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    Just for Laughs Festival

    Just for Laughs Festival

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    Through July 29

    What celebrates its 36th anniversary this summer and draws more than 2 million people to Montréal? Just for Laughs fits that bill. The world-famous festival presents a who’s who of comedy over nearly three weeks of shows. The lineup includes hilarious heavy hitters such as Will Forte and Tiffany Haddish hosting prestigious galas at the Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at Place des Arts. Superstars such as David Cross and Tig Notaro (pictured) dole out gut-busting solo performances from various stages. In club series the Ethnic Show and the Nasty Show, diverse and boundary-pushing comics have audience members in stitches. Be prepared to laugh ’til you cry. at Various Montréal locations in Montréal. Outside Vermont (map). Prices vary.

    'Heathers: The Musical'

    'Heathers: The Musical'

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    Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30-10 p.m. Continues through Aug. 5

    Stowe Theatre Guild stages the darkly comic story of a brainy and beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into a ruthless clique. at Stowe Town Hall Theatre in Stowe. Stowe/Smuggs (map). $18-20.

    'True West'

    'True West'

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    Through July 21, 7:30-9 p.m., Sun., July 22, 3-4:30 p.m., Through July 28, 7:30-9 p.m. and Sun., July 29, 3-4:30 p.m.

    Austin is an Ivy League-educated screenwriter on the verge of success. Lee is a petty thief with a drinking problem. Though it seems they have nothing in common, the two main characters in True West, a darkly comic drama by the late playwright Sam Shepard, are brothers — with fierce sibling rivalry. Friction between them escalates when they collaborate on a screenplay for a far-fetched Western flick. Ray Chapin directs actors Erik Gaetz and Sam Chapin in the starring roles in a Parish Players production of this theatrical examination of identity, family, the allure of Hollywood and the fragility of the American dream. at Eclipse Grange Theater in Thetford. Upper Valley (map). $10-15.

    'Mating in Captivity'

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    Fri., July 20, 8 p.m.

    Phantom Theater veterans Cat Carr and director Pamela Rickard team up with local and San Francisco talent for an evening of theater and music based on Harold Pinter's one-act play, The Lover. at Phantom Theater, Edgcomb Barn in Warren. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). $15.

    Mount Mansfield Scale Modelers

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    Thu., Aug. 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

    Hobbyists break out the superglue and sweat the small stuff at a miniature construction skill swap. at Brownell Library in Essex Junction. Chittenden County (map). Free.

    'Cry-Baby: The Musical'

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    Fri., July 20, 7 p.m., Sat., July 21, 2 & 7 p.m. and Sun., July 22, 1 & 6 p.m.

    Flynn Youth Theater Company performers shine in this over-the-top comedic commentary on 1950s culture and ideals. at FlynnSpace in Burlington (map). $16-18.

    Queen City Ghost Walk: Ghosts & Legends of Lake Champlain

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    Thu., Aug. 2, 8 p.m., Thu., Aug. 16, 8 p.m., Thu., Aug. 30, 7 p.m., Thu., Oct. 11, 7 p.m., Thu., Oct. 18, 7 p.m. and Thu., Oct. 25, 7 p.m.

    Vermont’s queen of Halloween, Thea Lewis, tells the ghostly tales that inspired her book on paranormal phenomena. Meet 10 minutes before the start time. at Battery Park in Burlington (map). $20.

    French Conversation

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    First and Third Thursday of every month, 4 p.m.

    Speakers improve their linguistic dexterity in the Romantic tongue. at Bradford Public Library in Bradford. Upper Valley (map). Free.

    Book Sale

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    Through July 29, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.

    A long-running library fundraiser features more than 25 categories of page-turners. at Stowe Free Library in Stowe. Stowe/Smuggs (map). Free.

    Guided Tours

    Guided Tours

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    Wednesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 14

    A historic Gothic Revival house opens its doors for hourly excursions. Self-guided explorations of the gardens, exhibits and walking trails are also available. at Justin Morrill Homestead in Strafford. Upper Valley (map). $6; free for kids 14 and under.

    'Flying Monsters 3D'

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    Through Sept. 7, 10:30 a.m., 12:30, 2:30 & 4:30 p.m.

    How and why did the pterosaur take to the sky? A captivating motion picture full of 3D filming technology and CGI explores this question. at Northfield Savings Bank 3D Theater: A National Geographic Experience, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington (map). $3-5 plus regular admission, $13.50-16.50; admission free for members and kids 2 and under.

    'Wild Africa 3D'

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    Through Sept. 7, 11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m.

    Viewers plunge into fantastic places and meet amazing creatures with water as their guide. at Northfield Savings Bank 3D Theater: A National Geographic Experience, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington (map). $3-5 plus regular admission, $13.50-16.50; admission free for members and kids 2 and under.

    'Great White Shark 3D'

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    Through Sept. 7, 11:30 a.m., 1:30 & 3:30 p.m.

    Shot on location in South Africa, New Zealand, Mexico and California, this film seeks the truth behind the mythic and stigmatized underwater creature. at Northfield Savings Bank 3D Theater: A National Geographic Experience, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington (map). $3-5 plus regular admission, $13.50-16.50; admission free for members and kids 2 and under.

    Disc Golf Leagues

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    Sundays, 12 p.m., Thursdays, 6 p.m. and Sundays, 12 p.m. Continues through Sept. 30

    Players aim for targets in a fun and social tournament. at Bolton Valley Resort in Bolton Valley. Chittenden County (map). $7-14.

    'Sea Monsters 3D'

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    Through Sept. 7, 12, 2 & 4 p.m.

    Moviegoers get up close and personal with some of the dinosaur age's most fearsome marine reptiles. at Northfield Savings Bank 3D Theater: A National Geographic Experience, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington (map). $3-5 plus regular admission, $13.50-16.50; admission free for members and kids 2 and under.
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