Entertainment calendar for February 28 through March 6




Lecture: 5:30 p.m. "Using Business as a Force for Good," with Emily Schwerin-Whyte, co-CEO of W.S. Badger Company, maker of Badger Balm. Doors open at 5 p.m. Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door, free to members of The Lightning Jar. The Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Dance at Bennington: 7 p.m. Guest artist Miguel Gutierrez in conversation about dance, media technology, social psychology, ecology, transnational feminism, and public policy. Free and open to the public. VAPA Martha Hill Dance Theater, Bennington College.

Guitar jam session: 6:30 p.m. All guitarists are invited to bring their instruments and perform with other musicians. Electric and acoustic guitars are welcome; bassists also. All skill levels are invited. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave, Manchester Center.


Author event: 6 p.m. Thomas Christopher Greene, author of "The Perfect Liar," a mystery about a seemingly perfect marriage threatened by the secrets the husband and wife keep from each other and the sinister, anonymous notes which begin to regularly appear and point to a mysterious past. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.



"Sylvia": 7:30 p.m. The play, a comedy, tells the story of an empty-nester couple, Greg and Kate, who have recently moved from the suburbs to New York City. For tickets, visit www.dorsetplayers.org or call 802 867-5777. Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset.

Author event: 6 p.m. Andrea Chesman, author of "The Fat Kitchen: How to Render, Cure, and Cook with Lard, Tallow, and Poultry Fat." Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.



Honeysuckle: 8 p.m. A progressive folk act that blends older influences and traditional instrumentation with modern effects and inspiration. Part of the Vermont Arts Exchange's Basement Music Series. Tickets: Adults; advance $18, at-the-door $22. Students; $10. Doors open at 7 p.m. Visit vtartxchange.org for more information and tickets. The Masonic Hall, 504 Main St., Bennington.


Great Art on Screen: 4 p.m. "Van Gogh: Of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies," a fresh look at Van Gogh through the legacy of Helene Kr ller-M ller, the greatest private collector of the Dutch artist's work. Offered by Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning. Tickets — $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $8 for students — may be purchased online at bbatickets.com. Riley Center for the Arts, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester.


"Sylvia": 7:30 p.m. See Friday listing.

Musical: 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. "Alice Bliss," by Jenny Giering (music), Adam Gwon (lyrics) and Karen Hartman, winner of the 13th Annual Weston-Ghostlight New Musical Award. Weston Executive Artistic Director Susanna Gellert will direct the concert reading, and Kurt Deutsch of Ghostlight Records will produce the free demo recording. Free tickets at http://www.westonplayhouse.org/new-works/new-musical-award. Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, 705 Main St, Weston.

"La Fille du Regiment": 12:55 p.m. The Met Live in HD. Tickets are $25 ($22 members; $18 students). For more information, call 413 458 0524. Ticket sales are non-refundable. Auditorium, The Clark Art Institute, 225 South St., Williamstown, Massachusetts.


Oldcastle roast: 7:30 p.m. Founding Producing Artistic Director Eric Peterson will be roasted by long time colleagues, friends and community members in an evening of music and laughs to benefit Oldcastle Theatre Company. Tickets are $25. For more information, call 802-447-0564 or visit www.oldcastletheatre.org. Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington.

Live auction: 6 p.m. The School of Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales presents its annual Wintertastic Celebration and Live Auction. Mount Anthony Country Club, 180 Country Club Dr, Bennington.

Bowl making: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. An introduction to bowls, their origin, their significance, and how to make them. Lunch is included, and beginners are welcome. Students get a 20 percent discount. Jackie Sedlock Pottery, 1179 North Mason Hill Road, Pownal.

American Eccentricities: 2 p.m. Sculptor Sarah Peters discusses her studio practice in relationship to the history of American sculpture and representative objects in Bennington Museum's vast collection. Free and open to the public. Paresky Wing, Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

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"Sylvia": 2 p.m. See Friday listing.


Mardi Gras Sunday: 10 a.m. New Orleans style jazz by the Sage City Six and Choirs. Second Congregational Church, 115 Hillside St., Bennington.


"I Can Only Imagine": 6:30 p.m. The inspiring true story behind MercyMe's beloved hit song. Some scenes are not appropriate for young children due to a theme of forgiveness even after domestic abuse; A children's movie and childcare will be provided at the same time. Northshire Baptist Church, 5769 Main St., Manchester Center.


Girls and Women in Sports Day: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Hosted by the Athletic Department at Southern Vermont College. A day of free clinics and interaction between SVC's women athletes from lacrosse, basketball, volleyball, and softball for all aspiring athletes, ages 6 to 12. Individuals may sign up prior to the event at https://goo.gl/forms/VpCm1pcZdWh9W02U2, and walk-ins are welcome. Mountaineer Athletic Center, Southern Vermont College, Bennington.



Lecture: 5:30 p.m. The history of jazz piano, presented by Eugene Uman, the director of the Vermont Jazz Center. Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning. Registration $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, call 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave, Manchester Center.

Lecture: 7 p.m. Chitra Ganesh, on the theme "Transvisualities: Crossings, Counter-narratives, Collaborations." Ganesh's drawing-based practice draws on surrealism, expressionism, Hindu and Buddhist iconography, and South-Asian pictorial forms. Part of Bennington College's spring 2019 Visual Arts Lecture Series. Free and open to the public. Tishman Lecture Hall, Bennington College.



Lecture: 7 p.m. Amherst College professor Barry O'Connell will consider the intent behind Ralph Waldo Emerson's famous essay "Self-Reliance." Part of the Vermont Humanities Council's First Wednesdays lecture series. Free and open to the public.

First Congregational Church, 3624 Main St., Manchester.


Literature Evenings: 7 p.m. Andrea Lawlor, a lecturer in creative writing at Mount Holyoke College and a fiction editor for the magazine Fence, and has been awarded fellowships by Lambda Literary and Radar Labs. Free and open to the public. Franklin House, Bennington College.


Paintings by Mark Berry: Sundays from 11 a.m.-noon. Gallery, UU Fellowship of Bennington, 108 School St., Bennington.

Works on Paper: A Decade of Collecting. Featuring a disparate body of works, from historic to contemporary and self-taught works, to creations by Bennington Modernists. Artists represented include Gayleen Aiken, Milton Avery, Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley, Paul Feeley, Luigi Lucioni, Duane Michals, and Norman Rockwell. Through May 5. Works on Paper Gallery, Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

The Mind's Eye: Paintings, Sculpture, and Books by Paul Katz. Featuring a variety of works, including paintings, sculpture and drawing books, mainly from Katz's Prelude and Interlock series. Through May 27. Regional Artists Gallery, Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Vermont Folk Sculpture: Recent acquisition. a Carved Corner Post, c. 1900 created by Russell Risley (1842-1927) of Kirby, Vermont. John T. Harrison, Jr. Orientation Gallery, Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Student Art Exhibition: Featuring artwork by the region's elementary, middle and high school students, in a display ranging from whimsical projects by the young students to more advanced work of older students. Through March 12. Parmelee and Limric Galleries, Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

A Century of Caring: Special exhibition of artifacts, stories, and images from Southwestern Vermont Medical Center's 100-year history. Admission $10 for adults and $5 for seniors, veterans, and AAA members. Students and children are free. Laumeister Art Center, 44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington.


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