Arts and entertainment briefs from Breckenridge, Silverthorne and beyond
The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge brings Stoney Live to the stage on Saturday, Jan. 31. From Stillwater, Oklahoma, Justin Stone rocks red-dirt music like no other. Covering everything from country music to solid rock hits of the ’80s and ’90s, Stoney Live brings people to their feet and causes spontaneous dancing on the tables. The music starts at 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit http://www.motherloadedtavern.com.
The BreckCreate Fire Arts Festival continues on Saturday, Jan. 31, with a performance from The Yawpers at the Thaw Lounge in the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center. The Yawpers are a stripped-down, brazen rock ’n’ roll band from Colorado, accompanied by overdriven acoustic guitars and a trap kit. The group has created a sound that is equal parts frenetic, earnest and menacing, all while bringing together disparate pieces of the American musical lexicon. The free music runs from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Visit http://www.breckcreate.org for more information.
Dave Gerard, with special guest Moose on harp and vocals, will play a post-Super Bowl show at the MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge on Sunday, Feb. 1. On any given night, a DG show is gentle, raucous and eclectic but always honest. His soulful style of contemporary roots music and from-the-core songwriting has earned him many awards. DG is currently recording his fifth CD featuring Bill Payne, of Little Feat, on keyboard. The music starts at 7 p.m., and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit http://www.motherloadedtavern.com.
Start the week at Blue River Bistro on Sunday, Feb. 1, with free live music from guitar and vocalist Rob Wivchar. Around the Denver area, his varied set list and high-quality musicianship find him performing in a wide variety of locales and private events. And attending Wivchar’s shows actually helps the environment: 30 percent of all the money that ends up in the tip jar goes straight to environmental charity organizations. The music runs from 5 to 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit http://blueriverbistro.com for more information.
Winter Adventure run in Como
Coloradans, prepare to brave the elements and elevation for a new winter obstacle run coming to Como on Saturday, Jan. 31. The Winter Adventure run starts at 10:30 a.m. and is a 3- to 4-mile off-road course that includes steep inclines, deep snow, thick forests, sledding sections and getting over, under and through challenging obstacles. Yeti costumes are encouraged, and unsuspecting participants may encounter the real thing while in the woods.
“Themed and obstacle runs are immensely popular now, especially in Colorado,” said Scott Jones, one of the event’s co-directors. “Yet there are very few winter adventure events to participate in. We saw the opportunity to produce an event that will get people outside this winter and, as we like to say, ‘bring out their wild side.’”
Participants are encouraged to stick around for a weekend of fun winter activities including snowshoeing, sledding, free fat-bike rides and demos and hot chocolate. Lodging will be available at the camp and also at select hotels in the historic mining town of Fairplay.
For information on the event and to register, visit http://www.abominablerun.com.
‘A Celebration of Haute Cuisine’
Attendees at the Colorado Mountain College Culinary Institute’s upcoming benefit dinner will not only dine on a sumptuous, six-course meal while savoring specially selected wines, they’ll also support scholarships for the renowned culinary program’s students, many of whom have gone on to work at top restaurants.
“A Celebration of Haute Cuisine” takes place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Keystone Ranch Restaurant, 1437 County Road 150, Keystone. Current students of the college’s Culinary Institute will prepare the evening’s fare under the direction of executive chef Steve Vlass, a 2005 graduate.
Presented by the Colorado Mountain College Culinary Institute and Keystone Resort, the evening is sponsored by Vail Resort’s Epic Promise. Tickets are $165 per person, with $125 of each ticket directly supporting student scholarships.
Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.cmcfoundation/org/make-my-gift (designate your gift to the Keystone Culinary Dinner) or by contacting Crystal Schiller at the CMC Foundation at (970) 947-8361 or email@example.com.
New art at County Commons
A new art display will open at The Art Forum in Frisco this weekend, with a reception at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8. The event will feature introductory talks by bead artist Cheri Breeman and Ana Staszel, from the Polish community in Summit County, plus artwork from pastel artist Susan Venier. The talks, which will take place in the Mount Royal Room, are free and open to the public.
The Art Forum, a project of the Summit County Art Exhibits Committee, is located on the upper level of the County Commons building in Frisco, adjacent to the Main Branch of the Summit County Library. For more information, email the Summit County Arts Exhibit Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chipotle has buy-one, get-one offer for ski pass holders
Through a partnership with Chipotle and Colorado Ski Country USA, all Chipotle customers who purchase an entrée on Monday, Feb. 9, from 5 to 10 p.m., and show their 2014-15 photo ski pass will receive a second burrito, burrito bowl, order of tacos or salad for free at any Chipotle location in Colorado.
Only Colorado season ski passes or packs that include a photo will be accepted; no single-use life tickets qualify. There’s a limit of one free item per pass card, and only the valid cardholder can collect the free item. Visit http://coloradoski.com/page/celebrate-the-snow for more information.
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