Adventure Film Festival is another good reason to head to the college town. From 4 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, October 8, the Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street, will host film screenings (and a street party!) of some of the best independent adventure flicks of the year. Standouts include Blood Road, a documentary about two women traveling the Ho Chi Minh Trail through Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in hopes of finding the remains of one's father, and The Frozen Road, a meditation on solitude from a biker riding across the Yukon in winter. And if you're an aspiring Warren Miller, consider the Adventure Film Workshop, a two-day course on developing and producing your own film, culminating in a shoot. More into adventure than film? The Adventure Street Fair will be going on outside the theater both days, with backcountry cooking workshops, live music, plenty of outdoor gear vendors and a beer garden. Tickets to films range in price from $25 to $45, with a full-festival pass going for just $65; the film workshop starts at $199, but the street fair won't cost you a dime. Find more information and a schedule at adventurefilm.org.
Boulder is a smorgasbord of adventure; you've got hiking, biking, climbing, gliding and ballooning. The