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Arts & Entertainment Briefs


Bookcliffs Art Center: Open Stage Night

RIFLE — Calling all actors, writers, singers, dancers, poets and musicians, share your talent or enjoy the talents of others. Practice, get feedback and network with other artists in the community. Beginner and veteran artists encouraged, and open to performers and spectators of all ages. Performances must be appropriate for a general audience.

7 p.m. Friday Jan. 24, sign up starts at 6:30; set limited to 10 minutes.

1100 E. 16th St.

Cover: $5 suggested donation

Info and reservations: 625-3043 and e-mail

Kanpai Sushi and Bar: Leonard Curry Trio

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Elliott Leonard joins musical power couple Lorraine and Craig Curry for a night of local vocals, guitar and stand-up bass and funny stories. No cover.

7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24

3950 Midland Ave.

Info: 366-2020, e-mail, and

Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: AxisLP

BASALT — Patty and Larry Herd, the duo AxisLP, plays it all including R&B, contemporary, classic rock, blues and dance. No cover.

7:30-10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24

166 Midland Ave.

Info: and

Grove’s Black Dog Saloon: John Noel

NEW CASTLE — Live music with John Noel at the Black Dog. No cover.

7:30 p.m. Friday Jan. 24

219 W. Main St.

Info: 984-0999

PAC3: Head for the Hills

CARBONDALE — Head for the Hills is a sound based in bluegrass that reaches into indie rock, jazz, hip-hop, world and folk realms. Featuring openers Wood and Wire.

8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30) Friday, Jan. 24

Tickets: $15/advance and $20/door

520 S. Third St.

Info and tickets:

Carbondale Beer Works: Josh and Ananda

CARBONDALE — The valley’s super duo will play rock, punk, rockabilly, country punk and more for downvalley X Games entertainment. No cover.

8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24

647 Main St.

Info: 704-1216 and

Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH): Cirque d’Sopris

CARBONDALE — Roaring Fork Valley youth share their talents in this show of savvy fashion creations, dancing, acrobatic feats and more. Carnival food available at intermission.

6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26

Roaring Fork High School Auditorium, Carbondale

Tickets and info: 963-1680 and

Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Chris Bank

BASALT — Vocalist, bassist, saxophonist and blues guitar Chris Bank performs. He has played in the valley for 21 years in house bands that include the St. Regis, Syzygy, and the Little Nell Hotel. No cover.

7:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25

166 Midland Ave.


Kanpai Sushi and Bar: Brock McLeod

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Southern blues from Brock McLeod. No cover.

7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25

3950 Midland Ave.

Info: 366-2020, e-mail, and

Carbondale Beer Works: Dave Gerard of Truffle + harp

CARBONDALE — Juggling dual careers, Dave Gerard is known for being the frontman for New Hampshire-based band Truffle. He has shared the stage with Little Feat, Phish, The Band, Blues Traveler, The Radiators and Dave Matthews Band. No cover.

8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25

647 Main St.

Info: 704-1216 and

Black Nugget: The Natural Disasters

Carbondale — After-X Games party with danger rock from the high hills. Warm up with dancing to local jam/rock favorites The Natural Disasters at no cover.

9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25

403 Main St.

Info: 963-4498, and

Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Chris Phillips

BASALT — Brunch in Basalt and enjoy some Bach, Bernstein, Tarrega and other great composers with live music by Chris Phillips. No cover.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26

166 Midland Ave.


Danse Arts Fusion: Auditions

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Danse Arts Fusion is a competition dance team established to empower young dancers to achieve their goals and provide the opportunity to collaborate. This free audition is open to dancers ages 10-18. Dancers must have previous experience in dance classes and bring a small head shot.

1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26

Glenwood Springs Community Center, 100 Wulfsohn Road



Aspen Writers’ Foundation: Winter Words

CARBONDALE — Author Richard Blanco, born in Madrid to Cuban exiled parents, and raised and educated in Miami, will visit Carbondale Community School to address 200-250 students, teachers, and parents for All Winter Words event.

11-11:45 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27

Tickets: Aspen Show Tickets: 920-5770 and

Information: 925-3122 and

Camp Chair Productions: Improv/Storytelling Tuesday

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Well-known master raconteur Jack Green gives lessons in improv and storytelling techniques.

Arrive at 6:30 p.m. with the bell ringing at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28

Cover: $7.17 (more or less) or a pair of eye glasses with the lens to be donated to the Lions Club

4018 Sky Ranch Drive

Info: 618-0911

Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Suzzanne Paris and John Michel

BASALT — Live jazz standards and rock by Suzzanne Paris and John Michel. No cover.

7:30-10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29

166 Midland Ave.


Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Bobby Mason, JD Martin and Harp Harriman

BASALT — Local rock ’n roll legends Bobby Mason, JD Martin and Harp Harriman play live music. No cover.

7:30-10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30

166 Midland Ave.


PAC3: Agent Orange

CARBONDALE — So-Cal punk legends Agent Orange come to Carbondale, with openers Barrel Proof and Revive Reagan.

8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30) Friday, Jan. 31

Tickets: $15 general admission and $20 at the door

520 S. Third St.

Info and tickets:

Advocate Safehouse Project: 13th annual LUNAFEST

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Lunafest connects women, their stories and their causes through film. This traveling film festival spotlights the work of diverse, talented women filmmakers, with intelligent, funny and thought-provoking themes. Proceeds benefit Advocate Safehouse Project and the Breast Cancer Fund.

5 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1

Tickets: $20/advance at Blend in Carbondale, Treadz in Glenwood Springs, Midland Art Company in Rifle, and select Alpine Banks, and $25/door

Hotel Colorado, 124 W. Sixth St.

Info: Emma, 945-2632, ext. 107, and

Rifle Branch Library: First Friday Art in the Stacks

RIFLE — Animal totems in hand-painted glass mosaics were created in Rifle High School’s arts and crafts class. Students produced two foot-round, hand-painted glass mosaics.

6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7

Free event

207 East Ave.

Info: 625-3471 and


New Castle Recreation Dept.: Youth Dance Classes

NEW CASTLE — On Mondays, in partnership with ArtillumA Dance Company, New Castle Rec is offering dance classes for ages 3-9. Participants learn the basics of ballet, jazz and tap. Shoes provided.

423 W. Main St.

Fee: $120/14 weeks

Registration and info: 984-3352 and

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

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

647 Main St.

Info: 704-1216 and

Rhythm & Grace Carbondale: Music and dance

CARBONDALE — Weekly class hosted by Aspen Santa Fe Ballet appropriate for anyone with Parkinson’s disease, no matter how advanced. Dance experience not required.

1-2 p.m. Wednesdays

Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St.

Register: (866) 718-2996 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

2525 S. Grand Ave.

Info: 928-8813

CCAH’s R2 Gallery: 34th annual Valley Visual Art Show

CARBONDALE — The Valley Visual Art Show features more than 60 Roaring Fork artists and includes two- and three-dimensional work created with wide variety of mediums. Stop by and vote for the Valley Visual People’s Choice Award. Through March 7.

Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays.

Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St.

Info: 963-1680 and

Colorado Mountain College ArtShare Gallery: “Ink Paintings”

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Glenwood painter Andrew Roberts-Gray’s new exhibit, titled “Ink Paintings,” embodies a new direction for the artist. The exhibit’s opening reception is free and open to the public. Show hangs through Feb. 27.

Gallery hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays

802 Grand Ave.

Info: 947-8367 and

Gallery 809: Mt. Sopris Exhibit

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A special exhibit of work by Gallery 809 artists showcasing Mt. Sopris with paintings and photos ranging in size and medium. Enjoy an evening of art, wine, and refreshments with an artists’ reception open to the community. Exhibition runs through February.

809 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-0809 and

Wyly Community Art Center: “The Art of Winifred: a retrospective”

BASALT — Exhibition of paintings by self-taught artist Winifred Carol Wyman, the heroine of “Against Her Will,” a book written by her son, John Howard Wyman.

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

Free and open to the public

99 Midland Spur

Info: 927-4123, e-mail, 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

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

Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St.

Fee: Model’s fee

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

110 E. Third St., Rifle, next to the Blush Salon

Info: and 625-3068

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