A&E briefs: Free music at Breckenridge Arts District preview | SummitDaily.com

A&E briefs: Free music at Breckenridge Arts District preview

Compiled by Krista Driscoll

Sarah + The Meanies take over the Ridge Street Arts Square on Saturday, Sept. 27, with a free show during the Breckenridge Arts District preview event. Sarah Angela (better known as S.A.) is a Pacific Northwest transplant, and just as her lifestyle is that of a rolling stone, so have her songs portrayed a pattern of revolving relationships and independent journeys. Angela spent the beginning of the 2000s honing in her sound across the country, and her style has matured into an urban, slightly Southern and painfully earnest soulful sound. This set runs from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

The Ridge Street Arts Square will continue to rock from 5 to 6:30 p.m. with singer, songwriter, cellist and pianist Ian Cooke. Cooke has appeared in SPIN magazine, finished No. 1 in the Denver Post Music Poll in 2009 and has been voted Best Avant-Pop for three years by Westword magazine. He also plays cello on Crooked Fingers' album "Forfeit/Fortune," and his two songs appeared alongside Billy Bragg, Owen Pallett and M Ward on "Versions of Joanna," a Joanna Newsom covers album.

Closing out the free live music for the weekend in the Breckenridge Arts District is Eldren, a psychedelic dream rock super pop sound that will grip your eyes and ears and leave you trembling with a sense of wonder and want. Honing their craft in Denver's burgeoning music community and captivating audiences nationwide, Eldren is prepared to charge into your life and forge fire in your heart. This set runs from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Visit http://www.breckcreate.com for more information on the preview event.

More live music in Summit County next week

Steamboat singer-songwriter Trevor G. Potter will play the MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge on Sunday, Sept. 28. Potter was a longtime Breckenridge resident and a former master brewer at the Breckenridge Brewery. He now lives in Steamboat, playing music at a variety of local venues. He writes and sings from the heart, always putting on a lively, interactive show. The music starts at 5 p.m., and there's no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit http://www.motherloadedtavern.com.

Piano students Ali Christiansen, Charlotte Hudnut, Andrea Ibarra, Ansley Luna, Hannah Luna, Malachi Ryan, Simeon Ryan, Tirzah Ryan, Kaeli Subberwal and Priya Subberwal will present a performance on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the Dillon Community Church. Repertoire will include works by Bach, Mozart, Clementi, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Joplin and more, plus student compositions. The free recital starts at 2 p.m. Call (970) 453-6243 for more information.

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Thursday, Oct. 2, is open mic night with Arnie J. Green at the Dillon Dam Brewery. Experienced local musicians ages 21 and older are invited to stop by and session with Green, playing funk, rock, R&B and other creative tunes. The jam starts at 9:30 p.m., and there's no cover. Grab a pint of the Dam's Zuma Zen Marzen or Exit 205 session ale and groove with this local legend. Visit http://www.dambrewery.com for more information.

Mountain Top Children's Museum to host Steve Spangler

The Mountain Top Children's Museum in Breckenridge will host two-time Emmy award winner Steve Spangler, nationally known for sharing his passion for science and learning, at the Village at Breckenridge Ten Mile Room on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Over the past 25 years, Spangler has made more than 1,000 network television appearances as an authority on hands-on science. His eye-catching science demonstrations and kid-focused activities earned him an Emmy as the science host of NBC television's "News for Kid." Spangler presents 100-plus programs each year to a wide variety of audiences, including educators, school administrators, sales professionals and students.

From his weekly experiments and science segments on Channel 9News to his 15 guest appearances on the "Ellen DeGeneres Show," Spangler teaches people of all ages the importance of building connections between educational concepts, hands-on experiences and real-world applications. In February 2012, Steve launched his YouTube sensation "The Spangler Effect," where he shares his passion to find the most creative ways to make learning fun.

This fundraising event is designed for local and visitor families and includes an Italian buffet dinner, special hands-on science activities for children, a huge silent auction, Suz-Q-Z's amazing face painting and an hour of weird science brought to you by Spangler. Tickets are $20 for adults or $15 for children 12 and younger and can be purchased at any museum location or by reservation at (970) 453-7878, or reserve a table for $200 (10 seats) and get closer to the action.

To learn more about the Mountain Top Children's Museum, visit http://www.mtntopmuseum.org.

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