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

Art for the Forest auction today in Frisco

In conjunction with the Meet the Artists Art Fair, the historic chapel in Frisco will host Friends of the Forest, a show of forest-inspired art by members of the local Arts Alive Gallery artist cooperative. Look for the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District booth near the gazebo off Main Street to bid on 10 donated artworks. All auction proceeds go to the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, and the auction ends at 6:30 p.m. today.

The Frisco Historic Park is located on Main Street between First and Second avenues. The Meet the Artists market is part of the larger Frisco Fall Fest today and the Fall for the Arts weekend celebration. For more information, visit or

Dillon Dam dinner deal for Fall for the Arts

Get 30 percent off any Pub Dinner at the Dillon Dam Brewery through Sunday in celebration of Fall for the Arts, the Summit County Arts Council’s fall arts festival. Pub Dinners are served from 5 to 10 p.m. and include dishes ranging from flat-iron steaks and rib eyes to jalapeno salmon and portabella ravioli.

Dillon Dam also launched its Dam Football Menu on Thursday, which is served every Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday night during college and NFL games throughout the season. The menu includes ‘tato skins, bangers and mash, green chili-jalapeno dip and sweet and spicy meatballs, all $4.50 or less. The Dam has ESPN College Game Day, the Big 10 Network and the NFL Ticket on 11 TVs.

For a full menu or more information about Dillon Dam Brewery, visit For more information about the Fall for the Arts festival, visit

Audition for ‘Oliver!’ at Backstage Theatre

Breckenridge Backstage Theatre is seeking two boys, ages 7 to 13, to share the title role of the lonely orphan boy in its holiday production of “Oliver!”

Backstage artistic director Christopher Willard directs the Backstage Theatre production of “Oliver!” Musical direction is by Mark Middlebrooks. Choreography is by Ronni Gallup. Rehearsals are scheduled to begin in September and will be conducted in the Denver area. The show will open Nov. 29 and play thru Dec. 28 for 16 performances. All performances are at the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre.

Auditions for candidates for the role of Oliver will be held on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Breckenridge Theatre, 121 S. Ridge St. in Breckenridge. Candidates should be familiar with the song “Where Is Love” and be prepared to read from the script and to speak in an English accent. Perusal copies of music and script are available by emailing a request to If you have a headshot and resume, bring those to the audition. This is a paid position. Auditions are by appointment only. Call (970) 453-0199 to reserve a time.

Theater company continues panel discussions

The Lake Dillon Theatre Company presents a four-part Panel Discussion Series offering patrons opportunities to participate in conversations led by leading theater practitioners, educators and administrators from across the state. Discussions will cover a variety of topics, including creative perspectives, critical analysis and state and national trends in the performing arts. These events invite questions and discussion from our community audiences.

The third discussion in the series is at 10 a.m. today and is titled “Fall for the Arts: Putting it Together.” As part of the Summit County-wide Fall for the Arts weekend, panel members explore the intricate, collaborative process of producing the Lake Dillon Theatre Company’s “The Owl and the Pussycat.”

For information on upcoming panel discussions, including topics, dates and guests panelists, visit the Lake Dillon Theatre website and calendar at

Moscow Ballet hosts open auditions in Denver

Moscow Ballet will hold open auditions on Sunday at 2 p.m. for student dancers ages 7 to 16 at Cherry Creek Dance, 2625 E. Third Ave., Denver.

Moscow Ballet’s “Dance with Us” audition director Ekaterina Uksusnikova will be present to select 60 dancers to perform as party children, mice, snowflakes, angels and many more roles in the “Great Russian Nutcracker” on Nov. 30 at 3 and 7:30 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre in Denver. Applicants must have at least one year of ballet training, dress in dance attire and may bring pointe shoes.

Call (303) 399-8087 or register online at

Vail Oktoberfest is this weekend and next

Munich comes to the Vail for two full weekends of Bavarian fun emulating the world’s greatest celebration of beer, music and autumn: Oktoberfest. Vail Oktoberfest is a family affair, with events and activities for both adults and kids alike. The event is free and open to the public. This year, visitors will see the return of many crowd favorites such as bratwurst-eating contests and keg bowling, Bavarian music and dancing, yodeling, alpenhorn blowing, authentic Bavarian food and beverages including bratwursts and pretzels and beverages from Hacker-Pschorr and Jagermeister.

Oktoberfest started Friday in Lionshead and continues through Sunday and returns to Vail next weekend, Friday though Sept. 15, in Vail Village. Kids and families alike are also welcome to articipate in the Oktoberfest Fun Run, benefitting the Children’s Garden of Learning, on Sept. 15. The event features a 5K and Kids’ 1K.

For more information on Vail Oktoberfest or registering for the Oktoberfest Fun Run, visit

Carnival of Madness tour comes to Red Rocks

The fourth-annual Carnival of Madness tour will make a stop at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison on Tuesday, featuring Shinedown, Skillet, Papa Roach, In This Moment and We As Human. The show pairs carnival acts with hard-rock performances.

Tickets range from $39.50 to $45, plus applicable service charges. For more information, visit

Copper offers mountain guide app

Copper Mountain developed an app that delivers insider tips, directions and information through voice recordings to guests.

The smartphone application, called Sherpa, is a hands-free mountain guide that provides information using a phone’s GPS services. Terrain updates include details about which sides of the trails have fresh snow and which will be groomed, allowing for guests to customize their day on the slopes in real time. Users can also receive information about promotions and event updates, including traffic wait times and road closures.

Sherpa will be available for free download from the Apple iTunes store on Nov. 1. For the most up-to-date information on Sherpa, including a demo video, visit

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