If a Vermont spring is chillier than you'd prefer, don't say "brr" — say "burlesque"! Green Mountain Cabaret's variety performances are sure to heat things up. Founded in 2012 and voted among the best local theater companies in the state, the troupe showcases high-quality burlesque-inspired entertainment — from dancing to comedy — with a focus on body positivity and safe spaces. This season, catch the cabaret's Sugar Shakers at a series of themed acts at Burlington's Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, as well as at monthly drag and burlesque shows called Untapped at the Monkey House in nearby Winooski.
While many winter skiers chase mountain thrills beyond Burlington, cross-country athletes can slide to their heart's content within city limits. After a big storm, you'll see them gleefully gliding down Church Street or making first tracks on the bike path. To escape the hustle and bustle of downtown, head for the Intervale, a 360-acre span of farmland and recreational space stretching along the Winooski River to the Ethan Allen Homestead. Find three miles of peaceful groomed trails when weather permits — and special Wintervale events throughout the season offering free ski and snowshoe rentals, kids' activities, food and drink, and a toasty bonfire.
Burlington City Arts curates exhibits in three areas of the airport: the Skyway, the area above the escalator and the walls facing security for Gates 1 through 8. Whether you've arrived early for a flight or are waiting to pick up passengers, do take the time to look around!