Alan Benoit continues Sustainability Series
MANCHESTER -- Join Alan Benoit, local architect and owner of Sustainable Design, as he shares his knowledge on living more sustainably. Appearing at the Northshire Bookstore at 7 p.m. on Sept. 19, he will present a long list of green alternatives to just about everything; heating, food, home construction, landscaping, transportation, gardening, and even shopping. Come learn about all the ways that you can lessen your impact on the environment, save money and live healthier! You won’t want to miss this opportunity to be a part of Vermont’s shift toward sustainability.
Rev Tor Band and Music in Common to re-enact The Last Waltz at Dorset Theatre Festival
DORSET -- Music in Common and the Rev Tor Band announce a special live performance of The Band’s classic 1978 concert film, "The Last Waltz" on Friday, Sept. 20 at 7:30PM at the Dorset Theatre Festival in Dorset, VT. The concert features renditions of all the hits by The Band featured in the film, such as "The Weight", "Up On Cripple Creek", and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" as well as songs by Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Eric Clapton and many more. Musicians from the local music scene perform the songs of the film’s original special guests. The full line up of artists includes the Rev Tor Band; Rick Redington; the Kind Buds; Cara White, Eoin Noonan, and Jeremy Woods of Split Tongue Crow; Phil Henry; Bernice Lewis; Todd Mack; Bob Stannard; Gina Coleman of Misty Blues; Greg Bird; Carol Ann Jones; Andrew Stearns and Will Mosheim of Gold Town; Laura Molinelli; and Rob Beaulieu of the Stone Revival Band; and others to be announced.
Tickets are on sale through the Dorset Theatre Festival box office at (802) 867-2223. Cinema Salon returns at Clark Institute with "Certified Copy"
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass -- Cinema Salon, the film club led by the Clark film programmer Steve Satullo, returns for a fourth year of screenings and discussions under the theme "Exploring World Cinema: a Guided Tour." Following a brief organizational meeting, the first club screening will be Abbas Kiarostami’s Certified Copy (2011), illustrating the season’s theme with an Iranian director, an Italian setting, a French actress, and a British actor.
Starring Juliette Binoche and British opera singer William Shimell, the film premiered in 2010 at the Cannes Film Festival, where Binoche won the Best Actress Award.
The screening takes place at 3 p.m. on Sept. 20 at the Clark Art Institute.
"Open Core" examines camera anatomy
TROY, N.Y. -- Presented in the style of a sixteenth-century anatomy lesson, "Open Core" is a performance lecture in which Julien Maire dissects projection equipment and cameras, then uses them to build quirky new projection machines live on stage.
The audience witnesses the elongation of cables, the diversion of light, and a progressive destruction of connections. The machines’ organs are transplanted to gradually build new instrument prototypes. In an attempt to metaphorically and empirically reveal the
"movement-image," Maire provokes a series of anticipated catastrophes. The presentation crafts an intellectual trajectory through an optical journey into the body of machines.
The lecture takes place at 7 p.m. on Sept. 20 at EMPAC’s Studio 2. Tickets cost $13 and are available at empac.rpi.edu.
Hill Hollow Band to perform at Vermont Arts Exchange
NORTH BENNINGTON -- Join us at the Vermont Arts Exchange on Saturday, September 21, as we invite The Hill Hollow Band to the Basement Stage. One of the emerging bright lights in the Capital Region’s roots music scene, The Hill Hollow Band performs with a rambling energy that must be seen to be appreciated. Doors open at 7pm.
Armed with a multitude of instruments, eclectic arrangements, and musical influences that span a century, The Hill Hollow Band has a well-earned reputation as one of the region’s favorite local live performances. Join us as this group makes their debut on the Basement Stage, and get ready to enjoy richly textured arrangements including accordion, mandolin, fiddle, guitars, pedal steel, bass, and full harmony vocals.
Tickets to this concert are $18 through Brown Paper Tickets at brownpapertickets.com or by calling (toll free) 800-838-3006 -- a small processing fee will be charged. Tickets are $22 at the door on the day of show on a first-come, first-served basis. Thyme Tables Catering will provide libations with a cash bar.
Children’s author Matt Van Fleet reads "MUNCH!"
MANCHESTER -- Chew on this: an interactive novelty book all about eating, from #1 New York Times bestselling creator Matthew Van Fleet! He’ll be at the Northishire on Saturday, September 21 at 11:00 am.
From the creator of the New York Times bestselling "Heads" and "Tails," "MUNCH!" is a humorous look at how animals munch, crunch, and eat! In this hands-on read-aloud that’s sure to be a favorite, tabs and textures animate the madcap antics of a cast of frolicking critters whose mouths are made to do more than eat!
Matthew Van Fleet’s innovative books have been introducing children to basic concepts for almost twenty years. His unique formats invite toddlers to touch, press, pull, lift, and even sniff as they explore colors, shapes, numbers, letters, opposites, and more. His books include the #1 New York Times bestsellers "Tails" and "Dog" as well as the New York Times bestsellers "Cat," "Heads," and "Alphabet." His books have sold more than three million copies.
Steve Yarbrough reads from new novel "The Realm of Last Chances"
MANCHESTER-- Northshire Book Store is pleased to welcome PEN/Faulkner Award finalist and Richard Wright Award winning author Steve Yarbrough as he reads from his latest book, "The Realm of Last Chances," Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7 pm.
In a captivating departure from the Deep South setting of his previous fiction, Steve Yarbrough now gives us a richly nuanced portrait of a marriage being reinvented in a small town in the Northeast, in his most surprising and compelling novel yet. Howard Frank Mosher says,"Here’s a riddle. What happens when you turn loose a world-class southern writer in an old New England town and tell him to have at it? Answer: Steve Yarbrough’s magnificent new novel is what happens. The Realm of Last Chances reveals how it’s not just Faulkner territory where the past isn’t past, as Yarbrough explores the way one’s family and community can both condemn and redeem us all, wherever we live. This beautifully-written story is the most honest, insightful, and, ultimately, affirmative novel about love under great stress that I’ve read in years." For more information on this reading and other events, call 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700, or visit the Northshire Bookstore website at www.northshire.com
Emily Liebert come to Northshire Bookstore
MANCHESTER -- Best friends foreverŠuntil life got in the way. The best novels are those that challenge us, pull at our heartstrings, and speak to experiences we understand. Debut novelist Emily Liebert’s does all three. "You Knew Me When" explores the enduring bond of friendship between two women whose lives have separated them for years, their friendship may be bruised and battered, but some bonds cannot be broken.
Katherine Hill left her small New England hometown in pursuit of a dream. Now, twelve years later, she’s a high-powered cosmetics executive in Manhattan and a much glossier version of her former self, unrecognizable to her family and old friends. Not that she would know--she hasn’t been home in over a decade.
Laney Marten always swore she’d never get "stuck" in Manchester, Vermont. No, she was destined to live out her glamorous big-city dreams. Instead, she wound up a young wife and mother. That was when her best friend ran out.
Emily Liebert lives in New York and is the author of the nonfiction book Facebook Fairytales. She is the former Editor-in-Chief of WAG magazine and freelances for several publications including The Huffington Post, Oprah.com, Elite Traveler, Robb Report, Gotham, and Cottages & Gardens. "You Knew Me When" is her first novel. Visit her online at www.emilyliebert.com/
The reading will take place at the Northshire Bookstore at 7 p.m. on Sept. 22. For more information on this and other events, call 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700, or visit the Northshire Bookstore website at www.northshire.com
Slotnick presents film on prison dance program
BENNINGTON -- A screening by Susan Slotnick of her documentary, "Reflections of Our Lives Through Dance," about her prison dance program. A discussion will follow. Slotnick, a two-time CNN Heroes nominee and once named Huffington Post’s Greatest Woman of the Day in honor of Woman’s History Month, has taught modern dance to incarcerated men and boys for 13 years, under the auspices of Rehabilitation Through The Arts. Slotnick has also taught modern dance to the homeless, people living with AIDS, and breast cancer survivors. The screening will begin at 7 p.m. on Sept. 23 at Bennington College’s VAPA Kinoteca.
Faculty Pianists present Carriage Barn Concert
BENNINGTON -- The Carriage Barn Concert Series presents a performance by Bennington College Music Faculty members Yoshiko Sato and Allen Shawn, who will perform solo piano and four-hand piano music by Bach, Brahms, Chopin, and Shawn. The concert will begin at 8.p.m. on Sept. 24 in Bennington College’s Deane Carriage Barn.
Curator Borysiewicz to lecture on Antoniszczak’s cameraless films
TROY, N.Y. -- At 6 p.m. on Sept. 24 EMPAC’s Curator Ewa Borysiewicz will host a free discussion on the work of Polish avant-garde filmmaker Julian Józef Antoniszczak (1941-1987). Antoniszczak created animated films by scratching images directly onto the film, and his work is commonly associated with naïve, trashy fables and harmless humoresque. Borysiewicz screens Antoniszczak’s animations and unpacks a hidden and carefully considered political dimension in the filmmaker’s cameraless workshop. The aim of the workshop was to stimulate the creativity of viewers subjugated to oppressive social and political conditions imposed by the Polish communist state. This talk is presented in conjunction with Julien Maire’s performance lecture, Open Core, taking place on September 20.
Antoniszczak’s experimental approach to technologies for producing visual images echoes the work of Julien Maire, who tears down image-making machines similarly to create new methods for moving images. The talk will present Borysiewicz’s research into the archive of Julian Józef Antoniszczak, and was inspired by the work and ideas of Mikhail Bakhtin and his reflections on the subversive aspects of humour and the carnivalesque.
Prof. Flip Phillips on "Deconstructing Perception"
TROY, N.Y. -- In this lecture, Skidmore College professor of psychology and neuroscience Flip Phillips tackles a series of questions about the nature of human perception: are the senses related, and how do they interact? What sort of "information" do we need to perceive our world? Can that information be decomposed into simpler, atomic parts? Does it need to be in order to be understood?
This lecture is commissioned in conjunction with Julien Maire’s lecture-performance, Open Core, presented on September 20. Maire dissects a projector, and Phillips takes apart human visual perception and its relationship to technologies for image production.
The lecture takes place at 6 p.m. on Sept. 25th at EMPAC’s theater.
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