Arts & entertainment briefs 4/28/17 |

Arts & entertainment briefs 4/28/17


Chris Bank and Mark Johnson

Local musician Chris Bank has performed with Kenny Loggins, The Temptations, John Denver, Bo Diddley, Jimmy Buffet, and Francine Reed, as well as jazz greats Ernie Watts and Nelson Rangell. He’s joined by Mark Johnson.

7-10:30 p.m. Friday

Admission: Free

Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar, 166 Midland Ave., Basalt

Info: 927-0151 and

Rosewood Divine

Ali Paine Welch and Shaefer Welch comprise Rosewood Divine, a harmony-driven duo that brings a gritty acoustic country sound to complement vocals and lyrics.

8-11 p.m. Friday

Admission: Free

Marble Distillery Company, 150 Main St., Carbondale

Info: 963-7008 and

Valle Musico

Enjoy elegant guitar-based music with classical, jazz, Latin and worldbeat elements with Valle Musico.

8:30-11:30 p.m. Friday

Admission: Free

Rivers Restaurant, 2525 South Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs

Info: 928-8813 and

Osage Gardens Farm Tours

Meet at the Little Red Farm Store and tour the Osage Garden Green House to learn how the organic farm grows its signature culinary herbs and greens. Tours every 30 minutes. Come early to shop local for milk, grass-fed meats, pasta, raw honey, cheese, non-GMO eggs, organic body care and more. Meet and feed Osage’s organically raised chickens.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

Admission: Free

Osage Gardens, 36730 River Frontage Road, New Castle

Info: 876-5445 and

Forage, Eat, Prep: A Hands-on Wild Workshop

Join the Silt Historical Park in welcoming Wild Food Girl Erica Marciniec as she walks through the wild food available locally. She will give tips and safety, then send the group out to forage. After collecting, gather once more to make sure identifications are correct.

1 p.m. Saturday

Admission: Free; donations accepted

707 Orchard Ave., Silt

Info: 945-5337 and

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse

Enjoy the delightful “tail” of Lilly, a confident young mouse with a big personality, a purple purse and a new brother. Recommended for children ages 5-10 and families.

4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 1 and 4 p.m. May 13-14

Admission: $25, $15 ages 5-14

Thunder River Theatre Company, 67 Promenade, Carbondale

Info: 963-8200 and

Swing Into Summer Country Dance

Enjoy nonstop country music mixed to keep you on the floor. Line dancing is mixed in so everyone dances. Includes West Coast, Country Swing, line dances and plenty of East Coast Swing. Singles and new dancers encouraged. Dance hosts will get dancers started and introduce dancers to others.

Classes 5:30-7:30, dance 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday

Admission: Both classes and dance $15

Glenwood Springs Masonic Lodge, 901 Colorado Ave., Glenwood Springs

Info: 379-4956 and

Imagine 5 River Bridge Fundraiser

River Bridge Regional Center 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

Admission: $50

The Old Thompson Barn at River Valley Ranch, 333 River Valley Ranch Dr., Carbondale

Info: 945-5195

LP Herd

LP Herd is a guitar duo consisting of Larry and Patty Herd, whose sound is defined by her bluesy sultry voice and his jazz/blues-inspired guitar style.

7 p.m. Saturday

Admission: Free

Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar, 166 Midland Ave., Basalt

Info: 927-0151 and

Comedy Night

Welcome Denver comedy legend Deacon Gray. The New Talent Coordinator at Comedy Works has opened for Dave Chapelle, Drew Carey and Chris Rock.

7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday

Admission: $5

Marble Distillery, 150 Main St., Carbondale

Info: 963-7008 and

Sunday Night Bluegrass Jam

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

Admission: Free to play and attend

Steve’s Guitars, 19 N. Fourth St., Carbondale

Info: 963-3304 and

New Odyssey

New Odyssey, known as Three Guys—Thirty Instruments, performs a raucous production featuring comedy, skits, and audience participation. The show is presented by Glenwood Springs Community Concert Association.

7 p.m. Sunday

Admission: Membership required; new memberships available before the show. $40, $15 students, $90 family

Glenwood Springs High School, 1521 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-5384 and


Chris Garcia

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. Denver comic Timmi Lasley hosts and Front Range rising star Christie Buchele features. Show includes adult content humor and is not 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 seats will go to those on the wait list), May 4

Admission: $25

Springs Theater, 915 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs

Info and reservations: 945-9699 and

Opening Reception for Photography Exhibits

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. May 5

Admission: Free

R2 Gallery at The Launchpad, 76 South Fourth St., Carbondale

Info: 963-1680 and

Hospital Auxiliary Elegant Tea

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. 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

Hotel Colorado, 526 Pine St., Glenwood Springs

Info: 384-6670 and

Mother’s Day Concerts

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. May 13 in Rifle and 4 p.m. May 14 in Glenwood


132 E. Fourth St., Rifle, and 1521 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs

Info: 984-8833 and


Cooper Corner’s April Exhibit

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.

Admission: Free

Cooper Corner Gallery, 315 Eighth St., Glenwood Springs

Info: 945-5199 and

Photography Art Show

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

Admission: Free

Whistle Pig, 121 E. Third St., Rifle


“Too Hot to Handle” Art Exhibit

Carbondale Clay Center presents the new “Too Hot to Handle” show, featuring clay and glass works in collaboration with Spiro Lyon Glass.

Through April

Admission: Free

Carbondale Clay Center, 135 Main St., Carbondale

Info: 963-2529 and

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue Spring Season
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 through May 27; food, drinks and entertainment with show immediately following

Admission: $24, $22 seniors and $16 ages 2-12 show only; food and beverages optional and a la carte, 10 percent off groups of 10 or more

Springs Theater, 915 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs

Info: 945-9699 and

Live Piano Music with Dinner

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

Riviera Supper Club, 702 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs

Info: 945-7692 and

Art in 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.

Admission: Free

1887 County Road 237 (Harvey Gap Road), Silt


Free Wine and Spirits Tastings

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

Admission: Free

Cooper Wine and Spirits, 732 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs


Crab Dinner and Live Music

Enjoy Friday night crab dinner 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

Farm Fresh Cafe and Steakhouse, 1733 Railroad Ave., Rifle


Live Music and Dance

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 5:30 p.m. Saturdays

Admission: Free; $19.99/dinner

Farm Fresh Cafe and Steakhouse, 1733 Railroad Ave., Rifle


Local Artisan and Craft Fair

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

Admission: Free

Midland Arts Company, 101 E. Third St., Rifle

Info: 625-3068 and

Total Barre

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

Coredination and Bonedale Ballet, 455 S. Third St., Carbondale

Info and to RSVP: Alexandra Jerkunica at 379-2187 and

Art Classes at The Launchpad

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.

The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St., Carbondale

Info: and

Art Gallery

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

The Powers Art Center, 13110 Colorado 82, Carbondale

Info: 963-4445 and

Jail House Studio/Gallery

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

Jail House Studio, 500 Weant Blvd., Carbondale

Info: 963-2550 and

Open Mic Night

A community open mic every Tuesday, hosted by Jeff Rice.

7-10 p.m. Tuesdays

Admission: Free

Black Dog Saloon, 219 W. Main St., New Castle

Info: 984-0999 and

Figure Drawing Sessions

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, Carbondale

Info: 456-2865 or e-mail

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