Burlington Waterfront Park
Vermont Brewers Festival
July 20: noon to 4 p.m. Session 1 (local session discount tickets for Vermonters, $33); 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Session 2.
July 21: noon to 4 p.m. Session 3; 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Session 4.
Sessions 2, 3 and 4: $43. Limit one session per day per ticket holder. Burlington Waterfront Park, 1 Main St. Tickets, additional information:

Burlington Waterfront Park
Lake Champlain Maritime Festival
July 26-29. 12th annual. Exhibits, concerts, boat show. Main stage concerts presented by Higher Ground. Act for July 26 to be announced soon. Twiddle’s Tumble Down plays July 27-28. Ween plays July 29. Details, tickets online at, by phone at 652-0777 or at the Higher Ground Box Office, 1214 Williston Rd., South Burlington. Lake Champlain Antique and Classic Boat Society’s 33rd Annual Vintage Boat Show with more than 45 boats from Vermont, New York and other northeast states. Also, free concert series July 29-31; musical acts to be announced. All ages. Children 12 and under free. Rain or shine. Also, presented by Higher Ground. More information and updates at

Saint Michael’s College
Vermont Catholic Charities 
June 6: 6:30 p.m. Vermonters Helping Vermonters. Fundraiser for Vermont Catholic Charities, which assists vulnerable Vermonters of all faiths since through emergency aid, counseling and assisted living.
Local food and beverages donated. Live music by the Cassarinos. $50 per person. Dion Family Student Center at Saint Michael’s College. Register:

St. Albans Area Watershed Association
Take a Stake in the Lake 5k and Clean Water Fair
June 9: 9 a.m. race. $25 (race, t-shirt, door prize drawings, SAAWA membership). Walk or run: Kill Kare to Bay Park. 10 a.m. to noon, children’s activities. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fair:  St. Albans Bay Stonehouse, St. Albans Bay Park, 579 Lake Road. Register: Jeff Moulton, 238-9319,

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:

Laughter teaches about living, dying

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‘Laughing Matters: What Laughter Teaches Us About Living & Dying’ is an experiential workshop to stretch imagination beyond conventional views of joy and suffering. It takes place on May 22 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at All Souls Interfaith Gathering, 291 Bostwick Farm Road. $22 advance, $30 at door. 318-6901. Register online at:

Amy E. Tarrant Gallery at the Flynn Center
Through June 30: “Flourish,” works by Vermont artists with disabilities.
Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; prior to MainStage shows and during intermission. 652-4500,

Burlington City Arts
Through June 10. “Vox Populi,” American culture through portraiture. Free.
Through June 10. “Across the Distance,” contemporary Arab art video exhibition from the Barjeel Art Foundation based in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Free.
Third Saturday of month, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Family Art inspired by current exhibition.
May 8: 6 to 7:30 p.m. “Portraits & Society,” exhibiting artists and curator Heather Ferrell discussion.
May 24: 6 to 7:30 p.m. “Express Your Self: What Portraits Can Reveal.” Burlington clinical psychologist Drs. Elizabeth Goldstein and Jean Pieniadz; interactive discussion around the character, struggles and resilience of contemporary society through portraiture. Free.
135 Church St. 865-7166;

Town Hall Theater
New Filmmakers Festival
May 11: 7 p.m. Erika Cohn documentary, “The Judge.” Kholoud Al-Faqih, first female Shari’a (Islamic law) judge in the Middle East. Introduction by Saifa Hussain, Middlebury College’s new Associate Chaplain and Muslim Advisor at the Charles P. Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life. Q&A follows screening. $12. 68 S. Pleasant St. 382-9222, Box office: Monday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.

Spotlight Gallery
Artists to Watch Part II 
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., through June 29. Work by Angelo Arnold (Montpelier), August Burns (Middlesex), Jean Cherouny (South Burlington), Vanessa Compton (Greensboro), Robert Gold (Burlington), Renee Greenlee (Burlington), Erika Senft Miller (Colchester), Hannah Morris (Barre),
Sam Talbot-Kelly (Montpelier), Caroline Tavelli-Abar (Rochester), Rose Umerlik (Jeffersonville).
136 State St. 828-3291,

Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery
Anecdotes: Paintings by Philip Hagopian
Through May 29. Rural landscapes. Multi-media pieces. 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

Rustic Roots
Badass Babes Illustration Show
Through May 27. Exhibit features 32 works by 11 local women artists. Diverse media and themes. Most of the artwork and some additional prints are available for sale. Information:, or 985-9511.

Shelburne Vineyard
Landscape paintings
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, the winery’s Facebook page, and 6308 Shelburne Road.

Phoenix Books Burlington
Story Time
May 12: 11 a.m. “Llama Llama loves to Read” is the first Llama Llama story since the passing of beloved author and illustrator Anna Dewdney in 2016. Reed Duncan, Anna’s partner and co-author, will lead the story time, and participants can meet Llama Llama (in costume). Author and illustrator Dewdney created the popular Llama Llama series inspired by her daughters and dogs. Before her death due to cancer, Dewdney prepared several books to be published posthumously. All ages. Free.
191 Bank St. 448-3350.

Shelburne Museum
Webby’s Art Studio
Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Art activities for all ages, inspired by temporary and permanent exhibitions.
May 12: Insect Symmetry. Make an insect paper collage.
May 13: Growing Garden. Plant the first seed in a hand-painted pot.
May 19: Electra’s Elixir. Concoct an “elixir” inspired by a visit to the Apothecary Shop.
May 26: Stroke of Genius Build a natural brush to paint a masterpiece.
In the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education classroom. Free with admission. 6000 Shelburne Road. 985-3346;

Champlain College
Kelley Marketing Group
May 16: 7:45-9 a.m. Breakfast Meeting. Professionals in marketing, advertising, communications, social media and related areas brainstorm ideas for a different nonprofit organization each month. New members welcome. Free. Organizations seeking help should contact Jay McKee, professor emeritus, at or (802) 864-4067. Ireland Building Room 217, 391 Maple St.

Fitness at Any Age
Tuesdays, 9:15 to 10 a.m. Interval type, moderate to high intensity exercise class. $10. Charlotte Senior Center. 212 Ferry Road. 425-6345,

AMVETS Vermont Post 1
May 14, and second Monday of the month, 6:30 p.m. American Legion Post, 3650 Roosevelt Highway. Open to all veterans, National Guard and Reservists. John Kehoe, 796-3098,

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 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,, or Lee Sheridan-Orr,

UVM Fleming Museum
Alison Bechdel exhibit
Through May 20. Alison Bechdel’s “Self-Confessed: The Inappropriately Intimate Comics of Alison Bechdel.” East Gallery.

French caricatures
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.

Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History
A century of photography
Through July 8: “Our Town: Love, Joy, Sadness, and Baseball — 100 Years of Photography” featuring three dozen photographs from the Sheldon’s collection selected by retired National Geographic photographer James P. Blair along with Sheldon Museum Archivist Eva Garcelon-Hart.
May 23 and June 20: noon. Blair discusses the Our Town photographs. Limited to 20; advance reservations: 388-2117. Free with admission.
One Park Street.

Shelburne Museum
Mother’s Day events
May 13: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Springtime at Shelburne Museum” with Walkaround Elmo, the Sesame Street muppet character. Gardens are in bloom. Live music by cellist Patrick McGuire and musicians of Young Tradition Vermont Performers; tea, plant sale; special art activities in Webby’s studio; games and more.
May 18: Half-price admission to celebrate Art Museum Day.
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.
6000 Shelburne Road; 802-985-3346.

Discover Jazz Festival
June 1-10. 35th annual. Schedule and details at 86-FLYNN,

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,

Town Hall Theater 
Opera Company of Middlebury
May 20: 5 p.m. Meet the Singers. $35. General admission.
June 1, 3, 7, 9: Andre Previn’s “A Streetcar Named Desire.”
68 S. Pleasant St. Tickets: 388-9222,

Ben & Jerry’s Concerts on The Green at Shelburne Museum
May 26: 6 p.m. gates, 7 p.m. Fleet Foxes
June 9: The Decemberists.
June 14: Sturgill Simpson.
July 13: Dispatch. July 21: Guster, Vermont Symphony Orchestra.
Aug. 1: Jason Mraz and Brett Dennen, “Good Vibes.”
Aug. 2: 6 p.m. gates, 7 p.m. Sylvan Esso; TBD. All ages. 12 and under free. $35 Early Bird, $40 GA advance, plus $4 day of show.

May 17: 8 p.m. Magic Giant. LA-based indie folk trio. $15.
400 Pine St. 540-0406,
Club Metronome
May 10: 6:30 p.m. Motel Brown Reunites to Benefit James Ehlers for Governor, Radio Underground, The Mighty Loons.
May 11: 6:30 p.m. DJ Killa-Jewel, DJ Big Dog, Crusty Cuts.
May 12: 9 p.m. Retronome: DJ Fattie B.
Above Nectar’s, 188 Main St. 865-4563,

May 10: 7 p.m. Trivia Night. 9 p.m. Chris Eves and the New Normal, Sputoola.
May 11: 7 p.m. Seth Yacovone Solo. 9 p.m. Swimmer, Goose.
May 12: 7 p.m. Sean & Gerry. 9 p.m. Revibe, Canopy.
May 13: 9 p.m. Mi Yard Reggae Night; DJs Big Dog & Jahson.
May 14: 9 p.m. Monday Game Night.
May 15: 9 p.m. Dead Set Tuesdays: Grateful Dead Jam.
May 16: 7 p.m. Django Soulo. 9 p.m. Live Band Karaoke, hosted by Guano Loco.
188 Main St. 658-4771, liveatnectars.

Higher Ground
May 11: Into the Mystic: A Tribute to Van Morrison, Justin Panigutti Band; Parsonsfield.
May 12: Fleetmac Wood Presents Rumours Rave.
May 16: Matthew Logan Vasquez (Showcase Lounge).
May 17: Margaret Glaspy & Julian Lage (Showcase Lounge).
1214 Williston Road. Toll free: 877-987-6487;

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.

Phoenix Books Burlington
May 12: 11 a.m. Reed Duncan, “Llama Llama Loves to Read;” reading, activities. All ages.
May 15: Stanley R. Sloan, “Transatlantic Traumas.” Visiting Scholar, Political Science, Middlebury College; non-resident Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center, Atlantic Council of U.S.
May 17: James Sexton, Esq., “If You’re in My Office, It’s Already Too Late: A Divorce Lawyer’s Guide to Staying Together.”
May 22: Anne Commire, “Mooreville;” posthumous publication of the story of her family during Prohibition and the Depression.
May 24: Thea Lewis, “Wicked Vermont.” By the creator of the Queen City Ghostwalk.
7 p.m. talks: $3 for Vermont Foodbank; includes $5 discount coupon for featured book. Coupons expire at end of event.
191 Bank St. 448-3350.

Phoenix Books Essex
May 16: 7 p.m. Peter Shea, “The New Atlas of Vermont Trout Ponds.”
2 Carmichael St. 872-7111,


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The documentary “The Judge,” about Kholoud Al-Faqih, the first female Shari’a (Islamic law) judge in the Middle East, is showing May 11 at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall Theater as part of the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival. There will be an introduction by Saifa Hussain, Middlebury College’s new associate chaplain and Muslim advisor at the Charles P. Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life. Q&A follows screening. $12. 68 S. Pleasant St. 382-9222,

Richmond Free Library
May 16: 7 p.m. Prof. Stanley R. Sloan, visiting scholar of Political Science at Middlebury College, discusses his book, “Transatlantic Traumas,” on global factors threatening Western democracy and how these might be overcome. Free. Community Room, 201 Bridge St. 434-3036.

Flynn Theatre
May 19: 2 and 8 p.m. STOMP.
May 12 and 13: Age 16 and up. Sara Juli: “Tense Vagina, an actual diagnosis.” One-woman show about motherhood.
153 Main St. 86-FLYNN,

Vermont Stage 
13th Annual auction
May 14: 9 p.m. Online “Spring for the Stage” auction ends. 862-1497,

Essex Players
“The Man Who Came to Dinner”
May 10, 11, 12: 7:30 p.m. May 13: 2 p.m. Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s 1939 comedy; radio celebrity slips on ice and becomes an imperious long-term houseguest of small-town Ohio family just before Christmas. Directed by Adam Cunningham. Essex Memorial Hall, Towers Road. Tickets:; box office two hours before show. Peggy Bonesteel, 881-7116,

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