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Cooper Wine and Spirits:

Free Tasting — French Wines

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Free tastings from four Bordeaux & Cotes du Rhone. Join us this weekend as we trek around the savory French countryside.

5-7 p.m. Friday, March 7, and Saturday, March 8

732 Cooper Ave.

Admission: Free


Carbondale Clay Center: “Pairings”

CARBONDALE — Pairing the handmade cup with the handcrafted beverage, this exhibit 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.

6-9 p.m. Friday, March 7

135 Main St.

Info: 963-2529 and e-mail

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue:

Spring Season

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Glenwood Vaudeville Revue is a two-hour, family-friendly show with professional talent performing a variety of skits, jokes, high-energy dance numbers, novelty songs and original ideas. Food, drinks and entertainment with show following.

6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, March 7, and Saturday, March 8

Admission: $16-$24

Info: 945-9699, and

Kiwanis: Stars of Tomorrow

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The 2014 Kiwanis Stars of Tomorrow talent show that supports the talented youth of the valley. Grand prize is a $1,000 Kiwanis scholarship.

7 p.m. Friday, March 7

Glenwood Springs High School Jeannie Miller Theatre

Tickets: $8/adults, $5/students and seniors, $25/family of four or more at the door

Info: Kiwanis Stars of Tomorrow chairman Clayton Collier at 379-9658

Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Dana Underwood, Haden Gregg and Tom Hills

BASALT — Acoustic classic with a country flair. No cover.

7 p.m. Friday, March 7

166 Midland Ave.

Info and tickets: 927-0151 and

Trattoria Dionisia: Painters Stage

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Local artists Painters Stage perform original gypsy reggae for music and fun for all ages and dinner and drinks at Trattoria Dionisia.

No cover.

7 p.m. Friday, March 7

809 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-5462

Thunder River Theatre: “All My Sons”

CARBONDALE — “All My Sons” is being directed and designed by TRTC’s executive artistic director Lon Winston. The cast features Kent Reed and Valerie Haugen as Joe and Kate Keller, David Pulliam as Chris Keller, Sarah Dale Payne as Ann Deever, and Corey Simpson as George Deever.

7:30 p.m. March 7-8, and 13-15, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9

67 Promenade

Tickets: $22/adults, $12/students

Info: 963-8200 and

Gandhi’s Indian Cuisine:

Belly Dance Performance

CARBONDALE — Belly dance performance with a live drummer. Enjoy Indian food or just have a drink and experience an exotic evening on every first Friday of the month. Now featuring a double sword dance.

7 p.m. Friday, March 7

1054 Highway 133

Admission: Free


Kanpai Sushi and Bar:

Rauidh Mor Celtic Band

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Rauidh Mor Celtic Duo with multiple music instruments will create a fun atmosphere at Kanpai on a Friday night. No cover.

7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, March 7

3950 Midland Ave.

Info: 366-2020, e-mail, and

Steve’s Guitars: Tracy Grammer

CARBONDALE — Literate, mystical, contemporary folk by one of the most beloved singer-songwriters in the genre.

8 p.m. Friday, March 7

19 N. Fourth St.

Tickets: $15

Info: 963-3304,

Carbondale Beer Works:

The Appleseed Collective

CARBONDALE — Celebrate First Friday with the Appleseed Collective, Americana music rooted in traditions from all over the world and from every decade with dashes of gypsy and Dixie. No cover.

8:30 p.m. Friday, March 7

647 Main St.

Info: 704-1216, and

Carbondale Branch Library: vocal and piano concert

CARBONDALE — Free community concert with Betsy Schenck, Sharon Young, and Jack Lanning as they perform works from Rachmaninoff, Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and others. Refreshments will be served.

3 p.m. Saturday, March 8

320 Sopris Ave.

Info: 963-2889

Speckled Feather Mercantile: Root Beer and Paint Party

NEW CASTLE — Meet in the Craft Café to paint a bright red cardinal in a winter scene. Price includes all paint, supplies, step-by-step instruction, light snacks, drinks and a 11×14 take-home canvas. Feel free to bring in any special drinks or food. Everyone is welcome at this class, but kids younger than 14 must have a parent accompanying. Prepayment is required.

5 p.m. Saturday, March 8

303 W. Main St.

Admission: $20



The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

CARBONDALE — After a popular showing at Carbondale Mountain Fair, the Big Damn Band, a trio out of Indiana made up of a real reverend on guitar, his wife on washboard and best friend on bucket drums, unleash a roots explosion to the masses alongside some of their personal favorite artists in the roots/blues/punk music community.

Doors open 7:30 p.m. and show starts at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 8

520 S. Third St.

Tickets: $15 general admission


Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Ananda Banc and Josh Phillips

BASALT — Acoustic harmony and soulful rock with the valley’s own Ananda Banc and Josh Phillips. No cover.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 8

166 Midland Ave.

Info and tickets: 927-0151 and

Kanpai Sushi and Bar: The Logan Brothers

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Jonathan and Steve, masters of classic rock, are here to perform beautiful music from the days. No cover.

7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, March 8

3950 Midland Ave.

Info: 366-2020, e-mail, 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.

10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2

166 Midland Ave.


Glenwood Springs Community Concert Series:

Tribute to ABBA

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — An exciting and energetic show will feature powerful harmonies, high-energy dance and Swedish vocal group ABBA’s hits. Admission is by membership ticket.

7 p.m. Sunday, March 9

Glenwood Springs High School Jeannie Miller Theatre

Info: Sue at 945-8722 or Judy, 945-5384, and

Aspen Dance Connection:

“Synchronicity and the Sacred Space”

CARBONDALE — Featuring Dr. Jon Turk and Weber Dance, “Synchronicity and the Sacred Space” is a dance based on nonfiction book “The Raven’s Gift,” exploring spiritual connectivity to nature and ourselves.

7 p.m. Sunday, March 9

Roaring Fork High School, 2270 Colorado 133

Tickets: Dos Gringos, $15/adults and $7.50/students, and at the door, $20/adults, $10/students

Info: 927-0641, and


Wyly Community Art Center: Art Talk

BASALT — “Wine, Women and Wealth” by Danielle Howard draws on the creative process to help women envision and implement their financial future.

5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 12

Admission: $10

99 Midland Spur

Info: 927-4123, e-mail, and

Wyly Community Art Center: “My Favorites”

BASALT — An exhibition of watercolors by valley artist Laurie McBride March 11 through April 24. McBride’s paintings have been displayed and sold at Cafe Bernard and the Aspen Chapel. She was selected for the Annual Colorado Watercolor Show in 2011. Her paintings are in private collections throughout the states.

Artist’s reception 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 14

Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Free and open to the public.

99 Midland Spur

Info: 927-4123, e-mail, and

Gallery 809: March Special Exhibits

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Paintings of African wildlife are on exhibit during the month of March, along with detailed small paintings of Glenwood’s historical homes and businesses by Mary Pilon. Jewelry, pottery, wood, fabric and wall art by valley artists are also featured.

Artists’ reception 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 14

Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday

809 Grand Ave.

Info: 945­0809

Cardiff Schoolhouse: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — This energetic, fast-firing comedy parodies all of the Shakespeare plays, plus the sonnets, with only three performers in two acts.

7 p.m. March 14-16 , 21-23 and 27-30

4018 Sky Ranch Drive

Tickets: $15/general admission, $10/students and seniors, and free for children 12 years and younger, cash or check at the door

Info: 618-8033 to reserve a seat

PAC3: The Motet

CARBONDALE — The Motet is a world-class ensemble that whips audiences into a whirlwind using sheer impromptu force. The rhythms are spontaneous and textured and the beats are hard-driving.

Doors open 8:30 p.m. and show starts at 9 p.m. Friday, March 14

520 S. Third St.

Tickets: $25 general admission


Rifle Animal Shelter: Spayghetti and No Balls Dinner

RIFLE — Join the Rifle Animal Shelter for a fundraising dinner featuring spaghetti, salad and a donation dessert bar. Bakers are asked to donate desserts for the donation dessert bar. Drop desserts off Friday at the shelter or between 2-5 p.m. Saturday at Rifle Elks Club.

5-8 p.m. Saturday, March 15

Rifle Elks Lodge, 501 W. Fifth St.

Tickets: $7/adults and $5/kids and seniors at Rifle Animal Shelter, Valley Veterinary Clinic, Divide Creek Animal Hospital, Downtown Drug and at the door

$7 for adults, $5 for children and seniors

Info: 625-8808 and

Mountain View Church: Voices in the Valley

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Voices in the Valley is a concert and fundraiser for Northwestern Colorado Youth for Christ with a variety of music, silent auction and bake sale. All proceeds benefit a local nonprofit organization helping youth in the valley from Rifle to Carbondale.

7 p.m. Saturday, March 15

2195 County Road 154

Admission: Free but donations accepted

Info: 945-8328

Carbondale Council on the Arts and Humanities (CCAH): Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza

CARBONDALE — Join designers and performers in their fantastical journey down the rabbit hole with an Alice in Wonderland-themed fashion fundraiser. Each night will include a pre-show dessert reception, beer and wine bar, and martini bar.

8 p.m. Friday, March 14, and Saturday, March 15

Carbondale Recreation Center, 567 Colorado Ave.

Tickets and info: $30/CCAH members, $35/nonmembers and $100/VIP Runway Seating at, CCAH in the Third Street Center, the Carbondale Recreation Center, and by phone at 963-1680

Steve’s Guitars: April Verch Band

CARBONDALE — Crack fiddling, electric step dancing, sweet singing, Canada’s Ottawa Valley-meets old-time-Appalachia, April Verch has never sounded more comfortable in her skin than she does now. In the second decade of her career, she is an internationally touring Canadian fiddler, step dancer and singer-songwriter.

8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15

19 N. Fourth St.

Tickets: $20

Info: 963-3304, and


Glenwood Springs Branch Library: “14er Project” Exhibit Opening Reception

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Glenwood Springs Branch Library and Colorado Mountain College ArtShare showcase work by Derek Johnston, program director and professor of professional photography at CMC’s Isaacson School for New Media. Free reception with refreshments.

Through April 13

815 Cooper Ave.

Info: 945-5958 and

Carbondale Clay Center: Matthew Eames

CARBONDALE — Matthew Eames’ sculpture, large scale ceramic installations are influenced by the history of construction. His work explores the reality of structure through the psychological façade of comfort instilled through an unconscious effort to build in excess.

Free and open to the public

135 Main St.

Info: 963-2529 and e-mail

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

Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH): After-school Art Club

CARBONDALE — After-school art club for ages 7 to 12 years. Each class students focuses on a different art technique to get a feel for a wide range of styles: Eric Carle sculptural collage, Modigliani-style portraits, Zentangle Animals and more.

Mondays 3:45-5:30 p.m. through Mar. 17

Cost: $5

CCAH’s R2 Gallery, Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St.

Info: 963-1680 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

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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