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The Magnificent 7: Must See, Must Do, October 12-18

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Published October 10, 2022 at 3:07 p.m.
Updated October 12, 2022 at 10:22 a.m.


"The Last Best Hope" by Ann Young - COURTESY OF CATAMOUNT ARTS
  • Courtesy of Catamount Arts
  • "The Last Best Hope" by Ann Young

Hard Times

Ongoing

Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury presents Ann Young's "In a Dangerous Time," a collection of paintings that depict nature in the abstract or people around the world living through difficulties. Included in the exhibit are three commissioned paintings of the Sahrawi activist Sultana Khaya, whose home in Western Sahara is colonized by the U.S.-backed Moroccan military.

Light It Up

Thursday 13
Mummenschanz - COURTESY OF NOE FLUM/MUMMENSCHANZ FOUNDATION
  • Courtesy of Noe Flum/Mummenschanz Foundation
  • Mummenschanz

Mummenschanz: 50 Years celebrates a half century of a global theater phenomenon. Performing at the Dibden Center for the Arts at Northern Vermont University-Johnson, this Swiss troupe uses light, shadow and unconventional props to take audiences on a visually stunning — and entirely wordless — trip into a world of imagination and splendor.

Guitar Hero

Friday 14 & Saturday 15
Kaki King - COURTESY OF SHAM HINCHEY & MARZIA MESSINA
  • Courtesy Of Sham Hinchey & Marzia Messina
  • Kaki King

Classical music collides with rock when the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Jukebox Quartet teams up with inventive guitarist Kaki King at Bennington College and Higher Ground Ballroom in South Burlington. The utterly original program features works by Bryce Dessner of the National, Spanish classical guitar composer Joaquín Rodrigo and maverick composer Daniel Bernard Roumain.

Green Light

Friday 14-Sunday 16
The Great Gatsby - COURTESY OF SAM ROBINSON
  • Courtesy Of Sam Robinson
  • The Great Gatsby

The Valley Players offer their live studio audience a metatextual good time with The Great Gatsby: A Live Radio Play at Waitsfield's Valley Players Theater. F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic tragedy gets the 1940s broadcast treatment, with actors playing actors playing multiple characters, Foley sound effects and era-appropriate commercial breaks.

All's Shell That Ends Well

Saturday 15
Spiny softshell turtle - COURTESY
  • Courtesy
  • Spiny softshell turtle

Spiny softshell turtles may be endangered in the Green Mountain State, but Vermonters are coming to the rescue. Volunteers join Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department staff at North Hero State Park for Nesting Beach Cleanup Day. After clearing the lakefront of excess vegetation to make room for the baby reptiles, everyone carpools to another location in Swanton.

Chicken and the Egg

Saturday 15
Meet Greet & Eat - COURTESY OF RICARDO SANCHEZ
  • Courtesy Of Ricardo Sanchez
  • Meet Greet & Eat

Richmond's Maple Wind Farm hosts Meet, Greet & Eat, a community event for locals curious about where their chickens, turkeys and eggs come from. The afternoon includes farm tours, a lesson in using the whole bird, a Q&A with farmers about pasture raising, a load of family-friendly activities and plenty of delectable lunch options.

Thanks for the Memories

Sunday 16
Patrick Leahy - FILE JEB WALLACE-BRODEUR
  • File Jeb Wallace-Brodeur
  • Patrick Leahy

It's a combination author reading and retirement party when Sen. Patrick Leahy makes an appearance at Ira Allen Chapel in Burlington. Phoenix Books and the University of Vermont cohost this celebration of Sen. Leahy's recent memoir, The Road Taken, which tracks his life and long political career, from Watergate to today.