Entertainment calendar for Dec. 27 through Jan. 2
Open Mic: Winter hours are 6 to 9 p.m. No cover charge. In addition, Jonny Sheehan will be hosting the show while Kevin Parry is on sabbatical through March. To sign up for a 20-minute slot call 802-257-7563. At the Marian Restaurant, 28 Spring Tree Road, Brattleboro. Participants receive 20 percent off their meal. More information at kevinparrymusic.com.
Live Music! Pinedrop: 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Folk, Americana, and bluegrass styles through guitar, mandolin, bass and fiddle. Derek Sensale- guitar, vocals Dan Bisson — upright bass Charlie Peckar — violin Nick Paar — mandolin, vocals. Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery, 36 Bridge St., Brattleboro.
Paul Bousquet and Friends: 6 p.m. playing a variety of songs in the Americana genre for West Townshend Pizza Night, West Townshend Country Store, Route 30. Pizza baking in the outdoor oven begins at 5 p.m.
Bayou X: 8 p.m. to host a Carnival Tune-Up at Club VT (long known as The Putney Inn Restaurant). Well known locally for its unique brand of high energy dance music melding traditional Cajun and zydeco music of southwest Louisiana with New Orleans R&B, and original and folkloric tunes. For more information on Club VT, visit clubvt.com, or call 802-387-0090. 55 Putney Landing Road, at the northbound exit 4 of I-91 Putney. A $5 cover charge.
Movies for Kids : 11:30 a.m."Rudolph's Shiny New Year," a 1976 animated gem from Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr. When the baby New Year is reported as missing, Rudolph goes on a quest to find him. This 50-minute feature is recommended for ages 3 and up by Common Sense Media. Admission is by donation. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro.
Taconic Music Concert: 3 p.m. A family concert at the Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave, Manchester Center, featuring violinist Zachary DePue, the Taconic Chamber Players, and students from Strings for Kids and the Taconic Junior Ensemble, playing several holiday favorites side-by-side. Suggested donation is $10 for adults, kids free.
Kids' "Noon" Year's Eve Celebration: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington. $3/child for Bennington Museum members; $5/child for non-members (adults are welcome to join the party at no charge). Registration is not required.
Taconic Music Concert: 5 to 6:15 p.m. Inn at Manchester's Celebration Barn, 3967 Main St., Manchester, with soloist Zachary DePue joining the Taconic Music Band (led by TM co-artistic director Joana Genova), in a concert featuring Vivaldi's Four Seasons, along with favorite tunes from Broadway to Strauss's iconic Radetzky March. Enhancing the festivities will be complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. The cash bar opens at 4 p.m. and serves until 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 for general admission. Seating is limited. Tickets and more information are available at taconicmusic.org or 802-362-7162.
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New Year's Eve with BADFISH: A (Sublime tribute). 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 8 p.m. Roots Of Creation, Joe Sambo Badfish channels the spirit of Sublime. Tickets $30 advance at ticketfly.com, $35 day of show, Hawks and Reed Performance Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield, Mass.
She Said: 9 p.m. Pop Up concert at the Great Falls Harvest Storefront, Avenue A, Turners Falls, Mass. $10 per person.
Art exhibit: The work of colored pencil artist Liz Guzynski will be on display at Main Street Arts through Dec. 28 in a show she has entitled "Seeing It Through." For more information, mainstreetarts.org, on Facebook, or 802-869-2960. 35 Main St., Saxtons River.
Putney Library's Minecraft Club: 5:45 p.m. check-in; 6 p.m. play. For children 8 to 16. First Thursdays of each month — next meetings Jan. 3. Bring a tablet or computer, or use one of the library computers. All participants will be expected to sign a registration form with contact information for a parent/guardian. This program goes until 7 p.m. 55 Main St., Putney. Free and open to the public.
Art exhibit: The "ANNIVERSARY!" Continues until Jan. 12. Canal Street Art Gallery, in the Exner Block Canal St., Bellwos Falls. Open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and other days by appointment.
Art exhibit: Donald Saaf's "Outside and Inside Paintings, Illustrations, Sculptures," exploring a place where fine art and folk art intersect at Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St., Brattleboro through Jan. 6.
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Art exhibit: Botanical Paintings of Stephanie Whitney-Payne through December at Whiting Library, Main Street, Chester.
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