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. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31

Admission: Free

732 Cooper Ave.


Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH), Valley Settlement Project and Thunder River Theatre: 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

Admission: Free

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


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 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. Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31

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

51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road


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

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. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 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. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1

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

New Space Theatre, 3000 County Road 114


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, Oct. 30

Admission: Free

166 Midland Ave.

Info: 927-0151 and

Steve’s Guitars: Mark Nussmeier

CARBONDALE — Singer-songwriter Mark Nussmeier grew up in Atlanta and moved to Aspen in 2005. After coming to the valley, he became more interested in singing and writing songs and creating his own original take on the one-man band. Nussmeier uses vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, ukulele, live percussion and looping in his distinctive style.

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

Admission: $10

19 N. Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304, email, and

Rivers Restaurant: Rivers Annual Halloween Extravaganza

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Celebrate Halloween with Rivers’ annual Halloween party and dance to live resort rock by Sol Patrol. Take part in the costume contest and enjoy free giveaways.

9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30

Admission: Free

2525 S. Grand Ave.

Info: 928-8813

Crystal River Dance Club: Halloween Costume Party

CARBONDALE — Halloween fun for all ages with spooky dance parties Friday and Saturday nights. Costumes are encouraged.

10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31

Admission: Free for the first 20 people, $5 after

572 LaFontana Highway 133

Info: 340-4148 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

Admission: $14-49 for adults, $9-44 for kids

51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road


Marble Distillery Company and the Distillery Inn

CARBONDALE — Join in the Halloween fun at the Marble Distillery Company with cocktail specials including the El Diablo and the Vampire Kiss starting at noon. The party continues into the evening with live music by the Steve Skinner Band and a costume contest (judging at 9 p.m.). Prizes include a night at the Distillery Inn, bottles of the MDC signature spirits, and complimentary cocktails.

5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31

Admission: Free

150 Main St.

Info: 963-7008 and

Silt Historical Park: Trick or Treat

SILT — Bring your little ones for a fun, safe place to trick or treat. The park’s costumed staff will pass out candy in each building. Bring the family and enjoy the park as the kids trick or treat.

6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31

Admission: Free

707 Orchard Ave.

Info: 876-5801 and

Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Live Music with Aspen 440 and Harding, Hawes and Sarver

BASALT — Heather’s hosts a rocking Halloween party with classic rock, funk and dance featuring live music by Aspen 440 and Harding, Hawes and Sarver.

8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30

Admission: Free

166 Midland Ave.

Info: 927-0151 and

Steve’s Guitars: The Accidentals

CARBONDALE — This indie folk trio features high school buddies who decided to form a hot band in a short space of time, already with two albums and two movies scored. The Accidentals has presented more than 200 shows this year, and impressed folks at SXSW this year by being named in the Top Seven Breakout Artists.

8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31

Admission: $15

19 N. Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304, email, and

Club Fresh: Halloween Party with Already Gone

RIFLE — Join rock band Already Gone and dance to the Western Slope’s best variety and dance band performing classic rock, R&B, funk, modern country, and rock and country.

8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31

Admission: Free

1733 Railroad Ave.

Info: 625- and

Basalt Public Library: La Catrina Quartet Informance

BASALT — Join the Basalt Public Library as La Catrina Quartet members introduce themselve, play music and explain their work.

4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1

Admission: Free

14 Midland Ave.

Info: 927-4311 and

Glenwood Springs Community Concert Association: An Evening with Gary Mauer

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Broadway singer Gary Mauer, who appeared “Phantom of the Opera,” “Les Miserables,” and “The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber,” performs at Mountain View Church.

7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1

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

Mountain View Church, 2195 County Road 154

Info: 945-5384 and


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 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.


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

Dance Initiative: “Vacuum: A Multimedia Performance”

CARBONDALE — Alya Howe, Dance Initiative’s final artist in residence for 2015, presents original work during a multimedia performance. The event includes a feature film with community members, dance by local dancers Emily Fifer, Meagan Londy Shapiro, Kirsten Frantzich, and Deborah Colley, and highlighted by an Argentinian Tango duet featuring former Joffrey Ballet company member Cynthia Gottlob and her dance partner Sean Ericson.

8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6 and 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7

Admission: $10/door

The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St.

Info: and 963-8681

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,


Carbondale Firehouse: 39th Annual Holiday Craft Show

CARBONDALE — Carbondale’s annual Christmas boutique returns to help shoppers get a jump on holiday shopping with local art and crafts and seasonal items.

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14

Highway 133 South

Info: 963-3045

First United Methodist Church: Unique Boutique

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Unique Boutique is Glenwood Spring’s most anticipated craft and artisan fair for the holiday season.

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14

Admission: Free

824 Cooper Ave.

Info: 947-9509

CCAH: “Deck the Walls” Holiday Show Opening Reception

CARBONDALE — For the holiday season, CCAH transforms the R2 Gallery into a shop filled with artisanal goods created by local and regional artists. The “Deck the Walls” holiday show features handcrafted candles, wool hats, silk scarves, and candles, blown glass, ceramic kitchen wares, and one of a kind holiday ornaments and cards.

6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20

Deck the Walls will be open for shopping Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursdays until 6:30 p.m, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. from Nov. 20 through Dec. 24

Admission: Free

R2 Gallery in The Launchpad

Info: or call (970) 963-1680.

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

Third Street Center: Whimsical Women of the West Holiday Show

CARBONDALE — A creative gathering of local artists are highlighted in this craft and artisan fair perfect for holiday shopping.

4-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5

Admission: Free

520 Third St.

Info: 947-9509

Mountain Madrigal Singers: 35th Anniversary Concert Series “Christmas Peace”

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Mountain Madrigal Singers are celebrating their 35th year with selections of audience favorites for “Christmas Peace,” their Christmas concert series at United Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs. Free babysitting at the church for those with little ones who need it.

2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, 13 and 19

Admission: Free, donations accepted

824 Cooper Ave.



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.

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 three-dimensional work in a variety of mediums will be shown. Through Saturday, Nov. 20.

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

Admission: Free

99 Midland Spur

Info: 927-4123 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

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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