Five events not to miss this week in Southern Vermont, week of Jan. 4
Sam Brakeley: Author of "Skiing with Henry Knox" discusses the book detailing his 330-mile cross-country ski trek through Vermont at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 at Bartleby's Books, 17 West Main St., Wilmington. Free.
Ski for Heat: Bob Stannard and Those Dangerous Bluesmen lay down hot grooves, with Stannard on harmonica and a roster of special guests, in annual benefit raising money for home heating assistance. Show starts at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Manchester Eagles Club, Route 11/30, Manchester Center. Suggested donation $20 at the door.
Alex Torres and his Latin Orchestra: Vermont Arts Exchange kicks off its Basement Music Series with return engagement for New York-based 12-piece Latin band at 8 p.n. Saturday, Jan, 11 at Bennington Brush building, 190 North St., Bennington. Tickets $20 advance, $25 at the door, $10 students. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Organ Concert: Estey Organ Museum presents Gavin Klein, performing works by J.S. Bach, Elgar, Buxtehude, Anderson, Boellmann and others at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 at Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St., Brattleboro. Admission is by $10 suggested donation. Contact the Estey Organ Museum at esteyorganmuseum.org or visit the Epsilon Spires event page at epsilonspires.org.
Champian Fulton: Acclaimed pianist and vocalist performs with her quartet at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan, 18 at Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill. Tickets: vtjazz.org, by email at email@example.com, by phone 802-254-9088 or at In The Moment, 143 Main St., Brattleboro.
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