Daily Events

Apr 20-May 4 - Manchester

"The Bold Colors, Forms and Ideas of Richard Weis at stART Space"

Art tour and reception with artist Richard Weis. Gain an in-depth understanding of Weis' conceptual installations and sculptures, paintings and a series of hanging tapestries. "I think of my work as visual poetry or visual music, responding to the dynamics I observe in the natural, constructed, and metaphysical worlds we inhabit," says Weis, "searching for insights in the process of trying to understand what it is to be human." Join Weis as he leads others through his contemplative process, sparking the imagination and initiating a new response. Weis will be at stART Space April 20th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. The show runs through May 4.

stART Space continues to represent 19 artists with works spanning painting, photography, fashion, mixed-media, video, collage and sculpture are also featured in the exhibition. The gallery provides an opportunity for anyone to start building or expanding an art collection. Exhibitions are supported by patrons-of-the arts that include Crosspoint Associates and Village Picture Shows. stART Space is located at 263 Depot Street, in the Manchester Shopping Center. Hours and more information may be found online at startspace.art or Facebook; you may also contact the gallery by email at gallery@startspace.art or by calling (802) 768-8498.

 

Apr 26 - Manchester

"The Poetry Salon celebrates its 4th National Poetry Month Anniversary"

At Manchester Community Library's Cafe Commons 6:30 p.m.  Writers, listeners, and lovers of poetry are all welcome!  Please bring a poem or two of your own work to read, and enjoy listening to the diversity of the spoken word.  The Community Poem will be read during the Salon, there will be books by local and guest poets for sale and signing and a reception afterwards. The tradition of The Poetry Salon offers poets a safe space to read their work, receive questions about its inspiration and creation, and share conversation, laughter, and the celebration of our lives in the universal language of poetry. This year, The Poetry Salon welcomes two Guest Poets: Barbara Ungar and Stuart Bartow. The program is free and all are welcome. Manchester Community Library is located at 138 Cemetery Avenue in Manchester Center, VT.  Information:  802-362-2607 or on our website mclvt.org

 

Apr 27 - Manchester

"Independent Bookstore Day at Northshire Bookstore"

Northshire Bookstore is thrilled to participate in the fifth annual Independent Bookstore Day Celebration! We’ll have special limited edition items available for purchase, refreshments, activities, and more! northshire.com

 

Apr 27 - Bennington

"Basement Music Series: Howard Fishman"

Join the Vermont Art Exchange at the Masonic Hall in Bennington for the Winter Music Series. Tickets: Adults; advance $18, at-the-door $22. Students; $10 Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. Steeped in country, soul, gospel, rock, blues...jazz, Gypsy swing, and American folk. vtartxchange.org

 

May 2-4 - Bennington

"CDC Theatre Arts Present: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a play by Simon Stephens based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Mark Haddon. The story is a mystery surrounding the death of a neighbor's dog that is investigated by young Christopher Boone, who has an autism spectrum disorder. While searching for the murderer of the dog, he encounters resistance from many neighbors and his own father while he unwittingly uncovers his family's long hidden secrets. The play has been performed worldwide and is the winner of Winner of 7 Olivier Awards and 5 Tony Awards.

Performances are May 2nd, 3rd and 4th from 7-9pm. Admission is free with donations to the Theatre Arts Program accepted. The play is suitable for mature audiences (11+ yr). (There is some strong language in this production, as there is in the novel. This occurs at the very beginning of the show and infrequently at other points during the show.) Held in the Mount Anthony Union High School Theatre. svcdc.org

 

May 4 - Manchester

"Who Grows There? at Hildene"

Early Detection/Rapid Response invasive plant identification with Ted Elliman, author of Wildflowers of New England. This is a program to help people identify those invasive plants that will be making their way into our part of the state soon and what to do about it.  1:00 to 2:30 in the Beckwith Room in the Welcome Center. $10 for Hildene members/$15 for non-members. Preregistration is required by May 3 with Stephanie by email or call her at 802.367.7960. hildene.org

 

May 11 - Manchester

"Bird Walk at Hildene"

The Vermont Bird and Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please contact Randy Schmidt at 802. 362.2270 or at swvt-birdwalk@usa.net. Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 8:00am, Free. hildene.org

 

May 16 - Bennington

"Hemmings Cruise-In"

Hemmings Cruise-Ins are family friendly car gatherings open to all years, all makes and models. It's a relaxed format and a chance to share your car with a wide variety of car people during the beautiful New England summer.

Trophies are awarded and winners will be featured in Hemmings Motor News! Cruise-ins often are cancelled when rain threatens, so it's a good idea to check their website or call 800-227-4373 shortly beforehand to be sure the event is still on. hemmings.com

 

May 18 - Bennington

"Bennington Beverage Outlet Spring Wine Festival"

Two - 2hr sampling sessions of no more than 80/session sampling wine complimented with food. in a walk around format. 8 tables representing wine distributors and/or wholesale showcasing their wines. All at great LOW prices for you to order and pick up at Bennington Beverage Outlet. bennbev.com

 

May 18 - Manchester

"Garden Club of Manchester Annual Plant, Bake and Tag Sale"

Perennials from members' gardens, herbs, baked goods and all things gardening. Proceeds benefit GCM's Civic Beautification projects and Scholarship Fund. May 18, 9am-1pm. Rain or Shine at the Manchester Community Library. gardenclubofmanchester.com

 

May 18-Jun 16 - Manchester

"Celebration of Peonies at Hildene"

The fabulous gardens of Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, are in bloom from late May to early June. Thousands of fragrant, flamboyant peonies, heirloom and new. hildene.org

 

May 25 - Bennington

"Mayfest"

A craft fair in its 33rd year that features over 150 crafters and food vendors set up along Main Street in Bennington. betterbennington.org

 

May 30 - Bennington

"Hemmings Cruise-In"

Hemmings Cruise-Ins are family friendly car gatherings open to all years, all makes and models. It's a relaxed format and a chance to share your car with a wide variety of car people during the beautiful New England summer.

Trophies are awarded and winners will be featured in Hemmings Motor News! Cruise-ins often are cancelled when rain threatens, so it's a good idea to check their website or call 800-227-4373 shortly beforehand to be sure the event is still on. hemmings.com

 

Jun 13 - Bennington

"Hemmings Cruise-In"

Hemmings Cruise-Ins are family friendly car gatherings open to all years, all makes and models. It's a relaxed format and a chance to share your car with a wide variety of car people during the beautiful New England summer.

Trophies are awarded and winners will be featured in Hemmings Motor News! Cruise-ins often are cancelled when rain threatens, so it's a good idea to check their website or call 800-227-4373 shortly beforehand to be sure the event is still on. hemmings.com

 

Jun 20-23 - Stratton

"Wanderlust"

Peak Wellness. Wanderlust's mission is to help you find your true north, wherever your journey may take you. We've hand-selected world-renowned guides—yoga and meditation teachers, outdoor instructors, musical performers, speakers, artists and chefs—to light your path. In 2019, we're offering even richer experiences like full-day Thursday immersions and new Yoga Nidra classes to make Stratton an unforgettable waypoint in your journey to true north. wanderlust.com

 

Jun 20-Jul13 - Weston

"The Fantasticks performed at Weston Playhouse"

The Playhouse season kicks off with THE FANTASTICKS. The longest-running musical in history, The Fantasticks invites the audience to use their imagination to create a world of moonlight, magic, and memory. This charming and funny fable tells the story of a boy, a girl, their two fathers, and the wall that keeps them apart. Reality collides with romance as the young couple falls in love, grows apart, and finds their way back to each other after the September rains. westonplayhouse.org

 

Jun 21 - Manchester

"Manchester Street Fest"

Small town summer at its BEST! Head to Main Street for our favorite annual block party. From 6-9 pm rock out to live music, browse the pop-up booths, and sample eats from local food vendors. Bring your BFF, bring the family, bring everyone except the dog. No dogs allowed. Please leave your furry friends at home. Parking available in the municipal lot behind Rite Aid, and at Manchester Elementary School. See you there! manchester-vt.gov

 

Jun 27 - Bennington

"Hemmings Cruise-In"

Hemmings Cruise-Ins are family friendly car gatherings open to all years, all makes and models. It's a relaxed format and a chance to share your car with a wide variety of car people during the beautiful New England summer.

Trophies are awarded and winners will be featured in Hemmings Motor News! Cruise-ins often are cancelled when rain threatens, so it's a good idea to check their website or call 800-227-4373 shortly beforehand to be sure the event is still on. hemmings.com

 

Jul 2-Aug 11 - East Dorset

"Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show"

The Vermont Summer Festival will return to Harold Beebe Farm, nestled in the hills of Southern Vermont in East Dorset, VT, for six weeks of diverse offerings for hunter, jumper, and equitation competitors from July through August. vt-summerfestival.com

 

Jul 4-21 - Weston

"I And You performed at Weston Playhouse"

Independence Day weekend at Walker Farm brings the opening of I AND YOU (July 4 - July 21 | Walker Farm), a smart and inspiring story of youth, love, and connection written by America's most produced playwright, Lauren Gunderson. Caroline has been ill and stuck inside her home for weeks, months, years, an eternity. One afternoon, her classmate Anthony arrives bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass and an urgent assignment from their English teacher. As these two let down their guards and share their secrets, a seemingly mundane poetry project unlocks the much deeper mystery that has brought them together. I and You is an ode to youth and the strange beauty of human connectedness. westonplayhouse.org

 

Jul 11-Aug 10 - Manchester

"Manchester Music Festival"

CELEBRATING 45 SEASONS AT THE SOUTHERN VERMONT ARTS CENTER! Manchester Music Festival welcomes internationally-renowned classical musicians for five weeks of summer concerts in the Green Mountains of Vermont, on Thursday and Saturday evenings. Manchester Music Festival is a non-profit organization that offers world-class performances and integrative music education to engage the public and encourage the enjoyment, preservation, and celebration of classical music. Its programming blends familiar classics with more adventurous chamber music offerings, spanning music of the Renaissance and Baroque through the contemporary compositions of our time. 2019 concerts feature top musicians who regularly headline the world’s greatest stages and prestigious orchestras. On Sunday afternoons, MMF presents full chamber music concerts by the exceptionally talented participants of the MMF Young Artists Program, featuring emerging artists, aged 18-26, on the brink of international careers. The Festival also welcomes the community to a number of complimentary musical events throughout the summer. mmfvt.org

 

Jul 12 - Bennington

"Hemmings Cruise-In and 10th Annual Collector Car Appreciation Day"

10th annual Collector Car Appreciation Day, the nationwide celebration of automotive passion that is officially proclaimed by the U.S. Senate. This "holiday" celebrates the preservation of historic, classic and specialty cars in the United States. Enthusiasts are encouraged to show their support by bringing out their classic car to where everyone can see it, and hopefully create more interest in the hobby of preserving everyone's automotive heritage.

Hemmings Cruise-Ins are family friendly car gatherings open to all years, all makes and models. It's a relaxed format and a chance to share your car with a wide variety of car people during the beautiful New England summer. hemmings.com

 

Jul 18-Aug 10 - Weston

"Oklahoma! performed at Weston Playhouse"

Come mid-summer, Weston Playhouse launches a fresh take on the inimitable masterpiece, OKLAHOMA! (July 18 - August 10 | Weston Playhouse). On a beautiful morning in 1906 in Oklahoma Territory, a group of intrepid pioneers are setting out to forge a new community and young women and men are setting out to chart their futures. When Oklahoma! opened on Broadway 75 years ago it promptly revolutionized the American musical. Its stunning music, heartfelt storytelling, and richly poetic lyrics awakened audiences to a revelatory vision of America. This production celebrates Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, a musical written for America today. westonplayhouse.org

 

Jul 25 - Bennington

"Hemmings Cruise-In"

Hemmings Cruise-Ins are family friendly car gatherings open to all years, all makes and models. It's a relaxed format and a chance to share your car with a wide variety of car people during the beautiful New England summer.

Trophies are awarded and winners will be featured in Hemmings Motor News! Cruise-ins often are cancelled when rain threatens, so it's a good idea to check their website or call 800-227-4373 shortly beforehand to be sure the event is still on. hemmings.com

 

Aug 2-4 - Bennington

"41st Annual Southern Vermont Arts and Craft Festival"

Juried fine art and craft Exhibitors line outdoor paths and fill soaring white tents with expertly handcrafted creations. With nearly 200 Exhibitors, there is work in a wide variety of style and medium!. Specialty foods and artisan spirits are in a separate section. Relax with wine, beer, and great food while listening to live music in the dining tent. Additional roaming entertainers delight children and adults alike. craftproducers.com

 

 

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