Brattleboro Calendar

Brattleboro Calendar

Library Card Signup Month

Sept 1-30, Brooks Memorial
Get your smartest card at Brooks Memorial Library. During the month, show your library card for 15 percent discount on purchases made at all five Brattleboro bookstores. New non-resident cards, one year for $25 (normal rate is $48). Free membership in the Friends of the Library.

Brattleboro Women’s Chorus Open Sing

Wed, Sept 1, 7-8:30pm, All Souls Church, 120 Guilford St.
This is a chance for women to gather with each other, with women’s chorus alumni and newcomers, and sing old favorites and some new songs. It’s free!

Vermont Jazz Center Jam (See Spotlights)

Wed, Sept 1, 8-10pm,

Gallery Walk (See Spotlights)

Fri, Sept 3, 5:30-8:30pm

Art Films after Gallery Walk


The Stockwell Brothers

Fri, Sept 3, 6:30pm, Tavern lawn, Main St., Putney, 802 387-5772 (Rain: The United Church)

Twilight Music

presents Americana melodies riding funk, reggae and Latin grooves, new singer/songwriter gems recast with 5-string banjo and trio harmonies. Free to the public (donations are accepted) food is available.


Tony Barrand & Keith Murphy: On the Banks of the Coldbrook

Fri, Sept 3, 7:30pm, NEYT,
Tony Barrand  ( Nowell Sing We Clear) and Keith Murphy (Nightingale) have released a CD the Atwood songs and, in this Dover Bicentennial year, prepared an account of how summer resident, Edith Sturgis of “ Coldbrook ”, met and befriended James and Mary Atwood. Tickets: $15, $10 (seniors, children)

United Way of Windham County Community Day of Caring (See Spotlights)

Sat, Sep 4, 8am,

Beantown Swing Orchestra (See Spotlights)

Sat, Sept 4, 7:30pm,

ATP Staged Reading: Rosmersholm

Sat, Sept 4 and Sat, Sept 11, 7:30pm,
Actors Theatre Playhouse, West Chesterfield NH,
actors –
A play believed by many to be Ibsen’s dramatic masterpiece, in a new version by Mike Poulton . Reservations not required. All tickets $6 at the door.

Friends of Music at Guilford (See Spotlights)

Sat, Sept 4, 7:30pm,

Friends of Music at Guilford (See Spotlights)

Sun, Sept 5, 2pm,

Labor Day Dawn Dance

Sun, Sept 5, 2:30-5:30pm and 8pm-7am, Gibson-Aiken Center,
Dawn Dances are held on Labor Day and Memorial Day. Each starts with an English country dance followed by an all night contra dance. Ticket $10 for 2:30 to 5:30pm English session, $20 for the 8pm to 7am contra, and $25 for both. For seniors/students the prices are English $7, contra $15, both $22.

The Perry/ Baksys Duo

Sun, Sept 5, 8pm, Phelps Barn, The Old Tavern, Grafton
Annette Perry, cello, and Vytas J. Baksys , piano.  $10 tickets, or enjoy dinner at the inn that evening and concert is free!

Rani Arbo & Daisy Mahem

Fri, Sept 10, 8pm, New England Youth Theatre, .
Wicked grooves, sublime lead singing, great harmonies, sparkling original songs, and a deep repertoire that spans 200 years of American music. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door.

Winterpills with Clayton Sabine

Fri, Sept 10, 8pm, Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery,

Indie/pop/folk from this Northampton, MA quintet with singer/songwriter Clayton Sabine.

Marlboro Community Fair

Sat, Sept 11, 9am-4pm, Muster Field, Ames Hill Rd.,
Live music on solar stage. Food, games, crafts, agriculture, local organizations.

Touch a Truck (See Spotlights)

Sat, Sept 11, 10am-2pm,

Stop Making Sense

Sat, Sept 11, 7pm, Latchis Theatre,
David Byrne and the Talking Heads in one of the great rock concert films of all times, directed by Jonathan Demme . Fundraiser for Brattleboro Arts Initiative Tickets $10 at the door.

ATP Staged Reading

7:30pm, 603 256-8070
Justice Harlan Fiske

Stone Bridge Dedication

Sun, Sept 12, 2pm, Brattleboro/Chesterfield Bridge, Rte 9,
A plaque will be placed on the bridge by NH Gov. John Lynch, naming it for Supreme Court Justice Harlan Fiske Stone, who was born in Chesterfield . He served as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1941 until his death in 1946.

Taylor Ho Bynum’s Carbon-free Tour

Tues, Sept 14, 8:pm.

AYCO’s Educators Conference

Fri, Sept 17-Sun, Sept 19 ,
Join NECCA to learn about teaching all areas of circus, risk management and safe practices, and more. AYCO is also offering a 3 day Trapeze Teacher Training, Wed, Sept 15–Fri, Sept 17.


Fri, Sept 17, Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, Brattleboro,
High-energy Scottish music from Edinburgh.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: Murder at the Disco

Fri & Sat, Sept 17 & 18, 6pm, Evening Star Grange, E. Dummerston ,
It’s death meets disco at the biggest dance contest of 1976. It will be a ‘killer’ night! Reserve now at 802-258-1344.

River Valley Credit Union Kids Fair (See Spotlights)

Sat, Sept 18, 11am-3pm,

Puppets in the Green Mountains (See Spotlights)

Sept 18-26,

Brattleboro Community Television Annual Meeting

Wed, Sept, 22, 5:30-7:30pm, Latchis 4,
The annual meeting is free and open to the public. Enjoy a video montage of the year in review, slideshow of BCTV volunteers and election of new board members.

Jonathan Edwards Quartet & James Montgomery, plus Bruce Marshall Duo with Special Guest Lydia Warren

Fri, Sept 24, 8pm, Latchis Theater,
High energy Folk Rock Show with special guest James Montgomery. Tickets: Orchestra Front-$39, Orchestra Rear-$35, Balcony Front (1st 4 rows)-$35, Balcony Rear-$29 Tickets available at and the Latchis Hotel (cash/check only)

Brattleboro-West Open Studio Tour (See Spotlights)

Sat, Sept 25, 10am-5pm,

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Health Fair “Launch Into Motion”

Sat, Sept 25, 11am–2pm, under the tents at BMH, showers or shine, 802-257-8358,
Dancing demonstrations, yoga, jump rope teams, Zumba , children’s activities, healthy foods and entertainment—fun for all ages…come to the fair! Come to the fair! Showers or shine.

10-Minute Play Festival

Sat, Sept 25, Oct. 2, Oct 9, 7:30pm, Actors Theatre Playhouse, West Chesterfield, NH, actors-
Players have ten minutes to establish a situation, introduce characters, deal with a problem and resolve it. The evening provides …a little comedy, a little drama… All seats are $8.

Al Berard Cajun Combo

Fri, Sept 25, 8pm, Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery,
Mandolins, fiddles and French vocals straight from the heart of Louisiana.  

Robert Glasper Experiment

Sat, Sept 25, 8pm, Vermont Jazz Center,
Blue note recording artist Robert Glasper’s far-reaching vision spans the gap between hip-hop and jazz. New York Magazine states: “ Glasper unfailingly gets the feeling right. His music is… direct, forceful, inventive, and accessible without pandering.”

Vermont Reads: Day of the Pelican by Katherine Paterson

Wed, Sept 29, 7pm, Brooks Memorial Library,
The library, Friends of the Library, and Vermont Adult Learning host a Vermont Reads event around Katherine Paterson’s newly published book, The Day of the Pelican. The story covers Albanians living in Kosovo in the mid-1990s as Kosovo was trying to fight off Serbian oppressors. Seventy-five books will be available Sept 1 for the discussion.

Brattleboro Literary Festival (See Spotlights)

Thurs, Sept 30,

Higher Education Fair

Sept 30, 5-7pm, Union Institute & University’s Brattleboro, Vermont Academic Center, University Way,

VABEC, Old Guilford

802 257-9411 or .
Highlights local Community Colleges and Professional Schools, Four-year Universities, Graduate Schools. Free, Refreshments, free drawing at the door. VSAC financial aid and career counselor, Michele Delhaye , will be available for financial aid advice and questions.

Looking Ahead to the Holidays

Mentor Cabaret

Oct 1, New England Youth Theatre,

Flying Trapeze Show (See Spotlights)   802 254-9780

An Evening with Ken Burns   (See Spotlights)

Oct 8, 7pm, Latchis Theater,
The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD (See Spotlights for all dates )  
Latchis Theater,

7th Annual Empty Bowls Dinner (See Spotlights)

Sat, Oct 9, 5pm, Landmark College, Putney

Dave Liebman Quartet

Sat, Oct 9, 8pm, Vermont Jazz Center,
Critic Leonard Feather claims that Liebman is “among the most important saxophonists in contemporary music.” His resume includes stints with Miles Davis, Elvin Jones’ Jazz Machine and many others of jazz’s highest strata.

The Crucible (See Spotlights)

Oct. 15-17 and   22 -24,

The Capitol Steps (See Spotlights)

Sat, Oct 16, Latchis Theater,

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Thurs, Oct 28, 10pm, Latchis Theater,
Take two on this BAI fundraiser, a fun success last year! Come in costume and have a blast, but please, no foodstuffs or powered water to “dispense” during the show.
Tickets: $12 at the door.

Sophie Shao & Friends

Sat, Oct 30, 7:30pm, Centre Congregational Church,
First concert in the Brattleboro Music Center’s 2010-11 Chamber Music Series.

Theatre Adventure Youth Troupe Show

Nov 3, New England Youth Theatre,

Johannes Quartet

Fri, Nov 5, 7:30pm, Centre Congregational Church,
Second concert in the BMC’s 2010-11 Chamber Music Series.

Gospel Night at the Latchis

Sat, Nov 6, 7:30pm, Latchis Theater,
Benefit Concert for Brattleboro Area Hospice featuring performances by top gospel choirs and ensembles from throughout New England.

The Quality of Mercy

Nov 12-14 & 19-21, evenings Fri & Sat 7pm, matinees Sat & Sun at 2pm, New England Youth Theater,
NEYT and Brattleboro Community Justice Center present a collaboration of youth and adult students and storytellers from the community relating fictional and real situations involving Restorative Justice processes.Tickets :, or at 100 Flat St. Weds,12-5.

Strolling of the Heifers presents Richie Havens (See Spotlights)

Sat, Nov 13, 7:30pm Latchis Theater,

Pucho and his Latin Soul Brothers

Sat, Nov 13, 8pm, Vermont Jazz Center,
The true pioneer of Latin Boogaloo — a timbalero from Harlem and an old-school troubadour, who, to this day, is making the rounds with a sizzling hot, eight-piece ensemble. Expect a mixture of NY-style Latin music and classic hits from James Brown to Herbie Hancock.

Windham Orchestra (See Spotlights)

Fri, Nov 19, 7:30pm, Vermont Academy, Saxtons River
Sun, Nov 21, 3pm, Latchis Theater,

Childsplay (See Spotlights)

Thurs, Dec 2, 7:30pm, Latchis Theater ,

VJC Big Band, (See Spotlights)

Fri, Dec 3, 8pm, Vermont Jazz Center, vtjazzorg

Fiddler on the Roof

Dec 9-12 & 16-19, evenings Thurs-Sat, 7pm, matinees Sat & Sun, 2pm. New England Youth Theatre,
A tale of a family broken apart by many forces, set in Tsarist Russia. Tevye finds a match maker to choose husbands for his three daughters and the women settle happily and grow into their matches. The daughters have different plans. Tickets, or at NEYT, 100 Flat St. on Weds ,12 -5.

Blanche Moyse Chorale Holiday Concert

Fri, Dec 10, 8pm, Hastings House, Walpole, NH
Sunday, December 12, 4 pm, Centre Congregational Church,
Benjamin Britten, A Ceremony of Carols, Op.28; Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina,  Missa : Hodie Christus natus est ; Vaughan Williams, Carols for Man’s Chorus; Traditional seasonal carols, with audience sing-along.

Nowell Sing We Clear (See Spotlights)

Mon, Dec 13, 7:30pm, Latchis Theater,

Holiday Circus Show (see Spotlights}

Fri, Dec 17, 7:30 pm, Sat, Decr 18, 3pm, Sat, Dec 18,
7:30 pm, Sun, Dec 19, 3 pm. 802 254-9780

Coming February 2-11: Harris Hill Ski Jumping Competition,

See the top jumpers in the world compete on the newest 90-meter ski jump in the country (and the only 90-meter jump in New England).

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