Can you believe this weather streak we’re having? It’s been beautiful. Sure, my allergies are flaring, but who cares!? It’s been sunny and warm, and I actually accomplished something this past week that I haven’t done in almost ten years. I gardened. I know, earth shaking entertainment right there. I pulled weeds. I planted. I edged.
Okay, so it wasn’t the Memorial Day Weekend I’m accustomed to, but it was still really nice. It was relaxing, and that feels pretty important these days.
In other, more related news, our Top 10 Events list is back! It's a little different, because... well, you know. The events are mostly virtual, and I'm including options across the week. Hopefully you find something of interest here. Enjoy everyone!
1) Uncancelled! with Rachel Ries
Where: Light Club Lamp Shop (online event)
When: Wednesday, 7PM
Minneapolis-based Rachel Ries (of Her Crooked Heart) plays a live set online, brought to you by the Light Club Lamp Shop.
2) Engineer It! At Home
Where: ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain (online event)
When: Thursday, 10AM-5PM
Each Thursday, a challenge is posted with a list of materials and information to get you thinking like an engineer. ECHO will walk you through the steps of the Engineering Design Process. When you’re done, share your creations online!
3) Thursday Zumba w/ Dsantos VT
Where: Dsantos VT and Burlington Zumba (online event)
When: Thursday, 7PM-8PM
Check out this Burlington Zumba class with Michelle, and dance to the latin music of Dsantos VT. The class is $15 (or free if it’s your first time).
4) DIY Natural Cleaning Products Class
Where: Railyard Apothecary (online event)
When: Friday, 5PM
In this Zoom event, learn how to make your own all-natural cleaning products, like an all-purpose cleaner, using simple ingredients. The class cost is $5, and includes a demonstration of several recipes.
5) Dance Party w/ DJ Craig Mitchell
Where: Recovery Vermont (online event)
When: Friday, 7PM-8PM
Hosted every Friday night, this online dance party features special guest DJ Craig Mitchell. Join via Zoom, and dance with or without your camera on. The event is also simulcast on 105.9FM, The Radiator.
6) Talk To Us (Please!)
Where: Vermont Comedy Club (online event)
When: Friday, 8PM
Tune into this late night-inspired comedy show, live from the guest bedroom of the Vermont Comedy Club co-owners and comedy performers, Natalie Miller and Nathan Hartswick. This livestreaming show features celeb guests, monologue jokes, live music, characters, and more.
7) Troy Millette & Andrew James
Where: Four Quarters Brewing (online event)
When: Friday, 8PM
Join this online event with Troy Millette and Andrew James (of Owl Stars and Citizen Bare) for a virtual Happy Hour, conversation, and music performance. There will also be a Q&A portion with Four Quarters Brewmaster, Brian Eckert. Tickets cost $10 per screen, and a portion of each ticket benefits local charities.
8) Old North End Green Up
Where: Old Spokes Home, 331 N. Winooski Ave, Burlington
When: Saturday, 10AM-2PM
Full Barrel Cooperative Brewery and Old Spokes Home have teamed up for an Old North End Green Up event, as a part of this year’s Vermont Green Up Day. Here’s how it works: stop by Old Spokes Home to pick up bags, then use them to clean whatever area of the Old North End that you choose. When you’re done, look for a drop off point marked with Green-Up Day drop-off signs.
9) Sunday Morning Yin w/ Cilla
Where: Sukha Yoga (online event)
When: Sunday, 10AM-11:15AM
Register for this 75-minute Yin class. This unique style of asana encourages you to find your individual “edge of sensation” and then to stay there in stillness. It teaches you to be calm and introspective.
10) Online Open Studios
Where: Expressive Arts Burlington (online event)
When: Monday, 5PM-8PM
In this unique and free event, you’ll begin with guided meditation and then make artwork from gathered materials. Everyone will share their creations toward the end of the class.
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