Entertainment calendar for July 11-17

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Thursday

Literary

Author event: 7 p.m. Cheryl Suchors, author of "48 Peaks: Hiking and Healing in the White Mountains." Co-sponsored by The Bennington Bookshop. For more information, visit benningtonbookshop.com or call 802-442-5059. Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver St., Bennington.

Music

Summer Sonatina: 7 p.m. The weekly Summer Sonatina International Piano Camp piano concerts feature solo repertoire spanning from Bach to jazz as well as a vocal ensemble, the Summer Sonatina Singers. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 802-447-9197 or visit www.sonatina.com. Chapin Hall, 62 Chapin Hall Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Manchester Music Festival: 7:30 p.m. Season premiere chamber concert. Christopher Theofanidis' Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet, Brahms' String Quintet in F Major, Op. 88, Schubert's Quartettsatz, D. 703 and Schumann's Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44. Pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m. Southern Vermont Arts Center, 930 SVAC Drive, Manchester.

Theater

"Dig": 7:30 p.m. The first world premiere production of Dorset Theatre Festival's 42nd season, written and directed by the Festival's resident playwright, Theresa Rebeck. Preview. See story this page. Reservations at dorsettheatrefestival.org. Dorset Theatre Festival, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset.

Miscellaneous

"Ologies": 5:30 p.m. Jordan Stein explores "agnotology," the study of the unknown, in a reflection on memory, loss and all that eludes us. A playful riff on the academic experience in which artists take on unexpected fields of study in a series of hour-long interventions, presented by the Williams College Museum of Art. Thompson Memorial Chapel, Main Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Friday

Theater

"Brighton Beach Memoirs": 7:30 p.m. Opening night. The most popular American playwright in history was, easily, Neil Simon, and comedic master's best play, according to many critics, gets a revival. Oldcastle Theatre Company, 331 Main St., Bennington.

"Dig": 7:30 p.m. Opening night. Dorset Theatre Festival. See Thursday listing.

Music

Taconic Music: 5 p.m. The Chamber Music Intensive performs Bela Bartok's string quartet no.3 and Mozart's string quartet in D Major, K. 575. StART Space, 263 Depot St., Manchester.

Vermont Arts Exchange: 8 p.m. M'Balia performs with guitarist Thom Loubet in an intimate "Powers after Hours" show. Mediterranean dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Call 802-442-6821 for dinner reservations. Tickets on sale at www.vtartxchange.org. Call 802-442-5549 for more information. Powers Market, 9 Main St., North Bennington.

Flashpoint: 8 p.m. Classic rock of the '60s and '70s. No cover. The Publyk House, 782 Harwood Hill Road, Bennington.

Literary

Author event: 6 p.m. Cheryl Suchors reads from "48 Peaks: Hiking and Healing in the White Mountains." Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester.

Saturday

Theater

"Brighton Beach Memoirs": 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Oldcastle Theatre Company. See Friday listing.

"Dig": 7:30 p.m. Dorset Theatre Festival. See Thursday listing.

Music

Jazz concert: 8 p.m. Christopher Bakriges, piano; John Stowell, guitar; James Daggs, bass; and Billy Arnold, drums, with special guest vocalist Eithne Eldred. Part of the Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley Jazz Concert Series. Admission by donation to benefit the valley's Rotary Club. Memorial Hall, 14 West Main St., Wilmington.

Literary

Author event: 6 p.m. Jaed Coffin reads from "Roughhouse Friday: A Memoir." Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester.

Miscellaneous

Taste of SAW: 5 to 9 p.m. A farm-to-table fundraising meal showcasing the best locally sourced food from the area accompanied by local craft beers and ciders. Local alt bluegrass band, The North and South Dakotas will perform. Salem Art Works, 19 Cary Lane, Salem, New York.

Taconic Music: 4 p.m. NextGen concert. Dvorak's Piano Quartet in E flat major, Bartok's Third String Quartet, Mozart's String Quartet in D major K. 575, and Brahms' String Sextet No. 2 in G Major. Admission by suggested donation of $10; students and children free. More information at taconicmusic.org. Riley Center for the Arts, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester.

Dance

Contra and square dancing: 7:30 p.m. Presented by North Berkshire Community Dance. Live music by Matthew Christian and Max Carmichael; caller Steve Howland will teach all dances, and everyone is welcome. Come with or without a partner. Williamstown Community Preschool, 777 Main St., Williamstown, Massachusetts. For more information, visit northberkshiredance.org or find NBCD on Facebook.

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Sunday

Theater

"Brighton Beach Memoirs": 2 p.m. Oldcastle Theatre Company. See Friday listing.

"Dig": 2 p.m. Dorset Theatre Festival. See Thursday listing.

"The Ringdove": 8 p.m. Drawn from a collection of allegorical tales first collected in India over 2,000 years ago, presented by the Mettawee River Theatre Company. Park-McCullough House, 1 Park St., North Bennington.

Music

Festival Concert IV: 4 p.m. The final concert of Taconic Music's 2019 summer season. Mendelssohn's String Symphony No. 10 in B Minor, a solo piece by Agust n Barrios, duo works by Leo Brouwer and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and Vittorio Giannini's Quintet for Piano and Strings. Admission is $20 in advance/$25 at the door for adults; $10 for students and kids. More information at taconicmusic.org. Riley Center for the Arts, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester.

Jazz Festival: 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. "Five Women, Five Voices," presented by Bascom Lodge. Free. Mount Greylock State Reservation, Adams, Massachusetts.

Manchester Music Festival: 4 p.m. Young Artists Concert. Southern Vermont Arts Center, 930 SVAC Drive, Manchester.

Monday

Film

"Big Sonia": 7 p.m. Documentary. Part of the Israel Congregation of Manchester's Jewish Film Series. Free; freewill donations accepted to help underwrite costs. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester.

Miscellaneous

Apollo 11 moon landing party: 5:30 p.m. A rebroadcast of the historic 1969 landing. The Left Bank, 5 Bank St., North Bennington.

Tuesday

Miscellaneous

Lecture: 5:30 p.m. Mark Szuchman talks about life in Germany between the cessation of fighting in November 1918 and the ascent of Adolf Hitler as chancellor in February 1933. 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 at 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org. Hunter Seminar Room, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester.

Wednesday

Theater

"Lucy's Wedding": 7:30 p.m. A comedy about an American matriarchy gone awry set in the '80s before Google and cell phones, presented by Living Room Theatre. Written and directed by Randolyn Zinn. Through July 28. For reservations, email info@lrtvt.org or call 802-442-5322. Park-McCullough House, 1 Park St., North Bennington.

"Brighton Beach Memoirs": 7:30 p.m. Oldcastle Theatre Company. See Friday listing.

"Dig": 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dorset Theatre Festival. See Thursday listing.

Music

Chamber music concert: 8 p.m. The Chamber Music Conference Concert Series, featuring conference artist-faculty and composers-in-residence. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.cmceast.org. Greenwall Auditorium, Bennington College, Bennington.

Glenn Miller Orchestra: 7 p.m. Southern Vermont Arts Center. Tickets start at $45.00 and are available online at www.svac.org or call 802-362-1405. Southern Vermont Arts Center, 930 SVAC Drive, Manchester.

Ongoing

22nd Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show: Outdoor sculptures and gallery exhibits throughout the historic village of North Bennington. Self-guided, open 24/7. Accessible, free and open to the public. Locations fro 48 to 66 Main St., North Bennington. Through Nov. 3. For more information, visit www.nbossvt.org.

Everything is Still: Photographers Working in Motion Picture Film. An exhibition of 20 photographers from the United States, Singapore and Japan who use motion picture film to create still images. On view from June 29 through Aug. 11. More information at www.svac.org. The Southern Vermont Arts Center, 930 SVAC Drive, West Road, Manchester.

Village Enlightenment: Print Culture in Rural Vermont, 18101860. Featured in this exhibition are engravings, maps, and books published and/or illustrated by the "Greenbush Group," a small circle of artisans, entrepreneurs, and printmaker/publishers from Windsor County, Vermont. Through Sept. 15. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Color | Gesture: Early Works by Emily Mason. Small in size, yet vast in scale and power. Through Sept. 8. Works on Paper Gallery, Bennington Museum 75 Main St., Bennington.

(Im)Possibilities of Landscape: This senior curatorial work by Bennington College graduate Sophia Gasparro '19 explores representations of landscape, domesticity, and sense of place, utilizing Bennington's unique collection of art, including pieces like Wallace Putnam's 1959 Horse and Cart on Beach, and Charles Burchfield's 1915 studies for paintings. Through Sept. 1. Robert Frost Stone House Museum, 121 Route 7A, Shaftsbury.

Down the River: New Lowell Lake photos and Everett Vaile reprints. Presented by the Londonderry Arts and Historical Society. Custer Sharp House, 2461 Middletown Road, Londonderry, open Wednesday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prints can be purchased at the Custer Sharp House, or online at www.lahsvt.org.

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