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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO Playwright Caryl Churchill - "A Number" and "Far Away": "A Number" deals with identity, parenting, and the perennial opposition of nature and nurture. When Bernard is contacted by a medical researcher and informed that he's one of a number of genetically identical clones, he confronts his father. Hesitant to reveal the truth, he withholds and obfuscates the details of his son's origins, allowing questions to multiply/anxieties to flare. "Far Away" explores the forces of human fear and zeal as they relate to violent conflict/atrocity. Joan's a bright, hopeful young girl who witnesses a shocking act of violence. Confused and terrified, she seeks out her aunt, only to be entangled by the dubious account of a deadly and secret struggle she barely comprehends. As she grows to womanhood, falls in love, and would start a life and family with her new husband, there's widespread societal collapse. The world descends into an all-out war of all against all, where no one and nothing can be trusted - not even nature itself. Turbulent Times Theater seeks to engage the minds of audiences and to bring them face to face with serious social/political issues. Provoking thought is the central focus; providing entertainment is secondary. TTT's production features Mamie Alagood, Cameron Cobane, Jesse Cross-Nickerson, Gaia Posner, Michael Sola. Directed by the ensemble and produced by Cameron Cobane and Michael Sola. 7:30 p.m. (Repeats 9/7 and 9/8). Through Saturday, September 1. $12, $10 students and seniors. Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St. Information: 802-254-9276; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Film and video

LONDONDERRY "A Plastic Ocean": We thought we could use plastic once and throw it away with negligible impact to humans and animals, but this notion turns out to be untrue. An international team of adventurers, researchers, and Ocean ambassadors go on a mission around the globe to uncover the shocking truth about what lurks beneath the surface of our seemingly pristine ocean. This adventure documentary illustrates the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Free. Neighborhood Connections, The Meeting Place, Rte. 100, 5700 Marketplace (across from the p.o.). Information: 802-824-4343; Click to e-mail for more information.

Music

GREENFIELD Jamie Kent Unplugged: A country rock singer-songwriter, Kent was named the 2016 Durango/American Songwriter Sole Performer and called an "Artist You Need To Know" by Rollingstone.com. Drawing on influences from modern country rock artists like Jason Isbell and Will Hoge, as well as paying tribute to classic greats like Bob Dylan and Tom Petty, his mellifluous tunes are roll-the-windows-down, soak-up-some-sun kind of good. 7 p.m. Advance: $20 standing, $25 seated; Day of Show: $25 standing, $30 seated. Hawks & Reed, 289 Main St. Information: 413-774-0150; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Miles Band: Peter Miles has been delighting audiences all over New England for over 18 years with an extraordinary vocal range and his unique guitar style. Sean McLoughlin and Tim Thrasher sing and play drums and bass respectively; Steve Sonntag on trumpet, percussion and backing vocals; John Scherer on tenor sax, Steve Moser on keyboards, and Molly Steinmark, vocals. Styles range from jazz standards, through classic Funk, Reggae, R&B, Rock & Roll and some contemporary pop hits. 8 p.m. - 12 midnight. $8 to $10. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: www.stonechurchvt.com.

WEST TOWNSHEND Bard Owl: Breeze Verdant on guitar, vocals and stomp box and Landenberger on vocals will be joined by Stephen Iachetta, known as the "Shaker fiddler." Joining the trio will be Derek Gladding on bass and David LaPointe on percussion. This is part of the fun to be had at the West Townshend Farmers' Market. 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free. West Townshend Country Store and Cafe, Rte. 30. Information: verbatimvt@gmail.com.

Ceremonies and memoriams

PUTNEY International Overdose Awareness Vigil: Join us for an evening of speakers, music, a candlelight vigil, and sharing of stories/photos to remember loved ones lost to substance abuse. Hosted by Putney Huddle. 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Putney Common, 133 Main St.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Move and Connect - Yoga with Jennifer Morlock: Jennifer is a certified Kripalu yoga teacher and general fitness enthusiast. She will teach a gentle Kripalu yoga class suitable for all bodies and all abilities. Move and Connect is a free movement class for all abilities, aimed to get your body moving in a fun judgement-free zone. 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Fridays. Free. Windham Movement Apparel, 2 Elliot St. Information: 802-246-1223.

Activism

BRATTLEBORO Protest Vigil at TD Bank: TD is a major investor in Tar Sands. TD helps to fund the Dakota Access Pipeline. In addition to attending this vigil (signs will be provided), if you're a TD depositor, you can change banks. Sponsored by Post Oil Solutions, founded in 2005, a 501c3 community organizing project in Southeastern VT whose mission is to help empower the people of the Central Connecticut River Valley bioregion in this era of global warming and climate change to develop sustainable, resilient, collaborative, and socially just communities leading to a self- and community-sufficient post petroleum society. 12 noon - 1 p.m. every Friday. TD Bank, 215 Main St. Information: www.postoilsolutions.org.

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