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Arts and entertainment briefs from Breckenridge, Frisco, Summit County and beyond

Dam Brewery hosts Tap It Tuesday and a beer-naming contest

At 5 p.m. Tuesday, the Dillon Dam Brewery will tap a keg of the brewmaster’s special stash, a peach pecan pilsner. Half-pints are $5 each while they last.

The Dam Brewery also is brewing a “steam” beer to celebrate the upcoming Denver Art Museum “Passport to Paris” show. Inspired by its trio of exhibits, which cover 300 years of French art from the rock stars of the art world, brewmaster Cory Forster created a beer he calls “a ray of sunshine in a glass.”

Starting on Monday, go to either the Dam Brewery’s Facebook page or the Denver Art Museum’s Facebook page and submit your beer name suggestions. On Thursday, return to vote on your favorite through Oct. 13. The person with the winning name will be rewarded with tickets to “Passport to Paris” and Dam Brewery prizes.

To see Forster talk more about the exhibit and the beer, visit http://youtube/6CYV9FyuSZg.

Poet Michael Czarnecki to speak

at Colorado Mountain College

The Colorado Mountain College Speaker Series is hosting poet Michael Czarnecki’s “Powems Across America” 48-state poetry tour Thursday.

Czarnecki writes on his website: “From our 50-acre homestead on Wheeler Hill, where I live with my wife, Carolyn, and two boys, Chapin, 17, and Grayson, 21, I go out into the ‘dust of the world,’ as the old Chinese poets would say, doing the work of a poet and oral memoirist.”

The event takes place at 7 p.m. at the Colorado Mountain College Dillon Center, 333 Fiedler Ave., Room 203, and is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit

Keystone Resort attempts Hula Hoop world record at Mall of America

On Oct. 19, Keystone Resort will host an exciting event at Minneapolis’ famed Mall of America with the goal of breaking the World Record for “Most People Dancing with Hula Hoops.” Joined by two-time Olympian Kaylin Richardson, a Minnesota native, Keystone will gather kids of all ages and their families for dancing with Hula Hoops to the “Hokey Pokey” in hopes of earning their place in history.

The record attempt will take place at the mall on the second day of the annual Minnesota Ski and Snowboard Expo. Keystone will attempt to break the current record of 637 people dancing with Hula Hoops, a title held by a school in Sydney, Australia. Prizes and giveaways will occur throughout the event, which will begin with registration at 7 a.m., followed by the record attempt beginning at 8 a.m. in the North Parking Lot at the Mall of America. Those interested in joining the event can sign up online at

Following the record attempt, participants can join Keystone inside the mall for the Ski and Snowboard Expo. Admission and parking at the expo are free. For more information on Keystone Resort, visit

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