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!

VFW Annual Family Outing Open to the Public

The Brattleboro VFW Post #1034 located at 40 Black Mountain Road will be hosting their annual family outing Sunday, July 29th. A $25 ticket will enter you for a chance to win money. The meal will be grilled steak, baked potato, corn on the cob, and a roll. The $25 cost will also cover entry to the dance featuring the Country Moonshine Band.

Bingo for Cancer at VFW

Sunday, August 12th the VFW Post #1034 Auxillary will be hosting their annual bingo for cancer fundraiser. Doors open at 11 A.M., there are no outside food or drinks allowed, but food and drinks will be available for purchase (lunch served at 12. )

NEYT’S Liam Johnson Featured In Equus at Great River Theater Festival

SAXTONS RIVER, Vt. – New England Youth Theatre alum Liam Johnson of Brattleboro has taken on the challenging role of the troubled boy Alan Strang in the Main Street Arts production of Peter Shaffer’s Equus.

The psychological thriller that is now considered a modern classic opens Thursday, June 28 for a two-weekend run as part of the Greater River Theater Festival. Shows are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 28, 29, 30 and July 5, 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the MSA theater, which has been reconfigured so the audience literally has a ringside seat.

Charlotte Spins Her Web Again in Saxtons River

SAXTONS RIVER, Vt. – A beloved pig and his spider friend weave a beautiful friendship as E.B. White’s classic tale Charlotte’s Web makes a return visit to Main Street Arts after a 30-year absence.

Performances of Joseph Robinette’s adaptation will be Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 13 at 2 p.m.

Monday Morning Movies in May

May Showings – POLITICS AS USUAL ?

Movies starring:
May 7th – Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent –10 am
May 14th – Judi Dench, Ali Fazal – 9:30 am
May 21st – Q’oranka Kilcher, Barry Pepper – 10 am
May 28th – No Movie Memorial Day

Boob Di-lan and My Grandmother

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Way back in the early 1980’s, my grandmother went on a trip to Europe. When she got back, she had little gifts for everyone, and one of them was a napkin signed by Bob Dylan to my sister Abbie.

It tuns out that she was in a store or cafe and heard a commotion, with people around here saying rather excitedly “Boob Di-lan. Boob Di-lan.” She said she saw the crowd gathering, went over, and got his autograph. I’m pretty sure she had very little idea of who he was.

Reggie Harris and Greg Greenway Deeper Than The Skin – Building Bridges with Music

WEST BRATTLEBORO — Singer-songwriters Reggie Harris and Greg Greenway will appear in concert at All Souls’ Church on Saturday, April 14th, at 7 p.m. with their joint production, “Deeper Than The Skin – Building Bridges with Music” addressing the racial divide.

Longtime friends and collaborators, Harris and Greenway put their experiences together in “Deeper Than The Skin,” a concert presentation that explores their unique history as a white man from the capital of the Confederacy and a black man whose maternal ancestor was a slave on a plantation just outside of Richmond. They have built a bridge between their lives through 30 years of friendship, shared goals, and a passion to build community.

Monday Morning Movie

Brattleboro Senior Center   April Showings

Movies starring:
April 2nd – Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers –10 am
April 9th – Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck – 9:30 am
April 16th – Fred Astaire, Judy Garland – 10 am

Local “Celebrity” Dancers Featured at Youth Services Gala and Dance Show April 28

Here’s your chance to witness local “celebrities” showcasing their dance skills while supporting a great cause! On Saturday, April 28, Youth Services will be holding its Annual Gala & Silent Auction at SIT’s International Center from 5 to 10 p.m. New to the much anticipated event is a twist on televisions’ hit reality show, Dancing with the Stars. Presented by SIT, all-inclusive tickets for Can Windham County Dance? are $85 per person ($55 of which is tax deductible) at www.youthservicesinc.org/gala.

Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers, Everybody Loves Pirates!

Sandglass Theater’s Winter Sunshine Series continues on Saturday, March 17th with two performances of Everybody Loves Pirates! by Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers  at Sandglass Theater in Putney at 11 AM and 2 PM. Eight-year-old Lucy and her pal Little Chucky are searching for buried treasure, but a gang of bumbling pirates keeps getting in the way!  Reserve your tickets by calling (802)387-4051 or email info@sandglasstheater.org.