"Beyond the Pale"
Sept. 27, 4 - 6 p.m.
Castleton University, Castleton
Robert Gilson reveals a photographic theme of capturing daily moments in time and space. Free, Artist talk 12:30 p.m., 468-1119; castleton.edu.
A moving performance
Two Trains Running
Second Stage at Walker Farm
705 Main St., Weston
Portrays a time of urban challenge and change in the U.S. $43, 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sunday, westonplayhouse.org.
Sept. 28, 8 p.m.
30 Center St., Rutland
One show only. The Vermont Theatre Lab presents, "Candide" by Leonard Bernstein, celebrating community with a local cast of 75 and a live orchestra. $20/$25, 775-0903, www.paramountvt.org.
Poultney Rotary Chili Cook Off
Sample and judge different varieties to decide this year’s victor. 5k race, raffle and beer tent. 5k registration 9 a.m., race 10 a.m., 236-2790 or 287-1384, poultneyvtrotary.com.
Second Flight's “Butterfly Paintings”
Sept. 29, 6 - 8 p.m.
The Sparkle Barn
1509 Route 7 South
Artist Stacy Harshman exhibit opening. 446-8044, thesparklebarnshop.com.