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 …

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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The Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center will host Spooky Silents: A Silent Film Halloween with the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 5 p.m. Three ghostly, century-old silent films will be paired with the original historic orchestral scores — Buster Keaton in “The Hau…

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River Arts will host its “Viva las Artes!” annual fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 2 at the center on Pleasant Street. The event features live and silent auctions, food by Susanna’s Catering, a cash bar and beers from Lost Nation. Tickets are $75; contact River Arts for table and seating preferenc…

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‘Art Pop,’ a snowboard art exhibition and fundraiser, will have its opening reception Friday, Oct. 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Ranch Camp in Stowe. Thirteen local artists are painting blank Rome SDS snowboards to be displayed and auctioned for charity. The artists: Jake Caggigie, Evan Chismark, T…

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 …

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…