Scene clips for March 7-10, 2007
World-class riders to smoke the Superpipe
Park City Mountain Resort will once again welcome the world’s top skiers and snowboarders to the fifth annual World Superpipe to its Eagle Superpipe, a 500-foot-long park feature that boasts walls 22 feet high. Championships on Saturday and Sunday, March 10 and 11. Saturday, the women’s snowboard competition begins at 10:30 a.m., and the men’s snowboard competition begins at 11:30 a.m. On Sunday, the men’s ski competition begins at noon. The invited riders will compete for a piece of the $90,000 purse in the Eagle Superpipe, the world’s largest superpipe and the site for the 2002 Winter Games For a complete schedule of events, information and to apply for media credentials, visit http://www.worldsuperpipe.com/press.html .
‘Tommy’ extends run
Due to popular demand, The Who’s "Tommy" at the Egyptian Theatre will extend its run through March 17.
As an added feature, donated pinball machines will be available in the lobby to compliment the ‘Tommy’ storyline, the tale of a pinball "wizard."
The Who’s Tommy plays Wednesdays through Satrudays at 7:30 p.m. at The Egyptian Theatre on Main Street in Park City. The show is rated PG-13. Ticket prices range from $17 -$36 with discounts for seniors, students and children. Purchase tickets online at http://www.parkcityshows.com or cal 649-9371.
A revolutionary read
On Tuesday, March 13, the Park City History Book Club will discuss "1776," a book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough. McCullough’s book takes readers through the year, 1776, on both sides of the Atlantic, examining the motivations and doubts of King George III and General George Washington.
"1776" is available at Park City Library, Dolly’s Bookstore and the Spotted Frog Bookstore.
The group meets at the Park City Library on 1255 Park Avenue. For more information, call 615-5600.
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