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A&E Briefs for May 13 through 19


Silt Historical Park: Chautauqua

SILT — The Silt Historical Park emphasizes life as it was when Silt was founded more than a century ago. During Chautauqua, the park will be manned with storytellers and demonstrators to educate and entertain the public for two days.

2-8 p.m. (with old-fashioned Dutch oven cooking 5-7) Friday, May 13

Admission: Free, donations appreciated

707 Orchard Ave.

Info: 945-5337 and http://www.silthistoricalpark.net

Rifle Rendezvous: 19th Annual Festival

RIFLE — The Rifle Rendezvous Festival has activities for all people and all ages, including activities that you can sit back, watch and enjoy, including the carnival rides, dance and a variety of shows, musicians and more, and vendors, arts, crafts and food. Brown’s Amusement Carnival Rides will be open all day Friday and Saturday. Pre-sale tickets must be purchased by 5 p.m. Friday. They will be $20 per person to ride all day. Tickets are. Cost at the gate is $30.

Starting at 4 p.m. Friday, May 13 and running though Sunday, May 15

Admission: $20/pre-sale (available at Alpine Bank, Trendz Clothing, and Rifle Middle School) and $30/at the gate

1001 Railroad Ave.

Info: http://www.riflerendezvous.org

The Art Base: “Generation Now” Young Curators of the Roaring Fork Valley Exhibit

BASALT — The Young Curators of the Roaring Fork invited their valley-wide peers to address teen stereotypes and capture how unique their voices can shape our world through art. See the results, now through May 21.

Opening reception 5-7 p.m. (Art Talk at 5:30) Friday, May 13

Admission: Free

Charles J. Wyly Gallery, 99 Midland Spur

Info: 927-4123, email info@theartbase.org and http://www.theartbase.org

Cooper Corner Gallery: Second Friday Artists’ Reception

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — In honor of Mother’s Day in May, Cooper Corner Gallery features the “In Bloom” theme in art showing a variety of pieces with flowers. Complimentary refreshments from Chops Steakhouse. Wine will be served.

Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 13

Admission: Free

315 Eighth St.

Info: http://www.coopercornergallery.com

Glenwood Springs Center of the Arts: “Summer of Jazz: A Retrospective Exhibit”

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Visit the art center gallery and relive the history of 30 years of community summer concerts at Two Rivers Park. The Glenwood Springs Center of the Arts has worked with creators and supporters of the Summer of Jazz to bring you an exhibit that exemplifies the tradition of music in the park — all the work, love, bands, and people that have made it a staple to Glenwood Springs’ summers since 1985. Through July 1

6-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 13

Admission: Free

601 E. Sixth St.

Info: http://www.glenwoodarts.org

Silt Fire Station: Music Jam

SILT — An open mic night on the second Friday of every month. All are welcome to come and play music at the Silt Fire Station.

7 p.m. Friday, May 13

Admission: Free

711 Main St.

Info: (720) 269-4046

Garfield County Fairgrounds: 4H Contra Dance

RIFLE — As part of the Rifle Rendezvous, the Garfield County Fairgrounds hosts a fun night of contra dancing and supporting 4H youth.

7 p.m. Friday, May 13

Admission: Free

1100 Railroad Ave.

Info: http://www.riflerendezvous.org

Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Live Music with Axis LP

BASALT — Enjoy the contemporary sounds of Larry and Patty Herd of Aspen’s Axis LP, as the musical duo plays classic rock, soulful groove, jazz, country pop and dance music.

7:30 p.m. Friday, May 13

Admission: Free

166 Midland Ave.

Info: 927-0151 and http://www.heatherssavorypies.com

Stubbies Sports Bar and Eatery: Barrett Black Blues Band

BASALT — Live music with the Barrett Black Blues Band at Stubbies Friday night.

9 p.m. Friday, May 13

Admission: Free

123 Emma Road

Info: http://www.facebook.com/StubbiesSportsBarAndEatery

Dance Initiative and CoMotion: Workshop and Open Rehearsal for Artists in Residence

CARBONDALE — This spring, Colorado Front Range artists Laura Ann Samuelson and Meg Madorin will be in residence with Dance Initiative to create new, improvisation-based work for performance with CoMotion. Observe or participate in exploring how movement and relationship can be composed on the spot utilizing the scores (or compositional outlines) that Samuelson & Madorin have developed. Participants will have the chance to step inside the world of this work either as active players in the piece, or as simply as witnesses of the events as they unfold.

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, May 14

Admission: Free, reservations required for participants

The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St.

Info and reservations: http://www.danceinitiative.org

Osage Gardens: Farm Tour

NEW CASTLE — Walk through Osage Gardens’ 5,000 square feet of basil plants and see everything planted for spring, feed the chickens, and check out one of Colorado’s most exciting organic farms. Meet for tours at the farm store. Kids and families welcome.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, May 14 and 21

Admission: Free

36730 River Frontage Road

Info: 876-5446

Goofballs Party Store: Meet Miles the Mascot

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Miles the Mascot from the Denver Broncos will come over from the Front Range for an appearance, as KMTS does a live broadcast and tickets for Country Jam will be given away.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14

Admission: Free

Glenwood Springs Mall, 51027 Hwy. 6, Unit #141

Info: 945-5115 and http://www.goofballspartystore.com

Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Live Music with Tim Fox, Mike Facey and Tim Johnson

BASALT — Enjoy live jazz at its finest at Heather’s Saturday night.

7 p.m. Saturday, May 14

Admission: Free

166 Midland Ave.

Info: 927-0151 and http://www.heatherssavorypies.com

Marble Distilling Company: Comedy Night with Stephen Agyei and Matt Monroe

CARBONDALE — May 14 is the second Saturday of the month, so that can only mean one thing — comedy night at MDC. This month, headliner Stephen Agyei, one of Denver’s most sought after comedians, who shines behind a mischievous style that industry veteran Lamont Ferguson once memorably described as “calculated fearlessness,” performs. His commanding presence and charming smile translate to instant likability. Opening for Agyei is Matt Monroe, a Philadelphia-born comedian residing in Denver. He regularly performs nationwide at clubs, independent venues, and festivals such as the Limestone Comedy Festival, the 10,000 Laughs Festival, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, High Plains Comedy Festival, and Crom Fest.

7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14

Admission: $5

150 Main St.

Info: http://www.marbledistilling.com/event/comedy-night-mdc

Steve’s Guitars: Laney Jones and the Spirits (and Steve’s 66th birthday celebration)

CARBONDALE — In the space of just a few years, Laney Jones has gone from playing sleepy watering holes in rural Florida to joining Alison Krause on PBS and making her music happen in New York’s Lincoln Center, DC’s Kennedy Center of the Arts and licensing music to Disney Pixar. She also won the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Contest among other awards along the way. She has an excellent band with her on the visit.

8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14

Admission: $15

19 N. Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304, http://www.stevesguitars.net and http://www.laney-jones.com

Steve’s Guitars: Brothers Sun

CARBONDALE — These three national-touring, singer-songwriters come together from their homes in Boston, New York and Chicago to make a fantastic trio with some amazing, ethereal harmonies. Their past albums have been featured in a number of “Best of the Year” contests and their albums have been featured on dozens of radio stations across the country. Each songwriter in the trio has their own original songs and they have all made their own individual marks in the biz.

8:30 p.m. Sunday, May 15

Admission: $15

19 N. Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304, http://www.stevesguitars.net and http://www.brothersun.com


Yampa Valley Artisans: Call for Artists at Whittle the Wood

CRAIG — The Yampa Valley Artisans are hosting an art show called “Galleria at the Park” during the 2016 Whittle the Wood Rendezvous June 16-18 at Loudy-Simpson Park in Craig. The group is looking for art submissions from artists across Colorado and the Utah and Wyoming regions. The show will be juried by an independent group looking for quality artwork in Colorado and the surrounding area. All mediums considered.

Deadline: Monday, May 16

Info and applications: email yampavalleyartisans@gmail.com

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue: Stand-Up Comedy with Sam Tallent

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A Glenwood Springs stand-up favorite, Sam Tallent has been called “the absurd voice of a surreal generation” by the Denver Post, and has worked alongside many of the biggest names in comedy, including Louis CK, Dave Chappelle, Doug Stanhope, and Dana Carvey. Known for whip-quick wit and rollicking improvisations, Tallent is one of the sharpest, most original rising talents in comedy today.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for food and drinks, show at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 19 (Must be present by 7:30 or seats go to anyone on the wait list)

Admission: $25 (18 and older — includes adult content humor and not a traditional Vaudeville show)

The Springs Theater, 915 Grand Ave.

Info and reservations: 945-9699 and http://www.gvrshow.com

Steve’s Guitars: Ragged Union Bluegrass Band

CARBONDALE — Ragged Union’s hard-driving bluegrass, with a tinge of the traditional and a healthy dose of the blues, has become a favorite for music lovers since their inception a few years ago.

8:30 p.m. Friday, May 20

Admission: $15

19 N. Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304, http://www.stevesguitars.net and http://www.raggedunionbluegrass.com

Carbondale Council on the Arts and Humanities (CCAH): “Mandalas Considered: New Paintings by Richard Carter” Opening Reception

CARBONDALE — Join CCAH for the opening of “Mandalas Considered,” a solo exhibition featuring new paintings by Richard Carter. His valley roots reach back to the conversion of Aspen’s old Holy Cross Power House into the Aspen Center for Visual Arts (now the Aspen Art Museum). His exhibition at The Launchpad uses the mandala’s form as a meditation in painting, and to also invoke science and geometry while going on a bender with color.

Artist’s reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 3

Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, until June 24

R2 Gallery at The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St.

Info: 963-1680 and http://www.carbondalearts.com

SoL Theatre Company: Summer Musical Theatre Camp

CARBONDALE — Sign up now for SoL’s summer musical theatre camp for ages 6-12. See your child’s hard work come to life on stage. There will be two performances of the summer camp production the final week.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 6-24

Tuition: $495/student

520 S. Third St.

Info: Executive Director Jennifer Michaud at 274-0894 or email soltheatrecompany@gmail.com

Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association: 119th Annual Strawberry Days Festival

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Event Description: Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association and Alpine Bank present the 119th Annual Strawberry Days Festival. The festival features live music & main stage entertainment, a FamilyFest area with interactive, entertaining and creative experiences for the kids; an Arts and Crafts Fair, food court, an old-fashioned carnival, a parade down main street and of course, we’ll serve FREE strawberries and ice cream on Saturday after the parade, just like we’ve been doing for the past century.

Starting at 12 p.m. Friday, June 17-19

Admission: Free

Sayre Park (Strawberry Park), 1702 Grand Ave.

Info: http://www.glenwoodchamber.com/strawberry-days-festival.html

Ute Theater and Event Center: James McMurtry

RIFLE — The son of acclaimed author Larry McMurtry (“Lonesome Dove,” “Terms of Endearment”), James McMurtry grew up on a steady diet of Johnny Cash and Roy Acuff records. His first album, “Too Long in the Wasteland” (1989), was produced by John Mellencamp and marked the beginning of a series of acclaimed projects for Columbia and Sugar Hill. In 1996, McMurtry received a Grammy nomination for his long-form music video of “Where’d You Hide The Body.”

7:30-10 p.m. Thursday, June 23

Admission: $5; children 3 and younger are free. Children younger than 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

132 E. Fourth St.

Info: 665-6569 and http://www.utetheater.com


Carbondale Clay Center: “Room” by Matthew Eames

CARBONDALE — The Carbondale Clay Center’s May gallery exhibition features new work by Matthew Eames, running though May 27. His work explores the relationship of structure and it’s psychological impacts on daily life.

Admission: Free

135 Main St.

Info: 963-2529 and http://www.carbondaleclay.org

Cooper Wine and Spirits: Free Tastings

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Enjoy free tastings every weekend in downtown Glenwood Springs, as Cooper Wine and Spirits showcases different varieties of hand-selected wines, craft beers and Colorado spirits.

5-7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays

Admission: Free

732 Cooper Ave.

Info: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cooper-Wine-Spirit/206692372844660

CCAH: “Renascence: Works by Daniel Sprick, Dean Bowlby, Andrea Kemp and Gregory Tonozzi

CARBONDALE — CCAH presents “Renascence,” an art exhibition featuring original works by Daniel Sprick, Dean Bowlby, Andrea Kemp and Gregory Tonozzi, running through May 27. The term “renascence” is an older term for “renaissance” and refers to a renewal, or revival, in the world of the classical arts and the spirit of learning and culture.

Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays

Admission: Free

R2 Gallery at The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St.

Info: 963-1680 and http://www.carbondalearts.com

Integra Sports and Vicco’s Charcoalburger Drive-In: Bike Night

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The riding season is here and Integra Sports and Vicco’s Charcoalburger Drive-In host bike night events. Eat, hang out, look at bikes, and have the chance to win raffle prizes and give-aways.

3:30 p.m. Saturdays

Admission: Fee

2802 S. Grand Ave.

Info: http://www.integramotorsports.com and http://www.charcoalburger.com

Colorado Mountain College (CMC): CMC Art Students/Bookcliffs Art Center Fine Arts Show

RIFLE —The CMC Rifle campus hosts an art show featuring the works of students, faculty and Bookcliffs Arts Center members.

Admission: Free

3695 Airport Road

Info: http://www.coloradomtn.edu/campuses/rifle

Chapman’s Pub: Tutus and Karaoke

NEW CASTLE — Every Friday, its karaoke at Chapman’s Pub. Come on down to croon your old favorites. Grab and friend and make it a night out with signature drinks and a great fun vibe. Karaoke starts at 8:30 p.m. Fridays

Admission: Free

366 W. Main St.

Info: 984-7249 and http://www.chapmanspubhouse.com

Farm Fresh Cafe and Steakhouse: Crab Dinner and Live Music

RIFLE — Enjoy a crab dinner with 1 and 1/2 pounds of Opilio crab, two sides, and soup or salad bar, followed by live music by the Goodman Band from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.

5 p.m. Fridays

Admission: Free; $22.99/dinner

1733 Railroad Ave.

Info: http://www.clubfresh.me

Farm Fresh Cafe and Steakhouse: Live Music and Dance

RIFLE — Take free country dance lessons from 5:30-7 p.m., then practice your new moves to live music by Spaghetti Western from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., with a prime rib dinner in between.

5:30 p.m. Saturdays

Admission: Free; $19.99/dinner

1733 Railroad Ave.

Info: http://www.clubfresh.me

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue: Live Music and Dancing

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A new night of fun courtesy of the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue featuring dancing, dance instruction and live music by the Blu Plate Special band with Rich Ganson, Michael Jude, John Michel and Chris Bank. Full menu and bar available. All ages and abilities welcome. No reservations required.

Doors open at 6 p.m., dance instruction at 6:30 p.m., live music and dancing 7:30 p.m. Mondays

Admission: $15/dance instruction and $10/live music and dancing; food and bar extra

The Springs Theater, 915 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-9699 and http://www.gvrshow.com

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue: Traditional Vaudeville Show Spring 2016 Season

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Celebrate the new year with the community as Vaudeville offers a two-hour, family-friendly dinner theater show with professional talent performing comedy skits, seasonal jokes, high-energy dance numbers, novelty songs and original comedic presentations.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays (no Sunday shows) through May 29, food; drinks and entertainment with show immediately following

Admission: $24/adults, $22/seniors and $16/kids (2-12 years old) show only; food and beverages optional and a la carte, 10% off groups of 10 or more

The Springs Theater, 915 Grand Ave.

Info and reservations: 945-9699 and http://www.gvrshow.com

Crystal Glass Studio: Glassroom Open House

CARBONDALE — The Crystal Glass Studio is now offering glass art classes, with 10 percent off for early registration.

Tuition: Varies

50 Weant Blvd.

Info and class schedule: 963-3227 and email mary@crystalglassstudio.com

Midland Arts Company: Local Artisan and Craft Items

RIFLE — Midland Arts Company has moved to a bigger and better, new location. This co-operative gift shop features the work of Western Slope artists: handmade soaps and candles, fabric arts, iron work, original paintings, and turned-wood lamps, artisan jewelry and pottery.

Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Admission: Free

101 E. Third St., Rifle

Info: 625-3068 and http://www.midlandartscompany.com

Colorado Mountain College (CMC) ArtShare Gallery: Ceramist Lisa Ellena

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Enjoy the innovative art of CMC adjunct instructor Lisa Ellena with her next exhibit “Dream About Thinking.” Her functional pottery and encaustic work is displayed in downtown Glenwood.

Admission: Free

802 Grand Ave.

Info: 947-8367 and http://www.cmcartshare.com

New Castle Recreation Dept. and Artilluma Dance Company: Dance Combo Classes

NEW CASTLE — Children ages 4-9 learn the basics of ballet, jazz and tap in the popular dance combo classes. Students will perform in the annual Spring Showcase in Rifle. Additional costume and showcase fees may be required.

4:15-5 p.m. for ages 4-6 and 5-6 p.m. ages 7-9 Thursdays

Cost: $45 initial registration fee and $45 monthly fee, required for the program that continues through mid-May

Pre-registration: http://www.newcastlerec.com

Info: 984-3352 and and http://www.newcastlerec.com

Coredination and Bonedale Ballet: New Total Barre class with Vicki Tobia

CARBONDALE — A new Total Barre, a 60-minute dance-inspired body-conditioning workout, class with Vicki Tobia. She has an extensive and professional background in dance, pilates and fitness.

5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays

First class special: $5 off your first class

455 S. Third St.

Info and to RSVP: Alexandra Jerkunica at 379-2187 and http://www.bonedaleballet.com

CCAH: Classes at The Launchpad

CARBONDALE — Movement, music, and dance classes are in full swing at The Launchpad. Crystal River Ballet, The Yard Hip Hop, Carbondale Rhythm Collective, DanceLAB, Core Healing Arts, Aspen Dance Connection, and more offer classes for all ages seven days a week. Pick up a full schedule at the Launchpad or visit and click on Launchpad.

76 S. Fourth St.

Info: e-mail contact@launchpadcarbondale.com and http://www.carbondalearts.com

The Powers Art Center: Art Gallery

CARBONDALE — The Powers Art Center strives to teach the public about contemporary and pop art through exhibitions.

Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday

Admission: Free

13110 Colorado 82

Info: 963-4445, e-mail menglish@powersartcenter.org and http://www.powersartcenter.org

Harvest Pottery: Jail House Studio/Gallery

CARBONDALE — Harvest Pottery has opened its doors to the Jail House Studio/Gallery with new work on display. The historic jailhouse and cabin is free to visit and open to the public.

Admission: Free

500 Weant Blvd.

Info: 963-2550, email harvestpottery@q.com and http://www.harvestpottery.com

Grove’s Black Dog Saloon: Open Mic Nights

NEW CASTLE — Open Mic every Sunday for music therapy at the Black Dog Saloon.

5 p.m. Sundays

Admission: Free

219 W. Main St.

Info: 984-0999, http://www.thedognewcastle.com and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Groves-Black-Dog-Saloon

CCAH: Figure Drawing Sessions

CARBONDALE — Drop-in, non-taught model figure drawing session facilitated by Philip Hone Williams with a live figure model.

6-9 p.m. Mondays

CCAH classroom, Third Street Center

Info: 456-2865 or e-mail honewilliams@gmail.com to reserve space

Hotel Colorado: Monday Night Jazz

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Hotel Colorado features valley musicians for Monday night jazz jam sessions, including Justin Pfeifer on piano, Ashton Taufer on bass, and Zach Ritchie on drums. Middle through high school, as well as local, musicians of all levels have an opportunity to hone their skills and enjoy camaraderie and networking with fellow jazz musicians.

7-9:30 p.m. Mondays

Admission: Free

124 W. Sixth St.

Info: e-mail zgritchie@gmail.com and http://www.hotelcolorado.com

Carbondale Beer Works: Phat Pagan Open Mic Night

CARBONDALE — Patrick Fagan invites performers of all types for free expression, liberal libations and musical invention. No cover.

7:30 p.m. Mondays

Admission: Free

647 Main St.

Info: 704-1216 and http://www.carbondalebeerworks.com

Rivers: Open Mic Nite

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Open mic for artists of all types hosted by Dan Rosenthal. All talents welcome. $1 taco special. No cover.

8-10 p.m., Wednesdays

Admission: Free

2525 S. Grand Ave.

Info: 928-8813

Grove’s Black Dog Saloon: Geeks Who Drink

NEW CASTLE — Geeks Who Drink (not your average) Pub Trivia Thursdays at the Black Dog Saloon.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays

Admission: Free

219 W. Main St.

Info: 984-0999, http://www.geekswhodrink.com and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Groves-Black-Dog-Saloon

Main Street Gallery: Regional artists

GLENWOOD SPRINGS AND CARBONDALE — 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 Saturday

399 Main St., Carbondale

Admission: Free

Info: http://www.mainstreetgall.com, 945-4817 and 963-3775

Cooper Wine and Spirits: Free Tastings

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Enjoy free tastings every weekend in downtown Glenwood Springs, as Cooper Wine and Spirits showcases different varieties of hand-selected wines, craft beers and Colorado spirits.

5-7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays

Admission: Free

732 Cooper Ave.

Info: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cooper-Wine-Spirit/206692372844660

CCAH: Drop-in figure drawing class

CARBONDALE — Open to all ages and abilities, CCAH is offering an uninstructed session for figure drawing. Bring your own easel and supplies.

7-9 p.m. Mondays

Fee: Model’s fee

Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St.

Info: http://www.carbondalearts.com, ccah@sopris.net and 963-1680

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