Arts and entertainment briefs from Summit County and beyond
Yellow Arrow in Breckenridge hosts Camino events
Yellow Arrow Coffee, located in the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center at 103 S. Harris St., will host a series of Summit County Camino events this weekend to educate locals about the Camino de Santiago trail in Spain.
“The weekend of July 25 is the feast day of St. James, so we are gathering together this weekend to celebrate pilgrimage and pilgrims,” reads the poster hanging on the wall at Yellow Arrow. “Anyone interested in the Camino de Santiago or pilgrimage in general is welcome to join us.”
The events begin on Saturday, June 25, with a hike along the Shrine Mountain Trail, with groups meeting at 7:30 a.m. at Yellow Arrow or 8 a.m. at Abbey’s Coffee in Frisco to carpool to the trailhead, returning around noon. Later in the day, from 5 to 7 p.m., Yellow Arrow will host a potluck dinner where hikers can swap stories and information on hiking the Camino de Santiago and other pilgrimages around the world.
On Sunday, June 26, Summit County pilgrims will share their stories and tips for hiking the Camino. There will be a slideshow and question-and-answer session, followed by a screening of “Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago.” Bailey Jefferson is one of the Summit County residents who will be sharing her story.
“The Camino is pretty unique for a few reasons,” she said. “You’ll always have a shower, bed and bottle of wine after every day of walking. If you need something, you’re only ever a few miles from the next pharmacy or store. But most importantly, it attracts a really wide range of people from all over the world. Some of our best friends we made while walking are from Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Brazil, New Zealand — the list is endless.
“It’s pretty special because the people you meet along the way depend on the day you started walking. For whatever reason, we all started walking around the same time, and I can’t help but think that fate brought those particular people to walk the Camino at that time so we could enjoy the experience as a big family. There is no possible way to get closer to a person than to walk 500 miles with them. You see each other at your most raw and vulnerable state, and it’s absolutely stunning.”
For more information on this series of events, contact Yellow Arrow Coffee at (970) 453-9093 or visit the events calendar at http://www.yellowarrowcoffee.com.
Live music this week around Summit County
Von Stomper plays Bluegrass Wednesday at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Wednesday, July 29. With influences in early American folk, blues and roots music, Von Stomper, a Colorado-based five-piece, creates an original sound that is both familiar and progressive in its style. Their raw, high-energy live performance is back dropped by lyrics and harmonies that are provoking in their depth, creating a hard vintage sound. With each member contributing both song and voice, Von Stomper pays tribute to the original folk tradition, singing songs of love, labor and loss. Doors open at 9 p.m. for the free show. Visit http://www.barkleyball room.com for more information.
Weekly music and happy hour at Next Page Books & Nosh in Frisco takes place on Wednesday, July 29, with music from Alex Mabey. “A song without a message is like a house with no foundation,” Mabey writes on her website. “Messages that are worth telling come to me when I least expect it. I get to put music and lyrics to the urgent truths that speak to my heart. … I believe we all crave unity, deep down. Music is the best way I know how to experience that with other people.” The music runs from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Visit http://www.nextpagebooks.com for more information.
The Dillon Dam Brewery welcomes Wonderlic on Thursday, July 30. Wonderlic is a funky, groove-rock band from Denver, featuring Allen Galton on vocals and the 10-, eight- and five-string electric mandolins, James Dare on bass, Michael Whalen on vocals and electric guitar and Ryan Elwood on drums and percussion. Their high-energy shows focus on original composition and occasional covers. The music starts at 9:30 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit http://www.dambrewery.com for more information.
The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco brings Malai Llama to the stage on Thursday, July 30. The Malai Llama is a five-piece instrumental band that combines genres such as jazz, rock and electronica in a psychedelic fusion. Each show is heightened by the energy and passion they pour into their music, pushing boundaries by combining the real energy of live instrumentation with the electronic exploration of synthesizers, turntables and samples. Doors open with a free keg at 8 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
The free live music in the Frisco Historic Park continues to chug along with Big Daddy Love on Thursday, July 30, part of the Concert in the Park series. Big Daddy Love brings a natural blend of grass, roots and rock to the emerging North Carolina music scene. With fiery vocals, sweet harmonies, authentic song-craft and undeniable musicianship, the quintet delivers high-energy performances composed of their own brand of good-time music. The music runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and concession sales at this concert benefit Rotary Club of Summit County. To learn more, visit http://www.townoffrisco.com, or call (800) 424-1554.
Wirtz’s Nuskool Modern Jazz on Thursday, July 30. Over the past 10 years, Wirtz has performed mainly as a sideman, having worked with Grammy-winning producers Malcolm Burn and John Macy, and shared the stage with artists including Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Robbie Krieger, Melissa Etheridge, Big Head Todd and the Monsters and even Justin Timberlake. The free music runs from 5 to 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit blueriver bistro.com for more information.
Summit Historical Society hosts speaker, leads tours
Pastry and the Past, the Summit Historical Society’s Monday evening dessert and lecture series, continues from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 27, with Rich Skovlin giving a presentation titled “Ores to Ingots: Smelting in the Colorado High Country.” Skovlin explains the important process of smelting and reviews the effect it has had on the progress of mankind. The event is held at Dillon Community Church next to the Dillon Schoolhouse Museum, and the cost is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. The museum will be open from 6 to 7 p.m.
From 9 to 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday through Tuesday, Aug. 28, the Summit Historical Society launches a pontoon boat from the Dillon Marina and a guide leads an informative tour of Dillon Reservoir. The cost is $30 per adult (ages 13 and older) and $15 per child (must be at least 7 years old), and reservations are required. Call the Dillon Marina for reservations at (970) 468-5100.
For more information on these and other events sponsored by the Summit Historical Society, visit http://www.summithistorical.org or call (970) 468-2207.
Vail hosting auditions for next season of ‘Survivor’
The town of Vail and CBS4 are hosting a “Survivor” open call Saturday, Aug. 22, at the International Bridge on the corner of East Meadow Drive and Willow Bridge Road. Camera crews will be on hand to capture each contestant’s best 60-second video on “Why I Should Be on Survivor” to be considered for the CBS reality show’s next season and vie for $1,000,000.
Register in advance at denver.cbslocal.com/survivor-open-call-vail. All applicants must be at least 21 years old, United States citizens living in the U.S. and in excellent physical and mental health. Show producers select candidates representing a cross-section of personalities, ethnicity’s, geographies and gender. For more information, call Amanda Gillie at (303) 830-6412 or visit http://www.cbsdenver.com.
— Compiled by Krista Driscoll
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