Northern Flyer steams into railroad-less Tinmouth at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 26, for a concert at the Old Firehouse.
Northern Flyer is a new band formed by veteran Vermont bluegrass musicians. Their bios include every Vermont bluegrass band you ever heard of, including the Bluegrass Gospel Project and the Modern Grass Quintet. They combine first-rate harmony singing with decades of instrumental expertise. They aren’t confined by the traditional bluegrass repertoire, but will introduce you to their original songs and other authentic Americana.
Admission is by donation ($10-$15 suggested), 90 percent of which goes to the performers; for information, visit www.facebook.com/TinmouthOld-FirehouseConcerts. The Old Firehouse is at Mountain View Road and Vt. 140.
New England Youth Theater’s Town Schools Theater presents “How The New York City Theatre Company Left New York,” written and directed by Jonny Flood, May 26-27 at NEYT, 100 Flat St. Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday, and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday.
“Maxine, Jimbo, and the rest of the once-famous New York City Theatre Company have fallen on hard times. Unfortunately for them, their landlord, Mr. Fatpockets, did not get fabulously wealthy by taking pity on the impoverished. So they’re out of the city, out of showbiz, and off to the quiet hills of Vermont to try their hand at farming … but they are still at the mercy of Mr. Fatpockets.”
Town Schools Theatre is a partnership between NEYT and the Academy, Green Street and Oak Grove Schools, in which students come to the theater for a free after-school program to learn theater skills and rehearse and perform an original play. The program is for students in the fourth, fifth and sixth grades, and insures that all students in the public elementary schools can have equal arts opportunities.
Tickets are $8; call 802-246-6398, or go online to www.neyt.org.
“Travels with a Masked Man,” a play about deception, “the game” (espionage) and rough filial love comes to Oldcastle Theatre ay 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 28. The play, written by actor John Hadden, is based on his book “Conversations with a Masked Man: My Father, the CIA, and Me.”
Haunted by unanswered questions about his childhood overseas, a man confronts his father, an ex-CIA chief, who ruminates darkly on the American empire, the human animal, and himself. Alternately horrifying, hilarious and poignant, their verbal contest covers Cold War material from Vietnam to the Middle East and the bomb, from abstract art to James Bond films — but the real conversation, the subtext, is about what they mean to each other.
John Hadden (senior) was an early member of the Central Intelligence Agency in Berlin, Hamburg and Salzburg. John Hadden (junior), a longtime actor, is currently appearing in the Oldcastle Theatre’s production of “Shipwrecked.”
Tickets are $25; call 802-447-0564.
Draw, walk, write
Experience the inward journey and sanctuary of the labyrinth walk in a full-day workshop at Stone Church Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 3. Explore the labyrinth through body, mind and spirit by drawing (on paper, in journals), making a labyrinth in the grass, group walks and solo walks. This special program will take place inside and outside Currier Hall, 12 Church St.
The labyrinth is a tool to process life’s journey, personal questions, prayers, intentions and the sense of quiet that comes from walking the meandering path to center. There will be time for written reflection and art journaling, and for those who wish, vocal sharing in our closing circle of the messages and prompts that bubbled up from within.
Tuition is $56 through May 31; call 802-460-0110, or go online to www.stonechurcharts.org.
Call to artists
The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center will present its annual Members’ Exhibition June 10 – July 9, at the Gallery, 636 Marble St.
All members of the nonprofit arts education organization have the opportunity to show their work in this popular exhibition. Artists of all levels have the chance to exchange ideas after the often-solitary winter. There will be a reception for the artists, open to the public, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 10.
Space in the exhibit is limited, so members who plan to participate should let the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center know as soon as possible. The deadline to receive works is Friday, June 2. Membership must be current to exhibit.
To renew or become a member, call 802-438-2097, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARTS PREVIEW: May 25-31, 2017