Entertainment calendar for February 7-13




Harry Potter Book Night: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Costume competition, Harry Potter trivia, horcrux hunt, Divination class and more.

Bring a pair of socks to donate in order to free the house elves (and warm the needy). Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.


Romeo and Juliet: 7 p.m. The Mount Anthony Union High School Drama Club presents the classic love story. Directed by Tim Foley. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the high school office, online (at mauhsvt.booktix.com), or at the door. MAUHS, 301 Park St., Bennington.



Romeo and Juliet: 7 p.m. See Thursday listing.



Romeo and Juliet: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. See Thursday listing.

Auditions: 12-4 p.m. The Bennington Community Theater announces auditions for A.R. Gurney's "The Dining Room," which will be directed by Christine Decker, Oldcastle Theatre's director of education. Performances will be May 3-5. No prepared audition piece or appointment required. Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington.


Author event: 6 p.m. Brian L Knight, author of "Snowboarding in Southern Vermont: From Burton to the U.S. Open" will speak on the birth, growth and development of a new worldwide sport from its humble beginnings in "Manchester and the Mountains." Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.



"Yentl": 5 p.m. Starring Barbra Streisand. Bennington Jewish Film Festival, presented by Temple Beth El. Freewill donation accepted. Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington.

Auditions: 12-4 p.m. "The Dining Room." See Saturday's listing.


Sage City Symphony: 4 p.m. Beethoven's Egmont Overture, Op. 84; Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60; and Romance No. 2 in F major, Op. 50, for violin and orchestra, featuring symphony concertmistress Kaori Washiyama. Michael Finckel, conductor. Free. Greenwall Auditorium, VAPA Building, Bennington College, Bennington.

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Armchair Traveler Series: 4 p.m. "Tropical Bali: Temples, Rice Terraces and Festivals," an illustrated talk presented by Ruth Hoffman, five-time traveler to Bali. Free and open to the public, sponsored by Equinox Village and presented by Manchester Community Library. Equinox Village, 49 Maple St., Manchester Center. Information at 802-362-2607 or events@mclvt.org.



Poetry/Spoken Word Open Mic: 7 p.m. Tap House at Catamount Glass, 309 County St., Bennington.


The Arctic: 5:30 p.m. David Golibersuch presents the third talk in his Arctic exploration series. 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 www.greenmtnacademy.org. Hunter Seminar Room, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester.


Auditions: 6:30 p.m. For the Dorset Players 16th Annual One Act Festival. This is a chance for actors and would be actors to be onstage without the time commitment of a major production. The one act plays run anywhere from 10 to 25 minutes. There are a variety of roles ranging in age from 18-70.

The Festival will be held on two weekends this year. Performance dates are March 29-31 and April 5-7. For more information, contact the producer, Lynne Worth, at 802-375-5717. Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset.



Auditions: 6:30 p.m. Dorset Players 16th Annual One Act Festival. See listing for Tuesday.


Quiet Valley Quilters: Saturday, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Linda Warren will be teaching a workshop on her Turbulence Pattern. Purchase of pattern and fabric prior to the workshop required. The fee for the workshop is $25 for QVQ members, and $35 for non-members. Second Congregational Church, 115 Hillside Ave., Bennington. Reservations required. Contact Abbie at abbiedans@yahoo.com

Makers Club: Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. The Junior Makers Club will learn about and celebrate Chinese New Year, the Year of the Pig. Learn how to construct paper lanterns and receive a red envelope and sweet treat. Email alacroix@mclvt.org to pre-register. Generously sponsored by the Bank of Bennington. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.


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.


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