"Grandma Moses: American Modern at the Bennington Museum"
Grandma Moses: American Modern is a long-overdue exhibition reexamining the beloved American artist Anna Mary Robertson "Grandma" Moses and reestablishing her to her rightful place within the canon of mid-century American Modern Art. The exhibition counters Moses's marginalization as strictly a "folk" artist and a phenomenon within popular culture through the presentation of fresh research and in-depth analyses of Moses's celebrated artworks and unique painting techniques to address the myth of the self-taught artist through a modernist lens. Grandma Moses: American Modern also contextualizes Moses within the modern art era by pairing her paintings and ephemera alongside fellow "folk artists" as well as her modernist contemporaries such as Joseph Cornell, Helen Frankenthaler, Joseph Pickett, and Any Warhol. Together with the works in the permanent gallery dedicated to the life and work of Grandma Moses, the Museum will have on view over 65 works by this great American modern folk artist. benningtonmuseum.org
Sep 16-Nov 5 - Manchester
"Fall Solo Shows at Southern Vermont Arts Center"
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 16 (2-4PM). Artists exhibiting will be: Pamela Bennett Ader, Ricia Gordon, Elinor Katz, Phyllis Kulmatiski, Wit McKay, Maggie Meiners, Grace Mellow, Robert Moylan, Daniel Root, Jessica Smith, Ken Young. svac.org
Oct 7-Dec 30 - Bennington
"Photographs by Laura Gilpin and Her Circle at the Bennington Museum"
When Laura Gilpin passed away in 1979 most of her negatives, photographs, and letters went to the permanent archive at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. Three portfolios of photographs however were kept by her family. The Bennington Museum is fortunate to have this opportunity to share with the public a selection from these portfolios which include photographs by Gilpin herself as well as photographs given to Gilpin over her long career by friends and mentors, including Clarence H. White and Gertrude Käsebier. This exhibition of remarkable photographs will be on view in the Works on Paper Gallery of Bennington Museum.
Opening Reception on Oct 7th at 2:30pm, join curator Jamie Franklin and Bennington College instructor Jonathan Kline for an opening reception of this remarkable exhibition. This event is free and open to the public. benningtonmuseum.org
Oct 13-Nov 28 - Bennington
"Personal Geography Exhibit on display at Southern Vermont College"
Southern Vermont College is pleased to exhibit new works by Bennington visual artist Barbara Ackerman. The exhibit is available for viewing in Everett Mansion's Burgdorff Gallery. The general public is invited to a reception for the artist Friday, October 13, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Gallery. The Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on weekends by arrangement with the Campus Safety Office. Inquiries about the exhibit may be addressed to Ackerman by e-mail at email@example.com.
Oct 20 - Bennington
"Jazz Vibes at the Bennington Center for the Arts"
JAZZ VIBES is an ensemble featuring Michael Benedict on vibraphone, David Gleason on piano, Mike Lawrence on bass and Pete Sweeney on drums. The repertoire of the group includes straight ahead jazz standards, Latin American songs and original material. Jazz Vibes has been the leading vibraphone group in the Capital Region of New York State for over a decade. House opens at 7:30pm, performance begins at 8pm. Tickets: $15 advance/members, $20 at the door. Kids 12 and under are admitted free of charge! Call The Bennington Center for the Arts at 802-442-7158 to purchase tickets or order online at Brown Paper Tickets.
Oct 21 - Bennington
"Rock N' Brews"
Get ready for a loud night of music and beer. Hosted at Southern Vermont College, three great New England bands will be gathered together: Anchor & Chain, Darling, and Stowaway. Check back in closer to the event date for more details: bennington.com/rocknbrews
Oct 21 - Manchester
"NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: Obsession"
National Theatre Live, the best of British theatre broadcast to cinemas around the world presents "Obsession". Jude Law stars as Gino, a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a roadside restaurant, he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart. 3:00 pm, Tickets are $18 adults, $12 seniors, $9 students. Burr and Burton Academy - Riley Center for the Arts, Manchester VT. For more information call 802-867-0111 or visit greenmtnacademy.org. Online Tickets
Oct 22-Dec 11 - Bennington
"Oldcastle Theatre Presents Vocal Workshop"
Monday nights from 7-9 pm, join the Oldcastle Theatre for a Vocal Workshop taught by composer, conductor, singer Thomas Lawrence Toscano and featuring pianist Joan Forsythe of the Bennington College faculty. The workshop is open to singers at all levels interested in enhancing their abilities to perform their favorite work. The classes will culminate in a public performance on stage at Oldcastle December 11th.
The cost of the eight week workshop is $160.00. For additional information or to sign up for the class call Oldcastle at 802-447-0564. oldcastletheatre.org
Oct 26 - Manchester
"Mona Lisa Theft Documentary Film and Discussion"
The Mona Lisa was stolen? Most people don't know it, but the most famous painting in the world was taken from the Louvre in Paris on August 21, 1911 and disappeared without a trace for nearly 2 1/2 years. Mona Lisa Is Missing is the true story of the daring Italian immigrant who committed the crime, his daughter who thought he did it for patriotic reasons, and the documentary filmmaker who spent more than 30 years trying to find the truth. Written and directed by Joe Medeiros and produced by Justine Mestichelli Medeiros, the intriguing film is also quite funny, which considering Medeiros' background, shouldn’t be a surprise — he was the head writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Manchester Community Library will present a film screening of Mona Lisa Is Missing on Thursday, October 26 at 7 p.m. Joe Medeiros and Justine Mestichelli Medeiros will lead a fascinating discussion about the making of the film, following the screening. Local rabbi and comedian Bob Alper will introduce the pair and offer a few minutes of stand-up comedy to start off the evening. The program is free and open to all; donations to the Library are gratefully accepted to offset programming costs. Manchester Community Library is located at 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center. VT. Info: 802-362-2607. mclvt.org
Oct 27 - North Bennington
"Trick-Or-Treat: a Halloween Art Show"
"Trick or Treat": A Halloween Art Show featuring artists from Bennington College! Stop by between 7:00pm - 9:00pm at The Left Bank gallery space. leftbankcalendar.org
Oct 28 - Bennington
Fallapalooza! is the event designed especially for children. With store-to-store trick-or-treating at over 35 business locations for kids in costume, there's also train rides, a petting zoo, medieval combat exhibitions, pumpkin carving, henna tattoos, free balloons, prizes, and coupons, a giant public art project, and carnival games. Food trucks line the streets, but there's also over 15 restaurants within walking distance. This is the ULTIMATE Family fun day in Bennington. betterbennington.com
Oct 28 - Manchester
"Halloween Canine Costume Ball"
Jetson, the Wilburton's Cavalier King Charles Spaniel innkeeper, loves welcoming his four-legged friends and the people who love them! Cavaliers always stay free at the Wilburton, and four times a year they host special doggie weekends with no pet fees for any breed. Join them for Howl'oween, Thanksgiving, Canine Christmas and Mother’s Day for these great events! The Wilburton is thrilled to partner with Wagatha’s organic doggie treats who gives a box to every pooch! Last year 100 Cavaliers from around the USA joined us for Cavapalooza, the Cavalier Brigade rescue group annual gathering. All dogs and breeds are welcome to the event! wilburtoninn.com
Oct 28 - Bennington
Starting at 8pm come to the Mount Anthony Country Club to dance with all your fellow monsters and ghouls. DJ Jim Woodward. $8 Advance $10 Door. Tickets Available MACC & The Beverage Den. info (802)442 2617.
Oct 30 - Bennington
"Not So Scary Halloween Stories at the Bennington Free Library"
Fun for the whole family! Bring a flashlight, and costumes are optional. Come listen to some Halloween themed stories that won't keep you up all night. In the Childrens' Room from 6:30 - 7:15 pm. benningtonfreelibrary.org
Nov 2-3 - Bennington
" 'Gemini' presented by Oldcastle Theatre and The Loony Bin Comedy Club"
Gemini combines stage illusion, dance, comedy, romance, audience participation, ventriloquism, and great fun into one astonishing show. Close up table magic and at hand performances with and for children are just a few more phenomenal talents to add to his full repertoire.
Tickets are $30 for table seats, $25 General Admission $12 for students.
"Annie & the Hedonists at the Bennington Center for the Arts"
Annie & the Hedonists interprets the songs of the great female blues artists of the '20s, '30s & '40s: Bessie Smith, Sippie Wallace, Memphis Minnie, Billie Holiday, Rosetta Tharpe, Blue Lu Barker, Ella Fitzgerald and others. Fronted by the captivating vocals of Annie Rosen, and backed by Peter Davis, (guitar, banjo, clarinet, piano, vocal), Jonny Rosen, (guitar, vocal) and Don Young, (bass, guitar, vocal), the ensemble's veteran players are each extremely accomplished in their own right. Annie & the Hedonists also offer workshops from ukulele styles to playing by ear to gospel harmonies and the band has packed clubs and coffee house across the northeast, from New York City to the Champlain Valley. Spirits of Old Bennington will be serving refreshments throughout the evening. Tickets: $15 advance/members, $20 at the door. Kids 12 and under are admitted free of charge! House opens at 7:30pm. Performance begins at 8pm. Call The Bennington Center for the Arts at 802-442-7158 to purchase tickets or order online at Brown Paper Tickets.
Nov 4 - Manchester
"Wilburton Inn Murder Mystery"
Get away with murder at the Wilburton Inn in Manchester, Vermont for our 5th annual interactive murder mystery weekend! Guests are invited to dress up and pack their inner Miss Marples and Sherlocks as they follow a cast of actors through the 1902 Wilburton "Clue" worthy mansion! Prizes are awarded for best sleuthing and most creative costume. Family Innkeeper and New York City playwright, Tajlei Levis uses the Wilburton's rich history as inspiration for each year's original mystery. Sunday morning join us for a Broadway Sing-Along lead by Brian Drutman (Grammy Award-winning Broadway cast album producer of Wicked, Honeymoon in Vegas and An American in Paris). wilburtoninn.com
Nov 11 - Bennington
"Bennington Beverage Outlet Wine Festival"
Join Bennington Beverage Outlet for a great day of tasting, learning, and fun! This festival will feature over 70+ wines! Our wine vendors not only bring in quality wines, but bring in quality wines at a terrific value. Robin Cavanaugh will prepare special hors d'oeuvres to compliment the wines! All wines will be available to order at super discounted prices the day of the event. You won't see these wines at these prices, anywhere!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 8:00am. This is a free event. hildene.org
Nov 23 - Manchester
"Thanksgiving at Ye Olde Tavern"
Why not celebrate Thanksgiving at Vermont’s Oldest Tavern? We will be serving our renowned holiday menu. Reservations are suggested. (802) 362-0611. yeoldetavern.net
Nov 24-Dec 30 - Bennington
"The Annual Festival at the Bennington Museum"
"Time for the Holidays" celebrates the creativity of wide range of artists as they respond to the works of Nichols Goddard's Musical Clock, c. 1810. Few American clocks of the early nineteenth century are more sophisticated, mechanically complex, or beautiful than this one. A set of ten bells and hammers play seven tunes. All this lends itself to wonderful interpretations. benningtonmuseum.org
Nov 24-Dec 31 - Manchester
Six weeks of small town charm, snow-capped mountains, and the spirit of the season. Manchester Merriment kicks off Thanksgiving Weekend and continues through New Year’s Day. Highlights include tree lighting, tractor parade, historic inn tours, and Hildene, the Lincoln Family Home decked in her Victorian finery. Plus, festive and fun holiday markets, visit from Santa, and the Elf Express train ride for kids! Details to come. manchestervermont.com
Dec 1-2 - Bennington
The Second Congregational Church in Bennington Vermont will hold its 69th Annual Snowball Bazaar Friday from 5:30 to 8 pm and Saturday from 9:30-3. Delight in beautiful handmade wreaths and centerpieces, an enormous tag sale, delicious homemade baked goods, silent auction, Hand made pet supplies, homemade desserts and luncheon. Second Congregational Church is located at 115 Hillside St. in Bennington, Vermont. Call (802) 442-2559 or visit www.bennscc.org for more information.
Dec 9 - Bennington
"Family Day at the Bennington Museum"
Bring the family and enjoy a wonderful day of children's shopping, Santa, crafts, bake sale and more. $3 admission for everyone. All proceeds from the Festival benefit Education Programs at the Museum benningtonmuseum.org