How was everyone's weekend?! New snow, sunshine, great show from Leftover Salmon, Gay Ski Week kicked off, The King's Speech taking top honors at the Oscars, and Squidshow putting on three hilarious shows at the Sheridan Opera House. Can you believe its almost March?!!? With exactly 34 days left in the ski season, make everyday count!
Here are the Top 5 Best Things to do in Telluride this Week, 2/28 - 3/7:
Wednesday, March 2nd - The Kinsey Sicks - Telluride Arts and Gay Ski Week presents The Kinsey Sicks - America's favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet. The Kinsey Sicks have performed in Vegas, Off-Broadway, featured films, and on seven albums throughout the US, Canada, Europe, and Australia. Come to the Sheridan Opera House on Wednesday night at 7:30pm. Seats are $35 and $50. This hilarious act will surely be a highlight of the Telluride Gay Ski Week.
Thursday, March 3rd - Telluride Art Walk - The first Thursday of every month, participating galleries stay open til 8ish for the Telluride Art Walk. Mission Statement: "To cultivate a partnership between Telluride businesses and the art community which promotes established and emerging artists, local commerce, and public access to the arts". The Art Walk is FREE and is a great way to browse Main Street, have a few refreshments & snacks, and view local art and culture. Participating venues and artist brochures are available at the Stronghouse Studios (283 S. Fir Street) or at any of the participating galleries. Check it out... its a really cool way to visit local shops you might not have visited before.
Friday, March 4th & Saturday, March 5th - Telluride Jazz Festival presents The Charlie Hunter Trio - The Telluride Jazz Festival presents two live shows with the 7-string guitar virtuoso + band, The Charlie Hunter Trio on March 4th & 5th. Hunter is a Jazz phenomenon with over 17 recorded albums on his custom made 7 and 8-string guitars. Listen to his simultaneous baselines, rhythm guitar, and solos this Friday and Saturday nights at The Llama. Show starts 9:30-10:00pm and tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. This will be a great way to gear up for the Telluride Jazz Celebration coming to Town Park, August 5th-7th.
Saturday, March 5th - Telluride AIDS Benefit Gala Fashion Show and Auction - It's back. The most anticipated night of the Winter. A night full of lights, cameras, glam, body paint, designer clothes, the runway, high heels, makeup, and lots of people looking for tickets. This is the one night when you feel you've been teleported to 171 West & 23rd Street in downtown New York City. And the best part, the entire production benefits the mission to fight HIV/AIDS by heightening awareness, as well as generating financial support for educational programs. The Telluride AIDS Benefit (TAB) Fashion Show is an extremely fun and awesome experience. Over the past 17 years, TAB has donated over $1,000,000 toward HIV/AIDS education and research. If you can get a ticket to this event, it's one of the cooler events you'll see in Telluride.
Tuesday, March 8th - Mardi Gras with Joint Point - Happy Mardi Gras!!! After you slam a couple Irish Car Bombs at OB's... swing by the Sheridan Opera House for local favorite band, Joint Point. The Sheridan Opera House is excited to host a complete evening of music, costumes, and themed festivities. Tickets are $25.
Have a great week! Enjoy the little bit of new snow and sunshine. Just another week in paradise!