The Vail Recreation District's East West Destination Hospitality Mountain Bike Race Series presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield will continue the summer season of racing on Wed, Aug. 2 featuring the uphill Davos Dash. Celebrating the longest-running mountain bike race in the state, riders will enjoy a steady climb along paved road and double track with distances ranging from 2.25 miles for younger riders to 3.5 miles for more experienced riders. This is the sixth race of the seven-race town series. ( more)
Who would you say are the jazz king and queen of all time? With so many greats, it’s not easy to pin down just one pair whose names and music have transcended America’s decorated history. But there’s a good chance that Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald are at the top of most lists. ( more)
The New York Philharmonic and Bravo! Vail today announced that Concertmaster Frank Huang, pianist Daniil Trifonov, and Music Director Alan Gilbert will replace The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Leonidas Kavakos, who has withdrawn due to a family emergency, as violinist and conductor in concerts taking place Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23 at Bravo! Vail during the Orchestra’s 15th annual summer residency. ( more)
The eclectic “Davey B. Gravey’s Tiny Cinema” returns to Vail on Saturday, July 15th for a weekend of tiny entertainment courtesy of Vail’s Art in Public Places. Enjoy the free short films projected in the glorious format of Super 8 film in a four-seat mobile movie house. This popular one of a kind film experience will be on the International Bridge in Vail Village on Saturday, July 15th from 3:00 – 9:00 p.m. and at the entrance to Lionshead on Sunday, July 16th from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ( more)
Ben Roth, artist of the acclaimed beetle-killed lodgepole pine installation Singing Trees 2010 in Ford Park, returned to Vail in June to create another temporary environmental art installation. Using six felled diseased spruce trees effected by pine needle scale and spruce beetle, the artist along with Sam Macke and Timo Macke, constructed the interactive installation capturing the raw beauty of nature. ( more)
Running through the famed Rocky Mountains, are Colorado’s secret treasures; hundreds of miles of rivers and streams teeming with an abundance of trout, including Cutthroat, Rainbow, Brook, and Brown trout. Earnest fly fishermen and women have been discovering and traipsing along these highly-rated waters in recent decades in pursuit of a classic fishing experience. With the aid and guidance of long-time local guides, visitors and locals can confidently angle and even catch some trophy-sized trout. ( more)
It’s uncanny the way Tony Gulizia can hold a group of 6-year-olds in rapt attention. Or persuade an entire auditorium of fifth graders to play the 12-bar blues. Not to mention get every adult in the bar to tap their foot while simultaneously socializing and sipping cocktails.
The historic Vail HillClimb returns this year as part of the Vail Recreation District's 2017 La Sportiva Vail Trail Running Series, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. The Vail HillClimb, presented by Vail's Mountain Haus, will take place on Saturday, July 8 at 7 a.m. and has hosted over 500 participants annually over the past four decades. Featuring a switchback dirt and gravel road with spectacular views of the surrounding mountain ranges, the HillClimb tests local, regional and national runners with a 7.7 mile climb and more than 2,200 feet of elevation gain. ( more)
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