Sandglass Theater Crankie Weekend

PUTNEY – On December 15th at 4pm and 7:30pm and 16th at 3pm Sandglass Theater brings you the mystique and low-tech charm of pairing song and story with rolling pictures. The roster of artists at this year’s annual Crankie Weeekend includes both old and new friends: Eric and Ines Zeller Bass, Anna Patton, Julie Vallimont, Meredith Holch, Brendan Taaffe, Donald Saaf and Matt Sharff.

This dynamic collection of artists will share their work, poetry, song, and magical cranking devices in the celebration of the storytelling medium, which has recently become so popular across New England.


VFW Pearl Harbor/Christmas Party Dinner & Dance Dec. 8th – Public Welcome

VFW Post #1034 will be having a Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony, followed by a Xmas party Saturday, Dec. 8th. Doors open at 5 pm, with a $5 donation at the door. Finger foods will be provided for the dinner portion (sandwiches, cheese & crackers, kielbasa, hot dogs in BBQ sauce, etc.) Bring a gift, and get a gift. Please, nothing over $10. Weathered Roads Band will be playing at 7 pm. Public is welcome to this event. Please call for reservations by Friday, Dec. 7th. 802-257-0438


When I Put On Your Glove by Shoshana Bass at Sandglass Theater

On November 23rd and 24th at 7:30 pm When I Put on Your Glove by Shoshana Bass will play the stage at Sandglass Theater in Putney. Last year Eric Bass, Sandlgass Theater’s artistic director and Shoshana’s father, took Autumn Portraits to the Lizé International Puppet Festival in Taiwan then returned to Putney to play this signature piece at Sandglass Theater for the last time. This year Shoshana will bring her adaptation of the work in When I Put on Your Glove to the festival in Taiwan and return to play on the Sandglass stage during the Putney Craft Tour weekend.


Alternative First Wednesday Fun!

Dear  First Wednesday  Afficionados,

Due to unforseen circumstances, this First Wednesday lecture will not be presented this month. Instead, consider Joining us instead for a sampling of independent films from KANOPY, our newest video streaming service!


“Charles Henry’s Final Curtain” Original Musical Premieres at Main Street Arts

SAXTONS RIVER, Vt. – On the heels of its big splash productions of Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Jesus Christ Superstar and its upcoming winter production of Chicago, Main Street Arts is mining into its own creative resources closer to home to offer an original, brand-new production opening Friday, Nov. 9 for a two-weekend run.
The world premiere of Charles Henry’s Final Curtain, an old-fashioned vaudeville musical, is a celebration of the creative spirit of a Vermont native whose own creativity took him all over the state with his performing family, leaving a legacy of entertainment and painted theater curtains in at least 16 towns.


Vermont Jazz Center Presents: Emerging Artist Festival

The Vermont Jazz Center is excited to present its first annual Emerging Artists Festival on Friday evening, November 2nd in downtown Brattleboro during Gallery Walk and all day Saturday, November 3rd at the Vermont Jazz Center. This event is in collaboration with area schools and colleges, the Boys and Girls Club, Strolling of the Heifers, BrattRock, Youth Services, Gallery Walk and the Downtown Brattleboro Alliance. The VJC’s goal is to use this annual Emerging Artists Festival to cultivate a greater interest and deeper knowledge of jazz amongst younger audiences, to connect with our region’s youth and ultimately boost their attendance throughout the year. As a participatory event, VJC’s Emerging Artist Festival will break down barriers to accessing the arts, especially for the region’s young people.


Absurdist Geek Comedian Ed Smyth

Ed Smyth will weave a bent-mind fabric of brain-twisted topics and micro-sketches as the featured performer of the “3rd Thursdays @ 33” series opener on October 18 at 7:00 PM at Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls. He’s an intellect-friendly, upbeat, one-man vaudeville act for grown-ups with a silly streak.

Based in Troy, NY, Ed performs his “Geek Comedy Hour” regularly in coffeehouses, performance spaces, and venues throughout the northeast with bits like Wally the Happy Talking Neutrino, a Neanderthal with a primitive folk-song magic-bit Tom Jones act, a fresh dairy products sea chanty, “Vladimir Lenin Live In Vegas”, kazoo heavy metal, a Bronx gangster movie version of Snow White, warped history, the funk-o-licious pickle song, Micro Fun, and more. No politics, no mean jokes.


Karaoke at the Brattleboro VFW

Brattleboro Post #1034 Auxiliary will be hosting a karaoke Friday Sept. 28th. Doors open on the hall side at 7 pm. Karaoke is from 8 pm – 12 am. $5 cover charge includes snacks. The public is invited to this event.


POW/MIA Dinner Dance Open to the Public

The Brattleboro VFW located at 40 Black Mountain Road will be having their POW/MIA Dinner & Dance Saturday, September 8th.

Dinner will be pot roast, potatoes, root vegetables, cottage cheese, and blueberry dessert. Cost is $10 per person for the dinner & dance, or $5 per person for the dance only once the meal is over. Doors open at 5 pm, meal is served at 6 pm. Weathered Roads Band will be playing starting around 7 pm. The public is invited to this event.


Sean-Nós Singing and Traditional Music of Ireland

Join us on on Monday, September 3rd, at River Valley Akido for an evening of music inspired by the greatest Irish traditions! The musicians speak both English and Irish. Local influences include Caitlín Ní Dhomhnaill, Lillis Ó Laoire, Áine Bn. Uí Laoi, Mairead Ní Mhaonaigh.

Having studied music at University, picking up pipes and accordion along the way, while remaining true to his original influences by pursuing a path as a singer, this singer has performed to audiences in Ireland and across the world and worked with some of the best in traditional music!