Events in Burlington, Vermont – August 1st - 3rd

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Real Estate Agent with Burlington VT Real Estate

There's always something to do in Burlington, Vermont. Below is a sample of the some of events happening in Burlington this weekend...

 

Friday, August 1st, 2014

7th Annual Festival of FoolsFestofFools

The Festival of Fools is a curated festival of street theater, celebrating circus arts, music and comedy for family audiences. Four main stage locations surrounding the Church Street Marketplace and City Hall Park will feature continuous street theater from internationally acclaimed performers. Fri., Aug. 1, 12-9 p.m., Sat., Aug. 2, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 3, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at Various downtown locations in Burlington. Free. More info: www.vermontfestivaloffools.com

The Precipice festival

Rough Francis, Barika, Kat Wright & the Indomitable Soul Band and many others take the stage at this celebration of local music. Fri., Aug. 1, 5 p.m.-2 a.m. and Sat., Aug. 2, 5 p.m.-2 a.m. at Burlington College in Burlington. $10-12; $18-20 weekend pass. Tickets and more information: www.theprec.com

City Hall Park Lunchtime Performances

The Hokum Brothers meld country and honky-tonk tunes at an open-air show. Fri., Aug. 1, 12-1 p.m. at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. Free. More info: burlingtoncityarts.com

August First Bakery & Café 5th Anniversary Block Party

Dwight & Nicole, Barika, Gold Town, and Brett Hughes and the Honky Tonk Crowd bring spirited tunes to a soirée featuring Otter Creek brews and good eats. Fri., Aug. 1, 12-5 p.m. at August First Bakery & Café in Burlington. Free. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/655198831254399/

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. Continues through Aug. 30 at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. $15; preregister: http://www.queencityghostwalk.com/QCG_Home.html

Emerge Vermont Information Session

Attendees learn about the program that trains democratic women how to run for office. Fri., Aug. 1, 7-8:30 p.m. at Private residence in Burlington. Free. For more information, contact Carmen George at: 802-862-5091

Creative Writing Workshop

Lit lovers discuss works-in-progress penned by Burlington Writers Workshop members. Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Continues through July 25 at Studio 266 in Burlington. Free; preregister at http://www.meetup.com/The-Burlington-Writers-Workshop/events/186314232/

Women's Circle

Those who identify as women gather for readings, discussion and activities. Fridays, 2-3:30 p.m. Continues through July 25 at The Wellness Co-op in Burlington. Free.

ArtsRiot Food Truck Stop

Gourmet eats and local libations from mobile kitchens satisfy discerning palates. Fridays, 5-10 p.m. Continues through Oct. 10 at ArtsRiot in Burlington. Cost of food and drink. More info: http://artsriot.com/ai1ec_event/artsriot-truck-stop/?

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 Yoga

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.

'Pagans' & 'Monkey Man'

A Jewish boy and a Catholic girl have a night to remember in David Schein's teenage drama, set in Burlington in the mid-1960s. Dana Block's one-woman show about her brother's descent into mental illness follows. July 31-Aug. 2, 8-9:45 p.m. at Off Center for the Dramatic Arts in Burlington. $8-15.

'The Mystery of Edwin Drood'

A madcap romp through Victorian England follows Theatre Royale actors as they attempt to complete Charles Dickens' unfinished story of "Edwin Drood," with disastrous results. For ages 10 and up. Thu., July 31, 7 p.m., Fri., Aug. 1, 2 & 7 p.m., Sat., Aug. 2, 2 & 7 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 3, 2 p.m. at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $14-16.  

 

 

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

7th Annual Festival of Fools

The Festival of Fools is a curated festival of street theater, celebrating circus arts, music and comedy for family audiences. Four main stage locations surrounding the Church Street Marketplace and City Hall Park will feature continuous street theater from internationally acclaimed performers. Sun., Aug. 3, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at Various downtown locations in Burlington. Free. More info: www.vermontfestivaloffools.com

The Precipice festival

Rough Francis, Barika, Kat Wright & the Indomitable Soul Band and many others take the stage at this celebration of local music. Sat., Aug. 2, 5 p.m.-2 a.m. at Burlington College in Burlington. $10-12; $18-20 weekend pass. Ticket and more information: www.theprec.com

Bike MS: Green Mountain Getaway

A supported ride offers cyclists mountain vistas and breathtaking lake views on routes ranging from 45 to 100 miles. Proceeds benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Registration, 6-7 a.m.; ride, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., Aug. 2, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 3, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at University of Vermont in Burlington. $35 plus $250 in funds raised. More info: www.bikeMSvermont.org

Burlington Ruby Conference

Burlington's tech scene gets a boost as local and regional web developers attend talks by leading industry professionals, including keynoters Sandi Metz and Ernie Miller. Sat., Aug. 2, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 3, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Film House, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington. $250; preregister: burlingtonrubyconference.com

Fly Kites Not Drones

Locals send kites into the sky to raise awareness about Afghan Peace Volunteers' efforts to end drone usage. Sat., Aug. 2, 2-3 p.m. at Waterfront Park in Burlington. Free.

ECHO's Champ Week

Does the famed lake monster really exist? Kids and their caregivers investigate the local legend with interactive programs and activities. Aug. 2-10, 10:30 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.

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 Aug. 30 at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. $15; preregister: http://www.queencityghostwalk.com/QCG_Home.html

UVM Historic Tour

Professor emeritus William Averyt references architectural gems and notable personalities on a walk through campus. Meet at the Ira Allen statue. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Continues through Oct. 11 at University Green, UVM in Burlington. Free; preregister at uvm.edu

Chocolate Tasting

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.

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 August 30 at Phoenix Books Burlington in Burlington. Free.

Rock Point's Family Fun Day

Access to Rock Point's beaches and nature trails kicks off an afternoon of lawn games, kids activities and barbecue eats. Sat., Aug. 2, 1-5 p.m. at Rock Point in Burlington. $10; $25 per family.

Understanding Eastern Medicine

Acupuncturist Marni Adhikari details well-being as reflected in the Chinese philosophy of the Five Elements. 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; preregister: http://wisdom-trad.com/

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. 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/

'O, Caligula!' Audition

Saints & Poets Production Company holds tryouts for its musical comedy based on Rome's most infamous emperor, Gaius. Room A213. Check-in, 9:30 a.m.; audition, 10 a.m. Sat., Aug. 2, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at UVM Recital Hall, Redstone Campus in Burlington. Free; first come, first served.

'Pagans' & 'Monkey Man'

A Jewish boy and a Catholic girl have a night to remember in David Schein's teenage drama, set in Burlington in the mid-1960s. Dana Block's one-woman show about her brother's descent into mental illness follows. July 31-Aug. 2, 8-9:45 p.m. at Off Center for the Dramatic Arts in Burlington. $8-15.

'The Mystery of Edwin Drood'

A madcap romp through Victorian England follows Theatre Royale actors as they attempt to complete Charles Dickens' unfinished story of "Edwin Drood," with disastrous results. For ages 10 and up. Sat., Aug. 2, 2 & 7p.m. and Sun., Aug. 3, 2 p.m. at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $14-16.    

 

 

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival

In it's 12th year, teams of paddlers go head-to-head in 200-meter races every four minutes to raise awareness about programs for cancer survivors and to benefit Survivorship NOW; attracts crowds by the thousands. Live music, dancing and a flower ceremony complete the festivities. Sun., Aug. 3, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Waterfront Park in Burlington. Free for spectators. More info: www.ridethedragon.org

7th Annual Festival of Fools

The Festival of Fools is a curated festival of street theater, celebrating circus arts, music and comedy for family audiences. Four main stage locations surrounding the Church Street Marketplace and City Hall Park will feature continuous street theater from internationally acclaimed performers. Sun., Aug. 3, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at Various downtown locations in Burlington. Free. More info: www.vermontfestivaloffools.com

Bike MS: Green Mountain Getaway

A supported ride offers cyclists mountain vistas and breathtaking lake views on routes ranging from 45 to 100 miles. Proceeds benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Registration, 6-7 a.m.; ride, Sun., Aug. 3, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at University of Vermont in Burlington. $35 plus $250 in funds raised. More info: www.bikeMSvermont.org

Burlington Ruby Conference

Burlington's tech scene gets a boost as local and regional web developers attend talks by leading industry professionals, including keynoters Sandi Metz and Ernie Miller. Sun., Aug. 3, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Film House, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington. $250; preregister: burlingtonrubyconference.com

ECHO's Champ Week

Does the famed lake monster really exist? Kids and their caregivers investigate the local legend with interactive programs and activities. Aug. 2-10, 10:30 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.

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 Aug. 3rd at Battery Park in Burlington. $15; preregister: http://www.queencityghostwalk.com/QCG_Home.html

Burlington Concert Band

Local musicians present a varied program of marches, old pop songs and other classics. Sundays, 7-8:30 p.m. Continues through Aug. 17 at Battery Park in Burlington. Free.

Ukulele Mele

overs of the Hawaiian instrument convene for a strumming session. For ages 10 and up. Fletcher Room. Sun., Aug. 3, 4:30 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 17, 4:30 p.m. at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Kidical Mass Group Bicycle Ride

Families take a leisurely spin around the Queen City. Sun., Aug. 3, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Sun., Sept. 7, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 5, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at Maglianero Café in Burlington. Free.

International Dinner Series

A celebration of Turkish culture serves up traditional fare and live entertainment from Lokum. Sun., Aug. 3, 5-8 p.m. at North End Studio A in Burlington. $15-18; ages 21 and up BYOB.

Soul Purpose Development: Light Body Meditation

Cynthia Warwick Seiler helps attendees access their higher selves in a focused practice. First Sunday of every month, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Continues through Nov. 2 at Rainbow Institute in Burlington. $15 suggested donation.

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.

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 Sept. 28 at Robert Miller Community & Recreation Center in Burlington. $3; for women ages 18 and up.

Gary Shattuck

The local author details an 1808 showdown on the Winooski River in Smugglers and Shootouts: The Black Snake Affair. A visit to the approximate site of the event follows. Sun., Aug. 3, 2 p.m. at Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington. Free.

'The Mystery of Edwin Drood'

A madcap romp through Victorian England follows Theatre Royale actors as they attempt to complete Charles Dickens' unfinished story of "Edwin Drood," with disastrous results. For ages 10 and up. Fri., Aug. 1, 2 & 7 p.m., Sat., Aug. 2, 2 & 7 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 3, 2 p.m. at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $14-16.

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Events listing source: SevenDaysVT, and Colchester Sun

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