2017-02-15 / Arts and Entertainment

A & E Calender

Hunter exhibit at
Gallery North Star

GRAFTON — Gallery North Star, 151 Townshend Road in Grafton, presents a solo show of new paintings by nationally acclaimed artist Charlie Hunter. The exhibition will run from Friday, Feb. 17 through March 19. An opening reception for the artist will be held on Friday, Feb. 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. For more information call (802) 843- 2465 or visit the gallery’s website at www.gnsgrafton.com.

‘Broth’ performed
at Landmark College

PUTNEY — At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 17, and Saturday, February 18, Landmark College will present a performance of “Broth,” a dramatic comedy set in the late 1960s in a northeastern coastal town. The play was written by Landmark College Assistant Professor Nevada Bromley, who initially developed a first draft for a workshop production with Landmark College students in 2011. The play was finished and presented as a staged reading by The Apron Theater Company in 2015. The upcoming performance will be the first fully staged performance of the completed play. “Broth” will be performed at the Greenhoe Theater, located in the Fine Arts Building on the Landmark College campus at 19 River Road South in Putney. Free and open to the public, the play runs approximately 90 minutes.

Bayou X to play
at supper dance

TOWNSHEND — On Saturday, Feb. 18, from 6 to 9 p.m., Community Hope & Action of Townshend will host a free community supper and dance. This month’s event will have a Mardi Gras theme — beads and masks will be available. The band, Bayou X, will be playing Zydeco and Cajun music, so get ready to boogie. The dinner, cooked by the Community Hope & Action team, will be from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Townshend Town Hall; music and dancing will follow upstairs from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information or questions, please email Community Hope & Action at communityhopeandaction@gmail.com or call (802) 365-4700 with any questions. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. This event is substance free and is open to people of all ages, from all towns. Thanks to West River Valley Thrives for funding this month’s band.

‘CAMP-A-LOT’ to be
performed at NEYT

BRATTLEBORO — “CAMP-A-LOT" (new old stories of the Round Table) will be performed until Feb. 19 at New England Youth Theatre (NEYT) in Brattleboro. The play was written by long-time NEYT director, Peter Gould. Twelve campers and four counselors guide the audience on a magic journey of strange campfire story-telling, role-playing, special effects, and sudden dancing. "CAMP-A-LOT" features great young character work, Monty-Python-style word play, some important life lessons and the always zany and energetic physical comedy in the popular Gould and Stearns style. Performances are: Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets for these performances are $7 for students, $11 for adults, and $10 for seniors.

‘Series’ exhibit at
Landmark College

PUTNEY — An art exhibition titled “Series,” curated by Landmark College art faculty member Christie Herbert, will open at the Landmark College Fine Arts Gallery with a reception on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. “Series” features five artists who live and work in Windham County: Ricia Gordon, Stephen Procter, Michael Poster, Elizabeth Ungerleider, and Susan Wilson. The exhibit will be open daily through April 14. Admission is free. The Landmark College Fine Arts Gallery is open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Landmark College is at 19 River Road South in Putney.

Free dance party
for community

PUTNEY — Next Stage Arts Project invites the community to celebrate the completion of its capital campaign with a free community dance party featuring The American Symphony of Soul, on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. The American Symphony of Soul is a 10-piece R&B powerhouse that has muscled its way to status as a mainstay on the Cambridge music scene. An airtight rhythm section combines with crisp horns in support of a soulful vocalist to create music that inspires both reflection and movement offering a big sound and high energy. This event is part of Next Stage’s celebration of the completion of its $1.7 million capital campaign with the Putney Historical Society, to renovate the historic 1841 building at 15 Kimball Hill in Putney. Thanks to support from hundreds of individual donors, organizations and foundations, the space is now fully accessible, and features a state of the art performance space and community center. For information about upcoming events and more, please visit online at www.nextstagearts.org.

Raise the Roof resumes
with Wanda Houston

PROCTORSVILLE — On Sunday, March 5, at 4 p.m., the Raise the Roof winter concert series will resume with a stellar performance by the beautiful Wanda Houston, known for her soulful singing of blues, funk, jazz and dusky romantic standards. Houston will be joined on stage by the renowned Eugene Uman on keyboard and Dave Picchi on acoustic bass. The concert will be held at Gethsemane Church on Depot St. Admission is $10 at the door

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