Entertainment calendar for Dec. 14-18

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Friday

Theater

"A Christmas Carol": 7:30 p.m. The Dickens classic, dramatized by Ray DeMattis and Players member William John Aupperlee. Tickets $18 for adults, $15 for members, $8 for ages 6 to 14; dorsetplayers.org. See preview on this page. Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset.

"It's a Wonderful Life": 7 p.m. A live radio play, adapted by Joe Landry and directed by Michelle Cox. Tickets $12 for adults, $6 for children. Southern Vermont Arts Center, 930 SVAC Drive, West Road, Manchester.

Music

Winter cabaret: 7:30 p.m. An evening filled with the songs of the season, to benefit for the Weston Young Company Program. Reservations at westonplayhouse.org/specialevents. Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, 705 Main St, Weston.

Miscellaneous

Friday Night Live: 5 p.m. A holiday teen social for LGBTQ youth and allies, hosted by The Collaborative and the Alliance for Community Transformations. Second Congregational Church, 115 Hillside St., Bennington.

Saturday

Theater

"A Christmas Carol": 7:30 p.m. The Dickens classic, dramatized by Ray DeMattis and Players member William John Aupperlee. Tickets $18 for adults, $15 for members, $8 for ages 6 to 14; dorsetplayers.org. Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset.

Showcase: 7 p.m. Jillian Walker and her team behind the upcoming show SKiNFoLK will share some of their work. Part of The Bushwick Starr 's new Artist Residency program. Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts and Education, 25 East Main St., Cambridge, New York.

Music

Winter cabaret: 7:30 p.m. An evening filled with the songs of the season, to benefit for the Weston Young Company Program. Reservations at westonplayhouse.org/specialevents. Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, 705 Main St, Weston.

Film

Free Christmas movies: 10:15 a.m. A choice of "The Star" or "The Santa Clause." Free. Tickets available at WBTN 1370 AM, Bank of Bennington, Loomis Auto, The Pharmacy, Carbone Honda, Whitman's Feed Store, Madison Brewing Co., Gamers Grotto, Earls Service Center and Big Boys Toys. Bennington Cinemas, 125 Phyllis Lane, Bennington.

Literary

Author event: 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Megan Price presents "Vermont Wild 6," the latest book in her series on the adventures of Fish & Game wardens. All ages. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester.

Miscellaneous

Toy museum tour: 11 a.m. A special tour of the Dollhouse & Toy Museum of Vermont. Registration required. Email ljd@bfli.org, call the Bennington Free Library at 442-9051 or stop by the library's Children's Room to register. Dollhouse & Toy Museum of Vermont, 212 Union St., Bennington.

Taste of Vermont: 7 p.m. The best of the region's restaurants, chefs, edibles and spirits, along with Vermont-made products for an evening of bites, sips, and shopping. To benefit the Stratton Community Foundation. Stratton Mountain Resort, Stratton.

Holiday inn tours: Noon-4 p.m. Walk through history and learn more about some of Southern Vermont's most famous inns. Inns throughout Bennington, Arlington and Manchester will be open for visitors. Proceeds benefit The Community Food Cupboard. To see participating inns, visit www.manchestervermont.com/directory/manchester-merriment/

A Snowy Evening: 7-10 p.m. Bennington Museum's annual festival gala, with food, cocktails, auctions and performances by the MAU Chamber Singers and the Hot Club of Saratoga. Attire is black and white affair, whether chic, costumed or country. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Sunday

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Theater

"A Christmas Carol": 2 p.m. The Dickens classic, dramatized by Ray DeMattis and Players member William John Aupperlee. Tickets $18 for adults, $15 for members, $8 for ages 6 to 14; dorsetplayers.org. Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset.

Dance

"The Nutcracker": 2 p.m. HD broadcast of the Bolshoi Ballet production of Tchaikovsky's beloved seasonal treat. Preceded by the Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party at 12:30 p.m. Ballet broadcast tickets are $18 for adults and $11 for children ($15 and $9 for members); tea party tickets are $25 for adults and $16 for children ($23 and $13); combo tickets are $38 for adults and $23 for children ($33 and $18). Visit clarkart.edu or call 413-458-0524. The Clark Art Institute, 225 South St., Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Music

Jazz brunch: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Gary Miller's vibes trio performs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Presented by Powers Market in partnership with the Vermont Arts Exchange. Powers Market, 9 Main St., North Bennington.

Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols: 7 p.m. The Bennington Children's Chorus, directed by Kerry Ryer-Parke, with and organist Gene Marie Callahan and pianist Matthew Edwards. Old First Church, 1 Monument Circle, Bennington.

Celtic Christmas: 6 p.m. Coig, the Celtic folk music group from Nova Scotia, performs a Christmas-themed concert. Admission $25 for adults and $10 for students 21 and younger. Beer and wine bar available at an extra cost. Hubbard Hall, 25 East Main St., Cambridge, New York.

Monday

Film

An Evening with Charlie Chaplin: 8 p.m. Featuring three classic Chaplin shorts with live musical accompaniment from Donald Sosin and Joanna Seaton. Admission $20, $15 for members and kids 12 and under. Images Cinema, 50 Spring St., Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Tuesday

Polar Express pajama party: 5 p.m. A reading of the classic book "The Polar Express," refreshments of hot cocoa and cookies, and a visit from Santa. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester.

Wednesday

Theater

"Alice in Wonderland": 7 p.m. The Southshire Community School's annual winter play. Theater D207, VAPA, Bennington College, Bennington.

Music

An evening of holiday music: 6:30 p.m. Taconic Music performs light classical, Broadway, and holiday tunes. Reception at 6 p.m. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester.

Ongoing

A Snowy Evening: Works by 30 regional artists responding to the words of Poet Laureate Robert Frost. All artwork available in a closed-bid auction through Dec. 22, with winning bid divided evenly between the artist and the museum. Items not being bid on will be on exhibit through Dec. 30. Parmelee and Limric Galleries, Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Vermont Pastel Society: Paintings in pastel, mixed media, and oils. Local artists exhibiting are Shelli DuBoff, Linda Masten, Barbara Sarvis and Sharon Yorke. All artwork is for sale. Through Dec. 30. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bennington, 108 School St., Bennington.

Asa Cheffetz: Vermont Wood Engravings: Highly detailed wood engravings from the 1930s and 40s, inspired by the Vermont countryside. Through Dec. 30. Regional Artists Gallery, Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Visible in Vermont: Our Stories, Our Voices: A multi-generational photo and story exhibition highlighting self-identified people of color living and/or going to school in Vermont. Through Dec. 30. Works on Paper Gallery, Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Color Fields: Bennington Modernism: A look at a critical moment during the 1960s when artists connected to Bennington College led the way in American art. Through Dec. 30. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

The Banner entertainment calendar publicizes events that are open to the general public. It is printed on Thursday, and the deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Tuesday. Please submit entries to news@benningtonbanner.com.


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