North End Studio A
She Who Walks in the Moonlight
April 14: 7 p.m. The Accaliae host a night celebrating the Moon with stories, belly and contemporary dance, burlesque, puppetry. $15 at door. Benefits Vermont Family Network & Puppets in Education. 294 N. Winooski Ave. puppetsineducation.org
Vermont Student Assistance Corp.
College & Career Pathways
April 7: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Castleton. For high school sophomores, juniors and seniors and their families. 15 college and career workshops led by experts. vsac.org.
Charlotte Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services
April 6: Cocktail hour, 6 p.m. Dinner and awards, 7 p.m. followed by dancing with music by The Hitmen. Cash bar. Proceeds from ticket sales, a basket raffle and a 50/50 raffle will go toward community outreach and training support programs. Tickets on sale now. Call 425-3111. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. At The Old Lantern, Greenbush Road.
Charlotte Central School
April 5 and 6. For children who will be 5 years old by Sept. 1. Call Naomi Strada at 425-6600 for an appointment and details.
April 12-13. Hinesburg Community School will hold registration on April 12 and 13 for new kindergarten students entering school this fall. Children must be 5 years old before September 1. Call the Hinesburg Community School at 482-2106 to schedule an appointment.
Equal Pay Day
April 10: 10:30 a.m. (approximate). Resolution read in the House. Advocates will dress in red symbolizing women being “in the red” due to gender wage gap. Noon. Gov. Scott signs proclamation. Speakers Marilyn Grunewald, BPW; Cary Brown, VCW. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 13: 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
April 14: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Bargain bag sale. 20 Church St. 434-2053.
Sugar on Snow parties
Through April 15. Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 4 p.m. 332 Shelburne Hinesburg Road; 985-5054; palmersugarhouse.com.
Shelburne Pond Studios
Call to artists
April 14 deadline to submit application for May 26-27 Shelburne Pond Studios and Sculpture Exhibit’s event for Vermont Craft Council’s 2018 Spring Open Studios Weekend. Local artists and crafts people, musicians, and food vendors are invited. Rain or shine, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Applications due by April 14. Fee: $35. Contact Kathy Stockman at Shelburne Pond Studios, 1260 Pond Road. email@example.com.
Burlington Garden Club
Celebration of Peonies at Hildene
June 7: 8 a.m. Sign up now for a trip to Hildene, home of Abraham Lincoln’s son Robert Todd Lincoln, in Manchester. Leave from Doubletree by Hilton Hotel (former Sheraton), Williston Road. Lunch included. Minimum of 35 travelers. $185 (portion may be tax deductible). Details: goodspeedandbach.com/music-culture/celebration-of-peonies-day-tour-of-hildene-the-lincoln-family-home-june-7-2018/
Epilepsy Foundation of Vermont
Classic Rock Music and Dancing
April 7: 6 to 10 p.m. Music by the band THEM. Dancing, silent auction, 50/50 raffle. Pizza, cash bar. Benefits the Epilepsy Foundation of Vermont. $5. This is a pre-party for The Big Chill/Be a Hero for Epilepsy (April 22, Malletts Bay, Colchester). Eagles Club, 1233 Shelburne Road. 318-1575, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
April 7: 8 p.m. Young Tradition Touring Group.
April 21: 8 p.m. Jessica Lang Dance: Thousand Yard Stare. Long Island-based company.
153 Main St. 86-FLYNN, flynntix.org,flynncenter.org.
Vermont Dance Alliance
Spring Dance Symposium
April 15, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A day of networking, discovery and learning. Lecturers include: Adaptive Workmaking with Toby Macnutt; Grants and the Vermont Arts Council with Sarah Mutrux; A Life in Dance with Christal Brown; Relaying Resources: A roundtable discussion on sharing skills and knowledge with Tyler Rai. Fee: By donation ($30-50 suggested sliding scale). Amy E. Tarrant Gallery, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main St. More info: vermontdance.org/event/2018-spring-dance-symposium.
Queen City Contras
April 13: 7:45 p.m. beginners; 8 p.m. dance. Luke Danforth calling; music by Colin McCaffrey and friends. All welcome, dances taught, no partner or experience necessary. $9 adults; under 12 free. Bring clean, soft-soled dancing shoes. Shelburne Town Hall, 5376 Shelburne Road. 371-9492, 343-7166. queencitycontras.org.
EXHIBITS / MUSEUMS
Vermont Historical Society
“Anything for Speed: Automobile Racing in Vermont”
April 28: 9 a.m. to noon. Free admission. Racing simulator. Monday to Friday, second Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through March 30, 2019. Vermont History Center, 60 Washington St. 479-8500, vermonthistory.org.
University of Vermont Fleming Museum Poetry readings
April 18 at 6 p.m. To celebrate and conclude another season of “The Painted Word,” the museum has planned an evening of reading ekphrastic poetry – verse written in response to works of visual art. The ancient Greeks taught ekphrasis as a way to share the emotional experience and content of an object through detailed descriptive writing. Students and community members have written original poems describing or inspired by the wide range of visual art on view in the museum’s galleries.
Alison Bechdel exhibit
Through May 20. Alison Bechdel’s “Self-Confessed: The Inappropriately Intimate Comics of Alison Bechdel.” East Gallery.
Through May 20. “Bluestockings” or “Les Bas Bleus,” featuring the work of French caricaturist Honoré Daumier, a series of 19th-century lithographs. Wolcott Gallery.
61 Colchester Ave. flemingmuseum.org.
Middlebury College Museum of Art
Power & Piety: Spanish Colonial Art
Through April 22. Drawn from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection, founded to enhance the appreciation of art from Latin America, this exhibition reveals the great wealth of the region from the late 17th century until the 1820s. Co-organized by the Museum of Biblical Art, New York, and Art Services International, Alexandria, Virginia. Free. Middlebury College Museum of Art, Christian A. Johnson Memorial Gallery. middlebury.edu/arts.
The Hive at night
Wolfgang Buttress: Art and Nature. On April 11 at 4:30 p.m., award-winning artist Buttress, the creator of The Hive at Kew Gardens, London, an aluminum honeycomb-like structure that reacts in real time to the vibrations of a nearby bee hive, will talk about how art can explore, express, and inform our relationship with the ‘natural’ world. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art and the Franklin Environmental Center. Free. 802-443-3168, middlebury.edu/arts.
Sheldon Museum Opening reception
April 13, 5-7 p.m. Opening for “Our Town: 100 Years of Photography from the Sheldon Museum.” Three dozen remarkable photographs from the Sheldon’s collection selected by retired National Geographic photographer James P. Blair in collaboration with Sheldon Museum Archivist Eva Garcelon-Hart. On view through July 8. One Park Street; HenrySheldonMuseum.org or 388-2117.
Through June 3: Puppets: World on a String.
Through Aug. 26: In the Garden: Flower Power: Desire, Love and Sentiment; Everlasting Blooms: Floriform Metalwork of Marie Zimmermann; Invasive Species: Insects in the Home. Murphy Gallery, Pizzagalli Center.
6000 Shelburne Road. 985-3346; shelburnemuseum.org.
Landscape paintings by Donna Bourne
Through June. Paintings by plein air landscape artist Donna Bourne, of Studio 266 in Burlington, will be on view in the tasting room starting April 1 through June. An artist reception will be announced soon. Bourne’s colorful work represents the natural world with her interpretation of land and sky, trees, water and light. Information at Shelburnevineyard.com, the winery’s Facebook page, and donnabourneart.com. 6308 Shelburne Road.
Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center
2018 Wild & Scenic Film Festival
April 6: 5:30 p.m. doors, 6:30 p.m. Films. Silent auction. Refreshments for purchase. After-party at The Skinny Pancake, corner of Lake and College Streets; music by Barika. $12. $20 includes one-year VNRC Membership (worth $40). Tickets: vnrc.org/event/wsff2018/
Vermont International Film Festival (VTIFF)
2018 Global Roots Film Festival: Disability
April 13: 5 p.m. “My Hero Brother.” 7:15 p.m. “Keep the Change.”
April 14: 12:30 p.m. “Latest News From the Cosmos.” 2:30 p.m. “Crazywise,” followed by panel discussion with Dr. Sandra Steingard, Howard Center, and others. 4:45 p.m. “Dina.” 7:15 p.m. “Kills on Wheels.”
April 15: noon. “Life Animated.” 2 p.m. “How Sweet the Sound: The Blind Boys of Alabama.” 4:30 p.m. “Defiant Lives.” 7:15 p.m. “Living and Other Fictions” and “The Making of VIktoria Modesta.”
60 Lake St., third floor.
660-2600, email@example.com, vtiff.org.
Town Hall Theater
Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival
April 7: Oscar nominated drama “Lady Bird,” directed by Greta Gerwig.
Tickets: are $13 including preservation fee, at townhalltheater.org, at 802-382-9222 or in person at the box office Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. 68 S. Pleasant St. townhalltheater.org/calendar-and-tickets. middfilmfest.org. 382-9222.
April 7: 3 and 8 p.m. Gael Garcia Bernal as inspector searching for Pablo Neruda, a leftist poet-politician in Chile in the 1940s. Free. Dana Auditorium, Sunderland Language Center. 443-3168, middlebury.edu/arts
Vermont State Scholastic Chess Championships
April 7: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Player check-in. 10 a.m. games begin. 31st annual. K-6, 7 and 8, 9-12. Swiss pairing, no eliminations. Top finishers represent Vermont in national competitions. Rules and registration: vtchess.info. Mike Stridsberg, 223-1948, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
“My Sky” Exhibit
Through May 6. “My Sky” invites children and adults to explore the Sun, the Moon and the stars in an immersive, inviting environment. Families are encouraged to “look up” when they visit the exhibit and in their everyday lives. Produced by Boston Children’s Museum in collaboration with Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and NASA. 1 College Street; echovermont.org.
Town Hall Theater
April 7: 2 p.m. “Animal Tales” a special children’s concert. Jennifer Moore and Rose Chancler perform four-hand piano while Broadway star George Hearn narrates “The Story of Babar,” “Peter and the Wolf” and “Carnival of the Animals.” 68 S. Pleasant St. $10 children, $15 adult. 382-9222, townhalltheater.org. Box office: Monday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.
Vermont History Day
“Conflict and Compromise”
April 7: 10 to noon judging of presentations by students in grades 5-12 and home study students ages 10-18. Awards at 3:45 p.m. Montpelier High School, 5 High School Drive. 828-1413. vermonthistory.org.
Webby’s Art Studio
Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Specialized art activities for all ages, inspired by temporary and permanent exhibitions.
April 7: Beetle Jewels. Check out the insects displayed in the exhibit, “In the Garden,” and use metallic paint to recreate those vibrant colors in a work of art.
April 14: April Showers. Build a mixed-media mobile inspired by the weather.
In the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education classroom. Free with admission. 6000 Shelburne Road. 985-3346; shelburnemuseum.org/calendar/.
MEETINGS, CLASSES, CONFERENCES
April 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Writing and Drawing a Single Panel Cartoon with cartoonist Hilary Price, known for her syndicated strip “Rhymes with Orange.” Introduces basic cartooning concepts including characters, environment, plot and the gag. Ages 16+. Co-sponsored with The Center for Cartoon Studies. Fee: $95; $80 for museum members. All materials provided. UVM’s Fleming Museum of Art, 61 Colchester Ave., Burlington. flemingmuseum.org.
Vermont Folklife Center
April 6-8. Filmmaker and media instructor Myles David Jewell will offer a three-part workshop series for those looking to learn about documentary filmmaking. Friday and Saturday classes are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 11 a.m. start for the third meeting. Cost: $95 per day, $50 for students. The sessions will cover pre-production, production, and post-production phases of documentary storytelling process – they form a series, but participants may register for them separately. All levels of experience are welcome.
Intended for storytellers at any stage: amateurs, professionals, students and teachers, etc. Information and registration details are online at vermontfolklifecenter.org/workshops. Held in Burlington at Burlington Parks and Recreation, O.N.E. Community Center, 20 Allen St.
Women Business Owners Network
April 24, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Spring conference, “Systematizing for Success,” features the founders of Mamava, Inc., who will share the hilarious and harrowing experiences encountered as their business rapidly expands. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and hear from local women in business as well as experts and entrepreneurs leading discussions and workshops focused on growth strategies and systems to help businesses succeed. Hampton Inn, 42 Lower Mountain View Drive. Information: Jill Davies, 503-0219, email@example.com; wbon.org.
AARP Smart Drivers Class
April 11, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Hinesburg Recreation Center hosts the new AARP Smart Driver Class, a refresher course is open to drivers 50 years and older with a curriculum addressing typical physical changes brought on by the aging process, how these changes can affect driving ability, and ways to compensate for those changes. The class will focus on Vermont driving regulations, many of which have changed over the years. Fee is $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members. To sign up, contact Hinesburg Recreation Director Jennifer McCuin at 482-2281 Ext. 230 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chittenden County Chess Club
Every Thursday at 7 p.m. Registration 7-7:15 p.m.; Games begin at 7:30 p.m. Great competitive fun. Information: Dave at 324-1143 or email email@example.com. Lake Champlain Waldorf High School, 122 Bostwick Road.
Introduction to Genealogy class
Wednesdays, April 11, 25 and May 9 at 1:30 p.m. Learn to trace your ancestors and find sources to make your search easier and more enjoyable. Discover how events in history helped shape ancestors’ lives. Three-session class. Free. Call to register: 985-5124. Held in Room 2 at the Shelburne Town Offices.
Shelburne Town Hall
Sun Style Tai Chi
Basic: Monday/Wednesday 9-10 a.m. or Tuesday/Thursday 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Sun 73: Monday/Wednesday 10:15-11:15 a.m. Free. Sponsored by Age Well. Donations welcome. Information: Chris Curtis, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Lee Sheridan-Orr, email@example.com.
Green Mountain Chapter
Embroiderers’ Guild of America
April 11: 9:30 a.m. All abilities. Open stitch session; bring a project and bag lunch. First meeting free. The Pines, 5 Aspen Drive. Car-pooling: 372-4255, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts MainStage
April 8: 7 p.m. Singer Dayme Arocena.
May 19: 2 and 8 p.m. STOMP.
March 30: 8 p.m. Souleymane Badolo.
153 Main St. 86-FLYNN, flynntix.org.
UVM Lane Series
April 6: 6:30 p.m. Talk with artists. 7:30 p.m. Trio Da Kali (Hawa Kasse Mady Diabate, Lassana Diabate, Mamadou Kouyate) and Derek Gripper, guitar.
UVM Recital Hall, 384 S. Prospect St. 656-7776.
UVM Music Department
Tonight: 7:30-9 p.m. University Jazz Ensemble concert featuring guest artist, composer/arranger and trumpeter Michael Philip Mossman. Alexander Stewart, director. Free and open to the public. UVM Music Building Recital Hall, 384 South Prospect St.
April 13, 7:30-9 p.m. The UVM Concert Band will perform “Skysplitter” by Oppido, “October” by Whitacre, “Chorale and Alleluia” by Hanson, “Riften Wed” by Giroux, “March from Symphonic Metamorphosis” by Hindemith, “Amazing Grace” by Tichelli and “Ride” by Hazo. Larry Solt, director. Free and open to the public. UVM Music Building Recital Hall, 384 South Prospect St.
April 14, 7:30-9 p.m. The UVM Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven’s “Symphony no. 5,” Mozart’s “Piano Concerto in D minor” (featuring concerto competition winner Benjamin Kotzen, piano), Steven Bryan’s “Dusk,” movements from Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake,” and movements from Dvořák’s “Symphony no. 9.” Yutaka Kono, director. Free and open to the public. UVM Music Building Recital Hall, 384 South Prospect St.
Vermont Wind Ensemble
April 15, 3-4:30 p.m. The Vermont Wind Ensemble performs “To A New Dawn” by Sparke, “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor” by Bach/Hunsberger, “Lads of Wamphray” by Grainger, “Zion” by Welcher and “Asphalt Cocktail” by Mackey. Chris Rivers, conductor. Free and open to the public. UVM Music Building Recital Hall, 384 South Prospect St.
University Concert Choir
April 17, 7:30-9 p.m. The University Concert Choir, under the direction of David Neiweem, presents its spring concert. Free and open to the public. UVM Music Building Recital Hall, 384 South Prospect St.
Joe Levesque Big Band
April 15: 3 p.m. Benefits church music program.
By donation. First Congregational Church of Essex Junction, 39 Main St.
Anna & Elizabeth
Benefit Concert for the Vermont Folklife Center
April 21: 6 p.m. doors open. 7 p.m. Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle, celebrating their new Smithsonian Folkways album, “The Invisible Comes to Us;” special guest Moira Smiley. $30 advance: brownpapertickets.com/event/3357710. Limited number of $40 tickets at door. Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Court. vermontfolklifecenter.org/media-content/anna-and-elizabeth.
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw in concert
On April 11 at 8 p.m., Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw caps her Middlebury residency with an evening of her music in collaboration with Middlebury College vocal students. In addition to being the youngest-ever winner of the Pulitzer Prize for music, Shaw sings with the Grammy-award winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, plays violin with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble, scored the soundtrack for the feature film “To Keep the Light,” and has collaborated with Kanye West. Free. Robinson Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts. See related events April 10-11 at: go/carolineshaw. 802-443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts.
Richmond Free Library
April 6 at 7:30 p.m. “Dark Horses” presented by violinist Letitia Quante, cellist John Dunlop and pianist Claire Black. They perform Beethoven’s Piano Trio No. 6 in E-flat Major and Dvořák’s Piano Trio No. 3 in F Minor – two lesser-known works by these celebrated composers. At the Richmond Free Library, 201 Bridge St. Free. Donations welcome. email@example.com.
Jazz Appreciation Month: Western Swing
April 7. Doors 6:30 p.m.; show 7 p.m. Anticipating the exhibition “Playing Cowboy: America’s Wild West Shows” opening June 23, this evening kicks off Jazz Appreciation Month with drinks from Silo Distillery, food, and music from Big Hat, No Cattle. The Champlain Valley Union High School’s Jazz Band opens the evening. Adults $10; kids 5-17 $5; under 5 and members free. Cash bar. Tickets at the door and online. Pre-register at jamwesternswing.eventbrite.com.
Julia Spelman tonight at Shelburne Vineyard
First Thursday Concert with Julia Spelman benefits Local Motion. The Shelburne Vineyard First Thursday Concert Series continues tonight with Julia Spelman, a voice on the Vermont music scene since her days as a University of Vermont student in The Cat’s Meow a capella group. Her solo act serves up a mix of pop, jazz and folk at the Loft and Tasting Room. Concert is free. Wine, beer, food for sale. Proceeds from beverage sales will benefit the nonprofit Local Motion. shelburnevineyard.com or visit Shelburne Vineyard on Facebook. 6308 Shelburne Road/Rt. 7.
Cochran’s Nordic Cross Challenge
April 8: 11 a.m. Age 12 and under; shorter course. 12:30 p.m. Adult race. At 3 p.m. new this year: Elite 8, Head to Head; fastest eight men and women. Prizes for top three in all age categories. Fun, festive, competitive race for all ages. $25. Register: cochranskiarea.com. firstname.lastname@example.org.
VERMONT FISH & WILDLIFE
Turkey Hunting Seminars
April 7-8: The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is hosting two free turkey hunting seminars Saturday, April 7, at the Barre Fish and Game Club and Sunday, April 8, at the Hartland Fire Department. Both are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Barre event will have a shotgun patterning clinic. Participants should bring a shotgun and ammunition, keeping them in their vehicles until instructed to bring them to the range. Some will be available for those without firearms; eye and ear protection will be available. Certified volunteer hunter education instructors will lead the seminars. Register online at register-ed.com/programs/vermont/133-vermont-fish-and-wildlife-seminars. Information: John Pellegrini at 793-1894.
Vt. Sports Hall of Fame
Induction dinner tickets
On sale tickets for April 21 dinner at Trader Duke’s Hotel. A slate of notable Vermont athletes and athletic luminaries will be honored including four-time Olympic cross-country skier Tim Caldwell; stock car driver Robbie Crouch and UVM/NHL hockey great Martin St. Louis. The event contributes to Prevent Child Abuse Vermont.
Reception at 5:30 p.m.; dinner at 6:30 pm. Tickets: $75 per person; tables for 10 are available. Online at vermontsportshall.com/dinnerinfo.html.
Ideas on Tap
April 18: 5:30 p.m. “Myth Matters: Meaning Making and the Myths in Everyday Modern Life.” Kerry Noonan and Steve Wehmeyer, folklorists and Champlain College associate professors. 400 Pine St. 262-1354. artsriot.com.
Kelley Marketing Group Breakfast Meeting
April 18: 7:45 to 9 a.m. Professionals in marketing, advertising, communications, social media, etc., brainstorm ideas for a different non-profit organization each month. New members welcome. Free. Ireland Building (Room 217), 391 Maple St. Jay McKee, professor emeritus, 864-4067, email@example.com.
Phoenix Books Burlington
April 5: James Kochalka, new graphic novel, “Mechaboys.”
April 11: Jackson Ellis, “Lords of St. Thomas;” also authors Rachel Carter and Asher Ellis. Tragedies and conflicts when family’s Nevada home is affected by construction of the Boulder (now Hoover) Dam in the 1930s.
April 12: Poetry with Neil Shepard (“How It Is: Selected Poems”), Daniel Lusk (“The Shower Scene from Hamlet”), Tony Magistrale (“Dialogues Among Lost Tourists”).
7 p.m. $3, benefits Vermont Foodbank; includes $5 discount coupon for featured book. Coupons expire at end of event. 191 Bank St. 448-3350. phoenixbooks.biz
Vermont Genealogy Library
April 7: 10:30 a.m. to noon. “Finding the Stories of Your French-Canadian Ancestors.”
$10. Fort Ethan Allen, 377 Hegeman Ave. Open for research: Tuesday, 3 to 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 310-9285, vtgenlib.org.
Henry Sheldon Museum and the Hawthorne Club
VPR’s Jane Lindholm
April 12 at 7 p.m. Jane Lindholm, host of Vermont Public Radio’s Vermont Edition, reflects on 11 years as on-air interviewer in “Let Me Ask You This: A Decade of Interviewing Interesting Vermonters.” Free. At the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society Church, 2 Duane Court. Parking is available at the nearby Middlebury High School.
April 6: 12:30 p.m. Museum director Richard Saunders, “Caveat Emptor: The American Historical Portrait in the Early 20th Century.” Free. Mahaney Center for the Arts, Sabra Field Lecture Hall, Room 125. middlebury.edu/arts
Agency of Natural Resources
Tell Me More Community Forums
April 24: 4-5 p.m. Long-Range Management of Agency Lands.
June 26: 4-5 p.m. The Health of Vermont’s Moose Herd.
Dewey Building, 1 National Life Drive.
Link to join remotely at anr.vermont.gov/node/1100
Education and Enrichment for Everyone (EEE)
April 6: 1:15 to 1:45 p.m. Social Time, refreshments; 2 to 3 p.m. “Through Thick and through Thin: The Textures of Music,” Larry Hamberlin, Professor of Music, Middlebury College.
April 13: “Authoritarian Evolution: How Commercialization and the Internet Are Fragmenting the Chinese Public Sphere,” Orion Lewis, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Middlebury College.
April 20: 1:15 to 1:45 p.m. “The Resurgence of the Right in Latin America,” Benjamin Dangl, Journalist in Latin America; Adjunct Faculty, Division of Communication and Creative Media, Champlain College.
April 27: 1 to 2 p.m. Annual meeting of the membership; 2 to 3 p.m. “The Granite Cutters’ Story: A History of Vermont’s 200-Year-Old Granite Industry,” Scott McLaughlin, Executive Director, Vermont Granite Museum.
James Stewart, Vermont Public Radio Classical Host. Series is $40 for the semester (12 lectures) or $5 at the door. Held in the sanctuary at Faith United Methodist Church, 899 Dorset St. 846-5132. Full schedule at eeevermont.org.
Flynn Theatre MainStage
May 3: 7:30 p.m. Machine de Cirque. Quebec City acrobats, jugglers, musicians.
FlynnSpace Vermont Stage
Kim Rosenstock “Tigers be Still”
April 18, 19, 20, 21, 25-28, May 2-5: 7:30 p.m.
April 21, 22, 29, May 6: 2 p.m.
Comedy from writer of FOX’s “New Girl.” Francesa Blanchard, John Nagle, Katherine Reid, Oscar Williams. Age 13 and up; mild adult language. 90 minutes, no intermission. 153 Main St. flynntix.org, 86-FLYNN.
153 Main St. 86-FLYNN, flynntix.org
Saint Michael’s College
McCarthy Arts Center Recital Hall
April 5: 7 p.m. “Joan Chittester: Her Story, My Story, Our Story.” Written and performed by Teri Bays. One-woman play about controversial social activist Benedictine nun. Free, donations appreciated. 847-6534, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Middlebury College “The Wolves”
Sarah DeLappe’s Obie Award-winning play about a high school girls’ soccer team comes straight from its Obie Award-winning debut in New York City to Middlebury College. Peek into the teammates’ hidden lives as they prepare to win in sports and life. “A thrilling debut play…that keeps you on the edge of your seat.” – New York Times. Directed by Michole Biancosino ’98. Tonight, Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $6 to $15. Middlebury College’s Mahaney Center for the Arts, Seeler Studio Theatre; 443-3168, middlebury.edu/arts.
Shelburne Players “Dixie Swim Club”
April 13-21. Shelburne Players’ spring comedy production “The Dixie Swim Club” by Jones Hope Wooten will be performed at Shelburne Town Center, 5420 Shelburne Road on April 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 15 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 or $12 for matinee, and can be purchased in advance at Shelburne Market. For more information or to reserve tickets go to www.shelburneplayers.com or call 343-2602. Open seating.