Arts & Entertainment news and briefs for Summit County Memorial Day weekend |

Arts & Entertainment news and briefs for Summit County Memorial Day weekend

Aaron BibleSummit Daily News

The Horseshoe Craft and Flea Market, an award-winning art, design, craft and vintage market is opening a call for vendors. They are also looking for food vendors for each market. The Horseshoe Market will be in Leadville on June 23. They will have 30-50 local vendors selling fine art, handmade goods and antiques and vintage products and food. For more information and to apply go to

The Speakeasy movie theater in Breckenridge is opening for the summer tonight. Its opening movie is “Men in Black 3” running through June 6. “MiB3” shows daily at 5 and 8 p.m. Matinees are today, Saturday and Sunday at 2. According to critics, “‘MiB 3’ does justice to the fun and whimsy of the original, and gives you a surprisingly emotional insight into the characters.” It stars Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Josh Brolin and Emma Thompson, saving the world again from aliens. The Speakeasy serves cold beer and has a number of great indie films planned for the summer. Info: located at 103 South Harris St., Breck; (719) 839-1555,

The Old Dillon Schoolhouse celebrates Historic Preservation Month in Colorado with an open house and lecture by Don Langmuir, professor emeritus at the Colorado School of Mines. The museum’s annual Night at the Museum open house is from 5 – 7 p.m. tonight and will focus on the historical environmental effects of mining. Langmuir will talk about the Colorado Mineral Belt, where most of the gold, silver, copper, zinc, lead and molybdenum found in the state were mined, as well as a short history of mining. He will also touch on the environmental consequences of mining, including deforestation, erosion and a legacy of piles of tailing, waste rock, gravel and acid rock drainage that are still visible today in his presentation of “Mining, Minerals and the Effects on the Environment.” He’ll finish out the night with a few examples of mineral and gem collecting in Colorado. After the talk, to go along with the refreshments provided by the museum, attendees will be able to examine and explore some mineral specimens. The event will take place tonight from 5-7 p.m. at the Old Dillon Schoolhouse Museum, 403 La Bonte St., Dillon, free of charge.

Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association (CBMBA) will celebrate the official opening of CBMBA’s 30th Season with its annual meeting and kick-off party on Friday, June 1 at Rainbow Park in Crested Butte. The Annual Meeting will run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.CBMBA members and the community-at-large will hear all about CBMBA’s upcoming 2012 season of events, new community initiatives and legendary trail work days and have an opportunity to provide input and ideas. CBMBA’s annual party will immediately follow the meeting at 6 p.m. A chicken BBQ dinner will be provided to the first 100 participants, supplied by Sally K. Johnson, and beer will be provided by New Belgium Brewery. Prizes will be raffled courtesy of Osprey, Kenda, Smith Optics, Clif, Mountain Khakis, Doc Brown, Acli-Mate, Peak Sports, and Primal.

A new venue in Summit County is looking for musicians and singers for an open mic night. Organizer Willie Hoevers of Dillon is seeking local talent in jazz, country, light rock, folk, blues and easy listening, among other categories. Hoevers is looking to form a house band as well to play gigs. Contact to get involved. Please provide name, instrument, and type of music when contacting.

Breckenridge summer activities will kick off June 15, with the opening of the Fun Park and the celebration of Kingdom Days, Breck’s annual heritage celebration. On Sunday June 17 the sixth annual Outhouse Races begin at 2 p.m. Registration is free with a June 15 deadline, and competitors compete for $1100 in cash prizes. The Gold Throne is worth $500, the Silver Moon wins $300, the Bronze Bucket is awarded $200 and the People’s Choice Golden Plunger award is worth $100. Competitors will also be awarded beer and merchandise. Outhouses may be built out of any solid material. Teams can have up to five people with at least one person riding in the structure. The weekend will also feature free entry to Breckenridge Heritage Alliance sites, blacksmithing demonstrations, gold panning, history hikes and more. Email or call (970) 453-5055 for race details and registration questions.

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Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs is kicking off its 2012 summer season with a party and live music today. Guests will be able to enjoy an evening of music on the mountain and a free tram ride in exchange for a canned food donation to benefit the local Lift-Up food pantry. The “Cans-for-a-Tram” rides begin at 4 p.m. and will continue until 8:30 p.m. The park itself will be open from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Guests can purchase a day pass for $30, which includes the free tram ride and unlimited access to some new rides and attractions as well as the park’s old favorites. The Carbondale Starletts will perform Motown favorites as well as soul and contemporary hits from 6 – 10 p.m. The Starletts, featuring some of Carbondale’s finest singers, bring harmony, dance and soul to the stage. For more information about Glenwood Caverns and the Music on the Mountain concert series, visit

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