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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO The MET Live in HD: Verdi's tragic "Luisa Miller": 1 p.m. $22, $20 MET Forever members, $10 students. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Information: 802-257-5717,

BRATTLEBORO "The Laramie Project": (See 4/13). . New England Youth Theatre. .

BRATTLEBORO Comedy with Robin Schall: Robin's blend of NY-style comedy, stand-up, sketch, and improv will make you laugh 'til the cows come home. It's also a fundraiser for Strolling of the Heifers' Farm-To-Table Apprenticeship Program. 8 p.m. $20 to $40. River Garden, 157 Main St. Tickets:

SAXTONS RIVER "Wayward Home": A Musical: (See 4/13). . Main Street Arts. .

The written word

BELLOWS FALLS Saturday Open Mic: Poets take turns reading from their works or a favorite book. Sitting in a circle, there is no need to be nervous about standing in front of a room for newbie poetry readers. 1 p.m. Free. Village Square Booksellers, 32 Square. Reservations: 802-463-9404.

BELLOWS FALLS Rockingham Library's Spring Book Sale: Donations can be made during Library hours. Books of all kinds are welcome (with the exception of encyclopedias, textbooks and musty books). DVDs and audio books are also welcome. All proceeds benefit the Library. . Through Saturday, April 28. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO "Art and Resistance In the Classroom": This workshop introduces K-12 pre-service and in-service teachers of all disciplines to how social movements use art as a form of resistance and social change. Teachers will learn the concepts behind Theatre of the Oppressed and how it can be integrated into the classroom. Prior to the workshop, teachers are expected to read "What Type of Revolution Are We Rehearsing For?" by Ricardo D. Rosa. There will also be stations with examples of spoken word artists, graffiti artists, hip hop artists, books, etc. In the second half, Michael Jacobson-Hardy presents his work in photography and documentary filmmaking around labor issues and the school-to-prison pipeline, especially in the Holyoke-Springfield area. Participants will have learned basic Theatre of the Oppressed techniques that can be used in the classroom, how to use art as a springboard for talking about resistance and change with students, how to integrate labor issues and the school-to-prison pipeline into the curriculum, and reproducible materials for the classroom. 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Free. Twenty-Eight Vernon Street, 28 Vernon St.

MARLBORO Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies Capstone Presentations: Students from management and teaching with technology programs present their final projects in pithy and engaging talks. Projects by students focus on real-world problems and present solutions with wider applications. Learn about what goes on at the graduate school and find new ideas or practices that can benefit your own work in the world. Public presentations: 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Free. Marlboro College/Snyder Center for Visual Arts, 2582 South Rd. Information: 802-257-4333; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Celebrations and festivals

BRATTLEBORO "The Festival of the Sublime": Fundraiser to benefit the Gathering Hall Project at Mahalo : The festival includes a photography exhibit by landscape photographer Scott Snyder. Family concert, silent auction, 50/50 raffle and other raffles, concert with Luz Elena Morey and friends, sound healing, belly dancing with Crystal, light meditation and spiral dance led by Ami Ji Schmid, DJ dance party with Amye. Presented and produced by Luz Elena Morey. (This is not the Mahalo Art Center, though they are related entities.) . Family Concert: 4-4:45pm; Silent auction/Raffles: 4-10 pm; Concert and more:7-8:40pm; 9-10:30pm Dance. $10 to $20 suggested donation. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO "Negotiating with Nature": Gardener and independent filmmaker Stefan van Norden premiere's this film about our relationship with the natural world. Compelling and deeply human, the documentary examines how the widening disconnect with nature is shaping our lives. Featuring iconic American landmarks like Central Park, The High Line, and Mount Vernon Estate, the film journeys from country to city offering interviews with gardeners, government officials, professors, landscape architects, poets, plus VT writer Jay Parini, and Westminster garden designer and Latchis Arts Board President Gordon Hayward. 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Screening followed by a discussion with Van Norden and some of his interview subjects. $12 suggested donation at door. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Information:


BELLOWS FALLS Duo Live Oak: Birthday Concert with Frank Wallace: Nancy Knowles (soprano) and Frank Wallace (guitarist, baritone, composer) perform the great song repertoire from the middle ages to contemporary. Celebration of Wallace's 65th anniversary with music by composers born on or near his birthday, November 22: Benjamin Britten, Joaquín Rodrigo, Julio Sagreras, Francisco Tárrega, and Manuel de Falla. 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. in the Chapel. $20 to $45. Stone Church Center, 12 Church St. Information: 802-463-3100; Click for more info on Web in new window.

PUTNEY Patty Larkin's CD Release Show: Larkin is a true phenomenon among singer/songwriters in the American folk music scene today. She redefines the boundaries of folk-urban pop music with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. Part of the urban-folk/pop music phenomenon that spun off of the singer/songwriter explosion of the'70s, she's reinterpreted traditional folk melodies, rock, pop, bossa nova, drawing on anything from Dylan (Bob) to Dylan (Thomas). Her songs run from impressionistic poetry to witty wordplay. 7:30 p.m. $22 ($25 at door). Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.

W. BRATTLEBORO "Deeper Than The Skin": Building bridges across the racial divide with singer-songwriters Reggie Harris and Greg Greenway. 7 p.m. $5 to $25 at door (no one will be turned away for lack of funds) or online:. All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 29 South St. Information: 802-490-2052,,

BRATTLEBORO Vermont Jazz Center 2nd Annual Piano Fest: (See 4/13). . Brattleboro Music Center. .

Business and economy

BRATTLEBORO Tri Town Collectors Club: Coin, Comic Book, Sports Card and Postcard Show: Hobby activities packed with fun for the whole family. Coins, currency, comic books, sports cards. Comic book collectors will be present as well as a dealer with fractional civil war currency and other paper money. Plus a collector with vintage sports cards. Quiz for collectors at the coin club table with door prizes. 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Free. Holiday Inn Express, 100 Chickering Dr. Joe Fuller: 802-297-1274,

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Super Bike & Fun Day: Bike registration, fun stations, and bagels donated by The Works. Team East will put on a BMX Show! Staff from Rescue, Inc. will help with bike tuning (children should bring their bikes). Windham County Safe Kids will be selling helmets at reduced cost (thanks to the Kiwanis Club). Sponsored by Brattleboro Rec. & Parks. 10 a.m. - 12 noon in the Multi-Purpose Area (rain location: Nelson Withington Skating Facility). Helmets sell for $5 under age 16, $10 age 16+. Living Memorial Park, Guilford St. Ext. Information: 802-254-5808.

GUILFORD Yoga for You: Yoga & Childcare: Class led by Marybeth Kover. Mats available. Childcare for ages 5 and under in the pre-K classroom. Offered by the Community Collaborative for Guilford and the Guilford Rec. Committee. 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Saturdays in the gym. Through Saturday, May 12. $2 to $5 suggested donation. Guilford Central School, 374 School Rd. RSVP:


BRATTLEBORO Introduction to Sound Journeying: Sound is a tool used across cultures, religions, and times to explore meditation, consciousness, and healing. After a brief discussion, participants can experience the receiving of sounds such as gongs, singing bowls, and instruments. Sher Levesque has been studying sound movement and meditation for 25 years and is a healing arts practitioner. 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821,

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. .


BRATTLEBORO Shall We Dance?: West Coast Swing Dance Party: Dance to mixed rhythms. 7 p.m. West Coast lesson, 8-10 p.m. dancing (around back). $12 lesson and/or dance. Headroom Stages, 17 Elliot St. Information: 802 579-9990,

WINCHESTER Monadnock Tri-State Dance Club with Music by Playin' Possum: 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. $10 ($8 members) includes refreshments. Elmm Community Center, 21 Durkee St. Information: 603-357-0794,



April 2018