Entertainment calendar for August 22-28

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Thursday

Literary

Author event: 5:30 p.m. Donald B. Keelan discusses "Observations on Nonprofits: An Informal Guide for Board Members and Volunteers." Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester.

Theater

"Slow Food": 7:30 p.m. Preview. Irene and Peter just want to have a nice meal out on their big anniversary in Palm Springs. But their highly neurotic waiter, Stephen, will not bring them their food, and everything goes horribly, ridiculously wrong. Dorset Theatre Festival, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset.

"Judevine": 2 p.m. and 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. 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.

Friday

Miscellaneous

Open mic: 7 p.m. Come share your music, poetry, stories and comedy. All genres welcome. The Left Bank, 5 Bank St., North Bennington.

Literary

Poetry reading: 4 p.m. David Giannini and Irene Mitchell will read from their latest work. Free and open to the public. The Williams Bookstore, 81 Spring St., Williamstown, Massachusetts

Theater

"Slow Food": 7:30 p.m. Opening night. Dorset Theatre Festival. See Thursday listing.

"Judevine": 7:30 p.m. "Oldcastle Theatre Company. See Thursday 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.

Saturday

Music

Jazz concert: 8 p.m. Vocalist Robin Lloyd joins pianist Chris Bakriges, bassist Mark Dunlap, and drummer Billy Arnold in a program in a program of jazz and blues. Proceeds benefit the Pool Learning Center. Part of the Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley Jazz Concert Series. Admission by freewill donation. Historic Memorial Hall, 14 West Main St., Wilmington.

"Tinderella": 9 p.m. Naughty songs of love in the age of Tinder, performed by Award-winning Off Broadway songwriter and ebullient family innkeeper Melissa Levis. Free. Mature audiences only. The Wilburton Inn, 257 Wilburton Drive, Manchester.

Literary

Author event: 6 p.m. Candace Bushnell, author of "Sex in the City" and the recent "Is There Still Sex in the City?", in conversation with Susanna Gellert, the executive artistic director of the Weston Playhouse. Tickets are required, and space is limited. Presented by Northshire Bookstore. Maple Street School, 322 Maple St., Manchester.

Theater

"Slow Food": 7:30 p.m. Dorset Theatre Festival. See Thursday listing.

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

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"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.

Sunday

Theater

"Slow Food": 7:30 p.m. Dorset Theatre Festival. With post-show talk back. See Thursday listing.

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

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

Tuesday

Miscellaneous

Lecture: 5:30 p.m. "Understanding the Venezuelan Crisis," presented by Mark Szuchman. Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, call 802-867-0111 or visit greenmtnacademy.org. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester.

Theater

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

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

Wednesday

Literary

Author event: 7 p.m. Northern Vermont University professor Paul Searls will discuss his new book, "Repeopling Vermont: The Paradox of Development in the Twentieth Century. Free. For more information, call 802-442-9051 or email benningtonfreelibrary.org. Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver St., Bennington.

Miscellaneous

Vegetable tasting and seed exchange: 1 to 3 p.m. Robert Frost Stone House barn, 121 Historic Route 7A, Shaftsbury.

Theater

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

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.

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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