Events in Burlington, Vermont – March 29th – 31st

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 29, 2013

UVM Blackboard Jungle Symposium

The theme “Beyond Categories: Reaching Our Common Ground” informs workshops, panel discussions and keynote addresses, which examine issues of racial and ethnic diversity. Fourth floor. Friday, March 29, 7:30AM–4:30PM at Davis Center, UVM in Burlington. $20-30; preregister; see uvm.edu for details.

Queen City Contra Dance

Giant Robot Dance dole out live tunes as members of the Mad Robin Callers Collective dictate the steps. Beginners session, 7:45 p.m.; dance, 8-11 p.m. Friday, March 29, 8–11PM at Edmunds School Gymnasium, 299 Main St, Burlington. $8; free for kids under 12. Dance Info: 802-371-9492 or 802-343-7165.

Queen City Tango Milonga

No partner is required for welcoming the weekend in the Argentine tradition. Wear clean, soft-soled shoes. Introductory session, 7-7:45 p.m.; dance, 7:45-10 p.m. Friday, March 29, 7–10PM at North End Studios in Burlington. $7.

UVM Salsa and Swing Society

Latin rhythms get feet moving and hips shaking at this social dance hosted by the popular campus club. Dance Studio. Friday, March 29, 7–10PM at UVM Patrick Gymnasium in South Burlington. $11.

‘4000 Miles’

Michael Dove directs Vermont Stage Company’s production of Amy Herzog’s acclaimed play in which a young man bonds with his grandmother after he bikes across the country. Friday, March 29, 7:30PM at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $24.30-32.50

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Vermont Comedy Club: Spring Improv Comedy Spectacular

Saturday, March 30, 6PM at Club Metronome in Burlington. $8/10. 18+.

Compagnie Marie Chouinard

Acclaimed Canadian choreographer Marie Chouinard presents The Rite of Spring and Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. Performance contains partial nudity. Saturday, March 30, 8PM at Flynn MainStage in Burlington. $15-45.

Brazil Fest Dance Party

The Afro-Brazilian rhythms of Sambatucada! warm up the stage for street sounds by special guest Brass Balaga. Latin food and drink, 6:30 p.m.; music, 7:15 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 6:30–11PM at North End Studio A in Burlington. $8-10 plus cost of food and drink.

Burlington Farmers Market

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 30, 10AM–2PM at Memorial Auditorium in Burlington. Free.

Greek Pastry Sale & Dinner

Phyllo-dough delights such as baklava and spinach pie complement hearty offerings of chicken souvlaki and beef gyros. Pastry sale, 10 a.m.; dinner and takeout, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 10AM at Greek Orthodox Church Community Center in Burlington. Cost of food. Contact: 802-862-2155.

Queen City Chili Cook-Off

Live music complements the fiery flavors of this friendly competition, in which chefs aim to please the palates of the public and judges alike. Proceeds benefit the Burlington Fire Fighters Association. Saturday, March 30, 11:30AM–5PM at Nectar’s in Burlington. $5; free for children under 12.

Vinyasa for Vermont

Locals limber up with area yoga teachers in a 90-minute class benefiting Hunger Free Vermont. A raffle follows. Maple Ballroom. Saturday, March 30, 9–11AM at Davis Center, UVM in Burlington. $25 includes raffle ticket.

Saturday NanoDays

Budding scientific minds explore big ideas about minuscule atoms and molecules through hands-on activities and research presentations. Saturday, March 30, 10AM–3PM at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Regular admission, $9.50-12.50; free for ages 2 and under.

Saturday Story Time

Families celebrate the written word as imaginative tales are read aloud. Saturday, March 30, 11AM at Phoenix Books Burlington in Burlington. Free.

Vermont Comedy Club: Spring Improv Comedy Spectacular

Saturday, March 30, 6PM at Club Metronome in Burlington. $8/10. 18+.

Introduction to Microsoft Word Workshop

Ted Horton offers an overview of the program’s basic elements, including toolbars, icons, menus and text formatting. Saturday, March 30, 10–11AM at Fletcher Room, Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. $3 suggested donation; preregister.

VCAM Access Orientation

Video-production hounds learn basic concepts and nomenclature at an overview of VCAM facilities, policies and procedures. Saturday, March 30, 11AM–1PM at VCAM Studio in Burlington. Free.

Tyler St. Cyr

The education attorney explains special-education advocacy from a legal standpoint and offers parents strategies for communicating with school officials. Saturday, March 30, 1:30–2:45PM at 299 College St. in Burlington. Free; preregister at [email protected]

‘4000 Miles’

Michael Dove directs Vermont Stage Company’s production of Amy Herzog’s acclaimed play in which a young man bonds with his grandmother after he bikes across the country. Saturday, March 30: 2PM, 7:30PM at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $24.30-32.50

Dao X. Tran

The coeditor of 101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals Who Changed U.S. History joins area professionals in a discussion of individuals whose actions shaped the country. Saturday, March 30, 2PM at Phoenix Books Burlington in Burlington. Free.

International Book Club

Fair-trade enthusiasts discuss Unbowed: A Memoir by Kenyan writer Wangari Maathai — the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Saturday, March 30, 10AM–12PM at Ten Thousand Villages in Burlington. Free; preregister.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Light Body Spiritual Meditation Group

Cynthia Warwick Seiler facilitates sessions designed to attune the mind, body and soul. Sunday, March 31, 11AM at Rainbow Institute in Burlington. Donations.

French Conversation Group: Dimanches

Parlez-vous français? Speakers practice the tongue at a casual, drop-in chat. Sunday, March 31, 4–5:30PM at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Adult Pickup Dodgeball

Participants heave rubber-coated foam balls at opposing team members during weekly games. Sunday, March 31, 1–3PM at Robert Miller Community & Recreation Center in Burlington. $5; for ages 15 and up; players under age 18 need parental permission.

Women’s Pickup Soccer

Quick-footed ladies of varying skill levels break a sweat while stringing together passes and making runs for the goal. Sunday, March 31, 6–8PM at Miller Community and Recreation Center in Burlington. $3; for women ages 18 and up.

‘4000 Miles’

Michael Dove directs Vermont Stage Company’s production of Amy Herzog’s acclaimed play in which a young man bonds with his grandmother after he bikes across the country. Sunday, March 31, 2PM at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $24.30- 32.50.

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Events listing source: SevenDaysVT, and Colchester Sun

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