Editor’s picks: Summit County’s best bets for the weekend
The weather might be as fickle as a teenage girl this week, but I’m loving it. A quick re-up of snow, followed by a couple warm and sunny days. It’s that mid-winter fake out that gets you dreaming about spring skiing in light clothes, concerts on the mountains — until we are blasted right back into winter for another three solid months. It’s OK though, I’m not done with powder days yet, and that’s the best thing about Colorado. It always sneaks a few warm, sunny days into a cold, cloudy stretch to remind you why you love living here.
And if you’re already dreaming of summer, just don’t say it out loud like one of the ladies on our ad staff did yesterday. You’ll get an earful about moving to lower grounds.
COLORADO MOUNTAIN CONVERGENCE
Breckenridge Creative Arts have outdone themselves with this three-day networking event for Colorado musicians. In partnership with Mishawaka Amphitheatre and SpokesBUZZ, CO Music Convergence provides educational workshops for musicians looking to learn more about the business side of the music world — including touring, music licensing and Colorado’s music strategy. For all of us that are instrumentally challenged but enjoy music, more than a dozen Colorado musicians will be showcased over the three days at the Riverwalk Center, open to the general public. Best part about all of this? Everything is free — the workshops need an RSVP, but feel free to stop by for the music showcase anytime.
Copper Uncorked returns to the mountains for its fifth season in the Burning Stones Plaza, Center Village on Saturday. A spin on the traditional chicken-wing challenge, Copper Mountain chefs will compete for the best wing recipe and wine pairing. The New Orleans Suspects will be headlining the event, bringing their Louisiana funk, rock and R&B tunes to the stage starting at 3 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Copper Environmental Foundation, supporting youth environmental initiatives in Summit County and the surrounding area.
“PARADISE WAITS” FILM FUNDRAISER
“Paradise Waits,” a Teton Gravity Research film, will screen at 6 p.m., with a second showing at 8:30 p.m., on Friday, Feb. 19 at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge (107 Denison Placer Road). The showings of the ski and snowboard film is a fundraiser for Timberline Learning Center, an early childhood education and child-care center in Breckenridge. There will be pizza, concessions, a cash bar and giveaways.
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