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Legendary Malian musician Mamadou Kelly comes to Zenbarn in Waterbury Center on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 9 p.m. Mamadou Kelly has played with some of the most famous musicians on the African continent, including Ali Farka Toure and Afel Bocoum. Mali is the home of Timbuktu and considered one of …

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The Vermont Philharmonic’s 60th anniversary season kicks off with the annual Opera Gala, conducted by Lou Kosma, on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe, and on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. at the Barre Opera House, 6 N. Main St., Barre.

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Vermont Vaudeville celebrates its 20th production and a decade of laughs with performances in Johnson and Hardwick. The Greensboro-based comedy troupe was founded in 2009 by Maya and Brent McCoy, Justin Lander and Rose Friedman. The show goes on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. at the Dibden Cente…

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West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park in Stowe presents “Moving Pictures,” an exhibit of new abstract expressionist works on canvas by Krista Harris, along with the figurative ceramic sculpture of Vermont artist Susan Wilson. The show runs through Nov. 6; an opening reception will be held…

The 35th annual Stowe Foliage Arts Festival is this weekend at the Topnotch Field in Stowe, off The Mountain Road. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5, 6 and 7, visitors can see and purchase works from more than 175 artists and artisans. There will also be live music, …

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Each year, dozens of magazines and online outlets reveal the results of their extensive ski tests and gear reviews. On Thursday, Oct. 11, the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum at 1 South Main St. in Stowe will bring together ski testers from SKI Magazine, Backcountry Magazine, Ski Essentials …

When you walk into Ranch Camp — one of Stowe’s newest eateries that also doubles as a top-of-the-line mountain bike shop — one of the first things you notice is how open, inviting and accessible it is, even to someone who isn’t too familiar with mountain biking.

Grange Hall Cultural Center and Moxie Productions invite people to bring their scariest, spookiest and strangest stories and poems to a sharing of Halloween-appropriate writing on Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. in a Readers Theater Cabaret and Open Mic at the Grange Hall Cultural Cente…

Comedian Juston McKinney performs Friday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the Barre Opera House, 6 N. Main St. Tickets are $20 to $25 at barreoperahouse.org. McKinney, who lives in New Hampshire, just filmed a Showtime special with Rob Gronkowski, “Unsportsmanlike Comedy,” and performed at the TD Ga…