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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO Story Night: Each night will feature four story-tellers sharing a wide-range of stories, from funny to heartfelt, from personal to fictional. 7 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of every month. Story Time is not suitable for children. Bring proof of full vaccination status. (vaccination card, or a picture of the card). Masks required. By donation. Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main Street. Information: 802-218-3232; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Linda Baker-Cimini: Linda's work is fantastical, humorous, and very imaginative. Framed or unframed prints as well as her wonderful book are available. Born in the year of the Wooden Dragon, this can be a fire hazard and exacerbates a predisposition to a number of phobias and generalized neurosis. Other than that she's very well adjusted. Just make sure that you don't touch her feet. Ever. She grew up on a dead-end road. The town was proud of its obscurity and was known as the smallest community in Berkshire County, MA (population: 176). It was beautiful. Linda didn't have playmates that were of the same species (besides her brother), but she had lots of imaginary friends, and there were seasonal friends...mudpuppies and toads in the neighbor's fire pond. You could never skate on it because the chickens walked all over it the minute it started to freeze and made the ice all lumpy. Linda wishes that she had been born with a prehensile tail. She loves coffee. She's allergic to wool (nasty rash is what happens). Her favorite color is Safety Green. She believes that having large feet increases one's stability. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Through Thursday, December 30. Free. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St. Information: 802-257-4777; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

Artist Talk: William Ransom (Online): William Ransom discusses "Keep Up/Hold Up," his sculptural installation on view at BMAC, which addresses the weight the artist experiences as a Black man in America and the tensions endured by Black bodies in the face of slights and violence. Ransom grew up on a dairy farm in VT, where he had a physical, working relationship with tools and materials on a daily basis. Balance has always played an important role in his life and work: as the son of a biracial union, balance between black and white; as a farm kid living in the city, balance between rural and urban, city and soil; as a diabetic, balance between a sweet tooth and insulin injections. Ransom's work often reflects this sense of balance, suggesting flux, movement, things in a state of becoming or diminishing. 7 p.m. Hosted by the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. Free. Online. Information: Register:


BRATTLEBORO Advance Base with Ruth Garbus and Moon Racer: Owen Ashworth (from Casiotone for the Painfully Alone) celebrates the Holiday season with minimalist, heavy-hearted, and nostalgia-obsessed songs of longing and regret. Featuring special guests Ruth Garbus and Moon Racer. 8 p.m. $15. Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St. Information: Tickets:

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Disney's "Beauty and the Beast": Join Belle, the Beast, and the rest of the beloved characters from this "tale as old as time" as they adventure into the great wide somewhere, learning not to judge a book by its cover, for true and beautiful love is found within. Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and Book by Linda Woolverton. Production is directed by NEYT Exec. Dir. Hallie Flower, choreography by Malia'Kekia Nicolini, music direction by Bob Thies. 7 p.m. Thurs. and Fri.; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun. Covid-19 Protocols: Seating is by general admission and limited to half of capacity to allow for social distancing. Show proof of being fully vaccinated, or a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of the performance. Audience members must masked regardless of vaccination status. Accessible for wheelchairs/assisted listening devices. (Continues 12/16-12/19). Through Sunday, December 12. $15 adults, $13 seniors, $11 students. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Information: 802-246-6398; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

Guilford Gazette Editorial Meeting (Zoom): Help create the next issue of the Gazette. 9 a.m. Zoom. Call or email the Guilford Free Library for a link: 802-257-4603,

Tag sales, auctions, bazaars

BRATTLEBORO Vermont Center for Photography Holiday Photo Sale: New and used digital and film cameras, tripods, lenses, camera bags, equipment, gear, film, photo books, art prints, gift cards and much more. Cool stuff at great prices. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Enter at 22 High St. and take stairs to 2nd fl., or use the street-level accessible entrance at 10 Green St. Through Sunday, December 19. Free. Vermont Center for Photography, 10 Green St., (right side of the 22 High St. building). Information: 802-251-6051; Click for more info on Web in new window.



December 2021