This year again, as part of the Barre Heritage Festival, the Old Labor Hall is celebrating Barre's French Canadian heritage with Soirée Sucrée 2019 in honor of the Barre Historical Society's late president Chet Briggs.
This year in addition to the dessert contest, we have added a savory, the famous French Canadian tourtière. Time to test your culinary skills.
The evening, the perfect combination of sweet eats and sweet sounds, is divided into three exciting components—all for one low price. ►French Tourtière and Dessert Competition
►French Dessert Tasting
►French-Canadian music by Michèle Choinière
Adults - $15 at the door, $12 in advance. Children under 12 - $6 (Attendance limited to 100.)
Inner Fire District was founded in Burlington, Vermont in 2006. The band performs a genre-defying music combining Yiddish and Balkan folk, intricate original compositions, old revolutionary songs, and whatever else tickles their fancy.
Since the band members are currently scattered around Vermont, Louisiana, New York, and Pennsylvania, we are honored that they have chosen the Hall for one of their occasional reunion appearances.
Sunday, July 7, 2019 1:00 to 5:00 pm Rise Up Bakery,48 Granite St, Barre, VT
The historic Union Cooperative Store bakery building, lovingly restored as the Rise Up Bakery, is hosting its inaugural baking workshop. This is your opportunity to learn to bake the classic Italian focaccia in a genuine wood-fired oven.
The workshop will be led by Randy George, founder of central Vermont's Red Hen Bakery.
The cost for the workshop is $75 per person and only 12 spaces are available.
The Primo Maggio festivities continue with a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the world famous folksinger, the late Pete Seeger.
The concert and sing-along features Anything Goes, the duo of long-time central Vermont musicians Ben Koenig and Mark Greenberg, who will play Pete's favorites, both the songs he wrote and the ones he loved. Get ready to sing out!
Tickets are available in advance online or at the door: $12 or $10 for seniors, students, and union members.
Continuing our Primo Maggio celebrations with the 2019 Global Labor Film Festival, film historian Rick Winston will present “The Organizer” staring Marcello Mastroianni as a labor activist involved in a turn-of-the-twentieth-century textile factory strike in Turin, Italy.
Admission is FREE and open to the public. Light refreshments available.
5:00 pm Social Hour (cash bar) 6:00 pm Traditional Italian Dinner 7:00 pm Bread and Roses, Too Katherine Paterson, award-winning children's author, talks about her young adult historical novel inspired by the picture of children of the 1912 Lawrence textile strikers on the steps of the Old Labor Hall. The book was selected by the Vermont Humanities Council for Vermont Reads 2018.
Performance followed by Bread and Puppet's famous free sourdough rye bread with aioli and the Old Labor Hall's delicious soup.
Bread & Puppet Theater returns to The Old Labor Hall with a performance of Diagonal Man: Theory & Praxis.
The bewildering, beguiling, and downright funny implications of diagonality will spring to life when the internationally-acclaimed Bread & Puppet Theater enthralls us with its annual performance, featuring song, dance, magic, and stunning cardboard and paper maché puppets.
This is the passionate, thoughtful biography of the founder of the American Socialist Party, five-time presidential candidate and the only presidential candidate in US history to be imprisoned for his campaign platform and run from jail.
The Barre Historical Society announces the grand reopening of the Bakery building, exactly 105 years to the day from its first opening.
The restored Bakery building is now ready to bake. The sewer has been connected and the heating and electricity, and all the other amenities have now been installed to complement the wood-fired oven. The Bakery is already to make the baked goods from start to finish—all right on the premises. Let the festivities begin!
Saturday, November 17 at 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)
WORST. SONG. EVER. returns to the Old Labor Hall. This semiannual live music event going has been going for five years. This event celebrates decades & decades of really bad pop music for the benefit of the Old Labor Hall.