There are two results when chainsaw meets ice: beautiful scultures and snocones for everyone. Watch the ice shavings fly as the master ice sculpters of Rock on Ice craft at the daily sculpting demos. The pieces, some interactive or illuminated, will be displayed in Mountaineer Square and other spots around the mountain. Past structures include a guitar, a dragon, and face-in-a-hole characters. Daily times vary.
Rudy (played by Alan Cumming) is a flamboyant drag queen. When he knocks on a neighbor's door to complain about loud noises, he discovers Marco—a teenager with Down syndrome—who has been abandoned since his mother's arrest for drugs and prostitution. Rudy reluctantly cares for Marco at first, but he soon finds himself wanting a more permanent arrangement as the boy's caretaker. When Rudy starts dating a straight-and-narrow attorney in the D.A.'s office, the couple seeks to adopt Marco but face steep obstacles and prejudice along the way.
Surprise friends and family with a house-made version of this favorite holiday dessert. Pastry chef Christopher Jordan, of Edge Restaurant, demonstrates the art of making sticky toffee pudding. After learning the technique, sample the treat with fellow guests. Participants may enter in a drawing to win a Le Creuset deep-dish baker or a dinner for two from Edge Restaurant. Fri 3-4 p.m.
Journey through a tropical rainforest as you step into glowing gardens at the Butterfly Pavilion. With interactive exhibits, live creatures, and an outdoor adventure featuring life-size and larger sculptures, the sensational setting will not disappoint. The unique artworks are made almost entirely from recycled steel and LED lighting. Daily 5:30-9 p.m.
Four teachers leave their chalkboards to bring the real world back to their students. This film series captures the educators as they attempt to grasp foreign experiences. On their epic African journey through the Serengeti, to Maasai villages, inside Tanzanian schools, and AIDS orphanages. With realizations of the great challenges that confront our world today, the teachers will have lesson plans that extend far beyond the textbooks.. Fri 6-9 p.m.
Get Frosty’s take on Christmas at this live comedy show. In late-night TV talk show style, Verl Hite interviews holiday favorites like Frosty, Rudolph, and Ebenezer Scrooge. Find out the truth about Christmas and the origins of Santa Claus, and enjoy performances from Santa’s Little Helper Dancing Girls, this holiday season’s singing, dancing sensations. Tue-Wed, Fri-Sun 7:30 p.m.
To obtain the nickname “The Acoustic Ninja,” you can only really do one thing—be incredible at finger tapping. Watch Trace Bundy play with both hands on the fretboard, finger picking, and creative use of capos. Starting as a YouTube sensation, Bundy is now signed and creating albums like his newest Elephant King. Folk musician, Josh Garrels, will join him on stage. Fri 7:30 p.m.
What better way to show your love and devotion to your father than to start a tribute band for him? Playing music, created by the lead singer's father, Frank Zappa from the ’60s to the ’80s, this jazz-rock band played in Europe, Canada, and the United States. Performing many hits like “Chunga’s Revenge," they’ve even won a Grammy for their performance of “Peaches en Regalia." Fri 8:30 p.m.
Riding in the wakes of folk rock, Jerry Joseph has made a name for himself with lyrics that are achingly bittersweet and vocals that are similar to Bruce Springsteen. Carrying an earthy melodic tone that swells with both calm dexterity and commanding emotional charge, Joseph plays with an honesty that sways from exciting rock to soothing acoustic influences. Here singles like "Under The Lilacs" and "Broken." Fri 9 p.m.
Door-to-door caroling is somewhat lost on this generation. So, if you're craving some cheerful tunes from the good 'ole days, and songs with contemporary flair too, take an interactive trip to this winter wonderland. Hosted by the Action Pack's Henri Mazza, you will don Santa hats and sing your merry, little heart out to Christmas favorites from Bing Crosby to boy-band versions of holiday melodies. Fri-Sat, 10 p.m.