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Editor’s Picks: February 2011


Movie Mountains

Catching a “Rocky Mountain High” may have taken on a more suspect meaning with the exploding medical marijuana market, but there’s no arguing that the continent’s most spectacular mountain range still draws more people here than your local spliff seller. The Banff Mountain Film Festival speaks to the mountain man in all of us, and is now on tour, so if you couldn’t make it to Alberta in November, no big deal—it’s coming here. Strap on your carabiners and grab your leashless rock hammer and get to the Boulder Theater. March 1-2, 7pm, $19.50, 2032 14th St., Boulder, 303.786.7030

Trombone Man

The trombone player doesn’t get his dues. Sure, in the hey days of the jazz era, players like J.J. Johnson might get recognized by genre fans, but today, the trombone player gets relegated to “one of the horn guys” at best. Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews’ hip-hop swagger and New Orleans’ bred jazz cred has him leaping out of the back line of the horn section and onto a national stage—including an HBO series Treme and a duet with Lenny Kravitz, “Something Beautiful.” Feb. 16, 8:30pm, $20, Fox Theatre, 1135 13th Street Boulder, 303.443.3399

Body Movin’

It’s been a long winter and we’ve still got a lot of gray days in front of us. So chances are, we’ve all put on a little extra weight. Especially the kids. The Longmont Recreation Services Department’s got just what the doctor ordered: a fun, free, family field day! Have Junior stock up on his collection of “Participant” ribbons and get down to Clark Centennial Park for the Move It! Fitness Fair and burn off some of the excess even-two-hours-of-Wii-bowling-won’t-do-the-trick energy. Feb. 26, 1pm, 1100 Lashley St., Longmont, 303.651.8406

Ice is Back

It’s hard to pin down when Ice Cube went from cold-blooded gangsta rap icon to cuddly family movie star, but we think we’ve got it isolated to some time between the release of Barbershop and Barbershop 2, Back in Business. Now that he’s on tour supporting his first solo album in two decades, it’s hard to buy his thug life persona. That said, he’s still got chops. If you can get past his on-screen evolution, you’ll see a heckuva show. Feb. 26, 8pm, $37, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder, 303.786.7030

French’s Five

St. Patrick’s Day is coming, and that means you’ve had enough time to forget about your New Year’s Day hangover. So, grab a case of these local libations and get ready for round two.

1) Montanya Rum
Highest altitude distilled rum in the world. montanyadistillers.com

2) Rocky Mountain Moonshine
Altitude sickness in a bottle. In a good way. mysticmtnspirits.com/specialty-spirits.html

3) Stranahan’s
Colorado Whiskey Mountain pure, and gold as the Capitol dome. stranahans.com

4) Absinthe Verte
Who doesn’t love a visit from the Green Faerie on St. Patty’s? leopoldbros.com

5) Colorado Straight Bourbon
Colorado’s first bourbon, made with sweet Olathe corn. peachstreetdistillers.com


French Davis
Meet Dave Flomberg | Writer, musician, creative director (aka French Davis). There is so much to say about Dave aka French that we think you should read these articles: https://yellowscene.com/2020/02/29/french-davis-a-master-of-many/ ••• https://shoutoutcolorado.com/meet-dave-flomberg-writer-musician-creative-director

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