+ShowTime Holiday Ice Show
Dec. 28-29 | 6 p.m. | Vail
The Skating Club of Vail’s annual ShowTime Holiday Ice Show will take place Saturday and Sunday at Dobson Ice Arena in Vail. This year’s show features “A Night at the Movies,” an on-ice extravaganza featuring local skaters performing to popular movie-themed songs such as “I Feel Pretty,” “Singing in the Rain,” “Jail House Rock,” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Costs are $15 for children under age 18, $20 for those 18 and older and children under age two are free. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for day-of ticket purchases. o purchase tickets, contact Alicia Davis with Skating Club of Vail at (970) 376-5883. For general information, contact Marci Leith with Skating Club of Vail at (970) 376-5833 or Dobson Ice Arena at (970) 479-2271.
+George Gallo in Residence at Paderewski Fine Art
Dec. 28 — Jan. 5 | 3 to 5 p.m. | Beaver Creek
Paderewski Fine Art is proud to have in residence, Hollywood director, screenwriter and talented painter, George Gallo. Trained in the Pennsylvania Impressionist style, George Gallo studied privately with Russian landscape painter, George Cherepov. His approach consists of painting outdoors en plein air paying no mind to the size of the canvas. As if directing a film, George Gallo directs his brush strokes swiftly through the canvas as he races against time to avoid the changes of natural light. Paderewski Fine Art invites you and your family to visit the gallery for the opportunity to meet, greet and watch George Gallo bring the canvas to life. The gallery is located in Beaver Creek Village, across from the ice rink. For more information, call 970.949.6036 or email larissa@ paderewskifineart.com.
+Ski, Ride and Slide Rail Series
Jan. 4 | 12:30 p.m. | Beaver Creek
Attention skiers and snowboarders of all ages! Show off your skills and compete for great prizes at the Beaver Creek Ski, Ride and Slide Rail Jam Series. Whether you’re an aspiring jibber, a seasoned park veteran or just a spectator, this brand-new, family-friendly rail jam series has something for everyone. Skiers and snowboarders compete for freestyle dominance while sliding over rails and boxes set up in different configurations each event. Both disciplines will compete together in each class depending on the number of competitors. The format will be 20-30 minute Jam sessions for each class that will be broken down to top competitors for a 20 minute final. For more information, visit beavercreek.com.
+Speaker David Rubenstein on The Complex World of Private Equity
Dec. 28 | 5 p.m. | Lionshead
Is the Private Equity model a net positive or negative? Over the longer term, does the financial capital they invest and the human capital they employ help to grow businesses, create jobs and fuel our economy? Or does pressure from investors for immediate and substantial returns lead to job elimination and shipping jobs overseas, over leveraged and debt burdened companies and the proliferation of unethical business practices? Does PE ultimately jeopardize or help the long term sustainability of our economy? There’s no simple answer to these questions. That’s why the Vail Symposium is excited to have a true expert (and Beaver Creek homeowner) help explain it all at The Grand View in the Lionshead Parking Structure. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door, $10 students with a valid ID and free for Vail Symposium members ($1,000+/year). For more information visit www.vail symposium.org.
+Lu Cong Exhibition
Dec. 28 | 4-6 p.m. | Vail
On Saturday at the Vail International Gallery, Lu Cong will present three of his most recent paintings, all works created in the past year and each representative of a unique step in the process of fulfilling his artistic vision. Lu Cong’s paintings were recently on display at a museum show of contemporary at the University of Connecticut, where he was exhibited with some of the most important living artists in the world. The Vail International Gallery is located at 100 East Meadow Drive in Vail. For more information call (970) 476-2525.
+Cirque Mechanics: Birdhouse Factory
Dec. 28-29 | Various times | Beaver Creek
Enter the most unlikely setting for a circus: a factory where the workers are acrobats and the machines are circus props. Birdhouse Factory invites families to see a contortionist perform on a turntable powered by unicyclists, a trapeze artist flying high thanks to the spins of an acrobat, and trampoline wall artists defying the laws of physics by flying and walking on air. Seeing is believing in a world of laughter, love and flight. The Saturday, Dec. 28 show is at 6:30 p.m., and the Sunday, Dec. 29 shows are at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets for Cirque Mechanics are $30/65 adult and $45 child, and are available online at vilarpac.org, by calling 888.920.ARTS (2787) or in person at the Vilar Performing Arts Center Box Office in Beaver Creek.
+Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway
Dec. 30 | 7:30 p.m. | Vail
Neil Berg’s widely acclaimed 100 Years of Broadway is a musical revue of Broadway’s most celebrated shows featuring a dazzling cast of five Broadway stars accompanied by an all-star New York band. 100 Years of Broadway recreates the greatest moments from the finest shows of the century featuring the actual stars of shows such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, CATS, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Jekyll & Hyde. These amazing performers light up the stage with songs from the hit shows in which they starred. Neil Berg presents brilliantly revived arrangements of Broadway classics as well as thrilling numbers from Broadway’s newest hit shows. Tickets are $35/$78 and are available online at vilarpac.org, by calling 888.920.ARTS (2787) or in person at the Vilar Performing Arts Center Box Office in Beaver Creek.
+Vail NYE with Mixmaster Mike
Dec. 31 | 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. | Vail
Ring in the new year from Dobson arena in Vail with Mixmaster Mike, featuring special guest DJ Logic. There will be a midnight balloon drop, confetti blizzard and champagne toast. VIP and general admission tickets are available. The party runs from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., ages 21 and over only. For more info visit www.vailnye.com.
+Torchlight Parade & Fireworks
Dec. 31 | 6:15 p.m. | Vail
A Vail tradition on New Year’s Eve. Come watch skiers and boarders from the Vail Ski and Snowboard School form a glowing train as they ride down Golden Peak. Viewing for this spectacle will take place at the base of Golden Peak at approximately 6:15 p.m. Fireworks will light up the sky directly after the parade.
+New Year’s Eve Family Bash
Dec. 31 | 6:45 p.m. to 1 a.m. | Beaver Creek
Beaver Creek’s 3rd Annual New Year’s Eve Family Bash is back by popular demand! “Meet me at McCoy’s” for games, DJ, dancing, raffle prizes, 2 balloon drops and so much more. All ages are welcome — there’s something for everyone! $40 cover charge (ages 6 to Adult – kids 5 & under are free) A portion of your ticket price benefits The Vail Valley Salvation Army. Admission Include one raffle ticket, party favors, DJ and dancing, photo booth, two balloon drops, games and activities for kids, tweens and adults. Purchase additional raffle tickets for $5, 100 percent of the proceeds benefit The Vail Valley Salvation Army. Food and beverage will be available for purchase, you must have valid photo ID to purchase alcohol. Village fireworks go off at approximately 6:45 p.m. For more information visit beavercreek.com.
+Larkspur at Golden Peak Fireworks Dinner
Dec. 31 | 9 p.m. | Vail
5 courses, champagne and patio viewing of the mountainside fireworks. Celebrate with the entire family! $150 Adults, $75 Children Shake Shimmer & Shine! Larkspur is throwing a party starting at 9 p.m. through the New Year, with a DJ, dance floor, and hors d’oeuvres, ticket price will include a signature cocktail upon arrival, a champagne toast at midnight and some favorite appetizers from Larkspur’s chefs! Cost is $85. Contact Larkspur Group Sales Director, Nathalia at 970.754.8048 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to make reservations for New Year’s Eve.
+The Sebastian Street Foods of the World Party
Dec. 31 | 9 p.m. | Vail
Ring in 2014 in style at The Sebastian as they transform the ballroom into an elegant lounge. Evening includes: relaxed, fun and funky night club atmosphere with soft seating and casual high tops for great mix and mingle opportunities; DJ for great dancing and music from 9 p.m. to 1:45 a.m., party favors, Midnight Champagne toast, late night nibbles featuring a sampling of delectable street foods prepared by Chef Sergio, dessert bar, cash bar.
+Rock N Roll New Years Eve at Shakedown Bar
Dec. 31 | 9 p.m. | Vail
Ring in the New Year with Phil Long and Brothers Keeper at Shakedown Bar. $100.00 per ticket. Tickets on eventbrite.com. Doors open at 9 p.m., Champagne Toast at midnight.
+Fire and Ice alternative at Buffalos
Dec. 31 | 9 p.m. | Bachelor Gulch
At Beaver Creek, the Ritz Bachelor Gulch will not be hosting their annual Fire and Ice party this year due to renovations in their ball room, but as an alternative, they’re encouraging anyone and everyone to come by their Buffalos restaurant that night to check out the brand new bar and ring in the new year with a midnight champagne toast. The best thing about the forgoing the Fire and Ice party this year, says the staff at the Ritz, is there’s no charge at the door for the Buffalos party.
+Thursday Night Lights
Jan. 2 | Evening | Beaver Creek
Participate in a glow stick ski-down set to music followed by a fireworks finale at Beaver Creek Mountain. Level-5 skiers (intermediate) or above are welcome to participate. Parent or guardian approval is required. Participants must bring their own skis, snowboard and gear. Register in Beaver Creek Children’s Ski & Snowboard School. For more information call 970-754-4636.
+Duckhorn Vineyards featured wine dinner
Jan. 2 | Evening | Beaver Creek
New this winter, Allie’s Cabin, situated in a quiet aspen grove on Beaver Creek Mountain, is offering Featured Wine Dinners with a celebrated group of wineries and coinciding with Thursday Night Lights. Allie’s executive chef Kirk Weems will offer his classic contemporary regional fare and each course has been crafted to be the perfect pairing for the featured wines of the evening. Guests will arrive via open-air sleigh to Allie’s Cabin and enjoy multiple courses and wine pairings while enjoying views of the fireworks lighting up the evening sky over Beaver Creek for Thursday Night Lights. The cost for each dinner varies and ranges between $155 to $199 per person. For more information or to make reservations call (970) 754-5545.
+U2 Tribute: Under A Blood Red Sky
Jan. 3 | 7:30 p.m. | Beaver Creek
The greatest U2 tribute in the USA is ready to rock! This band will astound you with their passion for truly capturing U2’s sound live on stage. Close your eyes during their show and you’ll think it’s really the Irish rock band. Expect to hear all U2’s biggest hits like “Where the Streets Have No Name,” “With or Without You,” “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” “Vertigo” and more! Tickets for UABRS are $28 in advance/ $33 day of show and are available online at vilarpac.org, by calling 888.920.ARTS (2787) or in person at the Vilar Performing Arts Center Box Office in Beaver Creek.
+Purely Patsy at the Vilar
Jan. 4 | 7:30 p.m. | Beaver Creek
Performed by Kelley Zinge, Patsy Cline is BACK with a vengeance! Come have a chat with the legendary star and recording artist in this intimate portrayal of her life. Listen to the songs (and the stories behind them) that made her a star, and get to know the woman behind the western outfits like never before. Purely Patsy is what it says it is; her music, her life...it’s Purely Patsy Cline at her best, her worst, her most personal. Tickets for Purely Patsy are $35 and are available online at vilarpac.org, by calling 888.920.ARTS (2787) or in person at the Vilar Performing Arts Center Box Office in Beaver Creek.
+Pedal Power Winter Mountain Bike Race
Jan. 4 | 10 a.m. | Eagle-Vail
The fourth of seven events in the Pedal Power Winter Race Series, the Pedal Power Winter Mountain Bike Race will take place Saturday, Jan. 4 at 10 a.m. at the Tennessee Pass Nordic Center and will consist of two race options. There will be a five to six-mile short course for novice and intermediate races and a 10-12-mile long course for those seeking a bit more challenge. The high-profile races in the series, along with the series’ reputation for providing great course venues and the caliber of competition, have made the Pedal Power Adventure Series one of the top events in the region. This year, the series will include a snowshoe, snow bike and Nordic skiing events as well as a comprehensive winter triathlon that encompasses all three disciplines. Race fees for the Pedal Power Winter Mountain Bike Race are $20 ahead of time, $25 day of. For more information, or to register online, visit the “events” tab on pedalpowerbike.com.
+Snowshoe Adventure Series race No. 1
Jan. 5 | 11 a.m. | Creekside Park at Beaver Creek
The Beaver Creek Running Series: Snowshoe Edition, draws first-time snowshoers, world class snowshoe athletes, kids of all ages and everyone in between. Join us for each race and partake in either the 10K course or the East West Resorts 5K Quest. And bring the kids as well since they will offer a Kids 1K once again! The snowshoe series features slopeside sponsor expos and a post-event plaza party for all participants to enjoy a variety of giveaways and a post-race meal. Arrive early on race day to demo Atlas Snowshoes at the start/finish area, or head to the Beaver Creek Nordic Center to rent snowshoes. For more information, or to register, visit beavercreek.com.
+’All.I.Can’ movie at Loaded Joe’s
Jan. 7 | 6:30 p.m. | Avon
The Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability Sustainable Community Film series returns to Loaded Joe’s in Avon Jan. 7 with “All.I.Can,” playing at 6:30 p.m. “An unparalleled cinematic experience: All.I.Can is a stunning exploratory essay that compares the challenges of big mountain skiing to the challenges of global climate change. Shot on 6 continents over 2 years, the world’s best skiers deliver inspirational performances while ground-breaking cinematography expands our vision of the natural world.” J.P. Auclair’s street segment in the film is pretty much the best urban ski segment every made. For more info, visit eaglevalleyalliance.org/films.
+Takács Quartet at the Vilar
Jan. 7 | 7:30 p.m. | Beaver Creek
Recognized as one of the world’s great ensembles, the Takács Quartet plays with a unique blend of drama, warmth and humor, combining four distinct musical personalities to bring fresh insights to the string quartet repertoire. In 2012, Gramophone announced that the Takács was the only string quartet to be inducted into its first Hall of Fame, along with such legendary artists as Jascha Heifetz, Leonard Bernstein and Dame Janet Baker. The ensemble also won the 2011 Award for Chamber Music and Song presented by the Royal Philharmonic Society in London. The evenings program includes three diverse quartets to showcase their brilliant musicianship and versatility: Mozart Quartet K 428, Bartok Quartet No.1 and Dvorak Quartet Op. 96. Tickets are $45 and are available online at vilarpac.org, by calling 888.920.ARTS (2787) or in person at the Vilar Performing Arts Center Box Office in Beaver Creek.
+Danielle Ate the Sandwich at the Vilar
Jan. 8 | 7:30 p.m. | Beaver Creek
Danielle Ate the Sandwich, who answers to her grandmother as Danielle Anderson, has been singing and writing songs since 2006. Getting her start at open mic nights in Fort Collins, Colorado, while she attended CSU, Danielle started booking shows all over the state, making a name and finding a place as a musician. After gaining national attention from her videos on youtube in 2009, Danielle started pursuing music as a full time career and began touring nationally to play for her loyal group of online supporters. Hoping to write songs in a style all her own, she tells her stories using honest words, vivid imagery, a bittersweet voice, a guitar and her small, but striking ukulele. Tickets for Danielle Ate the Sandwich are $22 and are available online at vilarpac.org, by calling 888-920-ARTS (2787) or in person at the Vilar Performing Arts Center Box Office in Beaver Creek.
+Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival
Jan. 9-11 | Various Times | Vail
Imagine a World Class Winter Wonderland of fun activities in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado, and then top off your trip with a World Class International Beer Festival, complete with Brewmasters’ Dinners and Seminars by some of the world’s most innovative Brewers. Could it be the ultimate beer vacation? Your bucket list “beercation”? Almost all of the Fourteenth Anniversary weekend will be held at the Vail Cascade Resort & Spa; a new Brewmaster’s Dinner will be held at the Lord Gore Restaurant in Manor Vail Resort. Tickets are going fast. To get them, a schedule of events or more information, visit www.bigbeersfestival.com.
+10th Mountain Documentary, Climb to Glory
Jan. 9 | 7:30 p.m. | Beaver Creek
Produced by Warren Miller Entertainment in partnership with the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum, “Climb To Glory” tells the story of the 10th Mountain Division Ski Troopers and how they championed the U.S. Ski Industry following World War II. The Mountain Division came into existence on July 13, 1943 at an Army base in the Colorado Rockies known as “Camp Hale”. The Division trained at 9,200 feet above sea level and honed their skills to fight and survive under the most brutal mountain conditions. After participating in a major turning point in the War, these heroes returned home from Italy as pioneering individuals and helped expand skiing into a lifestyle sport with ski resort development, product innovation, instruction and everything in between. Narrated by Olympian and future Colorado Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame inductee Jeremy Bloom and inspired by Warren Miller Athlete Chris Anthony, “Climb to Glory” highlights the 10th Mountain Division Vets’ astounding impact on our country and the ski industry while incorporating the fun and flair of Warren Miller films. Tickets are available online at vilarpac.org, by calling 888.920.ARTS (2787) or in person at the Vilar Performing Arts Center Box Office in Beaver Creek.
+Stem Cells: The Future of Medicine is Now
Jan. 10 | 5 p.m. | Lionshead
From www.vailsymposium.org: There is a little myth that many doctors tell their patients. It’s causing millions of people to live with constant pain and debilitating chronic conditions. What is this myth? That aches and pains, fatigue, and diseases are all just a part of getting older. Perhaps there was a time that was true, but not anymore. Stem cell therapy is a groundbreaking, minimally invasive procedure that uses your own cells to stimulate the body to fight disease and repair damaged joints, tendons and ligaments. Join Dr. Scott Brandt, Dr. Kristen Comella, and Dr. Stan Jones as they engage in a discussion — moderated by Adam Katzen — about the history and future of stem cell therapies. Located at the Antlers at Vail, tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door, $10 for students with a vaild ID and free for Vail Symposium members ($1,000+/year).