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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO Josh Adam Myers - Comedian: Josh is creator and host of The Goddamn Comedy Jam, a live comedy/music show that continues to be one of the most popular live shows in Los Angeles. He currently hosts the podcast "The 500 with Josh Adam Meyers.". 7 p.m. For ages 16 and up. $20 at door. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: Tickets:

Celebrations and festivals

BRATTLEBORO St. Michael's Singers: "O Magnum Mysterium" - The Festival of Lessons and Carols: "In the waning light of a Sunday afternoon," Susan Dedell explains, "amidst candles and greens, one can hear in words and music the timeless story of the nativity." This year, the program is especially noteworthy, marking Dedell's last time leading Lessons and Carols as she retires from her position as Music Director at St. Michael's in mid-January. She has selected both music by traditional carol composers and "exciting new work by contemporary composers." Interspersed with the readings and anthems are Advent hymns which all are invited to sing. 4 p.m. Free. St. Michaels Episcopal Church, Putney Rd. and Bradley Ave. Information: 802-254-6048.


BELLOWS FALLS Folk Musician Tom Pirozzoli / Corey Wrinn (Singer/Songwriter) Opens: Tom Pirozzoli returns for a rare performance. Sophisticated guitar playing forms a rich backdrop for his warm tenor with melodies and lyrics exploring a wide range of the human and global experience. His encounters with people, cultures, ideas while traveling Europe, South America, India, Southeast Asia, China, and Tibet continue to enrich and deepen his music. His relaxed stage presence features endearing, funny, insightful patter. He's worked with Greg Brown, Jesse Winchester, Doc Watson, Willy Porter. 6 p.m. Pirozzoli's recordings had national/international success with several in the Smithsonian Folkways Collection. He's been on Top 40 AAA charts and had a featured release at Tower Records in Los Angeles and Nashville. Performance recorded and filmed. Limited seating. $7 in advance, $10 at door. Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge St. Information: 802-289-0148; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Camerata Presents "Ensalada: Renaissance Music of Latin America": Brattleboro Camerata, with Music Director Jonathan Harvey, is a vocal ensemble devoted to exploring the beauty and power of Renaissance-era and Renaissance-inspired music. Harvey speaks about today's concert: "Our exploration of Renaissance-era music in Latin America will include pieces by colonial composers who worked in modern-day Mexico, Guatemala, and Peru, and pieces in Latin, Spanish, and the Indigenous languages Quechua (associated with Inca culture) and Nahuatl (associated with Aztec culture).". 4 p.m. $20 in advance, $25 at door. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Information: 802-257-4523; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO TubaChristmas: TubaChristmas brings together players of valved low brass instruments including the tuba and euphonium (aka baritone horn) to rehearse and perform Christmas carols specially arranged in four parts for a tuba choir. Brattleboro Union High School band director Steve Rice serves as host and music director. He took the reins from the late band director of the Brattleboro American Legion Band, Bruce Corwin. 12:45 p.m: Arrive for registration. 1:15 p.m: Rehearsal. No admission fee. Collection to benefit church's mission. First Congregational Church of West Brattleboro, 880 Western Ave. Information: Steve Rice: 802-451-3511.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Make It Snow in the Brattleboro Food Co-op!: Join us for a group volunteer opportunity! Brattleboro Food Co-op Shareholders looking to earn two work hours are invited to share their creativity by filling the co-op with handmade snowflakes. Let's get crafty and beautify our shared space as we usher in the winter season. Co-op staff members Pamela and Lisa will demonstrate basic paper folding and cutting techniques for achieving that classic six-pointed magic; the rest is up to you. After we finish crafting, cider and treats will be provided as we deck the Cafe windows with our handiwork. 2 - 4 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information: Register by 12/10:;



December 2022