Entertainment calendar for April 25 through May 1

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Thursday

Music

Six Degrees: 6 p.m. Counterpoint presents the world premiere of this musical work, featuring students from Burr and Burton Academy and Maple Street School. Tickets $10 in advance at the Northshire Bookstore; general admission $15, or $5 with a student ID. First Congregational Church, 3624 Main St., Manchester Center.

Literary

Time to Write: 10:30 a.m. A safe and creative space for teens ages 11-16 to express themselves. Writing workshop led by Melissa Mears and co-sponsored by Alliance for Community Transformations. Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver St., Bennington.

Friday

Literary

Author event: 6 p.m. Charles Fergus presents "A Stranger Here Below," the first novel in his new historical mystery series. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

Saturday

Literary

Author event: 6 p.m. James Lasdun reads and discusses his novel "Afternoon of a Faun." Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

Music

Howard Fishman: 8 p.m. With special guest Russell Farhang. Half of the Howard Fishman Quartet, the two explore a repertoire that has its roots in classic American song, jazz, country, blues, swing, and gospel, all filtered through a lens open to non-idiomatic experimentation. Part of the Vermont Arts Exchanges's 15th Basement Music Series season. Tickets $18 in advance through www.vtartxchange.org or by calling 800-838-3006. If not sold out, tickets are $22 at the door. Student tickets $10. Doors open at 7 p.m. The Masonic Hall, 504 Main St., Bennington.

Battenkill Chorale: 7 p.m. "Te Deum: New American Songs of Nature and Praise." This program celebrates the music of Dan Forrest, who is at the forefront of a Renaissance in American choral music. Tickets are $20, and can be purchased in advance by calling 518-692-7458 or emailing battenkilltickets@gmail.com. Cambridge United Presbyterian Church, 81 East Main St., Cambridge, New York.

Film

"The Garden of the Finzi-Continis": 7 p.m. A 1970 Italian film with subtitles. In the late 1930s, with Mussolini's fascism on the rise, coupled with growing anti-Semitism, a group of young friends meet to play tennis and otherwise socialize. Discussion facilitator: Sharon Yorke. Part of the Bennington Jewish Film Series. Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington.

Miscellaneous

Wellness Fair: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Holistic, complementary, and traditional health services and practitioners that are available to them in the Southern Vermont area. Free. Mount Anthony Country Club, 180 Country Club Drive, Bennington.

Sunday

Music

Battenkill Chorale: 7 p.m. "Te Deum: New American Songs of Nature and Praise." This program celebrates the music of Dan Forrest, who is at the forefront of a Renaissance in American choral music. Tickets are $20, and can be purchased in advance by calling 518-692-7458 or emailing battenkilltickets@gmail.com. Cambridge United Presbyterian Church, 81 East Main St., Cambridge, New York.

Chamber Music in the Courtroom: 3 p.m. Director Daniel Shulman leads this series featuring talented musicians from all overthe world. Violinist and violist Kaori Washiyama and mezzo soprano Iris Rogers will perform works by Beethoven,

Brahms, Schubert and Strauss. Tickets are $20, or $54 for a series of three (additional concerts are May 26 and June 23.) Children/students are $5. Historic Salem Courthouse, 58 E Broadway, Salem, New York.

Miscellaneous

Photo colorization: 2 p.m. Callie Raspuzzi, collections manager of the Bennington Museum, will speak about her work with the museum's photograph collection, and Tim Wager's efforts to colorize high quality images from the collection. Ada Paresky Education Center, Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

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German-American Club: 1 p.m. Enjoy a day of German food, drink and live music. Dinner choices are Rouladen or chicken cordon bleu. Cost is $23. For reservations, call 518-396-5421. German-American Club of Albany, 32 Cherry St., Albany, New York.

Monday

Literary

Children's author event: 5 p.m. Ali Benjamin presents her new book, "The Next Great Paulie Fink," the second novel by the author of "The Thing About Jellyfish." Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

PFAS lecture: 7 p.m. Cindy Hu who will speak on "From Source to Dose: Modeling Human Exposure to Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substances" as part of the Environmental Studies speaker series. Community members wishing to gain a greater understanding of PFOA drinking water contamination, which has significantly impacted the Bennington-Hoosick Falls area, are encouraged to attend. Free and open to the public. CAPA Symposium, Bennington College, Bennington.

Spring Language Series: 7 p.m. Bennington students Daniel Coelho '19, Megan Swanson '21 and Keely Durkin '20 will present on "Outside Chinese Study: From California to Taiwan to Beijing," sharing their experiences of studying in Beijing, China; Tainan, Taiwan; and Middlebury College, California. Free and open to the public. Dickinson 212, Bennington College, Bennington.

Music

Piano concert: 7:30 p.m. Bennington faculty member Joan Forsyth explores the elusiveness of sleep in this solo piano concert. Highlights include Nocturnes by Field, Chopin, Liebermann and Allen Shawn, and George Crumb's magical Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. Part of the Carriage Barn Concert Series. Deane Carriage Barn, Bennington College, Bennington.

Tuesday

Miscellaneous

Lecture: 7 p.m. Curator and writer Candice Hopkins, co-curator of the Canadian Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale, opening May 2019, will speak. Free and open to the public. Part of Bennington College's Visual Arts Lecture Series. Tishman Lecture Hall, Bennington College, Bennington.

Wednesday

Miscellaneous

Lecture: 7 p.m. Lincoln biographer Harold Holzer speaks on "Lincoln's Second Inaugural Revisited." Presented by the Vermont Humanities Council, the Manchester Community Library. and Northshire Bookstore. First Congregational Church of Manchester, 3624 Main St., Manchester Center.

Opening Day: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bennington Battle Monument, 15 Monument Circle, Bennington. New hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week until Oct. 31. Admission $5 for adults ages 15 and over, $1 for youth ages 6 through 14, free for 5 and under. Group rates apply with reservations. For information visit www.historicsites.vermont.gov or call 802 447-0550

Classes

Intermediate Creative Writing: A four-part intermediate creative writing course with writing instructor Christopher Dant. The sessions will take place on Mondays, April 29, May 6, 13 and 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Equinox Village in Manchester. Presented by the Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning. Registration is $100, and class size is limited. For more information or to register, call 802-867-0111 or visit greenmtnacademy.org.

Ongoing

Marie Lorenz: Waterways: Featuring videos and handmade boats from the artist's explorations of waterways as revealing and surprising public spaces. Through May 9. VAPA 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.

Reflections on the Black Music Division: Reflections on artists of color who have performed, lectured, or studied at Bennington College. Experience events, images, and artifacts offering insight into the black experience. President's Gallery, through May 2; Jennings Music Building & Paul Robeson House (Deane Carriage Barn) through May 9. Bennington College, 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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