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Arts & Entertainment Briefs


Cooper Wine and Spirits: Beer, wine and spirits tastings

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Enjoy free tastings every weekend in downtown Glenwood Springs, as Cooper Wine & Spirits showcases different varieties of hand-selected wines, craft beers and Colorado spirits.

5-7 p.m. Friday, March 21, and Saturday, March 22

732 Cooper Ave.

Admission: Free


CMC ArtShare Gallery: Student Professional Photography Exhibit

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Wide-ranging photographic works ranging from award-winners in the College Photographer of the Year competition to journalistic, commercial and art prints by Colorado Mountain College students. Free and open to the public, on display through April 25.

Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 21

802 Grand Ave.

Gallery hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays

Info: 947-8367 and

LIFT-UP: Red Carpet Fashion Show

RIFLE — Fashion show for a good cause featuring select items from LIFT-UP’s thrift stores with clothing for women, men and children, including prom dresses and formal wear. Silent auction with art from local artists. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served. All proceeds support LIFT-UP’s services for local families in need.

6-9 p.m. Friday, March 21

1350 Prefontaine Ave.

Admission: Free

Info: 625-4496, e-mail and

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 hilarious 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 21, and Saturday, March 22

Springs Theatre, 915 Grand Ave.

Admission: $16-$24

Info: 945-9699, and

Bookcliffs Art Center: Open Stage Night

RIFLE — Actors, writers, singers, dancers, poets and musicians can share their talents and enjoy the talents of others in this opportunity to practice, receive feedback and network with other artists in the community. Beginning and veteran artists are encouraged to participate, as the event is open to performers and spectators of all ages, at a first-come, first-serve basis. Content must be appropriate for a general audience, and sets are limited to 10 minutes.

Sign up starts at 6:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Friday, Mar. 21

1100 E. 16th St.

Cover: $5 suggested donation

Info: 625-3043 and e-mail

The Garden School: “The Little Mermaid”

Glenwood SPRINGS — The Garden School’s annual theater production features this year’s youth show, “The Little Mermaid,” with $1 from each ticket donated to the Missionary Ventures in Uganda.

7 p.m. Friday, March 21, and Saturday, March 22; and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 23

Glenwood Springs High School Jeannie Miller Auditorium, 1521 Grand Ave.

Tickets: $12/adults and $10/children/seniors/military, online at and at the door

Info: 984-0604 and e-mail

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. Friday, March 21, and Saturday, March 22; and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 23

4018 Sky Ranch Drive

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

Info: 618-8033 to reserve a seat

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 21

809 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-5462

Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Axis LP

BASALT — Join Heather’s for live classic rock, funk, and dance music with Larry and Patty Herd. Admission: Free

No cover.

7:30 p.m. Friday, March 21

166 Midland Ave.

Info and tickets: 927-0151 and

Grove’s Black Dog Saloon: Feeding Giants

NEW CASTLE — Live music with New Castle rock duo Feeding Giants at the Black Dog Saloon.

7:30 p.m. Friday, March 21

219 W. Main St.

Admission: Free

Info: 984-0999 and

Kanpai Sushi and Bar: Ryan Robert

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Ryan Robert, a musician who originated in England and France, plays reggae music for the time at Kanpai. No cover.

7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, March 21

3950 Midland Ave.

Info: 366-2020, e-mail, and

Loyal Brothers: Comedy Night

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Denver comics return to Loyal Brothers with emcee Tobias Livingston, a guest spot by Glenwood-area native Cody Spyker, feature Byron Graham, and headliner Elliot Woolsey, winner of the 2012 Comedy Works New Faces competition.

8 p.m. show (doors open at 7 p.m.) Friday, March 21

813 Grand Ave.

No cover

Info: (202) 674-3099 and

Steve’s Guitars: David Jacobs-Strain and Michelle McAfee

CARBONDALE — A summer show at a Southern Oregon barn party with David Jacobs-Strain and the Crunk Mountains Boys headlining and Michelle McAfee opening was the magic catalyst that brought these two accomplished songwriters and performers together. They will reunite at Steve’s.

8 p.m. Friday, March 21

19 N. Fourth St.

Tickets: $15

Info: 963-3304,, and

Carbondale Beer Works: Free the Honey

CARBONDALE — This trio from Crested Butte in the Gunnison Valley of Western Colorado branches out to Carbondale with homegrown Americana Dixie honeygrass. No cover.

8:30 p.m. Friday, March 21

647 Main St.

Info: 704-1216, and

The Eagles Club: Thief River

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Thief River shares their style of country-fied punk with two more Denver bands, Colfax Speed Queen and Ned Garthe Explosion.

312 Seventh St.

9 p.m. Friday, March 21


Rivers Restaurant: The Missing Link Band

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Rock, R&B, country and blues by Glenwood Springs favorites The Missing Link Band. No cover.

9 p.m. Friday, March 21

2525 S. Grand Ave.


Silt Historical Park: Genealogy Presentation

SILT — Genealogy presentation by Diane Hitchcock-Owens, a self-taught genealogist who developed a teaching model around genealogy for the school in that same town.

1 p.m. Saturday, March 22

707 Orchard Ave.


Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Wade Waters and Callie Angel

BASALT — Wade Waters and Callie Angel perform country and country pop, classic covers and their original music. No cover.

6 p.m. Saturday, March 22

166 Midland Ave.

Info and tickets: 927-0151 and

Third St. Center: Cosmic Love Blast

CARBONDALE — A musical and spiritual ceremony and celebration with spiritual astrologer Mary Reilly, Pam Davis playing the singing bowls, and Annie Flynn on piano. Also includes a silent auction, divine treats and more.

Calaway Room, 520 S. Third St.

6:45 p.m. Saturday, March 22

Tickets: $20 at Dos Gringos in Carbondale and Hair Fare in Glenwood Springs, or call Golden Sha at 963-5516

Kanpai Sushi and Bar: Suzzanne Paris

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Rock and blues from Suzzanne Paris. No cover.

7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, March 22

3950 Midland Ave.

Info: 366-2020, e-mail, and

Steve’s Guitars: Vance Gilbert

CARBONDALE — Lively, eclectic, electrifying and transcending music including Motown, R&B, Al Green, Joni Mitchell and Shawn Colvin.

8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 22

19 N. Fourth St.

Tickets: $20

Info: 963-3304,, 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 23

166 Midland Ave.



Camp Chair Productions: Storytelling Tuesdays

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Well-known master raconteur Jack Green shares his storytelling techniques.

Arrive at 6:30 p.m. with the bell ringing at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 25

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

Steve’s Guitars: The Paula Nelson Band

CARBONDALE — Willie Nelson’s daughter, who played the Carbondale Mountain Fair, returns to play country rock at Steve’s.

8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 26

19 N. Fourth St.

Tickets: $15

Info: 963-3304,, and

PAC3: Robert Earl Keen

CARBONDALE — Robert Earl Keen is an American singer-songwriter and entertainer living in the central Texas hill country known for such country-blues hits as “The Road Goes on Forever,” “Copenhagen” and “Barbeque.”

Doors open 7:30 p.m. and show starts at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 27

Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St.

Tickets: $37/advance, $42/door

Info: 925-1663 and

Thunder River Theatre Company: Karen Chamberlain Poetry Festival

CARBONDALE — Honor the inspiring life of Karen Chamberlain with the fourth installment of this annual series, themed “Beneath the Surface.”

7 p.m. Friday, March 28, and Saturday, March 29; and 10 a.m. Sunday, March 30

67 Promenade

Tickets: online at and e-mail,

Info: 963-8200 and e-mail

Carbondale Beer Works: Oogee Wawa

CARBONDALE — A mix of Gym Class Heroes and Sublime, this alternative Long Island band plays reggae hip-hop fusion with your CBW microbrews. No cover.

8:30 p.m. Friday, March 28

647 Main St.

Info: 704-1216, and

Book Train: Charlie Quimby

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Colorado author Charlie Quimby will sign copies of his debut novel, “Monument Road,” an Indie Next Selection and a favorite of booksellers and readers nationwide.

Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29

723 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-7045 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

Glenwood Springs Branch Library: “14er Project” Exhibit

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

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.

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

809 Grand Ave.

Admission: Free

Info: 945­0809

Ann Korologos Gallery: Andy Taylor’s “Fields and Hedgerows”

BASALT — An artist’s reception for an exhibition of 25 colorful oil landscape paintings and colored pencil sketches of familiar landscapes by Carbondale artist Andy Taylor, March 14 through April 10. Taylor’s works are well collected throughout the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond. Refreshments will be served.

Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and by appointment

211 Midland Ave.

Admission: Free

Info: 927-9668, e-mail: and

Wyly Community Art Center: “My Favorites”

BASALT — An exhibition of watercolors by valley artist Laurie McBride 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.

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

Admission: Free

Info: 927-4123, e-mail, 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

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

219 W. Main St.

Admission: Free

Info: 984-0999 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

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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