CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Saturday, 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. $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.
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. $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 Brattleboro Poetry Discussion Group: No experience necessary; copies of the poems provided. 12 noon - 2 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WILMINGTON VT Poet Night - Neil Shepard, Tamra Higgins, Chard deNiord, Diana Whitney: Rather than a traditional poetry reading, the reading will be of excerpts from the anthology's essays along with a poem or two. The anthology "Vermont Poets and Their Craft" is a deep well of both information/art that offers thought-provoking essays on poetic craft and a unique selection of poetry. Compiled as a follow-up to Sundog Poetry Center's lecture series of the same name, filmed and televised by Vermont Public Television, this collection will not only be an invaluable resource for creative writing classes, but for writers at all stages of development who might enjoy literary company diving deep into various aspects of poetic craft. 6 p.m. Free. Bartlebys Books, 17 W. Main St. Information: 802-464-5425; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Author Talk & Book Signing: "We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation": Matthew Riemer, attorney, and Leighton Brown, former attorney, writer, lecturer, discuss their book - "We Are Everywhere." Copies of the book will be available for purchase. They're the creators of queerhistory.com and Instagram's @lgbt_history. Presented in conjunction with Dona Ann McAdams' "Performative Acts," a retrospective of work by the acclaimed photographer and activist. Riemer and Brown said of McAdams, "Cutting her teeth in Harvey Milk’s Castro as women and queer people demanded more, perfecting her eye in the East Village as a generation fought an epidemic, lending a hand to the fight against injustice and erasure wherever she lands, Dona is an activist, in the truest sense of the word." . 5 p.m. (Exhibit runs through 9/22). Free. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124; 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.
WESTMINSTER WEST Westminster West Community Fair: The theme of this year is "All Roads Lead to Westminster West!” The Grand Marshals this year are the good folk on the Westminster Road Crew who help keep us on the right path or, at least, keep the path maintained. Other events include: A Bake Sale, a Parade through the village (meet at the school at 10 a.m. to decorate your bike or to check out the road crew big machines), live old-timey music, veggie chop-o-matic (you think it's easy? – go ahead and try!), fun run for kids and a 5K running race for adults, silent auction, talent show, art show, chicken BBQ or equally yummy vegetarian option, Face Painting, crafts and booths, Golden elephant sale. Plus raffle tickets on sale at the fair or contact a church member: oil painting by Tim Cowles, a hand-made wooden bench by Nick Keil (the wood came from a pine tree that fell in our cemetery), and a packet of 4 single day Mount Snow Ski Passes. This is the Church's biggest fundraiser of the year and fun for the whole family. 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Free. Congregational Church of Westminster West, 44 Church St. Information: Schedule: www.westwestfair.info; Raffle info (Alison): 802-387-5711.
BRATTLEBORO Juno Orchestra - "Family Connections": Vermont's newest professional chamber orchestra, also in residence at the BMC, features cellist Jacob Charkey in the premiere of Music for Cello and Strings by Brattleboro-based composer (and father) Stan Charkey. Also on the program: Sinfonia from Cantata 174 by J.S. Bach; Divertimento in F Major, K. 138 by W.A. Mozart; Serenade for Strings, Op. 2 by Edward Elgar; and Symphony No. 46 in B Major by Franz Joseph Haydn. 9/7 at 7:30 p.m.; 9/8 at 4 p.m. Through Sunday, September 8. $20, $40 preferred seating, $10 limited view. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Information: 802-257-4523; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BELLOWS FALLS Indian Classical Music: Abhisek Lahiri, on sarod, started performing publicly at age 11, but got his first break nationally in 1997 when he played at "Saath Saath Festival." That year he gave his debut performance in Holland at the "World Kinder Festival" leading to concerts in Europe, the U.K., US, Canada, India, Africa, Sri Lanka, Japan, Singapore, Bangladesh. He performed at the European Parliament in France, Cannes World Music Festival, Canada Culture Days. He created an amalgamation with the Japanese Guitarist Hideaki Tsuji and his group Ionah. Abhisek's album "Sparkling Sarod" was nominated at the 2010 Global Indian Music Awards, and in 2014, so was "Mood Of Puriya Kalyan." Tabla player Subrata Bhattacharya performed at venues in India, the US, Middle East, Europe. He was awarded the Sangeet Prabhankar, the Gold Medal, the Saangeet Praveen from Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahadad, and Sangeet Bhushan from Bhatkhande College, Lucknow. Recently he's focused his talent and innovation in "Naad-The Everlasting Sound," a group he's formed to experiment with fusion (western, eastern, middle eastern). He's been part of Chicago's Indo-Jazz Flat Earth Ensemble since its inception. 7:30 p.m. $20, $25 premium seating (seniors save $5 with promo code "seniors"). Add $5 for each ticket purchased at door. The Chapel, 20 Church St. Information: 802-460-0110; 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). 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.
BRATTLEBORO "I'm a Gnome" with author Jessica Peill Meininghaus: Hosted by the Library and Everyone's Books. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. in the Children's Room. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.
WINCHESTER Tri-State Dance Club - Live Music by Back In Time: Refreshments served. 50/50 raffle. 7 - 10:30 p.m. $8 ($10 non-members). ELMM Community Center, Durkee Rd. (off Parker St.). Information: 802-722-9205, 603-876-4469.