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Summit County arts and entertainment briefs

- Daily News staff report

The Carriage House hosts an Ullr comedy night at Beaver Run Resort tonight to celebrate its 40th anniversary. The evening features the comedic stylings of Marc Ryan and Troy Walker plus birthday cake and door prizes. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door and can be purchased at the Carriage House or the Breckenridge Welcome Center. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8.

“Cupcakes and Canvases” is a “mommy and me” class where little ones let out their inner Picasso under an art teacher’s guidance. The two-hour session includes a canvas and art supplies for the children as well as cupcakes for the “starving” artists. The class costs $15 and takes place from 10 a.m. to noon at Warren Station in Keystone’s River Run Village. The event returns on Feb. 10 and March 10.

Keystone Resort hosts a free, friendly competition Sunday to celebrate the A51 Terrain Park’s 10th anniversary. The showcase has a “Boxzilla” feature with more than 10 boxes stacked in a continuous line. Prizes include gear, goggles, accessories and more. The format is an hour-long jam session with time for hot laps by lift or by foot. There will be music, a master of ceremonies and swag giveaways for the crowd. Warm-up is from noon to 1 p.m.; the “Boxzilla” jam is from 1-2 p.m.; and awards and giveaways are from 2-2:30 p.m.

The Summit Choral Society has resumed rehearsals for its trip to Carnegie Hall as well as its local spring concert, scheduled for April. Rehearsals take place Monday nights from 7-9 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church at Farmers Korner in Breckenridge. Anyone who enjoys singing is welcome to attend rehearsals and sing in the spring concert. Three spaces are left for serious musicians to take part in the Carnegie Hall trip. Call Joni Thieme-Weinberg at (970) 262-2235 for more info.

The High Country Conservation Center (HC3) hosts the Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Thursday at the Speakeasy Movie Theatre in Breckenridge. Considered one of the nation’s premier environmental and adventure film festivals, this year’s films combine filmmaking and cinematography to inspire solutions to restore the earth and human communities. The anchor films include “Chasing Water” and “Save the Farm.” All proceeds benefit HC3. Tickers are $12/advance or $15/door. Info and tickets: or (970) 668-5703.

The 45-minute documentary, “Climb to Glory: Legacy of the 10th Mountain Ski Troopers,” premieres Thursday at the Oriental Theater in Denver. A collaboration between the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum, A Wish of a Lifetime and Warren Miller Entertainment, the documentary tells the story of the 10th Mountain Division Ski Troopers – how they transformed skiing as a whole and championed the U.S. Ski Industry after World War II. Thursday’s event is the red carpet premiere. It features appearances by original 10th Mountain Division members as well as live music from The Moderators and a raffle, hosted by pro big-mountain skier, Chris Anthony. Funds benefit the nonprofit organizations involved.

“Dancing and Delectables,” an evening of dancing and desserts, is planned for early February to raise funds for the Summit High School jazz band and chorus. The evening will include music by the two groups. Volunteers are needed to organize the event and solicit and collect donations. Call Thekla and Merle Schultz at (970) 468-4876 to volunteer.

Uphill access at Copper is now permitted with the 2013 Copper Mountain uphill access pass. A free uphill access pass is required to skin or snowshoe within the resort boundary during non-operational hours; this includes an armband that must in be plain sight. The pass is available at the Lower Patrol Room next to the American Flyer lift behind Jack’s from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Trail and rope closures must be adhered to. The following routes are open to uphill access – from East Village: up Skid Road to Main Vein, to Rhapsody ending at Solitude; from Center Village: up Main Vein to Rhapsody ending at Solitude, up Carefree or Loverly to Coppertone, east on Easy Road ending at Solitude; from Union Creek (to Janet’s Cabin): up Roundabout to West Ten Mile ending at the National Forest access point gate.

The Backstage Theatre in Breckenridge is soliciting headshots and resumes for its summer 2013 shows, “Avenue Q,” “Charlotte’s Web” and “The 39 Steps.” All positions are paid. Performances take place at the Breckenridge Theatre and rehearsals are conducted in Denver. Lodging is available for cast members traveling outside Summit County. Send headshots and resumes to Video auditions also will be accepted. Some roles are already cast. Call (970) 453-0199 for more info, or visit

Time is running out to see “Becoming Van Gogh,” an in-depth exploration of Vincent Van Gogh’s unconventional path to becoming a world-renowned artist. The exhibit, which examines critical steps in the largely self-taught artist’s evolution, includes more than 70 paintings and drawings by Van Gogh and is on view at the Denver Art Museum through Jan. 20. Timed and dated tickets are required; go to or call (720) 865-5120. Extended holiday hours are until 9 p.m. most nights and until midnight Jan. 18-20.

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