Arts and entertainment briefs from Breckenridge, Summit County and beyond |

Arts and entertainment briefs from Breckenridge, Summit County and beyond

Compiled by Krista Driscoll
Local artist Cecelia Eidemiller is the featured Artist of the Month for January at Arts Alive Gallery in La Cima Mall in Breckenridge.
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Local artist Cecelia Eidemiller, well known as the fastest draw in the West, is the featured Artist of the Month for January at Arts Alive Gallery in La Cima Mall in Breckenridge. This special presentation reveals an evolution of her subjects and styles from age 14 to the present.

The opening reception for “Self Portrait of an Artist” is Saturday, Jan. 10, from 4 to 8 p.m. Eidemiller has a simultaneous exhibit hanging at the Backstage Theatre until Tuesday, Feb. 3, titled “Near and Far.” It comprises local Breckenridge landscapes, along with portraits of interesting characters Eidemiller met during a recent painting trip to India. Her husband, Alberto Razo, will include his unique Mexican figures. The opening reception for the Backstage show is Sunday, Jan. 11, from 3 to 5 p.m.

For more information on the artist, visit

Bi-monthly art show Saturday at Cool River Coffee

Cool River Coffee House and Bakery in Breckenridge will host its second bi-monthly art show on Saturday, Jan. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. The event features local artists painter Mauricio Meneses, painter Nino Gabashvili and jewelry from The Breckenridge Trading Co., accompanied by live music from Acoustic Moose.

Complimentary appetizers and a la carte drinks will be available. Cool River Coffee House and Bakery is located at 25 S. Main St. in Breckenridge. Call (970) 453-1716 for more information.

Live music in Frisco, Keystone, Dillon, Breckenridge

Live instrumentation electronic band SunSquabi returns to The Barkley Ballroom on Thursday, Jan. 15, two weeks after a great opening set for BoomBox. SunSquabi’s music is called electronic-hydro funk. The group has performed at Red Rocks Amphitheater, as well as some of Colorado’s best music venues and has made appearances at several national festivals. Doors open at 9 p.m. for the free show, and the JJ Evanoff Experience opens at 9:30. Visit for more information.

Madison, Wisconsin-based roots-rock band The Sharrows head to the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Thursday, Jan. 15. The band has shared the stage with the likes of Kongos, Lukas Nelson, Band of Heathens, The Weeks and Ian McLagan, of The Faces and The Rolling Stones. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.

The Dillon Dam Brewery hosts the Bill Smith Band on Thursday, Jan. 15. Taking new steps on the grand musical journey, Fort Collins-based Bill Smith has found the ability to ferment futuristic songs with classic rock instrumentation and has been leaving music fans breathless with their heavy-hitting sound. Featuring a repertoire of solid original songs seething with hooks and tastefully chosen covers, this is a band that holds a consistently high level of energy throughout their sets. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. Visit for more information.

The Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge welcomes the Jerry Weiss Trio on Thursday, Jan. 15. This talented, professional, flexible and original trio plays all styles of instrumental jazz, from swing to bop, Latin to contemporary, funk and even some jazzed-up pop tunes. The music runs from 5 to 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit for more information.

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