Entertainment calendar for Feb. 13-19 – Bennington Banner

Friday

Miscellaneous

Art exhibit: 4 p.m. An exhibition and sale of original paintings by Hoosick-Brooklyn artist Yucel Erdogan. Captivating gestural birds painted on a variety of found surfaces. Refreshments and live music. SmallSong Gallery, 7 John St., Hoosick Falls.

Theater

Gypsy Layne Cabaret: 8 p.m. Presented by the Vermont Arts Exchange as part of its Basement Music Series. Laughs, thrills, sparkle, and good, old-fashioned twenty-first century sexiness. Tickets $22 in advance through www.vtartxchange.org or 800-838-3006, $27 at the door. Adults only. Doors open at 7. Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington.

“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)”: 7:30 p.m. Three actors take on 37 Shakespeare plays in less than two hours in this irreverent romp by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield. Tickets and information at dorsetplayers.org or 802-867-5777. Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset.

Film

“Shoplifters”: 7 p.m. Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda. Admission $10. Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, 705 Main St., Weston.

Saturday

Theater

Gypsy Layne Cabaret: 8 p.m. Presented by the Vermont Arts Exchange as part of its Basement Music Series. Laughs, thrills, sparkle, and good, old-fashioned twenty-first century sexiness. Tickets $22 in advance through www.vtartxchange.org or 800-838-3006, $27 at the door. Adults only. Doors open at 7. Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington.

“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)”: 7:30 p.m. Three actors take on 37 Shakespeare plays in less than two hours in this irreverent romp by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield. Tickets and information at dorsetplayers.org or 802-867-5777. Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset.

Literary

Author event: 6 p.m. Julia Munemo presents “The Book Keeper: A Memoir of Race, Love, and Legacy,” a novel that is equal parts love story, family interrogation, and racial reckoning. The Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

Mindfulness writing workshop: 10 a.m.-noon. Led by poet, editor, and teacher James Crews. No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation required. Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver St., Bennington.

Miscellaneous

Opening reception: 3 p.m. The 2019 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Shortlist presents 35 of the world’s most notable photobooks of the past year. Show runs through April 15. The gallery is closed on Sundays and Mondays. The Canfield Gallery, 528 East Arlington Road, Arlington.

Dance

Red Hot Valentine’s Dance: 7-10 p.m. DJ Dance Party, glass of champagne and chocolates included in $20 cover charge. Reservations: 802-362-2500. More information at www.wilburtoninn.com. Wilburton Inn, 257 Wilburton Drive, Manchester.

Sunday

Theater

“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)”: 2 p.m. Three actors take on 37 Shakespeare plays in less than two hours in this irreverent romp by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield. Tickets and information at dorsetplayers.org or 802-867-5777. Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset.

Miscellaneous

Historical Society talk: 2 p.m. “Religion Comes To Bennington: From the Puritans to the Separatists,” presented by Don Miller, president of the Bennington Historical Society. Ada Paresky Education Center, Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Hildene talk: 2 p.m. “The Pullman Porter Legacy – Lessons for Today,” with best-selling author, Larry Tye, in celebration of Black History Month. Admission includes talk, reception, book signing “Rising from the Rails,” and “Many Voices” exhibit at Pullman car Sunbeam. Registration: Stephanie@hildene.org or 802-367-7960. Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, 1005 Hildene Road, Manchester.

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Monday

Guided snowshoe walk: 10 a.m. An exploration of Prospect Mountain’s new snowshoe trails. Beginners and experts alike welcome. Family-friendly. Organized by the Vermont Land Trust. Cost of $15 includes trail access and gear rentals. Conditions and more information at prospectmountain.com. Prospect Mountain, Route 9, Woodford.

Tuesday

Music

Bright Brown: 7 p.m. A solo performance by Alex Nahas, a Brooklyn-based avant singer/songwriter who plays the rarely seen Chapman Stick. Tickets $15, including a seat and a pint, at arrivalsbb.brownpapertickets.com. Argyle Brewing Company’s Cambridge Depot, 6 Broad St., Cambridge, New York.

Literary

Author event: 5 p.m. Mystery writers Simone St. James, author of “The Sun Down Motel,” and Jennifer McMahon, author of “The Invited,” in conversation. Tickets are $5, and include a $5 discount on a copy of “The Sun Down Motel.” Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

Miscellaneous

Cook by the Book: 2 p.m. Cookbook discussion group focuses on chili and stews. Free and open to all; drop-ins welcome. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester.

Wednesday

Music

Bennington Composers Concert: 7:30 p.m. Works by former Bennington College Music Composition faculty. Deane Carriage Barn, Bennington College, Bennington.

Miscellaneous

Black bear talk: 1 p.m. Jaclyn Comeau, a wildlife scientist with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department will speak on the black bear population at Prospect Mountain. Free. Information at 802-442 -2575 or 802-447-1921. Prospect Mountain, Route 9, Woodford.

Ongoing

Student Art Show: Works by students of the region’s elementary, middle and high schools. Opens Saturday. Through March 10. Parmelee and Limric Galleries, Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

“Gritty Streets to Green Mountains: Paintings by Scot Borofsky”: This exhibition illustrates the development of Borofsky’s work over the past 40 years, ranging from early spray paintings created in the streets of New York City to his more recent works from his Brattleboro studio. Opens Saturday. Through May 10. Regional Artists Gallery, Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

“(re)Sounding”: Sounds and silences from instruments held in the museum’s collection. Opens Saturday. Through May 25. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

More Than Meets the Eye: A suite of exhibitions addressing important and topical issues. Through March 15. Southern Vermont Arts Center, 930 SVAC Drive, Manchester.

Stu Eichel paintings: Friday through Feb. 19. Opening reception Saturday from 3-5 p.m. Gallery hours Wednesday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.The Small Gallery, Valley Artisans Market, 25 East Main St., Cambridge, New York.

Portraits exhibition: Open group show. Through March 29. Gallery hours Friday, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m. The Beyond Gallery and Gift Shop, 437 Main St., Bennington.

The Strip Show: Through March 30. The show takes inspiration from the many different interpretations of the word “strip.” Originally conceived of as a show of nudes, collages and comic strips and has evolved to include much more. Gallery hours are Mondays 1-6 p.m., Fridays 4-8 p.m. and by appointment. Contact rhondaratray@gmail.com. The Left Bank, 5 Bank St., North Bennington.

Photobook exhibition: The 2019 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Shortlist presents 35 of the world’s most notable photobooks of the past year. Opens Saturday. Through April 15. The gallery is closed on Sundays and Mondays. The Canfield Gallery, 528 East Arlington Road, Arlington.

Watercolor exhibition: Featuring paintings by various artists. The exhibit is open 7 a.m.-8 p.m. daily through April 8. Corridor Gallery, Southwestern Vermont Health Care, 100 Hospital Drive, Bennington.

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