- Courtesy of Shelburne Museum
- "Peter Kirkiles: At Scale" at Shelburne Museum
1. Shapes and SizesVisitors to Shelburne Museum shouldn't be surprised to see a replica antique clock or an oversize ruler adorning its grounds. Newly reopened with health department guidelines in place, the museum hosts the outdoor sculpture show "Peter Kirkiles: At Scale" on the southern half of its campus. The exhibition, on view through October 12, includes 14 sculptures of familiar objects rendered in unusual materials and sizes. Art appreciators can walk the grounds and enter select buildings with free admission through September 6. Reserve your ticket and review guidelines on the museum website.
2. A Rolling Stone
- Courtesy of Gordon Stone
- 'The Music of Gordon Stone: A Retrospective Anthology'
3. In Love and WarLooking for a fresh title to add to your summer reading list? Vermont author and award-winning journalist Stephen P. Kiernan unleashes his latest novel, Universe of Two, on August 4. Described by fellow author Jenna Blum as "The most tender, terrifying, relevant book you'll read this year," Universe of Two tells the story of a mathematician who leans on his wife as he grapples with the aftermath of his work on the Manhattan Project. Kiernan introduces the historical drama and love story with a virtual book launch on Monday, August 3, at 7 p.m., hosted by Phoenix Books.
4. Rural Recreation
- Courtesy of Billings Farm & Museum
- Tractor Days at Billings Farm & Museum
5. Green Mountain GoodiesMuffins and broccoli and berries, oh my! At the Richmond Farmers Market, locavores stock up on Vermont-grown fruits and veggies, as well as meats, cheeses, crafts and more. Last Resort Farm, Bee Happy Vermont and Good Companion Bakery are just a few of the area vendors offering up delicious and nutritious comestibles. Grab your reusable tote bag and head to Volunteers Green between 3 and 6:30 p.m. each Friday through October 16.
6. Show of Support"Melding an old-school entertainment style with new technology, Arts Unite Windham! is a variety show spread across seven venues in real time," reads the Facebook event page for this performing arts collaboration. Produced by Next Stage Arts Project, the multivenue virtual event features short acts from participating organizations such as Sandglass Theater and the New England Center for Circus Arts, all held together by guest emcees. The entertainment extravaganza on Sunday, August 2, supports Brattleboro's Root Social Justice Center and the local NAACP chapter.
7. Butt OutContrary to popular belief, cigarette butts don't just disappear when tossed to the ground. Volunteers don masks and gloves to dispose of smokers' refuse as part of the Butt Litter Cleanup effort hosted by the Franklin Grand Isle Tobacco Prevention Coalition. Helping hands eliminate litter from St. Albans Town Industrial Park on Wednesday, August 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pitch in for all or part of the two-hour event.
This is just a small sampling of the state's in-person and virtual happenings transpiring in the coming days. Browse our art, calendar and music + nightlife listings for more.
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