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 state of the art audio and visual capacity, seating for 160, a 2000 sq ft main room, 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.
  Ample parking in back can be transformed to a large, private outdoor area with forest garden for warm weather events.  
Email: 118Elliot@gmail.com

UPCOMING EVENTS








November 16 - Wednesday - African dance...6:30 to 7:30 drum, 7:30 to 9:00 dance.  Come together as a community to drum, dance and celebrate cultural diversity.
Raoul Ombang will teach drumming and dance one Wednesday a month at our new space 118 Elliot!  Tonight Derrik Jordan accompanies on drums
Drum class: 6:30 - 7:30, $10, extra drums available if you need one.  Dance class: 7:30 - 9:00, sliding scale $12-15.  

November 17 - Thursday - 12 to 1:00 pm Sandglass Theatre VOICES OF COMMUNITY Discussion

November 17 - Thursday 7 pm Fieldtone Experimental Music

November 18 Friday - Windham World Affairs Council free to the public 3rd installment of its monthly 'Understanding Cuba through Film' series presents Cuban dinner 6:30 pm (by donation) and screening of SALUD! (HEALTH!) 7pm explores Cuba's unique commitment to universal healthcare and its internatonal reach. Melissa Headley MD discusses her experience as one of scores of US students who studied under full scholarship from the Cuban government at Cuba's Latin American School of Medicine in return for a commitment to practice medicine in underserved areas.  
The series is supported by the Vermont Humanities Council and National Endowment for the Humanities.

November 20 - SUNDAY - 1:00 to 3:00 pm Town of Brattleboro Memorial for beloved citizen James Banslaben. Contact Kate O'Connor at kate@brattleborochamber.org
 
November 21 - 
Monday - Tai Chi 5 to 7 

November 22 - Tuesday -- Yoga Locally 5 to 6:30

November 22 
- Tuesday - TANGO TUESDAY  7pm to 10 lessons, fun!


November 28 - 
Monday - Tai Chi 5 to 7 

November 29 - Tuesday -- Yoga Locally 5 to 6:30

November 29 
- Tuesday - TANGO TUESDAY  7pm to 10 lessons, fun!

December 2-4 -- Brattleboro-West Arts Holiday Exhibition and Sale

December 5 - 
Monday - Tai Chi 5 to 7 

December 6  - Tuesday -- Yoga Locally 5 to 6:30

December 6 
- Tuesday - TANGO TUESDAY  7pm to 10 lessons, fun!

December 7 - Wednesday 4 to 7 pm -- Holiday Potluck with Brattleboro Women's Chorus (chorus members only)

December 9 - Friday - 7:30 am to 5:00 pm booked for training session.

December 10 Saturday Special Musical Guest TBA

December 12 - 
Monday - Tai Chi 5 to 7 

December 13 - Tuesday -- Yoga Locally 5 to 6:30

December 13 
- Tuesday - TANGO TUESDAY  7pm to 10 lessons, fun!

December 14 - Wednesday - AFRICAN DANCE AND DRUM CLASS
 African drum class with Raoul Ombang from 6:30 - 7:30, $10. Raoul has extra drums for those who need one. Abdou Sarr from Senegal will teach a dance class from 7:30 - 9:00, sliding scale $12 -15.  Accompanied by live drumming with Raoul Ombang and Derrik Jordan. All levels welcome to both classes.  See www.africandancevt.com or African Dance Vermont on Facebook for more information.



December 16 - Friday -  A holiday celebration with 12-piece folkloric ensemble 'Iroko Nuevo' Santeria and religion in Cuba is the subject of this last of the Windham World Affairs Council's series "Understanding Cuba Through Film" which pairs great food, film and speakers to illuminate a country or global issue in depth.The series is supported by the Vermont Humanities Council and National Endowment for the Humanities, 118 Elliot, Express Fluency language school and the Restless Rooster cafe.

December 17 - Saturday - Art Exhibition curated by Lisa Mendelsund / Colin Leach

December 21 - Wednesday -- Simba Winter Solstice Celebration (on hold, not confirmed)


2017 -- can you believe it?

February 8 - 15  VPL

March 3 - Friday (Gallery Walk)  BIG WOODS VOICES (Amanda Witman, Becky Graber, Will Danforth, and Alan Blood) offers a concert of a cappella music to benefit the Brattleboro Women's Chorus.

March 11 - back by popular demand!!! the River Gallery School's 'OFF THE WALL' auction fundraiser -- 
everybody wins!

More Events Added Daily, KEEP POSTED! 




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

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

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

February 12 - Friday - 8 to midnight 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 18 - Thursday 7 - 10 pm NBFB https://www.facebook.com/events/1563380807286400/

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 24 - Brattleboro Ecstatic Dance

February 25  - NECCA Cabaret with Aidan O'Shea

February 28 - Sunday - Brattleboro Contra Dance Beginner workshop at 6:45, dancing for all begins at 7pm.  Live music by Hey Day: "While guitarist George White lays down a funky neoteric foundation for the band, Jonathan Larkin, Cajun accordion player to brings on the southern dance hall excitement and the twin fiddles of Amy Larkin and Shirley White bring in fresh and tight driving harmonies."  Calling by Dugan Murphy, from Portland, Maine.  Admission, $10, $8 w/college id, $5 students
Fragrance free.  Website for more info:  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 10:30am - 1pm - Thonic Improvisation - Dance with live music

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

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

March 3 - Thursday - 8pm Future Collective Presents

March 4 - Friday - 7:00  Listen Up - Music Residency 

March 5 - Saturday -  7:30 pm, screening at 8pm --Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival program "Encounters" 80 minutes of short creative films that explore the concept of us and them. Discussion follows with Wandering Reel director, chocolates, coffee and other refreshments.  Screening starts 8pm sharp. Sliding scale $5 to $12 entry. Films and trailers here.

March 6 - Sunday - 4:00 pm, screening at 4:30:  Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival program "Pushing Boundaries" 80 minutes of short creative films that push filmmaking to new limits. Discussion follows with Wanderin

g Reel director, chocolates, coffee and other refreshments.  Screening starts 4:30 pm sharp. Sliding scale $5 to $12 entry. 
Films and trailers here.

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 8 - Tuesday - 7 to 10 pm Brattleboro TANGO lessons and dancing.

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

March 10 - Thursday - Spirit of Orr Residency


March 11 - Friday -- 9 to midnight  Milonga Night Brattleboro Tango.  http://brattleborotango.org/

March 11-13 - Fri/Sat/Sun morning - 'Big Stitches , Rough Cuts, Nothing Nice' 

Weekend Exhibition of Women Artists on the edge. Curated by Lisa Mendelsund and Collin Leach. 

Reception Saturday, March 12, 5:00 pm.


March 13 - Sunday 3:00 - 6:00 pm New monthly (usually first Sundays!) Balkan Café features international music, traditional dance, and food. Come to join in the dancing, listen to the music or just hang out and have a good time! Easy, beginner-friendly dances will be scattered throughout the afternoon with light teaching. This month's cafe will feature live music by Blajini. All levels welcome! Suggested donation $12. More information 802-257-9513 or Facebook.com/BrattleboroFolkDance  Blajini, based in the greater Boston area, brings together four international folk dance and music enthusiasts. Yaron Shragai (percussion, recorders, voice), Barry Shapiro (accordion), Dan Salomon (violin) and Ariel Weinberg (voice, flute) have been playing spirited music together since 2010. Yaron and Dan also played in the traditional Greek music group Meraki; Ariel has sung with the Bulgarian women's chorud Divi Zheni, and Barry is a veteran of the Mandala Folk Ensemble orchestra. As dancers all, they bring a particular sensitivity to the music's corresponding folk dances.


March 13 - Sunday - 7 to 10 pm Brattleboro Contra Dance Beginner workshop at 6:45.   Dancing for all begins at 7pm.  Live music by The Dancing Enforcement Agency -- Autumn Rose Larkin and David Kaynor both on fiddle, with Brattleboro's own Everest Witman on guitar.  Calling by Dugan Murphy, from Portland, Maine. Admission, $10, $8 w/college id, $5 students.  Fragrance free. Website for more info:  brattcontra.org


March 14 - Monday - 5-7 pm - Wolfe Lowenthal Tai Chi class (only for ongoing students)

March 15 - Tuesday - 9 - 10 am Patrick Cavanaugh Long River Tai Chi


March 15 - Tuesday - 7 to 10 pm TANGO!  lessons and dancing.

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

March 17 - Thursday 7- 11 pm - Sonic Thursdays  Fieldtone Presents field recordings, eclectic, electric and very, very interesting.



 March 19 - Saturday -  5:00 to 8:00 pm
 
River Gallery School 'Off the Wall' Art Lottery Benefit.  

Contact Donna Hawes River Gallery School of Art at 802 257 1577 or see details on web: 



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 22 - Tuesday - 7 to 10 pm Brattleboro TANGO!  Lessons and dancing.

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

March 24 - Thursday - 9:00 to 11:00 pm - New England Center for Circus Arts Student Monthly CABARET with Aidan O'Shea.


March 27 - Sunday - Brattleboro Contra Dance.  Beginner workshop at 6:45 Dancing for all begins at 7pm.  Live music by Polaris, a new trio of young musicians making their debut appearance!  The members are Rose Jackson on fiddle, Jesse Ball on accordion, piano, mandolin and Sam Zakon-Anderson on piano. Calling by Steve Zakon-Anderson, the "Proud Poppa"  Admission, $10, $8 w/college id, $5 students.  Fragrance free

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

April 1 - Friday - 7 - 9 pm -  Starry Mountain Singers,  Stefan Amidon producing.


April 2 - Saturday 6 to 8pm Brattleboro Union High School Nordic Teams Banquet and Celebration of a Great Year (despite the weather!) 

April 3 - Sunday - 3 to 6 pm Balkan Café features live international music, traditional dance, and food. Come to join in the dancing, listen to the music or just hang out and have a good time! Easy, beginner-friendly dances will be scattered throughout the afternoon with light teaching. All levels welcome! Suggested donation $12. More information 802-257-9513 or Facebook.com/BrattleboroFolkDance  

April 4 Monday - 5-7 pm - Wolfe Lowenthal Tai Chi class (only for ongoing students)

April 5 - Tuesday - 9 - 10 am Patrick Cavanaugh Long River Tai Chi

April 5 - Tuesday - 7pm to 10 pm TANGO lessons and dance

April 6 - Wednesday 6 to 8 pm Brattleboro Women's Chorus Rehearsal 

April 7 Listen Up - Music Residency 7pm

April 8 - Friday - 7:30 pm to midnight - TANGO MILONGA. Lessons 7:30, dance starts 8:30 pm.  See facebook page


April 10 - Sunday - 1 - 5 pm Private Celebration (Happy Birthday Wendy!)


April 10  Sunday - 7 to 10 pm Brattleboro Contra Dance (second and fourth Sundays every month!) Beginner workshop at 6:45.   Dancing for all begins at 7pm.  Live music. Admission, $10, $8 w/college id, $5 students.  Fragrance free. Website for more info:  brattcontra.org

April 11 - Monday - 5-7 pm - Wolfe Lowenthal Tai Chi class (only for ongoing students)

April 12 - Tuesday - 9 - 10 am Patrick Cavanaugh Long River Tai Chi

April 13 - Wednesday - 5pm on Brattleboro Women's Chorus rehearsal and potluck




April 14 - Thursday - Spirit of Orr Residency Presents: Sunburned Hand of Man 

 w / DREDD FOOLE / RUTH GARBUS / EYE IN THE SKY GUY / DONKEY NO NO




April 17 All day Sunday - ART AS MEDICINE



 Workshops and Evening Presentation

Mahalo Art Center Fundraiser to help support

10th Annual 2016 Gathering in Gratitude

workshop at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation June 26 to July 3, 2016 details see 




April 18 - Monday - 5-7 pm - Wolfe Lowenthal Tai Chi class (only for ongoing students)

April 19  - Tuesday - 9 - 10 am Patrick Cavanaugh Long River Tai Chi

April 19 - Tuesday - 7 to 10 pm Brattleboro TANGO lessons and dancing.

April 21 - Thursday - Fieldtone Presents: An evening with four wild and innovative artists from New England and beyond.

Nagual (https://nagual.bandcamp.com/): Psychadelic drones out of Oberlin.

Phemale (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GN-H56RW-aM&nohtml5=False): Otherworldly theatrics, mellow tones for somber bones from New Haven, CT.

Nick Grunerud (https://nickgrunerud.bandcamp.com/): Solo Ronk N Rollo, gracing our town from New Haven, CT.

Azarat (http://www.azfarat.com/linksmusic.html): Brattleboro's own trash music meastro.

Doors at 7! Donations welcome.

April 24 -  Sunday - 7 to 10 pm Brattleboro Contra Dance (second and fourth Sundays every month!) Beginner workshop at 6:45.   Dancing for all begins at 7pm.  Live music. Admission, $10, $8 w/college id, $5 students.  Fragrance free. Website for more info:  brattcontra.org

April 25  - Monday - 5-7 pm - Wolfe Lowenthal Tai Chi class (only for ongoing students)


April 26 - Tuesday - 9 - 10 am Patrick Cavanaugh Long River Tai Chi

April 26 -  Tuesday -- 5:00 to 6:30 pm -  Weekly classes begin with Yoga for All -- community sliding scale Yoga Class with Laura Tabachnick, all proceeds donated to area charity.

April 27 -- Wednesday - Brattleboro Women's Chorus rehearsal 6:30 to 8:30 pm


April 28 -- Thursday -- 8 to 10 pm -- New England Center for Circus Arts Student Cabaret hosted by Aidan O'Shea


May 1, Sunday - 4 to 7pm BALKAN CAFE  first Sundays of the month experience international music, traditional dance, and food. Come to join in the dancing, listen to the music or just hang out and have a good time! Easy, beginner-friendly dances will be scattered throughout the afternoon with light teaching. Live music by Boston-based quartet Dean Brown, Colin Ferguson, Heather Lee, and David Skidmore. All levels welcome! Suggested donation $12. More information 802-257-9513 or Facebook.com/BrattleboroFolkDance

May 2, Monday - Wolfe Lowenthal Tai Chi

May 3, Tueday 5 - 6:30 pm Yoga Locally with Laura Tabachnik, 1.5 hour weekly Vinyasa practice is by donation with all proceeds benefitting 
Groundworks Collaborative

May 3, Tuesday - 7 to 10 pm Tango!  Get ready for the monthly 2nd Friday 'Milonga' with lessons and weekly practice.


May 5 - Thursday 7pm - Listen-up Experimental Music residency with Ben James, John Loggia


May 7 Saturday - 8 to 10 pm, Creative Convergence Cabaret asks: 

What Inspires YOU? 

Five minute narrative, scenes, stories, puppets etc. from some of the area's most inspiring talent with emcee 

Kevin O'Keefe

10 to midnight 

DJ Maile spins the hottest world beat for 'ARTS AFTER DARK' dance party. 

Free for all, donations always appreciated.

  
   BE THERE  
    TO SHARE

SLOTS ARE FULL!  To be put on the waiting list to perform, contact Shanta Lee, shantavns@gmail.com 

Brought to you by 118 Elliot, Write Action and Arts Council of Windham County 

part of the ARTS AFTER DARK segment of jam-packed 

ARTSTRAVAGANZA weekend May 6 to 8, 2016. 



May 8 - Sunday - (HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!) 7 to 10 pm The Brattleboro Dance -- 6:45 lessons.  


May 9 - 5 to 7 pm Wolfe Lowenthal Tai Chi for ongoing students only.


May 10 - 5 to 6:30 pm Yoga Locally weekly Vinyasa class with Laura Tabachnik by donation, 

all proceeds benefit Groundworks Collaborative.


May 11, Thursday 7-11pm Experimental Music residency


May 13 - Friday - 8pm to midnight TANGO MILONGA a hot night on a cool evening dance dance dance!

May 16 - Monday - Tai Chi for Wolfe Lowenthal ongoing students only.



May 17 - Tuesday Yoga Locally 5 to 6:30





May 17 - Tuesday - 7 to 10 pm TANGO! Weekly lessons and dance.




May 18 - Wednesday --  5 -9 pm -- Brattleboro Women's Chorus singers' celebration/potluck.



May 19 -  Third Thursdays - 7:30pm 

Experimental Music Series 

Manes Project

If Not I Then Who

Clark Glennon

Session Players



May 20 - Friday - 6 - 8 pm 
Everyone’s Books presents a launch party and fundraiser for KABOOM! (a young adult romantic comedy climate fiction getting rave reviews!) with author Brian Adams reading with live acoustic music from Steve Carmichael, Johnny Sheehan and special guests -- 

10% of proceeds benefits Brattleboro's own 
Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center (BEEC) 

 Book info:  

A Young Adult Romantic Comedy Climate Fiction: 5.25 x 8, Paperback Original; 322 pages; $14.95

ISBN: 978-09962676-6-3   |  Publication Date: April 22, 2016 

Distributed by Midpoint Trade Books/Ingram.  

Contact: Dede Cummings; dede@greenwriterspress.com or802-380-1121.   

Read more at www.greenwriterspress.com.



May 22 - Sunday -- 7 to 10 pm The Brattleboro Dance

Dance -- 6:45 lessons. 
Admission is $10-$12, $8 for students. Beginners are welcome; all the dances will be taught. You don’t need to come
with a partner; other friendly dancers will dance with you. Please bring a pair of clean, soft-soled, non-street shoes for dancing.  Details on 


https://www.facebook.com/groups/brattcontra/


https://www.facebook.com/DuganMurphyContraDanceCaller/videos/vb.141735729247971/974369632651239/?type=2&theater



May 23 -  Monday - Tai Chi for ongoing students with master Wolfe Lowenthal

May 23-  Tuesday  -- 5 to 6:30 pm Yoga Locally with Laura Tabachnik with live musical

accompaniment by 
Jay Cook -- by donation, all proceeds benefit Groundworks Collaborative -- stretch and dip into bliss for a good cause!




May 24 - Tuesday -- 7 - 10 pm, sophisticated, sexy TANGO TUESDAYS! 



May 25 - Wednesday - FIRST Writers Circle 7 to 10 pm.  We commune over refreshments, write for an hour or so depending on how many show, 

then read to eachother and offer positive encouragement in the Gateless Writing tradition fostered by writing mentor Suzanne Kingsbury.  Email 

118elliot@gmail.com to participate.



May 26 - Thursday - on hold for NECCA 



May 27 - Friday 6pm
Everyone's Books Authors at 118 Series Presents:
Readings by 
Sydney Lea, Vermont Poet Laureate (2011-2015)Followed by Salon Style Discussion with Refreshments


May 29 - Sunday  (Begin week-long, multi-media artist residency with SITEsightHEREhear preparing for special (Strolling of the Heifers) weekend performances)



May 30 - Monday - Tai Chi 5 to 7pm Wolfe Lowenthal ongoing students only.


May 31 - Tuesday - 5 to 6:30 pm Yoga Locally by donation



May 31 - Tuesday - 7 to 10 pm TANGO!


June 1 - Wednesday --  7 to 10 pm Weekly Writers Circle for information on how to join email 118elliot@gmail.com



June 2 - Thursday - Listen Up Music Residency  



June 3 - Friday - 8:00 pm Heifers Weekend takes an alternative twist with SITEsight / HEREhear:  Lost River-Green Mountain Brattleboro, VT live multimedia installation / artist residency with Tara and David Gladden.

June 6 to 8 - Mon, Tues, Wed -- full days, Town of Brattleboro Architects Whetstone charrette
 













June 6 - Monday - Tai Chi 5 to 7pm Wolfe Lowenthal ongoing students only.


June 7 - Tuesday - Tango! 7 to 10pm


June 8 - Wednesday - Writers Circle 7 to 10 pm

June 9 - Thursday - Experimental Music Residency


June 10  - Friday -- 8:00 pm - midnight second Fridays monthly TANGO MILONGA dance the night away!  Brattleboro Tango


June 11 - Saturday  6pm on ... THIS IS HAPPENING NOW painters Taj Campman, Tim Fite and Hunter Deerfield-Shaw will do 'live action painting' working on opposing walls, an approach in line with the physical intensity of 'The Happenings' a term llan Kaprow coined  in his seminal essay “The Legacy of Jackson Pollock” (1956 ). He was referring to a mounting movement in the New York art scene that sought out fresh ways , beyond museum or gallery walls, to present work.  Kaprow envisioned a new frontier where the boundaries between art and its immediate environment would be blurred ; no frames, no exposition , no price tags.  It is in this spirit artist and curator of this 'happening' Lisa Mendelsund, fresh from her celebrated all-female exhibition at 118 in April "Bit Stitches, Rough Cuts, Nothing Nice," brings this art in action pop-up show to Brattleboro.  Motivated by the same urgency that motivated her predecessors, she says: “If we don’t get up and out to see work directly then the galleries will fold and what we will be bequeathed is a stillborn art, entirely grafted to the tastes of the consumer elite. We will see repetition and not innovation. We will see glamour and not substance”. Examples of the artists' previous work will also be exhibited. Smocks will be provided for those who wish to participate in the art in action.  Sandwiches and drinks will be available.  For more information contact Mendelsund at:  LMendelsund@comcast.net
 


June 12  - SUNDAY - 8:00 pm VOX URBANA
 is a six -piece band bi-national band based in Tucson, Arizona that combines Latin-based sounds with stories and experiences that occur in the Arizona/Sonora border community.  The band’s original repertoire breaks any language barrier via its unrelenting dance-able grooves. Vox Urbana’s instrumentation consists of guitar, keyboard, sax, trombone, bass guitar, congas, and drums creates a meztizaje of ethnic sounds such as Huapango, Cumbia, Chicha, Latin Funk, and Salsa.  See more at https://www.facebook.com/events/1743209312615013/


 

Contact:  Kiki Castellanos, Band Member, castellanosk2000@yahoo.com520-358-9081

Jim Colby, Band Member, j.r.colby@gmail.com585-739-843

 

“Southwestern Cumbia Band Brings Sonoran Sound to Brattleboro”

Tucson-Based Cumbia Group, Vox Urbana, Will Showcase Their Unique Latin Sound at Downtown Brattleboro’s 118 Elliot


            Vox Urbana is a six -piece band that combines Latin-based sounds with stories and experiences that occur in the Arizona/Sonora border region. The bi-national band is based in Tucson, Arizona and has been creatively narrating stories of the border community since 2010.  The band’s original repertoire breaks any language barrier via its unrelenting danceable grooves. 

 

            Vox Urbana’s instrumentation consists of guitar, keyboard, sax, trombone, bass guitar, congas, and drums.  As a collective composing body, Vox Urbana continuously aims to learn and expand its musical influences. Among the musical styles found in the band’s sound and identity is a meztizaje of ethnic sounds such as Huapango, Cumbia, Chicha, Latin Funk, and Salsa.

 

            Vox Urbana was recently awarded grants by the Tucson Pima Arts Council and the Puffin Foundation to complete it'sCumbia Corridos project, wherein the band interviewed members of Tucson's immigrant community and used their personal histories as the basis for the lyrics of a story-song project. The project was debuted in early 2016 and the band is currently working on a recording for release sometime in 2017.  There is a suggested donation of $5 and additional sales of merchandise and recordings will go toward supporting the band’s Northeastern tour. For more information on the band and to hear their music, visitwww.voxurbantucson.com


Here is a link to a news article about our latest project: http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/corridos-migrantes-vox-urbana/Content?oid=6020227




June 13 - Monday Tai Chi 5 to 7pm Wolfe Lowenthal ongoing students only



June 14 - Tuesday - 7 to 10 pm TANGO! 


June 15 - Summer Writers Circle 7 to 10 pm -- contact 118Elliot@gmail.com for more information.


June 16 - Thursday -  JOHN SINGER's FIELDTONE series, Experimental Music Residency starts 7:30 pm.


June 17 - Friday - Jazz and Chocolate with super jazz trio 'Sweet as Sugar' Bill Shontz, Kate Nicolaou and Zack Dansiger play 7:30 preceded by a professional chocolate tasting by European chocolatier Kerstin Roos at 7:00 pm.  A benefit for the Mahalo Art Center's Gathering in Gratitude upcoming exchange with Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to help at risk teens later this month. Tickets $15 includes chocolate tasting; chocolates will also be available for sale.

June 20 - Monday - Tai Chi 5 to 7pm Wolfe Lowenthal ongoing students only.


June 21 - Tuesday - 9 to 11 am Private Rehearsal

June 21 - Tuesday - 11:30 to 1:30 pm  Garber / Loggia  music / dance rehearsal

June 21 - Tuesday - 5 - 6:30  Yoga Locally with Laura Tabachnik

June 21 - Tuesday - 7 to 10 pm TANGO!

June 22 - Wednesday - 7 to 10pm Writers Circle

June 26 -  Sunday - 7:00 to 10 pm The Brattleboro Dance -- 6:45 lessons. 



June 27 - Monday - Tai Chi 5 to 7pm Wolfe Lowenthal ongoing students only


June 28 - Tuesday  - 9 to 10 am Patrick Cavanagh Long River Tai Chi


June 28 - Tuesday  -  5:00 - 6:30 pm YOGA LOCALLY with Laura Tabachnik.  Vinyasa flow with sliding scale from $5 to $15 and all proceeds benefitting Groundworks Collaborative.  Great class!


June 28 - Tuesday - TANGO! 7 to 10 pm


June 29 - Writers Circle 7 to 10 pm.  For info on how to join this private salon, email 118Elliot@gmail.com.

July 1 - Friday - 5 to 8 pm -- Southern Vermont Dance Festival Presents Zach Stephen's "Move, Breath, Feel" as part of "Movement 2016" and Brattleboro's first fridays Gallery Walk.  Movement, gesture, and form, work in conjunction with the camera in Zach Stephens’ images of dancers from Luminz Studio to create a lyrical visual narrative. A collaboration with Aurora Corsano, the images capture several years of dancers telling their stories and expressing themselves through dance and movement.  Zach Stephens is a photographer and educator. He is the program director at the In-Sight Photography Project and photojournalism instructor at Landmark College.www.photozach.com  Zach’s work has appeared in many newspapers and magazines such as The New York Times, Vermont Life Magazine, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, USA Today and more. His work has also been in several exhibitions around New England.Many mediums of movement will be explored by the Southern Vermont Dance Festival taking place July 14th - July 17th and this exhibit will stay up during the festival.

July 14 - 17 - (Thursday to Sunday)  Southern Vermont Dance Festival events tba, see website: http://www.southernvermontdancefestival.com/


July 17 - Sunday - 8pm - 11pm -- four local youth bands produced by Edward Jablowski Bigelow.

July 18 - Monday - 5 - 7 pm -  Wolfe Lowenthal tai chi for ongoing students only.

July 19 - Tuesday - 9 to 11 Bill Forchion rehearsal

                                11 to 1 pm Norton Garber rehearsal. 

                                5pm to 6:30 YOGA LOCALLY.  

                                7:30 to 10pm Tango Tuesdays.
    

July 20 - Writers Circle 7 to 10 pm.  Email 118Elliot@gmail.com for more information.


July 21 - Fieldtone Presents: The Temple of Continuous Sound

                https://www.facebook.com/events/1038830392866922/


JULY 23 -24 -- FUTURE COLLECTIVE  1pm to 11pm Art & Music festival details:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1591727201126029/















JULY 24 - Sunday - Brattleboro Dance.  
Beginner contra dance workshop at 6:45, dancing for all begins at 7pm.  Live music with great dance band! Admission, $10, $8 w/college id, $5 students
Fragrance free.  Website for more info:  brattcontra.org

July 25 - Monday - Tai Chi for Wolfe Lowenthal ongoing students only.

July 26 - Tuesday Yoga Locally 5 to 6:30 with Laura Tabachnik, sliding scale $5 to $15 all proceeds benefit Groundworks Collaborative

July 26 - Tuesday TANGO! 7:30 to 10pm









July 27 - Wednesday Writers Circle 7 to 10 pm, contact 118Elliot@gmail.com for more info.

August 1 - Monday - Tai Chi


August 2 - Tuesday - 5:00 to 6:30 Yoga Locally sliding scale vinyasa flow with Laura Tabachnik, all proceeds benefit Groundworks Collaborative

August 2  - 7:30 to 10 pm TANGO TUESDAY

August 5 - Friday 6pm - Local musician and writer Robin MacArthur reads from her debut book "Half Wild Stories" (see Harper Collins reviews etc at https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062444394/half-wildwith Whetstone Ciderworks and other snacks and refreshments sponsored by Everyones Books, FREE! 
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August 7 - Sunday -  BALKAN CAFE 4 to 7pm -- great live music, food and group dancing (easy lessons throughout)

August 8 - Monday -  5 to 7 pm, Tai Chi for Wolfe Lowenthal ongoing students only.

August 9 - Tuesday 5 - 6:30pm Yoga Locally vinyasa flow with Laura Tabachnik, all proceeds benefit Groundworks Collaborative

August 9 - Tuesday 7:30 - 10 pm TANGO TUESDAYS

August 10 - Wednesday Writers Circle 7 - 10pm for info email 118Elliot@gmail.com


August 11 - Thursday -  fundraiser for local Democratic representatives with food and refreshments
August 12 - Friday - hot hot hot (but cool inside) TANGO MILONGA 8 to ? with live music.

August 13 - Saturday - 7 to 11 pm -- Straight from New Orleans -- Cauchemar and friends, produced by Monika Grist-Weiner

August 14 - Sunday - Brattleboro Contra Dance Beginner workshop at 6:45, dancing for all begins at 7pm.  Live music.  Admission, $10, $8 w/college id, $5 students.  Fragrance free.  Website for more info on who's playing:  brattcontra.org

August 15 - Monday - 5 - 7 pm tai chi with Wolfe Lowenthal for ongoing students only

August 15 - Monday -- 8 - 11 pm Experimental Folk bands Trees with Ease, No Axiom (both from Brooklyn), Bella, Azfara, Jennie Sadler. 

August 16 -  Tuesday 9:30-11:30am rehearsal (Forchion)

August 16 - Tuesday - 5pm - 6:30 pm Yoga Locally vinyasa flow with Laura Tabachnik, all proceeds benefit Groundworks Collaborative

August 16 - Tuesday - 7:30 - 10 pm TANGO TUESDAYS 

August 17 - Wednesday Writers Circle 7 - 10pm for info email 118Elliot@gmail.com

August 18 - Thursday - Fieldtone Presents: Bobby Cseshack, Chance McNiff, Olivia Wilkins-Becker, Session Players see Fieldtone's Facebook page for more insights and sounds: https://www.facebook.com/events/1772543393034798/

August 19 - Friday - Private screening / dinner 5:30 to 8pm.


August 21 - Sunday -- 4:00 pm Samirah Evans' LEOS BIRTHDAY BLAST with singers, musicians, food, cake and more!  Samirah says: This will be a very special concert as it will feature The NOLABratts! My new project, a choir that will perform Classic New Orleans R&B under my direction and accompanied by pianist Franz Robert, bassist Dave Picchi and drummer George Robinson. We'll have a special guest performance by Soul Sister Senator Becca Balint who has been taking vocal lessons with me and I'm ecstatic that she has agreed to perform with the NOLABratts. And you know I will do a few numbers. As usual we will open it up to a jam session after the concert . Plus, there will be special treats for the Leo's cake, and the works. I'm asking for a $10 donation at the door. I want to extend a special thanks to Brattleboro Pharmacy and Costello, Valente, & Gentry for sponsoring this endeavor.  Contact Silktone@samirahevans.com

August 22 - Monday - 5 - 7 pm tai chi with Wolfe Lowenthal for ongoing students only

August 23 Tuesday -- Matt mv Valentine and Spirit of Orr Present:



Matt Valentine with Doozer
and
Dredd Foole with Pewtr and Rob Thomas
7pm
$5










August 26 - on hold for rain date for Future Collective 

August 28 - Sunday - Brattleboro Contra Dance Beginner workshop at 6:45, dancing for all begins at 7pm.  Live music. Admission, $10, $8 w/college id, $5 students.  Fragrance free.  Website for more info:  brattcontra.org

August 29 - Monday -  5 - 7 pm tai chi with Wolfe Lowenthal for ongoing students only

August 29 - Monday - 8pm Kathleen Kennedy

August 30 - Tuesday - 5pm - 6:30 pm Yoga Locally vinyasa flow with Laura Tabachnik, all proceeds benefit Groundworks Collaborative

August 30 - Tuesday - 7:30 - 10 pm TANGO TUESDAYS 

August 31 - Wednesday WRITERS CIRCLE 7 to 10 pm

September 2 - Friday - Private rehearsal 10 to 1 pm

September 5 - Monday - 5 - 7 pm tai chi with Wolfe Lowenthal for ongoing students



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

September 9 - Friday - Tango Milonga 8 pm to midnight

September 10 - Saturday 7:30 to 10pm - Celebrate Rupa! A Benefit Barefoot Boogie Dance for Our Beloved Rupa’s Healthcare Costs. Rupa Cousins (www.rupacousins.com) is a body, mind, emotion and spirit mentor to countless members of our community. She has been practicing the Alexander Technique and the Rubenfeld SynergyMethod for almost four decades. She leads the Paneurhythmy group and the Brattleboro Area Interfaith Initiative; Rupa is also the former President of the Associated Psychotherapists of Vermont (APOV) and co-founder of the Northeast Psychoneuroimmunology Institute, as well as an enthusiastic folk dancer. So, let’s celebrate Rupa’s contributions to our community with joy and generosity! DJ mix with guest musicians will play a super-danceable eclectic world beat. Kid friendly, BYOB (hard and soft drinks). Suggested donation $10.00 or more. For more information, contact Amy at solidago99@gmail.com

September 11 - Sunday - Brattleboro Dance Beginner workshop at 6:45, dancing for all begins at 7pm.  Live music.  Admission, $10, $8 w/college id, $5 students.  Fragrance free.  Website for more info:  brattcontra.org

September 12 - Monday - 5 - 7 pm tai chi with Wolfe Lowenthal for ongoing students only

September 13 - Tuesday - Private rehearsal 9 to 11am

September 13 - Tuesday - 5 - 6:30 Yoga Locally with Laura Tabachnik -- Vinyasa practice, sliding scale $5 to $15, all proceeds donated to local charities.

September 13 - Tuesday -  Tango Tuesdays

September 14 - Wednesday - 6 to 8 pm rehearsal for REGENERATIONS, Megan Buchanan

September 15 - Thursday - 7 to 11 pm -  Fieldtone Presents -- experimental music and video curated by John Singer.

September 19 - Monday - 5 - 7 pm tai chi with Wolfe Lowenthal for ongoing students only

September 22 - Jed Blume

September 23, Friday -  6:30 pm Cuban dinner, 7:00 screening of award winning 2014 drama 'Conducta' (Behavior) to kick off the new FREE Windham World Affairs Council's Fall 2016 monthly 'Understanding Cuba Through Film' series. Pre-dinner and post-film discussion with Conducta actress Idalmis Garcia.  Supported in part by the Vermont Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more info see windhamworldaffairscouncil.org 

September 25 - Sunday - REGENERATIONS performance 2 to 3 pm. 
REGENERATIONS is an interdisciplinary, collaborative performance project grounded in community-based research that seeks to reckon with and respond to the closure of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant near Brattleboro. The project has been supported by the Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Studio Center.  Contact Megan Buchanan  mbuchanan@hotmail.com for more information. Note from organizers:REGENERATIONS: Reckoning with and responding to the closure of Vermont Yankee. Megan Buchanan of Guilford has been working on this project for close to two years, and is presenting it in Brattleboro at the 118 Elliot performance space on Sunday, Sept. 25th at 2pm. The show will last approximately one hour. This project has been sponsored in part by the Vermont Arts Council. Contributors are all local and include dancers Meg Bathory-Peeler (of Gill, MA), Megan Buchanan and Grainne Buchanan. poets Verandah Porche, Diana Whitney and Bruce Hesselbach. Installation/set is by the artist Duncan Johnson and Megan Buchanan. Live music will be performed by (Guilford resident and Smith College senior) Grainne Buchanan, and performance artist Shea Witzo will also be singing. Her goal for REGENERATIONS was to invite artists of various genres to "reckon with and respond" to the complexity of the shutdown of Vermont Yankee, and to create a new performance work on the subject. Over the winter of 2015, she interviewed two dozen individuals who had connections to the issue: former and current VY workers, activists, environmental organization leaders, medical professionals, teachers, and local citizens who live within the EPZ. To begin work on the performance, she created movement based on the sentences and images that came from the interviews, distilling the most potent phrases, images and feelings.Over two spring "Vermont Week" residencies (2015 and 2016)  at the Vermont Studio Center, she worked on poems, movement and the installation for the piece. There have been two work-in-progress showings this year: one in February at the studio of Duncan Johnson in Bellows Falls, and the second in April in Johnson, VT at the VSC. This will likely be the only public performance of this work.

September 25 - Sunday - Brattleboro Dance Beginner workshop at 6:45, dancing for all begins at 7pm.  Live music.  Admission, $10, $8 w/college id, $5 students.  Fragrance free.  Website for more info:  brattcontra.org


September 26 Monday - 5 - 7 pm tai chi with Wolfe Lowenthal for ongoing students

September 27 Tuesday 5 - 6:30 YOGA LOCALLY with Laura Tabachnik

September 27 Tuesday 7 to 10 Tango Tuesdays, Lessons and Dance 

September 29 Thursday 5:30 to 8:30 pm 
Fundraiser Auction and Party for Mitchell Giddings. 
Friends of local artist and gallery owner Jim Giddings will hold a benefit to help him rebuild after a recent fire destroyed his studio and four decades of paintings. The fundraiser, planned for 5:30 to 9 p.m., will begin with refreshments and a silent auction of art donated by local artists and collectors, followed by a live auction of more work at 7 p.m. Proceeds will support Giddings’ effort to rebuild his Brattleboro studio, which was leveled in an Aug. 29 fire. Although his art can’t be replaced, Giddings and his wife Petria Mitchell estimate that raising $10,000, in addition to a projected insurance settlement and donations already received, will help restore the space. Artists interested in donating work for the auction should email jimgiddingsfirefund@gmail.com by Sept. 22. Monetary contributions payable to the Jim Giddings Fire Fund can be made at the Sept. 29 event or mailed to the Jim Giddings Fire Fund in care of Brattleboro Savings & Loan, 221 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt., 05301.


October 1  - ALL DAY BRATTROCK FESTIVAL -  the rock music festival that celebrates young local talent and brings together youth bands to learn, perform, inspire, and be inspired Workshops and performances all day and much, much more! 
Visit: BrattRock's Facebook Page for updates.



October 6 - Thursday - 6-10 pm Brattleboro Community Television (BCTV) Annual Meeting and Celebration
(setup starts at 3) 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1615784788725285/


October 9 - Sunday - Brattleboro Dance Beginner workshop at 6:45, dancing for all begins at 7pm.  Live music.  Admission, $10, $8 w/college id, $5 students.  Fragrance free.  Website for more info:  brattcontra.org

October 10 - Monday - Tai Chi 5 to 7 

October 11 - Tuesday -- Yoga Locally 5 to 6:30

October 11 - Tuesday - TANGO TUESDAY  7pm to 10 lessons, fun!

October 12 - Wednesday - 7 pm -- Chiho Presents:  "What Really Matters"-- An Evening of Music and Reflections. The program (approx. 75 mins.) includes: Bach cantatas, Handel arias, and more.  And some ideas for harmonious living.  Chiho Kaneko, soprano, Peter Beardsley, harpsichord/piano. For more information contact: sarabande@vermontel.net

October 13 - Thursday - 7 to 11 pm. WHEELS FOR LAURA!  Benefit for local artist Laura Momaney's New Wheelchair!  With bands, food etc. 
A group of friends and neighbors are getting together to raise $11,000 to purchase a power assist wheelchair for Laura Momaney. Medicaid will not support this purchase for Laura, and her current chair is both falling apart and dangerous. The campaign is currently taking place in two stages:  1) An ongoing online fundraiser  2) A benefit concert and silent auction to be held at 118 Elliot Street on Thursday, October  13th from 7-11pm.
contact person, Wyatt Andrews.at thethanx@gmail.com Or by phone or text: 802 451 8305



October 14 to 16 - Friday through Sunday -- the Brattleboro Literary Festival takes up residence with a stunning array of authors and events. See the festival WEBSITE for details.  Another outstanding festival or words -- great job Sandy Rouse, Bob Parks and many others...can't wait til next year!

October 21 Friday -
Windham World Affairs Council 
continues its free 
monthly 'Understanding Cuba through Film' series with the 
brilliant, critically acclaimed documentary "Unfinished Spaces" 
w
it
h 6:30 pm dinner (by donation) and post-film discussion with director Benjamin Murray. The series is supported by the Vermont Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities, 118 Elliot, Express Fluency language school and Restless Rooster cafe (the best guava pastries ANYWHERE!).
Archive note:  Another amazing event -- 90 dinners served, 112 participants loved this wonderful film. Nobody went away hungry, in fact, they left gastricaly and intellectually edified!












October 22 Saturday - 1:00 pm to 8pm New England Coalition on Nuclear Pollution's (NEC) 
45th annual meeting, potluck and social. Top-Notch Presenters

October 23 - Sunday - Brattleboro Dance featuring the Gaslight Tinkers! Beginner workshop at 6:45, dancing for all begins at 7pm.  Live music.  Admission, $10, $8 w/college id, $5 students.  Fragrance free.  Website for more info:  brattcontra.org

October 25- Monday - Tai Chi 5 to 7 

October 26 - Tuesday -- Yoga Locally 5 to 6:30

October 26- Tuesday - TANGO TUESDAY  7pm to 10 lessons, fun!

October 29 - Saturday - 12 to 5 pm - Twinless Twins Support Group International annual northeast gathering -- contact Garry Rayno at grayno@gmail.com

October 30 - Sunday - 11:00 am - 1 pm - Intuitive Sound and Movement - led by Clair LeMessier and Norton Garber

October 31- Monday - Tai Chi 5 to 7 

Nov 1- Tuesday -- Yoga Locally 5 to 6:30

November 1 - Tuesday - TANGO TUESDAY  7pm to 10 lessons, fun!

November 5, Saturday - 7 pm - 11 pm HAITI ALIVE -- A Benefit for Haiti Hurricane Relief
AZAKA presents authentic Haitian music and dance for the All Soul's ritual of 'Gede Lwa'
The performance will be an artistic recreation of traditional Gede Lwa, Day of The Dead festivities. Music will performed by Ayizan and Azouke Sanon with a dance choreographed by Julio Jean. 
The performance will be followed by a dance party. Gede Lwa is also a chance to dress up in costumes similar to Halloween. There will be a dance party afterwards!

Julio Jean is a renowned master Haitian dance teacher and
choreographer with 20 years of experience. His choreography blends
traditional Haitian forms with modern and contemporary dance to
create compelling movement narratives. Julio studied with Lavinia
Williams, a company member of Katherine Dunham, at the National
School of Arts in Haiti. In 1989, he moved to NYC, and worked with
Katherine Dunham teaching traditional Haitian dance for her teacher
trainings. He has taught workshops and classes around the country
including Webster University in Missouri, Humboldt University, in
California, and Dance New England Dance Camp in Maine. Julio’s
performances have been seen at Alvin Ailey for National Dance week
and at Summer Stage in 2010. Currently, Julio teaches at Peridance,
and Gibney in NYC, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and the
YMCA in Montclair. A songwriter and composer, Julio released the
album, “Kenbe La,” which encompasses the panorama of traditional
Haitian music.


Ayizan and Azouke Sanon have been performing together since the
1970s. The brothers were involved in the formation of the groups
Foula and Sanba Yo. The music they played was a fusion of
traditional music, jazz and folk/rock, pioneering Rasin (Roots)
Music. Since leaving Haiti, they have continued their work in the
US, primarily in New York. They created a group called Vodoule with
which they toured from the Louisiana Music Festival to New York and
as an opening band for the Rolling Stones in Washington, D.C.
Ayizan has worked, among other things, with Benice from Sweet Honey
and the Rock and can be heard on a CD called “Roots of Rapture”
and at Carnegie Hall for the celebration of 200 years of Haitian
independence. His most recent CD “Kay La Boule” can be purchased
online at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/hasanon [1] [2]


November 6, Sunday - 4 to 7 pm Balkan Cafe with great food and live music!  
Balkan Café at 118 Elliot St: international music, traditional dance, and food. Come to join in the dancing, listen to the music or just hang out and have a good time! Easy, beginner-friendly dances will be scattered throughout the afternoon with light teaching. Live music by Orkestar Banitsa, featuring Becky Ashenden (accordion, percussion), Barbara Blumenthal (tambura), Joe Blumenthal (string bass), Addie Rose Holland (clarinet) and Gawain Thomas (accordion). Orkestar Banitsa plays traditional music from Bulgaria, Serbia, Macedonia, and Greece in many styles. All levels welcome! Suggested donation $12. More information 802-257-9513 or Facebook.com/BrattleboroFolkDance
Orkestar Banitsa

November 7 - Monday - Tai Chi 5 to 7 

November 8 - Tuesday -- Yoga Locally 5 to 6:30

November 8 
- Tuesday - TANGO TUESDAY  7pm to 10 lessons, fun!

November 11 - Friday, 8:00 to 11:00 pm - MONTHLY TANGO MILONGA

November 13 - Sunday, 3:00 to 4:00 pm, public memorial for David Budbill.  Contact: Chard di Nord  

November 14 - Monday - 11 to 2:30 pm Sandglass Theater taping, Michael Hanish.

November 14 - Monday - Tai Chi 5 to 7 

November 15 - Tuesday -- Yoga Locally 5 to 6:30

November 15 - Tuesday - TANGO TUESDAY 7pm to 10 lessons, fun!


November 16 - Wednesday - 11 to 2:30 pm Sandglass Theatre VOICES OF COMMUNITY, Michael Hanish.


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

June 26, 2015 - 7pm - Gathering in Gratitude Performance w/ Lakota Tribe Teens from South Dakota (118's first public test, thank-you Lakota!)

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!)