Vail-Beaver Creek Weekend Agenda: April 6-8

Friday Afternoon Club is back! Plus—après-ski with Bravo! Vail, a shopping party with Lindsey Vonn, the Vail Film Festival, and plenty of Taste of Vail action to fill your weekend itinerary.

By Vail-Beaver Creek Staff April 5, 2018

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Taste of Vail's Mountain Top Tasting.

Image: Taste of Vail


Mountain Top Tasting

April 6, 12 to 2:30 p.m., Vail Mountain

Taste of Vail’s Mountain Top Tasting transforms the top of Vail Mountain into one big picnic at over 10,000 feet, complete with wine pairings to go along with each dish ($150 per person, included in the festival pass).

Taste of Vail Beaujolais Seminar

April 6, 3 to 4 p.m., The Sebastian, Vail Village

Kermit Lynch Imports is in house to answer all your questions on Beaujolais wine, with plenty to taste, too ($55 per person).

Gondola Closing Friday Afternoon Club

April 6, 3 to 6 p.m., The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Avon

Friday Afternoon Club takes over après-ski at the Westin's culinary space Maya, where revelers can enjoy drink specials, live music, and enter to wine a Weston snowboard while they celebrate.

Bravo! Vail Après-Ski Concert

April 6, 4 p.m., Vail Ale House, West Vail

Bravo! Vail brings down the house with a special happy-hour timed ensemble concert at the Vail Ale House.

Taste of Vail's Tuscany Seminar

April 6, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Lodge at Vail, Vail Village

Taste of Vail's wine seminars continue, a tasting and tutorial on the Chianti, Montalcino, and Bolgheri regions of Tuscany ($55 per person).

Filmmaker Reception at 10th Mountain Whiskey

April 6, 4:30 to 6 p.m., 10th Mountain Whiskey Tasting Room, Vail Village

Mix and mingle with filmmakers from this year's Vail Film Festival for an après-ski timed soiree in Vail Village (attendees must purchase a festival pass).

Dodging the Nuclear Bullet

April 6, 6 to 7:45 p.m., Four Seasons, Vail Village

The Vail Symposium presents a discussion with nuclear weapons policy expert Joe Cirincione, as he leads a conversation on the current nuclear threat, and the political dynamics of today's world ($25 to $35 per person).

The Evolution at 7 Hermits

April 6, 6 to 11 p.m., 7 Hermits Brewery, Eagle

Local funk and reggae rockers The Evolution hit the stage at Eagle's 7 Hermits, for a Friday night of live music and local brews.


Western Colorado Outdoor & Sportsman Expo

April 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Eagle

Colorado's annual event for outdoorsmen kicks off with a hunting dog demonstration, fly casting tutorial, and a mushroom foraging class throughout the day.

South African Sauvignon Blanc Tasting

April 7, 9 to 10 a.m., Matsuhisa, Vail Village

Six South African Sauvignon Blanc wines will be poured at Taste of Vail's morning seminar on the varietal ($55 per person).

Eagle River Youth Coalition Family Jam & Summer Plan

April 7, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., WECMRD Fieldhouse, Edwards

The WECMRD in Edwards will be opening its door to the public for free, and offering program information for summer camps and programs to anyone who stops in.

Intro to German Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Chardonnay

April 7, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Four Seasons, Vail Village

Think you know German wines? Taste of Vail's intro to some of the country's less known varietals (plus Riesling, Germany's most recognized grape) should give you a whole new perspective ($55 per person).

The Sessh + Warren Miller Tribute

April 7, 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Mid-Vail, Vail Mountain

New Orleans funk comes to Vail Mountain, as the valley's own The Sessh rocks out on Vail Mountain, and dedicates the day to skiing legend Warren Miller.

Shoot from The Heart Workshop with Diane Bell

Saturday, April 7, 1 to 3 p.m

Screenwriter and director Diane Bell (of “Obselidia” and “Bleeding Heart” fame), heads a two-hour workshop free and open to aspiring filmmakers and storytellers.

Rhone Wines of Paso Robles

Sunday, April 8, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Matsuhisa

Taste of Vail explores southern France, with eight pours from Rhone winemakers part of the class ($55 per person).

The King Varietals from Napa and Sonoma

April 7, 3 to 4 p.m., Four Seasons, Vail Village

Taste of Vail's Saturday’s tasting tour includes some of the best known wines from the Golden State, with proceeds from the event going to Red Credit Union’s fire relief fund to benefit those affected by the California wildfires ($55 per person).

Bravo! Vail: Tyrannosaurus Sue: A Cretaceous Concerto

April 7, 4 p.m., Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek

Composer and narrator Bruce Adolphe is joined by members of New York City's Ensemble Connect for a special family concert that takes kids on an adventure back to prehistoric times (free for kids, $5 for adults).

Shopping Party with Lindsey Vonn

April 7, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Perch, Vail Village

Hit the racks at women's boutique Perch in Vail Village for a chance to shop with Lindsey Vonn, and for part of the day's proceeds to go towards her charity, The Lindsey Vonn Foundation.

The Reserve Grand Tasting & Auction

Saturday, April 7, 6 to 9 p.m., The Sebastian, Vail Village

Local chefs and winemakers descend on The Sebastian's ballroom for one last final tasting (and party) to close out the weekend ($220 per person, and included in the festival pass).

Vail Film Festival's Closing Night Film + Afterparty

April 7, Film at 8:15 p.m., Afterparty at 10 p.m, Vail 

Hannah Fidell's roadtrip comedy "The Long Dumb Road" has its Colorado premier, with a closing night bash at Golden Peak's Larkspur following the film.

Cirque Mountain Apparel: Season End Party

April 7, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., Vail Ale House, West Vail

Local retailer Cirque Mountain Apparel is throwing an end of season bash at the Vail Ale House in West Vail, with drink specials (compliments of 10th Mountain Whiskey) and live music by 80's cover band The Goonies. Bring your best 80s apparel, and your dance moves to boogie down all night long.


Western Colorado Outdoor & Sportsman Expo

April 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Eagle

The final day of the Western Colorado Out & Sportsman Expo concludes with a full day of field tutorials, including a course on elk hunting, and a helicopter demonstration.

Bravo! Vail's Tyrannosaurus Sue:A Cretaceous Concerto

April 7, 4 p.m., Eagle Valley High School, Gypsum

One last chance to catch Bravo! Vail's free (for kids) performance featuring members of New York City's Ensemble Connect as they tell the prehistoric tale of Tyrannosaurus Sue (free for kids, $5 for adults).

“Bill Coors: The Will to Live” Screening

Sunday, April 8, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Cinebistro, Vail Village

The Vail Film Festival's concludes with director Kerry David's film that follows Bill Coors (of Coors Brewery) as he uses his family’s struggles with mental health issues to bring attention to bring attention to the plight of others.

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