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Arts Calendar: Virtual

The Vermont Arts Calendar is statewide, crowdsourced, and embeddable. Listings are free and seen by thousands of people throughout and beyond Vermont. The calendar is on the Council's website, and is shared by the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing as well as Vermont Public Radio. Find virtual and in-person events of every kind, and search by event category, region, and date.

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Due to the frequency of event cancellations during the COVID-19 crisis, we cannot guarantee that in person events listed in our calendar are current. Please confirm with the listed venue before attending.

Have you listed an event in our arts calendar that has since been cancelled due to COVID-19? Please email Desmond Peeples, Content Manager, at dpeeplesREMOVETHISBEFORESENDING@vermontartscouncil.org to update your listing.

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Friday, April 9, 2021

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Apr
9
2021

Curriculum in Motion® Institute Webinar and Q&A

Curriculum in Motion® Institute Webinar and Q&A

Curious to know more about the year-long, online institute for choreographers and dance-makers? Join Artist Faculty Celeste Miller, Kimberli Boyd, and Michael Richter in a 45-minute webinar and Q&A about this program, including a little taste of the kind of activities that we will explore together in the Institute.

Using body-based practices, The Institute works with the Curriculum in Motion® pedagogy to integrate our art, values and our place in the world. With its roots in over 25 years of application with community partners, Curriculum in Motion® artists have partnered with K-12 schools, museums, after-school programs, non-profits, medical groups, businesses and civic planners. Learn more and apply to join the 2021-2022 cohort today!

4/9/21 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Jacob's Pillow, 358 George Carter Rd, Becket, MA 01223, Outside Vermont

Apr
9
2021

Writer to Writer: C. Dale Young & Angela Narciso Torres

Writer to Writer: C. Dale Young & Angela Narciso Torres

Writer to Writer: Conversations on Craft & Featured Readings series pairs writers together to read from their work and to discuss all aspects of being a working writer. These live virtual events are a window into a writer's life and also provide access to, and a platform for, diverse voices and writing talent across genres. Conversations may touch on craft, literary friendship, publishing, sustaining a writing practice, and more.

C. Dale Young practices medicine full-time and teaches in the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers. He is the author of a novel in stories, The Affliction, (Four Way Books, 2018) and five collections of poetry, the most recent being Prometeo (Four Way Books, 2021). He is a recipient of fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation. He is the 2017/2018 recipient of the Hanes Award from the Fellowship of Southern Writers.

Angela Narciso Torres is the author of What Happens Is Neither (Four Way Books 2021) Blood Orange, winner of the 2013 Willow Books Literature Award for Poetry, and the chapbook, To the Bone (Sundress Publications 2020). Recent work appears or is forthcoming in POETRY, Missouri Review, Quarterly West, Cortland Review, and Poetry Northwest. A graduate of Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers and Harvard Graduate School of Education, Angela has received fellowships from Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Illinois Arts Council, and Ragdale Foundation. She received First Prize in the Yeats Poetry Prize (W.B. Yeats Society of New York). New City magazine named her one of Chicago's Lit 50: Who Really Books in Chicago. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Manila, she currently resides in San Diego. She serves as a senior and reviews editor for RHINO Poetry.

4/9/21 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson

Apr
8
2021
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Apr
11
2021

River City Drumbeat

River City Drumbeat

For 30 years, the indefatigable Nardie White has offered a path to empowerment for African-American youth in Louisville, KY through his River City Drum Corps. White has dedicated his life to teaching communities about their Pan-African roots, but with retirement approaching, he must train his successor. Set against the backdrop of the American South and featuring glorious drum battles, this uplifting film is a timely reminder of the incredible change one person can create.

4/8/21 12:00am - 4/11/21 11:00pm

Online, Statewide

Apr
7
2021
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Apr
13
2021

The Met: Live in HD presents Madama Butterfly

The Met: Live in HD presents Madama Butterfly

The Met: Live in HD presents Puccini's Madama Butterfly*, which tells the heart-wrenching story of a young Japanese geisha who clings to the belief that her new husband, a visiting American naval officer, will stay faithful and return to her. In this live transmission from 2016, soprano Kristine Opolais stars as Cio-Cio-San, with tenor Roberto Alagna as Lt. Pinkerton, in Anthony Minghella’s beautiful, atmospheric production. Karel Mark Chichon conducts. Tickets are $15 and are valid for a specific viewing time from April 7 to April 13. For more information, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org. *distributed by New York-based BYExperience

online viewing, Statewide

Mar
30
2021
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Apr
15
2021

Rose Plays Julie

Rose Plays Julie

A young adopted woman tracks down her birth mother only to be confronted by revelations that draw her into the dark world of her father. This is a film about digging up the past in more ways than one. Like Molloy and Lawlor’s previous films, it, too, explores their recurrent, glitchy themes of identity/doubling and performance. But there are also strong undercurrents referring to Greek myths from Oedipus and Electra as well as King Agamemnon’s killing of one of goddess Artemis’ sacred stags. The film was shot on location in Dublin and Wicklow in the summer of 2018, its powerful soundtrack was originally composed and arranged by Irish composer, Stephen McKeon.

3/30/21 12:00am - 4/15/21 11:59pm

Vermont International Film Festival's Virtual Cinema, Burlington

Mar
30
2021
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Apr
15
2021

Night of the Kings

Night of the Kings

Official Entry, 93rd Academy Awards® Best International Feature Film – Ivory Coast
A young man is sent to “La Maca”, a prison in the middle of the Ivorian forest ruled by its inmates. As tradition goes with the rising of the red moon, he is designated by the Boss to be the new “Roman” and must tell a story to the other prisoners. Learning what fate awaits him, he begins to narrate the mystical life of the legendary outlaw named “Zama King” and has no choice but to make his story last until dawn.

3/30/21 12:00am - 4/15/21 11:59pm

Vermont International Film Festival's Virtual Cinemat, Burlington

Mar
30
2021
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Apr
15
2021

A Shape of Things to Come

A Shape of Things to Come

A Shape of Things to Come is a provocative portrait of a loner named Sundog who lives on the border in the Sonoran desert. The film creates a world that stretches from the distant past, to the ecological movements of the 1960’s, to a possible apocalyptic future. Sundog has a zen/rock n roll sensibility —everything he does is of surprising interest. Each frame of this carefully put together documentary contributes to a double-edged portrait of Sundog: succinct, suspenseful and mysterious. With stunning photography and imagery of the natural world of the desert. ~ Arnie Malina, VTIFF programming committee

3/30/21 12:00am - 4/15/21 11:59pm

Vermont International Film Festival's Virtual Cinema, Burlington

Mar
30
2021
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Apr
15
2021

Sophie Jones

Sophie Jones

Inspired by true experiences of grief, girlhood, and growing up, Jessie Barr’s directorial debut, Sophie Jones, provides a stirring portrait of a sixteen year old. Stunned by the untimely death of her mother and struggling with the myriad challenges of teendom, Sophie (played with striking immediacy by the director’s cousin Jessica Barr) tries everything she can to feel something again, while holding herself together, in this sensitive, acutely realized, and utterly relatable coming-of-age story. And yet, the film is imbued with a dry sense of humor. This is no clichéd coming-of-age story.

The direction rejects linear storytelling to operate more as a series of vignettes, spread out over two or so years, which follow Sophie as she struggles to mourn her mother, develop her own personality, and explore her sexual identity. We jump forward sometimes days, sometimes weeks, sometimes months, but the focus is always two-pronged: the inner sadness Sophie carries that she rarely shares with anyone else, and the outer sexual confidence—tiptoeing into aggression—that she displays as she jumps from guy to guy.

3/30/21 12:00am - 4/15/21 11:59pm

Vermont International Film Festival's Virtual Cinema, Burlington

Mar
30
2021
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Apr
15
2021

F.T.A.

F.T.A.

The Show the Pentagon Couldn’t Stop!” In 1971, at the height of the Vietnam War, Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland toured an anti-war comedy show across Southeast Asia. It was directly engaged with and inspired by veterans against the war and, naturally, it upset U.S. military higher-ups. The F.T.A. tour was highly controversial and was a huge success among stationed soldiers.

In spite of positive reviews and business, director Francine Parker’s film version was quickly taken out of circulation due to political pressures and has been difficult to see for decades.
F.T.A. has now been fully restored in 4K by IndieCollect.

With: Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Paul Mooney Len Chandler, Peter Boyle, Holly Near, Rita Martinson, Michael Alaimo.

3/30/21 12:00am - 4/15/21 11:59pm

Vermont International Film Festival's Virtual Cinema, Burlington

Mar
30
2021
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Apr
15
2021

The Inheritance

The Inheritance

After nearly a decade exploring different facets of the African diaspora — and his own place within it — Ephraim Asili makes his feature-length debut with The Inheritance, an astonishing ensemble work set almost entirely within a West Philadelphia house where a community of young, Black artists and activists form a collective. A scripted drama of characters attempting to work towards political consensus — based partly on Asili’s own experiences in a Black liberationist group — weaves with a documentary recollection of the Philadelphia liberation group MOVE, the victim of a notorious police bombing in 1985. Ceaselessly finding commonalties between politics, humor, and philosophy, with Black authors and radicals at its edges, The Inheritance is a remarkable film about the world as we know it.

3/30/21 12:00am - 4/15/21 11:59pm

Vermont International Film Festival's Virtual Cinema, Burlington

Nov
6
2020
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Apr
18
2021

Woodstock Vermont Film Series

Woodstock Vermont Film Series

The 11th Annual Woodstock Vermont Film Series takes on a new look this year, with an online platform to stream our 15-film series.

Curated by Vermont filmmaker Jay Craven, inspired by the surrounding countryside, the Woodstock Vermont Film Series transports viewers to distinctive cultures, critical turning points in history, and destinations that share a strong sense of place. Through the medium of cinematography, we celebrate the diversity and joy of humanity and the powerful influence of place in our lives.

Most of the films will include the added benefit of a post-viewing interview of the director or participants in the film by Jay Craven.

Tickets and multi-film passes are available.

ON DEMAND STREAMING, Woodstock

Apr
1
2021
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Apr
21
2021

Online Art Auction—Robert Bateman hand-signed lithograph entitled Arctic Cliff—White Wolves

Online Art Auction—Robert Bateman hand-signed lithograph entitled Arctic Cliff—White Wolves

Online art auction to support Sustainable Woodstock's work to educate and empower all in our collective efforts to fight climate change. Bidding open now thru midnight, April 21, 2021. Winner will be announced on Earth Day, April 22.

Robert Bateman hand-signed lithograph entitled Arctic Cliff—White Wolves. Conservation Edition—1218/2000. INCLUDES ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY and FACT SHEET about the artist and the artwork. Mint condition, still in the original sleeve and storage box, unframed. Size: 20.25 x 32.5

Bateman is recognized worldwide for his dedication to conservation. White wolves are silent but powerful storytellers, reminding us of the perils faced by Arctic wildlife in the midst of global warming.

The winner of this Robert Bateman lithograph will also receive a signed copy of the book ROBERT BATEMAN, NATURAL WORLDS, featuring more than 130 paintings of birds, animals and landscapes—from Western Canada to the Serengeti Plains of Africa. 12” x 11 1/4”.

Please visit the following link to learn more and to place a bid:
https://www.biddingowl.com/Auction/item-detail.cfm?auctionID=26754&ItemID=994279&viewType=1&style=29&font=0&catName=Art

4/1/21 12:00am - 4/21/21 11:30pm

Online, Woodstock

Apr
1
2021
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Apr
30
2021

PoemTown St. Johnsbury

PoemTown St. Johnsbury

Catamount Arts, the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, and the St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce are delighted to announce events for PoemTown St. Johnsbury, a celebration of National Poetry month in April. Affiliated with PoemCity in Montpelier, PoemTown St. Johnsbury papers shop windows and storefronts with poems, hosts readings and remembrances, and decorates the town with yellow haiku circles.

This year’s programming includes two Zoom events hosted by the Athenaeum: an Open Mic poetry reading on Friday, April 16, at 6pm, and a Robert Frost Remembrance on Sunday, April 25th, at 4pm. Members of the public are also encouraged to contribute haiku circles throughout the month of April for inclusion in PoemTown St. Johnsbury decorations.

The Open Mic Zoom event on Friday, April 16, invites readers of all ages to share a poem, theirs or someone else’s, or attend as a spectator. Those wishing to read a poem must register online in advance to secure a slot in the program. Readers are not required to read their own work. They may read an original poem of their own writing, or they may read a selection from a favorite poet.

Patrons do not have to read a poem to attend the Open Mic Zoom event. All are welcome to attend as spectators to enjoy an evening of poetry and support local poets and poetry fans. Spectators and readers alike must register in advance, however, at the Athenaeum’s web site in order to get the link to this online event.

The Robert Frost Remembrance event, also on Zoom, will celebrate the poetry and legacy of the famed long-time Vermont resident and poet laureate. This event is organized by the Northeast Storytellers and hosted by the Athenaeum. To participate in this event by presenting or merely attending, please register in advance at the Athenaeum web site.

Selections of poetry to be pasted on shop windows and storefronts have already been collected, but it’s not too late to contribute haikus to decorate downtown. All are welcome through the entire month of April to pick up a yellow paper circle at Cosmic Cup Café on Eastern Avenue or on Railroad Street at Boxcar & Caboose or Moose River Lake & Lodge. Write a haiku in black ink on your circle, and then drop it off anytime this month in the bin on the front steps of Catamount Arts.

After last year’s events were canceled due to the pandemic, PoemTown St. Johnsbury 2021 feels particularly poignant, notes Catamount Arts Education Director Anne Campbell. “We’re so excited to bring poetry back,” she says. Campbell encourages everyone to take a stroll through downtown St. Johnsbury this month and enjoy some poetry. With over 100 submissions and counting, maybe you’ll spot contributions from friends, neighbors, and classmates you’ve missed this past year.

For more information on PoemTown St. Johnsbury, visit www.catamountarts.org and www.stjathenaeum.org.

4/1/21 12:00am - 4/30/21 12:00am

Downtown St. Johnsbury and Online, Saint Johnsbury

Feb
15
2021
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Apr
30
2021

Vermont Jazz Center Spring Classes 2021

Vermont Jazz Center Spring Classes 2021

The Vermont Jazz Center Spring semester runs 10 weeks, February 15- April 30, 2021.

Work exchange opportunities are available. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Registration questions and work exchange information:  ginger@vtjazz.org

All Other Inquiries: eugene@vtjazz.org

Private Lessons: Send summary of your musical background to vtjazz@gmail.com and we’ll match you with a qualified instructor.

Schedule for Spring Education 2021

Mondays         
5:00 - 6:00 pm      Blue Note Ensemble (in-person, begins 2/15/21)

Tuesdays        
10:30 am - Noon  Rhythm Lab (on-line, begins 2/16/21)
3:45 - 5:00 pm      Youth Jazz Ensemble (on-line, begins 2/16/21)
5:30 - 7:00 pm      Soubrette Recording Project (on-line, begins 2/16/21)

Wednesdays  
3:00 - 4:30 pm     Ear Training Theory (on-line, begins 2/17/21)
4:00 - 5:00 pm     NEW: Electric Bass in a Jazz Context (on-line, begins 2/17/21)
4:30 - 5:30 pm     Latin Jazz Ensemble (Starting date postponed)
7:00 - 8:30 pm     NEW: Music Around the World (on-line, begins 2/17/21)

Thursdays
5:30 - 7:00 pm  Singing the Standards (on-line, begins 2/18/21)
8:00 - 9:00 pm  NEW: Jazz and Spirituality (on-line, begins 2/18/21)

Fridays
4:30 - 5:30 pm   NEW: Hard Bop Plus, History (on-line, begins 2/19/21)

Saturdays
11:00 am - 12:30 pm   NEW: 5 Goals of Jazz Guitar (on-line, begins 2/20/21)

Sundays     
7:00 - 8:30 pm    Zoom Tunes (last Sunday of each month)

Tuition:
• $200 per semester for ten 1 hour-long sessions
• $250 per semester for ten 1 ½ hour-long sessions
• Youth Jazz $100 for eight 1 ¼ hour-long sessions
• Zoom Tunes $15 per 1 ½ hour-long session

2/15/21 5:00pm - 4/30/21 5:30pm

online & the VJC, Brattleboro

Apr
9
2021
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Apr
30
2021

Maɬni — Towards The Ocean, Towards The Shore

Maɬni — Towards The Ocean, Towards The Shore

Directed by Sky Hopinka (2020).
Maɬni (pronounced moth-nee), is a lush, poetic contemplation on the cycle of afterlife, rebirth, and death based on Chinookan cosmology from the Pacific Northwest. Probing questions about humanity’s place on earth and other worlds, Sky Hopkina’s new visionary film will have audiences thinking (and dreaming) about it long after. Narrated in both Chinuk Wawa and English, maɬni expands the viewer’s sense of place to both language and legacy. Their stories take a departure from the Chinookan people’s circular origin-of-death myth, probing questions about humanity’s place both on earth and in other worlds.

"Rapturous. Feels like a richly woven ghost story."— Hyperallergic


“Stunning. Hopinka’s use of color in Malni is nothing short of astonishing. One of the most awe-inspiring films I saw.” -Rogerebert.com

4/9/21 12:00am - 4/30/21 11:59pm

Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema, Statewide

Apr
2
2021
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Apr
30
2021

This Is Not A Burial, It's A Resurrection

This Is Not A Burial, It's A Resurrection

Directed by Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese (Lesotho, 2019), 117mins. Virtual Tickets are $10.
When her small village is threatened with forced resettlement due to reservoir construction, an 80-year-old widow becomes an unlikely political and spiritual leader and ignites the spirit of resilience within her community. One of the most esteemed African films ever to hit the international festival circuit, earning the Special Jury Prize for Visionary Filmmaking at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, before taking home Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Cinematography at Africa’s Academy Awards.
TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/501002476

4/2/21 5:00pm - 4/30/21 11:59pm

Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema, Statewide

Feb
16
2021
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Apr
30
2021

I AM... 2021: A Virtual Spotlight Gallery Exhibit

I AM... 2021: A Virtual Spotlight Gallery Exhibit

The Vermont Arts Council’s Spotlight Gallery announces its new all-virtual season with an incredibly diverse group of Vermont artists. Viewable in the Council’s new online gallery from Feb. 18 through April 30, I AM… 2021 features the work and perspectives of nineteen artists from the Council’s popular I Am a Vermont Artist interview series. On the third Thursday of each month, the Council will host a Zoom gathering so that audiences can engage with the artists directly.

 

For more information about the exhibit, visit vermontartscouncil.org/iam2021.

Virtual, Statewide

Apr
1
2021
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May
31
2021

Spring Art Classes

Spring Art Classes

We are offering a wonderful array of in studio and online classes this Spring! Our offerings include printmaking without a press, watercolor painting, adult and child studio classes, meditation and art, basic drawing, 1:1 art mentoring...Come join us in our studios or from your own home!

River Gallery School of Art, Brattleboro

Nov
11
2020
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Jun
18
2021

Virtual Design Field Trip with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Virtual Design Field Trip with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt offers free, dynamic educational programs for K–12 school groups. Our immersive learning experience is designed to align with city, state, and national learning standards. Drawing upon the museum’s exhibitions, design educators facilitate thoughtful discussions and activities focused on the process of design thinking. We empower students to view the world optimistically through the lens of design and to improve it by honing their design thinking abilities.

The virtual Design Field Trip experience is a 60-minute program in which K-12 students explore the design process, build connections to Cooper Hewitt’s collection, and foster a deeper understanding of brainstorming techniques and inclusive design. Our interactive field trip inspires the next generation of designers to take action in their community, build self-confidence and self-esteem, and learn how to harness their superpowers to create change for the better.

11/11/20 10:00am - 6/18/21 1:00pm

Virtual/Online, Outside Vermont