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    West African Dance

    West African Dance

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    Mondays, 5:30-7 p.m.

    Live djembe and dundun drumming drive a family-friendly class with teacher Seny Daffe of Guinea. Drop-ins are welcome. at Zenbarn Studio in Waterbury. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). $10-16.

    Peter Burmeister

    Peter Burmeister

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    Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. Continues through Oct. 24

    A psychotherapist shares his expertise in "Siegfried Must Die! C.G. Jung & the Shadow: An Exposition of Jung’s Relationship With His Patient, Colleague & Anima, Sabina Spielrein." at Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free; preregister.

    Sarah Rooker

    Sarah Rooker

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    Wed., Oct. 18, 7 p.m.

    Thanks in part to the TV show “Mad Men,” set mostly in 1960s Manhattan, the last decade has seen a resurgence of midcentury modern style. In fact, a 2011 article in MidCentury magazine claims that the show “has placed midcentury style firmly in the mainstream.” Norwich’s history with the retro aesthetic is the focus of a talk by Norwich Historical Society director Sarah Rooker. In “Mad for MidCentury Modern: A New Architectural Style Comes to Norwich,” she tells the story of the architects, artists and scholars who brought a dash of modernism to the traditional town during and after World War II. at Norwich Public Library in Norwich. Upper Valley (map). Free.

    The No-Fuss Kitchen: Cooking With Plant-Based Protein

    The No-Fuss Kitchen: Cooking With Plant-Based Protein

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    Thu., Oct. 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    Omnivores and vegans alike find new recipe inspiration in this culinary class with City Market/Onion River Co-op's Meredith Knowles. at McClure Multigenerational Center in Burlington (map). $5-10.

    Sarah Perry

    Sarah Perry

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    Thu., Oct. 19, 7 p.m.

    When author Sarah Perry was 12, her mother was murdered in their home. After authorities caught and prosecuted the killer more than a decade later, Perry began her own investigation into her mother’s life and the social biases behind gender-based violence. The result is her memoir, After the Eclipse: A Mother’s Murder, A Daughter’s Search, released in September. As Publishers Weekly puts it, “Perry’s memoir is a testament to one child’s ability to survive the unspeakable, one woman’s ability to recapture what was lost and a fascinating small-town mystery with breathtaking revelations at the end.” The author appears in conversation with Woodstock-based writer Julia Cooke. at Mon Vert Café in Woodstock. Upper Valley (map). Free.

    'The Metromaniacs'

    'The Metromaniacs'

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    Oct. 19-21, 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 22, 2-4 p.m.

    Move over, Kim Kardashian — poets are the sought-after celebrities in David Ives’ uproarious comedy The Metromaniacs. Adapted from an 18th-century French farce by Alexis Piron, the play follows an aspiring poet who becomes infatuated with the works of an enigmatic female writer. The twist? The lady is, in fact, a middle-aged man pulling a trick on the poetry establishment. A Middlebury Actors Workshop production transports theatergoers to a place that director Melissa Lourie calls “a purer world, where characters are drunk on language and high-comic passion.” at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. Middlebury Area (map). $12-22.

    Chair Yoga at Sangha Studio — North

    Chair Yoga at Sangha Studio — North

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    Thursdays, 2-3:15 p.m. Continues through Oct. 26

    Whether they're experiencing limited mobility, chronic pain or emotional challenges, attendees can participate in this modified practice. at Sangha Studio — North in Burlington (map). Donations.

    Bass Summit With Norbert Putnam & Mike Gordon

    Bass Summit With Norbert Putnam & Mike Gordon

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    Fri., Oct. 20, 12:15-1:15 p.m.

    If you’ve ever listened to recordings by Elvis Presley, Waylon Jennings or Dolly Parton, you’ve probably heard the bass stylings of Norbert Putnam. In addition to playing on more than 9,000 tracks, Putnam began producing in 1970, lending his ear to tunes such as Jimmy Buffett’s “Margaritaville” and Kris Kristofferson’s 1981 breakup album To the Bone. The hit maker, who was part of the original Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, heads to Saint Michael’s College on Friday for an afternoon bass summit with fellow four-string aficionado Mike Gordon of Phish. That evening, Putnam presents “Muscle Shoals to Margaritaville: An Evening With Norbert Putnam,” a multimedia talk with a focus on his 2017 autobiography Music Lessons: A Musical Memoir. at McCarthy Arts Center, Saint Michael's College in Colchester. Chittenden County (map). Free.

    'Muscle Shoals to Margaritaville: An Evening With Norbert Putnam'

    'Muscle Shoals to Margaritaville: An Evening With Norbert Putnam'

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    Fri., Oct. 20, 7 p.m.

    If you’ve ever listened to recordings by Elvis Presley, Waylon Jennings or Dolly Parton, you’ve probably heard the bass stylings of Norbert Putnam. In addition to playing on more than 9,000 tracks, Putnam began producing in 1970, lending his ear to tunes such as Jimmy Buffett’s “Margaritaville” and Kris Kristofferson’s 1981 breakup album To the Bone. The hit maker, who was part of the original Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, heads to Saint Michael’s College on Friday for an afternoon bass summit with fellow four-string aficionado Mike Gordon of Phish. That evening, Putnam presents “Muscle Shoals to Margaritaville: An Evening With Norbert Putnam,” a multimedia talk with a focus on his 2017 autobiography Music Lessons: A Musical Memoir. at McCarthy Arts Center, Saint Michael's College in Colchester. Chittenden County (map). Free.

    Pilobolus

    Pilobolus

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    Fri., Oct. 20, 8 p.m.

    Since its inception in 1971, Pilobolus dance theater has existed outside of the box. For starters, it was formed by a group of Dartmouth College students with no dance training. Possessing a strong commitment to collaboration, the troupe crosses creative disciplines in its quest for new forms of expression — and it has reaped rewards. Among other accolades, the company has earned a Grammy Award nomination, a TED fellowship and a Dance Magazine Award as well as spots on popular TV programs such as “Ellen” and “60 Minutes.” The dancers bring a blend of artistry, athleticism and drama to the Barre Opera House with a program that includes the stirring piece “On the Nature of Things.” at Barre Opera House in Barre. Barre/Montpelier (map). $28-49.

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Sun to Cheese Tour

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    Fridays, 1:45-3:45 p.m. Continues through Oct. 20

    Fromage fanatics go behind the scenes and follow award-winning farmhouse cheddar from raw milk to finished product. at Shelburne Farms in Shelburne. Chittenden County (map). $18 includes a block of cheddar.

    'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde'

    'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde'

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    Sat., Oct. 21, 7 p.m.

    Robert Louis Stevenson's tale about a doctor unable to escape his dark side plays out in a 1920 silent film with live piano accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis. at Brandon Town Hall in Brandon. Rutland/Killington (map). Donations.

    Cars & Coffee Upper Valley

    Cars & Coffee Upper Valley

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    Third Saturday of every month, 8-11 a.m. Continues through Oct. 21

    Auto enthusiasts talk shop over cups of joe while checking out rides ranging from motorcycles to Teslas. Weather permitting. at The Tuckerbox in White River Junction. Upper Valley (map). Free.

    Jeffrey Lent

    Jeffrey Lent

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    Sun., Oct. 22, 2 p.m.

    The Vermont author offers thoughts on his latest novel, Before We Sleep. at Phoenix Books (Misty Valley) in Chester. Brattleboro/Okemo Valley (map). Free.

    'The Marvelous Wonderettes'

    'The Marvelous Wonderettes'

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    Thu., Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Oct. 21, 3 & 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 22, 2 p.m.

    Pop songs from the 1950s and ’60s propel the story of The Marvelous Wonderettes, the hit off-Broadway musical by Roger Bean. Audience members meet teen singers Suzy, Betty Jean, Cindy Lou and Missy, performing at their high school’s senior prom in 1958. The story continues at their 10-year high school reunion, where the women, facing the challenges of adulthood, reconnect in four-part harmony. Familiar tunes such as “Stupid Cupid,” “Lipstick on Your Collar” and “Respect” have onlookers dancing in their seats during this ArtisTree Music Theatre Festival production. at The Grange Theatre in South Pomfret. Upper Valley (map). $15-25.
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