Arts and entertainment briefs from Summit County and beyond
Uptown Toodeloo String Band plays The Barkley
The Uptown Toodeloo String Band will play a free show at The Barkley Ballroom on Thursday, May 21. The Uptown Toodeloo String Band is a mostly acoustic project performing the psychedelic-style music of the Grateful Dead infused with high-energy, foot-stomping bluegrass jams and powerful vocals. Keyboardist Bill McKay (formerly of Leftover Salmon and Derek Trucks Band) will be the special guest for the show. Doors open at 8 p.m. with a free keg, and the music starts at 9:30. Visit http://www.barkleyballroom.com for more information.
Silverthorne Rec Center Dance Program puts on spring recital
The Silverthorne Recreation Center Dance Program will present a free spring recital at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 17, at the Silverthorne Pavilion, located at 400 Blue River Parkway in Silverthorne. For more information on dance classes and other offerings through the Silverthorne Recreation Center, visit http://www.silverthorne.org.
Arts District offers workshops through the end of May
Breckenridge Creative Arts has a wide variety of workshops available in the Arts District through the end of May, from clay sculpting to digital photography to textiles.
• 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 16 — Sculptural Clay Elephants for Kids, with with Jeni Licata, Ceramic Studio, $25, includes all materials
• 6-8 p.m. Saturday, May 16 — Digital Photography: Low Light and Long Exposures, with Ki Neill, Randall Barn, $35
• 7:15-9:15 p.m. Monday, May 18 — Vision Cards, with Kimberly Nicoletti, Randall Barn, $15, includes all materials
• 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 18 — Figure Drawing, Fuqua Livery Stable, $10 covers the model; bring your own drawing materials
• 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 21 to June 11 — Intermediate Wheel Throwing (four-week series), with Ronald Shaw, Ceramic Studio, $125, pay for clay as you go
• 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 23 — Ceramic Coiled Bowls for Kids, with Jeni Licata, Ceramic Studio, $25, includes all materials
• 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 23 — Celebrate Colorado: Colorado Flag T-shirts for Kids, with Ashlie Weisel, Quandary Antiques Cabin, $25, includes all materials
• 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 24 — Celebrate Colorado: Colorado Wooden Door Hangers for Kids, with Ashlie Weisel, Quandary Antiques Cabin, $25, includes all materials
• 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 28 — Textiles: Tray Dyeing, with Monica Cowing, Randall Barn, $35, includes all materials
• 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 30 — Ceramic Bird House for Kids, with Jeni Licata, Ceramic Studio, $25, includes all materials
• 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 30 — Creating Art Using a Photocopy Machine, with Michael Cellan, Fuqua Livery Stable, $65, includes all materials
All workshops take place in the Breckenridge Arts District, located one block east of Main Street at the corner of Washington Avenue and Ridge Street. Participants must register 24 hours in advance by calling (970) 453-3364. For more information, including open studio hours, visit http://www.breckcreate.org.
Dillon Dam Brewery hosts live trivia, happy hour deals
The Dillon Dam Brewery, located at 100 Little Dam St. in Dillon, brings back its live trivia night with host Steven A. on Wednesday, May 20, at 9 p.m. There’s no cover charge for the competition, where teams can win Dam prizes and take advantage of $5 drinks from sponsor Crown Royal.
The Dam also continues its year-round happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, with an additional late-night happy hour from 9 to 10 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, which includes half-price appetizers and $3 pints of beer. For more about these and other specials at the Dam, visit http://www.dambrewery.com.
Elan-Life Spa hosts Royal Beauty Ball in Silverthorne
Elan-Life Spa, located at 354 Blue River Parkway in Silverthorne, is hosting a day of rest and relaxation with a Royal Beauty Ball at the spa for ages 4 and older from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 23.
Little ones are invited to dress in their princess best, and moms will get a discount on massage as their girls get hair, makeup and nails beautified. Colleen Meheen, owner of Elan-Life Spa, said it was time to brighten things up for spring. Meheen said she chose Memorial Day weekend because moms have their kids for an extended period, and it’s an opportunity to give the girls something fun to do so mom has time for a massage and a bit of pampering.
“I love the idea of a really free, playful day getting summer ready and getting the girls out in their summer dresses and just having a good time with the moms,” she said. “It’s a little break before summer.”
Choose from the Princess Pack, with a cupcake, hair styling, makeup with glitter and nail color of choice, for $50, or the Queen & Princess Pack, with a 15-minute queen hand, foot, scalp or shoulder massage; and cupcake, hair styling, makeup with glitter and nail color of choice for the princess, for $65. Add a princess photo with a “Frozen” Elsa backdrop, magic wand and tiara for $10. RSVP by 5 p.m. Friday, May 22, to save your spot. Visit http://www.elan-lifespa.com to learn more.
Tesoro Cultural Center hosts 15th annual Indian Market & Powwow
The Tesoro Cultural Center will host the 15th annual Indian Market & Powwow on Saturday, May 16, and Sunday, May 17, at The Fort, located at 19192 Highway 8 in Morrison, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. This colorful celebration of American Indian culture will feature dancers donning traditional regalia, ceremonial music, authentic cuisine, hand-crafted art, activities for the kids provided by the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and live hawk and eagle demonstrations, courtesy of Hawkquest.
More than 30 Indian nations and hundreds of dance competitors and veterans in full regalia will march into the traditional dance circle in the powwow’s Grand Entry. A live eagle and Hawkquest handler will lead the procession with the Colorado Indian Color Guard. The Grand Entry will take place at noon on both Saturday and Sunday.
Alongside celebrations of art, dance and cultural heritage, Tesoro’s Indian Market & Powwow honors outstanding American Indian veterans each year. This year’s honoree is Bob Iron, Pawnee-Crow. Iron served in the U.S. Army, SP4, from 1968 to 1971 and is a Vietnam combat veteran. Iron is a treasured member of the Indian Market & Powwow family — his family drum group, Pawnee Spotted Horse, has performed at Indian Market & Powwow for many years. Iron will be honored for his service and sacrifice in a ceremony during Sunday’s festivities.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students with a valid ID. Tesoro members, children younger than 12 and seniors are free. Tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information about Tesoro Cultural Center, visit http://www.tesoroculturalcenter.org.
— Compiled by Krista Driscoll
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