A&E briefs: Slide guitar at The Goat in Keystone
The Goat in Keystone hosts Daniel Lawrence Walker on Saturday, March 28. Recording and touring artist Walker channels roots and rhythms through slide guitar and a soulful voice ranging from bluesy swagger to subtle softness. In any setting, Walker wears his trademark half-slide Shubb Axys, the same one he’s been using for more than 12 years. This allows him to play bottleneck slide with a quick flick of the thumb and fingers, which is especially useful during solo shows when looping his rhythm part live and ripping the slide over the top.
The show starts at 9 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit http://www.soupandwhiskey.com/events for more information.
Whiskey for your face in Frisco
Jonny G’s welcomes Whiskey Tango for a free show on Saturday, March 29. When asked to describe their sound, the band responded, “Imagine if Bela Fleck and Jerry Garcia (or Janis Joplin, if that’s a better visual for you) conceived a baby during an underground rave. In layman’s lingo, bluegrass meets rock ’n’ roll meets electronic meets your face! You as a music lover can expect a high-energy, bouncing-off-the-walls bluegrass show, followed by a spacey electronic funk jam with a titillating X-rated Nate Todd story session skulked in there.
The music starts at 10 p.m., and there will be $3 Long Islands and Jagers. Visit http://www.jonnygs.com for more information.
Local singer-songwriter performs in Breck
On Saturday, March 29, Josh Galvin will be performing at the Tenmile Station Restaurant Starlight Dinner, which delivers diners via sleigh to a gourmet dinner under the stars at the Tenmile Station on Peak 9 at the Breckenridge Ski Resort. Galvin is an acoustic guitar player, singer-songwriter and recording artist from Breckenridge who plays original songs and eclectic covers. He will play from 6 to 9 p.m. Visit http://www.joshgalvin.com for more information.
Have an itch to see Tool? Go see Schism
A Tribute to Tool: Schism will take the stage at three20south in Breckenridge on Sunday, March 30. Credited as the longest-running Tool tribute band, Schism has created a name for itself both nationally and internationally. This tribute band formed in 2001 after Keith Williams, Angelo Rivera, Sean Murray and Donald Puateri attended a Tool show at Madison Square Garden and discovered their like dream of sharing the Tool experience with other fans throughout the world. The band has gained enough exposure to be endorsed by the actual members of Tool, who said, “Tool is currently not on tour. If you’d like to see Tool, go see Schism.” Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Visit http://www.three20south.com for more information.
Piano recital at Dillon Community Church
Ali Christiansen; Charlotte Hudnut; Simeon, Malachi and Brianna Ryan; Kaeli and Priya Subberwal and Andrew Vargas will present a piano performance on Sunday, March 30, at the Dillon Community Church. Repertoire will include works of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff and more, plus student improvisations. The recital begins at 2 p.m. For more information, call (970) 453-6243.
Free bluegrass at The Barkley Ballroom
The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco welcomes Caribou Mountain Collective on Wednesday, April 2. Caribou Mountain Collective is a dynamic bluegrass quartet from Nederland. Drawing on the current revival of roots music and breaking new ground in mountain musical traditions, these young musicians perform high-energy shows that keep the house moving all night.
The free show starts at 9:30 p.m. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Jam at the Dam with Arnie J. Green
Thursday, April 3, is open mic night with Arnie J. Green at the Dillon Dam Brewery. Accomplished musicians are invited to stop by to session with Green, playing funk, rock, R&B and creative mash-ups. This event is for musicians 21 and older, and there’s no cover. For more information, visit http://www.dambrewery.com.
Bubble Gum Ski Race Series community races in Frisco
The ski and ride hill at the Frisco Adventure Park has hosted two community ski and ride races so far this winter and will be hosting another race on Monday, March 31. From “never ever” to seasoned racer, all levels are invited to compete in the free Frisco Adventure Park Bubble Gum Race Series.
In the spirit of keeping the competition fun and unintimidating, the race on Monday, March 31, will feature an obstacle course and promises to deliver entertaining challenges along the way, including small jumps, limbo obstacles and some uphill components. This race will not be timed, but instead participants will be 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 between parents, siblings and friends is encouraged.
“The previous two races have been phenomenally successful because of community support and participation,” said Jon “Zeke” Zdechlik, general manager of the Frisco Adventure Park. “We have had kids and adults competing each week and discovering how relaxed the Frisco Adventure Park ski and ride hill is. Plan to giggle a lot at this next race. It will be good fun, and hopefully a little wild.”
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/snowboard equipment and helmets in order to race. Hot cocoa and cookies will be served at the Day Lodge post-race. The final ski and ride race of the season at the Frisco Adventure Park will be the Summit Foundation Cup and will be held on Sunday, April 6.
For further information, contact the Frisco Adventure Park at (970) 668-2558.
Meet and greet with Lindsey Vonn at Ski Girls Rock
Lindsey Vonn’s Ski Girls Rock program culminates with a special meet and greet at Beaver Creek for girls who participate in her specially designed program on Saturday, March 29. Ski Girls Rock is a premium ski lesson product inspired by the Olympic gold medalist and world alpine ski champion and created exclusively for girls ages 7 to 14. Through the program, Vonn aims to empower young women, equipping them with the skills and confidence to be successful both on and off the mountain.
On Saturday, March 29, girls who participate in the program will have an exclusive opportunity to meet Vonn prior to their ski day. Registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis online at http://www.beavercreek.com or by calling (970) 754-5464. Space is limited, and the program is expected to fill quickly. For complete details about Ski Girls Rock visit http://www.beavercreek.com under the Ski School section.
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