African Dance and Drum classes

Info: 6:30-7:30 West African drum class, $10; 7:30-9 p.m., West African dance class for all levels $15, with Raoul Ombang, both at the Brattleboro Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing and bring a water bottle. Class will be accompanied by live drumming. www.africandancevt.com

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.

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.

Mary Natalizia Exhibit

Info: Paintings on display at Oldcastle Theatre in the Lobby Gallery, 331 Main St., Bennington, through June 19. For more information call 802-447-0564.

Paper Gallery

Info: Drawings by Marcy Hermansader. Works with paper, drawn on, ripped and pricked, sewn, cut and glued. Each work is simultaneously a fleeting, ephemeral dream image and a highly material, haptic experience for the viewer. On view through July 30. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Out of This World

Info: Art exhibit of work by Sally Gil. On view through July 10. 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. 802-447-1571

Genealogy Group

Info: Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Rockingham Library. 802-463-4270.

Over the Border

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

'Dune Shack" & "Havana Streets"

Info: photographs by Trish Crapo on display a The Avenue A Storefront Galleries, #112 Avenue A. Turners Falls, Mass. Now through May 21.

'Thrones'

Info: The common toilet seat in new art forms. From functional to purely sculptural. Lahri Bond, Edite Cunha, Liz Denny, Christina Gusek, Anne Harding, ixchelailee, Trouble Mandeson, Margorie Morgan, Nina Rossi and Gina Vernava, among others, show their creations from May 17 through June 25 at Nina's Nook, 125A Avenue A Turners Falls. Opening reception on May 20, 5 to 7 p.m. www.ninasnook.com and 413-834-8800

CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Windham County

River Gallery School:

Saturday, May 15: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Paper Cutting + Printmaking; Stuart Copans + Kim Colligan. Stuart will teach the art of paper cutting through a series of exercises to help participants develop a feel for the process. Make a work of art by removing parts of a piece of paper, primarily working with scissors, folding and cutting paper to create different kinds of symmetry. Limited to 8 participants. $125

May 22: 1-3:30 p.m. Fused Plastic Up-Cycled Accessories with Lou Leelyn. Combining art, craft, and environmental awareness, post-consumer plastic bags, wrappers, and packaging are fused into fabric then sewn or duct-taped into accessories- a wallet or bag- with Eco-Artist Lou Leelyn. Learn how to turn your un-recyclable plastic bags into functional art and craft! I Includes all materials needed; each participant takes home a completed project.

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 14, 21, 28, in Westminster West. $35 per class 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.

Paint Parties

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


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