It's officially spring! Monday marked the vernal equinox and with it came predictions of rain showers and chilly weather in the 40s in Summit County. Precipitation is currently in the forecast well into next week. I'm crossing my fingers for snow at higher elevations.
Spring Break continues for many students around the nation and that means a flux of visitors to Ski Country. With that in mind, there's plenty to do for locals and visitors this week, spanning recreation, entertainment, dining and nightlife.
Here are my top picks at Summit This Week.
Photo: By Kim Shrum, Everything Summit
Save Our Snow
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area is hosting Save Our Snow, an event benefiting High Country Conservation Center, on Saturday, March 25. The center is a well-loved resource that promotes awareness, education, appreciation and preservation of Summit County's natural environment. Programs span recycling, composting, energy savings, food and gardening, water conservation and more.
Saturday's event will showcase a tent village at A-Basin's base. Local groups and businesses that practice sustainability will be on hand. A $10 donation to High Country Conservation Center gives participants access to new equipment demos, a prize drawing and a silent auction. A film screening of "Last Tracks" will kick off at 3:30 p.m. on the A-Frame Lodge's second floor.
Photo: A-Basin Facebook
Events on Tap
The Motherloaded Tavern in Breckenridge is hosting two sets of music daily throughout the long weekend from Thursday, March 23, through Sunday, March 26.
Rocky Mountain Underground in Breck will host a Red Bull Luau Party on Thursday, March 23; Frisco Funk Collective will perform at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Friday, March 24; Funkiphino will play live music at Snake River Saloon in Keystone, also on Friday; and Karl Denson's Tiny Universe is set to perform at Keystone's Warren Station on Saturday, March 25.
Pride Week at Breckenridge Mountain continues through Sunday, March 26, with comedian Sandra Bernhard performing at Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge this Saturday.
Photo: Funkiphino Facebook
BreckCreate, an active arts group operating out of Breckenridge, is hosting a variety of events and classes this spring.
Check out "Here and There," an exhibition by artist Eric Drigo. His art show, featuring pieces about dreamscapes and visions, can be viewed before Breckenridge Theater performances.
"School of Rock," a youth production presented by Backstage Theatre, is currently being performed at Breckenridge Theater through April 9.
Looking ahead, a poetry reading is on the books at Old Basonic Hall on April 4. An adult coloring night is scheduled for Old Masonic Hall on April 5.
Classes like fiction writing, intuitive painting, hatha yoga, lampworking and more are also on the schedule.
Photo: Art by Eric Drigo, via BreckCreate