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July 16, 2018
5
July 16
this week
Downstairs at the Savoy
Montpelier, VT

film:: Hearts Beat Loud

ingle dad and record store owner Frank is preparing to send his hard-working daughter Sam off to college. Hoping to stay connected, Frank urges Sam to turn their weekly jam sessions into a live act after their first song becomes an internet hit.
PG - 1:37 Mins

or see: Savoy Theater
229-0598
July 16
week this week
Upstairs at the Savoy
Montpelier, VT

film: Won't you Be My Neighbor
Filmmaker Morgan Neville examines the life and legacy of Fred Rogershis emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination. rated PG, 136 min.

or see: Savoy Theater
229-0598
July 16
this week
Downstairs at the Savoy
Montpelier, VT

film:: AMERICAN ANIMALS
Four friends in Kentucky come up with the idea to steal a rare and valuable book from the Transylvania University library. One of the most audacious art heists in U.S. history or a misguided attempt at achieving the American dream
R - 1:56 Minsbr>

or see: Savoy Theater
229-0598
July 16 - 19
Catamount Arts
St. Johnsbury, VT
Film: Let the Sunshine In
Juliette Binoche delivers a luminous performance in the deliciously witty, sensuously romantic new film. Isabelle is a divorced Parisian painter searching for another shot at love, but refusing to settle for the parade of all-too-flawed men who drift in and out of her life. There's a caddish banker who, like many of her lovers, happens to be married; a handsome actor who's working through his own hang-ups; and a sensitive fellow artist who's skittish about commitment. What reads like a standard romantic comedy premise is transformed, in the hands of master filmmaker Denis, into something altogether deeper, more poignant, and perceptive about the profound mysteries of love. In French with English subtitles.
director: Claire Denis
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Xavier Beauvois, Phillippe Katerine
France , not rated, 94 min.
Call: 802-748-2600 or 888-757-5559
see: http://www.catamountarts.org/film
July 16 - 19
Catamount Arts
St. Johnsbury, VT
Film: The Seagull
Juliette Binoche delivers a luminous performance in the deliciously witty, sensuously romantic new film. Isabelle is a divorced Parisian painter searching for another shot at love, but refusing to settle for the parade of all-too-flawed men who drift in and out of her life. There's a caddish banker who, like many of her lovers, happens to be married; a handsome actor who's working through his own hang-ups; and a sensitive fellow artist who's skittish about commitment. What reads like a standard romantic comedy premise is transformed, in the hands of master filmmaker Denis, into something altogether deeper, more poignant, and perceptive about the profound mysteries of love. In French with English subtitles.
director: Claire Denis
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Xavier Beauvois, Phillippe Katerine
France , not rated, 94 min.
Call: 802-748-2600 or 888-757-5559
see: http://www.catamountarts.org/film
July 12- 13 - 14- 15
Thursday - Sunday
7:30 pm
Unadilla Theater
Calais, VT
Theater: Patience by W. S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan


The grand masters of melody and comedy satirize the Aesthetic Movement associated with Oscar Wilde. . Brilliant music and witty dialog.
Regular Theatre Tickets: Adults $20, Children 12 and under $10
Reservations and Information: 802-456-8968
http://www.unadilla.org/

July 13
Friday
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Jaquith Library
Old Schoolhouse Common
Marshfield, VT
Art & Author Night: Paintings by Annie Geiger, Marcy Frink, and Sylvia Walker An exhibit of paintings by three friends who have been painting together for four years.
7 p.m. Author Reading with Sylvia Walker:
"My training has been in Writing and Art. I write mostly memoir, a little bit of fiction and quite a bit of poetry. I have self published two books of poetry. My writing and my painting are reflective of having lived all my life in Vermont"
Free
info at: 426-3851
July 14
6:30 - 9 p.m Plainfield Town Hall & Opera House
Plainfield , VT
The Sky Blue Boys join local favorites Cold Country Bluegrass

for a concert to benefit the Twin Valley Senior Center.
It's a free show with donations happily accepted, and full houses over the past years have raised over $2000 for this wonderful cause
The Opera House: Plainfield Opera House & Town Hall
July 15
afternoon
Sundays
2:30 Circus Field
Glover, VT
The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus and Naked Truth Pageant
Grasshopper Rebellion Circus & Naked Truth Pageant: 3 pm, Dingdongs at 2:30pm in the Circus Field The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus celebrates of 6000 years of human revolution against
human management, featuring giant dwarves and celestial grasshoppers,
and is powered as always by the hot sounds of the Bread and Puppet Circus Band
Naked Truth Pageant features families of large paper maché puppets acted upon by the agents of a "criminal justice system" which is itself criminal
all invited
free - donation kind of expected & needed --
July 16
4 pm
Dog Mountain
The Academy
St Johnsbury, VT
Music Series Every Sunday in Summer
July 16: SHOOK & THE DISARMERS
Sarah Shook & the Disarmers is a country band with a fusion of punk-rock autonomy. With opening act Brett Hughes. LEARN MORE Contact: https://www.facebook.com/DogMt/
free
July 17
July - August
afternoon
Tuesdays
7:30 pm Paper Maché Cathedral/Dirt Floor Theater
Glover, VT
Shape Note sings
Shape Note music is mostly American 4-part hymns in the FA,-SOL- LA tradition.
Easy to learn- all welcome!
free
July 18
Wednesday
7:30 pm
Willey Building

Cabot, VT
Concert: Martin Hayes

With a lush, dark tone, Martin explores the Irish repertoire from the inside with the same gravity, virtuosity and dynamic variety a concert violinist would bring to Bach Partitas and Pagannini Caprices. If you had any doubts that "traditional" music is as complex, soul-filling and sublime as the "classics", Martin will dispel them. I have seen him hold audiences in rapture through his long, lyrical and unpredictable medleys in venues as different as the Champlain Valley Folk Festival and Dublin's Temple Bar. As a critic in The Irish Times wrote: In the decades to come, we'll surely talk of having seen this man in the way others talk of Miles Davis or Jimi Hendrix or John Coltrane.
For this concert, advance ticket purchase is offered and recommended.
sponsored by: Cabot Arts. The Summit School and Concerts at the Schoolhouse
reservations: summit-school.org
$25 at the door/ #22 advance res
July 18 & 19
4 shows
1 & 6 pm
MOUNTAIN MALL
Memorial Drive St. Johnsbury, VT
Circus Smirkus


Call: 802-748-2600 or 888-757-5559
July 19
Thursday
7:30 pm
opening night
Unadilla Theater
Calais, VT
Theater: Diana of Dobson's
by Cecily Hamilton


Cicely Hamilton An actor, activist and contemporary of George Bernard Shaw, Cicely Hamilton penned the lyrics for the suffragette anthem and dozens of popular plays that receive practically no consideration today. Diana of Dobson’s, which appeared in 1908, is one of the best.
It's about country girls fleeing to the city to improve their lot only to be captured by rapacious merchants in the cities. It exposes the iniquities of the shop-girl system -- a form of bonded slavery in which the live-in sales assistants of large department stores were poorly fed, underpaid and entirely beholden to the companies that employed them.

Regular Theatre Tickets: Adults $20, Children 12 and under $10
Reservations and Information: 802-456-8968
http://www.unadilla.org/

July 19
Thursday
6 - 7:45 pm
191 Main St
Upper Valley Food Coop

White River Junction, VT
lecture and discusion

July 20
Friday
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Jaquith Library
Old Schoolhouse Common
Marshfield, VT
Ed Popielarczyk Magician I am a professional magician, balloon sculptor, flea circus ringmaster, and storyteller. I have been entertaining children and family audiences for over thirty years. My magic show is a comedy show that uses a lot of audience participation. YOU are the stars of the show because you help to make the magic happen. I usually have lots of trouble! I don't just "do a trick" I tell a story that revolves around each trick. It may be a short story or a longer one, but each story helps to bring the trick together. The show is appropriate for ages three and up. I hope to see you there!!!
Free
info at: 426-3851
July 21
afternoon
Sundays
2:30 Circus Field
Glover, VT
The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus and Naked Truth Pageant
Grasshopper Rebellion Circus & Naked Truth Pageant: 3 pm, Dingdongs at 2:30pm in the Circus Field The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus celebrates of 6000 years of human revolution against
human management, featuring giant dwarves and celestial grasshoppers,
and is powered as always by the hot sounds of the Bread and Puppet Circus Band
Naked Truth Pageant features families of large paper maché puppets acted upon by the agents of a "criminal justice system" which is itself criminal
all invited
free - donation kind of expected & needed --
July 21
8 - 11 pm
Capital City Grange
Rt 12
Montpelier, VT
Contra Dance
Contra Dance -- Melanie Axel-Lute calling to Riff Raff
Dances are done in lines of couples. All ages -from 5 to 105. Each couple follows the calls, dancing with another couple. After you and your partner have done the dance figures with one couple you do them with the next couple in line. By the end of the dance you have danced with everyone in your set. There are about 9 or 10 dances in an evening. The convention is to ask a different partner for each dance and to ask people you don't know to dance. You get to hear lively music, enjoy some exercise, meet your neighbors, and build our community
Please help us preserve our dance floor! Bring a pair of clean, soft-soled shoes, and change into them downstairs before joining the dance on the main floor. Presented by the Contradance Umbrella
1st, 3rd and 5th Saturdays
Admission: $9, $5 for dancers 15 and under   Newcomers always welcome!
Contact : http://capitalcitygrange.org/contradances
July 26
7 pm
Saturday

Old Labor Hall Barre, VT
La Soirée Sucrée 2018 Celebrating Barre's Quebecois Heritage This year again, as part of the Barre Heritage Festival, the Old Labor Hall is celebrating Barre's French Canadian heritage with a Soirée Sucrée 2018 in honor of the Barre Historical Society's late president Chet Briggs.
The evening is the perfect combination of sweet eats and sweet sounds. It is divided into three exciting components—all for one low price
French Dessert Competition
French Dessert Tasting
French-Canadian music by Michèle Choinière
or http://oldlaborhall.com/home
July
7:00 pm
Willey Building

Cabot, VT
Concert: xxxx


Wonderful Baked Goods and Savories Brigade
liquid refreshment will be available, courtesy of The Den at Harry's Hardware, Cabot village's wet and dry goods store
Admission, as always, is by donation at the door
(around $15+/- )
July 28
afternoon
Sundays
2:30 Circus Field
Glover, VT
The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus and Naked Truth Pageant
Grasshopper Rebellion Circus & Naked Truth Pageant: 3 pm, Dingdongs at 2:30pm in the Circus Field The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus celebrates of 6000 years of human revolution against
human management, featuring giant dwarves and celestial grasshoppers,
and is powered as always by the hot sounds of the Bread and Puppet Circus Band
Naked Truth Pageant features families of large paper maché puppets acted upon by the agents of a "criminal justice system" which is itself criminal
all invited
free - donation kind of expected & needed --
July 29
6 - 9 pm
Positive Pie
Plainfield, VT
Live Music: Elli Carpenter & Colin McCaffrey
August 4
8 - 11 pm
Capital City Grange
Rt 12
Montpelier, VT
Contra Dance
Contra Dance -- Ron Blechner calling to Tempest
Dances are done in lines of couples. All ages -from 5 to 105. Each couple follows the calls, dancing with another couple. After you and your partner have done the dance figures with one couple you do them with the next couple in line. By the end of the dance you have danced with everyone in your set. There are about 9 or 10 dances in an evening. The convention is to ask a different partner for each dance and to ask people you don't know to dance. You get to hear lively music, enjoy some exercise, meet your neighbors, and build our community
Please help us preserve our dance floor! Bring a pair of clean, soft-soled shoes, and change into them downstairs before joining the dance on the main floor. Presented by the Contradance Umbrella
1st, 3rd and 5th Saturdays
Admission: $9, $5 for dancers 15 and under   Newcomers always welcome!
Contact : http://capitalcitygrange.org/contradances
August 4
afternoon
Sundays
2:30 Circus Field
Glover, VT
The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus and Naked Truth Pageant
Grasshopper Rebellion Circus & Naked Truth Pageant: 3 pm, Dingdongs at 2:30pm in the Circus Field The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus celebrates of 6000 years of human revolution against
human management, featuring giant dwarves and celestial grasshoppers,
and is powered as always by the hot sounds of the Bread and Puppet Circus Band
Naked Truth Pageant features families of large paper maché puppets acted upon by the agents of a "criminal justice system" which is itself criminal
all invited
free - donation kind of expected & needed --
August 11
afternoon
Sundays
2:30 Circus Field
Glover, VT
The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus and Naked Truth Pageant
Grasshopper Rebellion Circus & Naked Truth Pageant: 3 pm, Dingdongs at 2:30pm in the Circus Field The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus celebrates of 6000 years of human revolution against
human management, featuring giant dwarves and celestial grasshoppers,
and is powered as always by the hot sounds of the Bread and Puppet Circus Band
Naked Truth Pageant features families of large paper maché puppets acted upon by the agents of a "criminal justice system" which is itself criminal
all invited
free - donation kind of expected & needed --
August 17 - 18
Friday & Saturday
Field across from Church, Church, Cafe, Church Street
Peacham, VT
Peacham Accoustic Music Festival
white church in background, tent, and trees

Performers just on Saturday afternoon are: Alan Greenleaf
The GrassFed Boys
Dana & Susan Robinson
Jason Bergman & The Primal Boys
Del Rey
Annie & The Hedonists

Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing featuring Sarah Amos
And the line ups for Friday night and Saturday evening look great too!
In the dance hall:
dance caller xxxxx leads our dance agenda on Friday evening, June 18 and throughout the day on Saturday, June 19

See: Peacham Accoustic Music Festival
August 18
afternoon
Sundays
2:30 Circus Field
Glover, VT
The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus and Naked Truth Pageant
Grasshopper Rebellion Circus & Naked Truth Pageant: 3 pm, Dingdongs at 2:30pm in the Circus Field The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus celebrates of 6000 years of human revolution against
human management, featuring giant dwarves and celestial grasshoppers,
and is powered as always by the hot sounds of the Bread and Puppet Circus Band
Naked Truth Pageant features families of large paper maché puppets acted upon by the agents of a "criminal justice system" which is itself criminal
all invited
free - donation kind of expected & needed --
August 18
Saturday
Music Box
Craftsbury, VT
Alex Smith: a blend of folk harmony and dtriking lyrics
Alex Smith grew up in Long Lake, in the rural heart of New York's Adirondack Park, and his music strives first and fore most to echo the people and culture of that area. He builds songs from a blend of traditional folk harmony and strikingly modern lyrics, confronting today's most pressing issues with a style of honest and accurate observation often compared to songwriters Stan Rogers and Jason Isbell. Smith's mother is a historian, his father is a writer and boat builder. Their influence is evident in his attention to detail: each of Smith's characters lives and breathes a balance between beauty and imperfection. His stories draw on the triumphs and hardships of friends, relatives, and neighbors near and far. Smith is truly a “working musician,” playing nearly 200 a shows a year
Sarah Craig, director of the legendary Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, NY, calls Smith “A natural storyteller with a rich voice who is creating poignant songs rooted in the heritage of his Adirondack home

Find out more about him and catch some videos at www.alexsmithlonglakemusic.com
see web site for concert details: The Music Box or phone 586-7533
All Concert Tickets are $10, kids under age 16 are free
August 25

Morrisville, VT
The Oxbow Music Festival in Morrisville, VT

Performers include: Beg, Borrow, and Steal
beyond that, details missing for the festival
Sept 30
11 am - 3 pm

Jaquith Library
Old Schoolhouse Common
Marshfield, VT
Marshfield Harvest & Chilli Festival
face painting, cider pressing, pop-corn popping, arts and crafts, field games, music with Cold Country Blue Grass
Book sale, bake sale, horse and wagon rides, yard sale, craft sale and 50/50 raffle.
Chili-Cook-off : 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in our "Chili tent" and then vote for your best tasting chili and the cook will win a prize!!
Salads and corn bread will complement the chili.
$ 8 adults and $4 children. Barbecue if you don't like chili: hamburgers from a local farm, hot dogs and veggie burgers will be for sale.
Slide Show (Sponsored by the Marshfield Historical Society)
info at: 426-3851
The Jaquith
Free event except for Chilli # Barbecue
Sept 30
Sunday
place to be announced
Glover, VT
Political Leaf Peeping
B & P's annual Political Leaf Peeping event with small shows, live music, bread and aioli–a family event!
free

On-Going Classes, Events & Exhibits
July - August
Tuesdays
7:30 pm Paper Maché Cathedral/Dirt Floor Theater
Glover, VT
Shape Note sings
Shape Note music is mostly American 4-part hymns in the FA,-SOL- LA tradition.
Easy to learn- all welcome!
free
Sundays at 4 pm
Yoga at the Riverhouse - Plainfield

All bodies and beings (no critters) welcomed.
Contact Julie Macadam with any further inquiries.
juliem@vtherbcenter.org
on going summer and probably after --
10:30 - 12:00 noon
Capital City Grange
Rt 12
Montpelier, VT
Afro-caribbean Dance
Move Your Body to the Rhythms of Cuba and Haiti Accompanied by Live Drummers!
For more information contact Carla Kevorkian
802-985-3665 or CarlaKevorkian@gmail.com
In addition to this weekly dance class at the Capital City Grange in Montpelier, Carla plays percussion with the Vermont 10-piece Latin jazz ensemble, Guagua
This Class is for Everybody
$12 Drop-in
Newcomers always welcome!
July - August
Fridays
7:30 pm Paper Maché Cathedral/Dirt Floor Theater
Glover, VT
Out of Joint Hamlet
Out-of-Joint Hamlet premiered at the Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro, VT in April 2018.
It was created and performed with a company of local performers, "The Bread and Puppet Friends and Neighbors String Pulling Co., and will be remounted in Bread & Puppet's Paper Maché Cathedral by most of the original local cast, along with the Bread & Puppet summer company. For times, please see the summer schedule. all welcome!
free
Wednesday 5:30 - 7
kundalini yoga. Maple Corner Community Center - Calais

Teacher: Susi Wahlrab
Kundalini is the science of living vibrant as we age, drawing into the energy of awareness in which we tune into the subtle voice of the soul. The breath and movement which strengthen, cleanse and deeply relax, is safe for all ages, all levels of experience.
Classes are $13 to drop-in or $80/$90 for 8 class card
More info: email susanwahlrab@comcast.net or 229-9664
Maple Corner Community Center - Calais
Mondays 6 - 7:30 pm
kundalini yoga
Teacher: Susi Wahlrab
Kundalini is the science of living vibrant as we age, drawing into the energy of awareness in which we tune into the subtle voice of the soul. The breath and movement which strengthen, cleanse and deeply relax, is safe for all ages, all levels of experience.
Classes are $13 to drop-in or $80/$90 for 8 class card
More info: email susanwahlrab@comcast.net or 229-9664

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