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    'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical'

    'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical'

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    Thu., Nov. 21, 7 p.m.

    The television special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” first hit screens on December 6, 1964. Since then, the stop-motion animated story of the most famous reindeer of all has become an enduring piece of yuletide tradition. New and nostalgic fans alike kick off the Christmas season with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. Costumed actors and puppeteers bring characters such as Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius and the Abominable Snow Monster to life against a backdrop evoking the TV classic. Beloved songs such as “We Are Santa’s Elves,” “The Most Wonderful Day of the Year” and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” warm hearts in this Right Angle Entertainment, S2BN Entertainment and Premiere Producers touring production. at Flynn MainStage in Burlington (map). $34.75-76.75.

    'Be Strong and Do Not Betray Your Soul'

    'Be Strong and Do Not Betray Your Soul'

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    Through Dec. 13

    Photographs by 47 artists from the collection of Light Work, a nonprofit based in Syracuse, N.Y., that explore topics of politics, social justice, identity and visibility. at Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont in Burlington (map).

    'Resist! Insist! Persist!'

    'Resist! Insist! Persist!'

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    Through Dec. 13

    It is a sad fact of human evolution that there are so many reasons to express resistance to one another. University of Vermont students in a 2018 art history class chose the timely topic, curating an exhibition at the Fleming Museum of Art with artworks and objects primarily drawn from the museum’s permanent collection. The show features the work “of historical and contemporary artists who have countered adversity and hardship with empowerment and expression,” explains exhibition text. The subjects range from racial violence to political suppression to the underrepresentation of women in the art world. at Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont in Burlington (map). Free with museum admission.

    'Travis Shilling: Tyrannosaurus Clan'

    'Travis Shilling: Tyrannosaurus Clan'

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    Through Feb. 8, 2020

    Shilling, a Canadian Ojibwe painter, filmmaker and playwright — the second artist son of Aboriginal painter Arthur Shilling — was born in Rama, Ontario, and maintains a studio in Toronto. His works in the Burlington gallery may be a revelation to local art viewers. Shilling’s visions frequently depict animals — painted Ojibwe style — at odds with humans who seem blithely bent on destruction. For example, an outsize bird perches on a backhoe that’s digging a channel for a pipeline; a fish hovers alongside an oil rig in the sea. Shilling’s juxtaposition of graphical, vibrant native symbology and darkly impressionistic scenes is jarring — in a good way. Trained in native and contemporary arts, he wields both to address some of the sad consequences of imbalance in the modern world. at BCA Center in Burlington (map).

    'Transcendent: Spirituality in Contemporary Art'

    'Transcendent: Spirituality in Contemporary Art'

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    Through Feb. 8, 2020

    A group exhibition of nationally recognized artists who explore or evoke themes of spirituality through their work, reflecting on questions of human nature, cultural identity and sanctity in everyday life. Artists include Anila Quayyam Agha, Leonardo Benzant, Maïmouna Guerresi, Shahzia Sikander, Zarina, and Vermont-based artists Sandy Sokoloff and Shelley Warren. at BCA Center in Burlington (map).

    Percussion Ensemble

    Percussion Ensemble

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    Thu., Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m.

    Student players keep the beat in an eclectic concert. at University of Vermont Southwick Ballroom, Redstone Campus in Burlington (map). Free.

    'Making, Unmaking: The Moon Is the Moon'

    'Making, Unmaking: The Moon Is the Moon'

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    Through Nov. 29

    Artists-in-residence Barbara and Norton Garber and core professors Veruska Cantelli and Flavio Rizzo explore the ancient art of haiku in words as well as visual imagery and sound. Closing reception: Thursday, November 21, 4-6 p.m. at Champlain College Art Gallery in Burlington (map).

    Art Hop Juried Show

    Art Hop Juried Show

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    Through Nov. 30

    Burlington’s annual South End Art Hop ended two weeks ago, but its traditional juried show didn’t — you can see it, at least during limited occasions, through November 30. What’s not traditional is the venue: the Amy E. Tarrant Gallery at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. That’s why the hours are limited; the Tarrant does not have a full-time gallery staff. Though the exhibit was open for the three days of the Hop, September 6 to 8, now viewers can see it only prior to MainStage shows or by appointment. Here’s a tip: It’s worth making an appointment. Juried by Brent Beamon of the Flowers Gallery in New York City, the exhibit includes some strong work and is quite diverse in mediums and styles. It’s clear that Beamon favored artworks that make a statement. Or, as he puts it, “[I’m] drawn not only to an artist’s technical ability but also to their point of view.” The first-place winner is a photograph by Emmanuel Christian Tedjasukmana, titled “Myopia: Harming in Order to Heal,” in which an older woman is lying amid a jumble of medical debris (pictured). Vanessa Compton’s second-place collage painting, “A Night at the Garden,” depicts what appears to be a Nazi/white supremacist rally. And though the third-place winner, a black-and-white photograph by Orah Moore, is far more benign, the image of Vermont dairy farmer George Woodard putting out hay for “the girls” certainly speaks to hard work and devotion. According to Christy Mitchell, director of the South End Arts and Business Association, the people’s choice votes have been tallied — and resulted in a tie. Viewers went for a moody watercolor-and-gouache piece titled “Emergence,” by Sam Wyatt; and “Auto-Warming,” an apocalyptic CGI print by John Douglas. at Amy E. Tarrant Gallery in Burlington (map).

    David Holub

    David Holub

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    Through Nov. 30

    Digital illustrations that combine words, images, whimsy, heartbreak and humor. at The Daily Planet in Burlington (map).

    Martin Seehuus

    Martin Seehuus

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    Through Nov. 30

    "Far Away and Moving Very Fast," paintings that focus on playful honesty. at The Gallery at Main Street Landing in Burlington (map).

    'Contrast'

    'Contrast'

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    Through Dec. 27

    A new exhibition by the Art Tribe — Melanie Brotz, Annie Caswell, LaVerne Ferguson, Kara Greenblott, Billie Miles, Lynne Reed, Kelley Taft and Beth Young — who are dedicated to supporting and encouraging each other in making art. at Flynndog Gallery in Burlington (map).
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    Spotlight Events

    • Sonja Olson @ Norman Williams Public Library

      • Through Dec. 31
    • 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical' @ Flynn MainStage

      • Thu., Nov. 21, 7 p.m. $34.75-76.75.
    • 'Mythic' @ Sylvan Adams Theatre, Segal Centre for Performing Arts

      • Through Nov. 21, 8 p.m., Sat., Nov. 23, 8 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 24, 2 & 7 p.m. $53-67.
    • Margaret Dwyer @ AVA Gallery and Art Center

      • Nov. 22-Dec. 28
    • Thanks: A Celebration of Online & Irl Friendship @ Karma Bird House

      • Fri., Nov. 22, 7 p.m. $10

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