Saturday, February 25, 2017

Audi Power of Four Ski Mountaineering

Submitted by EmmaMurray on Tue, 02/21/2017 - 4:47pm

Teams of two will race over 24 miles—gaining over 10,000 vertical feet—as they cross all four of Aspen’s mountains, starting in Snowmass Village, traversing to West Buttermilk, the Aspen Highlands, and finishing at Aspen Mountain’s gondola plaza. An aid station about a third of the way through will refuel participants with electrolyte drinks and Clif Bars. Not up for all four mountains? Try the Power of Two division, which starts half way through the course at the Aspen Highlands Base Village. Sat 6 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Walks on Water Ice Fishing Tournament Series

Submitted by Beau Berkley on Tue, 12/20/2016 - 4:44pm

Anglers in this second-year tournament will stake out their own spot on the ice, with a $500 pay-out for the heaviest fish caught in Georgetown Lake, which boasts both brown and rainbow trout. Participants who leave the ice empty-handed can still reel in some goodies like coffee or kettle corn from Megan’s Mountain Kettle Corn. Sat 8 a.m.-noon.

Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter Party

Submitted by Sarah Soenke on Wed, 12/21/2016 - 4:39pm

From the newest Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them viewers to longtime JK Rowling fans, kids of all ages can jump into the magical world of Harry Potter and get acquainted with its legendary creatures. All young wizards and witches will be armed with plenty of crafts and supplies to create their favorite beasts from the book and movie franchise on paper. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Sat 11 a.m.

—Image courtesy of Denver Public Library 

Winter Craft Beer Festival

Submitted by NatalieLampert on Mon, 02/20/2017 - 7:20pm

This boozy feast returns to Boulder with more than 50 breweries ready to pour, pour, and pour some more. Fan favorites, such as Wibby Brewing, Crazy Mountain Brewing Co., and Upslope Brewing Company, will make any beer lover giddy—just make sure you stay sober enough to vote for the winner of the People's Choice Award.

Yolk'n Around

Submitted by Rachel Trujillo on Mon, 12/19/2016 - 9:40am

At this seven-hour affair held at Longmont’s St. Vrain Cidery, breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day—or at least the most delicious. Stop by for a full day of morning specialties, such as French toast, breakfast nachos, and steak-n-eggs, paired with various spiced and hopped ciders. Sat 2-9 p.m. 

Winter Craft Beer Festival

Submitted by Rachel Trujillo on Thu, 12/22/2016 - 1:33pm

If you're looking for an event to honor the explosive craft beer scene in Denver, you've found it at this boozy Boulder festival. There will be a wide-range of brew styles—IPAs, porters, stouts, and hard ciders—to fit any palate from around 50 different breweries. Sip tipples from locals including Upslope Brewing Company, Pug Ryan's Brewing Company, and Four Noses Brewing Company before casting your vote for the coveted People's Choice award. Sat 2-6 p.m.

A Little Cinderella with Tea Party

Submitted by EmilyWilliams on Tue, 02/21/2017 - 4:00pm

Ballerinas-to-be will delight in seeing this classic princess tale brought to the stage by Ballet Ariel. This shorter version of the full-length production is designed to captivate youngsters with intricately choreographed waltzes, beautiful costumes, and plenty of magic. After the show, little ones can join Cinderella, Prince Charming, and other cast members on stage for a special tea party. Sat and Sun 3 p.m.

Storylight: A Festival of Fairytale

Submitted by NatalieLampert on Mon, 02/20/2017 - 7:07pm

Fairytales are thought of as a medium for children, but this magical festival makes the age-old story form accessible to all ages. Boulder-based organization Stories with Spirit will present three performances greared toward different demographics—Family, Young Adult, and Adult—but all will include enchanting tales from seasoned storytellers as well as musicians, poets, comedians, and even a magician.

Sips, Sights, and Sounds

Submitted by Rachel Trujillo on Mon, 12/19/2016 - 9:56am

With more than 200 bottles of wine from around the world and multiple local restaurants, art galleries, and concerts, the entertainment options at this festival are endless. The 21-and-up-event is happening rain or shine, so don't let a little weather stop you from sipping, tasting, and enjoying local and global delicacies. 

Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage

Submitted by NatalieLampert on Mon, 02/20/2017 - 6:58pm

Adventure theater group the Catamounts are back with another immersive theatrical experience: a gypsy-punk musical version of the Old English epic poem "Beowulf." The show will explore themes of violence and loneliness in a strange land, all set to Broadway composer Dave Malloy’s original score performed by a live band..

Celebrating Black Composers

Submitted by EmilyWilliams on Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:58pm

Honor the contributions of African-American composers to the American Songbook at this jazzy Black History Month celebration. The Parker Symphony Orchestra will perform pieces from black composers ranging from the 1700s to the mid-20th-century, featuring the works of Scott Joplin, Duke Ellington, and more. Sat 7:30 p.m.


A Clockwork Orange

Submitted by AbbieMitchell on Tue, 02/21/2017 - 9:42am

Celebrate author Anthony Burgess’ 100th birthday with this special screening of his hit novel, adapted for film by legendary director Stanley Kubrick, on 35mm film. Although the work was already a cult classic, the 1971 film helped elevate it to its now widely known infamy. Put your film and literary knowledge to the test in a game of trivia as you enjoy an evening steeped in one of this literary personality’s most compelling works. Sat 10 p.m.