Bagitos. 28 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 229-9212. bagitos.com.
Dec. 18: Piano recital for students of Nancy Reid Taube, 6–8 p.m.
Dec. 19: Isaiah Mayhew & Friends (roots, reggae, hip hop) 6–8 p.m.
Dec. 20: Irish Session with Sarah Blair, Hilari Farrington, Benedict Koehler, Katrina VanTyne and others, 2–5 p.m.; The Verbing Nouns and Small Axe (acoustic) 6–8 p.m.
Dec. 21: Eric Friedman & Gretchen Doilon (folk ballads) 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Dec. 23: Nancy & Lilly Smith folk duo, 6–8 p.m.
Capitol Grounds. 27 State St., Montpelier. 6–8 p.m. Free. 223-7800. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dec. 19: Bramblewood (bluegrass/folk)
Jan. 1: Paul Cataldo (singer-songwriter)
Jan. 2: Cygne (singer-songwriter)
Jan. 8: Abby Jenne (acoustic)
Jan. 9: Miranda Moody Miller (singer-songwriter)
Charlie O’s World Famous. 70 Main St., Montpelier. Free. Call for show times if not listed: 223-6820.
Dec. 18: Metal Thursday with Fall from the Gallows & DJ Crucible (metal)
Dec. 20: Anachronist, Pistol Fist (rock)
Dec. 26: Made In Iron (metal)
Dec. 27: Mad Mountain Scramblers (bluegrass)
North Branch Café. 41 State St., Montpelier. 7:30–9:30 p.m. Free. 552-8105. email@example.com. thenorth-branch.com.
Dec. 18: James Secor (traditional and original songs on the kora or guitar)
Dec. 20: Michelle Rodriguez (original jazz/indie folk)
Nutty Steph’s. 961C U.S. Rte. 2, Middlesex. All performances are from 7–10 p.m. 229-2090. firstname.lastname@example.org. nuttystephs.com.
Dec. 18: Jim Thompson (rockin’ jazz piano)
Dec. 19: Rauli Fernandez & Friends (rocksteady blues)
Dec. 20: Creaturetown Puppetfest and a variety of other local performers.
Dec. 26: Cooie & Friends (blues)
Dec. 27: Jazzyaoke! with Z Jazz
Dec. 31: Bacon Wednesday New Year’s Eve. $20.
Positive Pie. 22 State St., Montpelier. 229-0453. positivepie.com.
Dec. 20: Sweater Pride: Glam Vermont Ugly Sweater Xmas Party with DJ Papi Javi (dance/top 40) 9–10 p.m. Ages 18+. $5.
Dec. 23: White Out hosted by DJ Ben Arsenal and featuring Yee with Shper Morse Dividian Trio. 21+. $5.
Jan. 2: Gang of Thieves (rock) 21+. $5.
Jan. 9: Kina Zoré (Mozambican-American) 21+. $5.
Sweet Melissa’s. 4 Langdon St., Montpelier. Free unless otherwise noted. 225-6012. facebook.com/sweetmelissasvt. Additional performances T.B.A.
Dec. 18: Seth Yacovone Acoustic, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 19: Honky Tonk Happy Hour with Mark LeGrand, 5 p.m.; Tim Brick’s Send Off Party, 9 p.m.
Dec. 20: The Pizza Tapes, 9 p.m.
Dec. 23: Open Mic Night, 7 p.m.
Dec. 24: Wine Down with D. Davis, 5 p.m.
Dec. 26: Honky Tonk Happy Hour with Mark LeGrand, 5 p.m.
Dec. 30: Open Mic Night, 7 p.m.
Dec. 31: Coquette, Smokin’ J’s- New Year’s Eve bash! 9 p.m.
The Whammy Bar. 31 County Rd., Calais. 7 p.m. Free. 229-4329. whammybar1.com. Call for performance times if not listed.
Dec. 18: Laura Meyer
Dec. 19: Chad Hollister
Dec. 20: June Morse Christmas Sing-a-Long
Dec. 26: Penny Arcade (blues/jazz)
Dec. 27: Lewis Franco and The Brown Eyed Girls
Jan. 2: Broken String (bluegrass)
Jan, 3: Two Cents In The Till
ARTISTS & SPECIAL EVENTS
Dec. 18: Vermont Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet with Counterpoint. 7:30 p.m. The North Church, 1325 Main St., St. Johnsbury. Adults $24; students/seniors $20; ages 18 and under free. 864-5741 ext.16. vso.org. Tickets also available at catamountarts.org.
Dec. 20, 21: The Onion River Chorus and Friends. With guest director, Richard Riley. Featuring Christmas music from France by Charpentier and Saint Saens as well as some French folk songs. Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 21, 4 p.m. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier. Adults $12; students $10; family $25.
Dec. 28: Breaking Up Christmas: Cajun Solstice Dance. With Katie Trautz and the Green Mountain Playboys. 3 p.m. Cabot Town Hall, Willey Building, Cabot. By donation.
Jan. 10: Shady Rill: Patti Casey and Tom McKenzie in Concert. Part of the Adamant Winter Music Series. Optional potluck 5:30 p.m.; show starts 7 p.m. Adamant Methodist Church, 1180 Haggett Rd., Adamant. $10 advance at the Adamant Coop; $15 at door. 223-5762.