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Arts & Entertainment Briefs


Finbarr’s Carbondale: Friday Afternoon Club (FAC)

CARBONDALE — Join Finbarr’s At Carbondale for FAC for extended happy hour, drink specials and free live music on the patio.

4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22

303 River Valley Ranch

Info: 963-0300 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, Aug. 22, and Saturday, Aug. 23

732 Cooper Ave.


Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park: Friday Afternoon Club

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Enjoy live, local music and take a free tram ride with coupon from the PI for drink specials and sunset views.

5-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22

Tram admission: Free with coupon

5100 Two Rivers Place


Glenwood Springs Branch Library: Fall Collection Opening Reception

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Join the Glenwood Springs Branch Library for an opening reception of fine art collected over time from the Glenwood Springs Art Guild’s Fall Arts Festival. The exhibit will be displayed until Oct. 20.

6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22

413 Ninth St.

Info: 945-5958 and

Vicco’s Charcoalburger Drive-In: Hot Summer Nights Cruise Series

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Shine up those hot rods and come on out for a barbecue and cruise at Vicco’s Charcoalburger Drive-In. Barbecue starts at 6, with a cruise afterwards. Vehicles in all stages of restoration welcome.

6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22

51659 Highway 6 & 24

Info: 945-6652 and

Speckled Feather Mercantile: Word of the Day Paint Party

NEW CASTLE — Create a colorful inspirational canvas. The center is made to frame a word of your choosing. Price includes all paint, supplies, step-by-step instruction, and an 8-inch by 10-inch take-home canvas. Everyone is welcome at this class, but kids younger than 14 need an accompanying parent.

6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22

Admission: $25 prepayment required

303 W. Main St.

Info: 984-0999 and

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue: 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. Food from Glenwood restaurants, drinks and entertainment with show following.

6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, and Saturday, Aug. 23; and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24

Admission: $16-$24

Springs Theatre, 915 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-9699, and

Silt Historical Park: Old West Shoot-out

SILT — Historical impersonations of Doc Holliday and Kid Curry, who will share tales of the lives of old west outlaws. The evening begins with live music by the Porch Pickers and rootbeer floats and popcorn from the concession stand. Experience life in the area in the early 1900s.

7 p.m. Saturday, Friday, Aug. 22

Admission: Free (donations appreciated)

707 Orchard Ave.


Trattoria Dionisia: Painters Stage

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Free music by Painters Stage, featuring valley musicians Noemi and Kristof playing an eclectic selection of styles in a fun, family atmosphere.

7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22

Admission: Free

809 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-5462 and

Redstone Historic Society: Annual Membership Drive

REDSTONE — Annual membership drive event featuring Mead Metcalf, founder of the Crystal Palace, and Stephanie Askew, a member of the Redstone Historic Band and Redstone Rubies, performing opera and musical favorites. Open to the public.

7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22

Admission: RHS members can renew memberships starting at $25

Redstone Castle, 58 Redstone Blvd.

Info: Sue McEvoy at 704-1843

Centennial Park Concert Series: Papa Juke

RIFLE — Rifle’s Centennial Park Concert Series continues with harmonica blues of Papa Juke, playing at the pavilion. Includes food for purchase, a beer garden for the adults, and free mini golf for the kids.

7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22

Admission: Free


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

BASALT — Live, classic rock, country, and jam music on the Heather’s outdoor deck.

7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22

Admission: Free

166 Midland Ave.


Kanpai Sushi and Bar: 4 a.m.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Classic hard rock live at Kanpai Friday evening.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22

Admission: Free

3950 Midland Ave.

Info: 230-9498 and

Steve’s Guitars: Open Mic Night

CARBONDALE — If you like unplanned, spontaneous, random nights of entertainment, Friday Open Mic Night at Steve’s Guitars is for you. Come to Carbondale and join in on the fun with live music, spoken word, comedy, and more.

8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22

19 N. Fourth St.


Rivers Restaurant: CD Release Party for “Arrows of Love”

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Join Dan Rosenthal in celebrating his debut CD featuring 19 local musicians with performances by TJAAR and Electric Lemon.

8:30 p.m. to midnight Friday, Aug. 22

Admission: Free

2525 S. Grand Ave.

Info: 928-8813 and

The Black Nugget: Spore Favore

CARBONDALE — Local, original jam band Spore Favore brings its groovy originals and B-side covers to the Black Nugget for a night of revelry and dancing.

9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22

Admission: Free

403 Main St.


St. Stephen’s: Festival of Diversity

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Join St. Stephen’s for food, fun, and family with games, a bounce house and water slide for the kids, South American, Mexican, Polish, Greek, and Italian food. Soft drinks and snow cones for the kids and wine and beer for the adults. Music and entertainment includes Glenwood’s Missing Link Band. Mass in the Park at 10 a.m. Sunday followed by a pancake breakfast and mimosas.

noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23

Sayre Park, 1702 Grand Ave.


Juicy Lucy’s Steakhouse: Brock McLeod

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Roaring Fork Valley singer songwriter Brock McLeod plays live above the waterfall at Juicy Lucy’s Steakhouse.

noon Saturday, Aug. 23

Admission: Free

308 Seventh St.


Aspen Valley Land Trust: Save the Land Dance

CARBONDALE — The 11th annual Save the Land Dance with a buffet dinner from Hickory House and music by Halden Wofford and the Hi-Beams. Featuring a silent and live auction to support AVLT’s local conservation work.

5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23

John Nieslanik Ranch, 0979 County Road 101

Price: $40-$100

Info: 963-8440 and

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park: Music on the Mountain

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Country music and western swing with the Caleb Dean Band. 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, Aug. 23

51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road

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


Silt Party at the Pavilion: Swerve

SILT — Country rock band Swerve plays a free concert during the pig roast benefit for the Colorado River Fire Rescue from 4-7 p.m.

6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23

Stoney Ridge Park, 648 N. Seventh St.


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

BASALT — Brazilian jazz and dance music from valley favorites on Heather’s deck.

7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23

Admission: Free

166 Midland Ave.


Kanpai Sushi and Bar: Raui Mor

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Relax to instrumental music and vocals at Kanpai.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23

Admission: Free

3950 Midland Ave.

Info: 230-9498 and

Roaring Fork Club Rotario: Festival las Américas

CARBONDALE — A fundraiser for educational projects throughout the Roaring Fork Valley featuring cultural, artistic and recreational activities for the family, live entertainment and food representing the flavors of the Americas.

10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24

Sopris Park, 699 Euclid Ave.


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, Aug. 24

166 Midland Ave.



19th Annual Redstone: Labor Day Weekend Art Show

REDSTONE — Labor Day Weekend Art Show on the grounds of the Redstone Inn.

Opening night 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30-31; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1

Admission: Free

82 Redstone Blvd.


The Fraternal Order of Eagles: Valley Comedy All-Stars

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Glenwood Springs’ comedian Rob O’Leary returns to the comedy stage and he brings the valley’s best comics with him. Veteran stand up Bob Richmond, local broadcasting legend Don Chaney, and new comers Joshua Anderson and JR Gonzalez bring the funny. Come early as seating is limited. Dinner and drink specials going all night.

8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29

Admission: Free

312 Seventh St.


Access Roaring Fork: Cowboy Up Carbondale

CARBONDALE — Cowboy Up Carbondale is a local celebration of Carbondale’s western heritage. The event hosts a barbecue, dance and live auction.

6-11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5

Admission: $5, and VIP Tables (seats 10) $500 includes dinner

Fourth Street Plaza


Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities: Artist Beat: “WTF?: Wall, Table, Floor”

CARBONDALE — Artist of the “WTF?” exhibition will discuss their featured work at CCAH’s R2 Gallery. Artists include ceramicists Jill Oberman of the Carbondale Clay Center, Doug Casebeer of Anderson Ranch, Frank McGuirk, and mixed media artist Andrew Roberts-Gray.

5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11

Admission: Free

R2 Gallery, Third Street Center

Info: 963-1680 and

CCAH: The Pop Up Pin Down

CARBONDALE — Movement and fine art combine to create a dynamic, unexpected, and wholly unconventional exhibition during the Pop Up Pin Down. The show is just as much a performance as it is an exhibition and features two- and three-dimensional and work by SAW artist Chris Erickson which will be moved, altered and explored by collaborating dance artists Chloe Burton, Elizabeth Riecks, Rochelle Norwood, Aja McAdams, A.J. Hobbs, and Deborah Colley. Doors open at 7 p.m. with performances beginning at 7:30 p.m.

7-9 p.m. Sept. 19 and 26

SAW (Studio For Arts & Works), 525 Buggy Circle

Info: 963-1680 and and


CCAH: “WTF?: Wall, Table, Floor”

CARBONDALE — Work by Frank McGuirk, Doug Casebeer, Jill Oberman, and Andrew Roberts-Gray, each working within their primary medium (clay or painting), to make new work specifically designed for display on the wall, the table, and the floor. Through Sept. 12, with a special Artist Beat Event from 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 11.

Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays

Admission: Free

R2 Gallery, Third Street Center

Info: 963-1680 and

Ann Korologos Gallery: “Material Magic: Six Sculptors Create”

BASALT — The art and soul of sculpture is explored in this exhibition, with compelling works ranging from traditional to contemporary. “Material Magic: Six Sculptors Create” runs through Sept. 8.

Admission: Free

211 Midland Ave.

Info: 927-9668 and

CMC’s ArtShare Gallery: David Wharton

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A series of art-paper watercolors and three-dimensional altar pieces by Montana artist David Wharton are on display at the CMC ArtShare Gallery through Aug. 27.

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

Admission: Free

802 Grand Ave.

Info: 947-8367 and

Wyly Art Center: “Inside Out”

BASALT — A site-specific installation of ceramic sculpture and encaustic paintings by K Rhynus Cesark. The exhibit runs through Aug. 28 and is open to the public.

Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday

99 Midland Spur

Info: 927-4123, e-mail and

Wyly Annex: “Subject to Change: Unnatural Selection”

BASALT — This art exhibit by Jody Guralnick runs through Oct. 11 and is open to the public.

Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday

174 Midland Spur

Info: 927-4123, e-mail and

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 and

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 and

Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts: Art Guild’s Summer Showcase

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — View the Art Guild’s Summer Showcase at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts gallery.

Admission: Free

601 E Sixth St.

Info: 945-2412, email, 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

Admission: Free

219 W. Main St.

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

Admission: Free

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

Admission: Free

647 Main St.

Info: 704-1216 and

Camp Chair Productions: Storytelling Mondays

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., Mondays

Admission: $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

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, 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

Admission: Free

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

Fee: Model’s fee

Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St.

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

Admission: Free

110 E. Third St., Rifle, next to the Blush Salon

Info: and 625-3068

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