Friday, September 27th, 2013
'Jake Blauvelt Naturally'The Vermont native who shunned the pro-snowboarding spotlight in favor of exploring natural terrains around the world brings his steep-and-deep adventures to the big screen. Friday, September 27, 8PM at Merrill's Roxy Cinemas in Burlington. Free.
“The Hungry Heart” screening premiereThe Second Annual Recovery Day in Burlington, a day to acknowledge and honor individuals who have actively chosen to enter recovery from addiction. Presented through the eyes of Franklin County residents and St. Albans pediatrician Fred Holmes, Bess O'Brien's documentary illuminates prescription-drug addiction and recovery Tickets: $15-30, free for individuals in recovery. Includes a discussion after the movie. Flynn Center, Burlington, 7 p.m. Tickets at www.flynntix.com
Forza: The Samurai Sword WorkoutStudents sculpt lean muscles and gain mental focus when performing basic strikes with wooden replicas of the weapon. Friday, September 27, 9–10AM at North End Studio A in Burlington. $10.
Music With RobertMusic lovers of all ages join sing-alongs with Robert Resnik. Daycare programs welcome with one caregiver for every two children. Friday, September 27, 10:30–11AM at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free; groups must preregister.
Green Mountain Cabaret: Pride, No PredjudiceFriday, September 27, 7PM at Club Metronome in Burlington. $10/15.
KyronSchool of New Consciousness IntroductionKirk Maris Jones details the multistep approach to spiritual awakening. Friday, September 27, 7:30PM at Rainbow Institute in Burlington. $11 suggested donation.
'No Place to Go'Joined by his three-man "orchestra," playwright/songwriter Ethan Lipton performs his Obie Award-winning musical ode to the state of the American unemployed. Friday, September 27, 8PM at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $21-25.
Saturday, September 28th, 2013
Improv Team AuditionsJokesters ages 18 and up vie for a spot on the Spark Improv Troupe and/or two additional teams. Saturday, September 28: 10 – 11AM, 11:30AM – 12:30PM, 1 – 2PM at Spark Arts in Burlington. Free; preregister; first come, first served.
Pedals for Progress Bike CollectionCyclists hand over retired rides to be shipped to developing countries in Latin America and Africa. Donations benefit international shipping costs. Saturday, September 28, 9AM–1PM at Burlington Electric Department in Burlington. $10 suggested donation per bike to help cover shipping to the destination countries; preregister. Paul Demers at 802-793-0888 or email: P4P.Vermont@gmail.com
Vermont Eckankar Regional SeminarMusician and composer Rodney Jones keynotes this two-day event, at which the theme "Answer the Call of Soul" dictates talks, workshops and creative arts. Saturday, September 28: 10 – 11:30AM, 1:15 – 4:30PM, 7 – 9:15PM at Livak Room, Davis Center, UVM in Burlington. Free.
Swing DanceRed Hot Juba provide live music for the lindy hop, charleston and more. No partner necessary, but clean-soled shoes are required. Saturday, September 28, 8–11PM at Champlain Club in Burlington. $15.
Burlington Waterfront Walking TourA stroll along Lake Champlain's shoreline highlights the city's industrial and maritime past. Proceeds benefit Preservation Burlington. Meet at the visitor's center on the bottom of College Street. Saturday, September 28, 1PM at Burlington Waterfront in Burlington. $10; $5 for Preservation Burlington members and students
Downtown Burlington Walking TourFolks step back in time amid the Queen City's intriguing history and architecture. Proceeds benefit Preservation Burlington. Meet on Church Street. Saturday, September 28, 11AM at Burlington City Hall in Burlington. $10; $5 for Preservation Burlington members and students.
Forsake Launch PartyLive music, prizes and eye-catching artwork help attendees celebrate the footwear company defined by form, function, urban sensibility and a DIY business model. Saturday, September 28, 9PM at Outdoor Gear Exchange in Burlington. Free with preregister at email@example.com
Historic Tour of UVMProfessor emeritus William Averyt leads a walk through campus, referencing architectural gems and notable personalities along the way. Meet at Ira Allen statue. Saturday, September 28, 10AM–12PM at University Green, UVM in Burlington. Free; preregister at uvm.edu.
Tibet FestivalMembers of the Tibetan Association of Vermont present food, crafts, stories, music and the crowd-pleasing Yak and Snow Lion dance. Saturday, September 28, 11AM–4PM at Memorial Auditorium in Burlington. Free.
Burlington Farmers MarketMore than 90 stands overflow with seasonal produce, flowers, artisan wares and prepared foods. Saturday, September 28, 8:30AM–2PM at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. Free. www.burlingtonfarmersmarket.org
Burlington Food TourLocalvores take a bite out of the Queen City's finest cuisine with a scrumptious stroll that includes samples from the Burlington Farmers Market and a dish from an area restaurant. Saturday, September 28, 12:30–3PM at East Shore Vineyard Tasting Room in Burlington. $45; preregister www.burlingtonfoodtours.com
Feast for the Gardens Fundraiser DinnerFoodies don their "country best" for an evening of gourmet local fare in a bucolic setting. Proceeds benefit community and school gardens throughout Vermont. Garden tours, 4-5 p.m.; appetizers and cocktails, 5-6 p.m.; dinner, 6 p.m. Saturday, September 28, 4PM at Intervale Center in Burlington. $80 includes dinner and two drink tickets; preregister; cash bar. http://www.vcgn.org/feast
Community Yoga ClassLaughing River Yoga's teachers-in-training help participants of all experience levels align breath and body. Room 108. Saturday, September 28, 12–1PM at Burlington College in Burlington. $5 suggested donation
R.I.P.P.E.D.Resistance, intervals, power, plyometrics, endurance and diet define this high-intensity physical-fitness program. Saturday, September 28, 9–10AM at North End Studio A in Burlington. $10
'The Witch, The Wheel and the Sleepy Princess'Using marionettes and music, the Very Merry Theatre reimagines the timeless tale of "Sleeping Beauty." Saturday, September 28, 2PM at Phoenix Books Burlington in Burlington. $5 suggested donation.
Introduction to Digital Video EditingFinal Cut Pro users learn basic concepts of the editing software. Saturday, September 28, 11AM–1PM at VCAM Studio in Burlington. Free; preregister.
Run for JUMPParticipants pound the pavement in a 5K run, a 1K walk and a kids run along the scenic Burlington Bike Path to raise funds and awareness for the Joint Urban Ministry Project. Awards and a raffle round out the day. Saturday, September 28, 9AM at Waterfront Park in Burlington. Donations.
Sunday, September 29th, 2013
Vermont Eckankar Regional SeminarMusician and composer Rodney Jones keynotes this two-day event, at which the theme "Answer the Call of Soul" dictates talks, workshops and creative arts. Sunday, September 29, 9AM–12PM at Livak Room, Davis Center, UVM in Burlington. Free.
Israeli Folk DancingAll ages and skill levels convene for circle and line dances, which are taught, reviewed and prompted. No partner necessary, but clean, soft-soled shoes are required. Sunday, September 29, 7:30–9:30PM at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue in Burlington. $2; free first session.
'Nutcracker' AuditionsDancers ages 4 through 18 try out for the Albany Berkshire Ballet's 39th annual production of the magical story. See berkshireballet.org for audition time slots. Sunday, September 29, 10AM–1:30PM at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $15.
Vegetarian & Beef EmpanadasArgentina native Constancia Gomez demonstrates how to make two varieties of this savory South American turnover from scratch. Sunday, September 29, 11:30AM–1PM at McClure MultiGenerational Center in Burlington. $5-10; preregister at citymarket.coop; limited space
Spiritual Healing & Energy-Uplifting MeditationCynthia Warwick Seiler brings 20 years of experience to this lighthearted session aimed at accessing intuition, clarity and awareness. Sunday, September 29, 11AM–12PM at Rainbow Institute in Burlington. $15 suggested donation.
French Conversation Group: DimanchesParlez-vous français? Speakers practice the tongue at a casual, drop-in chat. Local History Room. Sunday, September 29, 4–5:30PM at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.
Women's Pickup SoccerQuick-footed ladies of varying skill levels break a sweat while stringing together passes and making runs for the goal. Sunday, September 29, 6–8PM at Robert Miller Community & Recreation Center in Burlington. $3; for women ages 18 and up
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Events listing source: SevenDaysVT, and Colchester Sun