Subaru’s Winterfest, taking place at Loveland Ski Area on Saturday, March 8, and Sunday, March 9, features free mini-lessons, free family races, Nordica and Lib Tech demos and an insider’s look at the operations of the National Ski Patrol with an avalanche awareness and beacon training session.
Free goodies and prizes surround the event, as a Subaru command post is set up at the base of the mountain complete with free hot chocolate and coffee. The first 100 Subaru drivers to enter the parking lot receive VIP treatment with front-row parking right next to Lift 1. Subaru created the weekend to promote a safe and enjoyable snow-rider environment, and participation is free to all skiers and snowboarders with a valid lift ticket.
On Wednesday, March 12, the U.S. Forest Service and Loveland Ski Area will team up to host Loveland’s Ski with a Ranger Day. Join a Forest Service snow ranger for a fun, free and easy run centered on the relationships between Loveland and the surrounding environment. Topics include glacial geology, winter ecology, local history and partnerships and are recommended for ages 8 and older. Meet at Ptarmigan Roost Cabin at the top of Chair 2 at 1:30 p.m. for a run with the snow ranger (plan to get there 15 minutes early).
The Ski with a Ranger program will be taking place once a month until the end of the season. Other Ski with a Ranger dates include Saturday, March 29; Wednesday, April 9; and Saturday, April 26.
Thursday, March 13, is the next Ski Hooky Day with 95.7 FM The Party at Loveland Ski Area. Listen to 95.7 FM The Party for your chance to win free tickets to Loveland, or sign up for Party VIP and print your coupon for a $25 lift ticket on Thursday. Can’t make it on Thursday? The coupon also includes a buy one lift ticket get one free valid for two weeks after Hooky Day.
For more information on these and other events at Loveland, visit www.skiloveland.com/events.
Tap It Tuesday, twang rock at Dillon Dam Brewery
The Dillon Dam Brewery will host its next Tap It Tuesday on Tuesday, March 11, featuring a five-gallon keg of the brewmaster’s special stash. At 5 p.m., the brewery will tap the Irish Car Bomb Stout — a McLuhr’s Irish Stout aged with Irish whiskey, Kahlua and whipped cream vodka. Half-pints are $5 while they last.
4H Royalty, Denver’s premier purveyor of twang rock, will play a show at the brewery on Thursday, March 13. Recipient of Westword Readers’ Poll “Best New Band 2010” and two-time nominee to the Westword Music Awards, 4H Royalty has quickly built a reputation as being one of the most versatile and original quartets on the High Plains. While the band’s sound pays homage to the greats of classic country, blues and rock ’n’ roll, 4HR is neither revivalist nor purist in its approach. The music starts at 9:30 p.m.
Visit www.dambrewery.com for more information on these and other events.
Barkly brings in Break Science, One Ton Pig
The Barkley Ballroom hosts Break Science with Late Night Radio on Sunday, March 9.
Brooklyn-based electronic duo Break Science evokes a wide spectrum of electronic genres filtered through a musician’s lens, all while moving people spiritually and on the dance floor. Break Science consists of seasoned producers and touring veterans Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee, who have produced and performed with everyone from The Fugees, Wu Tang Clan and Talib Kweli to reggae Lee Scratch Perry and Miles Davis collaborator, John Scofield.
The music starts at 9 p.m., and tickets are $15.
Jackson Hole’s One Ton Pig, famous for down-and-dirty outlaw country, bluegrass and Americana, will take the stage at The Barkley on Wednesday, March 12.
One Ton Pig has released three critically acclaimed and commercially successful CDs of original music (“High On the Hog,” 2008; “Big Norm,” 2010; and “One Ton Pig,” 2012). The band also pulls out cover tunes from its repertoire of more than 100, bringing smiles to the faces of bar patrons, festival attendees, prison inmates, cowboys, sailors and the like. The free show starts at 9 p.m
Visit www.barkleyballroom.com for more information on these and other shows.
Live music at three20south throughout the week
My Body Sings Electric and Swing Hero will take the stage at three20south in Breckenridge on Sunday, March 9. My Body Sings Electric’s music resonates with a sense of playfulness and lust for life. When you meet them in person, it’s easy to see why. Call their music indie. Call it pop. Call it what you will. But when you connect with the music from this band of loveable misfits, you’ll feel as if you just met your five new best friends. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.
Conspirator with Manic Focus will play three20south on Tuesday, March 11. Conspirator was originally founded as a way for Aaron Magner and Marc Brownstein to explore their passion for electronic music. Upon inception, the duo spent their time reworking songs from Magner and Brownstein’s other band, The Disco Biscuits, into electronic tracks while also writing new and original songs. It was soon realized that additional members were needed, which led to Chris Michetti joining on guitar and “Torch” on drums. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door.
Three20south will host Twiddle and The Mantras on Wednesday, March 12. Specializing in funk and reggae, Vermont-based quartet Twiddle offers a unique blend on these genres, with the added infusion of jazz, classical, bluegrass and electronic elements. With the release of their debut album, “The Natural Evolution of Consciousness,” in 2007 and their most recent release, “Somewhere on the Mountain,” in 2011, the band has demonstrated their undeniable talent and creativity. In addition to their eclectic ear-catching sound, the band offers an exciting live performance that is not to be missed. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.
For more information on these and other upcoming shows, visit www.three20south.com.
Instrumentalist plays at Rocky Mountain Coffee Roasters
Paulo Cesar Pereira will perform at Rocky Mountain Coffee Roasters in Frisco on Monday, March 10. Pereira is a versatile instrumentalist, improviser, composer and sound engineer who plays cello, fretless bass and guitar music from Bach to bossa nova, by way of jazz, rock and the blues, music crafted from the page and music improvised from the heart. In his native Brazil, Pereira played cello for three years at the Chamber Orchestra of Universidade Federal de Goias and for eight years with the Goiania Symphony Orchestra.
The music will run from 9 to 11 a.m. For more information, visit www.rmcoffeeroasters.com.