Town of Carbondale: First Friday Community Ice Skating PartyCARBONDALE - A free party in downtown Carbondale for the year's first First Friday, featuring a bonfire, hot chocolate, marshmallows, hot dogs and ice skating. Skates are available for rent at the Carbondale Recreation Center, or bring your own.6-8 p.m. Jan. 4 Fourth and Main, downtown Carbondale6th Street Bar & Grill: Vid WeatherwaxGLENWOOD SPRINGS - Live music with Vid Weatherwax. No cover.6-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4124 W. Sixth St.Info: 945-2500Kanpai Sushi & Bar: ConfluentsGLENWOOD SPRINGS - Rock 'n roll, sushi, and drinks in a chic atmosphere. No cover.7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 43950 Midland Ave.Info: www.kanpaisushilounge.com and (970) 230-9498Steve's Guitars: Birds of ChicagoCARBONDALE - Birds of Chicago is a musical collective based around singer/songwriters JT Nero and Allison Russell, of the Canadian urban folk band Po'Girl.8:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 419 N. Fourth St.Tickets: $15Info: www.birdsofchicago.com and 963-3304Rivers: PorchlightsGLENWOOD SPRINGS - Porchlights play acoustic bluegrass and rock. No cover.9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 42525 S. Grand Ave.Info: www.theriversrestaurant.com and 928-8813Kanpai Sushi & Bar: Billy MiloGLENWOOD SPRINGS - Music by all-occasion performer Billy Milo, sushi, and drinks in a chic atmosphere. No cover.7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 53950 Midland Ave.Info: www.kanpaisushilounge.com and (970) 230-9498Third Street Center Round Room: Carbondale Contra DanceCARBONDALE - A community contra dance featuring John Unger as the dance caller and Slidewhistle providing live music. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5520 S. Third St.Tickets: $8Info: 306-9721PAC3: SophistafunkCARBONDALE - This trio is the product of three multi-talented musicians, Adam Gold, Jack Brown, and Emanuel Washington combining spoken-word artistry, old-school hip-hop, and funky rhythms to create a unique live band experience.Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5520 S. Third St.Tickets: $8 advance, $10 at the doorTickets and info: www.pac3carbondale.com, Deja Coffee & Brew, Thunder River Market, and Dos Gringos and 925-1663
Carbondale Clay Center: Winter Sessions CARBONDALE - Carbondale Clay Center will now be offering a 10-week winter session of three new ceramics classes for adults starting the week of Jan. 7. Kids classes start Jan. 22.135 Main St.Registration and info: 963-CLAY and email@example.com. 135 Main Street.PAC3: Tony FurtadoCARBONDALE - Singer-songwriter Tony Furtado is gregarious, talented, engaging and entertaining performer.Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9520 S. Third St.Tickets: $22 advance, $27 at the doorTickets and info: www.pac3carbondale.com, Deja Coffee & Brew, Thunder River Market, and Dos Gringos and 925-1663Bookcliffs Council: The Stone House ConcertsRIFLE - BCAH presents the fourth of The Stone House Concerts, welcoming Frog and Toad. Frog's beautiful voice and viola playing coupled with Toad's eclectic and infectious musical leanings make for fun listening. Refreshments will be available.7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 101100 E. 16th St.Tickets: $10 at the doorRSVP: 261-6685Silver Club Saloon: Guy Williams and Lesismore BandNEW CASTLE - Dancing and live music by Guy Williams and Lesismore Band. No cover. 9 p.m. to midnight Friday, Jan. 11366 W. Main St.Info: 984-7123Western Slope Concert Series: "Celtic Rhapsody" GLENWOOD SPRINGS - Celtic music and dance show featuring the virtuoso temperaments and symphonic textures of the energetic band Feast. Special guest star Rosemarie Mientka will add a magical touch of ballet to the program.3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13Glenwood Springs High SchoolTickets: $24/advance, $27/doorTickets and info: www.junctionconcerts.com and (970) 241-4579Wyly Community Art Center: Free classes for kidsBASALT - Registration is in progress for the free "Advanced Wyly Art Club: Ages 9 & Up, Part I" class with Nicole Nagel-Gogolak from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, and "Wyly Art Club: Ages 6-8, Part I" with Nicole Nagel-Gogolak, on 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16. For students 9 and older. Register now through Jan.1699 Midland SpurInfo: firstname.lastname@example.org and 927-4123CMC Calaway Honor Series: Leon Joseph LittlebirdGLENWOOD SPRINGS and RIFLE - Blending Native American flute, guitar and vocals, singer-songwriter Leon Joseph Littlebird will weave his native and pioneer roots in two January performances in the Jim Calaway Honors Series7:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. reception) Thursday, Jan. 17, New Space Theatre at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs-Spring Valley7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, Clough Auditorium at CMC-Rifle.Tickets: $20/adults, and $1/full-time CMC students and children up to 17 years. Info and advance ticket s: 947-8367.
Colorado Mountain College Gallery: Gayle WatermanGLENWOOD SPRINGS - Through her abstract photography, Roaring Fork Valley resident Gayle Waterman is creating art that challenges the tradition of photography with images that transform the old into the new. Through Jan. 25 at the CMC ArtShare Gallery.802 Grand Ave. Info: www.cmcartshare.com and 947-8367Colorado Mountain College Gallery: Jack RobertsRIFLE - For 50 years, Jack Roberts worked as an illustrator depicting the history and spirit of Western life, in his own distinctive style. In his studio near Redstone, Roberts created as many as 40 paintings a year. Through Jan. 25.3695 Airport RoadInfo: www.coloradomtn.eduRamada Inn: Monday Night Jazz GLENWOOD SPRINGS - The Ramada Inn features jazz musician Pablo Gorra for Monday Night Jazz Jam Sessions.7-9 p.m. Mondays124 W. 6th St.Info: email@example.com and 945-2500Cardiff School House: Tuesday Night DanceGLENWOOD SPRINGS - Each week through the spring, Camp Chair Productions presents an all ages community dance. Proceeds benefit the Cardiff School Project.6-8 p.m. TuesdaysCost: $5 with family rates, free to all Park East residences Old Cardiff SchoolInfo: Jack Green, 688-0911Rivers: Open Mic NiteGLENWOOD SPRINGS - Open mic for artists of all types hosted by Dan Rosenthal. All talents welcome. $1 taco special. No cover.8-10 p.m., Wednesdays2525 S. Grand Ave.Info: 928-8813Crystal Glass Studio and White Dog GalleryCARBONDALE - Award-winning artists from around the country. Dreamweaver Designs is the featured artist.50 Weant Blvd.Information: www.thewhitedoggallery.com and www.themusicmatters.net.Gallery 809: Geoff WilderGLENWOOD SPRINGS - Local wood and metal sculptor Geoff Wilder is featured this month at Gallery 809. Wilder creates contemporary art out of reclaimed or scrap building materials from homes he has helped build in the Roaring Fork Valley.809 Grand Ave.Info: 945-0809 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.Info: 947-0947Main Street Gallery: Regional artistsGLENWOOD SPRINGS - Works by 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.Fee: 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: handmade soaps and candles, fabric arts, iron work, original paintings, and turned-wood lamps, along with the already existing artisan jewelry and pottery. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday110 E. Third St., Rifle, next to the Blush SalonInfo: www.midlandartscompany.com and 625-3068