Dillon Dam Brewery’s next Tap it Tuesday takes place Tuesday, Feb. 11, and will feature a raspberry-chipotle stout.
This beer is an Irish stout aged with raspberries and chipotle chilies. A 5-gallon keg of this brewmaster’s special will be tapped at 5 p.m., and the brewery will be serving $5 half-pints while they last.
For more information, visit www.dambrewery.com.
Polish film posters at Denver Art Museum
The Western motion picture exported an epic vision of America. John Wayne, Henry Fonda and Kirk Douglas became legends throughout the world, especially in Poland. “Rebranded: Polish Film Posters for the American Western” presents 28 posters that typify the spirit of Polish poster design from the 1950s through the 1980s. The exhibition is on display at the Denver Art Museum from Sunday, Feb. 16, through Sunday, June 1.
Drawn entirely from the Autry National Center of the American West, these inventive works provide a glimpse into one of the most fascinating post-war developments in the chronicle of poster history. Free from commercial stranglehold, Polish artists did not promote these films through overtly glamorous, Hollywood-style imagery. Instead, they deployed a new arsenal of graphic interpretations to convey the essence of the movie.
With expressive impact, universally recognized symbols of the Western, such as the horse, six-shooter, Stetson and saddle, were used to catch the eye, offering a concise and often ingenious summary of each film.
For more information on this and other exhibits at the Denver Art Museum, visit www.denverartmuseum.org.
Sleds, skis and fishing in Leadville
On Saturday, Feb. 8, sleds take over the ninth hole at Mount Massive Golf Course. The Leadville High Altitude Snow Drags, sponsored by the High Riders Snowmobile Club, is a double-elimination drag race with three classes: under 800 cc, 800 cc and up and pro modified. Registration is available online at www.leadvillesnowdrags.com or on race day. The competition is limited to 64 contestants, with prizes including a two-night stay and dinner for two at the Twin Lakes Inn, two nights’ lodging at the Black Cat B&B and two full-day adult lift tickets for Ski Cooper.
Ski Cooper hosts races and competitions throughout the season, including the Cooper Cup Race Series and the Southeast and Western Regions of the Colorado Special Olympics Winter Games on Friday, Feb. 14. Visit www.skicooper.com/events for more information.
The annual Twin Lakes Ice Fishing Derby on Saturday, Feb. 15, and Sunday, Feb. 16, sponsored by the Leadville Rod and Gun Club, offers prizes ranging from $50 to $500, with categories for mackinaw, rainbow trout, brown trout, cutthroat trout and brook trout.
On Saturday, Feb. 22, the Leadville Loppet returns for its 11th year. This fundraiser for the Mineral Belt Trail is open to freestyle and classic Nordic skiing with 10K, 22K and 44K categories and a 5K fun race in which participants are encouraged to wear costumes. Preregistration is required and available at www.leadvilleloppet.wordpress.com/race-info/registration.
For more information on these and other events in Leadville, visit www.visitleadvillecolorado.com or call (855) 488-1222.