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. 25 and Saturday, Sept. 26

Admission: Free

732 Cooper Ave.


Basalt Regional Library: Music at the Library

BASALT — The Aspen Sante Fe Ballet Folklorico Dancers advanced performing group presents cultural dance for the community for Friday after work.

5:30 p.m. (doors open 20 minutes prior) Friday, Sept. 25

Admission: Free

14 Midland Ave.

Info: Phone: 927-4311 and

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

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.

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

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

67 Promenade

Tickets and info: 963-8200 and

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. 25

Admission: Free

166 Midland Ave.

Info: 927-0151 and

Steve’s Guitars: David Jacobs-Strain with Michelle McAfee

CARBONDALE — David Jacobs-Strain has been described as a “fierce slide guitar player and a song poet from Oregon” who will play Steve’s intimate listening room with touring singer-songwriter and guitarist Michelle McAfee. She brings an Americana-kissed folk pop brand of original music to the shop this week.

8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25

Admission: $15

19 N. Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304, email,, and

Rivers Restaurant: Live Music Fridays

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Dance and jam out to free live music with Carbondale’s Steve Skinner Band Friday night at Rivers. The band plays a fun mix of resort rock.

9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25

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. 26 and Sunday, Sept. 27

Admission: Free

730 Grand Ave.


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

Grand Valley Sew and Sew Quilters: Grand Valley Quilt Show

BATTLEMENT MESA — This annual quilt show features more than 75 items on display, with new submissions every year. Vintage quilts will be on display in the historic Glover Cabin.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27

Admission: $3

Historic Battlement Mesa Schoolhouse, 7235 Road 300


Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park: Music on the Mountain

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Enjoy the last Music on the Mountain concert of the season with an annual tradition, The Missing Link Band. Take the free tram ride up and listen to live, local music with the donation of a can of food for the LiftUp food pantry. The total number of cans collected since 2009 is at 49,502, and the Caverns will pass the 50,000-can milestone with this concert.

4-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, 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

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

Big Daddy’s Sports Bar: Joe Cool Band

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Head out to Big Daddy’s Sports Bar for some no-cover live music from the Joe Cool Band, a nine-piece classic rock group.

9 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 26

Admission: Free

55 Mel Rey Road


Black Nugget: Psychosomatic, Antibuse and Valiomeirda

CARBONDALE — Crossover thrash-metal-punk rockers Psychosomatic play the Nugget with local punk favorites Antibuse, releasing a new album that night. Denver’s Valiomeirda join the line-up for this 21-and-over show.

9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27

Admission: Free

403 Main St.

Info: 963-4498, and

Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Live Music with Chris Bank

BASALT — Enjoy the soulful groove sounds of Chris Bank with brunch at Heather’s Sunday.

10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 27

Admission: Free

166 Midland Ave.

Info: 927-0151 and

Frontier Historic Museum and Glenwood Springs Historic Preservation Commission: Coal Camp

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Venture into the past at Glenwood Springs’ historic mining town, Coal Camp, and learn what life was like in an early mining town and work daily deep inside a coal mine. Rusty Ford and Joe Llewellyn, both miners in Coal Camp, will tell of their experiences, both above and below ground,

2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27

South Canon exit (Landfill Road) west of town at the bridge, rain or shine.

Info: Marice Doll at 947-1389 or Patsy Stark at 945-4448

Glenwood Springs Community Concert Association: The Piano Men

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Piano Men starts the Glenwood Springs Community Concert Association 2015-16 season with a musical journey through the 1970s featuring the songs of Elton John and Billy Joel. With Jim Witter at the piano and band members on keyboards, guitar, bass, flute, sax and drums.

7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27

Admission: Season memberships at $40/adult, $15/students, $90/family and sponsorships

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

Info: 945-5384 and


Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH): September 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

New Creation Church: Comedian Paul Aldrich and Benefit

NEW CASTLE — Join us for a night of food, laughter and supporting women in our community.

7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3

44761 Highway 6

Info: 945-5902 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 and by calling Holly at 948-1912

Glenwood Springs Library and Book Train: Doc Holliday Historian and Author

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Victoria Wilcox presents “Legends and Lies: The Real Doc Holliday,” setting the record straight on the Southern-born western legend. She will focus on Holliday’s exploits in Colorado at this event, open to the public. The Book Train supplies the books.

6:30 p.m. Thurs. Oct. 15

Admission: Free

815 Cooper Ave.

Info: 945-5958 and and

Dance Initiative: Fourth Annual Spectrum Dance Festival

CARBONDALE — Dance Initiative celebrates dance arts starting with a performance by Local Color on at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16. Colorado guest artists take the stage during the Broad Spectrum performances at 5:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. Daytime workshops are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with guest teachers from around the region. The festival concludes at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18 with a free Work In Progress studio performance and Q&A with Dance Initiative’s final Artist In Resident of 2015, Alya Howe.

Friday, Oct. 16 through Sunday, Oct. 18

Admission: Varies

Performances at Thunder River Theatre, workshops at The Launchpad

Festival passes, individual tickets/registration, and information:

CCAH: “Deck the Walls” Holiday Show Call to Artists

CARBONDALE — To celebrate the holidays, CCAH seeks distinctive handmade items for the annual juried “Deck the Walls” show running from Nov. 20 through Dec. 30 in the R2 Gallery.

Applications due Friday, Oct. 16

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

Info and applications: 963-1680 and at

Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts: Culinary Arts Wine and Brewfest

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Celebrate autumn with the Center for the Arts for an evening of wine, beer, food and live music at the annual Culinary Arts Wine and Brewfest.

5-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17

Admission: $35/individual GSCA member, two members/$60, $45/non-member

Hotel Colorado, 526 Pine St.

Info and online tickets:

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue: Stand-up Comedy with Hippieman

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — An evening of adult stand-up comedy with Front Range comic Hippieman, as seen on Comedy Central and the Late Late Show.

Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17

Admission (show only): $25

Springs Theatre, 915 Grand Ave.

Reservations and group info: 945-9699, e-mail and

October Art and Wine Break: Mixed Media Magnets

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. October’s Art Break focuses on making mixed media magnets. All levels of experience will enjoy this evening of art making. Space is limited so sign up early.

6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27

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

Info and to reserve a spot: 963-1680 and


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

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


Info: 984-3352

Wyly Art Center: “Alleyworks” Exhibit

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.

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

Admission: Free

99 Midland Spur

Info: 927-4123 and

Wyly Annex: Art by 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.

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

Admission: Free

174 Midland Ave.


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

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.

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

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

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

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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