11/2012

Goruck Challenge

Submitted by Jae Drouilhet on Fri, 09/14/2012 - 10:28am

The military training-inspired adventure challenge is like no other. You will endure up to 10 hours of hick hauling, army crawling, and fireman carrying led by Army Green Berets. The word "race" is purposefully omitted from the name as this event will take a team effort to cover up to 20 miles of ground. Sat 1 a.m., 10 p.m.

Leftover Yam Jam

Submitted by Jae Drouilhet on Fri, 09/14/2012 - 11:01am

Shake off that super-stuffed post-turkey dinner feeling and check out a rail jam. Skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels are welcome to compete on Copper's creatively configured rail course. Expect to run into some snow pros training on the course: it's opening weekend for the mountain's 22-foot superpipe. Sat 8 a.m.

Aspen Winternational FIS Alpine World Cup

Submitted by Jae Drouilhet on Fri, 09/14/2012 - 3:08pm

The fastest female skiers in the world will slice down the icy Rockies. Look for Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso in the giant slalom and slalom events. After the races, enjoy the Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series  featuring Reverend Horton Heat and dig in to some gourmet snacks at Taste of Winternational. Sat-Sun 10 a.m.

Gobbler Chase Snowshoe Race

Submitted by Jae Drouilhet on Tue, 11/20/2012 - 9:37am

Feeling a little guilty about that extra slice of pie? Work off the over-stuffed feeling lingering from Thanksgiving by throwing on some snowshoes and trekking through the Copper Mountain snow in this 5K race. All proceeds benefit the Copper Environmental Foundation, an organization that supports and funds projects and programs in Colorado's Summit and Lake counties. Sat 9 a.m.

The Gold Assay Process

Submitted by Sam Brasch on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 1:50pm

There’s gold in ‘dem hills young prospector! So grab your pick ax, a rock hammer, and get ready to crack some rocks open. In this interactive lesson, kids of all ages will have the chance to learn how miners pull gold from the earth. Afterwards, your kid could strike it rich in the backyard. Sat 10 a.m. 

Turkey Bowling

Submitted by Jae Drouilhet on Tue, 11/20/2012 - 9:49am

We'll bet you've never used a turkey as a bowling ball. But that's the premise of this fun event with a holiday twist: Toss a frozen turkey down a snow-covered alley to knock over pins. There will be prizes for the best turkey bowlers and swag giveaways. Sat 2 p.m.

Bowling Ball Four

Submitted by Kelsey Colt on Thu, 09/13/2012 - 3:15pm

Bowling, bands, food, and drinks; what more could you want? Head to the highly-anticipated new Punch Bowl Social Club and enjoy a night full of fun put on by Flobots.org. Form a team and join the bowling or Bar Olympics, which is a shuffleboard, pool, and table tennis contest. Listen to music performed by Bob Skizzum, Churchill, and special guests. Fundraising benefits Flobots.org who help local kids by providing them with music, education, and other opportunities. Sat 5:30 p.m.

Colorado Symphony Orchestra Presents Rubber Soul and Revolver

Submitted by Elliott Johnston on Sun, 11/18/2012 - 5:51pm

It's post-Thanksgiving and the family is still in town. There's one thing we think everyone will be able to enjoy: the Beatles! Canadian tribute band Jeans 'n Classics is teaming up with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra to play the Fab Four's essential mid-'60s albums, Rubbber Soul and Revolver, in their entirety. The Paramount's ornate hall is the perfect setting for both old and new fans to catch onto fresh intracacies in these timeless tunes.

The Nutcracker

Submitted by Lara Herrington on Mon, 11/19/2012 - 4:36pm

Join the Colorado Ballet, accompanied by its live orchestra, for a fresh romp through this nostalgic holiday production. Dazzling dance numbers and costumes plus Tchaikovsky’s live score are sure to bring back memories of the first time you saw this Christmas ballet. Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.

The Coup

Submitted by Kelsey Colt on Mon, 11/19/2012 - 10:15pm

Hip-hoppers are often trying to impart a message to their audience. Politically minded group The Coup is no exception. Known for bass-drive, danceable beats and lyrics about capitalism, American politics, and police brutality, the group has been making noise since 1990. Expect to hear  new singles like "Not Yet Free" and "Pork and Beef" off their sixth album, Sorry to Bother You. Sat 8 p.m.