Arts calendar for Dec. 20-26




Mount Anthony Union High School: Music Department's annual Winter Concert, featuring the choir, symphonic band, select choirs and jazz band, 7 p.m., 301 Park St., Bennington. Please bring a donation of a non-perishable food item. 


Closing reception: 4 to 5 p.m. For Works on Paper Gallery at Bennington Museum. Talk with artist Pat Musick while exploring her exhibition. Exhibition closes Dec. 30. 75 Main St., Bennington.

Sunrise Family Resource Center: Holiday Workshop for dads and children, classes focus on making gifts such as wood burned coasters, printed wrapping paper, cards, gift tags and tote bags, wooden frames for photos or artwork and various sewing projects, with Vermont Arts Exchange, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Register: 802-442-0051.

Wilburton Inn: Holiday Party, co-hosted by Manchester Riverwalk Association, TransitionTown Manchester, MoveOn Manchester and Earth Matters, cash bar and potluck, 6 to 9 p.m., Wilburton Inn, 257 Wilburton Drive, Manchester.

Looking and Lunching: 12 p.m. Join Alexis Goodin, curator of Turner and Constable: The Inhabited Landscape, for a discussion of one of the Clark’s iconic paintings, "J. M. W. Turner’s Rockets and Blue Lights (Close at Hand) to Warn Steamboats of Shoal Water." Free with gallery admission. Arrive early to pre-order and purchase your meal, or bring your own lunch. Limited seating available. The Clark Art Institute, 225 South St., Williamstown, Mass.



Movie premiere reception: 5:30 p.m. "Second Act," starring Jennifer Lopez. Two locals involved in the film, its writer and producer, Justin Zackham (The Bucket List, The Big Wedding), and one of its stars, Treat Williams (Once Upon A Time in America, Hair, Prince of the City), will attend a meet and greet at 5:30 at the stART Space gallery in Manchester, followed by a 7 p.m. screening at Village Picture Shows in Manchester, followed by a Q&A with Zackham and Williams. Tickets are $50, and benefit Grateful Hearts and the Burr and Burton Academy Success Program. Tickets and information at

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Green Mountain Club: Moonlight Snowshoe or Ski to the summit of Bromley, 5:30 p.m., meet at Bromley Base Lodge to carpool, 4216 VT-11, Peru. Register: Katie, 516-978-4016.

Merck Forest: Full Cold Moon hike, 6 to 8 p.m., 3270 VT- 315, Rupert.



Vermont Symphony Orchestra: The VSO Brass Quintet joins forces with Counterpoint to present the Vermont premiere of a new setting of Nancy Tillman's beloved children's book, "On the Night You Were Born," by Vermont composer Travis Ramsey, $20-$24, 4 p.m., First Congregational Church, 3624 Main St., Manchester.


Works on Paper Gallery: "Where Did You Come From Anyway?" is an exhibition of works by Pat Musick, a retrospective of work from her career spanning 55 years. On view through Dec. 30; closing reception Dec. 20 at 4 p.m. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington. The museum is closed on Christmas, and closes at 1 p.m. on Dec. 24 and 31.

Holiday members show: "Merrie Olde England," through Dec. 31. Every December the small gallery becomes a showcase for the Valley Artisans Market members' work and with a theme of how the Christmas season is celebrated around the world. Valley Artisans Market, 25 East Main St., Cambridge, NY. The gallery is closed on Christmas.

Bennington and the Great War: An exhibition that explores the impact of World War I on the small town of Bennington. Over 500 Bennington men joined the armed forces, and about half of that number saw service in Europe. For many of them it was their first time outside of Vermont. Through Dec. 30. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington. The museum is closed on Christmas, and closes at 1 p.m. on Dec. 24 and 31.


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