Events in Burlington, Vermont - May 18-20

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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 18, 2012

Burlington Partnership for a Healthy Community

Queen City residents make a positive impact as they address substance-use and -abuse issues. Friday, May 18, 8:30–10:30AM at Turning Point Center in Burlington. Free.

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 18, 7–10:30PM at North End Studios in Burlington. $7.

Community Open House

Farmers and foodies mingle over cookies, lemonade and a short presentation about the Intervale's latest happenings. Friday, May 18, 10-11AM at Intervale Center in Burlington. Free.

Intervale Center Tours

Walkers wise up on the rich agricultural history that made today's thriving community foods system possible. Friday, May 18, 10–11AM at Intervale Center in Burlington. Free; preregister.

Getting Started With Lacto-Fermented Veggies

Instructors Jason Frishman and Caroline Homan put all manner of local veggies — such as asparagus, ramps, radishes and turnips — in a pickle. Friday, May 18, 6–7:30PM at Sustainability Academy, Lawrence Barnes School in Burlington. $5-10

Massage Clinic

Touchstone Healing Arts practitioners soothe tense muscles and induce relaxation through 15-minute chair massages. Friday, May 18, 1–3PM at City Market in Burlington. Free.

Zumba Class

Movers and shakers party themselves into shape with Latin-based dance moves. Friday, May 18, 6–7PM at The Flashbulb Institute in Burlington. $12 suggested donation.

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 18, 8PM at Ethan Allen Homestead 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. Friday, May 18: 7PM 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 show" on May 19 at 11 p.m. Friday, May 18, 8PM at Burlington City Hall Auditorium in Burlington. $24-27; for mature audiences only.

'The Bake Off: Eurydice'

Three different directors — working with three different casts — divide Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice, a retelling of the Orpheus myth, into three different parts. A Q&A with the directors follows. Friday, May 18, 7:30PM at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $24.30-32.50.

'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 18, 8PM at Off Center for the Dramatic Arts in Burlington. $10-20; rated PG-13.

Photo Exhibition & Book-Release Party

Vermont native Skye Chalmers photo book Sending Milk captures dairy farmers throughout the Northeast. Friday, May 18, 6–10PM at JDK Gallery in Burlington. Free.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Intro to Square-Foot Gardening

Beginners learn to maximize yield and minimize weeds with Peter Burke. Saturday, May 19, 3–4PM at City Market in Burlington. $5-10.

New North End Plant Sale

Growers of greens replenish their plots while supporting the Burlington Area Community Gardens' scholarship fund. Saturday, May 19, 9AM–2PM at Bibens Ace Hardware Store in Burlington. Free.

'Subverting Normal'

Toby MacNutt, Tiffany Rhynard, Ellen Smith Ahern, Lida Winfield and spoken-word artist Rosita Choy debut a new dance piece. Come early for optional karaoke, refreshments and to view a video installation. Saturday, May 19, 7PM at Burlington Dances, Chace Mill in Burlington. $5-105 sliding-scale donation.

Burlington Farmers Market

More than 90 stands overflow with seasonal produce, flowers, artisan wares and prepared foods. Saturday, May 19, 8:30AM–2PM at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. Free.

Sypbrand Pierogi Pop-Up Shop

Fried onions, sauerkraut and sour cream top off delicious potato-and-cheese dumplings. Saturday, May 19, 11AM–4PM at Cobblestone Deli and Café in Burlington. $8.

Walk for Thought

A half-mile to three-mile lakeside jaunt raises funds for the Brain Injury Association of Vermont. Check-in, 9-9:50 a.m.; walk, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 9AM–12:30PM at Oakledge Park in Burlington. Donations accepted.

Big Truck Day 2012

Fire trucks, dump trucks, tow trucks — oh, my! Tykes take over the driver's seat (engines off, of course) at this transportation celebration, featuring music by Sambatucada! Funds raised go to Robin's Nest Children's Center. Saturday, May 19, 10AM–1PM at St. Joseph School in Burlington. $5 per family.

'Tales Under the Tree'

Together, Very Merry Theatre and the Champlain Philharmonic present a tale of three children growing up and encountering classic works of drama and literature, including Cinderella, The Velveteen Rabbit and Romeo and Juliet. Saturday, May 19, 7:30PM at Edmunds Middle School in Burlington. $10-15; free for kids under 10.

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Adventurers uncover edible and medicinal plants on a ramble with naturalist, herbalist and registered dietitian Melanie Putz Brotz. Meet by the entrance to the Rena Caulkins trail. Saturday, May 19, 10:30AM–12PM at Intervale Center in Burlington. $5-10.

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 19, 2–4PM at VCAM Studio in Burlington. Free.

VCAM Access Orientation

Video-production hounds get an overview of the facilities, policies and procedures. Saturday, May 19, 11AM at VCAM Studio in Burlington. Free.

Ciaran Buckley

In a German/English lecture and discussion, the visiting adjunct professor from Champlain College's Dublin campus explores a question: "The European Union: Broken or in Transition?" Saturday, May 19, 2–5PM 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. Saturday, May 19: 2PM, 7PM 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 show" at 11 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 8PM, 11PM at Burlington City Hall Auditorium in Burlington. $24-27; for mature audiences only.

'The Bake Off: Eurydice'

Three different directors — working with three different casts — divide Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice, a retelling of the Orpheus myth, into three different parts. A Q&A with the directors follows. Saturday, May 19, 2PM at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $24.30-32.50.

'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 19: 2PM, 8PM at Off Center for the Dramatic Arts in Burlington. $10-20; rated PG-13.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Open-Air Market

Vendors display antiques and uniques under the sun. Sunday, May 20, 10AM–3PM at Vintage Inspired in Burlington. Free to attend; $25 for vendors (bring your own table).

Make Your Own Journals

Pen-and-paper scribblers repurpose ephemera to make one-of-a-kind diary pages with instructor Susan Luce. Sunday, May 20, 4PM at Vintage Inspired in Burlington. $15; preregister.

'Subverting Normal'

Toby MacNutt, Tiffany Rhynard, Ellen Smith Ahern, Lida Winfield and spoken-word artist Rosita Choy debut a new dance piece. Come early for optional karaoke, refreshments and to view a video installation. Sunday, May 20, 5PM at Burlington Dances, Chace Mill in Burlington. $5-105 sliding-scale donation.

University of Vermont 2012 Commencement Ceremony

Cyma Zarghami, president of the Nickelodeon television network and UVM alumna, addresses graduates. Sunday, May 20, 9AM at University Green, UVM in Burlington. Free.

Alumni Association Annual Meeting & Beach Party

Graduates of Burlington College and the Vermont Institute of Community Involvement reunite at an 11:30 a.m. meeting and 1 p.m. beach barbecue with tunes by Mellow Yellow. Sunday, May 20, 11:30AM at Burlington College in Burlington. Free for alumni and their guests; preregister.

Spring Photo Mixer

Professional photographers and shutterbug enthusiasts network before a slideshow of their collective work. Sunday, May 20, 6–9PM at Reciprocity Studio in Burlington. Free; BYOB.

International Dinner Series

Egg rolls, lo mein, dumplings and traditional entertainment — including folk songs, dancing and a fashion show — showcase Chinese culture. Sunday, May 20, 5–8PM at North End Studio A in Burlington. $12.

Meditation & Spiritual Tools for Intuitive Living, Soul Purpose & Spiritual Healing

Practitioners communicate with their higher selves through aura, chakra and energy activities. Sunday, May 20, 11AM at Rainbow Institute in Burlington. Donations accepted.

Nia 52 Moves Playshop

A fusion fitness workout with Suzy Finnefrock and Alison Lockwood combines dance, martial arts and healing arts. Sunday, May 20, 12–3PM at South End Studio in Burlington. $15 suggested donation.

Walk for Epilepsy

Take a jaunt to the boathouse and back at a fundraiser for the Epilepsy Foundation of Vermont. Registration, 10 a.m.; walk, 10:30 a.m.; barbecue and silent auction follow. Sunday, May 20, 10AM at Oakledge Park in Burlington. $25.

Dimanches

Novice and fluent French speakers brush up on their linguistics — en français. Sunday, May 20, 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 20: 2PM, 6PM at Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington. $15-20.

'The Bake Off: Eurydice'

Three different directors — working with three different casts — divide Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice, a retelling of the Orpheus myth, into three different parts. A Q&A with the directors follows. Sunday, May 20: 2PM, 6PM at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $24.30-32.50.

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Events listing source: SevenDaysVT

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