Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (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

Cooper Wine and Spirits: Free Tastings

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, Oct. 16 and Saturday, Oct. 17

Admission: Free

732 Cooper Ave.


Frontier Historical Society: 16th Annual Ghost Walk

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Ghost Walk tours starting at dusk lead guests up the hill by lantern light to the old Linwood Cemetery where costumed actors portray pioneers from Glenwood Springs’ past including Doc Holliday and Kid Curry. Tours are limited to 30 people each and are recommended for children school-age and up. Participants need to carry lanterns or flashlights for the moderately strenuous 1/3 mile hike up to the cemetery.

7, 7:45, 8:30 and 9:15. p.m. Friday, Oct. 16 and Saturday, Oct. 17, Oct. 23-24 and 30-31

Admission: $18/person for all ages, $10/Frontier Historical Society members. Reserved with a Visa or MasterCard by calling 945-4448 or e-mail

1200 Bennett Ave.

Info: 945-4448

Bluebird Cafe: Live Music Night

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Come sip on a latte and enjoy live music at this family-friendly live musical event at the Bluebird in downtown Glenwood Springs.

7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16

Admission: Free

730 Grand Ave.

Info: 384-2024

Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Josefina Mendez, Tim Fox and Mike Facey

BASALT — Roaring Fork Valley musicians Josefina Mendez, Tim Fox and Mike Facey play Brazilian and classic jazz for appetizers, dinner and drinks at Heather’s Friday evening.

7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16

Admission: Free

166 Midland Ave.

Info: 927-0151 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.

Various times Friday, Oct. 16 through Sunday, Oct. 18

Admission: Varies

Performances at Thunder River Theatre and workshops at The Launchpad

Festival passes, individual tickets/registration, and information:

Rivers Restaurant: Live Music Fridays

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Enjoy live rock, blues and reggae with a twist with Joan’s Lemons and the Green-handed Panda Man Friday night at Rivers.

9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16

Admission: Free

2525 S. Grand Ave.

Info: 928-8813

Redstone Art Gallery: Glass Blowing Artist David Powers

REDSTONE — Meet artist David Powers, an alumnus and art teacher at Colorado Rocky Mountain School, and his new creations in glass blowing. Refreshments will be served at the new sculpture garden, Cafe Artiste on the River. Free and open to the public.

3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17

Admission: Free

178 Redstone Blvd.

Info: 963-3790 and

Sunlight Mountain Resort and Sunlight Inn: Jack Frost Kick-Off

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Sunlight Mountain celebrates fall with the Mountain Funky Blues Band, live reggae by ZoLopHT, and rock by Tight Thump. Meet the bands at the after-party at the Sunlight Inn.

3:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17

Admission: Free

10901 County Road 117

Info: 945-7491

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 fundraiser.

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:

Big Daddy’s Sports Bar: Live Music from Blind Spot

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Blind Spot, featuring valley musician Cody Jeffryes, plays Big Daddy’s while the bar offers food and drink specials throughout the evening.

7-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17

Admission: Free

55 Mel Rey Road


Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Chris Bank and Trudi Caldaron

BASALT — Musical duo Chris Bank and Trudi Caldaron present soulful groove, R&B, funk and dance music at Heather’s Saturday evening.

7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17

Admission: Free

166 Midland Ave.

Info: 927-0151 and

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

Steve’s Guitars: The T Sisters

CARBONDALE — The Tietjen sisters from Oakland have sang the National Anthem for the San Francisco Giants and appeared on A Prairie Home Companion among many other major fests and venues in their musical career together. The band plays original Americana, folk, gospel, R&B, bluegrass and soul music.

8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17

19 N. Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304, email, and


Roaring Fork High School: Fall Concert

CARBONDALE — Roaring Fork High School Band, Choir and Guitar presents a fall concert, performing “Greenbriar Legacy,” “On a Hymn Song of Philip Bliss” and “In the Mood.” The choir sings “Storm is Passing Over,” “O Sinfuni Mungu” and “Run to You.” There will also be a performance by a group from the guitar class.

6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19

Roaring Fork High School Auditeria, 2270 Highway 133

Info: 384-5757 and email

New Castle Recreation Dept.: Folk Dance Program

NEW CASTLE — In partnership with instructor Patricia Esteban, the New Castle Recreation Dept. offers a new folk dance program at the New Castle Community Center. Patricia received her degree in dance from Brigham Young University, and will host a free family class for all ages. Adult classes are being offered on Tuesday evenings. Participants will learn traditional dances from North America, Europe and Asia.

Adult classes 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 through Dec. 8

Fee for adult classes: $48/program, $40/seniors ages 55 and older, and $8/drop-in participants

New Castle Community Center, 423 W. Main St.

Registration and info: 984-3352 and

The Wyly Annex: “Works on Forever” Exhibit

BASALT — “Works on Forever” features Aspen resident and artist Tony Prikryl’s various sized archival pigment prints and mixed media pieces. The exhibition dates are Oct. 23-Nov. 21.

5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23

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

Admission: Free

174 Midland Ave.

Info: 927-4123 and

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue: Purely Patsy with Kelley Zinge

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Singer Kelley Zinge’s Purely Patsy show highlights the music and life of Patsy Cline at her best, worst, most personal moments. This show sold out two performances last year so call soon for best seats.

Doors open 6:30 p.m. for dinner and drinks Friday, Oct. 23

Admission: $20, food and beverages additional

915 Grand Ave

Reservations and info: 945-9699 and request online

Crown Mountain Park: Pumpkin Patch and Halloween Black Eggs Hunt

BASALT — Find the perfect pumpkin hidden in the fields at Crown Mountain Park and decorate them before going home, enjoy hot cider, and take a hay ride or participate in one of the many kid’s games provided by Blue Lake Preschool. The Halloween hustle kids race starts at 10 a.m. For the black egg hunt, bring a flashlight, candy bag and try out costumes to get a head start on Halloween. There will be at least 3,000 candy- and toy-filled eggs for kids, split into age groups, and prizes for the best costume.

Pumpkin Patch 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 and Egg Hunt 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25

Admission: Free for pumpkin and egg hunts, $5 for Halloween Hustle

915 Grand Ave

Info: 319-8041 and

CCAH: 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

CCAH, Valley Settlement Project and Thunder River Theater: Dia De Los Muertos

CARBONDALE — The annual community-wide celebration of the dead returns the night before Halloween for an evening of color, procession and performance. The evening starts in the Round Room of the Third Street Center with altar viewings, traditional foods, hot chocolate, face painting, and a procession starting at 6:30 p.m. At Thunder River Theater, entertainment includes a bilingual puppet show and poetry.

5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday Oct. 30

Begins at the Third Street Center and concludes at Thunder River Theater

To make an altar please contact: CCAH at 963-1680 or email by Oct. 15

Stage of Life (SoL) Theatre Company: “Any Dream Will Do” Fall Fundraiser

CARBONDALE — Celebrate SoL and test-drive your Halloween costume at the second fall fundraiser with a one-night performance of “Any Dream Will Do.”

6 p.m. Friday Oct. 30


The gym at Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St.

Info: 274-0894 and

Glenwood Springs Noon Rotary: Masquerade Ball

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Join the Noon Rotary for a Masquerade Ball. Dance to music by the Symphony in the Valley and a DJ and enjoy a dinner buffet, cash bar, and silent and live auctions. Space is limited, and special rates at the Hotel Colorado are available for lodging.

6-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30

Admission: $100 ($120 at the door) and to buy tickets through PayPal

Hotel Colorado, 526 Pine St.

Info: 948-6226

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue: Hypnosis and Comedy with Rusty Z

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Comedy hypnotist Rusty Z, aka “The Hypnotic Comic,” has honed his craft by touring the country as well as appearing on several national television shows as a stand-up comic focusing on audience-driven hypnotics.

Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30

Admission (show only): $20, food and beverage additional

Springs Theatre, 915 Grand Ave.

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


Carbondale Clay Center: New Work by Bradley Walters and Paul McMullan

CARBONDALE — Peruse new pottery work by artists Bradley Walters and Paul McMullan. Through Oct. 31.

Admission: Free

135 Main St.

Info: 963-2519 and

The Artist’s Mercantile: October Artist of the Month Kay Cochran

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Artist’s Mercantile features its artist of the month for October, Kay Cochran, who works in acrylics and is presenting a multi-themed show for Halloween. The themes are the Elites of Argar, the Owl and the Pussycat, and the Uninanimates. Through Oct. 31.

Admission: Free

720 Cooper Ave.

Info: 947-0947

Bookcliffs Arts Center: October Artist Spotlight

RIFLE — Western Slope author, artist and musician Anne Louise Ramsey is Bookcliffs Arts Center’s October featured artist. Ramsey’s interests in the arts include photography, Animal Artistry pet portraits, writing and illustrating children’s picture books, and her line of Happy Dog Art greeting cards, all on display. She will be there personally signing her children’s books.

Admission: Free

1100 E. 16th St.


CCAH: “CrossCurrents”

CARBONDALE — Curated by Glenwood Springs artist Lynette O’Kane, this art 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.

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 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.


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.

Admission: Free

802 Grand Ave.

Info: 947-8367, and

Mousai Gallery: Pat Winger Exhibit

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

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

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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