Events in Burlington, Vermont - May 11-13

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Real Estate Agent with Burlington VT Real Estate

There is much to do in Burlington, Vermont.  Below is a sample of the some of the events happening in Burlington this weekend...

Friday, May 11, 2012

Queen City Contra Dance

Mary Wesley calls the steps to traditional social dances, soundtracked live by Ethan Hazzard-Watkins and Max Newman. Beginner's session at 7:45 p.m. Friday, May 11, 8PM at Edmunds Middle School in Burlington. $8; free for kids under 12.

Queen City Tango Milonga

Warm-ups and skill building for all levels lead into open dancing in the Argentine tradition. No partner needed; wear clean, soft-soled shoes. Friday, May 11, 7–10:30PM at North End Studios in Burlington. $7.

The Clothes Exchange

Fashionistas take action by buying high-quality, new or gently used women's wear to support HOPE Works. Friday, May 11, 6–8PM at 1 Church Street in Burlington. $100-110 Shop First tickets for Friday; free on Saturday.

Astronomy Viewing

Weather permitting, stargazers take in the night sky with members of the Vermont Astronomical Society. Begins at sundown; call to confirm. Friday, May 11, 8PM at Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington. Free.

Hash House Harriers

Beer hounds of legal age earn their suds with an invigorating run and high-impact game of hide-and-seek. Meet in the parking lot. Friday, May 11, 6:30PM at Leddy Park in Burlington. Free if it's your first time; $5 otherwise; bring ID.

Auditions for 'The Odd Couple (Female Version)'

Felix and Oscar are replaced with Florence and Olive in Neil Simon's 1985 revision of The Odd Couple, brought to the stage by Girls Nite Out Productions. Friday, May 11, 6:15–9:45PM at Chase Mill in Burlington. Free; preregister for an audition time.

'Mulan: The Musical'

The Edmunds Middle School Players stage a heartwarming celebration of ancient Chinese culture, honor and fighting spirit. Friday, May 11, 7PM at Edmunds Middle School in Burlington. Free; $5 suggested donation for keepsake playbill.

Spielpalast Cabaret

Get dolled up for an evening of vaudeville and vintage burlesque with dancing ladies, a troupe of satirists and a saucy house orchestra. Come an hour early for cocktails all shows except May 19 at 11 p.m. Special "scandalous shows" on May 13 at 8 p.m. and May 19 at 11 p.m. Friday, May 11, 8PM at Burlington City Hall Auditorium in Burlington. $24-27; for mature audiences only.

'the napoleon 2012'

Green Candle Theatre Company chronicles the life and times of Napoléon Bonaparte in a slightly historical, and wildly imaginative, comedy. Friday, May 11, 8PM at Off Center for the Dramatic Arts in Burlington. $10-20; rated PG-13.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Fed Up Vermont's 2nd Annual Reproductive Rights Rally

Fed up with the war on women? Activists show their support for women's bodily integrity and human rights by attending speeches, a march, theater performances and more. Saturday, May 12, 12–3PM at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. Free.

Plant Sale

Home gardeners prep for the growing season by perusing a wide selection of perennial plowers, herbs and veggie starts. Proceeds support the development of neighborhood gardens and garden-based outreach and education. Saturday, May 12, 10AM–3PM at Integrated Arts Academy, H.O. Wheeler Elementary School in Burlington. Free

Queen City Craft Bazaar

Recycled skateboard jewelry and creative duds are among the items offered by local crafters, designers and artists at this indie fair. Rock trio Vedora perform. Saturday, May 12, 10AM–6PM at Union Station in Burlington. Free.

Jane's Walk

Walkers travel North Winooski Avenue from Panadero Bakery to College Street at 11 a.m., evaluating the thoroughfare for pedestrian and bicycle safety and comfort. At 1 p.m. in the Fletcher Free Library, folks view Patrick Farrington's short documentary on Burlington's urban-renewal history. A second walk, to Battery and Cherry streets, sheds light on Burlington's former Little Italy. Saturday, May 12, 11AM–3PM at Various locations in Burlington. Free.

The Clothes Exchange

Fashionistas take action by buying high-quality, new or gently used women's wear to support HOPE Works. Saturday, May 12, 11AM–6PM at 1 Church Street in Burlington. $100-110 Shop First tickets for Friday; free on Saturday.

Day Before Mother's Day Auction

Rik Fenton auctions off an autographed Phish poster, gift certificates to local businesses, hotels and restaurants, and other special items. A flea market and lunch with Mayor Weinberger and Rep. Kesha Ram add to the affair. Proceeds benefit the community and senior center. Preview, 9 a.m.; bidding starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12, 9AM at Champlain Senior Center, McClure MultiGenerational Center in Burlington. Free.

Kite Fliers Meeting

Common interests soar as fans of tethered aircrafts meet like-minded peers. Saturday, May 12, 11AM at Presto Music Store in South Burlington. Free.

World Fair Trade Day Celebration

Music from Jeh Kulu, munchies and children's activities promote sustainability. Saturday, May 12, 11AM–1PM at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. Free.

'Ask Us Who We Are'

Bess O'Brien's documentary puts a face to the foster care system, focusing on those young Vermonters' search for family and a sense of belonging. Saturday, May 12, 7PM at First United Methodist Church in Burlington. Free; suitcase donations for foster children are welcome.

Burlington Farmers Market

More than 90 stands overflow with seasonal produce, flowers, artisan wares and prepared foods. Saturday, May 12, 8:30AM–2PM at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. Free.

The Great Cookie Dunk

Dessert lovers strive to set a world record for the largest milk-and-cookie party and cookie dunk. Proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Vermont. Saturday, May 12, 1PM at Battery Park in Burlington. $5 suggested donation; free for kids.

Yoga With Friends

Participants seek tranquility in an hourlong mat class with Mandi Michetti. Refreshments follow. Proceeds support the Laura Mann Center for Integrative Health. Saturday, May 12, 4–6PM at Laughing River Yoga in Burlington. $15-20.

Kids Day 2012

The Queen City tips its hat to youth with a Main Street parade to Battery Park at 9:30 a.m., followed by the annual Young Tradition concert, train rides, amusement rides and more. Saturday, May 12, 9:30AM–3:30PM at Battery Park in Burlington. $1.

Backyard Habitat Workshop

A Winooski Valley Park District environmental educator offers tips and techniques for attracting wildlife to your lawn. Picnic Shelter. Saturday, May 12, 1–3PM at Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington. Free.

Digital Video Editing

Final Cut Pro users learn basic concepts of the editing software. Saturday, May 12, 11AM–1PM at VCAM Studio in Burlington. Free; preregister.

Open Media Workshop

Professional or novice film editors learn about various programs for mixing and enhancing all of their video assets into a single project. Saturday, May 12, 2–4PM at VCAM Studio in Burlington. Free.

'Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up'

Children's pirate stories inspired Saints & Poets Production Company's puppet-and-live-actor rendition of J.M. Barrie's beloved tale. Saturday, May 12: 2PM, 7PM at Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington. $15-20.

Auditions for 'The Odd Couple (Female Version)'

Felix and Oscar are replaced with Florence and Olive in Neil Simon's 1985 revision of The Odd Couple, brought to the stage by Girls Nite Out Productions. Saturday, May 12, 12:15–2PM at Chase Mill in Burlington. Free; preregister for an audition time.

'Mulan: The Musical'

The Edmunds Middle School Players stage a heartwarming celebration of ancient Chinese culture, honor and fighting spirit. Saturday, May 12, 7PM at Edmunds Middle School in Burlington. Free; $5 suggested donation for keepsake playbill.

Spielpalast Cabaret

Get dolled up for an evening of vaudeville and vintage burlesque with dancing ladies, a troupe of satirists and a saucy house orchestra. Come an hour early for cocktails all shows except May 19 at 11 p.m. Special "scandalous shows" on May 13 at 8 p.m. and May 19 at 11 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 8PM at Burlington City Hall Auditorium in Burlington. $24-27; for mature audiences only.

The Flynn Center's 30th Birthday Bash

A celebration of the arts in Vermont features performances by Josie Leavitt, Soovin Kim, Lyric Theatre, Hannah Dennison, Vermont Ballet Theater, the Flynn Show Choir Select, Burlington Taiko, and the Moroz, Carr and Morse Trio. The House of LeMay and DJ Craig Mitchell host a dance party. Make-your-own sundaes for kids and their families in Chase Studio, 6-7 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 7PM at Flynn MainStage in Burlington. $19.81; children pay their age.

'the napoleon 2012'

Green Candle Theatre Company chronicles the life and times of Napoléon Bonaparte in a slightly historical, and wildly imaginative, comedy. Saturday, May 12, 2PM, 8PM at Off Center for the Dramatic Arts in Burlington. $10-20; rated PG-13.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Burlington-Area Scrabble Club

Triple-letter-square seekers spell out winning words. New players welcome. Sunday, May 13, 12:30–5PM at McClure MultiGenerational Center in Burlington. Free

Nutrition for Runners

Just before the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon & Relay, nutritionist Victoria Bruner explores the edible ways to optimize your running performance. Sunday, May 13, 12–1PM at City Market in Burlington. $5-10.

Dimanches

Novice and fluent French speakers brush up on their linguistics — en français. Sunday, May 13, 4–5:30PM at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

'Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up'

Children's pirate stories inspired Saints & Poets Production Company's puppet-and-live-actor rendition of J.M. Barrie's beloved tale. Sunday, May 13: 2PM, 6PM at Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington. $15-20.

Spielpalast Cabaret

Get dolled up for an evening of vaudeville and vintage burlesque with dancing ladies, a troupe of satirists and a saucy house orchestra. Come an hour early for cocktails all shows except May 19 at 11 p.m. Special "scandalous shows" on May 13 at 8 p.m. and May 19 at 11 p.m. Sunday, May 13, 8PM at Burlington City Hall Auditorium in Burlington. $24-27; for mature audiences only.

Helen Benedict

The author of Sand Queen and The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq considers why and how war stories are different when told by female soldiers. Sunday, May 13, 7PM at First Unitarian Universalist Society in Burlington. Donations accepted.

Women's Poetry Group

Writers give and receive feedback on their poetic expressions in a nonthreatening, nonacademic setting. Call for specific location. Sunday, May 13, 3PM at Private home in Burlington. Free.

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Events listing source: SevenDaysVT

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