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Arts & Entertainment Briefs


Carbondale Clay Center: Cajun Clay Night

CARBONDALE — Get ready for beautiful handmade ceramic bowls, homemade gumbo by Chef David Stassi, costumes, games, libations, the famous six-foot gator cake, and live music with Electric Lemon.

5-8 p.m. Friday, July 12

Tickets: $65 at the door, youth 6-16 $30

135 Main St. 

Info: 963-2529 and

Gallery 809: Tish McFee

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Introducing July’s artist of the month, Tish McFee with an opening reception.

5-8 p.m. Friday, July 12

809 Grand Ave. Info: 945-0809

Wyly Community Art Center: “Betsy Chaffin: daily fragments.” 

BASALT — Exhibition of contemporary paintings and works on paper by Snowmass artist Betsy Chaffin. Free and open to the public. Exhibition dates are  July 3-Aug. 29.

Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 12

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

99 Midland Ave.

Info: www. , 927-4123 and

Ann Korologos Gallery: “Definitely Dinah – Dinah K. Worman New Works”

BASALT — The Ann Korologos Gallery in the clock tower building will host the opening reception for “Definitely Dinah – Dinah K. Worman New Works.” The Taos artist’s landscape paintings are instantly recognizable for their clarity, depth, and quality of light. Exhibit runs through July 22.

Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 12

211 Midland.

Info: www. and 927-9668


Toklat Gallery: “Cathy Schermer, New Works – West meets East” and Silver Queen Minerals ‘’Old Rocks’’

BASALT — Cathy Schermer exhibits a series of encaustic monotypes on Washi with mixed media element, using native birds and natural birds and natural found elements in a traditional Japanese scroll design.  Silver Queen Minerals specializes in Colorado minerals and mining memorabilia.

Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 12

231 Midland Ave.

Info: www. and 927-1437

CMC ArtShare Gallery: Photography by George Stranahan

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — An exhibit of black-and-white photographs by George Stranahan will be shown at the Colorado Mountain College ArtShare Gallery through  Sept. 25. The exhibit features his 1930s-classical-style portraits, landscapes and geometric imagery.

Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 12

802 Grand Ave.

Info: and 947-8367

Burning Mountain Fire Station: Music Jam

SILT — Acoustic, old country, bluegrass, and gospel. Second Friday of every month. Refreshments provided. Donations appreciated.

7-9 p.m. Friday, July 12

611 Main St.

Info: 876-2976 and 625-4521

PAC3 Carbondale: “Where the Trail Ends”

CARBONDALE — Support the Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club with this film that follows the world’s top freeride mountain bikers as they search for unridden terrain around the globe.

7 p.m. Friday, July 12

Tickets: $10/advance, $15/door

520 S. Third St.

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

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, July 12, and Saturday, July 13, and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 14

Masonic Lodge, 901 Colorado Ave .


Info: 945-9699 and

Kanpai Sushi & Bar: Free live music

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Confluents Band brings back reggae rock to the neighborhood. Complimentary with dinner.

7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, July 12

3950 Midland Ave.


Camp Chair Players Greater Tuna Series: “A Tuna Christmas”

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Get ready to laugh yourself silly, as Mike Banks, Dave Gardner, Jack Green and Bob Willey as they bring back all your favorite Greater Tuna characters. Adult language.

Doors open at 7 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 12, and Saturday, July 13

Cardiff Schoolhouse, Park East neighborhood

Tickets: $15, call 379-6256 to reserve Info: 945-2174

Steve’s Guitars: The Matt Flinner Trio

CARBONDALE — Creative mandolin player Matt Flinner plays Steve’s, joined by musicians Ross Martin on acoustic guitar and Eric Thorin and stand-up bass.

8:30 p.m. Friday, July 12

Tickets: $15 at the door

19 N. Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304, , and

Rivers: Live Music Fridays

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Rock, R&B, country and blues by the Missing Link Band. No cover.

9 p.m. to midnight, Friday, July 12

2525 S. Grand Ave.


Silver Club Saloon: Rock Dogs

NEW CASTLE — The valley’s own Rock Dogs perform a mix of rock music. Raffle tickets will be sold for one-of-a-kind Jager pool table light.

9 p.m. Friday, July 12

9 p.m. Friday, July 12

Cover: $5

366 W. Main St.

Info: 984-7123

Hotel Colorado: Live music and BBQ

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Enjoy the outdoor courtyard at the historic Hotel Colorado, featuring local country and bluegrass music.

5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13

526 Pine St.

Info: 945-6511

Redstone’s Magical Moment Summer Concert Series: Honey Don’t

REDSTONE — Honey Don’t, the Paonia duo of Bill Powers and Shelly Gray, provide pure unadulterated fun singing and songwriting sure to make you get up and dance. Folk tradition with some country, blues and swing.

Free community event.

6 p.m. Saturday, July 13

Redstone Park

Info: 963-8240

Kanpai Sushi & Bar: Free live music

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Classic rock from the Logan Brothers. Complimentary with dinner.

7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13

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, July 13

Ramada Inn, 124 W. Sixth St.

Info: 945-2500

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. Saturday, July 13

919 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-1047

CCAH: Summer of Music Concert Series

CARBONDALE — Old Town Pickers and the Hell Roaring String Band will offer a bluegrass bonanza to music listeners in the park. Expect some down-home happiness.

6 p.m. Sunday, July 14

Sopris Park, 640 County Road 106

Info: and 963-1680

RiverCenter: Free Music and Movie Night

NEW CASTLE — This free community evening event begins with New Castle band Feeding Giants and includes free food and a screening of “Despicable Me” after sunset. Bring blankets and chairs.

7 p.m. Sunday, July 14

Burning Mountain Park

Info: and 984-4333

UPCOMING 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

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

Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts: Summer of Music GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The live music in the park continues with newgrass art rock band The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra. The Minneapolis-based quartet has been dubbed “the bastard sons of Rush and Ralph Stanley.” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17

Free to the public 740 Devereux Road Info: and 618-0907  

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

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, “Wearable Art and Fantasy Masks with Rochelle Norwood,” Aug. 5-9, and “Mosaics with Rochelle Norwood,” Aug. 12-16.

Pre-register: or call 963-1680

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. Friday, July 19, R2 Gallery, Third Street Center Info: 963-1680 and  

The Eagles: Battle of the Bands GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Round 1 of the Battle of the Bands starting with 12 bands and ending with a $1,000 cash prize. 6-11 p.m. Friday, July 19 Tickets: $5

312 Seventh St. Info: 945-5506

PAC3 Carbondale: Chris Berry CARBONDALE — Grammy Award-winner Chris Berry is an eclectic singer and songwriter, multi-instrumentalist virtuoso, and high-energy performer and teacher. From his humble beginning during Robert Mugabe’s regime in Zimbabwe, he has blasted his powerful Afro-infused sound around the world for more than 20 years. Doors open at 8:30 p.m, show at 9 p.m. Friday, July 19 Tickets: $10/advance, $15/door 520 S. Third St. Tickets and info:, Deja Coffee & Brew, Thunder River Market, and Dos Gringos and 925-1663

Dance Initiative: Spectrum Dance Festival

CARBONDALE — The Spectrum Dance Festival presents performances of original choreography, demonstrations of different dance styles, workshops, competitions and opportunities for all to dance.

Various times and locations, Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21 Info:

Silt Historical Society: A visit with Teddy Roosevelt

SILT — Free community event featuring David Brehm as President Theodore Roosevelt, who will tell stories of his conservation efforts and hunting stories from Divide Creek. The Porch Pickers band will play before and after the program. Bring chairs. Donations appreciated.

7 p.m. Saturday, July 20 (park gates open at 6)

Silt Historical Park, 707 Orchard Ave.



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 Info:

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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