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Events Calendar 2018

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Art Shows

David Macaulay Exhibit

Sep 14, 2018 - Nov 2, 2018 Spotlight Gallery, 136 State Street Montpelier, VT

The Vermont-based best-selling author of The Way Things Work, MacArthur fellow and Caldecott Medal winner showcases drawings and sketches from eight of his books in this newly opened exhibition at Montpelier's Spotlight Gallery. A reception is Friday, September 14.

Comedy

The Capitol Steps

Oct 11, 2018 - Oct 11, 2018 Flynn Center for the Performing Arts 153 Main Street Burlington, VT

No matter what the headlines are, The Capitol Steps take on all sides of the political spectrum with equal foolishness.

Festivals

Abenaki Harvest Celebration 2018

Oct 14, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018 ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, 1 College Street Burlington, VT

Come and enjoy traditional songs, dances and other ceremonies by members of the Vermont Abenaki community. Ticket includes "Seeds of Renewal" presentation by Prof. Frederick Wiseman, at 4 pm. The evening celebration begins at 6 pm, with a dinner of indigenous foods featuring heritage turkey, heirloom beans, and more.

Halloween

Stowe Lantern Tours 2018

Sep 18, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018 Departing from the Visitor's Center, Main Street Stowe, VT

A guide leads and narrates the walk with entertaining ghost stories and Stowe history. On this half-mile walk, you carry a replica of an 18th century barn lantern to help ward off the countless ghosts! Hear dramatic stories of early settlers and see Stowe's historic buildings. Call for reservations. September 18 through October 31

Emmons Island Haunted Trail 2018

Oct 13, 2018 - Oct 13, 2018 1 Island Meadows Land Grand Isle, VT

This terrifying trail through the woods raises money to feed the families in the community. The main event is not suitable for younger children, so a calm and fun children's walk will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m., free of charge.

Halloween Express Train Ride 2018

Oct 27, 2018 - Oct 28, 2018 Echo Leahy Center, 1 College Street Burlington, VT

This kid- focused, family event features a pre-boarding Halloween party at the ECHO Center starting one hour before your train ride. This is not a haunted or scary Halloween event. After the one-hour party, enjoy a spirited 60-minute train ride to Shelburne and back featuring Halloween story time, costumed characters, a small goodie bag and more. Costumes are encouraged.

Haunted Horns 2018: A Vermont Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet Halloween Concert

Oct 28, 2018 - Oct 28, 2018 Waterbury Congregational Church, 8 North Main Street Waterbury, VT

The VSO’s brass quintet presents a Halloween concert full of musical treats. Enjoy wacky, scary, mysterious, and fun favorites in this 50-minute performance. A highlight of the concert is Plog’s “Animal Ditties.” There will be a parade of costumes

Spooky Silents: A Silent Film Halloween With The Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra

Oct 28, 2018 - Oct 28, 2018 Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Drive Stowe, VT

Travel back to the early 1900s to watch three ghostly silent films paired with the original historic orchestral scores– Buster Keaton in "The Haunted House" (1921), Laurel and Hardy in "Habeus Corpus" (1928), and Charlie Chaplin in "One A.M." (1916). Between the films, enjoy the rollicking rhythms of the early 20th century as played The Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra, featuring favorites by Scott Joplin, Irving Berlin, and more. One FREE kids ticket will be offered for each full-priced adult ticket purchased. Enter the code KIDSFREE at checkout. Offer expires October 7.

Music

Texassippi Soul Man Danny Brooks & Lil Miss Debi in Film and Concert

Sep 27, 2018 - Sep 27, 2018 Next Stage Arts Center, 15 Kimball Hill Putney, VT

Next Stage Arts Project presents an original film and live concert featuring a concert with Danny Brooks & Lil Miss Debi with special guest Lou Erlanger. This evening features the film "Hard Working Man" (2017), a documentary by Christopher Darton of the life of Danny Brooks as a working musician. It includes live concert footage of his duo and full band in Canada and Texas.

Three Dog Night

Sep 30, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018 Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street Rutland, VT

Three Dog Night celebrate its fourth decade with some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. From 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records or sold more concert tickets than Three Dog Night

An Evening with Pat Metheny

Oct 2, 2018 - Oct 2, 2018 Flynn Center for the Performing Arts 153 Main Street Burlington, VT

Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny performs with Antonio Sanchez—composer of the “Birdman” —on drums, rounded off by Discover Jazz Festival artist Linda May Han Oh on bass and Gwilym Simcock at the piano.

The Return of Joe Iconis and Family

Oct 26, 2018 - Oct 28, 2018 Weston Playhouse, Walker Farm, 705 Main Street Weston, VT

Joe Iconis and his band of musical theater punks return to Weston with cohort Seth Eliser, Lauren Marcus, George Salazar and Jason SweetTooth Williams for a signature mashup of show tune cabaret and rock & roll jamboree. Four performances only.

Parties, Dances, Balls

Fantasy Masquerade Ball 2018

Nov 10, 2018 - Nov 11, 2018 Champlain Valley Exposition, 3625, 105 Pearl Street Essex Junction, VT

Get dressed to the hilt – mask included -- for the Fantasy Masquerade Ball, produced by the creators of the Vermont Renaissance Faire. This is a party for guests age 21 and older with a fantasy theme of fairies, Renaissance, Steampunk, and more all in one place. Enjoy food, cash bar, live entertainment and DJ, and costumes.

Theater

“Two Trains Running”

Sep 27, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018 Weston Playhouse, Walker Farm, 705 Main Street Weston, VT

In Pittsburgh’s Hill District, Memphis, the owner of a popular lunch spot, has to decide if he should sell the place, in the face of probable demise from urban-planning efforts. What will it mean to Memphis and to his community? This August Wilson drama is Weston’s fourth annual American Masters play.

"Spamalot"

Oct 22, 2018 - Oct 22, 2018 Flynn Center for the Performing Arts 153 Main Street Burlington, VT

Lovingly ripped off from the classic comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, featuring a bevy of show girls, cows, killer rabbits, and French people.

"Something Rotten"

Nov 29, 2018 - Nov 29, 2018 Flynn Center for the Performing Arts 153 Main Street, Burlington, VT

Nick and Nigel Bottom are brothers desperate to write their own hit play, but their rival, William Shakespeare, is getting all the attention. A local soothsayer foretells the future of musical theater, and the brothers leap into the creation of the world’s first musical.