Events in Burlington, Vermont – October 17th – 19th

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

Friday, October 17th, 2014

South End Kitchen’s Heirloom Apple Dinner

Chef Sarah Langan and James Beard Award-winning author Rowan Jacobsen host a three-course meal featuring fall’s famous fruit and Eden Ice Cider. Fri., Oct. 17, 6 p.m. at South End Kitchen at Lake Champlain Chocolates in Burlington. $65-80; preregister: southendkitchenvt.com

UVM Hispanic Forum – Day 2

“The Hispanic City and the Global Imagination” inspires a two-day exploration of literature, culture and more, featuring esteemed guest speakers. Thu., Oct. 16, 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m. and Fri., Oct. 17, 10:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m. at John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill Building, UVM in Burlington. Free.

Gund Institute fellow Gillian Galford

How has climate change impacted Vermont? The Gund Institute for Ecological Economics fellow assesses the situation. Fri., Oct. 17, 12-1 p.m. at Johnson House, UVM in Burlington. Free.

Archer Mayor’s “Proof Positive”

Detective Joe Gunther faces new challenges in Proof Positive, the latest novel in the local author’s best-selling Vermont-based mystery series. Fri., Oct. 17, 7 p.m. at Phoenix Books (Burlington) in Burlington. $5.

Pianist Tien Hsieh

The prize-winning pianist performs a program of original compositions and transcriptions by Franz Liszt. Fri., Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m. at UVM Recital Hall, Redstone Campus in Burlington. $10-25.

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., Through Oct. 25, 7 p.m. and Through Nov. 2, 7 p.m. at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. $15; preregister to save your spot: http://www.queencityghostwalk.com/QCG_Home.html

Family Wheel

Parents and kids drop into the clay studio, where they learn wheel and hand-building techniques. Fridays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Fridays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Fridays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 19 at BCA Center in Burlington. $5-6 includes one fired and glazed piece; $5 per additional piece.

Adult Wheel

Pottery newcomers learn basic wheel-working, then put their skills to use and create cups, mugs and bowls. Fridays, 8-10 p.m., Fridays, 8-10 p.m. and Fridays, 8-10 p.m. Continues through Dec. 19 at BCA Center in Burlington. $5-6 includes one fired and glazed piece; $5 per additional piece.

‘Some Thing Else’

Powderwhore Productions’ latest film goes steep and deep into the backcountry for an adrenaline-pumping ski adventure. Fri., Oct. 17, 8-10 p.m. at Outdoor Gear Exchange in Burlington. $7-10

Women’s Circle

Those who identify as women gather for readings, discussion and activities. Fridays, 5-6:30 p.m. Continues through Sept. 25 at The Wellness Co-op in Burlington. Free.

Blues Dance

Folks find rhythm at this grooving session open to all levels. No partner necessary, but clean-soled shoes are required. Beginner lesson, 7:30 p.m.; dance, 8 pm. Third Friday of every month, 8:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 26 at Champlain Club in Burlington. $5.

Queen City Tango Practilonga

Dancers kick off the weekend with improvisation, camaraderie and laughter. No partner necessary, but clean, smooth-soled shoes required. Third Friday of every month, 7:30-10 p.m. Continues through Dec. 19 at North End Studio A in Burlington. $7.

Laughter Yoga

Breathe, clap, chant and … giggle! Participants decrease stress with this playful practice. Bring personal water. Fridays, 12-1 p.m. Continues through Feb. 13 at The Wellness Co-op in Burlington. Free.

‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’

Vermont Stage Company explores the hilarious interplay between three middle-aged siblings in Christopher Durang’s Tony Award-winning adaptation of Chekhovian themes. Through Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., Sun., Oct. 19, 2 p.m., Through Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 26, 2 p.m. at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $28.80-37.50.

‘Winnie-the-Pooh’

Winnie-the-Pooh first graced the pages of A.A. Milne’s best-selling children’s book series in 1926. In the decades since, the lovable character has seen many incarnations — most notably Disney’s version of a portly yellow bear whose red t-shirt fails to cover his round belly. Whether in print or on the big screen, the honey-loving resident of Hundred Acre Wood continues to win over folks of all ages. Saints and Poets Production Company brings his woodland adventures to life onstage, where puppets and live actors celebrate the “bear of very little brain” and his band of loyal sidekicks. Fri., Oct. 17, 7 p.m., Sat., Oct. 18, 10 a.m., 2 & 7 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 19, 2 p.m. at Off Center for the Dramatic Arts in Burlington. $10-15.
Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Ooky Spooky 5K Run

Runners in Halloween garb hit the trail for a 5K benefitting the Committee on Temporary Shelter. Registration, 8 a.m.; race, 9 a.m. Sat., Oct. 18, 9 a.m. at Rock Point School in Burlington. $10-15; $30 per family. Info: http://www.rockpointschool.org/2014-ooky-spooky-5k-october-18th/

Burlington Firefighters Super Hero 5K for MDA

Super-hero attire is encouraged at this benefit for the Muscular Dystrophy Association featuring family-friendly routes and a post-race cookout. Registration, 9 a.m.; race, 10:30 a.m. Sat., Oct. 18, 10:30 a.m. at Oakledge Park in Burlington. $25-30.

Senate candidates forum

Candidates from Chittenden and Grand Isle counties rotate among small groups, where they answer rapid-fire questions in a speed-dating format. Sat., Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Robert Miller Community & Recreation Center in Burlington. Free. RSVP to reserve your spot: ow.ly/BruIk

Tibet Festival

The Tibetan Association of Vermont presents a day of traditional food, crafts, songs and dance. Sat., Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Memorial Auditorium in Burlington. Free; donations accepted. More info: http://www.vermonttibet.org/

John Dewey Day

Locals honor the Burlington-born educator and philosopher on his birthday with paper masks and a parade down Church Street. Sat., Oct. 18, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

YMCA Family Health & Fitness Day

Tots and their parents celebrate well-being with an afternoon of yoga, massage, face painting, healthy snacks and more. Sat., Oct. 18, 12-3 p.m. at Greater Burlington YMCA (Burlington) in Burlington. Free. Info: http://www.gbymca.org/2014openhouse/

Development of a Healthy Immune System

Doctor Suzanne Humphries examines how breastfeeding, nutrition, vaccination and other medical choices impact infant immunity. A panel discussion follows. Sat., Oct. 18, 1-5 p.m. at Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington. Free; preregister: http://www.explorethefacts.com/

The Canvas Peace Project

A benefit for South Sudanese women and children features an art auction and a presentation by Lost Boy Gabriel Bol Deng. Sat., Oct. 18, 6-9 p.m. at The Skinny Pancake (Burlington) in Burlington. Free.

Printmaking for Families

Guided by Alissa Faber, kids ages 7 through 12 and their parents transfer images onto paper using printing blocks crafted from household materials. Sat., Oct. 18, 1-3 p.m. at ONE Arts Center in Burlington. $25-30 per adult/child pair; $10 per additional guest. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/printmaking-for-families-tickets-13238461595

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., Oct. 18, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Generator in Burlington. $22.50-25; preregister, limited space: http://generatorvermont.com/event/break-it-make-it/

Free Wheelin’

Budding artists ages 6 through 12 work the wheel and transform clay into cups, bowls and more. Sat., Oct. 18, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at BCA Center in Burlington. $22.50-25 includes one fired and glazed piece; preregister: http://reg125.imperisoft.com/BurlingtonCityArts/ProgramDetail/3430303930/Registration.aspx

S.S. Taylor

The local author presents her latest book The Expeditioners and the Secret of King Triton’s Lair. A Q&A and a book signing follow. Sat., Oct. 18, 5 p.m. at Phoenix Books (Burlington) in Burlington. Free.

An Evening Of Storytelling

Wordsmiths welcome autumn by spinning tales old and new, or listening to others share. Sat., Oct. 18, 7-9 p.m. at JourneyWorks in Burlington. Free.

ECHO Story Explorers: Trout Are Made of Trees

Kiddos cast a line into an investigation of the native species’ feeding habits. Sat., Oct. 18, 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.

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., Through Oct. 25, 7 p.m. and Through Nov. 2, 7 p.m. Continues through Oct. 18 at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. $15; preregister: http://www.queencityghostwalk.com/QCG_Home.html

Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble

An all-star lineup of classical musicians find rhythm with works by Reich, John Cage and Füsun Köksal in “Percussion!” Sat., Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m. at Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington. $12-25.

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 – Last of 2014!

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 – Last outdoor for 2014!

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/

RU12? Walking Group

Locals make strides in a supportive environment. Meet outside the store on Cherry Street. Sat., Oct. 18, 9-11 a.m., Sat., Nov. 15, 9-11 a.m. and Sat., Dec. 20, 9-11 a.m. at Macy’s in Burlington . Free.

Fundamentals of Tai Chi Chuan

Beginners and seasoned practitioners alike explore the style of moving meditation passed down through the Tung family lineage. Sat., Oct. 18, 9:30-11:45 a.m. at McClure MultiGenerational Center in Burlington. $25.

Bike Jam

Gearheads help low-income Vermonters with repairs, while others craft jewelry out of old bicycle parts or help out around the shop. Third Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through April 18 at Bike Recycle Vermont in Burlington. Free.

Herringbone Tweed Ride

Riders don dapper attire for a leisurely pedal through the Queen City. Meet-up, 12:30 p.m.; ride, 1 p.m. Sat., Oct. 18, 1 p.m. at Scout & Company in Burlington. Free.

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.

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

Founded in 1996, the company grew organically, eventually extending its reach from Aspen to Santa Fe four years later. These virtuosic performers dazzle audience members in a varied program featuring “OVER GLOW,” “The Heart(s)pace” and “Return to a Strange Land.” Sat., Oct. 18, 8 p.m. at Flynn MainStage in Burlington. $15-50

‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’

Vermont Stage Company explores the hilarious interplay between three middle-aged siblings in Christopher Durang’s Tony Award-winning adaptation of Chekhovian themes. Through Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., Sun., Oct. 19, 2 p.m., Through Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 26, 2 p.m. at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $28.80-37.50.

‘Winnie-the-Pooh’

Winnie-the-Pooh first graced the pages of A.A. Milne’s best-selling children’s book series in 1926. In the decades since, the lovable character has seen many incarnations — most notably Disney’s version of a portly yellow bear whose red t-shirt fails to cover his round belly. Whether in print or on the big screen, the honey-loving resident of Hundred Acre Wood continues to win over folks of all ages. Saints and Poets Production Company brings his woodland adventures to life onstage, where puppets and live actors celebrate the “bear of very little brain” and his band of loyal sidekicks. Fri., Oct. 17, 7 p.m., Sat., Oct. 18, 10 a.m., 2 & 7 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 19, 2 p.m. at Off Center for the Dramatic Arts in Burlington. $10-15.

 

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Fun With Apples

Kiddos ages 3 and up and their adult companions make sweet and savory recipes that showcase the versatility of fall’s favorite fruit. Sun., Oct. 19, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at City Market/Onion River Co-op in Burlington. $5-10; preregister: citymarket.coop.

Halloween Costume Making For Families

A witch, a dragon, a ghost or an angel? Youngsters and their parents transform their ideas into eye-catching trick-or-treat threads. Sun., Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at ONE Arts Center in Burlington. $25 per family; free for members; preregister: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/halloween-costume-making-for-families-tickets-13238746447

BTV Flea

Marketgoers browse an eclectic mix of local artwork and vintage household goods. Wood-fired pizza and Switchback Brewing Company tours round out the afternoon. Sun., Oct. 19, 12-4 p.m. at Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace in Burlington. Free.

Indoor Gardening

Master gardener Peter Burke teaches locavores how to grow and harvest a steady supply of sprouts and salad greens throughout the winter. Sun., Oct. 19, 12-1 p.m. at City Market/Onion River Co-op in Burlington. $5-10; preregister: citymarket.coop.

Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change

An examination of past treatment of indigenous peoples sparks a dialogue about ways to nurture more positive relationships among ethnic groups. Sun., Oct. 19, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Burlington Friends Meeting House in Burlington. $10 suggested donation; preregister.

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.

The Singer’s Art Concert Series

Rising opera stars Christopher Colmenero and Geoffrey Penar return to their musical roots for an afternoon of art songs, arias and duets. Sun., Oct. 19, 4 p.m. at College Street Congregational Church in Burlington. $20.

Sian Phillips & Friends

Joined by local musicians and clogger Ann Whiting, the Welsh fiddler treats music lovers to an evening of traditional tunes. The Woodbury Strings fiddle club opens. Sun., Oct. 19, 7 p.m. at North End Studio A in Burlington. $12-15; free for kids 12 and under.

Alpenglow

Vocal harmonies pair with fiddle- and guitar-driven arrangements on indie folk-rock tunes from the group’s new EP Chapel. Sun., Oct. 19, 8 p.m. at First Unitarian Universalist Society in Burlington. $15

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 at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Israeli Folk Dancing

All ages and skill levels convene for circle and line dances, which are taught, reviewed and prompted. No partner necessary, but clean, soft-soled shoes are required. Sun., Oct. 19, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue in Burlington. $2; free first session.

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.

‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’

Vermont Stage Company explores the hilarious interplay between three middle-aged siblings in Christopher Durang’s Tony Award-winning adaptation of Chekhovian themes. Through Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., Sun., Oct. 19, 2 p.m., Through Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 26, 2 p.m. at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $28.80-37.50.

‘Winnie-the-Pooh’

Winnie-the-Pooh first graced the pages of A.A. Milne’s best-selling children’s book series in 1926. In the decades since, the lovable character has seen many incarnations — most notably Disney’s version of a portly yellow bear whose red t-shirt fails to cover his round belly. Whether in print or on the big screen, the honey-loving resident of Hundred Acre Wood continues to win over folks of all ages. Saints and Poets Production Company brings his woodland adventures to life onstage, where puppets and live actors celebrate the “bear of very little brain” and his band of loyal sidekicks. Fri., Oct. 17, 7 p.m., Sat., Oct. 18, 10 a.m., 2 & 7 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 19, 2 p.m. at Off Center for the Dramatic Arts in Burlington. $10-15. Center in Burlington. $18-22.
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Events listing source: SevenDaysVT, and Colchester Sun

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