And we're... BACK! After a short hiatus that we all call "off-season" (it's a love/hate relationship), we're back in full-swing to bring you the best things to do in Telluride while you're on vacation or busy being a local. Can you believe it's May 18th??! Oh, and by the way, can you believe it's still SNOWING??! Crazyness... but we have a lot of events coming up soon to keep our minds off the big, fat, wet, snowflakes falling outside of our office window currently...
Buckle up... because it's going to be another WILD and exciting Summer! Here are a few events happening around town this weekend before our festival season kicks off next week with Mountainfilm!
Thursday, May 19th - ALASH, Tuvan Throat Singers in concert - The Sheridan Opera House will kick off its summer concert schedule with a very unique singing experience. Alash will perform its complex harmonies and western instruments while singing from their human "bagpipe-like" throats - Throat singing is a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. The Washington Post described their music as "utterly stunning". This will be very interesting to see in such an intimate setting - show is from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.
Saturday, May 21st - Rock and Roll Academy Spring Concert - Telluride's Rock and Roll Academy presents its annual Spring concert at the Sheridan Opera House. Watch local bands of all ages sing your favorite pop songs. I went to the Winter concert and was blown away. These kids are actually really, really, talented and rocked out! This is a great family event - 7:00pm - 10:00pm.
Saturday and Sunday, May 20th & 21st - Regional Spring Clean-up Days - Shout out to Locals... the Spring clean-up Days is a community-wide intitiative to help get rid of unwanted household objects in a clean and environmental-friendly way. Household trash, recycling, composting materials, hazardous waste and more can be taken to the Telluride High School Parking lot for safe disposal. Call the New Community Coalition for more questions: 970-728-1340
Sunday, May 22nd - Ames Conservatory Dance Recital - The Dance Academy presents 'Carnivale of Dance', a cirque-like production at the Sheridan Opera House. This show will be performed at 3pm. Check it out!
Monday, May 23rd - Telluride Arts Presents: twenty(by)telluride - twenty(by)telluride is a fun and creative monthly gathering that will showcase innovation, knowledge, ideas and creativity of Telluride community members. Monday's theme will be 'Passion' and will be held at THERE bar. This event will be held monthly throughout the summer and is FREE and open to the public. Now I'm going to take you back to Algebra class real fast... 20 slides + (20 seconds) / (a theme) x 5 incredible presenters = twenty(by)telluride
Lots more to come next week... The Llama opens this weekend and most restaurants are starting to re-open their doors! See you soon!