Entertainment calendar for southern Vermont

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Today, Jan. 5

Windham County

Music


Kevin Parry open mic: 7 to 10 p.m. Putney Road, Brattleboro. Free. Participating musicians receive 50 percent off of their meal. 802-257-7563.

For information and to sign up call 802-257-7563. kevinparrymusic.com

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

Patty and the Cakes : 8:30 to 11 p.m. Whetstone Station, 35 Bridge St., Brattleboro. Information at whetstonestation.com or 802-490-2354

Dance

Gentle folk dancing:
4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays through June 4 at the Putney Cares Activities Barn, Kimball Hill, Putney. No partner or experience necessary. $8. First class

Miscellaneous


Book Lounge:
6 p.m., writers mingle to share experiences. 4 High St., Brattleboro.

Film

Dinner and a movie:
5:30 p.m. at the Gleanery, Putney, then at 7 p.m. film screening of "The Nutcracker": The American Ballet Theatre performs Tchaikovsky's classic Christmas ballet, "The Nutcracker Suite." around the corner at Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Prices for the dinner and movie combination are $23, for reservations call 802-387-3052. For more information contact nextstagearts@gmail.com or call 802-387-0102.



Friday, Jan. 6

Windham County


Dance


"Shall We Dance?": 7 to 10 p.m. Salsa class taught by Ray Warren and Lucinda Dee-Warren at the Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro No partner is needed. Lesson and dance just $10/per person. Salsa Lesson at 7 p.m. Dancing to mixed rhythms 8 to 10 p.m. Please carry shoes to dance in. For additional information call Ray Warren at 802-365-0233 or 802-579-9990. ray@shallwedance.biz.

Miscellaneous

Art exhibit:
A closing reception for eleven artists express their affinity for a particular place through the media of painting, sculpture, performance and spoken word at 118 Elliot, 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro.

Opening reception:
5:30 to 8:30 p.m. "Sight Unseen": Aaron John Bourque and Allison Cekala. The photographic works of these two Boston artists are linked by a desire to uncover and deconstruct landscape. Bourque and Cekala both use their photographs to bring attention to stories that lay just below the surface within the urban facade. In-sight Photography, 45 Flat St., Brattleboro. More information at vcphoto.org

Bennington County

Miscellaneous

Author event:
7 p.m. An evening with Pawlet Community Church pastor and memoirist Melissa O'Brien. Melissa will be here to talk about her new book, "The Accidental Pastor."The book is a collection of essays and photographs chronicling her journey, from her childhood in upstate New York, through accident, divorce, alcoholism, motherhood and mid-life dating, all the way to the pulpit of the Pawlet Community Church. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Manchester Ctr.



Saturday, Jan. 7

Windham County

Music


Vermont Timbre:11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market in the lunch caf at the River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro

Kevin Parry: 7 to 10 p.m., classic blues, folk and rock on acoustic, electric and resonator guitars at Ricks Tavern in Newfane. Free. information at kevinparrymusic.com or call 802-365-4310.

Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez:7:30 p.m. at Next Stage Arts, 15 Kimball Hill Rd. Putney. Tickets are $18 in advance, general admission, $20 at the door, available at: nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro, or the Putney Coop. For more information, contact Next Stage Arts at 802-387-0102 or nextstagearts@gmail.com.

The Met: Live in HD: 1 p.m. Verdi's Nabucco, Pl cido Domingo stars in the Title King in Nabucco, transmitted live to the Latchis Theatre. Host, Eric Owens. Tickets: students, $10, Lifetime members $20, general $22. Call Sharry Manny at 802-257-5717 or sjmpr@comcast.net.

Miscellaneous

Artist Forum:
5 p.m. "Winter Group" for an exhibit of gallery artists at Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St., Brattleboro. 802-251-8290 or info@mitchellgiddingsfinearts.com

Bennington County

Out of area

Artist reception:
1 to 3 p.m. A unique series of paintings by Alice Thomas,"River Rooms" on display through March 2. See the "rooms" and meet Alice to ask about them. She'll be joined by Zoar Outdoor with a water craft and their informative and action-packed video about river fun.     



Sunday, Jan. 8

Dance

Community Circle Dance:
3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. Led by Lucia Wilson. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated. Information: Parker Huber 802-257-9108, or Mary Ellen Cannon, 603-631-0768.

Brattleboro Contra Dance: 7 to 10 p.m., at 118 Elliot St. Live music by DownCellar (Cedar Stanistreet on fiddle, Marko Packard on guitar, and Corey DiMario on double bass), with Rich Sbardella calling. Newcomers welcome — all dances taught and called. Adults $10 to 12, college students $8, youth $5. Please come fragrance-free. For more information, visit brattcontra.org or call 518-561-2594.



Monday, Jan. 9

Windham County

Music

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

Out of area

Miscellaneous

Spring Concert Extravaganza:
Springfield Community Chorus is starting it's spring season of it's 50th year by inviting new members to join. No tryouts are required. Rehearsals are on Mondays at 7 p.m.. at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 21 Fairground Road, Springfield. Ken Olsson is the director. The first rehearsal starts on Jan. 9 with a 6:30 p.m. time to register. For questions, contact Terri, manager of the chorus, at springfieldcommunitychorus@gmail.com or call Barbara at 802-886-1777. The concert weekend will be May 6 and 7 . For more information, visit springfieldcommunitychorus.org.



Tuesday, Jan. 10

"Shall We Dance?": 6 p.m. West Coast Swing "Basics Plus" class returns, taught by Ray Warren and Lucinda Dee-Warren at the Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Classes are $10/per person. Please carry shoes to dance in. For additional information call Ray Warren at 802-365-0233 or 802-579-9990. email: ray@shallwedance.biz.

"Shall We Dance?": 7 p.m. Beginner Hustle class taught by Ray Warren and Lucinda Dee-Warren at the Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Classes are $10/per person. Please carry shoes to dance in. For additional information call Ray Warren at 802-365-0233 or 802-579-9990. email: ray@shallwedance.biz.



Wednesday, Jan. 11

Out of area

Theater

Shakespeare's 'Richard II':
A political drama about a successful uprising to depose a bad King (who then becomes a great and heroic victim). The Young Shakespeare Players (YSP) East at The Sloan Theater, Greenfield Community College on Jan. 11, 13, 14, and 15. More details at youngshakespeareplayerseast.org/ or contact Suzanne Rubinstein at 802-258-7922.



Ongoing

Windham County


Film

"MGFA Presents": Video series in collaboration with Brattleboro Community Television, featuring filmmakers Andy Reichsman and Kate Purdie of Ames Hill Film and Video Productions, as well as Robert Fritz, and Gene Parulis. The first film of the series, "MGFA Presents Jon Gregg" airs on Monday, Jan. 8 at 8:30 p.m. on local channel 8, is running for two weeks, with four airings per week. The series will be ongoing, each film showcasing the creative process of an artist represented at the Gallery. Many of the films will spotlight MGFA's "Artist Talks." Information on brattlborotv.org

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 and open to the public. For more information, call 802-463-4270.

`Windows to Creative Expression': Through Feb. 3. Poetry and art by students of The Poetry Studio. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro.

Window Project: 24-foot cypress and stainless steel folding masonry ruler created by artist Peter Kirkiles displays the message, "Make it Happen," highlighted by Kirkiles' giant red carpenter's pencil, suggesting that given the tools, change can happen. Rte. 30, Newfane Center.

Art display: Oversized paintings by Janet Picard on the hall walls of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Belmont Avenue. for more information contact 802-258-7070.

Art exhibit: Peter Van der Does paintings on display at Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Putney. Winter hours are Monday through Friday 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The show is free and open to the public, and the art is for sale.

Art exhibit: Landscape paintings by Jerry Pfohl will be on display at Main Street Arts Jan. 9 through Feb. 24. 35 Main St., Saxtons River. An opening reception Thursday, Jan. 12 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Bennington County

Miscellaneous

Writing Seminars Reading Series:
Authors and faculty of the Bennington College Writing Seminars will offer an evening reading series during the MFA program's winter residency—Thursday, Jan. 5 through Friday, Jan. 13. Each event in the Writers Reading series occurs from 7 to 8 p.m. in Tishman Lecture Hall, Bennington Col1ege, College Drive, North Bennington with one exception (the Jan. 12 event, which starts at 7:30 p.m.). All events are free and open to the public.



Classes and workshops

Windham County


Watercolors and Mixed Media Classes:
10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays, Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 in Westminster West with instructor Karen Becker. $99. for 4 classes, $35 for a single class, space permitting., 802-387-4897 for information. Of note: Learn to draw and to paint with beautiful, transportable, transparent watercolors. Beginners welcome, ample instruction!

River Gallery School, 32-34 Main St., Brattleboro. 802-257-1577; rivergalleryschool.org:

Child Studio : For ages 6 to 12, a 15-week session of after-school classes with an individualized approach to painting, drawing, and sculpture. Fee: $360. Through January, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

The Artful Book: In this four-part series we'll explore a variety of art techniques and simple book binding. No experience is necessary and experimentation is encouraged. Class four times November through January. Part 3 - to Jan. 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We'll get a bit messy in our third class. We'll explore positive and negative space making prints from printing plates made of firm gelatin. Then we'll clean up and work on book forms that accommodate removable pages. Part 4 - to Jan. 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There's a lot to do in the fourth class. We'll explore silkscreen printing as well as some collage techniques. The book form will be a bit more complicated. We'll make book cloth from our silkscreened linen and use it to cover our hand-sewn books. Fee: $85 per session or $300 for all four sessions.




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