Summertime concerts in the park, NEMBAFest Mountain Bike Festival, The Annual Burke Fall Festival, WinterBike.... events of all sorts happen in and around Burke. Moonlit snowshoe treks, live music performances, seasonal parades, craft fairs, Open Studios weekend, snowmobile drag races...it's all here! To keep up to date on local happenings and special deals, sign up for the monthly Burke enewsletter.
From October - March, enjoy ice skating at Chester Arena - check their website for Public Skate times and other events.
The Catamount Arts Center in St. Johnsbury also features a range of events every week including independent film showings, classic films, theater, opera performances, live music as well as classes and workshops for all ages. Check out their Events Calendar to see what's going on.
For events in neighboring towns of Lyndonville and St. Johnsbury, please visit www.lyndonvermont.com and www.discoverstjvt.com. For event listings in other Northeast Kingdom towns, visit www.nekchamber.com.
Tickets: Adults - $49, $39, $29, $18 and Gold Circle - $59; Seniors - $46, $36, $26, $15 and Gold Circle $56. Students - $20
“The real thing.” – Washington Post
The immensely popular Giselle is a romantic ballet in two acts, first performed in 1841 and an immediate favorite with both audiences and critics. Dancers who have performed in Giselle constitute a “who’s who” of ballet: Nijinsky, Nureyev, Baryshnikov, Makarova, and many others.“This ballet about betrayal, physical fragility and spiritual strength cuts close to the bone. Giselle is a French ballet. In a very French way, the catastrophe that the first act builds up to is not a violent uprising or a calamity caused by evil magic, but rather the quiet revelation of a rupture of trust. Intimacy is shattered — not a kingdom, not heroic destiny, just the tenderness between two people.”
“This occurs when the peasant girl of the title, who is charming and pretty but frail, discovers that the man she loves has lied to her about his identity and his availability. Giselle succumbs to the shock. Yet in the second act we find out that’s not quite the end of her. Her fleshly heart may have stopped, but its ennobling humanity carries on, and Albrecht, her remorseful suitor, finds an unsettling but ultimately liberating redemption at her grave. In its choreography and style of dancing, this Romantic-era ballet is soft and simple. But there are plenty of dramatic opportunities, though the way to achieve them is through subtlety and extreme sensitivity.” – Washington Post
Location: Lyndon Institute Auditorium, Lyndonville, VT