Entertainment calendar for Jan. 16-22
I/O Fest 2020: 9:30 p.m. After Hours: Julius Eastman - Femenine is an event featuring New York-based quartet Yarn/Wire and Williams student ensembles performing Eastman's minimalist masterpiece in the glass-walled Dance Studio. More information at http://music.williams.edu or 413-597-3146. Dance Studio, '62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts.
I/O Fest 2020: 7:30 p.m. I/O Fest's house band performs new and mind expanding music from the edge of tomorrow. Works by Nick Brooke, Nina C. Young, Zachary Wadsworth, Linda Catlin Smith, Leonard Bopp `19 (world premiere), and Philippe Leroux's percussion concerto featuring Matthew Gold, solo percussion. More information at http://music.williams.edu or 413-597-3146. CenterStage, '62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts.
Author event: 6 p.m. Journalist and historian Jim Rousmaniere presents "Water Connections: What Fresh Water Means to Us, What We Mean to Water." Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester.
"Not for Ourselves Alone": 2 p.m. This documentary by Ken Burns and Paul Barnes sets the stage for the series through an intimate, loving and sometimes fiery portrayal of the suffrage movement's "miracle partnership" between Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. A discussion will follow the film. Part of the Woman's Suffrage Film Series. Free. Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington.
Kat Wright: 7:30 p.m. Vocalist described as "a young Bonnie Raitt meets Amy Winehouse." Rock 'n' roll with soul. Part of the 2020 Walker Farm Music Series. Pay what you will. Tickets at westonplayhouse.org. Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, 705 Main St., Weston.
Jericho Brown: 7:30 p.m. The author, a finalist for the 2019 National Book Award in Poetry, will be the commencement speaker for the Bennington Writing Seminars. Open to the public, and available to watch afterward via the Bennington Writing Seminars website. Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington.
Author event: 6 p.m. Margaret Winslow presents "Smart Ass: How a Donkey Challenged Me to Accept his True Nature and Rediscover my Own." Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester.
I/O Fest 2020: 7:30 p.m. New voices in contemporary music presented by the student-led IOTA Ensemble featuring the Chamber Orchestra of Williams and the Williams Gospel Choir. Music by George Walker, Courtney Bryan, Stephen Dankner, new works by student composers, and Anna Clyne's double violin concerto with Jeffrey Pearson `20 and Benjamin Mygatt `20, soloists. More information at http://music.williams.edu or 413-597-3146. CenterStage, '62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts.
Battenkill Chorale: 3 p.m. The chorale Presents: Coronation! Royal Masterworks of Mozart and Handel, celebrating its 25th anniversary. Includes operatic soloists and full orchestra. Tickets $25; call 518-692-7458 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Arthur Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York.
I/O Fest 2020: 1 p.m. A special one-hour family concert featuring performances by musicians from Williams College. Kids can explore a world of new sounds, discover fresh rhythms, and make some noise of their own. More information at http://music.williams.edu or 413-597-3146. The Clark Art Institute, Conforti Pavillion, Williamstown, Massachusetts.
Author dinner: 6 p.m. Anna Francese Gass, author of "Heirloom Kitchen," a cookbook and a celebration of the culinary traditions of immigrant women. Tickets sold exclusively through Eventbrite. Bonnet & Main Caf , 15 Bonnet St., Manchester.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration: 7 p.m. The Throwbacks band, Victoria Benkoski, Matt Edwards, Bennington County Community Chorus, the Strummin' Ukes of Bennington and a MAUHS Choral group will all join together for a night of music. Candlelight vigil 6 p.m. at the Four Corners. Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington.
Auditions: 4-6 p.m. Missoula Children's Theatre holds auditions for its production of "The Tortoise Versus the Hare: the Greatest Race." Those auditioning should arrive at 3:45 p.m. and plan to stay for the full two hours. Students, ages Kindergarten through 12th grade, are encouraged to audition. Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset.
"Women and Climate Change": 6 p.m. Edward Cameron, senior advisor for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, will address why climate change will lead to asymmetrical impact on women and how gender empowerment is the secret to building a better world for all. Part of the Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning Women '20-'20 series. Registration $18 in advance or $22 at the door. Call 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester.
Family movie night: 4 p.m. A new movie about a lovable abominable snow creature. Rated PG. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Free. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester.
Author event: 11 a.m. Vermont author and storyteller Dave Quesnel will discuss the history and heritage of the Green Mountain State and the man-made features that have helped to define it. Free. More information at 802-362-2607 or www.mclvt.org. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester.
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.
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