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Event listings for Saturday, April 7

Performing arts

SAXTONS RIVER Jesus Christ Superstar: (See 4/5). . Main Street Arts. .

BRATTLEBORO "The Laramie Project": (See 4/6). . New England Youth Theatre. .

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO "Introduction to Haiti Today": Talk/Screening/Dinner (Windham World Affairs Council & Haiti Orphanage Sponsorship Trust): Haiti Orphanage Sponsorship Trust is a grassroots non-profit based in VT which has been partnering with Foyer Evangelique Orphanage in Croix-Des-Bouquets, Haiti since 2010 and helping to support the 35 children there (all from impoverished families and most came to the orphanage in the aftermath of the earthquake). Rose Albert, a young woman born and raised in Port-au-Prince, will talk about the beautiful Haiti that she knew before the earthquake, the challenges brought on by the earthquake, and her hopes for it's future. Filmed over 7 years, "Serenade for Haiti" is a documentary feature that captures a rare look at a country afflicted with poverty and a history of political violence and finds a story of transcendence and great humanity as the children and faculty of the Sainte Trinité Music School turn to music to unlock the power of their own lives after a devastating earthquake. 5 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St. RSVP for dinner (rice & beans, plantains, chicken, salad, coconut cupcake). windhamworldaffairscouncil@gmail.com, www.orphelinatfoyerevangelique.org.

Music

BRATTLEBORO Steal Your Funk: Dance to this all-star line-up of funky musicians featuring: Doug Wimbish, Living Colour; Jen Durkin, Deep Banana Blackout/JD and The Business; Tim Palmieri, The Breakfast/Kung Fu; Matt McNulty (A Host of Ghosts/ Funk Floyd), guitar/vocs; Ryan Lunderville, drums, SYF; Rob Glassman, SYF percussion. Opening set from Full Spectrum Dominance, a powerhouse organ duo that specializes in Soul, hip hop, and dance music new and old. 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. $18 to $20. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: 802-579-9960; Click for more info on Web in new window.

PUTNEY Moonlight Davis Sings the Music of Stevie Wonder: One of New England's most powerful and soulful vocalists, Moonlight Davis has been thrilling audiences for decades with his compelling renditions of soul, gospel, blues and jazz repertoire. Musical director Miro Sprague (piano/keyboards) has assembled a group of musicians with touring experience. The band and backup singers fuel the fire of Moonlight's electrifying interpretations of Wonder's classic material. Jason Ennis, guitar; Jon Suters, bass; Conor Meehan, drums with special guests Don Anderson, trumpet and Doug Tanner, harmonica Backing Vocalists "The Wonder Women Trio": Morning Star Chenven, Lou Leelyn, and Laurie Didonato. 7:30 p.m. $20 ($25 at door). Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO "A Taste of the BMC" Fundraiser: Brattleboro Music Center's annual event supports education, events, scholarships. Artwork (Mark Shaw, Gordon Jones, Brian Cohen, more), and goods and services donated by area business/individuals. Silent auction items include: 12-hour recording session with sound technician, courtesy of Guilford Sound; live music for house concerts/parties by In Stile Moderno, Celtic band Gowan Brae, and Contra/Square Dance duo Laurie Indenbaum and Carol Compton; voice lessons with Margery McCrum; season tickets to the BMC Chamber Series; family-friendly opportunities such as half-day BMC Summer Camps, piano lessons, pool memberships; gift certificates to local businesses/restaurants. Brunch prepared by the chefs at Jack's Restaurant & Pub; live music showcasing BMC's players. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. $40. Brattleboro Country Club, 348 Upper Dummerston Rd. Reservations: 802-257-4523.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Introduction to Somatic Breath: What is an Open, Healthy Breath?: With Kaiilama Morris. 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $55. River Valley Aikido Center, 11 Cottage St. Pre-registration requested: www.breathoftheheart.com.

Community building

Move and Connect: Free movement class. Get your body moving in a fun judgement-free zone. All abilities; no experience needed. 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Fridays. .

Arts and crafts

PUTNEY Altered Books Workshop: Bring an old book (with a signature binding) and small drawings, graphics, ribbons, buttons (whatever makes you happy) and we'll create a new book with art papers, stamping, and fussy cutting. We'll remove pages and glue others together to create a new book. Also bring an exacto knife, Elmer's glue, small paint brush (for spreading the glue) if you have it, and any other materials you want to use in re-making your book. With artist Marsha Bard. 1 p.m. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Dance

BRATTLEBORO Drag Show & Dance Party: Join MC Lily DeValley and DJ GlitterBear for a night of music, dancing and drag. Come dressed to impress and ready to flaunt your fabulosity. Special performers Anita Lay and Amy Leigh Celestial. Ages 18 and up, cash bar 21 and up. 9 p.m. - 12 midnight. $10. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: 917-239-8743; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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