There's always things to do in Burlington, VT. Below is a sample of the some of events happening in Burlington this weekend...
Friday, June 20th, 2014
Burlington Wine & Food Festival events
Join us for an exciting lineup of events in the days leading up to festival weekend! Winemakers from around the world will team up with some of the best chefs in Vermont to create unique menus highlighting their creativity and showcasing thrilling food and wine pairings. More info: http://www.burlingtonwineandfoodfestival.com/
City Hall Park Lunchtime Performances
Swale belts out rock and Americana tunes at a midday show. Fri., June 20, 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
Blues Dance at Champlain Club
Folks find rhythm at this grooving session open to all levels. No partner necessary, but clean-soled shoes are required. Beginner lesson, 7:30 p.m.; dance, 8 pm. Third Friday of every month, 8:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 26 at Champlain Club in Burlington, $5
The Massachusetts senator details her 20-year journey in Washington in a discussion of her bestselling memoir A Fighting Chance. A Q&A follows. Fri., June 20, 3:30 p.m. at First Unitarian Universalist Society in Burlington. $35-45; limited ticketsmore info: http://www.phoenixbooks.biz/, preregister at Phoenix Books Burlington: 802 448 3350
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.
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.
Saturday, June 21st, 2014
Burlington Wine & Food Festival
Wine lovers and foodies pair palate-pleasing varietals and gourmet fare with seminars by noted international winemakers. Sat., June 21, 12 & 5 p.m. at Waterfront Park in Burlington. $50-60; for ages 21 and up with valid ID. More info: http://www.burlingtonwineandfoodfestival.com/
ArtsRiot The Cookout: Lobster Boil
Diners sit down to a casual feast of Maine lobsters and all-you-can-eat sides of baked potatoes, coleslaw, rolls and corn on the cob. Live music follows. Sat., June 21, 5 p.m. at ArtsRiot in Burlington. $22; $3-8 drinks; more information & to preregister: http://artsriot.com/ai1ec_event/lobster-boil/?instance_id=391
Sweets lovers tap into the nuances of sour, spicy, earthy and fruity flavors. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Continues through Aug. 30 at Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory Store & Café 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. Saturdays, 8 p.m. through June 28 at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. $15; preregister: http://www.queencityghostwalk.com/QCG_Home.html
Video-production hounds learn basic concepts and nomenclature at an overview of VCAM facilities, policies and procedures. Sat., June 21, 11 a.m. at VCAM Studio in Burlington. Free.
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.
Resistance, intervals, power, plyometrics, endurance and diet define this high-intensity physical-fitness program. Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. at North End Studio A in Burlington. $10.
RU12? Walking Group
Locals make strides in a supportive environment. Meet outside the store on Cherry Street. Sat., June 21, 9-11 a.m., Sat., July 19, 9-11 a.m., Sat., Aug. 16, 9-11 a.m., Sat., Sept. 20, 9-11 a.m., Sat., Oct. 18, 9-11 a.m., Sat., Nov. 15, 9-11 a.m. and Sat., Dec. 20, 9-11 a.m. at Macy's 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: http://www.meetup.com/Blu-Bin-Events-Burlington-VT/
Gearheads help low-income Vermonters with repairs, while others craft jewelry out of old bicycle parts or help out around the shop. Third Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through April 18 at Bike Recycle Vermont in Burlington. Free
Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
American Flatbread Burlington Hearth 10th Anniversary Celebration
Live music from Barika and Kat Wright & the Indomitable Soul Band enlivens a street party featuring kids activities and plenty of local food and drink. Sun., June 22, 4-9 p.m. at American Flatbread Burlington Hearth in Burlington. Free.
Local Motion Waterfront Tootle & Picnic
Ladies convene for a leisurely bicycle ride along Lake Champlain and a picnic brunch. Sun., June 22, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Local Motion in Burlington. Free; bring a brunch dish to share.
Divas on Deck
Ladies let loose on a Spirit of Ethan Allen cruise with a mini fashion show, belly dancing, cabaret performances and more. Sun., June 22, 1:45-3:30 p.m. at Burlington Boathouse in Burlington. $20-25; for ages 21 and up; cash bar. Tickets: https://divasondeck.eventbrite.com/
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
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
Hoop Yoga Flow Workshop
sed as an extension of the body, Hula-Hoops become a tool for stretching, meditation and movement. Sun., June 22, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Sangha Studio in Burlington. $25. Preregister: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/adm/home.asp?studioid=141607
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.
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