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Dance Initiative: Molissa Fenley and Company Residence and Performance

CARBONDALE — Dance Initiative hosts Mills College faculty Molissa Fenley and Company as an artist in residence. Over the course of her 36-year career, Fenley has produced more than 75 original works performed on every continent and in the U.S. The week-long residency includes open rehearsals for the public to view from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 9-11; free open company class from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 11; master class from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 12; and performance of Fenley’s work, titled “Water Table,” 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12

Admission: Varies

The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St.

Info: http://www.danceinitiative.org and http://www.molissafenley.com

Town of New Castle: Burning Mountain Festival

NEW CASTLE — Named for the underground coal mines that still smolder in the surrounding hills, the Burning Mountain Festival offers community fun for all ages. Includes live music, entertainment, and food and arts and crafts vendors.

5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12

Admission: Free

Burning Mountain Park, 450 W. Main St.

Info: http://www.newcastlecolorado.org/event/burning-mountain-festival

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, Sept. 11 and Saturday, Sept. 12

Admission: Free

732 Cooper Ave.

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

Cooper Corner Gallery: Grand Opening

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Celebrate the grand opening of Cooper Corner Gallery with a reception featuring complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine served in take-home pottery wine cups.

5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11

Admission: Free

315 Eighth St.

Info: http://www.coopercornergallery.com

Colorado Mountain College (CMC) ArtShare Gallery: “Moments in Place” Opening Reception

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.

6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11

Admission: Free

802 Grand Ave.

Info: 947-8367, http://www.cmcartshare.com and http://www.josephgamble.com

Defiance Community Players: “Fiddler on the Roof” Auditions

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Defiance Community Players seeks 30 people to fulfill the cast for its fall community production, including children ages 9-13. Auditions are scheduled by appointment by calling Alexis at (515) 360-6882 from 12-7 p.m. or email your name and contact information to FiddlerRoofDCP@gmail.com. Prepare 16-24 measures of music to sing (with sheet music) and plan to learn and perform a short dance. The role of Tevye has been precast and will not be auditioned. Callbacks at 12 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13 at the Jeannie Miller Theatre at Glenwood Springs High School.

6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12

Admission: Free

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1630 Grand Ave.

Info: http://www.defiancecommunityplayers.org

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue: Summer 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) Fridays and Saturdays and 5:30 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 4

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

5Point Film: 5 Point Outdoor Films

CARBONDALE — 5Point Film is on a mission to inspire adventure of all kinds, to connect generations through shared experience, to engage passion with a conscience, and to educate through film.

7-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11

Admission: Free

Bonnie Fisher Park , behind Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St.

Info: Sara Wood at 510-5523

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, Sept. 11

Admission: Free

166 Midland Ave.

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

Rivers Restaurant: Live Music Fridays

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Enjoy free live music with Valle Musico Friday night at Rivers, featuring elegant guitar-based music with jazz, classical, Latin and world beat musical elements.

8:30-11:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11

Admission: Free

2525 S. Grand Ave.

Info: 928-8813

Bluebird Cafe: Samantha Gates Photography Exhibition

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Visit the Bluebird Cafe in downtown Glenwood Springs, enjoy a cup of coffee, and see the work of Samantha Gates Freese of Samantha Gates Photography. She will have a wide range of pieces for sale from portraits to landscape and in-between.

All day Saturday, Sept. 11 and Sunday, Sept. 12

Admission: Free

730 Grand Ave.

Info: http://www.samanthagatesphotography.com

Wyly Art Center: Visionary Collage with Pam Porter

BASALT — This one-day Wyly constructive workshop is an empowering process connecting artists with their subconscious, providing direction and bringing more joy to life.

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12

Admission: $80

99 Midland Spur

Info: 927-4123 and http://www.wylyarts.org

True Nature Healing Arts: Sacred Fest

CARBONDALE — Sacred Fest is a conscious celebration of life and transformational gathering activities for adults and children featuring yoga, a drum circle, an African dance performance, mud puppet show, Betty Hoops, a wellness village, high prana food, labyrinth and reflexology walks, kids activities, tea tasting, workshops and four popular kirtan bands playing call and response chant music.

12-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12

Admission: $25-$45 pre-purchased at http://www.truenatureheals.com or by calling 963-9900. Kids 12 and younger free.

100 N. Third St.

Info: http://www.truenaturehealingarts.com

Willits Town Center: Willits Wine, Beer and Cheese Festival

BASALT — Experience everything Willits Town Center has to offer and enjoy tastings from your favorite Colorado artisanal brands while sampling cheese from Whole Foods Market, bites from Sure Thing Burger and more. An all ages, cash-only event. Those 21 and older receive a wristband for tastings.

2-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12

Admission: $15/advance at Four Dogs Fine Wines and Spirits or Sure Thing Burger and $20/door.

723 E. Valley Road, Suite 200

Info: http://www.facebook.com/events/467946623364627

GlenX Success Summit: GlenX 2015

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A gathering to unleash new ideas and inspire the community. Experience an all-star lineup including pro snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler, musician Willy Tea Taylor, poet and emcee Wade Newsom, nationally recognized speakers, and exhibits covering topics of success, happiness, and fulfillment.

3-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12

Admission: Varies

Jeannie Miller Theater, Glenwood Springs High School, 1521 Grand Ave.

Info: (970) 779-4230, email hello@glenx.org and http://www.glenx.org

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park: Music on the Mountain

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Listen to the local country-rock sounds of Derringer for live music atop Iron Mountain. Enjoy a free tram ride and listen to live, local music with the donation of a can of food for the LiftUp food pantry.

4-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, with free tram starting at 4 p.m.; live music from 6-10 p.m.

Admission: Guests ride the tram for free after 4 p.m. with a canned food donation

51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road

Info: 945-4228 and http://www.glenwoodcaverns.com

Steve’s Guitars: The Wild Reeds

CARBONDALE — Based in L.A., this indie-folk-rock band that has played on stage with Jackson Browne and Lucinda Williams is on a national tour on the way to Nashville to showcase at the American Music Awards.

8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12

19 N. Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304, email sguitars@sopris.net, http://www.stevesguitars.net and http://www.thewildreedsmusic.com

Steve’s Guitars: Second Sunday in Sopris Park

CARBONDALE — The Wild Reeds play a free family-friendly show (no dogs or alcohol, please) for the last installment of the Carbondale Summer of Music series at the park.

12-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13

Admission: Free

Sopris Park, Seventh and Main streets

Info: 963-3304, email sguitars@sopris.net, http://www.stevesguitars.net and http://www.thewildreedsmusic.com

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park: Music on the Mountain

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Celebrate Sunday with Christian music on the mountain with artists from The Orchard, a variety of musical styles in worship, and passionate, uplifting rock by the Kings Loyal Band. Enjoy a free tram ride and live music with the donation of a can of food for the LiftUp food pantry.

2-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, with free tram starting at 2 p.m.; live music from 4-8 p.m.

Admission: Guests ride the tram for free after 2 p.m. with a canned food donation

51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road

Info: 945-4228 and http://www.glenwoodcaverns.com

UPCOMING

Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH) and Carbondale Clay Center: Cedar Ridge Ranch Artist Studio Open House

CARBONDALE — An open house in the new artist studios at Cedar Ridge Ranch in Missouri Heights, home to newly refurbished artist studios, a kiln, gardens, miniature zebus (very small cows), heritage pigs, and a spectacular view. Enjoy wine, beer and harvest appetizers.

4-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15

Admission: Free

3059 County Rd. 103

Info: CCAH at 963-1680

Glenwood Downtown Market: Live Music and More

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Enjoy live music and artisan foods for the season’s last Glenwood Downtown Market Tuesday at Eighth Street and Grand Avenue. The market features products from farmers, ranchers, local chefs, food vendors, arts, crafts, special events, and is an all-around good excuse to get out and have fun in the community.

4-8 Tuesday, Sept. 15

Admission: Free

Centennial Park, 828 Grand Ave.

Info: 618-3650 and http://www.glenwoodmarket.com

Glenwood Springs Chamber Association: Day Out Downtown

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Shop, eat and enjoy the downtown shopping district of Glenwood Springs, finding specials along the way. Day Out Downtown takes place on the third Thursday of the month to bring businesses and patrons together.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17

Admission: Free

Downtown Glenwood Springs

Info: 945-8830

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 beginning Sept. 17

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

Preregistration: http://www.newcastlerec.com

Info: 984-3352

Town of New Castle: New Castle Community Market

NEW CASTLE — The weekly New Castle Community Market features live music, food and arts vendors and weekly prize drawings.

4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 (through Sept. 24)

Admission: Free

Burning Mountain Park, 450 W. Main St.

Info: Noreen Nolan at 984-3420

CCAH: The Artist Beat: “Square Footage: Reduction #2” and Dance Performance

CARBONDALE — CCAH concludes the “Square Footage” exhibition with a special Artist Beat event. Participating artists have installed sculptural work within a designated amount of square feet that has been reduced by 50 percent on two occasions over the course of show, requiring the artists to respond. During this event, the installations will be in their final stages. A dance performance by the dancers of CoMotion starts the event, followed by an artist walkthrough with explanations of each process.

5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17

Admission: Free

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

Info: http://www.carbondalearts.com

Wyly Art Center: Between the Lines Art Talk

BASALT — Featured September artists Bunny Burson and Sara Ransford discuss the influences and the connection between their work, with respect to their personal life experiences; discovered, unspoken or conceived.

5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17

Admission: Free

99 Midland Spur

Info: 927-4123 and http://www.wylyarts.org

Wyly Art Center: “Alleyworks” Opening Reception

BASALT — “Alleyworks” features sculptures by Aspen resident and artist John Bozza primarily comprised of found object raw materials such as fence posts, logs and natural rock. Totems, pencils and other everyday objects will be shown. Through Saturday, Oct. 17.

5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18

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

Admission: Free

99 Midland Spur

Info: 927-4123 and http://www.wylyarts.org

Wyly Annex: Artists’ Reception for Sara Ransford and Bunny Burson

BASALT — The Wyly Art Center hosts nationally exhibited artists Sara Ransford and Bunny Burson at the Wyly Annex in historic downtown Basalt. Ransford’s work features recent soda fired paper clay sculptures and a series of pen and ink drawings. Burson’s work includes prints and laser-cut work, some of which created in the printmaking and digital FabLab studio at Anderson Arts Ranch Center. Through Saturday, Oct. 17.

5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18

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

Admission: Free

174 Midland Ave.

Info: http://www.wylyarts.org

Glenwood Downtown Market: Oktoberfest

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — This annual celebration features market vendors, Bavarian food and music by Alpine Echo, and beer from Glenwood Canyon Brewing Company.

12-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19

Admission: Free

Centennial Park, corner of Grand Ave. and Ninth St.

Info: 618-3650 and http://www.glenwoodmarket.com

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park: Music on the Mountain

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Dance to Americana rock by Carbondale’s Mile Markers high atop Iron Mountain. Enjoy a free tram ride and listen to live, local music with the donation of a can of food for the LiftUp food pantry.

4-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, with free tram starting at 4 p.m.; live music from 6-10 p.m.

Admission: Guests ride the tram for free after 4 p.m. with a canned food donation

51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road

Info: 945-4228 and http://www.glenwoodcaverns.com

Colorado Animal Rescue (CARE): Dressed to the K9s

CARBONDALE — Celebrating 15 years, CARE hosts its annual adorable animal fashion show fundraiser. Featuring food, drinks, silent auction and live music by Neil Diamond tribute band Forever in Blue Jeans.

5:30 pm. Saturday, Sept. 26

Admission: $85 online or pre-purchased at CARE, 2801 County Road 114

The Gathering Center at The Orchard, 110 Snowmass Dr.

Info and tickets: 947-9143 and http://www.coloradoanimalrescue.org

Town of Carbondale Recreation Dept.: 10th Annual Celtic Fest and 14th Annual Oktoberfest

CARBONDALE — Start this fall celebration Friday evening with bagpipes, beer, and the Best Legs in a Kilt contest. Sample authentic Austrian cuisine and dance to Celtic tunes. The next day, Oktoberfest offers German music, food and beer, liter-holding and nail-driving contests, and the Hokey Pokey and Chicken Dance. Round out the evening with live music from local bands.

5-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9 and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10

Admission: Free

Fourth Street Plaza, Fourth and Main streets

Info: http://www.facebook.com/events/787350998029498

Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) Chapter IW: Fashions for the Valley

PARACHUTE/BATTLEMENT MESA — A fashion show with three-course lunch and wine pairings featuring local wineries (non-alcoholic beverages also available), and a silent auction. Also, featuring the “12 Reason We Love Battlement Mesa/Parachute” 2016 calendar for $20 featuring 12 men representing different businesses/services from the two communities and modeling in the fashion show.

11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10

Admission: $25 from any of the PEO sisters in Chapter IW, or by calling Holly at 948-1912.

Grand Valley Recreation Center, 398 Arroyo Dr.

Info: Holly at 948-1912.

ONGOING

Carbondale Clay Center: “History in the Making” Exhibit

CARBONDALE — Carbondale Clay Center’s September exhibition, titled “History in the Making,” features work by former and current resident artists.

Through September

Admission: Free

135 Main St.

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

Mousai Gallery: Pat Winger Exhibit

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

Through September

Admission: Free

50 Weant Blvd.

Info: 948-5687 and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mousai-Gallery/1493066817609009

Wyly Art Center: “This Land is Our Land”

BASALT — Wyly Art Center hosts an art exhibit, free and open to the public, for nationally exhibited artist Campbell Hutchinson. The exhibit, “This Land is Our Land,” features oil paintings that reflect the desolate and tranquil beauty of the landscape and the wild and domestic creatures that reside there.

Through Saturday, Sept. 12

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

Admission: Free

99 Midland Spur

Info: 927-4123 and http://www.wylyarts.org

Wyly Annex: “Field Notes”

BASALT — Wyly Annex hosts an art exhibit, free and open to the public, for nationally exhibited artist and collected artist Allison Stewart. Her exhibit, “Field Notes,” showcases mixed media paintings on canvas, panel and paper using layers of color, light, form and texture to address issues of beauty and loss, time and transformation.

Through Saturday, Sept. 12

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

Admission: Free

174 Midland Ave.

Info: http://www.wylyarts.org

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 http://www.gvrshow.com

Coredination and Bonedale Ballet: New Total Barre class with Vicki Tobia

CARBONDALE — A new Total Barre, a 60-minute dance-inspired body-conditioning workout, class with Vicki Tobia. She has an extensive and professional background in dance, pilates and fitness.

5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays

First class special: $5 off your first class

455 S. Third St.

Info and to RSVP: Alexandra Jerkunica at 379-2187 and http://www.bonedaleballet.com

Carbondale Community School: African Dance Class

CARBONDALE — The community is invited to come out every Monday evening during the summer to dance to live drumming and African music.

6:30 p.m. Mondays

Admission: $12

1505 Satank Road

Info: 963-9647

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 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

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 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

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

Admission: 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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