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A&E briefs: Tickets available for Tim McClure conservation benefit

Tim McClure founded the Summit Recycling Project, which is now the High Country Conservation Center. A conservation pioneer, McClure died with friend Steve Field in an avalanche in Little French Gulch in 1985.
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The founder of recycling programs in Summit County, Tim McClure, who was killed in 1985 in an avalanche, will be remembered at the High Country Conservation Center’s annual benefit March 10 at the DoubleTree in Breckenridge. The celebration will include local beer, wine and spirit tastings, live music, belly dancers and a silent auction.

The benefit also serves to highlight the work of HC3, as well as to honor local community members and businesses for their efforts to live and do business sustainably. Proceeds from the event support programs in waste reduction, local food, energy and water efficiency, and sustainable business programs.

“This event is not only an enjoyable evening, but also a chance to meet the board and staff of HC3 and find out ways that you can become more active regarding environmental issues in Summit County,” HC3 program coordinator Jenny Hammock said in a news release.

General admission is $30 in advance or $35 at the door while VIP tickets are $50. Visit HighCountryConservation.org or call 970-668-5703.

Banff Mountain Film Festival sold out

Regarded as the most prestigious mountain film festival in the world, the Banff Mountain Film Festival is held every fall in Banff, Alberta, and makes about 450 stops in various communities around the world. The festival’s stop today at the Riverwalk Center is sold out, according to the group’s website.

Deadphish Orchestra coming to Frisco

Currently on tour, the Deadphish Orchestra will be at Barkley Ballroom in Frisco this month for a free concert.

The performance is March 11 and will feature a quartet of Colorado musicians blending the Grateful Dead’s earthy, folky, bluesy tunes with the sharper-around-the-edges, funky and more aggressive style of Phish, according to a news release. A scheduled March 10 performance in Estes Park is sold out.

Beaver Creek eateries featured in wine magazine

Four Beaver Creek restaurants — Splendido at the Chateau, Beano’s Cabin, Grouse Mountain Grill and Zach’s Cabin — are featured as outstanding dinning eateries in this month’s issue of Wine Spectator magazine. The magazine is on newsstands now and online at WineSpectator.com.

Breck Spring Beer Festival welcomes new venue

The 11th annual Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival, set for noon to 5 p.m. April 8, is back with more breweries and expanded event options at a new location, outdoors at Main Street Station and the Village at Breckenridge, according to a news release.

The Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival, a celebration of 11 years of brews, views and free live music in the heart of Breckenridge, will feature two to three live bands, as well as 40-plus local, regional and national craft breweries, and food and retail vendors.

Additionally, the festival will be the first event to showcase the new Village at Breckenridge Plaza and Main Street Station plaza as a combined event space, they said.

“After being on Ridge Street for years, we are moving back to Main Street Station and expanding into the beautiful new plaza at the Village at Breckenridge,” Lee Sims, marketing director for Radiate Live Events, noted in a news release. “Skiers can come right off the slopes and into the largest spring beer festival in the Colorado Rockies.”

Tickets are $30 for unlimited tasting access if purchased by April 7 or $40 on the day of the event. VIP passes are $75 in advance or $90 the day of the event.

For more info, go to BreckenridgeBeerFestival.com.

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