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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 28, and Saturday, March 29

732 Cooper Ave.

Admission: Free


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 28, and Saturday, March 29

Springs Theatre, 915 Grand Ave.

Admission: $16-$24

Info: 945-9699, 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.”

7-10 p.m. (doors open at 6:30) Friday, March 28, and Saturday, March 29; and 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, March 30

67 Promenade

Tickets: online at and e-mail

Info: 963-8200 and e-mail

Cardiff Schoolhouse: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)”

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

7 p.m. Friday, March 28, and Saturday, March 29; and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 30

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. No cover.

7 p.m. Friday, March 28

809 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-5462

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Studio: Lindy Hop Playshop

CARBONDALE — Learn the original American swing dance with instructors Mark and Margot of Delicious Dance. No partner or experience necessary. Sign up in advance to reserve a spot.

7 p.m. Friday, March 28

Third Street Center, ASFB Dance Room, 520 Third St.

Admission: $23


Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Chris Bank

BASALT — Jazz, R&B and funky soul with the Roaring Fork Valley’s own singer-songwriter Chris Bank. No cover.

7:15 p.m. Friday, March 28

166 Midland Ave.

Info and tickets: 927-0151 and

Kanpai Sushi and Bar: The Logan Brothers

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Classic rock cover band. No cover.

7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, March 28

3950 Midland Ave.

Info: 366-2020, e-mail, and

Carbondale Beer Works: Oogee Wawa

CARBONDALE — A mix of Gym Class Heroes and Sublime, this alternative Long Island, N.Y., 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,

Rivers Restaurant: Leonard Curry Trio

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Live music at Rivers Restaurant until midnight, featuring a mix of Americana music. No cover.

9 p.m. Friday, March 28

2525 S. Grand Ave.


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

Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Josephina Mendez, Tim Fox and Mike Facey

BASALT —Brazilian jazz with valley musicians Josephina Mendez, Tim Fox and Mike Facey.

No cover.

6 p.m. Saturday, March 29

166 Midland Ave.

Info and tickets: 927-0151 and

Roaring Fork Social Dancers: Country Dance

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Hit the wood dance floor for country tunes and dancing at the Glenwood Springs Masonic Temple. Wear hard-soled shoes and bring a favorite beverage. No partner necessary.

Country dancing class from 7-8 p.m., open dance from 8-11 p.m.

901 Colorado Ave.

Admission: Class $3/person, $5/couple and dance $15/person, $25/couple


Kanpai Sushi and Bar: Fifty50

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Enjoy rock ’n’ roll with Glenwood’s own Fifty50. No cover.

7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29

3950 Midland Ave.

Info: 366-2020, e-mail, and

Sunlight Mountain Resort: Beach Party Pond Skim Spectacular

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Beach party-themed pond skimming party and contest where participants can win a season pass and K2 snowboard for the costume contest. Live music by The Poser Band included.

Registration for contest at 9:30 a.m., party through the day Sunday, March 30

Registration: $20, from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

10901 County Road 117

Info: 945-7491 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 30

166 Midland Ave.


Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Sunday Funnies

BASALT — Comedy night featuring Roaring Fork Valley popular comedians Don Chaney, Gail Mason, Beth Brandon and Michael Robinson. No cover.

8 p.m. Sunday, March 30

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, April 1

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

Wyly Community Art Center: Free film screening

BASALT — A free film screening of “Art as a Way of Being: Squirrels, Sex & Big Ass Grinders” with filmmakers Gayle Embrey and Sue Drinker and featured artists Francie Jacober, Alexandra Jerkunica, Sue Krehbiel, Nancy Lovendahl, Andrea Wallace, Betty Weiss, and Ellen Woodson

5:30-7 p.m. Friday, April 4

99 Midland Spur

Info: 927-4123, e-mail and

CMC Theatre: “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”

BASALT — This Tony-winning production that earned Nathan Lane a “Best Actor in a Musical” award. CMC Theatre’s production of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” is directed by Gary Ketzenbarger and stars CMC Theatre adjunct instructor Brad Moore as Pseudolus.

7 p.m. Friday, April 4, Saturday, April 5, and April 10-12; and 2 p.m. matinees Sunday, April 6 and 13

New Space Theatre, 3000 County Road 114

Tickets: $20 for adults and $15 for students, seniors, staff and faculty, by calling 947-8177 and

Garfield County Libraries: Dana and Susan Robinson GARFIELD COUNTY — Dana and Susan Robinson, an acoustic duo from Asheville, N.C., performs free concerts of old-time mountain music and contemporary songwriting featuring the guitar, fiddle, mandolin, and banjo. Their music was featured by Ken Burns in his PBS documentary “Our National Parks, America’s Best Idea.”

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, Silt Branch Library; Wednesday, April 9, Parachute Branch Library; and Thursday, April 10, New Castle Branch Library


The Boomtown Players — “Lever-Action”

RIFLE — An original two-act comedy that tells the story of Rifle’s vigilante superhero, Lever-Action, who is now retired. When the citizens of Rifle find themselves caught in the cross hairs of the villainous Big City, Lever-Action must rise again to fight for small business and small town values.

7 p.m. Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12; and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 13

Rifle High School auditorium

Advance tickets: $12.75/adult and $8.50/student before April 10, or $15/adult and $10/student at the door at and use coupon code BOOM15

Tickets: Zoe Life Soapworks, Miller’s Dry Goods and


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.

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

Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH): “Dream On: The Subconscious Takes on Art”

CARBONDALE — Curated by Brian Colley and featuring artists John Cohorst, Brian Colley, Lisa Ellena, Deborah Jones, Wewer Keohane, Frank Norwood, Johanna Mueller and Philip Hone Williams. This exhibition will explore all facets of the dream spectrum, from imaginative and fantastical imagery to subconscious and dreamlike explorations, to soul-searching and soul-finding revelations.

Through May 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday

CCAH’s R2 Gallery, 20 Third St.

Info: 963-1680 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

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

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

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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