Entertainment calendar for Oct. 11-16

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Friday

Theater

"Water, Water Everywhere...": 7:30 p.m. Written by Oldcastle's Producing Artistic Director Eric Peterson, the play takes its inspiration from the local PFOA water contamination crisis. For additional information or to order tickets, call 802-447-0564 or visit www.oldcastletheatre.org. Oldcastle Theatre Company, 331 Main St., Bennington.

"Gaslight": 7:30 p.m. The psychological drama by British playwright Patrick Hamilton is the longest running non-musical to have played on Broadway. Tickets at dorsetplayers.com/tickets or by calling 802-867-5570 weekdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset.

"Indecent": 7:30 p.m. Paula Vogel's Tony-award-winning play about a group of actors who risked everything for theatre. Tickets available at westonplayhouse.org online and by calling 802-824-5288. Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, 705 Main St., Weston.

Literary

Author event: 7 p.m. Mari Yoshihara will speak about her new book, "Dearest Lenny: Letters from Japan and the Making of the World Maestro," which interweaves the history of Leonard Bernstein's transformation from an American icon to a world maestro with an intimate story of his relationships with two Japanese individuals. CAPA Symposium, Bennington College, Bennington.

Author event: 6 p.m. Archer Mayor presents "Bomber's Moon," the latest in the Joe Gunther detective series. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester.

Miscellaneous

Lecture: 1 p.m. "A Case Study in Software Vulnerabilities: The Zoom Webcam Flaw," presented by software developer Chris Vasselli and Serpenti Sei. Dickinson 232, Bennington College, Bennington.

The Grand Event: 5 to 8 p.m. A fun night of music, dancing, tasty food, fall-themed arts and crafts, and other fun activities for kids and their grandparents, aunts, uncles, parents or other adult guardians. Red carpet entry, disco ball, DJ, limbo, and more. To benefit Meals on Wheels. Bennington Elementary School, 128 Park St, Bennington.

Saturday

Theater

"Water, Water Everywhere..." 7:30 p.m. Oldcastle Theatre Company. See Friday listing.

"Gaslight": 7:30 p.m. Dorset Players. See Friday listing.

"Indecent": 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Weston Playhouse Theatre Company. See Friday listing.

Music

Jazz concert: 8 p.m. Pianist and composer Joining Bakriges, Billy Arnold on drums, and Avery Sharpe on bass. The conclusion of the Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley Jazz Concert season. Free-will donation to benefit the West River Habitat for Humanity. Historic Memorial Hall, 14 West Main St., Wilmington.

Literary

Author event: 2 p.m. Poet Terry Hauptman reads from "The Tremulous Seasons," the completion of her triptych of poetry collections. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester.

Author event: 6 p.m. Lisa Lutz presents her dark and provocative novel "The Swallows." Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester.

Sunday

Theater

"Water, Water Everywhere..." 2 p.m. Oldcastle Theatre Company. See Friday listing.

"Gaslight": 2 p.m. Dorset Players. See Friday listing.

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"Indecent": 3 p.m. Weston Playhouse Theatre Company. See Friday listing.

Music

Music from Salem: 4 p.m. The Fall 2019 Chamber Music concert featuring the Julius Quartet, $25 or pay-what-you-can. Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, New York.

Monday

Miscellaneous

Italy in Bennington: 7 p.m. Local residents tell the stories that connect them to Italy. Speakers include figurative painter Stella Ehrich, sculptor Fred X Brownstein, author Robert Guarino and librarian Judy Matz. A Q&A will follow. CAPA Symposium, Bennington College.

Auditions: 6 p.m "It's a Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play." Southern Vermont Arts Center, 930 SVAC Drive, Manchester. Show date: Dec. 13.

Tuesday

Miscellaneous

Lecture: 5:30 p.m. Steven Arcone, retired from U.S. Army's Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, talks about Antarctica. Admission $22. Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning. Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room, 57 Seminary Ave., Manchester.

Auditions: 6 p.m "It's a Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play." Southern Vermont Arts Center, 930 SVAC Drive, Manchester. Show date: Dec. 13.

Wednesday

Theater

"Water, Water Everywhere..." 7:30 p.m. Oldcastle Theatre Company. See Friday listing.

Literary

Poetry reading: 7 p.m. Anne Waldman, a prolific and active poet, performer, and cultural activist who has authored more than forty-five volumes of poetry and poetics, reads. Part of the Poetry at Bennington series. Tishman Lecture Hall, Bennington College, Bennington.

Ongoing

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.

Fields of Change: 1960s Vermont: An exploration of a complex time that in many ways has come to define Vermont as it is today more than any other historic moment. Through Nov. 3. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Contemporary American Regionalism: Vermont Perspectives: Featuring work from 11 contemporary Vermont-associated artists working in sculpture, fiber art, drawing and painting, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester. Through Oct. 20.

North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show: Outdoor sculptures and gallery exhibits throughout the historic village of North Bennington. Self-guided, open 24/7. Accessible, free and open to the public. Locations from 48 to 66 Main St., North Bennington. Through Nov. 3. For more information, visit www.nbossvt.org.

The Impossible Career of Petra Andrejova-Molnar: Katarina Burin spent a decade developing a career for the fictional Andrejova-Molnar, conducting meticulous historical research to aid her production of models and drawings; decor such as furniture, ceramics, textiles, and wallpaper; and ephemera such as photographs, letters, and catalogs. Through Saturday. Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington.

Contemporary American Regionalism: Using the Southern Vermont Arts Center's permanent collection as a point of departure, this exhibition will be an opportunity to consider contemporary American regionalism and the role art plays in society. Through Oct. 20. Southern Vermont Arts Center, SVAC Drive, Manchester.Sacred Places: Photographs by Ron Rosenstock. Through Oct. 20. Southern Vermont Arts Center, SVAC Drive, Manchester.The Banner entertainment calendar publicizes events of broad public interest. 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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