Preview & discussion of the film "Half the Sky" at the Center for the Advancement of Public Action at Bennington College.
Inspired by his best-selling Pulitzer Prize-winning book, author Nicholas Kristof and celebrity activists travel to nine countries. They witness courageous individuals who are confronting oppression and creating meaningful solutions through health care, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls.
For more information on the Half the Sky Movement please visit HalftheSkyMovement.org
Our friends at the Flynn welcome you to see the newly installed seats and patron enhancements in the theater and lobby.
Get an insider's view at 2 p.m. with facility director Jack Galt on the MainStage.
Free and open to the public.
For more information visit www.flynntix.org.
This event is sponsored by
PBS travel guru – and America’s premier travel writer – Rick Steves visits Burlington’s Flynn Center Monday, March 18, in a special appearance to benefit Vermont Public Television.
In this very special multi-media presentation, Rick will deliver a fun-filled talk about his travels around Europe and the remarkable commonalities he sees among different cultures. Rick encourages fellow travelers to 'get out and meet the locals' to discover how much we all have in common – and he'll offer audience members sound advice to make the most of their European travels.
Rick has been advising American travelers since 1979, and has been featured on PBS since 1991, so you know he speaks from experience. A gifted and engaging storyteller, he’ll serve up a delightful evening you’ll long remember!
In addition to the Flynn presentation, you can opt for a special “meet & greet” opportunity, as a small number of lucky audience members enjoy a private meeting with Rick after the presentation. "Meet & Greet" tickets are limited and sure to sell out fast, so reserve yours now!
Guitarist Joe Bonamassa comes to Place Des Arts in Montreal.
See Celtic Woman in Montreal, Quebec.
For 50 years, Trisha Brown has blazed a singular path in the dance world.
Known for incorporating everyday movements into her avant-garde work, she has become one of the world's most acclaimed choreographers.
In this performance, the company does excerpts of a new work, "Rogues," inspired by Brown's exploration of sculpture, calligraphy and knots, with score by composer Alvin Curran.
Earlier Brown masterworks will complete the evening.
Visit FlynnTix.org for more information. VPT is media sponsor.
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The eighth annual Burlington Book Festival will take place at a variety of locations in downtown Burlington throughout the weekend of September 21 through 23.
The Queen City's latest annual celebration of the written word will offer readings, signings, panels, workshops, demos, musical performances, family activities and special events featuring literary luminaries from around the world-and just around the corner.
All events will be free of charge and open to the public.
2012 Burlington Book Festival Venues:
Main Street Landing's Performing Arts Center
Fletcher Free Library
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
For more information call (802) 658-3328 or visit burlingtonbookfestival.com.
VPT is media sponsor.
We will have two speakers from UVM College of Medicine that are going to talk about brain trauma. Coming on September 13, we will have two speakers, Kalev Freeman, Principal Investigator, Trauma Physiology Laboratory and Director of Emergency Medicine Research UVM College of Medicine & James Slauterbeck, M.D., Associate Professor, College of Medicine, UVM and Orthopedics/Sports Medicine, Fletcher Allen Hospital.
Our speakers will be share the latest information about what physicians are seeing and how they are treating these types of sports injuries. Each of our speakers will have 15 minutes to talk about their research on brain trauma followed by a 45 min dual Q&A.
Jimmy Slauterbeck will be talking about mechanisms and management of injuries during sporting events, and how to prevent them. Kalev Freeman will focus on the biology of post-concussive syndrome, neuroimaging and rehabilitation.
Guests are encouraged to bring questions!
More information at ECHOVermont.org.
Preview & discussion of the film "Solar Mamas" by Jehane Noujaim
Rafea, who lives in a small Jordanian village, is 30 years old with four children and a husband eager to take a third wife. With encouragement from her country's Ministry of Environment, she attends the Barefoot College in India to train to become a solar- energy engineer. The Barefoot College provides training to the rural poor to empower them to make their communities sustainable. Students include rural women from Kenya, Burkina Faso, Colombia, and Guatemala.
Watch the preview here: http://www.itvs.org/films/solar-mamas
Visit the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts website for more information.
Community Cinema is a presented locally as a partnership between VPT, Catamount Arts, the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Lane Series at UVM, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UVM and the Rutland Free Library.