There's always something to do in Burlington, Vermont. Below is a sample of the some of events happening in Burlington this weekend...
Image from Friends for A-Dog
Friday, August 29th, 2014
'Andy 'A-Dog' Williams: A Video Tribute'
A pizza party complete with samples of 14th Star Brewing Company's A-Dog Ale and tunes from Friends for A-Dog Vol. 1 gives way to the premiere of Seth Neary's film. Proceeds benefit Friends for A-Dog. Fri., Aug. 29, 6 p.m. at Film House, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington. $10. As of 8/25/14, only 60 tickets available for 6pm! A second showing will also be held at 8:30 p.m. More info: http://www.friendsforadog.com/
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/?
City Hall Park Lunchtime Performance
Cajun rhythms by the Green Mountain Playboys spice up an outdoor show. Fri., Aug. 29, 12-1 p.m. at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. Free. More info: http://www.burlingtoncityarts.org/Imagine_City_Hall_Park/
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 Oct. 11 at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. $15; preregister: http://www.queencityghostwalk.com/QCG_Home.html
Healthy Aging Week at the Y
Folks aspiring to be fit after 50 explore various health-related topics with local experts. Wed., Aug. 27, 4-5 p.m., Thu., Aug. 28, 2 p.m. and Fri., Aug. 29, 10:15-11:15 a.m. at Greater Burlington YMCA (Burlington) in Burlington. Free. More info: http://www.gbymca.org/healthy-aging-week/
Burlington Bike Party: 'Fairy Tale'
Costumed riders' safe and fun bicycling in a non-competitive group setting on a themed monthly ride through the Queen City. Rides are generally 8-12 miles with a new route each month. Costumes and music are encouraged. Meet at the northeast corner of the park at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Aug. 29, 8 p.m. at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. Free. Information: www.burlingtonbikeparty.org
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 - New time!
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.
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.
Saturday, August 30th, 2014
A day of skateboarding, art, food and music celebrates the life and legacy of Andy "A-Dog" Williams. A silent auction and bone marrow drive benefit Mixed Marrow. Sat., Aug. 30, 3 p.m. at Various locations in Burlington. Free. Information: www.friendsforadog.com
The Great Donut Race
Cyclists will be given a map with race checkpoints, which will consist of local cafes and bakeshops throughout Burlington and Winooski. All racers will check in at each and get stamped. At this point, racers have the option of eating up to three donuts per checkpoint to shave minutes off their finish time. The race begins and ends at Arts Riot. An awards ceremony and reception complete this benefit for Local Motion. Check-in, 10 a.m.; race, 11 a.m. Sat., Aug. 30, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at ArtsRiot in Burlington. $10; preregister: http://artsriot.com/ai1ec_event/the-great-donut-race/?instance_id=540
Saturday Story Time
Youngsters and their caregivers listen to entertaining tales. Saturdays, 11 a.m. Continues through Aug. 30 at Phoenix Books 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 Oct. 11 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
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.
Break It! Make It! Family Workshop
Rachel Hooper helps tinkerers ages 8 through 12 and their adult companions transform old toys and household junk into DIY creations. Sat., Aug. 30, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 13, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Generator in Burlington. $20.
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
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/
Intro to Illustrator: Vector Graphics & Line Art
Brian O'Neill covers the fundamentals of the computer drawing program in an interactive workshop. Sat., Aug. 30, 12-3 p.m. at Generator in Burlington. $20
Green Mountain Cabaret
Rhinestones meet rock-and-roll when burlesque dancers shake and shimmy in "Bootlegs Live." Sat., Aug. 30, 8-9:30 p.m. at Club Metronome in Burlington. $10-15; for ages 18 and up. More info & tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/648057
Sunday, August 31st, 2014
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. Sun., Aug. 31, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue in Burlington. $2; free first session.
Queen City Ghostwalk: Lakeview Cemetery
Paranormal authority Thea Lewis leads a grave adventure through historic headstones. Parking available at Burlington High School. Meet at Louisa Howard Chapel 10 minutes before start time. Sundays, 8 p.m. Continues through Oct. 26 at Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington. $15; preregister: http://www.queencityghostwalk.com/QCG_Home.html
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.
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