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Arts & Entertainment Briefs


Village Smithy: Family Block Party

CARBONDALE — Spring into fun at the Family Block Party during Carbondale’s First Friday in May. Enjoy food, drink, live music by Hell Roaring String Band, a Kid Zone by Carbondale Recreation with games, art, face painting and a bounce house, and CARE adoptable pets.

4-8 p.m. Friday, May 2

Village Smithy and Third Street

Admission: Free, carnival tickets $1 each.

Info: 963-2524

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, May 2, and Saturday, May 3

732 Cooper Ave.

Admission: Free


Gandhi’s Indian Cuisine: Belly Dance Performance

CARBONDALE — Belly dance performance with a live drummer. Enjoy Indian food or just have a drink and experience an exotic evening on every first Friday of the month.

7:30 p.m. Friday, May 2

1054 Highway 133

Admission: Free


True Nature Healing Arts: First Friday and Gong and Singing Bowl Meditation

CARBONDALE — Join Starbear and Pam as they share the gift of sound meditation.

7:30 p.m. Friday, May 2

100 N. Third St.

Admission: $21

Info: 963-9900 and

Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Vid Weatherwax and Roberta Lewis

BASALT — Popular valley duo plays a heavy lounge mix of R&B, funk, soul and rock.

7:30 p.m. Friday, May 2

166 Midland Ave.

Info and tickets: 927-0151 and

The Eagles Club: Sweatin’ Willy and the Utah County Swillers

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Utah County Swillers rock their way to the Eagles Club all the way from Salt Lake City. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind show.

8:30 p.m. Friday, May 2

312 Seventh St.

Admission: $7 at the door


Rivers Restaurant: Leonard Curry Trio

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Live at Rivers, Glenwood’s Leonard Curry Trio features a fun mix of Americana music. No cover.

9 p.m. Friday, May 2

2525 S. Grand Ave.


The Black Nugget: Betty Ford Explorer

CARBONDALE — Local favorites Betty Ford Explorer will have the Nugget crowd dancing to their distinctive blend of alt-rock, funk and metal originals as well as popular covers. No cover.

9 p.m. Friday, May 2

403 Main St.


Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork: Mayfaire

CARBONDALE — A family celebration of spring Mayfaire starting with opening ceremony and Maypole dance celebration immediately followed by flower crowns, gnome home craft and obstacle course, and marionette play. Bring your own picnic lunch and enjoy the welcoming community of the Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3

Admission: free and open to the public

16543 Highway 82

Info: 963-1960 and

Coredination: Carnival of the Animals

CARBONDALE — A ballet of parading animals dancing to the original score by Camille Saint Saens at Coredination, a Movement Studio.

Two performances at 2 and Saturday, May 3

Tickets: $10 adults $5 kids , free for toddlers


Glenwood Springs Contra Dance: Community Dance

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The last dance of the season before summer begins with live music by Wooden Nickel and John Unger calling. Dances are first Saturdays, October through May. All dances taught, no experience necessary, and no partner needed. Come just to listen to live old-time music and stay for the dance.

7-10 p.m. Saturday, May 3, starting with a beginner walk through and casual instruction

Glenwood Springs Elementary School, 915 School St.

Admission: $8 at the door.

Info: e-mail Marjorie at or Ron at or call Ron at 366-6213

Kanpai Sushi and Bar: Leonard Curry Trio

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Three-piece bluegrassy Americana music from the Leonard Curry Trio of Glenwood Springs. No cover.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3

3950 Midland Ave.

Info: 366-2020, e-mail, and

Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Chris Bank

BASALT — Classic soul, R&B and fun with valley artist Chris Bank. No cover.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3

166 Midland Ave.


Silver Club Saloon: Lorin Walker Madsen and The Hustlers

NEW CASTLE — Country artist Lorin Walker Madsen is on tour for his record, “What Kind of Man I Am,” and will perform with his band The Hustlers.

9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3

366 W. Main St.

Admission: Donation


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, May 4

166 Midland Ave.



Carbondale Council on Arts & Humanities (CCAH): Phat Figures Social Sketching

CARBONDALE — Live figure drawing every First Tuesday of the month. For May, the featured figure is valley singer-songwriter Ananda Banc. Facilitated by Philip Hone Williams.

7-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 6

Phat Thai, 343 Main St.

Info:, and 963-1680

CCAH: Opening reception for “Bob Johnson Retrospective”

CARBONDALE — Celebrate more than 45 years of zen and the art of furniture making at the opening reception of the “Bob Johnson Retrospective” exhibition, featuring a lifetime of work by long-time Carbondale furniture builder Bob Johnson and will also feature Annette Roberts-Gray’s most recent series titled, “Commuter Watercolors.”

6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 8

Third Street Center, CCAH R2 Gallery, 520 S. Third St.

Info:, and 963-1680

Whimsical Women of the West: “The Joy of Spring”

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Celebrate Mom and spring Mother’s Day weekend with the Whimsical Women of the West. Work for sale includes fiber art, jewelry, container gardens, baskets, pottery, yard art, plants, vintage fabric, collectibles, fine art and more. A portion of sales benefit Literacy Outreach.

4-8 p.m. Friday, May 9, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 10

Four Mile Creek Bed & Breakfast, 6471 County Road 117

Info: 945-4004 and

Colorado Mountain College (CMC) ArtShare: Ron Bimrose

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Painting and collage on paper by artist Ron Bimrose will be featured in the exhibit “Reclamation/Reformation” at the CMC ArtShare Gallery in Glenwood Springs. A free public reception will be held at the gallery.

6-8 p.m. Friday, May 9

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

(CMC) ArtShare gallery, 802 Grand Ave.

Info: 947-8367 or

Symphony in the Valley: “Beethoven to Broadway” concerts

ASPEN AND GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Symphony in the Valley commemorates 20 years of music with special events in Glenwood Springs and Aspen on Mothers’ Day weekend.

7 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Wheeler Opera House and 4 p.m. Sunday, May 11, Mothers’ Day Concert, Glenwood Springs High School.

Tickets: $10, Aspen concert tickets at the Wheeler Box office and at or 920-5770. Glenwood Springs concert tickets sold at the door


Carbondale Branch Library: Pecha Kucha Night

CARBONDALE — Local artists, historians, and speakers will present on the theme “From the Earth” using the unique Pecha Kucha format in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each. Refreshments will be provided.

6 p.m. Monday, May 19

405 W. Main St.

Info: 963-2889

Roaring Fork High School art show: Ram Jam Band concert

CARBONDALE — This student concert features a 50th anniversary performance of legendary minimalist composer Terry Riley’s piece. This rarely performed work is a test of the players’ stamina and musicianship and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the landmark piece. The audience is encouraged to get comfortable, and bring pillows or beanbag-type chairs to the performance area.

8 p.m. Wednesday, May 21

RFHS Band room,

Info: e-mail:

CCAH: Opera Colorado

CARBONDALE — Figaro, Figaro, Fiiiiigaro! Opera Colorado performs “Barber of Seville” at the Third Street Center and will include some of opera’s most famous tunes. This is a comedy not to miss.

8 p.m. Thursday, May 22

Third Street Center, 520 S. Third, Carbondale


Info: 963-1680


Glenwood Center for the Arts: “Reflections: An Art Exhibition”

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Celebrate newly retired director Gayle Mortell in her new exhibit, “Reflections,” a showcase that honors Mortell and her artistic eye as she debuts her impressive, personal collection of art.

Through May 31

601 E. Sixth St.

Admission: Free

Info: 945-2414 and

Glenwood Springs Branch Library: Colorado Mountain College ArtShare

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — “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.

Showing through the end of May

815 Cooper Ave.

Info: 945-5958,

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. Tuesdays

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, “Roche,” which explores the interconnectedness of themes of consumption, beauty, and the frailty of life.

135 Main St.

Info: 963-2529 and

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

CARBONDALE — Curated by Brian Colley, 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

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

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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