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Arts & Entertainment Briefs


Glenwood Springs Chamber: Strawberry Days Festival

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Strawberry Days has been entertaining generations for more than 100 years. The festival features a FamilyFest area with interactive experiences for the kids, an arts and crafts fair and food court, an old-fashioned carnival, a parade down Grand Avenue and a full entertainment line-up in the park.

Starting at noon Friday, June 21, and running through Sunday, June 23

Sayre (Strawberry) Park, 1702 Grand Ave.


SAW: Open House

CARBONDALE — Friday night is SAW’s first summer event catered by Down Valley Tavern and open to the public. Meet artists and designers and view and purchase original creations. After the opening, weather permitting, SAW hosts a bike-in/walk-in outdoor movie on the side of the building. Bring a blanket or chair for “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” Open to the public.

6-9 p.m. Friday, June 21


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 21 and Saturday, June 22, and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23

Masonic Lodge, 901 Colorado Ave.


Info: 945-9699 and

PAC3 Carbondale: Dan Licks and The Hot Licks Record Release Party

CARBONDALE — Coming to Carbondale, from Surfdog Records, the “Best of Dan Hick’s 70th Birthday Celebration,” captured live at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. Guest stars galore, all performing several of Dan’s biggest hits as well as some never before released.

Doors at 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. Friday, June 21

Tickets: $20/advance, $25/door

520 S. Third St.

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

Kanpai Sushi & Bar: Free live music

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Live relaxing rhythm ’n blues music with Vid Weatherwax on electronic keyboard. Complimentary with dinner.

7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, June 21

3950 Midland Ave.


Steve’s Guitars: Summer Solstice Open Stage

CARBONDALE — Talented local performers provide a night of entertainment with live music, poetry, comedy, and more. Public welcome to participate.

8:30 p.m. Friday, June 21

19 N. Fourth St.

Tickets: $10


Rivers: Live Music Fridays

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Leonard Curry Trio featuring a fun mix of Americana music. No cover.

9 p.m. to midnight Friday, June 21

2525 S. Grand Ave.


Plant A Row To End Hunger: Community BBQ and movie

CARBONDALE — Planting, community potluck barbecue and movie — the recently released documentary about hunger in America, “A Place at the Table.”

5 p.m. Saturday, June 22

520 S. Third St.

Info: 704-9535 and e-mail:

Kanpai Sushi & Bar: Free live music

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Master of classic rock Umberto Fonte.

7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22

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 22

Ramada Inn, 124 W. Sixth St.

Info: 945-2500

Steve’s Guitars: The Blue Canyon Boys

CARBONDALE — This band won at Telluride Bluegrass in 2008, and represented the U.S. bluegrass genre at the 14th Annual Rainforest World Music Festival on the island of Borneo in Malaysia.

8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22

19 N. Fourth St.

Tickets: $15

Info: and

Buddhist Festival Celebration

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — An opportunity to learn about Revolutionary Nichiren Daishonin Buddhist concepts, engage in dialogues and participate in questions and answer sessions with guest speakers. There will also be food and games.

1-4 p.m. Sunday, June 23

Veltus Park, 1199 Latson Court

Info: Paula Valenti, 818-640-6482,

New Castle Diner: Third Anniversary Celebration

NEW CASTLE — Annual car show, barbecue with live music featuring Johnny Kongo All Stars.

4-6 p.m. Sunday, June 23

820 Castle Valley Blvd.

Info: 984-3700 and

Four Mile Creek B&B: Red Barn Concert and Potluck

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Carbondale Americana rock band The Milemarkers play skillfully crafted original songs that have received praise from music promoters and musicians around the valley and beyond. Bring something delicious to share with neighbors and friends.

6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23

6471 County Road 117

Info and to RSVP: E-mail Jim Hawkins at

PAC3 Carbondale: Luminaries with Aaron King Yoga

CARBONDALE — With a range of sounds spanning from classic, feel-good boom-bap, to neo-soul mashed with super-charged funk-rock, the Luminaries cover the full spectrum of light and frequency.

Doors at 5:30 p.m., yoga at 6 p.m. with Aaron King, show 8 p.m. Sunday, June 23

Tickets: $15/advance, $27/door

520 S. Third St.

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


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

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

Glenwood Downtown Market: Local authors book signing

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Robin Fuson and Joyce Yoder will host a booth where they will sell and autograph their recently released books. “Rosita Valdez and the Giant Sea Turtle,” written by Mrs. Fuson from 8- to 12-year-olds, is about a young girl who has an adventure with a giant sea turtle. “Memories from Grandma’s Playhouse” recalls the childhood of Mrs. Yoder, growing up in Michigan.

Tuesday, June 25

Centennial Park

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

SoL Theatre: “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”

CARBONDALE — SoL Theatre children’s drama troupe presents its summer production, the musical comedy that originally opened on Broadway in 1961. The story stars young, ambitious J. Pierrepont Finch as he uses a book to succeed in going from a window washer to chairman of the board of the World Wide Wicket Company.

7 p.m. June 28-29 and July 5-6, and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 30 and July 7

Carbondale Middle School, 180 Snowmass Drive

Tickets: $15/adults, $12/students with ID at the door and


Defiance Community Players: Glenwood Vaudeville Revue’s Fundraiser and Silent Auction

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A benefit for Defiance Community Players, which continues to teach the value of theatre arts in the community as it plans its next production, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.”

6:30 p.m. Friday, June 28

Masonic Lodge, 901 Colorado Ave.

Tickets, info and to donate: $25 ($10 benefits Defiance), call Jacquie Meitler at 945 2174 or e-mail at, or any Defiance Board Member.

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. Show is 21 and over.

7:30 p.m. doors, show 8 p.m. Friday, June 28, and Saturday, June 29

Tickets: $20 advance, $25 day of show, $27 VIP (first two row seating and free drink)

520 S. Third St.

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

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

PAC3 Carbondale: Cody Canada and the Departed

CARBONDALE — Cody Canada and the Departed has sold more than a million albums and played to sell-out crowds, bringing the term “Red Dirt” to the nation.

7:30 p.m./doors, 8 p.m./show, Wednesday, July 3

Tickets: $17/advance, $20/door

520 S. Third St.

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

Carbondale Council on Arts & Humanities: Youth Summer Art Camps

CARBONDALE — CCAH still has a few spots left for engaging youth art camps this summer. Spaces are available in “Create A Masterpiece Painting with Dara Barth,” July 15-19, “Art(e) with the Aspen Art Museum,” July 8-12, “Wearable Art and Fantastic Masks with Rochelle Norwood,” Aug. 5-9, and “Mosaics with Rochelle Norwood,” Aug. 12-16.

Pre-register: or call 963-1680

Carbondale Clay Center: Cajun Clay Night

CARBONDALE — Get ready for beautiful handmade bowls, delicious gumbo, costumes, libations, the famous gator cake and live music with Electric Lemon.

5-8 p.m. Friday, July 12

Info: 963-2529 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.

Gallery Opening Reception: 6-8 p.m. July 19, R2 Gallery, Third Street Center

Info: 963-1680 and


Gallery 809: Lin M. Benzel

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Gallery 809 presents June guest artist, Lin M. Benzel.

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

809 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-0809

The White Dog Gallery: Mark Whitely

CARBONDALE — Fine furniture art from artist Mark Whitley who hails from Kentucky and is showing his work throughout the month.

50 Weant Blvd.

Info: and

Carbondale Clay Center: “Longing for Repetition”

CARBONDALE — The Carbondale Clay Center has opened the new group ceramics exhibition for June, “Longing for Repetition,” on display through June 28.

No cost

135 Main St.

Info: 963-2529, e-mail at and

CPAC: 11th “Art aRound Town” Sculptures

CARBONDALE — Featuring works by 14 artists from seven states, “Art aRound Town” is a rotating, year-long 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

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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