Entertainment calendar for Jan. 11 to 17

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Windham County

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

Instrumental Chamber Ensembles: 7 p.m. The Brattleboro Union High School Music Department will present an evening of instrumental chamber ensembles. The event will take place in the auditorium of the new Brattleboro Music Center facility on Blanche Moyse Way off Guilford Street. No admission will be charged.

Dance

Cherylyn Lavignino Dance: 7:30 p.m. New York City dance company to present a recital in the Nita Choukas Theater at the Horowitz Performing Arts Hall at Vermont Academy. The performance is open to the public by donation and will last approximately one hour. Horowitz Performing Arts Hall is located at 23 Leavitt Lane in Saxtons River, on the campus of Vermont Academy. For more information, visit vermontacademy.org.

Film

"Putney Art Stories":
6:30 p.m. The Putney Central School 8th-grade social studies class invites the community to a public screening of short videos of artists, craftspeople and makers who live and work in the Putney community. The free screening will take place at Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill.

Miscellaneous

Book Lounge:
6 to 8 p.m. With Kasey Mathews, speaker, mentor and author of "A Mom's Guide to Creating a Magical Life: 8 Steps to Feel Happier," "Inspired and More Relaxed and Preemie: Lessons in Love, Life and Motherhood." 4 High St., Brattleboro.

Artists' reception:
5 to 7 p.m. New Winter Group exhibit opens at Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts. New work by Donald Saaf, Torin Porter, Josh Bernbaum, and Jackie Abrams, and select work by its gallery artists, introducing printmaker Erika Radich. On view through March 18. There will be a collaborative artist talk, Feb. 10 a.m. at 5 p.m. 183 Main St. Gallery hours, Wednesday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 802-251-8290 or visit mitchellgiddingsfinearts.com.

Artist's Town Meeting:
6 to 8 p.m. The Rockingham Arts and Museum Project (RAMP) and artists Chris Sherwin, Jeanette Staley and Clare Adams are hosting an Artists' Town Meeting at 33 Bridge St., home to WOOL FM and Chris Sherwin's Glass Studio. The meeting that was originally scheduled for Dec. 7 had been canceled.

Author event: 6 to 8 p.m. Celebrate MacArthur's debut novel, "Heart Spring Mountain" with an evening of music, food, and a cash bar provided by Whetstone CiderWorks at 118 Elliot, Brattleboro. MacArthur will read and sign books available for sale by Everyone's Books. Snow date is Jan. 13. For updates and details visit brattleboro.com/words and facebook.com/BrattleboroWords.

Artist Talk: 7
p.m. Artist Joan O'Beirne, whose installation The Scarf is on view in the East Gallery, discusses her work. Free. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro. For more information visit brattleboromuseum.org

Friday

Windham County

Music


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

EP release show:
7:30 p.m. Heather Maloney's EP release show is on Friday, 7:30 p.m. at The Stone Church 210 Main St. Tickets are $15 at stonechurchvt.com or $17 at the door. For more information, call 802-579-9960.

Night Tree:
7:30 p.m. at Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St., Bellows Falls. Rooted in original works spanning from the Celtic world, sextet Night Tree creates original music that borrows from the Swedish, Jewish and American folk tradition. They will perform 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 to $25 general admission and $20 for seniors. Information and advance tickets are available in person at Village Square Booksellers on the Square in Bellows Falls, by phone at 802-460-0110, and online at stonechurcharts.org.

Film

French Film Friday:
7 p.m. "Les Enfants du Paradis" (Children of Paradise). In French with English subtitles. All seats $5. Free popcorn. Running time 190 minutes with two intermissions. Hooker-Dunham Theater and Gallery, 139 Main St., Brattleboro

Miscellaneous

Jonas Cain's Positive Words :
Noon to 1 p.m. What do you do when life gives you "lemons?" Come to The River Garden and participate in Jonas Cain's Positive Words. River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. Free.

Saturday

Windham County

Music

Winter Farmers' Market: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Walter Slowinski and Ron Boslun in the lunch cafe. Local foods and functional handcrafted items. The River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. For more information, call 802-8699-2141.

Twinkle Town Free Concert: Featuring The Fantastic Partnerz and Kyla Call. 6:30 p.m. Dust off your dancing shoes. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Free admission. The Downtown Brattleboro Alliance will be slinging hot cocoa with all the fixings.

Piano concert:
4 p.m. featuring Bill McKim, pianist, joined by James Anderson, tenor. McKim plays Piano Portraits — Colorful Keyboard Classics with works by Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Ravel, and Moussorgsky. Anderson sings Vocal Images — Soundscapes for Tenor, with songs by Vaughn Williams, Copland and R. Thompson. At the Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way, across from Memorial Park. The concert is free with donations to Groundworks for the homeless. For more information, cal 802-257-7767.

Wycliffe Gordon:
8 p.m., and his International All Stars to perform at the Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, #222. Tickets are $20 plus general admission, $15 for students with I.D. (contact VJC about educational discounts); available at In the Moment in Brattleboro, at vtjazz.org, and by emailing ginger@vtjazz.org. Tickets can also be reserved by calling 802-254-9088, ext. 1. Handicapped access is available by calling the VJC at 802-254-9088.

Michael Jordan Touchdown Pass:
9 p.m. Epic last show of east coast tour to play Michael Schneeweis' catchy songs about having a heart, being a fool, falling in love and constantly starting over. Also appearing "Loone" a solo performance by local queer Creative dynamo, "Tough Guy," epic weird emotional folk rock girl guitar, "Miniature Philosopher"; Radical heart-onsleeve power pop jams, and "Glitter Guts" ripping thrash gut rock from Brattleboro. $5 to $12 sliding scale entry. All ages. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro.

Theater

"Crankies":
7:30 p.m., at the New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Tickets are $18 advance at vtcrankiefest.brownpapertickets.com, or $20 at the door. There will be a community crankie making workshop at 3 p.m. where everyone will have a chance to work on one giant crankie for Si Kahn's classic song, "Here is My Home." reflecting on what we value about our community. At the end of the evening performance, local legend Tony Barrand will lead the audience in the song while the group crankie is performed. Suggested donation for the community workshop is $5 to $20.

"Comedy Night at the River Garden":
8 p.m. With the help of seasoned stand-up comedians Eric Neumann and Marc Gerber, Brattleboro's River Garden will transform into a New York Comedy Club. BYOB and laugh `til the cows come home! A fundraiser for Strolling of the Heifers' Farm-To-Table Apprenticeship Program. Tickets are priced from $20 to $40 and are available at rivergardencomedynight.brownpapertickets.com.

Film

"Walk With Me":
4 p.m. A portrayal of contemporary monastic live within Plum Village Buddhist Community, a community created by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in 1982. As seasons come and go, entries from his early journals are read by Benedict Cumberbatch, augmenting the monastic narrative. Q/A with former Plum Village monastics Fern Dorresteyn and Michael Giborski follows the screening Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. Tickets purchased at the door, cash or checks only. Suggested donation, $10.

Miscellaneous

Author event:
5 p.m. Novelist Robert Madrygin will read "The Solace of Trees," and poet Ross Thurber will read from his collection of poems to be published this spring. At Bartleby's Books, 17 West Main St., Wilmington. For more information, contact Bartleby's Books at 802-464-5425, bartbook@sover.net or visit myvermontbookstore.com.

Art opening:
11 a.m. Changing exhibits to the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. Open Call NXNE 2018: Works on Paper, BMAC's annual juried exhibit opens with a brunch reception, free and open to all. Three other exhibits — Touchstones, Totems, Talismans; Shimmering Mirage: Anila Quayyum Agha; and The Scarf: Joan O'Beine — remain on view. BMAC will be open during regular hours while the new exhibit is being installed. 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro.

Bennington County

Music

Alchemystics:
8 p.m. Basement Music Series launches its season at 504 Main St., at the Masonic Hall, Bennington. A fusion of reggae and hip-hop. Tickets at vtart xchange.org, $18; at door, $22.

Sunday

Windham County

Miscellaneous

Fireside Chat Series: 5:30 p.m. Main Street Arts and the Saxtons River Historical Society present Fireside Chats in the dining room of the Saxtons River Inn, 27 Main St., Saxtons River, with a talk on The Art of Timber Framing, with Jason Snell, owner of Old Timers Timber Frames in Saxtons River. The Inn's dining room will be open for dinner after the presentation for further socializing. Reservation are appreciated by calling 802-869-2110. In case of inclement weather, cancellation information will be available by contacting Main Street Arts at 802-869-2960.

Dance

Community Circle Dance:
3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. Led by Bobbi Bailin. 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

"The Taming of the Shrew":
4 p.m. Encore via The Bolshoi Ballet, live from Moscow at the Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. Music Dmitri Shostakovich; Choreography Jean-Christophe Maillot; Cast Ekaterina Krysanova (Katharina), Vladislav Lantratov (Petruchio), Olga; Smirnova (Bianca) Semyon Chudin (Lucentio). General admission $20, students $10. A Colleen McCloskey-Meyer scholarship offers free tickets to students. Contact sjmpr@comcast.net or 802-257- 5717 for questions and advance credit card purchase.

Film

"Cyrano de Bergerac": 4 p.m. Express Fluency and Latchis Arts are teaming up to offer a Sunday-afternoon series of classic films starring Gerard Depardieu. A production of the classic romance by Edmond Rostand. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro.

Miscellaneous

Auditions:
2 p.m. The Vermont Company Theatre has auditions for "The Tempest" in the Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St. Auditioners are asked to memorize one of Shakespeare's sonnets and be prepared to perform it. There will be some basic singing and movement work done as a group. Wear something comfortable and easy to move in. All auditioners should arrive by the audition start time and be ready to stay at least an hour and a half. For more information visit vermonttheatrecompany. org

Bennington County

Music

Laura Molinelli and Ben Campbell:
4 p.m. The lead performers of the "Dream Pop" band Luminous Crush, will appear together in concert in Weston's Old Parish Church on Route 100, a return engagement as part of OPC's "Hearts & Voices" series. Suggested donation $10 each which will benefit three neighborhood food pantries. Old Parish Church is located on Route 100, on the left as you enter Weston from the South.

Out of area

Dance Party with Zydeco Connection:
8 to 11 a.m. at The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield, Mass. Irresistible sounds of Southwest Louisiana. Plenty of room for dancing. For more information, visit rootcellarbar.com. $10 cover.

Monday

Windham County

Music

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

Miscellaneous

Auditions:
7 p.m. The Vermont Company Theatre has auditions for "The Tempest" in the Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St. Auditioners are asked to memorize one of Shakespeare's sonnets and be prepared to perform it. There will be some basic singing and movement work done as a group. Wear something comfortable and easy to move in. All auditioners should arrive by the audition start time and be ready to stay at least an hour and a half. For more information visit vermonttheatrecompany.org.

Bennington County

Miscellaneous


Auditions: 4 to 6 p.m. For Missoula Children's Theatre. At the Dorset Playhouse. There are roles for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. Arrive by the scheduled starting time and stay for the entire 2-hour session.This is a group audition. Rehearsals will be conducted on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. and/or 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Dorset Playhouse. The performances will be held on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 2 and 7 p.m. Contact 802-367-1710 for more information.

Out of area

Grand Monadnock Youth Choirs:
9 a.m. Performs at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. /Jonathan Daniels Committee of the City of Keene. At the Hellenic Hall of Saint George Greek Orthodox Church, located at 70 West St., in Keene, N.H.

Tuesday

Windham County


Film

"The Pathological Optimist":
7:30 p.m. Voices for Choice, Vermont's pro-informed consent advocacy group against mandatory vaccination, is sponsoring a film screening of Miranda Bailey's new film at the Latchis Theater, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. A documentary about Dr. Andrew Wakefield, the man behind the most controversial, intensely debated

topic in modern medicine. A discussion will follow the film.

Miscellaneous

Exhibit opening:
Artist Brian Cohen makes a return to Saxtons River for a show of his work at Main Street Arts from Jan. 16 through Feb 23. There will be a reception for the artist Jan. 18 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. A one-time resident of the village, the educator, artist and writer now lives in Westmoreland, N.H. Further information is available by contacting MSA at 802-869-2960 or e-mailing info@mainstreetarts.org or on Facebook.

Ongoing

Windham County

Miscellaneous


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

Brattleboro-West Arts: Seven members will exhibit recent work in a variety of media at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro through January. The art on display will include acrylic paintings, watercolors, hooked and braided wool, oil paintings, encaustics and pastels. The artists offer new visions of wildlife to landscapes to abstraction. Participants: Julia Eva Bacon, Maisie Crowther, Lesley Heathcote, Ron Karpius, Kris McDermet, Walter Slowinski and Jen Wiechers.

Bennington County


Miscellaneous


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. Open Thursday through Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Out of area

"Wildlands": Artists James Urbaska, Newfane; Charlie Hunter, Bellows Falls; and Oliver Schemm, Grafton. Show of mankind vs. the natural world at the Great Hall, 100 River St., Springfield. The exhibition runs through March 30.

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 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., Brattleboro. Beginning Silversmith Class: Forged Silver Earrings - 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 23 and 25; Silver Soldering Workshop - 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 6 and 8; 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 borterbob@gmail.com or 802-254-3452. All of the sessions above will be held at the studio. The cost for each class includes materials. Space is limited.












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