ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS
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
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.
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
809 Grand Ave.
Info: 945-5462 and http://www.facebook.com/trattoriadionisiaglenwood
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
Info: 963-8200 and http://www.thunderrivertheatre.com
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
The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St.
Info: 963-1680 and http://www.carbondalearts.com
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
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
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
174 Midland Ave.
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.
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
178 Redstone Blvd.
Info: 963-3790 and http://www.redstoneart.com
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
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
The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St
Info: 963-1680 and http://www.carbondalearts.com
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
809 Grand Ave.
Info: 945-0809 and http://www.gallery809.com
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.
601 E Sixth St.
Info: 945-2414 and http://www.glenwoodarts.org
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
802 Grand Ave.
Info: 947-8367 and http://www.cmcartshare.com
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
135 Main St.
Info: 963-2529 and http://www.carbondaleclay.org
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
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.
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
13110 Colorado 82
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.
500 Weant Blvd.
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
219 W. Main St.
Info: 984-0999, http://www.thedognewcastle.com and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Groves-Black-Dog-Saloon
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
124 W. Sixth St.
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
647 Main St.
Info: 704-1216 and http://www.carbondalebeerworks.com
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.
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
2525 S. Grand Ave.
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
219 W. Main St.
Info: 984-0999, http://www.geekswhodrink.com and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Groves-Black-Dog-Saloon
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
399 Main St., Carbondale
Info: http://www.mainstreetgall.com, 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.
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
110 E. Third St., Rifle, next to the Blush Salon
Info: http://www.midlandartscompany.com and 625-3068
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