Events in Burlington, Vermont – February 20th – 22nd

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

Friday, February 20th, 2014

Creative Writing Workshop

Lit lovers analyze works-in-progress penned by Burlington Writers Workshop members. Mondays, Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. and Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Continues through Feb. 27 at Studio 266 in Burlington. Free; preregister: www.burlingtonwritersworkshop.com

Wellness Co-op’s Open Mic

Local performers share songs, poetry, jokes and more. Fri., Feb. 20, 6-8 p.m. at The Wellness Co-op in Burlington. Free.

ECHO’s ChampFest

Families celebrate Lake Champlain’s mythical monster with the “Believer or Skeptic” program and other themed activities. Through March 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Free with admission, $9.50-12.50.

Music With Robert

Sing-alongs with Robert Resnik entertain music lovers. Daycare programs welcome with one caregiver for every two children. Fri., Feb. 6, 10:30-11 a.m., Fri., Feb. 13, 10:30-11 a.m. and Fri., Feb. 20, 10:30-11 a.m. at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free; groups must preregister.

Stories With Megan

Captivating tales entertain budding bookworms ages 2 through 5. Fri., Feb. 20, 11-11:30 a.m. at Robert Miller Community & Recreation Center in Burlington. Free.

Community Vinyasa With Candace

Students of all skill levels deepen the body-mind-breath connection. Fridays, 12-1 p.m. Continues through May 1 at South End Studio in Burlington. $6.

Fauré Quartett

A visionary approach and knack for experimentation inform the award-winning foursome’s interpretation of works by Mahler, Fauré and Brahms. Fri., Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m. at UVM Recital Hall, Redstone Campus in Burlington. $10-25.

TURNmusic

Area musicians put a contemporary spin on classical chamber music. Fri., Feb. 20, 8-10:30 p.m. at ArtsRiot in Burlington. $10.

‘Much Ado About Nothing’

The UVM Department of Theatre stages the Bard’s comedy about a series of calamities caused by a pair of young lovers. Feb. 18-20, 7:30-10 p.m., Feb. 21-22, 2-4:30 & 7:30-10 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 22, 2-4:30 p.m. at Royall Tyler Theatre, UVM in Burlington.$15-22. Tickets: http://www.uvmtheatre.org/tickets-muchado.html

 

Burlington Vermont 150 birthday

Saturday, February 21st, 2014

Burlington’s 150th Birthday celebration

Mark your calendars! The City of Burlington turns 150 years old on February 21, 2015, and is planning a day of celebration! Details and more information: http://burlingtonvt.gov/Burlington150

Vince Feeney

The historian highlights lesser-known players in the Queen City’s past in “Movers and Shakers in Burlington’s History.” Sat., Feb. 21, 11 a.m. at Fletcher Room, Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

‘Growing Up In the Queen City’

Native residents of all ages reminisce about their childhoods as part of Burlington’s 150th anniversary celebration. Sat., Feb. 21, 12:30 p.m. at Fletcher Room, Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

‘Little Jerusalem’

Archival images and interviews with their descendants tell the story of Lithuanian Jews who settled in Burlington during the late 19th century. A discussion follows. Sat., Feb. 21, 1 p.m. at Fletcher Room, Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free

Chocolate Tasting

Chocoholics sample confections and discover the six steps involved in evaluating flavor profiles. Saturdays, 3 p.m. at Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory Store & Café in Burlington. Free.

Wine Tasting: Beaujolais: Natural Mood Booster

Vintages from Jean-Paul Brun, Guy Breton and Jean Foillard reflect a dedication to honoring nature with minimal intervention winemaking. Sat., Feb. 21, 1-5 p.m. at Dedalus Wine Shop in Burlington. Free.

Midwinter Musical Feast

Tasty fare and craft brews complement first-class vocals from Maple Jam, Front Porch Foursome and the Vermont Choral Union, among others. Sat., Feb. 21, 4-7 p.m. at North End Studio A in Burlington. $20 suggested donation; cash bar. Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/mid-winter-musical-feast-tickets-15489491486?ref=ebtnebtckt

Generator Membership Orientation

A guided tour of Burlington’s newest maker space highlights facilities, equipment, tools and more. Thu., Feb. 19, 6-7 p.m. and Sat., Feb. 21, 4-5 p.m. at Generator in Burlington. $10; preregister; limited space: http://generatorvt.com/calendar/#!event/2015/2/21/generator-membership-orientation

Debbie Bookchin

The award-winning journalist presents The Next Revolution: Popular Assemblies & the Promise of Direct Democracy, a collection of essays by her late father, Murray Bookchin. Sat., Feb. 21, 2 p.m. at Phoenix Books (Burlington) in Burlington. Free.

Bike Jam

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.

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.

Entrepreneur Yoga

Business owners hit the mat for poses designed to strengthen the body-mind connection and break down self-imposed barriers to success. Sat., Feb. 21, 1-2 p.m. at Laughing River Yoga in Burlington. Free.

Burlington Saturday Story Time

Little ones and their caregivers listen to entertaining tales. Saturdays, 11 a.m. Continues through April 25 at Phoenix Books (Burlington) in Burlington. Free

ECHO Story Explorers: Champ

Does the famed lake monster really exist? Children learn about the kid-friendly mythical creature. Sat., Feb. 21, 10:30 a.m. and Tue., Feb. 24, 10:30 a.m. at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Free with admission, $9.50-12.50.

ECHO’s ChampFest

Families celebrate Lake Champlain’s mythical monster with the “Believer or Skeptic” program and other themed activities. Through March 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Free with admission, $9.50-12.50.

Tassel Awards

Green Mountain Cabaret and the Sugar Shakers roll out the green carpet to salute all things burlesque in Vermont. Sat., Feb. 21, 8-9:30 p.m. at Club Metronome in Burlington. $10-15. Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/768749

‘But I Can’t Dance!’

Green Mountain Cabaret’s Callista Rugo helps dancers push past personal limits and focus on movements that target the hips, legs and feet. Sat., Feb. 21, 1-3 p.m. at ONE Arts Center in Burlington. $15-17; $30 per couple: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/but-i-cant-dance-tickets-15586484595

Shantala Shivalingappa

The master of the classic Indian dance kuchipudi elevates her craft to visual storytelling. Sat., Feb. 21, 8 p.m. at Flynn MainStage in Burlington. $15-40.

‘Much Ado About Nothing’

The UVM Department of Theatre stages the Bard’s comedy about a series of calamities caused by a pair of young lovers. Feb. 18-20, 7:30-10 p.m., Feb. 21-22, 2-4:30 & 7:30-10 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 22, 2-4:30 p.m. at Royall Tyler Theatre, UVM in Burlington. $15-22. Tickets: http://www.uvmtheatre.org/tickets-muchado.html

 

Sunday, February 22nd, 2014

Wintervale

Wintervale on Sunday, February 22 from 10 AM – 2 PM! Come down to the Intervale and enjoy free cross country ski and snowshoe equipment rentals, over 3 miles of groomed XC ski trails, delicious food & warm drinks available to purchase, and family fun! Located in Burlington’s Intervale at 282 Intervale Road, Burlington. More info: https://www.facebook.com/skibtv

Chinese New Year Celebration

Foodies ring in the Year of the Sheep with a traditional eight-course feast benefiting the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. Sun., Feb. 22, 6 p.m.-12 a.m. at A Single Pebble in Burlington. $100; preregister, limited space: https://www.gifttool.com/donations/Donate?ID=1820&AID=3726

Kids Cooking Class: Exploring Tropical Fruits

Wee ones ages 4 and up tempt their tastebuds with creative preparations of bananas, pineapple, coconut and more. Sun., Feb. 22, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at City Market/Onion River Co-op in Burlington. $5-10; preregister, limited space: https://www.citymarket.coop/calendar/2015-02-22/kids-class-exploring-tropical-fruits-ages-4

Secrets of Baking Gluten-Free Bread

Anna Mays helps foodies create a customized flour blend for Brazilian cheese rolls, focaccia bread and other tasty treats. Sun., Feb. 22, 12:30-2:30 p.m. at McClure Multigenerational Center in Burlington. $5-10; preregister, limited space: https://www.citymarket.coop/calendar/2015-02-22/secrets-baking-gluten-free-bread

ECHO’s ChampFest

Families celebrate Lake Champlain’s mythical monster with the “Believer or Skeptic” program and other themed activities. Through March 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Free with admission, $9.50-12.50

OK ABC Practice

A: Who am I? B: What do I want to be? C: How can I change the world? An open meeting welcomes those looking to explore these inquiries. Sundays, 4:45-6 p.m. Continues through Jan. 25 at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Dimanches French Conversation

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 24 at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Nia with Linda

Drawing from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts, sensory-based movements inspire participants to explore their potential. Sundays, 9-10 a.m. at South End Studio in Burlington. $14.

Sound Bath: Earth Gong, Didgerioo & Singing Bowls

Participants tap into the healing properties of intentional soundscapes. Sun., Feb. 22, 7-8 p.m. at Sacred Mountain Studio in Burlington. $5-10 suggested donation; preregister: http://sacredmountainstudio.com/ai1ec_event/sound-bath-4/?instance_id=11850

Night Parlor Performance Slam

Folks take the stage with brief works of poetry, prose, comedy, dance and music. Proceeds benefit the Burlington Performance Support Project. Sun., Feb. 22, 7-9 p.m. at ONE Arts Center in Burlington. $8-10; free for members. More info: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/night-parlor-performance-slam-tickets-15107622305

Faculty Scholarship Recital

A showcase of music and dance by UVM faculty raises funds for the cost of private instruction for UVM music majors. Sun., Feb. 22, 2-3:30 p.m. at UVM Recital Hall, Redstone Campus in Burlington. Donations.

Coney Island Rock & Roll Roadshow

A vaudevillian adventure brings burlesque babes, sideshow stunts and shenanigans to the stage. Sun., Feb. 22, 7 p.m. at ArtsRiot in Burlington. $8.

‘Much Ado About Nothing’

The UVM Department of Theatre stages the Bard’s comedy about a series of calamities caused by a pair of young lovers. Feb. 18-20, 7:30-10 p.m., Feb. 21-22, 2-4:30 & 7:30-10 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 22, 2-4:30 p.m. at Royall Tyler Theatre, UVM in Burlington. $15-22. Tickets: http://www.uvmtheatre.org/tickets-muchado.html

 

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Events listing source: SevenDaysVT, FindAndGoSeek.net, and Colchester Sun

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