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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO Alter Circus - "Hysterical": This feminist company uses contemporary circus and performance art as vehicles to challenge gender norms and celebrate the rebellious spirit, strength, and grace of women. Alter Circus rejects narrative structure as a primary humanizing device and uses the human body as text and feminism as the lens to explore power, gender, and sexuality. This show contains adult language and sexual content and is best suited for ages 13 and up. There will be a Q&A session following the performance. This work is supported by NECCA's Company in Residence program, partially funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. Visit 7:30 p.m. $25 VIP, $15 adults, $10 youth under 12. New England Center for Circus Arts (Trapezium), 10 Town Crier Dr. Information: 802-254-9780,

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO "The Prison in 12 Landscapes" (2016) plus National Prison Strike Discussion: More people are imprisoned in the United States at this moment than in any other time or place in history, yet the prison itself has never felt further away or more out of sight. This film is about the prison in which we never see a penitentiary. Instead, the film unfolds as a cinematic journey through a series of landscapes across the USA where prisons do work and affect lives, from a California mountainside where female prisoners fight raging wildfires, to a Bronx warehouse full of goods destined for the state correctional system, to an Appalachian coal town betting its future on the promise of prison jobs. Hosted by Brattleboro Solidarity and Indigo Radio. The National Prison strike has been called for by the Jailhouse Lawyers Speak an group of incarcerated individuals working for human rights. Inmates will carry out work strike, sit-ins and boycotts to bring attention and call for change. 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. film. Discussion follows. Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information:,


BRATTLEBORO Greg Hall & Robert Kuhn: Hall's music lives somewhere between the classic country tradition of Johnny Cash, and modern singer-songwriters like Josh Ritter. Kuhn is a multi-cultural poet and musician. 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. $5 at door. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information:

GREENFIELD The Stephen Page Trio: Stephen Page on piano, Barry Ries on trumpet, and Bob Ferrier on guitar. They play fresh, melodic inventions over standard repertoire that provide the listener with surprising counterpoint and bold phrasing. They'll also perform original material. 7 p.m. $10, $15 day of show. Hawks & Reed, 289 Main St. Information: 413-774-0150; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Borter's Jewelry Studio Workshop - Essentials of Silver Soldering: Bob Borter will co-teach with fellow silversmiths Susanna Haas and Chris Lann. 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Through Friday, August 31. $200 (materials included). Borters Jewelry Studio, 22 High St., #202. Information: 802-254-3452,,


BRATTLEBORO Compassionate & Inclusive Living: Are you seeking ways to better meet various challenges in your life (relationships, recovery, self-esteem, etc.)? Would you find it of value to join with people who may have differing views but are united by a belief that compassion and inclusiveness provide key pathways in this search? Are you willing to share with others your experiences and gifts? . 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. this Thursday in the Parlor. Free. All Souls West Village Meeting House, 29 South St. Mike or Elizabeth: 802-257-7475,

BRATTLEBORO Women's Support: Drop-in and confidential support group for women who have experienced domestic violence. 12 noon every Thursday. Free. Womens Freedom Center. Information: 802-257-7364; Click to e-mail for more information.

Community building

PUTNEY Free Food Distribution: All are welcome to come for free produce and some non-perishable items distributed by the Vermont Foodbank and the Putney Foodshelf. This event is open to anyone in the community. Please bring your own shopping bags. 9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. (4th Thurs. of every month). Free. Putney Meadows, 17 Carol Brown Way.

BRATTLEBORO Bridging Systems and Communities: Discussion with Karin Ndzelen: "America, being one of the most progressive countries in the world, basically has it all figured out. Living here as an immigrant and navigating the systems, I acknowledge how great it is and how much it can provide. In the same vein, I recognize how overwhelming it is for those in actual need to access and navigate these systems.". 12 noon - 1 p.m. Free. River Garden - Brown Bag Series, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.



August 2018