CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Saturday, September
BRATTLEBORO Shoot The Moon presents "White Rabbit/Red Rabbit": Marilyn Tullgren performs 9/28. No set, no director, no rehearsals, a different actor every night. Nassim Soleimanpour's "playful, enigmatic and haunting solo show" - New York Times. 7:30 p.m. $15. Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St. Information: 802-254-9276; Click for more info on Web in new window.
WEST CHESTERFIELD "The Time of My Life": Do we ever really know when we are truly happy? That is the question beneath English playwright Alan Ayckbourn's fast-paced family comedy. He draws scathing portraits of people leading dull, mechanical lives, who every day somehow straddle the line between comedy and farce. At three separate restaurant tables, scenes continuously shift back and forth from Present to Past to Future, cleverly revealing all the family secrets and foibles. As seen through this filter of Time, this seemingly normal family's back-stabbing attacks on each other, their overbearing strengths and debilitating weaknesses/infidelities, and disappointing children are revealed through awkward fits, situational misconceptions, and flailing arguments as the audience pieces together a recognizable tale of a family's pride and prejudices. Cast: Mo Hart, Bruce Holloway, Heather Martell, Tyler Strickland, Harral Hamilton, Sadie Fischesser and Sherman Morrison. Directed by Sam Pilo. 7:30 p.m. $15 (reservations recommended). Actors Theatre Playhouse, Corner Brook & Main St. Information: 877-666-1855; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Moving Up: You are invited to our gala artist reception for the last exhibit downstairs. MGFA celebrates its first five years and thanks our artists and supporters. In the spirit of this special event we will be offering reduced prices on selected work. We will move upstairs in December. 9/28 Opening Reception: 5 - 7 p.m. Through Sunday, November 17. . Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St. Information: 802-251-8290; Click for more info on Web in new window.
GRAFTON Charlie Hunter Solo Show - New Paintings: Using sepia tones interspersed with flashes of color, Hunter's paintings evoke a rural past intersecting with an intruding present and captures an Americana experience. 9/28 Opening Reception: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Through Saturday, October 26. Gallery North Star, 151 Townshend Rd. Information: 802-843- 2465; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Estey Organ Museum: 2 - 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Through Sunday, October 13. $5 adults and teens, free for younger children. Estey Organ Museum, 108 Birge St. Information: email@example.com.
BRATTLEBORO Heady Vermont - Harvest Farm Jam: Featuring workshops on growing, making and processing, demos, flower and concentrate testing, rosin pressing, a genetics swap, exhibitors, yoga, food trucks, live music including a set by Rob Compa of Dopapod with members of Kung Fu, Meadow and Mowgli of Melting Gnomads, a beer tent and designated hangout areas. This Jam is also the official launch of The New England Cannabis Guide, a comprehensive, full-color magazine showcasing New England cannabis businesses/attractions, aimed at canna-curious consumers visiting/living in the Northeast (headynewengland.com). Tall Truck Testing offers onsite product testing. Bring 2g for flower and 2/3 of a pencil eraser for concentrates. Get a basic cannabinoid profile within minutes. BTVLocal420 offers rosin pressing. Major event and Guide sponsors: Vermont Hempicurean, Sarabia Holistic, Coyote River Hemp Company and MCR Labs. 12 noon - 6 p.m. $20 ($10 Heady Vermont members). Bordertown Farm, 40 University Way. Tickets: www.headyvermont.com/events/harvest-farm-jam.
BELLOWS FALLS Larry Allen Brown - Celtic, Blues, Jazz: This show will be two sets with no opener. An acoustic singer-songwriter and head of the Acoustic Earth Orchestra, Brown's music wears the influences of Dave van Ronk, John Fahey, and Martin Simpson. 8 p.m. (doors open 7 p.m.) 40 chairs are first-come first-served, then standing room (bring your own portable seating if you wish). $5 suggested donation. Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge St. Information: 802-289-0148; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Epsilon Spires hosts Gong Brattleboro: Festival of music showcasing new, experimental works in a genre of Indonesian traditional music called gamelan - making special usage of electronics to connect this traditional music to the contemporary movement of noise music, also prevalent in Indonesia. Artists of varying backgrounds collaborate in small ensembles utilizing gamelan instruments transforming sound/structure with the aid of electronics. They include Hirotaka Inuzuka, Matthew Clough-Hunter, Cordey Lopez (of Gamelan Merdu Kumala from CA); Mark Cetilia and Zach Hazen (RI), Laura Cetilia (RI), Bromp Treb aka Neil "Cloaca" Young (MA). Plus an international recording project, Insitu Recordings, led by Jonathan Adams of Vancouver, BC, and Zach Hejny of CA, present investigations in the field of gamelan and electronic music in Bali. Insitu Recordings will screen videos of new work by Balinese artists I Putu Gede Sukaryana and I Putu Arya Deva Suryanegara and perform a live remix. NYC artist Evan O'Donnel exhibits "Sekar DMN," an installation examining subliminal features of gamelan music/the culture of its surroundings in Bali. 7 - 10 p.m. $20 suggested donation at door. Epsilon Spires (First Baptist Church), 190 Main St. RSVP appreciated: www.epsilonspires.org/event-info/experimental-gamelan-festival.
BRATTLEBORO Windham Orchestra - Music Under the Stars Series: This concert celebrates the fall equinox. Program includes works by Borodin, Grofe, Haydn, and Beethoven, as well as a world-famous march written in Bellows Falls. Musical Director Hugh Keelan: "This music provides delight, delicacy and some drama. Our goal is to give our audience ease and joy, transport the soul, and recognize our place in the sublime cosmos." Series sponsors: Against the Grain Gourmet and VT State Employee Credit Union. 5:30 p.m. Bring a blanket, lawn chair, picnic dinner. Or enjoy delicious fare from assorted food truck vendors. (BYOB is not permitted). Free (Donations at the gate are welcome). Retreat Farm, 45 Farmhouse Sq. Information: 802-490-2270; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Area Farmers Market (Western Ave.): 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturdays (11 a.m. - 1 p.m. music with Nate Martel). Through Saturday, October 26. Brattleboro Area Farmers Market, 570 Western Ave., Rt. 9, near covered bridge. Information: 802-254-8885; Click for more info on Web in new window.
GRAFTON 11th Annual Fairy House Festival: Discover a magical village at this family-friendly celebration of nature, creativity, inspiration, community. Volunteers create a fairyland of small structures built out of natural materials, opening a portal to the incredible world around us through deep observation of nature's gifts. Walk the forested fairy house trail, make fairy houses, enjoy face painting, music, bubbles, crafts, more, all in celebration of the incredible relationship between nature and creativity. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. All proceeds support year-round programming. Through Sunday, September 29. $10, $8 seniors, (64+) $4 children (3-17), under 2 free. Tickets at gate on the day-of are $1 to $2 more. Nature Museum, 186 Townshend Rd. Information: 802-843-2111; Click for more info on Web in new window.
WARDSBORO Outdoor Story Walk and Autumn Craft: All materials provided. Children of all ages are welcome. Led by Jenn Finaldi, Children's Librarian. 11 a.m. Free. Wardsboro Public Library, 170 Main St. Information: 802-896-6988; Click for more info on Web in new window.
PUTNEY Contra Dance: Traditional New England contra dance. Beginners welcome. All dances taught. No partner necessary. 7:30 - 8 p.m. beginner session, 8 - 10:30 p.m. dancing. $10 suggested donation. Pierces Hall, 121 E. Putney Rd. Information: 802-387-0163.
BRATTLEBORO Take Climate Action - Help Us Plant a Forest: We will be planting 250-300 trees to reforest roughly three acres of land in the lower field. SIT will provide the trees, the land, and lunch. All you need to bring is a shovel (and an extra if you have one), plus some friends. Lunch and refreshments provided. Park at SIT main campus and walk across, or park in Alumni/Philanthropy parking. Follow signs down the hill to the forest site. Free. SIT Graduate Institute, 1 Kipling Rd. Information: 802-258-3527.