CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Sunday, February
BRATTLEBORO Vermont Theatre Company - Open Auditions for Richard III: Actors are required to prepare a short Shakespearean monologue and will be asked to perform cold readings from Richard III. Auditioners should be prepared to be cast in multiple roles and open to the potential for cross-gender casting. A young, energetic lead is sought for the role of Richard. Stage combat will be required for some roles; actors will indicate their interest/willingness on their audition forms. Auditions: 2/16: 1-3 p.m. or 2/18: 7-9 p.m. (Performances will be on the Rotary Stage at Living Memorial Park in Brattleboro 6/25-6/28). Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St. Information: Questions/alternate audition time: email@example.com.
BRATTLEBORO Dreamcatchers with Linda Longtoe Sheehan: Join local Elnu Abenaki Tribe member Linda Longtoe Sheehan as she teaches the eastern style of Native American dreamcatchers. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. $5 to $10. Retreat Farm, 45 Farmhouse Sq. Information: www.retreatfarm.org/events-workshops/dreamcatchers.
BELLOWS FALLS Two Headliners - Dave Richardson and Tom Pirozzoli: Pirozzoli is celebrating "Reckon by the Light," the newest CD in his 40-years-and-counting career. He got his start busking on street corners and performing at anti-war rallies, eventually finding his way into the coffeehouse scene. His Fast Folk Music recordings are now part of the Smithsonian's collection. Richardson has been writing, recording, and performing as a solo artist for over 10 years, weaving threads of folk, country, and traditional music. He took third place in the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival songwriting contest and was awarded a featured showcase at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference. 7 p.m. (Seating is limited). $10 suggested donation (all proceeds support the musicians). Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge St. Information: 802-289-0148; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BELLOWS FALLS Genticorum (trad Quebec group): The Genticorum trio has given over 800 concerts in over 15 countries. Firmly rooted in the soil of their native land, they incorporate the dynamism of today's North American and European folk cultures in their music. They weave precise and intricate fiddle, flute and accordion work, gorgeous vocal harmonies, energetic foot percussion, and guitar accompaniment into a big and jubilant musical feast. 4 p.m. $20 ($15 seniors) and $25 ($20) at door. The Chapel, 20 Church St. Information: www.stonechurcharts.org.
BRATTLEBORO Retreat Farm - Winter Playground: Winter adventure awaits! Join us on the Farm for guided snowshoe walks, campfires with homemade marshmallows, face painting, Abenaki storytelling, farm animals, and more. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Through Sunday, February 23. Varies. Retreat Farm, 45 Farmhouse Sq. Information: www.retreatfarm.org/winterplayground.
BRATTLEBORO Retreat Farm - Snowshoes and Sweethearts: Adventure together this Valentine's Day weekend in a Vermont winter wonderland! Enjoy a softly lit guided hike on the Nature Trail followed by a romantic campfire with cheese and chocolate fondue. Snowshoes included, hiking poles encouraged. Dress for adventure. Vermont craft beer, hard cider, and wine available for purchase. 5 - 7 p.m. $35. Retreat Farm, 45 Farmhouse Sq. Pre-registration required: www.retreatfarm.org/events-workshops/snowshoes-sweethearts.
BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Lynn Hartwood and Jane Buchan. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Donations appreciated. River Valley Aikido Center, 11 Cottage St. Parker Huber: 802-257-9108, www.brattleborocircledance.org.