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The Magnificent 7: Must See, Must Do, February 23 to March 1

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Published February 21, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.
Updated February 23, 2022 at 10:11 a.m.


Hasan Minhaj - COURTESY OF THE FLYNN
  • Courtesy Of The Flynn
  • Hasan Minhaj

Return of the King

Tuesday 1

Hasan Minhaj, the award-winning creator of the standup special Homecoming King and the political comedy show "Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj," stops by the Flynn in Burlington to present his new one-man show, The King's Jester. The fresh material combines Minhaj's storytelling skills with political satire.

Bunny Slopes

Saturday 26
StorySki - © FASHIONSTOCK | DREAMSTIME
  • © Fashionstock | Dreamstime
  • StorySki

Inspired by StoryWalks at libraries across the state, the Stark Mountain Foundation holds its fourth annual StorySki at Mad River Glen in Waitsfield. Little readers ages 3 through 10 (and their caregivers) who hold lift tickets experience After the Snowfall by Richard Lo page by page as they slide through the woods.

A Repair to Remember

Through Monday 28
Pievy Polyte - COURTESY OF ARTSRIOT
  • Courtesy Of Artsriot
  • Pievy Polyte

The bold, colorful paintings of Haitian artist Pievy Polyte are on display at ArtsRiot in Burlington through the end of the month. In 2005, Polyte founded a school in Haiti, which was devastated by hurricanes in 2016 and 2020. Proceeds from every painting sold go directly toward repairing the school.

Should I Go

Thursday 24
Freda - COURTESY OF SANOSI PRODUCTIONSN
  • Courtesy Of Sanosi Productionsn
  • Freda

Gessica Généus' Creole-language debut film Freda screens at Loew Auditorium at Dartmouth College's Hopkins Center for the Arts in Hanover, N.H. The story follows a young Haitian woman who must choose between emigrating with her boyfriend and staying in the only home she's ever known. A conversation with Généus follows.

Fugue State

Friday 25 & Sunday 27
Heroes of the Fourth Turning - COURTESY OF MIDDLEBURY ACTING COMPANY
  • Courtesy Of Middlebury Acting Company
  • Heroes of the Fourth Turning

Middlebury Acting Company kick-starts its off-Broadway reading series with Heroes of the Fourth Turning, Will Arbery's 2020 Pulitzer Prize-nominated death rattle of a play. As a party winds down, four young conservative Catholics lose their grip on the moral high ground and their own identities. Performances at ArtsRiot in Burlington and Town Hall Theater in Middlebury.

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Wednesday 2

Redemption Song

Marcia Douglas - COURTESY OF THE AUTHOR
  • Courtesy Of The Author
  • Marcia Douglas

Returning to in-person events after many virtual ones, the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson hosts a featured reading by Jamaican poet and novelist Marcia Douglas. The author of The Marvellous Equations of the Dread, Madam Fate and Notes From a Writer's Book of Cures and Spells, Douglas writes magical realism-inflected tales about shape-shifters, fallen angels and Bob Marley's ghost.

Better Must Come

Wednesday 2
Kemi Fuentes-George - © RALF LIEBHOLD | DREAMSTIME
  • © Ralf Liebhold | Dreamstime
  • Kemi Fuentes-George

Kemi Fuentes-George, a Middlebury College associate professor of political science, gives a virtual First Wednesdays talk, courtesy of Vermont Humanities and Manchester Community Library. Diving into the global impact of "rebel music," he considers the convergent histories of popular Afro-Caribbean music and Pan-African political thought.