Backcountry Brewery is kicking off the ski season Monday with a screening of Powderwhore’s 2013 movie, “Elevation.”
“A revolution is taking place. With this resurgence into the backcountry, we look for real adventure beyond the tightly wound, firmly stretched orange and black ropes that “protect” us from knowing freedom! The backcountry is the imagination unleashed, and you get out what you put in. There are real boundaries and limitations, though: avalanches, exposure to the elements, conditions and fatigue all challenge one to grow in knowledge, patience and fitness. The joy comes in discovering these limitations, moving through fear and exploring beyond. Putting in the perspiration and inspiration leads to ‘Elevation,’” reads the promotional material for the film.
The show starts at 7 p.m., and tickets are $10 at the door. For more information on the film, visit www.powderwhore.com.
Get Stoked film series
continues today in Keystone
Opening weekend at Keystone continues today with the Get Stoked Winter Film Series at Warren Station. Some of the top action-sports production companies blow your mind with reels of jaw-dropping feats.
Tonight’s films include “The Wallisch Project,” presented by Kyle Decker; “Partly Cloudy,” presented by Level 1 Productions; and “Tracing Skylines,” presented by Poor Boyz.
Get stoked for another season, as legendary and rookie shredders tackle unforgiving territory on the big screen. Raffle prizes, beer, Red Bull, “Get Stoked” and “Bring on the Pow” mixer specials top off the night. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30. Tickets are $5 for adults at the door, and children 12 and younger are free.
Visit www.warrenstation.com for more information.
New beers on tap at Dillon Dam Brewery
The Dam Brewery has three new beers on tap in Dillon, the Old School British Pale Ale, Wild Thing Wet Hop IPA and Le Seine Shine.
On first sip of the Old School British Pale Ale, a big earthy, grassy and floral aroma greets you, followed by a rich, earthy-spicy hop flavor balanced with biscuity malts and a hint of caramel sweetness. A light, crisp, clean malt bill doesn’t come close to balancing out the large, spicy, citrusy and slightly “green” hop character of the Boulder-based Andrew’s family farm grown, fresh-picked Cascade and Chinook, wet-hopped Wild Thing IPA.
Le Seine Shine was brewed in collaboration with the other DAM (Denver Art Museum) to celebrate the Passport to Paris exhibit, which opened Sunday and runs through Feb. 9. This is a steam beer with elements of both lagers and ales, plus a hint of lemon.
“I see lots of light, sunshine and faded blue skies in these paintings, and so I immediately thought that this should be a light, refreshing beer, yet complex and deep, too, to represent the bright colors and deep shadows,” said Cory Forster, Dillon Dam brewmaster.
For more information about these beers and other events at the brewery, visit www.dambrewery.com.
‘Drawn to Action’ coming
to Denver Art Museum
The Denver Art Museum will present an installation of some 35 contemporary posters in the exhibition “Drawn to Action: Posters from the AIGA Design Archives,” Dec. 15 through Jan. 18, 2015.
Culled from the AIGA Design Archives at the DAM — a collection of more than 10,000 objects that represents one of the largest and finest holdings of contemporary American communication design from approximately 1980 to the present — “Drawn to Action” invites visitors to discover how design can be an extraordinary tool for change and to consider their own opinions on a broad range of issues.
“Throughout its history, the poster has proved to be a remarkably resilient medium, adapting itself to a variety of uses,” said Darrin Alfred, associate curator of architecture, design and graphics at the DAM. “Initially a device for commercial advertising, the poster has become synonymous with the freedom of expression. It is an extraordinary medium for social and political influence: a method for giving voice.”
Sociopolitical themes, such as racism, the environment, literacy, peace and equality, are just a few of the subjects that designers tackle in these provocative posters. Works by Ivan Chermayeff, Seymour Chwast, Luba Lukova, Woody Pirtle and James Victore, among others, are featured in the exhibition.
For more information, visit www.denverartmuseum.org.
ESPN celebrates fans with hall of fame
ESPN has announced the return of the Fan Hall of Fame, an institution that celebrates extraordinary sports fandom. The initiative, now in its second year, will induct the three most remarkable and inspiring fans, after a nationwide search and integrated campaign across ESPN’s platforms. The three final winners will have their names engraved in a permanent place of honor: three stadium chairs, placed on the lawn of ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., campus.
Through Nov. 18, fans of any sport throughout the United States and Canada can enter the competition by submitting an application on fanhalloffame.com that explains why they deserve a spot in the Hall of Fame. Additionally, applicants are encouraged to submit and share their own images to the website to support their case.
The 10 finalists, selected by a diverse panel of judges, will be announced on Dec. 2. ESPN will also produce video segments of each of the final contestants sharing their unique stories of fandom. The videos will be available on the Fan Hall of Fame website, where voting will take place Dec. 2 to Dec. 11. Final inductees will be revealed on Dec. 13 and honored at an induction ceremony in 2014.
For more information, visit fanhalloffame.com.