Events in Burlington, Vermont – September 12th – 14th

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

Fashion's Night Burlington
Friday, September 12th, 2014

Fashion’s Night Burlington 2014

Enjoy special promotions and events on the Church Street Marketplace. Kick off the fall with 30 of your favorite downtown retailers on Church Street and in the Burlington Town Center Mall on Friday, September 12 from 6-9 pm! More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/883561284995195/

Stowe Mountain Resort Concert Series (reschedule of Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band)

Enjoy performances by some of the best bands in Burlington, every Thursday through September at 5 pm on Church Street in front of City Hall! (Rain Site- Halvorson’s Upstreet Cafe).  Free concerts sponsored by Stowe Mountain Resort, Burlington Free Press, Casella and Hall Communications. Friday September 12 from 5-7pm! More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1452539035024755/

Burton’s Winter ’15 Launch party

Come meet the Burton Team at the Burton BTV store and check out the NEW 2015 Winter gear! First 50 in line get a FREE GIFT! Music, Beer, and once-in-a-lifetime photobooth fun with Jack Mitrani and Danny Davis! Friday, September 12th 5-7pm, at Burton Snowboards Burlington Store, 80 Industrial Pkwy, Burlington. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/734823593257233/

ArtsRiot Food Truck Stop

Gourmet eats and local libations from mobile kitchens satisfy discerning palates. Fridays, 5-10 p.m. Continues through Oct. 10 at ArtsRiot in Burlington. Cost of food and drink. More info: http://artsriot.com/ai1ec_event/artsriot-truck-stop/?

Curated Cuisine Dinner

Locavores feast on a five-course meal of seasonal eats prepared by Bluebird Tavern’s Matt Corrente, with wine pairings from Dedalus Wine inspired by the current Solé exhibit. Fri., Sept. 12, 6-8 p.m. at Vermont Metro Gallery, BCA Center in Burlington. $125-150; preregister, limited to 20 seats: http://www.burlingtoncityarts.org/BCACenter/Event.aspx?id=16245&r=SEPTEMBER%2012

Queen City Ghostwalk: Darkness Falls

Paranormal historian Thea Lewis highlights haunted happenings throughout Burlington. Meet at the steps 10 minutes before start time. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Oct. 11 at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. $15; preregister: http://www.queencityghostwalk.com/QCG_Home.html

Stride for Pride 5k

Runners and walkers of all sexual orientations kick off Pride weekend on a 5K course along the shores of Lake Champlain. Proceeds benefit the Pride Center of Vermont. Fri., Sept. 12, 5-7:30 p.m. at Battery Park in Burlington. $35. More information: active.com/burlington-vt/running/races/stride-to-pride-5k-run-walk-2014

Pride Vermont: ‘Wild and Precious’

Based on his own sexual awakening, emotional breakdown and ultimate acceptance, Steve Cadwell’s one-man show traces the arc of the gay rights movement. For ages 17 and up. Fri., Sept. 12, 7 p.m. at Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington. $10

Michael J. Strauss

The local renaissance man draws from his well of talent in The Mind at Hand: What Drawing Reveals. Fri., Sept. 12, 5-6:30 p.m. at UVM Continuing Education in Burlington. Free.

Art Herttua & Stephen Morabito

The jazz guitarist teams up with the percussionist for an intimate show. Second Friday of every month, 7-9 p.m. Continues through Dec. 12 at East Shore Vineyard Tasting Room in Burlington. Free.

Slow Jam for Fiddlers & Acoustic Instrumentalists

Musicians convene to learn simple fiddle tunes from Europe and North America by ear. Fri., Sept. 12, 7-9 p.m. at North End Studio B in Burlington. $5 suggested donation

Music With Robert

Music lovers of all ages join sing-alongs with Robert Resnik. Daycare programs welcome with one caregiver for every two children. Fridays, 10:30-11 a.m. Continues through Sept. 19 at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Laughter Yoga

Breathe, clap, chant and … giggle! Participants decrease stress with this playful practice. Bring personal water. Fridays, 12-1 p.m. at The Wellness Co-op in Burlington. Free.

 

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Laura’s March

A 5K run/walk memorializes Laura Kate Winterbottom, a Burlington woman who died in 2005 following a violent assault. Proceeds benefit H.O.P.E. Works, Pride Center of Vermont and the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program. Sat., Sept. 13, 9 a.m. at Oakledge Park in Burlington. Donations, tickets: http://www.firstgiving.com/lkwfund

Grand Point North Featuring Grace Potter & the Nocturnals

Vermont’s musical phenom returns home to belt out soulful hits and headline two days of lakeside tunes. Participating acts include Lake Street Dive, Trampled By Turtles, the Devil Makes Three, Dr. John and others. Sat., Sept. 13, 3:15-10:45 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 14, 2:15-9:45 p.m. at Waterfront Park in Burlington. $49

Local First Vermont Coupon Book Launch

Representatives from Local First Vermont detail their mission, as represented in the annual publication. A raffle rounds out the event. Sat., Sept. 13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at City Market/Onion River Co-op in Burlington. Free.

Neighborhood Celebration & Resource Fair

A family-friendly gathering recognizes the grassroots organizations ONE NeST and ISGOOD over good eats, lawn games and live entertainment. Sat., Sept. 13, 2-4 p.m. at Isham Street in Burlington. Free. More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1465845226998033/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Health & Wellness Demo Day

Demonstrations of various disciplines help attendees form personalized approaches to well-being. Sat., Sept. 13, 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Oakledge Park in Burlington. Free.

Queen City Ghostwalk: Darkness Falls

Paranormal historian Thea Lewis highlights haunted happenings throughout Burlington. Meet at the steps 10 minutes before start time. Saturdays, 8 p.m. through Oct. 11 at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. $15; preregister: http://www.queencityghostwalk.com/QCG_Home.html

UVM Historic Tour

Professor emeritus William Averyt references architectural gems and notable personalities on a walk through campus. Meet at the Ira Allen statue. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Continues through Oct. 11 at University Green, UVM in Burlington. Free; preregister at uvm.edu

ECHO ‘Coffee: The World in Your Cup’ Exhibit Opening

From the botany of the bean to the effects of caffeine, folks get the scoop on one of the world’s most widely traded commodities. Sat., Sept. 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Free with regular admission, $10.50-13.50; free for kids 2 and under.

Shipwreck tours

Back-to-back tours take spectators to the site of a sunken ship, where they view real-time footage of the craft transmitted from a robotic camera. Sat., Sept. 13, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. $24-39; preregister: http://lcmm.org/museum_info/shipwreck_tours.html

Story Explorers: Moon

A reading of Anne Hunter’s Possum’s Harvest Moon explores the phases of the Earth’s natural satellite and how animals prepare for winter. Sat., Sept. 13, 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.

Saturday Story Time

Youngsters and their caregivers gather for entertaining tales. Saturdays, 11 a.m. Continues through August 30 at Phoenix Books Burlington in Burlington. Free.

Fiddle-Bowing Workshop

Michael Ismerio leads a bow-and-string session for musicians ages 18 and under, who experiment with Celtic, Québécois and old-time tunes. Sat., Sept. 13, 12-1 p.m. at Vermont Violins in Burlington. $15; preregister, limited space: http://www.vermontviolins.com/#!event-calendar/c15gv

Break It! Make It! Family Workshop

Rachel Hooper helps tinkerers ages 8 through 12 and their adult companions transform old toys and household junk into DIY creations. Sat., Sept. 13, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Generator in Burlington. $20.

Edible History Tour

A two-mile stroll highlights the culinary traditions of Burlington’s early ethnic groups, with stops at local restaurants along the way. Partial proceeds benefit New Farms for New Americans. Thu., Sept. 11, 11 a.m. and Sat., Sept. 13, 1 p.m. at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. $45; preregister: http://www.burlingtonediblehistory.com/

Chocolate Tasting

Sweets lovers tap into the nuances of sour, spicy, earthy and fruity flavors. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Continues through Aug. 30 at Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory Store & Café in Burlington. Free.

Burlington Farmers Market

More than 90 stands overflow with seasonal produce, flowers, artisan wares and prepared foods. Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Continues through Oct. 25 at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. Free

Burlington Food Tour

Locavores sample the Queen City’s finest cuisine on a scrumptious stroll that stops at the Burlington Farmers Market and an area restaurant. Saturdays, 12:30-3 p.m. Continues through Oct. 18 at East Shore Vineyard Tasting Room in Burlington, $45

3D Printing, Designing & Scanning With Blu-Bin

Instruction in basic programs teaches attendees how to build digital models of their ideas. Saturdays, 12-1:30 p.m. at Blu-Bin in Burlington. Free; preregister: http://www.meetup.com/Blu-Bin-Events-Burlington-VT/

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.

Bocce Vermont State Singles Championship

Players lob brightly colored balls at a target as they vie for trophies, prizes and bragging rights in a double-elimination tournament. Sat., Sept. 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Oakledge Park in Burlington. $10-20.

‘The Freak and the Showgirl’

Political correctness be gone! Mat Fraser and Julie Atlas Muz’s burlesque cabaret pairs song, dance and striptease with a no-holds-barred challenge of social norms. For ages 18 and up. Sat., Sept. 13, 8 p.m. at FlynnSpace in Burlington . $25.

 

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

Pride Vermont Parade & Festival

It’s time to paint the town red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple! Burlington’s streets come alive with vibrant colors, creative costumes and eye-catching floats at the Pride Vermont Parade and Festival. The state’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and allied residents flock to the Queen City for a day of revelry that celebrates sexual diversity and equal opportunities for all. After kicking off at the bottom of Church Street, the party travels to Battery Park, where the family-friendly fun continues with live entertainment and the Northern Decadence Food & Travel Expo, featuring food and wine samples from LGBTQ-friendly businesses. Sun., Sept. 14, 12:45-5 p.m. at Church Street Marketplace in Burlington. Free. More info: www.PrideVermont.com

Northern Decadence Food & Travel Expo

In conjunction with the Pride Vermont Festival, folks sample the region’s best specialty eats — from award-winning cheeses to top microbrews. Sun., Sept. 14, 12-5 p.m. at Battery Park in Burlington. $5; cost of drinks.

Global Roots Film Series: ‘The Parade’

Gay activists in Belgrade strike up an unlikely alliance with a Serbian crime boss in Srdjan Dragojević’s comedy The Parade. In Serbo-Croatian with English subtitles. Sun., Sept. 14, 5 p.m. at North End Studios in Burlington. Free. http://vtiff.org/events/4380/

ECHO ‘Coffee: The World in Your Cup’ Exhibit Opening

From the botany of the bean to the effects of caffeine, folks get the scoop on one of the world’s most widely traded commodities. Sat., Sept. 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Free with regular admission, $10.50-13.50; free for kids 2 and under.

Revisiting the Bowl

Ceramic artists sharpen their skills while learning how to avoid lopsided and bottom-heavy pieces. Sun., Sept. 14, 2-4 p.m. at BCA Center in Burlington. $22.50-25; preregister.

Queen City Ghostwalk: Lakeview Cemetery

Paranormal authority Thea Lewis leads a grave adventure through historic headstones. Parking available at Burlington High School. Meet at Louisa Howard Chapel 10 minutes before start time. Sundays, 8 p.m. Continues through Oct. 26 at Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington. $15; preregister: http://www.queencityghostwalk.com/QCG_Home.html

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.

Walk/Run for Lupus Now

Community members make strides towards a cure for this unpredictable, life-threatening disease. Registration, 10 a.m.; walk/run, 11 a.m. Sun., Sept. 14, 11 a.m. at Oakledge Park in Burlington. Donations. Info: www.lupus.org/vermont/events/entry/walk-for-lupus-now

Women’s Ride: Explore Rossetti Park Beach

Pedal pushers cruise through Burlington to Colchester, where they unwind with a picnic before returning to the Queen City. Sun., Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Leddy Park in Burlington. Free. Info: http://www.localmotion.org/events-main/calendar/icalrepeat.detail/2014/09/14/2650/-/women-s-ride-explore-rossetti-park-beach

Women’s Pickup Soccer

Quick-footed ladies of varying skill levels break a sweat while stringing together passes and making runs for the goal. Sundays, 6-8 p.m. Continues through Sept. 28 at Robert Miller Community & Recreation Center in Burlington. $3; for women ages 18 and up.
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Events listing source: SevenDaysVT, and Colchester Sun

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