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Arts & Entertainment Briefs


Gallery 809: April Second Friday

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — An artists’ opening reception for the Colorado Mountain College art student show. Awards presented at 6 p.m. Refreshments served.

5 p.m. Friday, April 11

809 Grand Ave.

Admission: Free


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 11, and Saturday, April 12

732 Cooper Ave.

Admission: Free


Speckled Feather Mercantile: Spring dandelion paint party

NEW CASTLE — Meet in the Craft Cafe to paint a spring dandelion canvas. Price includes all paint, supplies, step-by-step instruction, light snacks, drinks and a 16×20 stretched canvas. Feel free to bring in any special drinks or food you’d like. Prepayment is required to guarantee your seat. 21 and older, only. Wear something that can get dirty.

6 p.m. Friday, April 11

303 W. Main St.

Admission: $30

Info: 573-6378 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 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 11, and Saturday, April 12

Springs Theatre, 915 Grand Ave.

Admission: $16-$24

Info: 945-9699, and

Coal Ridge High School and Riverside Middle School: “The Sound of Music”

NEW CASTLE — Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music” is the Coal Ridge/Riverside program’s first show. It follows the lives of the overly enthusiastic nun Maria and the militarily strict Captain von Trapp, along with his family, prior to World War II.

7 p.m. (doors open at 6:15) Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12

Riverside Middle School, 215 Alder Ave.

Tickets: $8/adults, $5/students and seniors at the door or front desk of both schools. Children younger than 3/free


Burning Mountain Fire Station: Music Jam

SILT — Monthly music jam featuring acoustic, old country, bluegrass, and gospel on the second Friday of every month. Refreshments provided.

7-9 p.m. Friday, April 11

611 Main St.

Donations appreciated

Info: 876-2976 and 625-4521

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, 1350 Prefontaine Ave.

Advance tickets: $15/adults, $10/students at the door, and use coupon code BOOM15

Tickets: Zoe Life Soapworks Rifle High School auditorium, Miller’s Dry Goods 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 11, and Saturday, April 12; and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 13

New Space Theatre, 3000 County Road 114

Tickets: $20/adults, $15/students, seniors, staff and faculty, 947-8177 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. No cover.

7 p.m. Friday, April 11

809 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-5462

Cornerstone Classical School: “The Little Mermaid”

CARBONDALE — Cornerstone Classical School performs an all-school play designed to bring the time period they are studying to life.

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

Carbondale Middle School, 180 Snowmass Drive

Admission: $10-$12 at the door or


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

BASALT — Brazilian jazz for your Friday night. No cover.

7:30 p.m. Friday, April 11

166 Midland Ave.

Info and tickets: 927-0151 and

Kanpai Sushi and Bar: Rauidh Mor

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Celtic Music from Rauidh Mor on Friday.

No cover.

7:30 p.m. Friday, April 11

3950 Midland Ave.

Info: 366-2020, e-mail, and

Steve’s Guitars: Thunderclaw Bluegrass Band

CARBONDALE — Here comes a bunch of local musicians who call their music “St. Louis blues infused bluegrass, hippy jazz and hillbilly rock and roll.” They have played in Woody Creek, Carbondale and other venues in the valley and play Steve’s for the first time. Travis Blair, Eric Swanson, Benton Bailey, Ken Gentry, Brian St. Cin and Franklin Woods comprise the group.

8:30 p.m. Friday, April 11

19 N. Fourth St.

Cover: $10


Stubbies: The Natural Disasters

BASALT — Start your Highlands Closing Party early with Aspen’s springiest band, The Natural Disasters, playing jam-country-soul-reggae-mountain disco-rock. No cover.

9 p.m. Friday, April 11

0123 Emma Road


Rivers Restaurant: Steve Skinner

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Live music by Steve Skinner with special guests Captain X and Louie Girardot. No cover.

9 p.m. Friday, April 11

2525 S Grand Ave.


Aspen Shortfest: Family Fun Program

CARBONDALE — The Family Fun program features an international selection of animated and live action shorts from around the world for movie lovers age 7 and older. The complete Shortsfest schedule with film descriptions is available at

5 p.m. Saturday, April 12

427 Main St.

Tickets: Wheeler Box Office, or 920-5770, and at The Blend, Carbondale


Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: AxisLP

BASALT — Enjoy live classic rock, funk, and dance music with your dinner Saturday night. No cover.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12

166 Midland Ave.

Info and tickets: 927-0151 and

Kanpai Sushi and Bar: The Logan Brothers

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Classic rock covers from The Logan Brothers. No cover.

7:30. Saturday, April 12

3950 Midland Ave.

Info: 366-2020, e-mail, and

Steve’s Guitars: The Young Ancients

CARBONDALE — The Subdudes and The 3 Twins have played some great shows in Carbondale, the valley and the world. Now, we get to hear what two of their key members, John Magnie and Steve Amedee, have for a new musical project. Joining forces with Carey Morin on guitar, pedal steel and vocals, this trio of renowned performers plays a blend of blues, folk-rock, soul, gospel, Native Americana and New Orleans R&B.

8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12

19 N. Fourth St.

Cover: $20


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 13

166 Midland Ave.


Glenwood Springs Contra Dance: 4-H Shamrock Shindig

RIFLE — A night full of contra dancing, with a western-style dinner, and auction to support the Garfield County 4-H Council, which funds scholarships, leadership camps and countywide 4-H activities for ages 5-18.

5-9 p.m. Sunday, April 13 (5 p.m. dinner and auction, 7 p.m. contra dance)

Garfield County Fairgrounds, 1001 Railroad Ave.

Cost: $20 for dinner and dance

Info: 4-H extension office at 625-3969, or buy tickets from any local 4-H member


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

Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities: Artists Beat

CARBONDALE — In this “Artful Dreaming” workshop with Wewer Keohane, participants get in touch with their subconscious creative selves. As a part of its current “Dream On” exhibition, Keohane will present for the exhibition’s Artist Beat. Her book is about interpreting dreams and guides participants in illustrating their dreams through collage and drawing. She will help interpret dreams privately.

5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, April 17

CCAH, 520 S. Third St.

Info and registration: 963-1680 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, special guest Katrina Byars, songs, skits and more. Recommended for mature audiences.

9 p.m. (doors at 8:30) Thursday, April 17, and Friday, April 18

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

Info: 963-3304 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

Colorado Rocky Mountain School: “The Mouse Trap”

CARBONDALE — CRMS presents Agatha Christie’s “The Mouse Trap.”

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


Tickets: $10 adults, $5 children and students


Carbondale Clay Center: “Roche”

CARBONDALE — Artist in resident Mike Stumbras presents an exhibition of his new work, “Roche,” 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 — 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

CCAH’s R2 Gallery, 520 S. Third St.

Info: 963-1680 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.

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

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

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

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, 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

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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