Bravo! Vail recently announced that reservations for The Linda & Mitch Hart Soirée Series are now being accepted. The Soiree Series features four private performances in four spectacular homes throughout the Vail Valley. The design of each evening allows artists and guests to enjoy a sumptuous meal and outstanding chamber music together. Soirée dates include Wednesday, July 16, String Trio Soiree, featuring members of the New York Philharmonic; Monday, July 21, An Evening with Bramwell Tovey, with the conductor, composer and musical raconteur at the piano; Saturday, July 26, Haydn and Weber Soiree, featuring the Dover Quartet; and Friday, Aug. 1, The French Impressionist, featuring members of the New York ensemble, Le Train Bleu.
The soirées include cocktails, a concert and a gourmet dinner served by area chefs. Featured chefs include chef Daniel Joly, of Mirabelle at Beaver Creek (July 16); chef Jean-Michel Chelain, of The Left Bank (July 21); chef Tracey van Curan, of Foods of Vail (July 26); and chef Eric Berg, of Vail Catering Concepts (Aug. 1).
Reservations for The Linda & Mitch Hart Soirée Series are $200 each and may be purchased by calling the box office at (877) 812-5700.
Paula Poundstone performs at Tabor Opera House
Nationally acclaimed standup comedian Paula Poundstone will perform at the historic Tabor Opera House on Saturday, Aug. 2, at 7:30 p.m.
Twenty-five years ago, Paula Poundstone climbed on a Greyhound bus and traveled across the country, stopping in at open-mike nights at comedy clubs as she went. A high school dropout, she went on to become one of the great humorists of our time. You can hear her as a regular panelist on NPR’s popular weekly news quiz show, “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me.” She tours regularly, performing across the country, causing Bob Zany with the Boston Globe to write, “Poundstone can regale an audience for several hours with her distinctive brand of wry, intelligent and witty comedy.”
General admission tickets are $30. A Miners’ Special package includes a private wine and cheese reception prior to the show, plus prime reserved seating, for $50. Purchase tickets online at www.taboroperahouse.net or by calling (303) 550-1049.
Native American powwow returns to Colorado Springs
The Palmer Lake Historical Society and One Nation Walking Together are sponsoring a one-day Native American Indian Festival and Traditional Powwow on Saturday, July 19, at the Freedom Financial Services Expo Center, 3650 N. Nevada, Colorado Springs. This event is a celebration of Native history and culture and will include Native drums and dancers, Native art and artisans, live wolf and birds of prey exhibits and plenty of Native vendors and food.
The event is a Traditional Powwow, where American Indians from all tribes meet together to join in dancing, singing, visiting, renewing old friendships and making new ones. More than 2,000 people attended last year’s event. This event will provide the opportunity for non-Natives to learn and ask questions about Native American culture, history, dances and music. Learn the meaning and significance of drums, songs and dances in Native traditions and culture, and see the different regalia worn by dancers as they demonstrate some of the various Native dances. Native artisans will demonstrate their skills and exhibit their paintings, jewelry, beadwork and more. Sample Native food, such as Navajo tacos and fry bread.
Admission is $2. Native Americans in full regalia and children 12 and younger admitted free. Bring chairs, as seating is limited. Also, please bring donations of nonperishable food to help feed the hungry. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with Grand Entry at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. No drugs, alcohol or pets (except service animals) permitted.
For more information, visit www.palmerdividehistory.org or call Al and Rhetta Walter at (719) 559-0525.
Concert series in
Ridgway begins in July
The seventh season of The Ridgway Concert Series begins this year on Thursday, July 3. The series has been expanded to five concerts, culminating on Thursday, July 31, with a special concert from bluegrass legend Peter Rowan. The entire series is free to the public, family-friendly and features top-notch national acts, as well as a children’s activities area.
The Ridgway Concert Series runs every Thursday in July, with the following musical lineup: Paper Bird on July 3, A Tribute to Dylan & the Dead with Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams on July 10, Orgone on July 17, Zongo Junction on July 24 and Peter Rowan with Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen on July 31.
The audience is welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets, coolers and picnics. No glass is allowed in the park. Shows begins at 6 p.m. and run into the evening.
After the show each night, starting at 10 p.m., the opening act will play a full show at the Sherbino Theater, just two blocks from the main stage. The cover is $5, and there is a full bar at the theater. All five Ridgway concerts will be broadcast live on KVNF Community Radio (90.9, 89.1, 88.9 FM) beginning at 7 p.m. and will be streaming live on the web at www.kvnf.org. Visit www.pickinproductions.com for more information.
Pickin’ in the Park in Paonia kicks off in August
The seventh season of Paonia’s Pickin’ in the Park concert series begins Thursday, Aug. 7, and continues Thursday evenings through Thursday, Aug. 28. The four-show series is free to the public and family friendly and includes a children’s activities area on-site, next to the playground with a view of the stage, curated by the North Fork Creative Coalition. The audience is welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets, coolers and picnics, but please note that there is no glass is allowed in the park.
Pickin’ in the Park happens every Thursday in August, with the following musical lineup: Shinyribs on Aug. 7, Miss Tess & The Talkbacks on Aug. 14, Drew Emmitt Band on Aug. 21 and Baskery on Aug. 28.
KVNF is Pickin’ in the Park’s presenting partner and will be serving beverages, including award-wining, locally brewed draft beer by Revolution Brewing, local wine from the West Elks Wineries and hard cider from Delicious Orchards. 2014 welcomes back local food vendor Delicious Orchards Organic Farm Market, as well as another food vendors to be announced. All vendors emphasize locally grown and prepared food. Cowabunga Creamery will be back, as well, serving up their tasty ice cream.