Entertainment calendar for May 16 through 22

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Thursday

Miscellaneous

Museum ABC's: 1:30 p.m. A free program for preschoolers and their parents or caregivers; this month's theme is "Playing with Paint." Presented by the Bennington Free Library and the Bennington Museum. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Music

The All Night Strut!: 6:30 p.m. Burr and Burton Academy's Performing Arts Department presents a 1930s-'40s musical revue. Tickets are available at bbatickets.com. Riley Center for the Arts, 143 Seminary Ave., Manchester.

Guitar Jam: 6:30 p.m. Guitarists of all levels are invited to join, and listeners are welcome. Free. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.

Friday

Music

The All Night Strut!: 6:30 p.m. See Thursday's listing.

Miscellaneous

Cooking demonstration: 5:30 p.m. Dining with Warner & Wasmus. See how a meal shared by the victors and vanquished of the Battle of Bennington may have been prepared. The demonstration will be held near the upper parking area on the hilltop. Please note that no food will be served to the public. Bennington Battlefield, Hoosick, New York.

Literary

Author event: 6 p.m. Cara Robertson presents her book "The Trial of Lizzie Borden," a new account of a piece of New England mythology based on twenty years of research and recently unearthed evidence. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

Cabaret: 7:30 p.m. "Makin' Whoopie," presented by actress, singer, recording artist, author Amy Gaither Hayes and singer-pianist Matt Edwards. Tickets available at oldcastletheatre.org. Oldcastle Theatre Company, 331 Main St., Bennington.

Theater

"Oklahoma!": 7:30 p.m. The Dorset Players will bring down the curtain on their 91st anniversary season with one of the seminal musicals in Broadway history. Tickets available at www.dorsetplayers.org, in person, or by calling 802-867-5777. Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset.

Saturday

Music

The All Night Strut!: 6:30 p.m. See Thursday's listing.

Cabaret: 7:30 p.m. "Makin' Whoopie." See Friday's listing.

Theater

"Oklahoma!": 7:30 p.m. Dorset Players. See Friday's listing.

"Rivalry Week": 6:30 p.m. An original one-act play by Long Trail English teacher Luke Krueger. Tickets at the door; $3 for students and seniors, and $5 for adults. Long Trail School, 1045 Kirby Hollow Road, Dorset.

Miscellaneous

German dinner: 5 p.m. Enjoy German food, drink and live music at this monthly dinner. Call 518-396-5421 for reservations. The German-American Club of Albany, 32 Cherry St., Albany, New York.

Anniversary celebration: 3 to 7 p.m. Burdett Commons celebrates 20 years of service to Arlington and surrounding towns. Ice cream, face painting, popcorn, hot dogs, story time and activities, and live music by Notion. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Arlington Community House, 3854 Main St., Arlington.

Literary

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Author event: 11 a.m. Young adult novelist Anne O'Brien Carelli presents "Skylark and Wallcreeper," about a young girl who uncovers secrets of her grandmother's past as a member of the French Resistance during World War II. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

Storytelling as Worldbuilding: 2 p.m. A Vermont Humanities Council Speakers Bureau presentation sponsored in part by the Friends of Robert Frost. Free. Refreshments available. The Left Bank, 5 Bank St., North Bennington.

Music

Community Jazz Brunch: 10 a.m. Sage City Symphony presents a jazz brunch benefiting The Kitchen Cupboard Food Pantry, The Village School of North Bennington String Program, and Sage City Symphony. Featuring the Leo Yucht Combo. Tickets are $20, or $10 for students. Children under 12 are free. For reservations, call 802-375-9263 or email ralphharp@gmail.com. Park-McCullough House, 1 Park St., North Bennington.

Sunday

Theater

"Oklahoma!": 2 p.m. Dorset Players. See Friday's listing.

Music

Jazz concert: 4 p.m. Sage City Symphony presents a free concert featuring the world premiere of a composition for jazz combo and orchestra by Leo Yucht; also on the program is Symphony No. 7 in D minor by Dvorak and Fanfare for Brass to precede the ballet "La P ri" by Paul Dukas. Greenwall Auditorium, VAPA Building, Bennington College, Bennington.

"It Takes Two": 7 p.m. The Mount Anthony Union Music Department joins forces with the music department from Cedar Grove High School in New Jersey. Close to 150 student musicians in a combination of choirs, and bands, orchestra and jazz. One night only. Admission by donation; $5 suggested. MAU Auditorium, 301 Park St., Bennington.

Miscellaneous

Lecture: 2 p.m. Historian Tyler Resch will speak about the role abolitionist and newspaperman William Lloyd Garrison played in Bennington. Presented by the Bennington Historical Society. Free. Ada Paresky Education Center, Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Tuesday

Miscellaneous

Lecture: 5:30 p.m. Dartmouth College Professor Dr. Dirk Vandewalle talks about the longstanding crisis in Syria. Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Hunter Seminar Room, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester.

Lecture: 7 p.m. "Transvisualities: Crossings, Counter-narratives, Collaborations" with lectures from Chitra Ganesh, Dr. Monica Bravo, Cyle Metzger '08, Vincent Valdez, Candice Hopkins, Clyde Petersen, and Lauren Halsey. Part of Bennington College's spring 2019 Visual Arts Lecture Series. Free. Tishman Lecture Hall, Bennington College, Bennington.

Wednesday

Miscellaneous

Lecture: 7 p.m. students Hanako Gregory '19, Kameyo Okamoto '19, Madeleine Pasquale '19, and Jackie Wong '19 will present their Japanese advanced work projects. In English. Part of the spring 2019 Language Series. CAPA Symposium, Bennington College, Bennington.

Lecture: 10:30 a.m. Ben Beers, a custodian at Burr and Burton Academy, shares his memories of Manchester and BBA. Part of the Manchester Memories series. Information at 802-362-2607 or www.mclvt.org. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.

Literary

Author event: 7 p.m. Bennington College's Wednesday night reading series showcases Bennington seniors who have completed a creative or critical thesis. Free. Franklin House, Bennington College, Bennington.

Ongoing

Frost Stone House Museum: "(Im)Possibilities of Landscape," an installation of pieces from the Bennington College art collection in the Frost House galleries, presented by Sophia Gasparro '19. Through June 1. Robert Frost Stone House Museum, 121 Route 7A, Shaftsbury.

Frank Howard Paintings and Drawings: On view through June 10. The Left Bank, 5 Bank St., North Bennington.

Up Home: Hand-Colored Photographs by Susanne and Neil Rappaport. First unveiled at the Vermont Folklife Center in February, 2018, the exhibit includes a collection of over 45 hand-colored photographs taken in Minnie Griswold's Pawlet, Vermont home. Through June 11. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

The Mind's Eye: Paintings, Sculpture, and Books by Paul Katz. Featuring a variety of works, including paintings, sculpture and drawing books, mainly from Katz's Prelude and Interlock series. Through May 27. Regional Artists Gallery, Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Vermont Folk Sculpture: Recent acquisition. a Carved Corner Post, c. 1900 created by Russell Risley (1842-1927) of Kirby, Vermont. John T. Harrison, Jr. Through May 26. Orientation Gallery, Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.


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