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    'Tenderly'

    'Tenderly'

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    Tuesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., Saturdays, 2 p.m. and Sundays, 3 p.m. Continues through July 30

    Many audience members relish an inside look at their favorite stars, seeking a glimpse of the men and women behind the celebrity façades. Consider films such as 2007’s La Vie en Rose, which tells the story of French chanteuse Édith Piaf, or the 1997 film Selena celebrating the eponymous Mexican American pop singer. Now, fans of singer-actress Rosemary Clooney can peek behind the curtain at the songbird famous for numbers such as “Come On-a My House” and “Mambo Italiano.” A Weston Playhouse OtherStages production of the new musical Tenderly stars Susan Haefner as Clooney and follows the entertainer from her Kentucky childhood to her Hollywood heyday and her struggles with addiction and depression. at Weston Rod & Gun Club in Weston. Brattleboro/Okemo Valley (map). $20-35.

    'The Happy Film'

    'The Happy Film'

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    Thu., July 20, 7 p.m.

    “This film started as a graphic design project six years ago, and, somehow, it all became about me,” muses Stefan Sagmeister in a trailer for the 2016 documentary The Happy Film. The movie follows the Grammy Award-winning Austrian designer, who has created album covers for the likes of Jay-Z and the Rolling Stones, on an unconventional journey: Through experiments in meditation, therapy and drugs, the artist aims to become a better, more fulfilled person. Professional association for design AIGA Vermont presents a screening of the film that, as the Hollywood Reporter puts it, “makes clear that Sagmeister is happiest when he’s practicing his craft.” at Merrill's Roxy Cinemas in Burlington (map). $5-10.

    Cooking Class: Sundried Tomato & Arugula Pizza

    Cooking Class: Sundried Tomato & Arugula Pizza

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    Fri., July 21, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

    Home cooks learn to make healthier versions of this classic comfort food, then enjoy the fruits of their labor on an outdoor deck. at Kismet Place in Williston. Chittenden County (map). $12.

    Hilton Park

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    Sat., July 22, 7:30 p.m.

    Folk fans flock to hear the trio's earthy, emotionally expressive take on Americana music. at Brandon Music in Brandon. Rutland/Killington (map). $20; $45 includes dinner; preregister; BYOB.

    Winooski Pedal & Paddle

    Winooski Pedal & Paddle

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    Sun., July 23, 9:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

    This Sunday, outdoor adventurers can explore Burlington and Winooski by land and by water. In partnership with the Winooski Valley Park District and the City of Winooski, the Friends of the Winooski River invites adults and families to participate in the Winooski Pedal and Paddle. This inaugural event begins at Burlington’s Ethan Allen Homestead, where active bodies board bikes for a four-mile ride through the Intervale to the Onion City. There, folks swap bicycles for kayaks and canoes, then paddle back to the homestead for picnicking, music and games. This Winooski River watershed benefit isn’t a race — feel free to make it a workout or simply take it easy and enjoy the scenery. at Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington (map). $12-30; free for kids under 10.

    'The Domestic Insurrection Circus and Pageant'

    'The Domestic Insurrection Circus and Pageant'

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    Sundays, 3 p.m. Continues through Aug. 27

    Social and political themes thread through this new Bread and Puppet Theater production. Museum tour, 1 p.m.; show, 3 p.m. at Bread and Puppet Theater in Glover. Northeast Kingdom (map). Donations.

    Andrea McArdle

    Andrea McArdle

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    Mon., July 24, 8 p.m.

    The Broadway icon who originated the role of Little Orphan Annie steps into the spotlight with songs from Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood. at Weston Playhouse in Weston. Brattleboro/Okemo Valley (map). $35.

    Memoir Writing Class for Seniors

    Memoir Writing Class for Seniors

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    Tuesdays, 2-3:30 p.m. Continues through July 25

    Wordsmiths write their way from childhood to present day, finding inspiration in previously published works. Call for details. at Cathedral Square in Burlington (map). Free; limited space.

    Septeto Santiaguero

    Septeto Santiaguero

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    Wed., July 26, 5:30 p.m.

    A concert by Cuban ensemble Septeto Santiaguero is an occasion for dancing. Since its inception in 1995, the band has been a champion of Cuban son music, a style known for featuring the guitar-like tres alongside infectious rhythms. A video for the group’s 2015 song “Hay un Run Run,” a collaboration with singer José “El Canario” Alberto, shows just how irresistible these numbers are, with dancers spinning and smiling across the floor. Music lovers practice their steps for a free outdoor performance on the Dartmouth College Green, which is sure to keep attendees on their feet. at Dartmouth Green in Hanover. Outside Vermont (map). Free.

    'Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery'

    'Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery'

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    Thu., July 20, 7:30 p.m., Fri., July 21, 7:30 p.m., Sat., July 22, 7:30 p.m., Sun., July 23, 2 p.m., Wed., July 26, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Thu., July 27, 7:30 p.m., Fri., July 28, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., July 29, 2 & 7:30 p.m.

    Television audiences have seen Lucy Liu portray detective Sherlock Holmes’ trusted assistant Dr. Watson on the CBS program “Elementary.” Now, Vermont theater lovers can see Holmes himself undergo a gender-role reversal in Dorset Theatre Festival’s production of Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. Actress Liz Wisan stars as the private sleuth in this comic mystery in which a family curse threatens the future of the clan’s heir. Adding star power to a cast of five thespians — who portray more than 40 characters — is “House of Cards” actor Dave Quay in the role of Watson. Jen Wineman directs this fresh take on a classic character, keeping audience members on the edge of their seats. at Dorset Playhouse in Dorset. Manchester/Bennington (map). $18-52.

    Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour

    Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour

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    Sun., Aug. 20, 1-3 & 6-8 p.m.

    Since 1987, Circus Smirkus has been launching adventurous young people to new heights through the spectacular circus arts. Now celebrating its 30th anniversary, the award-winning international youth circus founded by Rob Mermin kicks off its annual Big Top Tour with Midnight at the Museum. This original full-length show stars a troupe of auditioned “Smirkos” ages 12 through 18 in a whimsical adventure set in — you guessed it — a magical museum. Don’t be fooled by their youth — these daring performers inspire awe and wonder with feats of wire walking, clowning, juggling, rolla bolla, aerial artistry and more. Step right up! at Circus Smirkus Barn in Greensboro. Northeast Kingdom (map). $16-22.
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