What to do this weekend, May 14-16

It’s the final weekend to see the two Spring 2021 exhibitions at the BCA on Church Street.


Happy weekend to you! So far it seems the sun will be shining on both Saturday and Sunday, making it a great weekend for outdoor dining, live music and nature walks. 

Here's what going on nearby: 

Spanked Puppy Summer Music Series

When: 6-9 p.m. Friday, 4-7 p.m. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday

Where: The Spanked Puppy, Colchester

Details: The Spanked Puppy’s live music summer series is kicking off this Friday with the Jeff Salisbury Band. Enjoy the restaurant’s outdoor seating area, which boasts a gazebo, fire pit, upgraded bar and music stage. Don’t forget food and drinks! Masks and social-distancing required. Reservations needed for parties of six or more only. The summer music series will continue every weekend all summer-long. 

Spring Exhibitions at Burlington City Arts

When: 12-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Where: Burlington City Arts Gallery, Burlington

Details: It’s the final weekend to see the two Spring 2021 exhibitions at the BCA on Church Street. “Pivotal Moments” a selection of works by Vermont artist Diane Gabriel, explorestransformative periods from over three decades of her creative practice. “Megan Lipke: In the Making” features soft, large-scale paintings by Lipke, also a Vermont artist. Admission to the BCA is free. 

Northwest Farmer’s Market Opening Day

When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday

Where: Taylor Park, St. Albans

Details: The Northwest Farmer’s Market opens this weekend in St. Albans. Founded in 1978, the market boasts over 20 venders selling fresh produce, cheese, meats, art, crafts and more. The market runs every Saturday until Oct. 31. 

Beginner’s Bird Watch

When: 8 a.m. or 10 a.m. Sunday

Where: Mississquoi National Wildlife Refuge, Swanton

Details: Join the Friends of the Mississquoi on at Louie’s landing on Mac's Bend Road on Sunday to participate in a guided beginner’s bird walk. Binoculars will be provided and all COVID-19 distancing guidelines will be followed. Masks are required. Each walk is limited to 10 participants on a first-registered basis

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Staff Writer

Bridget Higdon is a Staff Writer. She was previously the editor-in-chief of The Vermont Cynic, UVM's independent newspaper. She’s been published in Seven Days, Editor & Publisher and Vermont Vacation Guide. She likes to cook and explore Vermont by bike.


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