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THIS WEEKEND

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park: Chamber Choir and Big Band of the Domgymnasium Verden

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Chamber Choir and Big Band of the Domgymnasium Verden, a high school located directly on the Aller in the town of Verden, Germany, with more than 1,000 years of history, performs a mix of German and international music.

3-5 p.m. on Friday, March 20

Admission: Tram ride $8/kids 3-12, $13/adults

51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road

Info: 945-4228, e-mail info@glenwoodcaverns.com and http://www.glenwoodcaverns.com

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 20 and Saturday, March 21

Admission: Free

732 Cooper Ave.

Info: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cooper-Wine-Spirit/206692372844660

Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (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 S. Fourth St.

Info: 963-1680, email info@carbondalearts.com and http://www.carbondalearts.com

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 20 and Saturday, March 21

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 reservations@gvrshow.com and http://www.gvrshow.com

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

67 Promenade

Tickets, info about the speaker and the RFCC: http://www.thunderrivertheatre.com

Glenwood Springs Kiwanis Club: Stars of Tomorrow

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — This annual talent show is an opportunity for young people, grades 4 through 12, to share their talents with the Western Slope community. First place winner receives a $1000 Kiwanis scholarship.

7 p.m. Friday, March 20

Tickets: $8 for adults, $5 for students, available at the door

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

Info: 379-9658 and http://www.facebook.com/GlenwoodSpringsKiwanisClub

Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Chris Bank and Mark Johnson

BASALT — Jazz, funk, R&B and soulful grooves with well-known valley musicians Chris Bank and Mark Johnson live Friday night at Heather’s.

7 p.m. Friday, March 20

Admission: Free

166 Midland Ave.

Info: 927-0151 and http://www.heatherssavorypies.com

Loyal Brothers Lounge: Comedy Night

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Each third Friday of the month, Denver comics head over Vail Pass for live stand-up comedy at Loyal Brothers. This month, popular Denver comics Matt Wayman and Aaron Urist perform. Guest comics Anthony Bartolo and Nate Brown open the show. Comic Tobia Livingston emcees, and a DJ follows the live comedy.

Doors open at 8, show at 9 p.m. Friday, March 20

Admission: Free

813 Grand Ave.

Info: (202) 674-3099 and http://www.facebook.com/LoyalBrothersLounge

Big Daddy’s Sports Bar: Live music from Cody Jeffryes

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Come to Big Daddy’s on Friday night for food and drink specials, the NCAA tournament and live music from local Cody Jeffryes. No cover.

8:30 p.m. Friday, March 20

Admission: Free

55 Mel Rey Road

Info: http://www.bigdaddysglenwood.com

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.

Info: http://www.carbondalebeerworks.com

Rivers Restaurant: Live Music Fridays

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Glenwood Springs’ own Fifty/50 plays live music featuring classic to contemporary rock Friday night in the Rivers bar.

9 p.m. to midnight Friday, March 20

Admission: Free

2525 S. Grand Ave

Info: 928-8813

Sunlight Mountain Resort: Spring Thing

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Celebrate spring with Crystal River Spas for this fun annual rail jam. Jump over a hot tub filled with spring breakers and win great prizes.

All day Saturday, March 21

10901 County Road 117

Info: http://www.sunlightmtn.com

Loyal Brothers Lounge: Spring Fever Beach Party

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Wear your board shorts, sandals and sundresses for the biggest Spring Break in downtown Glenwood Springs. Enjoy drink specials and dancing to funky house beats.

7 p.m. Saturday, March 21

Admission: Free

813 Grand Ave.

Info: (202) 674-3099 and http://www.facebook.com/LoyalBrothersLounge

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 21

Admission: Free

166 Midland Ave.

Info: 927-0151 and http://www.heatherssavorypies.com

Steve’s Guitars: The Cabin Project

CARBONDALE — The Cabin Project, an orchestral, indie-pop band from Portland with a sound similar to Bon Iver, Fiest and The National, weave elements of folk, rock, pop and bluegrass into deeply original poetic expressions.

8:30 p.m. Sunday, March 22

Admission: $30/workshop, $15/show

19 N. Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304, http://www.stevesguitars.net and http://www.thecabinproject.com

UPCOMING

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue: Stand-Up Comedy Night with Troy Baxley

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Empire of Crime presents stand-up comedy by Denver headliner Troy Baxley, as seen on Comedy Central, NBC and The Onion. Comic Steve Vanderploeg hosts and Greg Bauhaumer is the featured performer. Stand-up show features adult content humor, so attendees must be 18 years of age and older.

Doors at 7 p.m. for dinner and drinks, showtime at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26

Admission (show only): $25/person

Springs Theatre, 915 Grand Ave.

Reservations: 945-9699, e-mail reservations@gvrshow.com and http://www.gvrshow.com

Dance Initiative: Creation(re-creation)

CARBONDALE — Dance Initiative begins its artist-in-residency program with two excerpt performances of Creation(re-creation) by Control Group Productions (CGP), performing original choreography from CGP’s most recent work using digital installation and implementation of digital devices, all accompanied live by a CGP sound technician.

6 and 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 27

Tickets: $10

The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St.

Info: 379-0376, email danceinitiative@gmail.com and http://www.danceinitiative.org

Dance Initiative: Modern Technique Workshop

CARBONDALE — Dance Initiative’s artist-in-residency program featuring a special modern technique workshop with its first artist-in-residence, Patrick Mueller and his company, Control Group Productions. Mueller has performed with Troika Ranch Dance Theater in NYC, the Ben J. Riepe and Mancopy Danse companies of Europe, and teaches at the Colorado Conservatory of Dance. Space is limited.

10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, March 28

Workshop registration: $10

The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St.

Info: 379-0376, email danceinitiative@gmail.com and http://www.danceinitiative.org

Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH): Art Break: Create a Personal Character

CARBONDALE — Take an art break and give yourself the opportunity to relax and create in CCAH’s classroom at the Third Street Center. CCAH provides everything – the space, drinks, snacks and a little help from Lisa Singer, who will be on hand to facilitate fun art projects. March’s Art Break project is Personal Characters, making fun, moveable self-portraits. Space is limited.

5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 31

Admission: Free

CCAH Classroom, Third Street Center

Info and to pre-register: 963-1680, email info@carbondalearts.com and http://www.carbondalearts.com

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 lonw@sopris.net

ONGOING

Gallery 809: Carmel Walden

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Working only in red, yellow and blue, portrait artist Carmel Walden’s paintings are detailed and soulful. Her new exhibit 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.

Admission: Free

809 Grand Ave.

Info: http://www.gallery809.com

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.

Admission: Free

211 Midland Ave.

Info: http://www.korologosgallery.com

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 through April 25.

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

Admission: Free and open to the public

174 Midland Spur

Info: 927-4123, email art@wylyarts.org and http://www.wylyarts.org

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 runs through April 25.

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 art@wylyarts.org and http://www.wylyarts.org

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, http://www.gcpld.org and http://www.cmcartshare.com

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 pamporter@me.com, http://www.thecreativeflowstudio.com and http://www.carbondalearts.com

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 http://www.redstoneart.com

Glenwood Springs Adventure Park: Winter on the Mountain

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Adventure Park hosts winter activities, including a new 4D movie, holiday light display, fire pits to roast s’mores, cave tours, lighted rides on the Alpine Coaster and Soaring Eagle Zip Ride, and a giant musical Christmas tree. Stay for dinner and try the new family-style menu at the Lookout Grille.

Admission: $13-$39; tram ride $13/adults, $8/kids and Funday Pass $39/adults, $34/kids

51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road

Info: 945-4228, e-mail info@glenwoodcaverns.com and http://www.glenwoodcaverns.com

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.

Info: http://www.jamesvilona.com

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 contact@launchpadcarbondale.com and http://www.carbondalearts.com

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 menglish@powersartcenter.org and http://www.powersartcenter.org

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 harvestpottery@q.com and http://www.harvestpottery.com

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, http://www.thedognewcastle.com and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Groves-Black-Dog-Saloon

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 honewilliams@gmail.com 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 zgritchie@gmail.com and http://www.hotelcolorado.com

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. every second and fourth Tuesday

Admission: Free

647 Main St.

Info: 704-1216 and http://www.carbondalebeerworks.com

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, http://www.geekswhodrink.com and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Groves-Black-Dog-Saloon

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

399 Main St., Carbondale

Info: http://www.mainstreetgall.com, 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: http://www.carbondalearts.com, ccah@sopris.net 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: http://www.midlandartscompany.com and 625-3068


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