Entertainment calendar for July 4 through 10




"The Fantasticks": 7:30 p.m. The story of a boy, a girl, their two fathers, and the wall that keeps them apart. Weston Playhouse Theatre Company. Tickets $45 to $69. Call 802-824-5288 or visit www.westonplayhouse.org. The Weston Playhouse, 12 Park St., Weston.

"Private Lives": 7:30 p.m. Noel Coward's 1930 comedy of manners. Dorset Theatre Festival. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 802-867-2223 ext. 101, or visit www.dorsettheatrefestival.org. Dorset Theatre Festival, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset.

"I and You": 7:30 p.m. Written by Lauren Gunderson, directed by Johanna Gruenhut. Caroline, who has been ill, is visited by her classmate Anthony, who brings a copy of Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" and an urgent assignment from their English teacher. Call 802-824-5288 or visit www.westonplayhouse.org. The Weston Playhouse, 12 Park St., Weston.


Summer Sonatina: 7 p.m. Piano concerts featuring solo repertoire 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, Williamstown, Massachusetts.



"The Fantasticks": 7:30 p.m. Weston Playhouse. See Thursday listing.

"Private Lives": 7:30 p.m. Opening Night. Dorset Theatre Festival. See Thursday listing.

"I and You": 7:30 p.m. Weston Playhouse. See Thursday listing.



Acting 101 Showcase: 7 p.m. Come see what the students of Acting 101 have been working on. Free and Open to the public. Donations benefit the scholarship fund. Oldcastle Theatre Company, 331 Main St., Bennington.

"The Fantasticks": 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Weston Playhouse. See Thursday listing.

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

"I and You": 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Weston Playhouse. See Thursday listing.


Taconic Music: 3 p.m. A special benefit concert featuring Taconic Music faculty, guest artists and student groups, performing selected movements of works by Mozart, Brahms, Bart k and Dvo k. Tickets $15 at the door. Reservations recommended; email dionondehowa@yahoo.com or call 518-854-7764. Dionondehowa Wildlife Sanctuary and School, Shushan, New York.



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"The Fantasticks": 3 p.m. Weston Playhouse. See Thursday listing.

"I and You": 3:00 p.m. Weston Playhouse. See Thursday listing.


Music of the Romantic Era: 3 p.m. Violinist and Bennington College faculty member Kaori Washiyama and recent Bennington graduate Tony Lu will perform a program of works from the Romantic era. Consponsored by Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and the Bennington Council of the Arts. Admission by donation. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 200 Pleasant St., Bennington.

Taconic Music: 4 p.m. The third Festival Concert features Italian pianist Davide Cabassi, top-prize winner of the Van Cliburn Competition; Basil Vendryes, principal violist of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra; violinists Joana Genova and Heather Braun-Bakken, violist Ariel Rudiakov and cellist Richard Belcher. Admission $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.


"The Fantasticks": 7:30 p.m. Weston Playhouse. See Thursday listing.

"I and You": 7:30 p.m. Weston Playhouse. See Thursday listing.Music

Violin masterclass: 3 p.m. Nicholas DiEugenio, assistant professor of violin at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and faculty at Kinhaven Music School in Weston, will work with student ensembles from Taconic Music's Chamber Music Intensive. Admission $10 at the door. More information at taconicmusic.org. 292 Taconic Road, Manchester.MiscellaneousAll-genre open mic: 7:15 p.m. All acoustic, no amplification. Bring your songs, poems, stories or whatever. Sponsored by the Bennington Area Arts Council. Sign-ups begin at 7 p.m.; 5-minute time limit. Charlie Rossiter, MC. More info: 708-606-4673. Free. Future dates: Aug 13; Sept 10. Tap House, 309 County St., Bennington.Composer talk: 5:30 p.m. Christopher Theofanidis in conversation with Manchester Music Festival artistic director Adam Neiman. Sponsored by the Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning and MMF. Registration $15 in advance, $20 at the door. For more information, call 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org. Hunter Seminar Room, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester.



"The Fantasticks": 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Weston Playhouse. See Thursday listing.

"I and You": 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Weston Playhouse. See Thursday listing.

MusicWilliam Seeders Mosheim: 6 p.m. Part of the annual summer Wednesday Woodfired Pizza and Music Nights series. Open to the public with no cover charge. West Mountain Inn, 144 West Mountain Inn Road, Arlington.


Lecture: 1 p.m. Center for Communication in Medicine founders Dr. Bernard Bandman and Celia Engel Bandman speak on "How to Improve Communication with Doctors." SpeakSooner event. Free, but registration is required. Contact Lynn Mazza at 802-442-1876, lmazza@vcil.org, or Charlie Murphy, at 802-445-3015, cmurphy@VCIL.org.Lecture: 7p.m. Amanda Gustin, public program manager at the Vermont Historical Society, explores that history of auto racing in the Green Mountains. Free, open to the public, and co-sponsored by the Vermont Historical Society. Part of the Library's Summer Wednesdays Series. For more information, call 802-362-2607. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., 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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