Entertainment calendar for April 11-17
Visiting Artist Series: 7 p.m. Pianist Jeremy Denk plays Beethoven's 5 Variations in D Major on Rule Britannia, John Adams' I Still Play, Variations serieuses, op. 54 by Mendelssohn, Variations (15) and a Fugue in E-flat Major, Eroica, op. 35 by Beethoven and Schumann's Fantasie in C Major, op. 17. Free. Chapin Hall, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts.
Lecture: 7 p.m. "The Kurdish Youth Immigration to the U.S.: Legal Aspects," presented by Samira Ghaderi, immigration and naturalization lawyer and human rights activist from Ghaderi Law Firm. Part of the Consortium on Forced Migration, Displacement, and Education. Free. CAPA Symposium, Bennington College, Bennington.
Visiting Artist Series: 8 p.m. Eya Ensemble, an award-winning vocal ensemble specializing in the interpretation of medieval music for women's voices. Free. Thompson Memorial Chapel, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts.
Ariana Gillis: 8:30 p.m. The singer-songwriter is touring in support of her recently released album, "The Maze," produced and recorded by Nashville icon Buddy Miller. Argyle Brewing Company, 6 Broad St., Cambridge, New York.
Author event: 6 p.m. James J. Dunn reads and discusses his book "Breach of Trust: The Ethics Scandal that Challenged the Integrity of the Vermont Judiciary." The book chronicles the ethics scandal that shook the roots of the Vermont judiciary and led to Chittenden County Assistant Judge Jane Wheel becoming the only Vermont judge ever charged with a criminal felony. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.
Lecture: 1 p.m. "Giant Planet Formation vs. Observations," presented by Jennifer C. Yee, astrophysicist at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Dickinson 232, Bennington College, Bennington.
Basement Music Series: 8 p.m. The Prescription performs Rock 'n' roll, Motown, funk, Texas swing and blues. Part of Vermont Arts Exchange's Basement Music Series. Tickets $18 in advance through www.vtartxchange.org or by calling 800-838-3006; $22 at the door, if not sold out. Student tickets $10. Doors open at 7 p.m. Masonic Hall, 504 Main St., Bennington.
Author event: 6 p.m. New York Times bestselling author and mindfulness expert Susan Piver reads and discusses her book "The Four Noble Truths of Love: Buddhist Wisdom for Modern Relationships." Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.
Poetry reading: 6:30 p.m. James Crews, Julia Shipley, Ross Thurber and Michelle Wiegers, in celebration of Earth Day. Free. The Left Bank, 5 Bank St., North Bennington.
Graveyards are Disco Clubs of the Dead: 5:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. A dance work by Sophie Marie exploring the connection between nature and magick. With dancers Abbey Starling, Karlyn Ellis and Olivia Garrity. In the park between 703 and 713 Main St., Bennington.
Comedy night: 7 p.m. Musical comedy featuring Drew Jacobs and Ed Smyth. Tickets are $10, and available at the door or online at salemcourthouse.org/geek-comedy-night. Historic Salem Courthouse Community Center, 58 East Broadway, Salem, New York.
Author event: 5:30 p.m. Cara Robertson presents her book "The Trial of Lizzie Borden," a new account of an essential piece of New England mythology based on twenty years of research and recently unearthed evidence. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.
Gallery talk: 6 p.m. Artist Don Bolognese will unveil his painting, "GOOD FRIDAY, 2019," and elicit spirited discussion of art and its relevance to the moral challenges of our times. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Avenue/Route 7A, Manchester Center.
Lecture: 7 p.m. "Complexities and Challenges of Peace," presented by Susan Opotow of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and The Graduate Center, CUNY. CAPA Symposium, Bennington College, Bennington.
"Towards Tenderness": 7 p.m. Winner of the 2017 CESAR award for Best Short Film, presented in conjunction with the Foreign Language Series. Tishman Lecture Hall, Bennington College, Bennington.
Artist talk: 12:30 p.m. Marie Lorenz discusses her exhibition, "Waterways," featuring videos and handmade boats from the artist's explorations of waterways as revealing and surprising public spaces. CAPA Symposium, Bennington College, Bennington. Reception to follow from 1 to 5 p.m. at the college's VAPA Usdan Gallery.
Piano concert: 7:30 p.m. Andrew Willis performs three of Bach's six keyboard partitas on a period-correct baroque fortepiano. Admission by donation. Carriage Barn, Park-McCullough House, 1 Park St., North Bennington.
Story night: 7:30 p.m. Stories on the theme of chemistry. Admission $5 at the door. Miller's Toll, 716 Main St., Bennington.
Discussion: 7:30 p.m. Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean and Williams College faculty member Justin Crowe to discuss the 2020 presidential campaign. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts.
Panel discussion: 4 p.m. "Addressing Stigma and the Social Determinants of Opioid Substance Use Disorder," featuring a panel of local experts. Keynote address by Dr. Shannon Monnat from Syracuse University at 7 pm. CAPA Symposium, Bennington College, Bennington.
Lecture: 7 p.m. Vincent Valdez, Vincent Valdez, who is most recognized for his monumental portrayal of the contemporary figure, will speak as part of the Visual Arts Lecture Series. Tishman Lecture Hall, Bennington College, Bennington.
Lecture: 7 p.m. "There is Nothing Either Good or Bad, But Thinking Makes It So," presented by Amherst College professor Catherine A. Sanderson. Part of the Vermont Humanities Council's First Wednesdays lecture series. Free. First Congregational Church, 3624 Main St., Manchester.
Marie Lorenz: Waterways: An exhibition of videos and handmade boats from the artist's investigations of bodies of water as revealing public spaces. Since 2002, Lorenz has explored territory including the Colorado River in Texas, the Tiber River in Rome, the Kern River in California, and the Erie Canal. Through May 9. Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington.
Up Home: Hand-Colored Photographs by Susanne and Neil Rappaport. First unveiled at the Vermont Folklife Center in February, 2018, the exhibit includes a collection of over 45 hand-colored photographs taken in Minnie Griswold's Pawlet, Vermont home. Through June 11. Bennington Museum, 75 main St., Bennington.
Paintings by Mark Berry: Sundays from 11 a.m.-noon. Gallery, UU Fellowship of Bennington, 108 School St., Bennington.
Works on Paper: A Decade of Collecting. Featuring a disparate body of works, from historic to contemporary and self-taught works, to creations by Bennington Modernists. Artists represented include Gayleen Aiken, Milton Avery, Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley, Paul Feeley, Luigi Lucioni, Duane Michals, and Norman Rockwell. Through May 5. Works on Paper Gallery, Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.
The Mind's Eye: Paintings, Sculpture, and Books by Paul Katz. Featuring a variety of works, including paintings, sculpture and drawing books, mainly from Katz's Prelude and Interlock series. Through May 27. Regional Artists Gallery, Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.
Vermont Folk Sculpture: Recent acquisition. a Carved Corner Post, c. 1900 created by Russell Risley (1842-1927) of Kirby, Vermont. John T. Harrison, Jr. Orientation Gallery, Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.
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