Plan your Summit County weekend: Birdies, Bogeys and Bloodies, anyone?
August 3, 2017
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area recently opened its disc golf course, and this Saturday's Birdies, Bogeys and Bloodies is the first event on the course to date.
There are still plenty of spots for people to register for both the single rounds and the double round. There will be two singles rounds and one doubles round at 12:30 p.m. Registering in advance is $40. Day-of registration is $45. The fee includes entry to the disc golf tournament, a custom t-shirt, reusable bag, a frisbee golf disc and two bloody mary drinks provided throughout the tournament.
For those that want to be a part of this unique first-time Birdies, Bogeys and Bloodies event, catch the live music, beer tent and vodka samples in the Mountain Goat Plaza. Numerous vendors in the plaza will be featuring specialty vodka tastings. Registration for this is $20 in advance and $25 the day of. There will also be free scenic chair lift rides from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and A-Basin's new taco truck will be providing fresh grub in the plaza. P-Nuckle is the featured band of the event. They are known for a dedicated passion for delivering messages of hope and triumph over adversity. Their sound is influenced by reggae and punk rock. For more information, visit ArapahoeBasin.com.
BRINGING BIG ART TO A SMALL TOWN
It's not every day a festival gets voted 65 out of the top 200 fine art festival in the nation. With Breckenridge's Arts District and all the events, galleries, artists and artisan classes BreckCreate brings to our little town town, it's no surprise one of the best art festivals in the country would take place here in Summit County. We are surrounded by wonderful art on a daily basis, and this weekend, there will be even more art to take in than any other given day. At the Breckenridge Main Street Art Festival this Saturday, August 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., there will be over 80 high quality, original artists in 13 categories, including ceramics, mixed media, fiber, jewelry, painting, wood, glass, sculpture and more. The festival will also take place on Sunday, August 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can catch all the action both days in Breckenridge's Main Street Station, at the corner of South Main and Park Avenue.
A MOST IMPORTANT FILM
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In 2006 filmmakers of "An Inconvenient Truth" followed former presidential condidate Al Gore on the lecture circuit as he campaigned to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects.
A sequel to that film, called "Truth to Power" just came out July 28, and will be screening here in Summit County at the Skyline Cinema in Dillon this Friday, August 4. "Truth to Power" follows the efforts made to tackle climate change and Al Gore's attempts to persuade governmental leaders to invest in renewable energy. There is no better time to revisit these efforts, especially after President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement this year. The film addresses this withdrawal, placing Trump as one of the main antagonists of the efforts made to stop climate change. The film will start at 7 p.m. and tickets are $7. For more information or to RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE COPPER TRIANGLE RETURNS
Copper Mountain Resort's Copper Triangle is an annual 78-mile alpine cycling event featuring challenging climbs over Fremont Pass (11,318 feet), Tennessee Pass (10,424 feet) and Vail Pass (10,666). This ride has long been considered one of Colorado's classic road rides.
The course passes three ski areas and is littered with historic mining outposts and camp Hale, the training ground for the famous 10th Mountain Division.
The total elevation gain is 5,981 feet. Riders will start and finish in the Burning Stones Plaza in central Copper Mountain Resort.
Multiple aid and rest stations will be positioned throughout the race course.
The after-party at Copper will feature music, lunch, prize drawings and a cycling expo that will continue into the afternoon.
All proceeds raised benefit Parkinson's disease research.
The ride is this Saturday, August 5 and there is still room for riders to register for this breathtaking ride. For more information, visit CopperTriangle.com.
all mozart all evening
This Saturday, Aug. 5, there will be a program of all Mozart compositions led by Breckenridge Music Festival's Artistic Advisor and Conductor, David Danzmayr and featuring concertmaster, Nathan Olson.
The evening will include Overture to The Abduction from II Seraglio, K. 384 and Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219, Turkish.
Following intermission there will be a performance of Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K. 504, Prague. Tickets are $25-40.
Students can get in for $10, and children for $7. For more information, visit BreckenridgeMusicFestival.com or BreckCreate.org. 970-453-9142.
The Weekend is the arts and entertainment column for the Summit Daily News, focused on fun weekend happenings in Summit County. Email email@example.com with event information.
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