Editor’s picks: Summit County’s best bets for the weekend
Today, I am rocking that powder-day glow. After showing up to an empty office on Tuesday and Wednesday morning, I decided that I couldn’t miss out any longer. Fearing the spring break crowds, we were loading the chair right when Keystone opened.
The other riders I was with were talking about all the tree runs they wanted to hit. I’m used to riding with boys that push me beyond what I sometimes think I can handle. My old roommate took me to the back bowls of Vail on my second week of snowboarding — ever. But trees make me nervous, I get going too fast and put on the brakes and then flop over; and, with a bunch of powder, it takes three hours just to pull yourself back up to a stand. But this is my sixth winter, and, if I don’t ever get in the trees, I will never get better at them.
Several tree runs later, after only falling once, I had that perma-powder grin stuck to my face (along with some dried snot). Not that I ever usually need one, but it’s one of those reminders of why I never left Summit, even when I struggled with two jobs and four roommates. And a good reminder of how rewarding it can be when you occasionally push yourself.
The rage-inspired comedian Lewis Black will be bringing his stand-up routine to Breckenridge on Friday, March 18, as part of The Emperors New Clothes The Naked Truth Tour. Black is struggling this year to figure out who is the comedian and who is the subject when it comes to the politics, but also expect rants on everything from iPods to global warming. Tickets are available at breckcreate.org.
BOOK SIGNING WITH VERA DAWSON
Local author and baking guru Vera Dawson will be at Next Page Books & Nosh in Frisco on Saturday, March 19 from 2–4 p.m. She will be signing copies of her second book, “Baking Above It All,” and answering questions about overcoming obstacles when it comes to baking at high altitudes.
On Saturday, March 19, the Breckenridge Music Festival welcomes back Nathan Olson, co-concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and John Klinghammer, associate principal clarinet of the Omaha Symphony, to perform the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johannes Brahms in an evening of chamber music at Father Dyer Church in Breckenridge at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25. Visit breckenridgemusicfestival.com for more information.
On Sunday, March 20, Summit Music and Arts presents musicians from the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado performing “Portraits of Bach.” The show begins at 4 p.m., with a local artist exhibit beginning at 3 p.m., at the Dillon Community Church. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and students to age 18 are free. Go to summitmusicandarts.org or call (970) 389-5788 for more information.
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