Entertainment calendar for May 9 through 15
Opening reception: 6 p.m. Sophia Gasparro '19 will exhibit "(Im)Possibilities of Landscape," an installation of pieces from the Bennington College art collection in the Frost House galleries. Included with the regular museum admission; Bennington College student admission is free. Robert Frost Stone House Museum, 121 Route 7A, Shaftsbury.
Williams Jazz Repertory Ensemble: 7 p.m. A program of compositions by James Williams, one of the most influential jazz pianists and composers to emerge at the end of the 20th century. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts.
"Parables": 7:30 p.m. The Bennington County Choral Society presents a new work by Robert Aldridge. Pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m. Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington.
Williams College Wind Ensemble: 8 p.m. Featuring music that explores different types of renewal: personal, emotional, and spiritual. Joining the ensemble is the Zambezi Marimba Band and its director Tendai Muparutsa, who helps launch the evening with a performance of a traditional work, Todzungaira. Chapin Hall, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts.
Author event: 6 p.m. Melanie Finn presents "The Underneath," a new literary thriller. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.
Youth Appreciation Day: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free activities, games, and food for youth and families. Lower/Middle Willow Park, Bennington.
Riverfest: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Presented by the Hoosic River Watershed Association. Exhibitors from environmental organizations, live music featuring MoCA Jam and Rosin the Bow and group sing-a-long. Admission $8. Spruces Park, Route 2, Williamstown, Massachusetts.
Mother's Day Program: 11 a.m. A gathering honoring mothers and the early history of Mother's Day, organized by a group of local women, Mothers and Others For Peace. Bennington Town Offices, South Street, Bennington.
Bennington Museum Community Day: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. At 11:00 am, join Eileen Travell of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Jamie Franklin, Bennington Museum's curator, for a tour of "Up Home;" between 1 and 4:30 p.m., try your hand at hand-coloring photos in the Paresky Wing. Free admission. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.
"Parables": 3 p.m. See Friday listing.
Art Seed: 2 to 5 p.m. A community event featuring work from Marble House Project's Session #32 artists in residence including performance, open studios, and readings. Performances begin in the barn promptly at 2 p.m., open studios to follow. Information at firstname.lastname@example.org. Marble House Project, 1161 Dorset West Road, Dorset.
Author event: 7 p.m. Rosario M. de Swanson, professor of Spanish language and literature at Marlboro College, will discuss her recently published book. Part of the college's Language Series. CAPA Symposium, Bennington College, Bennington.
Author event: 5 p.m. Shires Press / Southern Vermont College student author readings. A celebration of the publication of three new books: "Project Eve," by Jordan Simon; "Piece of Our Now," by Alena Hunt; and "Twisties," by Takiyah Douglas. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.
Lecture: 7 p.m. Clyde Petersen, a Seattle-based artist working in film, animation, music, installation, and fabulous spectacle, will speak. Part of the spring 2019 Visual Arts Lecture Series. Tishman Lecture Hall, Bennington College, Bennington.
Open mic: 7:15 p.m. Poetry and spoken word. Sign-up begins at 7 p.m. Presented by the Bennington Area Arts Council. Tap House, 309 County St., Bennington.
All Night Strut: 6:30 p.m. Experience the music of the Depression, World War II and the post-war boom of the 1930s and '40s as nine singers and 14 dancers recreate the rhythm, rhyme and harmonies of jazz, bebop, blues, and uniquely American Songs. Presented by the
Burr and Burton Performing Arts Department. Riley Center for the Arts, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester.
Lecture: 5:30 p.m. "Earth in the Age of Humans," presented by W. John Kress, curator of botany at the National Museum of Natural History. The kick-off of Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning's summer season. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Call 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org. Hunter Seminar Room, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester.
All-Night Strut: 6:30 p.m. See Tuesday listing.
Nature walk: 3 p.m. Bennington College's longtime biology faculty member Kerry Woods leads a popular nature walk through the Frost Stone House Museum grounds in the spirit of Robert Frost's "botanizing walks" with friends. Free and open to the public; comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Robert Frost Stone House Museum, 121 Route 7A, Shaftsbury.
Block party: 3 to 7 p.m. Burdett Commons celebrates 20 years with Wilcox Ice Cream, face painting, popcorn, Stewart's hot dogs, a Girl Scout Troop bubble making station, story time and books from Martha Canfield Library, kindness rock painting with Battenkill Valley Health Center, a cake and entertainment by the band Notion. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Arlington Community House, 3854 Main St., Arlington.
Author event: 7 p.m. Salvatore Scibona discusses his two novels, "The Volunteer" and "The End." Part of the Literature Evenings series. Franklin House, Bennington College, Bennington.
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.
Paintings by Mark Berry: Sundays from 11 a.m.-noon. Gallery, UU Fellowship of Bennington, 108 School 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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