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Entertainment Calendar for Vail – 2008

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DEC 20[THURSDAY NIGHT LIGHTS]Kids Ski School registration, Beaver Creek, 5:30 p.m.Skiers and snowboarders participate in a glow stick ski down Haymeadow, followed by fireworks. beavercreek.com/ 970.845.9090DEC 21[A CHRISTMAS CAROL]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 4 & 8 p.m.Charles Dickens holiday musical is performed by the Nebraska Theatre Caravan.vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXS[TREE LIGHTING AND PARADE OF LIGHTS ]Lionshead to Slifer Plaza, Vail, 6 p.m.The holidays kick off in earnest with a parade, culminating in the tree lighting.vail.com/970.476.9090DEC 22[OTTMAR LIEBERT]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 7:30 p.m.Guitarist Ottmar Liebert brings his signature nouveau flamenco style to the valley in a solo show. vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXSDEC 23[THE LETTERMEN CHRISTMAS]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 7:30 p.m.The Lettermen found fame in the 50s and 60s with their vocal harmony. Theyll sing a Christmas program.vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXSDEC 25 & 26[THEATRE OF ILLUSION]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 4:30 p.m. (25th) 7:30 p.m. (26th)The Spencers bring magic, suspense and mystery to a family-friendly show.vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXSDEC 27[THE VON TRAPP CHILDREN]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 6:30 p.m.Folk songs, spirituals, classical pieces and The Sound of Music hits are sung by the real-life Von Trapps. vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXS[THURSDAY NIGHT LIGHTS]Kids Ski School, Beaver Creek, 5:30 p.m.Skiers and snowboarders participate in a glow stick ski down Haymeadow, followed by fireworks. beavercreek.com/ 970.845.9090DEC 28[AN EVENING WITH COLIN MOCHRIE AND BRAD SHERWOOD]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 7:30 p.m.The stars of Whose Line Is It Anyway? team up for an interactive improv comedy show.vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXSDEC 29[BURT BACHARACH]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 7:30 p.m.The composer responsible for Walk On By and Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head performs classics from his large repertoire.vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXSDEC 30[EROICA TRIO]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 6:30 p.m.The chamber musicians perform standards and contemporary pieces in an enthusiastic, albeit sensual, show.vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXSDEC 31[TORCHLIGHT SKI DOWN, FIREWORKS & STREET PARTY]Golden Peak, Vail, 6 p.m.Ski instructors become a river of fire down the mountain, followed by fireworks.vail.com[TORCHLIGHT SKI DOWN AND FIREWORKS]Beaver Creek, 5:30 p.m.Families are invited to participate in the glow stick ski-down, which will be followed by ski instructors in a torchlight ski down. Fireworks cap it off. beavercreek.comJAN 3[THURSDAY NIGHT LIGHTS]Kids Ski School, Beaver Creek, 5:30 p.m.Skiers and snowboarders participate in a glow stick ski down Haymeadow, followed by fireworks. beavercreek.com/ 970.845.9090JAN 4[HAIRSPRAY]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 7:30 p.m.The Broadway show hits the road with this musical comedy.vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXSJAN 8-Until They Melt[TRIUMPH WINTERFEST]Gore Creek Promenade, Vail VillageIn an artistic collaboration sculptor Lawrence Argent and local ice sculptors celebrate the elements of Vails winter environment. See it to believe it.artinvail.com/ 970.479.2344JAN 8[THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 7:30 p.m.The kick-off for the Beaver Creek Film Series, the documentary follows maverick Midwestern farmer John Peterson.vailsymposium.org/ 970.845.TIXS[BEAVER CREEK FIGURE SKATING SERIES]Ice rink, Beaver Creek, 6 p.m.Free performance. beavercreek.com/ 970.845.9090JAN 10[THURSDAY NIGHT LIGHTS]Kids Ski School, Beaver Creek, 5:30 p.m.Skiers and snowboarders participate in a glow stick ski down Haymeadow, followed by fireworks. beavercreek.com/ 970.845.9090JAN 10-12[BEAVER CREEK WINE AND SPIRITS SERIES]Beaver CreekSeminars, tastings and special dinners are the hallmarks of this new festival celebrating wine, spirits and food.Beavercreek.com JAN 12[BIG BEERS, BELGIANS AND BARLEYWINES FESTIVAL]Vail Marriott Resort and Spa, Lionshead, 1 p.m.Massive artisan tasting and beer seminars are the hallmark of this festival geared for beer geeks, beer consumers and beer makers.bigbeersfestival.com[GANDALF MURPHY AND THE SLAMBOVIAN CIRCUS OF DREAMS]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 7:30 p.m.The alternative roots rock group has a penchant for surreal Americana and 60s idealism.vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXSJAN 15[FOG OF WAR: ELEVEN LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF ROBERT S. MCNAMARA]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 7 p.m.This installment of the Beaver Creek Film Series explores the story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense.vailsymposium.org/ 970.845.TIXS[BEAVER CREEK FIGURE SKATING SERIES]Ice rink, Beaver Creek, 6 p.m.Free performance. beavercreek.com/ 970.845.9090JAN 16[STREET BEAT]Checkpoint Charlie, Vail Village, 6 p.m.A free concert, snow or no with Squirrel Nut Zippers.vvf.org/970.949.1999[ITALIAN SAXOPHONE QUARTET]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 7:30 p.m.The ensemble, comprised of soloists, interprets contemporary music on their four saxophones.vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXSJAN 17[PINK FLOYD LASER SPECTACULAR]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 7:30 p.m.The longest touring theater show in history mixes lasers with music, including songs from The Wall and Dark Side of the Moon.vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXS[THURSDAY NIGHT LIGHTS]Kids Ski School, Beaver Creek, 5:30 p.m.Skiers and snowboarders participate in a glow stick ski down Haymeadow, followed by fireworks. beavercreek.com/ 970.845.9090JAN 18 – 19[JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 7:30 p.m. (18th); 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. (19th)Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rices rock opera follows the last weeks of Jesus life, as told by the canonical gospels.vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXSJAN 18 – 20[IRON CASTING PERFORMANCE]International Bridge, Vail Village, 5-9 p.m.Twenty artists demonstrate iron casting by heating metal in cauldrons and pouring it into molds made by community members. Sundays grand finale will be a fiery spectacle.artinvail.com/ 970.479.2344JAN 20[CIRCUS INCOGNITUS]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 6:30 p.m.Street busker Jamie Adkins performs a one-man circus.vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXSJAN 22[WOVEN SONGS OF THE AMAZON]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 7 p.m.Part of the Beaver Creek Film Series, the documentary explores the Shipibo tradition of song patterns. Director and musicologist in attendance. vailsymposium.org/ 970.845.TIXS[BEAVER CREEK FIGURE SKATING SERIES]Ice rink, Beaver Creek, 6 p.m.Free performance. beavercreek.com/ 970.845.9090JAN 24[THURSDAY NIGHT LIGHTS]Kids Ski School, Beaver Creek, 5:30 p.m.Skiers and snowboarders participate in a glow stick ski down Haymeadow, followed by fireworks.beavercreek.com/ 970.845.9090JAN 23 – 24[KEB MO]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 7:30 p.m.The singer, songwriter and guitarist incorporates blues, folk, gospel, jazz and more.vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXSJAN 25[HUGO WOLF QUARTET]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 6:30 p.m.The classical string quartet, created in Vienna, plays all over the world. vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXSJAN 26[THE BEACH BOYS]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 7:30 p.m.The Good Vibrations band from the 60s is still fronted by lead singer Mike Love. vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXS[JAPANESE BRUSH CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP]Location TBD, 1 p.m.The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi, Buddhist Chaplain at MIT, teaches the high art form of brush calligraphy.vailsymposium.org/ 476.0954JAN 28[NEWTONS REVENGE]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, Noon & 6:30 p.m.The live Mad Science stage show demystifies the fundamental Laws of Motion.vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXSJAN 29[LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 7:30 p.m.The Trocks, an all-male dance group, parody the great ballet classics. vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXS[BEAVER CREEK FIGURE SKATING SERIES]Ice rink, Beaver Creek, 6 p.m.Free performance. beavercreek.com/ 970.845.9090JAN 31[THURSDAY NIGHT LIGHTS]Kids Ski School, Beaver Creek, 5:30 p.m.Skiers and snowboarders participate in a glow stick ski down Haymeadow, followed by fireworks.beavercreek.com/ 970.845.9090JAN 31 – FEB 2[BON APPETIT CULINARY AND WINE FOCUS]Beaver Creek VillageThe food and wine festival includes cooking classes, seminars, fashion show, chef ski race, master chef challenge and plenty of tastings along the way. beavercreek.com/ 970.845.9090FeB 3-5[CARNIVAIL]Vail VillageSeveral events celebrate Mardi Gras, culminating in a parade with royalty. vail.comFeB 4[GREAT MOMENTS IN OPERA]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 6:30 p.m.Teatro Lirico DEuropa performs highlights from classics including La Boheme, Carmen and more.vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXSFeB 5[TOSCA]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 6:30 p.m.Teatro Lirico DEuropa performs Puccinis romantic tragedy.vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXS[BEAVER CREEK FIGURE SKATING SERIES]Ice rink, Beaver Creek, 6 p.m.Free performance. beavercreek.com/ 970.845.9090FeB 6[PEKING ACROBATS]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 4:30 & 7:30 p.m. A gravity-defying performance geared for children and adults alike.vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXSFEB 7[THURSDAY NIGHT LIGHTS]Kids Ski School, Beaver Creek, 5:30 p.m.Skiers and snowboarders participate in a glow stick ski down Haymeadow, followed by fireworks.beavercreek.com/ 970.845.9090FeB 7-10[HONDA SESSION]Golden Peak, Vail MountainFreeriders compete in multiple divisions for a cash purse and bragging rights. Live music throughout.vvf.org/970.949.1999FEB 8[CONCERT]Dobson Ice Arena, Vail.In celebration of The Session, a dynamic concert. (Band not confirmed at press time.)vvf.org/970.949.1999FeB 9 & 10[AN EVENING ON BROADWAY]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 7:30 p.m.Local performers celebrate Broadway song and dance. vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXSFeB 11[DUNCAN SHEIK]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 7:30 p.m.The Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter has written music for Broadway, Hollywood and more.vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXSFeB 12[SECOND CITY]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 7:30 p.m.Chicagos most famous comics offer timely commentary and lots of laughs with their improv comedy.vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXS[BEAVER CREEK FIGURE SKATING SERIES]Ice rink, Beaver Creek, 6 p.m.Free performance. beavercreek.com/ 970.845.9090FEB 14[THURSDAY NIGHT LIGHTS]Kids Ski School, Beaver Creek, 5:30 p.m.Skiers and snowboarders participate in a glow stick ski down Haymeadow, followed by fireworks.beavercreek.com/ 970.845.9090FeB 17[GEORGE BENSON]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 7:30 p.m.The Grammy-winning R&B musician combines wordless vocals and distinctive guitar.vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXSFeB 19[RUSSIAN NATIONAL ORCHESTRA]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 6:30 p.m.The 90-member ensemble performs Schuberts symphony No. 8 in B minor and Brahms Piano Concerto Number 1.vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXS[BEAVER CREEK FIGURE SKATING SERIES]Ice rink, Beaver Creek, 6 p.m.Free performance. beavercreek.com/ 970.845.9090FeB 20[STREET BEAT]Checkpoint Charlie, Vail Village, 6 p.m.A free concert, snow or no, by Stockholm Syndrome.vvf.org/970.949.1999FeB 21[THE TEMPTATIONS]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 7:30 p.m.The Motown quintet brings My Girl and a whole lot more to the valley.vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXS[THURSDAY NIGHT LIGHTS]Kids Ski School, Beaver Creek, 5:30 p.m.Skiers and snowboarders participate in a glow stick ski down Haymeadow, followed by fireworks.beavercreek.com/ 970.845.9090FeB 23[KENNY G]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 7:30 p.m.The famous saxophonist incorporates pop, R&B and jazz into his music.vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXSFEB 26[BEAVER CREEK FIGURE SKATING SERIES]Ice rink, Beaver Creek, 6 p.m.Free performance. beavercreek.com/ 970.845.9090FEB 28[THURSDAY NIGHT LIGHTS]Kids Ski School, Beaver Creek, 5:30 p.m.Skiers and snowboarders participate in a glow stick ski down Haymeadow, followed by fireworks.beavercreek.com/ 970.845.9090FEB 29[POETRY PERFORMANCE]The Bookworm of Edwards, 6 p.m.Vivacious Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer is a whirlwind of words and energy. Even those who dont like poetry fall under her spell. Having her back in he valley is a real treat. vailsymposium.org/ 970.479.0954FeB 28-MAR 2[HUMOR ON THE SLOPES]Beaver CreekThe New Yorker cartoonists and comedians hobnob with visitors at this comic festival. humorontheslopes.comMAR 2[SNOWSHOE SHUFFLE]Beaver Creek10K, 5K and 1 mile events for walkers and runners on Beaver Creek Mountain. bcsnowshoe.com[FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS]Vilar Canter, 7:30 p.m.The doo-woppers of Walk Like a Man fame perform their Top-40 classics. vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXSMAR 4[DIAVOLO]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, Noon & 7:30 p.m.The acrobatic dance troupe incorporates commentary on the human condition into their highly athletic dances.vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXS[BEAVER CREEK FIGURE SKATING SERIES]Ice rink, Beaver Creek, 6 p.m.Free performance. beavercreek.com/ 970.845.9090MAR 5[VELVETEEN RABBIT]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, Noon & 6:30 p.m.The Enchantment Theatre brings Margery Williams literary classic to the stage.vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXSMAR 6[THURSDAY NIGHT LIGHTS]Kids Ski School, Beaver Creek, 5:30 p.m.Skiers and snowboarders participate in a glow stick ski down Haymeadow, followed by fireworks.beavercreek.com/ 970.845.9090MAR 9[GIPSY KINGS]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 7:30 p.m.The French Cal musicians infuse pop music with flamenco and salsa sensibilities. Used to playing to a large crowd, this will be an intimate performance.vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXSMAR 11[PHILADELPHIA VIRTUOSI]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, Noon & 6:30 a.m.The chamber orchestra moves beyond the traditional restrictions for classical musicians with energy.vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXS[BEAVER CREEK FIGURE SKATING SERIES]Ice rink, Beaver Creek, 6 p.m.Free performance. beavercreek.com/ 970.845.9090MAR 13[CAPITOL STEPS]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 7:30 p.m.The political satire troupe performs such hits as How Do You Solve a Problem Like Korea and Dubai Dubai Doo.vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXS[THURSDAY NIGHT LIGHTS]Kids Ski School, Beaver Creek, 5:30 p.m.Skiers and snowboarders participate in a glow stick ski down Haymeadow, followed by fireworks.beavercreek.com/ 970.845.9090MAR 14[DAN ZANES AND FRIENDS]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 6:30 p.m.The musician leads an acoustic sing-along geared especially for little people.vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXSMAR 15[CHICAGO CHILDRENS CHOIR]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 7:30 p.m.The ensemble is an exercise in multi-culturalism, including kids from vastly different backgrounds who learn to make music together.vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXSMAR 16[ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 7:30 p.m.Gary Mullen and The Works pay tribute to the music of the famous rock band. vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXSMAR 18[BEAVER CREEK FIGURE SKATING SERIES]Ice rink, Beaver Creek, 6 p.m.Free performance. beavercreek.com/ 970.845.9090MAR 19[STREET BEAT]Checkpoint Charlie, Vail Village, 6 p.m.A free concert, snow or no, by Irish rockers the Young Dubliners.vvf.org/970.949.1999[CAMERATA IRELAND]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 6:30 p.m.The string orchestra creates a distinctively Irish sound.vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXSMAR 20[THURSDAY NIGHT LIGHTS]Kids Ski School, Beaver Creek, 5:30 p.m.Skiers and snowboarders participate in a glow stick ski down Haymeadow, followed by fireworks.beavercreek.com/ 970.845.9090MAR 25[BEAVER CREEK FIGURE SKATING SERIES]Ice rink, Beaver Creek, 6 p.m.Free performance. beavercreek.com/ 970.845.9090MAR 26[CONCERT]Golden Peak, 6 p.m.In conjunction with the American Ski Classic, a free concert. (Band not confirmed at press time.) vvf.org/970.949.1999MAR 26-30[AMERICAN SKI CLASSIC]Golden Peak, Vail MountainLegends and celebrities compete for prestige and bragging rights in this ski-racing favorite. The public is welcome to hobnob with the racers.vvf.org/970.949.1999MAR 27[THURSDAY NIGHT LIGHTS]Kids Ski School, Beaver Creek, 5:30 p.m.Skiers and snowboarders participate in a glow stick ski down Haymeadow, followed by fireworks.beavercreek.com/ 970.845.9090MAR 28[ART GARFUNKEL]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 7:30 p.m.The songwriter behind Bridge Over Troubled Waters plays a well-honed instrument: his voice. vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXSMAR 29[THE SLEEPING BEAUTY]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 7:30 p.m.The 60-member Moiseev Russian Classical Ballet troupe dances the classic tale of good and evil.vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXSAPR 1[BEAVER CREEK FIGURE SKATING SERIES]Ice rink, Beaver Creek, 6 p.m.Free performance. beavercreek.com/ 970.845.9090APR 2[STREET BEAT]Checkpoint Charlie, Vail Village, 6 p.m.A free concert, snow or no, with The John Popper Project featuring DJ Logic.vvf.org/970.949.1999APR 2-5[TASTE OF VAIL]Vail Village & Vail MountainA celebration of the Vail lifestyle, including fine food and wines. Many informative seminars, some led by celebrity chefs, are sprinkled throughout the series of tasting parties.tasteofvail.com/ 970.926.5665APR 2[APRES SKI TASTING]Vail, 3:30 p.m.Celebrate life beyond chardonnay, cabernet and merlot with tastings of food and wine. (Location to be determined.)tasteofvail.com/ 970.926.5665APR 3[THURSDAY NIGHT LIGHTS]Kids Ski School, Beaver Creek, 5:30 p.m.Skiers and snowboarders participate in a glow stick ski down Haymeadow, followed by fireworks.beavercreek.com/ 970.845.9090APR 3-6[VAIL FILM FESTIVAL]Cascade Theatre, Vail Mountain School and Lodge at Vail, Lionshead and VailDocumentaries, shorts and feature films run non-stop. Plan ahead to maximize the experience.vailfilmfestival.org/ 866.476.1092APR 3[COLORADO LAMB COOK-OFF]Vail Village, 3:30 p.m.Part of Taste of Vail, local chefs try to outdo each other by preparing bite-sized portions involving leg of lamb.tasteofvail.com/ 970.926.5665 APR 4[MOUNTAIN-TOP PICNIC]Top of the Gondola, Vail Mountain, 12:30 p.m.The signature event for Taste of Vail, local chefs set up booths and serve tasty tidbits, accompanied by wine from more than 100 wineries.tasteofvail.com/ 970.926.5665APR 5[GRAND TASTING]Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa, 7 p.m.Taste of Vail culminates in a no-holds-barred tasting that includes abundant treats from local and celebrity chefs, as well as wine, spirits and beer from artisan creators. tasteofvail.com/ 970.926.5665APRIL 7-13[SPRING BACK TO VAIL]The end-of-season party includes free concerts, street parties and pond skimming. springbacktovail.comAPR 9[DONT LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS!]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.Author and Sesame Street animator Mo Willems new classic is brought to the stage by the Big Wooden Horse Theatre Co.vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXS[STREET BEAT]Checkpoint Charlie, Vail Village, 6 p.m.A free concert, snow or no, with Colbie Caillat.vvf.org/970.949.1999APR 10[B.B. KING]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 7:30 p.m.The King of Blues packs a wallop with every note.vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXSAPR 25[TEDDY ROOSEVELT AND THE TREASURE OF URSA MAJOR]Vilar Center, Beaver Creek, 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.A decades-old puzzle is solved in this historical mystery performed by The Kennedy Center cast.vilarpac.org/970.845.TIXS


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