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    New Chinese Acrobats

    New Chinese Acrobats

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    Thu., Nov. 15, 7 p.m.

    Hoop-diving and plate-spinning and juggling, oh my! The graceful and athletic entertainers of the New Chinese Acrobats serve up all this and more in an awe-inspiring Green Mountain State performance. Created in collaboration with Montréal’s world-famous Cirque Eloize, this elite touring ensemble combines modern-day techniques with ancient Chinese folk-art traditions in a dynamic show for all ages. Innovative stage design, eye-catching lighting and gravity-defying stunts make for a downright magical spectacle. at Northern Vermont University-Lyndon in Lyndonville. Northeast Kingdom (map). $33-36; free for students.

    LNT Aid

    LNT Aid

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    Thu., Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.

    If you’re a patron of the performing arts, LNT Aid is a prime opportunity to show support for Montpelier’s Lost Nation Theater. For the fifth year, the theater program puts on an epic benefit concert featuring songs, stories and laughter galore. This year’s lineup includes top Vermont artists such as folk chanteuse Patti Casey, singer-songwriter Jon Gailmor, feel-good rocker Chad Hollister and raconteur George Woodard. With offbeat Vermont actor Rick Ames serving as MC and several surprise guests waiting in the wings, this star-studded fundraiser sounds worthy of a standing ovation. at Montpelier City Hall Arts Center in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). $25; cash bar.

    Ibram X. Kendi

    Ibram X. Kendi

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    Fri., Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.

    In 2016, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, then 34 years old, became the youngest person ever to win the National Book Award for Nonfiction for his second book, Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. A professor of history and international relations and founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University in Washington, D.C., Kendi brings his breadth of knowledge to the 45th annual Vermont Humanities Fall Conference. Members of the public are invited to listen in on Kendi’s keynote address “Racist Ideas in America: From Slavery to Black Lives Matter.” at Ira Allen Chapel, University of Vermont in Burlington (map). Free.

    'New Voices: Night of Drums'

    'New Voices: Night of Drums'

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    Sat., Nov. 17, 8 p.m.

    The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts continues its commitment to showcasing the intermingling of musical traditions in and around Burlington with its New Voices concert series. Now in its third season, the series shines a light on local and regional performers, many of whom have immigrant or refugee backgrounds. The first concert of the 2018-19 season, “Night of Drums,” features Ghanaian ensemble the Five Town All-Stars, led by drummer Victor Koblavi Dogah, and the all-female Korean drum troupe Sori Mori. Audience members may find that “the world rhythms of our new American friends and neighbors have reset the heartbeat of Burlington,” as the Flynn Center puts it in a press release. at FlynnSpace in Burlington (map). $15.

    Fall Bridal Show

    Fall Bridal Show

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    Sun., Nov. 18, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

    Brides-to-be pile into photo booths, sample apps and mingle with industry professionals. at Vermont National Country Club in South Burlington. Chittenden County (map). $7-8; limited space.

    Fast Flirting

    Fast Flirting

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    Mon., Nov. 19, 7-9 p.m.

    Singles in their thirties and forties make connections during face-to-face conversations with a tech twist. at Nectar's in Burlington (map). $20-25.

    Empty Bowls Dinner

    Empty Bowls Dinner

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    Tue., Nov. 20, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

    A simple meal served in handcrafted vessels raises funds for Salvation Farms. at Community College of Vermont in Winooski. Chittenden County (map). $5.

    'Planes, Trains and Automobiles'

    'Planes, Trains and Automobiles'

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    Wed., Nov. 21, 6 p.m.

    Comic legends Steve Martin and John Candy elicit big laughs in their 1987 comedy about a man traveling home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious salesman in tow. at Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro. Northeast Kingdom (map). Donations; canned food items accepted.

    Community Thanksgiving Dinner

    Community Thanksgiving Dinner

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    Thu., Nov. 22, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

    A festive feast fosters a sense of togetherness. at Bethany United Church of Christ (Montpelier) in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free; preregister for delivery.

    Thanksgiving Weekend

    Thanksgiving Weekend

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    Nov. 23-25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

    A 19th-century celebration transports families back in time with horse-drawn wagon rides, traditional fare and themed activities. at Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock. Upper Valley (map). Regular admission, $4-16; free for members and kids under 3.

    Downtown Rutland Holiday Stroll

    Downtown Rutland Holiday Stroll

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    Sat., Nov. 24, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

    Retail specials, snacks and family-friendly activities pave the way for the annual tree lighting in Depot Park. See downtownrutland.com for full schedule. at Downtown Rutland in Rutland. Rutland/Killington (map). Free.

    Guster

    Guster

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    Sun., Nov. 25

    Audi FIS Ski World Cup Killington spectators and members of the public rock out to songs from the indie rock band's forthcoming album, Look Alive, immediately following the first scheduled slalom, which begins at 10 a.m. Festival Village, K-1 Base Area. at Killington Resort in Killington. Rutland/Killington (map). Free.

    'The Pink Panther'

    'The Pink Panther'

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    Mon., Nov. 26, 7 p.m.

    French police inspector Jacques Clouseau is after a mysterious jewel thief in this 1963 crime comedy. at Catamount Arts Center in St. Johnsbury. Northeast Kingdom (map). Free.

    Ed Koren

    Ed Koren

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    Tue., Nov. 27, 6 p.m.

    The New Yorker cartoonist taps into the ironies of rural living in Koren: In the Wild. at Norman Williams Public Library in Woodstock. Upper Valley (map). Free.

    Chromaticats & Jazz Vocal Ensemble

    Chromaticats & Jazz Vocal Ensemble

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    Wed., Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m.

    Female jazz composers from the 1930s to the present shine in "Lady Day and Today." at University of Vermont Recital Hall in Burlington (map). Free.
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