Entertainment calendar for Aug. 8-14

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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.

"Oklahoma!": 7:30 p.m. The classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, set in 1906 in Oklahoma Territory, with its stunning music, heartfelt storytelling, and richly poetic lyrics. 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

Chamber concert: 7:30 p.m. Manchester Music Festival. Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, arr. for String Trio by Sitkovetsky; Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25. Tickets $31. Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester.

Literary

Author event: 5 p.m. Juliette Fay presents her historical novel "City of Flickering Light." Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester.

Friday

Theater

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

"Oklahoma!": 7:30 p.m. Weston Playhouse. See Thursday listing.

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

"Outer Space, Outer Time": 7:30 p.m. Original plays by the ten undergraduate members of the STUDIO'62 company, alongside work by established playwrights. Williams College Theatre Department. Free. For reservations contact studio62@williams.edu. '62 Center for Theater and Dance, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Music

Travel with the great composers: 7 p.m. Pianist Tony Lu will help listeners understand the minds of great music masters from their extraordinary stories. Presented over five days. Interested listeners may attend some or all of the sessions. Admission is by contribution. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 200 Pleasant St., Bennington.

Literary

Author event: 6 p.m. Bernard Moran presents "Love and Treachery in Palm Beach." Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester.

Saturday

Theater

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

"Oklahoma!": 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.

"Outer Space, Outer Time": 7:30 p.m. Original plays by the ten undergraduate members of the STUDIO'62 company, alongside work by established playwrights. Williams College Theatre Department. Free. For reservations contact studio62@williams.edu. '62 Center for Theater and Dance, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Murder mystery dinner theater: 6 p.m. "Murder at Sunset Luau and Beach Party," an interactive murder mystery featuring the Vermont Theater Company. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for wine and cheese social. To support the restoration of the Bullock Building. Reserve tickets at 802-423-7050 or 802-423-7004. Bullock Building,7012 Main St., Readsboro.

Music

Chamber music: 8 p.m. Part of the Chamber Music Conference Concert Series, featuring features the conference artist-faculty and composers-in-residence. Scott Wheeler: Trio #2, Camera Dances; Paul Hindemith: Kleine Kammermusik; Johannes Brahms: Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34. Free. Greenwall Auditorium, Bennington College, Bennington.

Orchestral evening: 7:30 p.m. Manchester Music Festival finale. Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending, for Violin & Orchestra; Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 1; Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73. Tickets $45. Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester.

Literary

Author event: 6 p.m. Miciah Bay Gault, author of the debut novel "Goodnight Stranger," in conversation with Martin Philip, author of "Breaking Bread: A Baker's Journey Home in 75 Recipes." Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester.

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Sunday

Theater

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

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

Literary

"Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project": 2 p.m. Author Jack Mayer tells the story of Irena Sendler, a holocaust hero who rescued 2,500 children from the Warsaw ghetto. Martha Canfield Memorial Free Library, 528 East Arlington Road, Arlington.

Miscellaneous

Lecture: 1 p.m. Learn about the slice of Peru that was the Mount Tabor Leg for twenty years before being given to Dorset. Lecture, followed by an optional car pool and walk to visit the area. Griffith Memorial Library, 74 South Main St., Danby.

Tuesday

Theater

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

Miscellaneous

Music

Travel with the great composers: 7 p.m. Pianist Tony Lu will help listeners understand the minds of great music masters from their extraordinary stories. Presented over five days. Interested listeners may attend some or all of the sessions. Admission is by contribution. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 200 Pleasant St., Bennington.

Miscellaneous

Open mic: 7:15. All-genre, anything goes; bring your songs, poems and stories. Five-minute time limit. Sign-ups at 7 p.m. Bennington Area Arts Council. Future dates: Sept. 10, Oct. 8 and Nov. 12. Tap House, 309 County St., Bennington.

Lecture: 5:30 p.m. David Golibersuch presents the fourth talk in his Arctic exploration series about his trip to the North Pole. Registration $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Call 802-867-0111 or visit greenmtnacademy.org. Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning. Hunter Seminar Room, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester.

Wednesday

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

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

Music

Spirit Family Reunion: 7 p.m. Earth Sky Time Community Farm, 1547 Main St., Manchester.

Flight Risk: 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

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.

Everything is Still: Photographers Working in Motion Picture Film. An exhibition of 20 photographers from the United States, Singapore and Japan who use motion picture film to create still images. On view from June 29 through Aug. 11. More information at www.svac.org. The Southern Vermont Arts Center, 930 SVAC Drive, West Road, Manchester.

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.

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