118 Elliot Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301




118 Elliot 
is a modern, multipurpose environment for the creative arts, educational and personal events for up to 220 people. This unique, flexible space has a 2000 sq ft main room and a smaller conference room
 and allows easy transitions from public gatherings to smaller social events in
 a fully ADA accessible space in the heart of Downtown Brattleboro.
  Parking in back can be transformed to a large, private outdoor area with forest garden for warm weather events.    Email: lrweinmann@gmail.com

2016 Upcoming Events



February 1 - Monday - 5-7 pm - Wolfe Lowenthal Tai Chi class (only for ongoing students)

February 2 - Tuesday - 9 - 10 am Long River Tai Chi with Patrick Cavanaugh (for ongoing students)

February 2 - Tuesday - 7 to 10 Brattleboro Tango.

February 6 -- Saturday -- 7:00 pm to 11pm -- Mardi Gras Celebration and Benefit for Maternal and Neonatal Outreach Services (MANOS) with BAYOU X led by Pete and Linda Simoneaux to help raise money for an upcoming medical service trip to Nicaragua to help babies babies breathe.  Help send off this fourth trip for MANOS, a group of four local obstetric nurses (Debra Kitzmiller, Leah Nussbaum, Aimee Creelman and Kristin Anderson) who donate time and expertise to provide instruction and guidance to mothers and birth attendants in Nicaragua as emissaries of our community.  Authentic cajun food, cash bar, raffles -- prize for best Mardi Gras costume!  http://www.manosoutreach.org/

February 7 - Sunday -- 1 to 3 pm Asian Cultural Center of Vermont presents Lunar New Year of China, Korea and Vietnam Celebration, Potluck and Dragon ParadeMore info at 802 257 7898 or http://accvt.org/events/

February 7 - Sunday - 4 - 7 pm  Balkan Cafe with Brattleboro International Folk Dance.

February 8 - Monday - 5 - 7 pm - Wolfe Lowenthal Tai Chi class (only for ongoing students)

February 9 - - Tuesday - 9 - 10 am Patrick Cavanaugh Long River Tai Chi 

February 9 - Tuesday - 7 to 10 pm Brattleboro Tangohttp://brattleborotango.org/

February 11 - Thursday - S.H.M. Residency

February 12 - Friday - 8 to 11 pm Milonga Night Brattleboro Tango.  http://brattleborotango.org/


February 13 - Saturday -  8:00 to Midnight -- From Cuba with Love ... 
Valentines Dance for Latin Lovers who love Cuba's own
William Rodriguez y De Lomas y Sones
back by popular demand from our November sellout
'Night in Havana' for more dancing, cash bar with 
Whetstone Station beer, wine, specialty Mojitos,
Cuban food, chocolates and more, $15 at the door and online HERE.


February 15 - Monday - 5-7 pm - Wolfe Lowenthal Tai Chi class (only for ongoing students)

February 16 - Tuesday - 9 - 10 am Patrick Cavanaugh Long River Tai Chi

February 16 - Tuesday - 7 - 10 pm Brattleboro Tango.

February 22 - Monday  5 - 7 pm  Wolfe Lowenthal Tai Chi class (only for ongoing students)

February 22 - Monday  8 -11 pm Future Collective presents Scent https://youtu.be/oGc4Ad_j2dE

February 23 -  Tuesday - 9 - 10 am Patrick Cavanaugh Long River Tai Chi

February 23 - Tuesday 7 to 10 pm Brattleboro Tango.

February 28 - Sunday - Brattleboro Contra Dance 7:00 brattcontra.org

February 29 Monday - 5-7 pm - Wolfe Lowenthal Tai Chi class (only for ongoing students)

March 1  - Tuesday - 9 - 10 am Patrick Cavanaugh Long River Tai Chi

March 1 - Tuesday - 7 - 10 pm.  Brattleboro Tangohttp://brattleborotango.org/

March 2  Wednesday - Brattleboro Women's Chorus Rehearsal 6:30 - 8:30 pm

March 4, 5 Friday and Saturday - River Gallery School of Art hosts annual Exhibition and Fundraising Event. Contact Donna Hawes by email at: rgsart@sover.net

March 6 - Sunday - 4:00 pm:  Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival program "Pushing Boundaries" 80 minutes of short creative films that push filmmaking to new limits.  Discussion follows with Wandering Reel director, chocolates and coffee.  Sliding scale $5 to $12 entry.

March 7 Monday - 5-7 pm - Wolfe Lowenthal Tai Chi class (only for ongoing students)

March 8 -  Tuesday - 9 - 10 am Patrick Cavanaugh Long River Tai Chi

March 9 -  Wednesday - Brattleboro Women's Chorus Rehearsal 6:30 - 8:30 pm

March 13 - Sunday - Brattleboro Contra Dance 7pm

March 15 - Monday - 5-7 pm - Wolfe Lowenthal Tai Chi class (only for ongoing students)

March 16 - Tuesday - 9 - 10 am Patrick Cavanaugh Long River Tai Chi

March 16 -  Wednesday - Brattleboro Women's Chorus Rehearsal 6:30 - 8:30 pm

March 21 - Monday - 5-7 pm - Wolfe Lowenthal Tai Chi class (only for ongoing students)

March 22 - Tuesday - 9 - 10 am Patrick Cavanaugh Long River Tai Chi

March 23 -  Wednesday - Brattleboro Women's Chorus Rehearsal 6 - 8 pm

March 27 - Sunday - Brattleboro Contra Dance 7:00 pm

March 28 Monday - 5-7 pm - Wolfe Lowenthal Tai Chi class (only for ongoing students)

March 29 - Tuesday - 9 - 10 am Patrick Cavanaugh Long River Tai Chi

March 30 -  Wednesday - Brattleboro Women's Chorus Rehearsal 6 - 8 pm

May 6 - Friday - Young Writers Project event

May 7 - Saturday - Write Action Workshop / Story Slam.  Contacts: Arlene Distler (workshop) and Shanta Lee (pending)

May 24 - 27 - Tuesday 9am to Friday 4:30 pm - Artist Workshop

May 27 Friday 6pm Everyone's Books Author Series

September 6-9 -  Tuesday 9am to Friday 4:30 pm - Artist Workshop

December 2-5 -- on hold for Brattleboro-West Arts Holiday Exhibition and Sale

More Events To Be Added! 

2016 Archived Events
January 5 - Tuesday - Windham County for Bernie phone banking 5 - 8 pm.  Everyone's Books 802 254 8160
January 10 - Sunday - Windham County for Bernie Phone Banking 5 to 8 pm.

January 13 -  Wednesday - 7 to 10 pm Brattleboro Wave Trance Dance hosted by Jason Abrams see Facebook

January 17 - Sunday - Windham County for Bernie Phone Banking 5 to 8 pm.

January 20 - Wednesday - 7 to 10 pm Brattleboro Wave Trance Dance hosted by Jason Abrams see Facebook

January 21 - Thursday - Sunburned Hand of Man Residency/Concert:  WOW what a show!

January 23 - Saturday - 7:30 pm -- Simba plays benefit for Brooks Mitchell rehabilitation. Minimum donation $10, tickets available at Everyone's Books. Contact Sheila Humphreys for more info:  802 254 2538.  THANKS EVERYONE FOR A SELLOUT DANCE BONANZA FOR A GOOD CAUSE!

January 27 - Wednesday - 7 to 10 pm Brattleboro Wave Trance Dance hosted by Jason Abrams see Facebook

January 28 - Thursday - 8pm - 10pm NECCA Cabaret with Aidan O'Shea

2015 Archived Events Including Summer Previews and Our Official Opening Labor Day Weekend

June 26 - 7pm - Gathering in Gratitude Performance w/ Lakota Tribe Teens from South Dakota 

June 27 - 2pm and 7pm - Gathering in Gratitude Performance w/ Lakota Tribe Teens from South Dakota

June 28 - 7pm - Jerry Levy - Marx Third Coming

June 30 - 4:30pm - Windham World Affairs Council Meeting

July 10  Fieldwire and Spirit of Orr present music Music by Jørgen Teller, Ron Schneiderman, Dredd Foole, John Singer, John Levin. Films by Jonathan Schwartz

July 15 - 6 to 8 pm Promise Communities Southern Vermont Meeting

July 24 - 7pm  Ambassador Peter Galbraith "The Iran Nuclear Agreement: Why it is good for America and how it may change the Middle East" 
Windham World Affairs Council "Hot Off the Press" series

July 28 - 7pm Four Top Science Fiction Writers read fro their work, sign books, sponsored by Everyone's Books

August 6 - Promise Communities Southern Vermont Community Meeting.   

August 8 - 5:30pm to 11:30pm - Brattleboro Film Festival's Summer Cinema Slam, sponsored by Southern Vermont Young Professionals 

August 20 - 7pm Samirah Evans and Franz Robert concert

August 27 - 7 to 9 pm, Windham County for Bernie organizing activities begin for New Hampshire -- Open to the Public

September 3FUTURE FEST
Thursday Sept 3rd: 6pm-12am 118 Elliot St EXPERIMENTAL SHOWCASE
Rush Awesome - https://soundcloud.com/rushawesome
Blacklight Lighthouse - https://vimeo.com/blacklightlighthouse
23 Ensemble - http://collapsiblecatrecords.bandcamp.com/
Harvey Bigman - https://harveybigman.bandcamp.com/
Flaming Dragons of Middle Earth - http://flamingdragonsofmiddleearth.blogspot.com/
Phurnne - https://phurnne.bandcamp.com/releases
Curse Purse - http://feedingtuberecords.bandcamp.com/album/curse-purse
Green Hill Builders - http://greenhillbuilders.bandcamp.com/
Azfarat - https://azfarat.bandcamp.com/

September 4, 5, 6 - US PREMIERE The Round by Project In Situ  An unconventional performance experience created by French choreographic duo
Martin Chaput + Martial Chazallon and local residents sends audiences out of the theater and into the streets for a choreographed journey of downtown Brattleboro. 
WHEN: 12-5pm departures every 15 minutes (bring your smartphone!) on Friday, September 4 + Saturday September 5 + Sunday September 6
WHERE: starting at 118 Elliot  TICKETS + RESERVATIONS: $15 | $10 students. Available August 1st.  http://www.vermontperformancelab.org/events

September 6  -- 8 pm Circle of Sound:  Local and regional musicians will perform a suite of live compositions as part of a musical adventure. Musicians from a wide variety of disciplines will embark on a journey to explore unknown sonic landscapes through spontaneous composition. By donation.

September 7, Fieldtone Presents: Chicago based 'Sun Speak' and Others

September 10,  Thursday, 7:00 pm, 350.org’s “Keep it in the Ground” campaign, Post Oil Solutions and the Climate Change Cafe will host a simulcast of this project’s major launch event. Originating from the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the event will be live streamed and will include such climate notables as Bill McKibben and Naomi Klein, as well as other voices from the global movement. The “Keep it in the Ground” campaign will shape much of 350.org’s work through the critical gathering of world leaders at this December’s COP 21 conference in Paris, where it is hoped that decisive actions will be taken to substantially reduce global warming. The idea is to use the September 10 launch to build up a clear global narrative and kick off the sprint to Paris.

September 15 -  Tuesday, 7 to 9pm Paul Zaloom Puppet Making Workshop "Puppets In The Green Mountains", Sandglass Theater. A very exciting opportunity to learn from the world-reknowed puppeteer and object theater luminary, Paul Zaloom! In this workshop participants will be introduced to the world of object theater. They'll then be guided through performance techniques and explore who to create work using everyday household items and found objects as characters and set pieces.

September 17 - Thursday, 8:00pm Sandglass Theater's Puppets in the Green Mountains Festival: Hooray for Hollywood (Film) Raven Kaliana (England)
A powerful film that utilizes spare compositions and expressive handmade tabletop puppets to represent experiences of sexual exploitation and human trafficking from a child’s vantage point, using implicit rather than explicit means. Stark and deeply moving, this film was created to raise public awareness of these crimes, providing insight to anyone with an interest in protecting children.

September 24 - Thursday - NECCA private event

September 27 - Sunday, 4pm Write Action screening and discussion "Quiet Rebel" the work of Lynn Martin

October 1 - Let's Grow Kids breakfast 7:30 - 9 am
October 1 - Girls on the Run Vermont presents"Finding Traction" a film about native Vermonter and 'ultrarunner' Nikki Kimball, who will lead a discussion after the screening

October 2, 3, 4 - Brattleboro Literary Festival -- Literary Death Match Friday, October 2

October 8  - The first event for Howard Frank Mosher's new book, God's Kingdom, which was inspired by the life of Alexander Twilight, Middlebury College's first black graduate.

October 12 -- Monday, 7:00 pm -- Windham County for Bernie organizing event, info at: windham4bernie@gmail.com

October 14 - Wednesday - come experience INTERPLAY with Judith Reichsman -- fun, improvisational, 
physical, therapeutic theatre-games for all. 7 pm to 8:30 pm for the next five Wednesdays

October 15 -- Thursday - 7:30 pm Chamber Music Concert to support and raise awareness about the Manitou Project, a 235 acre land preserve 20 minutes from Downtown Brattleboro that celebrates the sacred interdependence of humans and nature, a model of land conservation and education integrating spiritual and practical applications of ecological awareness see http://manitouproject.org/

October 17 - Doors open at 7:00, begins at 8pm. The theme is 'Transitions' for a Story Slam with cash bar with famed storyteller and funny and wonderful Host Hillary Boone, a fundraiser for Southern Vermont AIDS Project http://www.aidsprojectsouthernvermont.org/events/.  Tickets $12.   Story Slam is a live storytelling competition. Storytellers (slammers) have 5 minutes each to tell a story, based on the theme chosen for the event. Stories must be original and preferably based on one’s own experience. Participants are judged by teams of audience members. Come read or come listen, no matter what you are in for a lot of fun!

October 21 - Wednesday -- INTERPLAY class 7:00 to 8:30 pm -- come experience it!

October 22 - Thursday - 8:30 pm -- New England Center for Circus Arts Pro-Track Cabaret with Aidan O'Shea, details to come.

October 25 - HOMOPROMO (an extension of Green Mountain Crossroads) presents...IN OUR ROOMS: A SHOWCASE FOR SOLOS. Please join us for an intimate evening of swaying and swooning to celebrate and share the art of songwriting. There will be an intermission with snacks and good conversation. Tickets are $7-15 dollars, sliding scale. This is an all-ages show--sets will be short, sober, and sweet. 

October 28 - Wednesday- INTERPLAY 7:00 to 8:30 pm with Judith Reischsman

October 31 -- Halloween costume party dance with Alafia — Brattleboro-based 10-piece band celebrating the hard-grooving, politically dangerous Afrobeat music of Nigeria's Fela Kuti.

November 4  Wednesday- INTERPLAY 7:00 to 8:30 pm with Judith Reischsman
 
November 5 - Thursday -- Circle of Sound

November 6 -- Friday, 4:30 to 6 pm --  Book launch reception for Tim Stevenson's Resilience and Resistance: Building Sustainable Communities for a Post Oil Age on (Brattleboro Gallery Walk Night).

November 6 -- Friday, 7:00 - 9 pm -- Cuban diplomat and raconteur Amb. Caros Alzugaray PhD will speak on "The U.S. and Cuba: Opportunities and Challenges of Normalization' sponsored by Windham World Affairs Council, coffee and tea, snacks served, FREE, see info at: http://www.windhamworldaffairscouncil.org

November 7 - Saturday - 8:30 pm to ? Brattleboro Film Festival "Night in Havana" extravaganza with Cuban William Rodriguez "De Lomas y Sones" septet, cash bar with Whetstone Station Tap Beer, wine, Specialty Mojitos, Cuban finger-food, set-break frivolities with New England Center for Circus Arts Pro-Track Students and more -- get ready to dance!

November 11  Wednesday- INTERPLAY 7:00 to 8:30 pm with Judith Reischsman

November 12 - Thursday - S.H.M. Music Residency

November 13
- Friday - 
Chard deNiord, local poet and brand new Poet Laureate of Vermont,  reads from his new book of poetry "Interstate"

November 15 - Sunday - 1 to 3 pm Asian Cultural Center of Vermont presents Diwali New Year Festival of India with Navaratri Group Dance and Potluck.  More info at 802 257 7898 or http://accvt.org/events/

November 18 -- Wednesday, 6:00 to 8:00 pm -- Vermont Regional Conservation Commissioners private event 

November 19 - Thursday New England Center for Circus Arts Pro-Track Cabaret with Aidan O'Shea

November 26 -  Closed

December 3 -  Thursday, Circle of Sound 7 pm

December 4, 5, 6 -- all weekend Brattleboro-West Arts presents 17 Artists, 3 Days, a holiday art show and sale. Opening reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 4. Show continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6. Details: Brattleboro-West-Arts.com

December 9 - Wednesday, New England Presenters meeting 9 to 3pm

December 14 - Monday, private class 4:45 to 7:15 pm

December 17 - Thursday - S.H.M. Music Residency

December 18 - Friday - 8 to midnight -- African Music / Dance Community Celebration / Benefit 
with Raoul Ombang from Cameroon and Pape Ba from Senegal 

December 19 - Saturday (Private Party)

(Closed December 21 to January 3, 2016 -- need a breather!)