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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: cherbert@landmark.edu.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO "Cartooning Reconsidered": From cave paintings and hieroglyphics to comic books and emoji, visual expression has been a cornerstone of human communication. With screens in the palms of so many hands, the language of the future will continue to be written in pictures. In this thought-provoking lecture, James Sturm, co-founder of the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, VT, explores a brief history of the language and art of comics, and the new ways that cartooning and visual storytelling are changing the world. This is a Vermont Humanities Council program. 7 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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, www.nextstagearts.org.

Music

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; www.kevinparrymusic.com.

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.

PUTNEY Open Mic: Every Thursday. 8 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Katys Great Food, 118 Main St. Information: 802-536-4196; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Are You an Agent?: You may have agreed to be a health care agent for a family member or close friend. Do you feel prepared? Find out more and bring your questions to this interactive conversation. Presenters are Joanna Rueter and Edie Mas of Taking Steps Brattleboro. *A health care agent is the person who speaks for you in a medical crisis if you can't communicate. noon - 1 p.m. Free. Brown Bag Lunch Series, River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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.

Dance

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, www.brattleboro.org.

KEENE Doppelganger Dance Collective: New modern dance duets by choreographers Shura Baryshnikov and Danielle Davidson. 7:30 p.m. in the Main Theatre. $12 to $25 ($5 KSC students). Keene State College, Redfern Arts Center, Wyman Way. Information: 603-358-2168; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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