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Sandra Berardi
Vail CO, Colorado
Photo by Andrew EcclesAlicia J. Graf and Jamar Roberts of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will perform at International Evenings of Dance August 3 and 4.
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Jun | 28

[ Beaver Creek Rodeo ]

Traer Creek, Avon | 6 p.m.



Rodeo queens, roping, mutton bustin’ and down-home grub. Free Beaver Creek shuttle and on-site parking. 970.845.9090

[ Sweet Sunny South ]



Red Sky Ranch, Wolcott | 6 p.m.

Bluegrass on the Green series brings rollicking music to the patio of Summer Thyme. 970.754.8431

[ Flux 5 ]



Eagle Town Park, Eagle | 6:30 p.m.

ShowDown Town, a free series geared for families, features local jazz fusion band Flux 5. 970.949.1999

[ Three Dog Night ]

Vilar Center, Beaver Creek | 8 p.m.

The iconic rock band has produced 12 straight gold albums and 21 consecutive Top 40 hits, including “Joy to the World” and “Shambala.” 970.845.TIXS

Jun | 29

[ Fridays at the Park ]

Park Hyatt, Beaver Creek | 5-8 p.m.

Family-friendly Friday Afternoon Club with free games and demos. 970.949.1234

[ Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra ]

Ford Amphitheater, Vail | 6 p.m.

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival: Jeff Tyzik leads the Rochester Philharmonic in a Pops performance tribute to Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller. 877.812.5700

Jun | 29 -30

[ Culinary Demonstrations ]

Beaver Creek Plaza | 5 p.m.

Local chefs give free cooking lessons in the Bon Appetit tent in Beaver Creek Plaza. 970.845.9090

Jun | 30

[ Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra ]

Ford Amphitheater, Vail | 6 p.m.

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival: Christopher Seaman leads the Rochester Philharmonic in Beethoven’s “Egmont” Overture, Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor.” 877.812.5700

[ “Flushed Away” ]

Vilar Center, Beaver Creek | 6 p.m.

Free family movie: When an upper-crust house-mouse finds himself flushed into the sewer system of London, the adventure begins. Kids costume contest. 970.845.TIXS

Jun | 30 – Jul | 3

[ Steve Kaufman ]

Masters Gallery, Vail (30-1)

C. Anthony Gallery, BC (2-3) | 2-8 p.m.

Artist’s reception celebrating the pop artist.

Jul | 1

[ Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra ]

Ford Amphitheater, Vail | 6 p.m.

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival: Christopher Seaman leads the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in Rossini’s Overture, J.S. Bach’s “Brandenburg” Concerto No. 5 and Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2. 877.812.5700

[ Big Bad Voodoo Daddy ]

Beaver Creek Chophouse lawn | 6 p.m.

Free concert with the daddy of ska. 970.845.9090

Jul | 2

[ Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra ]

Ford Amphitheater, Vail | 6 p.m.

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival: A Pops performance featuring Celtic fiddler Eileen Ivers. 877.812.5700

[ 4th of July cebebration]

Minturn| 6 p.m.

The festivities begin with a parade, including the senior citizens’ wheelchair drill team, and ends with fireworks.

Jul | 2-12

John Moyers

Claggett/Rey Gallery, Vail

One man show featuring a distinguished member of the Cowboy Artists of America. 970.476.9350

Jul | 3

[ Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra ]

Vilar Center, Beaver Creek | 6 p.m.

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival: The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra presents Broadway Pops with conductor Jeff Tyzik. 877.812.5700

[ Colorado in Miniature ]

Cogswell Gallery, Vail

Exhibit opening with new works by four Colorado artists. 970.476.1769

[ Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk ]

Ford Amphitheater, Vail | 6:30 p.m.

Hot Summer Nights: R and B band Dumpsta-phunk has its own brand of New Orleans deep-fried funk. 970.949.1999

[ Salute to the 4th of July ]

Nottingham Park, Avon | 5 p.m.

The largest fireworks show in the Colorado Rockies begins with live entertainment, food stalls and plenty of picnicking in the park. The evening culminates with more than 10,000 fireworks shot into the sky at 9:45 p.m.

Jul | 4

[ Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra ]

Ford Amphitheater, Vail | 2 p.m.

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival: Jeff Tyzik leads the Rochester Philharmonic in a Fourth of July Patriotic concert. The performance is free but crowded, so plan ahead. 877.812.5700

[ Vail america days]

Ford Amphitheater, Vail | 2 p.m.

The festivites begin with the Out of this World parade, which starts at Golden Peak, snakes through the village and ends in Lionhead. Fireworks on Golden Peak at dark.

[ 4th of July celebration ]

BC Chophouse lawn, Beaver Creek | 6 p.m.

The celebration begins with music from Ambrosia, followed by swing-jazz big band The Glenn Miller Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks on the mountain begin at 9 p.m. 970.845.9090

Jul | 5

[ beaver Creek Rodeo ]

Traer Creek, Avon | 6 p.m.

Rodeo queens, roping, mutton bustin’ and down-home grub. Free Beaver Creek shuttle and on-site parking. 970.845.9090.

[ Hit and Run Bluegrass ]

Red Sky Ranch, Wolcott | 6 p.m.

Bluegrass on the Green series brings rollicking music to the patio of Summer Thyme. 970.754.8431

[ Lonestar ]

Vilar Center, Beaver Creek | 7:30 p.m.

Superstar band Lonestar of “Tequila Talkin'” fame has been on the country music scene since 1995. But they’ve extended their reach with cross-over hits like “Amazed.” 970.845.TIXS

[ Daddy Blue ]

Eagle Town Park, Eagle | 6 p.m.

ShowDown Town, a free series geared for families, features the bluesy piano of Daddy Blue.

Jul | 6

[ Fridays at the Park ]

Park Hyatt, Beaver Creek | 5-8 p.m.

Family-friendly Friday Afternoon Club with free games and demos. 970.949.1234.

Jul | 6 -7

[ Culinary Demonstrations ]

Beaver Creek Plaza | 5 p.m.

Local chefs give free cooking lessons in the Bon Appetit tent in Beaver Creek Plaza. 970.845.9090

[ Carrie Fell ]

Masters Gallery, Vail | 4-8 p.m.

Artist’s reception celebrating Carrie Fell’s contemporary Western vision. 970.477.0600

Jul | 7

Philadelphia Orchestra

Ford Amphitheater, Vail | 6 p.m.

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival: Christoph Eschenbach leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” Overture and Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique.” 877.812.5700

[ “Curious George” ]

Vilar Center, Beaver Creek | 6 p.m.

Free family movie about Ted, the man in the yellow hat. Kids costume contest. 970.845.TIXS

Jul | 8

[ Philadelphia Orchestra ]

Ford Amphitheater, Vail | 6 p.m.

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival: Christoph Eschenbach leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in an all-Tchaikovsky evening. 877.812.5700

Jul | 9

[ Philadelphia Orchestra ]

Ford Amphitheater, Vail | 6 p.m.

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival: Rossen Milanov leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in Dvorak’s “In Nature’s Realm” Overture, Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major and “La Valse” and Debussy’s “La Mer.” 877.812.5700

Jul | 10

[ Chamber Classics ]

Vilar Center, Beaver Creek | 6 p.m.

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival: Works by Schulhoff, Frank Bridge, Virgil Thompson, Schubert, Schumann and Melinda Wagner. 877.812.5700

[ John Lee Hooker, Jr. ]

Ford Amphitheater, Vail | 6:30 p.m.

Hot Summer Nights: Hooker’s sound is two parts R and B, one part jazz and another part blues. It’s all rockin’. 970.949.1999

Jul | 12

[ Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon ]

Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch | 11 a.m.

The annual Celebration of Life luncheon, featuring Linda Ellerbee, includes an auction. 970.479.8595

[ Philadelphia Orchestra ]

Ford Amphitheater, Vail | 6 p.m.

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival: Hans Graf leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in Schumann’s Piano Concerto and Schubert’s Symphony No. 9, “The Great.” 877.812.5700

[ Beaver Creek Rodeo ]

Traer Creek, Avon | 6 p.m.

Rodeo queens, roping, mutton bustin’ and down-home grub. Free Beaver Creek shuttle and on-site parking. 970.845.9090.

[ Cadillac Sky ]

Red Sky Ranch, Wolcott | 6 p.m.

Bluegrass on the Green series brings rollicking music to the patio of Summer Thyme. 970.754.8431

[ Walker Williams Band ]

Eagle Town Park, Eagle | 6:30 p.m.

ShowDown Town, a free series geared for families, features the country swing band. 970.949.1999

Jul | 13

[ Fridays at the Park ]

Park Hyatt, Beaver Creek | 5-8 p.m.

Family-friendly Friday Afternoon Club with free games and demos. 970.949.1234.

[ Michal Zaborowski ]

Vail Fine Art | 5-9 p.m.

Artist’s reception for romantic painter Michal Zaborowski, who finds beauty in the everyday.

[ Philadelphia Orchestra ]

Ford Amphitheater, Vail | 6 p.m.

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival: Hans Graf leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in Chabrier’s “Espana” Rhapsody for Orchestra, Lalo’s “Symphonie Espagnole,” Respighi’s “Fountains of Rome” and Stravisnsky’s “Firebird” Suite. 877.812.5700

Jul | 13-14

[ Culinary Demonstrations ]

Beaver Creek Plaza | 5 p.m.

Local chefs give free cooking lessons in the Bon Appetit tent in Beaver Creek Plaza. 970.845.9090

[ “A Funny Thing Happened on

the Way to the Forum” ]

Vilar Center, Beaver Creek | 7:30 p.m.

Local players from Vail Valley Theatre Company present the great musical farce. 970.845.TIXS

[ James Jensen ]

Masters Gallery, Vail | 2-7 p.m.

Artist’s reception celebrating pianist and painter James Jensen. 970.477.0600

Jul | 14

[ Philadelphia Orchestra/ New Mexico Symphony Orchestra Chorus ]

Ford Amphitheater, Vail | 6 p.m.

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival: Rossen Milanov leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in Jennifer Higdon’s Concerto for Orchestra and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, “Choral,” with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra Chorus. 877.812.5700

Jul | 15

[ Instrument Petting Zoo ]

Vail Farmers’ Market, Vail | 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival introduces kids to instruments at this hands-on event.

[ Joan Armatrading ]

Vilar Center, Beaver Creek | 8 p.m.

Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Joan Armatrading never strays too far from her signature roots and blues sound. 970.845.TIXS

Jul | 16

[ Casual Classics ]

Brush Creek Pavilion, Eagle | 7 p.m.

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival: includes works by C.P.E. Bach, Marcel Moyse and Dvorak. Free event. 877.812.5700

Jul | 17

[ Chamber Classics ]

Vilar Center, Beaver Creek | 6 p.m.

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival: musicians play works by Puccini, Beethoven and Brahms. 877.812.5700

[ The Town Pants ]

Ford Amphitheater, Vail | 6:30 p.m.

Hot Summer Nights: The Celtic rock band combines Irish traditional, acoustic pop, roots Americana, Australian and even Mexican influences to create their “West Coast Celtic.” 970.949.1999

Jul | 17-25

[ Quang Ho ]

Claggett/Rey Gallery, Vail

One man show featuring Quang Ho, a figurative, still life and landscape artist. 970.476.9350

Jul | 18

[ Judy Collins ]

Ford Amphitheater, Vail | 6 p.m.

Legendary American folk singer Judy Collins has been on the music scene for 40 years. She loves lyrics and sings folk, standards and anything else that interests her. 970.845.TIXS

Jul | 19

[ Family Concert ]

Ford Amphitheater, Vail | 11 a.m.

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival: The annual Family Concert helps get kids excited about classical music. The informal introduction to orchestral music features works from classic children’s tales. Instrument Petting Zoo available from 10-11 a.m. 877.812.5700

[ Bravo! Painted violins ]

Cogswell Gallery, Vail | 2-7 p.m.

Artists’ reception for exhibit featuring painted violins from four of the gallery’s artists. 970.476.1769

[ Beaver Creek Rodeo ]

Traer Creek, Avon | 6 p.m.

Rodeo queens, roping, mutton bustin’ and down-home grub. Free Beaver Creek shuttle and on-site parking. 970.845.9090.

[ 3 Left Feet ]

Red Sky Ranch, Wolcott | 6 p.m.

Bluegrass on the Green series brings rollicking music to the patio of Summer Thyme. 970.754.8431

[ Bluzilla ]

Eagle Town Park, Eagle | 6:30 p.m.

ShowDown Town, a free series geared for families, includes the rockin’ blues of Bluzilla. 970.949.1999

Jul | 20

[ Fridays at the Park ]

Park Hyatt, Beaver Creek | 5-8 p.m.

Family-friendly Friday Afternoon Club with free games and demos. 970.949.1234.

[ New York Philharmonic ]

Ford Amphitheater, Vail | 6 p.m.

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival: Sir Andrew Davis leads the New York Philharmonic in R. Strauss’ “Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks,” selected opera arias and Mussorgsky and Ravel’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.” 877.812.5700

[ “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” ]

Nottingham Park, Avon | 7 p.m.

Avon Lakeside Cinema: Free movies in the park after the sun goes down. 970.748.4060

Jul | 20-21

[ Culinary Demonstrations ]

Beaver Creek Plaza | 5 p.m.

Local chefs give free cooking lessons in the Bon Appetit tent in Beaver Creek Plaza. 970.845.9090

Jul | 21

[ New York Philharmonic ]

Ford Amphitheater, Vail | 6 p.m.

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival: Sir Andrew Davis leads the New York Philharmonic in Beethoven’s “Leonore” Overture No. 3, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 and Saint-Saens Symphony No. 3, “Organ.” 877.812.5700

[ “E.T. The Extraterrestrial” ]

Vilar Center, Beaver Creek | 6 p.m.

Free family movie about the lovable alien and his best friend, 7-year-old Elliot. Kids costume contest. 970.845.TIXS

[ Rolinda Stotts ]

Masters Gallery, Vail | 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Artist’s reception celebrating the tactile oil works of Rolinda Stotts. 970.477.0600

Jul | 21-22

[ Luis Sottil ]

C. Anthony Gallery, Beaver Creek | 4-8 p.m.

Artist’s reception celebrating the Naturalismo style of Mexican painter Luis Sottil. 970.477.0600

Jul | 22

[ New York Philharmonic ]

Ford Amphitheater, Vail | 6 p.m.

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival: Ludovic Morlot leads the New York Philharmonic in Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Major and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, “Pathetique.” 877.812.5700

Jul | 23

[ Casual Classics ]

Lodge at Cordillera, Cordillera | 5:30 p.m.

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival: part of the “Music and Conversation” series. More details TBA. 877.812.5700

Jul | 24-28

[ 4-h animal shows/competitions ]

Eagle County Fairgrounds | 9 a.m.

Eagle County Fair and Rodeo. 970.328.3646

Jul | 24

[ Chamber Classics ]

Vilar Center, Beaver Creek | 6 p.m.

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival: features works by Stravinsky, Mozart, Dvorak and Kevin Puts, 2007 Festival Composer-in-Residence. 877.812.5700

[ The John Cowan Band ]

Ford Amphitheater, Vail | 6:30 p.m.

Hot Summer Nights: Progressive bluegrass-fusion group celebrates summer at the locals’ favorite concert series. 970.949.1999

Jul | 25

[ New York Philharmonic ]

Ford Amphitheater, Vail | 6 p.m.

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival: Bramwell Tovey leads the New York Philharmonic in Glinka’s “Ruslan and Ludmila” Overture, Saint-Saens’ “Carnival of the Animals,” 2007 Festival Composer-in-Residence Kevin Puts’ 20th Anniversary Festival Premiere and Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story.” 877.812.5700

[ Los Lonely Boys ]

Vilar Center, Beaver Creek | 8 p.m.

With a distinctive style featuring elements of rock ‘n’ roll, blues, soul, country and Tejano, Los Lonely Boys have defined their own genre of music dubbed “Texican Rock ‘n’ Roll.” 970.845.TIXS

Jul | 26

[ New York Philharmonic ]

Ford Amphitheater, Vail | 6 p.m.

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival: Bramwell Tovey and guest conductor Adam Aron lead the New York Philharmonic in Mozart’s “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik,” Tchaikovsky’s “March Slav” and Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor. 877.812.5700

[ Beaver Creek Rodeo ]

Traer Creek, Avon | 6 p.m.

Rodeo queens, roping, mutton bustin’ and down-home grub. Free Beaver Creek shuttle and on-site parking. 970.845.9090.

[ The Laughing Bones ]

Red Sky Ranch, Wolcott | 6 p.m.

Bluegrass on the Green series brings rollicking music to the patio of Summer Thyme. 970.754.8431

[ Kenny Loggins ]

Vilar Center, Beaver Creek | 8 p.m.

Kenny Loggins, the multi-platinum recording artist and legendary Grammy-winning singer/songwriter has penned some doozies: “House at Pooh Corner,” “Whenever I Call You Friend” and “This Is It” in addition to songs from movies “Caddyshack,” “Footloose” and “Top Gun.” 970.845.TIXS

[ Fridays at the Park ]

Park Hyatt, Beaver Creek | 5-8 p.m.

Family-friendly Friday Afternoon Club with free games and demos. 970.949.1234.

Jul | 27

[ Boogie Machine ]

Eagle Town Park, Eagle | 6:30 p.m.

ShowDown Town, a free series geared for families, features the disco dance party band. Wigs aren’t required, but they are encouraged. 970.949.1999

[ New York Philharmonic ]

Ford Amphitheater, Vail | 6 p.m.

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival: Lorin Maazel leads the New York Philharmonic in Beethoven’s “Coriolan” Overture, Elgar’s Cello Concerto and Brahms’ Symphony No. 4. 877.812.5700

[ “Ocean’s Eleven” ]

Nottingham Park, Avon | 7 p.m.

Lakeside Cinema: Free movies in the park after the sun goes down. 970.748.4060

Jul | 27-29

[ Rocky Mountain Antique Festival ]

Beaver Creek Village | 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

The third annual Rocky Mountain Antique Festival will feature antique furniture, jewelry, glassware and more. Food booths, street entertainment, culinary demonstrations and a kids’ fun zone. 970.845.9090

Jul | 28

[ “Happy Feet” ]

Vilar Center, Beaver Creek | 6 p.m.

Free family movie with Mumble the dancing penguin. Mumble dances to the beat of Savion Glover, who is performing in Vail Aug. 6. Kids costume contest. 970.845.TIXS

[ Bullriders Classic ]

Eagle County Fairgrounds, Eagle | 8 p.m.

Professional bullriders try to stay on the beast in the signature event for the Eagle County Fair and Rodeo. 970.328.3646

Jul | 29

[ American Dance Spectacular with

Pacific Northwest Ballet ]

Ford Amphitheater, Vail | 7:30 p.m.

Vail International Dance Festival kicks off with Pacific Northwest Ballet and musicians from the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival. The evening includes masterworks by dance giants George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins and Twyla Tharp. 970.845.TIXS

Jul | 30

[ Casual Classics ]

Gypsum Town Hall, Gypsum | 7 p.m.

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival: Works by Saint-Saens, Salzedo, Scarlatti, Bernard Andres, Schubert and Ernesto Cavallini will be performed. Free performance. 877.812.5700

[ Balanchine Celebration with

Pacific Northwest Ballet ]

Vilar Center, Beaver Creek | 7:30 p.m.

Vail International Dance Festival: George Balanchine’s legendary choreography is coupled with the artistry and athleticism of Pacific Northwest Ballet. Live musical accompaniment includes artists from the Bravo! festival. 970.845.TIXS

Jul | 30-Aug 5

[ Eagle county fair and rodeo ]

Eagle County Fairgrounds | Times vary

4-H judging, livestock shows, carnival rides, live music and professional cowboys make this event part county fair, part pro rodeo. 970.328. 3646

Jul | 31

[ Chamber Classics ]

Vilar Center, Beaver Creek | 6 p.m.

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival: works by Poulenc, Ravel, Dvorak and John Mackey. 877.812.5700

[ Hip Hop Dance with Break! ]

Ford Amphitheater, Vail | 6:30 p.m.

Hot Summer Nights/Vail International Dance Festival: Two summertime series team up with an urban funk spectacular that showcases the history of hip-hop dancing. The high-energy tribute to the creatively charged American art form combines break dancing, locking, popping, electric boogaloo and power tumbling in one explosive (and free) show. 970.845.TIXS

AUG | 1

[ Modern Masters with Pacific

Northwest Ballet ]

Ford Amphitheater, Vail | 7:30 p.m.

Vail International Dance Festival: Artistic director Peter Boal presents Pacific Northwest Ballet in an evening of ground-breaking ballets by Twyla Tharp, William Forsythe and Nacho Duato. 970.845.TIXS

AUG | 1-7

[Wayne Wolfe]

Claggett/Rey Gallery, Vail

One man show for painter Wayne Wolfe, who specializes in landscapes. 970.476.9350

AUG | 2

[ Chamber Classics ]

Vilar Center, Beaver Creek | 6 p.m.

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival Festival: Grand Baroque Finale. Works by Handel, Vivaldi, Telemann, J.S. Bach and Pleyel. 877.812.5700

[ Stringdusters ]

Red Sky Ranch, Wolcott | 6 p.m.

Bluegrass on the Green series brings rollicking music to the patio of Summer Thyme. 970.754.8431

AUG | 3

[ Fridays at the Park ]

Park Hyatt, Beaver Creek | 5-8 p.m.

Family-friendly Friday Afternoon Club with free games and demos. 970.949.1234.

[ “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” ]

Nottingham Park, Avon | 8 p.m.

Lakeside Cinema: free movies in the park. 970.748.4060

AUG | 3-4

[ Culinary Demonstrations ]

Beaver Creek Plaza | 5 p.m.

Local chefs give free cooking lessons in the Bon Appetit tent in Beaver Creek Plaza. 970.845.9090

[ International Evenings of Dance ]

Ford Amphitheater, Vail | 7:30 p.m.

Vail International Dance Festival: an array of the world’s greatest dancers chosen by artistic director Damian Woetzel. Most of these dancers belong to different companies, and know each other only by reputation. The energy between them buzzes. 970.949.1999

[ Eric Wallis ]

C. Anthony Gallery, Beaver Creek | 4-8 p.m.

Artist’s reception celebrating a master of Western landscapes and nudes. 970.845.8645

AUG | 4

[ Adam Stewart ]

Masters Gallery, Vail | 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Artist’s reception celebrating the Rocky Mountain artist, Adam Stewart, who paints what he sees ” with a twist. 970.477.0600

AUG | 4-5

[ Beaver Creek Arts Festival ]

Beaver Creek Village | 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

More than 150 artists offer their watercolors, oil and acrylic paintings, woodworking, glass, sculptures, furniture, mosaics, ceramics and jewelry.

[ Plein Air Painting workshop ]

Cogswell Gallery, Vail

Annual workshop taught by Thomas J. Owen, with demos in oils and watercolors. 970.476.1769

AUG | 5

[ Kris Kristofferson ]

Vilar Center, Beaver Creek | 8 p.m.

Beloved singer/songwriter Kris Kristofferson’s signature mix of country and folk is inimitable, as in his classic tune “Me and Bobby McGee.” His prolific career has included starring roles in countless movies, songwriting and the release of nearly two dozen albums. 970.845.TIXS

AUG | 6

[ An Evening with Savion Glover ]

Ford Amphitheater, Vail | 7:30 p.m.

Vail International Dance Festival: Tap master Savion Glover is a national treasure. He’s the Tony-winning star of the musical “Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk” and animated film “Happy Feet.” 970.845.TIXS

AUG | 7

[ Backyard Adventure ]

CMC, Edwards | 9 a.m.

The Vail Symposium hosts an interactive geology tour of Hanging Lake with Dr. Vince Matthews. The 1.5-mile trail extends from the Colorado River to Hanging Lake, Spouting Rock and Bridal Veil Falls. 970.476.0954

AUG | 8

[ Up Close with Morphoses/

The Wheeldon Company ]

Vilar Center, Beaver Creek | 7:30 p.m.

Vail International Dance Festival: an exclusive company preview of Christopher Wheeldon’s newly formed company. Festival artistic director Damian Woetzel hosts a discussion with celebrated choreographer Wheeldon as they look at his existing repertoire and at the choreography created in the valley during the Morphoses/Vail residency. 970.845.TIXS

AUG | 9

[ Beaver Creek Rodeo ]

Traer Creek, Avon | 6 p.m.

Rodeo queens, roping, mutton bustin’ and down-home grub. Free Beaver Creek shuttle and on-site parking. 970.845.9090.

[ Southern Exposure ]

Red Sky Ranch, Wolcott | 6 p.m.

Bluegrass on the Green series brings rollicking music to the patio of Summer Thyme. 970.754.8431

AUG | 9-15

[ Scott Christensen ]

Claggett/Rey Gallery, Vail

One man show featuring Scott Christensen, landscape painter. 970.476.9350

AUG | 10

[ Fridays at the Park ]

Park Hyatt, Beaver Creek | 5-8 p.m.

Family-friendly Friday Afternoon Club with free games and demos. 970.949.1234.

[ Morphoses/The Wheeldon

Company Worldwide Debut ]

Ford Amphitheater, Vail | 7:30 p.m.

Vail International Dance Festival: the highly anticipated premiere of the celebrated choreographer’s new company is big news in the dance world. 970.845.TIXS

[ “Indiana Jones: Raiders of

the lost Ark” ]

Nottingham Park, Avon | 7 p.m.

Lakeside Cinema: Free movies in the park after the sun goes down. 970.748.4060

AUG | 10-11

[ Culinary Demonstrations ]

Beaver Creek Plaza | 5 p.m.

Local chefs give free cooking lessons in the Bon Appetit tent in Beaver Creek Plaza. 970.845.9090

AUG | 11

[ Ballroom’s Best ]

Ford Amphitheater, Vail | 7:30 p.m.

Vail International Dance Festival: an audience favorite. They’ve got tango, rumba and cha cha

like nobody’s business. Pure frolicsome fun, even for first-timers. 970.845.TIXS

AUG | 11-12

[ Chan ]

C. Anthony Gallery, Beaver Creek | 4-8 p.m.

Artist’s reception celebrating leather sculptor Chan. His figures are so detailed, it’s easy to forget they’re made of leather. 970.845.8645

[ “High School Musical” ]

Vilar Center, Beaver Creek | 6:30 p.m.

The Vail Performing Arts Academy’s summer season culminates with the popular coming-of-age story. 970.845.TIXS

AUG | 14

[ Slow Food: Ice Cream Social ]

Mountain Flour, Eagle | 5:30-7 p.m.

A Vail Symposium program, Mountain Flour owners Shawn Smith and Patrick Russo give a hands-on tour of their dessert-making facility. 970.476.0954

[ Vinyl ]

Ford Amphitheater, Vail | 6:30 p.m.

Hot Summer Nights hosts Vinyl. The musicians blend old-school funk, Latin percussion, reggae and R and B into signature instrumental grooves. 970.949.1999

AUG | 16

[ Abstract Expressionism ]

Vista restaurant, Arrowhead | 6 p.m.

The Vail Symposium hosts dinner and discussion with Dean Sobel, director of the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver. 970.476.0954

[ Beaver Creek Rodeo ]

Traer Creek, Avon | 6 p.m.

Rodeo queens, roping, mutton bustin’ and down-home grub. Free Beaver Creek shuttle and on-site parking. 970.845.9090.

[ Cadillac Sky ]

Red Sky Ranch, Wolcott | 6 p.m.

Bluegrass on the Green series brings rollicking music to the patio of Summer Thyme. 970.754.8431

AUG | 17

[ Fridays at the Park ]

Park Hyatt, Beaver Creek | 5-8 p.m.

Family-friendly Friday Afternoon Club with free games and demos. 970.949.1234.

[“Jurassic Park” ]

Nottingham Park, Avon | 7 p.m.

Lakeside Cinema: Free movies in the park after the sun goes down. 970.748.4060

AUG | 17-18

[ Culinary Demonstrations ]

Beaver Creek Plaza | 5 p.m.

Local chefs give free cooking lessons in the Bon Appetit tent in Beaver Creek Plaza. 970.845.9090

AUG | 18

[ Gordon Lightfoot ]

Vilar Center, Beaver Creek | 8 p.m.

Grammy nominee Gordon Lightfoot was one of the classic voices of the ’60s and ’70s, with hits including “Early Morning Rain” and “If You Could Read My Mind.” 970.845.TIXS

AUG | 21

[ Lez Zeppelin ]

Ford Amphitheater, Vail | 6:30 p.m.

Hot Summer Nights culminates with the all-girl, all-Zeppelin quintet Lez Zeppelin. They don’t take any musical shortcuts. 970.949.1999

AUG | 22

[ Chungking Express ]

Vilar Center, Beaver Creek | 7 p.m.

Beaver Creek Film Series: Directed by Kar Wai Wong, discussion of the movie from Hong Kong will be led by Denver film critic Walter Chaw, followed by a Chinese food tasting. 970.845.TIXS

AUG | 23

[ Mushroom Foray and Feast ]

Meadow Mountain Ranger Station, Minturn | 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

The Colorado Rockies are rich with mushrooms, but most of them aren’t edible. Bill Windsor of Boulder, Colorado leads an educational mushroom foray and forest tasting. 970.476.0954

[ Beaver Creek Rodeo ]

Traer Creek, Avon | 6 p.m.

Rodeo queens, roping, mutton bustin’ and down-home grub. Free Beaver Creek shuttle and on-site parking. 970.845.9090.

[ 3 Left Feet ]

Red Sky Ranch, Wolcott | 6 p.m.

Bluegrass on the Green series brings rollicking music to the patio of Summer Thyme. 970.754.8431

[ Diamond Rio ]

Vilar Center, Beaver Creek | 8 p.m.

Country music’s Diamond Rio is responsible for such hits “Meet in the Middle,” “How Your Love Makes Me Feel” and “Beautiful Mess.” 970.845.TIXS

AUG | 24

[ Fridays at the Park ]

Park Hyatt, Beaver Creek | 5-8 p.m.

Family-friendly Friday Afternoon Club with free games and demos. 970.949.1234.

AUG | 24-25

[ Culinary Demonstrations ]

Beaver Creek Plaza | 5 p.m.

Local chefs give free cooking lessons in the Bon Appetit tent in Beaver Creek Plaza. 970.845.9090

AUG | 26

[ Tower of Power ]

Vilar Center, Beaver Creek | 8 p.m.

In 25 years of playing and touring, horn-based funk legends Tower of Power have earned serious recognition for their soul music. Even Ray Charles said they “kick it.” 970.845.TIXS

AUG | 29

[ The Return ]

Vilar Center, Beaver Creek | 7 p.m.

Beaver Creek Film Series: “The Return” won five top awards at the Venice Film Festival. Discussion of the Russian movie will be led by Denver film critic Walter Chaw, followed by a Russian food tasting. 970.845.TIXS

AUG | 30

[ Greencards ]

Red Sky Ranch, Wolcott | 6 p.m.

Bluegrass on the Green grand finale performance with bluegrass and barbecue on the patio of Summer Thyme. 970.754.8431

AUG | 31

[ Fridays at the Park ]

Park Hyatt, Beaver Creek | 5-8 p.m.

Family-friendly Friday Afternoon Club with free games and demos. 970.949.1234.

[ Culinary Demonstrations ]

Beaver Creek Village | 5 p.m.

Local chefs give free cooking lessons in the Bon Appetit tent in Beaver Creek Plaza. 970.845.9090

AUG | 31 – sept | 3

[ Vail Jazz Festival ]

Cascade Resort

The famed Labor Day party features internationally recognized jazz musicians for four full days of music. Attendees include Taylor Eigsti Trio, Clayton Brothers Quintet, Mile High Chapter Choir, Rickey Woodard’s Four Brothers and more. 888.VAIL.JAM

Sept | 1-2

[ Oktoberfest ]

Beaver Creek Village | 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Foot stompin’ oom-pah-pah music, unbeatable beer and wunderbar wurst are highlights of the festival. Costume and alpenhorn contests are intermixed with live music. 970.845.9090

Sept | 5

[ 3-Iron ]

Vilar Center, Beaver Creek | 7 p.m.

Beaver Creek Film Series: “3-Iron” won Film of the Year at the San Sebastian International Film Festival. Discussion of the South Korean movie will be led by Denver film critic Walter Chaw, followed by a Korean food tasting. 970.845.TIXS

Sept | 7-9, 14-15

[ Vail Oktoberfest ]

Lionshead (7-9), Vail Village (14-15)

Vail’s Oktoberfest means not one but two weekends of Bavarian music, food and beer. Highlights include bratwurst-eating contests, keg bowling, alpine horns and yodeling. 970.476.6797

Sept | 12

[ “Pan’s Labyrinth” ]

Vilar Center, Beaver Creek | 7 p.m.

Beaver Creek Film Festival: “Pan’s Labyrinth” is a magical, captivating dark fantasy. Discussion of the Spanish film will be led by Denver film critic Walter Chaw, followed by a Spanish food tasting. 970.845.TIXS

Sept | 13-15

[ Wine and Spirits Festival ]

Beaver Creek Village

This new festival features celebrity chefs from San Franciso and the winners of that city’s International Wine Competition and World Spirits Competition. Events include wine and spirits tastings, seminars and winemaker dinners around the village. 970.845.9090

Sept | 13

[ “The Love Master” ]

Vilar Center, Beaver Creek | 7 p.m.

Craig Shoemaker, “The Love Master,” was named Comedian of the Year by the American Comedy Awards. This encore performance at the Vilar Center follows his sold-out appearance at this winter’s “Humor on the Slopes.” 970.845.TIXS


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