Entertainment calendar for Nov. 8 through 14

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Thursday

Theater

"Les Miserables:"
7 p.m. Presented by the Mount Anthony Union High School Drama Club. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased in the MAU Main Office. MAUHS, 301 Park St., Bennington.

"Titanic: Tragedy and Trial": 6:30 p.m. Presented by Burr and Burton Academy's Performing Arts Department. Tickets are $7 for BBA students, faculty and staff, $10 for the general public and can be purchased at bbatickets.com. Riley Center for The Arts, Burr and Burton Academy, 57 Seminary Ave., Manchester.

Miscellaneous

Exhibit:
2 p.m. A tribute to Town of Hoosick soldiers who gave their lives during World War I. The Hoosick Falls Community Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Hoosick Falls Armory (HAYC3), 80 Church St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

Friday

Theater

"Les Miserables:"
7 p.m. Presented by the Mount Anthony Union High School Drama Club. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased in the MAU Main Office. MAUHS, 301 Park St., Bennington.

"Titanic: Tragedy and Trial": 6:30 p.m. Presented by Burr and Burton Academy's Performing Arts Department. Tickets are $7 for BBA students, faculty and staff, $10 for the general public and can be purchased at bbatickets.com. Riley Center for The Arts, Burr and Burton Academy, 57 Seminary Ave., Manchester.

Music

"Powers After Hours":
8 p.m. Live music, a mix of Americana music with folk, jazz, funk, chamber, alternative rock, country, indy featuring singer, songwriter Hilary Chase, Molly Dore, Maddy Wood, Imani Lewis-Shirley, Foster Powell and Amayi Anders at Powers Market in North Bennington. Food and beverages available. Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 students with a valid student ID. Visit vtartxchange.org or call 802-442-5549 for more information.

Miscellaneous

Book event: 7:30 p.m. "Bread and Roses, Too" by Katherine Patterson, a novel of historical fiction that tells the story of the 1912 "Bread and Roses" strike in the Lawrence, Mass. textile mills through the eyes of an Italian-American girl and a runaway boy. Dorset Playhouse, Cheney Road, Dorset.

Literary

Author talk:
6 p.m. Madeleine May Kunin, "Coming of Age: My Journey to the Eighties." The former Vermont governor shares her new memoir. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

Miscellaneous

Exhibit:
11 a.m. A tribute to Town of Hoosick soldiers who gave their lives during World War I. The Taconic Pipe Band will perform at 7 p.m. Hoosick Falls Armory (HAYC3), 80 Church St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

Saturday

Theater

"Les Miserables:"
2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Presented by the Mount Anthony Union High School Drama Club. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased in the MAU Main Office. MAUHS, 301 Park St., Bennington.

"Titanic: Tragedy and Trial": 6:30 p.m. Presented by Burr and Burton Academy's Performing Arts Department. Tickets are $7 for BBA students, faculty and staff, $10 for the general public and can be purchased at bbatickets.com. Riley Center for The Arts, Burr and Burton Academy, 57 Seminary Ave., Manchester.

For kids

Author talk:
11 a.m. Eric Dawson, "Putting Peace First: 7 Commitments to Change the World" a practical guide to identifying and solving injustices filled with inspiring stories of real young peacemakers who have addressed problems ranging from hunger to gun violence. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

Literary

Author talk:
6 p.m. James Geary, "Wit's End: What Wit Is, How It Works, and Why We Need It." The author will examine key aspects of wit through a variety of examples and engage the audience through word games, creativity tests, and a pun competition. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

Music

Concert:
7 p.m. Michael Chinworth brings new and old works and treasured covers to acoustic grand piano. With vocalists Jude Shimer and Tuva Eid. Pay what you will. Carriage Barn, Park-McCullough House, 1 Park St., North Bennington.

Concert: 4 p.m. Williams Gospel Choir performs "How Excellent." Chapin Hall, Williams College, Williamstown, Mass.

Folk Americana: 7:30 p.m. The Rough & Tumble, formerly from Nashville, now find themselves living full time on the road, in a 16-foot camper with an 85-pound puppy named Puddle. The music on their new album was said to be "as cozy, comfortable, and inviting as a well-worn couch" (Mountain Xpress). Tickets are $20; a pre-concert dinner is available for $25. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Call 802-247-4295 or email info@brandon-music.net for reservations or more information. Brandon Music, 333 Jones Drive, Brandon.

Miscellaneous

Exhibit:
11 a.m. A tribute to Town of Hoosick soldiers who gave their lives during World War I. Ceremony to commemorate the Armistice by committing a time capsule to be buried in Liberty Memorial Park. Hoosick Falls Armory (HAYC3), 80 Church St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

Cookie Bake-Off: 1-2:30 p.m. Contest for home bakers; bring your favorite cookie or bar cookie. To benefit the Community Food Cupboard. Details at www.northshire.com. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

Lecture: 2 p.m. "Restorative Justice: How Vermont, Argentina and Rwanda Wrestle with Crime, the Past and Rebuilding Community." With Norwich University professor Rowley Brucken. The Left Bank, 5 Bank St., North Bennington.

Conference: 8 a.m. - 7:45 p.m. "One Hundred Years of Communism in the USA." An exploration of the party's evolution, leadership, and demise since its founding in 1919. Griffin Hall, room 3, Williams College, Williamstown, Mass.

Sunday

Miscellaneous

Bennington Veterans Day parade:
11 a.m. Starting from the Armory on South Street and proceeding to the Vermont Veterans Home. Hosted by VFW post 1332 in Bennington.

Veterans Day observance: 11 a.m. Presenters will discuss the American experience in the Revolutionary War, The War of 1812 and World War I. Bennington Battlefield, NY RT-67, Hoosick, N.Y.

Tuesday

Theater

Staged reading:
6:30 p.m. "Bread and Roses, Too," presented by the Dorset Players and Maple Street School students with teacher Conor Welch. Free and open to the public. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.

Film

"No M s Beb s":
7 p.m. Social Change Film Series, co-hosted by the Bennington College Engagement Center, the Williams College Davis Center, and the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Multicultural Education Resource Center. A conversation with MCLA professor Hannah Noel will follow the screening. Sullivan Lounge, MCLA, North Adams, Mass.

Literary

Author talk:
6 p.m. Mystery writer Archer Mayor will talk about his new book, "Bury the Lead." Stamford Community Library, 986 Main Road, Stamford.

Miscellaneous

Poetry/spoken word:
7:15 p.m. Open mic night; sign up at 7 p.m. Five-minute time limit. The Tap House, 309 County St., Bennington. Free.

Lecture: 5:30 p.m. David Golibersuch on "Greenland's North Pole Legacy — Black, White and Eskimo," the second talk in his Arctic exploration series. Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Hunter Seminar Room, Burr and Burton Academy, 57 Seminary Avenue, Manchester.

Wednesday

Theater

Auditions:
6:30-9 p.m. The Dorset Players will hold auditions for their winter production, "Sylvia," by A.R. Gurney. on Wednesday and Thursday. Available roles are Sylvia, a physically agile actress in her 20s; two actors ranging in age from mid 30s to 50s to play the parts of Greg and Tom; two actresses, also middle aged, for the roles of Kate and Phyllis and an actress of indiscriminate age to play Leslie. Performances will be the weekends of March 1, 2, 3 and 8, 9, 10. Scripts are available at the Dorset Players office. Dorset Playhouse, 173 Cheney Road, Dorset.

Ongoing

"Inside Out" art show: Southern Vermont Arts Center's Fall Member Show displays the work of SVAC's 200 plus artist members. Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. 930 SVAC Drive, Manchester. Through Nov. 18.

Pastel Society juried show: Forty pastel paintings were selected by jurors Peter Seltzer and Doug Dawson from the many images submitted. Laumeister Art Center of Southern Vermont College, 44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington. Through Nov. 17.

Bennington and the Great War: An exhibition that explores the impact of World War I on the small town of Bennington. Over 500 Bennington men joined the armed forces, and about half of that number saw service in Europe. For many of them it was their first time outside of Vermont. Through Dec. 30. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Exhibition: Scalar, by Torkwase Dyson. Though working in multiple mediums, Dyson describes herself as a painter who uses distilled geometric abstraction to create an idiosyncratic language both expressive and diagrammatic. Through Dec. 15. VAPA Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington.

Works on Paper Gallery: "Where Did You Come From Anyway?" is an exhibition of works by Pat Musick, a retrospective of work from her career spanning 55 years. On view through Dec. 30. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Exhibition: "Transition: Decade of Decision, 1989-1999. Mass MoCA will host a temporary exhibition of the photographs, found objects and archival materials gathered from its Marshall Street mill complex by local artist, firefighter, and community volunteer Christopher Gillooly. On view through Dec. 2 in Building 26/34. 1315 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, Massachusetts.




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