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Arts & Entertainment Briefs


Glenwood Springs Mennonite Church: International Gift Festival

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Purchase handcrafted, fairly traded home decor, personal accessories, jewelry and holiday gifts available through Ten Thousand Villages, a nonprofit retailer providing vital, fair income to artisans in more than 30 developing countries.

12 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 and 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8

Admission: Free

2306 Blake Ave.

Info: 945-5245 and

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, Nov. 7

Admission: Free

546 Hyland Park Dr.

Info: 945-6423 and

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, Nov. 7

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, Nov. 7 and Saturday, Nov. 8

Admission: Free

732 Cooper Ave.


Carbondale Council on the Arts and Humanities (CCAH): First Friday

CARBONDALE — A First Friday celebration to celebrate CCAH’s return to downtown Carbondale. This will be the last opportunity for the public to see the Support Women Artists Now (SWAN) exhibition.

5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7

Admission: Free

The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St.

Info: 963-1680 and

Carbondale Clay Center: Holiday Invitational Exhibition and Sale

CARBONDALE — Finish holiday shopping early with work by more than 30 local and national artists’ pottery and small ceramic sculptures available for sale through Dec. 23. Items for sale include handmade cups, bowls, plates, vases, pitchers, cream and sugar sets, ceramic jewelry, small sculptures and more.

Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Friday Nov. 7

Admission: Free

135 Main St.

Info: 963-2529 and

Ute Theatre and Events Center: Free Stand-up Comedy

RIFLE — Join valley comics Don Chaney and Gail Mason and Front Range comedians Tobias Livingston, Steve Vanderploeg, and Eric Henderson for live stand-up comedy at the Ute.

7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7

Admission: Free

Ute Theater, 132 East Fourth St.

Info: e-mail, 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, Nov. 7

Admission: Free

809 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-5462 and

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

BASALT — Smoking Joe and Zoe are back at Heather’s to play acoustic harmony, rock ’n roll and country on Friday night.

7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7

Admission: Free

166 Midland Ave.


Defiance Community Players: “Les Misérables”

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A new production of Boublil and Schonberg’s “Les Misérables,” the musical set in early 19th-¬century France about French peasant Jean Valjean and his quest for redemption after serving 19 years of hard labor for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his sister’s dying child.

7 p.m. Nov. 7-8 and 13-14, 2 p.m. Sunday matinees on Nov. 9 and 15

Admission: $15/adults, $12/seniors, students and all matinees, cash or check at the Glenwood Springs Chamber or Sopris Lighting, and cash, check or credit card at the door one hour before the show

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


Renegade Sons at Black Nugget

CARBONDALE — Eagle band Renegade Sons will be playing their third show at the Black Nugget on Friday. The rock band covers music in the roots rock, alt-country, funk and classic-rock tradition. You’ll hear music from bands such as: Wilco, Ryan Adams, Steve Earle, The Stones, The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Beck, The Meters,The Black Crowes, Nirvana, and The Raconteurs, among others.

7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7

Admission: Free

403 Main St.


Glenwood Vaudeville Revue: Stand-up Comedy Night

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Denver comics Nathan Lund and Bobby Crane, one half of celebrated comedy gang The Fine Gentleman’s Club, take The Springs stage. Comedian Kevin O’Brien hosts a fun show featuring adult content humor. Attendees must be 18 years or older.

Doors at 7 p.m. for dinner and drinks, show time 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7

Admission: $25

Springs Theatre, 915 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-9699, e-mail and

Colorado Rocky Mountain School (CRMS): “Little Shop of Horrors”

CARBONDALE — The fall musical of “Little Shop of Horrors” stars meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn, who stumbles on a new breed of plant he names Audrey II, after his co-worker crush. This foul-mouthed, R& B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down-and-out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 and Saturday, Nov. 8

Admission: $15/adults and $10/children 18 and younger

CRMS Barn, 500 Holden Way

Info: 963-2562, e-mail and

First United Methodist Church: Unique Boutique

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Glenwood’s popular annual fine arts Christmas show and holiday bake sale featuring handcrafted and gifts culinary delights by local artisans.

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8

Admission: Free

824 Cooper Ave.

Info: 947-0648 and

Garfield County Library – Glenwood Springs Branch: “Ninja Ninja Never Stop” Storytime

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Children’s author and award-winning speaker Todd Tuell will draw in young readers with his new book, “Ninja Ninja Never Stop.” He will read his book, have a kid-friendly discussion of the writing process, and provide ninja arts and crafts.

1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8

Admission: Free

815 Cooper Ave.

Info: 945-5958

Garfield County Library – Carbondale Branch: Coffee and Dessert Pairing Holiday Expo

CARBONDALE — Roaring Fork Valley coffee roasters and purveyors join with local bakers to mix and match the perfect coffee and dessert pairings for an exciting community exposition just in time for the holidays.

3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8

Admission: Free

320 Sopris Ave.

Info: 963-2889

Basalt Education Foundation: 19th Annual Taste of Basalt

BASALT — Considered the midvalley’s premier social event of the school year, the Taste of Basalt offers guests the chance to try foods from the area’s best restaurants; sample wine from area distributors and vodka from Woody Creek Distillers; dance to the tunes of DJ Dylan; bid on dozens of fabulous silent-auction items; and enter to win raffle prizes.

6-11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8

Admission: $85/person or $80/person when purchasing two or more tickets at once, available at Midland Shoe and

Roaring Fork Club, 100 Arbaney Ranch Road


K-Gen Asian Cuisine: Dwight F. Ferren

BASALT — Guitarist Dwight F. Ferren plays solo acoustic instrumentals for dinner followed by electric rock and blues in the bar.

6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8

Admission: Free

231 Harris St.

Info: 510-5956, and

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

BASALT — Valley singer-songwriters Chris Bank and Mark Johnson play jazz, funk, R&B and dance music Saturday at Heather’s.

7:30 p.m. Saturday Nov. 8

Admission: Free

166 Midland Ave.


Steve’s Guitars: American Nomad

CARBONDALE — American Nomad is an award-winning acoustic group from the Bay Area rooted in Americana and folk-swing traditions. Last year, the band won Best Vocal Performance at the Berkeley Old Time Music Competition and was a finalist at the International Songwriting Competition.

8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8

Admission: $10

19 N. Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304, and

Steve’s Guitars: Kris Delmhorst and Hayward Williams

CARBONDALE — Raised in Brooklyn, Kris Delmhorst found her musical home in Boston playing coffee houses, bars and subway stations. Seven well-crafted albums later, the internationally touring singer-songwriter is renowned for her live performances. Opening act Hayward Williams hails from Milwaukee and has three albums of his own original songs that fall under the alt-country, folk, rock umbrella.

8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9

Admission: $15

19 N. Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304,, and


Steve’s Guitars: Cahalen Morrison and Country Hammer

CARBONDALE — Seattle roots country singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Cahalen Morrison, with his band Country Hammer, plays a new form of American roots music. The band has been described as “caked with the dust of the American Southwest.”

8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11

19 N. Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304, and

CCAH: Deck the Walls Holiday Show Opening

CARBONDALE — For the holiday season, CCAH transforms the R2 Gallery into a shop filled with artisanal goods created by local and regional artists. The Deck the Walls Holiday show features fine jewelry, silks scarves, wool cowles, handmade dolls, lamps, candles, handcrafted bath and beauty supplies, kitchen wares, holiday ornaments and cards.

Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20

Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 21 through Dec. 24

Admission: Free

The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St

Info: 963-1680 and

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. Fresh off his 57 day-long, multi-state meandering across America, comic Sam Tallent is back at the LB with Werewolf Radar podcast comic feature Roger Norquist and a guest spot from Pueblo comic Liz Benfield. A live DJ follows the comedy.

Doors open at 8, show at 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21

Admission: Free

813 Grand Ave.

Info: (202) 674-3099 and

Carbondale Firehouse: Annual Christmas Boutique

CARBONDALE — Carbondale’s annual Christmas holiday event featuring handmade gifts at the Carbondale Firehouse.

8 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22

Carbondale Firehouse, 300 Meadowood Dr.



Ann Korologos Gallery: New Works by Elizabeth Sandia

BASALT — The colorful works of Elizabeth Sandia take center stage this month at the gallery, in celebration of her work being featured in Southwest Art Magazine.

Through Nov. 18

Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday or by appointment

Admission: Free

211 Midland Ave.


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 and

Roaring Fork Beer Company: Art Exhibit

CARBONDALE — Roaring Fork Beer Company presents small-to-large scale pieces by valley artists Chris Erickson and Stanley Bell, also members of Studio for Works and Arts (SAW), in the brewery’s tasting room.

Admission: Free

1941 Dolores Way

Info: 963.5870 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

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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