This Weekend in Stoke: Top five reasons to hit the road for Memorial Day weekend

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Road trip! The 32nd annual Mountainfilm in Telluride film festival gets into full swing today at 9 a.m. with opening remarks from filmmaker Tom Shadyac and a Moving Mountains "Awareness into Action" symposium. The first screenings start tonight at 6:30 p.m. See our previous posts for the must-see action sports porn at Mountainfilm and our interview with program director Emily Long about some of this year's other highlights.

Four other good excuses to get moving after the jump...

Stay on campus! If the six-hour drive to Telluride is too much for you, swing by Denver University's Sturm Hall tonight at 7 p.m. for the Adventure Film World Tour Show ($15), where the DU Alpine Club will be screening six of the best films -- Solo, Eastern Rises, Skateistan, Wild Water, Second Nature and As It Happens -- from Boulder's 2010 Adventure Film Festival. Remix! If God is a DJ, he's going nuts on the ones and twos in Summit County this year: Keystone's Summer Remix event was meant to celebrate the opening of the resort's two golf courses and its downhill mountain biking park, but the latter has been delayed due to heavy recent snows and the former will depend on this weekend's weather. A better bet? Head for the tubing hill or the terrain park: Keystone set up Hawaiian Tubing at Adventure Point and 20 freestyle features under the Ranger lift to make the most of all the snow still on the hill. Hit the Beach! Arapahoe Basin hosts its longstanding Memorial Weekend Beach Bash and 10th annual Festival of the Brewpubs on Sunday: Pay $25 for a 14oz mug, then sample yourself silly (Pug Ryan's, Breckenridge, Dillon Dam, Backcountry, Avery, Great Divide, TommyKnockers and New Belgium will be on hand, slinging their suds) from noon until 4 p.m., while the New Classics Band rocks out and skiers and snowboarders start stripping down to their swimsuits to soak up the sun and splash in the slush. Be bold! The 33rd annual BolderBoulder 10K is off to the races on Monday with waves of runners taking off from the Pearl Street Mall between 7 a.m. and 9:30 a.m in what has become a massive Memorial Day tradition. Register online (packages start at $45 for adults, $30 for kids fourteen and under or seniors 65 and over) or on race day at 1750 29th Street in Boulder from 5:45 a.m. to 9 a.m.

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