Entertainment calendar for June 27 through July 3

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Thursday

Theater

"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. Preview. Noel Coward's 1930 comedy of manners. Dorset Theatre Festival. See preview, Page B7. 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.

Music

Pre-concert talk: 2 p.m. Interviews and live performance with The Indianapolis Quartet and Taconic Music violist Ariel Rudiakov and cellist Thomas Landschoot. Presented by the Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester.

Friday

Theater

"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.

Literary

Author event: 6 p.m. Sharon Lamb reads from "The Not Good Enough Mother." A psychologist who evaluates the fitness of parents when their children have been removed from their custody finds herself reassessing her own mothering when her son falls victim to the opioid crisis. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester.

Saturday

Music

Hoosick Falls Summer Concert Series: 4 to 8 p.m. The Bluz House Rockers will perform classic rock, Motown, and rhythm and blues band in Wood Park.

Taconic Music: 10:30 a.m. Open dress rehearsal for Sunday's concert. See Sunday listing. Admission $10 at the door. Hunter Center for the Arts, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester.

NextGen Concert: 4 p.m. Taconic Music's student ensembles perform their first concert of the season, featuring complete works for string quartet and piano quintet. Beethoven's String Quartet No. 12 in E-flat Major, Mendelssohn's String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 7 in F-sharp Minor and Franck's Piano Quintet in F Minor. Admission $10 at the door; students and children free. Riley Center for the Arts at Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester.

Theater

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

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

Literary

Author event: 6 p.m. Garden expert Margaret Roach, creator of the A Way to Garden podcast, will present her new book, "A Way to Garden: A Hands-On Primer for Every Season." Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester.

Miscellaneous

Pride Fest and Parade: 2 to 5 p.m. Parade departs from the Bennington Museum, ends at Depot Street Park. Festival goes until 5 p.m. Full details at www.facebook.com/events/367747354087846/

Moonlight in Vermont: 5 p.m. A walk-around food and wine tasting and wine and spirits auction. Proceeds support Project Against Violent Encounters. Tickets $50. Call 442-2370 or visit pavebennington.org to purchase. Only 150 tickets will be sold. Park-McCullough House, 1 Park St., North Bennington.

Outdoor sculpture show: 4 p.m. Opening reception for the 22nd Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show, featuring food, live music and an opportunity to meet the 41 exhibiting artists. Outdoor sculptures and gallery exhibits throughout the historic village of North Bennington. Reception at Vermont Arts Exchange, 48 Main St., North Bennington.

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Opening reception: 4 p.m. 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. The Southern Vermont Arts Center, 930 SVAC Drive, West Road, Manchester.

Sunday

Theater

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

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

Music

Taconic Music: 4 p.m. Festival Concert II. Featuring Italian pianist and Van Cliburn Competition top-prize winner Davide Cabassi, Ariel Rudiakov, viola, Tom Landschoot, cello and The Indianapolis Quartet (Zachary DePue and Joana Genova, violins; Michael Isaac Strauss, viola; Austin Huntington, cello). Beethoven's String Quartet in C Minor and Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, "Path tique;" Tchaikovsky's String Sextet in D Minor, "Souvenir de Florence." Admission $20 in advance and $25 at the door; $10 for students and children. For more information, visit taconicmusic.org. Riley Center for the Arts, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester.

Piano concert: 3 p.m. Christopher Lewis performs. Park-McCullough House, 1 Park St., North Bennington.

Tuesday

VSO Summer Festival Tour: 7:30 p.m. Pack a picnic basket and celebrate the sound of summer as the Vermont Symphony Orchestra showcases the composers who set America to music. Concert closes with a fireworks display accompanying Thaikovsky's 1812 overture and John Philip Sousa marches. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for picnicking. Tickets $28 in advance, $35 at the gate; $5 for children between 6 and 17, and free for children 5 and younger. For more information, visit www.vso.org. Hunter Park field, Manchester.

Theater

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

Wednesday

Theater

"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.

Music

Beyond Further: 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.

Miscellaneous

Lecture: 5:30 p.m. Eighty years after Kristallnacht, has Germany changed? Rabbi Wagner from Krefeld, Germany, speaks about as philo-Semitism, anti-semitism, European secularism and Jewish infrastructure in contemporary Germany. Hosted by Chabad of Manchester. Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission $25. Visit ManchesterJewishLife.com or call 518-506-8678. 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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