+FIVE: Oct. 10-16, 2013


#1 | So the think they can dance?

Michael J. Valentine and Mary Fran Skaza perform at the 2011 Dancing with the Rutland Stars competition. (Vyto Starinskas / photo)

Dancing with the Rutland Stars
Saturday, 7 p.m.
Paramount Theatre, Rutland

The Friends of Kids on the Move and the Rutland Health Foundation present an exciting dance competition modeled after the popular TV show pairing professional dancers with local celebrities. These stars and pros have been training long and hard to work on their dance moves. A panel of local celebrity judges will be evaluating the dancers and will select a winning pair. Cheer on your favorite dancers while supporting the only pediatric rehabilitation program in the area. Tickets: $20. More info at paramountvt.org. Read the full story here.


#2 | Suzie does it

Suzie Brown
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Brandon Music, Brandon

Suzie Brown is a singer-songwriter of memorable melodies and evocative lyrics. Her folk/Americana sound mixes with reggae, R&B, rock and pop influences. Brown has opened for Lyle Lovett and Livingston Taylor. Listen at suziebrownsongs.com. Tickets: $15 ($30 includes pre-concert dinner and the show). Reservations are recommended. Visit brandon-music.net for more info. Venue is B.Y.O.B.


#3 | Muntu to you

Muntu Dance Theatre
Monday, 7 p.m.
Casella Theater, Castleton

Founded in 1972, the Chicago-based Muntu Dance Theatre performs authentic and progressive interpretations of contemporary and ancient African and African-American dance, music and folklore. The Company is highly regarded for its innovative repertory, preserving traditional African, Caribbean and African-American cultural traditions. Tickets: $15 for adults; $12 for seniors/students; $10 for kids.More info at castletontickets.com.


#4 | Filmed in VT

‘Freedom & Unity: The Vermont Movie’ (Part 1)
Thursday, 7 p.m.
Paramount Theatre, Rutland

“Freedom & Unity: The Vermont Movie” is a six-part collaborative documentary produced by several dozen Vermont filmmakers. Using cinema vérité, personal stories, rare footage, compelling interviews and original re-enactments, the film is a living testament that explores the history and contemporary culture of the Green Mountain State. Visit thevermontmovie.com for details and additional screening times. Tickets: $10. Visit paramountvt.org for more info.


#5 | Park arts

0811_loc_summerart7Art in the Park
Saturday & Sunday
Main Street Park, Rutland

The Chaffee Art Center presents the 52nd annual Art in the Park Fall Festival. See exhibitors of fine art, crafts and specialty foods; plus musical entertainment, children’s activities, food concessions and demonstrations.