There is much to do in Burlington, Vermont. Below is a sample of the some of the events happening in Burlington this weekend...
Friday, June 22, 2012
Mad Robin Contra Dance
Brian Perkins soundtrack spirited dancing in the traditional New England style. Bring clean, nonmarking shoes and a dessert for the half-time potluck. Friday, June 22, 9–11PM at First Congregational Church in Burlington. $4-8.
Dairy farmer Lindsay Harris of Hinesburg's Family Cow Farmstand shows how easy it is to concoct the Italian-style cheese in a home kitchen. Friday, June 22, 6–7:30PM at Sustainability Academy, Lawrence Barnes School in Burlington. $5-10.
Brown Bag Series
Tom McGrath of the Transportation Research Center hosts a discussion about "Massachusetts Plugs In: Lessons From the Bay State." Decision Theater. Friday, June 22, 12–1PM at Farrell Hall, UVM in Burlington. Free.
'Napshots of the Suburbs'
As part of a series of performance-art pieces called Napshots of My Life, Burlington artist, poet and lyricist dug Nap pairs projected folk art with half-true tales of his early life in the fictional town of Starksbend. Friday, June 22, 8PM at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $14-18.
Vermont multimedia artist Rebecca Mack performs Records, a full-color artist's book with a read-along soundtrack that distills 10 years of captured images and sound. Friday, June 22, 7PM at Pure Pop Records in Burlington. Free.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Stand Up Showcase
"Win a Date With Joan Rivers" runners-up Kyle Gagnon, Justin Rowe and Abhi Kulkarni get their moment in the spotlight, and fill it with side-splitting wit. Josie Leavitt guest emcees. Saturday, June 23, 8PM at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $12.
Burlington Farmers Market
More than 90 stands overflow with seasonal produce, flowers, artisan wares and prepared foods. Saturday, June 23, 8:30AM–2PM at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. Free
Kite Fliers Meeting
Common interests soar as fans of tethered aircrafts meet like-minded peers. Saturday, June 23, 11AM at Presto Music Store in South Burlington. Free.
Burlington Wine & Food Festival
An eat-and-drink extravaganza features sipping sessions with a selection of more than 250 fine wines; seminars with noted vintners, chefs and sommeliers; and an array of area gourmet food. Saturday, June 23: 12 – 4PM, 5 – 9PM at Waterfront Park in Burlington. $50-60; for ages 21 and up with valid ID only.
Be the Match: Bone Marrow Donor Drive
Vermonters do a simple cheek swab and fill out a questionnaire to see if they can help save a life. Held in honor of Alison Pochebit, who is currently battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia with the help of two donors. On the second floor. Saturday, June 23, 10AM–2PM at Main Street Landing Board Room at the Lake and College Building in Burlington. Donations accepted.
Do-it-yourselfers join a skilled instructor at a Champlain Housing Trust home to learn the details of planning and constructing a deck. Saturday, June 23, 9AM–1PM at Champlain Housing Trust in Burlington. Free.
Preservation Burlington Historic Walking Tour
Walkers and gawkers see the Queen City through an architectural and historic perspective. Meet in front of Burlington City Hall. Saturday, June 23, 11AM at Church Street Marketplace in Burlington. $10 suggested donation.
Digital Video Editing
Final Cut Pro users learn basic concepts of the editing software. Saturday, June 23, 11AM–1PM at VCAM Studio in Burlington. Free; preregister.
Human Scale Deveopment Workshop
Forward thinkers consider the basic needs of the greater Burlington community and formulate a vision for its improved future. Saturday, June 23, 9:30AM–5PM at Peace and Justice Center 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, June 23, 2–4PM at VCAM Studio in Burlington. Free.
The Emerging Artist production of the Green Mountain Opera Festival brings Donizetti's opera buffa to the stage. Saturday, June 23, 8PM at UVM Recital Hall in Burlington. $30.
Richard & Kate Russo
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls and his illustrator daughter discuss their four-volume book Interventions, which is intended to celebrate the print medium. Saturday, June 23, 7PM at Phoenix Books Burlington in Burlington. Free.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Balkan Folk Dancing
Louise Brill and Larry Gordon organize people into lines and circles set to complex rhythms. No partner necessary. Sunday, June 24, 4–7PM at Burlington Dances, Chace Mill in Burlington. $6 donation.
Fire juggling, storytelling, a bounce castle and homemade treats entertain kids and their grownups at this fundraiser for Gan Yeladim Preschool. Sunday, June 24, 3–7PM at Chabad of Vermont in Burlington. $3-5; $18 family maximum.
Introduction to the Gluten-Free Diet & Store Tour
Herbal education coordinator Cristi Nunziata helps folks with gluten allergies or sensitivities adapt to a new diet. Sunday, June 24, 10–11AM at City Market in Burlington. Free.
Burlington-Area Scrabble Club
Triple-letter-square seekers spell out winning words. New players welcome. Sunday, June 24, 12:30–5PM at McClure MultiGenerational Center in Burlington. Free.
Meditation & Spiritual Tools for Intuitive Living, Soul Purpose & Spiritual Healing
Practitioners communicate with their higher selves through aura, chakra and energy activities. Sunday, June 24, 11AM at Rainbow Institute in Burlington. Donations accepted.
Family Challenge Ride
Bike-path cyclists pedal their way through a guided scavenger hunt, which ends with popsicles and a raffle for prizes. Sunday, June 24, 2–4:30PM at Local Motion in Burlington. Free.
'The Guinevere Project'
Vermont Artists' Space Grant recipient Carol Caldwell-Edmonds offers a work-in-progress showing of her group's creative venture, in which a virtual game character graces the stage. Sunday, June 24, 3PM at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $5 suggested donation.
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Events listing source: SevenDaysVT