Summit of the National Brotherhood of Skiers
This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the National Brotherhood of Skiers, which is a non-profit group representing black skiers, cyclists and snow sports enthusiasts across the country. The founders, Ben Finley and Art Clay, met in 1972 and had a vision to create a national black ski summit. A year later, the historic first Black Ski Summit took place in Aspen in 1973. The event takes place in Vail February 4-11.
Now the National Brotherhood of Skiers has dozens of clubs. The nonprofit organization's mission is to identify, develop and support black athletes who will win international and Olympic winter sports competitions representing the United States and increase participation in winter sports.
In addition to après ski, barbeques, gospel festival, racing and other activities on and off the snow for its members, there are events that the public can attend. On Sunday, come to Solaris Plaza for the Opening Ceremony Parade of the National Brotherhood of Skiers, featuring DJs Kutz, DSmooth, Bsharp and Ike T, from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.
Also on Sunday, plan to visit the Colorado Snowsports Museum after the parade to hear guest speaker Colonel Greg Gadson tell his incredible story of courage in the face of adversity. The National Brotherhood of Skiers partnered with the Vail Veterans Program and the Colorado Museum of Snow Sports to host this event. Colonel Gadson is an Army officer with a 25-year career. In May 2007, his life changed forever when, as commander of the 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery in Iraq, an improvised explosive device (IED) knocked him down with both legs above the knees, forcing him to lose normal use. of the right arm. and hand. .
Colonel Gadson has been a participant in the Vail Veterans Program and is also an ambassador for the non-profit organization that brings together wounded servicemen and their families for healing treatments on and off the slopes that help build trust and connections for all of life This inspiring lecture will begin at 5:00 p.m. and there is a suggested donation of $5. For more information, accessSnowsportsMuseum.org.
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On Monday, return to the Colorado Snowsports Museum and meet artist Lamont Joseph White, who was commissioned to create a masterpiece for the city of Vail. His new oil painting "Towering" will be shown alongside some of his other work and an exhibition on fashions over the years in ski clothing by members of the National Brotherhood of Skiers. The Meet and Greet will take place on Monday from 4 pm to 6 pm. but the exhibition will remain until the end of the ski season. More of White's work can be seen throughout the month at the Vail Public Library in the Community Room during library hours.
On Tuesday, pack your warm ski and snowboard gear after the lifts stop turning and head to Golden Peak for Soul on Snow, a show featuring music by DJ Logic, Mix Master Mike and Ne-Yo. Doors open at 5pm. with house music. Drinks and concessions will be for sale at the outdoor venue. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased atEventBrite.
- DJ Logic: 6 to 7 p.m.
- Mix Master Mike: de 7 a 8 p. m.
- Ne Yo: from 8 pm to 9 pm
Winter culinary weekend
Foodies, rejoice! Winter culinary weekend is coming to Beaver Creek. Any city can host a culinary festival, but combine great food with skiing, snowshoeing and views of the Rocky Mountains and you'll take it to a whole new level.
Celebrity chefs come to this idyllic resort and join the talented chefs of Beaver Creek to create fantastic tasting and learning nights. During the day, you can snowshoe for lunch or ski all day before an après ski experience. Some events sell out, so if something you see whets your appetite, buy a ticket right away so you don't miss out. Here is just a sampling of the events taking place over the weekend and a full schedule and chef bios can be seen atCastorCreek.com.
Mediterranean Dining Meets the California Coast at Citrea – Saturday, 6:30pm to 10:00pm
Menu designed by guest chef Gavin Kaysen and host chef Ryan Little. Featuring craft wines from Purlieu Wines, Napa Valley and Cobb Wines, Sonoma Coast with Bryan Lipa.
Dinner with fire and wine at Crooked Hearth, Park Hyatt: Saturday, 6:30 pm. at 10 pm.
The Crooked Hearth private dining room will provide the backdrop for an incredible dinner that will delight all your senses with the artistry of host chef Santosh Koradi, guest chef Andrew Zimmern and winemaker Adam Mariani of Scribe Winery.
Wine Masterclass: Nebbiolo in Saddleridge - Fridays 4pm to 5:30pm
You'll appreciate that kind of assignment in the Friday six-wine tasting class featuring the Nebbiolo grape from Italy's Piedmont wine region.
Popup after events in Citrea and Hooked – Fri. and Saturdays, from 4 pm to 5 pm.
One ticket, one time, two places. Guests will enjoy a demo and tasting with Chef Ryan Little at Citrea and Chef Riley Romanin at Hooked and try a partner cocktail that day.
Wolfe cutlery demo shop:Soup tasters with C-CAP (Careers Through Culinary Arts Program) – Friday, 3 pm. m. at 5:00 p.m.:
Scholarship winners Shelbi Johnson of Cristal Torres will let guests sample their gumbo and Elote.
Wolfe cutlery demo shop:Chopping Contest – Saturday, 3-5 p.m.:
Hosted by Chef Brother Luck, contestants are asked to cut four different vegetables: onions, celery, mushrooms and potatoes, with the winner receiving $1,000 and a handcrafted David Yellowhorse cleaver.
Concerts in Vilar
It's a great weekend for concerts at the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will play on Sunday and Sarah Jarosz will take the stage on Sunday. Both shows will be very different: the nine-piece swing and jazz band will get people dancing on Friday, and then the audience will enjoy a more subdued set with singer-songwriter Jarosz performing with another backing musician. on Sunday. . The two shows will highlight the versatility of the venue.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has been around for over 30 years and has played venues all over the world including Lincoln Center, the Hollywood Bowl and speaking of bowling, they did the halftime show at Super Bowl XXXIII in 1999 when John Elway and the Denver Broncos defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-19. The band played on "Dancing with the Stars" and appeared in Vince Vaughn's "Swingers" and many other movies and TV shows. Listen to them on Spotify and you'll remember hits like "You & Me & the Bottle Makes 3 Tonight" and "Big and Bad". The tunes will be enough to make you want to put on your pinstripe suit and dancing shoes and head out on Friday night.
Saxophones, trumpets, clarinets, drums, guitar, bass, piano and tons of vocal harmonies will inspire you to get up and swing. Incidentally, the orchestra pit at the Centro de Artes Performativas de Vilar will be open to anyone who wants to move to the rhythm of the music.
The show starts at 7 pm. and tickets start at $45 or $28 for kids and students. VisitVilarPAC.orgfor more info.
Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sarah Jarosz performs on Sunday night. Unlike the big band that will take the stage on Friday, Jarosz will perform with another musician, bassist Jeff Picker, and will make an intimate presentation. The four-time Grammy Award winner will showcase her talent and music from recent albums and collaborations. He is currently touring with Shawn Colvin and Marc Cohn, but is taking a break from touring and doing a Rocky Mountain stint with shows in Beaver Creek, Aspen and Park City. Listen to some of his songs onVilarPAC.orgwebsite and ticket booking. Show time is at 7pm. and tickets start at $35.
music around town
No ski day is complete without live music after skiing or in the evening. We are lucky to have so many talented artists across the valley. Here's a taste of who's playing where this weekend.
Red Lion: Nick Steingart – Fri. and Saturday, from 4 pm to 6 pm. and from 21:00 to 23:00. m.
Vail Chophouse: Phil Long – Life. and Saturday, from 3 pm to 6 pm.
Tavern on the Square: Kevin, Casey and Peter – Saturday, 3pm to 6pm
King's Club en Sonnenalp: Kevin Danzig - viernes, 7-10 p.m.
Brass Bear Bar Park Hyatt Beaver Creek: Brendan McKinney – viernes, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
The Hythe: Matt Garth – sábado, 14h30-17h30
Remedy Bar no Four Seasons Resort Vail: Turntable Review Duo – Sábado, 18h-21h
Bridge Street Bar: Jessica Paige e Lucas Parker – viernes, 19h30. m.
Shakedown Bar: Jukebox Zero: viernes, de 9 p. m. a 12h. m.
Lucky Fridays at Chasing Rabbits: DJ rotations on Fridays from 9pm. m. to 1 a. m.
To find more entertainment, visit the Vail Daily events calendar atVailDaily.com.
Agave will bring electronic music veterans Break Science on Saturday night. Break Science is composed of Borahm Lee and Adam Deitch. Lee is a jazz keyboardist/producer/pianist and part of the live band Pretty Lights. Deitch is known for his funky drumming and hip-hop in the band Lettuce. Together, they pioneered the electronic music genre and will bring classic hip-hop, dub, drum n' bass, dancehall, jazz, funk and more to Agave on Saturday night. Doors open at 9:30 pm. and the show starts at 10 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 on the day of the show. GoAgaveAvon.comfor more info.
Walk in the snow and dance for a cause
There are some charity events this weekend for you to go to. Snowshoeing to Peru is on Saturday morning and Dance for Universal Peace is on Saturday night.
This winter marks the 10th anniversary of Snowshoe for Peru, a fundraiser for Corazón de Esperanza, a non-profit organization that helps orphans, at-risk youth and women in Peru with resources, education, nutrition and hope for a future.
Cost is $35 per runner. The 5k run or walk starts at 10am. m. Package pick-up and on-site registration on the day of the event begins at 9:15 am. m.
Please note that dogs are not allowed on the field due to state park regulations. Only snowshoes are allowed, no skis or sleds.
Registration includes refreshing towel, retro t-shirt, prizes for first place, entrance to the state park (during the event) and raffle. GoSnowshoeForPeru.comto register or learn more about the event and the option to support this event from a distance and do it virtually.
Universal Peace Dances will kick off monthly events this Friday at the Eagle at 228 Broadway, Unit C. William Day, the group's founder, says its intent is simple: to raise awareness and promote peace among diverse groups through dance. No experience required, just a willingness to dance alongside other community members.
Throughout the night, the dances include a wide variety of circle dances and songs from different cultures around the world. The guitar will accompany some easy-to-learn lyrics and movements.
This weekend's ball begins with a festive dinner at 6:00 pm. and the dances start at 6:30 pm. It is a bring your own type of event so be prepared to bring your own drink and cutlery and plates as they are trying to make it a zero waste event. A donation of $10 per person is appreciated. Children are invited to participate in the first dance on Saturday. If you have any questions, please call William Day at (540) 905-3342 or email him email@example.com.