Events in Burlington, Vermont – March 30 – April 1

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 30, 2012

Rally of the 99 Percent: The Real Movement for Change

On the day of President Obama’s Vermont visit, Occupy Burlington demands policies that will benefit the 99 percent. Demonstration, 11 a.m.; general assembly and speak-out at noon. Meet at the corner of Spear Street and Williston Road. Friday, March 30, 11AM at Various locations in Burlington.

Business in Vermont

Representatives from Magic Hat Brewing Company, Otter Creek Brewery, Ben & Jerry’s, Green Mountain Power and Healthy Living consider best practices on sustainability and entrepreneurship in the local landscape. School of Business Administration. Friday, March 30, 1–5PM at University of Vermont in Burlington. Free.

Queen City Contra Dance

Caller George Marshall moves steppers to tunes by Pete Sutherland and friends. Wear clean, soft-soled shoes. Newcomers session, 7:45 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m. Friday, March 30, 8PM at Edmunds Middle School in Burlington. $8-10; free for kids under 13.

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

Blackboard Jungle

Teachers and education administrators address multiculturalism and diversity in this two-day development symposium. Friday, March 30, 7:30AM–4:30PM at University of Vermont in Burlington. $20-30; free for keynote kickoff with Donna Brazile; see uvm.edu/conferences/blackboardjungle5 for schedule.

Middle School Book Group

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

William Metcalfe

The conductor of the Oriana Singers pipes up in “They Are All Mad, They Sing Choruses in Public: Uses of Choral Music, Renaissance to the 20th Century.” Friday, March 30, 2PM at Faith United Methodist Church in South Burlington. $5.

‘White Like Me: A Honky Dory Puppet Show’

Political satirist Paul Zaloom’s comedy employs puppetry and ventriloquism to explore race in America. Friday, March 30, 8PM at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $21-25.

‘Icon’

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 30, 8PM at Off Center for the Dramatic Arts in Burlington. $16-20.

‘The Vagina Monologues’

Eve Ensler’s play explores sex, love, rape, menstruation and more in varying episodes relating to lady bits. Morgan Room, Aiken Hall. Friday, March 30, 7:30PM at Champlain College in Burlington. $10.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Crop Mob

Hale and hearty volunteers join a guerrilla act of agriculture, pulling big sheets of plastic over the top of two strawberry hoop houses. Drinks and muffins provided. Rain date: April 1. Saturday, March 31, 9AM–12PM at Adam’s Berry Farm in Burlington. Free.

Walk/Bike Summit

Proponents of safer transportation attend workshops on bicycle commuting, effective advocacy tactics and national trends. Saturday, March 31, 8:30AM–1PM at Lake and College Building in Burlington. Free.

‘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 31, 12:30PM at Burlington College in Burlington. Free.

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 31, 10AM–2PM at Memorial Auditorium in Burlington. Free.

Maple Sugaring Weekend: South Burlington

Celebrate the syrup with sugar on snow, specialty maple foods and plenty of samples. Saturday, March 31, 12–4PM at Dakin Farm in South Burlington. Free.

Flower Essences

Maureen Short of Lightheart Healing Arts and Flower Essences explores gentle remedies that promote emotional well-being. Saturday, March 31, 10AM–12PM at City Market in Burlington. $5-10; 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 31, 12–2PM at University of Vermont in Burlington. $10; preregister.

Kids Cooking Class

Fledgling chefs ages 8 and up make burritos, chili and oatmeal-chocolate-chip cookies for a family-style meal. Saturday, March 31, 5–7PM at Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf in Burlington. Free.

NanoDays Fun: The Science of the Very Little

Visitors investigate the “little” things in life as they study the wings of a blue morpho butterfly. Saturday, March 31, 10AM–2PM at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Regular admission, $9.50-12.50; free for kids ages 2 and under.

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 31, 2–4PM at VCAM Studio in Burlington. Free.

Introduction to Microsoft Windows

Want to be tech savvy? Learn how to open software, use the mouse and keyboard, and more. Saturday, March 31, 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 31, 11AM–1PM at VCAM Studio in Burlington. Free.

‘White Like Me: A Honky Dory Puppet Show’

Political satirist Paul Zaloom’s comedy employs puppetry and ventriloquism to explore race in America. Saturday, March 31, 8PM at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $21-25.

‘Icon’

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 31: 2PM, 8PM at Off Center for the Dramatic Arts in Burlington. $16-20.

‘The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs’

Master storyteller Mike Daisey pinpoints how the cofounder of Apple’s techie triumphs shape everyday life in a monologue about the realities of how we get our electronic products. Saturday, March 31, 8PM at Flynn MainStage in Burlington. $15-30.

‘The Vagina Monologues’

Eve Ensler’s play explores sex, love, rape, menstruation and more in varying episodes relating to lady bits. Morgan Room, Aiken Hall. Saturday, March 31, 7:30PM at Champlain College in Burlington. $10.

‘What’s Alive Inside?’

An “intimate cabaret of the spirit” combines songs, poems and insights in an exploration of the mind and body. Saturday, March 31, 7:30PM at Chace Mill in Burlington. $17.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

General Assembly

Supporters of the Occupy Movement network, do business and share food. Sunday, April 1, 2–4PM at First Unitarian Universalist Society in Burlington. Donations accepted.

Make Your Own Greeting Cards

Snail-mail enthusiasts make missives with instructor Susan Luce. Sunday, April 1, 4–5:30PM at Vintage Inspired in Burlington. $15; preregister.

Mostly Balkan Folk Dancing

Louise Brill and Larry Gordon organize people into choreographed patterns from around the world. No partner necessary. Sunday, April 1, 3–6PM at Burlington Dances, Chace Mill in Burlington. $6 donation.

Moving Sacred Dance Meditations

Evelyn Torton Beck teaches the healing practice of circle dances to elders and wisdom seekers alike. Folks are welcome to sit and observe. Sunday, April 1, 3–5PM at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Fools’ Gold Art Auction and Pink & Blue Fools’ Paradise Ball

An auction of local art paves the way for performances by Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band, Brass Balagan, Al Larsen, and DJs Mothertrucker, L’enfant Sauvage and Classic Hits. Wear creative pink-and-blue attire. Proceeds support small grants to local artists and musicians. Sunday, April 1, 5–11:59PM at North End Studios in Burlington. $8 for the ball; cash bar.

Maple Sugaring Weekend: South Burlington

Celebrate the syrup with sugar on snow, specialty maple foods and plenty of samples. Sunday, April 1, 12–4PM at Dakin Farm in South Burlington. Free.

The Pennywise Pantry

On a tour of the store, shoppers create a custom template for keeping the kitchen stocked with affordable, nutritious eats. Sunday, April 1, 10–11AM at City Market in Burlington. Free.

Dimanches

Novice and fluent French speakers brush up on their linguistics — en français. Sunday, April 1, 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, April 1, 6–8PM at Miller Community and Recreation Center in Burlington. $3.

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