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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

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 9, and Saturday, May 10

732 Cooper Ave.

Admission: Free


Wyly Community Art Center: Free Art Talk

BASALT — This talk is a precursor to David Warner’s landscape painting class at the Wyly, “Making Landscape Painting Relevant: Mountain, Woods, Water” May 17-18 and looks at examples from a variety of artists and expand on the internal dialog he has while approaching his own work as a way to suggest what elevates a landscape painting from picture to art.

5:30-7 p.m. Friday, May 9

99 Midland Ave.

Admission: Free

Info: 927-4123 and

Crystal Theatre: “Bringing It Home”

CARBONDALE — “Bringing It Home” tells the story of hemp’s past, present and future and a global industry that includes textiles, building materials, food products, bio-plastics, auto parts and more. This movie will be shown in conjunction with Dandelion Day events this weekend.

5:30 p.m. Friday, May 9

427 Main St.

Admission: $5

Info: 963-0633 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

Aspen Valley Harley-Davidson: Casino Night

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Early Childhood Network hosts its third annual Casino Night Fundraiser at Aspen Valley Harley-Davidson. There will be Craps, Roulette, Blackjack and Texas Hold ’em, heavy appetizers and a live auction.

7 p.m. Friday, May 9

2302 Devereux Road

Admission: $30 for one or $50 for two

Tickets and info: Kim at 970-928-7111 or email at

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 9

166 Midland Ave.

Info and tickets: 927-0151 and

Kanpai Sushi and Bar: The Logan Brothers

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Classic rock duo The Logan Brothers play Kanpai Sushi. No cover.

7:30 p.m. Friday, May 9

3950 Midland Ave.

Info: 366-2020, e-mail, and

Stubbies Sports Bar and Eatery: Randall Conrad Olinger

BASALT — Randy is back by popular demand. Enjoy the Colorado homegrown sounds of his gritty slide guitar and stomp board. No cover.

9 p.m. Friday, May 9

0123 Emma Road


Rivers Restaurant: Electric Lemon

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Carbondale’s own Electric Lemon plays the free music night at Rivers featuring rock and blues. No cover.

9 p.m. Friday, May 9

2525 S. Grand Ave.


Town of Carbondale: Dandelion Day

CARBONDALE — The party begins with the kid-focused, non-motorized Parade of the Species marching down Main Street to Sopris Park where vendor and nonprofit booths, educational workshops, music, beer, food and more will be offered.

10 a.m. Saturday, May 10

Sopris Park, 699 Euclid Ave.

Admission: Free


Glenwood Vaudeville Revue

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The last chance to see the 2014 spring show before the summer season begins. This two-hour, family-friendly performance stars 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. Saturday, May 10

The Springs Theatre, 915 Grand Ave.

Admission: $16-$24

Info: 945-9699, and

Basalt Regional Library: “Hay Fever” fundraiser

BASALT — In this Basalt Regional Library Foundation fundraiser, the HudsonReed Ensemble performs in a concert reading of Noel Coward’s “Hay Fever.”

7 p.m. Saturday, May 10

14 Midland Ave.

Admission: $35


Symphony in the Valley: “Beethoven to Broadway” Mother’s Day 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 in Aspen and 4 p.m. Sunday, May 11, in Glenwood Springs

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


Kanpai Sushi and Bar: Ryan Robert

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Reggae solo musician Ryan Robert performs at Kanpai Sushi. No cover.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10

3950 Midland Ave.

Info: 366-2020, e-mail, and

Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Smokin’ Joe and Zoe

BASALT — Local eclectic music duo Smokin’ Joe and Zoe. No cover.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10

166 Midland Ave.


Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Chris Phillips

BASALT — Musician Chris Phillips plays Mother’s Day brunch in Basalt with live classical music by Bach, Bernstein, Tarrega and other great composers. No cover.

10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 11

166 Midland Ave.



Glenwood Springs Community Concert Association: Les Trompettes de Lyon

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Glenwood Springs Community Concert Association presents trumpet masters Les Trompettes de Lyon for the final concert in its annual live music series. Tickets and renewals sold in the lobby.


7 p.m. Thursday, May 15

Glenwood Springs High School, Jeannie Miller Auditorium, 1521 Grand Ave.

Admission: Free to public with purchase of season tickets for next season.


Boomtown Players: Open Stage Night

RIFLE — This all ages local talent show is open to new and veteran artists alike. Practice, get feedback, and network with other artists in the community or simply come and enjoy the entertainment. The stage is reserved on a first come, first served basis up to 10 minutes. Content must be appropriate for an all ages audience.

7 p.m. Friday, May 16

Bookcliffs Art Center, 1100 E. 16th St.

$5 suggested donation

Reserve a spot:

Info: 984-8566

Loyal Brothers Lounge: Comedy Night

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Comedy night at LBs is back with headlining Denver comic Derrick Rush and feature Mike Jones, formerly MC at The Denver Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre, guest Kendra Anne Thompson, special guest from Fort Collins by way of Denver, Dan Jones and emcee Tobias Livingston. No cover.

Doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m.

8-11 p.m. Friday, May 16

813 Grand Ave.

Info: (202) 674-3099 and

The Eagles Club: Springtime Folk Show

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Springtime Folk Show features Samwise Solomon, Jackdaw Shine, Ant and special guests playing fun music at the Eagles.

9 p.m. Friday, May 16

312 Seventh St.

Admission: $7/person or $10/for two date night tickets, 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:

Carbondale Council on Arts & Humanities (CCAH): Opera of Colorado Young Artists

CARBONDALE — Opera of Colorado Young Artists perform “Barber of Seville” at the Third Street Center and will include some of opera’s most famous tunes. Performed by the Opera of Colorado Young Artists, the Opera on Tour program brings professional productions directly to schools and community venues across the state of Colorado.

8 p.m. Thursday, May 22

Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St.

Tickets: $22/nonmembers and $18/members adults, $5/youth

Info: 963-1680 and


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.”

Through the month

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

Info:, and 963-1680

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

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Join the Center for the Arts in celebrating 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 the month

601 E. Sixth St.

Admission: Free

Info: www. 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 May

815 Cooper Ave.

Info: 945-5958 NS

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: Resident Exhibition

CARBONDALE — Work by Clay Center resident Kendra Sparks is on display through May 30.

135 Main St.

Admission: Free

Info: 963-2529 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

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

Grove’s Black Dog Saloon: Geeks Who Drink

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

7:30 p.m. Sundays

219 W. Main St.

Admission: Free

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

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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