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Event listings for Thursday, March 30

Visual arts and shows

PUTNEY "Series": Artist's Talk by Steve Proctor: Proctor's series of monumental ceramic vases speaks to classical gardens and architecture, where vases can serve the function of uniting the interior with the exterior vista. The scale invites the human body to stand and investigate how each vase differs--the angle of the curve, the vibrancy of the glaze, the personality of the foot or rim--referencing a kind of navigation of encounters over time in a contemporary setting. (Exhibit with four other artists runs through 4/14). 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Free. Landmark College Fine Arts Center, 1 River Rd. So. Christie Herbert:

Film and video

PUTNEY "Best and Most Beautiful Things" (Jury Award Winner, Florida FF, 2016): In a celebration of outcasts everywhere, this film tells the story of a precocious young blind woman who disappears into quirky obsessions and isolation. With humor and bold curiosity, she chases love and freedom in a surprising sex-positive community on her path to adulthood. Presented at Next Stage by filmmaker Garrett Zevgetis, [framed] is a presentation in collaboration with Tribeca Film Festival former director Nancy Schafer of a new series of feature-length documentary films presented by each filmmaker. 7:30 p.m. $10 ($12 at door), $50 for 6 weekly showings. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102,


BRATTLEBORO Kevin Parry: Open Mic: Participating musicians receive 50% off of their meal. Every Thursday. 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Free. Marina Restaurant, 28 Spring Tree Rd. Sign up: 802-257-7563;

BRATTLEBORO BUHS Choruses: Vocal selections throughout the ages begin with "Hallelujah, Amen" by George Frideric Handel. From the Classical Era they will perform "Laudate Dominum" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart featuring soprano soloist Sarah Gallagher. Next, they will sing Cantique de Jean Racine by Romantic composer Gabriel Faure. The chorus will conclude their program with a 20th-century work by Leonard Bernstein entitled "Hashkivenu" featuring tenor cantor Zev Kazati Morgan. The chorus will be accompanied by Lisa Provatas on piano and Jackson Levengood on String Bass. Complementing the Chorus' journey through the ages, the BUHS Madrigals will open their set with Gloria by Thomas Tallis followed by Golden Meadows by Antonin Dvorak.The Madrigals will finish their set with Contemporary composer Morten Lauridsen's O Nata Lux. 7 p.m. in the Auditorium. Free and open to the public. Brattleboro Union High School, 131 Fairground Rd.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Co-op New Website Focus Group: Join us for a conversation and snacks. We're launching a new website soon and we welcome your feedback on the following questions: How do you currently use our website? What would you like for content on our website?. 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.


BRATTLEBORO Zumba: Latin Dance Fitness Program: Offers cardiovascular and body-shaping benefits while strengthening your core and increasing your balance. Fun and suitable for all levels. With Emily McLoughlin. Thursdays. Sponsored by Brattleboro Rec. & Parks. 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in the gym. Through Thursday, April 27. $5/$7 non-Brattleboro residents. Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808,

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