5/16 — Musical performance. The CMS sixth-grade band, seventh- and eighth-grade band, and jazz band will perform their last concerts of the year. Colchester Middle School, 7 p.m.
5/16 — Film screening. “War Witch.” Free and open to the public. The Main Street Landing Film House, 60 Lake Street, Burlington, 7 p.m.
5/17 — “Makers on deck.” A team of artists, engineers, and scientists will brainstorm new ways to answer your obscure problems and questions. BCA Center, Church Street, Burlington, 5 p.m.
5/18 — Concert. Burlington Chamber Orchestra with David Horak, the winner of the BCO’s 2013 Young Artist Solo Competition. McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 8 p.m.
5/18 — Outdoor Art day. All ages, skill levels, and mediums are welcome. Bring friends and personal supplies. Designated sites. Milton Grange, Route 7, Milton, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Reception: 3-5 p.m. Sign up: email@example.com.
5/18 — Auditions. “Bye, Bye Birdie.” Also May 19. Hyde Park Opera House, Hyde Park, 1 p.m. Character descriptions and more info at www.LCPlayers.com
Small Painting show. Small paintings at small prices by members of The Essex Art League. Runs through June 5. Burnham Library, Colchester.
“Soundings.” Abstract oil paintings by Gail Salzman exploring the influence of water on our daily lives. Exhibit runs through July 6. BCA Center, Church Street, Burlington. Contact: 802-865-7166
“User Required.” A multi-floor exhibition featuring innovative light and sound-focused technologies. Runs through May 18. BCA Center, Church Street, Burlington.
“Student Work: Legacy of a Teacher.” Original works by Vermont Woodworking School students in memory of VWS instructor Robert Fletcher. Runs through May 31. Frog Hollow, Church Street, Burlington. Contact: 802-863-6458
“Nature Reflected: Water, Line and Form” features kinetic sculptures and paintings to delight the senses. Runs through July 2. Brandon Artists Guild, 7 Center Street, Brandon. Visit: www.brandonartistsguild.org
“Trick of the eye.” A juried group of photos that explores the art of illusion. Runs through May 26. Darkroom Gallery, 12 Main Street, Essex Junction.
“Hard Line, Soft Color.” Works by Robert Hitzig. Using a wide variety of woods, colored shellacs and epoxies, Hitzig constructs pieces that take full advantage of grain patterns. Runs through June 28. A photo ID is required for admission. Governor’s Gallery, Pavilion Office Building, Montpelier.
Colchester Town Office exhibit. The Colchester High School Art Department has selected seven new artworks. Media include paper with ink, paints, pencils and photographs. Artists include Paige Russell, Saige Papariello, Sadie Anderson, Taylor Lance, Molly Dickin, Robbie Peeters and Sierra Cummings. Runs through the end of May. Colchester Town Office, Colchester.
Two solo exhibitions. “Love Songs,” by Helen Shulman and “Spirit Into Form,” by Karen Petersen. Runs May 25-June 22. West Branch Gallery, Stowe. Contact: 802-253-8943 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Travels with Alden.” Celebrate the 100th birthday of the late Founder of Bryan Memorial Gallery with an exhibition of his paintings, painted in 26 countries over a span of 60 years. Exhibit runs through Sept. 2. Bryan Memorial Gallery, 180 Main Street, Jeffersonville.