Arts & Entertainment events
The Vintage Tea and Style Show, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12 at the Summit County Senior Center, offers more than just tea, sandwiches, scones and a fashion show. It takes people back to Colorado’s history, while also illustrating how women became more empowered. And, as a bonus, it provides a reference for retro looks, in case you’re into vintage clothing.Volunteers from the community will model various fashions, from a wedding dress a resident of Bill’s Ranch wore in 1913, to a fun little Flapper’s dress or a formal, long wool coat. Bob French and Jim Nicholls will escort each woman onto the stage, where commentators will introduce the clothing and talk about some of the people who wore it. All of the wares come from the Summit Historical Society’s collection.Tickets are $25, includes tea, tea sandwiches, scones with jam and clotted cream, and pettis fours with fruit and nuts. Call (970) 468-7557 for more information.
One of America’s top songwriters, Monty Powell, will headline LyricQuest, an intimate songwriters’ workshop for 70 aspiring lyricists and music enthusiasts Oct. 8-10 at C Lazy U Ranch in Granby. Powell will share tips and techniques to hone writing talents and facilitate a critique to provide writers with specific input on works in progress. Attendees will also be treated to the music of Anna Wilson, participate in a campfire jam session and enjoy a mountain horseback ride.For 25 years, Powell has written award-winning songs and produced top-selling albums for such greats as Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts and Lady Antebellum. He won the “Songwriter of the Year” and the “Song of the Year” awards, and his publishing companies received the “Country Publisher of the Year” award, during the 2009 SESAC Nashville Music Awards. The $795 LyricQuest workshop fee includes lodging, meals and events. The 8,000-acre C Lazy U guest ranch is Colorado’s premier Dude Ranch and the only guest ranch in North America to have ever achieved both the Five Star and Five Diamond awards. For more information, call (970) 887-3344.
The Speakeasy Theatre is taking its fall break, starting today. It will reopen in November with the last installment of the Harry Potter books: “The Deathly Hallows.”
Munich comes to the Lionshead Village this weekend to kick off a great celebration of beer, music and autumn in Vail: Oktoberfest! The event will see a full weekend of blown-out Bavarian fun including the return of many crowd favorites like the Klement’s Bratwurst Eating Contests and Beck’s Keg Bowling. Emulating the 200-year-old celebration known all over the world, Vail Oktoberfest in Lionshead will delight guests with Bavarian music and dancing, traditional fare, yodeling, alpenhorn blowing, beverages from Beck’s and Jagermeister and much more. “Oktoberfest in Vail has been a crowd favorite for decades,” said James Deighan of Highline Sports & Entertainment, the festival’s producer. “Between the lineup of awesome entertainment and the perfect weather on deck for this weekend, Oktoberfest in Lionshead is looking to be pretty unbelievable this year.”For a schedule lineup, visit http://www.vail-oktoberfest.com.
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