Bagitos. 28 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 229-9212. bagitos.com.
Dec. 13: Winston Ball (pop/folk rock) 6–8 p.m.
Dec. 14: Peter Farber (jazz) 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Irish session with Sarah Blair, Hilari Farrington Koehler, Benedict Koehler, Katrina VanTyne and other traditional Irish musicians, 2–5 p.m.
Dec. 15: Sunday brunch with Eric Friedman (folk ballads) 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Dec. 17: Old-time music session, 6–8 p.m.
Dec. 18: Keith Williams: Blues with Papa GreyBeard, 6–8 p.m.
Dec. 19: New local band with Jason Pugliese, Mark Daly, Michael Friedmanand Leon Wells, 6–8 p.m.
Dec. 20: Michael Arnowitt, Jazz Piano Benefit. Donations to benefit heating fuel assistance. 5:30–8 p.m.
Dec. 21: Irish session with Sarah Blair, Hilari Farrington Koehler, Benedict Koehler, Katrina VanTyne and many other fine traditional Irish musicians, 2–5 p.m.
Barre Opera House. 6 N. Main St., Barre. Tickets: 476-8188. barreoperahouse.org.
Dec. 13: Vermont Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops. 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 14: Green Mountain Youth Symphony Winter Concerts. GMYS repertory and concert orchestras: 3:30 p.m. Senior orchestra: 7:30 p.m. $5–$18.
Charlie-O’s. 70 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-6820.
Dec. 13: Swillbillies, Dirty Blondes (rock).
Dec. 14: Dance party (all request).
Dec. 19: DJ Crucible (metal).
Dec. 20: The Wrong Numbers (gypsy-swing).
Dec. 21: Dance party (all request).
Dec. 27: Stone Bullet, 2 Tone Joker (rock).
Dec. 28: Dance Party (all request).
Dec. 31: Karaoke New Year’s Party.
Nutty Steph’s Chocolaterie. Rte. 2, Middlesex. Bacon Thurs.: 6 p.m.–midnight. 229-2090. email@example.com. nuttystephs.com.
Dec. 12: Andric Severence.
Dec. 19: Andric Severence. Bra and
Dec. 31: 26th Annual DRAG with Z Jazz. Dress as a woman, in celebration of the Eve in us all. $5 cover for undrag men,
Positive Pie. 22 State St., Montpelier. 10:30 p.m. Free unless otherwise noted. 229-0453. positivepie.com.
Dec. 13: Apex (funk/jazz). 21+ $8.
Dec. 14: Hot Neon Magic (80s covers).
Dec. 21: The Michelle Sara Band.
Skinny Pancake. 89 Main Street, Montpelier. Wed., 6–8 p.m. Jay Ekis and extremely special guests. Free. 262-2253. skinnypancake.com.
Dec.15: Matt Schrag (bluegrass).
Jan. 5: David Richardson (Americana).
Sweet Melissa’s. 4 Langdon St., Montpelier. Free unless otherwise noted. 225-6012. facebook.com/sweetmelissasvt.
Dec. 12: Mothership Orchestra, 8 p.m.
Dec. 13: Honky Tonk Happy Hour with Mark LeGrand, 5 p.m.; Red Hot Juba, 9 p.m.
Dec. 14: Blue Fox, 5 p.m.; Steady Betty,
9 p.m., cover
Dec. 17: Bruce Jones, 5 p.m.; open mic night, 7p.m.
Dec. 18: Wine Down with D. Davis, 5 p.m.; open bluegrass jam, 7–10 p.m.
Dec. 19: Seth Yacovone (acoustic) 8 p.m.
Dec. 20: Honky Tonk Happy Hour with Mark LeGrand, 5 p.m.; A Fly Allusion,
9 p.m., cover
Dec. 21: Andy Pitt, 5 p.m.; Stone Cold Roosters, 9 p.m.
Dec. 27: Honky Tonk Happy Hour with Mark LeGrand, 5 p.m.; Eames Brothers band, 9 p.m.
Dec. 28: Blue Fox, 5 p.m.; The Big Lonesome, 9 p.m.
Dec. 31: TallGrass GetDown/New Year’s Eve Masquarade Ball, 9 p.m., cover.
Whammy Bar. Maple Corner Store, 31 W. County Rd., Calais. Fri. 7:30 p.m. Thurs and Sat. 7 p.m. Free. 229-4329. whammybar1.com.
Dec 12: Brian Fitzy with Chad Hollister.
Dec 13: Big Hat No Cattle (Texas swing).
Dec 14: Doug Perkins.
Dec 19: June Morse Christmas Carol
Dec 20: Auburn Mode.
Dec 21: Audrey Bernstein and Joe Capps (jazz).
Dec 26: Open mic.
Dec 27: Chad Hollister.
Dec 28: Hot Diggity blues with Abby Jenne, Artie Toulis, Sid Morse, Jamie Brooks, Erich Fagginger-Auer, Brent Kinsley.
Artists & Special Events
Dec. 12–15: Sing Noel! A Counterpoint Christmas. $20 adults; $15 seniors; $5 students and financially challenged.
Dec. 12: United Methodist Church, 21 Buell St., Burlington. 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 13: St John’s Episcopal Church,
15 Summer St., Randolph. 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 14: Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier. 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 15: North Congregational Church,
1325 Main St., St. Johnsbury. 4:30 p.m.
Dec. 13, 31: Dave Keller. davekeller.com.
Dec 13: Solo. 7 p.m. Cork, Waterbury. Free. corkvt.com. 882-8227.
Dec 31: New Year’s Eve Soul-ebration with The Dave Keller Band. 8:30 p.m. City Hall, Montpelier. $10 advance; $15 day of show.
Dec. 14: Mayfly. An old-time traditional duo featuring Katie Trautz and Julia Wayne. Optional potluck 5:30 p.m. Show 7 p.m. Adamant Community Club, 1161 Martin Rd., Adamant. $10 advance; $15 door.
Dec. 14–15: Mad River Chorale, Rejoice and Be Merry: Songs of the Season: Familiar and imaginative holiday music by John Rutter, Stephen Paulus, Bob Chilcott and Itzhak Threbker. $15 adults, $12 seniors 65+ and students, children 11 and under free. $1 discount for food shelf donation. Information and tickets: 496-4781 or madriverchorale.org.
Dec. 14: Waitsfield United Church, Rte. 100, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 15: Warren United Church, Warren Village, 4 p.m.
Dec. 16: Green Mountain Brass Quintet. Lunchtime concert of familiar Christmas carols and holiday songs. Singing along highly encouraged. Noon–12:50 p.m. Kellogg-
Hubbard Library, Main St., Montpelier.
Dec. 21–22: Onion River Chorus Presents O Morning Star Concerts.
$12 adults; $10 seniors and students; $25 family rate. 540-1784. firstname.lastname@example.org. counterpointchorus.org.
Dec. 21: Universalist Church, 19 Church St., Barre, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 22: Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier, 4 p.m.
Dec. 28: Come to Vienna: A House Concert and Dinner. Experience a lavish dinner of food from the Hapsburg Empire and Viennese music. Diane Huling, pianist, and friends. 6 p.m. dinner; 7:30 p.m. performance. 410 Camp St., Barre. $45 dinner and music; $15 music only. Reservations required: 563-2860 or email@example.com.
Jan. 4: Young Tradition Reunion Concert. Performing traditional folk music. 7 p.m. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 7320 Mountain Rd., Stowe. $20. youngtraditionvermont.org.
Jan. 5: Saint-Saëns Christmas Oratorio. Favorite selections from the Christmas portions of Handel’s Messiah. Performed in English by the Bethany Church Choir. 3 p.m. Bethany United Church of Christ, 115 Main St., Montpelier. Donation.