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Welcome to the Capital City Community Calendar. This is a comprehensive events calendar connecting our community with the wide array of events offered at in our vibrant city. If you are hosting an event in Montpelier, you are invited to list your event details here on our community calendar. Before submitting a community event, please refer to the calendar policy.
October 30, 2018, 12:00 PM - January 4, 2019, 4:00 PM
The T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier, VT announces an upcoming exhibit of two Vermont artists, Mary McKay Lower and Elizabeth Nelson. Mary McKay Lower will exhibit landscapes and still life paintings. Elizabeth Nelson will feature works from her travels to Iceland. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, November 8, from 5-7:00 pm with music by the Two Thirds as Far duo. The reception is free and refreshments will be served.
Also featured is the gallery’s annual Holiday Pop Up Shop representing works from local Vermont artists and a Silent Auction benefitting the gallery. The Holiday Pop Up shop includes unique and affordable works from Vermont artists that make special holiday gifts and stocking stuffers. Support the Gallery and local Vermont artists while getting your holiday gift shopping done!
November 3, 2018, 12:00 PM - June 1, 2019, 4:00 PM
The T.W. Wood Gallery announces an exhibit of Thomas Waterman Wood’s Master Copies.
Wood painted portraits across the US and Canada which lead to a European trip in 1858.
Following fashion, Wood copied paintings in Europe to learn from the masters; such as Rembrandt and Turner. Wood made three additional trips and brought these paintings back to Vermont.
In 19th Century Montpelier, these paintings were akin to an art history textbook, as many Americans wouldn’t have had access to European paintings.
We invite you to visit the gallery, see these paintings’ scope, and explore how they differ from the originals.
December 15, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Montpelier City Hall
With nearly 50 Vermont artisans, the Touch of Vermont Holiday Gift Market is on Saturday December 10 at Montpelier City Hall. Buy your holiday gifts from Vermont craftspeople while helping to raise money with an amazing raffle benefiting Good Beginnings of Central Vermont.
December 15, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tammy award winner Michael T. Jermyn’s Aristocratic Peasants will be playing live music at the T.W.Wood Gallery.
Come enjoy quirky clever lyrics and melodic storytelling set to Michael Jermyn’s soulfully haunting voice. The band’s current iteration includes Ethan Ryea on lead guitar, Micah Ball on bass, and Sam Markewich on drums.
The event is free and open to the public.
Also enjoy an afternoon of holiday shopping, as the gallery features pieces by local artists and artisans. Items include cards, puzzles, glassware, and art works. This is will be the last day to bid on the gallery’s silent auction pieces.
December 19, 2018, 7:00 PM @ City Hall Arts Center
Join favorite LNT artists and fans for cozy dramatic readings of stories from around the world celebrating the return of the light, from a host of traditions. The stories will include less-known Charles Dickens Christmas stories, O’Henry’s Gift of the Magi, Native American stories, and more. Stories suitable for all ages.
December 21, 2018, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery
Salsa Party Re-Scheduled for December 21st, the Winter Solstice! Don your masks and gala gear (encouraged, not required) and join us in celebrating the longest night of the year with a Masquerade Salsa Gala with DSantos VT! These fabulous dancers-turned-instructors will guide people of all skill levels through a salsa lesson (to hone your inevitably natural talents) from 7-8pm. Following the lesson is a open and free-form dance party to show off your moves! We will be pouring our wines by the glass until 10pm, and with good weather the cauldron fire will be lit on the pergola.
We are so happy to be able to welcome back (finally) DSantos and their fabulous energy during this magical time of year. See you on the Solstice!
December 25, 2018, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Beth Jacob Synagogue
Come join us for a fun showing of the romantic comedy, "Keeping the Faith" starring Ben Stiller, Edward Norton and Jenna Elfman followed by vegetarian Vietnamese food from the popular Montpelier restaurant, Pho Capital. Please reserve your meal for $10 at www.bethjacobvt.org. Movie is Rated PG13. If you have questions, contact Sarah Zwegust at firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 31, 2018, 8:00 PM - January 1, 2019, 2:00 AM @ City Hall
Cohesion New Year's Eve Party
Get dressed to the nines and dance in the New Year at City Hall, Montpelier
Join us for a fun and magical night of music and dance.
Close out this year and start the new one with heart-centered community spirit!
Featuring the musical talents of:
The Backline Collective
Jonas Eno van Fleet
Opening the evening: DJ JJ Cyrus
Closing the event: The Electrolads with DJ Matt Mus (VT House Movement)
Cash Bar and Late Night Food by Cast Iron Catering
21+, Doors at 8:00 pm
Tickets $20, or $25 at the door
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