Events in Burlington, Vermont – March 16-18

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

Friday, March 16, 2012

Dance Tramp’s Dance Showing

Paul Besaw, Julie Peoples-Clark, Dave Clark, Selene Colburn and Chong-Ho Kim offer an informal look at Clare Byrne’s work-in-progress choreography. Besaw also debuts his new solo work Fish Is Fish. Friday, March 16, 5:30–6:30PM at Mann Hall Gymnasium, UVM Trinity Campus in Burlington. Free.

Queen City Tango Milonga

Warm-ups and skill building for all levels lead into open dancing in the Argentine tradition. No partner needed; wear clean, soft-soled shoes. Friday, March 16, 7–10:30PM at North End Studios in Burlington. $7.

Burlington Irish Heritage Festival

The Emerald Isle inspires a weekend of music, dancing, lectures, crafts, penny whistle and language lessons, a Céile celebration, and more. Friday, March 16, 12–1PM at Various downtown locations in Burlington. Various prices; see vtirishfestival.org for details.

Macho Midnight Movies

A series exploring the portrayal of men onscreen presents Mark L. Lester’s Commando, a 1985 Schwarzenegger action thriller in which a retired special agent gets back in the game to recover his kidnapped daughter. Friday, March 16, 11:59PM at BCA Center in Burlington. Donations accepted.

Montgomery Clift Film Screenings

Just before the premiere of Icon, local playwright Seth Jarvis’ drama about a one-time Hollywood golden boy, folks screen a trio of classic Clift films: From Here to Eternity on Friday evening, I Confess on Saturday afternoon and A Place in the Sun on Saturday evening. Friday, March 16, 8PM at Off Center for the Dramatic Arts in Burlington. $5.

Kids Night Out

Games, science experiments, snacks and a movie keep youngsters from missing their parents too much. Friday, March 16, 6–9PM at C.P. Smith Elementary in Burlington. $15; preregister.

Middle School Book Group

Page turners chat about favorite works of lit. Friday, March 16, 3–4:30PM at Lyman C. Hunt Middle School in Burlington. Free.

‘Shirley Valentine’

A faraway vacation gives one middle-aged housewife the kick-start her suburban life needs in this Vermont Stage Company productions. Friday, March 16, 7:30PM at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $10-32.50.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Green Building Open House Tours

Builder Tom Moore and energy consultant Scott Gardner address options for renewable energy, insulation upgrades, computer-controlled environments and more at two locations: 52 Drew Street, Burlington, and 122 Stevensville Road, Underhill Center. Saturday, March 17, 9AM–5PM at Various locations statewide. Free.

Brazil Fest

Sambatucada! offer driving street percussion, Naquele Tempo serve up lilting Latin tunes and Fua Nascimento demonstrates capoeira at a joyous fête including food and dancing. Saturday, March 17, 6:30–11PM at North End Studios in Burlington. $8-10; free for kids 10 and under.

Burlington Irish Heritage Festival

The Emerald Isle inspires a weekend of music, dancing, lectures, crafts, penny whistle and language lessons, a Céile celebration, and more. Saturday, March 17, 10AM–10PM at Various downtown locations in Burlington. Various prices; see vtirishfestival.org for details.

Montgomery Clift Film Screenings

Just before the premiere of Icon, local playwright Seth Jarvis’ drama about a one-time Hollywood golden boy, folks screen a trio of classic Clift films: From Here to Eternity on Friday evening, I Confess on Saturday afternoon and A Place in the Sun on Saturday evening. Saturday, March 17: 2PM, 8PM at Off Center for the Dramatic Arts in Burlington. $5.

Burlington Winter Farmers Market

More than 50 local farmers, artisans and producers offer fresh and prepared foods, crafts, and more in a bustling indoor marketplace with live music, lunch seating and face painting. Saturday, March 17, 10AM–2PM at Memorial Auditorium in Burlington. Free.

Celebrating Vermont’s Maple-Sugaring Season Through Chocolate

Sap fans sample the sticky sweet in Vermont-made chocolates. Saturday, March 17, 12–4PM at Lake Champlain Chocolates in Burlington. Free.

From Sap to Syrup

Farmers-market visitors taste Vermont’s liquid gold as it is straight from the tree, then blend up some bike-powered maple smoothies. Saturday, March 17, 10AM–2PM at Memorial Auditorium in Burlington. Free.

Acro Yoga Montréal

Lori Mortimer leads participants in partner acrobatics with a yogic consciousness. Saturday, March 17, 1–3PM at Laughing River Yoga in Burlington. $25; preregister.

4-H Vet Science 1

UVM Pre-Vet Club members organize hands-on activities for teens ages 13 and up. Jeffords 120. Saturday, March 17, 12–2PM at University of Vermont in Burlington. $10; preregister.

Final Cut Pro Open Lab

Beginning, intermediate and advanced film editors complete three tracks of exercises as a VCAM staff member lends a hand. Preregister. Saturday, March 17, 2–4PM at VCAM Studio in Burlington. Free.

Introduction to PowerPoint

Slide-show makers experiment with templates, text, charts, animation and more. Saturday, March 17, 10–11:30AM at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. $3 suggested donation; preregister.

VCAM Access Orientation

Video-production hounds get an overview of facilities, policies and procedures. Saturday, March 17, 11AM–1PM at VCAM Studio in Burlington. Free.

Casting Call for ‘The Green Knight’: Burlington

Kid Brother Pictures seeks screen stars for this coming-of-age film adapted from the 14th-century Arthurian poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Saturday, March 17, 3–7PM at Quarterstaff Games in Burlington. Free.

VPT Murder Mystery Weekend

An innocent cabaret act turns into the ultimate interactive whodunit staged by Champlain Theatre. Saturday, March 17, 11:30AM–7:30PM at Marriott Harbor Lounge in Burlington. $200 includes three meals; preregister.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

General Assembly

Supporters of the Occupy Movement network, do business and share food. Sunday, March 18, 2–4PM at First Unitarian Universalist Society in Burlington. Donations accepted.

Mostly Balkan Folk Dancing

Louise Brill and Larry Gordon organize people into choreographed patterns from around the world. No partner necessary. Sunday, March 18, 3–6PM at Burlington Dances, Chace Mill in Burlington. $6 donation.

Puggie Playdate

Wrinkly faced pups older than 16 weeks wag their curly tails and compete in an Irish-themed costume contest. Proceeds benefit Green Mountain Pug Rescue. Sunday, March 18, 1–3PM at Play Dog Play in Burlington. $5 donation per pug.

Burlington Irish Heritage Festival

The Emerald Isle inspires a weekend of music, dancing, lectures, crafts, penny whistle and language lessons, a Céile celebration, and more. Sunday, March 18, 1–3PM at Various downtown locations in Burlington. Various prices; see vtirishfestival.org for details.

‘Heroes of the Holocaust: Courage and Faith in Action’ Film Series

Anna Paquin plays a social worker who helps thousands of Jewish children escape the Nazis in John Kent Harrison’s 2009 biographical drama The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler. Sunday, March 18, 6:30–8:30PM at Fleming Museum, UVM in Burlington. Free.

Women’s Film Festival

Documentaries and dramas share compelling stories about females over the course of this March screen attraction. Latchis Theater and New England Youth Theater. Sunday, March 18, 12PM at Various locations in Brattleboro. $7-8 per film; $30-35 per five shows; $100 unlimited entry; visit womensfilmfestival.org for details.

The Pennywise Pantry

On a tour of the store, shoppers create a custom template for keeping the kitchen stocked with affordable, nutritious eats. Sunday, March 18, 2–3PM at City Market in Burlington. Free.

Laughter Yoga

What’s so funny? Giggles burst out as gentle aerobic exercise and yogic breathing meet unconditional laughter to enhance physical, emotional, and spiritual health and well-being. Sunday, March 18, 11:30AM at North End Studios in Burlington. $10 suggested donation; preregistration by email no later than three hours before the class is appreciated.

Dimanches

Novice and fluent French speakers brush up on their linguistics — en français. Sunday, March 18, 4–5:30PM at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Women’s Pickup Soccer

Ladies of all ages and abilities break a sweat while passing around the spherical polyhedron. Sunday, March 18, 6–8PM at Miller Community and Recreation Center in Burlington. $3.

Frank Bryan

The UVM professor offers a history lesson in the state’s early local-government traditions, including the “Mountain Rule.” Sunday, March 18, 2PM at Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington. Free.

‘Shirley Valentine’

A faraway vacation gives one middle-aged housewife the kick-start her suburban life needs in this Vermont Stage Company productions. Sunday, March 18, 2PM at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $10-32.50.

VPT Murder Mystery Weekend

An innocent cabaret act turns into the ultimate interactive whodunit staged by Champlain Theatre. Sunday, March 18, 11:30AM–1:30PM at Marriott Harbor Lounge in Burlington. $200 includes three meals; preregister.

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