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Happenings
2015 February
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
-Dave Spencer Ski Classic, Feb 27-Mar 1, 8a-5p,
It¡¯s time to create your team! Grab your friends,
family members, neighbors & co-workers to help
us raise money in support of Adaptive Sports.
Eagle/Gypsum/Edwards/Avon/Vail:
--2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships,
Beaver Creek Mountain, Feb 2-16, 970.845.TIXS
-Winter Wondergrass Music Festival, Feb 20-22,
a unique, boutique winter music & craft beer
fest, features over 22 bluegrass bands, more
than 15 Colorado craft breweries, promotes
sustainability & community, With an outdoor,
winter wonderland on the brand new Notting-
ham Pavilion main stage, heated beer tents with
acoustic jams, kids tents, and bonfires, 90 Lake
St, Avon, 970.748.4087
-Feb 20-21, See the Vail Yeti take on the Breck
Bruins, Dobson Ice Irena. 2/20 game starts
7:45p, 2/21 game starts 8:15p. $9 adults, $5
16 & under. $2 discount on admission for all Vail
Resorts employees who show their employee ski
pass, more info: www.vailyetihockey.com
Glenwood/Aspen/Carbondale/Rifle:
--Feb 5, 6-9:30p, Spell What?!, a hilarious
game show Spelling BEEnefit for Aspen Youth
Ctr, a nonprofit organization providing free after
school & all day summer programs to youth
in grades 4-12, local Aspen celebrities take to
the stage to outwit, outspell, & outlast fellow
competitors & rely on the audience to survive,
includes cocktail hour, silent & live auctions,
dinner & Live game show SPELLING BEE, a
hilarious, heartfelt celebration, Aspen Meadows
Resort, Doerr-Hosier Ctr, McNulty Room, www.
tiny.cc/spellwhat
-Sunlight Mountain Resort 2015 Ski Spree
extravaganza, Feb 6-8, includes slope-side
competitions, a chili cook-off and a mid-winter
fireworks show in downtown Glenwood Springs!
-Bud Light Big Rail Fridays, Feb 6-Mar 27,
Snowmass, Athletes showcase their newest &
most progressive tricks on a Big Air Jump every
Fri, 2p.
-Feb 7, Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club¡¯s an-
nual Nordic Bonfire Dinner, teamavsc.org/page.
cfm?pageid=22001
-Symphony in the Valley Swing, Feb 14, 6-9p, 526 Pine
St, Glenwood Springs, Symphony in the Valley is present-
ing for your Valentine¡¯s Day delight, dinner & dancing to
a full live orchestra at the Hotel Colorado.
-Feb 15, 6:30p, Light It Up Blue Aspen turns the historic
Hotel Jerome blue for a lively evening of fundraising,
culinary delights, handcrafted cocktails, fine wine, music
& dancing, bid on luxury items from Aspen Magazine¡¯s
¡®Shades of Blue¡¯ silent auction table or on one-of-a-kind
live auction experiences while raising funds & aware-
ness for Autism, special guests Olympic Gold Medalist
Jonny Moseley, as well as ¡®The Doctors¡¯ co-host Dr. Jen-
nifer Berman. Tickets & tables start at $250 and can be
purchased by calling Extreme Sports Camp/Ascendigo at:
970.927.3143 or online at: www.lightitupblueaspen.org
-Snowmass Mardi Gras Parade & Celebration, Feb 17, in
Snowmass Village
-Aspen Laff Fest, Feb 19-21, After 13 years as the fea-
tured site for the HBO/US Comedy Arts Festival & 3 years
as the co-producer & home of the Aspen Rooftop Com-
edy Festival, the Wheeler now presents it¡¯s own unique
4-day comedy experience, where comics really get to
do what comics do best: everything funny; ski all day &
laugh all night to the most brilliant new voices in comedy,
970.920.5770
-Aspen Snowmass Freeskiing Open, Feb 19-22, Butter-
milk, This Gold-Level AFP event is one of the best Open
competitions in the nation! It attracts over 200 athletes
to compete on the famed X Games slopestyle & super-
pipe courses.
-¡¯Old West Firearms¡¯, Feb 21, 1p, 707 Orchard Ave, Silt,
Join us for an interesting viewing & discussion of some
notable Western Firearms. Using R.W.Boyle¡¯s ¡®Old West
Daily Reader¡¯ for background info on ammunition devel-
opment & changes in firearm technology in the Great
American West, he will also discuss some of the notable
instances in western history where firearms changed
America & more. Bob will also likely touch on some fire-
arm safety from time to time as he goes along. Take I-70
to the Silt exit, go North off the rotary on 9th St to Or-
chard, Turn west on Orchard, go 2 blocks, 970.618.4182
-Standup Comedy Night, Feb 26, 7p, 915 Grand Ave,
Glenwood Springs, The Glenwood Vaudeville Revue is
proud to host Andrew Orvedahl at The Vaudeville, a co-
median based in Denver, Colorado. His comedy is a mix-
ture of real-life stories with creative and often improvised
observations within those stories, 970.945.9699
-Audi Power of Four Ski Mountaineering Race, Feb 28,
Aspen-Snowmass, With approximately 12,000ft. of verti-
cal gain over 25 miles, including summiting the Aspen
Highlands Bowl, this race is the perfect opportunity to
experience all four Aspen Snowmass ski areas like never
before.
Grand Junction/Gateway/Parachute:
--¡¯Transform¡¯, CMU Exhibit, Feb 2-27, 437 Colorado Ave,
Gr Jct, Mon-Sat, 12-5p, First Friday Reception, Feb 6,
6:30-9p, view the exhibit & meet the artist, Free & open
to public, 970.248.1833
-Golden Dragon Acrobats present Cirque Ziva, Feb 5,
645 Main St, Gr Jct, Avalon Theatre, Danny Chang & his
Golden Dragon Acrobats continue their relentless 30+
year US touring schedule showing off this centuries old
Chinese art form, since 1985 the only Chinese acrobatic
company touring year-round, 970.243.8497, Charge by
phone 970.243.TIXS or buy online at: www.TicketsWest.
com
-First Friday Art Opening Reception, The Art Center,
Feb 6, 1803 N 7th St, Gr Jct, Free & open to the public,
artist introductions, lectures 6:30-7p, reception 7-9p,
970.243.7337, See website for full list of artists & exhib-
its for the month: www.gjartcenter.org
-Taste of the Grand Valley for United Way of Mesa
County, Feb 9, 159 Main St, Gr Jct, 4-7:30p, Two Rivers
Convention Ctr, 970.243.5364
-Senior Valentine¡¯s Dance, Feb 14, 625 27 1/2 Rd, Gr
Jct, Adults 55 & older, presented by the Beacon Senior
News and Hilltop Senior Living Communities, Live band
& dancing with Clark Gaults¡¯ Swing City Express, cash
bar, hors d¡¯oeuvres. For tickets call the Beacon News:
970.243.8829
-CMU Maverick Invitational at Powderhorn, Feb 14-15,
48338 Powderhorn Rd, Mesa, Join the Colorado Mesa
University Mavericks for their Annual Downhill Ski Invita-
tional, 970.268.5700
-Sweet Heart 5k/10k Run & Health Expo, Feb 14, 324 N
Coulson St, Fruita, starts at 10a, First 400 participants get
Loki gloves & goodie bags, 970.858.0360, for all the info
& to sign up go to: www.sweetheartrun.com
-Fasching 2015, German Mardi Gras, Feb 15, 2-5p, 718
Horizon Dr, Gr Jct, Travelodge, $5 cover charge for enter-
tainment, alcohol & soft drinks available from the Lounge,
Dance your heart out to German Schlaeger & International
Party Music by Alpine Echo, Dress up for a chance to win!
-USCSA Western Regional Championships, Feb 19-21,
48338 Powderhorn Rd, Mesa, US Collegiate Ski & Snow-
board Association, 970.268.5700
-Warner Rents presents Night Skiing at Powderhorn, Feb
27-28, 48338 Powderhorn Rd, Mesa, 970.268.5700
-Kidabaloo, Feb 28, 324 N Coulson St, Fruita Community
Ctr, a fun-filled day all about play, highly interactive, an
explosion of fun, laughter & excitement, meet Karan Brar,
¡®Ravi¡¯, from Disney¡¯s Jessie from 2-4p.
-USASA SlopeStyle & Rail Jam at Powderhorn, Feb 28-Mar
1, 48338 Powderhorn Road, Mesa, 970.268.5700
Gunnison/Crested Butte/Lake City:
--Gunnison, Downtown Galleries, First Fridays Art Walk &
Music, Feb 6, the fun begins at 5p with live music by Jim
Higgins, Call Anne Michel for more info: 970.641.6111
-Ice Addiction Tournament, Feb 7, Blue Mesa Reservoir,
Gunnison, the location for the final ice fishing tournament
in the Ice Addiction Series. With $3,000 cash going to the