Five events not to miss in Southern Vermont, week of Aug. 31

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Readers: This story was updated on Monday to correct that the screening of "Stay Human" begins at 7 p.m.

Exhibit opening

The Southern Vermont Arts Center's fall solo shows feature photography of Bob Van Degna, Colin Goldberg, Gail Skudera, Jeanette Fournier, Katya Lebrija, Robert Moylan, Stephanie Kossmann, Susan Hoffer, and Xingning Zhao. Opening reception Saturday, 2-4 p.m. 930 SVAC Way (off West Road), Manchester Village. More: SVAC.org

Performance

Pianists Yoshiko Sato and Allen Shawn premiere Shawn's Etudes for Piano (2016-18) at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at at Deane Carriage Barn as part of Bennington College's Carriage Barn Concert Series. More: bennington.edu/events/allen-shawn-etudes-piano

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"Stay Human"

Award-winning film by musician Michael Franti takes the audience on a personal journey, and featuring music from Franti's latest album, and people who motivate and inspire him. Discussion to follow led by Julie Freebern of the Burr and Burton music department, and the Rev. Claire Longtin North. Film screened at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at Manchester Community Library. More: mclvt.org

Juno Orchestra

Professional chamber orchestra performs newly-commissioned work by Stan Charkey and works by J.S. Bach, Mozart, Elgar and Haydn with soloist Jacob Charkey (cello) on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 8 at 4 p.m. at Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way, Brattleboro. More: http://www.junoorchestra.org.

Author discussion

Matthew Riemer and Leighton Brown discuss their book "We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation" at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept 7. Riemer and Brown are the creators of queerhistory.com and their talk is presented in conjunction with the exhibit "Dona Ann McAdams: Performative Acts," on view at BMAC through September 23.


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