CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Thursday, March
PUTNEY Art Exhibit about Social Justice: "In the Course of Human Events": Artists: Lani Asuncion, Nima Nikakhlagh, Vick Quezada, William Ransom. Curated by Landmark College Associate Prof. of Arts Samuel Rowlett: "Exhibition title, taken from the first line of the Declaration of Independence, offers a reminder of the deeply human complexities, tragedies, and hypocrisies inherent in the ongoing formation of our 'more perfect union.' Gallery visitors will see themes related to human rights, socio-political critique and protest, and the lived experiences of artists and people where culture and society intersect." . 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily in the Gallery. More info about artists: https://laniasuncion.com/about, www.nimanikakhlagh.com, vickquezada.com/about.html, www//williamransom.art. Through Thursday, March 23. Free. Landmark College Fine Arts Center, 1 River Rd. So. Information: www.landmark.edu.
PUTNEY Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present singer/songwriter Karan Casey: Singing songs charged with a sense of social responsibility in a career spanning over 25 years, Casey was among the vanguard of the Irish music revival's 'third wave' of the early '90s and founding member of Irish American band "Solas" before launching her solo career in 1999. Though steeped early on in Irish traditional and folk music, she's long followed an eclectic path, whether studying classical music, fronting jazz bands, or working with Frank Harte - a much-revered folk/traditional singer from Dublin. The list of artists she's collaborated with is similarly diverse - James Taylor, Maura O'Connell, Karen Matheson, the Boston Pops Orchestra, Liam Clancy, Tim O'Brien, The Chieftains, The Dubliners, Bela Fleck. A Waterford, Ireland native, she's performed extensively throughout North America, Europe, Japan. Karan's repertoire has long included traditional, contemporary, original songs that speak to the condition of women, and her "Nine Apples of Gold" album follows that precedent. In 2018, she helped found FairPle - an organization aimed at achieving fairness/gender balance for female performers in Irish traditional and folk music. Her songs draw inspiration from the personal to historical and political, touching on themes of family, loss, love, empowerment of women, Irish revolutionary struggle. Casey is accompanied by fiddler Sheila Falls and guitarist Matt Heaton. 7 p.m. Beer, wine, cocktail cash bar. $22 in advance, $25 at door. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: Tickets: 802-387-0102, www.nextstagearts.org.
GUILFORD Beginning Tai Chi Classes for Fall Prevention (New offering from Guilford Cares): This class will start from scratch - a great opportunity for total beginners or those who would like to brush up on previous experience while enjoying the newly renovated historic Grange building. Sometimes called an "internal martial art," tai chi is an exercise system combining disciplined, graceful movements with an invigorating sense of the body and surrounding space. Although the movements are slow, they contain great power. We try to coordinate hand and foot movements, breathing naturally, moving with slow continuous flow. By doing so, we improve strength and balance. Instructor Leah Gessner is certified by Tai Chi Vermont in this Fall Prevention practice. 9:30 a.m. on Thursdays. No charge (donations welcome). Broad Brook Community Center, 3940 Guilford Center Rd. Information: No registration required. More information: firstname.lastname@example.org, 802-579-1350.
BRATTLEBORO The Stone Church: "GRRRLS TO THE FRONT" - Month-long Celebration/Call to Action in honor of Women's History Month: Funk Night w/ Elise Testone. "In the spirit of Women's History Month, The Stone Church is turning the spotlight on women (our definition of women is inclusive of cis and trans women and nonbinary people affected by gender oppression). We've booked almost entirely women-fronted bands and are fundraising throughout March to benefit two presenting partners - Planned Parenthood of Northern New England and The Women's Freedom Center. For every dollar you donate when purchasing a ticket, The Stone Church will match it! (up to $1,000).". 3/3: Weakened Friends, 3/4: Ida Mae Specker w/ Heavy Nettles and w/s/g Mamas Marmalade, 3/5: Lissa Schneckenberger, 3/10: Kat Wright & Zara Bode, 3/11: Big Takeover & Lush Honey, 3/17: Ruby the Hatchet, 3/19: Dutch Experts EP Release w/ Mystic Orange Peel, 3/24: Gaslight Tinkers, Chocolat & The Wormdogs, 3/30: Robber Robber. Free (donations welcome). The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: 802-579-9960; Click for more info on Web in new window.