Entertainment calendar for Feb. 8 through 14
Willie Nile: 8 p.m. Veteran rocker celebrates his roots, paying homage to Bob Dylan in "Positively Bob." Doors open at 7 p.m. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro; $25 to $35 at stonechurchvt.com.
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.
Henrik Munkeby Norstebo: 7 p.m. Norwegian composer and performer will perform his highly original music that features deeply moving sounds and silences in complex compositions and improvisation. To be preceded by an opening act of local musicians who will also join him following his performance at 118 Elliot, 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro. Donations for artist accepted. Visit 118Elliot.com.
Live music: 8 to 11 p.m. Whetstone Station and Brewery, 36 Bridge St., Brattleboro. Henrik Munkeby Norstebo: 7 p.m. 118 Elliot, 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro.
Rosie Schulick: Noon to 1 p.m. Local artist Rosie Schulick will share and talk about her line of new and old connection card designs. River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro.
Book Lounge: 6 to 8 p.m. 4 High St., Brattleboro.
"Lucy Speaks": 6:30 p.m. Landmark College hosts Shanta Lee Gander for a Black History Month program, "Lucy Speaks: Rights, Witness, and Voice" at Greenhoe Theater. Putney. Free. brattleboro.com/words/.
Out of area
Merry Pranksters: 6 to 9 p.m. Live music The Hartness House, Springfield. 30 Orchard St., Springfield. 802-885-2115.
New book group meeting: 5:30 p.m. Discuss the books we have read. Free. Springfield Library, 43 Main St., Springfield. To sign up, or for more information, contact the library at 802-885-3108 or email@example.com.
Paul Sullivan: 7:30 p.m. Candlelight concert with Paul Sullivan, solo piano, at Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St., Bellows Falls. $20, $15 seniors, at stonechurcharts.org. Increases by $5 at door.
Jazz Fridays: At the Lounge. 4 High St., Brattleboro.
Blackjack Crossing and Winterland NH: 8 p.m. Tickets are $7, available at stonechurchvt.com or at the door. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro.
"Love Me! a Valentine's Cabaret": 7:30 p.m. Presented by The Rock River Players at the South Newfane Schoolhouse, intersection of Dover and Auger Hole roads, South Newfane. Admission is $10 and includes sweet and savory treats. Cabaret goers are asked to bring their own beverages. For reservations text 802-451-6283, call 802-348-7156, no. 2, or write firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Robin Hood": 7 p.m. New England Youth Theatre presents "Robin Hood," adapted and directed by Peter Gould. Tickets are $11 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $7 for students. Tickets can be purchased in advance at neyt.org. The show plays at New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Brattleboro.
Jonas Cain: Noon to 1 p.m. " Positive Words," a motivational magic show with demonstrations, tools and strategies to develop and foster positivity at home, work and the community. The River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro.
Ryan Montbleau and Jason Scaggs: 8 p.m., at The Stone Church on Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. $15 advance at stonechurchvt. com, $18 at the door, 210 Main St.m Brattleboro.
Mardi Gras Madness: 7:30 p.m. to midnight. Zydeco Connection and Bayou X, Pioneer Valley's own cajun and zydeco bands. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield, Mass. Advance tickets $12, day of show $16, at 413-774-0150 or hawksandreed.com.
Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez: 7:30 p.m., Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Tickets are $18 in advance, general admission, $20 at the door, at nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro, or the Putney Coop. For more information, contact Next Stage Arts at 802-387-0102 or email@example.com.
Shall We Dance?: 7 p.m. West Coast lesson, 8 to 10 p.m. dancing (mixed rhythms), 2nd Saturday West Coast Swing Dance Party at Headroom Stages, 17 Elliot St., Brattleboro. (upstairs). Refreshments. $12 a lesson and/or dance (Carry your dance shoes)
"Love Me! a Valentine's Cabaret": 7:30 p.m. Presented by The Rock River Players at the South Newfane Schoolhouse, intersection of Dover and Auger Hole roads, South Newfane. Admission is $10 and includes sweet and savory treats. Cabaret goers are asked to bring their own beverages. For reservations text 802-451-6283, call 802-348-7156 #2 or write firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Robin Hood": 2 and 7 p.m. New England Youth Theatre presents "Robin Hood," adapted and directed by Peter Gould. Tickets for these performances are $11 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $7 for students. Tickets can be purchased in advance at neyt.org. The show plays at New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Brattleboro.
L'Elisir d'Amore: Noon. Live in HD, host Susanna Phillips. Donizetti's heartfelt comedy returns to cinemas starring Pretty Yende and Matthew Polenzani. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. General admission is $22, Met Club Forever members $20, students $10. Call Sharry Manning at 802-257- 5717 for questions or advance credit card purchase.
Valentine's Day event: 9 a.m. Brooks Memorial Library invites families with children ages 2 to 7 in honor of the life and legacy of local children's author/illustrator Anna Dewdney, creator of "Llama Llama Red Pajama" series. Valentine's Day crafts, a visit from Llama Llama, story time and breakfast snacks on the library's third floor an hour earlier than the library's usual opening time. All children are welcome to wear their PJs and have their pictures taken with Llama Llama and explore the world of unique characters created by Anna Dewdney. Children will take home free books by Ms. Dewdney, courtesy of Friends of Brooks Memorial Library, while supplies last. 224 Main St.. Brattleboro.
Apres-Ski Meet and Greet: 4 p.m. with Nicki Steel. Bartleby's Books is hosting its annual exhibit of Nicki Steel photography for the month of February. Steel describes this past year as "love & loons." Nicki started following the pair in late April and observed them from the shore, in a kayak and even swimming for more than 100 hours. 17 West Main St., Wilmington.
Opening reception: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Opening reception for the exhibit of work by still life oil painter Julie Y Baker Albright that runs from Saturday through March 11. Rendered in a style reminiscent of the Old Masters, Albright demonstrates an exceptional control of both subject and medium. Gallery North Star, 151 Townshend Road, Grafton, is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 802-843- 2465 or visit gnsgrafton.com.
"Russia": 3 p.m. Windham Orchestra's upcoming "Russia" is exotic, warm and fantastical, spotlighting richly textured works of two renowned Russian composers at the Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. The cost of admission is a donation of any amount. For more information, visit bmcvt.org
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 at brattleborocircledance.org.
Movies for Kids: 11:30 a.m. February's theme is robots. This week, "The Iron Giant," at the Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. A 1999 animated gem that has a 96 percent critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Rated PG, it features the voices of Vin Diesel, Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick Jr., Cloris Leachman and Eli Marienthal. Admission is by donation. For more information, visit latchisarts.org.
Express Fluency: 4 p.m. Jean de Florette, with Gerard Depardieu, Yves Montand, and Daniel Auteuil at the Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. Admission by donation, with proceeds to be shared by the French humanitarian organization Medecins Sans Fronti res (Doctors Without Borders) and Latchis Arts. After the film, the public is invited to an informal conversation —in English — about the film at the Express Fluency classroom on Flat Street.
"Angels in America Part II: Perestroika": At the Bellows Falls Opera House, The Square, Bellows Falls. Due to the length, the broadcast will be shown on two consecutive Sundays, Feb. 11 and Feb.18. This National Theatre Live broadcast focuses on how lives and times are being restructured in light of the AIDS pandemic. Nathan Lane, playing Roy Cohn, is prominently featured. The cast brings "Angels" to Broadway in the spring of 2018. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Purchase one $20 ticket to both screenings at rampartstickets.com or with cash/credit at the door. Seating general admission. Contact Susan MacNeil at 603-313-0052 or email email@example.com for more information.
Auditions: 3 to 5 p.m. "James and the Giant Peach, JR," based on the wildly popular children's book, with music by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (of Dear Evan Hansen fame) and book by Timothy Allen MacDonald. Auditions are at New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., for kids ages 11 and up. Children are encouraged to bring a prepared song and monologue. More details about the auditions at neyt.org
New York Times social: 10 a.m. to noon, upstairs at The Putney General Store in the center of Putney. Read the NY Times and socialize. Beverages and snacks can be purchased downstairs to enjoy while reading the Times with others. Putney Cares will provide copies of the NY Times to be shared among readers. For more information contact Putney Cares at: 802-387-5593 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
McNeill's Brewery: 8:30 p.m. Weekly bluegrass jam, no cover. 90 Elliot St., Brattleboro.
Chocolate celebration: 6 to 9 p.m. Learn all about chocolate. How to melt chocolate, learn the different types of chocolate and when to use each. Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney Space is limited, and may be reserved at nextstagearts.org . For more information contact: Maria Basescu, Executive Director, 802-387-0102 or email@example.com.
Shall We Dance?: 6 p.m. West Coast Swing "Basics Plus" continues at the Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro .
The Dorset Players auditions: 7 p.m. For its annual One Act Festival at the Dorset Playhouse. The evening will feature several One Act plays covering both comedy and drama. There are roles for 16 women and five men with agesvranging from teens and up. The festival will be held April 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and April 8 at 2 p,m. Call Kathy Stephens at 802-867- 5570, Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for further information or to review a script.
West African drum and dance class: 6 to 7 p.m. for drum class, $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: The annual exhibit of Nicki Steel photography for the month of February. Steel with a new series "Love and Loons," as well as her "Hearts in Nature" series. Bartleby's Books, 17 West Main St., Wilmington. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 802-464-5425 or visit myvermontbookstore.com.
Art exhibit: Erick Johnson and Malcolm Wright, new paintings by New York based artist, Erick Johnson, accompanied by sculptures by Malcolm Wright. Feb. 3 through March 3.The Barn at 28 Main St., Walpole, N.H.
Art exhibit: David Parker Photography exhibit, "Around the Pond" on view Feb. 2 through 28 at The Crowell Gallery, Moore Free Library, 23 West St., Newfane.
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 freeff Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Brattleboro.
Winter/spring jewelry workshop series: Borter's Jewelry Studio, 22 High St., Brattleboro. Stacking Ring Workshop - 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 20 and 22; Stone Setting Workshop - 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-254-3452. All of the sessions above will be held at the studio. Soups and stews of Spain and Portugal: Next Stage Arts Project continues its cooking class series with three upcoming events, on Mondays, Feb. 12, and March 19, each from 6 to 9 p.m., at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Taught by a Linda Stavely.
$65, registration is limited, tickets available at nextstagearts.org.
Jazz classes: A new 10-week session of classes begins the week of Feb. 12. Schedule: Sunday, 2:30 to 4 p.m., New: Jazz Guitar Ensemble. Draa Hobbs, instructor. First class meets Feb.18; Monday, 5:15 to 6:45 p.m., Blue Note Ensemble, Claire Arenius, instructor. First class meets Feb. 12; Tuesday, 3:45 to 5 p.m., Youth Jazz Ensemble, Eugene Uman, instructor. First class meets Feb. 27; 5:15 to 6:45 p.m., Uke Jazz Ensemble (At VJC). Ben Carr, instructor. First class meets Feb. 6. Sessions are 10 weeks long (except for Youth Jazz which is 8 weeks and will begin on Feb. 26). The classes will culminate in a concert May 10th at the VJC. Prices and starting dates are listed below and at vtjazz.org. Sessions are $250 (excepting Latin Jazz which is $200 and Youth Jazz which is $100). 74 Cotton Mill Hill, #222, Brattleboro. Visit vtjazz.org.
BMH Juggling for Health Series: Wednesdays from noon to 12:30 p.m. n the Exercise Room at BMH, ending April 25. Taught by Robin Zegge, participants will learn various techniques, including the three-ball cascade, shower, columns, and more. All levels of experience are welcome. For more information or to register, contact Elisha Underwood, 802-251-8604 or email@example.com.
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