April 16, 2009 | Issue No. 119
Cathy Resmer (Online Editor/Associate Publisher) recommends:
Small Dog's Third Annual eWaste Recycling Event. Bring your used cellphones, computers and electronic equipment to this collection, and Small Dog Electronics will recycle it for free. "I've got a bunch of stuff to haul out of my basement," says Cathy. "How about you?" Saturday, April 18, South Burlington High School parking lot, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free.
Lilly Rickner (Office Manager) recommends:
'Carmina Burana', performed by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra's Chorus. "It's a very powerful piece," says Lilly. "It'll be good to see it done by professionals." Saturday, April 18, Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael's College, Colchester, 7:30 p.m. $20.
Pamela Polston (Co-Editor/Associate Publisher) recommends:
"Micro-Macro", an exhibit opening this weekend at the Firehouse Gallery. Artist Jason Hackenwerth creates biomorphic micro-creatures in the shape of outsized balloon sculptures. "Who hasn't wanted to see microorganisms that are 12 feet high?" Friday, April 17, Firehouse Gallery, Burlington, 5-8 p.m. Free.
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DINNER AND A MOVIE
"As inn owners, we have sent hundreds of guests to Michael's on the Hill and they always come back with good reviews. Many of them are surprised to find big-city quality in little ole rural Vermont. We eat there several times a year and always enjoy the experience." Reviewed 3/31/09 by GRUNBERGHAUS
4182 Waterbury-Stowe Road, Waterbury Center, 244-7476
Cuisine: European/General, American/Contemporary
5 stars / 18 reviews
In Theaters This Weekend
CLASSIFIED OF THE WEEK
Close to Lake Champlain and near downtown. Interior has been freshly painted and carpet has been replaced. Large full bath and laundry on the main level and two floors of living space. Off-street parking. Nothing like it currently available in the South End. Click to continue...
Mobile Web Users
Next Wednesday is Earth Day. Celebrate by recycling all of your old electronics this weekend — for free. Details in my "Staff Pick" below.
— Cathy Resmer, Online Editor, Associate Publisher
Hard to believe it's been nearly 20 years since this Righteous Babe started writing and performing her songs. The feisty folksinger swings through Burlington once again this weekend. What's she been up to? No doubt she'll reveal that through her incisive, autobiographical lyrics.
Bring in the spring with SA Concerts at UVM's annual Springfest. Ratatat Live headlines on Saturday, April 18 on the CBW Green (rain site: Patrick Gym). Supporting acts Rubblebucket, Lotus Entertainment DJ's Killa Jewel and Mike Device. Come and enjoy a day in the sun at UVM with live music, local food, local art, inflatables and a DJ booth presented by the Lab. Click here for more information.
Three enviro-documentaries will play in the Green Mountain State this week. Tonight's film, Garbage! The Revolution Starts at Home, focuses on a family that hoards trash for three months. Ewww.
Seven Days Contests
If you've ever participated in organized sports, chances are you had at least one good coach who encouraged you to run, jump, swing, throw, swim or shoot. Seven Days invites you to share your inspirational coaching stories. Tell us about your favorite coach — what did he or she teach you? What obstacles did his/her coaching help you overcome? We'll print the best reader-submitted stories in our Health and Fitness Issue on April 29. Click here to submit your story.
New York-based funk trio Soulive throws down this weekend at Higher Ground. Groove to tunes from their latest release, Up Here. Soul man Nigel Hall and The Shady Horns open.
Take a break from watching "CSI" on the boob tube and listen to Laural Neme read from her work about a real-life animal "CSI"-type lab that fights illegal trafficking in endangered species. Her wildlife forensics chronicle has garnered praise from Jane Goodall, Richard Leakey and Vermont's own Bill McKibben.
Inside Seven Days
"Inside Seven Days" is a weekly program on Channel 16, RETN. It airs on Thursdays at 8 p.m. Tonight see Ken Picard discuss this week's cover story about UVM and Champlain College. Click here for the archive of past episodes.
Stuck in Vermont
Sheep Shearing School
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Damon Brink Leaves Nectar's
As he states in a lengthy, and at times emotional, farewell letter posted recently on his blog, Damon; Whirled!, neo-Nectar's architect Damon Brink has left the building. Rumors of his impending departure had been swirling for weeks. Click to continue.
Blog: Mistress Maeve
Are You Serial?
Dear Mistress Maeve: I recently heard the term "serial monogamist" from a friend who used it to describe the guy who dumped me a few weeks ago. We'd been dating for a couple months, taking it slow and getting along fantastically — until he suddenly "met someone" and insisted that we were, the whole time, "just friends." From what I know about him and his past relationships, and from what I've read about serial monogamy, it certainly seems to fit his behavior. Is there hope for a serial monogamist, or will all of his relationships be doomed to failure? Click to continue.
Openings and Exhibits
Jackie Ryan: "She's Still There," acrylic self-portraits that explore the female form and the relationship to the mirror. WRUV DJ Lady plays music during this one-night exhibit. Friday, April 17, 6-11 p.m. at DesignHaus in Burlington.
Sk8Cre8: A group exhibition unified by skateboards featuring local artists, mentors and youth participating in Burlington City Arts' Mentor Arts program, including Mikey Welsh, Graham Keegan, Clark Derbes and Michael Jager. Friday, April 17, 3-8 p.m. at Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts in Burlington.