Steamboat briefs: Yampa Market returns to park for summer Sunday
Friends of Gateway Yampa and the South Routt Economic Development Committee are once again hosting the Yampa Market this summer on the last Sunday of each month. The first market will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the River Park in Yampa. The event is planned as a celebration of Yampa Valley trades, skills and entertainment, featuring Colorado produce and foods.
Documentary about war crimes to screen Tuesday
Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free preview of the new documentary film “The Look of Silence” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 28 in Library Hall. The film was an Oscar nominee for Best Documentary Film and winner of the Grand Jury Prize, Critics Prize and Human Rights Award at the Venice Film Festival.
Through Joshua Oppenheimer’s footage of perpetrators of the 1965 Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered, as well as the identities of the killers. The documentary focuses on the youngest son, an optometrist named Adi, who decides to break the suffocating spell of submission and terror by doing something unimaginable in a society where the murderers remain in power: He confronts the men who killed his brother and, while testing their eyesight, asks them to accept responsibility for their actions.
This film stands as a companion piece to Oppenheimer’s “The Act of Killing,” which was also an Oscar nominee. This special community screening is part of the library’s collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series.
Presentation to address creating citizens with arts
Bud Werner Memorial Library and Strings Music Festival present a free lunchtime talk with violinist Vijay Gupta, a TED Senior Fellow and featured 2016 Strings Music Festival musician. Gupta will give a talk, “Creating Citizens through the Arts,” at noon Wednesday, June 29 in Library Hall.
Gupta joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2007 at the age of 19. He founded and serves as artistic director for Street Symphony, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing music to people living in homelessness and incarceration.
A gifted spokesperson for human and mental health advocacy through a musical medium, Gupta’s TED talks include “Music Is Medicine,” “Music Is Sanity” and “Between Music and Medicine.”
A passionate and dedicated advocate for the presence of music in ostracized communities, he is passionate about education and outreach for mental health issues and has the privilege of working with Nathaniel Ayers, the brilliant, schizophrenic musician featured in “The Soloist,” as his violin teacher. For more information, visit steamboatlibrary.org/events.
Strings music offers family concert series this summer
Strings Music Festival is now offering a family concert series in the evenings that is specifically programmed for kids 8 and older to enjoy with their parents. The series kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28 at the Strings Music Pavilion with a performance from master percussionist Chester Englander on the cimbalom. Forty lucky kids will get to sit on the stage during this interactive performance for a truly up-close and personal show. Other family concert dates are: Sunday, July 10, 4 p.m., Cuentos: Tales from the Latino World; Sunday, July 24, 4 p.m., C Street Brass; and Sunday, July 31, 4 p.m., PigPen Theatre Co.
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