CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Friday, September
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. Through Saturday, September 8. $12, $10 students and seniors. Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St. Information: 802-254-9276; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Circus at the Museum: During this month's Gallery Walk students and faculty from the New England Center for Circus Arts will perform in the galleries and outside the BMAC. 6 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Richard Heller Paintings - "Speculative Diagrams" / Andrew Berends - Clay - New Raku Fired Vessels: Heller creates new spatial orders, visualizing concepts such as biological structures, patterns from various cultures, and information networks. His prints are made from rubber. Berends' vessels fuse his love of tradition with that of modern ceramics, particularly when there is a juxtaposition between a symmetrical form and an asymmetrical surface - creating tension and curiosity as to what is on the other side. 9/7: Artists' reception, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. The Moondogs will provide music. Through Sunday, September 30. Free. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St. Information: 802-257-4777.
BRATTLEBORO Steven Meyer - "Places Around Here": Meyer, a Newfane artist, depicts mostly local farmstead scenes from the West River Valley. For the past two years, he has worked exclusively with India ink on Yupo paper. He loves to draw and compose and finds that this medium allows for spontaneity and unplanned surface patterns. . Through Friday, September 28. River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Positivity Magic with Jonas Cain: Positivity Magic engages, empowers, and encourages individuals, organizations, and corporations to become positivity leaders that excel at work, home, and beyond. Today, Jonas uses Positivity Magic to facilitate a discussion on turning adversity into possibility by exploring principles and practices for experiencing positivity regardless of circumstances. 12 noon - 1 p.m. Free. River Garden - Brown Bag Lunch Series, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Ward Hayden & The Outliers / The Rear Defrosters - Double EP Release Party: 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. $12 to $15. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Tickets: www.stonechurchvt.com.
BRATTLEBORO The Rob Freeberg Trio: Freeberg on trumpet and flugelhorn, Hobbs on guitar, and Auer on bass play jazz standards, including a number of tunes not heard often. 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. No cover. The Lounge, 4 High St. Information: 802-254-4141.
BRATTLEBORO KidsPlayce Healthy Snack and Story Time: We'll read a story and kids will have a healthy snack from the Brattleboro Food Co-op. 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Fridays. Free (KidsPLAYce fees apply if you want to stay and play). KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St. Information: 802-254-5212; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Move and Connect: 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.
BRATTLEBORO Celebrate Salad! : First event: Join Edible Brattleboro volunteers in preparing protein-rich plant-based salads while learning a variety of cutting techniques and the health benefits of three delicious salads which are hearty and satisfying enough to be a refreshing meal. The salads prepared during this hands-on will be offered during Edible Brattleboro's first Celebrate Salad! event, a celebration of our local farmers and gardeners. 2nd event: Samples of three salads will be offered during Gallery Walk. This is a project of Post Oil Solutions with support from the Brattleboro Food Co-op. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. workshop, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. samples available outside front entryway of the Co-op. Free (Larger portions of samples available by donation). Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Information: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.
BRATTLEBORO Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) Open House: Learn about becoming a volunteer court appointed advocate for children (three-day training 9/26-28). 9 a.m. - 10:30 p.m., 1st fl. Vermont Superior Court, 30 Putney Rd. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.