Tuesday, October 14
While real-life bouldering might not be everyone's cup of tea, you can experience life on the rocks vicariously at a local screening of Pilgrimage, a climbing adventure filmed by Josh Lowell (named the "Quentin Tarantino of Rock Climbing" by Climbing Magazine) amid granite crags and Hindu temples in southern India. Lowell will be on hand for the showing, along with rock-climbing wunderkinds Chris Sharma and Katie Brown, tonight at 7 p.m. at the Flatirons Theater, 1089 13th Street, Boulder; admission, $12 to $14, benefits the Access Fund, a national nonprofit dedicated to preserving climbing environments. Call 303-447-2804 or log on to www.bigupproductions.com.
Wednesday, October 15
For some loose eaters, the onslaught of fall rings in the season of added poundage: Beginning with the Halloween candy and ending with that pitcher of New Year's martinis, the next few months are fraught with dangerous calorie-snarfing opportunities, more than most of us can realistically deal with. Enter Holiday Bootcamp. The derivative brainchild of the folks who brought you Bridal Bootcamps for wedding-bound women seeking to lose the vestiges of their baby fat, this three-month health and fitness program is designed to keep you slim throughout the holiday season by subjecting you to weekly exercise and support classes, with round-the-clock drill sergeants on call to keep you on track. Sessions begin today and carry participants into the new year. For details, call 303-433-2725. And in the meantime, keep that slinky red number in your closet on hold.