Dance Party at the Brattleboro VFW

The Brattleboro VFW at 40 Black Mountain Road will be having a dance Saturday, Oct. 19th. Version 6 Band will be playing from 7pm-11pm. Doors open at 6 pm. $10 cover charge per person. Public is welcome to this event. Sponsored by Elwin Hamilton. Please have a designated driver if you are drinking.

Emma’s Revolution Concert Oct. 25 To Benefit CASP

They’re back! — Emma’s Revolution will return to All Souls Church on Friday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. with a concert to benefit the Community Asylum Seekers Project (CASP).

Pat Humphries and Sandy O, the duo that makes up Emma’s Revolution, were among the many musicians who performed for the sold-out Pete Seeger 100th celebration at the church back in May. They are returning to lend their enthusiastic support for CASP, whose mission is to provide basic needs and a supportive community for those in the process of seeking asylum in the United States.

Concert to Benefit Asylum Seekers

WEST BRATTLEBORO, Vt. – The duo Emma’s Revolution will present a concert to benefit the Community Asylum Seekers Project Friday, Oct. 25 at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church at 7:30 p.m.

   Emma’s Revolution is the dynamic, award-winning activist duo of Pat Humphries and Sandy O, whose songs have been sung for the Dalai Lama, covered for Holly Near and praised by Pete Seeger.

   With beautiful harmonies and genre-defying eclecticism, the performance will include tributes to Seeger, a friend and mentor to the duo.

The Akwaaba Ensemble and U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo at Next Stage on Friday, October 4

Next Stage Arts Project presents The Akwaaba Ensemble, traditional African drumming and dance, at Next Stage on Friday, October 4 at 7:30 pm.  Opening for Akwaaba Ensemble will be award-winning performance artist, singer, musician and author U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo. Tickets are $20 advance available online, at the Putney General Store and at Turn It Up! in Brattleboro, and $24 at the door. Next Stage is located at 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, VT, and features a recently-renovated state of the art performance space with a great dance floor, sound system, and beer and wine cash bar.

Vermont Jazz Septet On Stage at Main Street Arts

SAXTONS RIVER, Vt. – The Vermont Jazz Center Sextet makes a return visit to Main Street Arts in a performance Friday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. featuring the music of some of the greats of jazz.

Works by Duke Ellington, Miles Davis and Art Blakey, mixed in with some original music and arrangements written by members of the ensemble, promise an up tempo experience for lovers of jazz.

Dinner/Dance at the Brattleboro VFW Public Welcome

VFW Post #1034 will be having their  POW/MIA dinner dance Saturday, Sept. 14th. Doors open at 5 pm, dinner served at 6 pm, and dance begins at 7 pm. $10 charge will be for the dinner & dance, or $5 for the dance only after the meal is over. Dinner will be applesauce, garlic roast pork, baked potato, roasted veggies, and blueberry dessert. Reservations are needed by Thursday, Sept. 12th.

Fourth Annual Brattleboro Youth Rock Festival Comes to Town Saturday, September 28; Official 2019 Line-up Announced

Youth bands and solo artists from around New England are gearing up to take the stage at the Fourth Annual Brattleboro Youth Rock Festival. BrattRock 2019 comes to 118 Elliot in downtown Brattleboro on Saturday, September 28. Gates open at 2:30 PM and performances take place on two stages, one indoor and one outdoor, between 3:00 and 10:00 PM.

In addition to non-stop live music, the festival features food vendors, interactive performances by the New England Center for Circus Arts, crafts and games, and plenty of family fun. All are invited to attend this all-ages community event.

Puppets in Paradise

Sandglass Theater announces the return of our most beloved community event: Puppets in Paradise! This year we are thrilled to present this biennial fundraiser in partnership with Retreat Farm in Brattleboro. Retreat Farm, Ltd., is an independent nonprofit working to restore this Farm as a place for you to learn, play, and gather. 

Open Auditions for Shoot the Moon Theater Company’s Halloween Spectacular, Aug 26

BRATTLEBORO — Shoot the Moon Theater Company will hold open auditions for its Annual Halloween Spectacular on Monday, August 26 at 7 p.m., at Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery at 139 Main St.

Participants do not need to prepare any material; they will be asked to read from provided pages at the audition. Rehearsals will begin early-September. The show will perform Oct. 24, 25, 31, and Nov. 1 & 2.

Past Shoot the Moon Halloween shows include original adaptations of Frankenstein, The War Of The Worlds, a staging of Edgar Allen Poe stories and poems entitled 7 By Poe, Dracula, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde.

Barn Dance to Benefit Asylum Seekers

SAXTONS RIVER – A barn dance Tuesday, Aug. 13 will help support asylum-seekers who are seeking a better life in the United States.

The Community Asylum Seekers Project (CASP) is hosting the dance at 5 p.m. in the barn of Mary Hepburn at 27 Pleasant Street, Saxtons River, with live music and calling for dancing by Andy Toepfer.

River Garden Brown Bag Lunch Series Continues!

Strolling of the Heifers has announced the schedule for its Brown Bag Lunch at the River Garden series for the week of Mon. 7/29– Fri. 8/02. This week, join us for a discussion of Emotional Wellness and Diabetes Prevention, The Wonder and Gift of Reiki ,What We Can Learn From Horses, music with Mr. Blair, a group sing along with Rich Grumbine and more!

All Brown Bag Lunch events take place from noon to 1 p.m. at the Robert H Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro, and are free and open to the public.

Movement 2019: Art from 7 Years of the Southern Vermont Dance Festival

From July 18-21, the 7th annual Southern Vermont Dance Festival (SVDF) is celebrating the breadth and beauty of movement with a four-day schedule of classes, performances, community events, and more in Brattleboro. Preparing the way is “MOVEMENT 2019,” a multi-venue installation of twelve exhibits featuring diverse movement-inspired art work. Some pieces will be for sale.

Enjoy the Southern Vermont Dance Festival, July 18-21!

Thursday July 18th the Southern Vermont Dance Festival will present its Opening Gala Concert at 4:30pm at the Latchis Theater on 50 Main St, in Brattleboro, Vermont. This performance will involve both upbeat as well as works with more serious themes. This kick-off event to the four-day festival is perfect for dance lovers and families alike, featuring many exciting genres of dance and high quality choreography from all over the world. The festival’s choreographers have come from every corner of the country to share new and revived work! There will be works in modern, ballet, fusion dance and more!