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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Friday, November 

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Performing arts

WILLIAMSVILLE Rock River Players present "The Front Page": Directed by Bahman Mahdavi, this screwball comedy, which opened on Broadway in 1928 (a year before the Crash), derided polite mores of the times with crusty dubiously-ethical characters, rough language and grit, and its sarcastic view of corrupt politics and bumbling law-enforcement. The fast-paced, ra-ta-tat dialogue and the ever-increasing pace of the story bring a certain euphoria to the audience that we can still experience today when watching classic 1930s and '40s films of Howard Hawks, Preston Sturges, Frank Capra, Leo McCarey. Proof of COVID vaccination required or a negative COVID test result that's no more than 48 hours old. 7 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 2:30 Sun. Additional show dates: 11/12-11/14. Through Sunday, November 7. $10, $8 seniors and students. Williamsville Hall, Dover Rd. Information, tickets, and Covid requirements: 802-348-7156; rockriverplayers.org.

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Opening Reception: "Suspended Disbelief, New works by Jana Zeller": This new body of work was created from the time of the Covid lockdown until now. It explores the atmosphere of abandoned theater spaces, the presence of another world within our world, and ghostly appearances attempting to connect with our surroundings. Each canvas proposes a moment in time when a story suddenly freezes and we hold still, mystified at what is happening and searching for an answer beyond the stillness. 5-7 p.m. Through Tuesday, November 30. Free. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St. Information: 802-257-4777.

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO Buster Keaton Comedy! & Live Pipe Organ Musical Score performed by Ben Model: Lose yourself in time and space with "Steamboat Bill, Jr." A delightful 1928 slapstick farce featuring miraculous stunt work, timeless physical comedy, and a live soundtrack performed on our historic Estey pipe organ by Ben Model, one of the nation's leading silent film accompanists! "Buster Keaton was so far ahead of his time that we're still running to catch up with him. This new film restoration adds substantially to our understanding of Keaton's remote, introverted, often enigmatic art.". 7-9:30 in the Sanctuary. Appropriate for all ages. $18, $10 kids under age 13. Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Music

GREENFIELD Rebirth Brass Band: Whether seen on HBO's "Treme" or at their legendary Tuesday night gig at The Maple Leaf, this Grammy-winning band is a true New Orleans institution. Formed in 1983 by the Frazier brothers, the band has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing festivals and stages worldwide. While committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands, they've also extended themselves into the realms of funk and hip-hop to create their signature sound. 9 a.m.-midnight. $25 to $30. Hawks & Reed Ballroom, 289 Main St. Information, tickets, and Covid requirements: 413-774-0150; Click for more info on Web in new window.

WILMINGTON Kevin Parry - Solo Acoustic Music: 6 - 9 p.m. Free. 19 South Main Restaurant, 19 South Main. Information: www.kevinparrymusic.com.

PUTNEY Celtic Music by Kalos plus bagpiper Dan Houghton and harpist Rachel Clemente (In-Person/Virtual): Kalos includes Jeremiah McLane, Eric McDonald, Ryan McKasson who explore the dark corners floating on its edges, delivering an alluring musical complexity full of spontaneity and joyful exuberance. 7:30 p.m. $24; $20 in advance, $5 virtual. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information, tickets, and Covid requirements: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community meals

DUMMERSTON Hard Cider and Crepe Night: This evening is dedicated to the art of hard cider making. Eden Specialty Ciders owner Eleanor Leger will talk about their business and how the cider industry has grown over the last decade. She will share the passion, the craft, and uniqueness behind every batch of cider they make. Back by popular demand, they'll be serving savory and sweet crepes. 5 p.m. $20, $10 child under 12. Scott Farm, 707 Kipling Rd. Information, reservations, and Covid requirements: 802-254-6868; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Activism

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. Pliny Park, Corner Main & High St. Information and Covid requirements: bit.ly/637-solidarity.

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