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SoL Theatre: Kids First! Fridays

CARBONDALE — Parents can have the evening off for First Friday in Carbondale while their kids ages 5-12 enjoy hands-on, integrated art, dance, and drama workshops.

5:30-9 p.m. every First Friday starting Friday, June 7

Cost: $25/child for the entire session

Info: Logan at (720) 936-9732, and

Carbondale Public Arts Commission (CPAC) and Carbondale Council on Arts & Humanities (CCAH): Carbondale’s Art Car

CARBONDALE — Stop by during First Friday’s Main Street events and get creative, as the community is invited to participate in the creation of Carbondale’s first Art Car. Designed by sculptor Michael Lindsay and executed by Will Laemmel, the dandelion-themed car is made from recycled green garden hose.

6-8 p.m. First Friday, June 7

Downtown Main Street

Info: 963-1680 and

CCAH: Carbondale Yard Art Bike Tour

6 p.m. First Friday, June 7

CARBONDALE — Get on your bike and stop by CCAH during this First Friday and pick up a Carbondale Yard Art Map. The map includes sculpture and other art forms in Carbondale yards, as well as works in the permanent collection of the town, and a salute to this year’s CPAC exhibition.

No cost

520 S. Third St.

Info: 963-1680 and

Carbondale Clay Center: “Longing for Repetition” Opening Reception

CARBONDALE — The Carbondale Clay Center opens the new group ceramics exhibition “Longing for Repetition” with a reception where guest juror, Heather Mae Erickson, and several of the artists will be present. The exhibit is displayed through June 28.

6-8 p.m. Friday, June 7

No cost

135 Main St.

Info: 963-2529, e-mail at and

Carbondale Beerworks: Purple Star Veterans and Families Fundraiser

NEW CASTLE — Music by Matt Haslett at 6 p.m., and All The Pretty Horses at 8 p.m. Join the First Friday celebration and party with a purpose.

6-11 p.m. Friday, June 7

647 Main St.


Glenwood Vaudeville Revue: Summer season

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A family-fun show with professional talent performing a variety of skits, jokes, high-energy dance numbers, novelty songs and original ideas. The show takes place weekends throughout the summer.

6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, June 7, and Saturday, June 8, and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, June 9

901 Colorado Ave.


Info: 945-9699 and

CCAH: “Plein Air: Fresh Paint” Festival

CARBONDALE — Join CCAH for a week of outdoor events celebrating early summer with “Plein Air: Fresh Paint!” The annual festival draws together a variety of watercolor, oil and acrylic painters from the Roaring Fork Valley and Front Range.

Outdoor Events: Friday, June 7, and Saturday, June 8, various locations on Main Street; Lemonade Social and Paint-Off: 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, Historic Thompson House; and Gallery Opening Reception: 6-8 p.m. July 19, R2 Gallery, Third Street Center

Info: 963-1680 and

Steve’s Guitars: Convergence Bluegrass Band and All-Star Stand-up Comics

CARBONDALE — Steve’s bids farewell to local comics Mark Thomas and Alexa Fitzpatrick who will be relocating to the west and east coasts, respectively. MC Mike Monroney and valley comics Don Chaney and Beth Brandon will also see them off. Convergence Bluegrass Band is a touring quintet visiting Aspen and joining in the First Friday fun in Carbondale.

Music at 7 p.m., comedy at 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 7

19 N. Fourth St.

Tickets: Music $10, comedy $12


Kanpai Sushi & Bar: Free live music

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Live rhythm ’n blues music with Vid Weatherwax. Complimentary with dinner.

7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, June 7

3950 Midland Ave.


Rivers: “You, Me, and the Rest of the World” Tour

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — After uprooting from their Nashville home and full-time jobs in June of 2012, the husband and wife duo You Knew Me hit the valley as part of a year-long tour of the nation. No cover.

9 p.m. Friday, June 7

2525 S. Grand Ave.

Info: and

Glenwood Springs Dance Academy: The Last Greatest Show on Earth

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — This year’s show is based on Luke 15:11-32, the Bible story of the prodigal son. The prodigal son — played by Jason Young, owner of Young Services — is a member of a circus family who squanders his inheritance in a town called “Loss Wages.” His brother — played by KMTS News and Sports Director Ron Milhorn — is outraged when his younger brother tries to return to the circus troop.

2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, June 8; 2 p.m. Sunday, June 9

Glenwood Springs High School, Jeannie Miller Auditorium

Tickets: $10 students/seniors; $15 adults

Wyly Community Art Center: Chalk Art Contest

BASALT — “Where the Sidewalk Ends” contest prizes include a skateboard for Best of Show, gift certificate for Best in Theme, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” tickets for Funniest and a Wyly certificate for Most Colorful.

3-5 p.m. Saturday, June 8

99 Midland Spur

Cost: Free and open to the public

Info:, 927-4123 or

Roaring Fork Rotary Foundation: Happening Pirates of Carbondale

CARBONDALE — Carbondale Rotary Classic annual benefit that includes the popular Wall of Wine, silent auction, dinner, drinks, dancing and more. Pirate-themed attire encouraged. All proceeds support Rotary Club of Carbondale’s humanitarian efforts.

5 p.m. Saturday, June 8

Tickets: $125/person

Gathering Center at The Orchard, 110 Snowmass Drive

Info: e-mail and

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park: Night Plane

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Night Plane features longtime valley locals, singers and songwriters Haden Gregg and Jimmy Dykann, joined by John Zajicek for original acoustic rock selections and tasteful covers.

6 p.m. Saturday, June 8

Tickets: Bring a canned food item for LIFT-UP (starting at 4) for a roundtrip tram ride.


Eagles Club: Live Heavy Metal

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Join local heavy metal legends Ancient Wind, Grand Junction’s two most brutal bands, Exussum and Murder Cafe, and Denver’s doom metal masters Thorns of Acanthus for a groundbreaking metal concert.

7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, June 8

312 Seventh St.

Tickets: $5


Kanpai Sushi & Bar: Free live music

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Our Mutual Friends, an acoustic rock band, performs original and cover songs Saturday night. Complimentary with dinner.

7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8

3950 Midland Ave.


Sixth Street Bar & Grill: Painters Stage

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Free live acoustic music performed by Painters Stage. Eclectic music for everyone by Noemi and Kristof. No cover.

8-10 p.m. Saturday, June 8

Ramada Inn, 124 W. Sixth St.

Info: 945-2500


Ramada Inn: Monday Night Jazz

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Ramada Inn features jazz musician Pablo Gorra for Monday Night Jazz Jam Sessions.

7-9:30 p.m. Mondays

124 W. Sixth St.

Info: and 945-2500

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

2525 S. Grand Ave.

Info: 928-8813

Eagle’s Club: Open Acoustic Thursday Nights

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Open mic for acoustic musicians. No cover.

Starting at 7 p.m. Thursdays

312 Seventh St.

Info: 945-5506

Ramada Inn: Salsa Dance

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Come and have fun with DJ Salson and all the tropical rhythms, enjoy the best salsa dance place in the valley.

9:30 p.m. Fridays

124 W. Sixth St.

Info: 945-2500

Trattoria Dionisia: Saturday Greek Night

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Join Trattoria Dionisia in downtown Glenwood for handmade Greek food, live belly-dancing, and festive atmosphere. No cover.

6-9 p.m. Saturdays

809 Grand Ave.

Info: 331-2367

The Bayou: Latino Night

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Dance features Ranchera and Banda, traditional sounds of the Mexican culture from La Razza DJ Axel with high tech sound, video and lights. No cover.

10 p.m. Saturdays

919 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-1047

Carbondale Beer Works: Open Mic

CARBONDALE — Open mic for performers of all talents. No cover.

6-9 p.m. Sundays

647 Main St.
Info: 704-1216

New Castle Recreation Dept.: ArtillumA Dance Company classes

NEW CASTLE — The New Castle Recreation Department, in partnership with ArtillumA Dance Company, is offering a variety of new dance and fitness programs this summer.

Mondays through July 22

New Castle Community Center, 423 W. Main St.

Cost: $72/eight classes, pre-registration required, in-person at the Community Center, online at or 984-3352

New Castle Recreation Dept.: “Mommy & Me” crafts class

NEW CASTLE — For children ages 2-4 this summer. Participants in the class will create a different take-home project each week.

10-11 am. Thursdays, June 6 through June 27

New Castle Community Center, 423 W. Main St.

Cost: $25, preregistration required, in-person at the Community Center, online at or 984-3352

Western Colorado Watercolor Society: June meeting

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Well-known Aspen artist Tammie Lane will give a water media demonstration. A light lunch will be served at noon. Visitors welcome.

Noon, Wednesday, June 12

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1630 Grand Ave.

Info: Arlene Law at 945-6650 or Sally Thompson at 945-7033

Silt Stoney Ridge Party at the Pavilion Concert Series: The Fabulous Thunderbirds

SILT — Founded in Austin, Texas, in 1974, the Grammy-nominated Fabulous Thunderbirds have evolved over the years from the group’s original blues sound. Outdoor concert features beer garden and vendors.

Opener Ralph Dinosaur at 6 p.m., Fabulous Thunderbirds 8 p.m. Friday, June 14

648 N. Seventh St.

Tickets: $12/advance, $15/gate

Tickets and info: or at town hall, 231 N. Seventh St.

Gallery 809: Lin M. Benzel

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Gallery 809 presents June guest artist, Lin M. Benzel with an opening reception. The public is invited.

5-8 p.m. Friday, June 14

Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday

809 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-0809

PAC3 Carbondale: Comic Mark Lundholm

CARBONDALE — From humble beginnings on the streets of Oakland, Calif., as a homeless criminal and mental patient to a world-renowned entertainer, Mark Lundholm’s humor is a wild ride of challenges, changes and second chances.

Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 14

Tickets: Suggested $10 donation

520 S. Third St.

Tickets and info:, Deja Coffee & Brew, Thunder River Market, and Dos Gringos and 925-1663

Lakota Canyon Recreation Center: Luau Dinner Party

NEW CASTLE — Enjoy music, food, and socializing with an island luau theme.

5-9 p.m. Saturday, June 15

Tickets: $20/members, $25/nonmembers

151 Clubhouse Drive

Info: 984-9996

Silt Historical Park: An Evening with Mark Twain

SILT — Join Silt Historical Park for a theatrical performance of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name, Mark Twain, as portrayed by Ken Carlson. Features a frog jumping contest with root beer floats. Bring a lawn chair.

7 p.m. Saturday, June 15

Free event, donations appreciated

707 Orchard Ave.


Thunder River Theatre Company: “Passionate Collaborators”

CARBONDALE — “Passionate Collaborators: George Burns and Gracie Allen” is an American love story. Vaudeville brought them together, and their brilliant spark became a wildfire.

Preview 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20. Opening night with champagne, catered reception, 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 21. Show continues Saturday, June 22, June 28-30 and July 4-6.

67 Promenade

Tickets: $22/adults, $12/students

Tickets and info: and 963-8200

Viva La Woman and PAC3: Burlesque

CARBONDALE — A saucy variety show featuring the theatrics of Vanilla Incredibox, Kitty La Creme, Crepes Suzette, Trixy Tumbleweed, Lola Aloha, Carmelita Caliente, and more. Wrangled together in an untidy package by the inimitable Madame Barbara Bush, this all-female troupe will sing, dance and entertain their way into audiences’ hearts.

7 p.m. doors, show 8 p.m. Friday, June 28, and Saturday, June 29

Tickets: $20 advance, $25 day of show, $27 VIP

520 S. Third St.

Tickets and info:, Deja Coffee & Brew, Thunder River Market, and Dos Gringos and 925-1663


Gallery 809: Laurie McBride

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Gallery 809 is pleased to present May guest artist Laurie McBride. Free and open to the public.

Hours: 10-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday

809 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-0809

CPAC: 11th “Art aRound Town” Sculptures

CARBONDALE — Featuring works by 14 artists from seven states, “Art aRound Town” is a rotating, yearlong public art exhibition showcasing sculptures throughout own.

Various locations


Wyly Community Art Center: “Art in a Song: Synesthesia”

BASALT — Exhibition by participants of Wyly Young Artist Studio from Basalt Middle School. Through June 27. Free and open to the public.

Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

99 Midland Spur

Info:, 927-4123 or

The White Dog Gallery: David Seth Brass

CARBONDALE — Exhibit for world-renowned stone sculptor, David Seth Brass, whose work is displayed in museums, private and public collections around the world.

50 Weant Blvd.


CMC ArtShare Gallery: “Healing”

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — “Healing,” is an exhibit of 20 mixed-media paintings on paper and paper sculptures by Carolyn H. Manosevitz, adjunct faculty member at Colorado Mountain College. Through the month.

CMC ArtShare Gallery, 802 Grand Ave.

Info: and 947-8367

Main Street Gallery: Regional artists

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — 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:, 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

Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St.

Fee: Model’s fee

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

110 E. Third St., Rifle, next to the Blush Salon

Info: and 625-3068

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