Ten Thousand Villages: 29th Annual International Gift Festival

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Themed “Harmony Made by Hand,” the Ten Thousand Villages 29th Annual International Gift Festival features fair trade gifts from 32 third-world countries for a good cause. Just in time for holiday shopping.

12-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14

Admission: Free

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1630 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-6848

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park: Friday Afternoon Club (FAC) on the Mountain

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, voted the 2015 Locals’ Choice for Best Place to View a Sunset and Best Music Venue, hosts winter fun with its Friday Afternoon Club. This week features live gypsy sounds and reggae rhythms by Painters Stage: food and drink specials from 5-8:30 p.m. Fridays through Feb. 26, 2016.

4-8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13

Admission: Guests ride the tram free after 4 p.m. when they mention FAC at the tram base

51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road

Info: 945-4228

Cooper Corner Gallery: Holiday Open House

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Join Cooper Corner Gallery for a Second Friday event featuring one-of-a-kind handmade ornaments given away, while supply lasts. Refreshments and wine will be served.

5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13

Admission: Free

315 Eighth St.


Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts: Winterfest and Business After Hours Mixer

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Glenwood Springs Chamber hosts a Business After Hours with a holiday theme and door prize drawing. Participate in the Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest to win prizes. All chamber members are invited to attend and bring a guest.

5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13

601 E. Sixth St.

Admission: Free

601 E. Sixth St.

Info: and

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. Friday, Nov. 13 and Saturday, Nov. 14

Admission: Free

732 Cooper Ave.


Carbondale Clay Center: Friday Pie Day

CARBONDALE — Join the Carbondale Clay Center for a special holiday treat. Kick off the holidays with handmade pie plates, pies, treats, gift ideas and great company. The event features special guest Susie Jimenez, with Aspen Meat Company and Silver Coin Tequila.

5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13

Admission: Free

135 Main St.

Info: 963-2529 and

Two Rivers Community School: Fundraiser and Silent Auction

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — An evening of fun and fundraising in support of Glenwood’s new K-8 charter school public charter school. Enjoy live music, a soup-tasting contest, and silent auction. Childcare is provided.

6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13

Admission: Free

195 Center Dr.

Info: 385-5200 and

Eagles Club: Music and Spaghetti Dinner

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Local singer-songwriter Jim Hawkins will play a variety of country and folk music. The Eagles Auxiliary will serve a spaghetti dinner with proceeds benefitting the Cancer Fund.

6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13

Admission: Free

312 Seventh St.


Defiance Community Players: “Fiddler on the Roof”

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Set in the little village of Anatevka, Russia,the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, the musical’s universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion.

7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 and 20 and Saturday, Nov. 14 and 21, and 2 p.m. matinees, Sunday, Nov. 15 and 22 (doors open half-hour before each show)

Admission: $15/seniors and students (18 and younger), $20/adults

Glenwood Springs High School, Jeannie Miller Theatre,


Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: 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 Friday night in downtown Basalt.

7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13

Admission: Free

166 Midland Ave.

Info: 927-0151 and

Carbondale Beer Works: Hell Roaring String Band

CARBONDALE — Valley bluegrass ensemble Hell Roaring String Band plays the CBW. Enjoy live music, craft microbrews and authentic pub food.

7-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13

Admission: Free

647 Main St.


Glenwood Springs Library: An Evening with Penn Street and Mathew Goodwin

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Motivational speakers Penn Street and Mathew Goodwin will tell the story of how they overcame severe vision problems to be successful in life. The Basalt Lions will provide desserts and the library will display its new text-to-sound camera available.

7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13

Admission: Free

815 Cooper Ave.


Colorado Rocky Mountain School (CRMS): “Once Upon a Mattress” Fall Musical

CARBONDALE — The CRMS drama department’s production of “Once Upon A Mattress,” the story of the Princess and the Pea, is carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 and Saturday, Nov. 14

Admission: $10/students and children and $15/adults

CRMS Barn, 500 Holden Way

Info: 963-2592, and

Rivers Restaurant: Live Music

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Leonard Curry Trio plays a fun night of Americana in the Rivers’ bar Friday night.

9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13

Admission: Free

2525 S. Grand Ave.

Info: 928-8813

Black Nugget: The Starletts

CARBONDALE — Boogie down to Motown standards and dance to blues, rock and pop favorites from Carbondale’s premier party band, The Starletts.

9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13

Admission: Free

403 Main St.

Info: 963-4498 and

Carbondale Firehouse: 39th Annual Holiday Craft Show

CARBONDALE — Carbondale’s annual Christmas boutique returns to help shoppers get a jump on holiday shopping with local art and crafts and seasonal items.

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14

Admission: Free

Highway 133 South

Info: 963-3045

First United Methodist Church: Unique Boutique

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Unique Boutique is Glenwood Spring’s most anticipated craft and artisan fair for the holiday season.

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14

Admission: Free

824 Cooper Ave.

Info: 947-9509

Carbondale Branch Library: Author Talk with F. Darrell Munsell

CARBONDALE — Author F. Darrell Munsell discusses his newly-released book on Jack Roberts, a colorful local artist whose paintings of Colorado scenes and historical events

have established his reputation as a respected artist of the American West. Books are available for purchase and signing, and light refreshments will be provided.

3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14

Admission: Free

320 Sopris Ave.

Info: 963-288 and

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue: Local Bluegrass Music Night

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Come on down to the Vaudeville for a concert with valley bluegrass favorites Smuggler Mountain Boys and Defiance String Band and the Front Range’s Wood Belly, featuring stand-up bass player Sheena Gruber, daughter of Larry Gruber, former owner of Glenwood Music. Each band will play for about 50 minutes.

7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14

Admission: $10/person, at the door until they are full; food and bar extra

The Springs Theater, 915 Grand Avenue

Info and to reserve a seat: 945-9699, and

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park: Turkey Tram-a-Ganza

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — KSNO’s Elizabeth Drolet will board the Iron Mountain Tramway for a live broadcast and will keep riding until 500 pounds of turkey, or roughly 45 turkeys, have been donated to Lift-Up. Glenwood Caverns is contributing up to four free tram rides for each donated turkey or $20 donation, plus an entry in a drawing for two Annual Thrill Passes or four day passes to the Iron Mountain Hot Springs. Guests who donate turkeys can also enjoy the park’s rides and attractions with a $25 Winter Funday Pass with the free tram ride.

12-4 p.m. (last tram ride up at 8:30 p.m.; park closes at 9) Sunday, Nov. 15

Info: 800-530-1635 or 945-4228, ext. 0 and


Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH): November Art and Wine Break: DIY Holiday Cards

CARBONDALE — Take an Art and Wine Break to relax and create. CCAH provides everything — the space, drinks, snacks and a little help from Lisa Singer who will be on hand to facilitate fun art projects. For November’s Art Break, CCAH will be making holiday cards. All levels of experience will enjoy this evening of art making. Space is limited.

6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17

Admission: $25

Third Street Center, Suite 15 classroom, 76 S. Fourth St.

Info and reserve your spot: 379-0376 and

CCAH: Membership Celebration

CARBONDALE — Members are invited to enjoy for food, surprise entertainment, updates, and stories on CCAH this past year and a preview of the “Deck the Walls” Holiday show. We will also vote and, possibly welcome in, new board members. All members receive a 10 percent discount on purchases made that night.

6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19

The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St.

Info: 379-0376 and

The Pretty Penny: Silt Craft Fair

SILT — This fair is a kick-off to a series of fairs that take place through December featuring local crafters/artists and independent sales reps for products including Mary Kay and Pampered Chef, as well as antique dealers.

Shows Nov. 20-22, and Dec. 4-6 and 18-20

Admission: Free; vendor booths $75 or $35 if commit to more than one show

701 Main St.


CCAH: “Deck the Walls” Holiday Show Opening Reception

CARBONDALE — For the holiday season, CCAH transforms the R2 Gallery into a shop filled with artisanal goods created by local and regional artists. The “Deck the Walls” holiday show features handcrafted candles, wool hats, silk scarves, and candles, blown glass, ceramic kitchen wares, and one of a kind holiday ornaments and cards.

6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20

Deck the Walls will be open for shopping Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursdays until 6:30 p.m, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. from Nov. 20 through Dec. 24

Admission: Free

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

Info: 963-1680 and

Ute Theater: Tommy Castro and The Painkillers

RIFLE — Tommy Castro and The Painkillers celebrates the release of its new album, “Method to my Madness.” Castro, a six-time Blues Music Award-winner, and his band The Painkillers, featuring bassist Randy McDonald, keyboardist Michael Emerson and drummer Bowen Brown, hail from the San Francisco area.

8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27

Admission: $20/advance, $25/day of show

132 E. Fourth St.

Info: 925-1663 and

The Gathering Center at The Orchard: Christmas Market

CARBONDALE — The Christmas Market features more than 20 vendors from all over the valley selling products including pottery, jewelry, knitted wares, baked goods, skin care products, essential oils and more. A fundraiser lunch benefits The Orchard short-term missions trips. Santa photos for people and/or pets with Santa will be available (pets must be on a leash or in a carrier). Vendors space still available.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28 and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29

Admission: Free, with donation of non-perishable food for Lift-up encouraged; booth spaces available for $35

110 Snowmass Dr.

Info and booth application: 963-8775 ext. 105 and email

Carbondale Branch Library: Classical Concert

CARBONDALE — Pianist Amanda Gessler, known for her deeply insightful and emotionally charged performances across the United States and Europe, returns to the library for a free concert playing the music of Beethoven. Refreshments provided.

3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28

Admission: Free

320 Sopris Ave.

Info: 963-288 and

Colorado Mountain College: Christmas Pottery Show and Sale

RIFLE — Colorado Mountain College West Garfield Campus presents the Annual Christmas Pottery Show and Sale. Student and instructor works of art for sale with reasonable prices. Enjoy refreshments while you browse.

9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4

Admission: Free

Rifle Middle School Auxiliary Gym, 753 Railroad Ave. (behind Grand River Student Health Center, look for our signs)

Info: 625-1871

CCAH: Light Up Carbondale

CARBONDALE — December First Fridays kicks off a long tradition of holiday celebration. Santa will be coming to Carbondale for a special visit at the Launchpad. Santa will also light the trees on Main Street at 5 p.m. followed by a fire and hot chocolate on the Fourth St. Plaza. SoL Theater’s Muppets will sing tunes from their upcoming show. The “Deck the Walls” show will be open for holiday shopping until 8 p.m.

3-8 p.m. First Friday, Dec. 4

Admission: Free

The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St.

Info: 379-0376 and

Third Street Center: Whimsical Women of the West Holiday Show

CARBONDALE — A creative gathering of local artists are highlighted in this craft and artisan fair perfect for holiday shopping.

4-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5

Admission: Free

520 Third St.

Info: 947-9509

Carbondale Clay Center: Cup Auction

CARBONDALE — With more than 200 cups available, donated by local and national artists, Carbondale Clay Center’s cup auction helps support its mission: to achieve awareness of the ceramic arts by building community through diverse, clay related activities, accessible to all.

5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4

Admission: Free

135 Main St.

Info: 963-2529 and

CCAH: Call to Artists for the 36th Annual Valley Visual Art Show

CARBONDALE — Artists are being sought to participate in the 36th Annual Valley Visual Art Show, the largest of CCAH’s year round exhibitions and features artists from the Roaring Fork Valley who work in all mediums. The exhibition is open to all artists who are members of CCAH and reside in an 816xx zip code. All work must be original, created in the last 12 months, and not previously shown at CCAH.

Submissions due by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4 and opening reception 6-8 p.m. Jan. 15

Admission: Free.

The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St.

Applications and info:

Mountain Madrigal Singers: 35th Anniversary Concert Series “Christmas Peace”

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Mountain Madrigal Singers are celebrating their 35th year with selections of audience favorites for “Christmas Peace,” their Christmas concert series at United Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs. Free babysitting at the church for those with little ones who need it.

2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, 13 and 19

Admission: Free, donations accepted

824 Cooper Ave.



Rifle Branch Library: “Art in the Stacks”: Michael Chaffee

RIFLE — Visit the library to meet Western Slope photographer Michael Chaffee during the opening of his Art in the Stacks” exhibit. His scenic landscapes will be on display from November through December.

Admission: Free

207 East Ave.

Info: 625-3471 and

The Wyly Annex: “Works on Forever” Exhibit

BASALT — “Works on Forever” features Aspen resident and artist Tony Prikryl’s various-sized archival pigment prints and mixed media pieces. The exhibition dates are Oct. 23-Nov. 21.

Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday

Admission: Free

174 Midland Ave.

Info: 927-4123 and

Wyly Art Center: “The Wyly Open”

BASALT — “The Wyly Open” features more than 50 works by artists who reside in the 816 zip code. Two- and three-dimensional work in a variety of mediums will be shown. Through Saturday, Nov. 20.

Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday

Admission: Free and open to the public

99 Midland Spur

Info: 927-4123 and

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

NEW CASTLE — This fall, children ages 4-9 will learn the basics of ballet, jazz and tap in the popular dance combo classes. Shoes will be available for purchase the first week of classes and 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

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


Info: 984-3352 and and

New Castle Recreation Dept.: Folk Dance Program

NEW CASTLE — In partnership with instructor Patricia Esteban, who received her degree in dance from Brigham Young University, the New Castle Recreation Dept. offers a new folk dance program at the New Castle Community Center. Adult classes are being offered on Tuesday evenings. Participants will learn traditional dances from North America, Europe and Asia.

6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 8

Admission: $48/program, $40/seniors ages 55 and older, and $8/drop-in participants

New Castle Community Center, 423 W. Main St.

Registration and info: 984-3352 and

Cooper Corner Gallery: Art on Display

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Celebrate Glenwood’s newest art gallery, Cooper Corner Gallery, featuring art by Roaring Fork Valley artists, and more.

Admission: Free

315 Eighth St.


CMC ArtShare Gallery: “Moments in Place”

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Joseph Gamble, a professional photographer and professor of photography for the Isaacson School of New Media at CMC, presents an exhibit focused on his travel and street work.

Admission: Free

802 Grand Ave.

Info: 947-8367, and

Mousai Gallery: Pat Winger Exhibit

CARBONDALE — Enjoy one-of-a-kind sculptures from locally sourced wood by Pat Winger at Mousai Gallery.

Admission: Free

50 Weant Blvd.

Info: 948-5687 and

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue: Open Mic Karaoke Night

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Singers, musicians, comedians and poets are welcome to take the Springs Theatre stage for a night of all-ages fun. A keyboard and guitar are available to accompany any act.

Sign-up and doors open at 7:30 p.m., fun begins at 8 p.m. Thursdays

Admission: Free; menu and full bar served all evening

Springs Theatre, 915 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-9699 and

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 and

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 and

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 and

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, and

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 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 and

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

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, and

Main Street Gallery: Regional artists

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

Admission: Free

399 Main St., Carbondale

Info:, 945-4817 and 963-3775

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:, and 963-1680

Midland Arts Company: Local artists’ offerings

RIFLE — This cooperative gift shop features the work of the six artist-owners and about 30 additional local artists: handmade soaps and candles, fabric arts, iron work, original paintings, and turned-wood lamps, along with the already existing artisan jewelry and pottery.

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

Admission: Free

110 E. Third St., Rifle, next to the Blush Salon

Info: and 625-3068

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