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Performing arts

PUTNEY Edward Albee's "The Zoo Story": Among the most famous one act plays in the English language, "Zoo Story" is the story of two men, Peter and Jerry, (played by John Hadden and David Stern respectively), who meet at a bench in Central Park. Beginning with one of the most famous first lines in dramatic literature, "I've been to the zoo," it's a taut cat and mouse confrontation, with Peter the unwilling participant in Jerry's game. What that game is, revealed only in the final minutes, has rocked audiences around the world. "The Zoo Story" put Albee on the map, beginning a career that included two Tony Awards for Best Play and three Pulitzer Prizes for drama. 7:30 p.m. This is a Wild Goose Players' production. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test within 48 hours required. Masks required inside. Through Saturday, November 27. $12. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Tickets: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.

PUTNEY Sandglass Theater - "A Rafter of Crankies": Featuring the work of Anna Patton, Brendan Taaffe, Ines Zeller Bass, and Eric Bass. Part of the 2021 Putney Craft Tour. Sat. 7 p.m., Sun. 2 shows: 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Heating runs before and between shows so building temperature should be somewhere between outdoors and cozy. Bring layers! Coffee and baked snacks by donation. Health/Safety Protocols: Max audience of 40. Show proof of vaccination or negative COVID PCR test at door within the last 48 hours and stay masked inside. Funded partly by a Small Business Administration Shuttered Venues Operators Grant. Through Saturday, November 27. $10. Green Mountain Orchards, 130 West Hill Rd. Information: Tickets at door and online:

Visual arts and shows

BELLOWS FALLS Canal Street Art Gallery's "Art for All" Seasonal Group Show: Take part in celebrating more than 26 contemporary artists in all styles and mediums. Work is appropriately sized and priced for gifts. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The gallery is donating 1% of profits to a fund for maintenance of existing public art in Rockingham. Through Saturday, January 15. Canal Street Art Gallery, 23 Canal St. Information: 802-289-0104,,


BRATTLEBORO Trio Mambo: Dan DeWalt, piano and trombone; Wes Brown, bass; Julian Gerstin, percussion. "We’ll be playing our Latin classics set: grooving trio music in the style of Noro Morales, Bebo Valdez, and Sabu Martinez. This sound was the original inspiration for our trio. Today, we're ditching most of the originals for some of our old favorites, plus some Latin arrangements of jazz standards.". 7-9 p.m. Food and drink served by Whetstone Station. No cover. The River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982.

Farmers' markets

PUTNEY Putney Holiday Farmers' Market: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sundays. Through Tuesday, December 21. Green Mountain Orchards, 130 West Hill Rd. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Art walks and tours

PUTNEY 43rd Annual Putney Craft Tour: Glass blowers, potters, jewelers, weavers, painters, artisan cheesemakers, winemakers invite visitors to come in to their studios, discover, ask questions, sip hot cider and buy that one-of-a-kind gift direct from the artisan who made it. Part of the fun is meandering through the beautiful Vermont countryside, following the map to find these prominent craftspeople and view the works where they are conceived and created. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Masks required. Through Sunday, November 28. Free. Putney Craft Tour. Information:

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Critical Mass Bicycle Ride: "Critical (and 'Kidical') Mass rides have a unique way of energizing folks around bike mobility, transportation solutions, and amplifying our collective ability and power to begin reclaiming our streets and communities. We need this, and we need you!". 5:30 p.m: We'll start and end at Pliny Park (location change coincides with Solidarity Fridays!). Meet up, get organized, decorate bikes, create a costume, make and hold signs. 6 p.m: Begin ride on this high-visibility downtown route. 6:30 p.m: End ride back at Pliny Park. "Continuing Critical Mass Rides on the last Friday of the month, this month's theme is Green Friday aka Buy Nothing Day. Masks and physical distancing recommended.". Pliny Park, Corner Main & High St. Information:


BRATTLEBORO Solidarity Fridays: "This coalition acts with these shared principles: Everyone should have what they need. People's lives over profit. We choose not to fight against or react to those who disagree with us, but rather invite them to talk with us so that we may find our common interests and beliefs. Being on streets together raises our spirits, breaks isolation, helps build a network of people who want to do this work.". 5 p.m. weekly on Fridays. Includes Brattleboro Solidarity, Root Social Justice Center, Lost River Racial Justice, Tenants Union of Brattleboro. Pliny Park, Corner Main & High St. Info and Covid requirements:



November 2021