CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Saturday, February
BRATTLEBORO MET Live in HD - Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess": James Robinson's stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. Featuring the sympathetic duo of Eric Owens and Angel Blue in the title roles and an all-star ensemble that includes Golda Schultz, Latonia Moore, Denyce Graves, Frederick Ballentine, and Alfred Walker. 1 - 4:25 p.m. $22 ($20 MET Club Forever members). Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Information: 802-254-1109; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Fifth Vermont Crankie Fest: Celebrate the magic of "crankies" with a vibrant collection of artists presenting their work. Crankies are illustrated scrolls that are hand-cranked within a small wooden theater. This show bring together artists (Mary Dwyer, Benjamin Foss & Addie Best, Donald Saaf, Brendan Taaffe, Julie Vallimont) with crankies to accompany traditional and original songs as well as a piece about current social issues. Plus, Red Heart The Ticker (Robin MacArthur and Tyler Gibbons) will perform a song of local ballad singer Margaret MacArthur (Robin's grandmother), accompanied by a crankie created for the occasion. 7:30 p.m. $18 ($20 at door). New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Tickets: vtcrankiefest.brownpapertickets.com.
BRATTLEBORO Shoot the Moon Theater - Public Reading of "The Death of Walt Disney" Screenplay: Lucas Hnath's 2013 dark comedy opens with Walt Disney (played by Colin Grube) inviting you into his boardroom to hear him read aloud from the new screenplay he's written about his favorite topic: himself. The fictional memoir that ensues delves behind the public persona and the roots of what has become a vast entertainment empire, revealing Walt's ambitions and how they impacted his relationships with his brother Roy (Elias Burgess), his daughter Diane (Jennifer Moyse) and his son in-law Ron Miller (Harral Hamilton). While Hnath's exploration of how Disney's myth intertwines with American culture appealed to artistic director Josh Moyse, he says what ultimately led him to select the work was the lyrical nature of the script. "The play asks great questions about creativity and what behaviors can be excused because someone is considered a great artist," Moyse says. 7:30 p.m. (Repeats 2/7 and 2/8). $15. Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St. Information: www.hookerdunham.org, www.shootthemoontheater.com (tickets).
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: email@example.com.
BRATTLEBORO DNA Tests and the Search for Your Cousins: Millions of people have taken home DNA tests, which means there are many more chances of finding genetic cousins. There are still slots available for free DNA consultations with genealogists Wayne Blanchard and Jerry Carbone. They're teaming up to help family researchers who have taken genetic DNA tests to find out how they are related to the people with whom they match. DNA testing doesn't replace traditional genealogy but it is another tool to be used along with other sources. For those who have taken a DNA test for genealogy, the results can be confusing and it is not always obvious how to use them. In this workshop, the genealogists will go beyond the ethnicity estimate, and search through your best relative matches to expand your family tree. They'll work to help connect individuals' specific DNA results with traditional genealogy research, discussing how to search for common ancestors in the family trees of matches and how to contact matches to further family research. They affirm the importance of privacy in the research process. . Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Make your 1/2 hour appointment: 802-254-5290 x 1220, askLibrarian@brookslibraryvt.org.
BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market: Weekly diverse indoor farmers market. Local farm produce, meats, syrup, fresh baked goods, local cheeses, fruits, cider, pickles, preserves, handmade jewelry, pottery, soaps, and more. Lunch menu and live music with Michael Durante. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Bring shopping bags or buy ours. (Music: 11 am to 1:30 pm in the lunch cafe). Through Saturday, March 28. C. F. Church Building, 80 Flat St. Information: 802-869-2141, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.brattleborowinterfarmersmarket.org.
BRATTLEBORO Traditional Yoga Therapy Classes: Based on Krishnamacharya's teachings later in life in Chennai, India, participants learn to work with their breath through a series of foundational postures, leading to seated breath-work and meditation exercises. Saturdays: 8 - 9:15 p.m. (Thursdays: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.). Setu Yoga & Meditation Retreat Center, 241 Quails Hill Rd. Information: Check for schedule changes: www.se-tu.org/class-schedule.
BRATTLEBORO Food Choices with Robin Mathathias - Get to Know Your Greens: Eat more greens! These nutrition powerhouses are dense with important micronutrients that benefit our health on every level. Learn to prepare sauteed garlicky greens, raw kale salad, kale chips, and green smoothies. 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. (use Canal St. entrance). Free for all. Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821, shareholders@BrattleboroFoodCoop.coop.
VERNON Monthly Coffee Hour with Rep. Sara Coffey: Coffey continues her coffee hour during the legislative session to share updates from the legislature, answer questions, and listen to your ideas and concerns. Stop by for a few minutes or stay for the hour. 10 - 11 a.m. (No coffee hours in March. Instead come to Town Meeting). Free. Vernon Free Library, 567 Governor Hunt Rd. You can also reach out any time: 802-257-0288, SCoffey@leg.state.vt.us.
BRATTLEBORO Dance to Punjabi Bhangra and other World Beats: With DJ DVA. Nightclub dance party atmosphere in the spacious bar of the restaurant. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Kitchen closes 9:30 p.m. with some food available after). No cover. India Masala House, 889 Putney Rd. Information: 802-490-2824.