Also, feel free to check out:
Feb 7-Mar 29 - Bennington
"Portraits at The Beyond Gallery"
A new exhibit at The Beyond Gallery in downtown Bennington, a display of portraits in a variety of styles and medium. thebeyondgallery.com
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
Mar 29 - Manchester
"Goat Care 101"
A Hildene workshop all about goats. Contact ahead of time to make sure there is space. 1-3:30pm. 802-867-7960 hildene.org
Apr 3-5 - Dorset
"17th Annual One Act Festival"
This year’s One Acts include 6 plays and 23 actors:
Check Please, Written by Jonathon Rand, Directed by Peter McCostis
Cast: Jeff Cox, Kristen Kimball, Andi Spurr, Joelle Greenland, Martha Jo Perkins, Josh Bond
Prima’s Song, Written and Directed by Tracey Wesley
Cast: Molly Harper, Evelyn Bond, Mary Jo Greco, Carlene Bermann, Michelle Marrocco
Standing Room Only, Written by Aren Haun, Directed by Bob Stack
Cast: Jacob Dombroski, Mike Snide, Cheryl Gushee, Dawn Goetz, Kevin O’Toole, Maripat Barlow-Layne, Jim Garrison
When I Fall In Love, It Will Be… Written by Susan Middaugh, Directed by Marisa Faller
Cast: Janet Groom, David Mosher
Your Kiss Is On My List, Written by Christopher Lockheardt, Directed by Leslie Bremner
Cast: Maripat Barlow-Layne, Mike Robinson
Pressing Matters, Written and Directed by Jennifer Jasper
Cast: Erika Floriani, Nicole Mills
Friday, April 3, 7:30
Saturday, April 4, 7:30
Sunday, April 5, 2:00
Show Sponsors are: Express Copy, Kevin O’Toole Attorney at Law, La Peche Lingerie.
Apr 4 - Rupert
"Chicks and Eggs for Children"
Meet feathered friends. Everybody will have a chance to hold a chicken, to collect some eggs, and then to dye them using natural dyes. Preregistration required. 10am. 802-394-7836 or merckforest.org
Apr 4 - Bennington
"Beard & Glasses Record Release Party"
Years in the making, Bennington’s own, "Beard & Glasses" will treat the Masonic Hall to their first live performance premiering an album of all original material from their new studio record tentatively titled, "Born at the Wrong Time". vtartxchange.org
Apr 25 - Bennington
"The Chandler Travis Philharmonic presented by The Basement Music Series"
The Chandler Travis Philharmonic is a 9-piece ensemble from Boston and Cape Cod that includes a horn section, string bass, keyboard, mandocello, guitar, drums, accordion, and singing valet. Tickets: $18 In Advance, $23 At the Door, $10 Students. Show starts at 8pm. vtartxchange.org
May 1-2 - Manchester
Booktopia is a two-day weekend and celebration of reading, readers,and authors with multiple authors and attendees from around the country. At the end of Booktopia, join us for a special session that is free and open to the public where all eight guest authors will give short presentations about their books before a large group signing.
Booktopia started as an event in collaboration with Books on the Nightstand, a podcast hosted by Ann Kingman and Michael Kindness, both sales representatives for Random House publishers. Now it continues on the first weekend of May every year with exclusive author events, presentations, book signings, meet and greets, and a celebratory dinner.
Booktopia is all about the attendees meeting authors and discussing their work. Each year seven or more authors are invited to participate. Authors and guests find Booktopia special because attendees are avid readers who have often read the titles being discussed–so the conversation is rich and insightful.
May 14 - Bennington
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. 11 trophies awarded! 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. No registration is required. Show Times: 5:00 - 8:00 PM. hemmings.com
May 15-24 - Dorset
"Nunsense II: The Second Coming"
The Dorset Playhouse presents <em>Nonsense II: The Second Coming</em>. Takes place six weeks after the sisters have staged their first benefit. The sisters are back presenting a "thank-you" show for all the people who supported them in the past. But now, they're a bit slicker, having been "bitten by the theater bug". Things get to off to a rousing start as the sisters sing Nunsense, the Magic Word, but before long. chaos erupts.
Friday, May 15 & 22, 7:30
Saturday, May 16 & 23, 7:30
Sunday, May 17 & 24, 2:00
May 23 - Bennington
35th Anniversary of Mayfest, a handmade arts and crafts festival. Artisan vendors galore, a wide variety of food trucks, live entertainment, children's activities, Main Street merchant specials and so much more! It the area's first big Spring outdoor event! Join us! betterbennington.org