Funnyman Drew "Blue Shift" Reges delivers his "sonic manipulation" of covers of "everything" starting at 2 p.m. today at the Coppertop Bar, slopeside at Peak 9 at Breckenridge. "I really like how music makes me feel," Reges said. "It lets me dream while I am awake! It's terrific fun. I went through puberty twice and it has rendered me twice as awkward and needing acceptance." Expect covers of rock 'n' roll, folk and alternative music. In spring, Reges will present a collection of original rock and blues music about living in the High Country.
The National Repertory Orchestra hosts "A Perfect Lunch" Tuesday at Blue River Bistro, 305 N. Main St. in Breckenridge. Billed as a "deliciously nutritious lunch," the educational event centers on how hormones, stress and nutrition affect one's skin. Tickets are $30 and proceeds benefit the National Repertory Orchestra. Call (970) 453-5825 or visit www.nromusic.com.
The town of Dillon hosts its annual lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at La Riva Mall, featuring cookies, hot cider and Santa Claus. Pictures with Santa will be taken that evening and made available for online purchase on Dec. 10. The Sanctuary Choir from Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church will sing Christmas carols, and Mayor Ron Holland will flip the switch to illuminate the town.
The improv-rock band, Perpetual Groove, makes a tour stop at three20south in Breckenridge on Thursday. The group's original music stems from jazz, rhythm and blues, electronica and progressive rock, and it has been touring for more than a decade. Perpetual Groove is rejoined by original keyboardist Matt McDonald and is currently recording a new album.
The second and final night of the new ski and snowboard film series at the Silverthorne Pavilion, 400 Blue River Pkwy., takes place Thursday (doors: 7 p.m.; films 7:30). The evening premieres Level 1's "Sunny" and Standard Films' "2112," along with a raffle and giveaways from event sponsors, including headphones, snowboards, gloves and clothing. Salem bandleader Todd Anders Johnson puts on the event with the Risan Project, an organization that raises awareness about climate change and global warming science. Info: (970) 262-7370
Ski Country, Crazy Mountain Brewery and other companies join forces for a second year to create Ski Country Brew, a special release Extra Pale Ale created by brewer Kevin Selvy of Crazy Mountain Brewery. Proceeds from sales at the brewery and partnering restaurants support the Salvation Army's food pantry, emergency assistance program, emergency shelters and Christmas food basket program. Beginning Monday, the brew will be available at local restaurants including Red Mountain Grill in Silverthorne, The Arapahoe Caf in Dillon and others in Vail, Avon and Eagle.
Upcoming recreational cooking classes at Colorado Mountain College include Holiday Party, today; Healthy Cuisine, Saturday; Pan Sauces, Sunday; Artisan Pies, Dec. 7; Holiday Hors d'Oeuvres, Dec. 9; Holiday Cookies, Dec. 9; and Seafood 101, Dec. 14. For more info call (970) 453-6757.