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VENUES

Bagitos. 28 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 229-9212. Open mic every Wed. bagitos.com

   Feb. 5: Jazz Duo Art Herttua & Ray Carroll, 6–8 p.m.

   Feb. 6: Irish Session with Sarah Blair, Hilari Farrington, Benedict Koehler, Katrina VanTyne, Bob Ryan and others, 2–5 p.m.

   Feb. 7: Bleecker & MacDougal (folk ballads) 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

   Feb. 9: Phone-Athon for Bernie. Come down and help call other Bernie supporters in neighboring states to help get out the vote. 6–8 p.m.

   Feb. 12: Alex Smith, 6–8 p.m.

   Feb. 13: Irish Session with Sarah Blair, Hilari Farrington, Benedict Koehler, Katrina VanTyne, Bob Feb. Feb. 16: Old Time Music Session (bluegrass/Americana/Quebecois/mountain) 6–8 p.m.

   Feb. 17: Papa GreyBeard Blues, 6–8 p.m.

   Feb. 18: The Blind Continuum (alt hip-hop) 6–8 p.m.

   Feb. 19: Dave & Roary Loughran (acoustic classic rock) 6–8 p.m.

   Feb. 20: Bagitos celebrates Spice on Snow Festival: Old Time Music Session, 10 a.m.–noon; Zeichner Family, noon–2 p.m. Plus Irish Session with Sarah Blair, Hilari Farrington, Benedict Koehler, Katrina VanTyne, Bob Ryan and others, 2–5 p.m.; The Eloise McDaniel Consortium, 6–8 p.m.

 

Charlie O’s World Famous. 70 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-6820. 

   Every Mon.: Comedy Café Open Mic, 8:30 p.m.

   Every Tues.: Godfather Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.

   Every Wed.: O’s Weird Pub Quiz, 5:30 p.m.

   Every Sun. through March 20: Sunday Night Soul Kitchen, 7 p.m.

   Feb. 5: Julia Kate Davis (indie folk) 6 p.m.; Michelle Rodriguez Blues Band (soul blues) 9 p.m. 

   Feb. 6: Green Mountain Playboys Mardi Gras Party (Cajun) 9 p.m.

   Feb. 12: Abby Jenne & Doug Perkins (soul rock) 6 p.m.; Mad Mountain Scramblers (bluegrass) 9 p.m.

   Feb. 19: Julia Kate Davis (indie folk) 6 p.m.; Talking Doctor (rock) 9 p.m.

   Feb. 20: DJ Disco Phantom (dance) 10 p.m.

 

Espresso Bueno. 248 N. Main St., Barre. 479-0896. Free/by donation. events@espressobueno.com. espressobueno.com.

   Feb. 5: Belle of the Fall (indie/folk) 7:30 p.m.

   Feb. 20: Tim Brick (country) 8 p.m.

La Puerta Negra. Ages 21+. 44 Main St., Montpelier. 613-3172.
Feb. 13: Audrey Bernstein Jazz Trio, 9 p.m. $5

 Feb. 19: Michelle J Rodriguez (blues) 10 p.m. $5

   Feb. 27: Madman3, 9 p.m. $5.

Sweet Melissa’s. 4 Langdon St., Montpelier. Free unless otherwise noted. Other shows T.B.A. 225-6012. facebook.com/sweetmelissasvt.

 Feb. 11: Dan Zura, 7:30 p.m.

   Feb. 12: Big Hat No Cattle, 5:30 p.m.; Lefty Yunger Band, 9:30 p.m. $5.

Feb. 13: Mark LeGrand CD Release Party, 7 p.m.; Eames Brothers Band Mardi Gras Party, 10 p.m. $5.

   Feb. 14: Kelly Ravin, 6:30 p.m.; Live Band Karaoke with the Butcher Blocks Band, 8:30 p.m.

 Feb. 16: Erica, 5 p.m.; Open Mic Night, 7 p.m.

   Feb. 17: Bluegrass Jam Party, 7:30 p.m.

   Feb. 18: Starline Rhythm Boys, 8 p.m. $5.

   Feb. 19: Mark LeGrand, 5:30 p.m.; Doug Perkins, 9:30 p.m. $5.

   Feb. 20: Andy Pitt, 6 p.m.; Guano Loco CD Fundraiser, 9:30 p.m. $5.

Whammy Bar. 7 p.m.; Fri. and Sat., 7:30 p.m. 31 County Rd., Calais. Thurs., Free. whammybar1.com.

   Every Wed.: Open mic

   Feb. 11: Cooie Sings

   Feb. 12: Brevity Thing

   Feb. 13: Valentines with Red Lavender (Lewis Franco)

   Feb. 18: Dave Keller

   Feb. 19: Sara Grace and Andy Suits

   Feb. 20: Chris Killian

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Feb. 5: Fat Two-Step Cajun Pop-Up Dinner & Dance. Presented by the Green Mountain Playboys. Benefit for The Initiative: a Vermont Waldorf High School. Cajun music, delicious food and dancing. Doors open 6 p.m.; Cajun dinner 6:30 p.m.; two-step dance lessons 7:15 p.m.; dance starts 8 p.m. $15 per person; $25 couple.

Feb. 5: It’s About Time. Two major works by two New England composers, Thomas Reed and Elena Reuhr. Pre-concert talk 7:15 p.m.; concert 7:30 p.m. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier. Suggested donation $12–25. thomaslread.com. elenaruehr.org/wp/

Feb. 5–7: Scrag Mountain Early Music Concerts. Ranging from a medieval chant through 18th century baroque music for two sopranos, the varied program will embrace the talents not only Artistic Directors Evan Premo and Mary Bonhag, but also of guest musicians Jessica Petrus, soprano, Julie Leven, violin, and Lynnette Combs, harpsichord. Come as you are; pay what you can.

   Feb. 5: 7:30 p.m.; Green Mountain Girls Farm, 923 Loop Rd., Northfield. Space is limited. RSVP: http://eatstayfarm.com/events/farm-dinner-scrag-mountain-music-concert/

   Feb. 6: 7:30 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 64 State St., Montpelier

   Feb. 7: 4 p.m.; Warren Union Church, Main St., Warren

Feb. 7: VCFA Film Music Festival. Featuring a variety of approaches to the marriage of music to picture, as offered by VCFA faculty and students. A short discussion with the composers will precede the screening of each excerpt. 8 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, Noble Lounge, 39 College St., Montpelier. Free. http://vcfa.edu/music-comp

Feb. 8: VCFA Electronic Music Showcase. An evening of electronic sound and multimedia; VCFA students and faculty perform new work for instruments with live electronic sound and video. 8 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, College Hall Gallery, 36 College St., Montpelier. Free. http://vcfa.edu/music-comp

Feb. 9: VCFA Ensemble Concert: Brass Quintet. Featuring Michael Gurfield, trumpet; Matt Mead, trumpet; Matt Marks, French horn; John Altieri, tuba; and Daniel Linden, trombone. 8 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, College Hall Chapel, 36 College St., Montpelier. Free. http://vcfa.edu/music-comp

Feb. 10: VCFA Ensemble Concert: Brass Quintet and Piano Trio. Brass Quintet features Michael Gurfield, trumpet; Matt Mead, trumpet; Matt Marks, French horn; John Altieri, tuba; and Daniel Linden, trombone. Piano trio features Stephen Gosling, piano; Jennifer Choi, violin; and Yves Dharamraj, cello. 8 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, College Hall Chapel, 36 College St., Montpelier. Free. http://vcfa.edu/music-comp

Feb. 11: VCFA Ensemble Concert: Piano Trio. Featuring Stephen Gosling, piano; Jennifer Choi, violin; and Yves Dharamraj, cello. 8 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, College Hall Chapel, 36 College St., Montpelier. Free. http://vcfa.edu/music-comp

Feb. 12: VCFA Ensemble Concert: Piano Trio and Electro-Global Sextet. Piano Trio: Stephen Gosling, piano; Jennifer Choi, violin; and Yves Dharamraj, cello. Electro-Global Sextet: Brian Adler, John Benthal, Kaoru Watanabe, Gregg August, Kamala Sankaram & Jesse Stiles. 3 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, College Hall Chapel, 36 College St., Montpelier. Free. http://vcfa.edu/music-comp

Feb. 12: Taj Mahal. Grammy winner and Blues Hall of Famer and his trio perform. Composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist with music representing virtually every corner of the world — West Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, the Hawaiian islands and more. 7:30 p.m. Barre Opera House, 6 N. Main St., Barre. $24–48. 476-8188. barreoperahouse.org

Feb. 12: VCFA Songwriting Showcase. Highlights the diverse songwriting and performing talents of the students and faculty of VCFA’s MFA in Music Composition. Cash bar. 8 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, College Hall Gallery, 36 College St., Montpelier. Free. http://vcfa.edu/music-comp

Feb. 12: Singer-Songwriter Duffy Gardner. Gardner, from Worcester, will perform music from his upcoming EP Love and War. 8 p.m. Bethany Church, Chapel Room, 115 Main St., Montpelier.

Feb. 13: VCFA Ensemble Concert: Electro-Global Sextet. Featuring Brian Adler, John Benthal, Kaoru Watanabe, Gregg August, Kamala Sankaram, and Jesse Stiles. 3 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, College Hall Chapel, 36 College St., Montpelier. Free. http://vcfa.edu/music-comp

Feb. 13: Jazzyaoke. Sing the standards backed by a live six-piece jazz band; all lyrics provided. 7:30 p.m. Espresso Bueno, 248 N. Main St., Barre. $5. 479-0896. events@espressobueno.com. espressobueno.com

Feb. 13–14: Vermont Philharmonic Winter Concert. With Lou Kosma, conductor; Alan Chiang, piano; Katherine Winterstein, violin. Featuring pieces by Brahms, Chausson and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Adults $15; seniors $12; students $5. vermontphilharmonic.org

   Feb. 13: 7:30 p.m., Elley-Long Music Center, 223 Ethan Allen Ave., Colchester

   Feb. 14: 2 p.m., Barre Opera House, 6 N. Main St., Barre

Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day Duos — A Triple Slate Concert. Indie-soul and powerhouse blues sensations Dwight & Nicole, kindred Vermont-made indie-folk artists The DuPont Brothers and original songwriting and old time mountain music by Dana and Susan Robinson. 4–7 p.m. Flying Stage inside ReSOURCE-VT, 30 Granite St., Barre. $20. http://v-dayduos-theflyingstage.eventbrite.com

Feb. 18–21: Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture presents: Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival. Nationally known performers teach workshops and play concerts throughout the weekend. Featuring Foghorn Stringband, Cajun Country Revival, Sweetback Sisters, Starline Rhythm Boys, Two Cents in the Till, Good Old Wagon, Green Mountain Playboys, Zeichner Trio and more. Downtown Montpelier. Full schedule and tickets: summit-school.org

Feb. 20: Dan Liptak’s APEX Ensemble. Contemporary instrumental jazz and re-imagining of Stevie Wonder’s “Songs in the Key of Life.” 7:30 p.m. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Dr., Stowe. $20 advance; $25 after 5 p.m. day of show. 760-4634. sprucepeakarts.org