"Thinking About Extinction and Other Droll Things: Recent Prints and Drawings by Edward Koren"
Bennington Museum presents recent works by illustrator Edward Karen, known for his works in The New Yorker. benningtonmuseum.org
Jun 2-Sep 16 - Bennington
"CAMBIUM (Into the Woods): Works by Bill Botzow"
"I've come to think about the layer in a tree between the bark and the wood. It's called the cambium. It is very thin and it is most alive. Somehow its cells know to divide in one direction to make wood and in another direction to make bark. The cells also stretch sideways as the woody center gets bigger and in height as the tree grows taller. Its life supports other life. That's where the beetles live, eat, procreate and die leaving behind their amazing channels that rival exquisite drawings. My path to thinking about the cambium layer comes by noticing, by paying attention to the growing forms we see all around us. Attention, noticing, touching, gathering, ordering, responding has led to sculptures and drawings that I hope in some way honor that liveliest, hidden place where the creative grows." This exhibition consists of eight watercolor/mixed media works on paper, most of them featuring unspoiled landscape imagery, along with a large scale multi-panel featuring the bug trails the artist mentions in his statement. Also on view, a selection of Botzow's wood sculptures, created from natural branches gathered from nature and combined into wonderful sculpture forms. benningtonmuseum.org
Jun 25-Sep 9 - Bennington
"The New Yorker Cartoons exhibit at the Laumeister Art Center"
The Laumeister Art Center at Southern Vermont College presents an exhibition and sale of New Yorker Cartoons. Twenty participating cartoonists will be featured.
The Laumeister Art Center is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily - closed the Fourth of July. For more information, call 802-442-7158 or visit artcenter.svc.edu
Jun 30-Nov 4 - Bennington
"Crash to Creativity: The New Deal in Vermont"
Crash to Creativity: The New Deal in Vermont sheds light on an important, under-studied aspect of our state's history, focusing on the role of many government sponsored New Deal projects in fostering a culture of creativity and innovation in the Green Mountains, 1933-1943. The many artists, writers, and civil workers whose products were funded through the New Deal, helped document the state's history, record its conditions during the Depression and attendant recovery, and build the infrastructure that continues to benefit us today. The exhibition will feature paintings by Francis Colburn, Ronald Slayton among others, photographs, furniture from Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) cabins, archival documentation of New Deal projects such as letters, as well as transcriptions and audio recordings of Vermonters created by the Federal Writers Project. benningtonmuseum.org
Aug 2-25 - Weston
"'A Doll's House Part 2' at Weston Playhouse"
Fresh from its Tony-winning Broadway run, the comic sequel to Isben's famed drama. Curtain Times: Tuesday through Saturday 7:30pm, Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2pm, and Sunday matinee at 3pm. Tickets: $43. westonplayhouse.org
Aug 9-25 - Dorset
"'Pride & Prejudice' at Dorset Theatre Festival"
The outspoken Elizabeth Bennet faces mounting pressure from all sides to secure a suitable marriage. But is marriage suitable for a woman of Elizabeth's intelligence and independence? When she meets the standoffish, tall, vaguely handsome, mildly amusing, and impossibly aristocratic Mr. Darcy, they clash initially, but is there something deeper behind their animosity? Literature's greatest tale of manners, society and love has never felt so theatrical or spirited than it does in this effervescent adaptation of Jane Austen's classic romance from acclaimed writer and actress Kate Hamill (Bedlam's Sense and Sensibility). dorsettheatrefestival.org
Aug 9-Sep 2 - Weston
"'Million Dollar Quartet' at Weston Playhouse"
Four rock & roll legends, one unforgettable jam session, and a Tony-nominated jukebox musical that will have you swingin' in your seat. Curtain Times: Tuesday through Saturday 7:30pm, Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2pm, and Sunday matinee at 3pm. Tickets: $54-68. westonplayhouse.org
Aug 10-19 - Bennington
"'The Fourth Wall' at Oldcastle Theatre"
Oldcastle has produced nine of A.R. Gurney's plays, but none quite like this thoughtful comedy that includes five Cole Porter songs. Laugh, and enjoy witty tunes while contemplating what is real and what is theatrical artifice with a splendid cast. oldcastletheatre.com
Aug 13-19 - All over Vermont
"Open Farm Week"
Do you love local food and farms? Want to get to know your farmer better -- and to get a behind-the-scenes look into Vermont's vibrant working agricultural landscape? Mark your calendar for Vermont Open Farm Week: August 13-19, 2018 taking place at farms across Vermont! Learn more at diginvt.com.
Aug 16-19 - Manchester
"Green Mountain Bluegrass & Roots"
A four-day music festival featuring a variety of bluegrass, roots and Americana music from both icons of the industry and innovative up-and-coming artists. Featuring a main stage, dance tent, camping, kids activities, local food trucks, Vermont craft beer and wine, and a magical Green Mountain setting! greenmountainbluegrass.com
Aug 16-19 - Bennington
"Bennington Battle Day Parade and Activities"
Celebrate local and national history. The Celebration starts on Thursday, the official Battle Day, with free admission to all State Historic Sites. Enjoy community BBQ's, silent auctions, live music, and the Battle of the Pies all weekend long. It all leads up the the parade around downtown on Sunday! bennington.com/battleday
Aug 18 - Bennington
"Fife and Drum Concert at the Monument"
An afternoon of 18th century fife and drum music, the Moodus Fife and Drum Corps from Hartford Connecticut played at the Monument in 1891 for the Centennial and the Monument's Dedication. Bring a chair or blanket to enjoy the concert, free and open to the public!
Aug 19 - Rupert
"Walk in the Woods: Forests for the Birds"
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes forester Alan Calfee to lead this tour of a recent logging operation in East Rupert. The focus will be to explore how forest management practices can be executed with neotropical songbird habitat elements in mind. This logging job was planned according to Audubon Vermont's Forests for the Birds silvicultural strategies. Wear sturdy shoes and come prepared to bushwack a little bit, and hike some moderate slopes. Pre-registration is required and costs $15. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit greenmtnacademy.org.
Aug 23 - Manchester
"Blues Benefit Concert for Manchester Community Library"
Bob Stannard Productions proudly presents an encore benefit concert for the Manchester Community Library. Experience the bluesy, soulful sounds of the 2012 & 2017 Blues Music Awards Winner Biscuit Miller & the Mix, with Special Guests Bob Stannard and John Falk. Biscuit Miller is a flamboyant bass player who fronts his own high energy, entertaining funky party band that'll rival any stage show seen. The band - Biscuit Miller, Bass & Vocals; Doctor Love, Drums & Vocals; and Bobby "B" Wilson, Guitar & Vocals; combine blues, funk, R&B and rock 'n roll for a high energy show, layin' down serious dancin' and partyin' tunes. Enjoy socializing, tasty bites, beer and wine (cash bar) at 6:30 p.m. The show starts at 7 p.m. This energizing show is not to be missed- people are still talking about last year's dynamic performance. Tickets are $25 per person. Call 802-362-2607 to purchase tickets in advance.Manchester Community Library is located at 138 Cemetery Ave., at the corner of Cemetery Ave. and Rt. 7A, in Manchester Center, VT. For more information, contact the Library at 802-362-2607. mclvt.org
Aug 25 - Manchester
"Meet 2018 Vermont Artist-to-Watch Rodrigo Nava at stART Space"
Starting at 5pm until 7pm at stART Space, all are welcome to meet Vermont Art Guide's 2018 "Artist-to-Watch" Rodrigo Nava. Nava teaches figure drawing and sculpture at the Wendell Art studio at Putney School, a private high school in known for its arts curriculum. Nava grew up just outside of Mexico City where, as he likes to say, "You couldn't kick the soil without finding an archaeological object". This inspired a love of the object as artifact. "They gain their experience and then they just are." For the past decade, Nava has worked on a series of sculptures made of welded sheet metal - geometric forms that may appear flat, or intentionally 3-dimensional at first, but through a controlled "proprietary" explosive process in which the forms are filled with accelerants and ignited, he creates "expanded forms" that bulge, pucker and may even burst at the seams. "The fact that the explosion pushes the sides out to their maximum extent actually makes the form stronger," says Nava.
stART Space is located at 263 Depot Street in Manchester, Vermont. Visit our website, startspace.art, or Facebook Page, Facebook.com/startspaces, for further information and hours; contact the gallery by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (802) 768-8498.
Aug 25 - Bennington
"Sun and Fun Festival"
All are are welcome to come enjoy this free celebration of the Nature and community! Meet a live owl and other Vermont wildlife at the Vermont Natural History Museum presentations. Kids activities include make your own solar fairy light, face painting, games, and more. We'll have live music by the Hale Mountain Pickers and the Throwbacks, as well as a delicious homemade luncheon. Over 20 local environmentally friendly groups will have displays, with break out sessions on back yard wind power, permaculture, beekeeping, composting, parachute yoga, and more. For more info: facebook.com/sunandfun, or call (802) 447-8982.
Aug 29-Sep 1 - Dorset
"'Ann' at Dorset Theatre Festival"
Written by award-winning actress and writer Holland Taylor, Ann is an inspiring and hilarious play that brings us face to face with the complex, colorful, and captivating character bigger than the state from which she hailed. Performed by Emmy Award-winner Jayne Atkinson ("House of Cards," "Madam Secretary"), Ann takes a revealing look at the impassioned woman who enriched the lives of her followers, friends, and family. dorsettheatrefestival.org
Aug 31-Sep 9 - Bennington
"'Proof' at Oldcastle Theatre"
David Auburn's play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony for Best Play. The play combines elements of mystery, romance, and surprise with old-fashioned storytelling. A compelling, smart and compassionate play. oldcastletheatre.com
Sep 1-2 - Bennington
"Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival"
Join garlic-lovers from throughout New England as they come to sample food and crafts from hundreds of different vendors, all made from -you guessed it- garlic and herbs! Everything from garlic ice cream to garlic jelly, pickled garlic, roasted garlic, garlic braids and, of course, plain garlic bulbs of every variety will be available for sampling and purchase, along with planting and braiding and cooking demonstrations. lovegarlic.com
Sep 8 - Manchester
"Maple Leaf Half Marathon"
A terrific excuse to race our country roads while supporting a fabulous cause! Run a stunning 13.1-mile loop through the hills and valleys of Manchester before returning to our Parks & Rec for food, drink, live music, and an awards ceremony. A top-notch, professional event, Maple Leaf is produced by partner charitable organizations, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Manchester Lions Club. manchestervtmapleleaf.com
Sep 15-16 - Bennington
"25th Annual Bennington Quiltfest"
A multitude of new quilts on display, created by quilt artists near and far. Demonstrations at 1pm each day, and featured quilter Lynn Wheatley. Enter the Quilt Raffle, this year's piece is titled Dashing Through The Garden. Come see the clever Challenge Quilts submitted by the Quiet Valley Quilt Guild members. Plenty of vendors offering everything from fabric, to sewing machines, to kits and tools. The Quiltfest Café is open for Breakfast and Lunch. And don't forget to vote! You decide who wins the People’s Choice Awards. benningtonquiltfest.com
Sep 22-23 - Manchester
"The Barn Sale"
The Biggest Tag Sale in Vermont! Join us at the Northshire Civic Center at Riley Rink, proceeds of the Barn Sale have benefitted UCS outpatient services at the Northshire office since 2012. For more information call us at 802-442-5491 or the Northshire Office at 802-362-3950.
Sep 22 - Peru
An old fashioned country fair. Fabulous pig roast, music and family entertainment, Vermont crafts, cloggers, antiques and art exhibits, demos, food and fun! perufair.org
Sep 27-Oct 20 - Weston
"'Two Trains Running' at Weston Playhouse"
An intimate portrait of extraordinary challenge and change. Curtain Times: Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday matinee at 2pm, and Sunday matinee at 3pm. Tickets: $43. westonplayhouse.org
Sep 28-30 - Manchester
"Fall Art & Craft Festival"
Quaint, historic Manchester has been hosting this Fall Art and Craft Festival for nearly thirty years! Juried artists and artisans shop their wares while musicians play and chefs craft excellent eats. Meet more than 100 talented makers while you shop for a one of a kind piece. Family friendly atmosphere, specialty foods and spirits tent, all around good vibe on a perfect foliage weekend. craftproducers.com
Oct 5-14 - Bennington
"'Long Day's Journey Into Night' at Oldcastle Theatre"
Considered by many to be the greatest play by America's greatest dramatist. Spanning one day in the life of a tumultuous family. Eugene O'Neil changed American drama forever and his play is a living testament to the power of theatre. oldcastletheatre.com
Oct 6 - Bennington
The Norshaft Lions present Oktoberfest. Join us at the historic Colgate Park on Rte 9 West for beer, food, music, wagon rides, and other kids activities. There will be a number of vendors, all located under spacious tents allowing this event to go on rain or shine! Tickets are $8, or free for children under 12. All proceeds will benefit the community. Find out more on Facebook.
Oct 7 - Bennington
"Art & Architecture of the New Deal presentation at Bennington Museum"
Join Devin Colman, State Architectural Historian at the Vermont Division of Historic Preservation in Montpelier as he presents Art & Architecture of the New Deal in Vermont. His illustrated talk explores the New Deal art and building programs of the 1930s, with an emphasis on projects undertaken in Vermont. A graduate of Colby College, Colman earned his MS in Historic Preservation at the University of Vermont. This presentation is free and includes admission to the Museum's summer exhibition Crash to Creativity: The New Deal in Vermont. benningtonmuseum.org
Oct 10-14 - Manchester
The Independent Television Festival (ITVFest) called "the Sundance of independent television," welcomes thousands of attendees to the Green Mountains of Vermont for five days of screenings, lively panel discussions, and networking events with some of the television industry's best independent producers, content creators, and executives. The festival is lauded for both its intimacy and camaraderie as well as the 'can't-find-anywhere-else' opportunities afforded to independent television creators.
Tickets can currently be purchased at itvfest.com and those interested in being a part of the event as volunteers are encouraged to send an email.
Oct 13 - Peru
"Bromley Mountain Race"
Join Nor'east Trail Runs at 10am. This varied course climbs and descends Bromley Mountain on ski trails ranging from green to black. ~6.2 miles and 2,500' of vert! Terrain featuring work roads, grass slopes, and Bromley's infamous rocky East Side. Descend on classic New England trail cuts. Course map coming soon! This race is chip timed. 360 degrees of the best views in New England await! Run up stuff this fall in Vermont! Registration closes Friday, Oct 12 at 11:59 PM. Visit ultrasignup.com/register for more info!
Oct 27 - Bennington
The event designed with children in mind! Pumpkin carving and painting, town trick-or-treating, face painting, and lots more will be going on throughout downtown Bennington. betterbennington.org
Nov 24 - Manchester
"Manchester Merriment: Tree Lighting Ceremony"
Six weeks of holiday charm to embrace the spirit of the season. It's the most wonderful time of the year, and in Manchester that means welcoming the winter holidays in festive style. Look for new additions to the list of Manchester Merriment events as the season approaches. Community Tree Lighting Celebration With Caroling and a Visit from Santa at 6pm on the Factory Point Town Green. manchestervermont.com