When I was a kid there was a game called ‘Barrel of Monkeys’. It consisted of a plastic cup filled with a bunch of little multicolored simians with limbs that interlocked. The object was to lift and hook arms forming a chain with as many as possible. At least that’s how I remember it. This recollection corresponds to an image that was once broadcast on the Daily Show, of Jon Stewart presenting his writer’s room. The shot was inside a racquetball court, behind a glass wall, the space stuffed with people, hipsters mostly, cheek to jowl, practically climbing over each other. Let these images serve as illustration and introduction of my point.
Fourteen youth rock bands and solo artists will take the stage at 118 Elliot in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont on Saturday, October 1 for BrattRock 2016, the first Brattleboro Youth Rock Festival. Performances will take place on two stages, one indoor and one outdoor, between 5:00 and 10:00 PM. Gates open at 4:30 PM. The festival will also feature food vendors, as well as an arts and crafts activity tent hosted by the River Gallery School. All are invited to attend this family-friendly event.
Advance tickets are available online via the BrattRock website at www.brattrock.org. Prices are $8 adults/$6 students in advance and $10 adults /$8 students at the door. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Youth Services.
Sept.12th - 10 am
German: Story of two nomadic shephard boys to reconcile a camel with her rejected newborn calf.
Sept. 19th – 9:30 am
British: Story of a young girl who steals books to teach herself to read as a refuge from Nazi Germany.
Sept. 26th – 10:00 am
Hetre si a lyncei revdac postenosa rettul ni het perup tarp fo eth lohitsne nofanitu.
Fi oyu tawn ti, ti si royus, tub leapse tup ni a lamsl eretarus ni het mesa pots, os oyu nodt emoceb eth yonl eno hwo tegs ot dinf eabtyu heter.
Enoemos esle tup ni esome shifdlog ni eth rewol tarp fo het nofanitu.
Before you set out to find this treasure,
find something that you would like to find.
A trinket, a ring, a little treasure worthy of being found.
Swap it with the one we left for you, so that this treasure hunt can bring a little joy to many different people, perhaps for years.
DO NOT DIG DEEPLY.
The treasure is hidden by the thinnest layer.
I will mark it with an X.
Please hide your treasure safely, only an inch down at most, and under the X.
Here are the clues.
What’s New at the Steampunk Festival This Year
Well, Splendid Teapot Racing for one—and Burlesque for another
Festival Benefits the Springfield Humane Society
Volunteers Still Needed
SPRINGFIELD, VT—The Springfield Steampunk Festival, an official Vermont Arts 2016 event slated for September 23, 24, 25 features new musical performers, more workshops and many more vendors while embracing new intriguing and whimsical ideas from as far away as New Zealand. Splendid Teapot Racing was conceived by Simone Montgomery in Dunedin, New Zealand and premiered for the first time in 2014 at Steampunk NZ Festival in Oamaru. And now it premieres in Springfield, Vt. The Steampunk movement is truly international in scope.
Whoa, here it comes!
UKUKLE FLASH MOB, TODAY, Thursday the 25th, at 6pm sharp!
Where? Harmony Place smack in the center of Brattleboro.
ALL ARE welcome! (no need to play - just come enjoy the fun!)
Strolling of the Heifers Presents an Evening of Cosmic Comedy with Swami Beyondananda - "the Mark Twain of our times"By MartinLangeveld | Sun, August 21 2016
Swami Beyondananda, the comedian also known as Steve Bhaerman, has been called “the Mark Twain of our times” by best-selling author Marianne Williamson — because he is not only hilariously funny but also offers sharp social commentary along with a spiritual perspective.
In his first-ever Brattleboro appearance, the Swami will present his cosmic wisdom at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden on Friday, Sept. 9. The show is a fund raiser for Strolling of the Heifers.
For nearly 30 years, the Swami has been a fount of comedy disguised as wisdom — or is it wisdom disguised as comedy? In any case, this heart-opening, mind-expanding show will help you wake up laughing and leave laughter in your wake.
SAXTONS RIVER, Vt. – The folk duo Neptune’s Car, featuring Holly Hanson and Steve Hayes, will be bringing their watertight harmonies, tasty guitar and solid songs to Main Street Arts for a performance Saturday, Aug. 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15.
Hanson’s light soprano blends perfectly with Hayes’ warm tenor, while vibrant lyrics and compelling melodies nestle in inviting arrangements, telling stories rich in detail, from a miner’s life in “A Blue Sky Turned to Rust” to “Emily Dickinson,” told with lyrics as beautiful as the poet’s own words.
The duo offers music in a down-to-earth style that has earned the praise of the Great American Song Contest, which called their “Fly Fishing the Big Hole” “…vivid, focused and engaging.”
Staying true to the spirit of her astrological sign, jazz and blues vocalist Samirah Evans has hosted a party that is partconcert, part jam session nearly every year for the past two decades in celebration of her own birthday and that of fellow Leo’s. The 2016 Leo Party takes place at 4:00pm on Sunday, August 21, at the 118 Elliot performance space in downtown Brattleboro.
This year’s celebration will also serve as the concert debut of her choir, the NOLABratts. Evans says she had been approached many times about directing a local choir over the years, and this summer she recruited a small group of participants with varying levels of experience to perform vocal arrangements of classic New Orleans R&B tunes.
SAXTONS RIVER, Vt. – Heads will be scratching in wonder as Ben Pratt brings his magic to Main Street Arts in a show Saturday, Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Breath-taking sleight of hand, birds and humans materializing out of nowhere and Ben himself walking through a solid glass mirror are some of the seemingly impossible happenings that will leave the audience wondering, “How did he do that?”
THE JESSY SHOW
August 1st – Judi Dench, Maggie Smith – 10 am
THE POLITICAL GAMES
– Carey Mulligan & Helena Bonham-Carter – 10 am
I don’t believe this:
SAXTONS RIVER, Vt. – A cool summer comedy comes to Saxtons River when Main Street Arts presents The Foreigner, beginning a two-week run Friday, July 1.
Called “one of the funniest shows in American theater,” Larry Shue’s award-winning comedy has grown into an audience favorite and a comic staple of regional theater companies across North America since its premier in the 1980s.
Entertainment is front and center during all of Strolling of the Heifers Weekend, with the headline event being an all-start FiddleFest during Saturday’s Slow Living Expo.
“We’ve got a lineup of top-notch local fiddlers,” said Beth Kiendl, the Stroll’s entertainment chair. “This is a great chance to listen to lots of different fiddling styles, including English, Irish, New England and contemporary. “
The fiddlers will play from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Fiddlers Tent, which is on the Brattleboro Retreat
THE MATING GAME
June 6th – Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell - 10 am
June 13th – Goldie Hawn, Edward Albert, & Eileen Hacket – 10 am
June 20th – Claudette Colbert, Clark Cable - 10 am
Brattleboro Area Jewish Community will hold its second annual mini-version of "The Antiques Roadshow" on Sunday afternoon, May 22nd from 1:00 to 5:00 at 151 Greenleaf Street in West Brattleboro. Five experienced appraisers will be present to evaluate and assess antiques and collectibles such as books, sterling silver, art glass, china and pottery, fine art and signed prints, musical instruments, records and entertainment memorabilia, jewelry, paper, ephemera including postcards & documents, furniture, toys & dolls, Asian items, metalware, clocks, barometers, watches, rugs, coins, tchotchkes, much more. Firearms, knives, ammunition, or other weaponry, and large rugs or bulky furniture cannot be accepted. The appraisers are Richard Michelman, Kit Barry, Sharon Bocelli, Stephan Brandstatter, and Charles Suss.
May Showings - LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
May 2nd Starring:
Peter Sellers, Jean Seberg – 10 am
May 9th Starring:
Sam Elliott, Rob Lowe, Robert Duvall – 10 am
Friday May 6th, at Gallery Walk in Brattleboro, WVEW will be hosting a Screenprinting Event from 5-8pm at Brattleboro Printmakers, located at 14 Elliot Street (between Boomerang & Hotel Pharmacy).
Bring down a t-shirt, sweatshirt, tank top, whatever you like, and for a small donation, we'll screenprint the WVEW logo onto it! Help support your community radio station and get something stylish to wear in the process.
We'll also have the new edition of our print schedule available.
We hope to see you there...