Events in Burlington, Vermont – October 4th – 5th

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

Intermediate and advanced players hone their bow-and-string skills with Québécois musician Pascal Gemme. Sat., Oct. 4, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at Burlington Violin Shop in Burlington. $10 suggested donation; preregister; limited space: http://youngtraditionvermont.org/events/fiddle-workshop-adults-pascal-gemme/

Ghostacular: ParaCon

Costumes are encouraged at a paranormal preview to Halloween featuring vendors, healers, readers and workshops. Sat., Oct. 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Hilton Hotel in Burlington. $7.

Sarah Ramsey Strong 5K

Runners honor the memory of the former Champlain College student and raise funds for the scholarship in her name. An after-party follows at ArtsRiot. Registration, 2-4 p.m.; run,4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 4, 4 p.m. at Emergent Media Center, Champlain College in Burlington. $10-100. More information: http://www.active.com/burlington-vt/running/distance-running-races/sarah-ramsey-strong-5k-2014

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

Youth Speak Out

Area youth voice opinions about pressing current issues such as Vermont’s opiate epidemic and the events in Ferguson, Mo. Deejayed tunes and live entertainment complete the drug-free evening. Sat., Oct. 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Burlington City Hall Auditorium in Burlington. Free.

ECHO Story Explorers: ‘The Very Quiet Cricket’

A reading of Eric Carle’s best-selling children’s book paves the way for a real-life observation of the instrumental insects. Sat., Oct. 4, 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.

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason

The folk duo treats listeners to traditional tunes in “Ashokan Farwell: The Civil War and Beyond.” Sat., Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m. at Fleming Museum, University of Vermont in Burlington. $15-30.

Forsake: Fall Kick-Off Party

Live music and gear giveaways fête the footwear company defined by form, function, urban sensibility and a DIY business model. Sat., Oct. 4, 9 p.m.-12 a.m. at Outdoor Gear Exchange in Burlington. Free; $5 after 10 p.m.; cash bar. preregister, limited space: http://gearx.com/blog/events/

Indigenous Peoples Movies

Films from ethnographer Ned Castle and award-winning filmmaker Matt Day explore basket-making, drumming, language and fellowship. Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Nov. 30 at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Free with admission, $10.50-13.50.

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.

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

Laser-Cutter Training

Tinkerers learn machine safety and maintenance, file formatting, material usage and operational procedures. Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. Continues through Oct. 25 at Generator in Burlington. $20; preregister: http://generatorvermont.com/events/

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.

‘A Grand Night for Singing’

Memorable Rodgers & Hammerstein tunes from Oklahoma, South Pacific and other Broadway classics anchor this UVM Theatre production. Fri., Oct. 3, 7:30-10 p.m., Sat., Oct. 4, 2-4:30 & 7:30-10 p.m., Through Oct. 11, 7:30-10 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 12, 2-4:30 p.m. at Royall Tyler Theatre, UVM in Burlington. $18-25. Tickets: http://uvmtheatre.org/tickets-grandnight.html

‘The Prima Donettes’

Girls Nite Out Productions channels top female recording artists of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s in this hip-shaking musical revue. Through Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m., Sun., Oct. 5, 2 p.m., Through Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 12, 2 p.m. at Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington. $18-22.

‘October Souls’

A three-day theatrical fest packs a punch with three solo shows per night. See offcentervt.com for details. Fri., Oct. 3, 8 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 4, 8 p.m. at Off Center for the Dramatic Arts in Burlington. $8-15.

 

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Harvest Run/Walk for Sustainability

Families make strides on 1K and 5K romps through farm fields and dirt roads. Proceeds benefit the Sustainability Academy. Sun., Oct. 5, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Intervale Center in Burlington. $5-15; $30 per family. More info: http://www.citymarket.coop/harvestfunrun

Raindate: Green Mountain Animal Defenders Walk for Farmed Animals

A stroll in black attire through downtown Burlington memorializes the billions of animals lost to food production. Walk route is up Church St., make a right onto Pearl Street, then up to Willard Street, to make our way back to Church via Main street, 1.5 miles total. Sun., Oct. 5, 10:45 a.m.-2 p.m. at Tradewinds (formerly Yankee Candle), 110 Church Street in Burlington. Free; donations accepted. http://www.razoo.com/team/Gmad-Walk-For-Farmed-Animals

Indigenous Peoples Movies

Films from ethnographer Ned Castle and award-winning filmmaker Matt Day explore basket-making, drumming, language and fellowship. Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Nov. 30 at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Free with admission, $10.50-13.50.

Kidical Mass Group Bicycle Ride

Families take a leisurely spin around the Queen City. Sun., Oct. 5, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at Maglianero Café in Burlington. Free

Marina Sitrin

The internationally renowned scholar of social movements discusses current issues, as reflected in her book They Can’t Represent Us: Reinventing Democracy From Greece to Occupy. Sun., Oct. 5, 1-2:30 p.m. at Peace & Justice Center in Burlington. Free.

Sharon Webster

Poetry and visual art fill the pages of Everyone Lives Here. Sun., Oct. 5, 3 p.m. at Davis Studio in Burlington. Free.

Davorka Gosto

A Mother’s Journey Through War recounts the author’s struggle to keep her family intact during the Bosnian War. Sun., Oct. 5, 4-6 p.m. at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Rick & the All-Star Ramblers CD Release Party

Western-swing tunes inspired by the Green Mountain State dominate the recently released Welcome to OUR Vermont. Special guests and tours of the band’s 1957 Flxible Starliner round out the day. Sun., Oct. 5, 4 p.m. at Hotel Vermont’s Juniper Hall in Burlington. Free.

Soul Purpose Development: Light Body Meditation

Cynthia Warwick Seiler helps attendees access their higher selves in a focused practice. First Sunday of every month, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Continues through Nov. 2 at Rainbow Institute in Burlington. $15 suggested donation.

Queen City Ghostwalk: Wicked Waterfront

A spooky stroll along the shores of Lake Champlain with Thea Lewis elicits thrills and chills. Meet at the fountain at the bottom of Pearl Street 10 minutes before start time. Sun., Oct. 5, 6 p.m. at Battery Park in Burlington. $15; preregister: http://www.queencityghostwalk.com/QCG_Home.html

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.

Balkan Singing & Folk Dancing

Folks lift their voices with Flo Fooden, then join Louise Brill and friends, who organize them into lines and circles set to complex rhythms. No partner necessary. Sun., Oct. 5, 4-7 p.m. at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue in Burlington. $6 suggested donation.

Nia with Suzy

Drawing from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts, sensory-based movements inspire participants to explore their potential. Sundays, 9-10 a.m. at South End Studio in Burlington. $14.

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.

Student Choreography Showcase

UVM dance composition students perform original works in various styles. Sun., Oct. 5, 7-8:30 p.m. at UVM Recital Hall, Redstone Campus in Burlington. Free.

‘The Prima Donettes’

Girls Nite Out Productions channels top female recording artists of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s in this hip-shaking musical revue. Through Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m., Sun., Oct. 5, 2 p.m., Through Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 12, 2 p.m. at Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington. $18-22.
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Events listing source: SevenDaysVT, and Colchester Sun

 

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