Entertainment calendar for Nov. 8 to 14

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Thursday

Windham County

Music

Live music — Colorway: 8:30 to 11 p.m. Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery, 36 Bridge St., Brattleboro. 802-490-2354.

Open Mic with Kevin Parry: 7 to 10 p.m. The Marina Restaurant, Brattleboro (off Putney Road). Free. Call 802-257-7563 to sign up for a 20-minute slot. Performers receive 50 percent off their meal. For more information, visit kevinparrymusic.com.

Music and history of the mandolin:
7 p.m. A concert spotlighting the music and magic of "The American Mandolin" featuring Flynn Cohen and August Watters. Tickets are $15; $10 for students at bmcvt.org. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way, Brattleboro.

Film

"The Judge":
6:30 p.m., The documentary film is a unique portrait of Judge Kholoud, who became the first female judge to be appointed to the Middle East's Shari'a (Islamic law courts.) This film is third in a series of six films by and about women, sponsored by the Women's Freedom Center running the second Thursday of each month, September through February. At the Rockingham Library, 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit rockinghamlibrary. org, email programming@rockinghamlibrary.org, call 802463-4270 or stop by the library.

Miscellaneous

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

LEGO contest reception and awards:
5 p.m. Creators of all ages design and build original LEGO sculptures for display. All entries will remain on display at the museum through Sunday. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro. For more information, call 802-257-0124 or visit brattleboromuseum.org.

Friday

Windham County

Music

Arc Iris:
8 p.m. Icon of Ego is about Arc Iris overcoming adversity and ultimately coming out leaner, sharper, and more fully realized. Presented by Popolo, Arc Iris performs at The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Opening are Aubrey Haddard and Ben Lazar Davis. Tickets are $10 to $15 and are available at brownpapertickets.com.

Big Woods Voices:
7:30 p.m., the a capella quartet in the chapel at Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St., Bellows Falls. Tickets in advance are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors, and $45 for premium, reserved seats. At the door, prices increase by $5. Information and advance ticket at Village Square Booksellers, Bellows Falls and Misty Valley Books, Chester, by phone at 802-460-0110, and at stonechurcharts.org.

Gowan Brae: 6 p.m. Traditional Celtic music at at the West Townshend Country Store, Route 30, during pizza night.

Theater

Charles Henry's Final Curtain:
7:30 p.m., the story of an itinerant Vermont vaudeville performer and artist, at Main Street Arts, 35 Main St., Saxtons River. Tickets $17 adults / $10 (15 and under) in advance; $20 adults / $13 (15 and under) at the door; Opening night angel tickets / $50; at mainstreetarts.org or 802-869-2960.

"Putting on Our Finery": 7 p.m. New England Youth Theatre's Theatre Adventure presents "Putting on Our Finery: A Fundraising Fashion Show With Distinction" at the West Village Meeting House, 29 South St., West Brattleboro. Intermission will include the "Theatre Adventure Pie Auction," hosted by radio personality "Fish." Desserts will be available in the foyer, included with the price of admission. Tickets are $15, $25, $50, your choice in support of inclusive Theater Adventure Program at neyt.org, or at the NEYT box office in person. The venue is wheelchair accessible. There will be an ASL interpreter.

Film

AxWound Festival:
8 p.m. Women-In-Horror-Month presents fourth annual horror films by women filmmakers from across the world! Hooker Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. Continues all day Saturday, $20 all access tickets, $10 per event at the door. Schedule at hookerdunham.org, click on more info.

Bennington County

Music

"Powers After Hours":
8 p.m. Live music, a mix of Americana music with folk, jazz, funk, chamber, alternative rock, country, indy featuring singer, songwriter Hilary Chase, Molly Dore, Maddy Wood, Imani Lewis-Shirley, Foster Powell and Amayi Anders At Powers Market in North Bennington. Food available from the Powers Market kitchen and a drink from Thyme Tables Catering. Tickets are available at the door only for $10 general admission and $5 students with a valid student ID. Visit vtartxchange.org or call us at 802-442-5549 for more information about this concert and other programming.

Miscellaneous

Book event:
7:30 p.m., "Bread and Roses, Too" by Katherine Patterson, a novel of historical fiction that tells the story of the 1912 "Bread and Roses" strike in the Lawrence, Mass. textile mills through the eyes of an Italian-American girl and a runaway boy. Director, Maureen Chaffee, has adapted a reading from the book. Dorset Playhouse Stage, Cheney Road, Dorset.

Saturday

Windham County


Music

Chamber Works by Robert Merfeld:
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Brattleboro Music Center's season guest concerts continue as it hosts a concert of chamber works by pianist, teacher and composer Robert Merfeld in the center's auditorium. Tickets are $40, preferred; $20 general; and $10 for students at bmcvt.org. BMC, 72 Blanche Moyse Way, Brattleboro.

Jatoba with The Gaslight Tinkers:
8 p.m. CD release party at The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, Tickets $12 and $15 at brownpapertickets.com. For all ages, but must be 21 and over to drink. For more information, visit stonechurchvt.com.

Foggy Mountain Consort:
7:30 p.m. The Chapel at Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St., Bellows Falls. The Consort is dedicated to performing music from a wide historical range. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors, and $35 for premium, reserved seats. At the door, prices increase by $5. Information and advance tickets at Village Square Booksellers, Bellows Falls and Misty Valley Books, Chester, by phone at 802-460-0110, and at stonechurcharts.org.

Guitarist Kevin Parry:
7 to 9:30 p.m. plays and sings the blues and other related material at Phelps Barn at the Grafton Inn, 92 Main St., Grafton. Featuring music by Jorma Kaukonen, Ry Cooder, David Bromberg and more. Free. For more information, visit kevinparrymusic.com or call the inn at 802-843-2248.

John Hughes:
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the lunch cafe at the Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market. C.F. Church Building, 80 Flat St, Brattleboro.

Theater


Charles Henry's Final Curtain: 7:30 p.m. the story of an itinerant Vermont vaudeville performer and artist, at Main Street Arts, 35 Main St., Saxtons River. Tickets $17 adults / $10 (15 and under) in advance; $20 adults / $13 (15 and under) at the door; at mainstreetarts.org or 802-869-2960.

Dance

"Shall We Dance?" 2nd Saturday dances: West Coast Swing lesson, 7 to 8 p.m., dancing from 8 to 10 p.m., refreshments will be available. $12 per person. For more information, call 802-365-0233 or 802-579-9990, or email ray@shallwedance.biz.

Film

AxWound Festival:
10 a.m. to 11 p.m. p.m. Women-In-Horror-Month presents fourth annual horror films by women filmmakers from across the world! Hooker Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. Continues all day, $20 all access tickets, $10 per event at the door. Schedule at hookerdunham.org, click on more info.

Miscellaneous

River Gallery School Benefit Auction: 5 p.m. the new expanded Main Street Studio and Gallery 34, 34 Main St., Brattleboro. Hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar, a letterpress demo of printed cards, and surprise pop-up door prize plus a raffle drawing. Tickets are being sold for a chance to win a Perception kayak and Thule car carrier; a semester to an RGS class; a Ric Campman framed "Great Joy" painting; or a whimsical handmade child's chair in the shape of a giraffe. Preview the growing list of generous donations from area artisans and merchants at the rivergalleryschool.org. For information, call 802-257-1577. Bidding will begin closing at 7 p.m., and the four raffle winners will be picked at 7:30 p.m. to wrap up the event.

Author event: 2 p.m. Christy Mihaly to read, discuss, and sign her book "Hey, Hey, Hay!: A Tale of Bales and the Machines that Make Them" at Bartleby's Books, 17 West Main St., Wilmington. Christy Mihaly writes articles, stories, essays, and poems for children. For more information, contact 802-464-5425, bartbook@sover.net or visit myvermontbookstore.com.

Fluxus Dialogue: Nye Ffarrabas: 4 to 6 p.m., (ex Bici Hendricks ex Bici Forbes) and Geoffrey Hendricks, an exhibition at CX Silver Gallery, 814 Western Ave., Brattleboro, of mixed media pieces (FluxObjects) by Nye/Bici and Geoff documenting their time together and apart, a relationship and ongoing communication of 57 years.

Poetry Open Mic:
1 p.m. Village Square Booksellers, 32 Square, Bellows Falls, assisted by New Hampshire author and poet Jim Fowler of the River Voices Writing Group. Poets read from their works or a favorite book. The poets sit around a circle, taking turns reading poetry. Call 802-463-9404 for event reservations. For more information, visit villagesquarebooks.com.

Out of area

Dance

Rescheduled Halloween dance: 7 to 10:30 p.m. Monadnock Tri-State Dance Club brings live music with The Visitors, Elmm Community Ctr, 21 Durkee, Winchester, N.H. Refreshments servied. 802-722-9205; 603-876-4469.

Sunday

Windham County

Music

Music for a Sunday Afternoon:
3 p.m. Pianist Benjamin Hochman in a program including two world premiers, Gilad Cohen's Circling Time and Jesse Brault's Sonata Shambhala. In Marlboro College's Ragle Hall, Serkin Center, South Road, Marlboro, for the Performing Arts, and is free and open to the public.

The Bright Wings Chorus Farewell Tour: 7 p.m. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro, Tickets $12 and $15 at brownpapertickets.com. For all ages, but must be 21 and over to drink. For more information, visit stonechurchvt.com.

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.

Theater

Charles Henry's Final Curtain: 2:30 p.m. the story of an itinerant Vermont vaudeville performer and artist, at Main Street Arts, 35 Main St., Saxtons River. Tickets $17 adults / $10 (15 and under) in advance; $20 adults / $13 (15 and under) at the door; at mainstreetarts.org or 802-869-2960.

Film

Movies for Kids:
11:30 a.m. The theme for November's selections is "Lost and Found." This Sunday, "E.T." Admission is by donation, and the concession stand will be open. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro.

Miscellaneous

RAMP 2018 Art Raffle:
3 p.m. at Flat Iron Exchange Proceeds from over 50 pieces of original artwork, donated by local artists and on display at the Flat Iron Exchange in downtown Bellows Falls, Vermont. Arrive at 2:30 p.m. for a final look and enjoy savory and sweet refreshments. View the artwork at ramp-vt.org. Tickets are $25 each or 5/$100 and can be purchased in person or online. If you are unable to be present on Nov. 11, email RAMP at ramp@sover.net with your ten choices in order of preference, and RAMP will monitor the selection of a piece from your list.

Out of area

Miscellaneous

Author event:
2 p.m. Archer Mayor to read from his new novel, "Bury the Lead." Phoenix Books Misty Valley, 58 Common St., Chester.

Monday

Windham County

Music

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

Miscellaneous

Next Stage Cooks:
6 p.m. Rustic pies sweet and savory with chef Ruby McAdoo. Dinner and wine included Limit: 12 participants. Tickets $20 at brownpapertickets.com.

Tuesday

Windham County

Dance

Contra Dance:
7 to 10 p.m. Steve Zakon-Anderson calling, music by Flicker: Ellery Witman and Hilary Weitzner on fiddle and Avery Witman on cello, with special guest Jesse Ball on keyboard. Introductory lesson at 7 p.m. No partner needed, and beginners are welcome; all dances are taught and called. At The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. To protect the floor, carry in clean, soft-soled shoes. Adults $10 to $12, college students $8, youth $5.

Film

"In the Heat of the Night":
7 p.m. Starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger which concern racial bigotry in a small Southern town. There will be a discussion following the showing. Marlboro Community Center, South Road. Free admission.

Wednesday

Windham County


Film

"In Between Mountains and Oceans":
6:30 p.m. Architecture and Design Film Series screens tale of Japanese temples and forests. (2016, Directed by Masa-aki Miyazawa, Japan, 78 minutes) at 118 Elliot, Brattleboro. Doors open at 6 p.m. Films are free and open to all.

Bennington County

Miscellaneous

Auditions for "Sylvia":
by A.R. Gurney. 6:30 to 9 p.m. (and Thursday) at the Dorset Theatre Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset. Performances will be the weekends of March 1, 2, 3 and 8, 9, 10. Available roles are: Sylvia, a physically agile actress in her 20s; Two actors ranging in age from mid 30s to 50s to play the parts of Greg and Tom; 2 actresses, also middle aged, for the roles of Kate and Phyllis and an actress of indiscriminate age to play Leslie. Scripts are available at the Dorset Players office. The play is being directed by Cheryl Gushee and produced by Paul M. Brinker. For more information call the Dorset Players office between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at 802-867-5777.

Ongoing

Windham County

Miscellaneous

Brattleboro Film Festival:
Unique and unforgettable films through Nov. 11 at the Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. The full program is posted on brattleborofilmfestival.org.

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

Art exhibit:
Through Nov. 18. "Deidre Scherer: Human Textures," plus collaborations with Jackie Abrams. Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St., Brattleboro. Gallery hours, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Monday.

Art exhibit: Helen Eddy — Artist of the Month for October and November, Wardsboro Library, 170 Main St., Wardsboro. For more information, call 802-896-6988 or visit wardsboropubliclibrary.org. Library hours are Monday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 2 to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Art exhibit: Brooklyn-based artist Aron Namenwirth's new exhibition, "The Autographic Image" at 118 Elliot, 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro. The show will remain up through Nov. 29. Gallery hours are Saturdays, 2 to 6 p.m., or by appointment.

Art exhibit: Gallery in the Woods Fall Show continues through Dec. 31. In Gallery 1: William H. Hays Prints. Brattleboro is his hometown and he is generously represented in the Gallery In The Woods showroom, the most complete presentation of his available linocut portfolio in any gallery in the country. In Gallery 2: Edward Kingsbury III New Work. Catapulted by a painful and incurable illness overturning his life, he turned to prayer and constant, meditative drawing in fine-point pen, transforming physical and emotional pain into a work of inspiration. For this show Ed presents his latest large scale work, and some new exploration using color layering and brushwork. Gallery in the Woods. 145 Main St., Brattleboro. For more information, call 802-257-4777, or visit galleryinthewoods.com.

Bennington County.

Theater

Miscellaneous


Works on Paper Gallery: On view through Dec. 30 at the Bennington Museum. "Where Did You Come From Anyway?" is an exhibition of works by Pat Musick, a retrospective of work from her career spanning 55 years. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St. (Route 9), Bennington.

"Inside Out" art show:
Through Nov. 18, Southern Vermont Arts Center's Fall Member Show, will display the work of SVAC's 200 plus artist members. Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. 930 SVAC Drive, Manchester.

Out of area

Miscellaneous

Art exhibit:
"Healing: The Transformative Imagery of Art." Through March 30. Great Hall, 100 River St., Springfield. The exhibition features renowned New England artists including Robert O'Brien, Cai Xi Silver, Robert Carsten, Pat Musick, Carolyn Enz Hack, Mary Admasian, Margaret Jacobs, Natalie Blake, Karen Deets, Robert DuGrenier, Priscilla Petraska, and Neomi Lauritsen. For more information, call 802-258-3992 or 802-885-3061.

Cheshiremen Chorus:
Tuesdays at 7 p.m. A chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society meets in the lower dining room of the United Church of Christ, 23 Central Square, Keene, N.H. A capella four-part male harmony. All ages are welcome, no experience necessary. No meeting on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. For more information visit cheshiremen.org or email hutchingsfamily@myfairpoint.net.

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.

BMAC programs: Children of all ages invited to share their creative talents with the world by taking part in three programs offered by the museum this fall. Glasstastic for imaginative artists in grades Kindergarten to 6, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for talented Vermonters in grades 7 to 12, and BMAC's 11th Annual LEGO Contest and Exhibit for creative types of all ages. More information and guidelines for each program are available at brattleboromuseum.org.

Out of area

Artist to Artist workshop series:
An affordable opportunity for artists, performers, and craftspeople to learn more about topics like how best to use an artist residency, what opportunities a grant can open up for artists, how to share peer critique, and how to ready work for a fine art gallery continues through November at the Sharon Arts Gallery in Peterborough, N.H. and at Ash Hill Center for the Arts in Swanzey, N.H. Register at monadnockartsalive.org/artist-to-artist. Registration for each workshop is $10 general public, $5 Arts Alive! members.





     


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