Arts & entertainment briefs 4/21/17
5Point Adventure Film Festival
The 5Point Adventure Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary in Carbondale. The weekend includes screenings of adventure films created by dozens of filmmakers and athletes from around the world, live recordings of podcasts, panel discussions, spoken word, music, and dance performances, book signings, family activities, and live art demonstrations.
Carbondale Recreation Center, 567 Colorado Ave., Carbondale
The Mountains are Calling
Carbondale Arts and the 5Point Film Festival co-host a new exhibit featuring work by artists Kelsey Brasseur, Jeremy Collins, Amy Martin, Kelly Peters, Sarah Uhl and Carl Zoch.
Opening reception 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday; hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through April 28
R2 Gallery at The Launchpad, 76 South Fourth St., Carbondale
Info: 963-1680 and carbondalearts.com
Enjoy live music by 2015 and 2016 Local’s Choice Best Band winner the Logan Brothers and Asian cuisine and cocktails at Kanpai Sushi Bar and Lounge Friday night.
6 p.m. Friday
3950 Midland Ave., Glenwood Springs
Info: 230-9498 and kanpaisushilounge.com
Dance to cool covers and original music featuring Glenwood’s Guilty Pleasure, a crowd-pleasing, good-time rock ‘n’ roll band, at K Seas Wing House.
6:30 p.m. Friday
910 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs
Info: 930-6165 and kseaswinghouse.com
Rifle Fine Art Show and 50th Anniversary Celebration
Colorado Mountain College Rifle celebrates 50 years with an opening reception during its Annual Fine Arts Show, followed by a 50th Anniversary program and dessert celebration. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and beverages, music and conversation, and connect with old friends and new while perusing a wide variety of fine art created by the diverse artist community in Garfield County.
6:30-9 p.m. Friday
CMC West Garfield Campus, 3695 Airport Road, Rifle
Info and RSVP: 625-1871 and coloradomtn.edu
Comedy Improv Show
Laughter cures the soul and heals the heart, and the Glenwood Springs High School improvisational comedy team, Mission Improvable, hopes to bring the therapeutic funny to the Jeannie Miller Auditorium.
7 p.m. Friday
1521 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs
Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale
First Presbyterian Church hosts the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale, founded in 1977 as a civic children’s choir, featuring more than 200 children grades 2-12.
7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Sunday
1016 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs
Info: email firstname.lastname@example.org and kidssing.org
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Sopris Theatre Company presents the classic theater production of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” directed by Wendy Tennis, on Colorado Mountain College’s Spring Valley campus.
7 p.m. April 21-23 and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinees
Admission: $18 and $13 students, seniors and CMC staff/faculty
New Space Theater, 3000 County Road 114, Glenwood Springs
Info and tickets: 947-8177 and tinyurl.com/cmconeflew
Tom Ressel plays a variety of old and new covers, with a few originals thrown in for fun.
8-11 p.m. Friday
Marble Distilling, 150 Main St., Carbondale
Info: 963-7008 and marbledistilling.com
Dance to gypsy rock and folk with live music by Glenwood’s own Painter’s Stage.
9 p.m.-midnight Friday
Rivers Restaurant, 2525 S. Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs
Valley Comedy All-Stars Show
Valley Comedy All-Stars are back and bigger than ever. Join comics Billy Schubert, Joshua Anderson, Don Chaney, Greg Benson and Max Graf for a night of stand-up comedy, guaranteed to insult the senses and enlighten the mind. Hosted by local DJ and musician Brett Tenza, with closing act by Rob O’Leary. Show is 21 and older and contains adult content.
9 p.m. Friday
Loyal Brothers Lounge, 813/815 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs
Hailing from Carbondale and writing original music since the age of 16, Cody Jeffryes has performed at a variety of venues and with other musical projects throughout Colorado for the last 10 years. From folk and country to rock and reggae, his music is inspired by Neil Young, Sublime, Nirvana, Tom York, Van Morrison, and other artists throughout his life’s experiences.
9 p.m. Friday
Big Daddy’s Sports Bar, 55 Mel Rey Road, Glenwood Springs
Earth Day Celebration
Glenwood Springs hosts a free family friendly event with live entertainment throughout the day to celebrate the sustainable efforts the Roaring Fork Valley is working toward. The event features a community bike ride, live music, the Green Zone for kids, a recycling project, exhibits and hands-on activities aimed at educating the community about protecting the environment and living sustainably.
12-5 p.m. Saturday
Downtown Glenwood Springs; community bike ride starts at Two Rivers Park
DJ Dance Party
Dance to favorite tunes by DJ China with food and drink specials and 12 beers on tap.
9 p.m. Saturday
Big Daddy’s Sports Bar, 55 Mel Rey Road, Glenwood Springs
Shakespeare’s Birthday Party
Celebrate William Shakespeare’s 453rd birthday with Defiance Community Players’ Reader’s Theatre. Enjoy performances from “As You Like It” and “Twelfth Night” accompanied by authentic Renaissance music. Includes Shakespeare-alongs for audience participation and birthday cake. All proceeds benefit Defiance Community Players Ivy Adler scholarship for the performing arts.
6 p.m. Sunday
Admission: Free; $20 donation at the door
5546 Highland Park Dr., Glenwood Springs
Spring Lecture Series: Almeda Bradshaw
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — “Songs of the Cowboy: Romance and Reality Western Americana” singer-songwriter Almeda Bradshaw presents a one-hour program using slides, narration, and song. She offers an historical overview covering the events and conditions that led to the cattle drive-era cowboy and how this distinctive western figure entered into the hearts and homes of every American. You will learn how the cowboy laborer became our nation’s most endearing and durable folk icon.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25
Glenwood Springs Public Library, 815 Cooper St.
Glenwood Talent Show
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Singers, dancers, jugglers, musicians, comedians and more, come out to the Glenwood Vaudeville to show off your talents. Join local entertainer Jammin’ Jim for the judged Glenwood Talent Show. All ages and abilities are welcome. First place receives a prize, to be announced. Material needs to be PG-13 or better. Come hungry and thirsty to enjoy food and drink while watching the show.
Doors open 6:30 p.m., talent show at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27
Springs Theater, 915 Grand Ave.
Info and to register (performers must contact John for more info prior to event): 945-9699 and gvrshow.com
Imagine 5 River Bridge Fundraiser
CARBONDALE — River Bridge hosts a fundraising evening of local food and drink, a silent auction and the music of the Leonard Curry Trio, benefitting abused children in the community.
6-10 p.m. Saturday, April 29
Admission: $50/person, tickets limited
The Old Thompson Barn at River Valley Ranch, 333 River Valley Ranch Dr.
Sunday Night Bluegrass Jam
CARBONDALE — Steve’s Guitars continues to open its doors to local musicians to provide a nice place to play and enjoy the magic of live music. The night features local players sharing their original music and covers of several different genres other than bluegrass.
6-8 p.m. Sunday, April 30
Admission: Free to play and attend
19 N. Fourth St.
Info: 963-3304 and stevesguitars.net
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Known for his vivid storytelling style, L.A.-based comedian Chris Garcia draws the audience into his world through a variety of characters and recollections that are both outrageously absurd and sincerely heartfelt. He has tested for Saturday Night Live, and in 2016 was selected as a New Face at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. Denver comic Timmi Lasley hosts and Christie Buchele features. Show includes adult content humor and is not the traditional Vaudeville. Attendees must be 18 and older.
Doors open at 7 p.m. for dinner and drinks, show at 8 p.m. (Must be present by 7:30 or we will offer seats to anyone on the wait-list), Thursday, May 4
Info and reservations: 945-9699 and http://www.gvrshow.com/special-events
Opening Reception for Photography Exhibits
CARBONDALE — Carbondale Arts presents an opening reception for two photography exhibitions, “Within and Without” and “Fresh Perceptions.” “With and Without” features everyday items viewed in a new dimension when seen through the eyes of this world famous team of photographers. “Fresh Perceptions” curator Nannette Weinhold teaches Roaring Fork High School and middle school photography students, and her exhibit focuses on attention to color, pattern and texture.
6-8 p.m. First Friday, May 5
R2 Gallery at The Launchpad, 76 South Fourth St.
Hospital Auxiliary Elegant Tea
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Valley View Hospital Auxiliary hosts this classic event at the historic Hotel Colorado. Gather with friends and family of all ages. Bid on silent auction items. Wear a fabulous hat and come in garden party attire. Elegant hats are available for sale in the Heart to Heart gift shop at Valley View.
2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 7
Admission: $30, available in the Heart to Heart gift shop at VVH; Proceeds support the Auxiliary’s mission to fund medical education scholarships and the Connie Delaney Medical Library at the hospital
526 Pine St.
Info: 384-6670 and http://www.vvh.org
Mother’s Day Concerts
RIFLE — Symphony in the Valley hosts its two annual Mother’s Day concerts in Rifle and Glenwood Springs. This year’s concerts, titled, “Love the B’s,” features Brahms, Beethoven, Bach, and introduces Barnes. The first concert takes place at the Ute Theater in Rifle. Glenwood Springs High School’s Jeannie Miller Auditorium hosts the latter.
7 p.m. Saturday, May 13 in Rifle and 4 p.m. Sunday, May 14 in Glenwood
132 E. Fourth St., Rifle, and 1521 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs
Info: 984-8833 and http://sitv.org
“Old Glenwood” Art Exhibit
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — View more than 30 original oil paintings by international artists Noemi and Kristoff Kosmowski, of the “Old Glenwood Springs” exhibit, which mimics photographs and artwork of Glenwood’s old western history.
Through April 28
Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 E. Sixth St.
Info: 945-2414 and http://www.glenwoodarts.org
Cooper Corner’s April Exhibit
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Join Cooper Corner Gallery for an April art exhibit featuring the work of glass-and-clay artist Annie Brooks, along with many other local artists displaying new work.
315 Eighth St.
Info: 945-5199 and http://www.coopercornergallery.com
Photography Art Show
RIFLE — The Whistle Pig Restaurant hosts an art show highlighting work by Western Slope photographer George Cutting. Enjoy breakfast or lunch surrounded by Cutting’s photos, which will be for sale.
Starting at 6 a.m. daily
121 E. Third St.
“Too Hot to Handle” Art Exhibit
CARBONDALE — Carbondale Clay Center presents the new “Too Hot to Handle” show, featuring clay and glass works in collaboration with Spyro Lyon Glass.
135 Main St.
Info: 963-2529 and http://www.carbondaleclay.org
Glenwood Vaudeville Revue Spring Season
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Glenwood Vaudeville Revue’s award-winning show returns with two hours of family-friendly dinner theater show professional talent performing comedy skits, local jokes, high-energy dance numbers, novelty songs, and original comedic presentations.
Doors open 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays (no Sunday shows) through May 27; food, drinks and entertainment with show immediately following
Admission: $24/adults, $22/seniors and $16/kids (2-12 years old) show only; food and beverages optional and a la carte, 10% off groups of 10 or more
Springs Theater, 915 Grand Ave.
Info: 945-9699 and http://www.gvrshow.com
Live Piano Music with Dinner
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Nominated for the most Local’s Choice Awards for any restaurant this year, Riviera Supper Club and Piano Bar melds a fine dining experience with timeless and delightful piano stylings and interpretations. Live music played for all ages during the relaxed dinner hour, offering requests all evening.
Music starts at 7 p.m. daily
Admission: Free; Happy Hour runs seven days a week with $5 wines and appetizers
702 Grand Ave.
Info: 945-7692 and http://www.rivieraglenwood.com
Art in Silt
SILT — Crack in the Wall Gallery hosts art by more than 30 artists from the community showing their new work in photography, jewelry, oil paintings, pottery, notecards, and more.
1887 County Road 237 (Harvey Gap Road)
Free 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. Fridays and Saturdays
732 Cooper Ave.
Crab Dinner and Live Music
RIFLE — Enjoy Friday night crab dinner at Farm Fresh Cafe and Steakhouse with 1 and 1/2 pounds of Opilio crab, two sides, and soup or salad bar, followed by live music by the Goodman Band from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
5 p.m. Fridays
Admission: Free; $22.99/dinner
1733 Railroad Ave.
Live Music and Dance
RIFLE — Take free country dance lessons from 5:30-7 p.m., then practice your new moves to live music by Spaghetti Western from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., with a prime rib dinner in between at Farm Fresh Cafe and Steakhouse.
5:30 p.m. Saturdays
Admission: Free; $19.99/dinner
1733 Railroad Ave.
Local Artisan and Craft Fair
RIFLE — The Midland Arts Company is a co-operative gift shop features the work of Western Slope artists: handmade soaps and candles, fabric arts, iron work, original paintings, and turned-wood lamps, artisan jewelry and pottery.
Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays
101 E. Third St., Rifle
Info: 625-3068 and http://www.midlandartscompany.com
Total Barre class with Vicki Tobia
CARBONDALE — Coredination and Bonedale Ballet offers Total Barre, a 60-minute dance-inspired body-conditioning workout, class with Vicki Tobia. She has an extensive and professional background in dance, pilates and fitness.
5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays
First class special: $5 off your first class
455 S. Third St.
Info and to RSVP: Alexandra Jerkunica at 379-2187 and http://www.bonedaleballet.com
Art 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.
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
13110 Colorado 82
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.
500 Weant Blvd.
Open Mic Night
NEW CASTLE — A community open mic every Tuesday, hosted by Jeff Rice, at the Black Dog Saloon.
7-10 p.m. Tuesdays
219 W. Main St.
Info: 984-0999, http://www.thedognewcastle.com and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Groves-Black-Dog-Saloon
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 email@example.com to reserve space
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