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, 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





May 23-  Tuesday  -- 5 to 6:30 pm Yoga Locally with Lissa Weinmann (subbing for regularly scheduled yogini 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 - Creative Convergence Writers Circle 7 to 10 pm



May 26 - Thursday - NECCA Cabaret



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 TANGO MILONGA dance


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.  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/





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



June 14 - Tuesday - 7 to 10 pm TANGO!


June 15 - Writers Circle 7 to 10 pm


June 16 - Thursday - Experimental Music Residency 7pm


June 17 - Friday - Concert tba


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


June 267 to 10 pm The Brattleboro Dance -- 6:45 lessons. 



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


June 28 - TANGO! 7 to 10 pm
 


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



July 23 -24 -- FUTURE COLLECTIVE  art & music festival details tbd


August 7 - Sunday -  BALKAN CAFE 4 to 7pm -- great live music, food and group dancing (easy lessons throughout -- first Sundays of every month after this)



August 21 Sunday -- Samireh Evans tbd


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



October 1  - ALL DAY BRATTROCK FESTIVAL -

is 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)



October 13 to 15 - Friday through Sunday -- the Brattleboro Literary Festival takes up residence with a stunning array of authors and events. See the festival WEBSITE for details.



December 2-5 -- Brattleboro-West Arts Holiday Exhibition and Sale


December 21 - Wednesday -- Simba Winter Solstice Celebration


2017 -- can you believe it?

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! 






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!)