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Radio Bean Bike Parade

Friday, August 2nd, 5:00pm

City Hall Park and Church Street

 

If there is one thing that embodies the heart of foolishness, it’s a parade, and if there’s another, it’s bicycling. Put these together and you’ve got a full blown carousel of foolery. Put a banana on your helmet, strap a mechanical monkey to your handlbars, get your cape on and join the Festival of Fools bike parade kick-off. The parade starts at Radio Bean, 8 N. Winooski Ave., at 5pm. We’ll slowly, and safely, and foolishly ‘work’ our way around town until we gather at City Hall for music and the kick off with the biggest name in show business- Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger! 


 

 

opening ceremony


A Spectacle of Fools! Mayor's Opening Gala with Big Nazo Band and Dance Party, Dealer.com Pitch (City Hall) 

Friday, August 2nd, 5:30pm 

Dealer.com Pitch (City Hall)


Following an exciting bike parade hosted by Radio Bean and its fearless leader, Lee Anderson, join us for live music and surprise entertainment provided by the one and only Mayor Miro Weinberger. Big Nazo puppet troupe, and musical masked big band, take the stage at 5:45 for the opening gala show. Lots of fun and surprises to kick-off our 6th annual Festival of Fools! 

 

 

 

Big Nazo


Big Nazo Performances
Dealer.com Pitch (City Hall)

Friday, August 2nd 5:30-7pm
Saturday, August 3rd 6:30pm
Sunday August 4th 5:30pm


Big Nazo is an international touring group of Larger-than-Life sized, audience-interactive mutant puppet-creatures and masked musicians who invade streets and stages around the world. Big Nazo’s misfit tribe of trolls, extra-terrestrials and human-animal hybrids combine comedy, live music and a variety of puppet, mask and wearable sculpture techniques to create visual spectacles and audience-interactive alien configurations. www.bignazo.com





buster keaton cameraman 


FILM: Buster Keaton’s “The Cameraman”
Friday August 2nd, at Dusk (approximately 8:30pm)
City Hall Park, FREE

*Featuring LIVE SOUNDTRACK performed by pianist Randal Pierce 

Screen and projector generously provided by VCAM


The Cameraman
Buster Keaton, Marceline Day, Harold Goodwin
MGM/UA; Directed by Edward Sedgwick and Buster Keaton
Black and White; Not Rated; 69 minutes; 1928

The improbable world of Buster Keaton is displayed with all its manic energy. Buster acquires a hopelessly outdated movie camera, and expects to make a living as a news cameraman in Manhattan. His enthusiasm leads to wild adventures in movie-news gathering, but his absentmindedness always dooms him to failure. 


Randal Pierce is a native Vermonter and was the All-State jazz pianist in 2000. While attending McGill's Schulich School of Music, Randal performed around Montreal at festivals and clubs with modern jazz groups.  His interest in Jewish and Eastern European culture turned into a five year long run with the group The Lithuanian Empire and a year with the group Alerlay, both of whom toured eastern canada and performed at the largest folk and Jewish music festivals in the country.  Since arriving back in Burlington in 2009, Randal has composed for the Spielpalast Cabaret, Orkestriska's Box and music at Film Festivals for silent movies.  He is currently commissioned to write music for VT Stage company's "The Quarry" for their upcoming season with his brother Greg, an accomplished playwright.

 


 

The Starlight Lounge

Friday and Saturday, August 2nd & 3rd, 9:00pm – Midnight

Top Block of Church Street

 

On Friday and Saturday evenings, Burlington's homespun performers will host the Starlight lounge, an evening of Vaudeville theatrics, circus arts, eclectic dance, and live musicians, led by Spielpalast Cabaret's Phinneus Sonin. Join us on the top block of church st. for a variety of one act skits, Guaranteed to be an evening of high art mixed with lowbrow humor... maybe the kids will be asleep but bring 'em anyway, there'll be something for everyone!

 

 

 

 feast of fools logo

 

Feast of Fools Block Party
presented by American Flatbread Burlington Hearth and Zero Gravity Craft Brewery
Saturday August 3rd, 5:00pm-10:00pm
St. Paul Street


A festive block party presented by American Flatbread Burlington Hearth and Zero Gravity Craft Brewery on St. Paul Street, showcasing Vermont food and drink, with live entertainment by Vermont Joy Parade as well as other festival performers.

 

 

 

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The Last Laugh (Best of the Fest, featuring Big Nazo)
Sunday, August 4th, 5:30pm

Dealer.com Pitch (City Hall)

Catch this last variety show with the entire cast together for one last laugh!

 

 
 
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