Glenwood Springs Adventure Park: Friday Afternoon Club

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Locals’ Choice for Best Place to View a Sunset and Best Music Venue is the place to be for Friday Afternoon Club on the mountain, with live music by Suzzanne Paris and food and drink specials from 5-9 p.m., through Feb. 27. Ride the tram free with coupon from the Post Independent. Last tram up is at 8:30 p.m. Bring friends and kick off the weekend in style.

5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27

Admission: Free tram ride with PI coupon

51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road

Info: 945-4228, e-mail and

Cooper Wine and Spirits: Beer, 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. Friday, Feb. 27 and Saturday, Feb. 28

Admission: Free

732 Cooper Ave.


Aspen Words: Youth Poetry Slam and Cumbia Dance Party

CARBONDALE — A youth poetry competition with winner performing with Myrlin, Logan, and Mercedez at the Wheeler Opera House Saturday, Feb. 28. Student registration begins at 5:30 p.m. for seventh to 12th graders. Judges will be selected from the audience. Following the Youth Poetry Slam, Logan Phillips DJs a night of heart-pounding Latin music and dance.

Slam starts at 6:30 p.m., dance at 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27

Admission: Free

PAC3 Performing Arts Center, 520 S. Third St.


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, Feb. 27 and Saturday, Feb. 28

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 and

Glenwood Springs High School: “Legally Blonde: The Musical”

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Featuring music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin, this musical story is based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the 2001 film of the same name.

Doors at 6:30 p.m., shows at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27 and Saturday, Feb. 28; and doors at 1:30 p.m., show at 2 p.m. matinee Saturday, Feb. 28

Admission: $8/children, students with ID and matinee, $12/adults

GSHS Jeannie Miller Theater, 1521 Grand Ave.

Info and tickets: 948-2060, email, and (search Glenwood Springs)

Rifle High School: “Shrek the Musical”

RIFLE — A Broadway musical with music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. The production is based on the 2001 DreamWorks film “Shrek” and William Steig’s 1990 book “Shrek.”

7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 (doors open a half-hour prior to each show)

Admission: $10/adults, $7/students, seniors and Garfield-Re 2 employees. Children younger than 4/free. Family tickets: $30 for four and an additional $3 for each member.

Rifle High School Auditorium, 1350 Prefontaine Ave.


Loyal Brothers Lounge: Ancient Wind CD Release Party

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Glenwood Springs metal band Ancient Wind’s rescheduled CD Release Party. Celebrate The Wind’s biggest achievement with Denver death metal bands Eye Of Minerva, Melodic Doom, Metal Masters, Thorns of Acanthus and thrashers Beer Death. A 21 and older party.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27

Admission: Free

813 Grand Ave.


Thunder River Theatre Company (TRTC): “Hamlet”

CARBONDALE — William Shakespeare’s famous play “Hamlet” comes to TRTC, directed and designed by Lon Winston. Attend opening night and enjoy a catered champagne reception immediately following the performances and visiting with the cast and crew.

7:30 p.m. curtain (except 2 p.m. Sunday matinees)

Opening night Friday, Feb. 27 running through Saturday, Feb. 28 and March 6-8 and 12-14

Admission: Ticket prices vary

67 Promenade

Tickets and info: 963-8200, e-mail and

Steve’s Guitars: Saddle the Unicorn

CARBONDALE — Valley string quartet Saddle the Unicorn, featuring Morgan Williams, Sarah “Sunny” Morehouse, Dylan Fixmer and William Brown, returns to the Steve’s stage. Hear a rousing blend of indie-folk bluegrass with powerful harmonies, original lyrics, mandolin solos and intellectual bass riffs.

8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27

Admission: $10

19 N. Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304, and

Rivers Restaurant: Live Music Fridays

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Enjoy a fun mix of Americana music with the Leonard Curry Trio Friday night in the Rivers bar.

9 p.m. to midnight Friday, Feb. 27

Admission: Free

2525 S. Grand Ave

Info: 928-8813

Speckled Feather Mercantile: Card/Tag Tips and Techniques

NEW CASTLE — This class is designed for the avid homemade card maker, but all levels of experience are welcome. Come make four cards/tags while learning new tips and techniques. Bring scissors, adhesive and pop dots. RSVPs and pre-payment required.

9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28

Admission: $15

303 W. Main St.

Info: 573-6378, email and

Basalt Regional Library: Drop-in Crafts

BASALT — Drop in for fun craft making at the Basalt Regional Library.

10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28

Admission: Free

14 Midland Ave.


RFV Dance: Shimsham-a-Lindy

CARBONDALE — Learn dances from the 1940s and join the wildly popular world of swing and Lindy dance. Denver dance teachers Victor and Margaret Ward host a two-day workshop featuring the basics of the Lindy Hop, Charleston, Shim Sham and Jitterbug Stroll, among others.

Starting at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 and 10 a.m. Sunday, March 1

Admission: $15/class, two for $27, four for $50, all seven for $80. Full-time students may bring a current student ID to save an additional 30%.

The Launchpad, 76 S Fourth St.


New Ute Events Center: Hoot at the Ute

RIFLE — This concert to benefit the Rifle Animal Shelter features live music by the Porch Pickers, Dry Hollow, Tom Evans, Boomtown Players, Rich Huttenhower with Eric Gross, The Missing Link Band and Fifty/50. Concessions will be served.

6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28

Admission: $5 donation at the door

132 E. Fourth St.

Info: email and

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

BASALT — Live, hot Brazilian jazz with the valley’s talented trio Josefina Mendez, Mikey Facey and Tim Fox Saturday night at Heather’s.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28

Admission: Free

166 Midland Ave.

Info: 927-0151 and

Silt Historical Park: Historic Skills Class

SILT — Emily Barham, owner of Me and My House, teaches how to transform vintage furniture into shabby-cottage-chic designs. Attendees will bring a small piece of furniture to work on, or call Emily at 948-6938 so she may bring something from her own antique collection.

1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 1

Admission: $35, includes supplies and donation to the park

707 Orchard Ave.

Info and registration (space limited): 618-4182 and


Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH): Phat Figures: Social Sketching

CARBONDALE — Philip Hone Williams facilitates this live model drawing session and music by Whiskey Machine, aka Eric Mitchell and Justin Anderson. Have a drink, grab some food, and sketch the live entertainment. CCAH provides materials, and reservations are recommended.

7-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 3

Suggested donation: $5 to help pay for the modeling talent

343 Main St.

Reservations and info: Phat Thai at 963-7001

CCAH: Mohawks, Tattoos and Street Art on a Hat

CARBONDALE — In preparation for CCAH’s Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza, The Launchpad is transforming into an underground arts hub on First Friday. Get a faux tattoo, mohawk, or street art trucker’s hat tagged on site by Valley Visual Art Show’s Stanley Bell.

5-7 p.m. Friday, March 6

Admission: Free

76 South Fourth St.

Info: 963-1680, email and

Carbondale Beer Works: Jack & Jill

CARBONDALE — Hailing from Grand Junction, Jack & Jill is an alternative rock duo looking to get the party going at CBW for Carbondale’s always-festive First Friday.

9 p.m. to midnight Friday, March 6

Admission: Free

647 Main St.


Glenwood Chamber Resort Association: 2015 Annual Gala

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Chamber’s event of the year, themed “Glenwood Rocks,” featuring music by Cleveland tribute band The Soul Men, and business, Athena and Citizen of the Year awards. Suggested attire is your favorite rockstar or character from the movies.

5:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday, March 7, with cocktails and silent auction in the House of Blues at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. dinner followed by gambling, costume and dance contests, and Blues Brothers’ show.

Admission: $80/person, $160/couple and $1,300/corporate table of 10

Hotel Colorado, 526 Pine St.

RSVP: 945-0784 and

Info: 945-6589

Glenwood Springs Contra Dance: Benefit for Kelsey’s Kids

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A family event of contra dancing to benefit Kelsey’s Kids. All dances are called and taught, and no partner necessary and beginners welcome. Live music by the Wooden Nickel string band. Come for the music and stay for the dance.

Casual instruction at 7 p.m., dance starts at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 7

Admission: $8/person available at Downtown Drug and at the door

Glenwood Springs Elementary School, 915 School St.

Info: 274-1517

CCAH: Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza

CARBONDALE — A dynamic and entertaining production featuring local and national designers and artists coming together to create an alluring and thought-provoking event featuring fashion that sparks the imagination and is created from recycled and/or sustainable materials. This show has content not suitable for youngsters but wildly creative and imaginative for adults, and includes a pre-show dessert reception, and beer, wine and martini bars.

Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14

Admission: $30/CCAH members, $35/non-members, and $100 VIP Seating

Carbondale Recreation Center, 567 Colorado Ave.

Info and tickets:

CCAH: “State of Abstraction” Opening Reception

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.

Artists’ reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 20

Special Artist Beat event for the exhibit 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Apr. 10.

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

Admission: Free

CCAH’s R2 Gallery, 76 South Fourth St.

Info: 963-1680, email and

Thunder River Theatre Company (TRTC): Lon Winston Theatre Arts Scholarship

CARBONDALE — Lon Winston and TRTC have established a personal scholarship for $1,000, awarded annually to a Roaring Fork Valley high school student (Aspen to Parachute) planning to study theatre arts in college. The first scholarship will be awarded May 2015. The student must be recommended by their drama teacher or director and prepare an audition or present a portfolio for set, costume or light design. Candidates submit three letters of recommendation from teachers focusing on the applicants academic and personal attributes, and should be accepted to a university, college, or conservatory.

Scholarship deadline: Tuesday, March 31

67 Promenade

Info: 963-8200 and e-mail


CMC Artshare Gallery and Garfield County Libraries: Klaus Kocher photographs

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — CMC Art Share and Garfield County Libraries present photography by Colorado Mountain College 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, and

Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts: 6×6 Exhibit

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Join the Center for the Arts for its largest art exhibit of the year, featuring 100 6-inch-by-6-inch canvases that community members have painted in oil, acrylic, mixed media and other mediums.

Admission: Free

601 E. Sixth St.

Info: 945-2414 and

Ann Korologos Galley: Michael Fain: “New Works”

BASALT — New work by Michael Fain’s minimalist series is on display at the gallery.

Through March 9

Admission: Free

211 Midland Ave.


Gallery 809: “Art from the Heart”

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Gallery 809 features artwork and gifts from the heart in February.

Admission: Free

809 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-0809, e-mail and

Carbondale Clay Center: “A Thing Like Home” Exhibit

CARBONDALE — New sculptural work by Carbondale Clay Center artist-in-residence Molly Berger.

Through Feb. 27

Admission: Free

135 Main St.

Info: 963-2529 and

CCAH: Life Coaching Through Collage: with Pam Porter

CARBONDALE AND ASPEN — Join art educator and professional life coach Pam Porter on Wednesday or Friday mornings for uplifting creativity coaching exercises and visionary collage work that will help you gain clarity and manifest your dreams. Tea, snacks and materials provided. Space is limited.

Winter session: Feb. 11 to March 20

Admission: $25 per class

CCAH’s classroom, Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St.

Info: 963-5546, e-mail, and

Wyly Annex: “Signify: Sculptures”

BASALT — The “Signify” exhibit features Carbondale residents and acclaimed artists Charmaine Locke and Tai Pomara at the new Wyly Annex. Exhibition runs through March 7.

Gallery hours: 12-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays

Admission: Free

174 Midland Ave.

Info: 927-4123, e-mail and

CCAH: 35th Annual Valley Visual Art Show

CARBONDALE — Join CCAH in celebrating of the artists of the Roaring Fork Valley during the 35th Annual Valley Visual Art Show, featuring more than 60 artists. The show, which includes two-and-three dimensional work created in a variety of mediums, displays in the gallery through First Friday, March 6.

Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Admission: Free

The Launchpad’s R2 Gallery, 76 S. Fourth St.

Info: 963-1680 and

Wyly Art Center: “Domestic Wild”

BASALT — “Domestic Wild,” featuring Carbondale resident and internationally exhibited and collected artist Susan Obermeyer Strauss. The exhibit features experimental monotypes; including multiple (7) large format solvent transfer assemblages mounted onto board panels, as well as smaller works arranged as an archive of experience and movement.

Exhibition runs through March 7

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

Admission: Free

99 Midland Spur

Info: 927-4123 and

Colorado Mountain College (CMC) ArtShare Gallery: “Traces of Place: Sculpture by Alix Knipe”

GLENWOOD SPRINGS —Internationally recognized ceramic artist Alix Knipe’s solo exhibit of her work. Based in Carbondale, Knipe has taught ceramic arts at CMC in Rifle and Aspen. She has received numerous academic and fine arts scholarships and awards, among them a Fulbright research fellowship studying pottery in Turkey and a graduate student fellowship studying ceramics in Burma.

Gallery hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays though Feb. 27

Admission: Free

802 Grand Ave.

Info: 947-8367 or visit

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

Glenwood Springs Adventure Park: Winter on the Mountain

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Adventure Park hosts winter activities, including a new 4D movie, holiday light display, fire pits to roast s’mores, cave tours, lighted rides on the Alpine Coaster and Soaring Eagle Zip Ride, and a giant musical Christmas tree. Stay for dinner and try the new family-style menu at the Lookout Grille.

Admission: $13-$39; tram ride $13/adults, $8/kids and Funday Pass $39/adults, $34/kids

51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road

Info: 945-4228, e-mail and

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.


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.

Admission: Varies

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

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

Grove’s Black Dog Saloon: Open Mic Nights

NEW CASTLE — Open Mic every Tuesday for music therapy at the Black Dog Saloon.

7:30 p.m. Tuesdays

Admission: Free

219 W. Main St.

Info: 984-0999, 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. every second and fourth Tuesday

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

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

817 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs

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

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.