+FIVE: July 12-17, 2018

Pickin’, Grinnin’ & RVin’
Basin Bluegrass Festival

July 12 -15
Wyman’s fields
Basin Rd., Brandon
Classic country music Thursday evening, bluegrass Fri. – Sun. Craft and food vendors. 247-3275, www.basinbluegrassfestival.com.

The Jets
“West Side Story”

July 12 – August 4
Weston Playhouse
12 Park St, Weston
Star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria fight to keep their forbidden love alive in this re-imagining of Romeo and Juliet set in 1950’s New York. $54 – $68. Tues. – Sat. 7:30 p.m. Wed. & Sat. matinees 2 p.m. Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. Main Stage at Weston Playhouse, 12 Park St, Weston, www.westonplayhouse.org.

Rutland Area Vehicle Enthusiasts
RAVE Car Show & Auto Flea Market

July 14 & 15
Vermont State Fairground
Rte. 7 South, Rutland
All makes and years, even tractors, boats, race cars, trucks. Games, door prizes, craft vendors, auto-related flea market, food, music, 50/50 raffle, silent auction and more. Sat. and Sun., $5, under 12 free. 265-8026, ravecarclub.com.

Bernard Malamud
Tales of the City

July 13 & 14 at 7:30 p.m. July 15 at 2 p.m.
Spice Studio for the Performing Arts
482 South Main St., Rochester
Classics such as “Black is My Favorite Color,” and “A Summer’s Reading,” stories suitable for ages 12 and up dealing with themes of identity, race, love and deceit in the heat of a New York City summer. $15, senior $12, 767-4903, baldmountaintheater.org.

Summer Music
Poultney Town Band Concert

July 15, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
East Poultney Green
1500 E. Main St., Poultney
With 40 active members the band plays marches, show tunes, polkas and contemporary classics. Bring a chair or blanket, or sit right in your car and enjoy the sounds of student and adult musicians. Rain location is St. Raphael’s church Hall 21 E Main Poultney, 287-5185.

George Nostrand

George Nostrand is a Vermont musician, writer and calendar editor for the Rutland Reader and Rutland Herald. You might see him around as his alter-ego, the front man for George's Back Pocket.

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