Entertainment calendar for Feb. 6-12

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Thursday

Film

Community Movie Day: 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. A 2018 Japanese drama about a non-biological family that relies on shoplifting to cope with a life of poverty. Some nudity and sexual content. Free. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester.

Friday

Theater

"Cafe Murder": 6 p.m. Presented by the MAU Drama Club. When the guest at a birthday dinner disappears and is presumed murdered, the audience must cast their vote on the likely killer. A three-course meal will be served. Tickets are available at www.mauhsvt.booktix.com, in the MAU main office or from a Drama Club member. No ticket sales at the door. For more information, call Lynn Sweet at 802-447-7511 ext. 2229. Mt. Anthony Country Club, 180 Country Club Drive, Bennington.

Literary

Author event: 6 p.m. Historian Ronald Rosbottom presents "Sudden Courage: Youth in France Confront the Germans, 1940-1945," the story of the youngest members of the French Resistance. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester.

Film

"Secrets and Lies": 7 p.m. Winner of the Golden Palm for best picture and Best Actress at Cannes, the Golden Globe for 1997. Social hour with potluck hors d'oeuvres at 6; bring a dish to share. Tickets $10 at the door or $35 for a five-movie punch card. Cash or check only. Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, 705 Main St., Weston.

Saturday

Theater

"Cafe Murder": 6 p.m. Presented by the MAU Drama Club. When the guest at a birthday dinner disappears and is presumed murdered, the audience must cast their vote on the likely killer. A three-course meal will be served. Tickets are available at www.mauhsvt.booktix.com, in the MAU main office or from a Drama Club member. No ticket sales at the door. For more information, call Lynn Sweet at 802-447-7511 ext. 2229. Mt. Anthony Country Club, 180 Country Club Drive, Bennington.

"Present Laughter": 2 p.m. The Noel Coward comedy, presented by Britain's National Theatre Live. Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning. Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for seniors, $5 for students, available at bbatickets.com. More information at 802-867-0111 or www.greenmtnacademy.org. Riley Center for the Arts, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester.

Literary

Author event: 6 p.m. Bennington novelist Meg Little Reilly, author of "The Misfortunes of Family," in conversation with Garrett Graff. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester.

Author event: 2 p.m. Author, actor and host Jordan Zucker presents her debut cookbook, "One Dish Four Seasons: Food Wine Sound All Year Round." Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester.

Kids story time: 11 a.m. Megan Dowd Lambert reads "A Kid of Their Own." Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester.

Dance

Contra dance: 7:30 p.m. Hosted by North Berkshire Dance. Annika Amstutz on fiddle, Becky Hollingsworth on keyboard and caller Andy Davis. Potluck at 6:30, beginners lesson at 7:30. Williamstown Community Preschool, 777 Main St, Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Film

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Noir double feature: "Out of the Past" at 2 p.m., "Double Indemnity" at 7 p.m. Part of the Noir Films weekend, which continues Sunday (see listing). Tickets $8 per film or $25 for all four. Bennington Performing Arts Center/Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington.

"Judy": The Best Actress Oscar-nominated film about Judy Garland, starring Renee Zellweger. Free. Snacks will be served. More information at benningtonfreelibrary.org or 802-442-9051. Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver St., Bennington.

Miscellaneous

Shaftsbury Historical Society: 2 p.m. A celebration of the 267th birthday of Vermont Gov. Jonas Galusha. English tea, punch, cake and scones will be served. . Quilting demonstration by Dear Jane Sewing Circle. Governor Jonas Galusha Homestead, 3871 VT Route 7A, Shaftsbury.

Sunday

Noir double feature: "Touch of Evil" at 2 p.m., "The Postman Always Rings Twice" at 7 p.m. Part of the Noir Films weekend, continued from Saturday (see listing). Tickets $8 per film or $25 for all four. Bennington Performing Arts Center/Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington.

Talk: 2 p.m. Tabitha Moore, president of the NAACP chapter in Rutland, speaks on "Why I Came Back and Why I Want to Leave: Reflections on Being a Black Vermonter." Cosponsored by the Greater Bennington Peace & Justice Center, Community College of Vermont and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bennington. Free. Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse, 108 School St., Bennington.

Tuesday

Miscellaneous: 7 p.m. Open Mic & Leonard Cohen Celebration, presented by the Bennington Area Arts Council. All acoustic, no amplification. Bring a Leonard Cohen poem or song to share along with your songs, poems, stories or whatever. Sign up at 7, open mic 7:15. Two-song, five-minute time limit. Charlie Rossiter, MC. Information at 708-606-4673. Free. Tap House, 309 County St., Bennington.

Talk: 5:30 p.m. Conservationist Elizabeth Cushman Titus Putnam, the founding president of the Student Conservation Association, speaks. Part of the Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning "Women '20-`20" series. \Admission $18 in advance or $22 at the door. Information at 802-867-0111 or greenmtnacademy.org. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester.

Wednesday

Miscellaneous

Trivia night: 6:30 p.m A night of Vermont trivia for teams of one to four people. Hosted by Manchester Community Library and Manchester Historical Society, in partnership with Vermont Historical Society. Free. Pre-register by emailing events@mclvt.org or calling Cindy at 802-549-4577. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester.

Ongoing

Student Art Show: Works by students of the region's elementary, middle and high schools. Opens Saturday. Through March 10. Parmelee and Limric Galleries, Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

"Gritty Streets to Green Mountains: Paintings by Scot Borofsky": This exhibition illustrates the development of Borofsky's work over the past 40 years, ranging from early spray paintings created in the streets of New York City to his more recent works from his Brattleboro studio. Opens Saturday. Through May 10. Regional Artists Gallery, Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

"(re)Sounding": Sounds and silences from instruments held in the museum's collection. Opens Saturday. Through May 25. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Student exhibition: Works by students of Bennington and Williams colleges. Through Saturday. Free. Open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Cynthia-Reeves gallery, 1315 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, Massachusetts.

More Than Meets the Eye: A suite of exhibitions addressing important and topical issues. Through March 15. Southern Vermont Arts Center, 930 SVAC Drive, Manchester.

Stu Eichel paintings: Friday through Feb. 19. Opening reception Saturday from 3-5 p.m. Gallery hours Wednesday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.The Small Gallery, Valley Artisans Market, 25 East Main St., Cambridge, New York.

Seline Skoug photographs: Landscapes photographed on back roads throughout the Battenkill and surrounding valleys. Through Wednesday. The Canfield Gallery, Martha Canfield Memorial Library, 528 East Arlington Road, Arlington.

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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