St. Barnabas Episcopal Church: Bach to Blues Lunchtime Concert

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A free lunchtime concert, this week featuring soprano Heidi Paul offering a program of opera favorites. Bring a lunch and start off the weekend with music.

12 p.m. Friday, March 6

Admission: Free

546 Hyland Park Dr.


Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH): Mohawks, Tattoos and Street Art on a Hat

CARBONDALE — In preparation for CCAH’s Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza, The Launchpad is transforming into an underground arts hub on First Friday. Get a faux tattoo, mohawk, or street art trucker’s hat tagged onsite by Valley Visual Art Show’s Stanley Bell.

5-7 p.m. Friday, March 6

Admission: Free

76 South Fourth St.

Info: 963-1680, email and

Cooper Wine and Spirits: Beer, wine and spirits 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, March 6 and Saturday, March 7

Admission: Free

732 Cooper Ave.


Carbondale Clay Center: “Pairings: Pairing the Handmade Cup with the Handcrafted Beverage”

CARBONDALE — “Pairings” features cups made by more than 30 local and national artists, and beverages from a selection of distinguished Colorado distilleries, wineries, brewers, as well as other non-alcoholic beverage makers. “Pairings” promises to be a night of fun for all ages.

5-7 p.m. Friday, March 6

Admission: $5 at the door (includes a drink ticket), available with cup purchase or sold separately

201A Main St.

Info: 963-2529 and

CMC ArtShare and Garfield County Libraries: Klaus Kocher Photography Exhibit Opening

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — New exhibit featuring work by noted photojournalist Klaus Kocher, adjunct professor at Colorado Mountain College’s Isaacson School of New Media.

Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 6

Library hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays

Admission: Free

Glenwood Springs Branch Library, 815 Cooper Ave.

Info: and

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue: Spring 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) Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7

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 (TRTC): “Hamlet”

CARBONDALE — William Shakespeare’s famous play “Hamlet” comes to TRTC, directed and designed by Lon Winston. Attend opening night and enjoy a catered champagne reception immediately following the performances and visiting with the cast and crew.

7:30 p.m. curtain (except 2 p.m. Sunday matinees) March 6-8 and 12-14

Admission: Ticket prices vary

67 Promenade

Tickets and info: 963-8200, e-mail and

True Nature Healing Arts: First Friday Gong and Singing Bowl Meditation

CARBONDALE — Join Starbear Avalos and Pam Davis for the gift of sound meditation during Carbondale’s First Friday festivities. Arrive early and refrain from wearing perfume/fragrance.

7:30 p.m. Friday, March 6

Admission: $21

100 N. Third St.


Steve’s Guitars: Valle Musico

CARBONDALE — Longtime valley musicians play elegant, guitar-based music with jazz, classical, Latin and smooth worldbeat music elements.

8:30 p.m. Friday, March 6

Admission: $10

19 N. Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304, and

Carbondale Beer Works: Jack & Jill

CARBONDALE — Hailing from Grand Junction, Jack & Jill is an alternative rock duo looking to get the party going at CBW for Carbondale’s always-festive First Friday.

9 p.m. to midnight Friday, March 6

Admission: Free

647 Main St.


Rivers Restaurant: Live Music Fridays

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Enjoy rock, blues and reggae with a twist with the band Cover Up Friday night in the Rivers bar.

9 p.m. to midnight Friday, March 6

Admission: Free

2525 S. Grand Ave

Info: 928-8813

Basalt Regional Library: Drop-in Crafts

BASALT — Drop in for fun craft making at the Basalt Regional Library.

10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 7

Admission: Free

14 Midland Ave.


Glenwood Chamber Resort Association: 2015 Annual Gala

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Chamber’s event of the year, themed “Glenwood Rocks,” featuring music by Cleveland tribute band The Soul Men, and business, Athena and Citizen of the Year awards. Suggested attire is your favorite rockstar or character from the movies.

5:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday, March 7, with cocktails and silent auction in the House of Blues at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. dinner followed by gambling, costume and dance contests, and Blues Brothers’ show.

Admission: $80/person, $160/couple and $1,300/corporate table of 10

Hotel Colorado, 526 Pine St.

RSVP: 945-0784 and

Info: 945-6589

Glenwood Springs Contra Dance: Benefit for Kelsey’s Kids

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A family event of contra dancing to benefit Kelsey’s Kids. All dances are called and taught, and no partner necessary and beginners welcome. Live music by the Wooden Nickel string band. Come for the music and stay for the dance.

Casual instruction at 7 p.m., dance starts at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 7

Admission: $8/person available at Downtown Drug and at the door

Glenwood Springs Elementary School, 915 School St.

Info: 274-1517

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

BASALT — Live, hot Brazilian jazz with the valley’s talented trio Josefina Mendez, Mikey Facey and Tim Fox Saturday night at Heather’s.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7

Admission: Free

166 Midland Ave.

Info: 927-0151 and


Wyly Annex: “The Language of Making” Exhibit

BASALT — Nationally recognized ceramic artists and Aspen gallery owners Alleghany Meadows and Sam Harvey feature their work. They will continue their conversations in an artist talk about their work in the art field at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19. They will talk individually about their studio practices, inspirations and experiences, and their work together both in their gallery and on other professional creative projects. Exhibition runs March 13 through April 25.

Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 13

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

Admission: Free and open to the public

174 Midland Spur

Info: 927-4123, email and

Wyly Art Center: “Close In and Far Away: Drawings, Prints, and Cyanotypes”

BASALT — New exhibit featuring the intricate pen and ink drawings, copperplate etchings with watercolor overlay, collage work, prints, and paper stencil and mylar ribbon cyanotypes of Carbondale artist Chris Hassig. At 5:30 p..m. Thursday, April 16, the gallery hosts journalist Brent Gardner-Smith in a conversation with Hassig, titled “Inside Saiopor” about his evolution, his process and the ideas behind his work. Exhibition dates are March 13 through April 25.

Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 13

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, email and

CCAH: Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza

CARBONDALE — A dynamic and entertaining production featuring local and national designers and artists coming together to create an alluring and thought-provoking event featuring fashion that sparks the imagination and is created from recycled and/or sustainable materials. This show has content not suitable for youngsters but wildly creative and imaginative for adults, and includes a pre-show dessert reception, and beer, wine and martini bars.

Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14

Admission: $30/CCAH members, $35/non-members, and $100 VIP Seating

Carbondale Recreation Center, 567 Colorado Ave.

Info and tickets:

CCAH: “State of Abstraction” Opening Reception

CARBONDALE — Dave Durrance curates “State of Abstraction,” featuring works by Shelley Bogaert, Amy Butowicz, Judy Hancock, Nancy Kullgren, Suzannah Reid, Mark Brendon Smith, and Ellen Woods. These artists present an array of styles and forms through their own translations of space, color, and texture in this compelling celebration of abstract expression through compositional paintings and sculpture. Special Artist Beat event for the exhibit 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Apr. 10.

Artists’ reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 20

Exhibition hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until May 1

Admission: Free

CCAH’s R2 Gallery, 76 South Fourth St.

Info: 963-1680, email and

Thunder River Theatre Company (TRTC): Lon Winston Theatre Arts Scholarship

CARBONDALE — Lon Winston and TRTC have established a personal scholarship for $1,000, awarded annually to a Roaring Fork Valley high school student (Aspen to Parachute) planning to study theatre arts in college. The first scholarship will be awarded May 2015. The student must be recommended by their drama teacher or director and prepare an audition or present a portfolio for set, costume or light design. Candidates submit three letters of recommendation from teachers focusing on the applicants academic and personal attributes, and should be accepted to a university, college, or conservatory.

Scholarship deadline: Tuesday, March 31

67 Promenade

Info: 963-8200 and e-mail


CMC ArtShare and Garfield County Libraries: Klaus Kocher Photography

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — CMC ArtShare and Garfield County Libraries present photography by CMCo Isaacson School for New Media photography instructor Klaus Kocher that reflect his international upbringing. Born in Santiago, Chile, to his Swiss father and Dominican mother, he has lived in the U.S., Costa Rica, Honduras, Germany and Mexico.

Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Admission: Free

Glenwood Springs Branch Library, 815 Cooper Ave.

Info: 945-5958, and

Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts: 6×6 Exhibit

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Join the Center for the Arts for its largest art exhibit of the year, featuring 100 6-inch-by-6-inch canvases that community members have painted in oil, acrylic, mixed media and other mediums.

Admission: Free

601 E. Sixth St.

Info: 945-2414 and

Ann Korologos Galley: Michael Fain: “New Works”

BASALT — New work by Michael Fain’s minimalist series is on display at the gallery.

Through March 9

Admission: Free

211 Midland Ave.


CCAH: Life Coaching Through Collage: with Pam Porter

CARBONDALE AND ASPEN — Join art educator and professional life coach Pam Porter on Wednesday or Friday mornings for uplifting creativity coaching exercises and visionary collage work that will help you gain clarity and manifest your dreams. Tea, snacks and materials provided. Space is limited.

Winter session: Feb. 11 to March 20

CCAH’s classroom, Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St.

Info: 963-5546, e-mail, and

CCAH: 35th Annual Valley Visual Art Show

CARBONDALE — Join CCAH in celebrating of the artists of the Roaring Fork Valley during the 35th Annual Valley Visual Art Show, featuring more than 60 artists. The show, which includes two-and-three dimensional work created in a variety of mediums, displays in the gallery through First Friday, March 6.

Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Admission: Free

The Launchpad’s R2 Gallery, 76 S. Fourth St.

Info: 963-1680 and

Redstone Art Gallery: Trains and Art

REDSTONE — Enjoy a holiday train display and complimentary refreshments while shopping at the Redstone Art Gallery to find that special gift. Fine art featured in all media such as handmade jewelry; oil, pastel, acrylic and watercolor paintings; photography; bronze, wood and stone sculptures; fine woodworking; pottery; cards and books by local authors; fiber art; glass blown vessels; and more.

Gallery hours: Jan. 1 to May 1 weekends only

Admission: Free

178 Redstone Blvd.

Info: 963-3790 and

Glenwood Springs Adventure Park: Winter on the Mountain

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Adventure Park hosts winter activities, including a new 4D movie, holiday light display, fire pits to roast s’mores, cave tours, lighted rides on the Alpine Coaster and Soaring Eagle Zip Ride, and a giant musical Christmas tree. Stay for dinner and try the new family-style menu at the Lookout Grille.

Admission: $13-$39; tram ride $13/adults, $8/kids and Funday Pass $39/adults, $34/kids

51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road

Info: 945-4228, e-mail and

Mousai Gallery: James Vilona Exhibit

CARBONDALE — Mousai Gallery, where Mother Nature and art come together, features James Vilona and Vilona Family Studios, showcasing the Illuminating Selenite Slab Lamp hand-forged by James Vilona. Child and pet friendly.

Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and by appointment any other time

Admission: Free

50 Weant Blvd.


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

817 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs

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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