Glenwood 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.comBonfire Coffee: JournalingCARBONDALE - Author and speaker Elizabeth Welles shares her lifelong exploration of journaling, creativity and meditation. She will also read from her latest book, "Journaling For Well-Being & Peace."7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28Bonfire Coffee, 433 Main St.Info: www.ElizabethWelles.com and peacomm@ yahoo.comThunder River Theatre Co.: 'Ghost-Writer'CARBONDALE - 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. Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29, Oct. 5-6, and 11-13.2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7Info and tickets: www.thunderrivertheatre.com and 963-8200Steve's Guitars: Slykumu, from GhanaCARBONDALE - This musical troupe is the offspring of members of the Saakumu Dance Troupe of Ghana, West Africa, and members of Buffalo-based jazz fusion group On the Sly. This unique band features the Dagara xylophone.8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2819 N. Fourth St., CarbondaleTickets: $10Info: www.onthesly.org and 963-3304Ramada 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. Sixth St.Info: 945-2500Carbondale 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, barbecue, potato sack races, and other fun activities that take place in Sopris Park.Farmer's Markets starting at 8:30 a.m., parade at 10:30 a.m., afternoon events at Sopris Park start at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 29Info: www.carbondale.com/potato-day and 963-1890Wyly Community Art Center: Artist Dick Carter's Epic Studio Art Sale BASALT - Work by valley artist Dick Carter on sale. Children's art event in the Willits Town Center pocket park Sept. 29 teaching basic block printing with fruits and vegetables to embellish cloth shopping bags.10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, and Sunday, Sept. 30Willits Town Center, 850 E. Valley Road Info and registration for kid's event: wylyarts.org and 927-4123Glenwood's Downtown Market: Oktoberfest GLENWOOD SPRINGS - Indulge in German food, seasonal brews and root beer from Glenwood Canyon Brewpub, and wines from Paonia. Regular season market vendors will also participate. Missing Link Band performs from noon to 3 p.m., Bavarian music from Alpine Echo starts at 3:30 p.m. Bavarian dancers will be dressed in their finest for a performance.Noon to 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29Centennial Park, 9th and Grand Info: email@example.comGlenwood Caverns Adventure Park: Carbondale Community School FundraiserGLENWOOD SPRINGS - A fundraiser for the Carbondale Community School features 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. today onlyPAC3: "That's What She Said" Comedy NightCARBONDALE - One night-only stand-up comedy show featuring Denver headliner Gretchen Hess and opener Brett Hiker.Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29Tickets: $10Tickets and info: www.pac3carbondale.comThird Street Center: Saakmu Dance TroupeCARBONDALE - Musicians from On the Sly, playing Friday night at Steve's Guitars, join the Saakumu dancers for song and dance that demands the listener to move to the music while keeping the many rhythms going.8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29520 Third St., Carbondale Tickets: $15Info: www.onthesly.org and www.thirdstreetcenter.netSteve's Guitars: Rebecca Loebe & Teresa StorchCARBONDALE - Promoting her third album, "Circus Heart," Austin indie folk/pop singer-songwriter Rebecca Loebe plays the intimate Steve's Guitars room. A performer on NBC's "The Voice," she re-interpreted Nirvana's classic grunge anthem "Come As Your Are" into a moody ballad.8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2919 N. Fourth St., Carbondale Tickets: $10Info: www.rebeccaloebe.net, www.teresastorch.com and 963-3304Ramada 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
SWAN (Supporting Women Artists Now): "Water from the Welles: An Evening of Stories from the One-Woman Shows of Elizabeth Welles"CARBONDALE - "Water from the Welles" serves up an original stew of quirky, dynamic and poignant stories. Elizabeth Welles steps out between the pieces to speak directly with the audience about the river of inspiration that lies behind the stories.7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3Third Street Center Roundroom, 520 S. Third St.Tickets: $15Info: www.carbondalearts.com or 963-1680Aspen Film: Aspen Filmfest 2012CARBONDALE - Aspen Film draws audiences from Colorado and beyond for a six-day feast of film and fall color for movie lovers of all ages and inclinations in Aspen and Carbondale. 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 through 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7 in CarbondaleCrystal Theatre, 427 Main St.Tickets: $15 adults, $10 students, at Blend Coffee Co., 1150 Highway 133, and (970) 510-5048Info: www.aspenfilm.org Carbondale 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. 6Info: www.carbondale.com and 963-1890SWAN: Woman Songwriters In the RoundCARBONDALE - An evening of song by the valley's most talented singer songwriters featuring Meagan Goodwin, Shanti Gruber, Olivia Pevec and lots of friends. All ages welcome.7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5Third Street Center Roundroom, 520 S. Third St.Info: www.carbondalearts.com or 963-1680SWAN: "Rhythm and Expression: An Evening of Dance"CARBONDALE - Coredination, A Movement Studio, presents an evening of dance, highlighting women dancers and choreographers in motion with jazz, contemporary and classical ballet, lyrical, blues, African and contemporary Armenian dance. 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6Third Street Center Roundroom, 520 S. Third St.Tickets: $10 adults, $5 (kids 8 and older), and free for under 8Info: www.carbondalearts.com or 963-1680PAC3: Leon RedboneCARBONDALE - Though his iconic guise of white fedora, jacket and sunglasses, Leon Redbone has remained a genuinely gifted artist for decades. Over the course of his career, the bard has continued his love affair with tunes from the turn-of-the-century (as in the second-to-last century), flapper-era radio ditties, Depression-spawned ragtime and World War II folk-jazz.Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10Tickets: $30 or $25 in advance, $35 or $30 day of showTickets and info: www.pac3carbondale.comGlenwood Springs Center for the Arts: Culinary Arts Wine and BrewfestGLENWOOD SPRINGS - Annual Center for the Arts fundraiser expanded this year at a new location to feature culinary delights from 15 local restaurants, hundreds of wines, and a large selection of Colorado microbrews. Pay $20 for a wine grab bag containing a $20, $30, $40 or $50 bottle of wine.4-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12Ramada Inn & Suites, 124 W. 6th St.Tickets: $45 members; $50 nonmembersInfo: www.glenwoodarts.org and 945-2414PAC3: Bastard Suns with special guest bands Knockout and No BuenoCARBONDALE - Hailing from Atlanta, the Bastard Suns are quickly becoming the unofficial heralds and protectors of southern punk rock and a blend of reggae, punk, folk and ska.Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12Tickets: $12 advance, $15 day of showTickets and info: www.pac3carbondale.comFrontier Historical Society and Museum: 13th annual Ghost WalkGLENWOOD SPRINGS - Hike the rocky trail by lamplight to Linwood Cemetery, where the ghosts of Glenwood's past recount their days among the living. Doc Holliday and Kid Curry are two famous spirits that materialize near their grave markers.7, 7:45, 8:30 and 9:15 p.m., Friday and Saturdays, Oct. 12-13, 19-20, and 26-27Tickets: $15, on sale Oct. 1Tickets and info: www.glenwoodhistory.com and 945-4448PAC3: 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 cocktails with Bonedale burlesque stars, and hosts 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.comCarbondale Clay Center: Kids fall class enrollmentCARBONDALE - Enrollment is now open for fall classes for kids with instructor Staci DeBolt at the Carbondale Clay Center, "The Art of Giving," 4-5:15 p.m. Tuesdays Nov. 6 to Dec. 11. Tuition: $125.Info and registration: email@example.com and 963-2529CCAH: 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: firstname.lastname@example.orgRamada 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.orgCCAH: "Vision to Voice: Contemporary Work from Women Artists in the Roaring Fork Valley"CARBONDALE - Curated by artists Alice Beauchamp and Dean Bowlby, and organized by artists Sue Drinker, Wewer Keohane and Ro Mead, as part of the SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Gallery Exhibit 2012.9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Oct. 5-29Opening: 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5R2 Gallery, 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, email@example.com 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