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Summer Scene 2012
Every summer has two sides: the fun you have around home, and the fun you have when you get out of town.
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cover photo: Susan France With thanks to Theatrical Costumes Etc and Trendy Boutique.
Page 6 - no comments - 339 views Boulder cultural attractions
With its displays of innovative contemporary art, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is sure to satisfy the desire for visual appeal. See the website for museum events like lectures, demonstrations and classes. Free admission during the Farmers’ Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
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A tourist destination since the late 19th century, Boulder Falls is located on the north side of Boulder Canyon Drive, about 11 miles west of the city of Boulder. The falls, which have been called the “Yosemite of Boulder Canyon,” form where North Boulder Creek tumbles roughly 70 feet to enter Middle Boulder Creek.
Page 10 - no comments - 421 views Recreation destinations
Boulder was the first city to tax itself to preserve land as open space. The city’s mountain backdrop receives more than a million visits each year from locals and tourists alike, offering more than 144 miles of trails for biking, hiking and rock climbing for all ability levels.
Page 12 - no comments - 416 views Indigo Girls & Band, June 10, Chautauqua Auditorium
Back for the umpteenth time at Chautauqua, the Indigo Girls bring their rambunctious folk music to Boulder once again. Will they make a controversial political statement that will have them blackballed from performing in the red states? Visit www.chautauqua.
Page 14 - no comments - 493 views Kort McCumber, May 31, Boulder Outlook Hotel & Suites
Americana songwriter Kort McCumber has been making exciting music in Boulder for a good number of years now. Catch the multi-instrumentalist in a small setting for an intimate experience..
Page 17 - no comments - 428 views Jimmy Cliff, June 19, Ogden Theatre, Denver
While our legends are still walking the Earth, let’s go out and support them and shower them with appreciation. Now 64, Jimmy Cliff continues to tour and perform the classic reggae tunes from his legendary 1972 film The Harder They Come along with his reggae hits from the 1970s, '80s, '90s and 2000s.
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You might know Victor Wooten as the man impressively holding down the low end of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. The bass guitar virtuoso has a solo gig too, allowing his pyrotechnic technique to shine through even more..
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The intricate brain of LCD Soundsystem’s mastermind James Murphy will be on display at the Boulder Theater during a DJ set. It will be most interesting to see Murphy’s knack for writing catchy melodies over epically long electronic soundscapes transfer to a bare-bones DJ set.
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Blind Pilot sound is firmly part of the Pacific Northwest indie rock scene known best for producing Fleet Foxes. Blind Pilot makes similarly melancholic and euphoric music..
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Leadville Trail Marathon and Leadville Trail Heavy Half Marathon —.
Page 33 - no comments - 460 views Teva Mountain Games, May 31 – July 1, Vail
IIf summer is good for anything, it’s getting dirty, being active and having a blast in the great outdoors. The Teva Mountain Games are a great way to play and party, and get a little muddy if you so desire.
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The USA Pro Cycling Challenge 2012 route takes riders to 12,000 feet three times. This year’s course is 683 miles and revises the 2011 race to include a finish on Flagstaff Mountain on the penultimate day and time trials in Denver on the race’s final stage.
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Sorry folks, this time ByOB stands for Build your Own Boat, not bring your own beer. Despite the misleading name, the ByOB Race is sure to be a blast. Participants must literally build their own boats, using all homemade materials and nothing directly off a raft or another boat.
Page 35 - no comments - 418 views Bands on the Bricks, every Wednesday, June 13 through August 15
From oldies to alternative and everything in between, this free summer concert series takes place on the Pearl Street Mall and offers 10 weeks of free concerts from many of the best musicians on the Front Range. And don’t forget the dancing under the stars.
Page 38 - no comments - 426 views As You Like It performance dates: June 24, 30; July 1, 7, 8, 14, 15
As You Like It performance dates: June 24, 30; July 1, 7, 8, 14, 15.
Page 38 - no comments - 417 views The Boulder Brew Bus, every Sunday all summer long
Catch Banjo Billy’s funky bus. You’ll eat on your way to sample some of Boulders finest craft beers. At each of the three breweries, Avery, Upslope and Asher, you’ll get VIP treatment at the tasting rooms. Then a safe ride back to The West End Tavern, where you can check out the rotating tap program or sip on more than 34 craft bombers.
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Celebrate Colorado's ethnic and cultural heritage with a weekly program of dance and culture from around the world. Lessons from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., dancing goes until 10 p.m. No experience or partner needed. Located on the Plaza next to the Dushanbe Teahouse, 13th Street between Canyon and Arapahoe, Boulder, 303-499-6363.
Page 41 - no comments - 457 views Boulder Outdoor Cinema, July and August
Each year for approximately eight consecutive Saturdays during the summer, in the lot behind the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art at 1750 13th Street, Boulder, BOC serves up fun in the form of films from classic to cult. But get there early because half the fun is before it gets dark.
Page 42 - no comments - 960 views NedFest, August 24-26, Nederland
The first NedFest was essentially a backyard kegger thrown by “Michigan Mike” Torpie in 1995 as a tribute to Jerry Garcia the week after his death. Before he himself passed away last November, Torpie turned the event into an annual jamgrass extravaganza.
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Anasazi Sun Calendars in Mancos Canyon and Anasazi Petroglyph Tour, Porcupine House Ruin and Ute Pictograph Tour..
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Whether you’re looking to crank up your paddling game, toss your boat in to compete with (or at least in the general proximity of) the pros, or just want to figure out what the heck people are talking about when they mention “SUP,” you’ve got to catch Paddle Fest in Buena Vista.
Page 44 - no comments - 437 views The 39th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival, June 21 - 24, Telluride
Get your straw hat, strap on your overalls, take off your shoes and be prepared to get down at the 39th Annual Telluride Bluegrass festival. With four days worth of high-energy, foot stompin’, knee-slappin’ jams, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival is well worth the drive from anywhere in Colorado.
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The website will tell you Country Jam takes place in Grand Junction, but really, Country Jam is in Mack, a town so small it can barely make it on a map. Camp under the cottonwoods and enjoy a four-day line up of country music — along with a few other genres.
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Want to see grown men and women try to ride beer coolers, inflatable pool toys, plastic 50-gallon drums and just about anything else that might float and can be duct-taped together through the Salida playpark rapids? Thought so.
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All summer in Aspen, it’s not the hills that are alive with music, it’s the city street corners, the historic Wheeler Opera House, churches and concert halls around town, the top of Aspen Mountain, and, of course, the Benedict Music Tent. The Aspen Music Festival and School produces a stream of symphonies and concerts.
Page 49 - no comments - 523 views Music in the Mountains, July 8-29, Durango
Most good mountain towns put together a solid summer music festival. You’ve got your picturesque sunset with gorgeous views, your beautiful weather, your tourist crowds (or, in the best towns, at most a tourist trickle). It’s just natural to reserve a city park, set up a stage and a beer stand and book a good bluegrass outfit.
Page 50 - no comments - 398 views Crested Butte Wild Flower Festival, July 9-15, Downtown Crested Butte
Crested Butte sits in the Gunnison Valley, “one of the most picturesque valleys in Colorado,” the festival’s site says. The town’s weeklong wildflower festival aims to preserve the valley’s beauty and educate visitors on everything from identifying flowers to photographing them.
Page 52 - no comments - 399 views Bluegrass and Beer Festival, August 4-5, Keystone
On a hot day summer day when a banjo starts strumming, sometimes all you need is a cold beer. Look no further that the annual Bluegrass and Beer Festival in Keystone. For the 16th year, the festival is bring the unique sounds of Appalachia to Colorado.
Page 54 - no comments - 768 views Gourmet on Gore, Vail, September 1-3
An open-air gourmet food and wine festival, Gourmet on Gore takes place along Vail’s Gore Creek Drive and Bridge Street, showcasing the Vail Valley’s premier restaurants as well as wine, beer and spirits from around the world.
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Telluride Mountainfilm Festival, May 25-28, Telluride
A four-day, six-senses experience of art, adventure, culture and the environment. In addition to screening leading independent documentary films from around the world, the festival includes a full-day symposium on a critical contemporary issue, art...
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One of Boulder’s best film series is found at the library. Coordinated by local film buff Joel Haertling, the Boulder Public Library’s Cinema Program is known for its eclectic variety and one-of-a-kind showings..
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The Colorado Chautauqua Association’s 27th annual Silent Film Series takes place in the Chautauqua Auditorium over the summer months.
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