Daily Events

Dec 6-Feb 2 - Bennington

"Art Show 'Winter' at the Beyond Gallery"

The Beyond Gallery on Main St is opening it's second exhibit with a theme of winter, "a season, a time of life, a state of mind". thebeyondgallery.com

 

Jan 11-Mar 15 - Manchester

"More Than Meets The Eye: an exhibition series"

This winter, the Southern Vermont Arts Center is proud to offer a suite of exhibitions addressing important and topical issues. The I Am More: Facing Stigma photography exhibition, created and sponsored by the Yellow Tulip Project, features black-and-white portraits of people who are dealing with mental health challenges personally or through the experiences of family or friends. The individuals–musicians, artists, nature lovers, parents, and more–are dedicated to challenging assumptions and stigma around mental illness and what mental illness "looks like."

The Forty-Seven Main Street Artists Group demonstrates the inspirational power of abstract self expression in paint. Renowned photographer Gisela Gamper documents her personal journey of love and mourning. Bennington College Visiting Professor Terry Boddie takes a complex approach to the legacy of the transatlantic slave trade. Nationally recognized photographer Carl Austin Hyatt shows portraits made from two decades of travels in the Andes of Peru. In mixed media portraits, students from area schools present themselves as they want to be seen. We are, all of us, more than meets the eye!

Our role in curating this exhibition is to create an opportunity for art to inspire connections and conversations. The exhibition will provide space to come together–which is at the center of our mission. SVAC will provide opportunities for visitors to express their responses to all the artwork on display.

svac.org

 

Jan 25 - Dorset

"Missoula Children's Theatre production of The Tortoise Versus the Hare:  the Greatest Race"

udiences of all ages will get a fresh look at this old favorite when the residents of Sandy Bottoms prepare for the highlight of their year - the annual race between the Mammals and the Reptiles.  The cast will feature more than 50 local students performing on stage and taking on backstage responsibilities. Performances at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the Dorset Playhouse. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for youths and are available at dorsetplayers.org or by calling the box office at (802) 867-5777.

 

Jan 25 - North Bennington

"Winterfest"

Winterfest 2020 is on it's way! Join us in North Bennington for the annual celebration that centers around family fun. Register for the Polar Plunge at Lake Paran, enjoy food around town, take the kiddos to the indoor carnival and more! bennington.com/winterfest

 

Feb 1 - Weston

"Walker Farm Music Series Presents Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy"

Next in the line-up is Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy, a high-energy blend of brass, folk, and punk with an emphasis on songwriting and live shows. Blazing mandolin and trumpet solos careen over churning drums, acoustic guitar, and standup bass, while gravelly vocals deliver thought provoking lyrics. Established in 2007, CNS has proven a dedication to both entertainment and improvisation through their unique live shows that flow in and out of a variety of tempos and sonic feels. Over the past 11 years, CNS has performed their eclectic brand of brass'n'grass to thrilled crowds at fests, clubs, and basements in 49 states and 8 countries.

Music Curator, Jed Hughes, has joined forces with Weston to put together a series of eclectic, exciting events. All Walker Farm Music shows are "Pay What You Will" events, letting you determine the price option that makes the most sense to you while supporting live performance in Weston and creating opportunities for others to attend. This concert series is sponsored by RK Miles, Marvin Windows & Doors, JJ Hapgood, Vermont Foam Insulation, and Four Seasons Sotheby's. westonplayhouse.org/wfm

 

Feb 14-15 - Bennington

"Gypsy Layne at Oldcastle Theatre"

Keeping burlesque and vaudeville alive!  Gypsy Layne Cabaret and Company, named after the pioneer of burlesque, Gypsy Rose Lee, is dedicated to self-acceptance, body positivity and inclusivity. Hailed as “a sexy highpoint of classic burlesque entertainment in the Berkshires” by Berkshire magazine, Gypsy Layne’s hallmark of bawdy humor, live singing, dynamic dance routines, and cheeky sex appeal are prominently featured in their sizzling shows. Bigger, bolder, and better than ever, this tantalizing crew of saucy ladies and strapping gents will tease their way into your hearts (and other areas) with their outrageous artistry and vivacious charms. Mature Audience Only. Tickets: Advance $22, At-the-door $27. Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. vtartxchange.org

 

Feb 22 - Weston

"Walker Farm Music Series Presents Sugartone Brass Band"

Sugartone Brass Band has been funkin' up the brass band scene in New York City for over a decade. The band got its start in a basement studio in Brooklyn, NY the summer of 2002. In 2003, they started their first residency on the Upper West Side of Manhattan at the Gin Mill on Amsterdam Ave. In 2007, Sugartone released its first album, "Live in Brooklyn." Sugartone continued its Upper West Side residency in 2008 at Jacques-Imo's restaurant, a cafe fashioned after the famous Jacques-Imo’s restaurant in New Orleans and in 2010 Sugartone moved to a new restaurant on the famous Restaurant Row in Midtown Manhattan, called Bourbon Street Bar and Grill. Sugartone is New Orleans brass through and through, and they’re bringing it all the way to our sweet spot in Vermont this winter.

Music Curator, Jed Hughes, has joined forces with Weston to put together a series of eclectic, exciting events. All Walker Farm Music shows are "Pay What You Will" events, letting you determine the price option that makes the most sense to you while supporting live performance in Weston and creating opportunities for others to attend. This concert series is sponsored by RK Miles, Marvin Windows & Doors, JJ Hapgood, Vermont Foam Insulation, and Four Seasons Sotheby's. westonplayhouse.org/wfm

 

Feb 29 - Woodford

"Snow Day at Prospect Mountain"

Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield, the cost for a day of skiing is covered. Come explore the picturesque trails of Prospect Mountain Nordic! prospectmountain.com

 

Feb 29 - Bennington

"VT Arts Exchange Basement Music Series presents Eastbound Jesus"

Eastbound Jesus draws on a mix of diverse influences from the worlds of bluegrass, country and rock and roll to develop their own sound that is at the same time distinctly familiar and completely original, one that they have dubbed “Northern Rock,” These six friends from the rural upstate New York town of Greenwich have released four studio albums and a live album over the past five years, all while packing venues across the northeast with an infectious energy that gets people smiling, dancing, and hollerin’! Tickets: Advance $22, At-the-door $27, Students $10. Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. vtartxchange.org

 

Mar 7 - Bennington

"4th Annual Winter Homebrew Festival"

Join us for the 4th annual Winter HomeBrew Festival! Shake off the Winter blues with the areas best appetizers and Home Brewed beverages! You've been cooped up all winter and now it is time get out and enjoy the areas finest Home Brewed Beverages and Delicious Appetizers! Enjoy unlimited beverage sampling from New Englands premiere Home Brewers. Expect a wide range of beverages to include Beer, Wine, Cider, and Mead. Additionally, each home brewer will have several different styles to taste like IPA's, Stouts, Porters, Hard Cider, Sours, Barrel Aged, Belgians, and everything in between! We typically have over 100 unique beverages to sample.

Our hand selected Restaurants have been charged in creating the finest bite sized appetizer for the Festival. It can be hot or cold sweet or savory, the only guideline is it must be delicious! You will be able to sample (1) appetizer from each participating restaurants (10).

In addition to the Food and Drink we will have many local vendors joining the festival. Everything from Hot Sauces to Chocolates to spice blends to jams and jellies. Truly something for everyone and each vendor will have samples to try!

This event has sold out every year its been held and there are limited tickets available. We encourage you to get your tickets early before they sell out. Also, ticket prices will increase as we near the event.

bennington.com

 

Mar 14 - Rupert

"Maple Madness for Children at Merck Forest"

Let's find out what sugaring and maple trees are all about! This is a sap-to-syrup program with games and story-telling, a tapping demonstration, a sap house tour (if we're very lucky and the weather conditions are just right, we may even get to watch the sugar makers at work!), and finally, a tasting to savor the sweet product of our maple trees.

Part of the program is outside, so participants should be dressed for the weather; children must be accompanied by an adult companion. $10 per person. Register for the workshop at merckforest.org.

Merck Forest and Farmland Center is a non-profit educational organization located in the Taconic Hills of southwestern Vermont. The Center’s mission is the sustainable management of its forest, the promotion of innovative agricultural practices on its upland farm, the education of local students in outdoor exploration and the study of natural sciences, and the creation of unparalleled recreational opportunities for individuals, families and school groups. The property is open free to the public daily, from dawn to dusk, year-round.

 

Mar 14 - Weston

"Walker Farm Music Series Presents Upstate"

Finishing the series is Upstate, who first emerged from New York's Hudson Valley in 2015 with their critically acclaimed debut, 'A Remedy.' The Poughkeepsie Journal raved that the group "needs nothing more than their voices to channel rhythm and stoke your emotions," while Chronogram hailed their "infectiously sunny organic stew," and The Alt called them "toe-tapping, contagious, and fun." The album earned the band festival performances from Mountain Jam to FreshGrass, as well as a slew of national headline dates and support slots with everyone from The Felice Brothers and Phox to Marco Benevento and Cory Henry.

Music Curator, Jed Hughes, has joined forces with Weston to put together a series of eclectic, exciting events. All Walker Farm Music shows are "Pay What You Will" events, letting you determine the price option that makes the most sense to you while supporting live performance in Weston and creating opportunities for others to attend. This concert series is sponsored by RK Miles, Marvin Windows & Doors, JJ Hapgood, Vermont Foam Insulation, and Four Seasons Sotheby's. westonplayhouse.org/wfm

 

Mar 21-22 - All Over Vermont

"Vermont Maple Open House Weekend"

Maple Open House Weekend celebrates the first crop of the season as Vermont's sugar makers will open the doors of their sugarhouses, inviting visitors in to experience and enjoy this remarkable time of year when pure Vermont maple syrup is made. Whether it’s the sight of steam rising from the sugarhouse, the inviting aroma of boiling sap, or the sweetly divine flavor of syrup as enjoyed in traditional sugar-on-snow, visitors are treated to an experience for the senses! As we get closer to the date we will know more about who will be participating this year. In previous years The Shires has had over a dozen sugarers hosting guest over the two days.

 

Mar 28 - Bennington

"VT Arts Exchange Basement Music Series presents The Sea The Sea"

The Sea The Sea is an Upstate New York based indie folk-pop duo-band featuring what Huffington Post calls, “Two of the loveliest male-female voices you might ever hear this or any other year.” Their 2014 debut release, Love We Are We Love, received praise from NPR, American Songwriter, and No Depression, among others, gathering over 15 million streams on Spotify. Tickets: Advance $18, At-the-door $23, Students $10. Doors open at 7 pm. Show starts at 8 pm. vtartxchange.org

 

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