Southern Vermont arts calendar

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Today, March 10

Windham County

MUSIC

Sing Sing Swing!

Info: 11:30 a.m., Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro.

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.

The Sweetback Sisters

Info: 7:30 p.m. Country, swing, honky-tonk and old-time music quintet at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. $20 advance at www.nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro, and Putney Food Co-op, or $22 at the door. 802-387-0102.

Jean Chaine

Info: and the Fiction Giants for super-funk sound, at McNeill's Brewery, 9 p.m.. 90 Elliot St, Brattleboro. No cover.

Banish Misfortune

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

theater

Hilltop Performance

Info: 7 p.m., Hilltop Montessori Middle School Performance on what it means to be human at Hilltop Arts Barn, 99 Stafford Farm Hill, Brattleboro. 802-257-0500.

Friday, March 11

Windham County

MUSIC

Old Man Joe

Info: With special guests Static Circus at McNeill's Brewery, 9:30 p.m.. 90 Elliot St, Brattleboro. $5 cover

Theater

'Bat Boy, the Musical'

Info: 7:30 p.m. Main Street Arts, Saxtons River. $20 in advance at Village Square Booksellers, Bellows Falls, Misty Valley Books, Chester, or at Main Street Arts in Saxtons River, online at mainstreetarts.org and at 802-869-2960, or $23 at the door.

Hilltop Performance

Info: 1 and 7 p.m., Hilltop Montessori Middle School Performance on what it means to be human at Hilltop Arts Barn, 99 Stafford Farm Hill, Brattleboro. 802-257-0500.

Miscellaneous

Opening Gala

Info: 7-9 p.m. Women's Film festival kicks off with a gala and screening of the film "Mavis!" At New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. Tickets are $30 at womensfreedomcenter.net. 802-257-7364. Films screened at NEYT through March 20. go to www.womensfilmfestival.org for schedule.

Bennington County

Music

The Cash Registers

Info: 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. Opener Immune Friction. Basement Music Series, Masonic Hall, 504 Main St., Bennington. Tickets $18 adults, $10 students at vtartxchange.org or 800-838-3006. $22 at the door.

Theater

'Play It Again Sam'

Info: 7:30 p.m. at the Dorset Playhouse, written by Woody Allen, directed by Janet Groom. Tickets are available at 802-867-5570-5777 or www.dorsetplayers.org. 104 Cheney Rd., Dorset.

Over the borders

Music

The Miro Sprague Trio

Info: 8 p.m. Featuring Marty Jaffe and Eric Miller at Arts Block Cafe. 289 Main St., Greenfield, Mass. Advance tickets $15, at the door $18. 413-774-0150

Becky Tracy & Keith Murphy

Info: 7 p.m. in the Great Hall at the Great Falls Discovery Center, Turners Falls, Mass. Sliding scale donation $6-$12. 413-863-3221 or greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org

Saturday, March 12

Windham County

Music

Inisheer

Info: Irish Tunes. 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

VT Shakedown

Info: 9 p.m. World Beat and Afro-Caribbean Funk at McNeill's Brewery, 90 Elliot St., Brattleboro. $5 cover.

Putnam Smith and Ashley Storrow

Info: 7 p.m., acoustic folk music at Dummerston Congregational Church, 1535 Middle Rd., Dummerston. $10 donation

Fred Hersch Trio

Info: 8 p.m. Piano trio performing jazz standards. The music of Thelonious Monk and original compositions. Inaugurating 9' Steinway D piano at Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, #222, Brattleboro. Tickets $20 general admission/ $15 for students at www.vtjazz.org. 802-254-9088.

DANCE

Dance 'n Biscuit

Info: 7:30 p.m. SoBo Studio presents a dance showcase. 74 Cotton Mill Hill #346, Brattleboro. $13 online at sobdance.com or at the door. Reservations atsobodance@gmail.com or 802-258-7378.

Theater

'Bat Boy, the Musical'

Info: 2 and 7:30 p.m. Main Street Arts, Saxtons River. $20 in advance at Village Square Booksellers, Bellows Falls, Misty Valley Books, Chester, or at Main Street Arts in Saxtons River, online at mainstreetarts.org and at 802-869-2960, or $23 at the door.

Miscellaneous

Origami Yoda Craft Time

Info: 3-5 p.m., Inspired by book series at Bartleby's Books, 17 West Main St., Wilmington. 802-464-5425

Big Stitches, Rough Cuts

Info: Opening Reception 5 p.m.; Nothing Nice, That's How the Paint Goes On. The work of 19 artists displayed, all curated by Lisa C. Mendelsund. 188 Elliot St., Brattleboro

A Celebration Gala

Info: Salute to founder Stephen Stearns, performances and catered dinner. Dalems's Chalet, South St, West Brattleboro. Tickets $50, at neyt.org. A fundraiser for NEYT's Angels in the Wings."

Bennington County

Music

The Cash Registers

Info: 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. Opener Peter Mulvey. Basement Music Series, Masonic Hall, 504 Main St., Bennington. Tickets $18 adults, $10 students at vtartxchange.org or 800-838-3006. $22 at the door.

Theater

'Play It Again Sam'

Info: 7:30 p.m. at the Dorset Playhouse, written by Woody Allen, directed by Janet Groom. Tickets are available at 802-867-5570-5777 or www.dorsetplayers.org. 104 Cheney Rd., Dorset.

Miscellaneous

Puppet-making Workshop

Info: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. All ages and abilities. The Vermont Arts Exchange, 48 Main St., North Bennington. 802-442-5549

Over the border

MUSIC

David Rovics

Info: 7:30 p.m. He will play at Mount Toby Friends Meeting, 194 Long Plain Rd., Levertt, Mass. Suggested donation $10-$20. www.mttobyconcerts.wordpress.com or 413-548-9394.

DANCE

2nd Saturday West Coast Swing

Info: Lesson at 7 p.m.; dancing at 8-10 p.m.; McClure's Grand Monadnock Ballroom, 132 Grand Monadnock Highway, Swanzey, N.H. 802-579-9990. ray@shawedance.biz.

Miscellaneous

Hopkins Memorial Forest Maplefest

Info: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Observe the process of producing maple syrup. Hopkins Forest, junction of Bulkley St., and Northwest Hill Rd. Transportation provided from Chapin Hall on the hour. Free.

Cabin Fever Radio Follies

Info: 6 p.m. the Golden Age of Radio comes to live with The Walpole Players in the Helen Miller Theater in Town Hall, Walpole, N.H. 603-499-1027.

Sunday, March 13

Windham County

Dance

Balkan Café

Info: 3-6 p.m.; Music by Blajini at 118 Elliot St., Dance, listen, hang out. Beginner dances scattered throughout. $12; 802-257-9513

Brattleboro Contradance

Info: 7 p.m., 118 Elliot Street, Brattleboro. Music by Dancing Enforcement Agency. $10 adults, $8 college students, $5 youth. 802-258-1723; www.brattcontra.org.

Community Circle Dance

Info: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., Aikido Studio, 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

'Bat Boy, the Musical'

Info: 2 p.m. Main Street Arts, Saxtons River. $20 in advance at Village Square Booksellers, Bellows Falls, Misty Valley Books, Chester, or at Main Street Arts in Saxtons River, online at mainstreetarts.org and at 802-869-2960, or $23 at the door.

Miscellaneous

Big Stitches, Rough Cuts

Info: Artists' Dialogue 11 a.m.; Nothing Nice, That's How the Paint Goes On. The work of 19 artists displayed, all curated by Lisa C. Mendelsund. 188 Elliot St., Brattleboro

Bennington County

Music

L'Ensemble Concert Series

Info: 3 p.m. "France and Far A-Field" and "French Bouquet." An afternoon of chamber music at Old Castle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington. tickes $25, students $10 at 802-447-0564, oldcastletheatre.org or brownpapertickets.com

Theater

'Play It Again Sam'

Info: 2 p.m. at the Dorset Playhouse, written by Woody Allen, directed by Janet Groom. Tickets are available at 802-867-5570-5777 or www.dorsetplayers.org. 104 Cheney Rd., Dorset.

Over the border

Miscellaneous

Ted Danforth book reading

Info: 4 p.m. A Geopolitical History in 108 Maps and Drawings. Misty Valley Books, on the Green, Chester. Free. 802-875-3400. mybooks@vermontel.net

Monday, March 14

Windham County

Music

Bluegrass Jam

Info: 8 p.m.. McNeil's Brewery, 90 Elliot St, Brattleboro. Free

Film

On Screen Film Series

Info: 7 p.m. "The Best Man" (1965), Henry Fonda and Cliff Robertson. Next Stage Arts, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. $5-$10 donation suggested.

Miscellaneous

Auditions for "Cameo"

Info: 7 p.m., Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. Be prepared with a 1-2 minute dialogue.

Bennington County

Miscellaneous

The Dakota Prisoner of War Letters

Info: 7-8:30 p.m., CAPA Symposium, Bennington College. Bennington Translates. 1 College Drive, Bennington.

Tuesday, March 15

Windham County

Dance

Tuesday West Coast Swing Classes

Info: Beginners 5:30 p.m.; Advanced beginner 6:30 p.m.; Intermediate 7:30 p.m. at American Legion, 32 Linden St., Brattleboro. $10/ one class; $15/two classes. 802-579-9990.

Wednesday, March 16

Windham County

DANCE

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; www.africandancevt.com

Wednesday, March 16

Windham County

Music

Pinedrop

Info: 9 p.m.. Bluegrass at McNeil's Brewery, 90 Elliot St, Brattleboro. Free

Bennington County

Miscellaneous

Literature Evening

Info: 7-8 p.m., Novelist, playwright and visiting faculty member in literature talk, Wesley Brown. Franklin Living Room, Bennington College. 1 College Drive, Bennington.

ONGOING

Windham County

Brooks Library

Info: Abenaki artifacts, 19th century ceramics and children's book illustrations on display: Mon.-Wed., 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thurs.-Fri., to 6 p.m., Sat. to 5 p.m. 802-254-5290. 224 Main St., Brattleboro

In-Sight Exhibit

Info: Through March 24 at Hermit Thrush Brewery, High St., Brattleboro. Art is exhibit to be raffled off March 24, 6-8 p.m. Exhibit open during brewery hours: Monday-Thursday 3-7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 12-8 p.m.; Sunday 12-6 p.m.

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. www.marthacanfieldlibrary.org; 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.

CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

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

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

Painting Still Life with Flowers: March 5-6, Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Bring nature inside this winter and discover a simpler approach to painting flowers. We will capture color and light using plastic putty knives, palette knives, large brushes, and a limited oil color palette to make large masses of shapes. $250.

Life Drawing Half Marathon: March 12, Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Deep dive into life drawing with four models, thoughtfully selected music, dramatic lighting to help you sculpt, and food and drink for sustenance for the six-hour journey. Bring your own materials; we provide coffee, snacks, and camaraderie. $75

Printmaking from Life: March 19, Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. With Jason Alden + 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

Sequencing: March 20, Sunday 1 - 4 p.m. Sequencing is an approach to painting developed by Ric Campman at RGS. It's a way for both absolute novice and experienced art-makers to enter the process of painting at a deep and direct level. The intent is to keep the connection between the eye, the hand and the painting as intuitive and non-intellectual as possible.

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


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