Entertainment calendar for March 8 to 14
Kevin Parry open mic: 7 to 10 p.m. Marina Restaurant, Putney Road, Brattleboro. Free. 802-257-7563. For information and to sign up, visit kevinparrymusic.com.
Live music: 8 to 11 p.m., Whetstone Station and Brewery, 36 Bridge St., Brattleboro.
Book Lounge: 6 to 8 p.m., 4 High St., Brattleboro.
The Roundtable Discussion Series: 6 to 7 p.m. "Words and Abenaki History," 118 Elliot, 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro. Join Peoples, Places, and the History of Words in Brattleboro, Vermont (The Brattleboro Words Project) for a presentation and discussion about our region's early Abenaki experience and Algonquian language led by Rich Holschuh and Joe Rivers. Come share your stories and thoughts. Free. Refreshments will be served. For details visit, BrattleboroWordsProject.org; facebook.com/BrattleboroWords or email email@example.com.
Opening reception: 5 to 6 p.m. The art of Saxtons River Elementary School students on display at the Main Street Arts Gallery now through March 30 in a show entitled "Growing Works of Art." An opening reception for them and the public. Members of the fourth grade student council will be selling snacks to support school projects. More information is available by contacting 802-869-2960 or at mainstreetarts.org.
Out of area
Book reading: 7 p.m., "Climate Solutions in Plain Sight: The Role of Water" with Author Judith D. Schwartz at the NewsBank Conference Center, 352 Main St., Chester.
Jazz Fridays: 7 to 10 p.m. At The Lounge. 4 High St., Brattleboro.
Gary Higgins: 7 p.m. with guest Allysen Callery — Sunburned Hand of The Man/Bridge Of Flowers. Featuring Higgin's original acoustic music from his catalog spanning nearly 50 years, including his 1972 classic "Red Hash." $10 advance at stonechurchvt.com or $12 at the door, 210 Main St., Brattleboro.
Scar Tissue: 7 p.m., an evening with Adam Wade (The Moth Radio Hour, The New Yorker Magazine), Ophira Eisenberg (NPR's Ask Me Another), Peter Aguero (Daddy Issues) and Tom Bodett (NPR's Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me!) featured on The Moth and This American Life, come together for one night of stories exploring the vulnerability and resilience of the human body and heart, at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Tickets are $15. Available at nextstagearts.org and at the door.
"Understanding Iran Through Film": 6:30 p.m. at a new venue, The Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. "The Hidden Half," directed by Tahmineh Milani, Iran's leading professional woman film director. The presenter is Professor Eric Hooglund, who has devoted his life to studying, researching and teaching about Iran. The program is free. Iranian pastries and tea offered before the program, which starts at 7 p.m. For more information, please visit: windhamworldaffairscouncil.org.
Leo Yucht Quartet: 8 p.m., at Powers Market in North Bennington with Vermont Arts Exchange, 9 Main St., North Bennington. For more information about Vermont Arts Exchange and the 2018 Basement Music Series season, contact VAE at 802-442-5549, visit vtartxchange.org or like us on Facebook.
"Mothers and Sons": 7:30 p.m. Presented by The Dorset Players with Sullivan PLLC. The cast includes Lynne Marcus, Paul Michael Brinker, Mike Cutler, Lucas. Tickets at 802 867-5570, or dorsetplayers.org or at the box office two hours before each performance. 104 Cheney Road, Dorset. For more information, call 603-358-2467.
Out of area
Lui Collins: 7 to 9 p.m. at the Great Falls Coffeehouse. Singer/songwriter folk musician. Each month the Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center host an evening coffeehouse with local talent. Current office hours Wednesday through Sunday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Refreshments available. Suggested donations to support educational programming at the Center. Museum and store open during intermission. 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, Mass. For more information, call 413-863-3221.
Jazzmeia Horn: 8 p.m. in The Emerging Artist Series at the Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro. Admission: $20 plus for general admission, $15 student with valid ID.
Airs, Arias, Madrigals & Tonos": 7:30 p.m., a benefit concert at All Souls Church Unitarian Universalist, 29 South St., West Brattleboro. Admission at the door is $15 per person and includes a gala reception; proceeds will help support ASC community-based programs and the Meeting House.
Claudia Schmidt: 7:30 p.m. in a special CD release concert of "Hark the Dark," Schmidt's 22nd recording in a career spanning almost 45 years of composing and performing on dulcimer, and deluxe pianolin. She is accompanied by pianist Miro Sprague, bassist Marty Jaffe, drummer Conor Meehan, and pianist/accordionist Chris Haynes. Tickets are $20 in advance at nextstagearts.org or $24 at the door. Next Stage is located at 15 Kimball Hill.
Andrew Collins Trio: 7:30 p.m. Award winning mando-maestro Andrew Collins brings his Trio's trailblazing roots to The Stone Church Arts show at the Chapel at Immanuel Episcopal Church located at 20 Church St. in Bellows Falls. Tickets in advance cost $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors and $45 for premium, reserved seats. At the door, prices increase by $5 for general admission and seniors. Tickets are available at Village Square Booksellers on the Square in Bellows Falls, by phone at 802-460-0110 or online at stonechurcharts.org.
"The Flip Side": 7:30 p.m. in The Performance Hall at the new Brattleboro Music Center to benefit the Brattleboro Concert Choir. Take a trip back in time, when clubs were swanky and the music cool. Singers Junko Wantanabe, Jennifer Hansen, Peter Shea, and Charles Mays, Jr. will join Concert Choir Director Susan Dedell at the piano for an evening of cabaret entertainment. Hors d'oeuvres provided by Kris McDermet and Judy Hueber, and a cash bar provided by Windham Wines. Table seating is $30 per person for tables of four; balcony seating is $20. Seating is limited. For more information and tickets, contact the Brattleboro Music Center at 802-257-4523 or bmcvt.org.
Miles Band: 8 p.m., play their set of classic funk, soul and rock and roll.at The Stone Church. $5 at the door pr at stonechurchvt.com. 210 Main St., Brattleboro.
2nd Saturday West Coast Swing Dance Party: 7 p.m. West Coast lesson, 8 to 10 p.m. dancing (mixed rhythms), refreshments. Headroom Stages, 17 Elliot St., Brattleboro. $12/lesson and/or dance (Carry your dance shoes) information, firstname.lastname@example.org; 802-579-9990.
"Semiramide": 1 p.m. Rossini's Epic Masterpiece Comes to Cinemas for the first time Live in HD with host Christopher Maltman. At the Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. The all-star bel canto cast features soprano Angela Meade, mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green . General admission is $22; Met Club Forever, $20; students $10. For advance credit card purchase, call Sharry Manning at 802-257-5717.
Open Mic Poetry: 1 p.m., at Village Square Booksellers, The Square, Bellows Falls. Hosted 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 reservations.
"Mothers and Sons": 7:30 p.m. Presented by The Dorset Players with Sullivan PLLC. Directed by Sherry Kratzer and produced by Cheryl Gushee, the cast includes Lynne Marcus, Paul Michael Brinker, Mike Cutler, Lucas. Tickets at 802-867-5570, or dorsetplayers.org or at the box office two hours before each performance.
Jazz Soiree: 3 p.m. Wendy Redlinger's Jazz soiree presents the Bob Stabach 4tet located at 2596 Tater Lane, Guilford. Suggested donation is $15. For more information and directions, call Wendy at 802-254-6189.
Community Circle Dance: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. Led by Caitlin and Peter Adair. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated. Information: Parker Huber 802-257-9108, or Mary Ellen Cannon, 603-631-0768 or online at brattleborocircledance.org.
Brattleboro Contradance: 7 to 10 p.m. at the Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Admission is $10 to $12 adults, $8 college students with ID, $5 youth (through high school). Caller will be Steve Zakon Anderson, with music by Flicker, that includes Ellery Witman and Hilary Weitzner on fiddles and Avery Witman on cello. Joined by keyboard player Jesse Ball. For more information, visit brattcontra.org or call 518-561-2594.
"Obsession: 1 to 3 p.m. A RAMParts and National Theatre Live event featuring films with Jude Law ("The Talented Mr. Ripley," "The Young Pope," "Sherlock Holmes, Sleuth") filmed live in London's Barbicon. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and available at the door. Bellows Falls Opera House, The Square, Bellows Falls. Special online ticket purchase deal; buy one ticket online, get another at no cost. Seating general admission. Contact Susan MacNeil at 603-313-0052 or email email@example.com for more information.
Bolshoi Ballet Live: 4 p.m. "The Lady of the Camellias" a ballet in one prologue and three acts will be broadcast live at the Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro, General admission is $20, students $10. For questions and advance credit card purchase, call Sharry Manning 802-257-5717, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Movies for Kids: 11:30 a.m. The theme is Miyazaki in March. "My Neighbor Totoro," a 1988 film which follows two young girls who find that their new country home is in a mystical forest inhabited by creatures called Totoros. This family-oriented film has a powerful ecological theme and is Rated G at the Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. Admission is by donation.
Read and share: 10 a.m. to noon, upstairs at the Putney General Store in the center of Putney, Putney Cares to sponsor a read and share of the Sunday New York Times, Beverages and snacks can be purchased downstairs, enjoy reading and discussing current events upstairs. For more information, call 802-387-5593.
"Mothers and Sons": 2 p.m. Presented by The Dorset Players with Sullivan PLLC. The cast includes Lynne Marcus, Paul Michael Brinker, Mike Cutler, Lucas. Tickets at 802-867-5570, or dorsetplayers.org or at the box office two hours before each performance. 104 Cheney Road, Dorset.
McNeill's Brewery: 8:30 p.m. Weekly bluegrass jam, no cover. 90 Elliot St., Brattleboro.
WSESU All District Band Night: 6 p.m. Instrumental musicians from the throughout the Windham Southeast Supervisory Union will gather at Brattleboro Union High School for the 31st annual All District Band Night. Learning activities that begin in the afternoon will culminate in the concert in the B.U.H.S. gymnasium, Fairground Road, Brattleboro. No admission will be charged for this concert. Directed by Steve Rice. Approximately 225 students will perform in the concert. For more information about this event, call 802-451-3511.
Shall We Dance?: 6 p.m. West Coast Swing "Basics Plus" lessons; 7 p.m. Rumba lessons, at the Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro.
"A Doll's House Part 2," and "West Side Story" documentary: 7 p.m. The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company's Weston 101 Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, 705 Main St, Weston, hosted by Weston Director of Education/Artistic Associate Piper Goodeve for a pre-season backstage pass is a multi-media event series taking you behind the scenes of each summer show; "West Side Story," "Our Town," "Fun Home," and more. Reservations are strongly recommended. To register or learn more, visit westonplayhouse.org.
"Singing Strong!": 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Brattleboro Music Center's Recital Hall each Tuesday through May 1. The cost is $65 for eight weekly sessions. The program is for those who just love to sing — no auditions, requirements, or performance experience required. Call the Brattleboro Music Center at 802-257-4523 for further information and to register.
West African drum and dance class: 6 to 7 p.m. for drum class, ( bring a drum if you can) $10; 7 to 8:30 p.m. for dance class, sliding scale $12 to $15. Pape Ba instructor, Derrik Jordan, Lisa Newell and friends will accompany on drums for all levels. At 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro.
Chess club: 4:15 p.m. Thursdays. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Putney Public Library. 55 Main St. Free.
Art exhibit: Local artists from the SouthEast Hub of the Vermont Pastel Society are showing selected original pastels in the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital corridor between the main building and the Richards wing. The artists are David Brown, Carol Corliss, Monica Hastings, Lesley Heathcote, Deedee Jones, Pat McPike, Matthew Peake, Jean Pollock, Gill Truslow, Rodrica Tilley, Maggie Smith, Carol Stephens, Cath Stockbridge and Priscilla Whitford. BMH is located at 17 Belmont Ave., Brattleboro.
BMAC exhibits: "Open Call NXNE 2018: Works on Paper," BMAC's annual juried exhibit on view through March 10. The artists included in the exhibit are Pat Bega, Bradley Butler, Cindy Davis, Rita Edelman, Marjorie Forte, William Hays, Charlie Hunter, Edward A. Kingsbury, Niki Kriese, M.P. Landis, SeungTack Lim, Linda Mahoney, Mary Mattingly, Frank Ozereko, Justin Perlman, Robin Reynolds, Deborah Rubin, Sayward Schoonmaker, Russell Serrianne, Jen Simms, Scott Tulay, and Antoinette Winters. Three other exhibits — "Touchstones, Totems, Talismans"; "Shimmering Mirage: Anila Quayyum Agha"; and "The Scarf: Joan O'Beine" — remain on view. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro.
Art exhibit: Gallery North Star presents an exhibition by still life oil painter Julie Y Baker Albright. The show will run through March 11. Rendered in a style reminiscent of the Old Masters, the still life paintings of Julie Y Baker Albright demonstrate an exceptional control of both subject and medium. Gallery North Star, Townshend Road, Grafton. The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 802-843-2465 or visit gnsgrafton.com.
Art exhibit: "Winter Group 2018" features new work from Jackie Abrams, Josh Bernbaum, Tiffany Heerema, Karen Kamenetzky, Gene Parulis, Torin Porter, Erika Radich, Donald Saaf, and other gallery artists on view through March 18. The show includes paintings, prints, glass, collage, baskets, photographs, pottery, mixed media assemblage, fiber wall hangings and steel sculpture. Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St., Brattleboro, for more information, call 802-251-8290.
Art exhibit: Kevin Burke's work at the Wardsboro Public Library for the months of February and March. Kevin works in drawing, sculpture and electronic arts. Over the years he has shown his works in many galleries around the world including York, England, New York, Keene, N.H., Boston, as well as Wardsboro. His works are inspired by the landscape of Vermont and of the human form. 170 Main St., Wardsboro during library hours. For more information, visit wardsborolibrary.org or call 802-896-6988.
Art exhibit: Balinese Buicks — On the Road to Putney Library. Art Costa, started building toys and tree houses from found materials as a boy on his family's California dairy farm in the late 1950s. After a year of focused whimsy, a series of wall sculptures, "Balinese Buicks." The "Buicks" and more of Art's sculptures will be on exhibit through the months of February and March and can be viewed during the library's regular hours: Monday through Friday 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Putney Library is located at 55 Main St. Putney.
Art exhibit: Jessica Drenk's "Regeneration' opens March 10, and will be on view through April 14 at Cynthia-Rateeves, The Barn at 28 Main St.,Walpole, N.H.
Student Arts Month: During the month of March. The High School Visual Art Show at the River Garden Gallery, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. Photography, and the 3D works will be at the Vermont Artisans Gallery 2 on the second floor on Main Street. Elementary School Art Exhibit will be at the Brooks Memorial Library and on display during March. Vote for your favorite pieces in the "People's Choice Awards." This year's winners will be interviewed for a television spot on "Art Story," the Arts Council's BCTV show that features local artists.
Art exhibit: Gwen Murphy continues her exploration of humor and pathos with a series of Wall Dolls. Murphy is primarily a found-object artist, recognized as the creator of Surreal Shoes, an ongoing project. The new textile and clay wall characters clearly reference historic puppetry and illustration. At Gallery in the Woods. 145 Main St. Brattleboro; galleryinthewoods.com; 802-257-4777. On view through April 2. Gallery is open 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Classes and workshops
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 is Kim Wallach. The first class is free. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Brattleboro.
Winter/spring jewelry workshop series: Borter's Jewelry Studio, 22 High St., March 13 and 15; Introduction to Sand Casting, $200 - 5 to 9 p.m. March 27 and 29; Introduction to Sand Casting - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 12 and 13; Tab Setting Workshop - 5 to 9 p.m. April 24 and 26. For detailed descriptions of each class and to register, visit bortersjewelry.com/classes or contact Borter at email@example.com or 802-254-3452. All of the sessions above will be held at the studio.
River Gallery School winter-spring semester:
Watercolor Painting: with Lynn Zimmerman for students of all levels to learn and practice the essentials of creating luminous watercolor paintings, working with color theory and mixing, composition, understanding light, and developing visual perception. Check out Lynn's series of Saturday workshops, and on to pastepaper, artful books, and watercolor, as well.
Meditation and Art class: with Jess Weitz, and a visit from a representative from Golden Paints giving a acrylic demo, free, in the morning and a Mixed Media Madness workshop on the afternoon of March 31.
Call 802-257-1577 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on classes, workshops, and our inclusive scholarship policy, or visit rivergalleryschool.org. Scholarships are available through grants, donors, and RGS fundraising events. River Gallery School, 32 Main St., Brattleboro.
Out of area
Watercolor Workshop: 10 a.m., to 4 p.m. with Nancy Lanoue at the First Universalist Parish in the Stone Village, Route 103, Chester. Following a demonstration, Lanoue will coach participants as they complete their own paintings. All materials needed for the workshop, including paints will be provided. The workshop is suitable for beginners and those who want to put aside a day for further practice. The cost of the workshop is $50. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call/email Nancy Lanoue at 802-885-6156, email@example.com or Nena Nanfeldt, 802-875-4309, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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