The Bennington Free Library invites you to come and explore works by local artist Greg Winterhalter. The Wall Works display will be on view in the main reference room from the end of September through December during regular library hours. And opening reception will be held on September 29th from 2-3:30pm, a great opportunity to meet the artist and learn a little about their process and inspiration. The reception is free and open to the public, light snacks will be served. benningtonfreelibrary.org
Oct 13-Dec 18 - Manchester
"Southern Vermont Arts Center Member Show"
Southern Vermont Arts Center's Fall Member Show 'Inside Out' includes the work of SVAC's artist members who represent a variety of styles and mediums: abstract, portrait, and landscape painters alongside photographers, sculptors, and other creators. There's something for every taste, and all artwork is for sale. Free & open to the public. Suggested donation $5. The Arts Center is closed Mondays. svac.org
Nov 23-Dec 28 - Bennington
"Peace Love & Harmony 1960s Vermont"
It's the Festival at Bennington Museum. This year the Museum takes us back to the groovy 60s, with works that feature the era of counter-culture and how it effected the local area. During the festival original creations by 38 regional artists will be on display in the Museum. Creations are up for auction in a closed-bid auction that closes December 28 at 4pm. And don't forget Family Day on December 1st, and the Festival Gala on December 7th. benningtonmuseum.org
Dec 7-16 - Dorset
"'Snow White' at the Dorset Players Theater"
This family musical contains a zany, wisecracking Mirror who will only answer if spoken to in rhyme, as well as a whole court full of funny and bubbling characters. It hums with 14 lively songs, including a scary forest ballet. Snow White runs away from the evil Queen and seeks refuge with seven little miners. But the Queen and her sister, a once-powerful witch, need "a locket from the pocket of a princess that is pure." They come after Snow White, but Mirror leads members of the Queen's court into the woods to thwart their evil plans. The Queen is trapped in an ugliness spell and forced to remain that way, as the entire court reminds her (in a rousing gospel song), "You're the mirror of every deed that you do!" dorsetplayers.org
Dec 14-16 - Stratton
"Winter Wonder Grass Festival"
Welcome to the inaugural WinterWonderGrass Vermont. A sustainable & community based Bluegrass & Brews Festival originating out Colorado and coming to Vermont this year! Music, winter sports, craft beer, cider, and family is what makes up the three days of the WinterWonderGrass Festival. To purchase tickets, view the 2018 band lineup, or get lodging information, stratton.com.
Dec 15 - Manchester
"Holiday Artisan Market"
The Rockwell Room fills with artisans presenting holiday wares and gifts. The perfect place to find locally made décor and gifts for everyone on your list. equinoxresort.com
Dec 15 - Bennington
"Oldcastle Annual Holiday Variety Show"
Come join Eric Peterson, Matt Edwards, Cheryl Howard, Christine Decker, Rick Howe, and so many more, for the annual fun filled holiday event. Set to be an old time radio show, you never know what’s going to happen, but you know there will be music, laughs, and a whole lotta fun. Tickets are $18 for Adults, $10 for Students. Call the Box Office today! 802-447-0564
Make plans to join Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm for fabulous evening filled with the songs of the season! Former Young Company members Hannah Flam, Devin Johnson, Mackenzie Jones, Bella Muller, Mickey Ryan, and Michael Seltzer return for the Company’s annual Holiday Cabaret — a fun, festive show that is sure to get you into the holiday spirit! Two nights only, December 14 & 15 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door and can be purchased online at westonplayouse.org. Proceeds from the event benefit the Weston Playhouse Young Company Program. westplayhouse.org
Dec 15-16 - Manchester
"Manchester Merriment: Lions Club Elf Express Train"
This whimsical holiday train will leave r.k. Miles Depot Station on December 15th and 16th, taking its riders on a one-hour enchanting journey through the Green Mountains of Southern Vermont. Passengers will be entertained with holiday melodies and dance routines by the elves of the theater and dance program of Burr and Burton Academy under the direction of Broadway and Hollywood song and dance man Jim Raposa. Refreshments will be served on decorated trains. Adding to the memories of this holiday ride, the elves will be reading a special story about Christopher Pop-In-Kins, who will also be hidden on every train in the greenery peeking to see who's been naughty and nice! Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will make a surprise visit to provide every child with a special gift. In addition, there will be a special guest appearance granted by Santa Claus for Christopher Pop-In-Kins to pop into Manchester, VT and share in the excitement of the season. He'll be here with his elves boarding the passengers for a ride of a lifetime on the ELF EXPRESS. Join Christopher and his friends on a fun-filled, sing-along mini-performance adventure through the Green Mountains. This is a Pop-In-Kins family adventure you won't want to miss! manchesterlionselftrain.com
Dec 31 - Bennington
"Kids "Noon" Years Eve Celebration"
Part at the Bennington Museum for the little ones. Music, party hats, noise makers, sparkling grape juice and the count down to noon. $3/child for Museum Members and $5/child for Non-Members. benningtonmuseum.org
Jan 5 - Bennington
"Basement Music Series: Erin and Delta Swingers"
Join the Vermont Art Exchange at the Masonic Hall in Bennington for the Winter Music Series. Tickets: Adults; advance $18, at-the-door $22. Students; $10 Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. Erin and the Delta Swingers have been called "One of the most dynamic, talented and exciting roots rocking blues women on the scene" by Living Blues Magazine. vtartxchange.org
Jan 6 - Stratton
"Susan G Komen VT Snowshoe for the Cure"
Strap on your snowshoes and gather your friends, co-workers, and family to form a team, orregister as an individual for the 3K or 5K Snowshoe Walk, 3K Snowshoe Race, or Kids’ Snowshoe Dash at Stratton’s Sun Bowl. 7:30–11am. komennewengland.org
Jan 19 - Bennington
"Basement Music Series: Chris Bergson & Ellis Hooks"
Join the Vermont Art Exchange at the Masonic Hall in Bennington for the Winter Music Series. Tickets: Adults; advance $18, at-the-door $22. Students; $10 Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. Chris Bergson, one of the most inventive songwriters in modern blues music, returns as a duo for this special night featuring soul, blues and gospel singer Ellis Hooks. vtartxchange.org
Jan 26 - North Bennington
Food, Family, and Fun! The biggest event is the annual Lake Paran Penguin Plunge, local business open up for special events for the whole family. The Norshaft Lions will be hosting their Chili Fest and Competition, the Library will be open for a book sale, and the Village School will be hosting their indoor Winter Carnival. Information will be updated as the date draws closer: bennington.com
Feb 2 - Bennington
"Basement Music Series: Daby Toure'"
Join the Vermont Art Exchange at the Masonic Hall in Bennington for the Winter Music Series. Tickets: Adults; advance $18, at-the-door $22. Students; $10 Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. "Everyone's favourite Paris-based Mauritanian singer- songwriter is back. With his wide-ranging voice, virtuosic guitar work, and knack for songwriting, Amonafi repositions Daby as a force to be reckoned with." - Songlines vtartxchange.org
Feb 15-16 - Bennington
"Gypsy Layne at Oldcastle Theatre"
Tickets: Adults; advance $22, at-the-door $26. Mature Audience Only. Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. Two nights of great burlesque cabaret and vaudeville straight out of the Berkshires. vtartxchange.org
Mar 2 - Bennington
"Basement Music Series: Honeysuckle"
Tickets: Adults; advance $18, at-the-door $22. Students; $10 Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. "So many contemporary bluegrass and folk outfits that get big have a cloying sweetness to them, or a cynical predisposition towards a radio-friendly pop sensibility. Not so with Honeysuckle." -NPR. vtartxchange.org