Entertainment calendar for Sept. 12-18




Public forum: 7 p.m. Vermont's Energy Future: a conversation with Sen. Christopher Bray, Chair of Vermont Senate Natural Resources and Energy; Robert Dostis, VP Governmental Affairs, Green Mountain Power; Darren Springer, General Manager, Burlington Electric. CAPA Symposium, Bennington College, Bennington.



Author event: 6 p.m. Vermont writer Gary Meffe presents his new novel, "The Wizard of Odd." Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St.,Manchester.



John Davidson: 7:30 p.m. One of America's foremost entertainers, best known as the TV host of The Hollywood Squares and That's Incredible!, as well as the guest host of The Tonight Show, will sing and tell stories. All seats $25. Oldcastle Theatre Company, 331 Main St., Bennington.

Andy Avery and the A Team: 7 p.m. Bluegrass, folk, rock and originals. A$10 donation is suggested at the door. All proceeds go to the Jamaica Community Arts Council. Doors open at 6 p.m. Jamaica Town Hall, 3735 VT Route 30, Jamaica.


Contra, square dance: 7:30 to 10:30. North Berkshire Community Dance, with Pioneer Valley fiddler Annika Amstutz and Peter Madsen of the Russet Trio on guitar. Caller Quena Crain of Bennington will teach all the dances. Come with or without a partner; beginners welcomed. Williamstown Community Preschool, 777 Main St., Williamstown, Massachusetts.


Movie matinee: 2 p.m. A recent drama (Rated PG-13) about a Cincinnati librarian who helps a group of homeless people take refuge at the public library in order to survive a brutal winter night.Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver St., Bennington.


Author event: 6 p.m. David Huddle presents "Hazel," a moving portrait of a woman's long, paradoxical, Vermont life, revealed in found documents. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester.


Quiltfest: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over 150 quilts, 18 Guild Challenge wall hangings, vendors, demonstrations, consignment boutique, raffle quilt and a special exhibit of 25 quilts and wall hangings by local quilter Mary Kohler. Guest quilter Beth Helfter of EvaPaige Quilt Designs speaks at 1 p.m. Mount Anthony Union Middle School, 747 East Road., Bennington.

Lecture: 11 a.m. Dusty Griffin presents "A History of the Hopper." Sponsored by the Williamstown Historical Museum. Community Room, Sweetwood, 1611 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown, Massachusetts.



Jews and Sufis: Shared Music Traditions: 3 p.m. The acclaimed D NYA Ensemble performs with singers from Bennington College and Williams College and the choir of Israel Congregation of Manchester. Remarks by Edwin Seroussi, professor of musicology at Hebrew University. Deane Carriage Barn, Bennington College, Bennington.

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Quiltfest: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See Saturday listing.

Natty Bumppo, a Walloomsac Legend: 2 p.m. Presented by historians Joyce Brewer and Corinne Eldred. Bennington Historical Society meeting. Free. Ada Paresky Education Center, Bennington Museum, 75 W. Main St., Bennington.



"Endzeit/Ever After": 7 p.m. Part of the annual Williams College German and Austrian Film Festival. Two women struggle for safety in a post-apocalyptic eastern Germany. In German with English subtitles. Free. Images Cinema, 50 Spring St., Williamstown, Massachusetts.



Lecture: 5:30 p.m. Jared Sexton speaks on "Basic Black," a consideration of what would happen, theoretically and practically, if all colors were re-imagined and re-envisioned as blackness in the most expansive sense. Clark Art Institute, 225 South St., Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Lecture: 5:30 p.m. Economist Peter Radford talks about the modern corporation. Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning. Registration is $18 in advance and $22 at the door. For more information or to register, call 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org. Hunter Seminar Room, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester.

Public forum: 6:30 p.m. Extinction Rebellion will give a presentation about the riveting UK-founded grassroots movement which has been growing internationally as an immediate response to October 2018 Climate Crisis reports. VAPA Margot Tenney Theater, Bennington College, Bennington.



Lecture: 1 p.m. Robert Tegart will explore legends, stories and myths regarding the early history of Bennington. The last presentation in the Old First Church summer lecture series. Free. For more information, contact Robert Tegart at 315-982-4053 or rttegs@gmail.com. Old First Church, 66 Monument Ave., Old 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.

Village Enlightenment: Print Culture in Rural Vermont, 1810-1860. Featured in this exhibition are engravings, maps, and books published and/or illustrated by the "Greenbush Group," a small circle of artisans, entrepreneurs, and printmaker/publishers from Windsor County, Vermont. Through Sunday. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

The Painter's Eye: Works by landscape artist Virginia McNeice, who drew inspiration from the natural beauty of the countryside she loved. Sept. 6 through Oct. 1. Valley Artisans Market's "Small Gallery," 25 East Main St. (Rte 372), Cambridge, New York.

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; d cor such as furniture, ceramics, textiles, and wallpaper; and ephemera such as photographs, letters, and catalogs. Through Oct. 13. Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington.

East/West: Long Island-based artist Colin Goldberg's artwork explores the intersection of painting and digital media. His technology-fueled paintings have been featured in WIRED, The New York Times and PBS. Through Oct. 6. 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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