Events for July 21, 2019
Events for July 21, 2019
We hope you can join us for SolarFest, the Northeast's premier sustainable living and arts festival for over 20 years. This family-friendly festival combines information and demonstrations of renewable energy and sustainability with a diverse program of arts, music and culture. Sunday, July 21, at Earth Sky Time Farm, 1547 Main St, Manchester Center, VT 05255 Festival is open from 10:00 AM until 10:00 PM on Sunday July 21st. Workshops start at 10:00 am music starts at 2:00pm. Tickets $20 at the door, $15 in advance, Kids get in free. https://www.solarfest.org/
This semi-staged production of Mozart’s great comedy, Così fan Tutte, is a culmination of Mountain Opera’s first week-long festival, Mozart in the Mountains. Così Fan Tutte, praised for its satirical treatment of love and fidelity, will be performed in the Yester House galleries at the Southern Vermont Arts Center. Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. Venue will open at 1:30PM for seating. Photo Credit: Monica Conesa, Darrell Hoemann Photography, and Rachel Meirson.
Saturday Matinees at 2:00 pm and Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm Written by Lauren Gunderson. Directed by Johanna Gruenhut. Written by America’s most produced playwright over the last two years, Lauren Gunderson, this smart and inspiring story finds Caroline, who has been ill, stuck inside her home for weeks, months, years, an eternity. One afternoon, her classmate Anthony arrives bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass and an urgent assignment from their English teacher. As these two let down their guards and share their secrets, a seemingly mundane poetry project unlocks the much deeper mystery that has brought them together. Curtain Times Tuesday – Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm Wednesday & Saturday Matinees at 2:00 pm Sunday Matinees at 3:00 pm Details Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, 705 Main Street, Weston, VT 05161 $45-60. Does not include sales tax and fees.
The edible wild foraging season is upon us. Golden Chanterelle mushrooms will be a focus of our 1st workshop this year. Safety, understanding field guides, types of fungus and the identification process will all be discussed. Ian Vair, local wild mushroom expert and chef, will be leading the group. “This is a very serious subject of study with much fun and camaraderie along the way.” Come join us for a wonderful afternoon filled with knowledge and adventure! Please wear comfortable shoes for hiking the woods and sloping terrain. Bring a water bottle, insect repellent, and a bag for collecting your finds. Space is limited; pre-registration is required. *Meet in the parking lot at Merck Forest and Farmland Center in Rupert Ian Vair is a chef and owner of Chaga Moon, a web-based business selling products made from the chaga mushroom. He and his wife also sell their products at local farmers markets. His interest in mushrooms and the study of mycology began over ten years ago and has since grown from hobby to thriving business.
Music by Richard Rodgers. Book & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein. Based on the play "Green Grow the Lilacs" by Lynn Riggs. Original Choreography by Agnes de Mille. Directed by Reginald L. Douglas. On a beautiful morning in 1906 in Oklahoma Territory a group of intrepid pioneers are setting out to forge a new community, and young women and men are setting out to chart their futures. When Oklahoma! opened on Broadway 75 years ago it promptly revolutionized the American musical. Its stunning music, heartfelt storytelling, and richly poetic lyrics awakened audiences to a revelatory vision of America. This production celebrates Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, a musical written for America today. Curtain Times Tuesday – Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm Wednesday & Saturday Matinees at 2:00 pm Sunday Matinees at 3:00 pm Details Weston Playhouse, 12 Park Street, Weston, VT 05161 Ticket Price: $45-69. Does not include sales tax and fees.
YOUNG ARTISTS CONCERT SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2019 4:00 PM 6:00 PM MANCHESTER COMMUNITY LIBRARY 138 CEMETERY AVE. MANCHESTER CENTER, VT 05255 The MMF Young Artist Concerts are truly inspiring events that feature our talented YAs in performance of complete chamber masterworks. These are not merely budding young performers, they are the great performers of the next generation. General Admission $10 PROGRAM INFORMATION COMING SOON Hunter Community Room, Manchester Community Library
Kick off your shoes and dance! Join Earth Sky Time Farm for a Woodstock-esque global music concert festival and dance party in its fields and barn on Special Sundays Summer and Fall 2019 These five-hour concert experiences feature a diverse roster of bands from Brooklyn to Venezuela, with organic wood-fired vegetarian pizza served from a farm-made, utterly unique double decker pizza bus, along with artisan cocktails and kombucha, and plenty of activities for children. All welcome. Tickets $15. Concerts on the Farm Lodging Package Book a 2-night stay in any Wilburton Inn guest room directly through the Wilburton front desk & receive 2 free tickets to the concerts. These are a wonderful family event – and a truly authentic Vermont experience.
The 50-album body of work of award-winning singer-songwriter Judy Collins defies categorization and spans genres. Her rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now,” from her landmark album Wildflowers, earned her international fame in 1967 and led to her first Grammy Award. Since the 1960s, she has continued to inspire audiences with her passionate social activism and imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards, as well her own poetic songwriting. Also an accomplished painter, filmmaker, record label head, music mentor, and speaker, Judy Collins lights up the stage. The box office opens at 7 p.m. Please bring a print or digital copy of your tickets. The performance will be held in the 400-seat venue, Arkell Pavilion, on the Southern Vermont Arts Center’s campus. SVAC members receive a 10% discount.