Thursday October 4, 2012

KIDS & FAMILIES

Walloomsac Farmers Market

Bennington. bccdvt.org.

Oct. 6 (Saturdays through October) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. -- at Riverwalk at Bennington Station (Depot Street). Free. Stratton Mountain

Stratton. stratton.com.

Oct. 6-8 -- Stratton Mountain Resort hosts brewfest, chili cookoff, live music and Harvestfest family events. Many activities, including music, are free.

Medieval Faire

Putney. 802-387-5364.

Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. -- 24rd Annual Medieval Faire, with Merlin the Wizard, climbing walls, archery, a candy-throwing catapult, haunted dungeon, dunking booth, pony rides, slay-the-dragon piñata, scavenger hunts, and knightings by King Arthur himself. Free admission.

WORDS, WORDS

Bennington College

At Tishman Lecture Hall

North Bennington. bennington.edu/featuredevents

Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. -- Visual Arts Lecture Series presents a talk by Jason Middlebrook, whose exhibitions involve multiple media such as drawing, painting, sculpture and installation. Free.

At CAPA Symposium

Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. -- Juilliard-trained classical pianist Kimball Gallagher talks about music and cultural diplomacy. Free.

EMPAC at RPI

Troy, N.Y. 518-276-3921.

Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. -- "Peter Matthaes: Art Fraud: Recognizing Authenticity in Art," discussion, part of the Observer Effects discussion series, at the EMPAC Studio 2. Free. Matthaes, director of the Museo D’Arte e Scienza, will present a dynamic discussion on art fraud, and the use of science and the senses to recognize authenticity in art. Free.

Northshire Bookstore

Manchester Center. 802-362-2200.

Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. Christopher Kimball’s "The Science of Good Cooking." Free.

DANCE

Bennington Contra Dance

At the Masonic Lodge

Bennington. 802-447-2173.

Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. -- Community dance and lessons with callers.

EMPAC

Troy, N.Y. 518-276-3921.

Oct. 5-6 at 8 p.m. -- "Miriam," a dance-theater performance by renowned choreographer and dancer Nora Chipaumire.

MUSIC

Bennington College

At Deane Carriage Barn

North Bennington. bennington.edu/featuredevents

Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. -- Carriage Barn Concert Series presents Janine Nichols and Semi-Free, featuring singer/writer/rhythm guitarist Janine Nichols, guitarist Brandon Ross, and violinist Charlie Burnham. Free.

Marlboro College

Marlboro. bmcvt.org.

Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. -- The Blanche Moyse Chorale will perform a concert of J. S. Bach’s choral works in memory of its founder, Blanche Moyse.

MASS MoCA

North Adams, Mass. 413-663-8548.

Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. -- The Bandana Splits brings nostalgic charm and 1950s and ‘60s bubblegum and doo-wop music to Club B-10.

Twilight Music Next Stage

Putney 802-254-9276

Oct. 5 at 7:30 pm.

Twilight Music presents folk singer, songwriter and comedienne extraordinaire Cheryl Wheeler plus contemporary acoustic singer/songwriter Meg Hutchinson at Next Stage.

College of Saint Rose

Albany, N.Y. strose.edu

Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. -- The Saint Rose Camerata, the College’s faculty chamber ensemble, will present a special concert in celebration of the inauguration of Dr. David Szczerbacki as the ninth president of The College of Saint Rose. Free.

South Mountain Concerts

At Mass. routes 7 and 20

Pittsfield. Mass. 413-442-2106.

Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. -- Saint Lawrence String Quartet; program includes world premiere of Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s "Voyage for String Quartet."

Williams College

Williamstown, Mass. 413-597-3146.

Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. -- NOW Emsemble presents "Plan of the City" in the Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. The ensemble performs new chamber music written in the 21st century. Free.

THEATER

Dorset Players

At the Dorset Playhouse

Dorset. 802-867-5777 (after Oct. 1)

Opening Oct. 5 through Oct. 14 -- The Dorset Players open their 85th season with "The Great American Trailer Park Musical," a two-act musical written by David Nehls and Betsy Kelso.

MUSEUMS/GALLERIES

Opening, Closing, Events

MASS MoCA

North Adams, Mass. 413-663-8548.

Opening Oct. 5, with opening event Oct. 6 from 5-7 p.m., through Oct. 14 -- "Jerry’s Map," a cartographic adventure from Jerry Gretzinger, builder of games such as "Sim City" and "Minecraft." Special event on Oct. 6 includes Gretzinger and filmmaker Greg Whitmore.

Home Grown "Pop Up Gallery"

Manchester. 802-770-8820.

Opening Oct. 5, with opening reception Oct. 6 from 3-7 p.m., through Oct. 18 -- "Home Grown," an art show celebrating local artists including Donnel Barnum, Leslie Parke, Leslie Peck, Christopher Pierce, Brian Sweetland, Kathie Thompson, Thomas Torak, and Mark Tougias. Free.

Slate Valley Museum

Granville, N.Y. 518-642-1417.

Opening Oct. 5 from 7-9 p.m. --"Slate Abstracts 2009-2012," photographs by Alyssha Eve Csük, from her photographic sojourns to the quarries of New York and Vermont’s Slate Valley, as part of First Friday in Granville. Free.

Bennington Arts Guild Show Opening

Oct. 6 - Nov. 17. from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Opening reception for hooked rug and porcelain at art gallery at 103 South Street, Bennington, VT. Free. Show runs through Nov. 17

Bennington Free Library

Bennington. 802-442-9051 .

Opening reception Oct. 6 from 1-3 p.m., through Jan. 31, 2013 -- Wall Works’s presents "Landschap," which features recent works by Aimee LaPorte. Free.

Agricultural Stewardship Association

At Mable Ridge Gallery

Coila, N.Y. 518-692-7285.

Opening reception (admssion fee) Oct. 6 from 3-6 p.m., open through Oct. 8 -- "Landscapes for Landsake," The 11th Annual Art Exhibition to benefit farmland conservation. (Gallery also open by appointment.)

Continuing

Bennington Center for the Arts

Bennington. 802-442-7158.

Through Oct. 27 -- "Oil Painter of American Eastern Regional Exhibition," about 120 pieces will be on view and for sale this fall.

Through October 30 -- Plein Air Vermont award winners; painting from the recent contest and exhibition in North Bennington. Through mid-December -- "The Small Works Show."

Bennington College

Usdan Gallery

North Bennington.

Bennington. 802-379-5116.

Closing Oct. 18 -- "Uniting States of Americans," a presentation by Cynthia Weber that documents and juxtaposes two of the most significant periods in recent American history, includes a series of films, photographs, and textual vignettes from Weber’s coverage of post-9/11 America and of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Free.

Doll and Toy Museum of Vt.

Bennington. dollhouseandtoymuseumofvermont.com.

Saturday-Sunday, 1-4 p.m. -- New exhibit is an assortment of historical puppets and marionettes, with several puppet theaters, on exhibit throught the fall; continuing, "Dolls of the World" collection, featuring baby dolls and baby bottles.

MASS MoCA

North Adams, Mass. 413-663-8548.

Opening Oct. 5, with opening event Oct. 6 from 5-7 p.m., through Oct. 14 -- "Jerry’s Map," a cartographic adventure from Jerry Gretzinger, builder of games such as "Sim City" and "Minecraft." Special event on Oct. 6 includes Gretzinger and filmmaker Greg Whitmore.

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