Entertainment calendar for March 12-18

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Note: In light of event cancellations related to the COVID-19 epidemic, the Banner strongly encourages readers to make certain that an event is still happening before making plans to attend.

Thursday

Music

MAU Pop Concert: 7 p.m. Featuring the MAU Jazz Band, Pop Choir, Chamber Singers, Da Capos and many solo and small group acts performing a wide variety of current and classic hits. Tickets $5 in advance or $8 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the High School Main office, or at www.mauhsvt.booktix.com. Auditorium, Mount Anthony Union High School, 301 Park St., Bennington.

March Concert: 6:30 p.m. Presented by the Burr and Burton Academy Music Department. Tickets $5 students and seniors, $7 adults, available at bbatickets.com. Southern Vermont Arts Center, 930 SVAC Drive, Manchester.

Theater

Course on mystery plays: 7 p.m. "The Play's the Thing," taught for six consecutive Thursdays by Sally Sugarman. The course will examine some of the most unique and popular contemporary mystery plays. Registration is $125, and can be completed by calling 802-447-0564. Bennington Performing Arts Center, 331 Main St., Bennington.

Friday

Theater

"On Golden Pond": 7:30 p.m. The Dorset Players present Ernest Thompson's warm and witty comedy-drama. See review on this page. Tickets at www.dorsetplayers.org or 802-867-5777. Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset.

Music

MAU Pop Concert: 7 p.m. Featuring the MAU Jazz Band, Pop Choir, Chamber Singers, Da Capos and many solo and small group acts performing a wide variety of current and classic hits. Tickets $5 in advance or $8 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the High School Main office, or at www.mauhsvt.booktix.com. Auditorium, Mount Anthony Union High School, 301 Park St., Bennington.

Wreckless Eric: 8 p.m. Part of the Road Rambler Concert Series. Tickets are $20 and available at rrwe.brownpapertickets.com. Cambridge bassist Moon McGeoch will support at 7. The Depot, 6 Broad St., Cambridge, N.Y.

Dance

CANCELED: Community contradance: 6:30 p.m. Open to dancers of all ages and levels of experience, including beginners (beginners - both adults and children - are especially encouraged). With the Hubbard Hall Tunejam Band. Free. The Village School of North Bennington, at 9 School St., North Bennington.

Saturday

Theater

"On Golden Pond": 7:30 p.m. The Dorset Players present Ernest Thompson's warm and witty comedy-drama. Tickets at www.dorsetplayers.org or 802-867-5777. Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset.

Music

MAU Pop Concert: 7 p.m. Featuring the MAU Jazz Band, Pop Choir, Chamber Singers, Da Capos and many solo and small group acts performing a wide variety of current and classic hits. Tickets $5 in advance or $8 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the High School Main office, or at www.mauhsvt.booktix.com. Auditorium, Mount Anthony Union High School, 301 Park St., Bennington.

Taconic Chamber Players: 2 p.m. A concert following the Music in Action outreach concerts and string masterclasses throughout the Shires. Free. Hunter Room, Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester.

Upstate: 7:30 p.m. The final performance in the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company's Walker Farm Music Series. Tickets $18-$38. Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, Route 100, Weston.

Irish festival: After the St. Patrick's Parade, which steps off at 1 p.m. Caric Agus Ceol, the Bagpipers of the Taconic Pipe Band and Berkshire Highlanders, and the Hubbard Hall Irish Dancers. Hoosick Armory, 80 Church St, Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

Opera

The Flying Dutchman: 12:55 p.m. The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera's series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts. Tickets $22 members, $25 general public, $18 student. The Clark Art Institute, 225 South St., Williamstown, Mass,

Film

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes: 2 p.m. Part of the Year of Mystery events. Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver St., Bennington.

Miscellaneous

"More than Meets the Eye": 3 p.m. Closing programs and reception. Gallery talk by artist Terry Boddie, panel discussion, refreshments. Southern Vermont Arts Center, 930 SVAC Drive, off West Road, Manchester.

Pi Day: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Celebrate pi (3.14) with many fun crafts and activities. All ages welcome. Kids' Barn, Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester.

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Cabin Fever Flea/Craft Market and Food Event: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sponsored by the First Baptist Church. Colgate Hall, First Baptist Christian Ed Annex, 601 Main St., Bennington.

Sunday

Theater

"On Golden Pond": 2 p.m. The Dorset Players present Ernest Thompson's warm and witty comedy-drama. Tickets at www.dorsetplayers.org or 802-867-5777. Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset.

Miscellaneous

Apple tree pruning: 1 p.m. Arborist Joe Blair will demonstrate. Free, but registration is appreciated at stephanie@hildene.org or 802-367-7960. Hildene - The Lincoln Family Home, 1005 Hildene Road, Manchester.

Monday

Miscellaneous

POSTPONED: Lecture: 7 p.m. Our Magic Mile: Secrets of the Foot, Mile and Nautical mile. Michael Kuser shares his research into the geometric origins of our common measures. Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver St., Bennington.

Tuesday

Miscellaneous

Make and Take: 1-8 p.m. Stop by and make a St. Patrick's Day craft. No reservations needed. Open to children and their caregivers. McCullough Free Library, 2 Main St., North Bennington.

Lecture: 7 p.m. Arlington stoneworker Fred Pickering presents "Stonescaping in Gardens." Arlington American Legion, 54 Legion Rd, Arlington.

Lecture: 5:30 p.m. "Owls of Vermont," presented by Bridget Butler, The Bird Diva. Registration $18 in advance, or $22 at the door. To register, call 802-867-0111 or visit greenmtnacademy.org. Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning. Hunter Seminar Room, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester.

Literary

Cook by the Book: 2 p.m. The cookbook discussion group will discuss bread baking. Free; drop-ins are welcome. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester.

Wednesday

Miscellaneous

Family Science Night: 6 p.m. A free night of science fun as members of the community, faculty, and students will be sharing their expertise on various science topics and science-related activities. Cambridge Central School, 24 S Park St, Cambridge, N.Y.

Manchester Memories: 11 a.m. Eighth-generation Vermonter, lifelong Manchester resident, and local businessman Mike Powers will share stories about Manchester's past. Free. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester.

Ongoing

Student Art Show: Works by students of the region's elementary, middle and high schools. Opens Saturday. Through March 10. Parmelee and Limric Galleries, Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Gritty Streets to Green Mountains: Paintings by Scot Borofsky: This exhibition illustrates the development of Borofsky's work over the past 40 years, ranging from early spray paintings created in the streets of New York City to his more recent works from his Brattleboro studio. Opens Saturday. Through May 10. Regional Artists Gallery, Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

(re)Sounding: Sounds and silences from instruments held in the museum's collection. Opens Saturday. Through May 25. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

More Than Meets the Eye: A suite of exhibitions addressing important and topical issues. Through Sunday. Southern Vermont Arts Center, 930 SVAC Drive, Manchester.

Portraits exhibition: Open group show. Through March 29. Gallery hours Friday, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m. The Beyond Gallery and Gift Shop, 437 Main St., Bennington.

The Strip Show: Through March 30. The show takes inspiration from the many different interpretations of the word "strip." Originally conceived of as a show of nudes, collages and comic strips and has evolved to include much more. Gallery hours are Mondays 1-6 p.m., Fridays 4-8 p.m. and by appointment. Contact rhondaratray@gmail.com. The Left Bank, 5 Bank St., North Bennington.

Photobook exhibition: The 2019 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Shortlist presents 35 of the world's most notable photobooks of the past year. Through April 15. The gallery is closed on Sundays and Mondays. The Canfield Gallery, 528 East Arlington Road, Arlington.

Watercolor exhibition: Featuring paintings by various artists. The exhibit is open 7 a.m.-8 p.m. daily through April 8. Corridor Gallery, Southwestern Vermont Health Care, 100 Hospital Drive, Bennington.

The Banner entertainment calendar publicizes events that are open to the general public. It is printed on Thursday, and the deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Tuesday. Please submit entries to news@benningtonbanner.com.


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