Fall Break – On Hiatus
Just a reminder to readers that Leadville Today is on its annual fall break. We’ll see you in December. Happy Thanksgiving!
Songs to Celebrate Theater’s Return
Lights! Camera! Action! On with the show, this is it!
Lyric Theatre of Leadville (LTL) and The Lake County Civic Center Association are joining thousands of theatrical organizations around the globe by producing their own local production of Music Theatre International’s All Together Now!: A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre.
“We are incredibly excited to celebrate the return of live theatre with performances of MTI’s All Together Now!” said LTL’s Artistic Director, Scott Carroll.
Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) created this revue for theatres across the globe to use as a local fundraising event performed over the same weekend of November 12, 2021. Performances are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 12, and Saturday, Nov. 13 both at 7:30 p.m.
All Together Now! features songs from MTI’s beloved catalog of musicals. Some of these shows include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Once on this Island, Come from Away, Waitress, Ragtime, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, and many more!
All of the performers are Leadville locals and include: John Baker, Merritt Baker, Troy Baker, Celesta Cairns, Sara Edwards, Luke Finken, Mae Finken, Jude Hill, Violet Hill, Mary Jelf, Devin Riggs, Dylan Rodwick, Carl Schaefer, Donna Schaefer, and Rebecca Young.
Lyric Theatre of Leadville performances will take place at The Old Church on the corner of W. 8th and historic Harrison Avenue in downtown Leadville. $20 General Admission Tickets will be available at the door and masks will be required at all times within the theatre.
Lyric Theatre of Leadville is a non-profit in Leadville that is “committed to bringing the highest level of artistic experiences possible through the collaboration between our extraordinary community and guest professional talent.”
All Aboard for Name The Bear Contest
The Leadville, Colorado and Southern Railroad has welcomed a new employee to their crew this month – a Polar Bear! This friendly, 15-foot, white-furred wonder will be welcoming in guests to board the train during its extended season thru January 15, 2022. The only problem is this bear needs a name. So here’s your chance to give this loveable Polar Bear a name!
The Name The Bear contest started November 1 and will run through Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. Name suggestions can be submitted by dropping off your completed form to the train’s historic depot at 326 E. 7th Street or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The winning name selected will win four adult train tickets for the 2022-23 season, a goodie baskets stuffed with LCSR schwag, and a mini Polar Bear!
The winning name will be announced on New Year’s Eve. It’ll be a great way for the train’s newest crew member to start the new year off – with a new name! Submit your name today!
The other new thing happening at the Leadville Train is the addition of The Holiday Express ™ Beginning on Friday, Nov. 20 the locomotives will fire up once more to bring guests on a magical holiday ride through the snowy Rocky Mountains. Enjoy the magic of the season from the comfort of our heated lounge cars, take a trip to a sparkling holiday village in the woods and visit the jolly man himself as Santa and Mrs. Claus will be making regular appearances to listen to wish lists and take photos with children. More detail and reservations can be made at the Leadville Railroad’s website.
Live Music at Scarlet on Saturday
The corner bar hotspot for late-night jam sessions, the Scarlet Bar brings you Hobo Swagger / Whiskey Starship, live starting at 9 p.m. Get ready for a night of Country Space Rock! Grown from the roots of Rock n Roll and fueled by Whiskey, they now begin their intergalactic tirade across the galaxy with a stop this Saturday night November 13 in Leadville down at the corner of 4th and historic Harrison Avenue.
Bringing sounds of Blues, Country, Folk, Rock n Roll, and Bluegrass, Hobo Swagger / Whiskey Starship produce an eclectic style and personality that you are sure to love. Chock-full of blistering solos, harmonizing vocals, crunchy breakdowns, and tasty riffs, they are a band on a mission. Whiskey Starship is coming Leadvillites – Don’t you dare miss out!
Downtown Saturday Night in America’s Highest City
Saturday night dinner options abound in Leadville Today. So, pull on the boots – or hop on the fat bike and head downtown. Special this weekend on November 13 will be “Escape To Spain” at Before & After. Chef and owner Eric Wupperman has been working on some very special tapas. Join him and the crew at 612 Harrison Avenue for an evening of beautiful Spanish food, wine, cocktails, and music. Bonus for the late-night owls, DJ Half-Life will be spinning. Reservations are not required, just walk in.
If it’s beef that you’re craving, then head a bit further south to Quincy’s Tavern for some prime rib. With menu selections ranging from 8 – 20 oz cuts, this steakhouse doesn’t hold back, rounding out the plate with a baked potato, Iceberg wedge with house dressing, and bread. It’s tasty, but prime rib is all they serve on Saturdays (Filet Mignons on Fridays), aside from a vegetable lasagna and some mac-n-cheese for the kids. Be sure to check out their cocktail board on the way to your table, always some interesting concoctions! Quincy’s Tavern is located in the Quincy Block Building at 416 Harrison Avenue.
The Silver Dollar Saloon is looking forward to getting back to its regular plate service when Leadville Today recently checked in with owner Eric Johns. And by all accounts they have, serving their full menu from 12 – 6 p.m. Wednesdays thru Sundays. The Dollar serves a variety of delectable dishes, all prepared in-house using the freshest local ingredients. The menu is filled with dinner, lunch, brunch, and bar bite options. They offer full bar service until 1 a.m. so plan to take in an after-dinner drink or after-show nightcap at this one-of-a-kind historic saloon. Also, locals should be on the lookout for the return of The Noodles – when the neon light burns bright, it’s noodle night!
Live Music, Good Food at Cooper’s Community Day
If the fresh snow has got you ready to hit the slopes for some winter fun, there’s a bit of a warm-up going on at Ski Cooper this Saturday that will give you a chance to push that amp meter up a little more. Come join other ski and board enthusiasts at Cooper’s Community Day this Saturday, Nov. 13 beginning at 1 p.m. upstairs in the lodge with the business meeting.
After all that news, there will be plenty of fun to be had with free food and some live music. It’s a great time to catch up with other season pass holders and friends gearing up for the 2021-22 ski & board season. Here’ the entertainment schedule and line-up for this Saturday, Nov. 13 out at Ski Cooper.
From 2 -5 p.m. Cooper’s Food & Beverage crew will be serving up delicious pulled pork sandwiches, along with some homemade chili. For those old enough, craft beer will be available to wash it all down and get you ready for the dance floor!
Cooper’s Saturday Musical Highlights
- 2 – 3 p.m. – Rory Campbell
- 3 – 4 p.m. – George Finnell
- 4 – 5 p.m. – Patrick Torsell
Leadville’s locally ascribed ski mountain, Ski Cooper has secured its (tentative) opening day, and Mother Nature has arrived with some wintery goodness to make sure it happens. Wednesday, Dec. 8 will welcome back skiers and boarders as the 21/22 Cooper Ski season kicks off, bringing an experience that only 100% natural snow can offer.
“Looking good,” posted Cooper’s Marketing Director Dana Johnson as this week’s snowstorms laid down a solid base for a mountain that needs to be ready-to-go in 4 weeks.
Ski Cooper is Colorado’s fifth-oldest ski area located in the heart of Colorado’s majestic Rocky Mountains with incredible views of some of Colorado’s highest peaks, including Mt. Massive and Mt. Elbert. Its origin goes back to World War II when the U.S. Army developed the area and nearby Camp Hale as a training site for the ski troopers of the famed 10th Mountain Division. Today, Ski Cooper is operated and maintained under the authority of a USDA Forest Service Special Use Permit with oversight by the Lake County Board of Commissioners.