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Events in Burlington, Vermont – May 8th – 10th

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

Spielpalast Cabaret in Burlington VT
Friday, May 8th, 2015

Spielpalast Cabaret

Pride Center of Vermont LGBTQA Community Celebration

Cocktails, catered fare, and live and silent auctions give way to the Vermont Pride Awards. Fri., May 8, 6-9:30 p.m. at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. $32. Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/pride-center-of-vermonts-17th-annual-lgbtqa-community-celebration-tickets-16232680384?aff=eac2

Music With Robert

KIDS Sing-alongs with Robert Resnik hit all the right notes. Daycare programs welcome, with one caregiver for every two children. Fri., May 8, 10:30-11 a.m. at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington

Stories With Megan

Captivating tales entertain budding bookworms ages 2 through 5. Fridays through May 22, 11-11:30 a.m. at Robert Miller Community & Recreation Center in Burlington. Free.

Laughter Yoga

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

Bird Walk

Avian enthusiasts check out feathered fliers on a pastoral stroll. Fridays, 8 a.m. Continues through May 29 at Oakledge Park in Burlington. Free.

Slow Jam With Woodbury Strings

Sarah Hotchkiss and John Mowad use fiddle tunes to teach chords and melodies to beginner and intermediate folk musicians. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Fri., May 8, 7-9 p.m. and Fri., July 10, 7-9 p.m. at North End Studio C in Burlington. $5 suggested donation.

Matthew Manwarren

The pianist lets his fingers fly in works by Schubert, Schumann and others in “Romance In Spring: Impromptus and Fantasies.” Fri., May 8, 7:30 p.m. at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Burlington. $5-15.

‘The Mountaintop’

On April 3, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. checked into Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. The following day, he stepped onto the balcony and was assassinated. Playwright Katori Hall reimagines the eve of King’s death in The Mountaintop. Titled after King’s final speech, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” the Olivier Award-winning drama takes place entirely in Room 306. There, a hotel maid lends an ear to the civil-rights leader, who reveals flaws and insecurities at odds with his public persona. The Vermont Stage Company opens a three-week run of the play, with Jolie Garrett starring opposite Myxolydia Tyler. Through May 9, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., May 10, 2 p.m. at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $28.80-37.50.

 
Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Kids Day

A parade down Main Street kicks off this daylong fête featuring games, activities, good eats and performances. Sat., May 9, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Waterfront Park in Burlington. Free. More info: http://www.findandgoseek.net/listing/kids-day—burlington-vt/fairs-festivals

World Fair Trade Day Celebration

Live music from Jeh Kulu, good eats and kids activities promote socially conscious consumerism. Sat., May 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. Free.

Burlington Farmers Market – 1st outdoor for 2015!

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. 24 at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. Free.

Spielpalast Cabaret

A raucous house orchestra keeps the beat during an evening of ever-evolving theatrics, complete with burlesque beauties and naughty numbers. May 8-10, 8-10 p.m., May 15-16, 8-10 p.m. and May 21-23, 8-10 p.m. at Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington. $30-35. Tickets: http://www.flynntix.org/Productions/Details.aspx?perfNo=12105&perfCodePrefix=OVM15S&isDateSwitchRefresh=1

Day in the Dirt

Green thumbs prep public plots for spring planting, then unwind with lunch and prizes. See vcgn.org for details. Sat., May 9, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Various Burlington locations in Burlington. $25 minimum donation; preregister; limited space: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4cacaa23abfa7-dayinthe

Revolutionary War Commemorative Cannon

Clad in period threads, colonial militia haul a cannon down Church Street to honor the Green Mountain Boys’ capture of Fort Ticonderoga. Sat., May 9, 3:30 p.m. at Church Street Marketplace in Burlington. Free. More info: http://www.ethanallenhomestead.org/index.php?q=events.html

Young Tradition Weekend: Showcase & Contest

Emerging performers sing, dance and play their way through a traditional repertoire. Sat., May 9, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Waterfront Park in Burlington. Free. More info: http://youngtraditionvermont.org/events/young-tradition-weekend-contest/

Spring Comedy Bash

Local jokesters deliver sidesplitting material at a benefit for the Bellwether School. Sat., May 9, 8-10 p.m. at ArtsRiot in Burlington. $15-18. Tickets: http://vtcomedy.ticketleap.com/springcomedybash/

‘Most Dangerous Women’ Staged Reading

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Burlington branch pays homage to the women’s peace movement through songs, stories, speeches and more. Sat., May 9, 7-9 p.m. and Sun., May 10, 2-4 p.m. at North End Studio A in Burlington. $5; $95 VIP ticket. Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1364812

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.

SPA Works

Participants get pampered with yoga, massage and other spa treatments at a benefit for HOPE Works. Sat., May 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Gallery at Main Street Landing in Burlington. $45 for two treatment sessions. Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/spa-works-a-wellness-themed-fundraiser-to-benefit-hope-works-tickets-16444702548?ref=wpwidget

Caritas Workshop: Creativity and Compassion

The First Baptist Church invites participants to explore pathways of transformation this relaxing and fun workshop. In this workshop, music, meditation, and creativity will facilitate contemplation of Caritas, or loving-kindness. Participants will learn about Hildegard of Bingen, explore her chants, be guided through some meditation exercises and finish the day creating a piece of personal contemplative artwork. Bring a bag lunch. First Baptist Church, Burlington, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Material fee: $20. Register: [email protected]

The Well-Rounded Character

A daylong seminar dedicated to works-in-progress helps wordsmiths craft compelling characters. Sat., May 9, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at 22 Church St. in Burlington. Free; preregister; limited space: http://www.meetup.com/The-Burlington-Writers-Workshop/

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.

ECHO Story Explorers: Birds

Tykes learn about feathered fliers with a reading of Priscilla Belz Jenkins’ Nest Full of Eggs and themed tunes. Sat., May 9, 10:30 a.m. at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Free with admission, $10.50-13.50.

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

Harry Bliss

The celebrated cartoonist entertains budding bookworms with Grandma in Blue With Red Hat. Sat., May 9, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Phoenix Books 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.

[email protected]’ Audition

Local theater companies hold tryouts for upcoming shows to be featured in the “Original Content at the Off Center” series. Sat., May 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Off Center for the Dramatic Arts in Burlington. Free.

Northern Bronze Handbell Ensemble

No time for international travel? The Northern Bronze Handbell Ensemble offers a sonic alternative in “Bells ’Round the World.” The troupe spans the globe with pieces from Wales, Africa, Russia and other locales alongside familiar favorites such as “What a Wonderful World.” Compositions from 11 countries reflect the range and artistry of handbell music and the versatility of NBHE members. Founded in 2002, the group performs throughout New England, introducing folks to handbells one ring at a time. Local listeners get the opportunity to hear this unique sound at four area concerts. Sat., May 9, 7-8:30 p.m. at College Street Congregational Church in Burlington. $10-12.

‘The Mountaintop’

On April 3, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. checked into Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. The following day, he stepped onto the balcony and was assassinated. Playwright Katori Hall reimagines the eve of King’s death in The Mountaintop. Titled after King’s final speech, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” the Olivier Award-winning drama takes place entirely in Room 306. There, a hotel maid lends an ear to the civil-rights leader, who reveals flaws and insecurities at odds with his public persona. The Vermont Stage Company opens a three-week run of the play, with Jolie Garrett starring opposite Myxolydia Tyler. Through May 9, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., May 10, 2 p.m. at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $28.80-37.50.

 

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

Mother’s Day Train Ride

Locomotive lovers and their moms take a scenic trip to Middlebury, where they spend the afternoon before returning to Burlington. Sun., May 10, 12-5 p.m. at Union Station in Burlington , $30-35.

Ethan Allen Day

History buffs pay tribute to Vermont’s folk hero with colonial crafts, themed activities and guided tours. Sun., May 10, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington. $5-8 regular admission; free for kids under 4. More info: http://www.ethanallenhomestead.org/index.php?q=events.html

Cirque Mechanics

Imagine a post-apocalyptic world dominated by machines and flying unicycles. Such a scenario exists in Pedal Punk, the latest show from Cirque Mechanics. Inspired by steampunk culture and the BMX biking roots of the troupe’s founder, Chris Lashua, the awe-inspiring act travels into a land dominated by wheels — 90 of them, to be exact. An industrial set holds up a mirror to our technology-obsessed society, while playful performers ride bicycles of all shapes and sizes — including the 3,000-pound Gantry Bike. The result is a synergy between man and machine that takes storytelling in new directions. Sun., May 10, 7 p.m. at Flynn MainStage in Burlington. $15-47.

‘Most Dangerous Women’ Staged Reading

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Burlington branch pays homage to the women’s peace movement through songs, stories, speeches and more. Sat., May 9, 7-9 p.m. and Sun., May 10, 2-4 p.m. at North End Studio A in Burlington. $5; $95 VIP ticket. Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1364812

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.

Intermediate/Advanced Spanish Conversation Group

Students hone their skills en español with instructor Maigualida Gomez. Community Room. Sun., May 10, 2:30 p.m. at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Mother’s Day Walk

A five-mile, family-friendly outing led by Save Open Space Burlington visits natural wonders in the Queen City’s North End. Sun., May 10, 2 p.m. at Burlington College 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.

‘The Mountaintop’

On April 3, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. checked into Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. The following day, he stepped onto the balcony and was assassinated. Playwright Katori Hall reimagines the eve of King’s death in The Mountaintop. Titled after King’s final speech, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” the Olivier Award-winning drama takes place entirely in Room 306. There, a hotel maid lends an ear to the civil-rights leader, who reveals flaws and insecurities at odds with his public persona. The Vermont Stage Company opens a three-week run of the play, with Jolie Garrett starring opposite Myxolydia Tyler. Through May 9, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., May 10, 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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