CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Saturday, February
BRATTLEBORO The MET: Live in HD - Handel's "Agrippina": 1 p.m. $22, $20 MET Club Forever members, $10 students. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Tickets/Schedule: 802-254-1109 x 3, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.latchisarts.org.
WILLIAMSVILLE "Man with a Movie Camera" & Live Piano Music with Dan DeWalt: Named the one of "Greatest Documentaries of All Time" by Sight & Sound, Dziga Vertov's feature film presents urban life in the Soviet cities of Kiev, Kharkov, Moscow and Odessa. This silent film has no actors. From dawn to dusk, Soviet citizens are shown at work and at play and interacting with the machinery of modern life. To the extent that it can be said to have 'characters,' they are the cameramen of the title, the film editor, and the modern Soviet Union they discover and present in the film. It is famous for the range of cinematic techniques such as multiple exposure, fast motion, slow motion, freeze frames, match cuts, jump cuts, split screens, Dutch angles, extreme close-ups, tracking shots, reversed footage, stop motion animations and self-reflexive visuals. 7:30 p.m. $10 admission to raise funds for Williamsville Hall. Williamsville Hall, Dover Rd. Information: 802-348-7807, email@example.com.
BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Solidarity Screening and Discussion - "Dirty Wars": "Dirty Wars" follows investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill, author of the international bestseller "Blackwater," into the hidden world of America's covert wars, from Afghanistan to Yemen, Somalia, and beyond. This is a gripping journey into one of the most important and underreported stories of our time. As Scahill digs deeper into the activities of JSOC (Joint Special Operations Command), he is pulled into a world of covert operations unknown to the public and carried out across the globe by men who do not exist on paper and will never appear before Congress. In military jargon, JSOC teams "find, fix, and finish" their targets, who are selected through a secret process. No target is offflimits for the "kill list," including U.S. citizens. 5 p.m. Free. Donations accepted. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.
GUILFORD Friends of Music at Guilford - "Midwinter Musicale": This multimedia presentation surveys the life, times, work of Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet and author Carl Sandburg (1878-1967), whose musical passion is less well known. Biographical info and selected poetry, prose, and a children's story are offered by readers Jessica Gelter, Tom Green, Charles Butterfield. FOMAG administrator Joy Wallens-Penford, assisted by Karen Tyler and Marty Shaw, narrate. An extensive slide show, including video clips, accompanies the presentation and includes a tour of "Connemara." A sampling of live and recorded music in folk, spiritual, ragtime genres enhances the survey of Sandburg's many interests and literary work. Musical performers include Eva Greene, piano; Tom Baehr, flute and dulcimer; Tom Green, guitar. Wallens-Penford offers insights into Sandburg's development as a first-generation Swedish-American from Lincoln country in Illinois, including influences that shaped his ideas and attitudes, personal and political. His adult years are tracked from Chicago at the turn of the century to Milwaukee and eventually to North Carolina in 1945. 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary. $15 admission includes warming teatime Soup Supper - homemade soups, hearty breads, appetizers, desserts. Guilford Community Church, Crnr Rte. 5 and Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-254-3600, www.fomag.org.
BRATTLEBORO UMass Percussion Ensemble performs under the direction of Ayano Kataoka: Percussionist and marimbist Ayano Kataoka is known for her brilliant and dynamic technique as well as the elegance and artistry she brings to her performances. A versatile performer, she presents music from diverse genres and mediums. A leading proponent of contemporary repertoire, Ms. Kataoka has participated in consortiums to commission works for solo marimba or chamber ensemble from such composers as Charles Wuorinen, Martin Bresnick, Paul Lansky, and Alejandro Vinao. She was the first percussionist to be chosen for The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's Chamber Music Society Two, a 3-season residency program for emerging artists offering high-profile performance opportunities in collaboration with The Chamber Music Society. Followed by a reception with the performers. 7 p.m. in the Wolf Kahn & Emily Mason Gallery. $5 (free for BMAC members and ages 18 and under). Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Tickets: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.
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 Vermont Timbre. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Bring shopping bags or buy ours. Music: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 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.
GRAFTON Science Saturdays - A Long Winter's Nap: Learn about true (and not so true) hibernators and make your own hibernation hide-out in the woods. 10 - 11:30 a.m. $5 in advance, $8 at door, free for caregivers. Nature Museum, 186 Townshend Rd. Information: 802-843-2111; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Recovery Families: Families who have been through, are in, or on the verge of transition, recovery, trauma, and life as we know it these days are invited to drop-in and join us for some soup along with free play in a safe and understanding environment. We are supporting hope and resilience! Presented by Turning Point of Windham County & KidsPLAYce. 4 - 6 p.m. Free. KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St. Information: 802-254-5212; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Northeast Queer Farmer Alliance Winter Gathering: Calling all LGBTQI+ farmers from Pennsylvania to Maine to join the 2nd annual gathering of the Northeast Queer Farmers Alliance - a loose alliance of LGBTQI+ farmers seeking community and support. A potluck brunch (bring your own plates, cup, utensils) will be available. Then, join our conversation about what the alliance is and what is in store for the year ahead. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Suite A206. ADH accessible. Cotton Mill, 74 Cotton Mill Hill.
BRATTLEBORO Can Cops Cook? Fundraiser for Windham County Safe Place: Vote for your favorite and see who wins bragging rights. 5 - 7 p.m. $10 at door. Veterans of Foreign Wars, 40 Black Mountain Rd. Information: 802-257-0438.
PUTNEY Contra Dance: Traditional New England contra dance. Andy Davis calling, music by Amy Cann and the All Comers Band. Beginners welcome. All dances taught. No partner necessary. 7:30 - 8 p.m. beginner session, 8 - 10:30 p.m. dancing. $10 suggested donation. Pierces Hall, 121 E. Putney Rd. Information: 802-387-0163.
PUTNEY Celebrate Leap Year 2020 with DJ Taj Campman's Vinyl Madness Dance Party: All are welcome to move to the grooves of Brooklyn-based Taj who is returning to VT to spin heavy dance tracks from his library, including a big collection of vinyl 45's he's painstakingly curated over the years. Tunes include deep funk, familiar dance classics, hip-hop beats and everything in between. Taj and his collaborator Subtex have shared stages with hip-hop icons Jedi Mind Tricks, Sabac Red, Reef The Lost Cauze, Devin Da Dude, Large Professor, Canibus. 7 p.m. Fully accessible. Beer, wine, light snacks for sale. By donation ($15 suggested). Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.