Events in Burlington, Vermont – March 20th – 22nd

There’s always something to do in Burlington, VT. Below is a sample of the some of events happening in Burlington this weekend…
Friday, March 20th, 2015

Justine Curgenven & Sarah Outen

The explorers recount their harrowing 101-day kayaking adventure through the Aleutian Islands off the coast of Alaska. Fri., March 20, 8:30-10:30 p.m. at Outdoor Gear Exchange in Burlington. $5.

Creative Writing Workshop

Lit lovers analyze works-in-progress penned by Burlington Writers Workshop members. Mondays, Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. and Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Continues through Mar. 27 at Studio 266 in Burlington. Free; preregister: www.burlingtonwritersworkshop.com

The Art of Journal Writing

Putting pen to paper, participants experiment with different styles, then discuss their experiences. Fri., March 20, 5-6 p.m., Fri., April 3, 5-6 p.m., Fri., April 17, 5-6 p.m. and Fri., May 1, 5-6 p.m. at The Wellness Co-op in Burlington. $5; preregister: 888-492-8218, ext. 302

Music With Robert

Sing-alongs with Robert Resnik entertain music lovers. Daycare programs welcome with one caregiver for every two children. Fri., March 20, 10:30-11 a.m. at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free; groups must preregister.

Stories With Megan

Captivating tales entertain budding bookworms ages 2 through 5. Fridays, 11-11:30 a.m. at Robert Miller Community & Recreation Center in Burlington. Free.Soul Flares Open Heart Circle

Open Heart Circle

A safe, coed space encourages gratitude, reflection, affirmation and more. Every third Friday, 5:45-7:45 p.m. Continues through April 17 at Sacred Mountain Studio in Burlington. Admission by Donation, tickets: http://soulflares.org/retreats-and-circles/

Community Vinyasa With Candace

Students of all skill levels deepen the body-mind-breath connection. Fridays, 12-1 p.m. Continues through May 1 at South End Studio in Burlington. $6.

Fabulous Fridays: Here Comes the Sun

oga devotees bond over common interests in a lighthearted practice that encourages connection and community. Fri., March 20, 6-8 p.m. at ArtsRiot in Burlington, $15

‘Dancing Uphill 2015’

Paul Besaw leads UVM students in a program of new works by faculty and special guests. Fri., March 20, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., March 21, 2 & 7:30 p.m. at Mann Hall Gymnasium, UVM Trinity Campus in Burlington. $10.

‘A Toxic Experience: The Inside Story’

Montréal-based artist Mona Rutenbery brings a spirit of survival to a one-woman show about her experience in a psychiatric institution. Adult language and content; for ages 18 and up. Fri., March 20, 2 & 7 p.m. at Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington. $20.

‘Typhoon of Tenderness’

Accompanied by guitarist John Gagne, Dennis McSorley delivers a one-man show that traces a life of success to one of darkness and despair. Through March 21, 7:30 p.m. at Off Center for the Dramatic Arts in Burlington. $15.

‘Slowgirl’

After an accident sends a teenager fleeing to her uncle’s Costa Rican retreat, the two are forced to confront their pasts in Greg Pierce’s drama, interpreted by the Vermont Stage Company. Through March 21, 7:30 p.m., Sun., March 22, 2 p.m., Through March 28, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., March 29, 2 p.m. at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $28.80-37.50.

 

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Bach’s Birthday Celebration: Live Musical Tribute

Burlington Chamber Orchestra will be hosting a 330th birthday celebration for Johann Sebastian Bach as part of the international “Bach in the Subways Day” celebration. The celebration will feature the music of Johann Sebastian Bach performed in several locations throughout the Burlington Town Center mall by the Chamber Orchestra, Counterpoint, Vermont Suzuki Violins and other Burlington area musical groups. Sat., March 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Burlington Town Center Mall in Burlington. Free. More info: www.bcovt.org

Burlington Irish Heritage Festival

The best of Ireland comes to the Queen City with music, dance, workshops and presentations. Sat., March 21, 7 p.m. at Various Burlington locations in Burlington. Prices vary, details: Http://burlingtonirishheritage.org

Chocolate Tasting

Chocoholics sample confections and discover the six steps involved in evaluating flavor profiles. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Continues through Jan. 30, 2016 at Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory Store & Café in Burlington. Free.

Burlington Writers Workshop Book Club

Bibliophiles swap ideas and opinions about Elizabeth Bishop’s poetry. Sat., March 21, 11 a.m. at Studio 266 in Burlington. Free; preregister: www.burlingtonwritersworkshop.com.

VCAM Orientation

Video-production hounds learn basic concepts and nomenclature at an overview of VCAM facilities, policies and procedures. First Saturday of every month, 11 a.m. Continues through Nov. 7 at VCAM Studio in Burlington. Free.

Queen City Memory Café

People with memory loss bond with their caregivers over coffee, conversation and entertainment. Sat., March 21, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Thayer House in Burlington. Free.

Advanced Integrative Therapy Demonstrations

Glenn Soberman introduces the energy psychotherapy aimed at releasing stress, anxiety, fear and other negative emotions. Sat., March 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Pathways to Well Being in Burlington. Free; preregister for a time slot: http://www.pathwaystowellbeing.org

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.

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.

Line Dance Fundraiser

Beginners take steps with Denice LaCroix Brault. Proceeds benefit Invisible Children. Sat., March 21, 4:30-6:15 p.m. at North End Studio A in Burlington. $20.

How to Talk to Kids about Racism

A facilitated discussion group addresses the far-reaching effects of racism and white privilege. Sat., March 7, 3:30-5 p.m., Sat., March 21, 3:30-5 p.m., and Sat., March 28, 3:30-5 p.m. at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Burlington Saturday Story Time

Little ones and their caregivers listen to entertaining tales. Saturdays, 11 a.m. Continues through April 25 at Phoenix Books (Burlington) in Burlington. Free

ECHO Story Explorers: Colors

Where have all the vibrant hues gone? Kiddos learn about seasonal shades and experiment with a rainbow-themed activity. Sat., March 21, 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.

‘Most Dangerous Women’ Staged Reading Audition

Singers and actresses vie for spots in a production about the history of the international women’s peace movement. See pjcvt.org for details. Sat., March 21, 2-6 p.m. and Sun., March 22, 2-6 p.m. at Peace & Justice Center in Burlington (map). Free; preregister: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1364812

‘Studies in Humanity’

Choreographers Hanna Satterlee, Marly Spieser-Schnieder, Isadora Snapp and Avi Waring excerpt new works in a diverse program. Sat., March 21, 7 p.m. and Sun., March 22, 4 p.m. at Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington. $12-16.

Chad Hollister Band

The nine-piece ensemble draws from a rich roots-rock repertoire. Sat., March 21, 7:30 p.m. at ArtsRiot in Burlington. $12-15.

‘Dancing Uphill 2015’

Paul Besaw leads UVM students in a program of new works by faculty and special guests. Fri., March 20, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., March 21, 2 & 7:30 p.m. at Mann Hall Gymnasium, UVM Trinity Campus in Burlington. $10.

‘Typhoon of Tenderness’

Accompanied by guitarist John Gagne, Dennis McSorley delivers a one-man show that traces a life of success to one of darkness and despair. Through March 21, 7:30 p.m. at Off Center for the Dramatic Arts in Burlington. $15.

‘Slowgirl’

After an accident sends a teenager fleeing to her uncle’s Costa Rican retreat, the two are forced to confront their pasts in Greg Pierce’s drama, interpreted by the Vermont Stage Company. Through March 21, 7:30 p.m., Sun., March 22, 2 p.m., Through March 28, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., March 29, 2 p.m. at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $28.80-37.50.

 

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

AARP Tax Prep Assistance

Tax counselors straighten up financial affairs for low- and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those ages 60 and up. Sundays, 1-4:30 p.m. Continues through March 29 at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free; preregister for a time slot with Barbara Shatara: [email protected] or 802 865 7211

OK ABC Practice

A: Who am I? B: What do I want to be? C: How can I change the world? An open meeting welcomes those looking to explore these inquiries. Sundays, 4:45-6 p.m. Continues through Mar. 22 at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

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 Linda

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.

Beginning Israeli Dancing

Participants exercise their bodies and minds when learning the basic steps of more than 10 dances set to Israeli music. Beginner session, 7:30-8:30; advanced practice, 8:30-9:30 p.m. Sun., March 22, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sun., March 29, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sun., April 12, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sun., April 26, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sun., May 10, 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Sun., May 17, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Social Hall, Ohavi Zedek Synagogue in Burlington. $12 for six-class series.

Gardening With Medicinal Herbs

A tutorial with Heather Irvine of Giving Tree Botanicals gives horticulturalists the dirt on how to grow, harvest and use a wide variety of plants. Sun., March 22, 12:30-2:30 p.m. at City Market/Onion River Co-op in Burlington. $5-10; preregister, limited space: http://www.citymarket.coop/calendar

‘I Am Troy Davis’ Book Discussion

Suzi Wizowaty leads a discussion of Jen Marlowe and Martina Davis-Correia’s book about Davis’ 20-year fight to prove his innocence for a 1989 murder conviction. Sun., March 22, 10-11 a.m. at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue in Burlington. Free; donations accepted.

The Waxwing Four

The all-male a cappella quartet taps into the musical traditions of the American south. Sun., March 22, 7 p.m. at New City Galerie in Burlington. $10-15.

‘Vishala: Expanse’

Founded in 2007 by dancers Vijay Palaparty and Nalini Prakash, the Spilling Ink Project brings classical Indian dance and music to contemporary audiences. With a repertoire that reflects India’s artistic, cultural and spiritual roots, the Washington, D.C.-based dancers incorporate a strong element of visual expression into thought-provoking choreography. The result is works such as Vishala: Expanse, a duet inspired by the verses of past and present poets and the south India dance traditions of Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi. Together, Palaparty and Prakash channel the Hindu goddesses Lakshmi and Radha alongside Ardhanareeswara, a representation of Lord Shiva and the goddess Parvati as one form. Sun., March 22, 4:30 p.m. at UVM Recital Hall, Redstone Campus in Burlington. $5-15.

‘Most Dangerous Women’ Staged Reading Audition

Singers and actresses vie for spots in a production about the history of the international women’s peace movement. See pjcvt.org for details. Sat., March 21, 2-6 p.m. and Sun., March 22, 2-6 p.m. at Peace & Justice Center in Burlington (map). Free; preregister: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1364812

‘Studies in Humanity’

Choreographers Hanna Satterlee, Marly Spieser-Schnieder, Isadora Snapp and Avi Waring excerpt new works in a diverse program. Sat., March 21, 7 p.m. and Sun., March 22, 4 p.m. at Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington. $12-16.

‘Slowgirl’

After an accident sends a teenager fleeing to her uncle’s Costa Rican retreat, the two are forced to confront their pasts in Greg Pierce’s drama, interpreted by the Vermont Stage Company. Through March 21, 7:30 p.m., Sun., March 22, 2 p.m., Through March 28, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., March 29, 2 p.m. at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $28.80-37.50.

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Events listing source: SevenDaysVT, FindAndGoSeek.net, and Colchester Sun

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