CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Friday, November
Shoot the Moon Theater Explores Digital Voyeurism in Halloween Spectacular (Online): "What Did I Just See?" is inspired by the unintended digital voyeurism that has become common due to increased reliance on videoconferencing platforms for business and social gatherings. The lead character thinks that they've seen something. Maybe they did, or maybe they didn't? STM artistic director Joshua Moyse says the script updates themes previously explored in short stories such as H.G. Wells's "Through A Window" and Cornell Woolrich's "It Had to Be Murder," which was the source for Alfred Hitchcock's film "Rear Window." Performers include Elias Burgess, Josh Goldstein, Colin Grube, Jon Mack, and Jennifer Moyse. 7:30 - 8:15 p.m. Some proceeds will benefit the Hooker-Dunham Theater in Brattleboro, which has served as home base for STM since its inception and has been closed due to the pandemic. Through Saturday, November 7. By donation. Online. Information: www.shootthemoontheater.com.
WILMINGTON "Bandit Runs Boston" - Book Signing with author/illustrator Hope Phelan: Inspiring tale of a goofy hound dog named Bandit who dreams of running the Boston Marathon. As he watches the runners start the race in Hopkinton, he cannot contain his excitement and decides to jump in! The story follows Bandit as he passes iconic points along the course of the legendary Boston Marathon. When he makes a friend along the way, he decides he must help her reach the finish line. Vivid watercolor illustrations show the energy of the race and highlight landmarks that make Boston one of the best running cities in the world. The story is told from the point of view of both the dog and the girl with clever rhymes that are a pleasure to read aloud. Phelan is a local artist and art teacher who has run the Boston Marathon numerous times and won the Brooklyn Marathon in 2015. The birth of her first child in 2019 motivated her to write and illustrate a children's book. Her first book, "Bandit Runs Boston," is based on her marathon paintings and also her amazing training partner, her dog! . 4 p.m. Hosted by Pettee Memorial Library. Old School Community Center, 1 School St. Information: 802-464-8557, www.petteelibrary.org.
BRATTLEBORO Art for Social Change: River Gallery School (RGS) offers a free open art studio for people to use printmaking, drawing, and painting to create art around issues of the pandemic, social and racial justice, the 2020 election, and the climate crisis. 1-4 p.m. on Friday. Come by and make some art on Fridays and help spread messages of transformation, unity, justice all over Brattleboro. 6-person max. in studios. Masks required. Drop-ins welcome. In addition, RGS will have an art table at the Solidarity Friday rallies in Pliny Park for art and sign making from 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Sponsored by The Root Social Justice Center, RGS, In-Sight Photography Project. All materials available for free. River Gallery School, 32 Main St., #201. Information: More info: Jess Weitz, email@example.com.
Tender Space for Trying Times (via Zoom): This is a healing and social movement space for white folks to come together, share, connect and get more grounded to move forward alongside and in support of BIPOC community(s) and other justice work. Facilitated by Alex Fischer and Emily Megas-Russell. Co-hosted by: Lost River Racial Justice, Out in the Open, The Root Social Justice Center, 350 Brattleboro. 7 - 9 p.m. Free. Zoom. Information: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2601490424, Meeting ID: 260 149 0424, firstname.lastname@example.org.