Entertainment calendar for Jan. 17-23

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Thursday

Theater

One-Act Plays: 7 p.m. Career Development Center Theatre Arts Program. Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington.

Literary

Author event:
6 p.m. Novelist Jonathan Miles, author of "Anatomy of a Miracle," in conversation with Dwight Garner. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester.

Saturday

Literary

Author event:
3 p.m. Erin K. McCormick will talk about her new book, "Classic Diners of Vermont." Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester.

Author event: 6 p.m. Jaime Kucinskas, author of "The Mindful Elite: Mobilizing from the Inside Out." Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester.

Film

"Face of Winter":
7 p.m. Warren Miller's film follows world-class skiers—including Stratton Mountain School's own Sophie Caldwell, Jessie Diggins, and Simi Hamilton — as they train like champions. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Stratton Mountain School, 7 World Cup Circle, Stratton. For more information, call 802-856-1120 or visit gosms.org.

"Yentl": 7 p.m. Barbra Streisand stars in the first film of the 2019 Bennington Jewish Film Series. Presented by Congregation Beth El in Bennington. Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington. For more information call 802-442-9645.

"The View From Here: Days of Heaven": 2:30 p.m. In conjunction with "Turner and Constable: The Inhabited Landscape," now on display at the Clark Art Institute, and introduced by Olivier Meslay, director of the Clark. Images Cinema, 50 Spring St, Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Music

Basement Music Series:
8 p.m. Chris Bergson and Ellis Hooks present a night of soul, blues and gospel music. Presented by the Vermont Arts Exchange. Tickets $18 in advance through vtartxchange.org or by calling 800-838-3006, or $22 at the door. Student tickets are $10. Food and beverages available. Doors open at 7 p.m. Masonic Hall, at 504 Main St., Bennington.

Battenkill Chorale: 3 p.m. "Children of the Holocaust, Immigrants of Hope," featuring "Annelies" by James Whitbourn with English texts translated from Anne Frank's diary, soprano soloist Sylvia Stoner, and chamber ensemble. Also on the program are Ronald Perera's "The Golden Door," a cantata based on interviews with immigrants who passed through Ellis Island, and "I Never Saw Another Butterfly" by Charles Davidson, with texts written by children at Terezin concentration camp and performed by the Glens Falls Symphony Children's Chorus. Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York. Tickets are $20; call 518-692-7458 or email battenkilltickets@gmail.com

Miscellaneous

Hoot, Toot & Whistle:
10 a.m. Tenth annual 5K snowshoe race and hike. Registration is $15 for adults, free for those over 65 or under 18. A limited number of snowshoe rentals will be available. Proceeds to benefit the restoration of the E.J. Bullock Building. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Readsboro Central School, Phelps Lane, Route 100, Readsboro. Transportation to the trailhead will be provided. Sponsored by Dion Snowshoes.

Sunday

Music

Battenkill Chorale:
3 p.m. Please see Saturday listing.

Miscellaneous

Lecture: 3 p.m. Thomas Krens, chairman of the Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum and director emeritus of Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, delivers "The Manhattan Project," the third in a series of four talks focused on the importance of art and architecture in shaping the life of cities and changing societies. The Clark Art institute, 225 South St, Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Monday

Miscellaneous

Vigil and fellowship:
6 p.m. The Greater Bennington Peace & Justice Center and Greater Bennington Interfaith Council observe the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with a candlelight vigil outdoors, followed by hot cider, cookies and fellowship. Second Congregation Church, 115 Hillside St., Bennington.

Lecture: 7 p.m. Ethan Buckner of Earthworks speaks on the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Presented by the Interfaith Council of the Northshire. To be followed by a reception and refreshments. Federated Church of East Arlington, 102 Ice Pond Road, East Arlington.

For more information, call 802-375-2548.

King Day at the Clark: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit the Clark Art Institute on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and pick up a self-guide to explore themes of vision, leadership, and human kindness in the Clark's collection. At a special reflection space in the Clark Center, take time to listen and reflect on King's most iconic speeches. Clark Art Institute, 225 South St, Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Auditions: 4-6 p.m. The Dorset Players hold auditions for the Missoula Children's Theater production of "The Snow Queen," to be presented Jan. 26. Students ages kindergarten through 12th grade are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation is necessary. Those auditioning should arrive at 3:45 and plan to stay for the full two hours. Dorset Theatre Festival, 104 Cheney Rd, Dorset. More information at 802-867-5570 or info@dorsetplayers.org

Tuesday

Miscellaneous

Lecture:
5:30 p.m. Middlebury College Professor Matt Lawrence talks about inequality and the American dream. Presented by the 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 greenmtnacademy.org.

Wednesday

Music

Peter Miles:
5:30-8:30 p.m. Peter Miles of the Miles Band plays solo as part of the Wicked Wednesdays series. The Wilmington Inn, 41 West Main St., Wilmington. Food provided by The Nomad Chefs. Call 802-464-3768 for this week's menu.




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