Entertainment calendar for southern Vermont

Posted
Today, Jan. 12

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.

Molly Steinmark and Friends: 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.

Author event: 7 p.m. Daniel A. Heller to read from "Between the Shadows," at the Putney Library, 55 Main St., Putney. Free and open to the public.

Artist talk: 6 p.m. "Sight Unseen": Aaron John Bourque and Allison Cekala to talk on their work to bring attention to stories that lay just below the surface within the urban facade.Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat St., Brattleboro. More information at vcphoto.org

Opening reception:5:30 to 7 p.m. The art of the late Jerry Pfohl on exhibit at Main Street Arts, 35 Main St., Saxtons River.



Friday, Jan. 13

Windham County


Music

Lil' Orphans New Cajun Trio:
8 to 10:30 p.m. Debuts at Pleasant Valley Brewing at Pleasant Valley Brewing, 16 Main St., Saxtons River.

The Natch
and Belle Machine: 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Metropolis, 55 Elliot St., Brattleboro.

Theater

Poetry, Music, and the Power of the Spoken Word:
7 p.m. Young writers, performers and musicians explore the meaning of poetry, as part of its ongoing literary series, Next Stage Speaks. Featured Brattleboro-based punk band Impending Excorcism and featured performers, and Poetry Out Loud veterans, Elizah Price and Kaya Dean. Hosted by poet Chard DeNiord. Suggested donation $10 at door. For more information contact nextstagearts@gmail.com or call 802-387-0102.

Rusty DeWees — Logger and The Fiddler:
7:30 p.m. Bellows Falls Middle School, 15 School St., Bellows Falls. Show is rated as SC for some cussin'. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased in advance at the Village Square Booksellers in Bellows Falls at 802-463-9404

Film

French Film Fridays:
7 p.m., the Hooker-Dunham Theater and Gallery presents Fran ois Truffaut's New Wave classic, "Jules and Jim." In French with English subtitles. Admission is free.

Hooker-Dunham Theater and Gallery, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. hookerdunham.org

Miscellaneous

Speaker Series: 7 p.m. "Mines of the Monadnock Region." Jim Pecora will be the presenter at the Walpole Town Hall, 34 Elm St., Walpole, N.H. He is the southwestern NH mines and mining historian. Open to the public and a free event.

Bennington County

Miscellaneous

Author talk:
7 p.m. Penny Gill and "What in the World is Going on?" Do you worry about our planet, with its environmental crises, global warming, widespread violence, and global poverty? "What in the World Is Going On?" reframes these crises as invitations to open our minds and hearts to a new awareness of our fundamental interdependence with all beings. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Ctr.

Out of area

Theater

Shakespeare's 'Richard II':
6 p.m. 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.

Film

"Twenty Feet From Stardom":
7:30 p.m. Interviews and performances by the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder, and Sting, this film is both a joyful ode to these performers and an unflinching portrayal of a tough life — lousy pay, failed solo careers, and hard times on the road. There will be live music on stage from 7 to 7:30 p.m.. Dick Moulding will play piano rags . Admission is $4 for kids, $6 for adults, or one pre-purchased advance season ticket. The fully heated and handicapped accessible theater is located at 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, Mass. For more information, call 413-512-0850.



Saturday, Jan. 14

Windham County

Music

T. Breeze Verdant and friends:
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market at the River Garden, 157 Main St., Brttleboro.

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah:
8 p.m. Stretch Music. Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro. Admission: $20+ general admission, $15 Student w/ valid ID

Singing Through the Seasons:
7 p.m. Joe Bailey, Andy Davis and friends. Songs of farming and life. New England Youth Center, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro on Saturday. Admission is by free will donation, $10 suggested to benefit NEYT's "Angles in the Wings." For more information contact Jay Bailey at 801-254-9067 or Andy Davis at 802-257-1819.

Benefit concert:
6 p.m. American Civil Liberties Union will feature three local bands — The OtherWise Band, Blackjack Crossing, and The Elliot Street Alibi. Snacks and raffles will also be available. 118 Elliot, Brattleboro. All profits will go directly to the Vermont Chapter of the ACLU.

Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem:
7:30 p.m. Brattleboro Concert Choir presents Johannes Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem featuring soloists Stan Norsworthy and Margery McCrum. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. For ticket information, contact the BMC at 802-257-4523 or visit bmcvt.org

Holly Brewer:
7:30 p.m. Main Street Arts, 35 Main St., Saxtons River. Tickets $15 in advance at mainstreetarts.org and $17 at the door and can be purchased at mainstreetarts.org or by contacting MSA at 802-869-2960 or info@mainstreetarts.org.

Rock Voices: 7
p.m. Brattleboro Concert with director Tony Lechner. Rock and pop classics like you've never heard them before. Brattleboro's Centre Congregational Church 193 Main St., Brattleboro. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets at Brown Paper Tickets and available at the door. $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $8 for students. Children 12 and under are admitted free of charge.

Miscellaneous

Opening reception:
11 a.m. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center's new exhibits Open Call NXNE 2017 and Change Your Mind: Carolyn Enz Hack open with a brunch reception. Free and open to all. Three other exhibits — Luscious, Rust Work: Paul Bowen, and Windows to Creative Expression — remain on view through Feb. 6. BMAC will be open during regular hours while the new exhibits are being installed.

Kindred Spirits program:
10 to 11:30 a.m. Nature Arts. This monthly program is designed for families to share and explore the mysteries of nature through hands-on activities, both indoors and out. All ages are welcome at the Nature Museum, 186 Townshend Road, Grafton. Full schedule may be found at nature-museum.org.

Dance

"Shall We Dance?":
7 p.m. Saturday West Coast Swing lesson. Dancing 8 to 10 p.m. Refreshments. Lesson and dance $15; Dance only $10. Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. For additional information call Ray Warren at 802-365-0233 or 802-579-9990. email: ray@shallwedance.biz.

Bennington County

Music

Basement Music Series:
7 p.m. opens, 8 p.m. music begins. Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band. All tickets are available through our website at vtartxchange.org. The Masonic Hall, 504 Main St., Bennington. For more information call 802-442-5549 or visit vtartxchange.org.

Super Saturday Music In Action:
10:30 a.m. Family Program at Manchester Community Library, "Music In Action," an interactive demonstration of string instruments with performances by Taconic Music's own Joana Genova and Deanna Baasch on violin, Ariel Rudiakov on viola, Jared Shapiro on cello, and selected students. Free and open to the public. The Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave./Corner of Rte. 7A, Manchester Center.

Out of area

Theater

Shakespeare's 'Richard II':
10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. 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.

Film

"Twenty Feet From Stardom":
7:30 p.m. Interviews and performances by the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder, and Sting, this film is both a joyful ode to these performers and an unflinching portrayal of a tough life — lousy pay, failed solo careers, and hard times on the road. There will be live music on stage from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Jim Eagan will perform solo guitar and vocals. Admission is $4 for kids, $6 for adults, or one pre-purchased advance season ticket. The fully heated and handicapped accessible theater is located at 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, Mass. For more information, call 413-512-0850.

Miscellaneous

Children's author event:
4 p.m. Julia Alvarez (writer) and Sabra Field (illustrator) present "Where Do They Go?" New picture book is a poem for children that gently addresses the emotional side of death. Illustrated by Vermont woodcut artist, Sabra Field, "Where Do They Go" ? is a comforting meditation on death, asking questions young readers might have about what happens to those they love after they die. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Ctr.



Sunday, Jan 15

Music

Contra-temps:
3 p.m. Open Music Collective presents a Bass recital featuring Sal Macchia (bass) and Jazer Giles (Electronics). 74 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro.

Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem:
3 p.m. Brattleboro Concert Choir presents Johannes Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem featuring soloists Stan Norsworthy and Margery McCrum. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. For ticket information, contact the BMC at 802-257-4523 or visit bmcvt.org.

Dance

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

Film

Movies for Kids:
11 a.m. "The Witches" (please note that "The Witches" is most suitable for older children). Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. Admission to the movies is by donation.

For more information, visit latchisarts.org or theatre.latchis.com.

Miscellaneous

"Writers Resist":
2 to 5 p.m. at 118 Elliot. 118 Elliot St. Brattleboro. Featured writers will read pieces on a subject that embodies freedom, then take questions.Admission is free but there is a suggested donation of $10 for PEN America.

Bennington County

Music

Rani Arbo and Greg Ryan:
3 p.m. Meetinghouse Caf . Reflective originals, as well as traditional and cover songs. 108 School St., Bennington. uubennington.org.



Out of area

Theater

Shakespeare's 'Richard II':
10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. 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.



Monday, Jan. 16

Windham County

Music

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



Tuesday, Jan. 17

"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.



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" 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.



Classes and workshops

Windham County


Clay Hand-building and Sculpture class:
Finding & Exploring Form Monday evenings 6 to 9 p.m. Starts Jan. 23 at Brattleboro Clayworks, 532 Putney Road, Brattleboro. Our work will emerge in response to demos of special techniques, meditations, stories, poetry, music. $295 plus materials. Includes free practice — Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Instuctor Alan Steinberg. To register call 802-387-4820 or email alans@sover.net.

Watercolors and Mixed Media Classes:
10 a.m.-1 p.m., all Saturdays in January and February in a relaxed country setting in Westminster West. Instructor: Karen Becker. Cost: 4 classes, $99, $35 for 1 class, space permitting. 802-387-4897 for information. Of note: Learn to paint, draw and combine transparent watercolors with ink, and other water soluble mediums. 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 - 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 - 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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