Entertainment calendar for Dec. 5-11

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Thursday

Music

Senior show: 9 p.m. Maeve Bustell's evening of original work highlighting four methods of sound-making: woodwinds, electronics, recordings from the built environment, and hitting-stuff-with-other-stuff. Commons Atrium, Bennington College, Bennington.

Williams Jazz Repertory Ensemble: 7:30 p.m. Music from many eras of trumpeter and bandleader Freddie Hubbard's long career. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Dance

Lecture-demonstration: 7 p.m. Dance artist Levi Gonzalez will give a presentation about his work. VAPA Martha Hill Dance Theater, Bennington College, Bennington.

Literary

Poetry reading: 4:30 p.m. Polina Barskova, associate professor of Russian literature at Hampshire College. East Academic Center, Classroom 1, Bennington College, Bennington.

Friday

Theater

"A Christmas Carol": 7:30 p.m. The Dickens classic, dramatized by Ray DeMattis and Players member William John Aupperlee. Tickets $18 for adults, $15 for members, $8 for ages 6 to 14; dorsetplayers.org. See preview on this page. Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset.

Film

Animation showing: 6:30 p.m. A showing of animation projects completed in the fall 2019 term. Visual Arts Program. Tishman Lecture Hall, Bennington College, Bennington.

Dance

WIP dance concert: 7 p.m. A presentation of new dance works in progress. Dance Program. VAPA Martha Hill Dance Theater, Bennington College, Bennington.

New England Dance on Tour: 8 p.m. A a new collaborative of artists and venues from across New England coming together to spotlight some of the rich diversity of dance in the region. Free. MainStage, '62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Williams College, Williamstown.

Miscellaneous

Christmas open house: 6-8 p.m. Live music, food and drinks, and limited tours of the museum, decorated for the season. Cambridge Historical Society Museum, 12 Broad St., Cambridge, New York.

Saturday

Theater

"A Christmas Carol": 7:30 p.m. The Dickens classic, dramatized by Ray DeMattis and Players member William John Aupperlee. Tickets $18 for adults, $15 for members, $8 for ages 6 to 14; dorsetplayers.org. Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset.

Holiday variety show: 6 p.m. Oldcastle's annual holiday radio variety show, with all of the fun of previous holiday shows and some added perks. Antique jewelry, silent auction, gift certificates and caroling. Tickets $25 for adults, $10 for students. Oldcastle Theatre Company, 331 Main St., Bennington.

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Auditions: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Bennington Community Theater is holding auditions for their February production of Pat Cook's "You Have the Right to Remain Dead," a spoof on the classic mysteries. Five men and five women to be cast. Performance dates Feb. 21-23. Oldcastle Theatre Company, 331 Main St., Bennington.

Music

Saints & Liars: 7 p.m. Vermont Arts Exchange celebrates the end of its 25th birthday year with Vermont's own roadhouse string band. Admission $10 to support VAE. Harvest Brewing, 201 South St., Bennington.

Cello showcase: 1:30 p.m. Students of Nathaniel Parke present their fall cello performance. Jennings 136, Bennington College, Bennington.

Literary

Author event: 6 p.m. Author Christine Coulson, author of the novel "Metropolitan Stories," in conversation with Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Kim Benzel. Presented in partnership with the Northshire Bookstore. Yester House Gallery II, Southern Vermont Arts Center, 930 SVAC Drive, West Road, Manchester.

Miscellaneous

An Old-Fashioned Christmas: 2-6 p.m. The Playhouse and main floor of the historic mansion will decorated for the occasion. Wagon rides, holiday music and a visit from Santa. Park-McCullough House, 1 Park St., North Bennington.

Holiday craft market: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. A vendor and artisan craft fair. Wilson Museum, Southern Vermont Arts Center, 930 SVAC Drive, West Road, Manchester.

Family Day: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Bake sale, children shopping, photos with Santa. $3 admission or Free with donation. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

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Super Saturday: 10:30 a.m. A holiday program featuring a visit and photo op with Santa, and a celebration with the Elf Express conductor and elves. Stories, songs, treats and a craft. Free and open to the public. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester.

Lighted Tractor Parade: 5:30 p.m. Beginning at Manchester Elementary Middle School and traveling down School Street, Bonnet Street, around the 7A/30 roundabouts, and back along Main Street before turning on Memorial Avenue back towards the school. Manchester.

Holiday inn tours: Noon-4 p.m. Walk through history and learn more about some of Southern Vermont's most famous inns. Inns throughout Bennington, Arlington and Manchester will be open for visitors. Proceeds benefit The Community Food Cupboard. To see participating inns, visit www.manchestervermont.com/directory/manchester-merriment/

Sunday

Theater

"A Christmas Carol": 7:30 p.m. The Dickens classic, dramatized by Ray DeMattis and Players member William John Aupperlee. Tickets $18 for adults, $15 for members, $8 for ages 6 to 14; dorsetplayers.org. Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset.

Auditions: 12-4 p.m. Bennington Community Theater is holding auditions for their February production of Pat Cook's "You Have the Right to Remain Dead," a spoof on the classic mysteries. Five men and five women to be cast. Performance dates Feb. 21-23. Oldcastle Theatre Company, 331 Main St., Bennington.

Miscellaneous

Holiday craft market: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. A vendor and artisan craft fair. Wilson Museum, Southern Vermont Arts Center, 930 SVAC Drive, West Road, Manchester.

Lecture: 6 p.m. Jennifer Taub, Harvard University professor of law, speaks on impeachment. In conversation with state Sen. Brian Campion and CAPA Director Susan Sgorbati. CAPA Symposium, Bennington College, Bennington.

Monday

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Music

Piano show-ups: 7 p.m. Students of Joan Forsyth, Christopher Lewis, and Yoshiko Sato present an end-of-term piano recital. Classical standards, folk songs, movie themes, pop tunes, and seasonal favorites. Deane Carriage Barn, Bennington College, Bennington.

Dance

Last Chance Dance: 6:59 p.m. New dance works. VAPA Martha Hill Dance Theater, Bennington College, Bennington.

Literary

Author event: 7 p.m. Maria Kuznetsova will discuss her debut novel, "Oksana, Behave!". Franklin, Bennington College, Bennington.

Tuesday

Miscellaneous

Lecture: 7 p.m. Candice Hopkins, an independent curator and writer whose work focuses on art and indigeneity. Tishman Lecture Hall, Bennington College, Bennington.

Lecture: 5:30 p.m. Edward Cameron gives an update on Brexit, the UK's vote to leave the European Union. Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning. Registration $18 in advance, $22 at the door. Call 802-867-0111 or visit greenmtnacademy.org. Hunter Seminar Room, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester.

Music

Marty's Senior Show: 9:00 p.m. A piece for violin, viola, cello, and soprano performed by Elise Lunder, Dabin Jeong, Nat Parke, and Tuva Eid. VAPA Greenwall Auditorium, Bennington College, Bennington.

Wednesday

Film

"Elf": 6 p.m. Starring Will Ferrell. All attendees under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Cheney Library, 73 Classic St., Hoosick Falls, New York.

Ongoing

A Snowy Evening: Works by 30 regional artists responding to the words of Poet Laureate Robert Frost. All artwork available in a closed-bid auction through Dec. 22, with winning bid divided evenly between the artist and the museum. Items not being bid on will be on exhibit through Dec. 30. Parmelee and Limric Galleries, Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Vermont Pastel Society: Paintings in pastel, mixed media, and oils. Local artists exhibiting are Shelli DuBoff, Linda Masten, Barbara Sarvis and Sharon Yorke. All artwork is for sale. Through Dec. 30. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bennington, 108 School St., Bennington.

Asa Cheffetz: Vermont Wood Engravings: Highly detailed wood engravings from the 1930s and 40s, inspired by the Vermont countryside. Through Dec. 30. Regional Artists Gallery, Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Visible in Vermont: Our Stories, Our Voices: A multi-generational photo and story exhibition highlighting self-identified people of color living and/or going to school in Vermont. Through Dec. 30. Works on Paper Gallery, Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Color Fields: Bennington Modernism: A look at a critical moment during the 1960s when artists connected to Bennington College led the way in American art. Through Dec. 30. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

The Banner entertainment calendar publicizes events that are open to the general public. 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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