Equipment swaps, art walks, a TGR movie and more: Tricia’s weekend picks 10/08/21


Vail-Beaver Creek Restaurant Week

Vail-Beaver Creek Restaurant Week continues at various restaurants.
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Vail-Beaver Creek Restaurant Week kicked off last Friday and continues through Sunday. If you haven’t been to participating restaurants, you still have time to enjoy $ 20.21 specials at over two dozen restaurants in Vail and Beaver Creek.

Most restaurants will offer an entree priced at $ 20.21, which indicates the year we are in. Some will offer something smaller for $ 2.21, like Vail Mountain Coffee & Tea Company which offers their homemade cookies for $ 2.21 or coffee or tea for $ 2.21. Blue Moose Pizza offers draft beers and house wines for $ 2.21 during happy hour. Here are other offers not to be missed:

Garfinkels – Lionshead:

  • $ 20.21 Entrecote, salad, vegetables, starch of your choice
  • Choice of various courses so you can customize your meal

Addicted – Beaver Creek:

  • 1/2 dozen oysters at $ 20.21
  • Sushi sampler for $ 20.21
  • $ 20.21 off the whole fish experience

Vail and Beaver Creek Chophouse – Lionshead and Beaver Creek:

  • 8 oz Prime beef steak served à la carte with Chophouse compound butter
  • 8-ounce Prime beef steak served à la carte with a reduction of red wine and garnished with Bursin cheese

Gessner at the Grand Hyatt Vail – Vail

  • Menu at $ 20.21 and Colorado striped bass, minced sweet potatoes, smoked bacon, cipollini onion, curly, hazelnut butter vinaigrette

If you haven’t seen your favorite restaurant, check back regularly to see if it has registered. Hotel specials include 30% off standard room rates at Grand Hyatt Vail and 25% off all units at Antlers of Vail.

Wherever you decide to dine or stay, call to reserve in advance. These offers are very popular and you don’t want to be turned down if the restaurants can’t accommodate you. For a full list of specials, visit


Celebrate all that falls at Lundgren Amphitheater Field on Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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If you haven’t already noticed, this valley loves anything Oktoberfest-themed. We’ve already had three Oktoberfests in Vail and Beaver Creek during the month of September and Beaver Creek even did an encore with Bavarian Days last weekend. That vibe runs down the valley this weekend to Gypsum, where they host Gyptoberfest.

Gyptoberfest celebrates all that falls with a jubilee on Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Lundgren Amphitheater Field. The Town of Gypsum and the Gypsum Chamber of Commerce know how to throw a fun family event in this quaint mountain town.

There will be food, soft drinks and beer as well as live music from 3pm to 6pm.

There will be a big pumpkin race for the kids at 2:30 p.m. There will also be bouncy houses and an inflatable obstacle course as well as bubble bowling, inflatable zorb balls and sand art.

Costumes are encouraged at this event, and that includes everything Oktoberfest-like as well as Halloween, as it’s in a few weeks. Or, just wear your flannel, the unofficial fabric of fall. For more information, visit

Teton Gravity Research Film

Prepare for the next winter sports season by watching Teton Gravity Research’s ‘Stoke the Fire’ at the Vilar Performing Arts Center on Sunday.
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You know, it’s fall that the ski and snowboard movies hit town. While it’s still brown outside, the big screen shows moviegoers plenty of powder and snowy skies. Teton Gravity Research’s latest movie is called “Stoke the Fire” and just watching the movie trailer will feel the excitement that first got you hooked on sports.

In ‘Stoke the Fire’, athletes respond to what ‘stoke’ means on screen, while prompting viewers to ask the same question: Are you trying skiing or snowboarding for the first time? Are you excited that the sport takes you on trips across the country, or even the world in search of powder? Are you excited because your kids are getting into sports? Or even your grandchildren?

Stoke means different things to different people, but the feeling is the same… he brings a smile and an excitement inside that brings us all together on the slopes.

Athletes in this film include Nick McNutt, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Coulter Hinchliffe and Elyse Saugstad and many more. The scenery is fantastic and is only surpassed by the incredible camera work Teton Gravity Research is known for.

Tickets cost $ 20 for adults and $ 15 for students. The film will be screened at the Vilar Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, go ahead

Vail Swap Ski and Snowboard Club

Stock up on new and lightly used gear for a discount at the Vail Ski and Snowboard Club’s annual trade-in this weekend.
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Another sign that the ski and snowboard season is approaching is the Vail Ski and Snowboard Club’s annual gear exchange. This year it will take place Friday through Sunday at the Dobson Ice Arena in Lionshead, where they are turning the entire place into a sporting goods store.

The exchange will include slightly used products and new items that still bear the tags. Durable goods like skis, snowboards and boots will be distributed among different sections of the arena. Outerwear and accessories are plentiful. It’s a great place to get that extra pair of socks or if you lost your glasses at the end of last season, get a pair at a discount.

It is also a good place to pick up items for the kids as they grow so fast. For fashionistas, sometimes there is a deal on a high-end brand, so grab this deal if that’s right for you and the price is within your budget.


  • Friday – 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information visit

Second Friday ARTwalk

The Second Friday ARTwalks continue this month in downtown Eagle from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday.
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Second Friday ARTwalk returns this month and as usual it’s more than art. Take the time to stop for a bite to eat or a drink, listen to live music, and do some shopping while meeting local artists.

EagleARTS and downtown businesses have worked hard to once again introduce the ARTwalk to locals and visitors. Jump into holiday shopping by buying local. The holidays will be here before you know it.

The Vail Valley Art Guild is hosting a Second Friday Art Exhibition and Reception at its Eagle Gallery also from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at 108 W. Second Street in Eagle. Meet even more local artists and experience the Vail Valley Art Guild.

The event runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dress for the cooler evening temperatures and wear comfortable shoes to browse the stands. Can’t make it this week? Don’t worry, the Second Friday ART Walks will continue through the winter months. For more information visit

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