Five events not to miss in Southern Vermont, week of Aug. 17


Much Ado About Nothing: Shakespeare In The Woods kicks off its season with one of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies Thursday through Sunday at 7 p.m. Hunter Park at Northshire Civic Center, Route 7A, Manchester Center. Tickets available online at Adults $20 in advance and $25 at the door; students and 12 and under $12. More:

Richard III Remix: "King Dick," a rewrite of Shakespeare's "Richard III" performed with two actors, two puppets and numerous costume changes, is presented at 7 p.m. on Thursday and 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. Tickets $12, available at

Mark Mulcahy: Acclaimed singer-songwriter performs at 8 p.m. on Thursday at The Stone Church. Tickets $17-$25. 210 Main St., Brattleboro. More:

Concert and Community Picnic: The Farrar Park Association (aka the Ladies of the Green) hosts its 11th annual picnic on the Weston Green on Friday, with a free concert from 5-7 p.m. by the Blue Flames Steel Band. Free. Rain date Friday, Aug. 30

Candace Bushnell: Northshire Bookstore presents the "Sex in the City" author, who will discuss her latest book "Is There Still Sex in the City?" at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24 at Maple Street School, 322 Maple St., Manchester. Tickets:



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