Summer-Fall 2010 Telluride Magazine

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May 28-31 Mountainfilm in Telluride Mountainfilm celebrates the spirit of the mountains, culture and the environment with films, presentations, seminars and the gathering of proactive people. The theme for the 2010 symposium is “The Extinction Crisis.” 970.728.4123 JUNE

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June 3 Art Opening Large scale ink paintings by Jared David Paul and the artwork of Bill Kreutzman, the former drummer for the Grateful Dead, are featured at Ah Haa. Stronghouse exhibits Sue Hobby’s award-winning designs. 970.728.8959

[ get more ] for an updated calendar of events ONGOING Bungee Trampoline Lift your spirits—and the rest of you—with a bouncing ride on the bungee trampoline in Mountain Village’s Heritage Plaza. Riders from 25-200 pounds can catch a thrill for $15 from 1 to 6 p.m. daily between July 1 and August 15. 800.984.9068 Cemetery Tours Explore Telluride’s dramatic past with special guided tours through Lone Tree Cemetery. Tours are scheduled monthly on June 5, July 10, August 21 and September 11. Meet historian Andrea Benda at 4 p.m. at the Telluride Historical Museum. 970.728.3344 Fireside Chats Listen to fascinating tales from the past with free historical talks every Thursday from July 15 through August 19, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; the first three will be held at the firepit in Mountain Village’s Heritage Plaza and the second three will be in Telluride. 970.728.3344


Pinhead Punk Science Fun, free science experiments that entertain and educate young people are hosted by Pinhead Institute. The Punk Science talks are held Tuesday evenings from 5 to 6 p.m. (July 6 through August 3) at the Telluride Intermediate School. 970.708.7441

Sunset Concert Series Free live music in a spectacular outdoor setting in Mountain Village, 6 p.m. every Wednesday from July 7 through August 25. 970.369.7626

[ get more ] check out this summer’s lineup Pinhead Town Talks Cutting-edge science lectures geared toward the lay person, sponsored by Pinhead Institute, are held from 6 to 7:15 p.m. at the Palm Theatre every Tuesday from July 6 to August 3. The lectures are free but donations are welcome. 970.708.7441

[ get more ] find out about local science programs SquidShow Theatre Regular performances by a professional local theater company include an original show during Mountainfilm in Telluride, a June 12 performance of Inaccurate Reenactments—The Telluride History You Don’t Know as part of Heritage Fest, an original musical theatrical extravaganza July 31 - August 3 and more. 970.708.3934

summer/fall 2010

Telluride Art Walk Local galleries showcase regional artists on this monthly self-guided tour and reception, and the Stronghouse Studios hosts an art opening. Maps are available at participating galleries and the event runs until 8 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month. 970.728.8959 Telluride Farmers Market Fresh, organic produce and meats, baked goods, flowers and handcrafted wares from regional farmers and artisans are for sale on Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. from mid-June to mid-October on South Oak Street. 970.708.7105 M AY May 27 Gondola Opens for Summer Free public transportation connects Telluride and Mountain Village with a scenic 13-minute ride.

June 4-6 Telluride Balloon Rally Hot air balloons launch at sunrise to fly above Telluride, and at sunset, the balloons are lit up and decorate the town’s main thoroughfare. This event is held annually, weather permitting. 970.708.2022 June 7-12 Wild West Fest Sheridan Arts Foundation hosts a camp for inner-city youth to experience Western culture and traditions, drawing in artists and music acts to support, entertain and educate. 970.728.6363 June 9 Yosemite National Park Presentation Shelton Johnson, a park ranger from Yosemite, speaks and presents a film at the Sheridan Opera House. 970.728.6363 June 12-13 Heritage Fest Listen to old cowboy stories, see performances by Ute Indian drummers and dancers, watch a reenactment of Butch Cassidy robbing San Miguel Bank, pan for gold, ride a stagecoach and learn about mining at this celebration of Telluride’s history. 970.728.3344

[ get more ] get a full list of Heritage Fest events