Events in Burlington, Vermont – June 6th – June 8th

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Real Estate Agent with Burlington VT Real Estate

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

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Friday, June 6th, 2014

Burlington Discover Jazz Festival (BDJF)

World-class musicians pack Queen City venues in celebration of the genre. See discoverjazz.com for details. Thu., June 5, 1-2:30 & 5-10 p.m., Fri., June 6, 5, 8 & 9:30 p.m., Sat., June 7, 1-11:30 p.m. and Sun., June 8, 10 a.m. & 12:30-9:30 p.m. at Various downtown locations in Burlington. Prices vary, more info: discoverjazz.com

BDJF: Big Chief Donald Harrison & the Congo Square Nation Afro-New Orleans Cultural Group

Saxophonist Big Chief Donald Harrison Jr. comes from impressive stock. His father, Big Chief Donald Harrison, was a famed Mardi Gras Indian who inspired his son to embrace the musical heritage beneath the elaborate costumes of colorful feathers and intricate beading. As chief of the Congo Square Nation, Harrison Jr. honors this dynamic culture with jazz arrangements that incorporate the best of the bayou. Known as “The King of Nouveau Swing,” he and the Congo Square Nation Afro-New Orleans Cultural Group take the stage as part of the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival. Music lovers can expect a visual feast that merges contemporary tunes with dancing, drumming and more. Fri., June 6, 8 p.m. at Flynn MainStage in Burlington. $20-40.

City Hall Park Lunchtime Performances

Bramblewood belt out folk tunes at a midday show. Fri., June 6, 12-1 p.m. at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. Free.

Queen City Ghostwalk: Darkness Falls

Paranormal historian Thea Lewis highlights haunted happenings throughout Burlington. Meet at the steps 10 minutes before start time. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m., Sat., June 7, 8 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through June 28 at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. $15; preregister: http://www.queencityghostwalk.com/QCG_Home.html

Vermont Interfaith Action Silent Auction

St. Paul’s Cathedral will be hosting a silent auction to benefit Vermont Interfaith Action. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, elegant desserts, and wine while browsing a wide selection of treasures and gift certificates being offered on the auction block. Child-care and activities provided. St. Paul’s Cathedral, Burlington, 6:30-9 p.m. $15 suggested donation. More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/653214624731607/

Joy Madden

Joined by Jamie Kaplan, Jenny Peterson and Kelsey Wilson, the local dancer explores themes of childhood in 13 Fireflies, which premieres at the opening reception of "The Artist's Childhood." Fri., June 6, 7 p.m. at Rose Street Artists' Co-op in Burlington. Free.

Irie Yoga

Students tap into their inner wisdom in a practice focused on breathe, mantra and gentle asanas. Fridays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at Jenke Arts in Burlington. $5 minimum donation.

Women's Circle

Those who identify as women gather for readings, discussion and activities. Fri., June 6, 2-3:30 p.m., Fri., June 13, 2-3:30 p.m., Fri., June 20, 2-3:30 p.m. and Fri., June 27, 2-3:30 p.m. at The Wellness Co-op in Burlington. Free.

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. Continues through Jan. 16 at North End Studio B in Burlington. $7.

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.

'Don't Be a Dick'

Performance artist Rythea Lee delves into the unexpected epiphanies of her psyche with song, story and dance. Fri., June 6, 8 p.m. at Flynndog in Burlington. $15-25; preregister: http://www.flynndog.net/

 

 

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

2014 Preservation Burlington Homes Tour

Among the Queen City’s many charms is its varied architecture. From Victorians to bungalows and beyond, Vermont’s largest city boasts a wide array of eye-catching properties. The folks at Preservation Burlington are among those dedicated to maintaining the integrity of the area’s oldest abodes, six of which are featured in the 2014 Homes Tour. Renovated and restored, these regal residences reflect time-tested craftsmanship and keen attention to detail. Ranging from a stately stone mansion to a former college flophouse, these eclectic abodes marry the best of the past and present. A self-guided jaunt takes visitors from inspiring landscapes to exquisite interiors. Sat., June 7, 12-4 p.m. at Various locations in Burlington. $20; free for kids under 18. More info & Tickets available through http://www.flynntix.org/see-description/homes-tour/Details?perfNo=10920&perfCodePrefix=OPZ14X

Retreat From Canada: Revolutionary War Weekend

History buffs discover how our neighbors to the north helped America achieve independence with reenactments, demonstrations and informative displays. Sat., June 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sun., June 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington. $4-8; free for kids under 6. More info: http://www.ethanallenhomestead.org/index.php?id=105

Loving Day Vermont Celebration

DJ Infinite entertains like-minded locals, who commemorate the 1967 Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage. Sat., June 7, 3-6 p.m. at North End Studio B in Burlington. Free. www.facebook.com/events/226858110844582

Understanding Eastern Medicine

Acupuncturist Marni Adhikari teaches attendants about alternative paths to well-being through the Chinese philosophy of the Five Elements. Sat., June 7, 2-3 p.m., Sat., July 5, 2-3 p.m., Sat., Aug. 2, 2-3 p.m., Sat., Sept. 6, 2-3 p.m., Sat., Oct. 4, 2-3 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 1, 2-3 p.m. at Pathways to Well Being in Burlington. Free.

Champlain Club Swing Dance

Quick-footed participants experiment with different styles, including the lindy hop, Charleston and balboa. Indoor shoes required. Beginner lesson, 8 p.m.; dance, 8:30 p.m. Fourth Saturday of every month, 8:30-11 p.m. Continues through Nov. 22 at Champlain Club in Burlington. $5.

Burlington Discover Jazz Festival (BDJF)

World-class musicians pack Queen City venues in celebration of the genre. See discoverjazz.com for details. Sat., June 7, 1-11:30 p.m. and Sun., June 8, 10 a.m. & 12:30-9:30 p.m. at Various downtown locations in Burlington. Prices vary, more info: discoverjazz.com

BDJF: Cécile McLorin Salvant

The celebrated vocalist melds powerful pipes with rhythmic poise. Sat., June 7, 10 p.m. at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $30.

BDJF: Belizbeha

Reuniting on stage for a 20th anniversary show, the Queen City legends deliver a blend of acid-jazz and funk. The Jennifer Hartswick Band and Kat Wright & the Indomitable Soul Band join the party. Sat., June 7, 5:30 p.m. at Waterfront Park in Burlington. $20-25.

Queen City Ghostwalk: Darkness Falls

Paranormal historian Thea Lewis highlights haunted happenings throughout Burlington. Meet at the steps 10 minutes before start time. Saturdays, 8 p.m. through June 28 at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. $15; preregister: http://www.queencityghostwalk.com/QCG_Home.html

ECHO 'Archistream' Exhibit Opening

Architecture enthusiasts check out the converted 1969 Airstream Globetrotter, now a mobile outreach, education and design center courtesy of Norwich University students. Sat., June 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Regular admission, $10.50-13.50; free for kids 2 and under

Burlington Farmers Market

More than 90 stands overflow with seasonal produce, flowers, artisan wares and prepared foods. Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Continues through Oct. 25 at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. Free

Burlington Food Tour

Locavores sample the Queen City's finest cuisine on a scrumptious stroll that stops at the Burlington Farmers Market and an area restaurant. Saturdays, 12:30-3 p.m. Continues through Oct. 18 at East Shore Vineyard Tasting Room in Burlington, $45

Saturday Story Time

Youngsters and their caregivers gather for entertaining tales. Saturdays, 11 a.m. Continues through May 31 at Phoenix Books Burlington in Burlington. Free.

R.I.P.P.E.D.

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.

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: http://www.meetup.com/Blu-Bin-Events-Burlington-VT/

Ian Ethan Case

The jazz guitarist gives concertgoers a visual and aural feast with his offbeat playing style. Sat., June 7, 3 p.m. at BCA Center in Burlington. Free.

 

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Retreat From Canada: Revolutionary War Weekend

History buffs discover how our neighbors to the north helped America achieve independence with reenactments, demonstrations and informative displays. Sun., June 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington. $4-8; free for kids under 6. More info: http://www.ethanallenhomestead.org/index.php?id=105

“Burgoyne’s March” Presentation

Acclaimed biographer Willard Sterne Randall will give a presentation on Burgoyne’s March during the Saratoga Campaign. This invasion during the early days of the American Revolution played a critical role in securing the necessary foreign support that would help deliver the eventual American victory. Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington, 4 p.m. Free.

Jane Austen in Vermont

In respective lectures, Lisa Brown and Marie Sprayberry explore the influence of the Royal Navy and King George IV on the novelist's work. Costume displays and light refreshments round out the afternoon. Sun., June 8, 1-3:30 p.m. at Fletcher Room, Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Queen City Ghostwalk: Wicked Waterfront

Paranormal authority Thea Lewis leads a spooky stroll along the shores of Lake Champlain. Meet at the fountain at the bottom of Pearl Street 10 minutes before start time. Sundays, 8 p.m. Continues through June 29 at Battery Park in Burlington. $15; preregister: http://www.queencityghostwalk.com/QCG_Home.html

Square-Foot Gardening

Master gardener Peter Burke outlines ways to maximize the production of petite plots. Sun., June 8, 1-2:30 p.m. at City Market in Burlington. $5-10; limited space, preregister at citymarket.coop

The Aphasia Choir

Eleven local stroke survivors access the undamaged hemispheres of their brains in a musical performance that transcends their language disorder. Sun., June 8, 2 p.m. at Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. Free.

Sarah Mathews & Claire Black

The cellist and pianist interpret the music of Russia and Eastern Europe in a program of works by Rachmaninov, Antonín Dvořák and Karl Goldmark. Sun., June 8, 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Burlington. Free to attend; donations accepted.

Burlington Discover Jazz Festival (BDJF)

World-class musicians pack Queen City venues in celebration of the genre. See discoverjazz.com for details. Sun., June 8, 10 a.m. & 12:30-9:30 p.m. at Various downtown locations in Burlington. Prices vary, more info: discoverjazz.com

BDJF: Jerry Bergonzi Quintet

Living up to his status as a legendary live performer, the world-renowned saxophonist redefines traditional approaches to improvisation. Sun., June 8, 6 p.m. at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $22-25.

BDJF: Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band

The multiple Grammy Award-winning pianist hammers out Afro-Caribbean grooves on the ivory keys. Sun., June 8, 8 p.m. at Flynn MainStage in Burlington. $20-48.

Global Roots Film Series

A newlywed seeks comfort outside of her lonely marriage in Bui Thac Chuyen's drama Adrift. In Vietnamese with English subtitles. Sun., June 8, 5 p.m. at North End Studio A in Burlington. Free to attend; donations accepted.

'Shadows of Liberty'

Featuring Dan Rather, Amy Goodman and other media bigwigs, Jean-Philippe Tremblay's 2012 documentary exposes corruption and cover-ups in mainstream journalism. Sun., June 8, 4 p.m. at Peace & Justice Center in Burlington. Free to attend; donations accepted.

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 p.m. Continues through June 22 at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue in Burlington. $2; free first session

Community Vinyasa Yoga

Rose Bryant helps students focus on breath, intention and inner balance. Sundays, 12:45-1:45 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31 at Sangha Studio in Burlington. Donations.

Community Restorative Yoga

Tisha Shull leads a gentle practice aimed at achieving mind-body balance. Sundays, 5:30-7 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31 at Sangha Studio in Burlington. Donations. https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/adm/home.asp?studioid=141607

Yogic Science: Pranayama and Meditation

Mindfulness techniques focus the senses and support an asana practice. Proceeds benefit the Center for Mindful Learning. Sundays, 2-3 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31 at Sangha Studio in Burlington. Donations.

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.

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.

'The Fool's Riddle: Hysteria Has No House'

Jocelyn Woods embodies Naught-Begot, ambassador of the Ship of Fools, in this one-act play where genius, madness and orgasm are all kin. For ages 18 and up. Sun., June 8, 7 p.m. and Sun., June 15, 7 p.m. at Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington. $21-26.

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Events listing source: SevenDaysVT, and Colchester Sun

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