SoL Theatre Company: “The Giving Tree”

CARBONDALE — Stage of Life Theatre Company’s original musical event, “The Giving Tree,” based on the beloved children’s book by Shel Silverstein. Interwoven with poems from “Where the Sidewalk Ends,” this is a telling of the timeless tale of selfless love and finding your place in the world.

12 p.m. (school matinee) and 7 p.m. Friday, March 13, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 14 and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 15

Admission: $10/children 12 and younger, $15/adults

Carbondale Middle School, 180 Snowmass Dr.

Info: email and

The Designer’s Vault: Wine and Sausage Pairing

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Spring is just around the corner and the Designer’s Vault is pairing select sausages with Colorado’s award winning wines. Wine will be served by the glass in one of Glenwood’s most historical buildings.

3 p.m. Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14

Admission: $12-$20 (pairings are based on amount of tastes of wines)

214 Eighth St. # 17

Info and pre-registration (seating is limited): 230-0479

Gallery 809: Carmel Walden

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Working only in red, yellow and blue, portrait artist Carmel Walden’s paintings are detailed and soulful. An artist’s reception features her original paintings and more than 100 works as fine-art giclée prints, each on hand-deckled watercolor paper with custom Italian framing available. Refreshments will be served.

Artist’s reception 5 p.m. Friday, March 13

Admission: Free

809 Grand Ave.


Ann Korologos Gallery: “Angus Wilson: A Singular Vision”

BASALT — The Ann Korologos Gallery hosts an artist’s reception for a solo exhibition featuring San Francisco artist Angus Wilson’s distinctively bold and colorful paintings. On display through April 10.

Artist’s reception 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 13

Admission: Free

211 Midland Ave.


Wyly Annex: “The Language of Making” Exhibit

BASALT — Nationally recognized ceramic artists and Aspen gallery owners Alleghany Meadows and Sam Harvey feature their work. They will continue their conversations in an artist talk about their work in the art field at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19. They will talk individually about their studio practices, inspirations and experiences, and their work together both in their gallery and on other professional creative projects. Exhibition runs March 13 through April 25.

Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 13

Gallery hours: 12-6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday

Admission: Free and open to the public

174 Midland Spur

Info: 927-4123, email and

Wyly Art Center: “Close In and Far Away: Drawings, Prints, and Cyanotypes”

BASALT — New exhibit featuring the intricate pen and ink drawings, copperplate etchings with watercolor overlay, collage work, prints, and paper stencil and mylar ribbon cyanotypes of Carbondale artist Chris Hassig. At 5:30 p..m. Thursday, April 16, the gallery hosts journalist Brent Gardner-Smith in a conversation with Hassig, titled “Inside Saiopor” about his evolution, his process and the ideas behind his work. Exhibition dates are March 13 through April 25.

Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 13

Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday

Admission: Free and open to the public

99 Midland Spur

Info: 927-4123, email and

Cooper Wine and Spirits: Beer, wine and spirits tastings

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

5-7 p.m. Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14

Admission: Free

732 Cooper Ave.


Literacy Outreach: Spellebration 2015

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The public is invited to this free event to bid on silent auction items and watch 30 teams of three contestants compete for honors as the county’s best spellers, as well as for best costume and best fundraiser prizes. This year’s theme is “The Case of the Misspelled Word,” honoring mystery and detection stories in fiction, television and film.

5:30 p.m. Friday, March 13

Admission: Free

Hotel Colorado, 526 Pine St.

Info: 945-5282 and

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue: Spring Season

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A two-hour, family-friendly dinner theater show with professional talent performing comedy skits, seasonal jokes, high-energy dance numbers, novelty songs and original comedic presentations.

Doors at 6:30 p.m. (with show following food, drinks and entertainment) Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14

Admission (show only): $24/adults, $22/seniors, and $16/kids 12 and younger; food and beverages optional, a la carte; 10% off groups of 10 or more

Springs Theatre, 915 Grand Ave.

Reservations and group info: 945-9699, e-mail and

Colorado River Fire Rescue: Bessie and Friends

SILT — Acoustic and electric music jam with live old country, bluegrass and gospel music every second Friday of the month. Door prizes and refreshments are provided.

7 p.m. Friday, March 13

Admission: Free, donations appreciated

611 Main St.

Info: Louis Fenno at 876-2976, Charley Snider at 876-2493 and Bessie Burr at 309-2764

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

CARBONDALE — A dynamic and entertaining production featuring local and national designers and artists coming together to create an alluring and thought-provoking event featuring fashion that sparks the imagination and is created from recycled and/or sustainable materials. This show has content not suitable for youngsters but wildly creative and imaginative for adults, and includes a pre-show dessert reception, and beer, wine and martini bars.

Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14

Admission: $30/CCAH members, $40/non-members, and $100 VIP Seating

Carbondale Recreation Center, 567 Colorado Ave.

Info and tickets:

Thunder River Theatre Company (TRTC): “Hamlet”

CARBONDALE — William Shakespeare’s famous play “Hamlet” comes to TRTC, directed and designed by Lon Winston. Attend opening night and enjoy a catered champagne reception immediately following the performances and visiting with the cast and crew.

7:30 p.m. curtain Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14

Admission: Ticket prices vary

67 Promenade

Tickets and info: 963-8200, e-mail and

Rivers Restaurant: Live Music Fridays

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Enjoy guitar rock by Starcher Hutson with Stan Orr and Matt Stinson Friday night in the Rivers bar.

9 p.m. to midnight Friday, March 13

Admission: Free

2525 S. Grand Ave

Info: 928-8813

Steve’s Guitars: Diego Figueiredo Workshop and Show

CARBONDALE — This world-class acoustic guitarist plays a spirited fusion of Brazilian music and jazz. He has been described as an extraordinary fast rising star among the worlds greatest jazz guitarists.

3 p.m. afternoon guitar workshop and 8 p.m. show Saturday, March 14

Admission: $30/workshop, $15/show

19 N. Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304, and

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

BASALT — Live, hot Brazilian jazz with the valley’s talented trio Josefina Mendez, Mikey Facey and Tim Fox Saturday night at Heather’s.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14

Admission: Free

166 Midland Ave.

Info: 927-0151 and

Silt Historical Park: Two Book Signings

SILT — Meet LaVerne “Bubbles” Starbuck as she presents her book “From the End of the Road” about the old country schools in western Garfield County, including memories from former students. Her book covers a Mesa County and 27 Garfield County schools. Following, Larry Rynearson presents his book “Colorado’s Historic Mountain Passes” introduces readers, through photographs and stories, to those who built these passes and how they were used.

1 p.m. Sunday, March 15

Admission: Free, donations appreciated

707 Orchard Ave.

Info: 618-4182 and


CCAH: “State of Abstraction” Opening Reception

CARBONDALE — Dave Durrance curates “State of Abstraction,” featuring works by Shelley Bogaert, Amy Butowicz, Judy Hancock, Nancy Kullgren, Suzannah Reid, Mark Brendon Smith, and Ellen Woods. These artists present an array of styles and forms through their own translations of space, color, and texture in this compelling celebration of abstract expression through compositional paintings and sculpture. Special Artist Beat event for the exhibit 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Apr. 10.

Artists’ reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 20

Exhibition hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until May 1

Admission: Free

CCAH’s R2 Gallery, 76 South Fourth St.

Info: 963-1680, email and

Roaring Fork Cultural Council: Speaker’s Night

CARBONDALE — The Roaring Fork Cultural Council is excited to be bringing Nathan Woodliff-Stanley, executive director of Colorado’s ACLU, to the Thunder River Theatre on decisions regarding constitutional rights and how to deal with terrorism. Jim Calaway, RFCC Chair, will ask leading questions as a sound springboard for the topic. The discussion portion lasts approximately 40 minutes. Questions from the audience will be entertained for an additional 30 minutes.

7 p.m. Friday, March 20

Admission: $20

67 Promenade

Tickets, info:

Carbondale Beer Works: Corn Bred Fed

CARBONDALE — Get your groove on at CBW with a free show by Corn Bred Fed.

9 p.m. to midnight Friday, March 20

Admission: Free

647 Main St.


Thunder River Theatre Company: Lon Winston Theatre Arts Scholarship

CARBONDALE — Lon Winston and TRTC have established a personal scholarship for $1,000, awarded annually to a Roaring Fork Valley high school student (Aspen to Parachute) planning to study theatre arts in college. The first scholarship will be awarded May 2015. The student must be recommended by their drama teacher or director and prepare an audition or present a portfolio for set, costume or light design. Candidates submit three letters of recommendation from teachers focusing on the applicants academic and personal attributes, and should be accepted to a university, college, or conservatory.

Scholarship deadline: Tuesday, March 31

67 Promenade

Info: 963-8200 and e-mail


CMC ArtShare and Garfield County Libraries: Klaus Kocher Photography

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — CMC ArtShare and Garfield County Libraries present photography by CMCo Isaacson School for New Media photography instructor Klaus Kocher that reflect his international upbringing. Born in Santiago, Chile, to his Swiss father and Dominican mother, he has lived in the U.S., Costa Rica, Honduras, Germany and Mexico.

Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Admission: Free

Glenwood Springs Branch Library, 815 Cooper Ave.

Info: 945-5958, and

CCAH: Life Coaching Through Collage: with Pam Porter

CARBONDALE AND ASPEN — Join art educator and professional life coach Pam Porter on Wednesday or Friday mornings for uplifting creativity coaching exercises and visionary collage work that will help you gain clarity and manifest your dreams. Tea, snacks and materials provided. Space is limited.

Winter session: Feb. 11 to March 20

CCAH’s classroom, Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St.

Info: 963-5546, e-mail, and

Redstone Art Gallery: Trains and Art

REDSTONE — Enjoy a holiday train display and complimentary refreshments while shopping at the Redstone Art Gallery to find that special gift. Fine art featured in all media such as handmade jewelry; oil, pastel, acrylic and watercolor paintings; photography; bronze, wood and stone sculptures; fine woodworking; pottery; cards and books by local authors; fiber art; glass blown vessels; and more.

Gallery hours: Jan. 1 to May 1 weekends only

Admission: Free

178 Redstone Blvd.

Info: 963-3790 and

Mousai Gallery: James Vilona Exhibit

CARBONDALE — Mousai Gallery, where Mother Nature and art come together, features James Vilona and Vilona Family Studios, showcasing the Illuminating Selenite Slab Lamp hand-forged by James Vilona. Child and pet friendly.

Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and by appointment any other time

Admission: Free

50 Weant Blvd.


CCAH: Classes at The Launchpad

CARBONDALE — Movement, music, and dance classes are in full swing at The Launchpad. Crystal River Ballet, The Yard Hip Hop, Carbondale Rhythm Collective, DanceLAB, Core Healing Arts, Aspen Dance Connection, and more offer classes for all ages seven days a week. Pick up a full schedule at the Launchpad or visit and click on Launchpad.

76 S. Fourth St.

Info: e-mail and

The Powers Art Center: Art Gallery

CARBONDALE — The Powers Art Center strives to teach the public about contemporary and pop art through exhibitions.

Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday

Admission: Free

13110 Colorado 82

Info: 963-4445, e-mail and

Harvest Pottery: Jail House Studio/Gallery

CARBONDALE — Harvest Pottery has opened its doors to the Jail House Studio/Gallery with new work on display. The historic jailhouse and cabin is free to visit and open to the public.

Admission: Free

500 Weant Blvd.

Info: 963-2550, email 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

Admission: Free

219 W. Main St.

Info: 984-0999, and

CCAH: Figure Drawing Sessions

CARBONDALE — Drop-in, non-taught model figure drawing session facilitated by Philip Hone Williams with a live figure model.

6-9 p.m. Mondays

CCAH classroom, Third Street Center

Info: 456-2865 or e-mail to reserve space.

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

Admission: Free

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

Admission: Free

647 Main St.

Info: 704-1216 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

Admission: Free

2525 S. Grand Ave.

Info: 928-8813

Grove’s Black Dog Saloon: Geeks Who Drink

NEW CASTLE — Geeks Who Drink (not your average) Pub Trivia Thursdays at the Black Dog Saloon.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays

Admission: Free

219 W. Main St.

Info: 984-0999, 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

Admission: Free

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

Fee: Model’s fee

Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St.

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

Admission: Free

110 E. Third St., Rifle, next to the Blush Salon

Info: and 625-3068

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