Arts and Entertainment briefs, Jan. 13 |

Arts and Entertainment briefs, Jan. 13


Second Friday Artist Reception

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Cooper Corner Gallery hosts January’s First Friday art opening with local photography by George Cutting III. Visit the artist and enjoy wine and refreshments.

5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13

Admission: Free

315 Eighth St.

Info: 945-5199

Live Music with Nelson Oldham and Hap Harriman

BASALT — Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar hosts local musicians Nelson Oldham and Hap Harriman for live and local music on a Friday night.

7-10:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13

Admission: Free

166 Midland Ave.

Info: 927-0151 and

Live Music with Dwight F. Ferren

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Solo acoustic guitar instrumentals by Dwight F. Ferren with your sushi and sake at Kanpai Sushi Bar and Lounge Friday evening.

7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13

Admission: Free

3950 Midland Ave.

Info: 230-9498 and

Bessie and Friends Music Jam

SILT — Every second Friday, musicians and music fans can gather at the First Baptist Church in Silt for a live music jam.

7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13

Admission: Free

632 Grand Ave.

Info: Bessie Burr at 309-2764

Live Music with Scary Doug and Friends

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Dance to live originals and cover tunes by Scary Doug and Friends in the Rivers Restaurant bar after dinner.

9 p.m. to midnight Friday, Jan. 13

Admission: Free

2525 South Grand Ave.

Info: 928-8813 and

Stand-Up Comedy

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Comic Jared Logan has appeared on Comedy Central’s “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail,” “TJ Miller’s Mash Up” and “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show,” as well as in his own half-hour special. He was a series regular on VH1’s “Best Week Ever” and TruTV’s “World’s Dumbest.” His debut comedy album, “My Brave Battle,” was hailed by Vulture as one of the best stand-up specials of the year. He writes for “The Late Late Show with James Corden” and is the host of “The Secret Masters” podcast. Features adult content humor and is not the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue’s traditional show. Attendees must be 18 or older.

Doors open 7 p.m. for dinner and drinks, show at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14

Admission: $25 show only; food and beverages optional and a la carte

Springs Theater, 915 Grand Ave.

Info and reservations: 945-9699 and

Consensual Improv Comedy

CARBONDALE — Back by popular demand, Thunder River Theatre Company’s new improvisational comedy troupe returns to the stage with high-energy improv games and good times. This show is unrated and may contain adult situations. Cash bar available.

Doors open at 7:30, show at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14

Admission: $10

67 Promenade

Info: 963-8200, email and

Live Music with Fort Defiance

CARBONDALE — The Marble Bar hosts Sunday Funday with Fort Defiance, an Americana duo from Nashville hailed for honest songwriting, timeless harmonies and high-energy stage performances. The husband-wife team has toured tirelessly, playing more than 200 shows in 2016. Their passion and grassroots work ethic has garnered heavy attention from around the country, with critics to calling them “breathtakingly seductive” (That Music Mag) and “good, honest, and full of real heart” (Orlando Weekly).

3-6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15

Admission: Free

10 Main St.

Info: 963-7008 and


Yappy Hour

CARBONDALE — Join Colorado Animal Rescue for the monthly Yappy Hour at the Marble Distilling Company’s Marble Bar. Sip on handcrafted cocktails and meet an adoptable C.A.R.E. dog, with $1 from every drink sold donated. Bring your own dog along as well.

5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19

Admission: Free

150 Main St.

Info: 947-9173, 963-7008 and


GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Lunafest is an annual fundraiser for Advocate Safehouse Project, a nonprofit providing support for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Held at the historic Hotel Colorado, the night features two showings at 5 and 7:30 p.m. This year, a new component features four local restaurants offering discounts or deals when presented with Lunafest ticket stubs over the weekend (Jan. 20-23).

5-9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21

Admission: $20

526 Pine St.

Info: 928-2074 and

Live Music with The Seth Walker Band

CARBONDALE — The Seth Walker Band is an Austin-based ensemble that will play a mixture of traditional blues with a New Orleans flair at Steve’s Guitars for the first show of 2017.

8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21

19 N. Fourth. St.

Info: 963-3304, email, and

Stand-Up Comedy Round-Up

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — This WindWalkers benefit comedy night features local talent including Mission Improv-able Troupe, with members of the Glenwood Springs High School Drama Club. Also performing are comics Todd Hartley, an Aspen Times humor columnist, KDNK DJ and former member of the Laugh Your Aspen Off comedy troupe, and Don Chaney, of KMTS radio and former morning host and general manager of KSNO. He is also a member of the Thunder River Theatre Company’s Consenual Improv group, and an original comic from Laugh Your Aspen Off.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for dinner and drinks, showtime 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27

Admission: $30, online or at the door (if not full)

915 Grand Ave.

Info and reservations: 945-9699, 963-2909 and

Mini Music Fest

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Announcing the Almost Second Annual Mini Music Fest at the Glenwood Vaudeville, featuring three essentially local bands: Lizzy Plotkin and Natalie Spears of Free the Honey, The Defiance String Band and introducing Stray Grass from Grand Junction. Food and beverages are available, so make it a full night out.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., showtime 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28

Admission: $10, online or available at the door until full

915 Grand Ave.

Info and reserve seats/table early: 945-9699, and

“Art Around Town” Artist Call-out

CARBONDALE — The Carbondale Public Arts Commission seeks 15 new sculptures for its annual “Art Around Town” exhibit. This year-long street exhibition showcases outdoor sculptures. Selected artists are paid a $750 honorarium (at installation) and are also eligible for a $1,000 award for Best in Show next fall. Participants are invited to a community artist reception on June 1, and also to participate in Carbondale’s First Friday Art Walk June 2. Sculptures will be on display for one year.

Entry deadline: Feb. 5; show opens June 1, with installations beginning late May and early June by Carbondale’s public works crew

Main Street, Rio Grande Trail, and other high-use areas around town

Info and submissions: Call for Entry (CAFE) website

“How Not to Die!” Author Meet and Greet

CARBONDALE — Meet the author of the community-wide reading selection, “How Not to Die!” The presentation and Q&A featuring Dr. Michael Greger takes place at The Orchard’s Gathering Place.

7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9

Admission: Free

110 Snowmass Dr.

Info: 384-6951


GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Celebrate Glenwood Springs, open for business for a community evening of pre-Valentine’s 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, Feb. 10

Admission: Free

Downtown Glenwood, Grand Avenue and cross streets



“Food, Flower and Drink” Exhibit

CARBONDALE — Japanese sensibility comes to the Carbondale Clay Center through Jan. 27, with a cross-cultural ceramic exhibition from Fumiko Nagai and Frank McGuirk.

Admission: Free

135 Main St.

Info: 963-2529, email and

Art by Betsy Blackard

RIFLE — Bookcliffs Arts Center celebrates the works of pastel artist Betsy Blackard with her art for sale and public viewing.

Admission: Free

The Stone House, 1100 East 16th St.

Info: 625-1889 and

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.

Admission: Free

1887 County Road 237 (Harvey Gap Road)


Art by Noemi Kosmoski

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

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

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.


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

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

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, it’s 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.


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.


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, 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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