Entertainment calendar for May 17 through 23

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Thursday

Theater

"'night Mother":
10 a.m. A student matinee with reworked ending presented by the Rock River Players at the Williamsville Hall, Dover Road, Williamsville. This student-friendly matinee is open to all by donation. For more information and to reserve in advance, call 802-348-7156 or write verbatimvt@gmail.com.

Miscellaneous

Young adult BYOB:
6 to 7 p.m. Dorset Village Library to host Young Adult BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Club. This event is free, at the Dorset Village Library, located at the corner of Church St. and Route 30 in Dorset. For more information, contact 802-867-4085 or dorsetvillagelibrary@gmail.com.

Friday

Theater

"'night Mother":
7:30 p.m. Please see Thursday listing.

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee": 7:30 p.m. at the Dorset Theatre Playhouse. Tickets at 802-867- 5570 or dorsetplayers.org. The box office will be open May 15 to 17 and 22 to 24 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. and two hours before each performance. There will be an after show reception. The Playhouse cafe will be open for coffee and dessert 45 minutes before each performance and at the intermission.

Dance

MFA Dance Concert: 8 to 9 p.m. VAPA Martha Hill Dance Theater, Bennington College. MFA students present new works.

"Music is Living History": 7 to 10 p.m. The Greenwich Free Library reprises its performances with a free contra/square dance program, at St. Joseph's Parish Hall, 31 Hill St., Greenwich, N.Y. "The Library All Stars" band, featuring John Guay, Vonnie Estes, George Wilson, Bonnie Epstein and caller Fern Bradley, will lead a family dance for all ages followed by a short contra lesson at 8 p.m., then contra dancing from 8:15 to 10 p.m. Free will donations to support the library and its special programming. For further information, call the Greenwich Free Library at 518-692-7157.

Saturday

Theater

"The Lion King Jr.":
7 p.m. The Grammar School explores "Indigenous Ways of Knowing" with "The Lion King." Tonight is Putney Family Services night, with all box office proceeds donated to PFS. To reserve seats, which is recommended, email Ailyn Hoey ailyn@thegrammarschool.org. Purchase tickets at the door, $10/adults, $5/students and alumni, $25/families.

"'night Mother":
7:30 p.m. Please see Thursday listing.

Music

Yoshiko Sato and Tony Lu in Concert:
7 to 9 p.m. Deane Carriage Barn, Bennington College. Pit Part of the Carriage Barn Concert Series . An arrangement of Schumann Piano Quintet and Childhood Scenes on two pianos.

Dance

Dance Concert: 7 p.m. To benefit Meals on Wheels of Bennington County. Masonic Hall, 504 Main St, Bennington.

MFA Dance Concert: 8 to 9 p.m. VAPA Martha Hill Dance Theater, Bennington College. MFA students present new works.

Theater

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee": 7:30 p.m. at the Dorset Theatre Playhouse. Tickets at 802-867- 5570 or dorsetplayers.org. The box office will be open May 15 to 17 and 22 to 24 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. and 2 hours before each performance. The Playhouse caf will be open for coffee and dessert 45 minutes before each performance and at the intermission.

Film

Silent Film Series:
7 p.m., the rarely seen silent "The Wizard of Oz" (1925) will be screened at Brandon Town Hall and Community Center, Route 7, Brandon. All are welcome to this family-friendly event. Admission is free, with free will donations accepted in support of ongoing Town Hall renovations.

Miscellaneous

Comedy show: 8 p.m. Join host Thomas Attila Lewis and three-time Emmy winner David Feldman for a night of laughs. Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington. WunderBar open all night. Tickets are $15 and up.

Book reading: 6 to 8 p.m. Reeve Lindbergh reveals "Two Lives" at Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center. For more information visit

reevelindbergh.com.

Exhibit opening: "Build and Printed," by New York based artist Willard Boepple in the MASS MoCA gallery, 1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass. The exhibition will run through June 23. The exhibition features Boepple's monoprints, and his three-dimensional forms, both large and small scale.

Sunday

Music

The Rock N Brews Concert Series: Noon. A series of musical events presented by the Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Anchored Media and Hopridge Farms, at the Northshire Civic Center at Riley Rink. Tickets at Bennington.com/rocknbrews, $15, or $20 at the door.

Theater

"'night Mother":
2 p.m. Please see Thursday listing.

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee": 2 p.m. at the Dorset Theatre Playhouse. Tickets at 802-867- 5570 or dorsetplayers.org. The box office will be open May 15 to 17 and 22 to 24 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. and two hours before each performance. The Playhouse cafe will be open for coffee and dessert 45 minutes before each performance and at the intermission.

Miscellaneous

Celebrate Buddha's Birthday:
2 p.m. Optional sitting meditation at 1:30 p.m. at Shao ShanTemple, a Zen Buddhist Temple in Woodbury. Following a procession and the blowing of conches, there will be chanting and ladling of sweetened water over a statue of a baby Buddha. Refreshments will be served. For more information email ShaoShanTemple@gmail.com, call 802-456-7091, or visit shaoshantemple.org.

Tuesday

Lecture:
5:30 p.m. "Hot Time in the Old Town: The Great Heatwave of 1896 and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt." Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning. Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room, 57 Seminary Ave, Manchester. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

For more information or to register, call 802-867-0111, or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.

Wednesday

Film

"Milford Graves Full Mantis":
8:30 to 10:15 p.m. Screening and Q&A, CAPA Symposium, Bennington College. Milford Graves Full Mantis is a portrait of renowned percussionist Milford Graves, exploring his kaleidoscopic creativity and relentless curiosity.

Ongoing

Theater

"New Works Festival":
A two-week celebration of nationally recognized artists creating new work at Second Stage, Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm in Weston Village. Three brand new pieces, in three different stages of development, from three award-winning women. Tickets range from $10-$35 and can be purchased at 802-824-5288 or at westonplayhouse.org. All three events may be bundled together in a first-year Festival Pass.




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