Vermont Humanities

Purple: A Tribute to PRINCE featuring Craig Mitchell

The White Church in Bethel 108 Church Street, Bethel

PURPLE is a 7-piece (and often bigger) “booty shakin’, sweaty, stinky, funky good time dance party” led by frontman Craig Mitchell who navigates through Prince’s seemingly endless catalog of music.

Music from the Land! Farmer Open Mic Night

Sweet Rowen Farm Barn 1056 Barton Rd, Albany, VT, United States

Music has the tradition of bringing community together, especially in the rural regions of the country. Join us for food and music by and for farmers, farmworkers, and their communities.

The Joy of Lex with the Co-Host of “A Way with Words”

Brooks Memorial Library 224 Main St, Brattleboro, VT, United States

Revel in surprising word histories, regional dialects, ancient linguistic roots, and modern slang with Martha Barnette, co-host of public radio’s popular “A Way with Words.” Barnette, a writer in love with so-called dead languages, co-hosts the radio show which The New Yorker called “Car Talk for Lexiphiles” with Grant Barrett, a linguist and lexicographer.

Drag King Night at the Telegraph Club

Catamount Arts ArtPort (Green Mountain Mall) 2000 Memorial Drive, St. Johnsbury

Join host Mike Oxready for Drag King Night at the Telegraph Club! This free, 18+ event will feature an evening of performances from local drag king talent – plus a very special out of town guest.

Melodic Wanderlust: Duke Ellington’s Far East Suite

Goodrich Memorial Library 202 Main St, Newport, VT, United States

Originally titled “Impressions Of The Far East,” this Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn suite was inspired by the Ellington Orchestra’s State Department-sponsored tour of the Far and Middle East in the fall of 1963. Reuben Jackson explores this extended work, which is imaginative and swinging, radical yet accessible.

Vermont Humanities Listening Party

Vermont Humanities Council 11 Loomis St, Montpelier, VT, United States

Join music scholars Reuben Jackson, Melo Grant, and James Lockridge as they take us through the tracks of some of their favorite artists.

Finding Inspiration Across the Arts

Rutland Free Library 10 Court St, Rutland, VT, United States

Julio Desmont and Matt LaRocca from the Vermont Symphony Orchestra will hold an interactive workshop and discussion about inspiration across artistic mediums at the Rutland Free Library.

Coming of Age in Vermont: Transits of Youth in a Complexly Interwoven World

Norwich Public Library 368 Main St, Norwich, VT, United States

In the 1920s, Margaret Mead’s book Coming of Age in Samoa ignited fiery debate about the influence of culture in adolescent development. Anthropologist Kristin Bright considers this legacy for how we think about the entanglements of AI and coming-of-age today by drawing on ethnographic research in Vermont and Canada and exploring how youth imagine themselves in ways that stretch, use, and refuse digital technologies.

Farm to Film Fest 2023

JAM- Junction Arts & Media 5 S Main Street, White River Junction, VT, United States

By developing a deeper understanding of regenerative agriculture and the indigenous practices it is rooted in, we can all do our part to support transformational change. Join us for a day of food, films, live music, workshops, thoughtful discussion, dancing and more.