Jan. 21, 7:30-10 a.m. All you can eat pancakes, eggs, sausage gravy and biscuits.
Adults $8; children under 12 $4. Friendship Lodge, 1453 Church Hill Road.
Information: 425-5319 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Champlain Valley Expo
Yankee Sportsman’s Classic Show
Jan. 19: noon to 7 p.m. Jan. 20: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 21: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department exhibits and seminars. 2018 hunting, fishing, trapping lawbooks, optional Vermont big game tags, licenses. Noon: Q&A, Commissioner Porter. Seminars: 1 p.m. Rodney and Theresa Elmer; 2:30 p.m. Wild Game Cooking with the Skinny Pancake. yankeeclassic.net
Vermont Farm Show
Jan. 30: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 31: 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Free admission. Champlain Valley Exposition, 105 Pearl St. vtfarmshow.com.
Product entry information (Jan. 26 deadline): vtfarmshow.com.
Hinesburg HUB Pop-up Co-working
Jan. 25, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Work-from-home professionals get together for the day. Office space, wifi, refreshments, camaraderie. At Vermont Smoke & Cure, 10516 Vermont 116. More info and to register: vtcoworking.eventbrite.com, 585-0909, email@example.com
Chittenden County Chess Club
Every Thursday at 7 p.m. Registration 7-7:15 p.m.; games begin at 7:30 p.m. Great competitive fun. Information: Dave at 324-1143 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Lake Champlain Waldorf High School, 122 Bostwick Road.
Sun Style Tai Chi
Mondays and Wednesdays at Shelburne Town Hall. Classes resume Jan. 29. Beginning Sun tai chi from 9010 a.m.; Sun 73 (advanced) tai chi from 10:15-11:15. Classes are relaxed and non-competitive, and focus on well-being and fall prevention. Slow gentle movements emphasize balance and flow. Information: Chris Curtis 734-6903 or email@example.com.
Ladies of the Lake Red Hats
Luncheon and Auction
Jan. 19 at noon. Bring a friend and small items to donate (books, bags, clothes, jewelry, candles, soaps, etc.) and anything you were given for Christmas and you can’t imagine why. Bidding usually starts at 50 cents and may go to a few dollars. Bidding can get fierce and funny. All funds raised go to the Vermont Food Bank. $20 for lunch with five choices, cash only. Lake View House Restaurant, 1710 Shelburne Road. RSVP by Jan. 15 to Katharine Stockman, 999-4394 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vermont Mozart Festival
Basketball Tournament and Concert
Jan. 27 at 2 p.m.: Basketball 3-on-3 tournament for high school and adult players at South Burlington High School. Top prize is $500. Teams get tickets to evening concert. Entry fee: $60 per team. Registration deadline is Jan. 25.
7 p.m.: Mozart Birthday Bash concert at Vermont Commons School. Tickets: $15, kids free.
Tournament registration and concert ticket information at vermontmozartfestival.org.
Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center
Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. Presented by the State Ballet Theatre of Russia. 122 Hourglass Drive, Stowe. Tickets: 760-4634 or SprucePeakArts.org. Spruce Peak Arts members receive a 10-20 percent discount and other benefits. Memberships start at $75.
Middlebury College Museum of Art
Through April 29. 10 Years: The Cameron Print Project. The Studio Art Program hosts an annual weeklong visit from a Cameron visiting artist who works with students in Professor Hedya Klein’s silkscreen and intaglio classes. Free. Overbrook Gallery. Middlebury.edu.
Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery
Through January. “Mash-up: Realism, Abstraction, and Synthesis.” Group exhibit featuring oils on panel by Julie Y Baker Albright along with pieces by 15 additional artists. 86 Falls Rd. fsgallery.com.
“Painting for a Cure”
Through March. Exhibition of paintings by Charlotte artist/architect Ted Montgomery. Sales of paintings will support the University of Vermont Cancer Center research team headed by Dr. David Krag of Shelburne. 6308 Shelburne Rd.; shelburnevineyard.com.
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center
Extreme Weather 3D
Through Feb. 9; daily 11 a.m., 1 and 3:30 p.m. Weather is intensifying in varied and complex ways. Extreme Weather goes to the front lines. $3-5 plus regular admission, $13.50-16.50; admission free for members and kids 2 and under. echovermont.org
Jan. 25 and 26: 7 p.m. Banff Mountain Film Festival has stops planned in about 550 communities in more than 40 countries across the globe, to share a collection of action, environmental, and adventure films from the festival. Settings include exotic mountain landscapes and remote cultures bringing audiences up close with adrenaline-packed action sports. Tickets $15-18.153 Main St. 86-FLYNN, flynntix.org.
“An Inconvenient Sequel”
Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. The Jericho Energy Task Force presents Vice President Al Gore’s follow-up film to the groundbreaking film on climate change “An Inconvenient Truth” at the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library. Q&A following the film on what individuals can do to help out led by Tom Hughes, Energy Independent Vermont campaign manager for Vermont Public Interest Research Group. Light refreshments. Bring a mug and plate to this waste-free event. Information: Larry Lamb at email@example.com.
Jan. 20 at 3 and 8 p.m. This film highlights the will and wisdom of an ad man, a self-proclaimed coral nerd, top-notch camera designers, and renowned marine biologists as they invent the first time-lapse camera to record bleaching events as they happen. Battling technical malfunctions and the force of nature, they document the tragic transformation below the waves. Q&A with cinematographer Andrew Ackerman ‘13. (93 min.). A Hirschfield International Film Series event in Dana Auditorium, Sunderland Language Center. Free. middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168
Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. Join Dr. Jennifer Laurent for a screening and discussion of the sugar documentary Fed Up! (2014), including research on how sugar affects brain function. Free. Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education.
Saturday Story Time
Saturdays at 11 a.m. through March 31. Enjoy timeless tales and new adventures with your little ones. Each week, the staff picks a new picture book, classic or staff favorite to read aloud together. Free. At both Phoenix locations 191 Bank Street, Burlington, and
2 Carmichael Street, Essex. phoenixbooks.biz
Milton Artists’ Guild
Family Drop-in Art Fun
January and February Sunday afternoons, 1-3 p.m.: Battle the winter blues and cabin fever at the Milton Artists’ Guild Art Center & Gallery for free drop-in creative workshops for families. Different medium each week: Jan. 14 air-dry clay; Jan. 21 beading; Jan. 28 painting. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All ages. MAG Art Center & Gallery, Hannaford Plaza. Information: miltonartistsguild.org.
Webby’s Art Studio
Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Makers of all ages gather for projects. Jan. 20: Curly Whirly. Create a dynamic work of art inspired by Patty Yoder’s hooked rugs. Jan. 27: Delectable Desserts. Use a marbleizing technique to create tasty mixed-media treats.
In the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education’s classroom. Free with admission. 6000 Shelburne Road. 985-3346. shelburnemuseum.org.
Lake Champlain Waldorf School
Winter Carnival and High School Open House
Jan. 21: 1-3 p.m. High School Campus, 122 Bostwick Road. RSVP requested.
Morning Magic: A Preschool & Kindergarten Experience
Jan. 21: 10-11:30 a.m. Spend Saturday morning in the kindergarten with your child. Enjoy homemade bread from the bread oven, listen to a story, and make a candle to take home. Turtle Lane Campus, 359 Turtle Lane. RSVP requested.
More information on these events at lakechamplainwaldorfschool.org. To attend,
RSVP to Pam Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org or 985-2827 x212.
Pillsbury Senior Communities
Jan. 25, 2-3 p.m. Tax advisor Jeff Small will discuss how the new federal tax law changes will impact Vermont seniors. Allenwood at Pillsbury, 90 Allen Rd. Free, open to the public. Refreshments. More information: 861-3750.
Bryan Memorial Gallery
Feb. 1: Registration deadline for bus trip to Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass., for “Georgia O’Keeffe: Art, Image, Style,” exhibit. Space limited. Leaves from Burlington, Jeffersonville, Montpelier and White River Junction. 644-5100, email@example.com, bryangallery.org.
“Hooked on Patty Yoder”
Through Jan. 21. Exhibition of 20th century hooked rugs in the Colgate Gallery.
“Sweet Tooth: The Art of Dessert”
Through Feb. 18. Exhibition looking at America’s sweets obsession through pop culture and visual art.
6000 Shelburne Road. 985-3346; firstname.lastname@example.org, shelburnemuseum.org.
Sounds of summer
Tickets go on sale Friday for two more summer concerts in the Ben & Jerry’s Concerts on the Green series at Shelburne Museum, Higher Ground Music announced this week. Indie folk rock band Fleet Foxes will play May 26, and former Talking Heads front man David Byrne, accompanied by a 12-piece band, takes the outside stage on Aug. 1.
The Fleet Foxes will perform songs from their third album, “Crack-Up,” to be released in June. Their first album, which was self-titled and released in 2008, made Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 Best Albums of the 2000s list.
Byrne has a solo album coming out March 9 called “American Utopia.” The show will feature classic songs from his solo career and his days with the Talking Heads.
Higher Ground already announced an Aug. 2 date for the duo Sylvan Esso.
Tickets for David Byrne are on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for $59; ($63 the day of the show) Fleet Foxes tickets go on sale Friday at 11 a.m. for $47; ($51 at the show) Children 12 and under are free for both shows.
Both concerts start at 7 p.m. with gates open at 6 p.m. Information and tickets at the Higher Ground box office, online at highergroundmusic.com or by phone at 877-987-6487.
Jan. 19 (new date): 7:30 p.m. “Cathedral Keyboards,” Elaine Greenfield, piano; Mark Howe, organ. $20; $15 seniors, students; 14 and under free. Cash or checks at door. 2 Cherry St., corner of Battery. 861-0244 (office), cathedralarts.org.
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
Jan. 19: 8 p.m. DBR & Marc Bamuthi Joseph: Blackbird, Fly. Tickets: $15-36.
Jan. 20: Soovin Kim and the Burlington Chamber Orchestra.
Jan. 24: 7:30 p.m. Mavis Staples. Tickets: $15-52.
Jan. 28: 3 p.m. VYO Winter Concert. “Tchaikovsky in Vermont, Celebrating Identity.” Senior soloist, Malachi Witt. Tickets: $12-17.
153 Main St. 86-FLYNN, flynntix.org.
UVM Lane Series
Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Rob Schwimmer, thereminist. Pre-show talk at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $25, $5 for students. UVM Recital Hall, 384 S. Prospect St. 656-7776. uvm.edu.
Jan. 19: 6 p.m. doors; 6:30 p.m. Myra Flynn album release concert, “Never Mind the Mourning” with Paul Boffa and Dave Grippo. $10. Pierogies by Luisa and FLYNN wine available. Space limited. Tickets: picatic.com/event15149170557311.
6308 Shelburne Road. 985-8222, shelburnevineyard.com.
Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center
Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. The six-piece Burlington band Barika with West African-inspired beats. Tickets $20. Tickets at SprucePeakArts.org or by calling 760-4634. 122 Hourglass Drive.
Vermont Fish &Wildlife
Ice Fishing Festival
Jan. 27, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lake Bomoseen State Park. Happens on Vermont’s fifth annual Free Ice Fishing Day when everyone is invited to try ice fishing statewide without needing to buy a fishing license. Vermont Fish & Wildlife instructors will teach ice fishing basics including knot tying, drilling holes, rigging and using an ice fishing rod, and preparing for a day on the ice. Fishing regulations and fish identification will be covered. Instructors will have some gear to lend. Participants should wear ice cleats if possible. Fish fry, hot cocoa, ice skating as well. Preregister online or contact Nicole Meier at 318-1347 or email@example.com.
Winter Duck Show
Jan. 28, 1-3 p.m. Birder and educator Maeve Kim presents an indoor program followed by an outdoor excursion on Burlington’s waterfront. Thousands of ducks and other diving birds spend winter on Lake Champlain. Kim’s talk will cover how to identify various species, what birds eat, their life cycles, habits, breeding and migration. Afterward, she will lead participants outdoors to spot, identify, and observe the behavior of winter waterfowl on Lake Champlain. Dress warmly and bring binoculars and spotting scopes. Audubon will have some to lend. Best for ages 10 and up. Fees: $5 for Audubon members; $10 for non-members. Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, 60 Lake St. Register online at vt.audubon.org/events.
UNDERHILL / DUXBURY
Green Mountain Club
Jan. 20: To Butler Lodge, starting from Stevensville in Underhill. Hike will take the Nebraska Notch Trail to the Long Trail, then follow it to Butler Lodge and return along the Butler Lodge trail. Moderate snowshoe. Moderate to strong pace. 6.2 miles. 1,700-foot elevation gain. To join, contact David Hathaway, firstname.lastname@example.org or 899-9982.
Jan. 28: To Duxbury Window, starting at the trailhead on Duxbury Road near the Winooski River at the lowest point on the Long Trail. The hike will follow Bamforth Ridge, one of the flanks of Camel’s Hump; 3.2 miles, 950-foot elevation gain. To join, contact Ted Albers, email@example.com.
Phoenix Books Burlington
Jan. 18: 6:30 p.m. Author Lauren Markham discusses “The Far Away Brothers,” a story of identical twin brothers who escaped El Salvador’s violence to build new lives in California. Books for purchase and signing. Limited seating. $3 ticket benefits Vermont Foodbank; includes coupon for $5 book discount that expires at closing. 191 Bank St. 448-3350. phoenixbooks.biz.
Jan. 27: 11 a.m. Grannie Snow of Morrisville; story time featuring her cats, “Silas and Opal’s Outdoor Adventure.” Free. All ages.
Jan. 30: 5:30 p.m. Reception and reading of Howard Frank Mosher’s final book, “Points North,” by local authors Chris Bohjalian, Stephen P. Kiernan and Stephen Russell Payne.
Jan. 31: 6:30 p.m. Anthony E. Grudin, “Warhol’s Working Class: Pop Art and Egalitarianism.”
Ethan Allen Homestead Museum
Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. “The Role of Local Militias in the Revolutionary War”
Award-winning author of books on American military history Robert Grandchamp will challenge perceptions of the role the common American played in the American Revolution. Free admission; donations appreciated. Ethanallenhomestead.org. 865-4556.
St. Michael’s College
Convocation Week events Jan. 20-26.
Jan. 22: 4:30 p.m. Activist-author-preacher, The Rev. Robert Lee IV. Chapel of Saint Michael the Archangel.
Jan. 25: 7 p.m. S. Lee Merritt, attorney and social justice activist, “The Cost of Silence in the American Justice System: Struggling for Justice for a Free and Democratic Society.” McCarthy Arts Center Recital Hall.
Complete schedule: smcvt.edu
Fayum Portrait from Roman Egypt
Jan. 19 at 12:30 p.m. Caroline Knapp ’18, a joint major in History of Art and Architecture and Classics, presents her senior work on the museum’s recently acquired and richly storied portrait from Fayum, Egypt. Part of the Fridays at the Museum series. Free. middlebury.edu/arts or 443-3168. Mahaney Center for the Arts, Sabra Field Lecture Hall.
League of Vermont Writers
“New Directions, New Journeys”
Jan. 23: Registration deadline. Jan. 27: 8:30 a.m. registration. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Talks on mystery and comic book writing, panel on Vermont writing resources. $55; $45 members; $22.50 students with valid ID). Trader Duke’s Hotel (former DoubleTree), 1117 Williston Road. leagueofvermontwriters.org.
Vermont Burlesque Festival
Jan. 20: 7 p.m. door. 8 p.m. Showcase. 18-plus event; ID required. MainStage.
Vermont Stage at the FlynnSpace
Jan. 24 to Feb. 11: By Stephen Spotswood, National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere presents a heartfelt comedy about a blue-collar family’s elusive dreams. vermontstage.org. 153 Main St. 86-FLYNN, flynntix.org.
Town Hall Theater, Middlebury
Jan. 27 at 1 p.m. Puccini’s “Tosca” live from the MET, the first opera broadcast of 2018. Sir David McVicar’s new production of the melodrama set in Rome in 1800 about a volatile diva, a sadistic police chief, and an idealistic artist has offended and thrilled audiences for more than a century. A free talk about this opera starts at 12:15 in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast with Scott Morrison of the Opera Company of Middlebury. Run time is just under 3 hrs. Tickets: $24; $10 students; at townhalltheater.org, or by phone 382-9222 or at the box office.
Jason Robert Brown’s
“The Last Five Years”
Feb. 2-11: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. With Taryn Noelle and Daniel Bruce. Funny, honest, and intimate…exuberantly romantic score; a bold look at one couple’s hope that love endures the test of time. $20 evening, $16 matinee. Valley Players Theater, Rte. 100. 583-1674; valleyplayers.com.
Waterbury Festival Players Auditions
Contact George Pierce, artistic director, or Kathi Kiernan, managing director, to express interest in auditioning for 2018 productions of “August Osage County” by Tracy Letts, “The Nether” by Jennifer Haley and “The Bible, The Complete Word of God (Abridged),” by Adam Long, Reed Martin and Austin Tichnor. 2933 Waterbury-Stowe Road. 244-7880; waterburyfestivalplayhouse.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.
“One & Only Series”
Jan. 20: 2 and 7 p.m. In celebration of solo performances, see Ethan Bowen, actor, writer, director, founder of Bald Mountain Theater in his adaptation of Tim O’Brien’s Vietnam tale, “Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong.” Grange Hall Cultural Center, 317 Howard Ave. Reservations: 244-416 or firstname.lastname@example.org.