Entertainment calendar for the week of June 6 through 12
"RED": 7:30 p.m. The Oldcastle Theatre Company presents John Logan's electrifying play "RED," which sends abstract expressionist master Mark Rothko into battle with his demons. The play opens Oldcastle's 48th season. For additional information or tickets visit oldcastletheatre.org or call 802-447-1267. Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington. See story, Page B8.
Poetry reading: 7 p.m. Rage Hezekiah will give a poetry reading from her book "Stray Harbor." Bennington Bookshop, 467 Main St., Bennington.
Author event: 6 p.m. Anna Francese Gass will read from "Heirloom Kitchen: Heritage Recipes and Family Stories from the Tables of Immigrant Women," a celebration of the culinary traditions of strong, empowering immigrant women and the remarkable diversity that is American food. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.
"RED": 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Oldcastle Theatre Company. See Friday listing.
Poetry workshop: 12 p.m. Join local poet James Crews as he returns to the Frost House to offer this generative writing workshop focused on mindfulness and the act of writing fearlessly from the heart. Robert Frost Stone House Museum, 121 Route 7A, Shaftsbury.
Author event: 6 p.m. Author/photographer team Randi and Nic Minetor present "Birding New England," a new book for which they spent 2017-2018 birding every corner of New England to photograph more than 300 species of birds. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.
Violin and piano concert: 3 p.m. Tony Lu and Kaori Washiyama perform works by Franz Schubert and Johannes Brahms. Washiyama (violin and viola) and Lu (piano) will present both early and late chamber works to show the stylistic and compositional development of the composers. Park McCullough House, 1 Park St., North Bennington.
Chamber ensembles: 7 p.m. Taconic Music presents the return of ensembles from Kinhaven Music School's Young Artist Seminar.
Dvorak's String Quintet, Op.97, Poulenc's Sextet for Piano and Winds and Shostakovich's Quintet for Piano and Strings. Admission is $10 at the door, with all proceeds benefiting Taconic Music's educational outreach programs. Zion Episcopal Church, 5167 Main St., Manchester Center.
The Beeline Ramblers: 7 p.m. Virtuoso performers, Fran and Lisa Mandeville perform original and traditional music with a unique blend of folk, American bluegrass, and old-timey music. Admission is $5 for adults, free for those under 18. Petersburgh Veterans Memorial Community Center, 71 Main St., Petersburgh, New York.
Opening reception: 5 p.m. "Reflections — The Intangible Things," Southern Vermont artist Dona Mara's first solo show since 2016 and her largest career concept show. StART Space Art Gallery, 263 Depot St., Manchester. "Reflections" runs through July 20.
"RED": 2 p.m., Oldcastle Theatre Company. See Friday listing.
Pottery demonstration: 12 to 6 p.m. A presentation on traditional Korean pottery by artist Adam Field, who studied traditional pottery making techniques at Ohbuja Onggi in Ipo-ri, Gyeong-Gi Do, a 7th generation Onggi studio. Free; registrations requested by calling 413-652-2492. Jackie Sedlock Pottery, 1179 North Mason Hill Road, Pownal. Checking www.jackiesedlock.com for directions is advised.
Play reading: 2 p.m. The Manchester Players read "Church & State," a fast-paced, witty and funny play by Jason Odell Williams that looks at faith, politics and "the Twitter." Donations accepted. Proceeds benefit Moms Demand Action.To reserve a seat, call 802-362-2500. The Wilburton Inn, 257 Wilburton Drive, Manchester.
Open mic night: 7:15 p.m. All-genre, anything goes evening of songs, poems, stories, or whatever. Sign-ups at 7 p.m. Five-minute time limit. Presented by the Bennington Area Arts Council, with Charlie Rossiter, MC. Free. Tap House, 309 County St., Bennington.
Lecture: 5:30 p.m. Katie Wood Kirchhoff, the associate curator at Shelburne Museum, investigates archival treasures that illuminate the hunting and fishing pictures of artist Ogden Pleissner (1905-1983), an American 20th-century painter who spent many years in Southern Vermont. Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning. Registration $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Call 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org. Hunter Seminar Room, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester.
"RED": 7:30 p.m., Oldcastle Theatre Company. See Friday listing.
Dwayne Carlton: 6 p.m. Part of the annual summer Wednesday Woodfired Pizza and Music Nights series. Open to the public with no cover charge. West Mountain Inn, 144 West Mountain Inn Road, Arlington.
"The Adventures of Robin Hood: 7 p.m. An adaptation presented by the Southshire Community School. Rain date is June 13 at 7 p.m. Southshire Community School, 24 Bank St., North Bennington.
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 Sept. 15. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.
Color | Gesture: Early Works by Emily Mason. Small in size, yet vast in scale and power. Through Sept. 8. Works on Paper Gallery, Bennington Museum 75 Main St., Bennington.
Passage in Time: Works by Barbara Ackerman. Through June 23. Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington.
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.
(Im)Possibilities of Landscape: This senior curatorial work by Bennington College graduate Sophia Gasparro ’19 explores representations of landscape, domesticity, and sense of place, utilizing Bennington’s unique collection of art, including pieces like Wallace Putnam’s 1959 Horse and Cart on Beach, and Charles Burchfield’s 1915 studies for paintings. Through Sept. 1. Robert Frost Stone House Museum, 121 VT-7A, Shaftsbury.
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