Swillin’ and chillin’: The CB Center for the Arts continues its Wine Wednesdays Tasting Series with Sommelier Aaron Tomcak. The next event is scheduled for February 26

Benchtalk: February 14, 2020

Aaron’s quest for the Crystal Globe

Catch Aaron Blunck on the Olympic Channel Friday at 6 p.m. as he competes in the final event of the FIS halfpipe skiing World Cup season in Calgary. He is currently sitting in first place in the overall standings with a slim lead and a win in Calgary will earn Aaron the coveted World Cup crystal globe trophy.

CBCS Senior Night

The Crested Butte Titans basketball teams are hosting Custer County on Friday, February 14 in mighty Mt. Olympus. It also happens to be Senior Night recognizing the athletes who are closing out their high school basketball careers. The first game starts at 4 p.m. with boys JV, girls play at 5:30 p.m. and the boys varsity is set to tip off around 7 p.m. Come out and support the Titans and the seniors.

Happening at the Center

This week at the Center celebrate Valentine’s Day with a perfect date night! Begin with a Chocolate & Wine Tasting in a special Pre-Show warm up at 6:30 p.m. before enjoying troubadour and soul poet Martin Sexton live in concert (Friday, February 14). For Gallery Shows, Plein air artists Dawne Cohen and Shaun Horne open a special show in the Kinder Padon Gallery celebrating “Twenty Years of Painting Landscape & Family in CB” (Thursday, February 13), then the featured artists of the Art Studio at 111 Elk Avenue open up for ArtWalk (Saturday, February 15). Join the Spirits Series for a focus on boutique and artisan gins beyond the typical Tanqueray (Thursday, February 13). Show your own creativity some love by signing up for the YUPO & Watercolor Series (Wednesday, February 19) or the Wheel Throwing Workshop (Friday, February 14).

Empowering women through mountain biking

World Ride will be hosting a movie night fundraiser event in Crested Butte on February 27.. The proceeds from the evening will support the mission of World Ride to empower women globally through mountain biking. The event will feature women’s mountain bike films including Moksha, My Last Day of Summer, Blue and others. Doors open at 7 p.m. at the Crested Butte Center for the Arts and movies will start at 7:30. There will also be a raffle with prizes available from Big Al’s Bicycle Heaven, G-Form, Montanya Distillers, Crested Butte Mountain Store, and Handup Gloves. The movie night is presented by Talk of the Town, who will host the after-party and give a free beer to anyone with a movie ticket from the evening.

Run for a seat on the Met Rec board

Gunnison County Met Rec District is holding a Call for Nominations. An election will be held on the 5th day of May, 2020, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. At that time, three directors will be elected to serve 3-year terms and two directors will be elected to serve 2-year terms. For more information and to obtain a self-nomination form, please reach out to Sue Wallace 970.901.6851, DEO@gcmetrec.com. Deadline is February 28.


February 13- Vinnie Rossignol, Mo Gillie, Cathy Steinberger, Mary Tuck, Alex Biddle, Emily Girdwood

February 14- Eric Ervin, Lee Lynch, Cindy Valian, Benny Piquette, Venice Van Horn

February 15- Deb Cheesman, B.J. Rozman, Eric Tunkey, Kaitlyn Seifert, Mark Voegeli, Michael Gruskin, Kemble Widmer

February 16- Elliot Stern, Sullivan Marshall, Devin Bissett, Sammy Cloud, Gesa Michel, Di Bridges

February 17- Nicholas Garland, Carol Morse, Dylan Curtiss, Luca Tjossem, David Dickerson

February 18- Donna Arwood

February 19- Trent Sweitzer, Laura Martineau, Polly Oberosler, Marie McHale, Royal White


OSCAR PARTY: The Divvy hosted an Academy Awards viewing party last Sunday on its big screen for locals interested in the best films of the year.


CLAY CHARACTERS: Artist Laura Cooper Elm helps Tony Borland come up with a character to create in clay during a Character Building With Clay seminar last week.


Swillin’ and chillin’: The CB Center for the Arts continues its Wine Wednesdays Tasting Series with Sommelier Aaron Tomcak. The next event is scheduled for February 26


Cameos: What is your favorite place to aprés ski?

Brown Lab
Cheryl Monroe
Brush Creek with my dog
Erika Hosier
Octopus Cafe
Chris Trautwein
Dave Sugnet
Camp 4 Coffee
Lucy Weber

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