Dinner or a movie in Vail?
VAIL, Colorado For the second year in a row, Vails spring culinary and film festivals will overlap, forcing us to make some tough if glamorous choices (Hmmm … do I attend a chef showcase dinner or a documentary screening?). The 19th annual Taste of Vail, set for Wednesday through Saturday, coincides with the sixth annual Vail Film Festival, scheduled for Thursday through Sunday. While most of us would love to go to every single event, some of them are scheduled for the same times. Take this personality quiz to help you choose between conflicting events. Your answers to the quiz will lead you to a customized itinerary. For a full list of events for both festivals, please refer to the schedules on http://www.vaildaily.com.
1. Which job appeals to you the most?A. Professional poker playerB. ChefC. Teacher2. Which of these are you most likely to be caught drinking on a Saturday night?A. Rum and CokeB. Dirty martiniC. Chocolate milk3. If the following movies were on TV, which would you watch?A. Saving Private RyanB. Must Love DogsC. Sicko4. If you went to New York City, you would check out:A. The Manhattan Bridge Skate ParkB. Little ItalyC. A Broadway show5. Which of the following hypothetical events on Vail Mountain would strike you as most tragic?A. The barbecue at Blue Sky basin closes foreverB. You run into your ex on the chair liftC. A visiting expert claims global warming is speeding up6. Which celebrity would you want to encounter at apres ski?A. Shaun Flying Tomato WhiteB. Wolfgang PuckC. Oliver Stone7. What is your ideal date?A. Skiing followed by intimate apres drinks at homeB. A candlelit dinner at the hottest new restaurantC. Spending the night in a yurtDid you answer mostly As, Bs or Cs? Please see the corresponding answer section below.
From placing your bets on March Madness to overdosing on spring skiing, you enjoy a good adrenaline rush. Men, if you fell into this category you are probably the macho type. Ladies, if you picked mostly As, you are probably a tomboy or have a lot of brothers. Enjoy the events below. Theres nothing frilly here.Your ItineraryThursdayDavidoff Cigar and Grand Marnier tasting6:30 to 8 p.m.Tap Room, Vail$50Opening night filmTrucker: Diane Ford is a hard-nosed truck driver who leads a carefree life of all-night bar benders and one-night stands until her estranged 11-year-old son shows up at her door one evening. 90 minutes. Directed by James Mottern. Film followed by a Q&A with actress Michelle Monaghan.Vail Cascade movie theater 17:30 p.m.Friday Feature: German Film Showcase 1Berlin Calling: Berlin electro composer called DJ Ickarus is touring the dance clubs of the world with his manager and girlfriend Mathilde. They are about to release their biggest album to date. But when Ickarus gets high on drugs after a gig and is taken to a Berlin psychiatric clinic, all of their plans go awry. 109 minutes.Vail Cascade movie theater 12 p.m.The Bar Chefs Mix Off4 to 5:30 p.m.Sonnenalp Resort, Vail$30Action sports filmsUniquely: Audiences will explore the remote corners of the Earth with the women of Oakley, as they search for perfect conditions while building lasting memories and lifelong friendships. 35 minutes.Sublimation Experiment: A candid look at a handful of athletes as they advance their skills while struggling to integrate their passion for skiing and snowboarding with a sustainable lifestyle. 32 minutes.Vail Cascade movie theater 29:30 p.m.SaturdayA barbecue primerNoon to 1:30 p.m.Marriott Mountain Resort and Spa, Vail$30Feature and animated shortMutt: All work and no play leads to imminent disaster for a disgruntled farmer, his cow and his hardworking dog. 7 minutes.True Adolescents: Sam is an aging Seattle rocker with no job, no record deal, and nothing better to do than take two teens camping for some quality dude time. When they get lost, its man up or else in this fast, funny coming-of-age story. 88 minutes.Vail Cascade movie theater 12:30 p.m.Action Sports film Life as a Movie: Comic host and pro surfer, Benji Weatherley, takes the worlds biggest names in surf, skate and snow, and one very famous musician, around the world to experience each others sports firsthand. 60 minutes.Vail Cascade movie theater 28 p.m.
You have probably read a few romance novels in your time, the kind with Fabio on the cover. Not that you need to escape into that fantasy world your real life has plenty of romance, too. From sipping wine by the fireplace to cooking aphrodisiac meals for your partner to planning outdoor picnics, your sensual side demands the finer things in life. These events will ignite your passions.Your itineraryThursdayChef Showcase Dinner featuring guest chefs Enzo Fargione and Giuseppe Tentori6 p.m. to 10 p.m.Atwater on Gore Creek, Vail Cascade Resort and Spa, Vail$150FridayMountain Top Picnic access via the Eagle Bahn express gondola12:30 to 3 p.m.Eagles Nest$145Concert: Listen to singer-songwriters from Los Angeles Hotel CafeVail Cascade ballroom8 to 10 p.m.SaturdayChardonnay Matchmaking Seminar2:30 to 4 p.m.Vail Marriott Mountain Resort and Spa, Vail$65Grand Tasting and Dinner Dance7 p.m. to midnightVail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa, Vail$175SundayFeature film: Weather GirlWeather Girl: After learning her boyfriend cheated on her with his co-host, a Seattle morning show weather girl freaks out on-air and is fired. Forced to move in with her little brother and deal with his best friend, she has to learn to cope with being 35, single, unemployed and unfortunately famous for being the sassy weather girl who lost it on live television. 93 minutes.Vail Cascade movie theater 17:15 p.m.
Whether youre reading the latest biography or watching BBC World, you put your horn-rimmed glasses to good use. Friends think of you as an intellectual. Perhaps you work for the school district, or just enjoy teaching your own kids a thing or two. Either way, these events will help keep you educated.Your itineraryThursdayDocumentary: Going on 13Going on 13: Without flinching, the film chronicles four girls coming of age and the precarious moments between being a little girl and becoming a young woman. The movie shows what real girls face during this pivotal time of puberty as they grapple with issues of school, family, friends and identity. 83 minutes.Vail Cascade movie theater 28 p.m.FridayStudent films Open Your Eyes: Struggling to come to terms with her life and marriage after breast cancer, Julia gets more than she bargained for when she attends a bridal shower and finds herself locked in a bathroom with a stranger. 14 minutes. Desert Wedding: Marissa, an excited bride-to-be, turns into a raging bridezilla when she learns her maid of honor has lost her bouquet. She throws a hysterical fit until a tragic accident unravels the biggest day of her life. 14 minutes.Coons: An innocent joyride is not all it seems when Rich discovers that his brother and friend have kidnapped a black teen and throw him in the back of their truck. It becomes clear that the humiliation and cruelty are but a prelude to the true purpose of the drive: a lynching. 15 minutes.Out of the Water: Melissa Brooks is forced to give up her entire life in order to take care of her mentally and physically disabled child. 9 minutes.Shopping: A desperate couple tries to kidnap a little girl in a toy store. 13 minutes.Vail Cascade movie theater 212:30 p.m.Vail Film Festival panel discussion: Does activism have a place in film?Vail Cascade ballroom2 to 3:30 p.m.DocumentaryThe Day After Peace: Against all odds, an individual manages to create an annual global ceasefire/non-violence day but can he silence the cynics and prove that the day can actually save lives? 82 minutes.Vail Mountain School theater7 p.m.DocumentaryBehind the Wheel: As politicians promise change to the nation, people with a whole lot less power than politicians are actually making a difference in their communities. Living together in a converted school bus, a wildly diverse group of artists, filmmakers and musicians leaves Los Angeles behind looking for answers and searching for the intersection of art and politics in America. 84 minutes.Vail Mountain School theater9 p.m.SaturdayDocumentaryGarbage Dreams: Follows three teenage boys born into the trash trade and growing up in the worlds largest garbage village. It is the home to 60,000 Zaballeen, Egypts garbage people. When their community is suddenly faced with the globalization of its trade, each of the teenage boys is forced to make choices that will impact his future and the survival of his community. 83 minutes. Vail Cascade movie theater 1NoonFeature and animated shortMutt: All work and no play leads to imminent disaster for a disgruntled farmer, his cow and his hardworking dog. 7 minutes.True Adolescents: Meet Sam. Hes an aging Seattle rocker with no job, no record deal and nothing better to do than take two teens camping for some quality dude time. When they get lost, its man up or else in this fast, funny coming of age story. 88 minutes.Vail Cascade movie theater 12:30 p.m.Grand Tasting and Dinner Dance7 p.m. to midnightVail Marriott Mountain Resort and Spa, Vail$175High Life Writer Sarah Mausolf can be reached at 970-748-2938 or firstname.lastname@example.org.