St. Barnabas Episcopal Church: Bach to Blues Lunchtime Concert

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A free lunchtime concert as part of a program offering opera favorites. This week features Sue Wasienko performing classical flute. Bring a lunch and start off the weekend with music. Hearing assistance is provided.

12 p.m. Friday, May 1

Admission: Free

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

546 Hyland Park Dr.


SoL Theatre Company: “Free to Be…You and Me” Auditions

CARBONDALE — Adults and kids, participate in lively group numbers and audition for “Free to Be…You and Me,” by Marlo Thomas and Friends. Those auditioning should try to be familiar with the following songs “Free to Be…You and Me,” “Sisters and Brothers” and “Circle of Friends.” There will be no accompanist at the auditions for pieces other than these, so be prepared to sing a cappella or bring a music track to be played.

Auditions 3:30-6 p.m. Friday, May 1 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2 and callbacks 12-3 p.m. Sunday, May 3

Tuition: $450/student with scholarships available for those with financial need

Third St. Center, 520 S. Third St.

Info and to register:

Village Smithy: Family Block Party

CARBONDALE — First Friday with a free family-friendly event featuring a KidZone with bounce house, face painting, arts and crafts, live music by the Hell Roaring String Band, silent auction and food and drink. Also features a Lulubelle fashion show and CARE animal adoption.

4-8 p.m. Friday, May 1

Admission: Free

226 S. Third St.


Wyly Art Center: “ReVision” Young Artist Studio Opening

BASALT — A new exhibit featuring artwork by young Basalt artists created during a 10-week painting and drawing intensive that explored creativity, recycling, and repurposing culminating in the artists’ own exhibition. The local art shows through May 23.

5-7 p.m. Friday, May 1

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 and

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, May 1 and Saturday, May 2

Admission: Free

732 Cooper Ave.


A Taste for Tim: Fundraiser for Tim Burr

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A wine tasting and silent auction fundraiser for 19-year-old Glenwood Springs collegiate skier Tim Burr, paralyzed after suffering a severed spinal cord injury while ski training.

Happy Hour starts at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 1

Admission: Free

Midland Fitness, 100 Midland Ave., Suite 250

Info: 945-4440 and

Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH): First Friday Youth Singer Songwriter Showcase and Aerial Lyra Demonstration

CARBONDALE — This First Friday, the valley’s young musicians are featured in a youth singer songwriter showcase with aerial lyra demonstrations plus art and movement summer camp sign-ups for youth. CCAH’s R2 Gallery’s current exhibition, “State of Abstraction,” will also be open for the First Friday artwalk.

6-8 p.m. Friday, May 1

Admission: Free

The Launchpad, 76 S Fourth St.

Info: 963-1680,, and

Roaring Fork Beer Company: First Friday with 4am

CARBONDALE — Enjoy First Friday live music on the Roaring Fork Beer Company patio with live rock by 4am. The Glenwood Springs trio plays American classic rock and blues favorites with garage-band injection.

6-8:30 p.m. Friday, May 1 (tasting room hours 2-9 p.m.)

Admission: Free

1941 Dolores Way

Info: 963-5870 and

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, May 1 and Saturday, May 2

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

Coeredination: Bonedale Ballet 2015

CARBONDALE — Bonedale Ballet dancers and teachers present traditional and original choreography in classical and contemporary ballet, modern dance and tap.

7 p.m. Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2

Admission: $18/adults, $10/students, $5/kids 5-11

Carbondale Middle School, 180 Snowmass Dr.


Rivers Restaurant: Live Music Fridays

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Dance to classic rock and blues by Rush Street Friday night in the Rivers bar.

9 p.m. to midnight Friday, May 1

Admission: Free

2525 S. Grand Ave

Info: 928-8813

Carbondale Beer Works: Mile Markers

CARBONDALE — Celebrate First Friday and get down to roadhouse rock and blues with one of Carbondale’s favorite bands, the Mile Markers.

9 p.m. Friday, May 1

Admission: Free

647 Main St.


Glenwood Springs Branch Library: Free Comic Book Day

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Celebrate Free Comic Book Day by visiting any of the six Garfield County Libraries to pick up your free copy of a comic book provided by Diamond Comic Distributors. All are welcome.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 2

Admission: Free

815 Cooper Ave.

Info: 945-5958

Me and My House: Cottage-style Furniture Painting Class

NEW CASTLE — Take part in a fun paint party class and learn vintage style technique for cottage-style furniture. Bring a small piece of furniture and turn it into a trendy piece. All proceeds go to buy art kits for Art Aid Africa’s Trauma Program.

6-9 p.m. Saturday, May 2

Cost: $45 includes paint, brush sandpaper and instructions

303 Main St.

Info and to sign up: 948-6938

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

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Visit the downstairs of this historic Glenwood Springs building housing the Designer’s Vault and dance to the live music by Glenwood duo Painter’s Stage. Must be 21.

8 p.m. Saturday, May 2

Admission: $8/person or $14/two with $2 off the first glass of wine with paid cover

214 Eighth St. # 17

Info: 230-0479

Glenwood Springs Contra Dance: Live Dance with Wooden Nickel

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Dance to sweet old-time tunes by bluegrass band Wooden Nickel and welcome back guest caller Patricia Danscen. All dances are taught by the caller, so no experience is necessary. Come with or without a partner to dance or to just enjoy the live music.

Beginner walk-through and casual instruction at 7 p.m., dancing starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2

Admission: $8/person

Glenwood Springs Elementary School, 915 School St.

Info: 379-2822 and


Roaring Fork Valley Dance: Learn to Blues Dance

CARBONDALE — Taught by Christian Freed, this four-week class series, held every Wednesday in May, starts May 6. Join RFV Dance for a learning experience that will change how you feel about dance. Pre-registration is required. Partners helpful but not required.

8:30-9:40 p.m. Wednesday, May 6

Cost: $50/person for all four classes, early birds paid by April 30 save $5, Groups of four or more save an additional $5 a person

Round Room, Third St. Center, 520 S. Third St.

Info and registeration: 379-4956, email and

Studio for Arts and Works (SAW): Spring Open House and Art Sale

CARBONDALE — Join the many artists of SAW as they share their paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, metalwork and other creative endeavors from their individual studio spaces. Check out the silent auction in support of CCAH. There will be live music and refreshments, and this event is free and open to all.

5-9 p.m. Thursday, May 7

Admission: Free

525 Buggy Circle

Info: email and

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue: Nu-Blu Bluegrass Concert

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Nu-Blu influences range from the sounds of original bluegrass pioneers like Earl Scruggs, Jimmy Martin and Lester Flatt to rock bands of the 1980s, and modern contemporary sounds such as Alison Krauss and Union Station. Nu-Blu’s full, welcoming sounds provide a home for listeners and encourage them to explore new sounds, create personal roots, and imagine music free from labels.

Doors at 7 p.m. (with show following dinner and drinks at 8 p.m.) Thursday, May 7

Admission (show only): $15/person

Springs Theatre, 915 Grand Ave.

Reservations and group info: 945-9699, email, and

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

Town of Carbondale: 17th Annual Dandelion Days

CARBONDALE — Celebrate Carbondale’s love of nature and Mother’s Day weekend with green-themed activities including the annual Parade of Species down Main Street on Saturday, a sustainability fair at Sopris Park, a singer-songwriter competition, and kids’ activities. Volunteers needed.

Friday, May 8 through Sunday, May 10

Admission: Free

Various Carbondale locations


CCAH: Eighth Annual Bonedale Bike Week (BBW)

CARBONDALE — Bonedale Bike Week celebrates the greatest way to get around — the bicycle. Along with partnering businesses, BBW promotes bike awareness and car-less transportation with bike-related events. Events include a kids bike rodeo, bike-in movie, Spoke N’ Word Limerick Slam, and free coffee and donuts for commuting cyclists from 7-9 a.m. on Fourth and Main each morning.

Monday, May 11 through Friday, May 15

Admission: Free

Various locations in Carbondale

Full listing of events or to sign up to volunteer:

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.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 14

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

Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St.

Info: 963-1680 and

Heart Rhythm Dance Liberation Project: Community Ecstatic Dance

CARBONDALE — Join dancers for a journey through sound, aligning with your own inner rhythm, silence, creativity and unique free-form for Carbondale’s Heart Rhythm Dance Liberation Project community dance. This event is open to all walks of life. Sounds and rhythms provided by Alejandra Rico and David Starbear. No dance experience necessary.

7:30-9 p.m. Friday, May 15

Admission: $9 suggested donation

The Launchpad in Carbondale. 76 S. Fourth St.

Info: Aja McAdams at

Steve’s Guitars: Ashley Raines

CARBONDALE — Ashley Raines is an American songwriter, lyricist, composer and multi-instrumentalist. Raines performs on his signature Weissenborn, a custom hollow neck lap steel guitar. Raines has released 13 studio recordings since 2000.

8 p.m. Saturday, May 16

Admission: Cash at door

19 N. Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304, and

Ute Theatre: Five Comedians for Five Bucks

RIFLE — Join Aspen comic Glenn Smith and Front Range stand-up comedians Dick Black, Byron Graham, Patrick Scott and MC Tobias Livingston for an affordable night of live comedy.

Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Friday, May 22

Admission: $5

132 E. Fourth St.

Info: 665-6569 and

Eagle Crest Nursery: Spring Fling Open House

EL JEBEL — On Memorial Weekend, celebrate the official kickoff to the planting season in the Roaring Fork Valley. Spring Fling Open House offers specials, refreshments and plants and gardening accessories to inspire.

Saturday and Sunday, May 23-24

Admission: Free

400 Gillespie Dr.

Info: 963-1173 and email and

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue: Il Divo Colorado Classical Singing Concert

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Inspired by the internationally touring group Il Divo and vocal superstar Josh Groban, male singing group Il Divo Colorado, will perform popular songs such as “Unchained Melody,” “My Heart Will Go On,” “You Raise Me Up” and more. Pianist Kathryn Mientka accompanies the trio.

Doors at 7 p.m. (with show following dinner and drinks at 8 p.m.) Friday, May 29

Admission (show only): $15/person

Springs Theatre, 915 Grand Ave.

Reservations and group info: 945-9699, email, and

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue: Rusty Z Hypnosis and Comedy

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Hypnotic comic Rusty Z is a stand-up comedian that also does a hypnosis show. He honed his craft by touring the country, as well as appearing on several national television shows, as a working comic and learning the craft of hypnosis along the way.

Doors at 7 p.m. (with show following dinner and drinks at 8 p.m.) Saturday, May 30

Admission (show only): $15/person

Springs Theatre, 915 Grand Ave.

Reservations and group info: 945-9699, email, and

SoL Theatre Company: Summer Musical Theatre Camp

CARBONDALE — See your child’s hard work come to life on stage, with hands-on training culminating to a final performance of Disney’s “The Lion King Experience” on the last week of camp, open to the public. For ages 6-12. Scholarships and extended care option available from 8-9 a.m. and 3-5 p.m. (before and after camp) if needed for an additional fee.

Carbondale session m 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 8-26

Tuition: $495/student

520 S. Third St.

Info: Jennifer Michaud at 274-0894, director for the Carbondale session, and email

CCAH: Ultimate Arts Camp for Kids: Art, Music, and movement

CARBONDALE — Taught by Carbondale artists Rochelle Norwood and Olivia Pevec, this Ultimate Arts Camp, will include outdoor art adventures around town, a culminating art project, with music and movement integrated throughout. This place-based arts experience will conclude with a share-formance and an art opening to share the end products from the kids extreme ventures in creativity! For ages 6-14.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 13-17

Cost: $150/CCAH members, $160/non-members

The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St.

Info: 963-1680 and

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:

67 Promenade

Info: Jennifer Michaud at 274-0894


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.


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 (will be shown as part of First Friday)

Admission: Free

The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St.

Info: 963-1680, email and

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

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, and

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

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

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

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

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

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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