CMC Theatre: "Bad Dates"SPRING VALLEY - "Bad Dates," a poignant one-woman comedy about a single mom tackling the dating scene in a seemingly endless array of high-heeled shoes, plays at Colorado Mountain College in Spring Valley. From the so-so evening to the truly disastrous encounter, "Bad Dates" explores the ups and downs of stepping into the dangerous arena of modern love.7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, and Saturday, Sept. 222 p.m. matinee Sunday, Sept. 23New Space Theatre at Colorado Mountain College in Spring ValleyTickets: $15/adults and $10/students, seniors, staff and facultyTickets and info: email@example.com or at the door, and 947-8177 PAC3: Stuart DavisCARBONDALE - Combining original songs, comedy sketches, and monologues, "Stu's TV show" is a mosaic of mediums that suits his multi-faceted passion.Doors open 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21520 S. Third St., CarbondaleTickets: $15/advance; $20 day of showInfo and tickets: www.pac3carbondale.com or Dos Gringos in Carbondale Ramada Inn and Suites: Salsa NightGLENWOOD SPRINGS - The Ramada Inn hosts Salsa Night with DJ Salson and dance instructors Ricardo and Tere Hernandez.9:30 p.m. to midnight, Fridays124 W. 6th St., Glenwood SpringsInfo: 945-2500Glenwood Vaudeville Revue: Summer ShowGLENWOOD SPRINGS - The Glenwood Vaudeville Revue presents a classic comedic vaudeville-style show, with tap dance, a barbershop quartet, hilarious jokes, skits, gags and bits. Dinner is optional, with selections provided by several fine area restaurants, as is a full bar. 6:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 5:30 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 7The Masonic Lodge, 901 Colorado Ave.Tickets: $22 adults, $16 kids, $20 seniors over 60; food and drink additionalInfo: 945-9699, www.gvrshow.comBasalt Chamber: Laugh in LionsBASALT - Join the Basalt Chamber in Lions Park as local comedians start off the night with side-splitting content in this inaugural free comedy contest. Audience members will be asked to participate by voting for their favorite comic. Local restaurants will have food available, and the Basalt Chamber will host the beer tent. After the comics, rock band Poser will play until 8:30 p.m. Child care available at $50/child, $10 additional children. 4-8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22Info: 927-4031Music on the Mountain: The Missing Link BandGLENWOOD SPRINGS - The final Music on the Mountain benefit concert of the year will feature The Missing Link Band. The Glenwood Springs band entertains the crowd with an energetic blend of dance rock, funk and groove tunes, featuring Erik MacPhearson, lead vocals and guitar; Carla Smith, lead vocals; Paul Barker, bass guitar and backup vocals; and Nick Kuhlmann, drums and backup vocals. Watch for the flash mob dancers in the second set, around 7:30 p.m.Cans for the Tram ride begin at 4 p.m., music starts at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park51000 Two Rivers Plaza RoadInfo: www.glenwoodcaverns.com and 945-4228Ramada Inn and Suites: Karaoke NightGLENWOOD SPRINGS - The Ramada Inn hosts karaoke with Andre Shy. Join the Ramada for a night of music, drinks, and good times. No cover.9 p.m. to midnight, Saturdays124 W. 6th St.Info: 945-2500
Carbondale Clay Center: Kids fall class enrollmentCARBONDALE - Enrollment is now open for fall classes for kids with instructor Staci DeBolt at the Carbondale Clay Center. Session 1 is "Fall Harvest," 4-5:15 p.m. Tuesdays Sept. 25 through Oct. 30. Session 2 is "The Art of Giving," 4-5:15 p.m. Tuesdays Nov. 6 to Dec. 11. Tuition for each six-week session is $125.Info and registration: firstname.lastname@example.org and 963-2529Glenwood Springs Art Guild: 50th Annual Fall Art FestivalGLENWOOD SPRINGS - Support art education and enjoy original fine art, sculpture, and pottery from 285 artists. Includes the famous bargain bin, live artist demonstrations, and an exclusive Patron's Night opening party Tuesday, Sept. 25.3-10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 268 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 27-298 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30Ramada Inn and Suites, 124 W. 6th St.Info: email@example.comThunder River Theatre Co.: Ghost-WriterCARBONDALE - Thunder River Theatre Company opens its 2012-2013 season with Michael Hollinger's play, "Ghost-Writer," winner of the 2011 Barrymore Award. The play features TRTC's Valerie Haugen as Myra and Lon Winston as Franklin, with guest Eileen Seeley as Mrs. Woolsey. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, with champagne and catered opening reception 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28-29, Oct. 5-6, and 11-13.2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7Info and tickets: www.thunderrivertheatre.com and 963-8200Steve's Guitars: Saakumu Dance TroupeCARBONDALE - The award winning Saakumu Dance Troupe is one of the leading traditional/contemporary music and dance groups of Ghana, West Africa. Led by master musician Bernard Woma, the group's repertoire spans genres from spiritual, ceremonial and recreational to contemporary African dance forms. Their music and dance is joyful, expressive and highly participatory.8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 and Friday, Sept. 2819 N. Fourth St., CarbondaleTickets: $15Info: www.onthesly.org and 963-3304Carbondale Chamber: Potato DayCARBONDALE - Potato Day is the longest standing annual community event in Carbondale. Since 1909, local farming and ranching families have kept local traditions alive with a downtown parade, BBQ, potato sack races, and other fun activities that take place in Sopris Park.Parade at 10 a.m., afternoon events at Sopris Park start at noon, Saturday, Sept. 29Info: www.carbondale.com and 963-1890Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park: Carbondale Community School FundraiserGLENWOOD SPRINGS - Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is hosting a fundraiser for the Carbondale Community School. Enjoy live music from the Hell Roaring String Band from 3:30-5:30 p.m. This acoustic string band plays a wide range of music, from traditional bluegrass and Celtic tunes to outright rock 'n roll.Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29Tickets: $25 in advance, by Sept. 28Info and tickets: Sandra Shafer, 963-9647, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through FridaySteve's Guitars: Rebecca LoebeCARBONDALE - Promoting her third album, "Circus Heart," Austin indie folk/pop singer-songwriter Rebecca Loebe plays the intimate Steve's Guitars room. Loebe was one of the first contestants to perform on the first season of NBC's "The Voice." An early fan favorite, she re-interpreted Nirvana's classic grunge anthem "Come As Your Are" into a moody ballad which inspired both Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera to offer her mentorship.8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2919 N. Fourth St., Carbondale Tickets: $15Info: www.rebeccaloebe.net and 963-3304Carbondale Chamber: Celtic Fest & OktoberfestCARBONDALE - Friday night's events celebrate the Irish with authentic beers and wines, and Celtic dancing and music. Switch gears the next day with German food and spirits, root beer, contests, music, children's activities, friends and fun.Friday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 6Free admissionInfo: www.carbondale.com and 963-1890PAC3: The April Clark ShowCARBONDALE - The April Clark Show is a jam-packed hour of adult situation and stand-up comedy, skits, interviews and live music. In this live stage, comic and roving reporter April E. Clark sits down for an exclusive interview with recently crowned Mr. Carbondale, whips up naughty cocktails with Bonedale burlesque stars, and hosts an all-star jam session all-female house band The Starlettes and their special musical guests.Doors open at 8 p.m.; show at 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13Tickets: $10; $25 Mi Casita prix fixe dinner special (includes ticket)Tickets and info: www.pac3carbondale.com, Thunder River Market, and Dos GringosDance Initiative: "The Spectrum Dance Collection"CARBONDALE - Dance Initiative presents its fifth concert, "The Spectrum Dance Collection," celebrating Supporting Women Artists Now (SWAN) month by highlighting the talented women choreographers and dancers in the valley.7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20 Thunder River Theatre, 67 Promenade, CarbondaleInfo and reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org and 963-8681 Hotel Colorado: John JorgensonGLENWOOD SPRINGS - John Jorgenson, known as the U.S. Ambassador of Gypsy Jazz, has earned a reputation as a world-class musician and guitarist and has collaborated with the likes of Elton John, Luciano Pavarotti, Bonnie Raitt and Bob Dylan.7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24Hotel Colorado, 526 Pine, Glenwood SpringsTickets: TBAInfo: www.johnjorgenson.comCCAH: Fall art classesCARBONDALE - Building community through art, the Carbondale Council on Arts & Humanities announces its fall line-up of classes and workshops for kids. Most classes are in the CCAH Center for the Arts at the Third Street Center. Kinder Art Klub with Sacha Hart-Logan, Tuesday and Thursdays, Nov. 13, 15, 27, 29, Dec. 4, 6, 11, and 13, ages 5-6. Tuition $75, scholarships available, register by Nov. 6.Information or to register: www.carbondalearts.com or 963-1680.
Artist's Mercantile & Gallery: Steve ChinnGLENWOOD SPRINGS - Steve Chinn will tell you photography is something that runs through his veins. It's a fair statement, as this Colorado native has been around photography all his life, and his father was a portrait photographer for decades. 720 Cooper Ave., Glenwood SpringsInfo: 947-0947SAW: Artists and DecksCARBONDALE - A collaborative art show with artists creating original works out of used skateboard decks, with half the proceeds going to Alpine Initiatives.Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-FridayStudio for Arts and Works, SAW, 978 Euclid Ave., CarbondaleInfo: email@example.comRamada Inn and Suites: Monday Night Jazz Jam SessionsGLENWOOD SPRINGS - The Ramada Inn features jazz musician Pablo Gorra for Monday Night Jazz Jam Sessions at the Ramada Inn.7-9 p.m. Mondays124 W. 6th St., Glenwood SpringsInfo: firstname.lastname@example.org and 945-2500Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts: Tired Olde Soles art showGLENWOOD SPRINGS - An artistic journey representing adventurers, travelers, dreamers and believers. Through Nov. 59 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays601 Sixth St., Glenwood SpringsInfo: glenwoodarts.org and 945-2414Carbondale Clay Center: "Moonlight Mythstakes of Summerscape-isms"CARBONDALE - "Moonlight Mythstakes of Summerscape-isms" features new ceramic tumblers, luminaries, flower bricks, and wall pieces by artist Jesse Ring. Gallery hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday - Friday, through Oct. 2135 Main St.Info: email@example.comCCAH: Plein Air Happening festivalCARBONDALE - Work by Dean Bowlby, Victoria Broyles, Majid Kahhak, Jane Lee, John Lintott, Mary Noone, Jill Sabella, Liz Thele, and Simon Winegar. Through September.Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., CarbondaleInfo: www.carbondalearts.com or 963-1680Wyly Community Art Center: "Betty Weiss: in Perspective"BASALT - "Betty Weiss: in Perspective," is an exhibition of abstract paintings by one of Aspen's icons and most prolific artists. Through Oct. 5. Gallery hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays99 Midland Spur, BasaltInformation: wylyarts.org and 927-4123Main Street Gallery: Regional artistsGLENWOOD SPRINGS - Works by Doug Arneson, Dean Bowlby, Stephen Datz, Berard Hofmann, Jane Lee, Linda Loeschen and Mary Noone. The gallery also specializes in preservation-quality framing.10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday817 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs399 Main St., CarbondaleInfo: www.mainstreetgall.com, 945-4817 and 963-3775 CCAH: Drop-in figure drawing classCARBONDALE - Open to all ages and abilities, Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH) is offering an uninstructed session for figure drawing. Bring your own easel and supplies. 7-9 p.m. MondaysThird Street Center, 520 S. Third St., CarbondaleFee: Model's feeInfo: www.carbondalearts.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and 963-1680Midland Arts Company: Local artists' offeringsRIFLE - This cooperative gift shop features the work of the six artist-owners and about 30 additional local artists: vases, hand-painted furniture, jewelry, pottery, clothing and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday110 E. Third St., Rifle, next to Mary's Wondrous ThingsInfo: www.midlandartscompany.com and 625-3068