Events in Burlington, Vermont – March 23-25

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 23, 2012

Fourth Friday Series

Country Home Products’ Tom Parent gives a presentation on critical human-resources practices for small businesses. Q&A follows. Friday, March 23, 8–9AM at Core Business Seminars in Burlington. $15; preregister.

Dancing Uphill

Professional artists join UVM faculty and students in a showcase of original choreography. Friday, March 23, 8PM at Mann Hall Gymnasium, UVM Trinity Campus in Burlington. $10.

Mad Robin Contra Dance

Folks in clean, soft-soled shoes experience the New England social tradition with music by Crowfoot. Potluck dessert at the break. Friday, March 23, 8–11PM at First Congregational Church in Burlington. $8; free for UVM students.

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 23, 7–10:30PM at North End Studios in Burlington. $7.

Bag It

“Everyman” Jeb Berrier decides to ditch the plastic in this eye-opening — and sometimes flat-out funny — 2010 documentary from director Suzan Beraza. Friday, March 23, 6–8PM at Alumni Auditorium, Champlain College in Burlington. Free.

Macho Midnight Movies

A series exploring the portrayal of men onscreen presents Newt Arnold’s Bloodsport, an action film about a martial-arts tournament, based on the real-life experiences of Frank Dux. Friday, March 23, 11:59PM at BCA Center in Burlington. Donations accepted.

Middle School Book Group

Page turners chat about favorite works of lit. Friday, March 23, 3–4:30PM at Lyman C. Hunt Middle School in Burlington. Free.

George Thomas

Tune in as the host of an evening music program on Vermont Public Radio discusses “Women in Jazz.” Friday, March 23, 2PM at Faith United Methodist Church in South Burlington. $5.

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Once a Hollywood star in the highest order, Montgomery Clift is the subject of local playwright Seth Jarvis’ latest theatrical work, which explores forces of celebrity, ambition, sexuality and more. Friday, March 23, 8PM at Off Center for the Dramatic Arts in Burlington. $16-20.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Dancing Uphill

Professional artists join UVM faculty and students in a showcase of original choreography. Saturday, March 24: 2PM, 8PM at Mann Hall Gymnasium, UVM Trinity Campus in Burlington. $10.

Vermonters’ Ball

Show your stripes — or maybe your plaid — at a Vermont Young Professionals affair encouraging folks to mix favorite “Vermonter” duds with formal wear. Partial proceeds benefit COTS. Train Station. Saturday, March 24, 7–11PM at Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington. $15-20.

La Commune

A screening of Peter Watkins’ 2000 French film, which looks at the Parisian people’s movement, makes timely connections to the Occupy movement. Shown in two parts. Room 253. Saturday, March 24, 12:30PM at Burlington College in Burlington. Free.

Fundraising Banquet

The central Vermont chapter of Trout Unlimited hosts an evening of fine food and fish stories supporting its conservation efforts. Saturday, March 24, 5PM at Elks Lodge in Burlington. $35.

Maple Sugaring Weekend: South Burlington

Celebrate the syrup with sugar on snow, specialty maple foods and plenty of samples. Saturday, March 24, 12–4PM at Dakin Farm in South Burlington. Free.

Women Helping Battered Women Zumbathon

Sixty-seven regional Zumba instructors lead an energetic event with music, choreography and prizes, all benefiting critical services to victims of domestic abuse. Check in, 8-8:45 a.m.; Zumba fitness party, 9-11:30 a.m.; prize drawings and guest speaker, 11:30 a.m.-noon. Saturday, March 24, 8AM at Memorial Auditorium in Burlington. Raise at least $60 in donations or pay $25 minimum at the door; 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 24, 12–2PM at University of Vermont in Burlington. $10; preregister.

Digital Video Editing

Final Cut Pro users learn basic concepts of the editing software. Saturday, March 24, 11AM–1PM at VCAM Studio in Burlington. Free; 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 24, 2–4PM at VCAM Studio in Burlington. Free.

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Once a Hollywood star in the highest order, Montgomery Clift is the subject of local playwright Seth Jarvis’ latest theatrical work, which explores forces of celebrity, ambition, sexuality and more. Saturday, March 24: 2PM, 8PM at Off Center for the Dramatic Arts in Burlington. $16-20.

Talent Extravaganza

Special guest Robert Resnik takes part in the King Street Center’s fifth annual onstage showcase. Saturday, March 24, 2–4PM at Burlington City Hall Auditorium in Burlington. $5-10; $20 per family.

Book Discussion

Readers swap thoughts on Lauren Myracle’s Shine, a coming-of-age mystery in which a teen investigates an antigay hate crime. Saturday, March 24, 3–6PM at Outright Vermont in Burlington. Free.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

General Assembly

Supporters of the Occupy Movement network, do business and share food. Sunday, March 25, 2–4PM at First Unitarian Universalist Society in Burlington. Donations accepted.

Intro to Square-Foot Gardening

Beginners learn to maximize yield and minimize weeds with Peter Burke. Sunday, March 25, 1–2PM at City Market in Burlington. $5-10.

Fundraising Dinner & Dance

Folks while away an evening with tunes by Slick Martha’s Hot Club Band and food prepared by chef John Benjamin. Sunday, March 25, 4:30–6:30PM at Champlain Senior Center, McClure MultiGenerational Center in Burlington. $2-6.

Restrepo

Iraq War veteran Jon Turner leads a discussion after Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger’s eye-opening experiential documentary about deployment in one of Afghanistan’s most dangerous postings. Sunday, March 25, 4PM at Burlington City Hall in Burlington. $5-15 suggested donation.

Francophone Dinner

Bon appétit! Alliance Française serves up foods from French-speaking countries in Europe, Africa, and North and Central America. Déjà-Nous and Congolese dancer Veronique Lumumba provide the entertainment. Sunday, March 25, 5PM at North End Studio A in Burlington. $12.

Burlington-Area Scrabble Club

Triple-letter-square seekers spell out winning words. New players welcome. Sunday, March 25, 12:30–5PM at McClure MultiGenerational Center in Burlington. Free.

Dimanches

Novice and fluent French speakers brush up on their linguistics — en français. Sunday, March 25, 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 25, 6–8PM at Miller Community and Recreation Center in Burlington. $3.

Spirit of Uganda

Performers ages 8 to 18 share their African roots through spirited drumming, choreography and call-and-response chanting. Sunday, March 25, 7PM at Flynn MainStage in Burlington. $15-39.

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