Arts and entertainment briefs 3/24/17 |

Arts and entertainment briefs 3/24/17


Consensual Improv Comedy

Thunder River Theatre Company’s new improvisational comedy troupe returns to the stage with high-energy improv games and good times, as well as a new team member, Sonya Meyer. This show is unrated and may contain adult situations. Cash bar.

8 p.m. Friday

Admission: $10

67 Promenade

Info: 963-8200,

Stone Kitchen

Dance and tap your feet to original acoustic bluegrass and Americana music with Stone Kitchen, featuring special guest Jim Hipp.

9 p.m. to midnight Friday

Admission: Free

Rivers Restaurant, 2525 South Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs

Info: 928-8813,

Coco Montoya

The old Willie Dixon adage, “blues is truth,” perfectly describes the searing, contemporary blues-rock of world-renowned guitarist and vocalist Coco Montoya. Taught by the “Master of the Telecaster,” Albert Collins, but with a hard-edged sound and style all his own, Montoya mixes his forceful, melodic guitar playing and passionate vocals with memorable songs, delivering the blues’ hardest truths.

8 p.m. Saturday

Admission: $25 advance, $30 day of show

Ute Theatre, 132 E. Fourth St., Rifle

Info: 665-6569,

Country Dance Night

The historic Glenwood Springs Masonic Lodge hosts a country mixer dance for the Western Slope. Pickles McGee, aka Sherry, will be playing the best country tunes. Have a chance to dance with everyone there, and go country by wearing a cowboy hat, vest or boots. Intro class to learn two new dances starts at 6:30 and dance from 7:30-10:30 p.m.

6:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday

Admission: $5 class, $14 class and dance

901 Colorado Ave., Glenwood Springs

Info: 379-4956

Comedy Night

The Marble Bar at the Marble Distilling Co. welcomes back comic Steve Gastineau, who has entertained audiences from Anchorage to Key West and Cincinnati to Tucson years with his sharp social commentary and outlook.

7-9:30 p.m. Saturday

Admission: $5

150 Main St., Carbondale

Info: 963-7008 and

LP Herd

Larry and Patty Herd who hail from the Austin music scene. Their sound is defined by her bluesy sultry voice and his jazz/blues-inspired guitar style, with a song list including jazz standards to rock, blues and country.

7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday

Admission: Free

Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas, 166 Midland Ave., Basalt

Info: 927-0151,

Stone Kitchen

Sunlight’s Yard Sale! Spring Music Series continues with Stone Kitchen and blowout deals on winter gear.

2-6 p.m. Sunday

Admission: Free

Sunlight Mountain Resort, 10901 County Road 117, Glenwood Springs

Info: 945-9425,

Nathan McEuen, Bobby Mason and David Starr

Nathan’s first big solo performance happened around his 15th birthday when he was asked by his father John McEuen (of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) to sing a song and play guitar at the Olympic Bid Party for the International Olympic Committee in downtown Salt Lake City (March 1995). With his father wanting to surprise him for his birthday, it wasn’t until 15 minutes before ‘downbeat’ when Nathan got to the venue and realized he’d be performing outdoors in Salt Lake City, UT at the Gallivan Center for more than 15,000 people and opening for John Denver.

7 p.m. Sunday

Admission: $25

Ute Theatre, 132 E. Fourth St., Rifle

Info: 665-6569,

Sunday Night Bluegrass Jam

Steve’s Guitars continues to open its doors to local musicians to provide a nice place to play and enjoy the magic of live music. The first three “jams” Steve’s has hosted this year have featured local players sharing their original music and covers of several different genres other than bluegrass.

6-8 p.m. Sunday

Admission: Free to play and attend

19 N. Fourth St., Carbondale

Info: 963-3304,


A Class and A Glass

The Marble Distilling Co. helps the Roaring Fork Beer Company celebrate its third birthday by offering “A Class and A Glass” collaborative art and tasting event with the Carbondale Clay Center. Come together for an evening of crafts, craft spirits and brews.

Admission: $20 for a beer stein or martini glass to decorate and flight of two RFBC brews and two MDC birthday craft cocktail creations

6-8 p.m. Thursday

Admission: Free

150 Main St., Carbondale

Info: 963-7008, and

Stand-up Comedy

Based in Los Angeles by way of Atlanta, comic Dave Stone made his TV debut on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” in 2013, and in the same year was selected to the prestigious “New Faces” roster of the Just For Laughs Festival. This will be adult content humor and not a traditional Vaudeville show. Attendees must be 18 years of age or older.

8 p.m. April 6

Admission: $25; food and full bar available

915 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs

Info and tickets: 945-9699 and


Literacy Outreach and MC Learning Lab host Glenwood’s annual spelling bee for adults at the Hotel Colorado. The fundraiser features a fun team costume contest for this year’s theme, “The Greatest Spelling Show on Earth.”

6 p.m. April 7

Admission: Free for spectators; teams pay donation to play

526 Pine St., Glenwood Springs

Info: 945-5282

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

Sopris Theatre Company presents the classic theater production of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” directed by Wendy Tennis.

7 p.m. April 14-23 with 2 p.m. Sunday matinees

Admission: $18 adults, $13 students, seniors and CMC staff/faculty

New Space Theater on the Spring Valley campus, 3000 County Road 114, Glenwood Springs

Info and tickets: 947-8177 and


Grunge Pop-up Gallery

This pop-up exhibition features fine art photography by Pete Toborek and Kim Toborek.
Through April 15

Admission: Free

126 East Third St., Rifle


Battle of the Walls Student Exhibit

The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts invited students to participate in its fourth-annual exhibit, “Battle of the Walls,” featuring creative works from valley high school-aged artists. See their work on display.

Admission: Free

601 East Sixth St., Glenwood Springs

Info: 945-2414 and

Arlene Law

Cooper Corner Gallery celebrates the work of Arlene Law, with a focus on her miniature paintings.

Admission: Free

Cooper Corner Gallery, 315 Eighth St., Glenwood Springs

Info: 945-5199 and

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue Spring Season

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue’s award-winning show returns with two hours of family-friendly dinner theater show professional talent performing comedy skits, local jokes, high-energy dance numbers, novelty songs and original comedic presentations.

Doors open 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays (no Sunday shows) through May 27; 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 percent off groups of 10 or more

Springs Theater, 915 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs

Info: 945-9699 and

Art in 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.

Admission: Free

1887 County Road 237 (Harvey Gap Road), Silt


Trivia Night

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., Glenwood Springs


Live Piano Music with Dinner

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: 945-7692 and

Dance Party with DJ Tenza

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Dance to the tunes that DJ Tenza of Aspen DJs spins on Wednesdays in downtown Glenwood Springs at Loyal Brothers Lounge.

9 p.m. to close Wednesdays

Admission: Free

813 Grand Ave.


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.


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.


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

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.


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. Tuesdays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays

Admission: Free

101 E. Third St., Rifle

Info: 625-3068 and

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

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 and

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 and

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 and

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, and

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 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

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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