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    Diamond Island Regatta

    Diamond Island Regatta

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    Sat., Aug. 17, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

    Last year’s Diamond Island Regatta drew 30 boats into beautiful Lake Champlain. Hosted by the Royal Savage Yacht Club and Point Bay Marina to benefit the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, this aquatic adventure kicks off with a prerace breakfast and a skipper’s meeting. Vessels with Lake Champlain Performance Handicap Racing Fleet ratings then cut across the water, vying for trophies in various classes. Later, sailors and members of the public indulge in the buffet-style Taste of the Islands Dinner, featuring a choice of island spiced pork shoulder or Jamaican mahi in curry sauce, and toast to winners in the awards ceremony. at Point Bay Marina in Charlotte. Chittenden County (map). Free.

    Peacham Acoustic Music Festival

    Peacham Acoustic Music Festival

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    Sat., Aug. 17, 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

    The Northeast Kingdom is alive with the sounds of Celtic traditional music, old-time fiddle tunes, blues numbers and bluegrass strains. Held in various venues throughout the Caledonia County town, the Peacham Acoustic Music Festival brings in local and national acts — think Grammy Award-winning producer Jim Rooney and Vermont traditional roots trio Pete’s Posse — for two days of concerts, workshops and jam sessions. “Acoustic music and traditional dance go hand in hand,” reads the event website. Several dances get attendees on their feet throughout the weekend, including a blues and swing dance with music by Annie and the Hedonists of Albany, N.Y., (pictured) and Saturday evening’s grand finale contra dance. at Various Peacham locations in Peacham. Northeast Kingdom (map). $15-90.

    Afro Yaqui Music Collective

    Afro Yaqui Music Collective

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    Sat., Aug. 17, 9 p.m.

    Fully orchestrated and magnificently realized, Afro Yaqui Music Collective make funk and jazz music uninhibited by rules or expectations. Firmly committed to social justice, the Pittsburgh-based ensemble takes aim at climate change, immigrant issues and dismantling cultural narratives. Mirror Butterfly, the group’s 2019 live jazz opera, is a sprawling narrative that details a chaotic world caught in a state of flux. Musically, the album similarly rises and falls, pairing rollicking, funky bangers with stark spoken-word pieces. Afro Yaqui Music Collective perform on Saturday, August 17, at Zenbarn in Waterbury. at Zenbarn in Waterbury. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). $10/15.

    Big Pond Improv Festival

    Big Pond Improv Festival

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    Sat., Aug. 17, 7 p.m.

    Perhaps the most underappreciated of the comedic arts, improv can also be the most difficult — and rewarding. Hot on the heels of the Vermont Comedy Club’s summer sketch comedy revue, the Big Pond Improv Festival takes over the Queen City club for the second year in a row. Much like at a music festival, independent improv groups from Montréal, New York City, Boston and the Green Mountain State come together for a three-day marathon of on-the-spot hilarity. The Big Pond Improv Festival runs Thursday through Saturday, August 15 through 17, at the Vermont Comedy Club in Burlington. at Vermont Comedy Club in Burlington (map). $10-50.

    'Contemporary American Regionalism: Vermont Perspectives'

    'Contemporary American Regionalism: Vermont Perspectives'

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    Aug. 17-Oct. 20

    Using works from the center's permanent collection, the exhibition invites viewers to consider the framework of regionalism and the role art plays in society; guest-curated by Ric Kasini Kadour. Reception: Saturday, August 17, 4-6 p.m. at Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester. Manchester/Bennington (map).

    Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival

    Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival

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    Aug. 17-25

    The theme of “Groundbreakers” is a guiding force behind the 11th annual Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival. Nine days of programming spotlight trailblazing composers from the last 500 years — from Ludwig van Beethoven to Igor Stravinsky to John Cage — who challenged the conventions of their day. Talks, concerts, master classes and a children’s workshop engage classical music lovers and foster what festival artistic directors Gloria Chien and Soovin Kim describe as “a fresh appreciation for the specific ways each of these geniuses changed the world for future generations!” at Various Chittenden County locations in Burlington (map). $225 for grand festival pass; prices vary for individual events.

    Lisa Myers

    Lisa Myers

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    Through Aug. 23

    "Seriality," mixed-media pieces based on old photographs of the artist’s grandmother and her siblings. at Studio Place Arts in Barre. Barre/Montpelier (map).

    'Mind's Eye

    'Mind's Eye

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    Through Aug. 24

    Artwork by Randee Leightcap and Meri Stiles that explores emotional responses to the natural and social worlds. at Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild Backroom Gallery in St. Johnsbury. Northeast Kingdom (map).

    'Composing Form'

    'Composing Form'

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    Through Aug. 24

    A group exhibition of contemporary sculptors working in ceramics, highlighting figurative and abstract work that references human history, intervention and experience. Curated by Rachel Moore. at Helen Day Art Center in Stowe. Stowe/Smuggs (map).

    'Kindreds: Tangible and Ineffable'

    'Kindreds: Tangible and Ineffable'

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    Through Aug. 24

    Paintings by Kate Emlen and ceramic works by Amanda Nichols. at The Garage Cultural Center in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map).

    Harold Weston

    Harold Weston

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    Through Aug. 25

    Works by the modernist painter and social activist (1894-1972) dubbed "the Thoreau of the Adirondacks." at Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education, Shelburne Museum in Shelburne. Chittenden County (map).

    'Art of Water '

    'Art of Water '

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    Through Aug. 27

    An all-member, all-mediums art exhibit, part of the Guild's 20th anniversary celebration honoring planet Earth. at Brandon Artists Guild in Brandon. Rutland/Killington (map).

    Carol Hochreiter

    Carol Hochreiter

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    Through Aug. 30

    "Journey," paintings in mixed media by the local artist. at Strand Main Gallery in Plattsburgh. Outside Vermont (map).

    Rory Jackson

    Rory Jackson

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    Through Aug. 31

    Lots of Vermonters have a summer camp by a lake, and plenty of flatlanders have second homes in Vermont. But local artist Rory Jackson spends his non-Vermont time in a more unexpected locale: Ghana. Specifically, the peninsula known as Cape Three Points. Whether surrounded by Addison County farmland or West African beaches, Jackson feels at home. at Edgewater Gallery on the Green in Middlebury. Middlebury Area (map).

    Andrew Marks

    Andrew Marks

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    Through Aug. 31

    Born in New York City, Andrew Marks graduated from Middlebury College in 1966, but the education didn’t exactly prepare him for a vocation. After running through a series of varied part-time jobs, he met a working artist and it essentially changed his life. Long a pipe aficionado, Marks returned to Vermont and set about carving, from a stash of briar burl, beautiful and sophisticated smoking pipes — for 40 years. His reputation for these carefully crafted items is international. But eventually Marks began to pursue additional artistic outlets; the Henry Sheldon Museum in Middlebury is now exhibiting a selection of his “fantasy creatures.” Also made from burl, and mounted on stone, the small animals were inspired by the fetish carvings of the Zuni tribe, who believe that all things are imbued with spirit. at Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History in Middlebury. Middlebury Area (map).
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