Stone House Gallery: First Fridays

RIFLE — The Bookcliff Council of the Arts hosts an artist reception for the old Stone House Gallery’s latest exhibit which open on the First Friday of every month. Featuring food, music ad friends.

5 p.m. Friday, April 3

Admission: Free

1100 E. 116th St.

Info: 309-9796

Spring Into Wellness: Celebrating Health Eating Active Living (HEAL)

CARBONDALE —A First Friday event showcasing wellness practitioners and businesses that support the health and well-being of the community, promoting Carbondale’s role in the Live Well Colorado Initiative

5-8 p.m. Friday, April 3

Admission: Free

Main Street and periphery, including Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St.

Info: Ardis Hoffman at 510-6390 or email

Cooper Wine and Spirits: Free Wine Tasting

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, April 3 and Saturday, April 4

Admission: Free

732 Cooper Ave.


Basalt Regional Library: Backcountry Brass

BASALT — The brass quintet-in-residence at the University of Colorado and resident artists of the Aspen Music Festival and School play the Basalt Library for spring.

5:30 p.m. (doors open 20 minutes prior) Friday, April 3

Admission: Free and open to the public

Community Room, 14 Midland Ave.

Info: and 384-6075 and

Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH): Anderson Ranch Residents Talk

CARBONDALE — On First Friday, Anderson Ranch residents including Cory Bluemling (ceramics), Adrian Segal (wood), Julie Malen (ceramics), Noa Kaplan (sculpture), Fabiano Sarra (studio coordinator, wood) speak about their work and show a short series of images. Artists will be available for questions and a conversation will follow.

6 p.m. Friday, April 3

Admission: Free

The Launchpad at 76 S. Fourth St.

Info and to pre-register: 963-1680, email and

Carbondale Clay Center: “Elina Jurado: New Work”

CARBONDALE — Join Carbondale Clay Center for an exhibition of new ceramic work by resident Elina Jurado. She will exhibit her decorative, brightly colored earthenware pottery, with an artist’s reception on First Friday, through April 24.

Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 3

Admission: Gallery openings are free and open to the public

135 Main Street

Info: 963-2529 and

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue: Spring Season

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A two-hour, family-friendly dinner theater show with professional talent performing comedy skits, seasonal jokes, high-energy dance numbers, novelty songs and original comedic presentations.

Doors at 6:30 p.m. (with show following food, drinks and entertainment) Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4

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

Rivers Restaurant: Live Music Fridays

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Cover Up, featuring rock, blues, and reggae with a twist, plays Friday night in the Rivers bar.

9 p.m. Friday, April 3

Admission: Free

2525 S. Grand Ave

Info: 928-8813

Black Nugget: Betty Ford Explorer

CARBONDALE — Rock out to the valley’s popular original funy-alt rockers Betty Ford Explorer.

9 p.m. Friday, April 3

Admission: Free

430 Main St.


Carbondale Beer Works: Tjaar

CARBONDALE — Carbondale’s own Tjaar performs favorite rock ‘n roll, funk and original tunes for First Friday festivities at Carbondale Beer Works.

9 p.m. Friday, April 3

Admission: Free

647 Main St.

Info: 704-1216, email and

Crown Mountain Park Pavilion: Easter Egg Hunt

EL JEBEL — Bring a basket and enjoy the fun at Crown Mountain Park and see how many eggs you can find. There will also be a visit by the Easter Bunny.

10 a.m. Saturday, April 4

Admission: Free

501 Eagle County Dr.

Info: 963-6030 and

Wyly Art Center: The Art of Easter Egg Decorating

BASALT — Eliza Rogan guides families and the community to create one-of-a-kind Easter eggs using special techniques including making natural dyes from beets, red cabbage, onion skins and more.

12-2 p.m. Saturday, April 4

Admission: $5/person

99 Midland Spur

Info: 927-4123, email and

Steve’s Guitars: The New West Guitar Group and Workshop

CARBONDALE — This trio are all grads from the prestigious Thorton School of Music at USC and now they tour all over the country and world playing their gorgeous guitars. They will tailor the workshop to any level so don’t be shy to learn some new techniques to take your next jump in skill level.

3 p.m. workshop and 8:30 show Saturday, April 4

Admission: $30/workshop

19 N. Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304, and

Glenwood Springs Contra Dance: Community Contra Dance

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — An evening of contra dancing where all dances are called and taught, and no partner necessary and beginners welcome. Live music by the Wooden Nickel string band and caller is John Unger. Come for the music and stay for the dance.

Casual instruction at 7 p.m., dance 7:30-10 p.m. Saturday, April 4

Admission: $8/person

Glenwood Springs Elementary School, 915 School St.

Info: 379-2822 and

Boomtown Players: “West Slope Story”

RIFLE — She was looking to be a writer. He was looking to hire a rider. In their minds, they both couldn’t be righter. An original romantic comedy written by Steven Fuller, directed by Dylan Fixmer, and presented in one act at Rifle’s historic Ute Theatre.xBaked goods provided by the Rifle Animal Shelter. Cash bar.

7 p.m. Saturday, April 4

Tickets: $10 at Miller’s Dry Goods and

132 E. Fourth St.


Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park: Mountaintop Easter Egg Hunt

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Easter Bunny will hide 3,000 eggs for community kids to find around the park atop Iron Mountain. Photos available from 1-3 p.m. Park is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for food and kid-friendly activities.

1 p.m. (guests should arrive at the tram at least one hour prior) Sunday, April 5

Admission: Tram ride and park entry $13/adults, $8/kids 3-12 and free/kids 2 and younger

51000 Two Rivers Park Plaza Road



Sopris Theatre Company: “A Flea in Your Ear”

SPRING VALLEY —Colorado Mountain College and community actors present the story of a jealous wife who suspects her husband is cheating on her so tries setting him up to catch him in the act. Hijinx ensure.

7 p.m. April 10-11 and 16-18 and 2 p.m. matinees April 12 and 19

Admission: $10/seniors and students, CMC faculty and staff and $15/adults

New Space Theatre, 3000 County Road 114

Info: 947-8252 and

Cornerstone Classical School: “Sleeping Beauty”

CARBONDALE — Cornerstone Classical School presents its all-school drama production of the favorite childhood classic “Sleeping Beauty.”

7 p.m. Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11 and 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, April 12

Tickets: $12/adults and $10/children available at the door or

Carbondale Middle School, 180 Sopris Dr.

Info: 927-9106

CCAH: Art Break: Create a Personal Character

CARBONDALE — Take an art break and give yourself the opportunity to relax and create in CCAH’s classroom at the Third Street Center. CCAH provides everything — the space, drinks, snacks and a little help from Lisa Singer, who will be on hand to facilitate fun art projects. April’s Art Break project is Personal Characters, making fun, moveable self-portraits. Space is limited.

5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 28

Admission: Free

CCAH Classroom, Third Street Center

Info and to pre-register: 963-1680, email and

Thunder River Theatre Company and SoL Theatre Company: Summer Youth Camp

CARBONDALE — An exciting summer camp opportunity for children that runs July 20 to August 7 at the Embrey Family Youth Conservatory at Thunder River Theatre. Students will learn every aspect of being in a theatrical production, while having fun in a safe and supportive environment. Scholarships available

July 20-August 7

Registration open now:

67 Promenade

Info: Jennifer Michaud at 274-0894


CCAH: “State of Abstraction”

CARBONDALE — Dave Durrance curates “State of Abstraction,” featuring works by Shelley Bogaert, Amy Butowicz, Judy Hancock, Nancy Kullgren, Suzannah Reid, Mark Brendon Smith, and Ellen Woods. These artists present an array of styles and forms through their own translations of space, color, and texture in this compelling celebration of abstract expression through compositional paintings and sculpture. Special Artist Beat event for the exhibit 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Apr. 10.

Exhibition hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until May 1

Admission: Free

CCAH’s R2 Gallery, 76 S. Fourth St.

Info: 963-1680, email and

Gallery 809: Carmel Walden

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Working only in red, yellow and blue, portrait artist Carmel Walden’s paintings are detailed and soulful. Her new exhibit features her original paintings and more than 100 works as fine-art giclée prints, each on hand-deckled watercolor paper with custom Italian framing available.

Admission: Free

809 Grand Ave.


Ann Korologos Gallery: “Angus Wilson: A Singular Vision”

BASALT — The Ann Korologos Gallery hosts an artist’s reception for a solo exhibition featuring San Francisco artist Angus Wilson’s distinctively bold and colorful paintings. On display through April 10.

Admission: Free

211 Midland Ave.


Wyly Annex: “The Language of Making” Exhibit

BASALT — Nationally recognized ceramic artists and Aspen gallery owners Alleghany Meadows and Sam Harvey feature their work. Exhibition runs through April 25.

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

Admission: Free and open to the public

174 Midland Spur

Info: 927-4123, email and

Wyly Art Center: “Close In and Far Away: Drawings, Prints, and Cyanotypes”

BASALT — New exhibit featuring the intricate pen and ink drawings, copperplate etchings with watercolor overlay, collage work, prints, and paper stencil and mylar ribbon cyanotypes of Carbondale artist Chris Hassig. At 5:30 p..m. Thursday, April 16, the gallery hosts journalist Brent Gardner-Smith in a conversation with Hassig, titled “Inside Saiopor” about his evolution, his process and the ideas behind his work. Exhibition runs through April 25.

Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday

Admission: Free and open to the public

99 Midland Spur

Info: 927-4123, email and

CMC ArtShare and Garfield County Libraries: Klaus Kocher Photography

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — CMC ArtShare and Garfield County Libraries present photography by CMCo Isaacson School for New Media photography instructor Klaus Kocher that reflect his international upbringing. Born in Santiago, Chile, to his Swiss father and Dominican mother, he has lived in the U.S., Costa Rica, Honduras, Germany and Mexico.

Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Admission: Free

Glenwood Springs Branch Library, 815 Cooper Ave.

Info: 945-5958, and

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: Jan. 1 to May 1 weekends only

Admission: Free

178 Redstone Blvd.

Info: 963-3790 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

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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