With the Friday Five, we bring you our weekly choice of the top five events to check out in the near future. And as you enjoy, please consider supporting these artists and arts organizations. Every donation counts.
In addition to these weekly selections, we also keep a more comprehensive rolling list of ongoing and upcoming happenings at our ONLINE ARTS GUIDE.
BarnArts 9th Annual Masquerade Jazz and Funk Winter Music Carnival will be a ZOOM event. DJ Sean will be spinning the tunes, keeping with the New Orleans-style fun and funk.
Join Spruce Peak Performing Arts in Stowe for an important virtual panel discussion exploring the unique challenges faced by BIPOC artists in Vermont. A panel of 3 artists from across Vermont—Jennifer Herrera Condry of Juniper Creative Arts (Brandon), Will Kasso of Juniper Creative Arts (Brandon), and Harlan Mack of the Vermont Studio Center (Johnson)—will join together for a one-hour discussion, followed by a brief Q&A, facilitated by artist/moderator, international muralist, speaker and writer, ISAIAS of San Diego, CA.
Through the art of telling your story, you’re invited to reflect on your lived experiences and identities. In this class, one’s story will be brought to life through guided prompts, imagery, music, and more. Learn how to transform your writing into a short video you can share with family and friends. This Flynn online class will be co-instructed by Alison Segar and Ferene Paris Meyer.
Plus, join us and beat the final weeks of winter with an online dance class. Tap I and II, Burlesque, and Musical Theater Dance just started last week and drop-ins are welcome. Movement for Parkinson's is ongoing and movers are welcome to join this class as well. All dance classes are pay what you can. Find out more and register online.
Dance Mission Theater presents Dance in Revolt(ing) Times (D.I.R.T.) Festival 2021: Harriet’s Gun, Shapeshifting Towards a Radically Imagined Black Future is a ritual of black joy, possibility, and healing. As we reckon with the 30 years between Rodney King and Breonna Taylor, Black artists tell their stories, uplift creative medicine, and conjure hope.
MASSIMADI, Montréal’s Afro LGBTQ+ film festival, has gone entirely digital for its 13th edition, offering its full programming slate on-line for free to viewers through March 12, 2021. Via the festival’s new online platform, viewers can check out an international selection of 7 features, 23 short films, and a Web series, broken down by themes including Africa in Love, Exquisite Tenderness, Dream of the Stage, Quest for Elsewhere, Activist Rhythm, Wellbeing and Thriving, Queerness Today, and more.