Summit County A&E briefs: Matchstick presents ‘McConkey’ at Keystone
Ryan Summerlin November 21, 2013
Keystone Resort continues the A51 River Run Rail Series with the Back to the Grind Rail Jam on Saturday, Nov. 16, in River Run Village from 3 to 7 p.m. Following the rail jam, come by Warren Station in River Run to catch the film documentary “McConkey,” presented by Matchstick Productions, an incredible tribute to legendary freeskier Shane McConkey. Doors open at 7 p.m. with Red Bull mixer specials, and the show starts at 7:30.
“McConkey,” a much anticipated feature-length documentary, is a heartfelt examination of the legacy one athlete left to the progression of his sports and the path he paved to conquer his dreams. McConkey is revered as a pioneer of freeskiing and ski-base jumping, and through his talent and his trademark irreverent humor, he inspired countless lives. In a film from Red Bull Media House, in association with Matchstick Productions, “McConkey” celebrates the life of one of the world’s ultimate innovators.
The film stars legendary athletes Shane McConkey, Sherry McConkey, J.T. Holmes, Glenn McConkey, Jim McConkey, Jonny Moseley, Miles Daisher, Travis Pastrana, Bob Burnquist, Mike Douglas, Kent Kreitler and Scot Schmidt.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children 12 and younger in advance at https://mcconkeykeystone.eventbrite.com and $12 for adults and $9 for children 12 and younger at the door. Children ages 5 and younger are free with a paying adult. Proceeds from the film will go to a trust set up for the McConkey family.
For more information on “McConkey,” visit http://mcconkeymovie.com.
‘Way of Life’ shows at Dam Brewery
Teton Gravity Research’s new flick, “Way of Life,” will show at the Dillon Dam Brewery at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21.
“For some, embracing the mountains is not just part of life — it’s a way of life,” reads literature from the film. “The search for snow shapes not only how they approach these peaks but also how they approach the world. The bonds that form from this community transcend continents and cultures, transforming strangers into friends. After all, a smile on a powder day needs no translation.”
Want a fresh pair of skis? Enter your photos to #tgrwayoflife Instagram Photo Contest for a chance to win a pair of 2013-14 Atomics of your choice. For more on the film, visit www.tetongravity.com/films/way-of-life.
The brewery will also host a live trivia night with Steven A at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, featuring Dam prizes, no cover and $5 Crown Royal drinks. For more information, visit www.dambrewery.com.
Pet photos with Santa on Saturday, Nov. 16, in Frisco
League for Animals & People of the Summit will hold its annual pet photos with Santa and the Grinch on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Frisco Historical Park Chapel. Professional photographer Emily Schmutz, of Keeping Composure Photography, will take the photos.
Each registration includes three to five photos, which will be available within a week of the event, have a disk of photos made for an additional $10 to make your own holiday cards, or have Schmutz create some cards for you. If you want an inexpensive holiday family portrait without Santa or the Grinch, or if you don’t have a pet, LAPS can accommodate you, as well.
Sitting fees are $22 for LAPS members for one pet or $24 for nonmembers, with the second pet half price. Humans are included for free when accompanied by a pet, mostly to hold the dogs in place. Santa and the Grinch will sit with any pet or kid, and you can choose between two photo opportunities, either the outdoor scene, featuring a decorated sleigh or the traditional tree inside the historic chapel. All proceeds benefit programs for spay/neuter and medical/surgical financial aid for less fortunate local families.
Trail Dog Treats will be bringing a selection of all-natural dog treats to sell (and sample) and LAPS will also be selling bags of The Enchanted Biscuit all-natural dog treats, along with a few treat baskets. Abbey’s Coffee and donuts will be available for pet owners.
For more information, visit www.summitlaps.com.
Photo field trip, art workshop next week in Breckenridge
The Breckenridge Arts District will host a photographic field trip to Valley Brook Cemetery on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 9 a.m. Meet at the Tin Shop, 117 E. Washington Ave., and join artist Sean Brubaker, who will guide participants in photographing this historic cemetery, and then return to the Tin Shop for refreshments and photo show and tell. Pre-registration is required; call (970) 453-3364.
There also will be a watercolor workshop with Mauricio Meneses at Art Supply Breckenridge, 201 S. Ridge St., Thursday, Nov. 21, from 4 to 6 p.m. Learn the use of tools and different ways to apply watercolors while you create your very own piece of art. Call (970) 423-6945 for more information.
To learn more about the Breckenridge Arts District and other workshops, visit www.townofbreckenridge.com and click on “Arts” at the top of the web page.
Epic Race registration deadline is Sunday, Nov. 17
Time is running out to register to be a part of Vail Resorts’ Epic Race. The Epic Race is a season-long competition to ski or ride all 26 resorts spread across four countries that make up the Epic Pass. The reward: The first 10 participants to complete the adventure win a lifetime Epic Pass. Registration closes on Sunday, Nov. 17, and the race officially begins Friday, Nov. 22.
Each racer will need to ski or ride all 26 resorts on the Epic Pass (Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Eldora in Colorado; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Afton Alps, Minn.; Mt. Brighton, Mich.; Verbier, Switzerland; Arlberg, Austria — St. Anton, Lech, Zurs, St. Christoph and Stuben; and Les 3 Vallées, France — Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Brides-les-Bains, Les Menuires, Saint Martin de Belleville, Val Thorens and Orelle).
Epic Racers will be asked to document and share their experience at each resort to be eligible to win. After all resorts have been visited, all content will be verified. Winners will be determined upon completion of the race and verification of compliance with the official rules. Contestants can find all the rules and register to ski the world by visiting http://epicrace.epicpass.com.
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