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    Collage Show

    Collage Show

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    Through July 30

    Works by three regional collage artists: Ben Peberdy, W. David Powell and Athena Petra Tasiopoulos. Reception: Wednesday, July 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Rustic Roots in Shelburne. Chittenden County (map).

    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.

    Amberwood

    Amberwood

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    Wed., July 26, 10:30 p.m.

    (alt-rock) at Radio Bean in Burlington (map). free.

    'Dogfight'

    'Dogfight'

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

    While the theatrical work Dogfight has its share of lively musical numbers and a few laughs, it also tackles thought-provoking topics. Set in 1963, the play follows Cpl. Eddie Birdlace and two fellow Marines as they drink and make merry on the eve of their deployment to Southeast Asia. As the youthful carousing continues, Birdlace makes an unexpected connection with a mild-mannered yet idealistic waitress who challenges his worldview. Music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who nabbed an Academy Award for writing the lyrics to “City of Stars” in La La Land, propel the play’s Vermont premiere, staged by the Stowe Theatre Guild. at Stowe Town Hall Theatre in Stowe. Stowe/Smuggs (map). $18-20.

    '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.

    Point CounterPoint: Constance Holden Memorial Concert

    Point CounterPoint: Constance Holden Memorial Concert

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    Thu., July 27, 7:30 p.m.

    The late Constance “Tancy” Holden was a journalist, painter and fan of Point CounterPoint concerts. Though the longtime Salisbury summer resident died in a bicycle accident in 2010, memories of her live on in the chamber music school’s annual Constance Holden Memorial Concert. This year, violinist Anton Miller and violist Rita Porfiris (both pictured) are among the faculty performers to charm classical connoisseurs at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater. Both codirectors of music at the Lake Dunmore institution, the instrumentalists bring their bow-and-string prowess to works by Frank Bridge, Anton Webern, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Béla Bartók. at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. Middlebury Area (map). Donations.

    Terri Clark

    Terri Clark

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    Thu., July 27, 8 p.m.

    "Poor Poor Pitiful Me" and other chart-topping hits captivate country music fans. at Paramount Theatre in Rutland. Rutland/Killington (map). $40.

    Wilsen, Henry Jamison

    Wilsen, Henry Jamison

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    Thu., July 27, 8:30 p.m.

    Wilsen front woman Tamsin Wilson is a self-proclaimed night owl. The British-born, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter penned songs from her latest album, I Go Missing in My Sleep, in the dead stillness of predawn. You can hear this tranquil yet anticipatory verve on each track. While placid acoustic guitar anchors her songwriting, it doesn’t take long for it to wander away from the campfire and into the dark of night. Atmospheric accents, such as fluttery samples, peripheral synth pads and reverb-drenched percussion, elevate her folksy proclivities into a free-associative dream state. Catch Wilsen on Thursday, July 27, at the Higher Ground Showcase Lounge in South Burlington. Local singer-songwriter Henry Jamison opens. at Higher Ground Showcase Lounge in South Burlington. Chittenden County (map). $10/12.

    The Manifestivus

    The Manifestivus

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    Fri., July 28, 3 p.m.-12 a.m., Sat., July 29, 3 p.m.-12 a.m. and Sun., July 30, 12-4 p.m.

    Creativity and diversity are the driving forces behind the 14th annual Manifestivus, a summer celebration of live music, art and culture. Set on sprawling green grounds, the festival features local and international acts for fans of genres ranging from reggae and world grooves to electronic and hip-hop beats. Akae Beka led by reggae legend Vaughn Benjamin (pictured), horn-driven ensemble the Big Takeover, and African drum and dance group Afri-VT are among the scheduled talent. Personal expression and unity are encouraged, and camping, kids’ activities, art installations and vendors keep the positive vibes flowing. As event founder and producer David Pransky puts it in a press release, “Festivalgoers will have fun, of course, but they’ll also leave feeling empowered.” at 234 Pransky Road in Cabot. Barre/Montpelier (map). $80; free for kids 12 and under; additional cost for camping.

    Mantis Tobaggan

    Mantis Tobaggan

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    Fri., July 28, 8 p.m.

    (soul) at Radio Bean in Burlington (map). free.

    Harpoon Brewery BBQ Festival

    Harpoon Brewery BBQ Festival

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    Sat., July 29, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sun., July 30, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Culinary teams from all over the country fire up the grill and compete for the title of New England BBQ Champ. at Harpoon Brewery Riverbend Taps & Beer Garden in Windsor. Upper Valley (map). $15; cash only.

    'R3: Richard III: The Anatomy of a Villain'

    'R3: Richard III: The Anatomy of a Villain'

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    Sat., July 29, 6 p.m.

    As the Vermont Shakespeare Festival tells it, “Shakespeare’s Richard III is the tale of a ruthless, power-crazed royal who lies and murders his way to the highest seat in the land.” If that doesn’t grab your attention, it’s difficult to imagine what would. Theater buffs and casual picnickers alike can experience the action and intrigue when VSF serves up a staged reading of the Bard’s historic drama on the Shelburne Museum’s Circus Lawn. Scripts in hand, six actors deliver lines that, while written in the 16th century, still resonate today. Bring a chair and some snacks for this al fresco presentation. at Shelburne Museum in Shelburne. Chittenden County (map). $15-20; free for kids under 12 with a ticketed adult.

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

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

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    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.

    Jack and the Jukebox

    Jack and the Jukebox

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    Sat., July 29, 8:30 p.m.

    Utica art rockers Jack and the Jukebox invite you to a very special costume party. It’s a hedonistic, chaotic scene with a calculated, asymmetrical soundtrack. But beware: Horse-headed men are persona non grata, and Björk’s infamous swan dress may make an appearance. Exploding piñatas incite ravenous consumption, and the stereo pumps out an unpredictable blend of intelligent, experimental rock topped with loungy vocals perpetually on the edge of losing control. So strap on a wig and get weird. Seriously — they encourage their audience to dress up. Jack and the Jukebox perform on Saturday, July 29, at the Monkey House in Winooski. at Monkey House in Winooski. Chittenden County (map). $3/8. 18+.

    Colchester Triathlon

    Colchester Triathlon

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    Sun., July 30, 8:30-11 a.m.

    Ambitious athletes bike, run and kayak or swim to the finish line. at Bayside Park in Colchester. Chittenden County (map). $50-105.
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    • Music While You Pick @ Owl's Head Blueberry Farm

      • Thu., Aug. 3, 5-8:30 p.m. Minimum purchase of two quarts per adult, $6 per quart.
    • Hike Into History @ Mount Independence State Historic Site

      • Sun., Aug. 6, 2-4 p.m. $5; free for kids under 15.
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      • Tue., Aug. 8, 12-1 p.m., Tue., Aug. 15, 12-1 p.m. and Tue., Aug. 29, 12-1 p.m. $5-7.
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      • Wed., Aug. 2, 12 & 1 p.m., Mon., Aug. 7, 12 & 1 p.m., Wed., Aug. 9, 12 & 1 p.m., Mon., Aug. 14, 12 & 1 p.m., Mon., Aug. 21, 12 & 1 p.m., Wed., Aug. 23, 12 & 1 p.m., Mon., Aug. 28, 12 & 1 p.m. and Wed., Aug. 30, 12 & 1 p.m. Free; preregister.
    • New Play Reading @ Dorset Playhouse

      • Tue., Aug. 8, 7-9 p.m. $20.

    Spotlight Events

    • Collage Show @ Rustic Roots

      • Through July 30
    • Septeto Santiaguero @ Dartmouth Green

      • Wed., July 26, 5:30 p.m. Free.
    • Amberwood @ Radio Bean

      • Wed., July 26, 10:30 p.m. free
    • 'Dogfight' @ Stowe Town Hall Theatre

      • Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through Aug. 5 $18-20.
    • 'Tenderly' @ Weston Rod & Gun Club

      • Tuesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., Saturdays, 2 p.m. and Sundays, 3 p.m. Continues through July 30 $20-35.

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