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Performing arts

DUMMERSTON "Bell, Book and Candle": Set in New York in the 1950s, this is a romantic comedy about Gillian Holroyd, a modern witch seeking to sample human romance. She enchants her neighbor, Shepherd Henderson, who happens to be engaged to one of her enemies. First produced in 1950, it was later made into a movie starring Kim Novak and Jimmy Stewart. Written by John Van Druten, this Vermont Theatre Company production is directed by Robert Wellington with Brenda L. Seitz as stage manager and Michelle Page and Jonathan Kinnersley as producers. "Bell, Book and Candle" is an American classic. 11/8, 11/9: 7:30 p.m. 11/10: 3 p.m. $15, $13 students and seniors. Evening Star Grange, 1008 East-West Rd. Information: 802-254-1138.

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Opening Reception of Gordon Jones Landscapes and Cai Xi Portraits - Works on Paper: 2 - 4 p.m. (These exhibits run through 3/8/2020 by appointment). CX Silver Gallery, 814 Western Ave. Information: 802-257-7898; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Indigo Radio - Deepening Understanding and Making Connections: This group of area educators seeks to learn through engaging with others in our community and throughout the world. "We talk about educational and social issues both globally and locally and connecting them to our lives and Brattleboro community.". 12 p.m. on Sundays. Brattleboro Community Radio. Information:; (past shows).

BRATTLEBORO Brown Bag Lunch Discussion with Circus Action Network (CAN): Come talk about making circus that matters! Share your passion and stories in this conversation led by the Circus Action Network - a group of circus artists, activists, and practitioners dedicated to fostering dialogue and exploration at the intersection of social and environmental justice and the circus arts. 12 noon - 1 p.m. Free to $5. New England Center for Circus Arts (Trapezium), 10 Town Crier Dr. Information: 802-254-9780; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BELLOWS FALLS Singer-Songwriter Rupert Wates: Internationally celebrated and born in England, Wates has released nine solo CDs. Since relocating to the USA, two tribute albums to his material have been made by musicians in Nashville and Los Angeles, and he's won dozens of songwriting awards. Wates prefers the intimacy of up-close audiences in small listening rooms rather than large venues and festivals to perform his eclectic mix of acoustic, melodic art/folk flavored with jazz, vaudeville, and cabaret. Local favorite Josh Maiocco opens. 6 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. music. 40 chairs plus standing room. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 100% of ticket sales goes to the artists. Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge St. Tickets (advance ticket holders will have chairs held):

WALPOLE CAMEO Arts Foundation presents "Beyond the Messiah - Chamber Music of G. F. Handel": Featuring instrumental and vocal chamber works by the baroque master, George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), played on historically accurate replicas of instruments of Handel's time by musicians well versed in the stylistic nuances of the baroque period. Handel is best known for his Oratorio, Messiah, but he was a prolific composer of many other instrumental works, some of which will be showcased in this performance. Leslie Stroud, traverso; Beth Hilgartner, recorders and voice; Laurie Rabut, viola da gamba; and Ernie Drown, harpsichord. This is a benefit for the Community Asylum Seekers Project to provide basic needs and a supportive community for those in the process of seeking asylum in the U.S. 4 p.m. Free will donation (all monies received will go to CASP). Walpole Unitarian Church, 14 Union St. Information: 603-756-3961; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Songs For Our Times - Southern Vermont Ukulele Ensemble with Lisa McCormick: Uplifting concert of songs promoting Care of the Planet, Community-building, Welcome, Justice, and Peace. This 30-voice-and-ukulele ensemble will delight you with some rousing classics, as well as several lesser-known songs (that should be known and played in these times). Audience sing-alongs encouraged. Music is powerful and so are we. 3 - 4 p.m. Venue is accessible. $12 to $25 at door or online (partial ticket proceeds donated to Groundworks Collaborative). One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information:


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Firefighter's Benefit Bingo: $75 and $100 regular game payouts. The public is welcome. 1 p.m. doors open. $35 with pre-registration, $40 at door. Veterans of Foreign Wars, 40 Black Mountain Rd. Information: 802-257-0438.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO New England Center for Circus Arts - "Beta Night": This is a monthly presentation of new pieces and works-in-progress aiming to encourage artistic risk-taking, creativity, and play in a welcoming and supportive environment (all ages unless otherwise stated). 7 p.m. Free (donations welcome). New England Center for Circus Arts (Trapezium), 10 Town Crier Dr. Information: 802-254-9780; Click for more info on Web in new window.


NEWFANE Mudras, Mantras, and Meditation: Explore mantras (repetitive sanskrit phrases), mudras (hand gestures), and meditation (quiet contemplation) to address major obstacles and to inspire lasting change in our lives. This helps cultivate deep relaxation by calming the mind. With Tracy Donahue. 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Sundays. Through Sunday, November 17. $20 per session. Newfane Village Yoga, 599 Rte. 30. Sign up:



November 2019