Events in Burlington, Vermont – October 31st – November 2nd

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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Friday, October 31st, 2014

Halloween Throwdown With Revibe, the Edd, & Canopy

Concertgoers get down to a mix of jams, funk and psychedelic rock. Fri., Oct. 31, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. at North End Studio A in Burlington. $8-10. Tickets: https://revibevt.bandcamp.com/merch/ticket-to-halloween-show-at-north-end-studios

Vermont International Film Festival

Cinephiles keep their eyes glued to the big screen at this annual showcase of international, independent and local flicks. See vtiff.org for schedule and details. Wed., Oct. 29, 10:15 a.m.-8:15 p.m., Thu., Oct. 30, 12-11:30 p.m., Fri., Oct. 31, 10:15 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat., Nov. 1, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 2, 1:30-7 p.m. at Various Burlington locations in Burlington. Prices vary. More info: vtiff.org

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: queencityghostwalk.com

Women’s Circle

Those who identify as women gather for readings, discussion and activities. Fridays, 5-6:30 p.m. at The Wellness Co-op 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. Continues through Feb. 13 at The Wellness Co-op in Burlington. Free.

‘Look Back, Dance Forward: Tales of Home’

The complex histories of the Congo and Mozambique inspire a two-evening program featuring Faustin Linyekula’s “Le Cargo” and Panaibra Gabriel Canda’s “Time & Spaces: The Marrabenta Solos,” respectively. Fri., Oct. 31, 8 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 1, 8 p.m. at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $25-42.

‘Typhoon of Tenderness’

Guitarist John Gagne accompanies Dennie McSorley in a one-man show that traces a life from success to darkness and despair. Fri., Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m. at Off Center for the Dramatic Arts in Burlington. $15.
Saturday, November 1st, 2014

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

‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’

Costumed audience members screen this campy cult classic complete with quirky props. Sat., Nov. 1, 12 a.m. at Film House, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington. $11.25.

Vermont International Film Festival

Cinephiles keep their eyes glued to the big screen at this annual showcase of international, independent and local flicks. See vtiff.org for schedule and details. Wed., Oct. 29, 10:15 a.m.-8:15 p.m., Thu., Oct. 30, 12-11:30 p.m., Fri., Oct. 31, 10:15 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat., Nov. 1, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 2, 1:30-7 p.m. at Various Burlington locations in Burlington. Prices vary. More info: vtiff.org

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.

Button Up Vermont Workshop: Burlington

Locals learn methods for improving the energy efficiency of their homes as winter approaches. Sat., Nov. 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Memorial Auditorium in Burlington. Free.

JUMP Supper

Neighbors catch up over a buffet of traditional dishes at this benefit for the Joint Urban Ministry Project. Fellowship Hall. Sat., Nov. 1, 5 & 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Burlington. $5-10; free for kids 5 and under.

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/

Understanding Eastern Medicine

Acupuncturist Marni Adhikari details well-being as reflected in the Chinese philosophy of the Five Elements. Sat., Nov. 1, 2-3 p.m. at Pathways to Well Being in Burlington. Free; preregister: http://wisdom-trad.com/

Burlington Westie West Coast Swing Dance

The zombie apocalypse hits the dance floor when costumed movers and groovers convene for an evening of fancy footwork. Beginner workshop, 7-8 p.m.; dance, 8-11 p.m. Sat., Nov. 1, 7-11 p.m. at North End Studios in Burlington. $7-10.

Social Band

Local singers lend their voices to “Streams of Mercy,” a themed program of poetry and music. Sat., Nov. 1, 7:30-8:30 p.m. at College Street Congregational Church in Burlington. $15 suggested donation.

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.

Storytellers on a Mission

Nationally recognized wordsmiths from “The Moth,” “Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me” and beyond tell true tales to raise funds for Vermont Parks Forever. Sat., Nov. 1, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Flynn MainStage in Burlington. $28.75-70.50. Tickets: http://bit.ly/1AaIZlV

‘Lysistrata’

Aristophanes’ antiwar drama comes to life, courtesy of the University Players. North Lounge. Sat., Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m. at Billings Student Center, UVM in Burlington. $5 suggested donation.

‘Look Back, Dance Forward: Tales of Home’

The complex histories of the Congo and Mozambique inspire a two-evening program featuring Faustin Linyekula’s “Le Cargo” and Panaibra Gabriel Canda’s “Time & Spaces: The Marrabenta Solos,” respectively. Fri., Oct. 31, 8 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 1, 8 p.m. at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $25-42.

‘Typhoon of Tenderness’

Guitarist John Gagne accompanies Dennie McSorley in a one-man show that traces a life from success to darkness and despair. Fri., Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m. at Off Center for the Dramatic Arts in Burlington. $15.

 

 

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

Vermont International Film Festival

Cinephiles keep their eyes glued to the big screen at this annual showcase of international, independent and local flicks. See vtiff.org for schedule and details. Wed., Oct. 29, 10:15 a.m.-8:15 p.m., Thu., Oct. 30, 12-11:30 p.m., Fri., Oct. 31, 10:15 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat., Nov. 1, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 2, 1:30-7 p.m. at Various Burlington locations in Burlington. Prices vary. More info: vtiff.org

Huber Debates

A weekend competition between the region’s top critical thinkers culminates in a thought-provoking final round. Sun., Nov. 2, 3-5 p.m. at Ira Allen Chapel, UVM in Burlington. Free.

VNA Memorial Service

A candlelit gathering honors the memory of those served by VNA end-of-life programs. A reception will follow the service. A reception follows. Sun., Nov. 2, 3 p.m. at First Unitarian Universalist Society 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: Darkness Falls

Paranormal historian Thea Lewis highlights haunted happenings throughout Burlington. Meet at the steps 10 minutes before start time. Through Nov. 2, 7 p.m. at Burlington City Hall 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

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.

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.

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.

Del McCoury Band

The Washington Postcalls the Del McCoury Band “the best string band of our time.” Given the group’s 31 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, this commendation comes as no surprise. Led by seasoned guitarist Del McCoury, the Nashville-based musicians are a living link to the origins of bluegrass. Impressed by their commitment to the genre, Nora Guthrie selected them to set music to newly discovered lyrics penned by her father, Woody Guthrie. This monumental collaboration comes to life in a concert featuring a multimedia presentation of the Guthrie’s original words, drawings and more. Sun., Nov. 2, 7 p.m. at Flynn MainStage in Burlington. $15-40.

Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva is on a mission. The award-winning author, scientist and environmentalist travels the world speaking out against genetically engineered crops. Citing industrial agriculture’s dependence on pesticides, chemical fertilizers, fossil fuels and water supplies, Shiva warns against what she deems an increasing environmental danger: agricultural biotechnology. Since the practice became commercialized in 1996, genetically engineered crops have expanded their reach to 170 million hectares worldwide — a figure Shiva aims to reduce. Dubbed India’s “Gandhi of grain,” this relentless crusader against what she calls a “seed dictatorship” discusses the positive impact of Vermont’s GMO labeling law on food systems and climate change. Sun., Nov. 2, 4-6 p.m. at Burlington City Hall Auditorium in Burlington. Free.

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Events listing source: SevenDaysVT, and Colchester Sun

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