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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Friday, June 

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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO Alumni Anniversary Production - "Horse Drawn Yogurt Radio Hour": Written and directed by Peter Gould, his Vermont memoir is a collection of true-life stories of a young man's (his!) life on a farm commune at the height of the back-to-the-land movement. This newest public Horse-Drawn event will be in the form of a popular radio program with stories and songs and call-ins and will feature NEYT favorites Andrew Marchev as the show's host, with Putnam Smith and Jonny Flood as the show's regular weekly guests. Peter plays himself. Audience members will pretend to be a live studio audience. Learn how locals and newcomers helped each other out in a pivotal moment of history, and how young people, new to the land, learned how to take care of gardens, animals, fields, and each other, while staying involved in a national movement against the Vietnam war and for peace and justice around the world. 7 p.m. Through Saturday, June 29. $6 (All proceeds go to NEYT's "Angels in the Wings" Scholarship Fund). New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Information: 802-246-6398; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Vermont Theatre Company - "Macbeth": VTC’s production of Shakespeare's masterpiece is directed by Cameron Cobane and brought to life by 23 actors. 6 p.m. Bring a picnic. $5 (free for children ages 5 and under). Living Memorial Park, Guilford St. Ext.

Visual arts and shows

GREENFIELD Photographer Peter Alan Monroe's "Signs" - Vintage Images: Monroe is an old-school darkroom photographer. He loves the technical side of printing - experimenting with darkroom chemicals and perfecting the tonal qualities of prints - almost more than he likes taking pictures. He's always been interested in the cultural aspect of signs and appreciates the unknown artists who hand-painted them/the graphic designer who chose the fonts. He photographed many of the signs at Coney Island, which he describes as a "sign-lover's paradise." He and his curator, Kate Hunter, are sorting through his collections: "Men Who Still Wear Fedoras," "Hotels that Still Advertise They Have Color TV," "Old Movie Palaces," and one he calls "Greenfield Cut-outs," which features photos of old newspapers given to him by a neighbor. Each collection is augmented by Monroe's written notes and narratives. Pre-orders for the book "Signs" [Volume 1, 1977 to 2015], which includes additional images to those in the show, will be taken at the Gallery. 6/28 Artist reception, 6-8 pm (Tues.-Thur., 10 am-6 pm; Fri., 10 am-8 pm; Sat. 10 am-4 pm). Through Saturday, August 10. Free. The Greenfield Gallery, 231 Main St. Information: bit.ly/SignsVol1.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Skirting Gender - Life and Lessons of a Crossdresser: What is a cross dresser? What is genderfluid? How does one come to the conclusion that they are either of these? These questions and more are laid out as Vera Wylde details her life of gender non-conformity and the lessons she's learned along the way. Full of personal stories and practical advice, this book is a guide for those questioning for themselves, wishing to understand a loved one, or simply sate their own curiosity. Meet the author to find out more. 6 - 7 p.m. Free. Everyones Books, 25 Elliot St. Information: 802-254-8160; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Conversation Cafe - the Criminal Justice System: 12 noon (monthly). Free. Inclusion Center, St. Michaels Episcopal Church, 16 Bradley Ave., lower level. Information: 802-387-5285; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO One World Circus - "Webs" - Confronting Sexualized Violence: "Webs" is a circus about the experience of sexualized violence - from street harassment to assault. The show explores the social underpinnings that normalize a broad range of violence against people identifying as women, the experience of being a victim of violence, and the healing, justice, and change needed to end the violence - both on an individual level and a systemic one. Trigger warning: This show contains graphic discussion of sexualized violence. No actual depictions. 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the Gym. $15. Winston Prouty Center, 209 Austine Dr. Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4249951.

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO CineSLAM Marks 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots - "The Making of a Monument" & Festival of Short Films: The festival this year honors all those who took to the streets in 1969 and launched the modern gay movement: "The 50th anniversary of Stonewall is attracting the biggest gay crowds ever assembled in the history of the world to celebrate the accomplishments of LGBTQ people over the past five decades. Here in Brattleboro, we're part of those celebrations with our Pride Festival on the actual day of the riots." Leading off will be Cheryl Fujanic's just released film "Stonewall: The Making of a Monument." Ever since the riots in the streets outside New York City's Stonewall bar 50 years ago, people from the queer community have gathered in that spot to express their joy, their anger, their pain and their power. Three years ago the site was designated by the Obama Administration as a National Monument. Sponsored by the Kopkind Colony, which was founded 20 years ago in memory of celebrated political journalist Andrew Kopkind. 6 - 8 p.m. Screening (Intermission includes Pride Cake and Sparkling Cider), 8 - 8:30 p.m. Reception. $10. Latchis Arts, 60 Main Street. Information: www.facebook.com/events/330465614535659.

Well-being

WILLIAMSVILLE First Healing Walk of the Season at Manitou: Meditative walk, includes poems or other readings, and chances to share. This walk also celebrates the birthday of Manitou founder Pam Mayer. Led by Fred Taylor. 4 - 6 p.m. Meet at the parking lot. Rain or shine. Free. Manitou Project, 300 Sunset Lake Rd. Information: Fred: 802-254-2675.

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