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Thursday, Dec. 5
Jay Lesage and Friends. 7 p.m. Irises Cafe and Wine Bar, 20-22 City Hall Place, Plattsburgh. 566-7000.
Wind and Jazz Ensembles Concert. 7 p.m. McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael’s College. Ensembles perform works by Wagner, Curnow, Grundman and Souza. Free. (802) 654-2536.
Grandtheft. 8 p.m. Higher Ground, 1214 Williston Road, South Burlington. $15. (802) 652-0777.
Joy to the Children Benefit. 6 p.m. Mirror Lake Inn, Lake Placid. Cocktails, entertainment, auctions and more to benefit children’s programs at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. $100 per person prior to Dec. 2; $130 after that date. 523-2512.
Fri., Dec. 6
Jay Lesage. 6:30 p.m. Anthony’s Restaurant and Bistro, Route 3, Plattsburgh. Piano. 561-6420.
Patti Casey and Steve Light with Taylor La Valley. 7:30 p.m. Palmer Street Coffeehouse, 4 Palmer St., Plattsburgh. Bluegrass, gospel. $10. 561-9418.
Jazz Winter Concert. 7:30 p.m. E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. Performances by the Jazz Ensemble with Herm Matlock directing, and Mambo Combo with Shawn Parrotte directing. Free.
First Friday with Sisterfunk, DJ Disco Phantom, DJ Precious. 8 p.m. Higher Ground, 1214 Williston Road, South Burlington. $5 advance. $10 day of show. (802) 652-0777.
Vermont International Festival. 5 to 8 p.m. Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, Vt. Three-day festival of crafts, food, music and dance from around the world. $7 adults. $5 students and seniors. $20 family. Under 6 free.
First Weekends at the Arts Center. 5 p.m. North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff St., Plattsburgh. Tree lighting followed by holiday sale and member holiday art show. Refreshments and more. 563-1604.
Sat., Dec. 7
Broadway Direct. 2 and 7:30 p.m. McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, Vt. Holiday benefit featuring the best of Broadway. $27. Benefits St. Michael’s Playhouse 2014 summer season. (802) 654-2281.