Move aside boys, it's time for the ladies to show off their ability to shred. Join 25 of the world's best snowboarders for the seventh year of the women's slope-style snowboarding competition - the only televised all-female snowboarding competition in the United States.
Whoever said that kayaks only belong on rapids? Kayak down Monarch Mountain in the signature event that combines the water sport with a sledding twist. Kayakers race down a customized course of banks and hills before splashing into an icy pond. If getting soaking wet in the cold isn't your thing, come to cheer on the brave racers with a cup of cocoa in hand. Sat 10 a.m.
Experience the movement and beauty of Edgar Degas' works as he did: surrounded by the inspiration of his peers. This rarely viewed exhibition goes beyond the ballerinas Degas is best known for to showcase a selection of drawings, prints, and photographs by the illustrious French artist, as well as works by his friends and colleagues from the Impressionist period. Stop by on opening day (April 6) or on May 4 to witness ballerinas bringing Degas' work to life. Tue-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Try your hand at paper marbling, a decorative art widely used by European bookbinders from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Its original practicioners kept the process a secret, but now you too can learn to make colorfuly patterned paper that resembles the swirls and blotches of cut marble. You can also buy materials to make more at home for use as stationary or unique craft paper. Sat 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Step into their world as this group of artists reveals how they each view the way they inhabit of their own environments. The geography-themed exhibition—a graduate thesis project completed by four CU Boulder students—explores elements of nature and the way various aspects of earth interact. Look at Ashley Eliza William’s examination of balance between Earth’s past and future in her expressive paintings and Ryan Wade Ruehlen’s video and media distortions of materials to represent his perception of decomposition and creation. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Scavenger hunts aren't just for the kids anymore. Snow tube, sled, and run your way through snow-riddled course with a select team of friends as you join hundreds of other racers in navigating the puzzles of Winter Park. Following the race will be a dance party, bonfire, and cold beer. Each registrant receives a two-for-one deal on lift tickets for the remainder of the ski season. Sat 3 p.m.
Help to improve the peace and well-being of cancer patients by dancing to live music from the CopperTones, who will be performing classic rock, disco, top 40, Motown funk, and swing. This formal evening includes dinner followed by silent and live auctions with emcee Chris Parente, the host and anchor of the Everyday Show. Proceeds benefit LifeSpark Cancer Resources, a nonprofit that provides Reiki and Healing Touch therapies for men and women who are experiencing cancer. Sat 6-8 p.m.
Dance to the beat of Big Horn—featuring Susan Rissman—while empowering youth with educational opportunities. Bid on the live auction’s dazzling and exotic getaways, dine on gourmet food and wine, sip cocktails, and applaud the achievements of Peak Education Scholars. Proceeds benefit Peak Education, an organization that breaks generational poverty by providing opportunities and assisting lower-income students in high school and advanced degree programs. Sat 6-9 p.m.
Join Denver’s art aficionados in celebration of the community’s ever-expanding art renaissance. Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Art Students League of Denver, the evening includes a dueling artist showcase that invites League artists—with a variety of styles and media backgrounds—to create live from-the-floor art throughout the evening. Delight in creative dishes and sip cocktails while browsing the fine art auction and exhibit.
Celebrate the philanthropy of Community Ministry by dancing to the live jazz, rock 'n' roll, and swing performance of Prestige while enjoying hors d-oeuvres from the Pinehurst Country Club. Participate in the silent and live auctions as you applaud the announcement of this year’s recipient of the Philanthropy and Community Encouragement award, recognizing an individual who has shared both monetary and hands-on contributions with the community.
On its newest release, Valtari, this Icelandic trio furthers its signature, enigmatic style with singer—and composer of the score to 2011 film We Bought a Zoo—Jónsi’s ethereal, falsetto-like vocals cascading over a swell of ambient instrumentation as luscious and grand as the group’s homeland. And if the live show’s opulent orchestration isn’t enough, North American tour attendees receive a free digital copy of a three-track EP with their ticket. Sat 8 p.m.