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Event listings for Saturday, August 5

Performing arts

WEST CHESTERFIELD "Table Manners": (See 8/4). . Actors Theatre Playhouse. .

PUTNEY "Appropriate" by Brandon Jacobs-Jennings: (See 8/3). . Next Stage Arts Project. .

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO Summer Cinema Slam: Diverse lineup of Vermont-made films and filmmakers (followed by Q&A) at an indoor/outdoor mixer featuring live music, food trucks, and summer brews. "Black Canaries," is Jesse Kreitzer's elegiac and haunting film drawn from his family’s coal-mining history. "Awake," from Sofy Maia, is about outgrowing the monsters in the closet--the animation brings a playful and accessible vibe to a dreaded childhood fear. Ben Finer's "In the Bight" is a delightful, at times strange and dark journey into the imaginations of two children at play. Hungrytown performs at intermission. "Dad's 50th Birthday Party" is a dark comedy from Matt Lennon. Nora Jacobson's "The Hanji Box" is a drama about an American mother emerging heartbroken from a divorce, and Rose, her adopted Korean daughter. When the mysterious Hanji Box--Rose’s precious link to Korea--is broken, she travels to New York's Koreatown to mend it. There she meets a charismatic Korean artist who takes her on a journey of cultural discovery. 5:15 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Films start at 6 p.m. Tickets: $15, $10 kids/students. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Information: 802-246-6398; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Music

MARLBORO Marlboro Music 67th Season: 8/5: Dean's "Voices of Angels" with Debussy's "Blanc et Noir" for Two Pianos and Dvorak's Piano Trio in F Minor, Op. 65 with Anna Polonsky, piano; Kobi Malkin, violin; and Guarneri Quartet cellist Peter Wiley. 8/6: Eben's "Unkind Songs" for alto and viola with Sara Couden and Kim Kashkashian by Petr Eben. Sally Chisholm, viola; and Sasha Scolnik-Brower, cello; Shostakovich's Piano Quintet, Op. 57 with Ziaohui Yang, piano; Alina Kobialka and Christine Lim, violins; Beethoven's String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1, the latter work dedicated to the memory of violinist Ida Levin, a longtime resident artist at Marlboro. 8/5: 8 p.m.; 8/6: 2:30 p.m. in Persons Auditorium. (Weekends through 8/13). Through Sunday, August 06. $15 to $37.50. Marlboro College, 2582 South Rd. Information: 802-254-2394, www.marlboromusic.org/concerts.

PUTNEY Yellow Barn Concert: Works by Coxe, Berg, Druckman, and Ravel. 12:30 p.m. $18, $16 seniors, $9 students. Yellow Barn, 63 Main St. Information: 802-387-6637; Click for more info on Web in new window.

PUTNEY Pre-Concert Discussion and Season Finale Yellow Barn Concert: Alan Kay, Michael Kannen, Eduardo Leandro, and Anthony Marwood discuss how the democracy of chamber music works, and moves us. Concert: Works by Natra, Faure, Mozart, Barry, and Raskatov. 7 p.m. discussion at Putney Public Library; 8 p.m. concert at Big Barn. Discussion is free. Concert: $28, $25 seniors, $14 students. Yellow Barn, 63 Main St. Information: 802-387-6637; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Estey Organ Re-Homing: Acquire surplus reed organs and parts from the museum's warehouse. Beautiful instruments looking for new homes and new uses. . Estey Organ Museum, 108 Birge Street. Information: www.esteyorganmuseum.org.

Ceremonies and memoriams

BRATTLEBORO Rupa Cousins' Memorial and Dance Party: There will be remembrances, sharing, good friends, live music, and a DJ. Bring your dancing shoes. If you can, please bring snack foods or drinks to share. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages tax deductible gifts to The Manitou Project—Community with Nature, to further its green burial and wheelchair trail initiatives, and other programs that integrate spiritual and practical applications of ecological awareness and personal fulfillment on 224 acres of conserved woodlands in Williamsville. 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Heather: 802-451-6340, www.facebook.com/events/1952582838101180/.

Recreation

MARLBORO Animal Tracking on Hogback : Animal tracking in the snow is easy, but in summer? Not so much. Think it's impossible for amateurs? Not if you know what to look for and where to look. Professional tracker George Leoniak will show us signs of animals all around us that we've never noticed before. This won’t be a strenuous hike, but it will go off the trails and into the woods. Sponsored by the Hogback Mountain Conservation Association. 9 a.m. - noon. Meet in the big parking lot, north side of Rte 9, just west of gift shop. Free. Hogback Mountain Conservation Commission, Rte. 9. Information: www.hogbackvt.org.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Debtors Anonymous: For people who suffer from compulsive spending, chronic under earning, constant credit card debt, IRS problems, terminal vagueness about money and other financial issues. Debt coaches available. Free coffee. 10 a.m. on Saturdays. Free. Turning Point, 39 Elm St. Information: 802-257-5600.

Dance

WINCHESTER Monadnock Tri-State Dance Club with Music by Borrowed Time: 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. $10 ($8 members) includes refreshments. Elmm Community Center, 21 Durkee St. Information: 603-357-0794, jean@sp1@ne.rr.com.