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A&E Briefs for Nov. 24 through Dec. 1


Christmas in the Rockies

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A craft and gift show in its 26th year featuring a menagerie of gift items. This year’s theme is the metaphysical life, with healers, mediums and vendors offering metaphysical gifts. Cynthia Rose McCaw, a second-generation medium, will be coming in from Denver.

1-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25 (before, during holiday lighting and fireworks) and Saturday, Nov. 26

Admission: Free

Hotel Colorado, 526 Pine St.

Info: Rich Freeman, promoter, at (303) 484-1000 and e-mail at newera17@comcast.net

Magic Show

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Come enjoy magic and candy at Grand Avenue Sweets as multi-talented magician Greg Guardiano performs and demos magic tricks.

1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 26

Admission: Free

818 Grand Ave.

Info: http://www.glenwoodmagic.com

Santa Visits During the Holidays

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Bring the kids to enjoy a visit with Santa at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park’s festive North Pole, complete with Christmas lights and a giant musical tree.

4-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25 and Dec. 3-4, 10-11 and 17-23

51000 Two Rivers Plaza Rd.

Info: 945-4228 and http://www.glenwoodcaverns.com

Studio Show and Sale

CARBONDALE — Shop local for the holidays at Carbondale Clay Center, as residents and artists open their studios for browsers and shoppers. Featuring one-of-a-kind, handmade ceramic sculptures and functional pottery, including handmade cups, bowls, plates, pitchers, cream and sugar sets, jewelry and more. Refreshments will be served.

4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25

Admission: Free

135 Main St.

Info: http://www.carbondaleclay.org

Hotel Colorado Christmas Lighting Ceremony

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Join the historic Hotel Colorado for the annual family tradition in Glenwood, the Christmas lighting ceremony in the court. Featuring a visit from Santa, hot chocolate, holiday cheer, and a fireworks display.

6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25

Admission: Free

Hotel Colorado, 526 Pine St.

Info: http://www.hotelcolorado.com

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue Holiday Season

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Glenwood Vaudeville Revue’s award-winning show returns with two hours of family-friendly dinner theater show professional talent performing comedy skits, holiday jokes, high-energy dance numbers, novelty songs and original comedic presentations. This season features added shows between Christmas and the New Year, including a matinee on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 and two shows on New Year’s Eve.

Doors open 6 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 5 p.m. Sundays, starting Friday, Nov. 25 and running through Jan. 7; 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

Springs Theater, 915 Grand Ave.

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

Live Music with Chris Bank and Mark Johnson

BASALT — Dance to live funk, soulful groove and jazz as valley musicians Chris Bank and Mark Johnson play Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar Friday night to celebrate the holidays.

7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25

Admission: Free

166 Midland Ave.

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

Illumination Masquerade Ball

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Join Loyal Brothers Lounge and DJ Tenza of Aspen DJs to celebrate the Hotel Colorado Christmas lighting tradition with a masquerade ball to follow. Come dressed to the nines; masks and glowing party favors available.

8 p.m. to close Friday, Nov. 25

Admission: Free

813/815 Grand Ave.

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

Live Music with Valle Musico

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Valle Musico plays elegant guitar music with world beat, classical, jazz and Latin elements at Rivers Restaurant after dinner Friday night in the bar.

8:30-11:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25

Admission: Free

2525 S. Grand Ave.

Info: 928-8813, http://www.theriversrestaurant.com and


Third Annual Christmas Market

CARBONDALE — The Gathering Center at The Orchard’s annual Christmas Market features local vendors selling products and goods. A fundraising lunch benefits Orchard mission trips.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27

Admission: Free; donation of a canned food item for Lift-up appreciated

110 Snowmass Dr.

Info: http://www.theorchardlife.com

Live Music with Tom Ressel

CARBONDALE — The Marble Bar at Marble Distilling Company features live music by Tom Ressel, playing an evening of acoustic music and variety of classic covers, both old and new, with a few originals thrown in for fun.

8-11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26

Admission: Free

150 Main St.

Info: 963-7008 and http://www.marbledistilling.com


Winterfaire Store Opening

CARBONDALE — Join the Waldorf School for a festive, adults-only evening market with holiday shopping, live music and appetizers.

5-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1

Admission: Free

16543 Old Highway 82

Info: 963-1960

“Nothing Short of Dying”: A Visit with Author Erik Storey

GLENWOOD SPRINGS AND RIFLE — Meet Western Slope author Erik Storey at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library as he debuts his new novel, “Nothing Short of Dying,” a hard-boiled crime thriller set in the city of Rifle. Copies of the novel will be available for signing and purchase. Storey will also present Friday, Dec. 2 at the Rifle Branch Library.

6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 in Glenwood and 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 in Rifle

Admission: Free

Glenwood Springs Branch Library, 815 Cooper Ave., and Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave.

Info: http://www.gcpld.org

Winter Stoke Film Fest

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Get ready for the ski season, as local film artists are featured in the Winter Stoke Film Fest outdoor film-focused event.

7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1

Admission: $15 online or $20 at the door for adults, $7 kids online and $10 at the door. Also buy tickets at Sunlight Ski and Bike Shop, 309 Ninth St.

Springs Theater, 915 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-9425

Friday Afternoon Club on the Mountain

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Friday Afternoon Club on the Mountain is back at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park through the end of the year. Guests ride the tram free after 4 p.m. by showing or mentioning the ad running in the PI each week. At the top, enjoy live music and food and drink specials until 7:30 p.m. On Dec. 2, the Painter’s Stage trio of Noemi, Kristof and Max Kosmowski plays gypsy rock and reggae rhythms with contagious passion.

Ride tram free after 4 p.m. with PI ad, music and specials 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2

Admission: Free with PI ad

51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road

Info: 945-4228 and http://www.glenwoodcaverns.com

Elks Lodge Holiday Gift Fair

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge 2286 hosts its annual holiday gift shopping fair on Small Business Saturday.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3

Admission: Free

51939 Highway 6 and 24

Info: 945-2268


CARBONDALE — The Waldorf School’s annual holiday event features family crafts, an artisan market place, puppet play, enchanted story, and lunch and tea haus.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3

Admission: $20/pre-sale pass and $25/day of the event; ages 3 and younger free

16543 Old Highway 82

Info: 963-1960

Winter Song Symphony and Choir Concert

GLENWOOD SPRINGS AND RIFLE — The Symphony in the Valley presents a choral collaboration to celebrate the holidays. Includes the works of Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Rutter, Bach, Proko ev, Chris Eaton and Amy Grant and more.

2 p.m. in Glenwood and 7 p.m. in Rifle Saturday, Dec. 3

Admission: $15/adults, $10/children younger than 18 and seniors older than 65, $45/family of two adults and children younger than 18 in same household. Tickets at the door and online.

Glenwood Springs High School Auditorium, 1521 Grand Ave., and Rifle High School, 1350 Prefontaine Ave.

Info and tickets: 984-8833 and http://www.sitv.org

Annual Winter Movie Series

CARBONDALE — The Carbondale Branch Library, in partnership with the Mt. Sopris Historical Society, will show the six-part PBS documentary, “Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years 1954-1965.” Popcorn served.

4-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3: Episodes 3 and 4 “Ain’t Scared of Your Jails” and “No Easy Walk”

Admission: Free

320 Sopris Ave.

Info: http://www.gcpld.org and http://www.mtsoprishistoricalsociety.org

Denim and Diamonds Holiday Dance

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Join dancers from Vail to Grand Junction for this special dance evening. The Glenwood Springs Masonic Lodge hosts a full night of dancing to swing, ballroom, country, Latin, and more. No partner or dance experience necessary. Mingle and meet new people while enjoying holiday snacks and appetizers. Casual or dressy attire. Singles and couples welcome.

7:30-11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3

Admission: Free line dance lesson at 8 p.m. Bring a group of three or more friends or co-workers, also new dancers, and you’ll each save $5. Show a student ID and save.

901 Colorado Ave.

Info: 379-4956

Mountain Madrigal Singers Christmas Concert

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Each holiday season, Mountain Madrigals concerts feature music that ranges from classic and traditional to contemporary, and typically run between an hour and a half to two, with four performances per season. As years have passed, musical selections of the group have grown more complicated, and modern concerts typically consist of a third or more of songs in a cappella. In the last few years, Madrigal singers have arranged their own original pieces for the concert, much to the audiences’ delight.

2:30-4 p.m. matinee Sunday, Dec. 4, and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, Sunday, Dec. 11 and Saturday, Dec. 17

Admission: Concerts are free; donations appreciated. Free babysitting services provided. Church has seating capacity of over 350, which audiences frequently exceed, so arrive early.

First United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper Ave.

Info: 366-0452 and http://www.mountainmadrigals.com


GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Celebrate Glenwood Springs, open for business for a community evening of holiday shopping and festivities. Featuring events throughout downtown Glenwood every second Friday at participating Glen-A-Palooza businesses along Grand Avenue and side streets. Enjoy bargains, activities, food and fun for all.

4-10 pm. Friday, Dec. 9

Admission: Free

Downtown Glenwood, Grand Avenue and cross streets

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

Winter Celebration Festival of Trees

SILT — Bring your unique tree to the Silt Historical Park and set it up between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 10. Santa’s elves will start judging trees at 2 p.m. Remember, these trees need not be actual trees. Think books or cookies or barb wire … Something unique. Trees will be sold by silent auction as well as other items. Come and bid on these, check out the bake sale and a vintage items sale. Hayrides will provide fun while various choirs from the local schools sing carols. And of course Santa will be there with his elves. Proceeds from the sale will go to support the Silt Historical Park and The Ride Program.

2-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10

707 Orchard Ave.

Info: Bill Smith at 618-4182

Winter on the Mountain

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park offers a festive way to celebrate the holiday season, with 35 miles of colorful lights decorating the park, a giant musical Christmas tree, and live music by Mountain Harmony, a women’s a capella group performing in four-part harmony. Over the past 20 years the group has performed for tree lightings and holiday events from Vail to Glenwood, and on stage with dignitaries including former President Ford and singer-songwriter Amy Grant. The Lookout Grille will be open for lunch and dinner.

4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 and Sunday, Dec. 18

Admission: Free tram ride with turkey donation

51000 Two Rivers Plaza Rd.

Info: 945-4228 and http://www.glenwoodcaverns.com


Deck the Walls Artisanal Market

CARBONDALE — For the holiday season, Carbondale Arts transforms the R2 Gallery into a shop filled with artisanal goods created by local and regional artists. The Deck The Walls Artisanal Market features handcrafted items such as candles, wool hats and gloves, silk scarves, blown glass, ceramic kitchen wares, one of a kind holiday ornaments, cards and so much more.

Market hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays and Wednesdays; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 30

Admission: Free

76 S. Fourth St.

Info: 963-1680, email info@carbondalearts.com and http://www.carbondalearts.com

West Coast Swing Dance Classes

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Tuesdays through November, the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts offers beginner dance classes at 7:15 p.m. and intermediate classes at 8:15. Presented by Mountain Westies.

7:15 p.m. Tuesdays

601 E. Sixth St.

Info: 379-4956

The Magical Gift of Art

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A holiday viewing of art work at Cooper Corner Gallery, perfect for buying local and holiday gifting. Parking in the Colorado Mountain College lot is available under the library.

Admission: Free

315 Eighth St.

Info: 945-5199

White Lodge Tattoo and Gallery First Art Show

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Check out White Lodge’s new space and enjoy art in the ongoing show, “Old Ghosts.” Local artists participate from around the valley, honoring the land and those who came before us through paintings and photography.

Admission: Free

824A Grand Ave.

Info: 230-9366, http://www.whitelodgetattoo.com and http://www.facebook.com/whitelodgetattoo

Art in Silt

SILT — Crack in the Wall Gallery hosts art by more than 30 artists from the community showing their new work in photography, jewelry, oil paintings, pottery, notecards, and more. Perfect for shopping local early for the holidays.

Admission: Free

1887 County Road 237 (Harvey Gap Road)

Info: http://www.crackinthewallgallery.com

Live Piano with Brad Vierheller

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Riviera Supper Club and Piano Bar offers new live entertainment featuring Brad Vierheller, locally renowned music director and pianist in the Roaring Fork Valley, on the piano. He plays your favorite music for the dinner hour.

Music starts at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays

Admission: Free

702 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-7692 and http://www.rivieraglenwood.com

Art by Noemi Kosmoski

RIFLE — The Midland Arts Company features paintings by Glenwood Springs artist Noemi Kosmoski, on display and available for purchase.

Normal 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.

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

“Alloy: From Art to Artifact” Fall Exhibit

CARBONDALE — Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities hosts a new fall exhibit, “Alloy: From Art to Artifact,” an exploration of metals as material. The show is a conversation about art, craft and artifact, and an examination of what makes a thing an example of one or the other and where they cross. Curated by artists Natasha Seedorf and Olivia Pevec.

Admission: Free

The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St.

Info: http://www.carbondalearts.com

Trivia Night

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Glenwood Springs Brew Garden hosts Trivia Night with comics Max Graf and Greg Bensen, aka DJ Phathead, open to the public. Come out for brews, food truck eats, and trivia fun with prize giveaways.

8:30 p.m. Thursdays

Admission: Free

115 Sixth St.

Info: http://www.glenwoodspringsbrewgarden.com

Live Music with Jonathan Gorst and Kyle Jones

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Riviera Supper Club and Piano Bar’s new-and-improved persona features live piano music for dinner and drinks in downtown Glenwood. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays feature Jonathan Gorst on the piano. The former music director for “The Phantom of the Opera,” Gorst plays for the dinner hour and takes requests all evening. Every Thursday pianist Kyle Jones offers up his extraordinary musical stylings and interpretations, playing for the dinner hour and also taking requests all evening.

Music starts at 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays

Admission: Free

702 Grand Ave.

Info: (970)945-7692 and http://www.rivieraglenwood.com

Kill the Keg and Geeks Who Drink

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Thursdays are fun at Big Daddy’s Sports Bar as they play national themed bar trivia pastime Geeks Who Drink. Also play Big Daddy’s Kill the Keg game by purchasing any appetizer or entree at regular price and receiving a bottomless cup of beer until the keg is dead.

Kill the Keg starts at 7 p.m., Geeks Who Drink at 8 p.m. Thursdays

Admission: Free

55 Mel Rey Road

Info: 987-5056 and http://www.bigdaddysglenwood.com

Free Wine and Spirits 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


Crab Dinner and Live Music

RIFLE — Enjoy Friday night crab dinner at Farm Fresh Cafe and Steakhouse 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

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

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 at Farm Fresh Cafe and Steakhouse.

5:30 p.m. Saturdays

Admission: Free; $19.99/dinner

1733 Railroad Ave.

Info: http://www.clubfresh.me

Karaoke with the Sandman

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Have fun with karaoke in downtown Glenwood Springs and sing whatever you like at Loyal Brothers Lounge.

9 p.m. Tuesdays

Admission: Free

813 Grand Ave.

Info: http://www.karaokewithsandman.smugmug.com

Local Artisan and Craft Fair

RIFLE — The Midland Arts Company is a 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

Total Barre class with Vicki Tobia

CARBONDALE — Coredination and Bonedale Ballet offers 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

Art 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

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

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

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

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

Phat Pagan Open Mic Night

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

7:30 p.m. Mondays

Admission: Free

647 Main St.

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

Open Mic Nite

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Rivers Restaurant’s 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

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