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Beaver Creek – The Vilar Center for the Arts in Beaver Creek is offering a complete schedule of events for locals and visitors alike during the autumn months:Central City Opera and the University of Colorado’s Opera program team up for “Opera in the Rockies,” a one-night preview of their upcoming performances Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. Selections include: Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” and “Gianni Schicchi;” Benjamin Britten’s “Paul Bunyan,” based on the tale of the mythical lumberjack; Ravel’s melodious fantasy “L’Enfant et les Sortileges” (“The Child and the Enchantments”); and Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance.” A program for school audiences will be presented at noon. Tickets are $10 for children and $20 for adults.

United States Air Force Academy Band performs patriotic songs, swing, rock, jazz and country Oct. 16, at 6 p.m. Admission is free.Nicholas Andre Dance Theatre presents an evening of modern choreography and dynamic dance Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. Their residency will include a daytime school performance at noon and a master class for aspiring dancers Oct. 19 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $12 for children and $22 for adults.Vilar Center will host free Halloween movies as part of Beaver Creek Halloweenfest Oct. 29 and Oct. 30. “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein” (G) will air Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken” (G) will be shown Oct. 30 at 1 p.m. and “The Haunting” (1963) (PG) at 8:30 p.m.

Exploring winter since 1949, Warren Miller presents his annual snow riding movie, “Impact” Nov. 6 at 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. and Nov. 7 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Group discounts are available.Based on Julia Donaldson’s award-winning children’s story, “The Gruffalo” is about a clever little mouse who meets a monster that proves things aren’t always as scary as they seem. “The Gruffalo” will be shown Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $11 for children and $14 for adults.United States Air Force Academy Winds presents a wide variety of musical styles from renaissance and symphonic favorites to jazz and even the latest on the pop charts Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. A program for school audiences will be presented at noon.

Vail Performing Arts Academy performs “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” a fund-raising musical journey through the decades to benefit Vail Performing Arts Academy, Vail Valley Charitable Fund and the Buckman/Blount Community Performance Fund Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 and will include the show and a celebration to follow.Dr. Seuss’ “How Grinch Stole Christmas!” (G) and Mr. Magoo’s “Christmas Carol” (G) screens Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. after the Beaver Creek Tree Lighting.For more information, contact the Vilar Center Box Office at 845.TIXS (8497) or visit http://www.vilarcenter.org.Vail Colorado


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