“RED”: 7:30 p.m. The Oldcastle Theatre Company presents John Logan’s electrifying play “RED,” which sends abstract expressionist master Mark Rothko into battle with his demons. The play opens Oldcastle’s 48th season. For additional information or tickets visit oldcastletheatre.org or call 802-447-1267. Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington. See story, Page B8.
Poetry reading: 7 p.m. Rage Hezekiah will give a poetry reading from her book “Stray Harbor.” Bennington Bookshop, 467 Main St., Bennington.
Author event: 6 p.m. Anna Francese Gass will read from “Heirloom Kitchen: Heritage Recipes and Family Stories from the Tables of Immigrant Women,” a celebration of the culinary traditions of strong, empowering immigrant women and the remarkable diversity that is American food. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester