Entertainment calendar for Dec. 13-19

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Thursday

Music

Senior Concert: 8 p.m. "Landlines," created by senior Teddy O'Mara, is a multimedia performance about the relationship of the nostalgic and the eerie. The show will include live acoustic and electronic music performances, playback of pre-recorded electronic music, and projected video. Open to the public. Tishman Lecture Hall, Bennington College, Bennington.

Miscellaneous

Artists reception: 5 p.m. Reception for CCV Student Art Exhibition, showing the work of CCV Bennington art students in Stella Ehrich's drawing class. Free and open to the public. Brown Cow Cafe, 139 Main St., Bennington.

Friday

Theater

Dorset Players: 7:30 p.m. "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset. For ticket information, call 802-867-5577 or visit www.dorsetplayers.org.

Music

Holiday cabaret: 7:30 p.m. Former Weston Playhouse Young Company members Hannah Flam, Devin Johnson, Mackenzie Jones, Bella Muller, Mickey Ryan, and Michael Seltzer return for the company's annual Holiday Cabaret. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door, and can be purchased online at westonplayhouse.org. Proceeds benefit the Young Company. Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, 705 Main St., Weston.

Wilson House: Candlelight and Carols, $15, 5 to 7 p.m., 378 Village St., East Dorset. Reservations: 802-362-5524.

Literary

Author event: 6 p.m. Leath Tonino, "The Animal One Thousand Miles Long: Seven Lengths of Vermont and Other Adventures." Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

Saturday

Music

Holiday cabaret: 7:30 p.m., Weston Playhouse. Please see Friday listing.

Cello trio: 2 p.m. A performance by VC3, a new trio whose three distinguished cellists — Elizabeth Anderson, K the Jarka, and Robert La Rue — are bringing the multi-cello ensemble into the world of serious chamber music. Ada Paresky Education Center and Paul Paresky Court, the Bennington Museum. Free and open to the public. Reservations are not required; accessible to those with disabilities.

Film

Bennington Cinemas: Free screenings of "Elf" and "Frozen," 10:15 a.m., 125 Phyllis Lane, Bennington. Admission is free, but tickets must be obtained in advance from the following local merchants: WBTN 1370 AM, Bank of Bennington, Carbone Auto Plaza (all locations), Loomis Auto, The Pharmacy, Whitman's Feed Store, GSS Fire Extinguishers LLC, Madison Brewing Co., or Big Boys Toys.

Movie matinee: 2 p.m. A recent live-action movie about a man and his childhood bear friend. Free; includes snacks. Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver St., Bennington.

Theater

"The Nutcracker": 7:15 p.m. The Christmas classic, featuring a cast of children and adults from Southern Vermont. Tickets are $24 for adults, $14 for students and $10 for children 12 and under, and are available available at the Mountain Goat in Manchester, or by calling 802 379-0759 or at the box office prior to the performance. Long Trail School, 1045 Kirby Hollow Rd., Dorset.

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Dorset Players: 2 p.m. "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset. For ticket information, call 802-867-5577 or visit www.dorsetplayers.org.

National Theatre Live: 6:30 p.m. A screening of Antony & Cleopatra. Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning. Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for seniors and $8 for students, and may be purchased at bbatickets.com. Riley Center for the Arts, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester.

Variety show: 7 p.m. An old-style radio show with plenty of holiday cheer. Tickets $18 for adults, $10 for students. Oldcastle Theatre Company, 331 Main St., Bennington. More information at 802-447-0564.

Dance

Contra dance: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Andy Davis, caller, with an all-star band. Children's crafts and refreshments. All dances will be taught. Entry by donation, to benefit Wings Community Programs. Memorial Hall, 14 West Main St., Wilmington.

Miscellaneous

Pine cone ornaments: 1-3 p.m. Free workshop for adults, families, and children with caregivers. Enjoy bike-powered smoothies. Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver St., Bennington.

Open studio sale: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Readsboro Glassworks holds its 35th annual Holiday Open House. Visitors are invited to stop in to see beautiful hand blown glass objects and enjoy a cup of hot mulled cider. Readsboro Glassworks, 6954 Main St., Route 100, Readsboro.

Sunday

Miscellaneous

Bennington County's Got Talent: 3 p.m. Twelve finalists compete for the $1,000 top prize, with the audience helping to judge. Presented by the Bennington Banner and Manchester Journal. Tickets are $15, and can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bennington-countys-got-talent-tickets-52231605137. Laumeister Art Center, 44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington.

Theater

Dorset Players: 2 p.m. "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset. For ticket information, call 802-867-5577 or visit www.dorsetplayers.org.

"The Nutcracker": 1 p.m. The Christmas classic, featuring a cast of children and adults from Southern Vermont. Tickets are $24 for adults, $14 for students and $10 for children 12 and under, and are available available at the Mountain Goat in Manchester, or by calling 802 379-0759 or at the box office prior to the performance. Tickets are also available at the school. Flood Brook School, 91 VT-11, Londonderry.

Music

Choir of Christ Our Savior Parish: Christmas concert, free, 4:30 p.m., St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Bonnet Street, Manchester.

Ongoing

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.

Landscape photography: Through Dec. 15. Photos of landscapes by photographer Ben Mancino of North Adams, Mass. Burgdorff Gallery, Everett Mansion, Southern Vermont College, 982 Mansion Drive, Bennington.

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.

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.

Exhibition: Scalar, by Torkwase Dyson. Though working in multiple mediums, Dyson describes herself as a painter who uses distilled geometric abstraction to create an idiosyncratic language both expressive and diagrammatic. Through Dec. 15. VAPA Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington.


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