The Pretty Penny: Silt Craft Fair

SILT — This fair is a kick-off to a series of fairs that take place from October to December featuring local crafters/artists and independent sales reps for products including Mary Kay and Pampered Chef, as well as antique dealers.

Shows Oct. 23-25, Nov. 6-8 and 20-22, and Dec. 4-6 and 18-20

Admission: Free; vendor booths $75 or $35 if commit to more than one show

701 Main St.


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

Wyly Art Center: “The Wyly Open”

BASALT — “The Wyly Open” features more than 50 works by artists who reside in the 816 zip code. Two- and 3-dimensional work in a variety of mediums will be shown. Through Saturday, Nov. 20.

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

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 and

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. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 24

Admission: Free

732 Cooper Ave.


Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park: Haunted Cave Tours and Halloween Fun

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Take haunted cave tours (recommended for ages 8 and older), roast s’mores around the fire pit, and play fun games for spooky Halloween entertainment. Note the park’s rides will not be open for these events.

6-9 p.m. Oct. 23-24 and 30-31

Admission: $10/person, $5/annual pass holders

51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road


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

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. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 24, and Oct. 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

Colorado Mountain College: “The Miracle Worker”

SPRING VALLEY — Blind, deaf and mute since birth, Helen Keller was unable to communicate and frustrated. This stage production, that won a Tony for Best Play, highlights the work bull-headed tutor Anne Sullivan provided to a young, irate Keller.

7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 24 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25

Admission: $13/seniors, students and CMC faculty and $18/adults

New Space Theatre, 3000 County Road 114


Steve’s Guitars: Brodie Kinder and the Killer Bees

CARBONDALE — Brodie Kinder and his band, which recently played the Paonia Harvest Fest with excellent reviews, performs at Steve’s for the first time. Kinder is an accomplished singer-songwriter, performer and guitar-slinging throwback heartthrob who brings his soul rock music to the listening room.

8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23

Admission: $10

19 N. Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304, email, and

Rivers Restaurant: Live Music Fridays

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Enjoy elegant guitar-based music with jazz, classical, Latin and world beat musical elements by Glenwood’s own Valle Musico Friday night at Rivers.

8:30-11:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23

Admission: Free

2525 S. Grand Ave.

Info: 928-8813

The Black Nugget: 4am

CARBONDALE — Strawberry Days Battle of the Bands winner 4am performs foot-stomping electric rock and blues in downtown Carbondale.

9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23

Admission: Free

403 Main St.

Info: and

Crown Mountain Park: Pumpkin Patch and Halloween Black Eggs Hunt

EL JEBEL — 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

501 Eagle County Drive

Info: 319-8041 and

Glenwood Springs Community Center: Make a Difference Day

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Join Growing Food Forward volunteers to prepare garden plots for winter as part of the national Make a Difference Day event. Growing Food Forward gardens for hunger relief have grown and distributed more than 3,300 pounds of produce for human services in Garfield County.

10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 and Sunday, Oct. 25

Admission: Free

100 Wulfsohn Road

Info: and

Carbondale Beer Works: Zombie Beer Crawl

CARBONDALE — Come get your brains scrambled and dress the part for Carbondale’s own zombie-themed party with zombified drink specials and music and dancing by DJ Benny.

9-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24

Admission: Free

647 Main St.


Rivers Restaurant: Live Music with the Missing Link Band

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Welcome back Paul of the Missing Link Band as the popular Glenwood band plays Rivers Saturday night.

9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24

Admission: Free

2525 S. Grand Ave.

Info: 928-8813


Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (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: 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

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park: Trick or Treat

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — On Halloween night, there’s trick-or-treating all day throughout the park and a costume party in the evening, with prizes awarded for ages 3-12, 13-18 and 19 and older. Winners receive one Annual Thrill Pass for first place, two passes to Iron Mountain Hot Springs for second place and two Funday Passes for third place. Judging takes place at 7 p.m.

10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31

51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road


Rifle Branch Library: “Art in the Stacks”: Michael Chaffee

RIFLE — Visit the library to meet Western Slope photographer Michael Chaffee during the opening of his Art in the Stacks” exhibit. His scenic landscapes will be on display from November through December.

Opening reception 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6

Admission: Free

207 East Ave.

Info: 625-3471 and

Carbondale Community School: Glenwood Springs Contra Dance

CARBONDALE — Dust off those dancing shoes, the 2015 -2016 contra dance season launches at a new venue, the Carbondale Community School. Wooden Nickel plays sweet old-time music while Patricia Danscen calls dynamic dances.

7-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7

1505 Satank Road

Info: email

Defiance Community Players: “Fiddler on the Roof”

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Set in the little village of Anatevka, Russia,the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, the musical

‘s universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion.

7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 and 20 and Saturday, Nov. 14 and 21, and 2 p.m. matinees, Sunday, Nov. 15 and 22 (doors open half-hour before each show)

Admission: $15/seniors and students (18 and younger), $20/adults

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


Ute Theater: Tommy Castro and The Painkillers

RIFLE — Tommy Castro and The Painkillers celebrates the release of its new album, “Method to my Madness.” Castro, a six-time Blues Music Award-winner, and his band The Painkillers, featuring bassist Randy McDonald, keyboardist Michael Emerson and drummer Bowen Brown, hail from the San Francisco area.

8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27

Admission: $20/advance, $25/day of show

132 E. Fourth St.

Info: 925-1663 and


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

CARBONDALE — View 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.

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 and

New Castle Recreation Dept.: Folk Dance Program

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

6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 8

Admission: $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

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

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

Admission: 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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