CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Friday, January
BRATTLEBORO Palaver Strings: "Painted Dreams" In Person (pre-concert talk via Zoom): "Painted Dreams" recalls sunnier times in the depths of a New England winter. It begins with Reena Esmail's "Nadiya for Violin and Viola" and continues with the subtle textures of Jeffrey Mumford's string quartet, "A Veil of Liquid Diamonds." An avid painter as well as composer, Mumford writes that his work is "inspired by cloud imagery, suspended structures that continually split off and recombine as analogous to the formation of layers of simultaneous musical development." Palaver Strings is a musician-led string ensemble nonprofit whose mission is to strengthen and inspire community through music. Palaver's musicians share artistic and administrative leadership, guided by a passion for engaging new audiences, addressing social justice issues and amplifying underrepresented voices. Each year, Palaver presents a full series of live performances featuring diverse musical programming, cross-genre projects, community collaborations. 6:30-7:10 p.m: BMC Artist-in-Residence Ashleigh Gordon, one of the night's performers, gives a pre-concert talk in the BMC Recital Hall. She'll interview composer Mumford via Zoom. 7:30 p.m: Concert. Masking required. $20 in advance, $25 at door. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Information: Tickets: www.bmcvt.org, 802-257-4523.
BRATTLEBORO DIY Creme Fraiche and Mascarpone Class: It is straightforward to make your own mascarpone and creme fraiche, and knowing how to make these two cheeses helps prepare home cooks for more complex recipes. Co-op Educator Lisa will guide up to ten students in making these sumptuous probiotic spreads. 3-4:15 p.m. Register by 1/5. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information: Register: Education@BFC.coop.
BRATTLEBORO Gift Exchange Bingo!: Bring a wrapped gift that is either nice, useful, absurd, or homemade and play B.I.N.G.O to win a surprise that someone else has offered. This is a party to let go of things that may serve others better... perhaps good fortune will prevail and you win something you absolutely needed and adore! Coffee, tea, and treats that are traditional for celebrating Epiphany will be served. 6 p.m. Free. Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St. Information: RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/mrx4uy53. Registration in advance appreciated.