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A&E briefs: Great American Taxi, Everyone Orchestra at three20south in Breckenridge

Compiled by Krista Driscoll
Special to the Daily
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Great American Taxi, Everyone Orchestra at three20south

Three20south in Breckenridge will host Great American Taxi with Gipsy Moon on Sunday, March 16. Great American Taxi’s uninhibited sound is a swinging concoction of swampy blues, progressive bluegrass, funky New Orleans strut, Southern boogie, honky tonk country, gospel and good old fashioned rock ’n’ roll. Great American Taxi was born when singer, guitarist and mandolin player Vince Herman, of Leftover Salmon, joined keyboard player and singer Chad Staehly for a superstar jam to benefit the Rainforest Action Group in Boulder in March 2005. Doors open at 9 p.m. Sunday, and tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.

The Everyone Orchestra will take the stage at three20south on Thursday, March 20. The Everyone Orchestra is an all-star band that offers a visual and audio spectacle all can enjoy. Combining the captivating precision of live painters, dancers and more, the group creates a unique, circus-like show during each performance. The Everyone Orchestra seeks to challenge its performers while exciting and engaging audience members. This is done so by the unique way conductor-founder Matt Butler leads the orchestra and his audience. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $16 in advance or $18 at the door.

Visit http://www.three20south.com for more information on these and other upcoming shows at three20south.

Kyle Hollingsworth Band comes to Frisco

The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco welcomes the Kyle Hollingsworth Band with opener the Jaden Carlson Band on Wednesday, March 19. Thirty years ago, Hollingsworth set out on a career in music. With a wealth of desire and an abundance of ability, he has established himself as a formidable and versatile music talent, deftly able to contribute, collaborate, compose and communicate on a number of levels and within a vast spectrum of musical environments.

Today, as a member of acclaimed jam masters The String Cheese Incident, Hollingsworth is revered by both peers and fans for his ability to write and perform in a mosaic of styles, from rock to classical, ragtime to bebop. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $15 in advance or $20 the day of the show. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.

Canvas painting party at Frisco Adventure Park

The next Frisco Recreation Department canvas painting party is Wednesday, March 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Frisco Adventure Park Day Lodge. Local artist Sheila Trowbridge will guide participants through the painting process. All ability levels are welcome, and at the end, participants will walk away with their very own piece of art. During this class, guests will paint poppies in anticipation of summer flower season in the High Country.

Participants 12 and older are welcome. The class fee is $45 in advance and $50 day of. Canvas painting parties require no previous experience, and all the supplies are provided. One wine, beer or soda is included in the class fee, and refreshments are also available for purchase. Registration is available online at http://www.friscorecreation.com. For further information, contact Kach at linseyk@townoffrisco.com or (970) 668-2558.

Bubble Gum Ski Race Series community races in Frisco

The ski and ride hill at the Frisco Adventure Park will be hosting two community races on Monday, March 17, and Monday, March 31. From “never ever” to seasoned racers, all levels are invited to compete in the free Frisco Adventure Park Bubble Gum Ski Race Series.

This fun, noncompetitive, community race series provides an opportunity for children and adults to try out racing in an unintimidating environment. Races are not timed, but instead, participants are given pieces of bubble gum, which they keep or give away based on their race finishes. The racer who has the most bubble gum at the end of the races wins. All ages and abilities are welcome to participate in the Bubble Gum Cup, and friendly competition among parents, siblings and friends is encouraged.

The Bubble Gum Series races are free, and on race days, race registration is open from 4 to 5 p.m. inside the Frisco Adventure Park Day Lodge. Races will occur from approximately 5 to 6 p.m. Racers must provide their own ski equipment and helmets in order to race. Hot cocoa and cookies will be served at the Day Lodge post-race.

For further information, contact the Frisco Adventure Park at (970) 668-2558.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Beaver Creek

St. Patrick’s Day at Beaver Creek includes St. Paddy’s Day-inspired prizes at the Family FunFest on Saturday, March 15, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., with carnival games assembled throughout Beaver Creek Village. In addition, the World Championship qualifying team from the McTeggart Irish Dance Academy will perform Irish dances on Sunday, March 16, at 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

O’Disco Skate Night will be held on Monday, March 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. Guests are encouraged to wear their favorite green attire and boogie down on the ice. Beaver Creek’s Cookie Time will serve sugar cookies and chocolate chip cookies at 3 p.m. on Monday, March 17.

The St. Patrick’s Day events are part of SpringFest, which will take place in Beaver Creek Village through Saturday, April 19, offering families a variety of activities every day of the week. To learn more, visit http://www.beavercreek.com/springfest or call the Beaver Creek Information Center at (970) 754-4636.

Bald heads, hot dates to support cancer research

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, will host one of its signature head-shaving events at the Eagle Fire Department on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m., where more than 100 shavees will shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer and raise money to conquer childhood cancers — 97 percent of money raised goes directly to cancer research.

This will be the ninth annual Eagle event, and this year’s cumulative donations are expected to hit the half-million mark. In addition to head shaving, attendees can also (or instead) directly donate or bid on silent auction items, including a child’s bike, jewelry from The Golden Bear, tickets to an Emmylou Harris and John Prine concert at Red Rocks, a fishing trip, golf for four at Eagle Ranch Golf Course and more.

After the head shaving, the party will move to The Dusty Boot restaurant in Eagle, where 20 percent of purchases benefit St. Baldrick’s, and one more exciting auction is offered: five dates with firefighters — four bachelors and one bachelorette.

Volunteer barbers from High Altitude Spa in Eagle, Sandi’s Barbershop in Gypsum, Shear Passion in Steamboat and others have donated their time and talent to this event. Attendees can purchase lunch and sweets on site, witness the hilarious Haircut Hall of Fame contest where the barbers make the most creative hairstyles imaginable before shaving it all off, and honor seven-plus year volunteers at the Knights of the Bald Table. Kids will receive a free activity book, balloon animals and enjoy the hijinks of Timbo and Jazz the clowns. KSKE Ski Country will broadcast live at the event from 1 to 3 p.m.

For more information, call local organizer Cindy Pettit at (970) 376-0027.

Explore the science lounge at Denver Museum of Nature & Science

On Thursday, March 20, ages 21 and older can enjoy a mind-expanding experience with cocktails and entertainment at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science’s Science Lounge.

This month, gain a whole new outlook on the museum’s renowned dioramas as you meet local artist Ian Cooke, whose animated short film “Cassowary and Fruit Bat” was inspired by one of the wildlife scenes in Australia Hall. Grab a drink and get creative as you make your own mini diorama from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Admission is $10 for members or $12 for nonmembers. Science Lounge occurs every third Thursday of the month. For more information on the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, visit http://www.dmns.org.

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