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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'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 and   For event listings in other Northeast Kingdom towns, visit




October 2013

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October 4, 2013
Robert Frost: This Verse Business
7:00 PM

Reserved seats: $45, $35, $25, $15.

An illuminating portrait of the great American poet Robert Frost, starring actor Gordon Clapp who won an Emmy for his performance as detective Greg Medavoy on NYPD Blue –and the Drama Desk Award and Tony nomination for his role in the 2005 Broadway revival of David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Glengarry Glen Ross. Film credits include Flags of Our Fathers, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and John Sayles’ Eight Men Out, Matewan, and Return of the Secaucus Seven. Other TV credits include Damages, Deadwood, Cold Case, Without a Trace. 


Location: Fuller Hall, St. Johnsbury Academy, 1000 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT Map it


October 6, 2013
Kingdom Trails Volunteer Work Day
9:00 AM

Meet at Darling Memorial Park in East Burke at 9 am.
Come join us and let's build some trails together!
Wear work clothes and bring some water and a snack. We'll provide the tools and some goodies! We work rain or shine and usually get done around 1 pm, just in time for an afternoon ride! See ya there!

Location: East Burke VT Map it


October 8, 2013
Stile Antico
7:00 PM

Tickets: $39, $29, $22. Students: $15 (All phone and internet orders will have a $3 per ticket fee added).  The British Stile Antico ensemble is recognized as one of the most original and exciting vocal groups in the world. The group has won two Grammy nominations and and has won hundreds of accolades for its sublime performances of early music throughout Europe and North America. Working without a conductor, the singers rehearse and perform as chamber musicians, each contributing artistically to the musical result. Their performances have repeatedly been praised for their vitality and commitment, expressive lucidity and imaginative response to text.  Stile Antico will perform: Treasures of the Renaissance: Masterpieces from the Golden Age of choral music. Fifteen different composers represented, and a range of styles, from the intensity and fervor of the Flemish masters, to the distinctive and exquisite sound-world of Tudor and Jacobean England, to the polychoral fireworks of Vivanco and Praetorius.

“An ensemble of breathtaking freshness, vitality, and balance.” – New York Times

“The best and most exciting new vocal ensemble in the world.” – Vancouver Sun


Location: North Congregational Church, 1325 Main St. St. Johnsbury VT Map it


October 18, 2013
An Evening with Rickie Lee Jones
7:30 PM

Tickets: $49 and $39 (Members $47 and $37) (All phone and internet orders will have a $3 per ticket fee added)

Nicknamed the “Duchess of Coolsville,” double Grammy-winner Rickie Lee Jones is one of the most acclaimed singer songwriters of our time – and she has recorded in musical styles including rock, R&B, blues, pop, soul, and jazz standards. Her songwriting has been characterized as "a blend of bravado and vulnerability that wavers on indefinable borders."

Jones is also known for her unique and fearless singing style, especially in live performances. Rolling Stone concert reviewer Dimitri Ehrlich has described her rendering of "We Belong Together," by saying she "reached her apex, skating from swells into near screams into breathy whispers, from pointillist staccato scats into brassy, trumpet-like bursts."

Rickie Lee’s voice has a unique and boyish tonality, offering no vibrato, and replete with a 40’s-style jazz sensibility, distinguishing her from every other major singer in the modern era. Much imitated but rarely credited, Rickie Lee Jones is an unparalleled artist of great integrity and credibility. Her music has been a major force for nearly 30 years—and a major influence on Tori Amos, Fiona Apple, Edie Brickell, Suszanne Vega, Sheryl Crow, Michelle Branch, and many others.

In addition to her own songs, like We Belong Together and Chuck E.’s in Love, Jones has taken on the most eminent songwriters of our times, for her indelible interpretative treatments. Among them: Neil Young (Only Love Can Break Your Heart), The Band (The Weight), David Bowie (Rebel, Rebel), Jimi Hendrix (Up From the Skies) and Van Morrison (Comfort You). Though these songs are burned deeply into our brains, Jones finds her own unique way in, peeling them back with spare, intimate arrangements, and uncovering layers and emotions that feel both familiar and new. Her version of Sympathy for the Devil, which she first performed at a Rolling Stones tribute concert at Carnegie Hall, perhaps best represents her approach. “It’s voodoo,” she says. “It's a woman embodying a man embodying the devil—or is it the other way around?"

An evening with Rickie Lee Jones promises to open you into new dimensions of interpretation, imagination—and appreciation.

“One of the 30 greatest women of rock n’ roll.” - VH1


Location: Fuller Hall, St. Johnsbury Academy, 1000 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT Map it


October 22, 2013
Kingdom All Stars

Tickets: $4.00. Shows at 10:30am and 1:00pm

The Kingdom All-Stars are an incredibly talented group of local elementary and middle-school students from Barnet, Lyndon Town School, The Burke School and other area schools. They offer the perfect opportunity for your own musically inclined students to see these real-life role models perform live. In the summer of 2012 the original Northeast Kingdom All Star Band was formed in Lyndon by combining Jack Luna and Sam Warren with bass player Jayme Warren and saxophonists Tiffany Sanville and Ethan Roberts. Four more performers were added in the fall and the original nine member cast debuted on Dec. 31, 2012, at Fuller Hall in St. Johnsbury as part of St. Johnsbury's First Night Celebration of the Arts. Reserve your seats early so that your students don’t miss out on this concert of the year.

Location: Fuller Hall, St. Johnsbury Academy, 1000 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT Map it


October 25, 2013
Forest of Fear
6:00 PM

Lyndon State College and Lyndon Institute have come together to bring you a night of chills and thrills in the forests of Lyndon State College. Come celebrate Halloween with us while supporting a great cause! We look forward to scaring you soon!

Parking in Vail Lot, Lyndon State College

Entry Fee:
$3.00/person (cash only)

All proceeds will be given to H.O.P.E (Helping Other People Every Day)

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (families and children)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Youth and Adults (13 and older)

Dress for the Weather! Costumes Encouraged!!!!

Hot Cocoa and Caramel Apples available for purchase

******** RAIN DATE 10/26/2013 *********

Location: Vail Parking Lot, Lyndon State College, Lyndonville VT Map it


October 26, 2013
The Nose

William Kentridge stormed the Met with his inventive production of Shostakovich’s opera, which dazzled opera and art lovers alike in its inaugural run in 2010. Now Paulo Szot reprises his acclaimed performance of a bureaucrat, whose satirical misadventures in search of his missing nose are based on Gogol’s comic story. Valery Gergiev conducts.

The Nose is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; the Festival d’Aix en Provence; and the Opéra National de Lyon.

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


October 31, 2013

Tickets: $24 Adults, $22 Members, $16 students. National Theatre Live’s 2011 broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas as part of the National Theatre's 50th anniversary celebrations.  Frankenstein enjoyed a sell-out run at the National Theatre, and went on to win awards including the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller.  Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) directs a sensational production with Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek: Into Darkness, BBC’s Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, CBS’s Elementary) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.  Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.  Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.


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


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