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Arts & Entertainment Briefs


Roaring Fork Beer Company: First Friday party

CARBONDALE — Roaring Fork Beer Co. releases its newest seasonal, Slaughterhouse Lager, to the tasting room with live music all night and Two Dudes Grill Shack BBQ food truck. Lager tapping at 2 p.m. by RFBC brewers, and music and food start around 5 p.m. A percentage from lager sales is donated to the Roaring Fork Conservancy for river preservation.

2 and 5 p.m. Friday, June 6

1941 Dolores Way

Admission: Free


Carbondale Branch Library:

L.I.T. (Literature in Town) Crawl

CARBONDALE — Carbondale Branch Library, Carbondale Chamber of Commerce/First Friday Committee, Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities, Carbondale Public Arts Commission, and the Aspen Writers’ Foundation team up for the inaugural L.I.T. (Literature in Town) Crawl to launch its Adult Summer Reading Program with art, music, poetry and storytelling.

4 p.m. Friday, June 6

Around Carbondale

Info: 963-2889 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, June 6, and Saturday, June 7

732 Cooper Ave.

Admission: Free


Carbondale Council on the Arts and Humanities (CCAH): “Bob Johnson Retrospective”

CARBONDALE — A First Friday celebration to mark the last day of longtime Carbondale furniture builder Bob Johnson and visual artist Annette Roberts-Gray’s exhibition. The showcase features his work and her most recent series, “Commuter Watercolors.”

5-8 p.m. Friday, June 6

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

Admission: Free

Info:, and 963-1680

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.

Admission: Free

Info: 625-3471 and

Carbondale Clay Center: “Carbondale Clay National IX: Aisthesis”

CARBONDALE — An opening reception for this national juried and invitational exhibition of ceramic art held annually at the Carbondale Clay Center Gallery that examines what becomes art and what comes of it through contemporary ceramics. The exhibit shows June 6-26.

6-8 p.m. Friday, June 6

135 Main St.

Admission: Free

Info: 963-2529, e-mail, and

Crown Mountain Park Pavillion Summer Concerts: Poser

El Jebel — Welcome summer with popular valley rock ’n roll band Poser, performing hits of the Beatles, Joe Cocker, Steely Dan and more. Bring lawn chairs, picnic baskets and favorite drinks to this family-friendly event.

6:30 p.m. Friday, June 6

501 Eagle County Drive

Admission: Free


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, June 6, and Saturday, June 7; and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, June 8

The Springs Theatre, 915 Grand Ave.

Admission: $16-$24

Info: 945-9699, and

Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Uptown Strutters

BASALT — Jazz, funk, R&B and dance music at Heather’s. No cover.

7:30 p.m. Friday, June 6

166 Midland 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 every first Friday of the month.

7:30 p.m. Friday, June 6

1054 Highway 133

Admission: Free


The Eagles Club: Our Mutual Friends and 4 am

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — As part of its membership drive, Glenwood Springs F.O.E. 215 hosts live music with hard rockers Our Mutual Friends and 4 am, a Glenwood trio playing rock classics and blues favorites with a garage-band injection. All members and nonmembers are welcome.

8 p.m. Friday, June 6

312 Seventh St.

Admission: Free

Info: 945-8333 and

Steve’s Guitars: The Milemarkers

CARBONDALE — Carbondale’s own the Milemarkers rock band plays for First Friday at Steve’s. The band features Nelson Oldham on acoustic guitar, Hap Harriman on electric guitar, Chris Parker on vocals and guitar, Paul Valentine on drums, and Doug Whitney on electric bass.

8:30 p.m. Friday, June 6

19 N. Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304, and

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park: Music on the Mountain

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Classic rock with Poser, a Colorado dance band based in the Roaring Fork Valley with a wide-ranging repertoire of classic to modern rock .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) Saturday, June 7

51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road

Admission: Bring a canned food item after 4 p.m. for a free tram ride and show.


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.”

7 p.m. Saturday, June 7

Thunder River Theatre, 67 Promenade

Admission: $20

Tickets and info: 618-0954 and

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

BASALT — Brazilian jazz with highly heralded Roaring Fork Valley musicians Josefina Mendez, Tim Fox and Mike Facey. No cover.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 7

166 Midland Ave.

Admission: Free


The Black Nugget: Red Stinger with Barrel Proof

CARBONDALE — Denver band Red Stinger returns to the Black Nugget. Grand Junction favorites Barrel Proof open this Saturday night punk rock show.

9 p.m. Saturday, June 7

403 Main St.

Admission: Free

Info: 963-4498 and

Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Chris Phillips

BASALT — Musician Chris Phillips plays 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, June 8

166 Midland Ave.



CCAH: Plein Air Lemonade Social and Hattie Thompson’s 128th Birthday

CARBONDALE — The Mt. Sopris Historical Society and CCAH start off the summer season by celebrating Hattie Thompson’s 128th birthday during the Plein Air Lemonade Social. Artists from CCAH’s “Landscape and Landmarks” exhibition will be on site capturing the picturesque scene while tours of the property and house take place.

5-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 10

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

Info:, and 963-1680

CCAH: “Landscape and Landmarks” Opening Reception

CARBONDALE — “Landscapes and Landmarks” ushers in the summer season of outdoor activity and recreation amidst the gorgeous backdrop of the Roaring Fork and Crystal valleys. The exhibit features landscape artists Mary Cervantes, Mary Noone, Charles O. Bailey, Greg Watts, Brian Colley, Mark Simpkins, Carrie Trippe and Nicole Kinsler.

6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 12

Historic Thompson House, 99 Weant Blvd.

Info:, and 963-1680

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

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park: The Bobby Mason Band

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Performing the soulful sounds of Americana rock ‘n’ roll, classic hits, tight vocal harmonies and world-class guitar tones, Bobby Mason has worked with some of the top recording artists in the music industry. He will be joined by Hap Harriman, Bryan Savage and Haden Gregg.

6-10 p.m. (tram opens at 4) Saturday, June 14

51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road

Admission: Bring a canned food item after 4 p.m. for a free tram ride and show.


Glenwood Springs Downtown Market: Doctor Robert, the Beatles Tribute

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Not your everyday Beatles tribute band, Doctor Robert marks a new generation of tribute bands, bringing a thoroughly modern sound and feel to the Fab Four’s classics

5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 17

Centennial Park, Ninth and Grand Avenue

Admission: Free


Silt Historical Park: Geocache Picnic and the Porch Pickers

SILT — Geocache picnic for geocaching enthusiasts with music to start off a relaxed afternoon by the Porch Pickers. Bring lawn chairs. Donations appreciated.

3 p.m. Saturday, June 21

707 Orchard Ave.

Admission: Free

Info: Bill Smith at 618-4182


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.

Admission: Free

Info: 947-8367 or

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.

Admission: Free

Info: e-mail and

Gallery 809: CMC Student Art Show

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Art exhibit featuring art by Colorado Mountain College students.

809 Grand Ave.

Admission: Free


New Castle Recreation Dept.: Youth Dance Classes

NEW CASTLE — On Mondays 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

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.

Admission: Free

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

4018 Sky Ranch Drive

Admission: $7.17 (more or less) or a pair of eye glasses with the lens to be donated to the Lions Club

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.

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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