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Sat., April 29, 7:30 p.m., Sun., April 30, 2 p.m., Fri., May 5, 7:30 p.m., Sat., May 6, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., May 7, 2 p.m.
A case of mistaken identity leads to over-the-top antics in Ken Ludwig’s sidesplitting farce Lend Me a Tenor, staged by QNEK Productions. When a series of mishaps leads to world-famous singer Tito Merelli receiving a double dose of tranquilizer, an opera company assistant dons the crooner’s costume and passes himself off as the music man. Merelli emerges from his tranquilizer haze and, naturally, high jinks ensue. Under direction from Jenny Dunne, a cast of local talent opens the award-winning theater company’s 25th and final season with this madcap comedy that is sure to have audience members singing its praises.
at Haskell Free Library & Opera House
in Derby Line.
Sat., April 29, 3 & 8 p.m. and Sun., April 30, 3 p.m.
Middlebury College students and music lovers at large celebrate the life and work of Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach during the 7th annual Middlebury Bach Festival. Opening the three-day affair are the award-winning Brentano String Quartet (pictured), who treat listeners to the German songsmith’s late work The Art of the Fugue. Notes carry across the Mead Memorial Chapel lawn during Saturday’s carillon recital by George Matthew Jr. That evening, festival co-organizer Jeffrey Buettner conducts the Bach Festival Orchestra and the Middlebury College Choir in George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Esther. Finally, players from previous years round out the weekend with a free chamber music concert on Sunday. Happy listening!
at Middlebury College
Through April 30
Fairs & Festivals
Candy, donuts, creemees and flapjacks are infused with the state’s famous flavor at the annual Vermont Maple Festival. Now in its 51st year, this sugary shindig offers three days of mouthwatering merriment, including a pancake breakfast, a maple barbecue dinner and a maple beverage tasting hosted by 14th Star Brewing. Once they’ve gotten their fill of tasty treats, revelers can indulge in live entertainment ranging from music to dance to a fiddlers’ variety show to puppet shows by No Strings Marionette. An antiques show, a parade and the yearly 8.5-mile Sap Run foot race round out the season’s sweetest soirée.
at Various St. Albans locations
in St. Albans.
Sat., April 29, 9:30 a.m.
Springtime in Vermont means many things: waterfront walks on Lake Champlain, hikes up Camel’s Hump and trips to the local creemee stand, to name a few. For cyclists, it’s time for Onion River Sports’ annual Muddy Onion Spring Classic Gravel Ride. Adventurous athletes get back in the saddle and spin their wheels on a fully supported 35.4-mile course snaking along central Vermont’s scenic back roads. If that distance seems a bit ambitious for an early-season excursion, perhaps you’ll try the newly added Hibernator Short Loop, which covers 19.4 miles of ground. No matter which leg-burning route participants choose, they’ll be rewarded with a post-ride barbecue complete with stick-to-your-ribs fare and Harpoon Brewery beer.
at Onion River Sports
Through April 29
A dialogue on temporality and loneliness, created through pairings of photographs by Dana Heffern and paintings by Sage Tucker-Ketcham. Curated by Wylie Garcia and Christy Mitchell.
at The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery
Through April 30
Burlington’s Dostie Bros. Frame Shop and gallery welcomes three members of the Tomczak family of Milton, each of whom has an artistic practice. Husband-and- wife Jim and Nancy both train their eyes on the natural world; Nancy has recently begun to expand her observational bird watercolors into mandala-like collages. Grace’s cartoon-inspired illustrations have a flair for fantasy, and a definite penchant for tentacles. Why? “Octopods and cephalopods are just fun to draw,” she writes on her website.
at Dostie Bros. Frame Shop
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