The Designer’s Vault: Wine Tasting and Sweets Pairing

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Designer’s Vault partners with Sunshine and Moons Bakery to bring two of the culinary world’s favorite loves together — wine and sweets. Bring your sweetheart or a special friend for a special Valentine’s treat. Wine will be served by the glass in one of Glenwood’s most historical buildings.

4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 and Saturday, Feb. 14

Admission: $12-$20 (pairings are based on amount of tastes of wines)

214 Eighth St. # 17

Info and pre-registration (seating is limited): 230-0479

Glenwood Springs Adventure Park: The 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 Painters Stage 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. 13

Admission: Free tram ride with PI coupon

51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road

Info: 945-4228, e-mail and

Cooper Wine and Spirits: Valentine’s Bubble Tasting

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Enjoy a special Valentine’s Day-themed tasting with four varieties of sparkling wines and champagnes. Bring your ID to taste.

5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 and Saturday, Feb. 14

Admission: Free

732 Cooper Ave.


Gallery 809: “Art from the Heart” Opening Reception

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Gallery 809 hosts an opening reception for artwork and gifts for your Valentine. Come in and find the perfect gift and visit with the artists. Refreshments will be served.

5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13

Admission: Free

809 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-0809, e-mail and

Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts: “6×6” Opening Reception

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Join the Center for the Arts for its largest art exhibit of the year, “6×6,” featuring an artist’s reception and the opportunity to view community-driven art.

5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13

Admission: Free

601 E. Sixth St.

Info: 945-2414 and

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue: Spring Season

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — This two-hour, family-friendly dinner theater show returns 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. 13 and Saturday, Feb. 14

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

Colorado River Fire Rescue: Bessie and Friends

SILT — Acoustic and electric music jam with live old country, bluegrass and gospel music every second Friday of the month. Refreshments are provided.

7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13

Admission: Free, donations appreciated

611 Main St.

Info: Louis Fenno at 876-2976, Charley Snider at 876-2493 and Bessie Burr at 309-2764

Symphony in the Valley: Symphony Swing Concerts

RIFLE AND GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Symphony in the Valley presents Valentine’s Day delights with two nights of dinner and dancing to a full live orchestra at Grand River Hospital in Rifle and the Hotel Colorado in downtown Glenwood.

7-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 (Rifle) and 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14 (Glenwood)

Admission: $40/single, $250/table of six (Rifle) and $85/single (Glenwood)

501 Airport Road, Rifle, and 526 Pine St., Glenwood Springs

Info and tickets:

Sopris Theatre Company: “The Women of Lockerbie”

SPRING VALLEY — Colorado Mountain College’s theater department presents “The Women of Lockerbie,” based on the 1988 terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Directed by Wendy S. Moore, the play focuses on the kindness that can come from horrific acts.

Opening night 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, continues Saturday Feb. 14 and Feb. 19-21; 2 p.m. matinees Sunday, Feb. 15 and 22

Admission: $10-$15

CMC New Space Theatre, 3000 County Road 115

Tickets and info:

Carbondale Branch Public Library: An Evening with Amy Goodman

CARBONDALE — National Public Radio news icon Amy Goodman returns to the valley for a community discussion, book signing and benefit for KDNK Community Radio and KFFR. Space is limited to the first 80 people.

7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13

Admission: $20 suggested donation

320 Sopris Ave.

Info: 963-0139, email (to reserve a spot) and

Roaring Fork Follies: Le Burlesque de L’Amour

CARBONDALE — Just in time for Valentine’s Day, enjoy a weekend of classic 1920s and ‘30s burlesque performances to benefit the Advocate Safehouse Project. The audience is encouraged to come dressed in the duds of the speakeasy era.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m., shows at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 and Saturday, Feb. 14

Admission: $30 and $60 VIP (includes two drinks, gift bag and front-row seats)

The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St.

Tickets: Downhill Board Shop and

Rivers Restaurant: Live Music Fridays

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Live, local music on Friday night returns to the Rivers bar with classic rock by the young talent of Carbondale’s breakout hit band No Joes.

8:30-11:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13

Admission: Free

2525 S. Grand Ave

Info: 928-8813

Speckled Feather Mercantile: Date Nigh Paint Party

NEW CASTLE — Grab a partner (18 and older) and paint a two-part canvas for Valentine’s Day. Wear something that can get dirty. Bring a refreshment to enjoy.

5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14

Admission: $30 (includes materials)

303 W. Main St.

Info: 573-6378

Steve’s Guitars: Dan Bern

CARBONDALE — Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Dan Bern returns to Steve’s Guitars to play music from his collection of two dozen albums, including his latest release titled, “Hoody.” Bern’s music is always funny and topical, so expect some blistering and hilarious new lyrics.

8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14

19 N. Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304, and

Black Nugget: A Bluesy Valentine with The Roosters

CARBONDALE — Smoking-hot blues and classic rock for a special night of dancing with your Valentine and friends at the Nugget Saturday night.

9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14

Admission: Free

403 Main St.


Steve’s Guitars: Late Show with Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers

CARBONDALE — Joe Hertler writes the songs and is lead vocalist for this Lansing, Michigan-based five-piece band that features an original sound hard to place under one simple genre, blending soul, funk, rock, country, pop and folk. They will bring electric guitars, keyboards, sax and flute, drums, fiddle and more to the soundscape.

10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14

19 N. Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304, and

Carbondale Public Arts Commission: 2015 Art aRound Town Submissions

CARBONDALE — The Carbondale Public Arts Commission seeks 13 new sculptures for the

exhibition. Selected sculptures will be on display on the streets of Carbondale for one year.

Exhibiting artists will be paid a $500 honorarium to defray travel costs, be offered home hospitality, conduct an art walk for the public, be the guests of honor at a cocktail event, and enjoy and an artist-only gathering where techniques and experiences can be shared. There will also be a $1,000 award for “Best in Show.”

Applications due by: Sunday, Feb. 15

511 Colorado Ave.

Info and to apply:


Cardiff School House: Community Gathering and Cornhole Tournament

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Starting Tuesdays, the Cardiff School House hosts yard games each Tuesday with a cornhole tournament ($20 team) run by Joe Mollica and a dance that follows into the night inside the school house.

3 p.m. to dark Tuesdays starting Feb. 17

4018 Sky Ranch Dr.

Info: 618-0911

Wyly Art Center: “What is Wild? What is Domestic?” Artist Talk

BASALT — Susan Obermeyer Strauss explores the questions, “Are we born wild and become domesticated, or are we born wild and negotiate our wildness?” and “Are we born wild into domestic society and civil structures, much like our equines, canines and house cats?” Discussion will revolve around her concurrent exhibition at the the Wyly Art Center, “Domestic Wild.”

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

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

Admission: $10 suggested donation

99 Midland Ave.

Info: 927-4123, e-mail and

Steve’s Guitars: C-Town

CARBONDALE — C-Town is KDNK Community Radio’s annual showcase of local talent featuring live music, comedy, skits and more that helps kick off the spring membership drive.

8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20

19 N. Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304, and

Burning Mountain Disc Golf Course: 2015 New Castle Ice Bowl

NEW CASTLE — New Castle’s annual winter disc golf charity fundraiser is fun for disc golfers of all levels and collects non-perishable food items for Lift-Up of New Castle. This year’s goal is to donate 100 pounds of food and $1,000.

10 a.m. Saturday Feb. 21

Entry: $25, plus five non-perishable food items

Coal Ridge Park, County Road 335

Info: email and

Town of New Castle: Founders Day Celebration

NEW CASTLE — Join in on the festivities of New Castle’s inaugural Founders Day celebration with an old-fashioned potluck, music by the Coal Ridge High School Choir, an appearance by State Representative Bob Rankin, and a community dedication of the Jolley Trail. To bring an old-fashioned potluck dish, call Debbie Nichols at 984-2311 for recipe ideas.

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21

Admission: Free

New Castle Recreation and Community Center, 423 West Main St.

Info: 984-2346 and

Silt Historical Park: Old West Firearms Historical Presentation

SILT — A discussion/examination of a few historical firearms presented by local author and historian R.W. Boyle, assisted by Mike Miller. Using his Old West Daily Reader for background information on ammunition development and changes in firearms technology in the American West, he will also discuss some of the notable instances in Western History where firearms changed America.

1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21

Admission: Free, donations appreciated

707 Orchard Ave.

Info: 618-4182 and

Advocate Safehouse Project: 14th Annual Lunafest

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Lunafest connects women, their stories and their causes through film. This traveling film festival spotlights the work of diverse, talented women filmmakers, with intelligent, funny and thought-provoking themes. Eight short films compel discussion, make you laugh, tug at your heartstrings, and motivate you to make a difference in your community.

5 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21

Admission: $20/advance and $25/at the door

Hotel Colorado, 526 Pine St.

Info: 928-2074 and

Steve’s Guitars: The Mutton Busters

CARBONDALE — Old-time bluegrass band The Mutton Busters plays driving fiddle tunes from the southern Appalachian mountains and features hometown musician JJ Worley.

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

19 N. Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304, and

Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH): February’s Art Break

CARBONDALE — Take an art break and give yourself the opportunity to relax and create, as CCAH provides everything-the space, the drinks, snacks and a little help from Lisa Singer, who will be on hand to facilitate fun art projects. February’s Art Break is Painting Night, featuring acrylic paint to practice painting perspective, shading and more. Fun for every level of artmaker.

5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24

CCAH Classroom in the Third Street Center


Glenwood Vaudeville Revue: Stand-up Comedy Night

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Denver comedian Andrew Orvedahl mixes real-life stories with creative, and often improvised, observations within those stories. He is a regular at Denver’s Comedy Works and has performed at the Aspen, Las Vegas, Seattle, Great American, Bridgetown, and Montreal Just for Laughs comedy festivals. Andrew recently made his late night and network TV debut, performing on both “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” and “Last Call with Carson Daly.”

Doors open 7 p.m. for dinner and drinks, show at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26

Admission: $25

915 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-9699 and

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) starting with preview Thursday, Feb. 26. Opening night is 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

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

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, beer and wine bar, and martini bar.

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:

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


Carbondale Clay Center: “A Thing Like Home”

CARBONDALE — New sculptural work by Carbondale Clay Center artist-in-residence Molly Berger, on display 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

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 dates are Jan. 30 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 opening reception of the 35th Annual Valley Visual Art Show, featuring more than 60 Roaring Fork artists. The show, which includes two-and-three dimensional work created in a variety of mediums, will be on display in the gallery through First Friday, Mar. 6 and is open to the viewing public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission: Free

CCAH’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.

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 Sunday 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.

8 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

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