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Performing arts

NEWFANE Rock River Players' Open Auditions for two One-Acts, Jennifer Jasper's "Here, Gus" and David Ives' "The Philadelphia": (See 3/11). 3/13: 12 noon - 3 p.m. Free. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Sturbaum, Stanistreet & Davis Concert (Cloud 10 Band) Kicks off Music Sundays : Acoustic musicians Alex Sturbaum, Cedar Stanistreet, Arthur Davis present traditional and original songs and tunes from both sides of the Atlantic. As a singer, songwriter, dance musician, multi-instrumentalist, Sturbaum performs across the country at festivals and contra dance weekends. A versatile/ engaging performer steeped in folk music, he draws influences from Celtic, American, English, Canadian, maritime music to create something both old and new. His performances are known for high energy and fast rapport with audiences. Stanistreet grew up playing both classical violin and traditional fiddle music. He's played for contra dances across North America. His spirited, rhythmic playing/clear tone keep dancers on their feet. Based in Brattleboro, he also repairs violins, violas, cellos. Davis is steeped in classic New England piano, clawhammer banjo, lyrical trumpet. He's played with the bands Hidden Drive, Gallimaufry and spent much of the last few years aboard sailing ships, singing sea songs to accompany the work of operating a sailing vessel. 3 p.m. $10 to $20 (sliding scale). Exit 1 Emporium / Vermont Marketplace (formerly The Outlet Center), 580 Canal St. Information: 802-254-5861.

Kids and families

PUTNEY CHA NGED FROM 3/12 (and only one show) Sandglass Theater's 15th Winter Sunshine Series: "Urban Wizard Academy" with Scotty Swan: Come witness this magic maker and puppeteer Swan’s work is a unique blend of sleight-of-hand magic, puppetry and improvisation that is woven together in an exhilarating show that gets the audience up off its feet to become part of the performance. He's a well-regarded artist and teacher who has been performing throughout the region since 1999. His shows are a unique blend of comedy, magic, '80s pop culture references, silly puppets, amazing illusions and hysterical audience participation that keep his audiences laughing. 2 p.m. For family audiences ages 6 to 12, it should delight parents as well. $9, $7.50 Medicaid/EBT card holders. Sandglass Theater, 17 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-4051; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

Community Asylum Seekers Project (CASP) Reading Group (via Zoom): This is a reading group for Vermonters tired of being stuck inside and not having a chance to dive deep into readings about asylum and its context. Instead, join us as we endeavor to develop a collective understanding of the historical roots of asylum and the current 'border crisis,' and how this ongoing history influences our work with CASP. We'll dig into issues of military intervention, relationships between race, gender, and empire, and the connections between immigrant justice and class structure in the U.S. 3/13: 6:30 p.m., "The Border Project": Borders: A Short and Tragic History by Marco; The Globalization of Women's Work and New Forms of Violence Again Women by Silvia Federicci (video). Open to all. CASP Reading group runs through 4/17. Free. Zoom. Information: Sign up for scheduling updates:



March 2022