Arts & Entertainment Briefs
Remembering the Holocaust
Windham World Affairs Council presents a screening of "Were The House Still Standing" on Friday at 118 Elliot.
The screening is free and open to the public. There will be coffee, tea and conversation at 7 p.m., and the presentation begins at 7:30 p.m.
"Were The House Still Standing: Maine Survivors and Liberators Remember the Holocaust" is a multi-media project which weaves together the testimony of 16 survivors and liberators who rebuilt their lives in the state of Maine. This project, on permanent display at the Michael Klahr Center, the permanent home of the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine in Augusta, is the creation of Robert Katz, currently a professor of art at the University of Maine at Augusta. In addition to the showing of the film, Katz will present a talk about family remembrance and the Holocaust.
To learn more about the project and its presenter, visit http://www.windhamworldaffairscouncil.org
Latchis offering live simulcasts
Latchis Arts will present simulcast programs this weekend at the Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St.
At 4 p.m. Saturday, the Latchis screens the National Theatre Live in HD simulcast of Shakespeare's "The Tragedy of King Richard II." In this re-telling of this Shakespearean history play, the Almeida Theatre has stripped back the script to just over 90 minutes, with no intermission. The result is a raw, visceral production which focuses on the essence of the story - a power struggle between two failing leaders, ruling a divided country. Simon Russell Beale stars in the title role.
At 4 p.m. Sunday, the Latchis presents the Bolshoi Ballet: Only in Cinemas simulcast of "The Sleeping Beauty." Chroeographer Yuri Grigorovich and director Vincent Bataillon bring to life one of the great fairy tales, with music by Tchaikovsky, starring Bolshoi Ballet principles and the Corps de Ballet.
General admission for either program is $20, $10 for students, at the door. Contact Jon Potter at email@example.com and 802-254-1109, ext. 3 for questions or advance credit card purchases. For more information, visit latchisarts.org.
Talent Show to benefit Williamsville Hall
The annual Williamsville/Newfane Talent Show will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 16, in the Williamsville Hall on Dover Road.
A decades-old tradition in the small village off Route 30, the show features a range of area performers, young and older. Among the acts this year will be story-telling, poetry and prose, comedy, ample music, and more. Sound is by T. Breeze Verdant; lighting courtesy of the Rock River Players.
Admission is by suggested donation of $5 or $15 per family. Refreshments will be available, also by donation. Proceeds will ensure the longevity of the Williamsville Hall. For more information, contact coordinators Melanie Keiser, firstname.lastname@example.org and/or Annie Landenberger, email@example.com, 802-348-7156.
Stockwell Brothers to perform at Next Stage
Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present contemporary bluegrass and folk quartet The Stockwell Brothers at the Next Stage Cafe, 15 Kimball Hill, at 7 p.m. Saturday. To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, JD McCliments Pub will offer an Irish dinner starting at 6 p.m., while the Stockwells will explore the connections between folk/bluegrass music and the music of Ireland.
Admission is by a $10 suggested donation at the door. Next Stage will provide a wine and beer cash bar. For information, call 802-387-0102 or visit www.stockwellbrothers.com, www.twilightmusic.org and www.nextstagearts.org.
Sherlock Holmes returns to Brattleboro
Sherlock Holmes returns to the Hooker-Dunham Theater as the Baker Street Readers present "The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet!" at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St.
Mr. Alexander Holder, a banker, is distressed. An illustrious client has given him one of the realm's most valued treasures for safekeeping. But within a day, the cherished item has been defaced and broken, and three of its valuable gems are missing. Worst of all, there is only one suspect: Holder's own son. But all is not as simple as it seems, and Sherlock Holmes believes a more villainous force may be at work, one that will bring heartache to the Holder family before the case is complete.
The Baker Street Readers features James Gelter as Sherlock Holmes and Tony Grobe as Dr John Watson. This month's reading features Geof Dolman as Alexander Holder, Justin Fetterman as Arthur, and Katy Peterson as Mary. Tickets are $5 at the door. For more information, visit @bakerstreetreaders on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org
America's foremost graphic designer
The Architecture + Design Film Series, shown monthly in Brattleboro and Burlington, will present "Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight" (2009, directed by Wendy Keys, 73 min) at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at 118 Elliot. Films are free and open to all.
Best known for co-founding New York Magazine and the enduring "I Love NY" campaign, Glaser has often been called America's foremost graphic designer. From newspapers and magazine designs, to interior spaces, logos, and brand identities, to his celebrated prints, drawings, posters and paintings, the documentary offers audiences an for a modern renaissance man. The film glances into everyday moments of Glaser's personal life and captures his warmth and humanity, and the boundless depth of his intelligence and creativity.
For more information, visit www.adfilmseries.org.
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