Summit County Arts & Entertainment Briefs
Ryan Summerlin December 13, 2012
The Backstage Theatre is asking for clothing donations to build a quilted backdrop for their January production, “Love, Loss and What I Wore.” The play will tell the moving story of women who relate their life stories through their clothing. A brief note should be included with the item telling about its history and significance. The clothing must be clean and it won’t be returned. Drop submissions at the Breckenridge Theatre, 121 S. Ridge St. in Breck by Dec. 21. Info: (970) 453-0199.
The Backcountry Brewery, 720 Main Street in Frisco, hosts a breakfast buffet from 8:30-11 a.m while the kids share their Christmas wishes with Santa. Santa arrives at 9 a.m. to read “T’was the Night Before Christmas.” The event will also include a silent auction of Christmas trees decorated by preschoolers, and handmade ornaments made by local artisans for sale. Tickets are $20/adults and $10/kids. Info: (970) 668-2337.
The Backstage Theatre’s KidsPlay program presents a free juggling workshop for children ages 7-14 on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon by master clown/juggler Brian Landis Folkins. Folkins is featured in the current production, “A Christmas Carol,” by the Backstage Theatre. The workshop will be held at the Breckenridge Theatre, 121 S. Ridge St. in Breck. Advance registration is recommended; call (970) 453-0199.
The Lord of the Mountains Sanctuary Choir will perform the cantata, “Tapestry of Light,” at its Celtic Christmas celebration Sunday at 5 p.m. at Lord of the Mountains Church in Dillon. “Tapestry of Light” includes traditional carols, Celtic melodies, scripture readings and candlelight. Familiar tunes and thoughtful narration underscore the uplifting theme of the work. The cantata contains recognizable melodies such as “I Saw Three Ships,” “Sussex Carol,” “Scarborough Fair,” “Greensleeves” and “Londonderry Air.” The free choral concert is presented by Summit Music and Arts. Music director, organist and choral director Len Rhodes directs the choir from the piano. A reception follows.
“Rocky Mountain Majesty: The Paintings of Charles Partridge Adams,” a survey of Adams’ (1858-1942) work, premieres Sunday at the Denver Art Museum (DAM) and runs through Sept. 2, 2013. A landscape painter influenced by realism and impressionism, Adams is considered one of Colorado’s great artists. The exhibition will be held exclusively at the DAM, the first time that Adams’ masterworks will be displayed together at a major art museum. The DAM is located on 13th Ave. between Broadway and Bannock Streets in downtown Denver. Tickets are $10/adults and $8/seniors and students. Info: (720) 865-5000 or www.denverartmuseum
The Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek offers local students the chance to sing on stage with Clay Aiken Tuesday night. Students are invited, with the help of a parent, to submit YouTube videos of themselves singing their favorite song by Monday, no later than noon, to email@example.com. Individuals can view and vote for the videos on http://bit.ly/VPAC, and the winner will be announced at 5 p.m. Monday. Info: www.vvf.org.
Elves have adorned the holiday tree with author’s faces at the North Branch of Summit County Library in Silverthorne. There are 48 authors to be guessed, including writers of children’s books and poetry, adult classics and popular works. Children’s books on Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and Christmas are on display, plus holiday stories by well-known authors like John Grisham and Anne Perry. Topics include decorating, cooking, making and wrapping gifts and throwing successful parties. Holiday Preschool Story Time events will take place Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the North Branch Library. The Main Library at County Commons in Frisco will hold their Preschool Story Time, featuring stories, crafts and games, on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. For info and volunteer opportunities, contact Joyce Dierauer at (970) 668-5555 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More info: www.summitcountylibraries.org
Holiday gift seekers can find shopping ideas at www.ColoradoProud.org, which features more than 1,800 Colorado businesses. The website includes gift ideas from Summit County locals like Buffalo Mountain Gift Baskets in Dillon, Sunshine Caf in Silverthorne and Bee Nut Free in Frisco. The Colorado Proud program was created by the Colorado Department of Agriculture to encourage consumers to support Colorado companies. Local businesses are welcome to join the Colorado Proud program for free.
The Summit Reads planning committee chose the “The Blue Revolution,” by Cynthia Barnett, for this spring’s Summit Reads community project. The book exposes truths about the U.S. water crisis – how Americans use more water than any other culture in the world and how our daily habits and attitudes jeopardize the world’s water supply – and is particularly relevant in light of the dwindling Dillon Reservoir. The first step is to read the book, which will be available at Summit County Libraries and The Next Page Bookstore in Frisco. Those interested in hosting an event or leading a discussion on the book this spring should contact Jen Miller at email@example.com.