St. Barnabas Episcopal Church: Bach to Blues

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Bring your own lunch and begin the weekend with music at the St. Barnabas Free Friday Lunch Concert Series. Featuring local talent and a variety of music from Bach to blues.

12 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3

Admission: Free

546 Hyland Park Dr.

Info: 945-6423 and

Book Train: Book Signing with Linda Gotch Helmich

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Author and artist Linda Gotch Helmich will sign numbered copies of her recently published memoir, “Becoming Hulda’s Girls.” The schoolgirl diary depicts growing up in the Midwest during the 1950s.

3-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3

Admission: Free

723 Grand Ave.


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, Oct. 3

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, Oct. 3 and Saturday, Oct. 4

Admission: Free

732 Cooper Ave.


Steve’s Guitars and Carbondale Recreation: Celtic Fest

CARBONDALE — Celebrate the Irish with authentic beers and wines and Celtic dancing and live music by Denver band Potcheen on First Friday night at Celtic Fest.

5-9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3

Admission: Free

Fourth Street Plaza

Info: 510-1278 and

Roaring Fork Beer Company: Josh and Ananda Acoustic First Friday

CARBONDALE — Join Roaring Fork Beer Company for a musical First Friday celebration with the valley’s favorite acoustic duo, : Josh and Ananda, and Roaring Fork Beer Company’s newest craft brew selections.

5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3

Admission: Free

1941 Dolores Way


Carbondale Clay Center: “Alix Knipe: New Work”

CARBONDALE — An exhibition of new sculptural work by Carbondale artist Alix Knipe, running through Oct. 31. Knipe’s sculptural vessels draw from a complex language of form, referencing natural landscapes and abstracted anthropomorphic forms.

Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3

Admission: Free

135 Main St.

Info: 963-2529 and

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, Oct. 3 and Saturday, Oct. 4 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5

Admission: $16-$24

Springs Theatre, 915 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-9699, and

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, Oct. 3

Admission: Free

809 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-5462 and

Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Uptown Strutters

BASALT — Live funk, jazz, R&B and dance music at Heather’s.

7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3

Admission: Free

166 Midland Ave.


Thunder River Theatre Company: “The Gin Game”

CARBONDALE — Thunder River Theatre Company opens its 20th season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “The Gin Game” by D.L. Coburn, nominated for the Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play and the Tony Award for Best Play.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 and Saturday, Oct. 4, and 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Oct. 5

Admission: Season tickets: $80/adults, $40/students, and young adults (20/30-somethings)/$50. Single tickets: $25, $15, and $17 respectively.

67 Promenade

Info: 963-8200 and

Farm Fresh Cafe & Steakhouse: Billy Milo

RIFLE — Billy Milo singer, song writer and recording artist. Join us at Farm Fresh Cafe and Steakhouse for a night of easy listening and drink specials.

8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3

Admission: Free

1733 Railroad Ave.

Info: 984-0999

Rivers Restaurant: Luxury Wagon

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Live music by Luxury Wagon, featuring rock, blues and reggae with covers and originals in the River’s bar for Friday night entertainment.

9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3

Admission: Free

2525 S. Grand Ave.

Info: 928-8813 and

Rifle Main Street: Rifle Fall Festival

RIFLE — The Rifle Fall Festival features music, arts, crafts, and family fun. Kids can enjoy mini golf, a bounce world, Jammin’ Jim the Juggler, clowns and face painters. Live music from Fifty/50, the Missing Link Band, and more. Also includes an egg hunt, pumpkin carving contest and wood-chopping competition.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4

Admission: Free

Centennial Park, 300 W Fifth St.


Carbondale Recreation: Carbondale Oktoberfest

CARBONDALE — Celebrate fall with Bavarian fare, polka music, contests, and Motown and dance music ending with The Starletts.

11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4

Admission: Free

Fourth Street Plaza

Info: 510-1278 and

Silt Historical Park: Artober Art Show and Sale

SILT — Head to the Silt Historical Park for the Artober Art Show and Sale. Bring apples (if you have them) and containers for apple cider pressing to take home fresh apple cider.

1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4

Admission: Free

707 Orchard Ave.

Info: George at 309-9796

Roaring Fork Social Dancers: Transform Your Dance Workshop and Dance

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Don’t miss this Saturday evening variety dance and pre-dance “Introduction to the Blues” class. Our DJ and teacher is Ari Levitt from Seattle who will play a mix of swing, Latin, blues, ballroom, and more social dance music.

6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4

Admission: $15

Glenwood Springs Masonic Temple, 901 Colorado Ave.


LIFT-UP: Fall Thrift Store Fashion Show and Auction

RIFLE — Fashion and fun for a good cause, featuring Halloween costumes, casual and formal wear, and complimentary refreshments and hors d’oeuvres. Bid on the best of LIFT-UP’s thrift store collection.

7-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4

Admission: Free

Ute Theater and Events Center, 132 E. Fourth St.


Glenwood Springs Elementary School: Glenwood Springs Contra Dance

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Delightful evenings of dancing and socializing return for the fall with the 2014-15 Glenwood Springs Contra Dance season. Enjoy old-time live music and lively dancers. Dances are first Saturdays October through May, (second Saturday in January). All dances taught with beginner walk-through and casual instruction, and no experience or partner necessary.

7-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4

915 School St.


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

BASALT — Live Brazilian jazz with valley musicians Josefina Mendez, Mike Facey and Tim Fox.

7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4

Admission: Free

166 Midland Ave.


Steve’s Guitars: The Honey Dewdrops

CARBONDALE — Steve’s welcomes back this talented acoustic duo from the Blue Ridge Mountains. Since they first came to visit Carbondale, Laura and Kagey have been busy with a flurry of tours, workshops, house concerts and festivals nationwide.

8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4

Admission: $15

19 N. Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304, and

The Black Nugget: Josh and Ananda Acoustic Duo

CARBONDALE — Returning to the Black Nugget, this valley favorite co-ed acoustic duo brings rocking mixes of covers, obscure oldies and haunting originals all night long.

9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4

Admission: Free

403 Main St.


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.

10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5

Admission: Free

166 Midland Ave.


Glenwood Springs Branch Library: Music at the Library

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — This new music series will feature local musicians and bands on the first Sunday of each month. Branch manager Sue Schnitzer and Blacksmith Tim Brogdon perform interactive music for kids of all ages. Rumor has it kazoos may be involved.

2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5

Admission: Free

815 Cooper Ave.

Info: 945-5958 and

Glenwood Springs Concert Association: The Limeliters

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Limeliters have entertained standing-room-only crowds with their incredible music and zany sense of humor for more than 50 years.

7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5

Admission: $40/adults for five concerts season pass/membership ticket at the door

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

Info: 945-5384, 945-8722, and


CCAH: Social Sketching at Phat Thai

CARBONDALE — Social Sketching returns to Phat Thai on the first Tuesday of the month. Stay tuned for October’s featured subject, “figure.” Have a drink, grab some food, draw, or just sit back and enjoy the artsy atmosphere. Models not only know how to hold a pose, they also sing, play music, and dance. CCAH provides materials, but bring your own if you prefer. Facilitated by Philip Hone Williams.

7-9 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Oct. 7

Admission: Suggested donation: $5 (covers modeling talent)

343 Main St.

Reserve a table: Phat Thai at 963-7001

Info: 963-1680 and

CCAH: The Super Launch and Swan Opening Reception

CARBONDALE — The public is invited for the grand opening of SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) as well as the official opening of The Launchpad, the new home of CCAH and Dance Initiative. The evening will include tours, random acts of performance, hor d’oeuvres, libations, and will feature the work of 30-plus local women artists working in an array of mediums.

6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9

Admission: Free

76 Fourth St.

Info: 963-1680 and

KDNK Community Radio: Magical Mystery Tour

CARBONDALE — KDNK DJ and Professor of Progressive Rock Rico Torres invites the community to a musical journey through the world of progressive rock in the late ’60s and early ’70s. He will play full tracks on a top sound system and provide a PowerPoint presentation. Bring a favorite beverage and RSVP.

7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14

Admission: Free

KDNK’s Broadcast Learning Center, 76 S. Second St.

Info: 963-0139 and

Dance Initiative: Spectrum Dance Festival

CARBONDALE — The third annual Spectrum Dance Festival will feature performances of original choreography, a breakdance competition with featured guest King Charles and a series of workshops for the purpose of entertaining, educating, developing awareness and appreciation for the art of dance.

5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17 through Sunday, Oct. 19

Admission: Varies

The Launchpad, 76 Fourth St.

Info: 319-1608, e-mail and

Rifle Branch Library: Pizza and a Movie:

RIFLE — Teen Read Week is Oct. 12-18, and the Rifle Branch Library is celebrating with a showing of the hit movie, “Divergent,” based on the best-selling novel by Veronica Roth. Teens in grades 5-12 are invited for free pizza and a movie.

6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17

Admission: Free

207 East Ave.

Info: 625-3471 and

Sopris Theatre Company: “The Rimers of Eldritch”

SPRING VALLEY — Sopris Theatre Company, formerly known as CMC Theatre, presents Lanford Wilson’s “The Rimers of Eldritch,” a play about a murder trial in a small Missouri hamlet that brings to light prejudice, lies and inhumanity. Directed by Sue Lavin.

7 p.m. Oct. 17-19 and 23-25 and 2 p.m. Sunday matinees Oct. 19 and 26

New Space Theatre, 3000 County Road 114

Info and tickets: 947-8177 or e-mail

CCAH: Call to Artists

CARBONDALE — Seeking unique artisanal gift items such as jewelry, soaps, lotions, scarves, hats, as well as handmade holiday items including ornaments and gift cards for CCAH’s juried Holiday Show, Nov. 21 to Dec. 24 in the CCAH Gallery. Submissions must be handmade and within the $200 range.

Submissions: Due Oct. 17

76 Fourth St.

Info: 963-1680 and

New Castle Branch Library: Book-to-Movie Festival

NEW CASTLE — Enjoy newly-released young adult movies, all in one day. New Castle Branch Library will show “Divergent,” “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” starting at 10 a.m. and going all day. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a beanbag. Popcorn will be provided.

10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18

Admission: Free

402 W. Main St.

Info: 984-2346 and

Glenwood Springs Branch Library: Murder Mystery at the Library

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Teens are invited to the library to put their forensic skills to the test. Upon arrival, participants will learn details of the crime and be taught techniques to solve it. Snacks will be provided.

4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30

Admission: Free

815 Cooper Ave.

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

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 displayed until Oct. 20

Admission: Free

413 Ninth St.

Info: 945-5958 and

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

Wyly Art Center: Trudi Peet

BASALT — Memorial exhibition for Trudi Peet organized by Nina Pedersen, Olivia Petersen and Sandy Smith, with 50 percent of all proceeds benefitting Wyly Art Center programs and Doctors Without Borders.

Through Oct. 30

Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturday

Admission: Free

99 Midland Spur

Info: 927-4123, e-mail and www.

Ann Korologos Gallery: “Out of the West – Landscapes”

BASALT — The Ann Korologos Gallery’s September landscape exhibit, “Out of the West–Landscapes,” features the works of 24 diverse artists and includes a broad spectrum of works influenced by the western landscape, and highlights the work of one of Colorado’s premier landscape painters and local artist, Dan Young.

Through Oct. 31

Admission: Free

211 Midland 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.

Through Nov. 7

Admission: Free

601 E Sixth St.

Info: 945-2412, email, 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.

Through Nov. 7

Admission: Free

809 Grand Ave.


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

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 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 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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