Queen City Contra Dance

Friday, December 13, 8-11 pm at North End Studio A, Burlington

 If you’re a new dancer, you can join the dance the very first minute of your very first night!  To help orient you, please come to a brief pre-dance lesson, from 7:45 to 8:00 just before the regular dance starts. The Queen City Contra Dance has been a fixture in the Burlington area for over thirty years. The dance is organized and supported by a lively community of dancers, musicians and callers. Admission is $9.00, children 12 and under are free. For more information call Don or Lianna at 802-877-3698. Please bring soft soled shoes for dancing. Brought to you by Queen City Contras Incorporated (Burlington, VT), every second Friday of the month. Supporting a very old New England Tradition. A smoke-free, no alcohol event. queencitycontras.org

Around the World in the ONE – Highlight (NYE)

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 12:00-5:00 pm

Event Hall at the Old North End Community Center, Burlington

This event is part of Highlight, Burlington's citywide New Year's Eve celebration! To see details for Highlight's 40+ events, visit highlight.community Tickets allow entry to this event and all other Highlight events ($10 adults, $5 kids). Celebrate the New Year across the globe! On the hour, every hour between noon and 5 pm we’ll celebrate as the new year arrives in Asia, Africa, and Europe, getting closer and closer to us here in Burlington. Throughout the afternoon, performances, activities and tasty food and drink will highlight cultural traditions from around the world, with the chance for participants to learn some dance steps or even try out an instrument! Stay tuned for exciting updates about this years performers!​

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"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."

"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."

The Christmas Cycle:

The Annunciation

Saturday, December 14, 8-11 pm at North End Studio A, Burlington

With Victoria Fraser. To deepen the experience of the sacred within the winter season.

$15 suggested donation at the door.

Burlington Westie First Saturday Social

Saturday, January 4, 6:30-11:00 pm at North End Studio A, Burlington

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

27th Annual VT International Festival

Friday, December 6 - Sunday, December 8, 2019, at the Champlain Valley Exposition

The Vermont International Festival is a unique, unforgettable celebration of the cultures that make up our community. At the exposition, one will find crafts from all over the world, ethnic and gourmet foods, and traditional international music, dance and stories. Local cultural and ethnic organizations provide information about their programs with exhibits, demonstrations and workshops. This annual gala offers a fun environment in which we learn and experience new things and appreciate one another.​ vermontinternationalfestival.com

Ethiopian/Eritrean Pop-Up Dinner

Saturday, January 11, 4:30-7:30 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!