CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Friday, September
BRATTLEBORO "Justice? Just Us": This is musical exploration of historical practices written by Dan DeWalt and performed by the Rock River Players. 7:30 p.m. Through Saturday, September 7. $10 suggested donation (all proceeds go to Restorative Justice of Southern VT). 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 Gallery Walk, students and faculty from the New England Center for Circus Arts will perform in the galleries and outside BMAC. 6:30 p.m. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.
SAXTONS RIVER Auditions for "Shrek": Come to the audition at minimum one of the first two days with 18-32 bars of music prepared, either from "Shrek" or any other Broadway genre song, and bring the sheet music for the accompanist. Dress for dancing or movement. You may be asked to read text. "This show has a very positive message and is loads of fun to do with lots of parts and a huge ensemble," says Dir. David Stern. 9/6: 1 - 4 p.m., 9/7: 3 - 3:30 p.m, 9/8: 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. with call backs that day. Through Sunday, September 8. Main Street Arts, 37 Main St. Information: 802-869-2960; Click for more info on Web in new window.
WEST CHESTERFIELD "Moonlight and Magnolias": In Ron Hutchinson's wacky comedy, Sam Murphy as Hecht, Mark Tullgren as Selznick, and Gregory Lesch as Fleming disagree on just about everything. It's 1939. Producer David O. Selznick, unhappy with his efforts to bring Margaret Mitchell's blockbuster novel, "Gone with the Wind," to the silver screen, has halted production after three weeks of filming. Selznick moans that it's costing him $50,000 a day to idle cast and crew, but he wants to get it right. At the same time, he has to fend off the gossip columnists. In desperation, he calls in Ben Hecht, renowned screenwriter and script doctor, who, as it turns out, is the only person in America who hasn't read the novel. He calls in Victor Fleming, who's been directing "Wizard of Oz," and tells him he's now directing GWTW. Inspiration strikes! Selznick and Fleming will act out all the parts, including birthing babies, as Hecht types and commits it all to paper. Based on actual events, versions of this story have circulated to the point where it has become an accepted Hollywood legend. 7:30 p.m. Thurs. Fri. Sat. Through Saturday, September 7. $12 (Thur.), $15 (Fri. or Sat.). Actors Theatre Playhouse, Corner Brook & Main St. Reservations: 877-666-1855; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Artisan Harvest: Feast your eyes on our rainbow of super-affordable gift offerings from responsible artist-owned studios around the world! Whimsical Metalcraft from Haiti and India, African Baskets, Jewelry (both funky and fine) from Africa, Europe, and India, Beaded and Felt Ornaments, Mexican Stoneware Pottery, sustainably sourced Woodenware from the Amazon, Kashmiri Wool Pillows, Guatemalan Embroidered Pillows, Peruvian Retablos, Tribal Yarn Paintings and Handpainted Carved Animals, Woodcuts and political posters from Oaxaca Mexico, and more! Plus, explore the gallery's 3-floor collection of American craft, jewelry, and fine art. . Through Monday, September 30. Free. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St. Information: 802-257-4777.
BRATTLEBORO Gallery Walk - Downtown Brattleboro & Nearby Exhibit Venues: Artist receptions for new and continuing shows at 30 or more exhibit venues, many with refreshments and a few with live music. Most exhibits continue throughout the month. Printed guides available at participating venues - look for large number signs in merchant/eatery windows. 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. 1st Fri. of every month. Gallery Walk. Information: Listings and map: www.GalleryWalk.org.
BRATTLEBORO "The Cultural Links between Judaism and China": This talk by Tiberiu Weisz shows two of the world's oldest surviving cultures in a new light, not as fossils, but rather as two vibrant cultures tied by invisible bonds that have allowed them to flourish until today. Weisz is an independent scholar of Chinese language and culture who has pursued his interest in Classical Chinese and comparative cultural studies of Judaism and China for 40 years. His fluency in Chinese and Hebrew plus college teaching experience in Hebrew History and Chinese Religion provides him with a unique approach to his subject. 7 p.m. Coffee, tea, conversation; 7:30 p.m. Presentation in the Parlor. Free. Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St. Information: www.windhamworldaffairscouncil.org.
GRAFTON Kevin Parry plays Blues and other Classics on Guitar and Vocals: 6:30 - 9 p.m. at Phelps Barn. Free. Grafton Inn, 92 Main St. Information: 802-843-2248 or www.kevinparrymusic.com.
BRATTLEBORO Baroque Jazz with Burrie: Acoustic guitar in a variety of styles from Jazz and Baroque to Blues and Folk. 12 noon - 1 p.m. Free. River Garden - Brown Bag Series, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.
WEST TOWNSHEND Farmers Market, Pizza, Music with The Buzzards: Great vendors, pizza baked in the outdoor oven. Buy your plant starts, fresh greens, local produce, meats, bread, ferments, maple syrup and other groceries. Crafts and local treats. Sponsored by The West River Community Project, a nonprofit Center dedicated to promoting agricultural, economic, and social activities of the West River Valley. 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Market; 5 - 7:30 p.m. Pizza and Music. Credit, debit, EBT payments accepted. Thrift shop open till 7 p.m. Through Friday, October 11. West Townshend Country Store and Cafe, Rte. 30. Information: 802-874-4800; Click to e-mail for more information.
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 - 11:30 a.m. every Friday. Free (KidsPLAYce fees apply if you want to stay and play). KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St. Information: 802-254-5212, email@example.com.
TOWNSHEND Hatha Yoga Class: Move through a series of standard yoga poses with coordinated breathing exercises for the benefit of mind, body and spirit. Mats and blocks provided. 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. every Friday in the Heins Bldg. $5 per class. Grace Cottage Hospital Community Wellness Center, 133 Grafton Rd., Rte. 35. Information: 802-365-3649, gracecottage.org.
BRATTLEBORO Shelters for People with Disabilities: Meet with the local Red Cross representative, Kerri Foley, and Brattleboro Fire Chief, Michael Bucossi, to discuss their process, thinking, and the structure of shelters for people who have disabilities or medical issues during weather related and other crises. 9 a.m. 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 Planned Parenthood Open House: Introduction by community activist Lisa Ford. Poem by Verandah Porche. Reflections by former Senior VP at PPNNE, Ann Fielder. Brief remarks by PPNNE President & CEO, Meagan Gallagher. Followed by Community Q&A. Hosted by: Deb Albright, Rep. Sara Coffey, Ann Fielder, Lisa Ford, Diane Frost, Jean Kiewel, Barbara Knudson, Diane Leary, Maureen MacDonald, Patty Meyer, Erin Morrison, Hannah Neff, Verandah Porche, Amanda Root, Carol Schnabel, Michael Szostak, Annette Wilson, and Sasha Wolfman. 5 - 7 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Health Center, 441 West River Rd., #1 South. RSVP: 802-448-9704, firstname.lastname@example.org.