Entertainment calendar for May 2 through 8

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Thursday

Theater

"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time": 7 p.m. Presented by the CDC Theatre Arts students. Based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Mark Haddon, the play is a mystery and a serious drama, with a great deal of humor. Contains strong language; suitable for people 11 years old and older. Admission is free with donations to the Theatre Arts Program accepted. For more information call 802-447-7511. Mount Anthony Union High School Auditorium, 301 Park St., Bennington.

Friday

Theater

"The Place We Built": 8 p.m. A play by Sarah Gancher. A tale of friendship, idealism, and coming of age, set against the backdrop of Hungary's current terrifying slide into dictatorship—and the global rise of right-wing populism. Presented by Bennington College faculty, and featuring multimedia immersive staging and a live jazz/Romani/Balkan/Afro-pop/Sephardic/Turkish/klezmer band. For tickets, email tickets@bennington.edu. VAPA Lester Martin Theater, Bennington College, Bennington.

"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time": 7 p.m. See Thursday listing.

"The Dining Room": 7:30 p.m. Presented by the Bennington Community Theater, A.R. Gurney's play is a comedy of short scenes that sometimes overlap and culminate in a party to celebrate life. Directed by Christine Decker. Tickets $10 for general seating, $15 for preferred seating. Call 802-447-1267 or visit oldcastle.org. Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington.

Music

Jeanne O'Connor trio: 7 p.m. A veteran of the Blue Note, Elaine's, the Rainbow Room, and other great jazz venues, Saratogian Jeanne O'Connor and her trio play classics from the American songbook, blues, Bossa Nova, and jazzy pop standards. Tickets for reserved table seating are $15 and include a pint of fine Argyle Ale, and are available at 51GR8JOC.brownpapertickets.com. Argyle Brewing Company, 6 Broad St., Cambridge, New York.

Miscellaneous

Stoneware Collectors Meeting: 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tour places in Bennington related to the pottery industry from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Return to the museum for a presentation by Cathie Zusy and Warren Broderick from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on new developments in Bennington stoneware research. Ada Paresky Education Center, Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Saturday

Theater

"The Dining Room": 7:30 p.m. See Friday listing.

"The Place We Built": 8 p.m. See Friday listing.

"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time": 7 p.m. See Thursday listing.

Music

Spring Blossoms at the Red Door: 4 p.m. An afternoon of vocalists, instrumentals and ensembles performing choral, jazz, folk, Celtic, and Sixties music. Admission by donation. Proceeds benefit the Southern Vermont Therapeutic Riding Center. Information at For more information, please visit www.smmvt.org/red-door-concerts. St. Mary's in the Mountains, 13 East Main St., Wilmington.

Literary

Free Comic Book Day: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. As part of a national celebration of graphic novels, people of all ages are welcome to stop by the Library and select a free, newly released comic book. John G. McCullough Free Library, 2 Main St., North Bennington.

Booktopia: 6 to 9 p.m. "The Big Event." Authors Amy Einhorn, Sarah Blake, Christopher Castellani, Stephen Mack Jones, Andrea Lawlor, Bianca Marais, Abi Maxwell, Jay Parini, Dave Patterson and Maura Roosevelt give short presentations about their books before a large group signing. Free. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

Sunday

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Theater

"The Place We Built": 8 p.m. See Friday listing.

"The Dining Room": 2 p.m. See Friday listing.

Music

"The Nocturnal Music of Chopin": 4 p.m. Pianist/composer Gary Schmidt will perform a program of Chopin nocturnes for the piano. Included within the performance will be a reading of select poetry that reflect moods of the nocturnes, thoughts on life, music, and the poetry of Chopin's music. Admission is free; donations to the church accepted. More information at 802-325-2603. The United Church of Dorset, 143 Church St., Dorset.

Miscellaneous

Opening recaption: 4 p.m. Framed Drawings by Anna Crabtree. UU Fellowship of Bennington, 108 School St., Bennington.

Monday

Music

Acoustic-Electronic Composing: 7:30 p.m. Students in "Composition Projects: Acoustic/Electronic" with Allen Shawn and Sergei Tcherepnin present their compositions for acoustic instruments and electronics. Deane Carriage Barn, Bennington College, Bennington.

Wednesday

Literary

Poetry reading: 7 p.m. Poet Katie Ford, the author of four collections of poetry from Graywolf Press, reads from and signs her books. Part of the Poetry at Bennington—Spring 2019 series. Tishman Lecture Hall, Bennington College, Bennington.

Film

"Summer 82: When Zappa Came to Sicily": 7 p.m. The film tells the story behind Frank Zappa's missed concert in Palermo, during his Italian tour in 1982. A Q&A via Skype with director Salvo Cuccia will follow. Part of the Spring 2019 Language Series, hosted by the Isabelle Kaplan Center for Languages and Cultures. Barn 100, Bennington College, Bennington.

Ongoing

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

Marie Lorenz: Waterways: Featuring videos and handmade boats from the artist's explorations of waterways as revealing and surprising public spaces. Through May 9. VAPA Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, 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.

Reflections on the Black Music Division: Reflections on artists of color who have performed, lectured, or studied at Bennington College. Experience events, images, and artifacts offering insight into the black experience. President's Gallery, through May 2; Jennings Music Building & Paul Robeson House (Deane Carriage Barn) through May 9. Bennington College, Bennington.

Paintings by Mark Berry: Sundays from 11 a.m.-noon. Gallery, UU Fellowship of Bennington, 108 School St., Bennington.

Works on Paper: A Decade of Collecting. Featuring a disparate body of works, from historic to contemporary and self-taught works, to creations by Bennington Modernists. Artists represented include Gayleen Aiken, Milton Avery, Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley, Paul Feeley, Luigi Lucioni, Duane Michals, and Norman Rockwell. Through May 5. Works on Paper Gallery, 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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