Don’t forget mom this weekend |

Don’t forget mom this weekend

This spring, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area has plenty of live music on the books for its Shakin’ at the Basin Spring Concert Series.
Dave Camara | Arapahoe Basin Ski Area |

Treat your mom this Mother’s Day to the mellow sounds of Leon Littlebird, a Native American singer and local resident who embodies the spirit of Colorado.

Littlebird has his roots in both pioneer and native cultures, and as much as anyone, he understands the mountains and the Southwest.

With his flute, Littlebird combines both ancient music and captivating rhythms, which together produce a rich, colorful fabric of an unforgettable sound. Littlebird will be playing from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday at Sauce on the Blue, 358 Blue River Parkway in Silverthorne, and it’s one option for Mother’s Day to make the one who carried you into this world feel a little extra special.

A-Basin still rocking

It’s no secret Arapahoe Basin Ski Area has the last lifts still running in Summit County. But did you know they’re in the middle of a series of concerts called “Shakin’ at the Basin”? The concerts are at 1 p.m. every Saturday at the base. Playing this week will be New Sensation.

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The band is billed as somewhat of a time machine, taking audiences “back to the days of MTV and mullets,” according to promotional materials, while playing songs of 1980s artists like U2, Men At Work, Rick Springfield, Prince, The Cars, Van Halen and INXS.

For more about New Sensation, go to

Be a rock star

For anyone who’s ever dreamed of being a musician or performer, Bakers’ Brewery at 531 Silverthorne Lane in Silverthorne is hosting an open mic night starting at 8 p.m. Sunday. The event is a recurring feature at the brewery, and it will be hosted by Todd Johnson, Old Herman and Keith Synnestvedt. For more, call the brewery at 970-468-0170

Meet the mayor

Not everyone is civic-minded, but for those who are, Breckenridge Mayor Eric Mamula, town manager Rick Holman and three or more members of the town council will have coffee in an informal gathering to talk one-on-one about issues and happenings affecting the town. The meeting will be today in the Hopefull Room of the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center, 103 S. Harris St.

For info, call 970-547-3166.

Saturday’s for families

From 10 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of each month, an event featuring free hands-on children’s activities and creative crafts takes place on the Arts District Campus at Old Masonic Hall, 136 S. Main St., in Breckenridge.

Parents with children ages 7-12 are welcome. The event is on a first-come, first-served basis, but remains free to participants.

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The Weekend is a regular column focusing on fun weekend happenings in Summit County. You can contact reporter Eli Pace at

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