Arts & Entertainment section briefs
The Speakeasy Movie Theater in Breckenridge is opening two new movies this week. “Brave” will play through Monday, at 5 and 7:30 p.m. everyday, as well as matinee shows on Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The movie follows Merida, a rambunctious, redheaded princess with archery skills and a need for independence. Starting at midnight on Tuesday, the Speakeasy is premiering “The Amazing Spiderman,” starring Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield. Times following Tuesday’s showing will likely be 5 and 8:15 p.m. daily, according to the theater. For more information about show times and movies, visit http://www.speakeasymovies.com.
Summit in Honduras, a nonprofit organization that provides support to rural families in Honduras, is hosting a Cowboy Ball Saturday at the Copper Mountain Conference Center. From 7-11 p.m., there will be music from the Walker Williams Band, a silent auction and a cash bar. The silent auction will feature over 50 items to win. In addition to the bar, there will also be free snacks and deli sandwiches. Advanced tickets are $22, at the door tickets are $27 and a table for can be purchased for $200. For more information and to buy tickets, visit http://www.summithonduras.org.
The Arts Alive Gallery is putting out a call to all artists. The gallery is having a show highlighting original works done at the Breckenridge Alpine Gardens. The show is titled “Breckenridge Alpine Gardens.” The gardens are located at 150 W. Adams St., next to the Blue River across from the Riverwalk Center. All mediums are encouraged. Work should be dropped off at the gallery at 500 S. Main St., La Cima Mall, between July 26-30. The show will be hung on July 31 with an opening reception for the show at the gallery on Aug. 11 between 4-8 p.m. as part of the Second Saturday Art Walk. Contact the gallery at (970) 453-0450.
Ollie’s Pub and Grub in Frisco will be having Juba Juba play on the Fourth of July. They are a Grateful Dead cover band out of Denver. Music will start shortly after the fireworks, which aren’t happening, at 9 p.m. Contact (970) 668-0744 for more information. Ollie’s in Frisco is located at 620 S. Main St.
The Denver Art Museum invites the community to participate in a design challenge by creating a solution to a design issue in their neighborhood and bringing it to the museum for display. All submissions must fit into a 2-by-2-by-2-foot space. Submissions will be accepted July 28 at 9 a.m. at the Denver Art Museum. Not all materials will be accepted. For a full list of material restrictions, examples of objects, ideas and to register submissions for the exhibition, visit http://www.denverartmuseum.org/openfordesign.
Patagonia recently launched a new campaign asking customers to register to vote, learn about candidates’ environmental records and vote for the world they want to live in. Partnering with the band Wilco, nonprofit organization HeadCount and the League of Conservation Voters, the Vote the Environment campaign will accompany Wilco on tour this summer with a booth at each US-based show. The campaign also includes a Twitter component around the hashtag “#becauseilove.” The #becauseilove tweets will be displayed in real-time at Wilco shows, in Patagonia stores across the country and online at http://www.patagonia.com. Patagonia’s hope is that customers will spread the “I vote the environment #becauseilove…” on their social networks to get the word out about “voting the environment” in November.
Fairplay’s neighboring town, South Park, has announced dates, details and ticket information for Summerfest 2012. On Aug. 17-19 at the American Safari Ranch in Fairplay, South Park will host a weekend of music, adventure and creativity. The main music stages will feature Lez Zeppelin and the Motet, as well as ATV and horseback riding, camping, fishing, and an emerging artist workshop with Barry Fey of Feyline Productions. Early bird ticket specials are available; $20 for a day pass or $100 for a weekend pass. There are also discounted tickets for children. For more information visit http://www.southparksummerfest.com.
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