Entertainment calendar for June 7 through 14

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Thursday

Windham County

Music


Kevin Parry open mic: 7 to 10 p.m. at The Marina, Brattleboro. Free. Call 802-257-7563 to sign up for a 20-minute slot. Performers receive 50 percent off their meal. More information at kevinparrymusic.com.

Pre-festival open mic show: Noon at PFlat Iron Exchange 51 Square, Bellows Falls. For more information, call 802-460-0357.

Pre-festival open mic show: 7 p.m. at PK's Pub, 113 Rockingham St, Bellows Falls. For information, call 802-463-9007.

Live music!: 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., at Whetstone Station & Brewery, 36 Bridge St., Brattleboro. No cover.

Sam Baker & Antje Duvecot:
8 p.m. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Tickets $15 to $17 at stonechurchvt.com.

Miscellaneous

Book Lounge: 6 to 8 p.m. 4 High St., Brattleboro.

Transgender talk:
7 p.m. TV writer Joan Rater presents "Transforming My Family" at Next Stage. A frank and humorous talk about having a trans son and her family's journey to understanding, acceptance and ultimately a kind of grace that made them all closer and stronger. $10 suggested donation at the door. 15 Kimball Hill, Putney.

Theater

Ten-Minute Play Festival: 7:30 p.m.
Staged Readings of classic and contemporary American dramas, and main stage productions. Reservations (recommended) at 877-666-1855. The Actors Theatre Playhouse is located on the corner of Brook and Main streets, W. Chesterfield, N.H. All seats $10. For more information, visit atplayhouse.org.

Film

'Freya — Love in the Time of Resistance':
7 p.m. The story of Freya von Moltke, widow of the German resistance leader Helmuth von Moltke, through letters and vivid interviews with the 90-year-old Freya, at the Putney Public Library, 55 Main St., Putney. These program is free and open to the public.

Out of area

Library Challenge Book Group:
5:30 p.m. Springfield Town Library Library June Challenge Book Group to meet. The challenge for June is to read a book with either a number in the title or a book written one hundred or more years ago. Browse our shelves, or read one of your own, then join our group on at the Springfield Town Library, 43 Main Street, Springfield. The book group is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is not required and newcomers are always welcome. For more information, please contact the library at 885-3108 or stlas@vermontel.net.

Outreach performance:
5 to 6 p.m. presented by LADAMA will present an outreach performance and interactive workshop at the Brick House Community Resource Center in Turners Falls, Mass. A free event open to Brick House youth, families, and Spanish-speaking communities, as well as to the general public. Visit antennacloudfarm.com for more information. We offer adult, junior, and low-income tickets, as well as season passes. Tickets $15. Reduced admission tickets for $5, for patrons who otherwise can't afford $15. 24 3rd St, Turners Falls, Mass.

Friday

Windham County

Music

Jazz night: 7 to 10 p.m. Carole Abbe Smith and The Green Street Trio at The Lounge, 4 High St. Brattleboro.

Old Flame / Workman Song / The Pinkerton Raid: 8 p.m. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Tickets $10 to $12 at stonechurchvt.com.

Kevin Parry: 7:30 to 10 p.m. The llues and rock at Phelps Barn at the Grafton Inn. Classic and not so classic tunes by Taj Mahal, Ry Cooder, Hot Tuna and more. Parry plays slide and standard guitar as well as mandolin and harmonica. Free. For more information visit .kevinparrymusic.com or call the Grafton Inn at 802-843-2248.

Seth Glier and Matt Nakoa: 7:30 p.m. Contemporary folk and pop singer/songwriters and multi-instrumentalists at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Tickets are $18 in advance / $22 at the door. For information, call 802-387-0102. Advance tickets are available at nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro and Putney Food Co-op in Putney.

Theater

Ten-Minute Play Festival:
7:30 p.m. Staged Readings of classic and contemporary American dramas, and main stage productions. Reservations (recommended) at 877-666-1855. The Actors Theatre Playhouse is located on the corner of Brook and Main streets, W. Chesterfield, N.H. All seats $10. For more information, visit atplayhouse.org.

Miscellaneous

2nd Saturday Open Mic: 1 p.m. Village Square Booksellers, The Square, Bellows Falls (assisted by New Hampshire author and poet Jim Fowler). Poets take turns reading from their works or a favorite book. The poets sit around a circle, so there is no need to be nervous about standing in front of a room for newbie poetry readers. Call 802-463-9404 for event reservations.

Artist talk: 5 p.m. Stephen Lloyd will talk on the backstory and process in a gallery tour of the exhibition of Stephen Lloyd Recent Work. He will also read examples of his poetry and prose. Otherwise open by appointment, 802-257-7898.

"Out on a Limb" — a Circus Show: 7:30 p.m. New England Center for Circus Arts to present the culminating show of its second year ProTrack students in "Out on a Limb." in the new Trapezium at 10 Town Crier Drive, Brattleboro. Tickets are $25 VIP / $15 adult / $10 youth under 12. To purchase tickets visit necenterforcircusarts.org. For information call 802-254-9780.

Roots on the River Festival: 3 p.m. Gates open for a full weekend of music at the Rodeway Inn on Route 5, Bellows Falls. A smoke-free, family friendly festival. 4 p.m., Miss Guided Angels: 5:10 p.m., Julie Rhodes; 6:20 p.m., Roger Marin and Friends; 7:30 p.m., Hayley Reardon; 8:40 p.m., Nora Jane Struthers; 9:55 p.m., The Slambovian Circus of Dreams. Kids 9 and under are always free with an adult; youth 10 to 16 are $10 at the gate for any show. Deluxe tickets for a reserved seat under the big tent are $35 to $145 in advance at rootsontheriver.com. For more information, call 802-460-3333.

Out of area

Music

Sue Kranz and Friends:
7 to 9 p.m. at Great Falls Coffeehouse. Original songs, covers, and a sampling of songs from various traditions accompanied with flute and guitar. Suggested donations to support educational programming at the Center. Museum and store open during intermission. 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, Mass.

Antenna Cloud Farm: 6 p.m. The first of 10 concerts performed by LADMA, an internationally-acclaimed Latin roots/folk/pop collective, who recently made a Billboard's Top Ten list. a cutting-edge multi-genre music festival, artists' retreat, and outreach organization. An outdoor party with refreshments from local food artisans.This free event will be open to Brick House youth, families, and Spanish-speaking communities, as well as to the general public. 25 Green Hill Road, Gill, Mass. For tickets and more information,visit antennacloudfarm.com.

Trinary System: 7 p.m. The Root Cellar, State Champion and Mazozma will open for Trinary System. 10 Fiske Ave., in Greenfield, Mass. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at rootcellarbar.com. For more information, call 802-221-0560.

Saturday

Windham County


Music

Trinary System: 7 p.m. in "Because Music" in OnTheGround Performances, 2710 Grafton Road, Townshend.

Convergence Project: 8 p.m. Eugene Uman (piano + compositions), Jason Palmer (trumpet), Jeff Galindo (trombone), Michael Zsoldos (saxophones), David Picchi (electric and acoustic bass), and Jon Fisher (drums), with special vocal guest Wanda Houston. The Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, #222, Brattleboro. For tickets, visit vtjazz.org, email at ginger@vtjazz.org, by call 802-254-9088,or at In The Moment, Main St., Brattleboro.

Juno in June! (Juno Orchestra): 7:30 p.m. Vermont's newest chamber orchestra presents two concerts featuring two quite different works by Franz Joseph Haydn At the Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way, Brattleboro . Tickets range in price from $10 to $40, and can be purchased by calling the BMC, 802-257-4523. For more information, visit junoorchestra.org or call 802-380-9550.

Low Lily: 2:20 p.m. at the Roots on the River Festival in Bellows Falls. An American roots band. Single day tickets at vermontfestivalsllc.com, $35 to be held at the box office. ($40 at the box office). For more information, visit lowlily.com.

Roots on the River Festival: Music at the Rodeway Inn on Route 5. A smoke-free, family friendly festival. Noon, Bayou X; 1:10 p.m., Alice Howe; 2:20 p.m., Low Lily; 3:30 p.m., Freebo; 4:40 p.m., The End of America; 6 p.m., Vance Gilbert; 7:15 p.m. Starline Rhythm Boys; 8:30 p.m., The Black Lillies. Kids 9 and under are always free with an adult; youth 10 to 16 are $10 at the gate for any show. Deluxe tickets for a reserved seat under the big tent are $35 to $145 in advance at rootsontheriver.com. For more information, call 802-460-3333.

The Huntress and the Holder of Hands: 8 p.m. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Tickets $10-$15 at stonechurchvt.com.

Theater

Ten-Minute Play Festival:
7:30 p.m. Staged Readings of classic and contemporary American dramas, and main stage productions. Reservations (recommended) at 877-666-1855. The Actors Theatre Playhouse is located on the corner of Brook and Main streets, W. Chesterfield, N.H. All seats $10. For more information, visit atplayhouse.org.

Miscellaneous

Artist talk: 5:30 p.m. "Thinking the Cosmos: Kinetic Sculpture" at Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts is featuring sculptor Bruce Campbell's Kinetic Sculptures on view through June 24. 183 Main St., Brattleboro.

Art exhibit party: 6 p.m. Night of a Thousand Photos: 6 p.m. Live music, complimentary food, cash bar, "Everyone-Wins" Raffle, and more! 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro.

Cookout and studio tour: 1 p.m. Hosted by Brattleboro Museum & Art Center a tour of Johnny Swing's workshop in Brookline as part the latest installment of its "Hidden in the Hills" series. Best known for his coin furniture and other objects made from U.S. currency, Swing will demonstrate his longstanding practice of transforming massive steel rods into twisted works of art. Admission is free, but open to BMAC members only. To register or to become a member of the museum visit brattleboromuseum.org or call 802-257-0124, ext. 101.

"Out on a Limb" — a Circus Show: 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. New England Center for Circus Arts to present the culminating show of its second year ProTrack students in "Out on a Limb." in the new Trapezium at 10 Town Crier Drive, Brattleboro. Tickets are $25 VIP / $15 adult / $10 youth under 12. To purchase tickets visit necenterforcircusarts.org. For information call 802-254-9780.

Book Launch Party: 3 to 5 p.m. Authors Nash Patel and Leda Scheintaub launch Dosa Kitchen Recipes for India's Favorite Street Food at Dosa Kitchen Food Truck. Patel and Scheintaub show readers how to make this iconic comfort food at home with a master batter.

Artist reception: Noon to 2 p.m. for Robert Askey and "Imagination," the exhibit for the month of June at the Crowell Gallery at the Moore Free Library, 23 West St., Newfane.

Bennington County

Film

Silent comedy:
7 p.m. "Steamboat Bill Jr." at Brandon Town Hall. A Buster Keaton masterpiece to be screened with live music as Town Hall's annual Silent Film series continues. "Steamboat Bill Jr." (1928), a classic comedy starring Buster Keaton, one of era's top performers. Admission is free and the family-friendly program is open to all; free will donations will go to ongoing building renovation and restoration work. Live music will be provided by silent film accompanist Jeff Rapsis.

Sunday

Windham County


Music

Juno in June! (Juno Orchestra): 3 p.m. Vermont's newest chamber orchestra presents two concerts featuring two quite different works by Franz Joseph Haydn At the Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way, Brattleboro . Tickets range in price from $10 to $40, and can be purchased by calling the BMC, 802-257-4523. For more information, visit junoorchestra.org or call 802-380-9550.

Roots on the River Festival:
At the Rockingham Meeting House, 11 Meeting House Road, Bellows Falls. A smoke-free, family friendly festival. 11 a.m., Mary Gauthier, accompanied by Michele Gazich; Noon-thirty or so: Lunch — pre-order lunch at the festival on Friday or Saturday (up until cut-off at 3 p.m. Saturday) at Smokin Bowls' tent, or email vtbotanicalbeverages@gmail.com.; 1:15 p.m., The Gospel Hour with Alice Howe, Vance Gilbert, and The End of America. Kids 9 and under are always free with an adult; youth 10 to 16 are $10 at the gate for any show. Deluxe tickets for a reserved seat under the big tent are $35 to $145 in advance at rootsontheriver.com. For more information, call 802-460-3333.

Mary Gauthier:
11 a.m. at the Rockingham Meeting House, 11 Meeting House Road in Bellows Falls for the Roots on the River Festival. Accompanied by Michele Gazich. Single day tickets at vermontfestivalsllc.com, $35 to be held at the box office. ($40 at the box office).

Dance

Community Circle Dance:
3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. Led by Lynn Hartwood and Jane Buchan. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated. Information, Parker Huber 802-257-9108, or Mary Ellen Cannon, 603-631-0768 or brattleborocircledance.org.

Contra dance: 7 p.m. Caller Adina Gordon teams up with the Brattleboro Music Center's Celtic "mega band" in a highlight of the center's traditional music program will combine to perform together for a year-end contra dance at the Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Tickets are available at the door, and are $10 for adults, $8 for college students, and $5 for youths.

Film

Documentary "Josiah.":
11:30 a.m. Co-sponsored by the Jamaica Community Arts Council and the West Townshend Community project in the fight against racism. The documentary details his harrowing journey from slavery in the South to fleeing to freedom in Canada, where he purchased land to build what became one of the final stops on the Underground Railroad. At Jamaica Town Hall, with a potluck lunch to follow. Free admission.

Miscellaneous

"Out on a Limb" — a Circus Show: 1 p.m. New England Center for Circus Arts to present the culminating show of its second year ProTrack students in "Out on a Limb." in the new Trapezium at 10 Town Crier Drive, Brattleboro. Tickets are $25 VIP / $15 adult / $10 youth under 12. To purchase tickets visit necenterforcircusarts.org. For information call 802-254-9780.

Monday

Windham County

Music

McNeill's Brewery:
8:30 p.m. Weekly bluegrass jam, no cover. 90 Elliot St., Brattleboro.

Tuesday


Windham County

Dance

Brattleboro Contra Dance:
7 to 10 p.m. Contra dancing at o the Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Cedar Stanistreet (of Nor'easter) on fiddle, Donal Sheets (of Gallimaufry) on guitar and foot percussion, with caller Andy Davis (of New England Dancing Masters)! Beginners are welcome; all dances are taught and called. No partner needed; friendly dancers will dance with you. Adults $10 to $12, college students $8, youth $5.

Miscellaneous

Southern Italy Wine Tasting:
5:30 to 7 p.m. at The Barn at 28 Main St., Walpole, N.H. Proceeds from the wine-tasting event will support the Bridge Memorial Library Renewal Project in Walpole. The fee for the tasting is $30 per person; an assortment of cheeses and fresh baguettes will be served. RSVP to the gallery at info@cynthia-reeves.com.

Wednesday

Windham County


Music

Bard Owl:
6 to 9 p.m. T. Breeze Verdant and Annie Landenberger perform at the Four Columns Inn, off Route 30, Newfane. There is no cover at the Four Columns where one can dine off the full restaurant menu or off the well-selected tavern menu in either the main dining room or the tavern. For more information about the Four Columns visit fourcolumnsvt.com; on Bard Owl, or write verbatimvt@gmail.com.

Dance

"Shall We Dance?":
6 p.m., West Coast Swing "Basics Plus" $10 per class/$80 for 5-weeks series; At 7 p.m., five-week Salsa series begins. Beginners to intermediate dancers. No partner needed. Five-weeks $45; or $10 per class. Drop-in for both classes, $18; Headroom Stages, 17 Elliot St., Brattleboro. Information, ray@shallwedance.biz, 802-579-9990.

Ongoing

Windham County

Dance

Paneurythmy, the Dance of Universal Harmony:
8 a.m. every Wednesday and Sunday through Sept. 21. An uplifting, energizing circle dance taught by Beinsa Douno of Bulgaria and danced around the World. Living Memorial Park, Guilford St., Brattleboro. Call 802-490-2213 for more information.

Miscellaneous

Estey Organ Museum:
Saturdays and Sundays, 2 to 4 p.m. At the Estey Organ Factory, 108 Birge St. Brattleboro, in the rear. See and play organs of many styles and sizes. Walk through a working pipe organ. Learn about Brattleboro's industrial past. Information at esteyorganmuseum.org.

Chess club: 4:15 p.m. Thursdays. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Putney Public Library. 55 Main St. Free.

Six exhibits: At Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, six exhibits: Best of Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys: Steve Gerberich; Alfred Leslie: Selections from 100 Views Along the Road; Bottle in the River: Richard Klein; We Walk In Their Shadows: Gowri Savoor; 3D Color: Gloria Garfinkel; Hereandafter: Susan von Glahn Calabria. 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro. For more information, visit brattleboromuseum.org or call 802-257-0124, ext. 101.

Gallery in the Woods spring preview: The Parallel Universe of Nancy Hayes. Hayes brings her "Edge" series of small, affordable paintings that can be randomly arranged in a series, previewing a larger presentation in June. Explosive and playful color and design, derived from organic cellular forms and interwoven patterns in a strong color palette. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St., Brattleboro. Open daily, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Art exhibit: SouthEast Regional Hub of the Vermont Pastel Society are showing selected original pastels at The Gleanery, 133 Main St., Putney. The show will be up through August. The artists are Carol Corliss, Monica Hastings, Lesley Heathcote, Deedee Jones, Pat McPike, Matthew Peake, Gill Truslow, Rodrica Tilley, Maggie Smith, and Carol Stephens. These paintings are all for sale. To purchase a painting, a price list and artists' contact information is available.

Art exhibit: C. X. Silver Gallery's new exhibition of the paintings of Stephen Lloyd at 814 Western Ave., Brattleboro. This exhibition of recent work is open daily by appointment through June 10. Call ahead to arrange a visit. 802-257-7898.cxsilvergallery.com/stephen-lloyd.

"Thinking the Cosmos: Kinetic Sculpture": Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts is featuring sculptor Bruce Campbell's Kinetic Sculptures on view through June 24. 183 Main St., Brattleboro. Gallery hours, Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a..m. to 5 p.m.

Art exhibit: Andy Richter: Serpent in the Wilderness, through July 1. Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat St., Brattleboro. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Out of area

Sculptures by Ron Edwards: Nina's Nook, 125 A Avenue A, Turners Falls, Mass. The small scale mixed media sculptures on display in this show are made from wood collected along rivers and in forests in western Massachusetts. Hours are Thursday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. through June 23, or by appointment or chance, 413-834-8800.

Art exhibit: "Build and Printed," by New York based artist Willard Boepple in the MASS MoCA gallery, 1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass. The exhibition will run through June 23. The exhibition features Boepple's monoprints, and his three-dimensional forms, both large and small scale.

Art exhibit: Through July 21. Dave Hay brings "Magic and Flow" to The Greenfield Gallery. An artist's reception Friday, June 22, 6 to 8 p.m. 231 Main St., Greenfield, Mass.

Walpole Historical Society Museum and Gift Shop: Noon to 4 p.m. or by appointment 603-756-3449. Open for season, through Columbus Day weekend. 32 Main St., Walpole, N.H.

Art Exhibit:
Laurel Marx, New York-based artist's her show "Shadow Becomes Light," a catalog of recent work culled from far flung travels and decades of art making is up until June 29 at 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro.

Classes and workshops

Windham County

Movin' Into Music:
10 to 10:45 a.m., Fridays. Geared toward children 1 to 5 years old, and their parents or caregivers, with instructor Kim Wallach. The first class is free. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way, Brattleboro.

Monthly Painting from Life Group: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Alternating Tuesdays (year-round) and Saturdays (one per month) with instructor Jack Keledjian. Tuition is $80/day. To register and/or for complete list of the class dates contact JoAnn Denehy at jacksclassvt@gmail.com. Village Arts of Putney, 114 Westminster Road, Putney.

Carol Arnold: Painting the Portrait in the Landscape: Thursday and Friday, June 14 and 15. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuition: $275. To register: contact carol@carolarnoldfineart.com.

Painting the Garden from Life: Kathy Anderson. Wednesday through Friday, June 20 through 22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Tuition: $395 To register, email kathy@kathyandersonstudio.com.

Customized rod puppets workshops: June 8, from 6 to 9 p.m.; June 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; June 10, from 9 a.m. to noon. Under the guidance of Sandglass co-founder Ines Zeller Bass and Sandglass company member Jana Zeller, participants will learn the basics of a customized rod puppet. The process will include modeling a head and hand, techniques for painting puppet faces, and a fabric body. Visit sandglasstheater.org/puppet-building-weekend/ to register.

Summer Intensive Training in Puppetry: Sandglass Theater is offering a two-week training intensive in puppet theater directed by co-founders Eric Bass and Ines Zeller Bass with assistant teachers Jana Zeller and Shoshana Bass. This program is offered to puppeteers, teachers, actors, directors, designers, writers and anyone who wants to deepen their skill and understanding in the art of the puppet. At Sandglass Theater, 17 Kimball Hill, Putney, Aug. 5 through 18. For more information, visit sandglasstheater.org.






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