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Arts & Entertainment Briefs


Hattie Thompson Restaurant: Live Music with Dave Harding and Amy Hawes

CARBONDALE — Acoustic guitar instrumentals for dinner with music by Dwight B. Ferren. No cover.

5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6

303 River Valley Ranch Road

Info: 963-0300, e-mail and

Redstone Art Center: Cecy Turner

REDSTONE — Artist’s reception for plein air watercolorist Cecy Turner. Free to the public. Two-day art workshop with Cecy 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, and Sunday, Sept. 9.

5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6

173 Redstone Blvd.

Info: 963-3790 and

Western Slope Stompers and Dance Academy: Open House

SILT — The Western Slope Stompers and Dance Academy is opening up a new studio in Silt on Main Street. The academy offer dance forms such as clogging, jazz, ballet, lyrical, hip-hop and cheer/dance squad as well as fitness classes. The public is welcome to see the new facility.

5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6

700 Main St., Unit 102

Info: 379-0512, e-mail and

SoL Theatre Company: Kids First Fridays

CARBONDALE — SoL Theatre Company offers parents the chance to enjoy a night out at First Fridays, while their children experience a hands-on, integrated arts workshop at SoL. Kids will explore creativity through dance, music, drama, painting, clay, mask-making and more with professional teaching artists.

5:30-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6

Info: (720) 936-9732, e-mail and )

Carbondale Clay Center: “Behind the Scenes”

CARBONDALE — September exhibition with a reception on First Friday. The show includes work from resident artists, staff, and board of directors and will be on display from Sept. 27. Free to the public.

6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6

135 Main St.

Info: 963-2529, e-mail and

Kanpai Sushi & Bar: Free live music

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Bluegrass fun with Glenwood Springs’ own the Leonard Curry Trio. No cover.

6-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6

3950 Midland Ave.


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, Sept. 6, and Saturday, Sept. 7, and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8

Masonic Lodge, 901 Colorado Ave.


Info: and 945-9699

Steve’s Guitars: Annie McCormick Canan and Hilary Stumpus

CARBONDALE — Join Annie McCormick, who has been singing all her life, as she welcomes fellow songstress and keyboardist Lisa Dancing Light. Also joining McCormick is local singer Hilary Stumpus.

8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6

Tickets: $10

19 N. Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304, e-mail, and

Rivers Restaurant: Live Music Fridays

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Painters Stage with Kristof and Noemi, featuring an electric mix of original music and classic covers. No cover.

9 p.m. to midnight Friday, Sept. 6

2525 S. Grand Ave.

Info: 928-8813, e-mail, and

Black Nugget: The Sixty-Sevens featuring Ananda Banc

CARBONDALE — Local Rockers The Sixty Sevens will keep the First Friday crowd rocking and dancing all night. Valley singer-songwriter Ananda Banc will join the band on guitar and vocals while Roxy Cox opens. No cover.

9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6

403 Main St.

Info: 618-1156 and e-mail

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, Sept. 6

124 W. Sixth St.

Info: 945-2500

Defiance Community Players: Free audition workshop

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Prepare for Defiance Community Players’ fall production, Disney’s “beauty and the Beast,” with this free drama workshop with the actors and directors of the Defiance Community Players community theatre troupe.

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7

Glenwood Springs High School

Info: 456-9406 and

Colorado Mountain College Theatre: Open auditions

SPRING VALLEY — CMC Theatre will hold open auditions for “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” Performance dates are Dec. 5-8 and 12-14. Auditions are by appointment only.

2-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept, 7

3000 County Road 114

Audition appointments and info: 947-8177 and

Downtown Glenwood Springs: Saturday Shopping Night

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Saturday Shopping Night is a new event happening on Saturdays in September. Bring the whole family to downtown Glenwood Springs and enjoy an array of local entertainers performing around town.

5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7

Info: 309-7852, e-mail and

Kanpai Sushi & Bar: Free live music

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The fabulous Suzanne Paris plays indie rock and rhythm and blues covers and originals. No cover.

7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7

3950 Midland Ave.


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, Sept. 7

919 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-1047


Sierra Club: Author Jonathan Waterman

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A free public event to introduce the newly revitalized local Sierra Club. Award-winning valley author and photographer Jonathan Waterman will present his latest book, “Northern Exposures: An Adventuring Career in Stories and Images.”

Thursday, Sept. 12

Dessert and refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Presentation at 7.

108 Eighth St., Room 100

Info: 945-7225

Thompson Divide: Pecha Kucha Night & Harvest Potluck

CARBONDALE — Join Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities and Wilderness Workshop as presenters share stories about the Thompson Divide. Each presenter gets 20 slides with 20 seconds each slide to tell their story. The evening is free to all and will feature a Harvest Potluck, so prepare your favorite fall dish.

6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12

Calaway Room at Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St.

Info:, and 963-1680

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

New Castle Recreation Dept.: Youth Dance Classes

NEW CASTLE — In partnership with ArtillumA Dance Company, New Castle Rec is offering new Dance Combo classes for ages 3-9. Participants learn the basics of ballet, jazz and tap. Shoes provided.

Beginning Monday, Sept. 9

423 W. Main St.

Fee: $120/12 weeks, or $40/month on a payment plan

Registration and info: 984-3352 and

Gallery 809: Missy Prudden

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Gallery 809 proudly presents September guest artist, Missy Prudden.

Opening reception 5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13

Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday

809 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-0809

Glenwood Springs Branch Library: Grand Opening

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The public is invited to attend the new Glenwood Springs Branch Library with a ribbon cutting, refreshments, giveaways, and live music. Free admission.

10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14

815 Cooper Ave.


Defiance Community Players: Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” auditions

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Experienced or a newbie, kids 12 and older are welcome to audition. Bring a prepared song and sheet music for the pianist, along with clothes for moving and closed toe shoes for dancing. A small group of 9- to 11-year-olds will be chosen for a scene in the play. Also opportunities for stage crew, costumes and prop, handing out programs and selling tickets. Show dates are Nov. 15-17 and Nov. 22-24.

10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, and 12:30-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15

Glenwood Springs High School

Info: 456-9406 and

The Eagles Lodge: Battle of the Bands

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

6-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14

Tickets: $5

312 Seventh St.

Info: 945-5506 and

Dance Initiative: “Fractures & Divides”

CARBONDALE — Original choreography exploring the wild and civilized performed by CoMotion: A Conscious Movement Project.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, and Saturday, Sept. 21

The Warehouse, 698 Merrill Ave.


Info: (859) 494-3126 and, email

Silt Historical Park: Anita Witt and Her Rodeo

SILT — Anita Witt is back for a return performance with more music, tricks and western tales with her rodeo pals trick horses Jose Cuervo and Trigger and trick dog Spanky. Bring a lawn chair.

6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21

707 Orchard Ave.

Info: 876-5801 and

Thunder River Theatre Company: Something Intangible

CARBONDALE — Humming with humor and brimming with humanity, Something Intangible is a thinly veiled play about the genius of Walt Disney, and reveals the remarkable ways brothers support each other, and the underlying theme of commerce versus art.

7:30 p.m. preview on Thursday, Sept. 26; Fridays, Sept. 27 and Oct. 4 and 11; and Saturdays, Sept. 28 and Oct. 5 and 12; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6

Tickets: $22/adults, $12/students. Season tickets are $70/adults and $50/students

67 Promenade

Info: 963-8200 and


Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH): “SAW @ CCAH”

CARBONDALE — Artists from SAW (Studio for Arts & Works) take over CCAH with three-dimensional installations specifically designed for CCAH’s R2 Gallery. Hangs until Sept. 27.

Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St.

Info: 963-1680 and

Bluebird Café: “Through Nature’s Eye”

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Valley photographer Gay E. Moore showcases her love for her great-niece to bring together a photography show and benefit in “Through Nature’s Eye,” capturing scenes of everyday life. Newspapers captured the story of Moore’s great niece, Jessica Ridgeway, from her abduction to her murder, and now to the trial. Proceeds enable Moore to attend the trial with her family.

730 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-1025

CMC ArtShare Gallery: Photography by George Stranahan

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — An exhibit of black-and-white photographs by George Stranhan is on display at the Colorado Mountain College ArtShare Gallery, featuring his 1930s-classical-style portraits, landscapes and geometric imagery.

Through Sept. 25

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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