Summit County Arts & Entertainment Briefs 9-14-12 |

Summit County Arts & Entertainment Briefs 9-14-12

Daily Staff news report

Special to the DailyThe Danny Bastos Collective plays a free show at Alma's Only Bar tonight.

The Danny Bastos Collective plays a free show at Alma’s Only Bar tonight. Promising “a high-energy mix of originals and covers with Brazilian and African influences,” the group blends original rock music with world and jazz music, said percussionist/vocalist John Bunting. The group recently released its latest album, “Living The Dream,” which will be available for purchase tonight. “This is our first time in Alma, so spread the word; come on out and support the show,” said Bunting, who also plays with the Denver band, Frogs Gone Fishin’.

The Motherloaded Tavern brings the four-piece band, Funky Johnson, to the stage Saturday night to coincide with the Oktoberfest fun in Breckenridge. The group features a female vocalist and covers rhythm & blues and Motown tunes from Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Aretha Franklin and more. The “great funk dance music” starts around 9:30 p.m. and there’s no cover.

Registration is now open for the expanded KidsPlay program with the Backstage Theatre in Breckenridge. Section one (grades K-2) will rehearse and put on “Nemo Tails,” an adventure with Nemo and friends under the sea, instructed by Genevieve Price at Upper Blue Elementary on Mondays, Sept. 24 to Dec. 3 from 3:15-4 p.m.; register by Sept. 23. Section two (grades 3-5) will put on “Ella Enchanted,” replete with ogres, giants and gnomes. Workshops are at Upper Blue Elementary from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursdays Sept. 27-Dec. 13; register by Sept. 26. Section three (grades 6-8) will put on “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” with workshops taking place at Summit Middle School on Mondays from 2:30-4 p.m., Sept. 24 to Dec. 10; register by Sept. 23. All workshops cost $125 and culminate in a public performance. Space is limited. Info/register: or (970) 453-0199.