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
Info: 963-8200, thunderrivertheatre.com
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
Rivers Restaurant, 2525 South Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs
Info: 928-8813, theriversrestaurant.com
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, utetheater.com
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
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
150 Main St., Carbondale
Info: 963-7008 and marbledistilling.com
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
Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas, 166 Midland Ave., Basalt
Info: 927-0151, heatherssavorypies.com
Sunlight’s Yard Sale! Spring Music Series continues with Stone Kitchen and blowout deals on winter gear.
2-6 p.m. Sunday
Sunlight Mountain Resort, 10901 County Road 117, Glenwood Springs
Info: 945-9425, sunlightmtn.com
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
Ute Theatre, 132 E. Fourth St., Rifle
Info: 665-6569, utetheater.com
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, stevesguitars.net
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
150 Main St., Carbondale
Info: 963-7008, marbledistilling.com and roaringforkbeerco.com
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 gvrshow.com/reservation
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
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 coloradomtn.edu/cmc_theatre
Grunge Pop-up Gallery
This pop-up exhibition features fine art photography by Pete Toborek and Kim Toborek. Through April 15
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.
601 East Sixth St., Glenwood Springs
Info: 945-2414 and glenwoodarts.org
Cooper Corner Gallery celebrates the work of Arlene Law, with a focus on her miniature paintings.
Cooper Corner Gallery, 315 Eighth St., Glenwood Springs
Info: 945-5199 and coopercornergallery.com
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 gvrshow.com
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.
1887 County Road 237 (Harvey Gap Road), Silt
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
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
702 Grand Ave.
Info: 945-7692 and http://www.rivieraglenwood.com
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
13110 Colorado 82
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.
500 Weant Blvd.
Open Mic Nights
NEW CASTLE — Open Mic every Sunday for music therapy at the Black Dog Saloon.
5 p.m. Sundays
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 email@example.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
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
2525 S. Grand Ave.
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