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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO Vermont Theatre Company: "Rathmines Road": EVENT IS CANCELLED. Through Sunday, May 8. Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main Street. Purchase tickets at door - cash, check, card. Online reservations:, 802-258-1344

BRATTLEBORO NECCCA: Queer Circus Arts Scholarship Fundraiser: Entertainment that bends the rules of gravity and more! Begin with hors d’oeuvres, libations, special entertainment, a silent auction, and quirky fun, followed by a showing of La Prairie des Talons, the Capstone Circus Project from the graduating class of NECCA's ProTrack. Stay for a meet and greet with the artists following the show. Entertainment from drag performers Ladies of the Rainbow, Lily DeValley with Hudson DeValley, and emcee Marshall Jarreau follows. 6-9 p.m. LGBTQ+ students are faced with discrimination that leads to housing, employment, financial, other disparities. This scholarship helps close the gap/provides a safe and inclusive environment for queer circus students of all ages/ backgrounds across all of our programs. Co-presented by Frog Meadow Farm and NECCA. Tickets: $50-$250. New England Center for Circus Arts (Trapezium), 10 Town Crier Dr. Information: 802-254-9780; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Sheryl Steiger Young - Etchings: Fine line drawing and attention to minute detail characterizes the artwork of Sheryl Steiger Young. Her etchings take the observer where neither beast, tree nor landscape is what it appears to be, but rather a precious spirit or place where hidden images, both real and imagined, merge. Inspired by masters Albrecht Durer and Martin Schongauer, her process is much the same technique they used with copper plates and a press to imprint images. Nature and animal studies are the root of her work, expressing all the perfection and beauty one could possibly be privileged to enjoy. 5/6, 5-8 p.m: Gallery Walk: Stop in for the opening of this exhibit. The focus is especially on endangered species - with the hope that bringing each animal's intensely personal connection with viewers will change their response to a much more concerned and empathetic point of view. Through Saturday, May 28. Free. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St. Information: 802-257-4777; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Rona Lee Cohen: (Painter): Cohen describes her paintings: "There is a place where the seen touches the unseen and unravels a bit, moving in and out of something sensible.". 5/6: Opening and Artist Reception during Gallery Walk (5-8 p.m.). Through Sunday, June 19. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St. Open Thurs.-Fri. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun. 12-5 p.m. 802-251-8290; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO The Soubrettes sing at Gallery Walk: The Soubrettes are an ensemble based at the Vermont Jazz Center and led by director/arranger Anna Patton. They sing intricate vocal harmony arrangements of swing, jazz, and blues, as well as songs by contemporary songwriters. "Soubrette" is a term from musical theater for the non-leading lady, who is usually more worldly, more instrumental to the plot intrigue, and funnier than the lead. This group gravitates to songs with plenty of wit and sass. This spring, they have a program including songs by Madeleine Peyroux, Carsie Blanton, Vilray, and more. 5:30 - 6 p.m. Singing by the side entrance to the Hooker Dunham building (139 Main St.), outdoors at the "Patio Coffee" patio - down the alley next to Gallery in the Woods. Gallery Walk.

Local history

WESTMINSTER WEST "Village Treasure: the West Parish between the Wars 1870-1910": This is an intriguing exhibition of local history including photos and maps featuring the families and farms of the West Parish, a collection of portraits called 'Grand Old Women of Westminster West', the Fire of 1917, and more from the Library’s WESTORY! collection. 5-9 p.m. Friday; 12 noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Through Sunday, May 8. Free. Westminster West Public Library, 3409 Westminster West Rd. Information: 802-387-4682; Click to e-mail for more information.


GUILFORD Guilford Cares Weekly "Lap Walks": The Playscape is a delightful little park with a babbling brook and a gravel walking path around its perimeter. This activity is ideal for all fitness levels. The path is flat and walkers can choose to do one lap then relax at picnic tables, or as many laps as desired. 10:30 a.m. every Friday. The Playscape is a short distance up Carpenter Hill Rd. From Guilford Center Rd. turn right at the Guilford Free Library and look for the park on your right. Free. Guilford Center Village Natural Playscape, 70 Carpenter Hill Rd. Information: Leah Gessner: 802-579-1350 or



May 2022