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 - $32, $22, $14 Gold Circle - $38; Seniors - $29, $19, $11 and Gold Circle - $35; Students - $10
Lead New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley calls Ethan Lipton’s Obie Award-winning show No Place to Go “immensely appealing” for its hilarious satire about a nocturnal playwright whose temp day job as “information refiner” gets outsourced—to Mars. Lipton deftly channels the experience of “anyone who has stayed up nights worrying” about job security and paying the bills in a high-tech, bureaucratic, rapidly changing, outsourcing world. Part love letter to his co-workers, part query to the universe, part protest to company and country, No Place to Go delivers an irreverent and personal musical ode to the unemployed.
The songs of Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra are steeped in American traditions of jazz, blues, country, lounge—with modern subjects like internet romance, arts grants, pets, and police. It all adds up to a comical cockeyed view of an odd, disjointed age. PopMatters calls Lipton, "A sardonic voice that offers an unlikely kind of comfort against the vagaries of everyday life." Lipton is joined by his fabulous “orchestra” of Eben Levy (guitar), Ian Riggs (upright bass) and Vito Dieterle (sax), a trio that's been playing with him for over seven years. No Place to Go has the distinction of bring the first work ever commissioned by Joe’s Pub at New York’s Public Theater.
“Hilarious, twisted, sophisticated, schleppy and sad all at once … songs that take the mundane of life and twist it.” - NPR’s Weekend Edition
“Marvelous.” — London Times
“Entertainingly poignant. No narrator could be more appealing than the mustachioed Lipton." - The Village Voice
“Ethan Lipton is to lounge lizardry what Peter Sellers’ Inspector Clouseau is to policing, presenting his singular, funny-miserable take on life via jazzy, brass-festooned songs.” – Time Out, New York
“Disarming and deceptively seamless. He may not have a job, but, hey, he’s got rhythm.” – NY Times
Location: Alexander Twilight Theater, Lyndon State College, 1001 College Rd, Lyndonville, VT