Night Fires, Ho-Ho a Go-Go, Marigold Holiday Express

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Celebrate the solstice this weekend — winter is on its way!
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Thursday, December 17, 2015


Night Fires

Carrying on a decades-long tradition, Theatre Group Ltd. lights up the winter solstice with an original — and wildly creative — performance of music, dance and storytelling. Friday, December 18, through Sunday, December 20, at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury.
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Under the pseudonym St. Christopher, an emerging Burlington artist offers an unusual exhibit of playful, pastel paintings of luscious lips, cigarettes, flaming cars and iconographic signposts. Through January 4 at Battery Street Jeans in Burlington.
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Staff Pick

"I'll be at Friday's Ho-Ho a Go-Go at ArtsRiot. It's gonna be a rockin' way to kick off the holiday season with some of Burlington's best musical elves." — Michael Bradshaw (Senior Account Executive)


Marigold Holiday Express

An all-star band of locals such as Bob Wagner, Kat Wright, Dwight & Nicole and the DuPont Brothers takes artistic liberties in a freewheelin' benefit performance of George Harrison's 1971 Concert for Bangladesh. Saturday, December 19, at Higher Ground Ballroom in South Burlington.
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Vermont Ice Wine & Cocktail Open House

Free samples of Vermont Ice wines, ice cider and cream liqueurs at Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits in Cambridge, December 19 and 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cocktail tastings; ice wine and Mirabelles Café petite dessert pairings; 20 percent off ice wines; $5 off cream liqueurs; holiday gift box discounts!
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Staff Pick

"I'm taking my kids to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens — we've watched every trailer about 10 times already. Trying to avoid any spoilers until Saturday!" — Cathy Resmer (Associate Publisher)


Bistro de Margot

Come to Bistro de Margot to celebrate the New Year the French way! Great $85 prix-fixe menu with choice featuring cauliflower mousse with salmon roe, foie gras, smoked salmon, beef tenderloin, Maine lobster, coffee buttercream parfait and poached pear. Indulge with bubbles from our wine list! Reserve your table at 863-5200.
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The Christmas Revels

Scottish ballads, battle tunes and spirited dancing thread through a cultural pageant retelling the tale of Tam Lin, an enchanted knight who must be rescued from the Elfin Queen by a daring maiden. Thursday, December 17, through Sunday, December 20, at Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, in Hanover, N.H.
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Two Icelandic brothers, perennial competitors in a contest for best ram, haven't spoken in 40 years in this dryly funny Cannes-winning film. That changes when a deadly disease threatens their sheep. Thursday, December 17, at Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington.
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Be Car Conscious

Drive less than 10,000 miles per year? Chances are you could cut your driving costs in half by ditching your car and using CarShare Vermont instead. Find out what your car is really costing you with this easy online calculator.
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Goose Island's Tippin' Time

It’s Tippin' Time on Fridays and Saturdays from 5-9 p.m. at Nectar’s. Live music starts at 7 p.m., with specials like Fried Chicken Fridays and free samples of our world-famous gravy fries. Also, enter to win Smugglers' Notch lift tickets at Nectar's, Beverage Mart and Essex Discount Beverage.
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The Perfect Gift Is at Massage Envy Spa

Free one-hour massage with purchase of $150 gift card! Massage, Murad facials, hot stones, aromatherapy, sugar foot scrub, deep heat, couples room. 2141 Essex Rd., Williston. Next to Tafts Corner.

BCA Holiday Artist Market

Featuring more than 30 unique Vermont artists. Friday, December 18, 4-8 p.m., and Saturday, December 19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., in Burlington’s Contois Auditorium. Free admission!





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