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Arts & Entertainment Briefs


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 23, and Saturday, May 24

732 Cooper Ave.

Admission: Free


Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park: Music on the Mountain

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Annual summer music series commences with Beatles tribute band Doctor Robert, bringing a modern sound and feel to the Fab Four’s classics. The free event is a LIFT-UP food pantry benefit. Bring a canned food item after 4 p.m. for a free tram ride and show.

6-10 p.m. (tram opens at 4) Friday, May 23

51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road

Info: and

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue: New Summer Season

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Glenwood Vaudeville Revue is a two-hour, family-friendly theater show with professional talent performing a variety of comedy skits, jokes, high-energy dance numbers, novelty songs and new and original material such as an all-new rap, Gary’s Dramatic Readings, and more of the popular Babies act. Food from Glenwood restaurants, drinks and entertainment with show following.

6:30 p.m. Friday, May 23, and Saturday, May 24, and 5:30 p.m. Sunday

The Springs Theatre, 915 Grand Ave.

Admission: $16-$24

Info: 945-9699, and

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

BASALT — Basalt singer-songwriter Haden Gregg plays a mix of rock and more with valley musicians. No cover.

7:30 p.m. Friday, May 23

166 Midland Ave.


Kanpai Sushi and Bar: The Leonard Curry Trio

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Bluegrass-Americana music from Glenwood’s own The Leonard Curry Trio. No cover.

7:30 p.m. Friday, May 23

3950 Midland Ave.

Info: 366-2020, e-mail, and

The Loyal Brothers Lounge: The Confluents

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Local pickers The Confluents bring their homegrown musical stylings to Loyal Brothers to jam out, bluegrass style. No cover.

8 p.m. Friday, May 23

813 Grand Ave.


Rivers Restaurant: Steve Skinner Band

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Join Carbondale musician and radio guru Steve Skinner and friends for free music Friday night at Rivers. No cover.

9 p.m. Friday, May 23

2525 S. Grand Ave.


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

BASALT — Valley musicians Tim Fox and Mike Facey join classically trained vocalist Josefina Mendez, who has quickly gained recognition for her distinctive jazz style. She sings in English, Spanish and Portuguese combining swing, bossa nova, samba, tangos and boleros. No cover.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 24

166 Midland Ave.


Kanpai Sushi and Bar: Fifty50

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Enjoy Glenwood rock band Fifty50 and a sushi roll at Kanpai Saturday night. No cover.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 24

3950 Midland Ave.

Info: 366-2020, e-mail, and

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 25

166 Midland Ave.



Studio for Arts and Works (SAW): Spring Open House and art sale

CARBONDALE — More than 20 SAW artists open their studios to the public to show new work. There will be live music and light refreshments, and this event is free and open to the public.

5-9 p.m. Thursday, May 29

525 Buggy Circle

Info: e-mail, and

Silt Historical Park: Fresh Cut and the Porch Pickers

SILT — The young gentlemen of bluegrass duo Fresh Cut again promise an evening of family entertainment playing progressive mandolin/bluegrass music and a presentation of the history and construction of their instruments. Tour the park and view new displays while listening to the Porch Pickers. Bring your lawn chairs. Donations appreciated.

7 p.m. Saturday, May 31

707 Orchard Ave.

Info: Bill Smith at 618-4182

White House Pizza: Jill Cohn

CARBONDALE — Kick-off concert for White House Pizza’s outdoor music summer series with an evening of folk-Americana music with Pacific Northwest indie singer-songwriter Jill Cohn. All ages and free admission.

7 p.m. Saturday, May 31

801 Main Court

Info: 704-9400, and

Wyly Community Art Center: Free art talk

BASALT — Wyly Center presents a free art talk about painting and printmaking by nationally renowned artist Timothy McDowell, who has been long inspired by nature, and his imagery and choice of media in recent projects.

5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 3

99 Midland Spur

Info and registration: 927-4123, email,

Rifle Branch Library: First Friday Art in the Stacks

RIFLE — First Friday Art in the Stacks artist reception with 20-year art veteran Susan Sammons, who will share her passion for the chemistry, beauty and technique it takes to create her stained glass works of art.

6 p.m. Friday, June 6

207 East Ave.

Info: 625-3471 and

Roaring Fork Cultural Council: Dr. Marilyn Tam

CARBONDALE — Dr. Marilyn Tam’s topic of this timely community conversation, “Diversity: How to Reap the Rich Harvest of Culture, Creativity and Community.” She believes that learning how to benefit from diversity and be a leader in a more diverse and global world is both a challenge and an opportunity.

7 p.m. Saturday, June 7

Thunder River Theatre, 67 Promenade

Admission: $20

Tickets and info: 618-0954 and

Defiance Community Players and Glenwood Vaudeville Revue: Fall production fundraiser

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Defiance Community Players seeks funding for its upcoming fall production, “Les Miserables,” taking place in November. The Glenwood Vaudeville Revue will host a benefit show with silent auction. Food and drink additional.

6 p.m. Friday, June 13

The Springs Theater, 915 Grand

Admission: $30 ($15 to Defiance Community Players)

Info and tickets: Chip Winn Wells, 379-5940, 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.

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

Carbondale Council on the Arts and Humanities (CCAH): “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 June 6

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 honoring her artistic eye as she debuts her 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

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 starting in June, 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

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

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. Thursdays

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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