Editor’s Picks: Summit County’s best bets for the weekend
Right in the middle of shoulder season, and we still have a lot to look forward to this weekend, plus it is already time to start the countdown until Copper Mountain and Keystone resorts open. On top of it all, we’ve been having some killer gorgeous days lately.
The Barkley Ballroom is picking up steam, once again bringing big names to our small town. Beats Antique brings their show to Frisco on Sunday, Oct. 18 — and if you’ve ever seen them before you know it’s an act not to miss. The trio is on their Creature Carnival tour, creating a show that is just as visually stimulating as it is about the music. Their music combines electronica with experimental world fusion, and band member Zoe Jakes has been a belly dancer and performer for years.
I just caught Beats Antique at the beginning of the summer at Red Rocks when they were opening for the Primus and the Chocolate Factory tour. They were the perfect band to accompany this show, and at one point, a giant blow-up cat was onstage, with Jakes and other dancers slowly working to tame the wild beast to the dance beats. Now the bad news: This event is sold out so I hope you already have your ticket.
I can’t tell the owners of The Barkley Ballroom enough how thankful I am they are here in town. It’s not easy to keep a music venue open in a small town, and bring such high-caliber artists to Frisco on top of it. It requires a lot of love and dedication — we are extremely lucky to have them here.
The Metropolitan Opera HD Broadcast is bringing Giuseppi Verdi’s “Othello” to the screen at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge Saturday, Oct. 17. The opera follows the story of infidelity, doubt and revenge, and will begin at 10:55 a.m.
On Tuesday, Oct. 20, the Blue River Bistro is hosting a World Cuisine Wine Dinner, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the National Repertory Orchestra. The $75 five-course dinner and wine pairing will honor Gerry and Annette Fricke for their years of service and dedication to the NRO.
CMC’S COMMON READER EVENT
Bryce Andrews, author of “Badluck Way: A Year on the Ragged Edge of the West,” will be visiting seven Colorado Mountain College campuses to give free public talks as part of CMC’s Common Reader program. The author’s memoir focuses on his time on a Montana ranch, tending cattle and hunting down a pack of wolves attacking his herd. He will be on campus in Breckenridge Wednesday, Oct. 21. For more information, go to coloradomtn.edu/commonreader or call 800-621-8559.
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