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The Magnificent 7: Must See, Must Do, August 11 to 17

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Published August 9, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.
Updated August 13, 2021 at 12:02 p.m.


Annette Gordon-Reed - COURTESY OF TONY RINALDO
  • Courtesy Of Tony Rinaldo
  • Annette Gordon-Reed

Lift Every Voice

Saturday 14

The Vermont Suffrage Centennial Alliance takes over the Statehouse lawn in Montpelier for Hard Won, Not Done: Voting Matters, a day recalling the history of the struggle for voting rights and looking forward to work yet to be done. Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author Annette Gordon-Reed keynotes, and other activists give talks, make art and share music.

Here to Help

Saturday 14
Jenna's House - COURTESY OF DANIEL FRANKLIN
  • Courtesy Of Daniel Franklin
  • Jenna's House

The Tatro family founded Jenna's Promise, an organization dedicated to supporting those with substance-use disorder, in 2019. This week, they celebrate the Grand Opening of Jenna's House, where the North Central Vermont Recovery Center will offer programming. Community members gather for a ribbon-cutting ceremony, live music, lawn games and workshops on this day of healing and hope.

Twinkle, Twinkle

Thursday 12
Perseid Meteor Star Party - COURTESY OF DAVID TRONO
  • Courtesy Of David Trono
  • Perseid Meteor Star Party

Get those wishes ready. The Perseid meteor shower makes its annual dramatic entrance in the night sky this week as the Swift-Tuttle Comet passes by Earth. Stargazers hoping to catch a glimpse gather at the Northern Skies Observatory in Peacham for the Northeast Kingdom Astronomy Foundation's Perseid Meteor Star Party.

Nothing Happens Twice

Thursday 12-Sunday 15
Waiting for Godot - COURTESY OF UNADILLA THEATER
  • Courtesy Of Unadilla Theater
  • Waiting for Godot

Samuel Beckett's classic play may hold new meaning for those who have spent much of the last year and a half just, well, waiting around. Marshfield's Unadilla Theatre presents Waiting for Godot, starring a Vermont cast of four veteran actors and one boy in an absurdist, existentialist tale that manages to wring delight out of desperation.

Feeling Blue

Tuesday 17
Music While You Pick - © SERHII SURAVIKIN | DREAMSTIME
  • © Serhii Suravikin | Dreamstime
  • Music While You Pick

Owl's Head Blueberry Farm in Richmond closes out its Music While You Pick concert series with an evening of berry picking, Citizen Cider tastings and cosmic jazz from central Vermont fusion crew Cookie's Hot Club. Blueberry season may be coming to an end, but jam season is forever.

Eclectic Boogie

Wednesday 18
Binger - JEFFREY HOCK FOR IN-TENTS MEDIA
  • Jeffrey Hock For In-tents Media
  • Binger

Burlington band Binger takes to the BCA Summer Concerts stage for a lunchtime set that defies easy categorization. Drawing from hip-hop, jazz and prog-rock, the trio delivers a delectably improvised sound for listeners in Burlington's City Hall Park.

Book at Me Now

Ongoing
Art of the Book - COURTESY OF NEK ARTISANS GUILD
  • Courtesy Of Nek Artisans Guild
  • Art of the Book

The Book Arts Guild of Vermont invites art lovers to don their reading glasses for "Art of the Book: Is It a Book?" This new exhibit at the Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild Backroom Gallery in St. Johnsbury features books sprouting flowers, books as paintings and books turned into sculptures. Visitors are invited to an opening reception with the artists on August 14.