Cooper Wine and Spirits: Beer, wine and spirits tastings

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Enjoy free tastings every weekend in downtown Glenwood Springs, as Cooper Wine and Spirits showcases different varieties of hand-selected wines, craft beers and Colorado spirits.

5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19 and Saturday, Dec. 20

Admission: Free

732 Cooper Ave.


Glenwood Vaudeville Revue: Holiday 2014

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — This two-hour, family-friendly dinner theater show stars professional talent performing comedy skits, seasonal jokes, high-energy dance numbers, novelty songs and original comedic presentations. The holiday season includes shows between Christmas and the New Year, and two on New Year’s Eve.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 5:30 p.m. Sunday

Admission (show only): $24/adults, $22/seniors, and $16/kids 12 and younger; food and beverages optional, a la carte; 10% off groups of 10 or more

Springs Theatre, 915 Grand Ave.

Reservations and group info: 945-9699, 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, Dec. 19

Admission: Free

809 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-5462 and

Mountain Madrigal Singers: “Christmas Peace” Concerts

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Mountain Madrigal Singers present the 34th concert season titled, “Christmas Peace.” Enjoy a wide variety of music ranging from traditional to contemporary and heartwarming to hilarious. All concerts are free to the public and free babysitting is provided.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19

Admission: Free, and donations are accepted at the door or on the website

First United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper Ave.


Thunder River Theatre Company: “The Lion in Winter”

CARBONDALE — Written by Academy Award-winning playwright James Goldman, this intelligent comedy depicts the personal and political conflicts and gamesmanship of Henry II of England, his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine, their children, and their guests during Christmas 1183. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19 and Saturday, Dec. 20, and 2 p.m. Dec. 21 Sunday matinee

Admission: $25/adults, $14/students, and $17/20 to 30-somethings

67 Promenade

Info: 963-8200 and

Speckled Feather Mercantile: It’s A Sign

NEW CASTLE — Make your own distressed milk paint sign at the Speckled Feather. Jennifer Sparaco will be the instructor for this totally current, insanely popular sign art class. Class will include everything needed to make your own 12-inch-by-16-inch or 16-inch-by-16-inch wood sign, ready to hang when you get home. Several styles available. Class runs approximately 2.5 to three hours.

9-11 a.m. or 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20

Admission: $45 (limited to 12 spots)

303 W. Main St.


Carbondale Chamber and Carbondale Council on the Art and Humanities (CCAH): Cookie Swap at CCAH’s Holiday Show

CARBONDALE — For the holiday season, CCAH opens its the doors of the Deck the Walls Holiday Show, filled with artisanal goods created by local and regional artists, for Saturday shoppers from 10a.m. to 5 p.m. with a special Cookie Swap event. Stop by the gallery with a dozen of your favorite cookies and leave with a variety for holiday dessert spreads.

Cookie swap at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20

Admission: Free

The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St.

Info: 963-1680 and

Frontier Historical Society: Christmas Caroling

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Meet at the Frontier Museum at 10th and Colorado. Music and lanterns provided. Victorian dress suggested, but not required. Traditional holiday fun for the entire family. After caroling, tour the Frontier Museum decorated for the holidays, enjoy hot cider and cookies and shop the Museum Store for those last-minute stocking stuffers.

6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20

Admission: Free

1001 Colorado Ave.

Info: 945-4448 and


Grove’s Black Dog Saloon: Wine and Paint Party

NEW CASTLE — Join the Speckled Feather Mercantile three doors down at the Black Dog Saloon as we paint Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tree. Price includes all paint, supplies, step-by-step instruction, and an 11-inch-by-14-inch take-home canvas. Wear something that can get dirty.

6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23

Admission: $30 RSVP and prepayment is required

219 W. Main St.


Aspen Film: Aspen Shortsfest 2015 Entry Deadline

ROARING FORK VALEY — The 24th annual Aspen Shortsfest is accepting submissions of live action, documentary and animated short films for the festival’s International Competition taking place April 7-12, 2015.

Extended entry deadline Wednesday, Dec. 31

Info: e-mail and

Sopris Theatre Company: “The Glorious Ones”

SPRING VALLEY — Sopris Theatre Company, formerly CMC Theatre, presents “The Glorious Ones,” a rollicking, fun-filled, bawdy and touching musical about a theater troupe during 16th-century Italy.

7 p.m. special Wheeler Opera House performances in Aspen, Jan. 23-24

Admission: $15/students, CMC staff, faculty and seniors; $20/adults

3000 County Road 114



Wyly Annex: Bayard Hollins

BASALT — The Wyly Annex hosts an art show for internationally exhibited and collected artist Bayard Hollins. The exhibit dates runs through Jan. 24.

Gallery hours: 12-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturday

Admission: Free

174 Midland Ave.

Info: 927-4123, e-mail and

Ann Korologos Gallery: “The Gift of Winter”

BASALT — From snowy landscapes by Dinah Worman and Dan Young to the warm florals of Sarah Lamb, “The Gift of Winter” showcases select works perfect for giving and receiving. The exhibit features works from contemporary Western artists, in a wide range of media including bronze, oils, watercolors, and photography. On view through Jan. 4.

Admission: Free

211 Midland Ave.


Redstone Art Gallery: Trains and Art

REDSTONE — Enjoy a holiday train display and complimentary refreshments while shopping at the Redstone Art Gallery to find that special gift. Fine art featured in all media such as handmade jewelry; oil, pastel, acrylic and watercolor paintings; photography; bronze, wood and stone sculptures; fine woodworking; pottery; cards and books by local authors; fiber art; glass blown vessels; and more.

Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (except Wednesdays) until Jan. 1; Jan. 1 to May 1 gallery open weekends only

Admission: Free

178 Redstone Blvd.

Info: 963-3790 and

Glenwood Springs Adventure Park: Winter on the Mountain

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Adventure Park hosts winter activities, including a new 4D movie, holiday light display, fire pits to roast s’mores, cave tours, lighted rides on the Alpine Coaster and Soaring Eagle Zip Ride, and a giant musical Christmas tree. Stay for dinner and try the new family-style menu at the Lookout Grille.

Admission: $13-$39; tram ride $13/adults, $8/kids and Funday Pass $39/adults, $34/kids

51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road

Info: 945-4228, e-mail and

CCAH: Deck the Walls Holiday Show

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

Through Wednesday, Dec. 24

Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays

Admission: Free

The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St

Info: 963-1680 and

Gallery 809: Jennifer Sellers Exhibit

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Work from November guest artist Jennifer Sellers, who spent 14 years expanding her repertoire of the mountains and landscapes of the Pacific Northwest and the Rocky Mountains.

Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 12-4 p.m. Sundays

Admission: Free

809 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-0809 and

Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts: Winterfest 2014

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Find one-of-the-kind arts and crafts at the Center for the Arts’ Winterfest. Discover holiday gifts, and enjoy the holiday spirit.

Admission: Free

601 E Sixth St.

Info: 945-2414 and

CMC Artshare Gallery: K. Rhynus Cesark Exhibit

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — K. Rhynus Cesark presents porcelain sculpture, encaustic painting, and a mixed media site-specific installation is a fellowship recipient from the Colorado Council on the Arts, for her ceramic sculpture. She is a former Artist in Residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center and exhibits her work nationally.

Gallery hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays

Admission: Free

802 Grand Ave.

Info: 947-8367 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. Items for sale include handmade cups, bowls, plates, vases, pitchers, cream and sugar sets, ceramic jewelry, small sculptures and more.

Through Tuesday, Dec. 23

Admission: Free

135 Main St.

Info: 963-2529 and

Mousai Gallery: James Vilona Exhibit

CARBONDALE — Mousai Gallery, where Mother Nature and art come together, features James Vilona and Vilona Family Studios, showcasing the Illuminating Selenite Slab Lamp hand-forged by James Vilona. Child and pet friendly.

Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and by appointment any other time

Admission: Free

50 Weant Blvd.


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

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

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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