Arts and entertainment briefs from Summit County and beyond |

Arts and entertainment briefs from Summit County and beyond

Compiled by Krista Driscoll
From left, Donna Vessey, host of the Rocky Mountain PBS show "Hittin' the Road," and Kevin Clarke, director of the Colorado Mountain College Culinary Institute, tape an episode of Vessey's program at CMC in Breckenridge. The segment airs on Sunday, March 22, on Channel 6.
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Kevin Clarke, director of the Colorado Mountain College Culinary Institute, will take the spotlight Sunday, March 22, when the PBS television series “Hittin’ the Road” features him cooking in the institute’s commercial teaching kitchen at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge.

The educational program, produced by Rocky Mountain Adventure Quest, features different aspects of life in the American West, from gold mining and dinosaurs to Colorado’s wine country. The episode featuring Clarke traces the origin of olives at an olive grove in Arizona and highlights some of the uses of olive oil. Clarke, along with host Donna Vessey, prepares several dishes made with olive oil — among them a bread and tomato appetizer with grilled garlic and olives and a pistachio olive oil cake.

“Hittin’ the Road” airs Sunday, March 22, at 11:30 a.m. on Rocky Mountain PBS Channel 6. For more information, visit

Summit County nightscape photos in Silverthorne

Photographer Daniel McVey invites the community to a Summit County Nightscapes presentation on Friday, March 27, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Summit County Library North Branch Library in Silverthorne.

The slideshow presentation will feature McVey’s astrophotography from Summit County as he shares about mythology in the night sky, backyard astronomy, the sky as a calendar and more. For more information, visit or call (970) 468-5887.

Crazy collage party at Frisco Adventure Park Day Lodge

Frisco will host a crazy collage party on Thursday, March 26, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Frisco Adventure Park Day Lodge, located at 621 Recreation Way.

Instructor Sheila Trowbridge will guide participants as they design a collage of their imagining. A canvas will be provided, and participants are encouraged to bring personal photos, magazine clippings, maps or other memorabilia, which will be attached to the canvas to create a personalized collage. Trowbridge also will provide paint, stamps, glue and other fun items, which may be used in the collage. All ability levels are welcome, and at the end, participants will walk away with their very own piece of art.

“This project will be very unique because you will have the guidance and materials to create something really beautiful, but you will be introducing your own personal memorabilia to create something completely original,” said Linsey Kach, recreation events manager. “I think this process is perfect for creating a birthday gift, an anniversary gift or a record of a personal milestone or event.”

Participants 12 and older are welcome. The class fee is $45 in advance, or $50 the day of the event. One beer, soda or glass of wine is included with registration, and additional drinks and snacks will be available for purchase.

In order to ensure that the event will have enough participation to proceed, registration at least two days prior is strongly encouraged. Registration is available online at, or for further information, contact Kach at or (970) 668-2558.

Live music this week in Dillon, Frisco, Breckenridge

Kenny Lee Young will perform at Traverse Restaurant & Bar at the Lodge at Breckenridge on Thursday, March 26. Young was born in Washington but was raised in Michigan. He was lead singer in a garage band group called Rook in high school but picked up the guitar as a freshman while at Central Michigan University and started playing in local coffee shops and bar. He was 22 when he released his first album, “All Sides of the Spectrum.” The free music runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Visit or call (970) 453-9300 for more information on the Mountaintop Acoustics series at Traverse.

Josh Galvin will perform for Vail Resorts’ Starlight Dinner on Thursday, March 26. Gather at the Maggie Restaurant at the base of Peak 9 at Breckenridge Ski Resort. From there, you will be whisked up via sleigh to the Ten Mile Station restaurant on the mountain. Upon arrival, guests will enjoy a gourmet dinner under the stars, while being treated to live music from 6 to 9 p.m. to add to the ambiance. For reservations, visit For more on the artist, visit

The Dillon Dam Brewery hosts Leadville Cherokee on Thursday, March 26. Leadville Cherokee is an alternative rock band from Leadville, performing musical genres and tones that range from, but are not limited to, rock, reggae, bluegrass, jam and folk to funk, hip-hop, alternative and blues. The music starts at 9:30 p.m., and there’s a $5 cover. Visit for more information.

The JJ Evanoff Experience and Transfer Station will play a show at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Thursday, March 26. Inspired by live-electronica acts such as STS9 and Lotus, JJ Evanoff blends his roots of classic rock and funk music with the engaging experience of modern-day dance music. Local duo Transfer Station has been writing and free styling together for several years. Both Scott Rhatigan and Dylan Gunnhave have a wide variety of music inspiration that helps form the electronic-centric music they play. Doors open for the free show at 9 p.m. Visit for more information.

Denver-based band Coral Thief will take the stage at The MotherLoaded Tavern in Breckenridge on Thursday, March 26. Coral Thief is a four-piece original reggae-rock band. Driving rhythms and melodious guitar lines combined with smooth vocals give Coral Thief a unique sonic style. The live show is upbeat, fun and energy filled, and the band is always looking to please a crowd and leave them wanting more. The music starts at 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. For more information, call (970) 453-2572 or visit

The Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge welcomes the Jerry Weiss Trio on Thursday, March 26. This talented, professional, flexible and original trio plays all styles of instrumental jazz, from swing to bop, Latin to contemporary, funk and even some jazzed-up pop tunes. The music runs from 5 to 10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit for more information.

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