Thursday, March 27, 2014

Events in Burlington, Vermont – March 28th – 30th

There is much to do in Burlington, VT. Below is a sample of the some of the events happening in Burlington this weekend...
Friday, March 28th, 2014

HANDS Silent Auction

Locals bid on 100 decorated wooden hands at this benefit for HANDS (Helping and Nurturing Diverse Seniors). Fri., March 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Penny Cluse Café in Burlington. Free. More info:

Dinner Tour With Blue Bandana Chocolate Maker

Chef Sarah Langan treats foodies to a four-course meal featuring the flavors of Blue Bandana Chocolate and a presentation by BBC founder Eric Lampman. Proceeds benefit Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. Fri., March 28, 6 p.m. at South End Kitchen at Lake Champlain Chocolates in Burlington. $195; preregister; limited space:

Mad Robin Contra Dance

Folks in clean, soft-soled shoes move and groove to music by the Fainting Goats. Fri., March 28, 8 p.m. at First Congregational Church in Burlington. $5-10; bring a snack to share.

Queen City Tango Practilonga

Dancers kick off the weekend with improvisation, camaraderie and laughter. No partner necessary, but clean, smooth-soled shoes required. Beginner lesson, 7-7:45 p.m.; informal dancing, 7:30-10 p.m. Fridays, 7-10 p.m. at North End Studio B in Burlington. $7.

Rummage Sale

Gently used items delight bargain shoppers. Fri., March 28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sat., March 29, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Odd Fellows Hall in Burlington. Free

Creative Writing Workshop

Wordsmiths develop their craft in a supportive environment. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., Fridays, 10:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. and Mondays, 6:30 p.m. Continues through April 28 at Studio 266 in Burlington. Free; preregister:

Laughter Club

Breathe, clap, chant and ... giggle! Participants decrease stress with this playful practice. Bring personal water. Fridays, 12-1 p.m. at The Wellness Co-op in Burlington. Free.

Bar Stewards Appreciation Night

The Adams Band provide live music for a dance party celebrating local bartenders. Fri., March 28, 7-11 p.m. at Elks Lodge in Burlington. $5; free for members.

Lucy Kaplansky & Richard Shindell

The acclaimed singer-songwriters join forces onstage for an evening of diverse folk tunes. Fri., March 28, 7:30 p.m. at UVM Recital Hall, Redstone Campus in Burlington. $15-25.


Georgette Garbès Putzel directs Diego Mattos' exploration of the immigrant experience in Vermont, based on the writings of Jorge Luis Borges. Spanish, 7-8 p.m.; English, 8:30-9:30 p.m. Fri., March 28, 7-9:30 p.m. at Off Center for the Dramatic Arts in Burlington. $15.

'Venus in Fur'

Vermont Stage Company presents David Ives' comedic tale of love, lust and literature featuring an unorthodox young actress. Through March 29, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., March 30, 2 p.m. at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $28.80-37.50.

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Vermont Walk/Bike Summit

Fans of human-powered transportation convene for presentations, 10 informative workshops on topics such as bike design, training, safety and diet and a keynote address by Caroline Sampanaro, Senior Director of Campaigns and Organizing for Transportation Alternatives. Sat., March 29, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Hilton Hotel in Burlington. $20 in advance, $30 at the door, includes lunch. For more information & to register:

Generator Launch Party

Locals celebrate Burlington's new maker space with equipment demos and tours of the artist studio, classroom and business incubator. Generator, Inc is Burlington’s new maker space, a combination of artist studio, classroom, and business incubator focused on the act of making things.  Speakers will include Mayor Miro Weinberger; Champlain College’s David Provost; Michael Metz, Generator Board President; and BCA Board Member Christy Mitchell.  Live music and light fare complete the evening. Sat., March 29, 4-8 p.m. at Memorial Auditorium Annex in Burlington. Free; cash bar. More information:

Chocolate Tasting

Sweets lovers tap into the nuances of sour, spicy, earthy and fruity flavors. Saturdays, 2-3 p.m. Continues through March 29 at Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory Store & Café in Burlington. Free.

ECHO: NanoDays

Budding scientific thinkers explore big ideas about minuscule atoms and molecules through hands-on activities and research presentations. Sat., March 29, 10 a.m. at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Free with admission, $9.50-12.50.

Saturday Story Time

Families gather for imaginative tales. Saturdays, 11 a.m. Continues through March 29 at Phoenix Books Burlington in Burlington. Free.

Terracotta Kitchen Herb Pots

Jen Labie helps green thumbs prep for spring planting with handcrafted receptacles for parsley, basil, rosemary and thyme. Sat., March 29, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Davis Studio Gallery in Burlington. $24.

Ukrainian Egg Painting Demo

Theresa Somerset creates elaborate works of art using the ancient wax-resist technique Pysanka. Sat., March 29, 12-2 p.m. and Sun., April 13, 12-2 p.m. at Frog Hollow in Burlington. Free.


Resistance, intervals, power, plyometrics, endurance and diet define this high-intensity physical-fitness program. Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. Continues through May 31 at North End Studio A in Burlington. $10.

Burlington Winter Farmers Market

Farmers, artisans and producers offer fresh and prepared foods, crafts and more in a bustling indoor marketplace with live music, lunch seating and face painting. Every other Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Memorial Auditorium in Burlington. Free.

3D Printing, Designing & Scanning With Blu-Bin

Instruction in basic programs teaches attendees how to build digital models of their ideas. Saturdays, 12-1:30 p.m. at Blu-Bin in Burlington. Free; preregister:

James Kochalka

The award-winning local comic book artist and writer celebrates the release of The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza. Sat., March 29, 2 & 7 p.m. at Phoenix Books Burlington in Burlington. Free.

Vermont Haiti Project Benefit Concert

Comedian Tracie Spencer warms up the stage for the Afro-Caribbean rhythms of B-TROPICAL. Good eats and a silent auction round out the evening. Sat., March 29, 6:30 p.m. at ArtsRiot in Burlington. $15-25; cash bar.

'Venus in Fur'

Vermont Stage Company presents David Ives' comedic tale of love, lust and literature featuring an unorthodox young actress. Through March 29, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., March 30, 2 p.m. at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $28.80-37.50.

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Israeli Folk Dancing

All 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. Every other Sunday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Continues through April 13 at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue in Burlington. $2; free first session.

French Conversation Group: Dimanches

Parlez-vous français? Speakers practice the tongue at a casual, drop-in chat. Local History Room. Sundays, 4-5:30 p.m. Continues through May 25 at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Homework Help

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Science students assist first through eighth graders with reading, math and science assignments. Sundays, 12-4:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Continues through April 29 at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Women's Pickup Soccer

Quick-footed ladies of varying skill levels break a sweat while stringing together passes and making runs for the goal. Sundays, 6-8 p.m. Continues through April 27 at Robert Miller Community & Recreation Center in Burlington. $3; for women ages 18 and up.

Mark Howe

The organist enlivens works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Francois Roberday and Frank Bridge. Sun., March 30, 3 p.m. at St. Paul's Cathedral in Burlington. Free.

Amanda Rogers

Amanda Rogers lends her talents to an array of piano-driven ditties and ballads. Sam DuPont opens. Sun., March 30, 8 p.m. at New City Galerie in Burlington. $5 suggested donation

'Venus in Fur'

Vermont Stage Company presents David Ives' comedic tale of love, lust and literature featuring an unorthodox young actress. Last show on Sun., March 30, 2 p.m. at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $28.80-37.50

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Events listing source: SevenDaysVT, and Colchester Sun

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