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Wednesday, June 29

1) Take the 2022 Mountain Film Festival survey and you could win a pass to next year’s festival. The deadline for completion is 9 p.m. tonight; a winner will be announced on Thursday. The survey can be found at tinyurl.com/5ac3f9nk.

2) There are a few tickets left for Midsummer Gala, the fundraiser for Telluride Theater at a secret location this Saturday. Visit telluridetheatre.org to learn

3) Tickets for the popular home tour during the Telluride Art + Architecture weekend are also selling out fast. Learn more about Art + Architecture’s return later in July and check out the schedule at tellurideartandarchitecture.com.

Thursday June 30

1) Longtime Telluride local and founder of Telluride Academy Wendy Brooks discusses her memoir, “Once Upon a Lifetime,” at the Wilkinson Public Library tonight at 5:30 p.m.

2) You may have noticed: the Telluride Plein Air Festival is in town! You may not know about the Fun Outdoors Quick Draw to attend in Oak St. Park tonight from 5-7 p.m., however (in the event of rain, the judging and sale portion of the event will be held at the Sheridan Opera House at 6:30 p.m.).

High Country Hustle performs tonight at the Transfer Warehouse and donations go to the band. Music starts at 6 p.m.

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Bop while you shop: Singer-songwriter Kevin Hause performs today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Telluride Farmers Market on South Oak St.

Young Salt Lake City musician Sammy Brue is a guest on this week’s Music on the Green series in Mountain Village. Catch Brue live at Reflection Plaza tonight from 5-7 p.m. (there is no admission fee to this family-friendly event).

A Telluride Plein Air Artist’s Choice preview and cocktail will take place tonight at the Sheridan Opera House from 5-7 p.m. Learn more about the festival at telluridepleinair.com.

Saturday July 2

An Epicurean’s Delight: The second annual Alpine BBQ at the Madeline Hotel today features dishes prepared by a quartet of the Southwest’s top chefs, including Vincent Pham of Salt Lake City, Dean Fearing of Texas, Mark Tarbell from Phoenix and Mark Kissin from Santa Fe. The BBQ is from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Telluride Theater Summer Gala takes place tonight, featuring dinner, cocktails, live entertainment and more at a top-secret location in Mountain Village. The one-night-only event is at 6 p.m.; visit telluridetheatre.org to purchase tickets, if available, and to learn about upcoming Telluride Theater programming, including Shakespeare in the Park later this month.

There’s a hot performance tonight by Ralph Dinosaur and his fabulous volcanoes in the transfer warehouse. Music starts at 7 p.m.

Sunday July 3

If you missed a Plein Air art exhibition and sale, you have a chance to see one today — or, in fact, two. Shows and sales are held at Oak St. Park and Elks Park, respectively, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Yonder Mountain String Band performs with Cruz Contreras tonight to benefit the Ouray Volunteer Fire Department. The concert takes place in the Fellin d’Ouray park from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (free entry for children 12 and under).

Set your alarm (or let the 4th of July Parade do it for you): The Town of Telluride is hosting a beautiful and spirited 4th of July celebration on Main Street tomorrow morning, starting at 11 a.m.

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After today’s Fourth of July Parade on Main Street, there’s another tradition in town you might want to take part in: frosty root beer floats at the Telluride Historical Museum. Tanks are on sale while they last; sales benefit the museum (a non-profit institution) and its worthy programs.

Telluride Arts is hosting a community party at 8 p.m. tonight in the Transfer Warehouse, featuring DJ Castle. Admission is free (donations will be gratefully accepted).

See the holidays in style tonight: There’s a 4th of July celebration concert at the Sheridan Opera House tonight with Dave Jordan and the NIA, featuring Joint Point. The show starts at 8 p.m. Visit sheridanoperahouse.com to learn more.

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Ashley Boling leads a historic walking tour of the city today. Meet him at the Telluride Historical Museum at 1 p.m. if you’d like to come.

San Miguel County Poet Laureate Joanna Spindler is a guest on Bardic Trails, the monthly reading hosted by the Talking Gourds Poetry Club, tonight at 7 p.m. Visit telluridelibrary.org/events for a Zoom code.

If you haven’t seen ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ yet, fret not: blockbuster picture screens tonight at the Nugget Theater at 7 p.m.

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