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The Magnificent 7: Must See, Must Do, January 25-31


Published January 23, 2023 at 2:58 p.m.
Updated January 25, 2023 at 10:25 a.m.

  • Courtesy Of The Vermont Fish And Wildlife Department
  • Free Ice Fishing Day

Any Fin Goes

Saturday 28

Vermonters of all ages who have always wanted to try ice fishing but didn't know how convene at Barnard's Silver Lake State Park for Free Ice Fishing Day & Festival. Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department experts explain gear, demonstrate how to drill, review safety tips and help with fish identification, while attendees keep warm with hot chocolate and a fish fry.

Jolly Good Cello

Friday 27
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center - COURTESY
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  • Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Quarantine-era virtual concert favorite Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center returns to Middlebury College's Mahaney Arts Center — live, this time. The fabulous foursome fills Robison Hall with the soulful strains of some of classical composer Franz Schubert's greatest works, including Fantasie for Violin and Piano in C Major; Piano Trio in B-flat Major, No. 1; and the piano duet Fantasie in F Minor.

Fusion Reaction

Friday 27 & Saturday 28
  • Courtesy Of Liza Ramlow
  • Regenerations

Project creator and director Megan Buchanan and her collaborators present Regenerations: Reckoning With Radioactivity, an interdisciplinary performance at Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. Fusing dance, live music, poetry and projections, the work explores the environmental impact of nuclear energy in Vermont and beyond and draws inspiration from BMAC exhibit "Renate Aller: The Space Between Memory and Expectation."

Long-Term Memory

Saturday 28
  • Courtesy Of Vermont Holocaust Memorial
  • Holocaust Survivor Memoir

Jewish Community of Greater Stowe hosts a Holocaust Survivor's Memoir Book Reading + Reception as part of Vermont's first annual Holocaust Education Week. Marion Hecht commemorates her late mother, Erika, an Austrian Holocaust survivor, longtime Vermont resident and founding JCOGS member, with excerpts from her memoir Don't Ask My Name: A Hidden Child's Tale of Survival.

Tundra Tales

Tuesday 31
Naturalist Journeys Simone Whitecloud - © VADIM NEFEDOV | DREAMSTIME
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  • Naturalist Journeys Simone Whitecloud

North Branch Nature Center's virtual speaker series Naturalist Journeys 2023 continues with a presentation by Lake Superior Chippewa ethnobotanist Simone Whitecloud. Dr. Whitecloud examines the roles that plants play among the Inuit of southern Greenland, from medicine and food to rituals and decorations.

How Do You Fondue?

Wednesday 1
Adventure Dinner Fondue - COURTESY OF ISORA LITHGOW
  • Courtesy Of Isora Lithgow
  • Adventure Dinner Fondue

Adventure Dinner gets funky with a Fondue Pop-Up Party at Haymaker Bun in Middlebury. It's first come, first served at this rollicking gouda time, featuring Jasper Hill cheese dip with fresh bread and pickles for dunking; shareable apps such as cheese boards and Tater Tot waffles; and plenty of cocktails and mocktails. Takeout is also available for preorder.

Gear Shift

"Technology Overburdened" by Will Kasso Condry - COURTESY
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  • "Technology Overburdened" by Will Kasso Condry

At "Whir, Clank, Beep," a new group show at Barre's Studio Place Arts, the future is now. More than 30 artists — including Kathleen Kolb, Tom Batey, Tina Escaja, John Brickels and Lynn Newcomb — use art and sculpture to explore machines in all their simple, complex, real and fantastical glory.