CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Friday, February
BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Music Center's Season Guest series welcomes Zara Bode's Little Big Band: Classic American swing to delight the ears, eyes, and feet. Inspired by the likes of Duke Ellington, Django Reinhardt, and Ella Fitzgerald, the Little Big Band features top shelf chanteuse Zara Bode (of Signature Sounds artists The Sweetback Sisters) and a sizzling horn section led by clarinetist and arranger Anna Patton. From chic to cheeky, the southern VT-based septet digs into the classics with aplomb and affection, creating vibrant new takes on the old radio hits. 7 p.m. Band also includes Stefan Amidon, Alton Lathrop, Ty Gibbons, Ron Kelly, Rob Freeberg. $25 at door, $20 in advance. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Information: Tickets: 802-257-4523, www.bmcvt.org.
BRATTLEBORO Solidarity Happy Hour Fundraiser for Ukraine: 5 - 7:30 p.m. Free entry. Saxtons River Distillery, 155 Chickering Dr. Information: For more information or to make a donation, visit www.lithuaniavermont.com.
BRATTLEBORO Herbal Eye Pillow (for ages 12-18) : The gentle scent of herbs can be a great support in the quest for restful sleep. Co-op Educator Lisa and Herbalist Susan Stanton will guide up to ten students in making linen eye pillows featuring a blend of herbs you customize yourself. They are easy to make at home by hand or on a machine. 3 -4 p.m. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information: Register by 2/23: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRATTLEBORO Exploring Gandhi and Non-Violence: The Beloved Community along with the Center for Story, Spirit and Justice are holding a training session focusing on Mahatma Gandhi's understanding of Non-Violence and Truth. The program will explore Satyagraha and other Gandhian insights into the nature of truth seeking, social transformation and political action. This will be an interactive process with lots of participation from those present. 11 a.m.-12 noon we'll prepare for the training using gentle exercise and sacred dance experiences. Free lunch offered at noon. Training session runs from 12:30-2:30 p.m. All these offerings are open to the public. Free. The Beloved Community, 18 Town Crier Dr. Information: More information: email@example.com, 802-249-2947.
BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Queer Dance Party's 6th Year Anniversary Party: "It's our birthday and we want to party! We are so grateful to everyone who has come and supported this event. We have persevered for 6 years and survived a pandemic - you all made it possible! Your Emcee and Special Guest BQDP Founder, returns from Philly: Money-Internette, who has gifts and surprises for you all. Also, very special guest DJ House Dress from Durham, North Carolina comes to bless us with queer dance house music all night long." With featured performances by: Patty Cake, Lilly Da Vally, Money Internette (FKA Jay Kava).". 9 p.m. - 1 p.m. $5-15 sliding scale. No one turned away for lack of funds. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: 802-579-9960; Click for more info on Web in new window.
PUTNEY Dance Party at Next Stage featuring the music of blues guitarist Duke Robillard and his band!: The Duke Robillard Band has at its core that joyous jump-blues shuffle sound that Duke's been perfecting since the late '60s. Every song is about the groove, master musicianship, great understated taste and a perfect band mix that always complements the pulse and the singer. Duke’s guitar is at the center and brings it all together. For a lifetime, Duke Robillard has been playing the jazzy corners of the blues. He was a founder of Roomful of Blues in the early '70s, replaced Jimmie Vaughan in the Fabulous Thunderbirds in the '90s, and was a core member of the New Guitar Summit through the 2000s in addition to releasing an 37 albums on his own! He also won the W.C. Handy Award as Best Blues Guitarist an astounding four times and been nominated for two Best Blues Album Grammy Awards. He's credited with taking the blues to a new level for multiple generations of blues guitarists. 7:30 p.m. $22 in advance, $24 at door. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: Tickets: https://tinyurl.com/28p72fvx.