Getting into college: The drama and the fury

Throughout 2022, Middlebury Acting Company has staged plays about the hottest topics in American political life.

Poet’s corner: To follow the light on down

follow sun/ breaking through sky-edged mountains/ into the heart of a stone fruit

Edgewater Galleries welcome new work in two solo shows

October is a busy month at the Edgewater Galleries in Middlebury. Two solo shows will be opening on Friday, Oct. 7 with work by Kathleen Kolb and Ellen Granter.

Hear some live music — and support reptiles and amphibians

The Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas will host Patti Casey and Colin McCaffrey for a fundraising concert to benefit the Atlas.

Vergennes Opera House opens season with ‘Brass & Reeds’

Brass & Reeds is the umbrella name the all-volunteer Friends of the Vergennes Opera House has given to their season opening show, which takes place on Friday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m.

Pianist Clayton Stephenson kicks off Middlebury Performing Arts Series

Fresh from the Van Cliburn Competition finals, pianist Clayton Stephenson makes his Vermont debut on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Mahaney Arts Center’s Robison Hall.

Cocoon brings true stories to the stage

The Mahaney Arts Center hosts the live performance event Cocoon, inspired by the popular storytelling phenomenon “The Moth,” on Friday, Oct. 7, at Robison Hall.

Celebrate our migrant neighbors at a new fall festival in New Haven

Have fun in the fall and get to know more about migrant farmworkers in Addison County at this Oct. 1 festival.

Recreating Star Wars, one scene at a time

This past summer, more than 45 teams “donned Jedi robes, built protocol droids, and learned lightsaber skills,” as the Media Factory put it, to create the final product, which will premiere at a series of outdoor screenings around the state next week.

Nights of Grief & Mystery plays in Vergennes

A team of Vermont volunteers is hosting a Nights of Grief and Mystery event at the Vergennes Opera House on Oct. 3. This is a rare opportunity to hear the work of Stephen Jenkinson and Greg Hoskins, who are touring North America with a full band. 

Burlington Taiko celebrates MAC’s 30th anniversary season

A weeklong residency will include workshops for Middlebury College students and faculty/staff; area schoolchildren from Middlebury Union High School, Mary Hogan Elementary School, and Aurora Preschool; and community members.

Flat picking double act comes to Burnham Hall next Saturday

Eli West and Joe K. Walsh, two of the finest acoustic musicians of their generation, will share the stage for The Ripton Community Coffee House performance at Burnham Hall in Lincoln on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Guitarist Richard Smith performs at CVU theater

The story of 11-year old Richard Smith joining Chet Atkins on stage is legend.

Ask a Master Gardener: Take cuttings now for new plants next spring

Summer ends and all those lovely annuals we’ve grown so fond of will soon come to an end, too. But it doesn’t have to be.

Enjoy an evening of poetry with the Jacksons

The Rochester Public Library will host an evening of poetry with two special guests, Major Jackson and Didi Jackson, on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 6 p.m.