Entertainment calendar for Sept. 14 to 20

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

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

The Silverback Swing Quartet: 7 to 9 p.m. Dave Sullivan, Gus Hollingsworth, Alton Lathrop, and Mark Anagnostopulos. Gypsy jazz and other classics at The Gleanery, 133 Main St., Putney. No cover.

Dancing

Folk Dancing:
4 to 5:30 p.m., weekly, through June 2018. To sign up, call 802-387-5593, or email putneycares@svcable.net.

Miscellaneous

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

Out of area

Music

Hawks & Reed: 8 p.m. The Heavy Calm, The Screaming Hearts, Hoo: Lumes. Tickets $5 to $8 at ticketfly.com. 289 Main St., Greenfield, Mass.

Miscellaneous

Redfern Season kick-off party: 4:30 p.m., in the Alumni Recital Hall. Keene State College, Keene, N.H. Free food, performances, an art exhibit, and a chance to win tickets to a Redfern show. Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

Opening reception: 5:30 p.m. Triple SSS: Sensual: Sexual: Smut at Nina's Nook. Refreshments will be followed by a talk by Yana Tallon-Hicks at 6:30 p.m. The show features erotic art by local and regional artists who have created sculpture, photography, painting, collage and drawings in the gallery space on Avenue A in Turners Falls. For details, see Ninasnook.com or call the gallery at 413-834-8800.



Friday

Windham County

Music

Jazz Fridays:
Scott Mullett Trio at the Lounge. 4 High St., Brattleboro.

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

Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble: 7:30 p.m. At Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. Suggested ticket price is $15, with children always admitted free. Visit sarasamusic.org/concerts or call 617-429-0332 for tickets and information.

The Cookers: 8 p.m. at the Vermont Jazz Center, Billy Harper (tenor Sax), Eddie Henderson and David Weiss (trumpet), Donald Harrison (alto saxophone), George Cables (piano), Cecil McBee (bass), and Billy Hart (drums). Tickets are $20-plus for general admission, $15 for students with I.D. (contact VJC about educational discounts); available at In the Moment in Brattleboro, or online at vtjazz.org, by email at ginger@vtjazz.org. Tickets can be reserved at 802-254-9088, ext. 1. 72 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro.

Dance

Vermont Performance Lab:
7 p.m. The Freedom Project at New England Youth Theater, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. An evening of performance and civic dialogue tha grapples with the issue of mass incarceration. Followed by a post-performance conversation with the artists and local social justice workers. Tickets: $10 in advance $15 at the door All student tickets $10. Available at vermontperformancelab.org/events

Film

An Introduction to Iranian Cinema: 7 p.m. at 118 Elliot, Brattleboro, Windham World Affairs Council will present a talk by Professor Ida Meftahi, the first event in our new series "Understanding Iran through Film." Professor Meftahi is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Contemporary Iranian Culture and Society at the University of Maryland. Free.

Miscellaneous

Jonas Cain:
Noon to 1 p.m. A positivity expert, author, magician, and Third Degree Reiki Master on a mission to help others live a more positive lifestyle. This event is part of the Live Local, Live Healthy Wellness Fair . River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro.

Bennington County

Miscellaneous


Launch Party and Author Presentation: 6 p.m., launch; 7 p.m. presentation. Eric Rickstad and "The Names of Dead Girls." Followed by Q&A and a book signing. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

Out of area

Music

Zydeco Connection:
7 to 9 p.m. All Soul's Church, 399 Main St., Greenfield, Mass. Doors open 6 p.m. stonesoupgreenfield.org for online purchase and information. $15 admission. The sounds of southwest Louisiana.

Wheelhouse: 7 p.m. Danny's Jam Night Danny Hescock (from Jimmy Just Quit) is hosting an open jam night at the Wheelhouse. Bring your own instrument (or grab one of the guitars that Danny will have on hand) and get on stage with Danny. Free. Hawks & Reed Performance Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield, Mass.

Film

"Later Life":
7 p.m. Tickets are $12. Tickets may be reserved at shelburnejackieb@gmail.com and bought at the door. Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge, St., Shelburne Falls, Mass.



Saturday

Windham County


Music

Jazz Concert: 8 p.m.
Wilmington's Historic Memorial Hall. Program dedicated to the Great American Songbook. Saxophonist James `Ace' Leonard, bassist Ron White, and drummer Denny Ray Pelletier join pianist and series musical director Chris Bakriges with songs from the 1920s to 1960s. Special guest vocalist Eithne Eldred. Admission by donation to benefit The Gathering Place, 14 W. Main St., Wilmington. Doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, call 802-464-7500.

Neptune's Car:
7 p.m. Holly Hanson and Steve Hayes at the Wardsboro Town Hall, Main Street. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.. Admission is $10 at the door. For more information, visit wardsborocurtaincall.net or email kwkmdavis@yahoo.com.

Dance

Community Contra Dance:
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Village Dance Series. Evening Star Grange in Dummerston Center. Potluck supper, 5:30 p.m. Hilary Weitzner and Ellery Witman, fiddles; Avery Witman, cello; Andy Davis, calling. Proceeds go to Hurricane Relief in Texas and Louisiana. All ages and levels of experience are welcome. $5 for children, $8 for adults and $20 for families. For information, call 802-257-1819 or village@dancingmasters.com.

Vermont Performance Lab:
7 p.m. The Freedom Project at New England Youth Theater, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. An evening of performance and civic dialogue that grapples with the issue of mass incarceration. Followed by a post-performance conversation with the artists and local social justice workers. Tickets: $10 in advance $15 at the door All student tickets $10. Available at vermontperformancelab.org/events.

Theater


"A Delicate Balance": 7:30 p.m. Actors Theatre Playhouse will pay tribute to American Playwright Edward Albee with a Saturday Night Staged Reading of one of his most highly acclaimed dramas. Corner of Brook and Main, West Chesterfield, N.H. Reservations at 877-666-1855. For more information visit atplayhouse.org.

"Title and Deed": 7:30 p.m. Play by Will Eno at Hooker-Dunham, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. Features Michael Fox Kennedy as the unnamed exile. Christopher Emily Coutant is director. Tickets are $15. Reservations at 802-254-9276.

Film

"The King of Comedy":
4 p.m. Latchis Arts will present the dark 1982 film which in many ways marked Jerry Lewis' comeback after a period of setbacks. Proceeds will be shared with the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. For information, visit latchisarts.org.

Miscellaneous

Auditions for Madrigal Singers:
1 p.m. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way, (across from Living Memorial Park) Brattleboro.

Bellows Falls Tangle Safari:
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 3-hour class at Currier Hall, 12 Church St., Bellows Falls. The focus of this design and drawing class will will be to find and draw patterns from our everyday environments. Tuition is $45. For information or to register, visit Village Square Booksellers on the Square in Bellows Falls, call 802-460-0110, or visit stonechurcharts.org.

Fantastic Wantastiquet Festival:
2 p.m. "Rising of the Nations." Singer/songwriter and Indigenous rights activist Lyla June, of Taos, N.M, will headline. Suggested donation of $10.

"Dig Infinity!":
8 p.m. The Return of Hipster Messiah Lord Buckley. Doors open 7:30 p.m. (Reception with 'Lord Buckley' to follow) . 118 Elliot, 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Open Nutcracker Auditions: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Brattleboro School of Dance auditions for this season's Nutcracker Ballet. Open to interested community members, aged 7 and up, particularly for children and adults for the party scene. For these roles, acting and/or dance experience is preferable but not a requirement. Other dance roles will be cast, from advanced beginning through advanced intermediate levels of ballet and character dance. Arrive 15 minutes early to Brattleboro School of Dance, 22 High St., Brattleboro on the third floor to fill out contact information forms, and warm up. For information, call 802-952-9771,or email hollyjodancer@gmail.com.

Benefit Auction: 5 p.m. Main Street Arts' Lights, Camera, Auction benefit event with an array of the work of local artists is on the auction block. Appetizers by Harvest Moon and a cash bar provided by the Saxtons River Inn. Rick Cowan and Annesa Hartman will serve as emcees. The event includes songs from recent MSA productions of "Les Miserables," "Little Shop of Horrors," and "Jacques Brel." There will also be a preview of selections from the upcoming production of "Into the Woods." Tickets are $25 and can be reserved by contacting MSA at 802-869-2960, info@mainstreetarts.org or online at mainstreetarts.org. 35 Main St., Saxtons River.

Bennington County

Miscellaneous

Centennial birthday celebration: Noon. Vermont Veterans' Home is celebrating an centennial birthday of a World War II Veteran. 325 North St., Bennington.

Fall Solo Shows reception: 2 to 4 p.m. Southern Vermont Arts Center in the Yester House Galleries. Open to the public, and admission is free. 11 artists in an array of mediums. All work is for sale. 930 SVAC Drive, West Road, Manchester. Information, 802-362-1405.

"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?": National Theatre Live at 3 p.m. Burr and Burton Academy's Riley Center for the Arts, 57 Seminary Ave., Manchester. Live screening. Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for seniors and $9 for students. Tickets may be purchased online at bbatickets.com.

Author event: 7 p.m. Bill Schubart presents "Lila and Theron." Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

"Colonial Craft Day": 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Weston Historical Society, just north of the Weston Green on Route 100. Skills of the 18th and 19th centuries will be demonstrated, and tools and machinery of the period will be in operation and on display. Free.

Out of area

Music

David Roth:
7:30 p.m. singer/songwriter at the Mt. Toby Meeting, 194 Long Plain Road (Route 63), Leverett, Mass. Visit mttobyconcerts.wordpress.com for more information and reservations or call 413-548-9394. Suggested donation $10 to $25.

Film

"Later Life":
7 p.m. Tickets are $12. Tickets may be reserved at shelburnejackieb@gmail.com and bought at the door. Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge, St., Shelburne Falls, Mass.

Miscellaneous

Author event:
1 to 3 p.m. "Local History" book signing and meet-and-greet with Ron Patch. Phoenix Books Misty Valley, 58 Common St., Chester. Free and open to all. More information at, phoenixbooks.biz or 802-875-3400.



Sunday

Windham County

Music

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

Sunday Sounds Series: 11 a.m. to noon. Patrick Spurlock. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. at 118 Elliot, Brattleboro. Tea is served following the experience. The event is free. Donations are welcome.

Jazz Soiree: 7 p.m. Jazz guitarists, John Stowell and Draa Hobbs at Wendy's on Tater Lane in Guilford. $15 to $20 sliding scale at the door. For more information and directions, contact 802-254-6189.

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 at brattleborocircledance.org.

Film

"The Bellhop":
4 p.m. Latchis Arts will present the 1960 slapstick comedy that shows Jerry Lewis at the height of his powers.. Proceeds will be shared with the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. For information, visit latchisarts.org.

Bennington County

Music

Taconic Music at Depot 62: 2 p.m. Violinists Joana Genova and Heather Braun-Bakken, violist Ariel Rudiakov, cellist Liam Veuve will speak about each piece and the percussionist Matthew Gold will show a variety of instruments: marimba, drums, guiro and others. 515 Depot St., Manchester Center. For more information, please visit Taconicmusic.org.

Miscellaneous

"The Mystical Suspense of Robert Frost": 2 p.m. Chard deNiord's talk at the Stone House Museum in Shaftsbury. Following Frost's lead as a Poet Laureate of Vermont, deNiord will also read some of his own poems after the discussion. Free. Call 802-447-6200 for more information.

Out of area

Film

"Later Life":
2 p.m. Tickets are $6. Tickets may be reserved at shelburnejackieb@gmail.com and bought at the door. Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge, St., Shelburne Falls, Mass.

Miscellaneous

Author event:
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. "Vermont Wild" book signing and meet-and-greet with Megan Price. Phoenix Books Misty Valley, 58 Common St., Chester. Free and open to all. More information, phoenixbooks.biz or 802-875-3400.

Open auditions: 2 to 4 p.m. for "A Night Of One Acts." Branch River Theatre at the Community Room of Southwestern Community Services, 49 Community Way, Keene, N.H. Comprised of cold readings from the various plays, a memorized monologue of your own choosing (no longer than two minutes) would be appreciated, as well as some possible improvisation. Auditionees are asked to bring their calendars to list any conflicts that will be required on the audition form. For information, vist branchrivertheatre.org. Any additional questions email info@branchrivertheatre.org or call our information line at 603-876-6131 (leave a message).



Monday

Windham County

Music

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

Miscellaneous

New Moon Circles:
7 p.m. Professional astrologer Pam Ciampi about the sign of Virgo at the New Moon. Putney Library, 55 Main St., Putney. This program is free and open to the public.

Out of area

Miscellaneous

Not In Our Town Greenfield:
7 p.m. "Not In Our Town: Billings, Montana" at the Greenfield Garden Cinemas on Main Street, Greenfield. The film chronicles the steps taken by residents of Billings who, in the face of incidents of hate targeting members of their community, came together to support their neighbors and take a stand against bigotry. Free.

Open auditions: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for "A Night Of One Acts." Branch River Theatre at the Community Room of Southwestern Community Services at 49 Community Way, Keene, N.H. Comprised of cold readings from the various plays, a memorized monologue of your own choosing (no longer than two minutes) would be appreciated, as well as some possible improvisation. Auditionees are asked to bring their calendars to list any conflicts that will be required on the audition form. For information, vist branchrivertheatre.org. Any additional questions email info@branchrivertheatre.org or call our information line at 603-876-6131 (leave a message).



Wednesday

Windham County

Music

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

Miscellaneous

Open Rehearsal:
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Brattleboro Women's Chorus. All Souls Church, 29 South St., West Brattleboro Second rehearsal of the fall session — see (and hear) if chorus is right for you.

Bennington County

Music

The Samples:
7 p.m. in the Arkell Pavilion at Southern Vermont Arts Center. Sean Kelly and the band return. Tickets are $30. To purchase go to svac.org. 930 SVAC Drive, West Road, Manchester. Information, 802-362-1405.



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: "Oils and Watercolors" side by side solo exhibition by Petria Mitchell and Jim Giddings at Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St., Brattleboro. The exhibit will continue through Sept. 17.

Louisa May Alcott exhibit: At the Walpole Historical Society Museum and Gift Shop, open every Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. 32 Main St., Walpole, N.H.

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.

"Tangled Roots Rising": On exhibit Sept. 2 through 30. Ceramic sculptures by Kathie Gatto-Gurney, at the Crowell Gallery, Moore Free Library, 23 West St., Newfane. Library hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 1 to 5 p.m., Thursday, 2 to 7 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Art exhibit: Annual exhibit of Stu Copans' papercuts and artwork with a peace theme on exhibit until the end of October. All Souls Church Unitarian Universalist, 29 South St., West Brattleboro.

Call the office for information, 802-254-9377.

Photograph Exhibition: "Brent Seabrook: The Vermont Farmwork Project" at Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat St., Brattleboro. Photos of farm work, farm workers and the work place on Vermont farm on view through Oct. 1.

Bennington County

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.

1863 Jane Stickle Quilt: A hugely ambitious quilt is unique among mid-nineteenth-century American quilts. On view through Oct. 9 at the Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Buddhas and Ensos: Recent Works by William Wester. The Left Bank, 5 Bank St., North Bennington.

Out of area

Art exhibit:
Thomas Jackson: "Emergent Behavior." On view through Oct. 7. Open to the public. 1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass.

"River of Words": On exhibit through Sept. 28. Reception on Sept. 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, Mass.

Triple SSS: Sensual: Sexual: Smut opens at Nina's Nook. Erotic art by local and regional artists who have created sculpture, photography, painting, collage and drawings in the gallery space on Avenue A, Turners Falls. For details, see Ninasnook.com or call the gallery at 413-834-8800. Until Oct. 21.



Classes and workshops

Windham County


Architecture and Illusion: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, Currier Hall, 12 Church St., Bellows Falls. Instructor Jean Cannon. To get an idea of her work, visit jeancannon.com. For more information or to register, visit stonechurcharts.org, call 802-460-0110, or visit Village Square Booksellers in Bellows Falls.

Metalsmithing Workshop: Borter's Jewelry Studio presents stacking ring workshop, Sept. 19 and 21, $150. The session will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Borter's Jewelry Studio, Suite 202, Midtown Mall building, 22 High St., Brattleboro. The cost for each class includes materials. Space is limited. To register, visit bortersjewelry.com/jewelryclasses, or contact Borter at borterbob@gmail.com, or 802-254-3452.

River Gallery School:

For ages 6 to 12, child studio: An individualized approach to creativity — painting, drawing, and sculpture. This class combines instruction on developing skills to create a portfolio with studio time to work on paintings, drawings, and other projects conceived individually with the teacher.

For adults: Those interested in exploring their own paths to making art, adult studio focuses on individual process, creativity, and expression, employing a variety of media and techniques — oils, acrylics, pastel, charcoal, 3-D, collage, and watercolor. Sequencing, developed at RGS by co-founder Ric Campman, is often introduced, and offers an accessible approach to oil painting.

Printmaking: Housed in RGS's Main Street Studio, this semester there are afternoon and evening offerings of overview courses as well as classes and weekend workshops focused on specific processes such as woodcut, monotype and mixed media.

Ability arts: Monday afternoon specializes in serving and supporting individuals with a variety of abilities, allowing them to express themselves, fulfill their artistic passions, and more fully participate as artists within our community.

Glass beadmaking: with Marta Bernbaum at JMB Glass, fashioning beads, marbles, or glass flowers. September workshops offered are pastels: The apple of my eye, with master teacher Robert Carsten; plein air landscape with Helen Schmidt, charcoal drawing with Ailyn Hoey, and mosaic treasures with Jen Wiechers.

October workshops: torching/glass beadmaking, an encaustics weekend with Julia Jensen, meditations in ink: bamboo dragonfly with Bruce Iverson, and printmaking with Kim Colligan weekend features "Angels, Beasts, Shepherds and Kings," an RGS tradition and creative fun for the whole family.

Painted paper ornament: with Jackie Abrams in December, and Jensen reprises the encaustic weekend.

Check them out at rivergalleryschool.org.

Out of area

Chamber music workshops:
Monadnock Violin Studio is hosting a string chamber music workshop in Keene on Tuesday afternoons from Oct. 3 to Nov. 21. The workshop is open to string players with two or more years of experience playing their respective instrument. Individuals as well as existing groups are welcome. Registration deadline is Sept. 22. The cost of the 8-week session is $175 per person. For more information, contact 603-762-6340.










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