Thursday October 11, 2012

KIDS & FAMILIES

Walloomsac Farmers Market

Bennington. bccdvt.org.

Oct. 13 (Saturdays through October) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. -- at Riverwalk at Bennington Station (Depot Street). Free. NIGHTLIFE

(Drive responsibly!)

Kevin's Pub and Restaurant

North Bennington. 802-442-0122.

Oct. 12, Ransom Notes. Free.

Oct. 13, Ray with Karaoke.

WORDS, WORDS

Palace Theatre

Albany, N.Y. 518-465-3335.

Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. -- The Second City's "Second City for President" comedy tour.

Williams College

Oct. 11 at 7 p.m.WILLIAMSTOWN, MA -- Robert Sterling Clark professor of art history and exhibition curator, Charles W. Haxthausen, and associate professor of music, Ed Gollin, explore the affinity between LeWitt's systematic artistry and Bach's musical structure through discussion and live musical performances. Free.

For information call 413-597-4277.

FILM

Cinema7

Bennington. 802-442-8179

Call for regular film schedule.

Images Cinema

Williamstown, Mass. 413-458-5612.

Call for regular film schedule.

Sancuary for Independent Media

Troy, N.Y. 518-272-2390

Oct. 12 at 7 p.m, "Nosferatu" with live music.


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DANCE

The Clark Art

Williamstown, Mass. 413-458-0524.

Oct. 14 at 1 p.m. -- Live in HD Video: Moretti and Monteverdi's "Caravaggio," with the Staatsballett Berlin performing choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti's contemporary ballet based on the life of the famed painter. Paul Connelly conducts.

MUSIC

The Egg

Albany, N.Y. 518-473-1845

Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Felix Cavaliere of the Young Rascals.

Oct. 13 at 8:00 p.m. Zoe Keating -- Avant Cello

Oct. 13 at 8:00 p.m. Warren Haynes Band

Palace Theatre

Albany, N.Y. 518-465-3335.

Changed from Oct. 11; April 4, 2013, at 8 p.m. -- "An Evening with Johnny Mathis."

Williams College

Williamstown, Mass. 413-597-3146.

Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. Gotham Early Music Scene: Galileo's Muse

THEATER

Dorset Players

At the Dorset Playhouse

Dorset. 802-867-5777 (after Oct. 1)

Through Oct. 14 -- The Dorset Players open their 85th season with "The Great American Trailer Park Musical," a two-act musical written by David Nehls and Betsy Kelso.

Schenectady Light Opera Company

Schenectady, N.Y.

Oct. 12 at 8 p.m., 13 at 8 p.m. 14 at 2 p.m. "Next to Normal"

427 Franklin Street, Schenctady

The Spa Little Theater

Saratoga, N.Y.

Oct. 12,13,19,20,26,27 at 8:00 p.m., 21 and 28 at 2:00 p.m. at the Saratoga Spa State Park. "9 to 5: The Musical."

MUSEUMS/GALLERIES

Opening, Closing, Events

MASS MoCA

North Adams, Mass. 413-663-8548.

Through Oct. 14 -- "Jerry's Map," a cartographic adventure from Jerry Gretzinger, builder of games such as "Sim City" and "Minecraft." Special event on Oct. 6 includes Gretzinger and filmmaker Greg Whitmore.

Home Grown "Pop Up Gallery"

Manchester. 802-770-8820.

Opening Oct. 5, with opening reception Oct. 6 from 3-7 p.m., through Oct. 18 -- "Home Grown," an art show celebrating local artists including Donnel Barnum, Leslie Parke, Leslie Peck, Christopher Pierce, Brian Sweetland, Kathie Thompson, Thomas Torak, and Mark Tougias. Free.

Slate Valley Museum

Granville, N.Y. 518-642-1417.

"Slate Abstracts 2009-2012," photographs by Alyssha Eve Csük, from her photographic sojourns to the quarries of New York and Vermont's Slate Valley, as part of First Friday in Granville. Free.

Bennington Free Library

Bennington. 802-442-9051 .

Through Jan. 31, 2013 -- Wall Works's presents "Landschap," which features recent works by Aimee LaPorte. Free.

Continuing

Bennington Center for the Arts

Bennington. 802-442-7158.

Through Oct. 27 -- "Oil Painter of American Eastern Regional Exhibition," about 120 pieces will be on view and for sale this fall.

Through October 30 -- Plein Air Vermont award winners; painting from the recent contest and exhibition in North Bennington. Through mid-December -- "The Small Works Show."

Bennington College

Usdan Gallery

North Bennington.

Bennington. 802-379-5116.

Through Oct. 18 -- "Uniting States of Americans," a presentation by Cynthia Weber that documents and juxtaposes two of the most significant periods in recent American history, includes a series of films, photographs, and textual vignettes from Weber's coverage of post-9/11 America and of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Free.

Bennington Museum

Bennington. 802-447-1571.

Through Oct. 20 -- An exhibit of historical artifacts of the USS Bennington (CVA 20) in the orientation gallery.

Through Oct. 21 -- Jane Stickle Quilt on display.

Through Oct. 30 -- "Rockwell Kent's Egypt: Shadow and Light in Vermont," the first comprehensive documentation of Kent's life and work in Vermont.

Berkshire Museum

Pittsfield, Mass. 413-443-7171.

Through Jan. 6, 2012 -- "Rethink! American Indian Art," contemporary and historic art objects.

Doll and Toy Museum of Vt.

Bennington. dollhouseandtoymuseumofvermont.com.

Saturday-Sunday, 1-4 p.m. -- New exhibit is an assortment of historical puppets and marionettes, with several puppet theaters, on exhibit throught the fall; continuing, "Dolls of the World" collection, featuring baby dolls and baby bottles.

Gardenworks

Salem, N.Y. 518-854-3250.

Through Oct. 21 -- "Points of View," an exhibit of new works by mother-daughter artists Virginia and Annie McNeice and their friend, Helen Young; a show of elegant pastels and paintings of barns and flowers. Free.

MASS MoCA

North Adams, Mass. 413-663-8548.

Opening Oct. 5, with opening event Oct. 6 from 5-7 p.m., through Oct. 14 -- "Jerry's Map," a cartographic adventure from Jerry Gretzinger, builder of games such as "Sim City" and "Minecraft." Special event on Oct. 6 includes Gretzinger and filmmaker Greg Whitmore.

Through summer 2012 -- "Oh Canada," billed as the first comprehensive survey of Canadian contemporary art in decades, features more than 100 works by 62 artists, including more than a dozen major new commissions.

Through 2012 -- "Sanford Biggers: The Cartographer's Conundrum," in Building 5; "New Work" by Anna Betbeze.

Thorugh January 2, 2013 -- With Williams College/Clark Art, "Making Room: The Space Between Two and Three Demensions."

Through Feb. 4, 2013 -- Group show: "Invisible Cities," titled after Italo Calvino's book which re-imagines Marco Polo's poetic descriptions of China's cities.

Through Feb. 4, 2013 -- Anna Betbeze: New Work.

Permanent -- Sol LeWitt: "A Wall Drawing Retrospective."

North Bennington Art Park

And Train Station Gallery

North Bennington. northbennington.org.

Through summer -- 15th Annual North Bennington Art Park, located on the grounds around the North Bennington Post Office and train station including Welling Town House and the Aldrich property next door. With artists including Fred Brownstein, Willard Boepple, Joe Chichirillo, Matthew Perry, sculptors from Salem Art Works; gallery show with the works of Pat Adams, Kevin Bubriski, Susie Cronin, Ann Pibal, Leslie Parke, John Recco, Barbara Sussman and Elaine Witten. Free.

South Street Café

Bennington. 802-447-2433.

Through Oct. 30 -- "Chickens!" by Amy Cloud, acrylic paintings in recycled shutters. Free.

Valley Artisans Market

Cambridge, N.Y. 518-677-2765.

Through Oct. 16 -- "Life's Lessons: Paintings by Elizabeth Coyne," in the Small Gallery. Free.

Williams College Museum of Art

Williamstown, Mass. 413-597-2429.

Oct. 11 at 4:30 p.m. -- Gallery talk and performance, "Sol LeWitt: The Well-Tempered Grid" curator Charles W. Haxthausen and professor of music Ed Gollin explore the affinity between LeWitt's systematic artistry and Bach's musical structure through discussion and live musical performances. Free.

Through Oct. 21 -- "Power Runs in Many Channels: Diversity in Nigerian Art," an exhibition that explores the rich diversity of cultural and artistic production in traditional African art from Nigeria. Free.

Nov. 1 at 6:30 and 8 p.m. -- "LeWitticisms," The Williams College Contemporary Dance Ensemble (CoDa) presents new music and contemporary dance in the MASS MoCA galleries inspired by the wall drawings of Sol LeWitt. (Tickets required.)

Through Nov. 25 -- "Laylah Ali: The Greenheads Series," described by curator as "Onto these timeless, genderless figures we can project a multitude of scenarios encompassing anything from schoolyard bullying to racial crimes." Free.

Through Dec. 9 -- "Sol LeWitt: The Well-Tempered Grid." Multi-media show on artist style and science of Sol LeWitt. Free.

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