+FIVE: April 27-May 3, 2017

THE WORD
An Evening of Poetry
April 27
6:30 p.m.
Phoenix Books
2 Center St.,
Rutland
Celebration of National Poetry Month. Castleton University professors David Mook and Joyce Thomas are the authors of the poetry collections, “Corn-Pone ‘Pinions” and “Washing Birds,” respectively. Bianca Amira Zanella’s poems have most recently appeared in “The Mountain Troubadour” and “The Reverie.” 855-8078. www.phoenixbooks.biz.

SOUTHERN ART
“Steel Magnolias”
April 27-30/ May 4-6
7:30 p.m./ Sunday matinee 2 p.m.
Brick Box at the Paramount Theatre
30 Center St.
Rutland
Concerned with a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, the play is alternately hilarious and touching—and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of its characters. Vermont Artist Repertory Theatre. $20, www.paramountvt.org.

SPRING FLING
Ski-Bike-Run Triathlon
April 29
10 a.m. race start
Superstar Trail Start Gate
Killington Resort
Killington
Ski, bike, run – individuals and teams test athletic ability in Killington Triathlon. Pre-registration for racers closes April 27 at 3 p.m. Entry fee $40 individual, $60 team of at least three. www.killington.com.

IS MILLI VANILLI IN THE HOUSE?
Lip Sync Battle
April 29
6 p.m.
Paramount Theater
30 Center St.
Rutland
Judges will award points for accuracy, creativity and choreography to select the semi-finalists. The audience will participate by text-to-vote. With much anticipation and team preparation, these teams promise to put on a great show and work hard for your votes. Sponsorship required for all selected teams. All proceeds will benefit Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum. 775-0570, www.paramountvt.org.

“LIKE A BOSS”
Kathy Griffin
April 30
8 p.m.
The Paramount Theater
30 Center St.
Rutland
This year, Kathy Griffin announced her 80-city, “Like A Boss” Tour, with stops from coast to coast including the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, CA, Carnegie Hall in New York, NY. 775-0570, www.paramountvt.org.

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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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