Entertainment calendar for Aug. 15 through 21

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Thursday

Theater

"Mrs. Christie": 7:30 p.m. In 1926, Heidi Armbruster's classic new comedy, based on the author's mysterious 11-day disappearance in 1926. Dorset Theatre Festival, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset.

"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?": 7:30 p.m. Edward Albee's famed, thought-provoking drama. Tickets $45-69, available at www.westonplayhouse.org. Weston Playhouse, 12 Park St., Weston.

"Always ... Patsy Cline": 7:30 p.m. When an unlikely encounter in a Texas honky-tonk lands Patsy Cline at her biggest fan's kitchen table, the rising star finds a fast friend and a savvy business partner. Tickets $45-$60. Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, 705 Main St., Weston.

Music

Lewis and Lu in Concert: 4 p.m. Christopher Lewis and Tony Lu will perform piano duets and solo works by Bach, Mozart, Gluck, Schubert, Schumann and Chopin. Admission by donation. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 108 School St. Bennington.

Literary

Author event: 5:30 p.m. Rawi Hage presents "Beirut Hellfire Society," a searing and visionary novel set in war-torn 1970s Beirut. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester.

Friday

Theater

"Mrs. Christie": 7:30 p.m. Dorset Theatre Festival. See Thursday listing.

"Judevine": 7:30 p.m. David Budbill's play introduces more than 30 Vermonters, rich and poor, young and old. Perhaps the most beloved play in Oldcastle Theatre's nearly 50 years. Oldcastle Theatre Company, 331 Main St., Bennington.

"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?": 7:30 p.m. Weston Playhouse. See Thursday listing.

"Always ... Patsy Cline": 7:30 p.m. Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm. See Thursday listing.

Music

An evening of Led Zeppelin: 7:30 p.m. JJ Hapgood and Taconic Music present Better Off Led and Taconic Electric Strings, joining forces in a tribute to Led Zeppelin. Guest appearance by recording artist and performer Maxine Linehan. Wood-fired pizza and spirits available; lawn chairs welcome. Seating is limited. Minimum entry $10.00 at the door to support Taconic Music. This is an outdoor concert. In the event of rain, call 802-824-4800 for more information. JJ Hapgood General Store and Eatery, 305 Main St., Peru.

Literary

Author event: 6 p.m. Katherine Howe reads from "The Daughter's of Temperance Hobbs," a bewitching story of a New England history professor and direct descendant of a woman tried as a witch in Salem who must race against time to free her fianc from a curse. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester.

Saturday

Theater

"Mrs. Christie": 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dorset Theatre Festival. See Thursday listing.

"Judevine": 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Oldcastle. See Friday listing.

"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?": 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Weston Playhouse. See Thursday listing.

"Always ... Patsy Cline": 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm. See Thursday listing.

Music

Motorbike: 5 p.m. The second of this season's two Music on the Hill events presented by Salem Art Works. Admission by donation. Cary Hill Sculpture Park, 19 Cary Lane, Salem, New York.

Literary

Author event: 6 p.m. Novelist J.C. Myers presents "Junkyard at No Town," about a recent college graduate who seeks a life far from his Westchester upbringing when he buys a junkyard in rural Vermont in the early 1980s. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester.

Miscellaneous

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Cooking demonstration: 1 p.m. Chef Scott Sanfilippo, owner of DiBuono Ravioli Company in Bennington, will demonstrate pasta making. Free. Le Creuset Outlet Store, Marble Mill, 135 Depot St., Manchester.

"Shady Ladies of the 19th Century": 2 p.m. Presented by the Bennington Battle Monument. Historic interpreter Phyllis Chapman in a costumed, first-person account of the lives of some notorious 19th century American women. Admission $10. The Barn on Monument Circle, Bennington.

Artists reception: 4 p.m. "Contemporary American Regionalism: Vermont Perspectives": Featuring work from 11 contemporary Vermont-associated artists working in sculpture, fiber art, drawing and painting, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester.

Sunday

Theater

"Judevine": 2 p.m. Oldcastle. See Friday listing.

"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?": 3 p.m. Weston Playhouse. See Thursday listing.

"Always ... Patsy Cline": 3 p.m. Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm. See Thursday listing.

Film

"Wetware": 7:30 p.m. Jay Craven's film noir, filmed in Burlington, Brattleboro and Nantucket, Massachusetts. A Q&A with Craven follows the screening. Weston Playhouse, 12 Park St., Weston.

Tuesday

Theater

"Judevine": 7:30 p.m. Oldcastle. See Friday listing.

"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?": 7:30 p.m. Weston Playhouse. See Thursday listing.

"Always ... Patsy Cline": 7:30 p.m. Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm. See Thursday listing.

Miscellaneous

Lecture: 5:30. Valerie Rapson, chief astronomer at The Dudley Observatory, presents "Sending Humans to Mars." Registration $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, call 802-867-0111 or visit' www.greenmtnacademy.org. Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning. Hunter Seminar Room, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester.

Wednesday

Theater

"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?": 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Weston Playhouse. See Thursday listing.

"Always ... Patsy Cline": 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm. See Thursday listing.

Music

Out of the Hat: 6 p.m. Part of the annual summer Wednesday Woodfired Pizza and Music Nights series. Open to the public with no cover charge. West Mountain Inn, 144 West Mountain Inn Road, Arlington.

Ongoing

"Contemporary American Regionalism: Vermont Perspectives": Featuring work from 11 contemporary Vermont-associated artists working in sculpture, fiber art, drawing and painting, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester. Saturday through Oct. 20.

North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show: Outdoor sculptures and gallery exhibits throughout the historic village of North Bennington. Self-guided, open 24/7. Accessible, free and open to the public. Locations fro 48 to 66 Main St., North Bennington. Through Nov. 3. For more information, visit www.nbossvt.org.

Village Enlightenment: Print Culture in Rural Vermont, 18101860. Featured in this exhibition are engravings, maps, and books published and/or illustrated by the "Greenbush Group," a small circle of artisans, entrepreneurs, and printmaker/publishers from Windsor County, Vermont. Through Sept. 15. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Color | Gesture: Early Works by Emily Mason. Small in size, yet vast in scale and power. Through Sept. 8. Works on Paper Gallery, Bennington Museum 75 Main St., Bennington.

(Im)Possibilities of Landscape: This senior curatorial work by Bennington College graduate Sophia Gasparro '19 explores representations of landscape, domesticity, and sense of place, utilizing Bennington's unique collection of art, including pieces like Wallace Putnam's 1959 Horse and Cart on Beach, and Charles Burchfield's 1915 studies for paintings. Through Sept. 1. Robert Frost Stone House Museum, 121 Route 7A, Shaftsbury.

Down the River: New Lowell Lake photos and Everett Vaile reprints. Presented by the Londonderry Arts and Historical Society. Custer Sharp House, 2461 Middletown Road, Londonderry, open Wednesday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prints can be purchased at the Custer Sharp House, or online at www.lahsvt.org.

The Banner entertainment calendar publicizes events of broad public interest. 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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