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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. 12

Admission: Free

303 River Valley Ranch

Info: 963-0300 and

Gallery 809: Fred Haberlein

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Fred Haberlein is Gallery 809’s featured artist in September, as part of Glenwood’s Second Friday events. His sepia tone paintings and fresh brush-drawing quality are part of his continuing studies from nature.

Opening reception 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12

809 Grand Ave.


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. 12 and Saturday, Sept. 13

Admission: Free

732 Cooper Ave.


Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts: “Keep Calm and Focus”

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — For adventurers, travelers, dreamers and believers, this juried art exhibit features work by award-winning valley photogs Kelley Cox, Steve Vanderleest, Lesa Russo and more. The show runs through Nov. 7.

Opening reception 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12

Admission: Free

601 E Sixth St.

Info: 945-2412, email, and

Kanpai Sushi and Bar: Brock McLeod

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Southern and rock acoustic instrumentals with singer-songwriter Brock McLeod.

7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12

Admission: Free

3950 Midland 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, Sept. 12

Admission: Free

809 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-5462 and

Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Uptown Strutters

BASALT — Jazz, funk, R&B and dance music with dinner at Heather’s.

7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12

Admission: Free

166 Midland Ave.


Farm Fresh Cafe and Steakhouse: Country Ho Down

RIFLE — The Farm Fresh Cafe and Steakhouse goes all country, all night, with best dressed prizes (cash, etc.), dancing, drink specials and more.

8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12

1733 Railroad Ave.

Info: 625-2384

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue: Summer/Fall 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. 12 and Saturday, Sept. 13 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14

Admission: $16-$24

Springs Theatre, 915 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-9699, and

Rivers Restaurant: Valle Musico

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Elegant guitar-based music with jazz, classical, Latin and world beat music elements in the Rivers bar for free music Fridays.

8:30-11:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12

Admission: Free

2525 S Grand Ave.

Info: 928-8813 and

Defiance Community Players: Auditions for Fall Production

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Defiance Community Players are gearing up for the fall production of “Les Misérables” in November with open auditions. Interested individuals must prepare 16-32 measures of a song to sing (can be from the musical). To schedule an audition, contact Alexis Van Vleet Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12 at (515) 360-6882, or by e-mail at Walk-in auditions also welcome.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13; noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14; Callbacks 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15

Jeannie Miller Theatre, Glenwood Springs High School


The Orchard: Dressed to the K9s

CARBONDALE — Join Colorado Animal Rescue (CARE) for its popular 14th annual fundraiser Dressed to the K9s, featuring a fashion show with CARE’s most adorable animals and a video presentation by students in the digital publishing class in the Isaacson School for New Media at Colorado Mountain College. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a wine, beer and champagne bar, desserts, and a small silent auction.

5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13

11 Snowmass Drive


Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park: Music on the Mountain

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Born out of a desire to explore the music of Bob Dylan, Carbondale’s Let Them Roar is an American musical melting pot. With twangy voices, a jazz-trained rhythm section, a pair of teles plus steel and mando, each performer brings a distinctive contribution to the 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, Sept. 13

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

51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road


Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Suzzanne Paris and Vid Weatherwax

BASALT — Acoustic harmony, jazz, and R&B with valley musical duo Suzzanne Paris and Vid Weatherwax.

7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13

Admission: Free

166 Midland Ave.


Kanpai Sushi and Bar: Logan Brothers

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Classic rock duo the Logan Brothers play Kanpai Sushi and Bar.

7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13

Admission: Free

3950 Midland Ave.

Sustainable Settings: 11th Annual Harvest Festival

CARBONDALE — Annual celebration featuring cuisine sourced from organic ingredients grown and raised at Sustainable Settings Ranch. Guest chefs prepare the one-of-a-kind feast, and local craft beverage makers host a tasting courtyard with spirits and hard cider, beer and wine, juice and coffee. Also includes a puppet theatre, live music by the Paula Reese Band and the Hell Roaring String Band, and dancing.

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

Providence Apothecary: Potentiate Live Art and Music

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Come potentiate to help spread the healing energy and power of art and music. Experience a live DJ set by DJ PhatHead, a live electronic music set by Sheelus, a black light art installation and live painters Jeff Ross and Vijita Evans.

6-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13

Admission: $10

713 Cooper Ave.


Steve’s Guitars: The Pauline Reese Band

CARBONDALE — Pauline Reese has been making new fans for years in Texas, where she won Entertainer of the Year. This Austin-based singer, songwriter and guitarist is coming off a big tour with Michael Martin Murphey as his opening act and rhythm guitarist. She also just finished her seventh album featuring a duet with neighbor Willie Nelson.

8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13

19 N. Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304, 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, Sept. 14

166 Midland Ave.



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

CARBONDALE — The Carbondale Council for Arts and Humanities (CCAH) hosts a public meeting about the Carbondale Creative District process. The public is welcome to weigh in and listen to informational talks at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., presenting 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

CCAH: Figure Drawing Sessions

CARBONDALE — Drop-in, non-taught model figure drawing session facilitated by Philip Hone Williams with a live figure model.

Mondays beginning 6-9 p.m. Sept. 15

CCAH classroom, Third Street Center

Info: 456-2865 or e-mail to reserve space.

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

Citizens’ Climate Lobby: “Disruption” Film Screening

ASPEN and CARBONDALE— Come to a free screening of “Disruption,” a new documentary about the movement to act on global warming.

7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17 and Thursday, Sept. 18

Admission: Free

100 Puppy Smith St., Aspen, on Wednesday, 520 S. 3rd St., Carbondale, on Thursday


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 Studio for Arts and Works (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 at 7:30 p.m.

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

SAW studio, 525 Buggy Circle

Info: 963-1680, 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, dance music follows with a DJ comedy.

Doors at 8 p.m. show at 9 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 offers 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


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.

Admission: Fre

135 Main St.

Info: 963-2529, e-mail,

Photography Exhibit by Andrew Kreps

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Photographs by local photographer Andrew Kreps are displayed on a unique canvas resin piece at Valley View Hospital across the hall from the cafeteria.

Through Sept. 30

Admission: Free

1906 Blake Ave.


Colorado Mountain College (CMC) ArtShare Gallery: Andrea Kemp

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Glenwood Springs native Andrea Kemp brings her figurative painting back to the Roaring Fork Valley from Denver when CMC’s ArtShare Gallery exhibits her work.

Through Oct. 27

Admission: Free

802 Grand Ave.

Info: 947-8367

Glenwood Springs Branch Library: Fall Collection

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Join the Glenwood Springs Branch Library for fine art collected over time from the Glenwood Springs Art Guild’s Fall Arts Festival.

Exhibit will be displayed until Oct. 20.

Admission: Free

413 Ninth St.

Info: 945-5958 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

Admission: Free

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

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

Admission: 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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