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THIS WEEKEND

SoL Theatre Company: “A Midsummer Nights’ Dream”

CARBONDALE — The William Shakespeare classic play, one of his most popular works for the stage widely performed across the world, that portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and Hippolyta.

12 and 7 p.m. Friday, April 17, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 18 and 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, April 19

Admission: $15/adults and $10/kids 12 and younger at the door and online at http://www.soltheatrecompany.com

Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St.

Info: http://www.soltheatrecompany.com

Book Train: Book Signing with Don Morreale

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Colorado author Don Morreale will sign his new book, “Cowboys, Yogis, and One-Legged Ski Bums,” a collection of surprisingly compelling biographical sketches of regular Colorado people who have undergone a life-changing experience.

2 p.m. Friday, April 17

Admission: Free

723 Grand Ave.

Info: 954-7045 and http://www.cowboysyogis.com

Cooper Wine and Spirits: Free Tasting

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, April 17 and Saturday, April 18

Admission: Free

732 Cooper Ave.

Info: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cooper-Wine-Spirit/206692372844660

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue: Spring Season

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A two-hour, family-friendly dinner theater show with professional talent performing comedy skits, seasonal jokes, high-energy dance numbers, novelty songs and original comedic presentations.

Doors at 6:30 p.m. (with show following food, drinks and entertainment) Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18

Admission (show only): $24/adults, $22/seniors, and $16/kids 12 and younger; food and beverages optional, a la carte; 10% off groups of 10 or more

Springs Theatre, 915 Grand Ave.

Reservations and group info: 945-9699, e-mail reservations@gvrshow.com and http://www.gvrshow.com

Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts: Dancers Dancing

GLENWOOD SPRINGS —The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts presents its annual dance performance, Dancers Dancing, this year titled “Photo Booth.”

7 p.m. Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18 and 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, April 19

Admission: $16/adults and $10/students

601 E. Sixth St.

Jeannie Miller Auditorium at Glenwood Springs High School, 1521 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-2414 and http://www.glenwoodarts.org

Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Happ Harriman and David Starr

BASALT — Acoustic harmony and classic rock with Roaring Fork Valley musicians Happ Harriman and David Starr at Heather’s.

7 p.m. Friday, April 17

Admission: Free

166 Midland Ave.

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

Sopris Theatre Company: “A Flea in Her Ear”

SPRING VALLEY — Colorado Mountain College and community actors present the story of a jealous wife who suspects her husband is cheating on her so tries setting him up to catch him in the act. Hijinx ensure.

7 p.m. Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18 and 2 p.m. Sunday matinee April 19

Admission: $10/seniors and students, CMC faculty and staff and $15/adults

New Space Theatre, 3000 County Road 114

Info: 947-8252 and http://www.coloradomtn.edu/campuses/spring_valley/cmc_theatre/

Dance Liberation Project: Community Ecstatic Dance

CARBONDALE — Join dancers and a live DJ for a journey through sound, aligning with your own inner rhythm, silence and creativity, at the Heart Rhythm Dance Liberation Project community dance. This event is open to all walks of life. No dance experience is necessary.

7:30-9 p.m. Friday, April 17

Admission: $9 suggested donation

The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St.

Info: Aja McAdams at kiryndelaluna@gmail.com

Steve’s Guitars: Lipbone Redding

CARBONDALE — A return performer to Carbondale’s singer-songwriter scene and Steve’s Guitars favorite. Redding has a Dr. John-like soul and swagger along with soulful and entertaining original songs.

8:30 p.m. Friday, April 17

19 N. Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304, http://www.stevesguitars.net and http://www.lipbone.com

Rivers Restaurant: Live Music Fridays

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Dry Hollow plays original acoustic bluegrass and Americana music Friday night in the Rivers bar.

9 p.m. Friday, April 17

Admission: Free

2525 S. Grand Ave

Info: 928-8813

Wyly Community Art Center: The Magic Cookbook Reading and Cupcake Decorating

BASALT — Meet Molly, Daisy, and Eva, featured in Pam Porter’s “The Magic Cookbook,” and hear about the cupcake creations the characters bake over the course of a year. Then decorate a cupcake of your own with the author.

12-1 p.m. Saturday, April 18

Admission: Free and open to the public

99 Midland Spur

Info: 927-4123, email art@wylyarts.org and http://www.wylyarts.org

The Orchard and Steve’s Guitars: “Music and Love” Fundraiser for Mary Margaret O’Gara

CARBONDALE —Live music, food and drink, and a silent auction to support Mary Margaret O’Gara, wife of Steve’s Guitars’ Steve Standiford, starting with instrumental music by Pat Winger and John Ramo on guitar and Bruce Imig on bass to support. They will be followed by longtime local musicians Steve Skinner with Louie Girardot. Songwriter Dan Sheridan closes the night singing original songs like he has done at Steve’s for many years.

5-10 p.m. Saturday, April 18

Admission: $15

110 Snowmass Dr.

Info: 963-3304 and http://www.stevesguitars.net

Thunder River Theatre Company (TRTC): Staged Reading

CARBONDALE — A professional reading including TRTC’s Owen O’Farrell and Mike Monroney, along with guests Trary Maddelone, Emery Major, and others. Directed by Maurice LaMee, executive director of the Aspen Writers Society and artistic director of the Creede Repertory Theatre for 12 years. There will be a talk-back after both performances with the playwright, director and actors.

7 p.m. Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19

Admission: Free

67 Promenade

Info: 963-8200 and http://www.thunderrivertheatre.com

Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Josefina Mendez, Tim Fox and Mike Facey

BASALT — Energetic musical trio Josefina Mendez, Tim Fox and Mike Facey, who have performed up and down the Roaring Fork Valley, play spirited Brazilian jazz at Heather’s.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18

Admission: Free

166 Midland Ave.

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

The Designer’s Vault Design and Wine Room: Painter’s Stage

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Come down the stairs of this historic Glenwood Springs building and enjoy the quaint ambiance of the Designer’s Vault and Gypsy-style music by Glenwood’s own Painter’s Stage band.

8 p.m. Saturday, April 18

Admission: $14/two with $2 off the first glass of wine with paid cover.

214 Eighth St. # 17

Info: 230-0479

True Healing Arts: Gong Meditation with Barry Chapman

CARBONDALE — Recharge, rejuvenate and restore with sound-healing instruments. During this meditation, students experience the radiant frequencies that transport them into the silence of sound.

4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 19

Admission: $18

100 N. Third St.

Info: http://www.truenaturehealingarts.com

UPCOMING

Frontier Historical Museum: New Book Release

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Frontier Historical Society and Museum is releasing a new book on Glenwood Springs, a perfect souvenir for tourists, titled “Images of America: Early Glenwood Springs,” available for purchase starting April 20. The book features nearly 200 photographs from the museum’s collection, along with information, stories and anecdotes from Glenwood’s western history.

Starting 1 p.m. Monday, April 20

Admission: Free

1001 Colorado Ave.

Info: 945-4448

Glenwood Springs Branch Library: Liz Masterson

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The final program of this year’s Winter Lecture Series will feature Denver’s Songbird of the Sage, Liz Masterson, honoring National Poetry Month and National Cowboy Poetry Week. She is known for singing and yodeling songs that celebrate the cowboy and rural way of life. Light refreshments will be served.

7 p.m. Tuesday, April 21

Admission: Free and open to the public

815 Cooper Ave.

Info: 945-5958 and http://www.garfieldlibraries.org

Jazz Aspen Snowmass (JAS): 2015 Student Showcase

CARBONDALE — Free and open to the public, the JAS Student Showcase highlights some of the best middle and high school jazz bands from the Roaring Fork Valley.

6 p.m. Wednesday, April 22

Admission: Free

PAC3 Performing Arts Center, Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St.

Info: http://www.jazzaspensnowmass.org

Carbondale Recreation and Community Center: 5Point Film Festival

CARBONDALE — Four jam-packed, inspirational days of more than 45 short adventure and action films. Meet special guests, athletes, and filmmakers from around the world and enjoy Sierra Nevada beer, local food, and fun yard games at three free community parties.

7 p.m. Thursday, April 23 through Sunday, April 26

Admission: $26-$250 (individual tickets or program passes)

567 Colorado Ave.

Info: http://www.5pointfilm.org

Colorado Mountain College (CMC) West Garfield Campus: Hazel Miller Band

RIFLE — Hazel Miller is not just a great singer, she is a force of nature who has been a sought- after performer in Colorado for 24 years. Whether she is singing blues, jazz, pop or gospel, her voice charges the songs with a primal dose of genuine soul. Enjoy this free show open to the public at CMC’s scenic Rifle campus.

7-9 p.m. Friday, April 24

Admission: Free

3695 Airport Road

Info: http://www.coloradomtn.edu/event/hazel-miller-band

Dance Initiative: Modern Technique Workshop

CARBONDALE — Dance Initiative hosts the second of two modern technique workshops with artist-in-residence Patrick Mueller. He has performed with Troika Ranch Dance Theater in New York City, the Ben J. Riepe and Mancopy Danse companies of Europe, and serves as teaching faculty and production manager at the Colorado Conservatory of Dance.

10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, April 25

Admission: $10 and knee pads are encouraged

The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St.

Registration and info: http://www.danceinitiative.org or email danceinitiative@gmail.com

Frontier Historical Museum: New Book Signing

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Frontier Historical Society and Museum celebrates the release of its new book, “Images of America: Early Glenwood Springs” with a public book signing.

2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 25

Admission: Free for book signing day

1001 Colorado Ave.

Info: 945-4448

CCAH: Art and Wine Break

CARBONDALE — Take an art break, relax and create in CCAH’s classroom at the Third Street Center. CCAH provides everything — the space, drinks, snacks and a little help from Lisa Singer who will be on hand to facilitate fun art projects. April’s Art Break project is Decoupage Night, making 3-D collage. Space is limited.

6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 28

Admission: Free

CCAH Classroom, Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St.

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

Basalt Library: Spellbinders Storytelling with Judith Black

BASALT — Open to the public, storyteller Judith Black will perform in two acts beginning with Act 1 for ages four and up and Act 2 for more complex stories for older crowds for ages 11 and up. Black has performed on stages from the Montreal Comedy Festival to the Smithsonian Institute. Light refreshments will be served and an intermission will be provided between acts.

Doors open at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m. (Act 1) and 6:30 p.m. (Act 2) Wednesday, April 29

Admission: Free

14 Midland Ave.

Info: 927-4311 and http://www.basaltlibrary.org

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue: Stand-up Comedy with Steve “Mudflap” McGrew

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Live stand-up comedy in Glenwood’s historic vaudeville theater with the “Hell-bent Southern Gent” Steve Mudflap McGrew, a Denver comic who has appeared on MTV, Comedy Central and TNN. Also features opening comic Stephanie McHugh.

7 p.m. for dinner and drinks, (must be present by 7:30 p.m.), show at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 30

Admission: $25/person

915 Grand Ave.

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

Steve’s Guitars: Wendy Woo Trio

CARBONDALE — An all-ages show with one of Colorado’s most popular singer-songwriters, Wendy Woo, who has had a string of “Best of” awards from a variety of sources including several from Denver’s Westword.

8 p.m. Thursday, April 30

19 N. Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304, http://www.stevesguitars.net and http://www.wendywoo.com

CCAH: “Walk With Me” Opening Reception

CARBONDALE — Join CCAH for a special photography exhibit “Walk With Me,” with images photographed by women who are, or have been, participants in the Valley Settlement Project. The images, coupled with narrative from the artists, allow members of the Roaring Fork Valley to look into and share a world rich with culture and vitality and perhaps unfamiliar or unknown.

6-8 p.m. Friday, May 8

Admission: Free

R2 Gallery at The Launchpad, 76 S Fourth St.

Info: 963-1680 and http://www.carbondalearts.com

CCAH: Opera Colorado

CARBONDALE — Opera Colorado presents an operatic version of “Romeo and Juliette,” performed by the Opera of Colorado Young Artists. The company’s Opera on Tour program brings professional productions directly to schools and community venues across the state of Colorado. Volunteers are needed.

8 p.m. Thursday, May 14

Tickets: $18/CCAH members, $22/non-members, $10/youth. Patron tickets $125 for patrons and includes front row seating and reception with the artists following performance.

Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St.

Info: 963-1680 and http://www.carbondalearts.com

Thunder River Theatre Company and SoL Theatre Company: Summer Youth Camp

CARBONDALE — An exciting summer camp opportunity for children that runs July 20 to August 7 at the Embrey Family Youth Conservatory at Thunder River Theatre. Students will learn every aspect of being in a theatrical production, while having fun in a safe and supportive environment. Scholarships available.

July 20-August 7

Registration open now: http://www.soltheatrecompany.com

67 Promenade

Info: Jennifer Michaud at 274-0894

ONGOING

Wyly Art Center: “Close In and Far Away: Drawings, Prints, and Cyanotypes”

BASALT — An exhibit featuring the intricate pen and ink drawings, copperplate etchings with watercolor overlay, collage work, prints, and paper stencil and mylar ribbon cyanotypes of Carbondale artist Chris Hassig. Exhibition runs through April 25.

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, email art@wylyarts.org and http://www.wylyarts.org

Gallery 809: Carmel Walden

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — View work by winners of the Colorado Mountain College Exhibition winners, Joann Carhart Levy, Briana Van Ohlen, Dorothy Hutchison, and Terri Allender.

Admission: Free

809 Grand Ave.

Info: http://www.gallery809.com

CCAH: Art at Bonfire Coffee

CARBONDALE — A fresh display of art at Bonfire Coffee this month, featuring Carbondale artist Brenda J. Peters who has a gift for light, shape and color. Her acrylic paintings will be on display through May 30. In lieu of 5Point Film, a special collection of photos of a son-and-father trips down the Grand Canyon in 1970 and 2013 titled “Then and Now” will hang alongside Peters’ work April 21-27.

Admission: Free

433 Main St.

Info: http://www.carbondalearts.com

Carbondale Clay Center: “Elina Jurado: New Work”

CARBONDALE — Join Carbondale Clay Center for an exhibition of new ceramic work by resident Elina Jurado. She will exhibit her decorative, brightly colored earthenware pottery through April 24.

Admission: Free

135 Main Street

Info: 963-2529 and http://www.carbondaleclay.org

Wyly Annex: “The Language of Making” Exhibit

BASALT — Nationally recognized ceramic artists and Aspen gallery owners Alleghany Meadows and Sam Harvey feature their work. Exhibition runs through April 25.

Gallery hours: 12-6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday

Admission: Free and open to the public

174 Midland Spur

Info: 927-4123, email art@wylyarts.org and http://www.wylyarts.org

Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH): “State of Abstraction”

CARBONDALE — Dave Durrance curates “State of Abstraction,” featuring works by Shelley Bogaert, Amy Butowicz, Judy Hancock, Nancy Kullgren, Suzannah Reid, Mark Brendon Smith, and Ellen Woods. These artists present an array of styles and forms through their own translations of space, color, and texture in this compelling celebration of abstract expression through compositional paintings and sculpture.

Exhibition hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until May 1

Admission: Free

The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St.

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

Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts: “Black and White”

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Join the community to explore the dynamic possibilities of each artist’s vision in any medium, style and format — all in black and white. The exhibit runs through May 31.

Admission: Free

601 E. Sixth St.

Info: 945-2414 and http://www.glenwoodarts.org

CMC ArtShare and Garfield County Libraries: Klaus Kocher Photography

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — CMC ArtShare and Garfield County Libraries present photography by CMCo Isaacson School for New Media photography instructor Klaus Kocher that reflect his international upbringing. Born in Santiago, Chile, to his Swiss father and Dominican mother, he has lived in the U.S., Costa Rica, Honduras, Germany and Mexico.

Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Admission: Free

Glenwood Springs Branch Library, 815 Cooper Ave.

Info: 945-5958, http://www.gcpld.org and http://www.cmcartshare.com

Redstone Art Gallery: Trains and Art

REDSTONE — Enjoy a holiday train display and complimentary refreshments while shopping at

the Redstone Art Gallery to find that special gift. Fine art featured in all media such as handmade jewelry; oil, pastel, acrylic and watercolor paintings; photography; bronze, wood and stone sculptures; fine woodworking; pottery; cards and books by local authors; fiber art; glass blown vessels; and more.

Gallery hours: Jan. 1 to May 1 weekends only

Admission: Free

178 Redstone Blvd.

Info: 963-3790 and http://www.redstoneart.com

Mousai Gallery: James Vilona Exhibit

CARBONDALE — Mousai Gallery, where Mother Nature and art come together, features James Vilona and Vilona Family Studios, showcasing the Illuminating Selenite Slab Lamp hand-forged by James Vilona. Child and pet friendly.

Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and by appointment any other time

Admission: Free

50 Weant Blvd.

Info: http://www.jamesvilona.com

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 contact@launchpadcarbondale.com and http://www.carbondalearts.com

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 menglish@powersartcenter.org and http://www.powersartcenter.org

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 harvestpottery@q.com and http://www.harvestpottery.com

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, http://www.thedognewcastle.com and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Groves-Black-Dog-Saloon

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 honewilliams@gmail.com 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 zgritchie@gmail.com and http://www.hotelcolorado.com

Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts and Glenwood Springs Library: Painting Pages

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A collaborative art and literacy project where elementary school-aged children enjoy live storytelling and create a work of art that expresses them and the story that they enjoyed. The project runs from now until May.

4 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month

Admission: Free and open to the public

815 Cooper Ave.

Info: 945-2414 and http://www.garfieldlibraries.org

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. every second and fourth Tuesday

Admission: Free

647 Main St.

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

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, http://www.geekswhodrink.com and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Groves-Black-Dog-Saloon

Main Street Gallery: Regional artists

GLENWOOD SPRINGS AND 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: http://www.mainstreetgall.com, 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: http://www.carbondalearts.com, ccah@sopris.net 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: http://www.midlandartscompany.com and 625-3068


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