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Arts & Entertainment Briefs


Carbondale Council on Arts & Humanities: “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, 520 S. Third St.

Info: 963-1680 and

The Eagles: Battle of the Bands

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Round one of three of the Battle of the Bands, starting with 12 bands and ending with a $1,000 cash prize at the finals on Oct. 12.

6-11 p.m. Friday, July 19

Tickets: $5

312 Seventh St.

Info: 945-5506 and

Crystal Club Cafe: Music in the Mountains

REDSTONE — Kraig Kenning, national slide blues guitar champion and singer/songwriter performs for a free outdoor show in scenic Redstone.

6-9 p.m. Friday, July 19

467 Redstone Blvd.

Info: 963-9515 and

Party at the Pavilion: The Missing Link Band

SILT — Bring your chair or blanket and relax to a free evening of music at the Pavilion. The Missing Link Band, a favorite in the valley, will play different genres of music. Food and gift vendors and beer/wine garden available.

6-10 p.m. Friday, July 19

Silt Stoney Ridge Pavilion, 648 N. Seventh St.

Info: 876-2353 and

Heathers: Live blues, soul, and jazz

BASALT — Saxophone and flutist Bryan Savage and keyboard/vocalist Vid Weatherwax bring a unique blend of funk, jazz, soul and blues to the patio at Heathers in Basalt.

7-10 p.m. Friday, July 19

166 Midland Ave.

Info: 702-3417 and

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 19, and Saturday, July 20, and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21

Masonic Lodge, 901 Colorado Ave.


Info: 945-9699 and

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 19, and Saturday, July 20

Cardiff Schoolhouse, Park East neighborhood

Tickets: $15, call 379-6256 to reserve

Info: 945-2174

Kanpai Sushi & Bar: Free live music

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Master of classic rock covers Umberto Fonte returns. Complimentary with dinner.

7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, July 19

3950 Midland Ave.


Robyn Hubbard: Soul dance with live drumming

CARBONDALE — Soul-inspired expressive dance to awaken your inner rhythm with live drumming accompaniment. No dancing experience necessary, just comfortable clothes and a willingness to move.

7:30-9 p.m. Friday, July 19

True Nature Healing Arts, 100 N. Third St.


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

Steve’s Guitars: The D.B. Rielly Band

CARBONDALE — Playing accordion and Zydeco, D.B. Rielly puts on a hot show. BB King said “That’s soul” to describe his music, and “The Voice” host Carson Daly has called his original music “awesome.”

8:30 p.m. Friday, July 19

Tickets: $15 at the door

19 N. Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304,, and

Rivers: Live Music Fridays

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Steve Skinner Band plays resort rock. No cover.

9 p.m. to midnight, Friday, July 19

2525 S. Grand Ave.


Stubbies Sports Bar: Pete Stein & Company

BASALT — Americana footstomp music along with acoustic bluegrass duo Mercer & Johnson and special guest, Tim Carey.

9 p.m. Friday, July 19

123 Emma Road

Info: 927-0501

The Black Nugget: Pitch Invasion and Throttlebomb

CARBONDALE — Denver punk band Pitch Invasion makes a valley debut along with repeat offenders Throttlebomb, whose style of aggressive rock was welcomed with open arms. No cover.

9 p.m. Friday, July 19

403 Main St.

Info: 963-4498

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. Friday, July 19

124 W. Sixth St.

Info: 945-2500

Carbondale Public Library Grand Opening: Live music

CARBONDALE — Welcome Carbondale’s newest building, the Carbondale Public Library, featuring new books, stained glass art by Shannon Muse, and live music starting with music by the Honey Dewdrops at 11 and ending with a drum circle by Alejandra at 4:30 p.m.

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ribbon cutting at 10:30) Saturday, July 20

320 Sopris Ave.


Cruise-a-Thong: Race for the Average Jo(e)

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A triathlon designed for the not-so-hardcore athlete in all of us. Following the race, an after-party features live music, refreshments, tasty food and a ceremony to award the most average race time.

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 20

Veltus Park

Info and to register: and

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


Crystal Club Cafe: Music in the Mountains

REDSTONE — Lincoln Durham, singer songwriter from Austin, Texas, is back by popular demand.

6-9 p.m. Saturday, July 20

467 Redstone Blvd.

Info: 963-9515 and

Redstone’s Magical Moment Summer Concert Series: Old Town Pickers

REDSTONE — The Old Town Pickers is a high-energy acoustic band from Steamboat Springs set to play some originals, traditional bluegrass, and recognizable covers. Free community event.

6-9 p.m. Saturday, July 20

Redstone Park

Info: 963-8240

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.


Kanpai Sushi & Bar: Free live music

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Americana and blue grass fun with Leonard Curry Trio. Complimentary with dinner.

7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20

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 20

Ramada Inn, 124 W. Sixth St.

Info: 945-2500

Steve’s Guitars: The Honey Dewdrops

CARBONDALE — This Virginia-based roots duo, winning countless awards, including No Depression’s Top 50 albums of 2012.

8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20

Tickets: $15 at the door

19 N. Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304,

Silver Club Saloon: Fifty 50

NEW CASTLE — Popular valley band Fifty 50, performs at the Silver Club this Saturday night! Also drawing for one-of-a-kind Jager pool table light.

9 p.m. Saturday, July 20

366 W. Main St.

info: 984-71234

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 20

919 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-1047

KDNK Community Access Radio: Female Arm Wrestling Competition

CARBONDALE — The KDNK Female Arm Wrestling Competition is back. Space is limited and costumes encouraged. Come early to get a good spot. Ages 21 and older.

10 p.m. Saturday, July 20

$10 donation for KDNK to spectate or participate

343 Main St.

Info and to enter: 963-0139

Carbondale Council on Arts & Humanities:: Summer of Music Concert Series

CARBONDALE — Carbondale’s favorite country western-rock band All the Pretty Horse opens for reggae great Pato Banton and the Now Generation. Catch this last Sunday show before Mountain Fair.

6 p.m. Sunday, July 21

Sopris Park, downtown

Info: and 963-1680

Steve’s Guitars: Goldenboy featuring The New Familiar

CARBONDALE — Opening act and singer/songwriter Reina Del Cid begins the show that features original soft rock with Goldenboy and The New Familiar.

8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21

Tickets: $15 at the door

19 N. Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304,,, and


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

Hilltop Summer Music Series: Electric Lemon

RIFLE — Carbondale’s own Electric Lemon, featuring original blues and funk. Free to the public (except finale). Donations accepted.

6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, July 25

Bookcliffs Arts Center, 1100 E. 16th St.

Info: 625-3043, and

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

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

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: 42nd Carbondale Mountain Fair

CARBONDALE — Mountain Fair celebrates art in all forms of expression, and is known for a diverse range of arts and crafts, non-stop entertainment, fresh food and an amazing spirit. The Family Area includes interactive, creative experiences for children, and friendly competitions that run the gamut from cake baking to wood splitting for men and women.

4 p.m. Friday, July 26, through 9 p.m. Sunday, July 28

Sopris Park, downtown


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 “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

Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts: Wild Women “First Friday” Art Celebration

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts celebrates the annual Wild Women exhibit – this year titled “Facelift” – and a new-and-improved version of its most popular show. Wild Women 2013 will be on display Aug 2 to Sept 29 in the gallery.

6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2

601 E. Sixth St.

Info: 945-2414 and


Gallery 809: Tish McFee

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Introducing July’s artist of the month, Tish McFee.

Throughout July

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 runs through Aug. 29.

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

99 Midland Ave.

Info:, 927-4123 and

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

BASALT — “Definitely Dinah – Dinah K. Worman New Works” is the Taos artist’s landscape paintings instantly recognizable for their clarity, depth, and quality of light. Exhibit runs through July 22.

211 Midland Ave.

Info: 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.

231 Midland Ave.

Info: and 927-1437

CMC ArtShare Gallery: Photography by George Stranahan

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — An exhibit of black-and-white photographs by George Stranhan 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

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


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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