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Arts & Entertainment Briefs


Town of New Castle: Burning Mountain Festival

NEW CASTLE — In its 42nd year, New Castle’s annual celebration opens First Friday night with music, food and craft vendors in Burning Mountain Park, the center of activity. Family-friendly events also scheduled for other Main Street locations.

10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, and 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6

Admission: Free

Burning Mountain Park, 157 West Main St.


Finbarr’s Carbondale: Friday Afternoon Club (FAC)

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

4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5

Admission: Free

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, Sept. 5 and Saturday, Sept. 6

Admission: Free

732 Cooper Ave.


True Nature Healing Arts: Grand Opening and Sacred Fest

CARBONDALE — Sacred Fest is a transformational weekend of activities for adults and children including a free lively First Friday grand opening drum circle, African dance, puppet show and live music followed by a weekend of kirtan (call and response chant), yoga, kid’s activities, high prana foods, tea tastings, labyrinth and reflexology walks, and more.

5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5 through 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7

100 N. Third St.

Info: 963-9900 and

Carbondale Clay Center: “Our Community: Students + Teachers + Residents”

CARBONDALE — With work from beginning to advanced students, ages 5 and older, shown alongside residents and teachers, this exhibit demonstrates the wide diversity of the artists working at the Clay Center.

Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5

Admission: Free.

135 Main St.

Info: 963-2529, e-mail,

Colorado Mountain College ArtShare Gallery: Andrea Kemp

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Glenwood Springs native Andrea Kemp brings her figurative painting back to the Roaring Fork Valley from Denver when Colorado Mountain College’s ArtShare Gallery exhibits her work. Kemp’s paintings will be on view through Oct. 27.

Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5

Admission: Free

802 Grand Ave.

Info: 947-8367

Access Roaring Fork: Cowboy Up Carbondale

CARBONDALE — Cowboy Up Carbondale is a local celebration of Carbondale’s western heritage. The event hosts a barbecue, dancing with valley band Already Gone, and live auction.

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

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

Fourth Street Plaza


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, Sept. 5

51659 Highway 6 and 24

Info: 945-6652 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 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, Sept. 5 and Saturday, Sept. 6 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7

Admission: $16-$24

Springs Theatre, 915 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-9699, and

New Ute Theater and Events Center: Live Stand-up Comedy

RIFLE — Join the Ute Theater for First Friday night for free stand-up comedy with comics Don Chaney, Gail Mason, former Aspen Mayor Mick Ireland, Kevin Bennett, and Tobias Livingston, of Denver.

7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5

Admission: Free

132 E. Fourth St.


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, Sept. 5

Admission: Free

809 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-5462 and

Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Axis LP

BASALT — Jazz, funk, R&B and dance music with Patty and Larry Herd on the Heather’s outdoor deck.

7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5

Admission: Free

166 Midland Ave.


Rivers Restaurant: Old New Stock

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A new groove in the Rivers bar for free music Fridays.

9 p.m. to midnight Friday, Sept. 5

Admission: Free

2525 S Grand Ave.

Info: 928-8813 and

Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Rob Tepper

BASALT — Solo harmonica review with Rob Tepper on the Heather’s outdoor deck.

10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6

Admission: Free

166 Midland Ave.


Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park: Music on the Mountain

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Classic rock and Stevie Ray Vaughan cover tunes with the Goodman Band is a three-piece group based primarily out of Grand Junction. The music ranges from early country and rock to blues, to today’s music. 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, Sept. 6

51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road

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


Glenwood Springs Masonic Temple: High Rockies Wild West Country Dance

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Dance featuring country music mixes, with upgraded sound, a big wood dance floor, and some of the best dancers on the Western slope. The evening begins with a dance lesson at 6 p.m. and dance starts at 7. Wear cowboy gear and don’t forget a cowboy hat. Take a group photo with your friends in our old-timey cowboy corner, and bring your own adult beverages.

6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6

Admission: $5-$25 ($14/person or $25/couple, class/$5)

Glenwood Springs Masonic Temple, 901 Colorado Ave.


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

BASALT — Josefina Mendez, Mike Facey and Tim Fox play Brazilian jazz.

7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6

Admission: Free

166 Midland Ave.


Kanpai Sushi and Bar: Dwight F. Ferren

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Solo acoustic instrumentals for dinner, then electric rock and blues with Dwight F. Ferren.

7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6

Admission: Free

3950 Midland 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, Sept. 7

166 Midland Ave.


Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park: Music on the Mountain

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Christian music at Glenwood Caverns featuring two groups. The New Creation Church Worship Team from New Castle, led by Melissa Hefferon and musicians and songwriters from within the congregation, perform. Also Jerry Alcorta, from The Orchard in Carbondale, plays with local musicians to blend faith and music ranging from rock to bluegrass. Cans-for-a-tram rides begin at 2 p.m.; the groups play starting at 4 p.m.

4-8 p.m. (tram opens at 2) Sunday, Sept. 7

51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road

Admission: Bring a canned food item for a free tram ride and show.



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

Blue Heron Productions: Travis Book

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — An intimate night of acoustic music with two musicians and songwriters, Travis Book, of the Infamous Stringdusters, and Benny Galloway.

Doors at 6:30 p.m. for dinner and drinks, show 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11

Admission: $15/person

The Springs Theatre, 915 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-9699, and

Sustainable Settings: 11th Annual Harvest Festival

CARBONDALE — An annual celebration featuring cuisine sourced from organic ingredients grown at Sustainable Settings Ranch. Guest chefs prepare the feast, and local craft beverage makers host a tasting courtyard.

4-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13

Tours, tastings, and wagon ride 4 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m.

Admission: $145/person, kids 12 and younger free

6107 Highway 133

Info: 963-6107, e-mail and

Carbondale Council for Arts & Humanities: Public Meeting: Carbondale Creative District Planning Meeting

CARBONDALE — The Carbondale Council for Arts & Humanities hosts a public meeting about the Carbondale Creative District process. The public is welcome to weigh and listen to one of two informational talks taking place at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., presenting a branding, images, and an update on the Creative District process.

5-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15

Dos Gringos, 588 Colorado 133

Info: 963-1680 and

WindWalkers: “Artists Palette. Chef’s Plate.”

ASPEN — A special evening to support WindWalkers EAL and Therapy Center with wine, light hors d’oeuvres and viewing of art before a live auction and three-course dinner.

6-10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16

Admission: $75/cocktail reception, $150/cocktail reception, live auction and three-course dinner

St. Regis Aspen Resort, 315 East Dean St.

Info and RSVP: (646) 327-9602 and e-mail

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 7:30p.m.

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

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

Info: 963-1680 and and

Loyal Brothers Lounge: Comedy Night

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Comedy night at LBs returns with trend-setting Denver comics Jordan Doll headlining and Timmi Lasley featuring. Special guests include Jacob Rupp, Ben Bryant and Bob Gaudet, making this one hard to miss. As always, comedy is followed by dance music with a DJ.

Doors at 8 p.m. show at 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19

Admission: Free

813 Grand Ave.

Info: (202) 674-3099 and

Glenwood Springs Art Guild: 52nd Annual Fall Art Festival

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Boasting thousands of original paintings, pottery, sculpture and graphics in the galleries and Bargain Bin, this annual exhibit features more than 250 artists from several states, and even a few from Europe. The Bargain Bin boasts more than 1,000 pieces of original artwork priced at $125 or less.

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24; 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24 through Saturday, Sept. 26; and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28

Admission: Free

Ramada Inn, 124 W Sixth St.

Info: Ruth Mollman, 319-0062 and


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.

Admission: Free

413 Ninth St.

Info: 945-5958 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

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 Dr.

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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