Ethiopian/Eritrean Pop-Up Dinner

Saturday, April 4, 4:30-7:00 pm at the O'Brien Center, Winooski

Mulu will be hosting another Ethiopian and Eritrean buffet-style dinner at the O’Brien Community Center, 32 Malletts Bay Ave. in Winooski. Meat, vegan, and gluten-free options will all be available.

The menu will include:
Yesiga Wat (spicy beef), simmered with berbrer, onion, tomato, garlic, ginger and clarified butter.
Doro Alicha (curry chicken), simmered with onion, tomato, ginger, garlic, curry, turmeric and clarified butter.
Yemesser Wat (spicy lentil sauce), lentils cooked with spicy berbere, onion, tomato, garlic, ginger.
Yemesser Alicha (mild lentil sauce), split orange lentils cooked with onion, tomato, garlic, ginger, curry seasoning and herbs.
Gomen, chopped collard greens or kale slow cooked with onion, tomato, celery, jalapeños, garlic, ginger and herbs.

All of the dishes come with injera and rice. Injera is an Ethiopian and Eritrean, sourdough-risen flatbread with a unique slightly spongy texture that serves as an edible utensil. Berbere, a key ingredient in Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisine, is a spicy mixture of dried red hot peppers, onion, coriander, cardamom, fenugreek, cumin, nutmeg, garlic, ginger, and herbs.
​$20/adult. $10/ages 5-12. Under 5 free!


Plátano Power 

Saturday, March 21, 5-9 pm in Community Room at the O'Brien Center, Winooski

Traditional Dominican meal prepared by Elka Diaz. Details coming soon!

Food and Drink of Irish Myth and Song

Saturday, March 14, 5-9 pm in the Ballroom at the O'Brien Center, Winooski

Please join the Isole Dinner Club, in collaboration with the Burlington Irish Heritage Festival, for an evening of food, music, drink, and story that will transport you through the mist of time to the emerald isle of Inisfáil (Ireland). This dinner will be a five course meal with drink pairings. Each course will manifest a different myth or song, drawing on historic and archeological sources blended with invention, creativity, and humor. Accompanying this meal will be live music, song and story, creating a unique and immersive dinner experience. Tickets $85 each.

Calcutta and St. Paddy's Dance Party

Saturday, March 14, 5-10 pm at the Event Hall at the ONE Community Center, Burlington

Join Malia Paddling and Racing Club for cash bar, great food, fabulous music, and a chance to win $1200 and tons of other stuff! $90 gets you one Calcutta number and an automatic entry in a second-chance raffle. If you can be there in person, it also includes Bluebird BBQ dinner for two and our homemade desserts. This year's fundraiser will help our friendly BTV dragon boat club cover the rising costs of access to the Burlington waterfront for practice. Never been to a Calcutta? You’re buying a ball with a number between 1 and 100. We’ll draw those one by one and eliminate people from the raffle (and award fab parting gifts!). The last ten people standing decide whether to split the $1200. When we are down to people who all want to split, we hand them the wad o’ cash! There are other twists, but those are the basics. It's big fun, and we'd love you to join us. (Don't make us dance by ourselves!) Your payment is what locks in your number, so contact us ASAP and let’s get you on the list! Email manager@maliaracing.com and tell us your preferred Calcutta number (1-100), how many guests attending in person (0, 1 or 2), and whether you need any vegan entrees. We expect to sell out quickly!​

Community Contra Dance

Friday, February 28, 7:30-11 pm in the Ballroom, NES Winooski at the O'Brien Center

 If you’re a new dancer, you can join the dance the very first minute of your very first night! The dance is organized by North End Studios with support by Queen City Contras. The dancing is done to live music played on fiddles and piano, plus any other instruments that show up on a particular evening. The steps are easy to learn, even if you’ve never tried it before, and there is a caller who teaches the dances and then continues to call out the steps after the music begins. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., a short beginners’ session will be held at 7:45, and the dance will start at 8:00 p.m.Admission is by donation; suggested range is $5 to $15 per person. Refreshments will be available at low prices. Even if you can’t afford a donation, we hope you will come and enjoy the evening, meet your neighbors, and try something new. For more information call Ben at 802-233-3144 or email ben@vpal-us.org. Please bring soft soled shoes for dancing. Join us every fourth Friday of the month!

"I feel like I just found the jackpot of places!"

Burlington Westie First Saturday Social

Saturday, March 7, 6:30-11:00 pm at North End Studio A, Burlington

$12, $8 Students.  bwestie.com for more details.

Catalyst Training Trial Class

Sunday, March 1, 10:30 am-12:30 pm at North End Studio A
With NEVA COCKRELL 
Professional Dancer from Pilobolus and Loom Ensemble, Neva has taught fitness and embodiment practices around the world for the past 10 years and is bringing this unique blend of  INTENSE PHYSICALITY + KINESTHETIC INTELLIGENCE to Burlington this Spring! Trial class, 3/1/20, just $25. ​Preregistration required. Contact Neva@LoomEnsemble.com to register.
Two 4-week series will follow:

Sundays 10:30am-12:30pm
1st series: March 8, 15, 22, 29
2nd series: April 5, 19, 26 & May 3 (no class on Easter Sunday April 12th)
$140 per series 
Contact Neva@LoomEnsemble.com to register. catalystmovement.org

"My family and I truly appreciate the help we got from Ben on the day of the event!

We are very glad we have a place like North End Studios."

"Thank you so much for the event space—it was perfect,

and the gentleman who assisted us was so helpful!"

"Thank you for allowing us to hold our retreat in your space. It was a wonderful location that enabled many sisters to be able to attend. The space was just right to perform the activities that we had planned for the day."