Entertainment calendar for Feb. 20-26

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Thursday

Literary

Author event: 7 p.m. Bennington writer Nancy Thompson, author of "Touching the Elephant," and New York State poet George Drew, author of seven collections of poetry, present "We Can Be Heroes," stories of spiritual heroes and anti-heroes in narrative and poetry. Left Bank Gallery, 5 Bank St., North Bennington.

Friday

Theater

Bennington Community Theater: 7:30 p.m. "You Have the Right to Remain Dead" by Pat Cook, directed by Bennington College junior Ellery Schiller. A mystery comedy with a cast of 10. General admission $10, premiere seats $15. Reservations at www.oldcastletheatre.org. Bennington Performing Arts Center - Home of Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington.

Music

Nautilus Brass Quintet: 6 p.m. "My Spirit be Joyful" by Bach, "Suite Americana" by Crespo, "Luminosity" by Meryer, "Vier Spanische Renaissance Villancios" arranged by Hinterbichler and "Suite from the Monteregian Hills" by Calvert. Free. Chapin Hall, Williams College, Williamstown, Mass.

Saturday

Theater

Bennington Community Theater: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. "You Have the Right to Remain Dead" by Pat Cook, directed by Bennington College junior Ellery Schiller. A mystery comedy with a cast of 10. General admission $10, premiere seats $15. Reservations at www.oldcastletheatre.org. Bennington Performing Arts Center - Home of Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington.

Directors talk: 12 p.m. Theater directors Tim Foley, Janet Groom, Eric Peterson and Ellery Schiller will discuss "The Challenges of Directing a Mystery Play" Free. Refreshments offered; participants invited to bring a brunch dish to share. Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, 108 School St., Bennington.

Literary

Author event: 4:30 p.m. John C. Porter presents the new edition of "Preserving Old Barns," a resource for barn owners to assess, care for, and celebrate their special structures. Bartleby's Books, 17 West Main St., Wilmington.

Dance

Philadanco: 8 p.m. One of the country's leading dance companies, committed to the preservation of African-American dance traditions and opening of professional doors to black dancers. Post-performance Q&A. Tickets $10, or $3 students. The '62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Williams College, 1000 Main St., Williamstown, Mass.

Film

Reel Rock 14: 7 p.m. The Stratton Mountain School's Summit Series of acclaimed climbing and adventure films. Stratton Mountain School, 7 World Cup Circle, Stratton.

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Miscellaneous

Artist reception: 3-5 p.m. The Valley Artisans Market welcomes Paul Chapman to its Small Gallery. Chapman will give an informal talk about his work at 4 p.m. Valley Artisans Market, 25 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

Music

Sugartone Brass Band: 7:30 p.m. New Orleans brass. Part of the Walker Farm Music Series. Tickets $18-$38, pay what you will; children 12 and younger free. Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, 705 Main St., Weston.

Sunday

Theater

Bennington Community Theater: 2 p.m. "You Have the Right to Remain Dead" by Pat Cook, directed by Bennington College junior Ellery Schiller. A mystery comedy with a cast of 10. General admission $10, premiere seats $15. Reservations at www.oldcastletheatre.org. Bennington Performing Arts Center - Home of Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington.

Music

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Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen: 3 p.m. Latest compositions and classic folk tunes. Suggested donation $15 at the door. Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse, 108 School St., Bennington.

Cabaret: 7 p.m. Featuring songs from the American Songbook and new melodies by Amy Hayes with accompaniment by Matt Edwards. All seats $20. Oldcastle Theater, 331 Main St., Bennington.

Miscellaneous

Illustrated talk: 4 p.m. local teacher Maureen Chaffee will share her adventures in Japan, where she visited Osaka, Hiroshima, Miyajima Island, Kyoto and other locations and historical sites. presented by Manchester Community Library. Free. Equinox Village, 49 Maple St., Manchester.

Tuesday

Music

Benning-Tones: 7 p.m. Monthly pop-up community chorus, directed by Matt Edwards. The music of Mardi Gras. Admission $10, includes one drink at the WonderBar. Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington.

John Nemeth: 7:30 p.m. Inspired by blues and R&B, as well as contemporary sounds in hip hop and rock 'n' roll. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door and can be purchased online, visiting the Library Help Desk, or calling 802-362-2607. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester.

Miscellaneous

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Artist reception: 6-8 p.m. Ecological artist Patricia Johanson, whose seminal House & Garden drawing series has never before been exhibited in its entirety. Usdan Gallery, Helen Frankenthaler Visual Arts Center, Bennington College, Bennington.

Wednesday

Music

Beethoven piano sonatas: 7:30 p.m. Beethoven's Op. 31 No. 3, Op. 101, and Op. 106, preformed by Christopher Lewis and Yoshiko Sato. Deane Carriage Barn, Bennington College, Bennington.

Miscellaneous

Gardening workshop: 6 p.m. Introduction to vegetable gardening, presented by the Bennington Area Makers and Bennington Chapter UVM Extension Master Gardeners. Free. BAM, 239 Main St., Bennington.

Ongoing

House & Garden drawing series: By ecological artist Patricia Johanson, a seminal project produced fifty years ago but never before exhibited in its entirety. Inspired by a 1969 commission from House & Garden magazine, the 146 garden prototypes illustrate the scope of Johanson's prescience in considering environmental issues of urgency today. Feb. 25 through May 9. Usdan Gallery, Helen Frankenthaler Visual Arts Center, Bennington College, Bennington.

Student Art Show: Works by students of the region's elementary, middle and high schools. Opens Saturday. Through March 10. Parmelee and Limric Galleries, Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

"Gritty Streets to Green Mountains: Paintings by Scot Borofsky": This exhibition illustrates the development of Borofsky's work over the past 40 years, ranging from early spray paintings created in the streets of New York City to his more recent works from his Brattleboro studio. Opens Saturday. Through May 10. Regional Artists Gallery, Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

"(re)Sounding": Sounds and silences from instruments held in the museum's collection. Opens Saturday. Through May 25. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

More Than Meets the Eye: A suite of exhibitions addressing important and topical issues. Through March 15. Southern Vermont Arts Center, 930 SVAC Drive, Manchester.

Portraits exhibition: Open group show. Through March 29. Gallery hours Friday, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m. The Beyond Gallery and Gift Shop, 437 Main St., Bennington.

The Strip Show: Through March 30. The show takes inspiration from the many different interpretations of the word "strip." Originally conceived of as a show of nudes, collages and comic strips and has evolved to include much more. Gallery hours are Mondays 1-6 p.m., Fridays 4-8 p.m. and by appointment. Contact rhondaratray@gmail.com. The Left Bank, 5 Bank St., North Bennington.

Photobook exhibition: The 2019 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Shortlist presents 35 of the world's most notable photobooks of the past year. Opens Saturday. Through April 15. The gallery is closed on Sundays and Mondays. The Canfield Gallery, 528 East Arlington Road, Arlington.

Watercolor exhibition: Featuring paintings by various artists. The exhibit is open 7 a.m.-8 p.m. daily through April 8. Corridor Gallery, Southwestern Vermont Health Care, 100 Hospital Drive, Bennington.

The Banner entertainment calendar publicizes events that are open to the general public. It is printed on Thursday, and the deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Tuesday. Please submit entries to news@benningtonbanner.com.


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