Entertainment calendar for southern Vermont for June 15 June 21

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Windham County

Music

Kevin Parry open mic:
7 to 10 p.m. Marina Restaurant, 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.

Eduardo Leandro: 8 p.m. On Percussion in The Big Barn, 49 Main St, Putney. $18 ($16 seniors, $9 students)

Theater

10-minute Play Festival:
7:30 p.m. Actors Theatre Playhouse, corner of Brook and Main Streets, West Chesterfield, N.H. Toll-free box office line 877-666-1855. Tickets are $10. The Actors Theatre Playhouse is located on the corner of Brook and Main Streets, West Chesterfield, NH. For more information on this and other Playhouse productions, visit ATPlayhouse.org.

Film

Horror-at-the-Hooker:
7 p.m. "Blood of the Tribades." Another scary night. Extra special guests: Filmmakers Sophia Cacciola and Michael Epstein! $5. Hooker-Dunham Theatre, 139 Main St., Brattleboro.

Miscellaneous

Book Lounge:
6 to 8 p.m., writers mingle to share experiences, 4 High St., Brattleboro.

Auditions: 12 p.m. Lower Theatre of the Bellows Falls Opera House, the Square Bellows Falls. For youth (ages 6-12) and adult (13+) contestants; Performers should be prepared to sing a full song and can bring their own CD, email an MP3 music file in advance to susan@svidol.com or perform a cappella. This year, singers will be allowed to accompany themselves on guitar or keyboard during the event. Adult audition fee is $30 per audition, and youth is $10 per audition. Register at the door or online at southernvermontidol.com. Adult audition fee is $30 per audition, and youth is $10 per audition. Registered contestants will perform first before walk-in performers.



Friday

Windham County

Music

Jazz Fridays:
Joe Belmont Trio at the Lounge. 4 High St., Brattleboro.

Aura Shards: 5 to 7:30 p.m. live music at the Townshend Farmers Market located on the lawn of the West Townshend Country Store, Rte. 30, Townshend.

Michael Hertz: 12 to 1 p.m. Acoustic folk blues and gospel Michael Hertz on guitar and Bunny Macauley, singer, on harmonica at the River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. Free.

Dance

Salsa class: 7
to 10 p.m., "Shall We Dance?" at the Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Lessons, 7 p.m. No partner is needed. Lesson and dance just $10/per person. Dancing to mixed rhythms 8 to 10 p.m. Please carry shoes to dance in. 802-365-0233 or 802-579-9990.

Theater


10-minute Play Festival:
7:30 p.m. Actors Theatre Playhouse, corner of Brook and Main Streets, West Chesterfield, N.H. Toll-free box office line 877-666-1855. Tickets are $10. The Actors Theatre Playhouse is located on the corner of Brook and Main Streets, West Chesterfield, NH. For more information on this and other Playhouse productions, visit ATPlayhouse.org.

"George Washington Slept Here":
7:30 p.m. in the Helen Miller Theater in the Walpole, N.H., Town Hall. All performances will be in a picnic style dinner theater. Guests are invited to make it a full evening and arrive an hour early with their dinners, beverages or snacks and all accoutrements, and relax at round tables for eight. Tickets — $10 for adults, and $5 for those under 12 — are available in Walpole at Joanie Joan's Baked Goods Company, Galloway Real Estate, Costume Ladies, and in Bellows Falls at Village Square Booksellers. Additional information 603-756-4545 or 603-756-4861.

"Breaking Bread": 7 p.m. Featuring Doran Danger Good-Hamm and Jason Clark, this show is completely produced by our Technical Theatre Program to raise funds for the scenic shop. Across the desolate clearing two soldiers call cautiously, challengingly, back and forth. Reb and Yankee agree to a desperate bargain: A life for a loaf of bread! Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. Come break some bread with us! New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St, Brattleboro.



Saturday

Windham County

Music

Mister Dix:
Wardsboro Curtain Call: 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door; pizza bites and other great refreshments are included with admission. Wardsboro Town Hall, Main Street, Wardsboro. Mister Dix exists as a simple and joyful expression. WardsboroCurtainCall.net or email kwkmdavis@yahoo.com for more information.

Pressure Drop Vol. 1:
7 p.m. Periodic pop-up shows will allow musicians and artists from various non-traditional genres to share weekend nights at 118 Elliot, Brattleboro. Performances by John Levin, Patrick Spurlock, `Stella's Mayhem' and `If Not I Than Who Then.' The Pressure Drop series will make occasional weekend nights available for more esoteric and challenging work by independent artists, musicians, dancers and filmmakers. The series will offer an opportunity for local and visiting artists to come together as a community in support of new and experimental work. Shows will be by donation only and all funds will go directly to the participating performers.

A Cappella la Carte:
6:30 p.m. Friends of Music at Guilford (FOMAG) presents its 51st season finale at Guilford Community Church, just off Rte. 5 near Exit 1 off I-91, a potluck dinner open to all who bring a dish, and a 7:30 p.m. concert of vocal music with the Guilford Chamber Singers and Singcrony. The FOMAG Annual Membership Meeting takes place at 6 p.m. before the events. Each optional segment is open to the general public; admission to the concert is by donation.

Theater


10-minute Play Festival:
7:30 p.m. Actors Theatre Playhouse, corner of Brook and Main Streets, West Chesterfield, N.H. Toll-free box office line 877-666-1855. Tickets are $10. The Actors Theatre Playhouse is located on the corner of Brook and Main Streets, West Chesterfield, NH. For more information on this and other Playhouse productions, visit ATPlayhouse.org.

"George Washington Slept Here": 7
:30 p.m. in the Helen Miller Theater in the Walpole Town Hall. All performances will be in a picnic style dinner theater. Guests are invited to make it a full evening and arrive an hour early with their dinners, beverages or snacks and all accoutrements, and relax at round tables for eight. Tickets — $10 for adults, and $5 for those under 12 — are available in Walpole at Joanie Joan's Baked Goods Company, Galloway Real Estate, Costume Ladies, and in Bellows Falls at Village Square Booksellers. Additional information 603-756-4545 or 603-756-4861.

"Breaking Bread":
2 and 7 p.m. Featuring Doran Danger Good-Hamm and Jason Clark, this show is completely produced by our Technical Theatre Program to raise funds for the scenic shop. Across the desolate clearing two soldiers call cautiously, challengingly, back and forth. Reb and Yankee agree to a desperate bargain: A life for a loaf of bread! Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. Come break some bread with us! New England Youth Theatre, 100 flat St, Brattleboro.

Film

CineSLAM: 5 p.m.
Pride Film Festival of Shorts. CineSLAM is Vermont's first LGBTQ film festival. At the Latchis Theatre, 50 Main ST., Brattleboro. For more information, visit cineslam.com or email stonewal@sover.net.

Exhibition on Screen:
4 p.m. Documentary film "Michelangelo: Love and Death," a bold new biography of one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance at the Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. Admission is $12 general, $6 for students. Tickets are available at the door. Running time is 90 minutes. For more information, visit latchisarts.org.

Miscellaneous


Auditions: 12 p.m. Lower Theatre of the Bellows Falls Opera House, the Square Bellows Falls. For youth (ages 6-12) and adult (13+) contestants; Performers should be prepared to sing a full song and can bring their own CD, email an MP3 music file in advance to susan@svidol.com or perform a cappella. This year, singers will be allowed to accompany themselves on guitar or keyboard during the event. Adult audition fee is $30 per audition, and youth is $10 per audition. Register at the door or online at southernvermontidol.com. Adult audition fee is $30 per audition, and youth is $10 per audition. Registered contestants will perform first before walk-in performers.

"Celebration Sale": 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sale of Margot Torrey woodcut prints in the big red barn at 78 Main St., Putney.

Bennington County

Father's Day Car Show:
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — The Vermont Veterans' Home and the State Line Car Club invites you to the Fathers' day car show at the Vermont Veterans' Home. Free. Parking available either in the employee parking lots behind the main building or at the state office building.



Out of area

Music

Anne Feeney:
7:30 p.m. at Mt. Toby Meetinghouse, 194 Long Plain Road (Rte. 63), Leverett, Mass. More information at 413-548-9394. Suggested donation $10 to $20.

Miscellaneous

Unveiling of Rock, Paper, Scissors:
2 p.m. The new public sculpture by Tim de Christopher Rock Paper Scissor Competition st 2:30 p.m., cash prizes! Activities include a geology walking tour, free food, live music, exhibitions. Music by DJ Shannon. For more information and to register as a participant visit .turnersfallsriverculture.org. Avenue A and Third Street, Turners Falls

Art reception:
3 to 6 p.m. with Adrian Montagano of Wendell who has created The Time Tunnel, an installation of over 200 unique clocks, at Nina's Nook art gallery in Turners Falls. Nina's Nook is located next to the Black Cow Burger Bar, 125A Avenue A, Turners Falls. portalsoftransmission.com. Also showing at the gallery are metal sculptures by Turners Falls' own Jon Bander, who makes imaginative and other creatures out of scrap iron, and recently has created "dreampunk" dream catchers. Rain date is Sunday, June 18 from 12 to 3 p.m. Nina's Nook is located next to the Black Cow Burger Bar, 125A Avenue A, Turners Falls.



Sunday

Windham County

Music

Sunday Sound Series:
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Quiet Gatherings Cultivate Collective Contemplation at 118 Elliot, Brattleboro. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. This week's artist is Blaise Siwula and Sounds from the Great Gulf; The events are free; Donations to support the artists and the space are welcome. Coffee and tea will be offered immediately following the performances.

Public concert: 3 p.m. Chapel at Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St. August Watters will perform with the New England Mandolin Ensemble, special guests, and Festival participants. A wide-ranging concert, illustrating the many sounds of the concert mandolin. The concert will have limited seating. Advance tickets are recommended and can be purchased at stonechurcharts.org.

Dance

Community Circle Dance: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. Led by Gwen Peterdi. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. 802-257-9108, or 603-631-0768, or online at brattleborocircledance.org.

Film

Exhibition on Screen:
4 p.m. Documentary film "Michelangelo: Love and Death," a bold new biography of one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance at the Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. Admission is $12 general, $6 for students. Tickets are available at the door. Running time is 90 minutes. For more information, visit latchisarts.org.

Out of area

Exhibit opening:
3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Jane Hudson, Works on Paper: 112 Water St., Williamstown, Mass. On view June 17 through Aug.12



Monday

Windham County

Music

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



Tuesday

Windham County

Dance

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

"Shall We Dance?":
7 p.m. a 5-week Beginner Night Club 2-step class at the Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. 5-week series, $45. Classes are $10/per person. Please carry shoes to dance in. For additional information call Ray Warren at 802-365-0233 or 579-9990. email: ray@shallwedance.biz.



Wednesday

Windham County

Music

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

Miscellaneous

Summer Solstice at Manitou:
5:30 p.m.; walk; 5:45 p.m. dancing; 6:15 p.m. concert. Sound Healing and Dance: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Simba dance party in Dummerston, and sacred dance and music in the forests of Manitou in Williamsville. Derrik Jordan and dancer Rupa Cousins, with others, will lead a different kind of music and dance experience in the Manitou woods. A sound healing concert with hand pan, tabla, fiddle and wind instruments will follow a shared circle of Paneurhythmy, honoring our community with Nature at the Solstice. Wear comfortable clothes, bring bug juice. Rain Date: Friday, June 23. 300 Sunset Lake Rd. Directions: go 1.4 miles up Sunset Lake Rd. from Williamsville Village, sign on right. Or approximately five miles over the top on Sunset Lake Rd. from Rte. 9. For information, Fred Taylor at rtaylor@antioch.edu. or 802-387-2681.

Out of area

Miscellaneous

Honoring Vietnam Veterans:
Time TBD. A season-long cumulative exhibit relating to the Vietnam era — 1955 to 1975. Opening ceremony at the Museum 12 Broad St., Cambridge, N.Y. with two speakers, E.J. Lybert and Dan Severson, both veterans of the military involvement. The exhibit will include in sequencial order events involving cultural and social areas. 518-677-5232



Ongoing

Windham County

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.

Art exhibit: A new outdoor sculpture at Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. Created by Vermont artist Mary Admasian,"Weighted Tears" consists of five teardrop-shaped objects suspended from the eaves of the museum. The sculpture will remain on view through Oct. 8. 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro.

Art Exhibit: Torin Porter, Before Words, an exhibition of steel sculptures at Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St., Brattleboro. On display through June 18. Information at 802-251-8290 info@mitchellgiddingsfinearts.com

Art exhibit: "Northern Exposure" by artist Philip Ellis Foster in the Crowell Gallery at Moore Free Library, Newfane.

Art reception:
3 to 6 p.m. with Adrian Montagano of Wendell who has created The Time Tunnel, an installation of over 200 unique clocks, at Nina's Nook art gallery in Turners Falls. Nina's Nook is located next to the Black Cow Burger Bar, 125A Avenue A, Turners Falls. portalsoftransmission.com. Also showing at the gallery are metal sculptures by Turners Falls' own Jon Bander, who makes imaginative and other creatures out of scrap iron, and recently has created "dreampunk" dream catchers. Rain date is Sunday, June 18 from 12 to 3 p.m. Nina's Nook is located next to the Black Cow Burger Bar, 125A Avenue A, Turners Falls.

Art exhibit: New Print Series by Kay Curtis opens at the gallery at All Souls Church UU. South Street, West Brattleboro, is showing a new series by local artist Kay Curtis through the end of June. The eight drypoint monoprints, with multiple layers of colored pencil and crayon, each have a specific theme in the series entitled "Queen Anne's Lace: The Circle Comes Around."

Art Exhibit: Through Aug. 1. Nika Feldman Textile Installation: Shadow Soul Silhouette Project. Alebrijes: Animals from the Dream. Painted Wood Sculpture from two Generations and Three Villages.The pieces are produced by the extended family. Often the men carve and the women paint. The making of Alebrijes has matured for some artists into an emerging one of a kind sculptural art form over its roughly 30 year lifespan. Huichol Yarn Paintings, recent Aquisitions: Modern Art from a Culture of Ancient Shamanism. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St., Brattleboro. Open 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily; Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m.

Art exhibit: Beth Ganz: Atlas Project June 10 to July 22, The Barn at 28 Main, Walpole, N.H.

Lay of the land: Paintings by Julia Jensen on view through Aug. 22 in the Next Stage Gallery, 15 Kimball Hill, Brattleboro.

Art exhibit: Brattleboro-West Arts members have created an 8-by-5-foot tapestry titled Art Connects US. Based on the American flag, the mixed-media piece comprises 13 stripes and one square field, each its own work of textile art by a BWA artist accompanied by statements from the artists about the messages behind their contributions through 26 in the Brooks House Atrium at the intersection of Main and High streets in Brattleboro. On June 26, the project will move to the display window of Key Bank at 185 Main St., where it will be on view through July 9.

Art exhibit: "Botanical Art" at Confluence. An exhibit featuring the work of Bobbi Angell, Briony Morrow-Cribbs, Steven Perkins, and Ellie Roden. The show is up from June 17 to July 30. Readsboro, in the restored Bullock Building at 7012 Main St. (Rte. 100).

Art exhibit: Through June 26, the works of Halifax visual artists and writers will be on display at the Silo Gallery at the Southeastern Vermont Welcome Center. Featuringworks by the following Halifax Conservation Group members Marilyn Allen, David Brewster, Janet Eldridge- Taylor, Bonny Hall and Donna Silverberg. Southeastern Vermont Welcome Center in Guilford is on Interstate 91 North, at mile marker 5.6, south of Exit 1 for Brattleboro. For more information on the Welcome Center, go to informationcenter. vermont.gov/ centers/guilford or call 802- 258-4503.

Bennington County

Summer Solstice Music Festival: June 16 to 19 at Prospect Mountain Ski Area. Advance ticket rate at .ziontificproductions.com. Join the Ziontific Community on Facebook ( facebook.com/ziontificproductions), Instagram (@ziontific) or Twitter (@ziontific) to stay up-to-date on festival information.

Out of area

Art Exhibit:
"Great Hall Art Display: Pioneer Valley Perspectives," June 2 through 26. Susan Dion draws her inspiration from local buildings and landscapes in the area, and enjoys trying to capture and play with the effects of light, space, and multiple colors found in her world. She is a member of the Amherst Plein Air Society. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, Mass.

Yechel Gagnon Project: June 3 through July 8. Presented by CYNTHIA-REEVES. Artist on site creating a wall mural through June 18. 1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass.

Student Art Exhibit: Through July 2. Students' creativity on display at Mocha Mayas, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, through July 2.



Classes and workshops

Windham County

No Fear Watercolor Classes:
10 a.m.to 1 p.m., all Saturdays in April and May. in a relaxed country setting in Westminster West. Instructor: Karen Becker. Cost: Four classes, $99, $35 for one class, space permitting. 802-387-4897 for information. Of note: Learn to paint with transparent watercolors.. Beginners welcome! Ample instruction.

Water-themed watercolor workshop: Saturday, June 10, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with Robert O'Brien. Main Street Arts, 35 Main St., Saxtons River. $58 for MSA members and $71 for non-members. Registration required at 802-869-2960 or info@mainstreetarts.org.

Circus Summer Classes and Camps: At NECCA's New Building, Brattleboro. Circus, and enrollment is now open for summer camps and classes for all ages. Summer session will be held at the school's new location at 10 Town Crier Drive, just off Putney Road. Register online now for summer session, flying trapeze and camps at necenterforcircusarts.org. For information call 802-254-9780.

Bennington County

Learning to draw:
June 7 to 28, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Class taught by artist Ann Kremers meets Wednesdays at the Bennington Free Library. 101 Silver St., Bennington. The cost is $120 for four three hour sessions. To register please email annjkremers@yahoo.com. A materials list will be sent after registration. For questions call 802-442-7108










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