Entertainment calendar for Dec. 27-Jan. 2
Ben Mackin: 7-9 p.m. The Publyk House, 782 Harwood Hill Road, Bennington.
Family concert: 3 p.m. Violinist Zachary DePue, the Taconic Chamber Players, and students from Strings for Kids and the Taconic Junior Ensemble will play several holiday favorites side-by-side. Suggested donation is $10 for adults, kids free. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester. Suggested donation is $10 for adults, kids free.
For New Year's Eve events, please see the separate calendar.
New Year's Concert: 5-6:15 p.m. Vivaldi's Four Seasons with virtuoso violinist Zachary DePue and favorite tunes from Broadway to Strauss' traditional Radetzky March with Taconic Music's 11-piece string band and percussionist Matthew Gold. Cash bar from 4-7 p.m.; reception following the concert. Inn at Manchester's Celebration Barn, 3967 Main St., Manchester. Tickets are $25 for general admission, available at taconicmusic.org or 802-362-7162.
Noon Year's Eve: 11 a.m. Want to celebrate the arrival of 2019 but bedtime is at 8? No problem — welcome in the New Year with music, party hats, noisemakers, sparkling grape juice, and the countdown to noon. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington. Admission $3 per child for Bennington Museum members; $5 per child for non-members (adults are welcome to join the party at no charge). Registration is not required.
New Year's hike: 10 a.m. Join Southern Vermont Natural History Museum Assistant Director Michael Clough on a hike on the Hogback Mountain trails. Hikers will meet across from the Vermont Distillers Building at the Hogback Mountain Scenic Overlook, on Route 9 in West Marlboro. Dress for conditions, as this is entirely outdoors and will run sun or snow. Watch the museum Facebook page for updates at www.facebook.com/vermontmuseum, or contact the museum at www.vermontmusuem.org, or 802-464 0048.
New Year's Day Concert: 2-3 p.m. Festive program at Equinox Terrace with Taconic Chamber Players. Joana Genova and Heather Braun, violins, Ariel Rudiakov, viola and Elisa Kohanski, cello. Free and open to the public. Equinox Terrace, Equinox Terrace Drive, Manchester.
Music of the '60s: 7 p.m. Music historian David Tibbs will share and discuss the significance of music from the 1960s, as part of the Vermont Humanities Council's First Wednesdays lecture series. Free and open to the public. First Congregational Church, 3624 Main St., Manchester.
Chamber music: 1:30 p.m. Celebrating the New Year with Taconic Chamber Players. Joana Genova and Heather Braun, violins, Ariel Rudiakov, viola and Elisa Kohanski, cello. Free and open to the public. Vermont Veterans' Home, 325 North St, Bennington.
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 Sunday. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington. The museum is closes at 1 p.m. on Monday.
Holiday members show: "Merrie Olde England," through Monday. 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 Sunday. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington. The museum closes at 1 p.m. on Monday.
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