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Children & Families

No Strings Marionettes - Nick of Time - St. Johnsbury, VT

Apr 26, 2017 - Apr 26, 2017 Fuller Hall, St. Johnsbury Academy, 1000 Main Street St. Johnsbury, VT
On a task to explore a mysterious object that is approaching the Earth, a rocket ship carrying Astronaut Nick Eastman and his faithful bot Glitch is attacked by a deep space alien. This marionette extravaganza explores intriguing dimensions of puppetry.
Time: Shows at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Admission: $4 each; all four shows, $10

Comedy

Ed Asner: A Man And His Prostate - Rutland, VT

Apr 4, 2017 - Apr 4, 2017 Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street Rutland, VT
A man discovers new revelations about himself when he faces a visit to the hospital for surgery he doesn’t want. We all remember Ed Asner from his role as Lou Grant in the long-running hit sitcom “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $40

Upright Citizens Brigade - Lyndonville, VT

Apr 29, 2017 - Apr 29, 2017 Alexander Twilight Theatre, Lyndon State College, 1001 College Road Lyndonville, VT
The Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company brings the best improv comedians from the legendary Upright Citizens Brigade theaters in New York and Los Angeles. All those top-drawer standup comedians you enjoy on broadcast and cable TV? They’ve beern Upright Citizens
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $32, $24, $15; students admitted for free

Kathy Griffin - Rutland, VT

Apr 30, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017 Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street Rutland, VT
Kathy Griffin takes over the house with her pull-no-punches brand of comedy.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $35, $55, $65, $75

Farms

Baby Farm Animal Celebration - Woodstock, VT

Apr 14, 2017 - Apr 15, 2017 Billings Farm & Museum, Route 12 & River Road Woodstock, VT
The Farm's most popular event has been expanded to two days and will feature the opportunity to meet baby animals and attend family-centered programs. Horse-drawn wagon rides, heirloom seed and children’s craft activities also will be featured.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults age 16-61, $15; seniors, $14; students, $9; children age 5-15, $8; children ages 5-15, $4
Telephone: 802-457-2355

Film

Green Mountain Film Festival 2017 - Montpelier, VT

Mar 17, 2017 - Mar 25, 2017 Various locations Montpelier, VT
Dip into the Green Mountain Film Festival program below to find unique independent films in many locations in central Vermont. Festival schedule and guide.
Time: Various times; consult host website

Bolshoi Ballet on Screen - St. Johnsbury, VT

Mar 19, 2017 - Mar 29, 2017 Catamount Arts Center, 115 Eastern Avenue St. Johnsbury, VT
March 19 - March 29, 2017 Some of the world’s best ballet performers dance on the big screen. Inspiring!
Time: March 19 at 12:55 p.m.. Repeats March 29, 7 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $18; students, $6

Historic

Maple Open House Weekend 2017 - various towns, VT

Mar 25, 2017 - Mar 26, 2017 Participating sugarhouses various towns, VT
Sugar makers in Vermont will open the doors of their sugarhouses, inviting visitors in to experience this time of year when maple syrup is made. Activities include tours of sugarhouse and woods, pancake breakfasts, candy-making demonstrations, sugar-on-snow, sampling of maple syrup, donuts, cotton candy, creemees and other maple goodies. See website for participating sugarhouses.
Time: Consult event website

Hobbies

Workshop: Branch to Spoon - Ferrisburgh, VT

Jun 3, 2017 - Jun 3, 2017 Rokeby Museum, 4334 US-7 Ferrisburgh, VT 05456
Come join us for a day of spoon carving at the Rokeby Museum. We will carve spoons from green wood using hand tools and traditional Swedish carving methods. Using straight and crooked knives, we will coax the spoon from the branch one slice at a time. Fee includes materials & a set of carving tools to keep. Presented by Shelburne Craft School.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $160
Telephone: 802-877-3406

Museums

Glasstastic Exhibit - Brattleboro, VT

Mar 18, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017 Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, 10 Vernon Street Brattleboro, VT
Schoolchildren in a design program submitted drawings and descriptions of  imaginary creatures and Vermont artists worked to faithfully render the details of the imaginary creatures. The fanciful menagerie is on display in glass. Exhibit is on display through June 18.
Time: Open daily except Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $8; seniors, $6; students, $4; youth under age 18, free, and free to all on Thursdays, 2-5 p.m.

Music

Steep Canyon Rangers - Barre, VT

Mar 24, 2017 - Mar 24, 2017 Barre Opera House, City Hall, 6 North Main Street Barre, VT
A bluegrass band at their core, the Steep Canyon Rangers effortlessly walk the line between festival favorite and sophisticated string orchestra. They’re as danceable as the most progressive, party-oriented string band, and equally comfortable translating their songs for accompaniment by a full symphony.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $19 - $33

Chelsea Berry live at Brandon Music - Brandon, VT

Mar 25, 2017 - Mar 25, 2017 Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road Brandon, VT
See Chelsea Berry, a singer-songwriter with the edge, power, and finesse of legends, presents a program reminiscent of the folk music of the sixties. As a vocalist and performer, she evokes the style of artists such as Cheryl Crow, Janis Joplin, and Paula Cole. Email info@brandon-music.net.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Concert tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is available for $25.
Telephone: 802-247-4295

Chicano Batman - South Burlington, VT

Mar 27, 2017 - Mar 27, 2017 HIgher Ground Showcase Lounge, 1214 Williston Road South Burlington, VT
Chicano Batman is a four-piece band from Los Angeles, CA. Their sound draws from a spectrum of influences ranging from psychedelia, soul, to Tropicalia. In homage to their favorite classic soul groups, the quartet uniforms their act in tailored suits with ruffled-tuxedo shirts from a thrift store near you.
Time: Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $12 advance; $15 day of show

Valley Stage at Spruce Peak: Pat Donahue - Stowe, VT

Mar 30, 2017 - Mar 30, 2017 Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Drive Stowe, VT
Guitarist and story-teller Pat Donahue’s was the lead guitar player and songwriter for the “Guy’s All Star Shoe Band” on the NPR favorite A Prairie Home Companion. Donahue is now touring the US solo, playing nimble interpretations of old blues, swing, R&B and his original tunes.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20-$33
Telephone: 802-760-4634

Daymark performs Irish music - Brandon, VT

Mar 31, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017 Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road Brandon, VT
Daymark is an international trio performing traditional Irish music infused with infectious energy, raw power, and Northern swagger. The group presents a classic blend of wind and string as driving flute meets virtuosic fiddle, underpinned by well-considered and expertly delivered guitar. 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

Davydov-Fanning Duo - Brandon, VT

Apr 1, 2017 - Apr 1, 2017 Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road Brandon, VT
Pianist Diana Fanning and cellist Dieuwke Davydov formed a strong musical connection 40 years ago which developed into an international duo that, as the Times-Argus’ Jim Lowe says, is “one of Vermont’s state treasures”. The duo celebrates this milestone with an international tour, including a stop at Brandon Music.
Time: Music at 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Concert tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is available for $25.
Telephone: 802-247-4295

Anais Mitchell and Sam Amidon - Randolph, VT

Apr 1, 2017 - Apr 1, 2017 Chandler Center for the Arts, 71-73 Main Street Randolph, VT
Vermont music icons Anais Mitchell and Sam Amidon come together for an evening of music. Amidon grew up in folk music and Mitchell comes from the world of folks music, poetry, and balladry and has recorded six albums.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $24-$35; students, $10; kids age 5 and younger, free
Telephone: 802-728-6464

John Jorgenson Quintet - Stowe, VT

Apr 7, 2017 - Apr 7, 2017 Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Drive Stowe, VT
The John Jorgenson Quintet plays Gypsy jazz, a misture of Latin, classical, rock 'n'roll and Greek music. Jorgenson is known for his astonishing workmanship on the guitar.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20-$35

Solo Jazz Piano Festival - Brattleboro, VT

Apr 7, 2017 - Apr 8, 2017 Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill #222 Brattleboro, VT
This two-day festival will be devoted exclusively to the art of solo jazz piano performance. Pianists presenting concerts and master-classes include world renowned players Stanley Cowell, Luis Perdomo, Amina Figarova, Miro Sprague and Yoko Miwa, as well as local performers. Tickets
Time: Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. -6 p.m.
Admission: $20-$80

John Jorgenson and the Community Engagement Lab - Randolph, VT

Apr 8, 2017 - Apr 8, 2017 Chandler Center for the Arts, 71-73 Main Street Randolph, VT
Music virtuoso John Jorgenson, known for his blistering guitar licks and broad musical palette, has earned a reputation as a world-class musician and guitarist. He is also featured on the saxophone, clarinet, bouzouki, pedal steel, mandolin, and vocal. His quintet creates a unique musical experience.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $11-$27

Peter Frampton Raw: An Acoustic Tour - Rutland, VT

Apr 12, 2017 - Apr 12, 2017 Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street Rutland, VT
Guitarist Peter Frampton brings a stripped-down acoustic performance of his classic hits, working with Julian Frampton amd songwriter Gordon Kennedy. Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists in rock ‘n’ roll history.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $46, $76, $86, $110

Ten Strings and a Goat Skin - Stowe, VT

Apr 13, 2017 - Apr 13, 2017 Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Drive Stowe, VT
Ten Strings and a Goat Skin performs traditionsl music from Prince Edward Island in Canada. Canadian Maritime rhythms fused with pop and ethnic rhythms.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20-$25

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn - Randolph, VT

Apr 14, 2017 - Apr 14, 2017 Chandler Center for the Arts, 71-73 Main Street Randolph, VT
Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn perform as a duo after many years of prominence as banjo players and composers in their own eclectic avenues. Fleck and Washburn play Appalachian murder ballads, gospel, chamber and blues.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $42-$75

George Winston - Rutland, VT

Apr 19, 2017 - Apr 19, 2017 Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street Rutland, VT
George Winston performs in many styles including melodic folk piano, like New Orleans R&B piano, and stride piano. Coem and hear songs from his seasonal favorites “Autumn,” “December,” “Winter Into Spring,” and “Summer,” as well as Peanuts pieces “Linus & Lucy –The Music Of Vince Guaraldi.”
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $40

George Winston - Rutland, VT

Apr 19, 2017 - Apr 19, 2017 Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street Rutland, VT
George Winston performs in many styles including melodic folk piano, like New Orleans R&B piano, and stride piano. Coem and hear songs from his seasonal favorites “Autumn,” “December,” “Winter Into Spring,” and “Summer,” as well as Peanuts pieces “Linus & Lucy –The Music Of Vince Guaraldi.”
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $40

Charlie Daniels Band - Rutland, VT

Apr 21, 2017 - Apr 21, 2017 Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street Rutland, VT
The legendary Charlie Daniels Band performs gospel and country hit songs as well as Southern rock anthems. His signature hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” won a Grammy Award™ for Best Country Vocal Performance by Duo or Group. Daniels is in the Grand Ole Opry and Musicians Hall of Fame.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $55, $65, $75

Fire and Ice: Hot New Music from Norwegian Fjords and the Colorado Rockies - Colchester, VT

Apr 21, 2017 - Apr 21, 2017 McCarthy Recital Hall, Saint Michael's College Colchester, VT
This concert features world premieres of three new works by Norwegian and American composers: Bjorn Bolstad Skjelbred, Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen and Conrad Kehn. Details.
Time: 2 p.m.
Admission: Free

Joey Alexander Trio - Burlington, VT

Apr 22, 2017 - Apr 22, 2017 Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main Street Burlington, VT
Charged with intricate bursts of improvisation, piano prodigy Joey Alexander plays with a strikingly vast emotional range made all the more stunning considering Alexander’s young age. The Bali-born 13-year-old is the new thing in jazz, a fully formed artist.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $15-$45

Atwater – Donnelly - St. Johnsbury, VT

Apr 28, 2017 - Apr 28, 2017 Catamount Arts Center, 115 Eastern Avenue St. Johnsbury, VT
Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly perform traditional American and Celtic folk songs and percussive dance with glorious harmonies on many instruments from mountain dulcimer to limberjacks.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $15 all seats

The Del Mccoury Band - Rutland, VT

May 6, 2017 - May 6, 2017 Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street Rutland, VT
Del McCoury bring true, hard-core bluegrass music into full flower.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $30, $40, $50

Outdoor Activities

Guided Snowmobile Tours - Stowe, VT

Jan 9, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017 Snowmobile Vermont,849 Main Street Stowe, VT
This snowmobile tour operator has locations in Killington, Okemo, Mount Snow and Stowe. Choose from many, custom-guided snowmobile tours. Ride on scenic Vermont ski trails (at Killington and Mount Snow locations) or through National Forest (all locations). There is a guide-monitored kids’ tour for ages 4-11 at Killington and Okemo. Riders are outfitted with helmets and boots. Email: stowe@snowmobilevermont.com
Time: Daily
Admission: Single Snowmobile, $154; double snowmobile, $199; passenger with guide, $99
Telephone: 802-253-6221

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

Outerbridge Clockwork Mysteries - Stowe, VT

Apr 1, 2017 - Apr 1, 2017 Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Drive Stowe, VT
The extraordinary magicians Ted and Marion Outerbridge devise a time machine to take viewers on a trip full of instantaneous illusions.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $20-$45

Shaolin Warriors - Rutland, VT

Apr 2, 2017 - Apr 2, 2017 Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street Rutland, VT
A dance-and-fight tradtiions that dates bakc two millenia. The Shaolin have created a unique form of martial art, based on their spiritual beliefs.
Time: 4 p.m.
Admission: $30-$40

Shows & Exhibits

Made in Vermont Marketplace - Essex Junction, VT

Apr 1, 2017 - Apr 2, 2017 Champlain Valley Exposition, 105 Pearl Street Essex Junction, VT
The Made in Vermont Marketplace trade show presents products made by dozens of Vermont companies. From wood producers to specialty food products to flannel ties, this is an opportunity to browse, taste and purchase products all under one roof.
Time: Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $6; seniors, $5; children under 12 admitted free.

Theater

“Steel Magnolias” - Rutland, VT

Apr 27, 2017 - May 6, 2017 Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street Rutland, VT
A group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor lean on each other through life’s ups and downs.
Time: April 27-29 at 7:30 p.m.; April 30 at 2 p.m.; May 4-6 at 7:30 p.m.
Admission: General Admission $20

Visual Arts

Prelude to Spring: Botanical Art in Vermont Exhibit - Brandon, VT

Feb 17, 2017 - Apr 1, 2017 Compass Music and Arts Center, 333 Jones Drive Brandon, VT
Through the centuries, botanical art has combined precise observation of plant life with the balance and beauty of original compositions. This exhibit presents the work of three of Vermont’s finest botanical artists. Bobbi Angell, Susan Bull Riley, and Stephanie Whitney-Payne create watercolor paintings and etchings derived from careful observation of plants and flowers. The exhibit runs through April 1.
Time: Opening party, February 17, 4-7 p.m. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.