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Music

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. at Whetstone Station and Brewery, 36 Bridge St., Brattleboro.

Funk Night: 9:30 p.m. Live band at Metropolis, 55 Elliot St., Brattleboro.

Dancing

Folk Dancing:
4 to 5:30 p.m., weekly, through June. To sign up, call 802-387-5593, or email putneycares@svcable.net.

Miscellaneous

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

Film

Horror:
The Hooker Dunham Theater will screen "Occupants," at 7 p.m.



Friday

Music

Jazz Fridays:
At the Lounge. 4 High St., Brattleboro.

Farmers Market: 5 to 7:30 p.m., at the Townshend Farmers Market on the lawn of the West Townshend Country Store, Route 30.

"Blind Boy Paxton":
Bluesman Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton, Next Stage, 7:30pm. $22 in advance, $25 at the door, available online at www.nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro, and the Putney Coop. 15 Kimball Hill, Putney.

Scott Ainslee: Wardsboro Curtain Call, Inc.'s 2017 Music Series concludes with a performance by Scott Ainslie. Wardsboro Town Hall, Main Street. Doors, 6:30 p.m.; music, 7 p.m. $10 at the door; caf setting.



Theater

"Uncle Vanya":
7:30 p.m. A comic and dramatic cautionary tale about the courage it takes to overcome the invisible suffering of ordinary people. Actors Theatre Playhouse, corner of Brook and Main streets, West Chesterfield, N.H. Reservations at 877-666-1855. For more information, visit atplayhouse.org

"The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940": 7 p.m. written by John Bishop and directed by Julia Tadlock. Tickets for these performances are $13 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $10 for students. Tickets may be purchased in advance at neyt.org. 802-246-6398 from noon to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays. The show plays at New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Brattleboro.

"This Cat": Rock River Players presents Robert Fritz's "I Used to Have This Cat," featuring Sara Vitale and Natalie Nielsen. 7:30 p.m. at the Williamsville Hall, Dover Road. Tickets are $10 adult; $8 students and seniors at the door.



Film

"America in Transition":
A documentary series and community engagement campaign that explores community, family, and social issues for trans people of color across the United States. Director and Marlboro alum Andr P rez will host the screening, followed by a discussion, at 7 p.m. in Ragle Hall, Serkin Center, at Marlboro College.



Miscellaneous

Touchstones: Brattleboro Museum and Art Center celebrates the opening of five new exhibits for museum members only at 5:30 p.m. To become a member, visit http://www.brattleboromuseum.org/support-bmac/membership-and-annual-giving/, or contact Erin Jenkins at 802-257-0124, ext. 101.

Book Reading: New Hampshire author Howard Mansfield will be speaking about his collection of essays, "Summer Over Autumn," at Village Square Booksellers in Bellows Falls at 7 p.m. For book and event reservations, call 802-463-9404 or reserve a book online at http://www.villagesquarebooks.com/event/howard-mansfield-summer-over-autumn.

Magic: The Hooker Dunham will feature Jonas Cain's "400 Years of Magic," at 7 p.m.



Saturday

Theater

"Uncle Vanya": 7:30 p.m. A comic and dramatic cautionary tale about the courage it takes to overcome the invisible suffering of ordinary people, the futility of service to others, and the fragility of beauty and illusions. Actors Theatre Playhouse, corner of Brook and Main streets, West Chesterfield, N.H. Reservations at 877-666-1855. For more information, visit atplayhouse.org.

"This Cat": Rock River Players presents Robert Fritz's "I Used to Have This Cat," featuring Sara Vitale and Natalie Nielsen. 7:30 p.m. at the Williamsville Hall, Dover Road. Tickets are $10 adult; $8 students and seniors at the door.



Film

"Little Shop of Horrors,":
4 p.m. ""Fright That Grows," a series of progressively scary movies on Saturdays and Sundays in October, Admission to all series movies is by donation, and proceeds benefit Latchis Arts. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. For more information, visit latchisarts.org.



Music

Namoli Brennet:
7 p.m. at the Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. $17 in advance. $20 at the door. Benefit concert for Green Mountain Crossroads.

Dave Keller:
Stone Church Arts hosts Dave Keller Band and the Mo' Sax Horns at 7:30 p.m. Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St., Bellows Falls. In advance, $20 general admission, $15 for seniors, and $45 for premium, reserved seats. At the door, prices increase by $5. Tickets are available in person at Village Square Booksellers on the Square in Bellows Falls, by phone at 802-460-0110, and online at www.stonechurcharts.org.

Tom Harrell Quartet:
The Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro, hosts the Tom Harrell Quartet trumpet at 8 p.m. Tickets, $20 general admission, $15 for students with I.D., are available online at www.vtjazz.org, by email at ginger@vtjazz.org, by phone 802 254 9088, and in person at In The Moment, Main St., Brattleboro.

Wooden Dinosaur:
Songwriter and multi instrumentalist Nathan Kalish performs at The Stone Church in Brattleboro with support from local favorites Wooden Dinosaur at 7:30 p.m. $10 in advance and $12 at the door.



Miscellaneous

Portraiture: Stone Church Center presents a drawing class with Jean Cannon, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Currier Hall, 12 Church St., Bellows Falls. $50. Register in person at Village Square Booksellers on the Square in Bellows Falls, by phone at 802-460-0110 and online at www.stonechurcharts.org.

Secrets:
Steve Butz and Eileen Charbonneau visit Bartleby's Books at 6 p.m. to talk about their adventures in discovering American secrets. 17 West Main St., Wilmington. For more information or to reserve either book, call 802-464-5425, email bartbook@sover.net or visit www.myvermontbookstore.com.

Engineering Challenge:
The final event in the Friends of the Rockingham Library fundraising campaign to purchase "Vilas Bridge" by Jerry Pohl is "Bridge Building: Family Engineering Challenge," from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Guilford Church Book Release:
With a "Crankie Musical Theater Spectacular" at 7 p.m. at the Guilford Community Church, 38 Church Drive to celebrate the release of "And Grace Shall Lead Us." All are welcome, admission is free, donations gratefully accepted.

Met Live: Latchis Arts presents Met Live in HD's "Die Zauberfl te," at the Latchis Theatre, 1 p.m., preceded by an opera talk by scholar Lisa Cox at noon. Tickets are $22 for the opera; $10 for the talk; $20 for Met Club Forever members and $8 for the talk; students are $10 for the opera and $5 for the talk. Contact Sharry Manning at sjmpr@comcast.net or 802-257- 5717 for advance credit-card purchase.

"Lucy Speaks": An exhibit in the Mobile Interactive Literary Exhibition Space, in front of Key Bank on Main Street. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free. A pop-up mobile exhibit on the life of life and times of colonial-era Guilford resident, former slave, and America's first African American poet, Lucy Terry Prince, presented by Peoples, Places and the History of Words in Brattleboro.



Sunday

Music

Live Music:
5 p.m., at the Whetstone Station in the Bier Garten. 36 Bridge St., Brattleboro.

Film

"Little Shop of Horrors": 4 p.m. "Fright That Grows," a series of progressively scary movies on Saturdays and Sundays in October, Admission to all series movies is by donation, and proceeds benefit Latchis Arts. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. For more information, visit latchisarts.org.

"A Peculiar Freedom": The Guilford Historical Society presents award-winning Vermont filmmaker Nora Jacobson discussing her latest project, "A Peculiar Freedom," a TV series about people of color in New England during the Colonial and Civil War period. 2 p.m. at the Guilford Grange, Guilford Center Rd.



Miscellaneous


"Lucy Speaks": An exhibit in the Mobile Interactive Literary Exhibition Space, in front of Key Bank on Main Street. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free. A pop-up mobile exhibit on the life of life and times of colonial-era Guilford resident, former slave, and America's first African American poet, Lucy Terry Prince, presented by Peoples, Places and the History of Words in Brattleboro.



Monday

Music

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



Tuesday

Miscellaneous

Book Reading:
Peter Gould will read from his new book "Horse Drawn Yogurt: Stories from Total Loss Farm," at the Rockingham Library in Bellows Falls at 6:30 p.m.



Wednesday

Music

Open Mic:
9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Metropolis, 55 Elliot St., Brattleboro.

Noam Pikelny: At The Stone Church, 7:30 p.m. Playing tunes from his first solo recording, "Universal Favorite." Advance tickets are $20; at the door, $25. For more information, visit stonechurchvt.com.



Ongoing

Windham County

Miscellaneous

Rockingham Library Genealogy Group:
Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bring your laptop. Many free databases available at the library. Both beginners and seasoned genealogists are welcome. Free. For more information, call 802-463-4270.

Estey Organ Museum: Saturday and Sunday 2 to 4 p.m., through October. At the Estey Organ Factory, 108 Birge St., 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.

Art exhibit: Landscapes by Dummerston artist Greg Moschetti on display in the halls of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Belmont Avenue, Brattleboro, through December. All the paintings are for sale and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Strolling of the Heifers' culinary apprenticeship program.

Art exhibit: Artist JoAnne Russo used her love of nature and artistic talent to put a face on her cancer, using drawing as an outlet for the anger the illness caused her. Some of those drawings will be on display at Main Street Arts, 35 Main St., Saxtons River, through Oct. 13, in a show she has titled "Win, Lose or Draw: My Journey through Cancer." For more information, visit mainstreetarts.org, or email info@mainstreetarts.org.

Art exhibit: Susan Abbott "In Season" Exhibition at Gallery North Star runs through Nov. 5. 151 Townshend Road, Grafton, a solo show of new oil paintings. For more information call 802-843- 2465 or visit gnsgrafton.com. The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Art exhibit: "Machine Dreams" artworks by Landmark College Alumnus Dave Cole in the Fine Arts Gallery in the FAB building, open to the public seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Landmark College, 19 River Road South, Putney.

Art exhibit: "Mapping the Unknown," at the Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St., Brattleboro. On view through Nov. 5. For information, call 802-251-8290. Artist talk on Oct. 28, 5 p.m.

Bennington County

Theater

"Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike ":
7:30 p.m. Presented by The Dorset Players and Casella Waste Management. Christopher Durang's winner of the Tony Award for best play, 2013. Taking place in Buck's County, it tells the story of three siblings, caretakers of the family home dissatisfied with life. Performances are at the Dorset Playhouse at 104 Cheney Road on Oct. 6, 7, 13, 14 at 7:30 p.m. and on Oct. 8 and 15 at 2 p.m. For tickets, reservations, visit dorsetplayers.org or call 802-867-5777 . The box office will be open Tuesday through Thursday, 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and two hours before the show starts on performance day There is a reception following the opening night performance on Oct. 6. Members receive two tickets for the price of one for the performance on Saturday, Oct. 7.

Miscellaneous

Grandma Moses: American Modern.
Over 70 works of this American modern folk artist. This special exhibition pairs her paintings and ephemera alongside fellow folk artists, as well as her modernist contemporaries and counterparts associated as "high art" including key paintings and ephemera by iconic artists such as Joseph Cornell, Helen Frankenthaler, Edward Hicks, Morris Hirshfield, Joseph Pickett, and Andy Warhol. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington. On view through Nov. 5.

SVAC artists and extends pop-ups: ART Manchester relocates four of the Southern Vermont Arts Center pop-up galleries. One is at 32 Center Hill Road, formerly the Hickey Freeman building, behind Tumi Luggage, extended until Oct. 15. The others include the Vermont Glass Guild located alongside Tumi and around the corner from the SVAC artists, the Vermont Guild of Furniture Makers and the Mettowee Makers located across from the Equinox Hotel in Manchester Village, and The Al Hirschfeld Foundation near the roundabout in Manchester Center. The galleries are open every Friday and Saturday. Visit artmanchestervermont.com.

Art Exhibit: A a new exhibit by Dr. Stuart DuBoff and his wife Shelli DuBoff now open in Southern Vermont Health Care corridor gallery. The pieces in this exhibit are for sale. Proceeds benefit the artists and the SVHC Auxiliary. For information, visit svhealthcare.org/auxiliary or call 802-440-6080. 100 Hospital Drive, Bennington.

Early Vermont Gallery: A permanent installation with rotating textiles, this gallery presents life in Vermont from the time when the earliest European settlers arrived in 1761 with only the bare necessities to the early 1800s when Vermont craftsmen achieved a level of sophistication rivaling Boston and New York. (1760s to early-1800s). Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Bennington County

"Broadway Bound": Neil Simon's warm and wonderful comedy "Broadway Bound" running through Oct. 15. For additional information, or to make ticket reservations visit the oldcastletheatre.org or call 802-447-1267.



Classes and workshops

Windham County


Main Street Arts:

Drawing class:
Tuesdays, 4 to 5 p.m. explore the basic aspects of drawing, including line, texture, movement, composition and color, working from still life, landscapes and the human figure, learning technique while respecting each person's unique style with David Stern. $30. All levels are welcome.

Life Drawing Studio Session: Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m. For artists at all levels who want to practice their skills drawing live models. Instructor David Stern. A variety of materials will be available for different evenings for those wishing to experiment. Experienced artists and beginners are welcome. $48 for member and $60 for non-members, with drop-ins welcome at $12 for members and $14 for non-members. Contact MSA at 802-869-2960, info@mainstreetarts.org or visit mainstreetarts.org for more information.

Bennington County

Miscellaneous

Oldcastle Shakespeare Workshop:
Amy Hayes will present a one evening workshop in delivering Shakespearian monologues, Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Oldcastle Theatre. The two-hour workshop costs $40 and there is a limited enrollment. For more information or to sign up call 802-447-0564 or visit oldcastletheatre.org. 331 Main St., Bennington.
















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