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Rifle area parks and recreation briefs

Pony Express Kids Mini Triathlon

Rifle will host the annual kids triathlon 8:30 a.m. Saturday, July 20. Children age 4-10 years old are invited to participate in the event. The event will be based at Metro Park directly before the Rifle Tri-fle, kids get a chance to get in on the fun by swimming 50 yards in the swimming pool (up and back), pedaling around Metro Park two times on their favorite cycling machine and finishing up with one more lap on foot around Metro Park. There is a $10 entry fee.

The race distances are 50 yard swim, 1.2 km bike and 0.6 km run.

Rifle Tri-fle

Rifle Parks and Recreation will also host the annul Tri-fle Super Sprint Triathlon 9 a.m. Saturday, which includes 450 yard swim, 11 km on a bike, and finishes with a 2.5 km run. The event is $30 Individual and $60 per team (Teams consist of 3 people)

The race distances are 450 yard swim (9 laps down and back), 11 km bike ride (8 lap loop) and 2.5 km run (along Rifle Creek Trail).

Traffic closures for both events:

• Road closed at East 21st Street and Whiteriver Avenue.

• Road closed at East 16th Street and Whiteriver Avenue.

• One lane traffic 18th Street and Railroad Avenue.

• Metro Park Parking Lot closed.

• Staff parking in police department public parking area.

• Public and participant parking in Garfield County Associate Court (if needed overflow into Metro Park parking lot).

Rifle Aquatics 50th anniversary

From noon to 4 p.m. Parks and Rec will host a Rifle Aquatics 50th Anniversary Celebration. Pool rates will be reduced, free hot dogs will be available while supplies last, there will be door prizes, and commemorative items will be handed out. The 50th celebration is in preparation of the end of the current pool facility and the start of the new pool project.

For any further questions please call Rifle Recreation at 970-665-6574.

Glenwood’s Downtown Market & Music Series kicks off June 11 in Centennial Park

Celebrating its 14th season, Glenwood’s Downtown Market & Music Series will welcome vendors and artists into Centennial Park every Tuesday for the next 15 weeks.

“It was just a group of women who decided that we should have a farmers market in downtown Glenwood to bring the community together,” Glenwood’s Downtown Market & Music Series board member Cindy Svatos said of the summer tradition, which began in 2005. “It’s something the community appreciates, and we love doing it for them.”

Beginning June 11 and running through Sept. 17, residents and tourists alike can enjoy vendors and live music between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. in Centennial Park located at the corner of Grand Avenue and Ninth Street.

Local farmers sell produce, food vendors offer everything from tamales to ice cream, and artisans showcase an assortment of handmade jewelry and pottery as area musicians provide the tunes week in and week out.

However, despite being kept intentionally small, Glenwood’s Downtown Market & Music Series would not exist without the help of numerous helping hands in the community, Svatos explained.

“This year — just three weeks ago — we found out that we were going to have to pay for our own street barricades, and it was an outrageous amount of money for us,” Svatos said of the costly expenditure, which organizers were unsure how they would fund.

“Mark Gould graciously offered to pay for all of the barricades, so that was huge,” Svatos said.

Additionally, local nonprofit Feed My Sheep assists with setting up and cleaning up Glenwood’s Downtown Market & Music Series every Tuesday over the course of the summer season.

“We put out a call for help, and Feed My Sheep said we can send you guys,” Svatos said. “We couldn’t do it without them.”

In a day and age where more people carry less cash, Glenwood’s Downtown Market also accepts credit, debit and EBT cards, too.

“We accept EBTs, which are food stamps, and several years ago we started offering double up food stamps,” Svatos explained. “People each week can come and they can swipe their EBT cards for $20 and we will double it up to 40.”

Glenwood’s Downtown Market, as in years past, will also feature a music series comprising local musicians performing an assortment of genres.


• June 11 – Aspen 440
• June 18 – Defiance String Band
• June 25 – Frank Martin
• July 2 – The Scones
• July 9 – Damian Smith & Dennis Jung
• July 16 – Chris Bank & Mark Johnson
• July 23 – Kraig Kenning
• July 30 – Larry & Patti Herd
• Aug. 6 – The Deltaz
• Aug. 13 – Steve Cole & Roberta Lewis
• Aug. 20 – The Ferlies
• Aug. 27 – Vid Weatherwax
• Sept. 3 – Bryan Savage
• Sept. 10 – Mike Waters
• Sept. 17 – Painters Stage

“It’s a melting pot,” Svatos said of Glenwood’s Downtown Market & Music Series’ sights, sounds and smells.

“It’s just a delightful way of spending a Tuesday.”


5Point Film Festival: ‘Changemakers’ on sea, land, ski, horse and rock around the globe

The 5Point Adventure Film Festival has always strived to give audiences more than the usual on-screen big mountain thrills.

Now in its 12th year, the titular five points of the festival are “purpose,” “respect,” “commitment,” “humility” and “balance,” grounding its programs in spiritual principles that have made it a home for stories that go deeper than the steep lines of ski porn (though there’s plenty of skiing on the docket) and aim to reach the heart rather than stroke the ego of another peak-bagging climber (though there’s plenty of climbing on the program, too).

More than any other program on 5Point’s jam-packed four-day schedule at its flagship Carbondale festival, the curated 10-movie lineup on Sunday’s “Changemakers” embodies the 5Point mission.

The annual program, in recent years, has included memorable 5Point entries like “Big Air Max,” about the Snowmass-based adaptive skier Max Grange and “Ten Years Out” about local artist Summers Moore’s artistic journey through grief.

This year’s selected change-maker titles include the world premiere of director Juan Grobler’s “Cowgirl,” about a local Carbondale girl aiming to break into the male-dominated realm of ranching and riding.


What: 5Point Adventure Film Festival

Where: Carbondale Rec Center and environs

When: Through April 28

How much: $15-$25/daytime programs; $35/evening programs

Tickets: 5pointfilm.org

What: ‘Changemakers’ at 5Point

Where: Carbondale Rec Center

When: Sunday, April 28, noon

How much: $25

Tickets: 5pointfilm.org

More info: The two hour and 30 minute program includes ‘The Woman Who Follows the Wind,’ ‘Osama & Ayman,’ ‘In Due Time,’ ‘Cowgirl,’ ‘The Quiet Force,’ ‘Dead Last,’ ‘Just a Climber (For Bears Ears),’ ‘Sacred Strides,’ ‘My Dear Kyrgyzstan,’ and ‘Akuna.’

In “The Woman Who Follows the Wind,” a 6-minute profile of 66-year-old kite-surfer, the change is personal. The short film directed by Audrey Aden-Buie tells the story of Mikkaya Heart who, in her early 50s, saw a kitesurfer on the ocean and decided to buy a kite and give the sport a shot. This whim transformed her life, leading to a life of travel by wind and on water and healing from trauma.

A similar inner and outer journey is on-screen in director Andy Maser’s “In Due Time,” about adventurers Mike Chambers and Jason Antin making a grueling winter trek across 105 miles of the Arctic Circle in four days. As they set out for the Arctic, Chambers leaves at home a wife pregnant with their first child and Antin leaves his toddler behind. The film tackles the balancing act of outdoor passion and family responsibility.

“For so long I defined myself as an adventurer, as a climber, as a runner, and then I met my wife and I defined myself as an adventurer and a husband,” Chambers says in the film. “And now we’re adding a kid to that and there are so many things vying for our time. If you know all of those things complete you as a person, then you have to make it work, you can’t let one of those things go away.”

“Akuna,” a 6-minute doc by Jess Colquhoun, is the story of a young Iraq war veteran with physical and emotional injuries from his service, hikes the Pacific Crest Trail and the Appalachian Trail on his road to recovery.

The 8-minute “Osama & Ayman” offers a decidedly 5Point perspective on being a Muslim in Donald Trump’s America. It follows brothers Osama and Ayman Abdeldayem as they skate around Washington, D.C. and confront American Islamophobia.

The president’s divisive environmental policy is the subject of Greg Cairns’ 4-minute short “Just a Climber (For Bears Ears),” following the outdoorsman-activist-poet Luke Mehall fighting to protect Bears Ears National Monument from Trump.

And 5Point regular Forest Woodward returns with co-directors Anna Callaghan and Marie Sullivan with the potent 12-minute “Sacred Strides,” also about threats to public lands at Bears Ears. The trio of filmmaker depict how members of area Navajo, Hopi and Ute tribes, for whom Bears Ears is sacred land, came together for a Healing Prayer Run across the landscape to undscore its importance.

“You get Mother Earth one time, you don’t get her a second time, third time,” Navajo Kenneth Maryboy says in the film. “Where are we going to get another one if we suffocate mom?”

Commitment and humility are on view in “Dead Last,” which profile a one-handed young woman’s unlikely journey to compete in the para-climbing world championships. While purpose is the theme of “My Dear Kyrgyzstan,” a profile of a social media savvy entrepreneur in the remote mountains of eastern Kyrgyzstan who has lured influencers and titans of industry to make it a vacation destination.

The “Changemakers” afternoon also includes an encore presentation of “The Quiet Force,” which 5Point screened in January at the Wheeler Opera House in a rapturously received and conversation-starting event. The eye-opening 35-minute documentary, by Jackson Hole-based ski filmmakers Hilary Byrne and Sophie Danison, paints a multi-faceted portrait of immigrants in American ski towns, their vital place in the tourism economy and the pall of fear cast over the community in the Trump era.

“They are the people who keep this machine running,” Ingrid Braun, the sheriff in Mammoth, California, says in the film. “It’s unseen, the quiet workforce.”


Methodist church presents Jesus Christ Superstar for Good Friday

Jonathan Gorst put on “Jesus Christ Superstar” for the Riviera Supper Club’s quarterly dinner theater because he wanted to do something that fit with Holy Week in the days preceding Easter, when Christians celebrate the passion, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Gorst’s show got a second act for Maundy Thursday and a third for Good Friday services at two Glenwood Springs churches.

“The show is really based on the last week of the life of Christ. It’s a very loose interpretation of it,” Gorst said.

All three nights of the dinner theater performance earlier this week were sold out. The evenings included seven songs from the musical paired with seven Middle Eastern, Hebrew and other dishes.

The biblical story of Christ’s Passion presented in a rock-opera musical may seem as strange a pairing now as it did when Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice wrote the show in the late 1960s.

“Andrew Lloyd Weber was in college when he wrote that show, dreaming of being a British rock star and writing some amazing musical theater,” Gorst said.

No one in the London stage scene would produce the show, but it was released as a concept album in 1970 and became an instant hit. It only took a year for the show to make a debut on Broadway.

The show is not scripture, but is a retelling of a story told in the gospels, with a twist: The production is told from the perspective of Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Jesus to the authorities to be sentenced to death on the cross.

“Fifty years on, I don’t think we really appreciate what an edgy, and fresh, and, dare I say, radical perspective this work presents of our Lord, and of Holy Week,” Carol Lillie, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs, said.

Lillie remembers wearing out her first record of Jesus Christ Superstar when she was young.


The idea for Scenes for Reflection: Jesus Christ Superstar, performed Friday at 6:30 p.m. at United Methodist Church, started last fall when several of the local Protestant churches met to think of ways to collaborate on music and other events.

In February, Gorst began discussing sharing the Riviera’s production to Holy Week services and Lillie began working on a program that incorporated two of the songs.

“For me, every time I approach either Christmas or Easter, I try to bring these stories that we think we know so well to mind, and have people consider the relevance in our modern lives. It’s a question of how your faith makes a difference in your life today,” Lillie said.

Arthur Williams, who assists the choirs at Glenwood Springs High school and Middle School and plays the eponymous lead role in the Riviera’s dinner theater production of Jesus Christ Superstar, will join Gorst’s piano accompaniment and Pontius Pilate for two critical scenes re-enacting the time leading to Jesus’ crucifixion.

Gorst and Williams also performed a selection of the musical as part of a Maundy Thursday service and meal at First Presbyterian Church in Glenwood Springs.

“We pretty much keep it the same as we did at the Riviera. The only difference is, we didn’t get the whole band. So there won’t be a guitar and drum set,” Gorst said.

“That’s probably not a bad thing for being in a sanctuary,” he added.


Roaring Fork area weekend planner, April 19

Dinner Theatre Spring Show

6 p.m. Friday and Saturday — The Glenwood Vaudeville Revue two-hour dinner theater show presents professional talent performing a variety of comedy skits, jokes, dance numbers, unique novelty songs and original comedic presentations.

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue, 915 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs | $16-$25

Theatre for Young Audiences: Bluenose

6:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday — TRTC’s Theatre for Young Audiences presents “Bluenose,” described as a “swashbuckling, comedic tale about culture clashes and cultural assumptions by Emil Sher.”

Thunder River Theatre Company, 67 Promenade, Carbondale | 970-963-8200 $10-$12

Live Music From Rodrigo

7 p.m. Friday and Saturday — Enjoy live music in the Polo Lounge at the historic Hotel Colorado. Rodrigo plays classic rock covers from the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, blues, country, R&B, jazz, gypsy and Latin American, all in an acoustic concept.

Hotel Colorado, 526 Pine St., Glenwood Springs | Free

Lizards Live

9 p.m. Friday —Louie & the Lizards bring their rock with “zany lyrics and funky beat” to Rivers Restaurant.

Rivers Restaurant, 2525 S. Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs | Free

Glenwood Caverns Grand Opening Celebration

10 a.m. Saturday — Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park celebrates the grand opening of the new Glenwood Gondola.

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, 51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road, Glenwood Springs | Free ceremony at base of the Glenwood Gondola (Gondola tickets are $19 for adults and $14 for kids)

Feeding Giants play heather’s

7 p.m. Saturday — Acoustic trio Feeding Giants, comprised of Kevin Ware on guitar and vocals, Aundrea Ware on vocals and Max Tustin on cajon, bring their “smooth sweet harmonies and acoustic melodies” to Heather’s Savory Pies.

Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar, 166 Midland Ave., Basalt | 970-927-0151 | Free

Theatre Aspen announces casts for 2019 summer season

Theatre Aspen has announced the complete casts for its summer 2019 productions of “Guys and Dolls,” “Little Shop of Horrors” and “God of Carnage,” along with a slate of special events for the season.

“One of the most distinctive things about Theatre Aspen is its ability to provide a home to so many artists, on and off-stage. In this packed and exciting 2019 season, we are delighted to be welcoming so many alumni back to the Hurst Theatre,” producing director Jed Bernstein said in the announcement.

The 2019 Theatre Aspen company of actors includes Travis Anderson (“Guys and Dolls:” Angie The Ox; “Little Shop of Horrors:” Wino #1/Puppeteer) Heather Botts (“Guys and Dolls:” Sarah Brown; Cabaret Series), Kevin Michael Buckley (“Guys and Dolls:” Calvin, Havana Waiter; Cabaret Series), Galyana Castillo (“Guys and Dolls:” General Cartwright; Little Shop of Horrors: Crystal), Christian Conn (“God of Carnage:”: Alan), Jon Cooper (“Guys and Dolls:” Benny Southstreet; Cabaret Series), Ray Demattis (“Guys and Dolls:” Arvide; Little Shop of Horrors: Mr. Mushnik), Robert Ellis (“Guys and Dolls:” Seldome Seen Kid; Cabaret Series), Rosharra Francis (“Guys and Dolls:” Hot Box Girl; Little Shop of Horrors: Ronette), Jonathan Gomolka (“Guys and Dolls:” Harry The Horse; Cabaret Series), Dion Greer (“Guys and Dolls:” Nicely, Nicely; Little Shop of Horrors: Audrey II), Joan Hess (God of Carnage: Veronica), Torsten Hillhouse (God of Carnage: Michael), Alisha Jury (“Guys and Dolls:” Hot Box Girl; Little Shop of Horrors: Chiffon), Julie Kavanaugh (“Guys and Dolls:” Adelaide; Little Shop of Horrors: Audrey), Nevada Koenig (“Guys and Dolls:” Hot Box Girl; Cabaret Series), Christopher Carter Minor (“Guys and Dolls:” Lt. Branigan; Cabaret Series), Tony Roach (“Guys and Dolls:” Sky Masterson; Little Shop of Horrors: Orin), Alice Sherman (God of Carnage: Annette), Blakely Slaybaugh (“Guys and Dolls:” Nathan Detroit; Cabaret Series), and Blake Stadnik (“Guys and Dolls:” Rusty Charlie, Joey Biltmore; “Little Shop of Horrors:” Seymour).

As previously announced, “Guys and Dolls” will run June 21 to Aug. 17 and will be directed by Tony Award nominee Hunter Foster. It will be choreographed by Lisa Shriver (first season), with a creative team that includes Eric Alsford (music director; sixth Season), David Arsenault (scenic designer; first Season), Nikki Moody (costume designer; second Season), Aaron Spivey (lighting designer; first Season), David Thomas (sound designer; 12th Season), and Jared Janas (hair & wig designer; second Season).

Carbonell Award winner Mark Martino returns to Theatre Aspen for a remarkable eleventh time to direct and choreograph a newly reimagined production of “Little Shop of Horrors,” running July 11 to Aug. 17, alongside Elise Kinnon (associate director and co-choreographer; sixth Season) and a creative team that includes Eric Alsford (music director), Markas Henry (scenic designer; second Season), Kevin Brainerd (costume designer; eighth Season), Aaron Spivey (lighting designer), David Thomas (sound designer), and Diana Ben-Kiki (hair and wig designer; fourth season).

Rounding out the main-stage season is Yasmina Reza’s play “God of Carnage” (July 17 – Aug. 3), directed Karen Azenberg, Artistic Director of the Pioneer Theatre Company, in her first summer at Theatre Aspen. The creative team for “God of Carnage” includes Markas Henry (scenic designer), Kevin Brainerd (costume designer), Aaron Spivey (lighting design), and David Thomas (sound designer).

Additionally, Theatre Aspen Education’s Summer Conservatory Program will present a limited-engagement student production of The Wizard of Oz (July 25 – Aug. 10) on the main-stage, directed and choreographed by Elise Kinnon and designed by the 2019 Theatre Aspen Apprentices.

Complementing this year’s main-stage presentations, the season will also feature several special events throughout the summer, including a Season Sneak Peek on Sunday, June 16 at the Hurst Theatre; the return of the Theatre Aspen Cabaret Series, now expanded by popular demand to three dates: June 30 (Caribou Club), July 14, and August 4 (Jimmy’s); in collaboration with the Aspen Music Festival, a one-night-only presentation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific: In Concert” on Monday, July 22 in the Benedict Music Tent; and the Theatre Aspen Apprentice Program Showcase on Sunday, Aug. 11 on the Hurst Theatre stage.

Season passes went on-sale April 15 and can be purchased online at theatreaspen.org or by phone at 970-925-9313. Singe tickets will be available May 8.

5Point Adventure Film’s Dream Project announces 2019 scholarship winners

Carbondale’s adventure film event 5Point Adventure Film Festival announced the winners of the Dream Project scholarship program Monday. The program is celebrating its 10th year.

The program offers outstanding high school students from Aspen to Parachute the chance to explore their own personal boundaries and dreams.

The seven students that best exemplify 5Point Film’s five guiding principles — purpose, respect, commitment, humility and balance — will receive a $1,500 scholarship to embark on an opportunity to follow their passion and actualize a dream.

Previous recipients of the grant have undertaken projects including leading a youth backpacking trip in the Roaring Fork Valley, starting a peace garden at a local high school, shadowing writers in New York City, teaching soccer in Puerto Rico, kayaking and working to prevent malaria in Uganda.

This year’s 5Point Dream Project winners, along with a provided description of their project, are:

Ella Beck — A senior at Colorado Rocky Mountain School, Beck will be using her Dream Project funding to travel to rural Nepal, where she will be working with the Oda Foundation’s Women’s Empowerment Team. Her focus will be on breaking down the stigmas surrounding menstruation in poor, rural communities by helping distribute sanitary products.

Isaac Musselman — A sophomore at Basalt High School, Musselman used his passion in aeronautics to educate and inspire others by creating an aviation and space club, which will include work with drones and rockets, guest speakers and astronomy nights, among other things. In addition, he will work to bring an aviation curriculum into the Roaring Fork School system.

Beverly Patton — A junior at Roaring Fork High School discovered her passion for writing and poetry when Aspen Words poets visited her school, and she learned a powerful new way to express her voice. Her dream is to share her love of poetry by teaching a weekly, semester-long poetry class to local middle school students.

Emily Northrup — A senior at Basalt High School, Northrup will be using her Dream Project funding to purchase her own cello, which will allow her to pursue her dream of becoming a music educator when she attends Brigham Young University in the fall.

Molly Hancock — A junior at Glenwood Springs High School, Hancock will be channeling her love of horses into creating a documentary about the Riding Institute for Disabled Equestrians (RIDE), an equine therapy program for developmentally and physically disabled children and adults.

Carla Soto — A junior at Basalt High School, Soto, who cares deeply about immigration and art, will be traveling to El Paso, Texas, where she’ll use her passion for photography to bring awareness to immigration issues arising from current border policies.

Three additional students, Eli Li, Chloe Gonzalez and Sarah Teague, made history by applying for their Dream Project jointly. This dynamic force will be headed to Denver to work with Urban Peak, an organization serving homeless youth. In addition, they will be investigating what legislators are doing to address the issues of homelessness and extreme poverty in the United States.

Throughout 5Point Film 2019, taking place April 25-28, Dream Project recipients since 2009 will be honored through events and programming over the festival weekend, including a reception, a Dream Project retrospective exhibition, and an award ceremony for the 2019 recipients.

The scholarships are made possible through support from community partnerships with Timbers Resorts, Alpine Bank, Amore Realty, Colorado Office of Film Television & Media, Poss Architecture + Planning and Interior Design, and 2757 Design.

Launchpad exhibition opens for Carbondale’s First Friday

Carbondale Arts will present two solo exhibitions Friday at R2 Gallery, located inside The Launchpad in Carbondale.

Robert Martin showcases his transition from his earlier sculptural practice to his current painting work in a retrospective.

“Martin’s artworks generally combine personal history, shared stories, and roadside observations,” according to a press release. “He utilizes watercolors in a so-called hyper-western palette that gives his paintings a very typical appearance, allowing the narratives to reveal themselves more slowly.”

The second exhibition will display alternative uses for the national parks and nature, turning national treasures into recreational, industrial and commercial facilities.

Will Gurley’s “National Parks Development” is a parody about the development of the natural world. “Gurley’s works explore the shortcomings of modern development and humanity’s disregard, control and commodification of nature, displaying alternative uses for America’s natural splendor.”

The opening will also feature a special preview of 5Point Film Festival’s 2019 trailer, which will serve as a taster for the entire festival that officially kicks off on April 25.

A preview for Carbondale Arts members and gallery patrons will take place at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, to meet the artists and for an opportunity to see the work before the exhibition opens to the public at 6 p.m. For more information, visit carbondale arts.com or call 970-963-1680.

Sunlight season sendoff is Sunday

With the spring thaw setting in on the lower Roaring Fork Valley and the snow beginning to recede into the higher elevations, Sunlight Mountain Resort will conclude its 2018-19 season Sunday.

Before the lifts halt and the staff leaves for the season, the mountain is planning a big sendoff.

The final leg of the third annual Sunlight’s Yard Sale Spring Music Series will conclude with local band Whiskey Stomp and Friends providing the live music on the deck Saturday and Sunday. Music kicks off at 2 p.m. each day.

“We’re excited to announce that the pond skim is on,” Sunlight Marketing and Sales Director Troy Hawks said.

Prompted by a good snow year, Sunlight brings back the popular pond skim competition, after a three-year hiatus. Registration will begin at noon Sunday, with the contest starting at 1 p.m. There’s a $20 fee to enter.

“We will award a 2019-20 season pass to the best costume, plus other prizes for best male and female skimmer,” Hawks added.

Other events will include volleyball, corn hole, and a mini-pond skim for the kids set up at the base on both Saturday and Sunday.

Sunlight will also offer several promotions for the final weekend, including lift tickets specials package deals for skiing and soaking at the hot springs in town.


Roaring Fork area weekend planner, April 5

the FIRM: First Friday Opening Reception

6 p.m., Friday — The Carbondale Clay Center presents an opening reception for The FIRM, showcasing recent works by Shane Christensen, Stephen Heywood, Michael Schmidt and Brian Jensen. The exhibition will be on view at the Carbondale Clay Center gallery April 5–28. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, email info@carbondaleclay.org.

Carbondale Clay Center, 135 Main St., Carbondale | Free

Live Music From Rodrigo

7 p.m., Friday and Saturday — Live music in the Polo Lounge at the historic Hotel Colorado. Rodrigo plays classic rock covers from the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, blues, country, R&B, jazz, gypsy and Latin American, all in an acoustic concept.

Hotel Colorado, 526 Pine St., Glenwood Springs | Free

Free Live Music: Dwight Ferren

7 p.m., Friday — Dwight Ferren plays classic renditions of songs from the 1950s to the ’80s, at Kanpai in south Glenwood Springs.

Kanpai Sushi & Bar, 3950 Midland Ave., Glenwood Springs | Free

Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’

7 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday — Liberty Classical Academy presents two performances of Shakespeare’s comedy at the Ute Theater in Rifle.

Ute Theater, 132 W. Fourth St., Rifle | $14

Comedian Ben Roy

8 p.m., Friday — Colorado resident comedian Ben Roy brings his unique voice to The Temporary stage Friday night. “Often compared to Louis Black or Bill Hicks due to his passionate, ranting approach, Ben has a style that is definitively his own,” according to a press release.

The Temporary, 360 Market St., Basalt | $24-$32

Saturday Night Fever: ’70s Disco Night

7 p.m., Saturday — ’70s themed night with live music by Boogie Machine. Ticket sales will benefit the programs of the Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork.

The Temporary, 360 Market St., Basalt | $28

Roaring Fork Contra Dance

7:30 p.m., Saturday — Community dances that all ages can enjoy. No experience necessary, no partner needed. Contras, squares, round dances, waltzes and polkas are taught by a dance caller. Live, old time music with Wooden Nickel String Band.

Carbondale Community School, 1505 Satank Road, Carbondale | $5-$10