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A&E briefs: Theater panel discussion continues with auditioning, casting

Compiled by Krista Driscoll

On Saturday, Sept. 6, at 11 a.m. the public is invited to a free panel discussion and demonstration focused on the process of auditioning and casting. The discussion is presented by the Lake Dillon Theatre Company and will take place at the Lake Dillon Theatre, 176 Lake Dillon Drive in Dillon. Doors open at 10:30 a.m.

Panelists will be Anna Ciamporcero, casting representative for Stephanie Klapper Casting NYC; Allison Watrous, associate director of education for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts; and Sylvia Gregory, owner and casting director of Sylvia Gregory Casting and casting director for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival and LOCAL Theater.

The panel will also include Jessica Kahkoska and Kevin Alan, company members from LDTC’s current production, “Ring of Fire.”

Panelists will highlight the process of auditioning, featuring performances by the two company members and resulting feedback from specialists in the field of casting. This panel of experts will present thoughts on current casting trends from the national level. Adult arts education is a valued component of the LDTC mission.

“Theatrical arts, as in any other field, develop regularly and relate directly to the needs of a community,” said Tim Pare, LDTC director of education. “It is important to maintain a relevancy not only within your community but with the community at large. Our panel discussion series allows us to share our efforts to accomplish this mission and to allow our supporters to inspire us to stay current.”

The auditioning and casting discussion is a free event, and tickets or reservations are not necessary. For more information, visit http://www.lakedillontheatre.org or call (970) 513-9386.

Tap It Tuesday, football menu at Dam Brewery

The Dillon Dam Brewery will host its monthly Tap It Tuesday on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 5 p.m., featuring a 5-gallon keg of the brewmaster’s special stash. Get $5 half-pints while they last of the brewer’s spicy peach chili beer.

Thursday, Sept. 11, is open mic night with Arnie J. Green at the brewery.

Experienced local musicians age 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.

The Dam Brewery also kicked off its annual football menu on Thursday, Sept. 4, which is served every Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m., all day Saturday and Sunday and Monday from 6 to 10 p.m. through the NFL playoffs. The Dam also added the SEC package to its current lineup of Big Ten, ESPN Gameday and NFL Ticket, showing on 11 TV screens.

This year’s football menu includes riblets, smoked beef chuck riblets tossed in stout barbecue sauce and fried and lightly salted shishito peppers, for $6; street tacos, two flour tortillas filled with shredded chicken with green chilies, spicy coleslaw, Monterey jack cheese, cilantro and tequila lime aioli, for $5; skins, two potato skins fried and filled with melted cheddar cheese and bacon, garnished with scallions and served with Sundance sauce, for $5; and Bahn Mi, pulled pork in a soft Asian steamed bun topped with a zesty slaw, for $5.

For more information on these and other events at the Dillon Dam Brewery, visit http://www.dambrewery.com.

Colorado Mountain College hosts food preservation workshops

The Colorado Mountain College Culinary Kitchen in Breckenridge will host a series of food preservation workshops this fall, starting Monday, Sept. 8. All workshops are hands-on, and participants will take home their own creations from each class. Each workshop costs $20, or pay $50 for all three.

Participants must be 16 or older. RSVP with payment by calling (970) 668-5703 (Visa, MasterCard and Discover accepted). Workshops are limited; see below for more details, or contact Jenny Hammock at jenny@highcountryconservation.org for more information or to sign up.

Harvest Workshop: Preserving Your Veggies, 6-9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8 — Learn about making your own preserved foods from your garden.

Workshop will cover a variety of pickling and canning processes, with a hands-on segment on how to make salsa and/or spaghetti sauce. Participants will learn to make their own and take home free samples.

Yes! I Can: Jams, Jellies, Preserves and Conserves made Easy, 6-9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22 — Learn to make your own jams, jellies, preserves, marmalades and conserves. This workshop will cover the basics of high-altitude canning to ensure safe preservation. Main topics include water bath versus pressure-cooking, juicing and an overview of spread-making styles. Participants will create and take home their own jelly.

Get’n Pickled: Intro Pickling Workshop, 6-9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13 — Learn how to make your favorite recipe, spicy, sweet, dill and more. Easy fridge pickles, canning pickles or brining pickles. Participate in the whole canned pickling process and learn more about alternative methods to get pickled.

Snowboard on the Block Fest returns to Downtown Denver

The largest snowboard season kickoff event in history, Snowboard on the Block, the 2014 North American Snowboard Film Festival, will return to downtown Denver on Saturday, Sept. 13. The event will take place in Denver’s Rino Arts District at 35th and Walnut streets.

In addition to the world’s top film releases from this past season, the festival will feature national and local music acts across three stages, a live rail jam on 25 tons of real snow featuring some of snowboarding’s top stars, a gear sale with insane discounts from local core retailers, a photo show, free tattoos, mini ramp and much more.

“Not only have we stepped it up with an expanded and more diverse music lineup, but we’ve already confirmed the festival will premiere all of the best snowboard films of the year,” said Adam Schmidt, founder of Snowboard on the Block. “Because of which, we’ve tracked down and secured the largest high-definition LED screen in the country for this year’s festival.”

Tickets are available online at TicketWeb for $15 or $25 the day of the festival. A limited number of VIP tickets are also available for $45 and includes VIP access, meet and greets with pro riders, a gift bag and more.

For more information, visit blockfestival.com.

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