Events Calendar 2017

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Art Shows

Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition - Stowe, VT

Jul 15, 2017 - Aug 30, 2017 Helen Day Art Center 5 School Street, and throughout town Stowe, VT
A unique outdoor sculpture gallery exhibits art all over Stowe. This exhibition and series of events is accompanied by cell phone audio tours, QR codes, nameplate describing the art and artist, walking tour maps, walkabouts, and a catalog of the exhibit. Exhibit is open through October 21.
Time: all hours
Telephone: 802-253-8358

Car Shows

Brattleboro on Wheels - Brattleboro, VT

Aug 26, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017 Fairground Road Brattleboro, VT
Cruise-in car and motorcycle show. Prizes, raffle, food, DJ, music.
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: Free

British Invasion All British Motorcar Show - Stowe, VT

Sep 15, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017 Stowe Events Field, just off Route 108 on Weeks Hill Road Stowe, VT
Experience British cultural activities, shops and car corral during this four-day event. Participants show 600 cars on field and 1,000 in all. Events include Notch Run Driving Tour, British Pub, Tailgate Picnic Competition, British Car Corral. A British Invasion Block Party will happen Friday, September 15, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Time: Consult event website
Admission: Consult event website

Children & Families

Forest Fairy Hunts at VINS - Quechee, VT

Aug 12, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017 Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) Nature Center, 6565 Woodstock Road Route 4 Quechee, VT
Building fairy houses with materials you find in the woods and walking through the forest to hunt for fairies and house materials offers kids and parents a fun way to connect with the natural world.
Time: 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission: General admission: adults, $15; seniors age 62 and older, $14; youth age 4-17, $13
Telephone: 802-359-5000

Farm to Table Dinners

Farm to Table Dinners and Farm Tour - Cambridge, VT

Jun 20, 2017 - Oct 24, 2017 Valley Dream Farm, 5901 Pleasant Valley Road Cambridge, VT
Your evening begins with a tour of this beautiful farm, in the picturesque Pleasant Valley. After the tour, guests enjoy appetizers and then a seated dinner in an outdoor covered setting with fresh flowers. A local guest chef serves salad, fresh bread, butter, delicious entrees, vegetables and herbs picked and prepared that day. Every dinner ends with homemade ice cream. BYOB. Families are welcome. The Farm Store is open all evening. Advance registration is required by noon on Tuesday.
Time: Every Tuesday, 5-8:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $65; children under 10, $39 (does not include 9% meals tax or gratuity)
Telephone: 802-644-6598


Summer Music Series at Dog Mountain 2017 - St. Johnsbury, VT

Jul 9, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017 Dog Mountain, 143 Parks Road St. Johnsbury, VT
The free concerts are open to all ages, and dogs are welcome. There will be a food vendors and a beer tent.
August 13. 35th Parallel opens for folk rock ensemble HuDost. HuDost’s original work ranges in style from alternative world music to country-and-eastern fusion.
August 27. Celtic musical group Catamount Pipe Band will open for Prydein, producers of a bagpipe-infused blend of ska, funk, and rockabilly.
September 3. Brazilian folk and bluegrass stars Matuto will take the stage with opening act, Buzzkill Abby: rollicking drums and quicksilver accordion licks.
September 10. Ira Friedman will open for jazz fusionists, The Lao Tizer Band, driven by an explosive mix of jazz, rock, classical, jam band influences, Afro-Caribbean and world rhythms.
September 17. The NEKtones will feature headliners The High and Mighty Brass Band, mixing rhythm and blues, hip-hop, Afro-beat, and New Orleans funk.
Time: Sundays, 4-7 p.m.
Telephone: 800-449-2580

Cooler In The Mountains Concert Series - Killington, VT

Aug 4, 2017 - Sep 4, 2017 Killington Grand Hotel, 228 East Mountain Road Killington, VT
Top names from the national music scene will be taking the stage for free outdoor shows as the "Cooler in the Mountains" summer concert series returns. Concerts begin at 3:30 p.m. and guests are encouraged to come early to enjoy the festive atmosphere,.
August 12. Donovan Frankenreiter
August 19. Southern Avenue
August 26. Funky Dawgz Brass Band
September 2. Live at the Fillmore
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Admission: Free

Music on the Farm Series 2017 - Barnard, VT

Aug 17, 2017 - Oct 12, 2017 Feast and Field,1544 Royalton Tpk. Barnard, VT
August 17. Haywire Americana. “Swamp grass” sound and well-known standards
August 24. Quincy Mumford and the Reason Why. Soul and funk.
August 31. Connla. Celtic traditional.
September 7 – Ida Mae Specker. Folk
September 14 – Goat Broke Loose. Zydeco
September 21 – JeConte and Sean Harkness. Soulful blues
September 28 – John LaRouche. Jazz trio jazz
October 5 – Myra Flynn. Soul
October 12 – Closing celebration with open mic
Concerts are held rain or shine. An event tent is available. Food and drinks available from Fable Farm and Fermentory and Kiss the Cow.
Time: 5:30- 8 p.m.; market hours are 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $25; children age 12 and younger, $10

Lakou Mizik - Barnard, VT

Aug 25, 2017 - Aug 25, 2017 BarnArts Center for the Arts, 6211 Route 12 Barnard, VT
Lakou Mizik is a multigenerational collective of Haitian musicians formed in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake. Special event concerts are held at Feast & Field and are rain or shine. An event tent is available if weather is challenging. Food and drinks available from Fable Farm and Fermentory and Kiss the Cow.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $25; children age 12 and younger, $10
Telephone: 802-234-1645

DaddyLongLegs at Brandon Music - Brandon, VT

Aug 26, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017 Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road Brandon, VT
DaddyLonglegs is the confluence of three well known Vermont musicians whose talents merge to form a highly original acoustic trio. David Gusakov, Rick Ceballos, and Matt Witten infuse catchy folk songs, Celtic and “old-timey” melodies, and early minstrel and jazz pieces with passion and intricacy. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Concert tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is available for $25.
Telephone: 802-247-4295

Boz Scaggs - Rutland, VT

Sep 7, 2017 - Sep 7, 2017 Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street Rutland, VT
Iconic rock legend Boz Scaggs and his band will bring a unique blend of blues, R&B, rock, and jazz to the stage in support of their new album, "A Fool To Care." Throughout his career Scaggs’ unique voice and trademark sound make plain his abiding respect for a wide spectrum of American roots music.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $70, 80 and $99
Telephone: 802-775-0903

Made In Vermont Statewide Tour of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra - Randolph, Woodstock, Brattleboro, Middlebury, Derby Line, Castleton, VT

Sep 20, 2017 - Sep 26, 2017 Various locations Randolph, Woodstock, Brattleboro, Middlebury, Derby Line, Castleton, VT
Music Director Jaime Laredo leads the Vermont Symphony Orchestra in a program as colorful as our famous fall foliage. Selections include Gluck’s “Dance of the Furies” from Orfeo, Britten’s “Simple Symphony,” Paul Dedell’s “Breath,” and Mozart’s “Sinfonia Concertante.”
September 20 at Chandler Music Hall in Randolph at 7 p.m.
September 21 at Woodstock Town Hall Theater in Woodstock at 7:30 p.m.
September 22 at the Latchis Theater in Brattleboro at 7:30 p.m.
September 23 at Mahaney Center for the Arts in Middlebury at 7:30 p.m.
September 24 at Haskell Opera House in Derby Line at 4 p.m.
September 26 at Castleton University Fine Arts Center in Castleton at 7 p.m.
Time: See description above
Admission: Consult event website
Telephone: 802-864-5741

Parties, Dances, Balls

Summervale 2017 - Burlington, VT

Jul 6, 2017 - Aug 31, 2017 Intervale Center, 180 Intervale Road Burlington, VT
Every Thursday this summer will be a night of local food, live music, tastings with Slow Food Vermont, kids activities and more. Different food presenters and topics and musicians every week. No pets; no outside alcohol; very limited parking – but free valet bike parking. Email: Abby Portman at abby@intervale.org.
Time: Every Thursday, 5:30-8 p.m.
Admission: Free admission (donations gratefully accepted)
Telephone: 802-660-0440

Symphony Sampler - Newport, VT

Sep 8, 2017 - Sep 8, 2017 Eastside Restaurant, 47 Landing Street Newport, VT
The evening includes music by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra's Fiddlesticks! String Trio, live and silent auctions, and sumptuous buffet with cash bar, raffle for VSO Masterworks tickets with hotel overnight in Burlington.
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $35; ages 13-17, $25; under age 13, $20

Science & Nature

Fall Migration Bird Walks - Montpelier, VT

Sep 1, 2017 - Sep 29, 2017 North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street Montpelier, VT
Come for a morning walk to search for migrating warblers, vireos, tanagers, thrushes and more. Beginners welcome and no registration required! Binoculars available for loan. Dates: September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Email: info@northbranchnaturecenter.org
Time: 7:30-9 a.m.
Admission: $10 for nonmembers; free for kids
Telephone: 802-229-6206

Fall Wild Edible Workshop - Montpelier, VT

Sep 16, 2017 - Sep 16, 2017 North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street Montpelier, VT
Edible plants are ripening everywhere this time of year. Naturalist Ken Benton shows how to identify and harvest grapes, chokecherry, beaked hazelnut and many other edibles. He also discusses tips to incorporate these wild foods into your regular diet and ways to preserve the harvest. Join a wild harvested lunch. Pre-registration is required. Email: info@northbranchnaturecenter.org
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Admission: $25 nonmember.
Telephone: 802-229-6206

Farm to Medicine Cabinet Plant Walk - Shelburne, VT

Sep 23, 2017 - Sep 23, 2017 Farm Barn of Shelburne Farms, 1611 Harbor Road Shelburne, VT
This “weed walk” will introduce you to medicinal plants commonly found on different parts of Vermont’s working lands, deepen your appreciation of the local food movement, and introduce you to nature-based, local medicine as part of a resilient food system.
Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Admission: $15/person


“Buyer & Cellar” - Weston, VT

Aug 10, 2017 - Sep 3, 2017 Weston Playhouse, OtherStages, 982 Route 100 Weston, VT
In this one-man play, an unsuccessful actor in LA. takes a day job in a glittery mall, gaining insight into the cost of fame and the price of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. This funny play won many awards Off-Broadway and is quickly becoming a regional favorite.
Time: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30-10 p.m., Saturday 2-4:30 p.m., Sunday 3-5:30 p.m.
Admission: $15-$35
Telephone: 802-824-5288

“American Buffalo” - Dorset, VT

Aug 24, 2017 - Sep 2, 2017 Dorset Theatre Festival, 104 Cheney Road Dorset, VT
Starring Treat Williams and playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis, Dorset Theatre Festival now takes a fresh look at a trio of misguided misfits who are a little out of luck and way out of their league as they plot the theft of a rare coin collection. This production includes strong language.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: Single tickets start at $42
Telephone: 802-867-2223

“Long Day’s Journey into Night” - Weston, VT

Aug 24, 2017 - Sep 3, 2017 Weston Playhouse, 12 Park Street Weston, VT
See the Tyrone family in its battle to bury a lifetime of secrets. Published after his death, this autobiographical story by Eugene O’Neill transfixes audiences.
Time: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30-10 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday 2-4:30 p.m., Sunday 3-5:30 p.m.
Admission: $45-$57
Telephone: 802-824-5288