CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Saturday, February
BRATTLEBORO The Pillowman: Vermont Theatre Company presents Martin McDonagh's dark comedy which tells the tale of a fiction writer living in a police state who is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories. Directed by Justin Fetterman. This performance deals with themes of abuse and is not suitable for younger audiences. 7:30 Fri. and Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. $15, $13 seniors/students. Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St. Information: 802-258-1344, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PUTNEY "The Fairy Tailor" by Sarah Nolan: Magical beings are known for their great sense of fashion. But who stitches together all of their stories? Meet the Fairy Tailor, hard at work in her enchanted shop. Watch as everyday garments become extraordinary characters and share stories of bravery, from "Little Red Riding Hood(ie)" to "The Emperor's New Clothes." With the audience's help, the Fairy Tailor summons the courage to take a stand against a giant, crafting a solution that combines cleverness with creativity. This colorful, interactive production is guaranteed to inspire audiences of all ages. 2 shows: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Ages 4 and up. $9. Sandglass Theater, 17 Kimball Hill. Reservations recommended: 802-387-4051; Click for more info on Web in new window.
GUILFORD Auditions for "Alice": Adults and some roles for young actors in this musical play. Prepare/bring dramatic reading, passage from play of your choosing. Dir. Richard Epstein will also have passages from the play available for those who wish to try dialogue. Singing actors prepare a short, unaccompanied song of your choosing. Vocal music director Evelyn McLean will have auditioners sing scales and test ranges. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (repeats 2/12, 6:30 p.m.). Broad Brook Community Center, 3940 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-257-1961, facebook.com/GuilfordCenterStage.
BELLOWS FALLS Poetry Open Mic: Assisted by author and poet Jim Fowler of the River Voices Writing Group, 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. (every second Saturday). Free. Village Square Booksellers, 32 Square. Reservations: 802-463-9404, www.villagesquarebooks.com/event/poetry-open-mic.
WILMINGTON "Classic Diners of Vermont": So much more than just eateries, places like the Birdseye, Chelsea Royal and the Country Girl Diner are where strangers become friends, where generations learn to understand one another and where simpler times are celebrated. Hear the stories of diner owners and their regulars. Author Erin McCormick reveals how Vermont's diner culture came to be. 4 p.m. Free. Bartlebys Books, 17 W. Main St. Information: 802-464-5425; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Winter Group 2019: This exhibit includes Josh Bernbaum's large, blown-glass vessels inspired by cacti of the Southwest, and Campbell's kinetic sculptures which let us orbit the night sky on a tabletop. Lyell Castonguay creates a signature world of imagined avian beings, whereas Liz Chalfin adroitly constructs her spaces by selectively eliminating or manipulating objects and surfaces. Jon Gregg's stylized and heavily impastoed figures float and march to an unknown pulse while Emily Mason surprises us with her lyrical sensitivity and characteristic, innovative use of a brilliant palette. Petria Mitchell leads us into a landscape defined by atmosphere, where night and day share a delicate balance. . Through Sunday, February 24. Free. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St. Information: 802-251-8290; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Sullivan Fortner Trio: Winner of the Cole Porter Fellowship and the Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists, Sullivan Fortner is one of the top pianists of his generation. He will appear with bassist Barry Stephenson (best known for his work with Jon Batiste), and drummer Kassa Overall (formerly of Geri Allen’s Timeline band). 8 p.m. $20+, $15 students w/ I.D. (contact VJC about educational discounts). Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, #222. Information: 802-254-9088; Click for more info on Web in new window.
TOWNSHEND Free Training in Nonviolent Communication: Presented by Restorative Community Justice of Southern VT, RCJSV provides monthly trainings in restorative practices, methods of restorative justice, and nonviolent conflict resolution. This month, Laura Rabut offers training in the use and methods of Nonviolent Communication, leading a session of concrete practical skills for dealing with conflict using the Non Violent Communication model developed by Marshall Rosenberg. It will include brief general background of NVC consciousness and review of the concepts covered at her last training for newcomers. It also allows an opportunity to continue and deepen the work for those who attended the last training. We will practice: making observations without layers of judgement/interpretation, empathic listening, connecting with feelings that arise, identifying the universal human needs generated by those feelings, making requests that offer an opportunity for choice and connection, power dynamics (power with vs power under), hearing the "yes" beneath the "no" . 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Donations for the use of the space are welcome. Townshend Church, 46 Common Rd. Information: email@example.com.
BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market: Local farm produce, meats, syrup, fresh baked goods, local cheeses, fruits, cider, pickles, preserves, handmade jewelry, pottery, soaps, and more. Delicious lunch menu and live music with Decatur Creek. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Through Saturday, March 30. C. F. Church Building, 80 Flat St. Information: 802-869-2141, firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRATTLEBORO Yoga Locally: Vigorous Vinyasa taught by Laura Tabachnick. 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Tuesdays), 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (Saturdays). Donations benefit Brattleboro nonprofits. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Chinese Medicine: A Seasonal Attunement Journey - Spring: Learn to prepare for the coming season by relating what is happening in our natural world to what is happening in our bodies, minds, and spirits so that we can learn how to care for ourselves with food, self-care, and understanding. Families, adults, and kids can benefit from these traditional Chinese medicine teachings. We will also sample some seasonal, nourishing foods. Michaela Wood, Licensed Acupuncturist, instructs. 10 a.m. - 12 noon. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.
PUTNEY The Miles Band Dance Party and Concert: Spacious dance floor between the stage and raked theater seating for this special evening of funk, soul, rock & roll, folk/rock, reggae classics, and contemporary hits. Based in southern VT, the band features Peter Miles (guitar), Sean McLoughlin (drums), Tim Thrasher (bass), Steve Sontag (trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion), Jon Weeks (tenor sax) and Zack Cross (keyboards), with Miles, Sean, and Tim sharing the lead and harmony vocals, and Steve adding additional backing vocals. The band's lively, bold and soulful sound inspires audiences of all ages and musical tastes. Beer and wine cash bar. 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. $15. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.