Quick Picks: Mountainfilm, LEGOs, Oscars

Friday, Feb. 28

Caught on film

A collection of independent films about the natural world will be shown starting at 7:30 p.m. at Paonia’s Paradise Theater, 215 Grand Ave., as Mountainfilm on Tour visits the North Fork Valley.

Tickets cost $15 in advance at The Conservation Center, 204 Poplar Ave., in Paonia, and at Paonia’s Backcountry Bistro, 210 Third St. Tickets cost $20 at the door.

The tour highlights short films either current or from Mountainfilm’s archives.

Saturday, March 1

Grab your LEGOS

On the heels of recent release “The LEGO Movie,” Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, has partnered with eBricks, 539 N. First St., a local, unofficial distributor of LEGO products, to offer a free LEGO building event at 2 p.m.

LEGO fans can build a vehicle or device to fight Lord Business and his Micro Managers, villains from the film. People will keep their creations, along with a free copy of The Lego Movie Adventure Builder Booklet.

Space is limited. Call Laura Mettauer at 243-5113 to register.


Sunday, March 2

Twittering over Oscars

Ellen DeGeneres is the host for the 86th Academy Awards on ABC.

This event was made for live tweeting. If you’re on Twitter and love the Oscars, follow features writers Rachel Sauer and Melinda Mawdsley as they share their thoughts about the Oscars from Rachel’s couch, probably in pajama pants with slices of pizza.

They plan to start about an hour before the event with our red carpet coverage.

Rachel’s handle is @msdinosauer. Melinda’s is @gj_outandabout. Join the conversation!


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