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
Charlotte Grange #398 Annual Rummage Sale
April 21-28. Volunteers needed. Sale is April 27-28. Sale will support building maintenance and operating expenses for the grange. For more information or to volunteer, contact Dorothy Hill, 425-4140, firstname.lastname@example.org; Trina Bianchi, 425-3691, email@example.com; or Heather Manning, 734-9416, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Palmer’s Sugarhouse 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.
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
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
Burlington City Arts
April 13: 6 to 8 p.m. Opening reception. American culture through portraiture. Exhibit through June 10.
Curator discusses Arab art
April 17, 6-7:30 p.m. Guest Curator Sarah Rogers shares insights about the contemporary Arab art and the artists featured in “Across the Distance” video exhibition from the Barjeel Art Foundation based in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Free. 135 Church St. 865-7166; burlingtoncityarts.org.
135 Church St. 865-7166; burlingtoncityarts.org.
UVM 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.
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.
Jackson Gallery Pastel exhibit
Through May 11. Works by three Middlebury artists who specialize in representational paintings in soft pastel: Judy Albright, Cristine Kossow, Norma Jean Rollet. Judy Albright paints still life subjects. Cristine Kossow enjoys painting everyday objects. Norma Jean Rollet employs plein air painting. The gallery is located in the lower level of Town Hall Theater. Information: 382-9222 or townhalltheater.org.
Robbie Forsyth Stewart (1871-1881), c. 1876
A century of photography
April 13, 5-7 p.m.: Opening reception for “Our Town: 100 Years of Photography from the Sheldon Museum.” Three dozen photographs from the Sheldon’s collection selected by retired National Geographic photographer James P. Blair in collaboration with museum Archivist Eva Garcelon-Hart. On view through July 8. One Park Street. HenrySheldonMuseum.org or 388-2117.
Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery
Anecdotes: Paintings by Philip Hagopian
Reception Friday, April 13, 6-8 p.m. Hagopian’s art melds his Armenian heritage with his New England roots. Rural landscapes. Multi-media pieces. Show runs through May 29. 86 Falls Road. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 802-985-3848 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
April 22: 2 to 4 p.m. Documentary film, “Portrait of a Garden.”
May 4: 6 p.m. Public lecture, “Sesame Street: The Longest Street in the World.” Husband-wife creative team Annie Evans, a Sesame Street writer, and Martin P. Robinson, muppet captain and creative performer (Telly Monster, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Slimey). $10, $5 kids 5-17. Free for Vermont educators, kids under 5 and members. Followed by exhibition tour and art activity.
Register online at eventbrite.com/e/sesame-street-the-longest-street-in-the-world-tickets-44845658572
Pizzagalli Center. 6000 Shelburne Road. 985-3346; shelburnemuseum.org. email@example.com.
Vermont International Film Festival
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, vtiff.org.
April 20: 6 to 8 p.m. Watch and discuss four or more episodes of some of the latest Anime – animated shows originating from Japan. Learn about other Anime events in our area. Enter through the side door. 266 Pine St. email@example.com
April 14: 3 and 8 p.m. “Certain Women.” Finding their way in America’s Northwest.
Dana Auditorium, Sunderland Language Center. 443-3168, middlebury.edu/arts
Town Hall Theater
April 14: The Met: Live in HD, Verdi’s “Luisa Miller.” 11:45 a.m. Free talk by Jim Pugh.
12:30 p.m. Film. Plácido Domingo, Sonya Yoncheva, Piotr Beczała. Heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. $24, $10 students, plus fees. Box office: Monday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.
68 S. Pleasant St. 382-9222, townhallteater.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.
Phoenix Books Burlington
April 21: 11 a.m. Story Time with City Market: “Here We Are,” Oliver Jeffers. All ages. Reading and interactive healthy food activity. Free.
191 Bank St. 448-3350. phoenixbooks.biz
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 14: April Showers. Build a mixed-media mobile inspired by the weather.
April 21: Painting with Wool. Learn felting techniques and create a floral composition inspired by the quilts in the exhibit, “In the Garden.”
In the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education classroom. Free with Admission. 6000 Shelburne Road. 985-3346; shelburnemuseum.org/calendar/.
MEETINGS, CLASSES, CONFERENCES
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 nonprofit organization each month. New members welcome. Free. Ireland Building (Room 217), 391 Maple St. Jay McKee, professor emeritus, 864-4067, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fleming Museum Cartoon workshop
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.
Fitness at Any Age
April 17, and Tuesdays 9:15 to 10 a.m. Interval type, moderate to high intensity exercise class. $10. Charlotte Senior Center. 212 Ferry Road. 425-6345, email@example.com
Women Business Owners Network Spring Conference
April 24, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Spring conference, “Systematizing for Success,” with the founders of Mamava, Inc., who will share the hilarious and harrowing experiences encountered as their company that serves nursing mothers rapidly expands. Network with 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, firstname.lastname@example.org; wbon.org.
Brownell Library Knit Night
April 13 and 27: Cancelled.
April 20: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Adult knitters and crocheters. Share projects and patterns. 6 Lincoln St. brownelllibrary.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.
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.
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
May 19: 2 and 8 p.m. STOMP.
May 11: 8 p.m. Violinist and songwriter, Gaellynn Lea.
May 19: 8 p.m. Soovin Kim and Gloria Chen.
153 Main St. 86-FLYNN, flynntix.org.
UVM Lane Series
April 20: 7:30 p.m. Finnish band, Frigg.
UVM Recital Hall, 384 S. Prospect St. 656-7776. uvm.edu/laneseries.
UVM Music Department Concert Band
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.
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 Dvorak’s “Symphony no. 9.” Yutaka Kono, director. Free and open to the public.
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.
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.
COLCHESTER and STOWE
Green Mountain Mahler Festival
Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 “The Resurrection”
April 21 at 7:30 p.m., Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College, Colchester.
April 22 at 3 p.m., Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe.
Two performances presented by the Green Mountain Mahler Festival, the Burlington Civic Symphony with the South Burlington Community Chorus; Daniel Bruce, conductor; Matthew LaRocca, chorusmaster; vocal soloists Melissa Dickerson and Wendy Hoffman. Information and tickets: vtmahler.org.
Joe Levesque Big Band
April 15: 3 p.m. Benefits church music program.
By donation. First Congregational Church of Essex Junction, 39 Main St.
Hinesburg Artist Series Encore performance
April 15 at 4:30 p.m. Encore performance of “Requiem For The Living” by Dan Forrest as part of the Music and Spirit service featuring the South County Chorus, guest soloist Amy Frostman, and the Hinesburg Artist Series Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Rufus C. Patrick.
Free. Donations appreciated. At All Souls Interfaith Gathering in Shelburne.
Middlebury College Josh Pinkham Trio
April 13: 8 p.m. Tickets for canceled Jeremy Kittel Trio event will be honored.
Robinson Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts. 443-3168, middlebury.edu/arts
Vermont Folklife Center Benefit Concert
April 21: 6 p.m. doors open. 7 p.m. “Anna & Elizabeth” – 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. $40 at door. Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Court. vermontfolklifecenter.org/media-content/anna-and-elizabeth.
Town Hall Theater
April 21, 7:30 p.m. Live jazz, swing dance with Middlebury College’s Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble. Benefits Elderly Services/Project Independence. Come to dance or just enjoy the music. $14, $6 for students (includes preservation fee) Tickets available at the THT Box Office: 802-382-9222, townhalltheater.org, or in person Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. 68 South Pleasant St.
Vermont Fiddle Orchestra
April 14: 7 p.m. Guest soloist Gretchen Koehler, tunes composed by director David Kaynor and Koehler. By donation. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St. vermontfiddleorchestra.org, gretchenkoehlermusic.com
Vermont Corporate Cup Challenge
May 17: 35th annual. 5K team running/walking event. Volunteers wanted in all areas from water stops to post-race pack up. State House lawn. vcccsar.org
Vt. Sports Hall of Fame Induction dinner tickets
Tickets on sale for April 21 dinner at Trader Duke’s Hotel. 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.
Phoenix Books Burlington
April 12: 7 p.m. To mark National Poetry Month, three Vermont poets talk about their work. Neil Shepard brings his brand-new “How It Is: Selected Poems.” Daniel Lusk reads from “The Shower Scene from Hamlet.” Tony Magistrale shares his “Dialogues Among Lost Tourists.”
April 17: 7 p.m. Greg C. Bruno, journalist and editor, “Blessings from Beijing: Inside China’s Soft-Power War on Tibet.”
$3, benefits Vermont Foodbank; includes $5 discount coupon for featured book. Coupons expire at end of event. 191 Bank St. 448-3350. phoenixbooks.biz
Stories from the Heart
Award-winning comedic storytellers Kevin Gallagher and Sue Schmidt founded Say it Forward Productions to benefit nonprofits using the power of live storytelling. They team up with HomeShare Vermont on April 19 for the second annual storytelling fundraising event, with stories along the theme of “sharing” along with live music. Doors at 6:30 p.m. Stories start at 7:30 p.m. Desserts, coffee and cash bar. Tickets: $35 each at homesharevermont.networkforgood.com/events/5595-stories-from-the-heart or call 863-5625. At the Sunset Ballroom atop the Comfort Suites in South Burlington, 1712 Shelburne Road.
VPR’s Jane Lindholm
Henry Sheldon Museum and the Hawthorne Club
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 at Middlebury High School.
Education and Enrichment for Everyone (EEE)
April 13: “Authoritarian Evolution: How Commercialization and the Internet Are Fragmenting the Chinese Public Sphere,” Orion Lewis, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Middlebury College.
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.
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.
“Dixie Swim Club”
April 13-21. Shelburne Players’ spring comedy opens Friday at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday April 15 at 2 p.m. Tickets $15, $12 in advance at Shelburne Market. Open seating. Shelburne Town Center, 5420 Shelburne Road. shelburneplayers.com or call 343-2602.