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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO "A Ritual for Covid 19" - Community Performance for Healing - with Jin Hi Kim: This is a community performance for healing created by electric komungo performer and Guggenheim Composer Fellow, Jin Hi Kim. This sublime and interactive work is inspired by Korean Shamanistic ssitkimkut ritual to purify the spirits of the deceased while releasing the grief of the living. Kim creates a live interactive performance on the world's only electric komungo as she presents a range of projected images reflective of the coronavirus pandemic. A community processional enters the performance space where a 100-yard white cloth is symbolically used in a shaman ritual to release grief. 8 p.m. This performance is in the spirit of healing the apocalyptic years of 2020-21 and was created in collaboration with media artist Benton C Bainbridge and videographer Dustin DeMilio. Trailer: $18. Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St. Information: 802-451-0844; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Celebrations and festivals

BRATTLEBORO Three Stones Celebration: Live Music, Dancing, Cash Bar: Three Stones if celebrating 12 years - DJ and live music with Banda Criola - and invites you to join them. 7:30 p.m.-12 midnight. Please be vaccinated or have tested negative for COVID within 48 hours of events. Masks required. $15 advance tickets for purchase at Three Stones Restaurant (105 Canal St.), $20 cash only 12/11 at door of 118 Elliot. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

GUILFORD RESCHEDULED TO 12/19: Guilford Community Church Annual Christmas Nativity Pageant (Outdoors): RESCHEDULED to 12/19!!! Song, dance, and a bon-fire! All are invited to dress as shepherds or angels. Carols will be sung around the bon-fire following the Pageant. 3 p.m. in front of the Church steps. Invite your friends and neighbors. Please wear a mask. (Call the Church Office to hear a message to know if due to weather conditions the pageant is re-scheduled.). Guilford Community Church, 38 Church Dr. off Rte. 5. Information: 802-257-0994.


PUTNEY Soggy Po Boys - Brass-fueled, Swinging Music of New Orleans (In Person / Online): Stu Dias (vocals, guitar), Eric Klaxton (clarinet, soprano sax), Zach Lange (trumpet), Nick Mainella (tenor sax), Mike Effenberger (piano), Brett Gallo (drums), Scott Kiefner (bass). They also explore traditional Caribbean tunes, Meters funk, soul, and brass band/street beat music. 7:30 p.m. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test within 48 hours / masks required. Cash bar. Presented by Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music. $18 in advance / $22 at door / $5 Virtual. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: Tickets:

BRATTLEBORO Trio Mambo: "We will be playing lots of music that we didn't have time to play when we were there a couple of weeks ago, so come by and hear some new music.". 7 - 9 p.m. Whetstone Station provides a bar menu and a wide assortment of their fine beers and ales. No cover charge. The River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982.

Farmers' markets

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market: Diverse indoor farmers market. Local farm produce, meats, syrup, fresh baked goods, local cheeses, fruits, cider, pickles, preserves, handmade jewelry, pottery, soaps and more. SNAP/EBT shoppers turn $10 into $30. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Open every Saturday. Through Saturday, March 26. C. F. Church Building, 80 Flat St. Information: 802-275-2835,

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO The Village Closet: Your source for free baby, children, pregnancy clothing/items. Donations of gently used items accepted. We are collecting new and "like new" children's coats and winter gear for our Kids in Coats partnership with United Way of Windham County. 10 a.m.-12 noon on Saturdays, 4-6 p.m. on Wednesdays in Crocker Hall, or by appointment. (Note: Everyone Eats distributes free dinners on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on campus.). Winston Prouty Campus, 209 Austine Dr. Information:

GRAFTON Christmas Trees and Grafton Fire Logo Shirts and Hats for Sale / Santa will be in Town: Christmas trees and Grafton Fire logo shirts and hats will be sold by he Grafton Fire Department. Plus, firefighters will escort Santa around Grafton Village at 11:30 on Saturday. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. next to Grafton Inn. 11:30 a.m: Firefighters escort Santa around Grafton Village. Through Sunday, December 12. Grafton Inn, 92 Main St. Information: 802-843-2231; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BELLOW FALLS Bellows Falls Parade of Lights (Outdoors): Watch over 30 vehicles (including Kurn Hattin Homes, Westminster Farms, BF Community Bike Project) decked out with lights, and some with music parade, through Bellows Falls. The route begins on Henry Street and will continue north through the Downtown Square to end on Williams St. 5 p.m. Christmas Tree lights up at the Fireman's Memorial Park. Ample room on sidewalks from Henry to Williams St. to safely spread out and watch the Parade. Many places to park cars along the route to watch from inside vehicles. This is an all-weather event at night - consider carrying flashlights or headlamps for safety. Stay outdoors when you can, keep groups small, wear a mask indoors, avoid crowded spaces, consider getting tested before and after. Bellows Falls Parade of Lights. Information: / visit Bellows Falls Parade of Lights on Facebook.



December 2021