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Events Calendar 2018

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All Ages

Athenaeum Game Night

Nov 30, 2018 - Nov 30, 2018 St. Johnsbury Athenaeum . 1171 Main Street St. Johnsbury, VT

Back by popular demand: Athenaeum Game Night! Play ours or bring your own. Adults, youth, and kids. Bring your friends and play around at the Athenaeum! Everyone welcome.

Arts & Crafts Shows

West Arts Fine Art and Craft Sale

Nov 30, 2018 - Dec 2, 2018 118 Elliot Street Brattleboro, VT

See and pourchase original works: paintings, pastels, photography, botanical etchings, pottery, textiles, woodworking, jewelry, glass. Exhibitors' works have been shown at Harvard University; at the Reynolds Fine Art Gallery in New Haven, CT; at National Aviary’s Wings & Wildlife Show in Pittsburgh, PA, and at the League of NH Craftsmen’s fair.

Holiday Artist Market

Dec 14, 2018 - Dec 15, 2018 Contois Auditorium, 149 Church Street Burlington, VT

Burlington City Art's two-day artist market during the holiday season offers shoppers on Church Street the opportunity to purchase handmade gifts created by local artists. This year’s market features a diverse offering of ceramics, jewelry, games, clothing, accessories, and more! The BCA Holiday Market is free and open to the public.

Children & Families

"Matilda the Musical"

Nov 14, 2018 - Jan 1, 2019 Northern Stage, 76 Gates Street White River Junction, VT

With the help of her kind teacher Miss Honey, the other students in her class, and a touch of magic, Matilda takes a stand against her self-centered parents and the despicable Miss Trunchbull in this heartwarming story of empowerment. More than half of the ticket are already sold; secure your tickets now. Appropriate for all ages 5 and older. Strobe and haze effects will be used in this production. Run time is 2 hours and 40 minutes including one 15-minute intermission

“‘Snow White”

Dec 7, 2018 - Dec 16, 2018 Dorset Players, 104 Cheney Road Dorset, VT

This family musical contains a zany, wisecracking Mirror who will only answer if spoken to in rhyme, as well as a whole court full of funny and bubbling characters. It hums with 14 lively songs, including a scary forest ballet.

DIY Gifts & Crafts

Wreath-Making Program

Dec 1, 2018 - Dec 1, 2018 Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315 Rupert, VT

Wreathes are created on 14-inch frames; finished dimensions are limited only by your creativity. Ribbons, evergreens boughs, other natural materials and tools will be furnished, but you are encouraged to bring along your own decorations.

Farms

Thanksgiving 2018 at Billings Farm

Nov 23, 2018 - Nov 25, 2018 Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road Woodstock,, VT

The weekend will feature traditional cooking demonstrations in the farmhouse, horse-drawn wagon rides, farm tours, Introduction to Milking and Milking the Herd programs and hands-on food preparation and preservation activities. You'll be welcomed to Frederick Billings's farmhouse, where the Aitken family lived and worked from 1890 to 1910. Costumed interpreters prepare Thanksgiving fare, talk about Thanksgiving traditions, take you on a tour of the farm on a wagon pulled by a team of draft horses

Film

Warren Miller's "Face of Winter"

Dec 27, 2018 - Dec 27, 2018 Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Drive Stowe, VT

“Face of Winter," will bring new and veteran athletes together to pay tribute to the man who started it all. Visit some of Warren’s favorite locations, from Engleberg to Chamonix, British Columbia to Alaska, Chile, Iceland, New Zealand, Washington and more. Watch as world-class athletes carve the faces of remote mountain ranges and pursue the thrills of a life lived in high places.

Home & Studio Tours

Putney Crafts Tour 2018

Nov 23, 2018 - Nov 25, 2018 Participating studios Putney, VT

Once each year, local craftsmen open their studios for the public to come and explore and to purchase our unique crafts directly from the makers. Putney in the home and workplace of one of the highest concentrations of award winning craftsmen in America. Brochure

Music

Borromeo String Quartet

Dec 9, 2018 - Dec 9, 2018 Chandler Center for the Aryts, 71 North Main Street Randolph, VT

Showcasing the ensemble’s extraordinary flair for both the classic and the contemporary, Borromeo’s Chandler program includes Haydn’s String Quartet in B flat major, Op. 71 No. 1; Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 12, Op. 127; and Ligeti’s Quartet #2.

Donna the Buffalo

Dec 15, 2018 - Dec 15, 2018 Chandler Center for the Arts, 71 North Main Street Randolph, VT

With roots deep in old-time fiddle music, Donna the Buffalo weaves together a soulful mix of Cajun, zydeco, rock, folk, reggae, and country sounds into its own, singular sound.

Dar Williams

Feb 15, 2019 - Feb 15, 2019 Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant Street Middlebury, VT

Dar Williams's work hearkens back to the 70’s, to the dawn of FM Radio and evokes a then nascent love of music.

Outdoor Activities

Turkey Hangover Hill Climb

Nov 23, 2018 - Nov 23, 2018 Mount Snow Resort, 39 Mount Snow Road West Dover, VT

Burn off some of those turkey calories and get your legs in shape for a great winter of skiing by coming out for our annual fun run! Meet by the Grand Summit Express for a run, walk, or sprint up the mountain.

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

Johnny Peers and the Muttville Comix

Nov 24, 2018 - Nov 24, 2018 Town Hall Theater, 68 South Pleasant Street Middlebury, VT

Johnny Peers and his personality-plus canines are coming to Town Hall Theater to tickle your funny bone! A Ringling Brothers Clown College graduate, Johnny Peers put his mutts through their paces. A show for the whole family and the dog lover in all of us, the show stars mostly dogs rescued from shelters.

Piff The Magic Dragon

Dec 8, 2018 - Dec 8, 2018 Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street Rutland, VT

To visualize Piff, think Larry David in a dragon suit (with a trademark Chihuahua named Mr. Piffles) performing jaw-dropping magic tricks. With 12 million YouTube hits to his name, Piff has performed to hundreds of thousands of fans in iconic venues such as Radio City Music Hall, Shakespeare’s Globe, the O2, London and Sydney Opera house.

The Met Opera Live in HD at Spruce Peak Arts

Dec 26, 2018 - Jun 26, 2019 Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Drive Stowe, VT

Experience extraordinary opera performances from the Metropolitan Opera.
“The Magic Flute” (Mozart) on December 26, 1 p.m.
“La Traviata” (Verdi) on January 23, 1 p.m.
“Adriana Lecouvreur” (Cilea) on February 13, 1 p.m.
“Carmen” (Bizet) on March 13, 1 p.m.
“Die Walküre” (Wagner) on April 10, 1 p.m. “Aida” (Verdi) on May 8, 1 p.m.
“Dialogues Des Carmélites” (Poulenc) on June 26, 1 p.m.

Theater

"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.