The skateboarding, snowboarding, skirt-chasing, lumberjacking Weekend in Stoke
Skate & create! The fourth annual Bordo Bello skateboard art fundraiser runs tonight from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Redline Gallery, 2350 Arapahoe Street, with a silent auction featuring skateboard decks, vinyl toys and other artwork. Event organizers sent out blank Board Pusher decks and KidRobot Munny toys to a ton of artists (many of them are previewed on the Bordo Bello blog), and will be auctioning them off at the show and in an eBay auction (already under way) with a portion of the featured artwork. Proceeds from the auction and tonight's $20 entrance fee benefit VSA arts of Colorado's Access Gallery + Studio and the Robert Tatlor AIGA Colorado Scholarship.
And if you get outbid on the deck of your dreams at Bordo Bello, don't miss the art show and art swap on Saturday at 8 p.m. at Crisis Skateboards, 6821 West 120th Avenue in Broomfield, where they're celebrating the shop's one-year anniversary as well as the release party of Lowcard issue #40 and the debut of Nullozine Jr. Magazine
More weekend stoke after the jump...
Indulge your inner skirt chaser! The ladies behind Skirt Sports, a Boulder-based fitness clothing company, got so used to being ogled in their workout outfits that they decided to make a sport of it: The "Catch Us If You Can" Skirt Chaser 5k at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Saturday at 3 p.m. mixes "racing, flirting and entertainment in an innovative social fitness event," where the women get a three-minute head start before unleashing the rest of the pack. Splurge for the deluxe registration (proceeds benefit Rocky Mountain Lab Rescue), which includes a Skirt Sports skirt (or men's running shorts, as the case may be), and stick around for the after-party with That Eighties Band to give your flirty foibles a John Hughes-ish soundtrack.
Kick axe! If you've always wanted to be a lumberjack, you'll get your chance this weekend in the third annual Man of the Cliff competition, where you don't have to be Bunyan-esque to throw down in ax-throwing, wood-chopping, archery, caber toss, keg toss, hammer throw, two-man cross cut, cornhole, and group tug-of-war competitions on Saturday and Sunday in the tiny mountain town of Red Cliff (near Vail). Proceeds from the $50 registration fee benefit First Descents, a charity organization headquartered in Greenwood Village that provides week-long outdoor-adventure experiences for young-adult cancer fighters and survivors.
Own up! The Denver-based snowboard film crew SixEleven Productions is taking responsibility for your Saturday night plans with the world premiere of It's Our Fault at City Hall, 1144 Broadway. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the evening kicks off with the local premiere of the Sandbox film Day and Age (tickets $10). Prep for an epic product toss, with more than $20,000 worth of swag from sponsors including Ride Snowboards, Boa, Skull Candy, Quiksilver, Ink Monstr, Company, Banshee Bungee, Anya Grind, Smith Optics, DVS, Ambiguous, LibTech, Vans and POW, and stick around for the after-party show with King Fantastic.