My picks for this weekend…
10th Annual Clothes Exchange
Annual event benefiting the King Street Center. Essentially a clothes-swap, where women & stores donate clothes (ahead of time) and then sold at bargain prices! I went 2 yrs ago & will be going again this year- lots of fun!
@ Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center, Burlington
Shop First event Thursday, May 18 6-9pm (sold out)
Main Event Friday, May 19 5-9pm Tickets
Friday, May 20
Spielpalast Cabaret, 8pm at Burlington City Hall Auditorium. Adults only- vintage 20′s burlesque cabaret!
Tickets: FlynnTix $23 advance/$25 door
Additional shows: 5/21/11 8:00 PM, 5/21/11 11:00 PM, 5/26/11 8:00 PM, 5/27/11 8:00 PM, 5/28/11 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 21
Annuals, perennials, veggies. Benefits the senior center of Charlotte.
9am-12pm @ Charlotte Senior Center (free)
Antiques & Funky Junk Flea Market
9am-5pm @ Lang Barn Antique Center in Essex Junction (free)
Sacred Rubble Tag Sale
Dishes, glassware, furniture, etc!
9am-3pm @ Unity Church of Vermont in Essex Junction (free)
Burlington Parks & Recreation Driftwood Clean Up (via the United Way)
When: Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. – 2pm
Where: The Burlington Waterfront. Meet at the bottom of College Street, by the Information Center at 10 a.m.
Work Involved: Volunteers will work with Parks & Recreation staff to clean up flood debris, being deployed in supervised groups from Perkins Pier to the Coast Guard/Fishing Pier area.
Wear/Bring: Work gloves & closed-toe shoes (NO sandals or flip flops)
Children/Teens: Must be accompanied by a supervising adult
Outdoor beer garden party w/BBQ & live music. Benefits Big Heavy World.
12noon-5pm @ Magic Hat Brewing Company in South Burlington
Farm to Yarn Tour
How fun does this sound?! It’s a bit of a drive (Northeast Kingdom), but looks like it’ll be worth it- various farms are doing tours & demos…alpacas, llamas, goats, sheep & rabbits!
More info: Travelthekingdom Farm to Yarn
Saturday AND Sunday 10am-5pm
This band was recommended to me by a friend of mine in Boston, so the show is highly suggested. Jose Gonzalez is playing, too, who also has a good sound.
@ Higher Ground, 7pm, $16 advance/$18 door
Saturday Farmers’ Markets:
Middlebury Farmers’ Market @ The Marbleworks in Middlebury 9am-12:30pm.
Capital City Farmers’ Market @ 60 State St, Montpelier 9am-1pm.
Burlington Farmers’ Market @ City Hall Park 8:30am-2pm.
Sunday, May 22
5th Annual Women Who Rock Fundraiser Event
Supports the Eleanor B Daniels fund for cancer research.
Show of 25 women who sing with a live band. @ Higher Ground, 6:30pm, $12 advance/$15 door