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Arts & Entertainment Briefs


Special Beer and Burger Tasting

BASALT — Four Dogs Fine Wines & Spirits hosts award-winning brew master Chase Engel for a free tasting of Roaring Fork Beer Co.’s four valley-exclusive brews. Sure Thing Burger will provide food.

4 p.m. Friday, April 18

350 Reed St., Suite 218

Admission: Free

Info: 927-2002 and

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, April 18, and Saturday, April 19

732 Cooper Ave.

Admission: Free


Speckled Feather Mercantile: Root Beer and Paint Party

NEW CASTLE — Meet in the Craft Cafe and paint a bright red cardinal in a grove of Aspen trees.. Price includes all paint, supplies, step-by-step instruction, light snacks, drinks and an 11”x14” take-home canvas. Bring any special drinks or food you prefer. Everyone is welcome at this class, but kids younger than 14 need an accompanying parent. Wear something that can get dirty.

6 p.m. Friday, April 18

303 W. Main St.

Admission: $20 (prepayment required)

Info: 573-6378 and

Glenwood Springs Branch Library: Colorado Mountain College ArtShare

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — An opening reception for “Poetic Wax,” featuring encaustic paintings from CMC Aspen Campus arts instructor K. Rhynus Cesark, and students Shere Coleman and Suzannah Reid. Encaustic painting is also known as hot wax painting because it utilizes heated beeswax with colored pigments. Through the end of May.

Opening reception 6 p.m. Friday, April 18

815 Cooper Ave.

Info: 945-5958 NS

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, April 18, and Saturday, April 19

The Springs Theatre, 915 Grand Ave.

Admission: $16-$24

Info: 945-9699, 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, April 18

809 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-5462

PAC3: 2014 JAS Showcase

CARBONDALE — Featuring jazz bands from Aspen, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and Rifle middle and high schools. Free and open to the public. Celebrate the accomplishments of the valley’s young student musicians.

7 p.m. Friday, April 18

520 Third St.

Admission: Free


Thunder River Theatre: Spectrum Dance Collection

CARBONDALE — From Broadway to ballet and contemporary to tap, this dance collaboration starts each night with an evening of dance featuring original works created and choreographed by some of the finest dancers in our community.

7:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, and Saturday, April 19

67 Promenade

Admission: $5-$15

Info and tickets:

Colorado Rocky Mountain School: “The Mouse Trap”

CARBONDALE — CRMS presents Agatha Christie’s “The Mouse Trap ” for its spring production.

7:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, and Saturday, April 19


Tickets: $10 adults, $5 children and students

Info: 963-2562, ext. 135

Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Hayden Gregg and Friends

BASALT — Acoustic rock and harmony. No cover.

7:30 p.m. Friday, April 18

166 Midland Ave.

Info and tickets: 927-0151 and

Steve’s Guitars: The April Clark Show

CARBONDALE — The April Clark Show returns to Carbondale with two nights of late-night comedy fun, featuring comic and columnist April Clark, her right-hand woman Ananda Banc, live music by the all-female band The G-Strings, local stand-up comedy by Beth Brandon and Glenn Smith, special guest Katrina Byars, songs, skits, and more. Recommended for mature audiences.

9 p.m. (doors at 8:30) Friday, April 18

Cost: $15. A portion of the proceeds will help a local family in need.

Info: 963-3304 and

Rivers Restaurant: The Missing Link Band

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Live at Rivers Restaurant, the Missing Link band featuring rock, R&B, country and blues. No cover.

9 p.m. Friday, April 18

2525 S. Grand Ave.


Silt Historical Park: Antiques Presentation

SILT — Mindy Langston will discuss historic kitchen gadgets using items displayed in the Silt Historical Park, her personal items, and those brought in by attendees. Langston will talk history and explain their use. Park buildings will all be open for touring before and after the presentation.

1 p.m. Saturday, April 19

Admission: Free event, donations appreciated

707 Orchard Ave.


Speckled Feather Mercantile: Hazel & Ruby Canvas Party

NEW CASTLE — Create an 8” x 10” canvas unique to you. Either use a predesigned stencil/pattern or bring your own saying. We will be using new products from a new company, Hazel & Ruby. Come learn the techniques while creating.

6 p.m. Saturday, April 19

303 W. Main St.

Admission: $20 (prepayment required)

Info: 573-6378 and

Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Chris Bank

BASALT — Jazz, R&B and funky soul. No cover.

7:15 p.m. Saturday, April 19

166 Midland Ave.

Info and tickets: 927-0151 and

Kanpai Sushi and Bar: Dwight F. Ferren

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Solo acoustic guitar instrumentals, then electric guitar rock and blues. No cover.

7:30. Saturday, April 19

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, April 20

166 Midland Ave.


Black Nugget: Dwight F. Ferren

CARBONDALE — Solo acoustic guitar instrumentals, then electric guitar rock and blues for Easter Sunday at the Nugget.

5 p.m. Sunday, April 20

403 Main St.

Info: 963-4498


5Point Film Festival

CARBONDALE — 5Point Film is on a mission to inspire adventure of all kinds, to connect generations through shared experience, to engage passion with a conscience, and to educate through film.

Thursday, April 24, through Sunday, April 27

Carbondale Rec Center

Info and tickets:

Masonic Temple: Big Country Dance

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Wear your best boots and western wear to this one, and don’t miss the class from 6:45-8 p.m., for two-step, waltz, and swing to country dance songs. Take old-timey country photos with your friends.

8-11 p.m. Friday, April 25

901 Colorado 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 15

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

Gallery 809: CMC Student Art Show

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Art exhibit featuring art by Colorado Mountain College students.

809 Grand Ave.

Admission: Free


Carbondale Clay Center: “Roche”

CARBONDALE — Artist in resident Mike Stumbras presents an exhibition of his new work, which explores the interconnectedness of themes of consumption, beauty, and the frailty of life.

Through April

135 Main St.

Info: 963-2529 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 — 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

CCAH’s R2 Gallery, 20 Third St.

Info: 963-1680 and

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

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

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

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

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

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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