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Event listings for Sunday, August 27, 2017

Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO National Theatre Live in HD--"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?": Edward Albee’s play, first produced in 1962, commences in the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college. Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling. With Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Vera Drake, the Harry Potter films), Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones, The Producers), Luke Treadaway (A Street Cat Named Bob, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Hollow Crown), and Imogen Poots (A Long Way Down, Jane Eyre) in James Macdonald’s 5-star production broadcast live to cinemas from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London. 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. $20, $10 students. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Information: 802-257-5717,

Ideas and education

PUTNEY Putney Historical Society--"Putney Food Stories" and "LegacPutney": Short business meeting followed by presentations by Putney Central School Social Studies teacher Leah Toffolon and Next Stage Arts Project Exec. Dir. Maria Basescu. Leah will screen excerpts from "Putney Food Stories," a short films made by the Putney Central School class of 2017 about people in the Putney community connected to growing, harvesting, making, and selling food. For the last 3 years, her 8th grade students have worked with Evie Lovett from the Vermont Folklife Center to learn the fundamentals of ethnographic research, interviewing techniques, and media production. They learn to be "storytellers"--to explore and capture stories in their communities by doing primary source research, thereby building empathy and compassion and seeing themselves as part of an interwoven community. Maria leads a discussion about "LegacyPutney: A Collaborative Celebration of Putney’s Arts, History and Culture." It encompasses a year-long engagement process of eliciting, crafting and harnessing stories from Putney area residents, and presenting them in a range of performance genres. Presentations will be shared throughout the year, culminating in a 2-week festival in May 2018 featuring Putney stories and works by and about cultural figures and groups in our local and state history that have shaped the Putney of today. 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.


JAMAICA Eclectic Mix of Five Established Bands Play Tribute to Bob Dylan: Gene Morrison and the Kelly Stand Band; The Andy Avery Band--pop to classic rock, swing, standards from the '40s, folk, bluegrass and country; Howard's End--bluegrass ensemble of accomplished pickers that play a rousing repertoire of driving and heartfelt bluegrass music, from gospel ballads to lightning-fast banjo tunes; Hungrytown--duo comprised of Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson; and Luminous Crush--Ben Campbell, Laura Molinelli, Christian Heins, and Brad Waugaman play sweet, soaring harmonies on a variety of instruments. While each band is accustomed to playing their own originals and songs of other inspirations, this night belongs to Dylan. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. $10 at door. Jamaica Town Hall, 17 Pikes Falls Rd. Information: 802-874-4743; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Tabletop Gaming: A different game every week. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Free. Positive Geek, 12 Flat St. Information: 802-258-2808; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Summer of Love 50th Anniversary: This event will mark five decades since George Harrison visited Haight/Ashbury. Tons of groovy happenings are being planned, including the making of tie-dye clothing, far-out music, and more! Tune in, turn on, and drop in to Positive Geek. This event is sponsored by Positive Geek and Latchis Arts. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Free. Positive Geek, 12 Flat St. Information: 802-258-2808; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Soul Food Sundays: Meet other people of color from around the southern Vermont area. Eat, talk, play games--whatever we like. Open only to self identified persons of color, indigenous, and their children. Bring a potluck dish to share, if you can. Drinks and fusions welcome. We are creating a safe space for us to build relationships, share information, support one, another and build our resources. 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Also 9/17, 10/22, 11/26, and 12/17). Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information: 508-737-8477,

BRATTLEBORO Edible Brattleboro's "Share the Harvest" Free Produce Stand: Come to pick up some fresh veggies or drop off some from your garden to share and/or exchange. Bring your own bags. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free. Elliot Street Park. Marilyn Chiarello: 802-254-9121,


BRATTLEBORO Paneurythmy Dance: Paneurythmy is a sacred circle dance of love, wisdom, and truth created by Beinsa Duono of Bulgaria for the benefit of spiritual seekers. Open to all. 9 a.m. on Sundays (weather permitting) on the hill. Through Sunday, September 17, 2017. Free. Living Memorial Park, Guilford St. Ext. Information: 802-490-2213.

BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Mary Koon and Floyd Guyette. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Donations welcome. River Valley Aikido Center, 11 Cottage St. Parker Huber: 802-257-9108,

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