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The Magnificent 7: Must See, Must Do, April 6-12

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Published April 4, 2022 at 5:21 p.m.
Updated April 11, 2022 at 3:18 p.m.


Far From Home - COURTESY
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  • Far From Home

Over the Rainbow

Saturday 9 & Sunday 10

The Vermont Youth Dancers return to the stage with Far From Home, in Search of the Emerald City at Jericho's Mount Mansfield Union High School. A modern reinterpretation of The Wizard of Oz's classic story featuring compelling choreography set to hip-hop hits, the show is a feast for the eyes and heart. Partial proceeds benefit the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program.

Bird's-Eye View

Saturday 9
Celebrate Urban Birds - COURTESY OF GWENDOLYN CAUSER
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  • Celebrate Urban Birds

City kids may have seen blue jays and black-capped chickadees all around town, but can they identify their songs or tell the males and females apart? Audubon Vermont teaches aspiring ornithologists ages 5 through 11 all about their winged neighbors at Celebrate Urban Birds at the Winooski Memorial Library.

Getting Warmer

Wednesday 6 & Wednesday 13
Climate Changing Gardening - © ORCEA DAVID | DREAMSTIME
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  • Climate Changing Gardening

The Vermont Garden Network kicks off Climate Changing Gardening, a three-part virtual series dedicated to giving home growers the lowdown on how the climate crisis will impact their beds and buds. In the first panel, food systems experts investigate what it will take to increase food security for ourselves and our neighbors; in the second, panelists give crucial insight into managing extreme weather fluctuations.

What's the Word

Thursday 7
Reuben Jackson - COURTESY OF ALAN SQUIRE PUBLISHING
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  • Reuben Jackson

Reuben Jackson, the prolific poet and beloved former host of Vermont Public Radio's "Friday Night Jazz," joins the Peace & Justice Center's PJC Book Club author series for a virtual reading and Q&A. Jackson reads from his most recent collection, Scattered Clouds: New & Selected Poems, featuring award-winning past work and new, deeply personal pieces.

Dance Into the Light

Friday 8 & Saturday 9
The Day - COURTESY OF NILS SCHLEBUSCH
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  • The Day

Rock star cellist Maya Beiser and industry-defining dancer Wendy Whelan unite in The Day, a bold, sensuous collaboration in music and movement at Dartmouth College's Moore Theater in Hanover, N.H. The pair combines the choreography of iconic postmodern artist Lucinda Childs with the original music of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang.

Born to Run

Saturday 9
Half Marathon Unplugged - COURTESY OF BEN HUDSON PHOTOGRAPHY
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  • Half Marathon Unplugged

Whether you're training for May's Vermont City Marathon & Relay or just trying to beat your personal best, RunVermont's annual Half Marathon Unplugged offers pretty convincing motivation. Racers run the length of Burlington's Waterfront Park, taking in the Lake Champlain views, before hitting up the after-parties at Switchback Brewing, Zero Gravity Craft Brewery and Foam Brewers.

Blockchain Reaction

Ongoing
Anne Spalter - COURTESY OF BMAC
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  • Anne Spalter

You don't have to be able to explain to your mom what an NFT is to enjoy Vermont's first non-fungible token art exhibit at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. Anne Spalter's solo show, "The Wonder of It All," features kaleidoscopic artificial intelligence-generated digital pieces that explore questions about technology, space and the unconscious mind.