4.27.2007

Red Star over Barre

There are a couple of events early next week at the Labor Hall in Barre to commemorate "May Day" which in this day and age seems kind of neat -- and also old fashioned and incroguous in this era of globalization, mass layoffs, and grossly excessive 'executive compensation.' Maybe I'll drive over on Monday night to check out the film that is being shown.

Monday: BARRE-Se la Pietra Sapesse Parlare (If Stone Could Speak) World premiere of film about Italian immigration to Barre. Sponsosored by Barre Hist. Soc. Labor Hall, FREE, 7pm.

Tuesday: BARRE-Primo Maggio. Italian dinner, cash bar, speaker Rudolph Vecoli on "Origins & History of the Workers' Holiday." Spons. by Barre Hist. Soc. Labor Hall, $18, 6pm.


The dinner on Tuesday might be fun as well, but I will probably go to this event instead:

MONTPELIER: Author Crystal Zevon. Reading/signing "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead: The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon." Bear Pond Books, free, 7pm. Info. 229-0774.

(Suddenly, Vermont, specifically Barre, is Zevon country, Jackson Browne is playing 2 sold out shows as a benefit for Ariel Zevon's organization, and ex-wife Crystal has a memoir out, which is reviewed here (also covered in the Free Press) and is also local. Tenderness on the block...)

3 comments:

Eva the Deadbeat said...

happy may day!!!!

Eva the Deadbeat said...

happy being in the 802 online blog link dump day!

Jeff said...

thanks eva. Saw lots of publicity for your SiVT project in the paper this week... good luck with that.