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. 18 and Saturday, Sept. 19

Admission: Free

732 Cooper Ave.


Carbondale Community Food Co-op: Essential Oil Talk

CARBONDALE — Join artisan essential oil distiller Eric Scott Bresselsmith, owner of House of Aromatics of Boulder Utah, for an evening of aromatic wonder and mystery. He will talk about indications and practical applications of essential oils and their connection to alchemy, chemistry and the innate spirit/intelligence of the plants nature makes available.

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

559 Main St.

Info: 963-1375 and

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

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.


Ann Korologos Gallery: “Out of the West – Landscapes” Opening Reception

BASALT — This exhibit focuses on the Western landscape, in its many dazzling incarnations. Featured are the works of five artists, each offering a personal vision inspired by the expansive vistas and intimate details of the land. The show highlights the work of popular landscapist Andy Taylor. Also featured are works by Elizabeth Sandia, Simon Winegar, Marie Figge Wise and Dan Young. Showing through Oct. 9.

Artist’s Reception 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18

Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday or by appointment

Admission: Free

211 Midland Ave.

Info: 927-9668 and email

Windwalkers and Glenwood Springs Ford: “Spirited Horsepower” Art Exhibit

BASALT — An exhibit of work by five art visionaries — Marcel Majid Kahhak, Jessica McMahon, Ruth Mollman, Summers Moore and Susan Obermeyer-Strauss — and a limited-edition T-shirt collection to benefit WindWalkers programs and the horses who carry them.

Meet the artists reception 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18

Admission: Free

174 Midland Ave. (between Wyly Annex and Café Bernard)

Info: 963-2909

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 and

Aspen Words: Public Talk and Book Signing and Writing Workshop

CARBONDALE — Award-winning author Gary Ferguson comes to Carbondale for his “Bringing Words Home” public talk and reading and one-day generative workshop.

Talk and book signing 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18 and writing workshop 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19

Cost: $10/talk and $100/Aspen Writer’s Network workshop tuition, $150/standard tuition

Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St.


Info: 925-3122 and

Steve’s Guitars: Under the Willow

CARBONDALE — Acoustic string band Under the Willow pays Steve’s another visit to share original songs and music. The band blends folk, bluegrass, newgrass, jam band, rock and Americana through vocals, guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, beatbox and bass.

8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18

19 N. Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304, email, and

Rivers Restaurant: Live Music Fridays

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Enjoy free live music with Glenwood Springs’ own Leonard Curry Trio Friday night at Rivers. The band plays a fun mix of Americana.

9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18

Admission: Free

2525 S. Grand Ave.

Info: 928-8813

Farm Fresh Cafe and Steakhouse: Hunks of Las Vegas

RIFLE — Back by popular demand, the Hunks of Las Vegas return to Rifle for a Ladies Night Out show that featured 375 audience members from 18 to 85 at the last performance.

9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18

Admission: $20 general admission

1733 Railroad Ave.

Tickets and info: 625-2384 and

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. 18 and Sunday, Sept. 19

Admission: Free

730 Grand Ave.


Glenwood Springs Ford: 2015 Classic Car Show

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A benefit for WindWalkers, this classic car show featuring cars older than 1979 includes a silent auction, awards for participants, ‘50s and ‘60s music, door prizes and free hot dogs and ice cream.

Registration for car owners 7-9:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19

Admission: Free

55 Storm King Road

Info: Stephanie Winkler at 945-9317

Planting Seeds: Taste of Valley Benefit

CARBONDALE — Distilleries, breweries, juice shops, chefs, farms and orchards are brainstorming the best bites to make the valley feel proud of its own make. Featuring a chef series of demonstrations every hour showcasing recipes and tricks in the industry. The event benefits Planting Seeds, a food movement to help children in the Roaring Fork School District learn and expand through hands-on cooking classes.

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19

Admission: $50

Fourth Street Plaza, Fourth and Main streets

Info and tickets:

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

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

Ironbridge Grill: Music at the Grill with Frank Martin and Damian Smith

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Enjoy a live mix of bluegrass, folk, blues and jazz by Aspen musician Damian Smith and award-winning troubadour Frank Martin. Martin is a popular valley singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who plays with the Sirens, Carbondale’s Let Them Roar and Symphony in the Valley.

6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19

Admission: Free

430 Ironbridge Dr.

Info: 945-4300

The Gathering Place at the Orchard: ‘Father Unknown’ film screening

CARBONDALE — Please join us for a one-night screening of the new film by local filmmaker David Quint: “Father Unknown.” is the true story of a man’s struggle to face the emptiness he carries inside. Disconnected from the people closest to him and haunted by the secrecy in his family, he records his desperate search for connection on a journey with the father he’s never truly known.

7-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19

Admission: $20 suggested donation to Raising a Reader Aspen to Parachute

110 Snowmass Dr.


Silt Historical Park: Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick

SILT — History buff Dave Naples brings Theodore Roosevelt to life in this historically accurate presentation on the distinguished career of one of America’s most treasured presidents. Come early or stay late to tour the park’s vintage grounds and facilities.

7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19

Admission: Free

707 Orchard Ave.

Info: 876-5801 and

Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Aspen 440

BASALT — Dance to live classic rock tunes with valley band Aspen 440 at Heather’s Saturday night in downtown Basalt.

7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19

Admission: Free

166 Midland Ave.

Info: 927-0151,, and

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

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Enjoy live, local tunes and Colorado wines. Dance to original-style gypsy music by Glenwood Springs group Painters’ Stage. Must be 21 and older.

9-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19

Admission: Free

214 Eighth St. # 17

Info: 230-0479

Garfield County Libraries: Outside the Lines

GARFIELD COUNTY — Taking place in Carbondale, Glenwood and New Castle, this local awareness/advocacy event challenges libraries to get outside buildings and into the community to tell the story of how libraries have changed. At the Carbondale Park and Ride, 27th Street station in Glenwood, and the Main Street bus stop in New Castle, old newspaper stands are full of free books for those who ride the bus everyday and seek to occupy their time. The libraries are also sparking random conversations about books while people are at the bar or sipping on coffee, and encouraging local shopping through the Shop Garfield County campaign. Some of these businesses also have library coasters with fun literary trivia.

Through Saturday, Sept. 19

Various locations

Info: and

Sustainable Settings Ranch: Slow Money Harvest Festival

CARBONDALE — An on-farm day of public talks, workshops, and tours, closing with a celebratory harvest dinner featuring music, dancing and farm-to-table food prepared by regional chefs. Slow Money is inspiring a new conversation about food, money and the soil.

Starting at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 20

Admission: $25-150

6107 Highway 133

Info: 963-6107, and


Town of New Castle: New Castle Community Market

NEW CASTLE — Enjoy the season closer to the weekly New Castle Community Market, featuring live music, food and arts vendors and prize drawings.

4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24

Admission: Free

Burning Mountain Park, 450 W. Main St.

Info: Noreen Nolan at 984-3420

Thunder River Theatre Company: “The Mineola Twins”

CARBONDALE — The valley’s award-winning Thunder River Theatre Company opens its 21st season with “The Mineola Twins” by Pultizer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel. Directed by TRTC’s Sue Lavin, the play features Missy Moore with Cassidy Willey, Brendon Cochran, Kari Sea and Jesse Monsalve. Attend opening night and enjoy a catered champagne reception.

Thursday, Sept. 24 (preview), Friday, Sept. 25 (Opening), Saturday, Sept. 26, and Oct. 2-4, 8-10

67 Promenade

Tickets: $25/adults, $17/20-30 something young adults, and $14/full-time students.

Tickets and info: 963-8200 and

Town of Carbondale: Carbondale Potato Day

CARBONDALE — Potato Day is the longest annual community event in Carbondale. Since 1909, local farming and ranching families have kept the tradition alive. Events include a BBQ with vegetarian potato bar, live music, farm market and kids’ activities in Sopris Park, and a Main Street parade.

9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26

Admission: Free

Sopris Park and Main St.

Info: 309-3191 and email

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

Tickets: $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

Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH): Art and Wine Break

CARBONDALE — Take an art break with the opportunity to relax and create, as CCAH provides the space, the drinks, snacks and a little help from Lisa Singer, who will be on hand to facilitate fun art projects. This month’s focus will be painting with acrylics. All levels of experience will enjoy this evening of art making. Space is limited so sign up early.

6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29

Third Street Center, Suite 15, 520 S. Third St.

Reservations and info: 963-1680 and

CCAH: Opening Reception of “CrossCurrents” Exhibition

CARBONDALE — Curated by Glenwood Springs artist Lynette O’Kane, this exhibit visually articulates the seemingly random animations of wind and water while exploring underlying patterns and themes to this apparent chaos. The exhibit includes an installation of delicate wire-constructed tumbleweeds, plaster and encaustic wall works depicting clouds and weather patterns and mono prints representing the movement and flow of water.

6-8 p.m. First Friday, Oct. 2

Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays until Nov. 7

Admission: Free

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

Info: 963-1680 and

SoL Theatre Company: “The Muppet Christmas Carol” Auditions

CARBONDALE — SoL Theatre hosts auditions for “The Muppet Christmas Carol,” based on the book by Charles Dickens and directed by Jennifer Michaud, for ages 6 to 18. Students should prepare a short musical number to be sung a cappella or with CD/iPod

4-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8 and Friday, Oct. 9, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 with callback 12-13 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11

Studio 15 in the Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St.

Info and to sign up for an audition time:

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


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

Grand Valley Recreation Center, 398 Arroyo Dr.

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


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

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


Info: 984-3352

Cooper Corner Gallery: Art on Display

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Celebrate Glenwood’s newest art gallery, Cooper Corner Gallery, featuring art by Roaring Fork Valley artists, and more.

Admission: Free

315 Eighth St.


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

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.

Through September

Admission: Free

802 Grand Ave.

Info: 947-8367, and

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

399 Main St., Carbondale

Admission: Free

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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