Arts and entertainment briefs: Fundraiser for Wesley Huntington in Dillon |

Arts and entertainment briefs: Fundraiser for Wesley Huntington in Dillon

Compiled by Krista Driscoll

Fundraiser for Wesley Huntington in Dillon

Red Mountain Grill will host a Live to Ride Party for Wesley Huntington on Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Support Huntington with the purchase of her signature sweatshirt by Dose Apparel. Proceeds will benefit her as she prepares to compete with the Brazilian National Snowboarding Team on her way to the Winter Olympics. There also will be art for sale from Brkn Rbt, so bring cash.

For more information, visit

Pour House in Summit Cove now serves alcohol

The Pour House coffee shop in Summit Cover recently got its liquor license and is extending its hours into the evenings. Starting this weekend, The Pour House will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends and 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, serving alcohol all day long. The bar is also kicking off a daily happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m., with $1 off draft beer, $5 specialty martinis and other drink specials.

This weekend, come in for live music and a chance to win a prize. For every adult beverage purchased during business hours on Saturday, Nov. 29, and Sunday, Nov. 30, your name will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate.

The Pour House is located at 40 Cove Blvd., Unit B4, in Dillon. For more information, visit or call (970) 444-CUP3.

Live music Wednesday, Thursday in Summit County

Whitewater Ramble will begin a winter residency at The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco on Wednesday, Dec. 3, covering the music of The Grateful Dead. Described as high-octane Rocky Mountain dancegrass, Whitewater Ramble uses a simple recipe to craft its sound: Start with bluegrass instrumentation, add drums and finish with a no-boundaries approach to grassing-up everything from disco house grooves to roots to Americana. Doors open at 9 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit for more information.

Weekly music and happy hour returns to The Next Page Books & Nosh in Frisco on Wednesday, Dec. 3, with music from Randall McKinnon. After growing up in south Arkansas and a stint in graduate school in Denver, McKinnon has settled into Colorado’s High Country and proven himself as a favorite on the local entertainment circuit. McKinnon’s delivery and outstanding musicianship are the stuff of expressive storytelling and satisfying listening. The music runs from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Visit for more information.

Thursday, Dec. 4, is open mic night with Arnie J. Green at the Dillon Dam 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. Visit for more information.

DJ Rudeboi plays your favorite top-40 hits at the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Thursday, Dec. 4. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 9:30. Call (970) 468-2788 for more information.

The Barkley Ballroom in Frisco welcomes Jerry Joseph and Steve Drizos on Thursday, Dec. 4. By turns tough and unbelievably bruised, Joseph’s work manages to be joyfully pissed off and achingly bittersweet, often within the space of just a few verses. There’s a healthy restlessness to his music, a stripe of his modernity and tireless engagement with the world that places him next to younger contemporaries like Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes) and Ryan Adams. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $8. Visit for more information.

Silent auction, dessert bar at band, orchestra fundraiser

The Summit High School instrumental music department is holding a silent auction and dessert bar at its winter concert on Wednesday, Dec. 3. Funds raised will help send members of the band and orchestra on a spring break trip to Barcelona, Spain, and Nice, France, to perform and learn about the musical cultures of those countries.

The silent auction and dessert bar begin at 5 p.m. in the Summit High School auditorium on Wednesday, Dec. 3, and the concert, featuring the symphonic band, orchestra and jazz band, begins at 6:30 p.m. The concert program includes music from “How to Train Your Dragon,” which will also be performed in Europe, and “The Prayer,” made famous by Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion, which will feature vocal music instructor Jeff Dixon. The jazz band and a surprise guest band called Unsung, a rock cover band made up of Summit High students, will also be performing.

For more information, contact Linda Shea, director of instrumental music at Summit High School, at (970) 368-1117 or

—Compiled by Krista Driscoll

The Warming Hut announces specials, next Supper Club

The Warming Hut, located at 207 N. Main St., begins its weekly brunch on Sunday, Nov. 30, which runs through the winter.

On Sunday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m., The Warming Hut will host its next Supper Club, a tour of Spain, with four courses paired with sangria and wine for $55 per person. The menu starts with a community platter of Spanish tapas celebrating various regions of Spain, along with a glass of sangria. Second course is gazpacho salad with Spanish rose, followed by a third course of traditional Valenciana paella with seafood or grilled vegetables paired with a Temperanillo. Dessert is torrijas, a fried olive oil pastry drizzled with honey and served with caramel salt ice cream and a glass of Cava.

Email proprietor Stacey Brooks Connolly at for Supper Club reservations or more information.

Weekly wine and cheese, flights at Ridge Street Wine

Ridge Street Wine and Breckenridge Cheese & Chocolate, located at 304 S. Main St. in Breckenridge, will be hosting weekly events through the ski season. Wednesday Wine & Cheese takes place from 4 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday, with a flight of three half-glasses of wine and a cheese plate for $20, or take advantage of Friday Night Flights from 5 to 8 p.m., with three half-glasses of wine and live music for $15.

Ridge Street Wine is open from noon to 8 p.m. daily, and Friday and Saturday until 9 p.m. Check out the shop’s revolving $10 rack for great deals on wine, or visit for more information.

Backstage Theatre receives contribution from Apex

Apex Mountain Homes and the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre announced recently that the Brian G. Platte Memorial Donor Advised Fund has made a $10,000 contribution to help support the theater as it plans for a major expansion and renovation in May.

Clark Johnson, president of Apex Mountain Homes, and Phylecia Platte, co-directors of the fund, said community involvement and support of the arts and for cultural development is very much in keeping with the vision for the fund. The Summit Foundation administers the fund.

“With the expansion of the Breckenridge Theatre, we plan to continue our emphasis on the community, especially on children’s programs, and now for the next 40 years, we will be able to have the facilities and comfort that people expect for a quality professional theater,” said Mark Lineaweaver, executive director of the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre. “The new equity facilities will allow us to attract more high-quality Front Range and national talent. This contribution will help us with the financial structure necessary for sustainability as we move into our next phase of development.”

For more information about the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre, visit For more information on Apex Mountain Homes, visit

Celebrate the holidays with Parade of Lights in Leadville

The holiday season kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 6, in downtown Leadville with the annual Parade of Lights down Harrison Avenue at 5:30 p.m. The theme of this year’s parade is “A Caroling We Will Go,” and floats will depict a variety of popular holiday tunes. Santa and Mrs. Claus will ride in the parade to the Lake County Courthouse, where they will visit with kids, listen to Christmas wish lists and pose for photos. Area businesses are competing in a holiday decorating contest, so the whole city will be sparkling for the occasion. Visitors can enjoy cookies and hot chocolate to cap off the evening’s festivities.

The Leadville Lake County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a local version of Small Business Saturday on Saturday, Dec. 6, as well. Visitors can shop at one-of-a-kind, locally owned specialty stores, dine at delicious mom-and-pop restaurants where the owners are often there to greet them and stay for the weekend at friendly and economical lodging properties. Choices range from an 1880s Victorian inn, cozy B&Bs and modern motels to lodges, cabins and vacation rentals.

More information is available by visiting or by calling (855) 488-1222.

Hello Kitty festival comes to Denver Coliseum in June

Hello Kitty, the beloved pop icon created to inspire happiness around the world, is hitting the road with the first-ever live North American tour, “Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival.”

Hello Kitty and her friends My Melody, Badtz-Maru, Keroppi, Chococat, Dear Daniel and Pompom Purin will appear in this unique celebration of fun, friendship and Sanrio surprises. Each event will feature Hello Kitty and her friends in multi-stage live performances, DJ-driven dancing with dance group KRU HK, interactive exhibits, animation, art, fashion, photo opportunities, event-exclusive collectibles and more, all in an immersive festival environment.

The festival will make a stop at the Denver Coliseum, 4600 Humboldt St., with sessions at 7 p.m. Friday, June 5; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 6; and noon Sunday, June 7. Tickets are $25 for adults or $15 for youth, with a limited number of $85 Red Bow Packages and $185 Platinum Bow Packages available. A facility fee of $3 will be added to all ticket prices. Additional fees and special offers may apply.

To purchase tickets, call (888) 929-7849 or visit For more information on package rates, visit Tickets for all four sessions are on sale now.

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