Taste of Vail, gear swapping, a DJ at Coyote and dueling pianos: Tricia’s weekend picks 04/08/22

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The Taste of Vail kicked off Wednesday with the debut of Rosé 22 at The Lodge at Vail in Vail Village. The taste of Vail continues through Saturday.
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Taste of Vail

After a two-year absence due to COVID-19 restrictions, Taste of Vail, the spring food and wine event, returns to the streets and slopes of Vail. Try delicious bites at area restaurants and sip wines from around the world while meeting winery representatives. Don’t miss iconic events like the Mountain Top Tasting at 10,350 feet above sea level near Eagle’s Nest and the Grand Tasting in Hythe Vail. Educational seminars are also organised.

Friday

Tasting at the top of the mountain



  • Near the Eagle’s Nest
  • Noon to 2:30 p.m.
  • Ski-in, ski-out or take Eagle Bahn Gondola (#19) and snowcat or walk to site
  • $220

A taste of Colorado’s Governor’s Cup collection

  • Try Colorado Wines
  • Grand View Room (upper level of Lionshead parking structure)
  • 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • $75

Night Flight Root & Flower



  • Root & Flower offers flight from Capiaux Cellars and O’Shaughnessy Estate Winery
  • Flights available anytime from 4 a.m. to midnight
  • Root & Flower is located on Bridge Street in Vail Village

Saturday

Sturia Caviar Seminar

  • Sturia Caviar is the leading French producer of caviar
  • Accompanied by Champagne Tribaut
  • Grand View Room (upper level of Lionshead parking structure)
  • 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • $100

The Yoga Cross

  • The course is open to everyone, regardless of the level of flexibility
  • Gravity Haus Vail
  • 11 a.m. to noon
  • $10

Riedel Wine Glass Comparative Workshop

  • Discover the taste of wine in different glasses
  • Lodge at the Vail Ballroom
  • 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • $80

Sonoma AVA

  • AVA – American Wine Zone)
  • Learn more about the geographical pedigree of wines according to the origin of the grapes
  • The Sebastian
  • 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • $80

Great Tasting

  • Sample bites at area restaurants and sip wineries from around the world
  • Hythe Vail
  • 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • For tickets and full schedule, visit TasteOfVail.com.

Vail After Spring Series

The Dueling Piano Show will be part of the Vail After entertainment lineup this weekend.
Vail After /Courtesy photo

There’s another great lineup of live music and DJs spinning at this weekend’s Vail After Spring Series. Highlights include dueling pianos on the International Deck and Nashville singer-songwriter Kayley Bishop.

Friday

Music on top of the mountain

  • Mid Vail
  • Kayley Bishop
  • Noon to 3 p.m.

Turn in the square

  • lion head
  • Live music by Courtney Hampton
  • 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

After at the i-Bridge

  • International Bridge Music Stage
  • Live music by Hunker Down
  • 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday

  • Acoustic pop-up
  • international bridge
  • Live music by Kayley Bishop
  • 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Music on top of the mountain

  • Mid Vail
  • DJ spinning tunes
  • 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

After at the i-Bridge

  • International Bridge Music Stage
  • Live music from the Dueling Piano Show
  • 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday

  • After at the i-Bridge
  • International Bridge Music Stage
  • Live music by Kayley Bishop
  • 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, visit DiscoverVail.com/Vail-Apres-Spring-Series

DJ Golden B at Coyote Cafe

Brian Goldrich is DJ Golden B and will be spinning tunes outside the Coyote Cafe this Friday and Saturday from 3-6 p.m.
Beehive Productions/Courtesy Photo

The season is coming to an end in Beaver Creek. Arrowhead will be closing the Arrowbahn Express (#17) this Sunday. The Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch is now closed for the season as it undergoes a renovation project, but the Bachelor Gulch Express (#16) is still open. The Beaver Creek main mountain will close on April 17.

Stop by Coyote Café and listen to some DJ Goldie B tracks on Friday and Saturday from 3-6pm. Although DJ Goldie B plays venues in Lake Tahoe, Utah, Wyoming and all over Colorado, he’s no stranger to Beaver Creek, especially the Coyote Café. DJ Goldie B’s first name is Brian Goldrich and when he’s not DJing he hosts events like the Birds of Prey FIS Ski World Cup races.

“We threw a party in 2005 during the FIS World Cup after Daron Rahlves’ medal and the atmosphere was right for a good party. I was DJing that night, Daron Rahlves was in the crowd and that night is why Coyote Cafe is iconic to me. It’s the perfect bar for the mountain vibe,” Goldrich said.

The Coyote Café is iconic. The place itself has always been a bar since Beaver Creek opened in 1980. It was known as Drinkwater Park in the early 80s before becoming Coyote Café. The Coyote Café will close at the end of the season for renovations and will not reopen until the fall. So come and enjoy the original Coyote Café before the aesthetic changes happen.

“When it comes to choosing music for a historic landmark like the Coyote Cafe, my DJ skills tend to lean towards songs that people know and can hmmm with or sing badly at their table. From classic rock to hip hop, I’m going to play it all this weekend,” Goldrich said.

To learn more about Coyote Café, visit CoyoteCafe.net.

Eagle ARTwalk

The Eagle ARTwalk returns to Broadway in downtown Eagle this Friday night. The ARTwalks take place from April to December.
Eagle ARTwalk / Courtesy Photo

Broadway will be the place to be in Eagle as the Eagle ARTwalk returns after a few months of hiatus over the winter. The Eagle ARTwalk takes place the second Friday of each month from April to December between 5 and 8 p.m. The event includes local artisans, musician businesses and restaurants trying to make connections within the community.

Shops and art galleries:

  • Alpaca Yarn Shop
  • ARTSPACE/Eagle Arts Gallery (more than 15 works by artists will be exhibited)
  • Off-Broadway Yoga
  • nourishing spa
  • Wood & Rosé
  • Traveling foodie
  • Vail Valley Art Guild
  • BCG Management
  • Calm Kat
  • Mountain Lifestyle Properties
  • Everyday outfitters
  • Couture Chic

Restaurants and food trucks:

  • Wander
  • flavor aroma
  • El Bajon Churros
  • Mountain Mini donuts.

Vail Valley Art Guild will host an event in conjunction with the Eagle ARTwalk. Stop by the kitchen at 108 W. Second St. in Eagle from 5-8 p.m. Local artists will showcase works that reflect the past season with the Winter in the High Country exhibit. Plus, Red Cliff sculptor Bob Will will be exhibiting some of his whimsical industrial works.

For more information, visit EagleARTS.org. Download the new Grandstand app from the website to have the interactive map and promotions at your fingertips.

Alpine Quest Sports Equipment Exchange

Are you looking for white water or alpine touring equipment? Check out the sales at Alpine Quest Sports’ annual gear swap.
Alpine Quest Sports/Courtesy Photo

As the temperatures rise, the snow is melting and making its way to the area’s rivers, which means boating season isn’t far off. If you need whitewater gear, Alpine Quest Sports is your headquarters for savings and gear. Buy used kayaks, SUPs, rafts, ducks and more at the annual exchange. Supply chain issues have been an issue for many sports enthusiasts, but no need to wait, the gear will be right there in front of you in the Alpine Quest Sports parking lot this weekend.

The deadline for depositing gear has already passed, so if you have gear to sell, you’ll have to wait for the next trade. Trading hours are Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This is also a good time to invest in alpine touring gear. The Alpine Quest Sports demo fleet of alpine touring skis with bindings and skins are also on sale. All remaining winter gear is also on sale. Save money on skis, boots, bindings and all winter gear and you’ll be ready for next winter.

Alpine Quest Sports has been trading gear for 21 years. Want to learn a new sport? It’s a more affordable way to do it. Alpine Quest Sports can also help you learn a new sport with kayaking and stand up paddle lessons. Learn more at AlpineQuestSports.com.

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