CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Friday, March
PUTNEY Gordon Clark and his Vermont Comedy All-Stars: Performers include: Julia Colasanti - a VT stand-up with Midwest roots. She's performed at the Vermont Comedy Club, Laugh Factory Chicago, Lady Laughs Comedy Festival, was a regular at Shithole Chicago. She produces Pop Up Stand Up shows for charity. Nicole D'Elisa, a Burlington-based musician, rips it up at the Vermont Comedy Club. Bill Mitchell dabbles in the art of stand up comedy. He's performed in the Keene area and built a cult following - his mom. Toni Nagy is a quasi–radical, pseudo-philosophical, somewhat-existential, mostly funny comedian. She won the "Best New Talent" award at Broadway Comedy Club in NYC in 2017 and 2019. She's also a content creator - her videos have over 60 million views. Tracie Spencer has done stand-up for over a decade and is a founding member of the Vermont Comedy Divas. She's performed in comedy fests around New England and was a two-time First Runner Up in VT's Funniest Comedian Contest. She produced/performed the one-woman show "60-First Dates" in VT venues. Liam Welsh was First Runner Up in the most recent VT's Funniest Comedian Competition. He's featured for national headliners at VT Comedy Club and hosts "Free Stuff," a biweekly comedy showcase at Lincoln's in Burlington. Gordon Clark is the producer and host. 7:30 p.m. $12 in advance, $15 at door. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: Tickets: https://tinyurl.com/y7rm27at.
Spark Teacher Education Solidarity Film Series: "Not Just a Game: Power, Politics, and American Sports" (via Zoom): American sports have long been at the center of many major political debates and struggles of our time. This documentary traces how American sports have glamorized militarism, racism, sexism, and homophobia, and then excavates a largely forgotten history of rebel athletes who stood up to power and fought for social justice beyond the field of play. Optional Reading: Colin Kaepernick, the Virginia Elections, and the Canary in the Coal Mine, by Dave Zirin. 7 p.m. Professional development credits available. Zoom. Information: Info: email@example.com, Zoom ID: 829 4329 6979.
BRATTLEBORO Musicians from Marlboro return to the Brattleboro Music Center: Featuring the works of Britten and Schubert, which shine in this program with equal intensity and tenderness. Schubert's String Quartet, D. 87, written when he was only 16 years old, provides a youthful counterpoint to Britten's String Quartet, No. 3, written within the final year of his life. The lyrical Auf dem Strom for tenor, horn, and piano offers a personal narrative of loss and memory that complements the Canticle's public commemoration of the 1940 London Raids. 7:30 p.m. Performers include Miles Mykkanen, tenor; Radovan Vlatkovic, horn; YooJin Jang and Tessa Lark, violin; Kei Tojo, viola; Christoph Richter, cello; and Lydia Brown, piano. $25 general admission. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Information: Tickets: www.bmcvt.org or call 802-257-4523.
"Marking 7 Years of War on Yemen: The U.S. Campaign for a War Powers Resolution" (via Zoom): Windham World Affairs Council in partnership with Action Corps present a panel discussion to mark seven years of war on Yemen. Vermont peace activists, Yemeni Americans, and local leaders will discuss the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, the war that caused it, and what Vermonters and everyday people around the world are doing to stop the US-backed bombing and blockade of the country. 6-7:30 p.m. The US supplied weaponry, intelligence, parts, diplomatic cover to Saudi Arabia as it has waged a near-genocidal war on the nation and people of Yemen causing one of the largest humanitarian disasters in the world. Action Corps has campaigned for Congress to introduce a War Powers Act Resolution which would curb US participation in a congressionally unauthorized war by proxy. Free. Zoom. Information: Register to attend: https://bit.ly/yemenwwac.