Entertainment calendar for Nov. 7-13

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Thursday

Theater

"Mary Poppins": 7 p.m. The classic Broadway musical about the Banks family, presented by the MAUHS Drama Club. Tickets are $8, available at the MAU main office or www.mauhsvt.booktix.com. Mount Anthony Union High School, 301 Park St., Bennington.

Literary

Poetry reading: 7 p.m. Local poets Rage Hezekiah and Camille Guthrie. Free. Refreshments available, and signed copies of the authors' books will be on sale. The Left Bank, 5 Bank St., North Bennington.

Dance

Dance lecture and demonstration: 6:30 p.m. Choreographer/filmmaker Tori Lawrence will give a presentation about her work. VAPA Martha Hill Dance Theater, Bennington College, Bennington.

Friday

Theater

"Mary Poppins": 7 p.m. Mount Anthony Union High School. See Thursday listing.

Music

Concert Choir & Chamber Choir: 7:30 p.m. Williams Concert Choir and the Williams Chamber Choir present "Take What You Need: Songs on Mental Health & Wellness," by composers and poets who were ostracized by their communities. Free. Thompson Memorial Chapel, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Literary

Author event: 6 p.m. Adelia Moore presents "Being the Grownup: Love, Limits, and the Natural Authority of Parenthood," an exploration of the parent-child relationship. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester.

Saturday

Theater

"Bennington's Great War": 7:30 p.m. A documentary theater work about local people who served during the First World War. Songs of the period, visuals, personal looks at Bennington area soldiers as well as a broader look at Bennington 100 years ago. Tickets $25; reservations at at 802-447-1267 or www.oldcastletheatre.org. Oldcastle Theatre Company, 331 Main St., Bennington.

"Mary Poppins": 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Mount Anthony Union High School. See Thursday listing.

Rusty DeWees: 7 p.m. An old-time traditional evening of entertainment with iconic Vermont humor that is part comedian, part musician, all Yankee with a side of cussin'. Tickets $25 at D&K and Meulemans' Craft Draughts. To benefit the Jamaica Community Arts Council. Doors open at 6 p.m. Jamaica Town Hall, 3735 VT Route 30, Jamaica.

Literary

Author event: 11 a.m. Children's author Matt Tavares presents "Dasher," the story of a brave little doe who meets Santa and changes Christmas forever. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester.

Music

Faculty recital: 7:30 p.m. Joanna Kurkowicz & Friends present music by Geminiani, Vivaldi, Part, Bartok and Ligeti. The recital features Kurkowicz along with talented Williams students, her colleague pianist Doris Stevenson, and friends. Free. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Miscellaneous

Talk and hike: 9 a.m. Roger Haydock will give an illustrated talk at the on "The Geology of Windham County Around Hogback for the Last Half-Billion Years," then lead a hike in the Hogback Mountain Conservation Area. The walk will conclude at about noon. Free; children welcome; donations accepted. Meet at the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum, Route 9, Marlboro.

Sunday

Theater

"Bennington's Great War": 2 p.m. Oldcastle Theatre Company. See Saturday listing.

Music

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Taconic Music: 1:30 p.m. A concert in honor of Veterans Day. Vermont Veterans' Home, 325 North St., Bennington.

Literary

Author event: 2 p.m. Kate Esme Unver will discuss her new book, "The Book of Mini: Inside the Big World of Tiny Things." Cosponsored by the Northshire Bookstore and Manchester Community Library. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester.

Miscellaneous

Holiday Makers' Market: 1-4 p.m. Cider and music. The final event of the season. Robert Frost Stone House Museum, 121 Historic Route 7A, Shaftsbury.

Talk: 2 p.m. "Sorting the News from the Chaff," presented by Mark Timney of Keene State College. Co-sponsored by the Greater Bennington Peace and Justice Center and Community College of Vermont. Free. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 108 School St., Bennington.

Monday

Miscellaneous

Climate change talk: 7 p.m. A conversation with Megan Mayhew Bergman, author and journalist, on a look at the root causes of a culture of denial and environmental injustice in the American South and a more inclusive way forward. Part of the Climate Change and Environmental Justice series. CAPA Symposium, Bennington College, Bennington.

Tuesday

Film

"Negotiating with Nature": 5 p.m A documentary on the global impact of gardens, directed by environmental documentarian and podcast producer Stefan van Norden, who will be present for a post-screening Q&A. Presented by Williams College. Images Cinema, 50 Spring St., Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Miscellaneous

Anything goes open mic: 7:15 p.m. Presented by the Bennington Area Arts Council. Free. Sign-up at 7, two-song, five-minute time limit. Charlie Rossiter, MC. Tap House at Catamount Glass, 309 County St., Bennington.

Visual Arts Lecture Series: 7 p.m. Candice Hopkins, an independent curator and writer whose work focuses on art and indigeneity. Tishman Lecture Hall, Bennington College, Bennington.

Lecture: 5:30 p.m. Ralph S. Clem, professor emeritus at Florida International University, talks about the contentious relationship between Russia and NATO. Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning. Tickets $18 in advance or $20 at the door; call 802-867-0111 or visit greenmtnacademy.org. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester.

Wednesday

Film

"Amuse-bouche: Small bites of French Silent Film Comedy and Media Archaeology": 7 p.m. Early cinema scholar Elyse Singer explores the work of French comic performer and filmmaker Max Linder, considered the world's most famous screen actor before World War I. CAPA Symposium, Bennington College, Bennington.

Music

"An Evening with Norman Kennedy": 8 p.m. Aberdeen native Norman Kennedy performs old Scottish songs, tells stories, and instructs people in traditional weaving techniques, including the rarely practiced community method of waulking (shrinking) cloth accompanied by group song. Deane Carriage Barn, Bennington College, Bennington.

Black Art Jazz Collective: 7:30 p.m. A celebration of African American icons through original compositions. Free. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Ongoing

Queer Paranormal: An exhibition concerning Shirley Jackson and "The Haunting of Hill House." Through Dec. 7. VAPA Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington.

Textures: A group show featuring the work of 19 artists. Every Sunday, Friday and Saturday, until Dec. 1. The Beyond Gallery, 437 Main St., Bennington.

Asa Cheffetz: Vermont Wood Engravings: Highly detailed wood engravings from the 1930s and 40s, inspired by the Vermont countryside. Sept. 21 through Dec. 30. Regional Artists Gallery, Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Visible in Vermont: Our Stories, Our Voices: A multi-generational photo and story exhibition highlighting self-identified people of color living and/or going to school in Vermont. Through Dec. 30. Works on Paper Gallery, Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Color Fields: Bennington Modernism: A look at a critical moment during the 1960s when artists connected to Bennington College led the way in American art. Through Dec. 30. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., 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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