Welcome to 2020! It was a pretty busy end of the year with so many holiday festivities, and the new year is starting out a little bit on the slow side. After traveling, visiting with family, and stuffing our faces, I bet most of us are looking forward to a lazy weekend. There are still a few things coming up if you’re looking for something fun or interesting to do, though, so check out this week’s list, and enjoy!
1) Dive-In Movie
Where: The Edge, 75 Eastwood Drive, Burlington When: Friday, 6PM-8PM
Take your little ones to The Edge in South Burlington this Friday evening. Their projector will be playing the movie Moana, while you swim and float in the pool. No registration is required, but waiver forms will need to be signed on site. For Event Info >>
2) Snowbirds Comedy Benefit
Where: Vermont Comedy Club When: Friday, 7PM & 9:30PM
Attend this great benefit show, featuring local celebrity guests, fun prizes, and comedy from some of Vermont’s best performers. “The Unmentionables” improv troupe will soon be heading to the Miami Improv Festival in Florida, and the proceeds from this show will help them with their travel expenses. Ticket prices start at just $10. For Event Info & Tickets >>
3) A Magical Evening at the Old Spokes Home
Where: Old Spokes Home, 331 N Winooski Ave, Burlington When: Friday, 7PM-12:30AM
Help to raise money in honor of Lance Ramirez Alma, a 12-year old Peruvian cyclist who was killed by a negligent driver last year. DJ Huffy will be there, along with live sets from Rob Voland with Wren and Hunt, Honey and Soul, and Ella Puede. Cash donations suggested. For Event Info >>
4) Yule Ball Swing Dance
Where: Shelburne Town Hall, 5420 Shelburne Road, Shelburne When: Friday, 7:30PM-10PM
Considered a “wildly formal swing dance”, with music by the CVU Jazz Band and instruction by Vermont Swings and Just for Kicks, this is sure to be a fun evening. The best dressed dancers will win a prize, and there will also be drinks and treats. Proceeds benefit the CVU Jazz Band and the Way of the Bard. For Event Info >>
5) Wax Carving Class
Where: Courtney Reckord Jewelry, South Burlington When: Saturday, 9AM-3PM
And now for something different… If you’re into jewelry making, check out this wax carving class, which provides an opportunity to create something truly unique. It’s a bit of an investment, but if you’re thinking of creating jewelry you can sell, you should definitely check this out. For Class Info >>
6) Groovy Yoga for Little Kiddos (ages 2-3)
Where: Shelburne Community Movement, 2997 Shelburne Road, Shelburne When: Saturday, 10:45AM-11:15AM
Kid-friendly yoga! Kids just seem to love yoga, and through this class, they experience it through songs, stories, and games. For Event Info >>
7) Kids Dance Fitness
Where: South Burlington Recreation and Parks, 575 Dorset Street, South Burlington When: Saturday, 1:45PM-3PM
Held every Saturday afternoon, this drop-in dance fitness class is perfect for kids ages 6-10. Kids will learn dance choreography, they’ll play games, and finish the class with a glow party! For Event Info >>
8) Date Night – Deer Ones
Where: Burlington Paint and Sip Studio, 29 Church Street, Burlington When: Saturday, 7PM-9PM
Consider a Date Night at Burlington Paint and Sip. You’ll work together to create one painting across two canvases, as you sip on your favorite beverage. For Event Info & Tickets >>
9) Danny & The Parts
Where: Nectar’s, 188 Main Street, Burlington When: Saturday, 7PM-9PM
If you just need to get out of the house, check out this free, all ages show at Nectar’s, with Burlington natives Danny & The Parts. This band seems to be playing everywhere lately, and for good reason! For Event Info >>
10) Bread & Butter Presents: Wake Robin/The Bach Project
Where: Bread & Butter Farm, 200 Leduc Farm Road, Shelburne When: Sunday, 1:30PM-3:30PM
This Sunday is Bread & Butter Farm’s first classical music show of the season. The Bach Project will be performing, featuring saxophonist Zach Meyers, and Vermont-born cellist McKinley James. They will also be joined by the folk/traditional trio Wake Robin. RSVP to email@example.com. Sliding scale donations ($20 suggested) will be collected at the door. For Event Info >>
Looking For Other Ideas?
There are a few other options outside of Chittenden County this weekend:
Bixby Memorial Library is holding their 1st Friday Free Movie Showing from 6:30pm-8:30pm on Friday in Vergennes.
In Cabot on Saturday is the Cabot Village 12th Night Celebration, with a variety of activities and entertainment.
In West Glover on Sunday, there is a Paint & Sip with Jenny Hagen at Parker Pie Co.
Still Not Sure What To Do?
Hike off some of that holiday meal, bundle up and visit a park or playground, stay warm and check out a local museum, library, or other indoor activity. There is no shortage of things to do in Chittenden County.