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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.

 

 


 

April 2016

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April 1, 2016 - April 3, 2016
TAP INTO FILM, 48 Hour Film Slam





A Weekend Celebration of Student Filmmaking

Catamount Arts and The School of Creative and Performing Arts (SOCAPA) are excited to invite your participation in the upcoming TAP INTO FILM, 48 Hour Film Slam. Middle School, High School and College aged students are invited to join us for this exciting and educational film-focused weekend. Student participants can join with no filmmaking experience or as seasoned filmmakers to compete for up to $1000 in cash prizes. 
 

The weekend's main event is a team competition where groups of 3-5 young filmmakers write, direct, edit and premiere a short film in just two days. In the end, a winner will be selected from each category by industry professionals for a cash prize. All scripting, shooting and editing must take place within the 48 hours, so teams must have spontaneity, time management and lots of ingenuity! Although the event is competitive, the environment is welcoming, supportive, and most importantly, fun!
 

Film slams provide an excellent opportunity for students to work creatively as a team. The time constraints of the event result in a hands-on experience that requires resourcefulness, flexibility, and quick thinking. Students come away with a complete short film, a network of other young filmmakers, and the confidence of having finished a seemingly impossible task in a short period of time. 


 


Location: Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, VT Map it

Website: https://www.socapa.org/tapintofilm




April 2, 2016
Jessica Lang Dance
7:30 PM





Tickets: $54, $44, $29, $15 (Gold Circle $64)

Jessica Lang Dance enriches and inspires global audiences by immersing them in the beauty of movement and music. Since the inception of Lang’s modern dance company, the troupe has enjoyed rapid success performing at the nation’s most prestigious venues including at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, New York’s City Center, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Lang, whose prolific choreographic career began in 1999, has “a gift for conveying emotion with exquisite simplicity” (Sarah Kaufman, The Washington Post)

“Between brilliant and imaginative.” – Margaret Putnam, Theater Jones
 


Location: Lyndon Institute Auditorium, Lyndonville, VT Map it

Website: http://www.catamountarts.org/shows/jessica-lang-dance/




April 2, 2016
Madame Butterfly (Puccini)





Tickets: $25 adults, $23 member, $16 students

Anthony Minghella's breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. Kristine Opolais reprises her acclaimed portrayal of the title role, opposite Roberto Alagna as Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly's heart. Hei-Kyung Hong and Massimo Giordano star in a second set of performances. Karel Mark Chichon conducts.


Location: Catamount Arts Center, 115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, VT Map it

Website: http://www.catamountarts.org/shows/madame-butterfly-puccini/




April 2, 2016 - April 3, 2016
Statewide: Maple Open House Weekend





Vermont's sugar house open their doors to visitors.

Many have special events, music, tours of the sugarbush and free samples. Some have pancake breakfasts.

The Vermont Maple Sugar Maker's Association provides a list of sugarhouses open to the public.  Visit www.vermontmaple.org for maps.

 


Website: http://vermontmaple.org/mohw




April 2, 2016
Winter Farmers' Market in St. Johnsbury
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM





Fresh, in season produce, baked goods, local crafts, farm raised meats, poultry, music, and more!


Location: St. Johnsbury Welcome Center, 51 Depot Square St. Johnsbury, VT Map it

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/caledoniafarmersmarket/




April 9, 2016
Evelyn Glennie The Heart of Sound
7:00 PM





Tickets: $25 Adult, $15 student, $40 VIP (Includes Very Open Rehearsal, April 8 at Barre Opera House)
(For tickets to the the Very Open Rehearsal at the Barre Opera House on April 8, 7 p.m. AND the Heart of Sound concert at the St. Johnsbury School Auditorium April 9, please use the drop-down menu above and click on VIP.)

(Discounts for those with disabilities available by contacting the box office at (802) 748-2600 or info@catamountarts.org)

The heart of sound is elusive and often mysterious.

How is it that two people listening to the same thing can hear completely different messages? That question is the driving force behind Evelyn Glennie’s April 9th performance at the St. Johnsbury School Auditorium.

Evelyn Glennie is the world’s premiere percussionist, but that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to describing her accomplishments and impact. Although she has received over 80 international awards as a soloist and composer, including three GRAMMYs, Evelyn’s most powerful work has been through her quest to help teach the world to listen.

Evelyn has been exploring the many ways we can listen since loosing her hearing at the age of 12.

"My career and my life have been about listening in the deepest possible sense. Losing my hearing meant learning how to listen differently, to discover features of sound I hadn’t realized existed. Losing my hearing made me a better listener."

This concert is part of a growing collaboration between Catamount Arts and the Community Engagement Lab (CEL), based in Montpelier. It features Evelyn accompanied by the CEL Festival Orchestra on works for percussion and marimba, as well as masterworks by Tchaikovsky, Dvořák and Pärt.

You, our audience, will be invited to participate with Evelyn and the orchestra in an exploration of how you listen. This hands-on—ears-on!—experience also features voices from our community sharing the stage to refresh the familiar, and make the new suddenly personal and intimate. I hope you will join us for what is sure to be a one-of-a-kind concert event.


Location: St. Johnsbury School Auditorium, 257 Western Ave., St. Johnsbury VT Map it

Website: http://www.catamountarts.org/shows/the-heart-of-sound




April 9, 2016
Madame Butterfly (Puccini)





Tickets: $25 adults, $23 member, $16 students

Anthony Minghella's breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. Kristine Opolais reprises her acclaimed portrayal of the title role, opposite Roberto Alagna as Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly's heart. Hei-Kyung Hong and Massimo Giordano star in a second set of performances. Karel Mark Chichon conducts.


 


Location: Catamount Arts Center, 115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, VT Map it

Website: http://www.catamountarts.org/shows/madame-butterfly-puccini/




April 15, 2016
A Vermont Romance
7:00 PM





Tickets: $15 all seats

Produced in 1916, A Vermont Romance was the first feature film ever made in Vermont. This extraordinary piece of folklore, commissioned by the Vermont Progressive Party, is a window through which we can view the people and landscape of Vermont one hundred years ago. It was filmed in many locations around the state, including St. Johnsbury, with a cast of amateur Vermont actors. It is a classic melodrama, the tale of Dorothy, who loses her father and the farm, then moves to Burlington to find work, adventure, and romance.

This screening of the new digitally re-mastered version, accompanied by live piano, with an original score by veteran film composer/pianist Bob Merrill, will be followed by a panel discussion with Nat Winthrop, co-producer of Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie; Rick Winston, film historian; and Gregory Sanford, former Vermont State Archivist. Presented by the Vermont Movie Archive Project (VAMP), a new initiative of the Vermont International Film Foundation, whose mission is to preserve and make accessible Vermont’s film heritage. The Vermont Romance Tour, which will screen the film across the state this spring, is funded in part by a grant from the Vermont Humanities Council and Vermont Public Radio, media sponsor for the tour.

Presented by the Vermont Archive Movie Project and the Vermont International Film Foundation.


 


Location: Catamount Arts Center, 115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, VT Map it

Website: http://www.catamountarts.org/shows/a-vermont-romance




April 16, 2016
Genuine Jamaican Dinner and Dance Night
5:30 PM





 Dinner: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Dance: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Tickets: $25 Dinner and Dance, $10 Dance only

It will be time to welcome in Spring when Derrick Samuels warms your stomach and your spirits with another Genuine Jamaican Dinner and Dance Night. Start the evening with a dinner of authentic island cuisine prepared personally by Derrick and his Genuine Jamaican catering. When you have eaten your fill, dance the night away with an evening of genuine Jamaican dance music from DJ Brad. Tickets are limited so buy yours today to ensure a seat at one of the most enjoyable events of the Spring.


Location: Catamount Arts Center, 115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, VT Map it

Website: http://www.catamountarts.org/shows/genuine-jamaican-dinner-and-dance-night




April 16, 2016
Winter Farmers' Market in St. Johnsbury
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM





Fresh, in season produce, baked goods, local crafts, farm raised meats, poultry, music, and more!


Location: St. Johnsbury Welcome Center, 51 Depot Square St. Johnsbury, VT Map it

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/caledoniafarmersmarket/




April 22, 2016
Kroka Expeditions: Where Consciousness Meets Wilderness
7:00 PM





 

Cost: $5/suggested donation

In late March, students from Kroka Expeditions arrive at NorthWoods after a winter spent travelling through VT and Northern Quebec on Nordic skis. They set up camp for 3 weeks, learning about the forest, crafting ash pack baskets, and preparing for their return sojourn home. This year, they’ll travel a new route, west through Vermont’s waterways, and add a bicycle tour to complete the 600+ mile journey through New England. Come join the students as they share images, stories and lessons learned on this incredible journey.



 


Location: Northwoods Stewardship Center 154 Leadership Drive East Charleston VT Map it

Phone: 802-723-6551
Website: http://www.northwoodscenter.org




April 23, 2016
Catamount Arts Bluegrass Night
7:00 PM





Admission: By donation

The April edition of the ever popular Bluegrass Night will feature Bob Amos and Catamount Crossing with special guests Vermont traditional music duo "Shady Rill" (Patti Casey & Tom MacKenzie).
 


Location: Catamount Arts Center, 115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, VT Map it

Website: http://www.catamountarts.org/shows/catamount-arts-bluegrass-night




April 29, 2016
Atwater Donnelly
7:30 PM





Tickets: $15 all seats

The internationally-acclaimed folk duo will make a rare appearance in the Northeast Kingdom when they headline the Catamount Cabaret at 7:30 pm Friday, April 29. The concert is a co-presentation of the Kingdom Mountain Dulcimers and Catamount Arts. The duo will also conduct a dulcimer workshop the following day. For more information about the workshop, please contact Vicki (moorefamily589@gmail.com) or Julie (sturmvt@gmail.com) at Kingdom Mountain Dulcimers.

Award-winning, internationally acclaimed duo, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly present delightful programs of traditional American and Celtic folk songs and percussive dance. Elwood and Aubrey blend gorgeous harmonies and play an astonishing array of instruments including guitar, Appalachian mountain dulcimer, mandolin, tin whistle, harmonica, banjo, limberjacks, and other surprises including a thrilling interpretation of freestyle Appalachian clog dancing. Their performance is appealing to all ages, and with humor, audience participation, and a relaxed stage presence, Aubrey and Elwood explain song origins to give more relevance to the material. Married since 1989, Aubrey and Elwood perform widely in the United States and abroad and their twelve recordings receive international airplay.

"To those who...deny the human spirit, I give you these chroniclers of its joys and sorrows, light and dark, hope and despair and say that they have but liberated what is in us all. Their dancing notes say, 'Here it is! Humanity's real self. Look! Isn't it wondrous?" -- From a poem written about Aubrey and Elwood, "The Folk Singers" by Philip R. Pearson, Jr. in his book Poetry is to be Consumed, Vantage Press, New York

"I almost fainted when you sang and danced and played the banjo at the same time! My mouth was droped (sic) open the entire time." -- 4th graders, Chaplin Elementary School, Chaplin, CT


 


Location: Catamount Arts Center, 115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, VT Map it

Website: http://www.catamountarts.org/shows/atwater-donnelly




April 30, 2016
2016 H.O.P.E Color Walk/Run
9:30 AM





2016 H.O.P.E Color Walk/Run starts and ends at Bandstand Park. The course goes through Lyndon Institute Football Fields. Cost for adults is $20, Youth $10, Under age 10 is $5. NO CHARGE for LSC Students, but registration is still appreciated. Event is Rain or Shine! PLEASE REGISTER ONE PERSON AT A TIME.
Time: Registration begins at 9:30 am
The course opens at 10 am
*The first 500 registratrants receive a free t-shirt!
 


Location: Bandstand Park Lyndonville VT Map it

Website: https://events.lyndonstate.edu/Register/2016HOPEColorWalkandrun




April 30, 2016
Elektra (R. Strauss)





Tickets: $25 adults, $23 member, $16 students

The genius director Patrice Chéreau (From the House of the Dead) didn’t live to see his great Elektra production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the Met. But his overpowering vision lives on with soprano Nina Stemme—unmatched today in the heroic female roles of Strauss and Wagner—who portrays Elektra’s primal quest for vengeance for the murder of her father, Agamemnon. Legendary mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is chilling as Elektra’s fearsome mother, Klytämnestra. Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and bass-baritone Eric Owens are Elektra’s troubled siblings. Chéreau’s musical collaborator Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Strauss’s mighty take on Greek myth.


 


Location: Catamount Arts Center, 115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, VT Map it

Website: http://www.catamountarts.org/shows/elektra-r-strauss




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