Sister Sparrow, 'Bingle Jells' and a 'Blue-Plate Special'

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Tap-dancing elves lend a festive feel to the weekend.
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Thursday, December 10, 2015


Music


Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds


“What do you get when you cross Amy Winehouse and Tina Turner with Mick Jagger...?” Arleigh Kincheloe, according to Glamour. The front woman and her flock are wowing critics with throttled-up rock and soul. Saturday, December 12, at Higher Ground Showcase Lounge in South Burlington.
Go see them

comedy


Derek Gaines 


The host of MTV's "Broke Ass Game Show" is also one of standup comedy's most rapidly rising stars. His onstage "riffs on race and culture are as sharp as they are hilarious," writes Music Editor Dan Bolles. Friday and Saturday, December 11 and 12, at Vermont Comedy Club in Burlington.
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Staff Pick


"Sunday's WOKO Gigantic Indoor Flea Market seems like a really great opportunity to find some unique gifts on the cheap with friends. Shopping can be a drag, but wandering aimlessly around a marketplace and having no idea what you're going to encounter is pretty fun." — Bryan Parmelee (Digital Production Specialist)

music


Glenn Miller Orchestra 


The debonair Nick Hilscher leads this 18-member swing group in new and classic big-band songs that carry on the legacy of the original orchestra, formed in 1938. Saturday, December 12, at Chandler Music Hall in Randolph.
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STAFF PICK


"I will be volunteering at the annual Kids VT talent show, Spectacular Spectacular, this Saturday at Higher Ground. Kids ages 5 to 12 will be taking the stage performing a variety of acts. I can't wait to see what these kids have come up with!" — Kristen Hutter (Sales & Marketing Coordinator)

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holidays


Bingle Jells


Silliness and seasonal cheer propel QNEK Productions' holiday hit, which makes merry with tap-dancing elves and the tunes of Elvish Presley. Friday, December 11, at MAC Center for the Arts Gallery in Newport, and Saturday, December 12, at First Universalist Parish in Derby Line.
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Staff Pick


"I'm heading to Cringe! at the Vermont Comedy Club on Saturday for an evening of embarrassing childhood stories and photos. I can't wait to check out the new venue — plus my boyfriend will be reading "MY CAT'S TYPING!!!!," an excellent story he wrote in fourth grade." — Andrea Suozzo (Digital Editor)

art


'Blue-Plate Special' 


When the Church Street Woolworth's closed in 1998, Seven Days art director and Red Square curator Diane Sullivan scooped up a number of its cafeteria signs. Now these relics of lunch-counter food photography appear as art in an oddly nostalgic exhibit on that same street. Through December 31 at Red Square in Burlington.
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Ask Athena


He's Happy With the Way Things Are, But I'm Not 


Dear Athena: I'm in my thirties and am dating a man who's nearly 50. We've been together for a few years; we also share a business. I love him and want to be with him, but I know he is really not into anything too serious.
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