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THIS WEEKEND

Cooper Wine and Spirits: Free 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 10 and Saturday, April 11

Admission: Free

732 Cooper Ave.

Info: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cooper-Wine-Spirit/206692372844660

Gallery 809: Carmel Walden

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — View work by and meet the winners of the Colorado Mountain College Exhibition winners, Joann Carhart Levy, Briana Van Ohlen, Dorothy Hutchison, and Terri Allender. Refreshments will be served.

Artists’ reception 5 p.m. Friday, April 10

Admission: Free

809 Grand Ave.

Info: http://www.gallery809.com

Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH): “State of Abstraction” Artist Beat and Happy Hour

CARBONDALE — Join the artists of CCAH’s R2 Gallery April exhibit “State of Abstraction” for happy hour libations and snacks and an intimate conversation about the process behind their work. Learn how each artist visualizes their artwork before bringing it to fruition and come away with a better understanding of abstract art and its relevance in the art world today.

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

The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St.

Info: 963-1680, email info@carbondalearts.com and http://www.carbondalearts.com

Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts: “Black and White”

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Meet the artists of the Center for the Arts newest exhibit, titled “Black and White.” Join the community to explore the dynamic possibilities of each artist’s vision in any medium, style and format — all in black and white. The exhibit runs through May 31.

Artists’ reception 6 p.m. Friday, April 10

Admission: Free

601 E. Sixth St.

Info: 945-2414 and http://www.glenwoodarts.org

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 10 and Saturday, April 11

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 reservations@gvrshow.com and http://www.gvrshow.com

Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Umberto Fonte

BASALT — Enjoy country and classic rock tunes by valley singer-songwriter Umberto Fonte at Heather’s.

7 p.m. Friday, April 10

Admission: Free

166 Midland Ave.

Info: 927-0151 and http://www.heatherssavorypies.com

Sopris Theatre Company: “A Flea in Her 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. Sunday 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 http://www.coloradomtn.edu/campuses/spring_valley/cmc_theatre/

Aspen Choral Society: “A Vocal Orchestra, Four Centuries of A Cappella Harmony”

BASALT, GLENWOOD SPRINGS AND ASPEN — An experimental spring concert of a cappella music will show the choir seated like an orchestra with string players in each section interspersed with the singers blended together as a vocal orchestra. Music is written by Palestrina, Anton Bruckner, Stevie Wonder, Samuel Barber, Freddy Mercury, Morten Loridsen, Renee Claussen from four centuries.

7 p.m. Friday, April 10 at Grace Church, Basalt; Saturday, April 11 at First United Methodist, Glenwood Springs; and Sunday, April 12, Aspen Chapel

Admission: $15/advance at http://www.aspenshowtix.com and Wheeler Opera House and $20/at the door. Free for children younger than 12.

Grace Church, 1776 Emma Road, Basalt; 824 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs; and Aspen Chapel, 77 Meadowood Dr.

Info: http://www.aspenchoralsociety.org

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 and http://www.cornerstonebasalt.net

Carbondale Middle School, 180 Snowmass Dr.

Info: 927-9106 and http://www.cornerstonebasalt.net

Rivers Restaurant: Live Music Fridays

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Leonard Curry Trio plays Americana and bluegrass Friday night in the Rivers bar.

9 p.m. Friday, April 10

Admission: Free

2525 S. Grand Ave

Info: 928-8813

Black Nugget: The Goodman Band

CARBONDALE — The valley’s Goodman Band plays rock and blues for a free show at the Nugget. Bring your dancing shoes.

9 p.m. Friday, April 10

Admission: Free

430 Main St.

Info: http://www.facebook.com/TheBlackNugget

New Castle Chamber: Annual Craft/Trade Show

NEW CASTLE — The New Castle Chamber hosts its first craft and trade show featuring handmade art, gifts and collectibles made by area craft enthusiasts.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11

Admission: Free

New Hope Church, 880 Castle Valley Blvd.

Info: New Castle Chamber at newcastlecc@sopris.net or call Terri at 987-3710

Doc Holliday Harley-Davidson: Community Open House

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Doc Holliday Harley-Davidson hosts an open house with live rock and blues by the Goodman Band, biker games and Polaris demo rides.

11 a.m. Saturday, April 11

Admission: Free

2302 Devereux Road

Info: http://www.dochollidayharley.com

Speckled Feather Mercantile: Grand Re-opening

NEW CASTLE — Join the Speckled Feather Mercantile for its move to the City Market Plaza in New Castle. Enjoy grand re-opening deals, door prizes and a chocolate fountain by Colorado Candies.

11 a.m. Saturday, April 11

Admission: Free

802 Castle Valley Blvd., Suite 102b

Info: http://www.speckledfeather.com

Silt Historical Park: Fashion Through the Ages

SILT — A historical fashion show with vintage clothing collector Carol Mead as she presents an entertaining walk down memory lane. Mead will show how to dress like a Victorian lady inside and out.

1 p.m. Saturday, April 11

Admission: Free, donations appreciated

707 Orchard Ave.

Info: Bill Smith at 618-4182 and http://www.silthistoricalpark.com

Roaring Fork Beer Company: Cornhole Tournament

CARBONDALE — Roaring Fork Beer Company hosts its second annual cornhole tournament as teams of two compete for prizes. Registration is limited to 20 teams. For ages 18 and up.

5 p.m. Saturday, April 11

Entry fee: $30/team

Carbondale Recreation and Community Center, 567 Colorado Ave.

Information and to pre-register: Billy Kirkland at 319-2957 or email bkirkland@carbondaleco.net

Aspen Film: Aspen Shortsfest Family Fun

CARBONDALE — Family fun day at the Crystal with kid-friendly screenings of films from around the globe, including live action and animation. For ages 8 and older.

5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11

Admission: $7

Crystal Theater, 427 Main St.

Info: http://www.aspenfilm.org

Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Axis LP

BASALT — Soulful groove, funk, jazz and dance Saturday night with Larry and Patty Herd of Axis LP at Heather’s.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11

Admission: Free

166 Midland Ave.

Info: 927-0151 and http://www.heatherssavorypies.com

Black Nugget: The Roosters

CARBONDALE — Smoking hot blues and classic rock by valley blues band The Roosters with frontman Josh Phillips playing his last show with the band before moving to L.A.

9 p.m. Saturday, April 11

Admission: Free

430 Main St.

Info: http://www.facebook.com/TheBlackNugget

Aspen Film: Aspen Shortsfest

CARBONDALE — Screenings of films from around the globe, including live action and animation.

7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 12

Admission: $15

Crystal Theater, 427 Main St.
Info: http://www.aspenfilm.org

UPCOMING

Dance Initiative: Development Grant Application Deadline

CARBONDALE — Dance Initiative offers a $1,000 development grant that provides financial support to experienced dancers, choreographers and teachers of dance to further their education and development. Applicants are not required to demonstrate financial need but rather to select a dance program to attend that has demonstrated a standard of excellence.

Applications due by April 15

Info and applications: email danceinitiative@gmail.com

Carbondale Branch Library: Pecha Kucha Poetry Night

CARBONDALE — Pecha Kucha is a storytelling style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each. Most people use this medium to present their latest creative projects, work, or experiences. In celebration of National Poetry Month, the theme will be: poetry. Bring your own or come to listen.

6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15

Admission: Free

320 Sopris Ave.

Info: 963-2889 and http://www.gcpld.org

SoL Theatre Company: “A Midsummer Nights’ Dream”

CARBONDALE — The William Shakespeare classic play, one of his most popular works for the stage widely performed across the world, that portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and Hippolyta.

12 p.m. Thursday, April 16; 12 and 7 p.m. Friday, April 17; 7 p.m. Saturday, April 18; and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 19

Admission: $15/adults and $10/kids 12 and younger at the door and online at http://www.soltheatrecompany.com

Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St.

Info: http://www.soltheatrecompany.com

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

BASALT — An 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 art@wylyarts.org and http://www.wylyarts.org

Glenwood Springs Branch Library: Liz Masterson

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The final program of this year’s Winter Lecture Series will feature Denver’s Songbird of the Sage, Liz Masterson, honoring National Poetry Month and National Cowboy Poetry Week. She is known for singing and yodeling songs that celebrate the cowboy and rural way of life. Light refreshments will be served.

7 p.m. Thursday, April 16

Admission: Free and open to the public

815 Cooper Ave.

Info: 945-5958 and http://www.garfieldlibraries.org

Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts: Dancers Dancing

GLENWOOD SPRINGS —The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts presents its annual dance performance, Dancers Dancing, this year titled “Photo Booth.”

7 p.m. Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18 and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 19

Admission: $16/adults and $10/students

601 E. Sixth St.

Jeannie Miller Auditorium at Glenwood Springs High School, 1521 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-2414 and http://www.glenwoodarts.org

Dance Liberation Project: Community Ecstatic Dance

CARBONDALE — Join dancers and a live DJ for a journey through sound, aligning with your own inner rhythm, silence and creativity, at the Heart Rhythm Dance Liberation Project community dance. This event is open to all walks of life. No dance experience is necessary.

7:30-9 p.m. Friday, April 17

Admission: $9 suggested donation

The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St.

Info: Aja McAdams at kiryndelaluna@gmail.com

Steve’s Guitars: Lipbone Redding

CARBONDALE — A return performer to Carbondale’s singer-songwriter scene and Steve’s Guitars favorite. Redding has a Dr. John-like soul and swagger along with soulful and entertaining original songs.

8:30 p.m. Friday, April 17

19 N. Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304, http://www.stevesguitars.net and http://www.lipbone.com

Wyly Community Art Center: The Magic Cookbook Reading and Cupcake Decorating

BASALT — Meet Molly, Daisy, and Eva, featured in Pam Porter’s “The Magic Cookbook,” and hear about the cupcake creations the characters bake over the course of a year. Then decorate a cupcake of your own with the author.

12-1 p.m. Saturday, April 18

Admission: Free and open to the public

99 Midland Spur

Info: 927-4123, email art@wylyarts.org and http://www.wylyarts.org

Dance Initiative: Modern Technique Workshop

CARBONDALE — Dance Initiative hosts the second of two modern technique workshops with artist-in-residence Patrick Mueller. He has performed with Troika Ranch Dance Theater in New York City, the Ben J. Riepe and Mancopy Danse companies of Europe, and serves as teaching faculty and production manager at the Colorado Conservatory of Dance.

10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, April 25

Admission: $10 and knee pads are encouraged

The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St.

Registration and info: http://www.danceinitiative.org or email danceinitiative@gmail.com

CCAH: Art and Wine Break

CARBONDALE — Take an art break, 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 Decoupage Night, making 3D collage. Space is limited.

6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 28

Admission: Free

CCAH Classroom, Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St.

Info and to pre-register: 963-1680, email info@carbondalearts.com and http://www.carbondalearts.com

CCAH: Opera Colorado

CARBONDALE — Opera Colorado presents “Romeo and Juliette,” performed by the Opera of Colorado Young Artists. The company’s Opera on Tour program brings professional productions directly to schools and community venues across the state of Colorado.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 14

Info: http://www.carbondalearts.com

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: http://www.soltheatrecompany.com

67 Promenade

Info: Jennifer Michaud at 274-0894

ONGOING

CCAH: Art at Bonfire Coffee

CARBONDALE — A fresh display of art at Bonfire Coffee this month, featuring Carbondale artist Brenda J. Peters who has a gift for light, shape and color. Her acrylic paintings will be on display through May 30. In lieu of 5Point Film, a special collection of photos of a son-and-father trips down the Grand Canyon in 1970 and 2013 titled “Then and Now” will hang alongside Peters’ work April 21-27.

Admission: Free

433 Main St.

Info: http://www.carbondalearts.com

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 through April 24.

Admission: Free

135 Main Street

Info: 963-2529 and http://www.carbondaleclay.org

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

174 Midland Spur

Info: 927-4123, email art@wylyarts.org and http://www.wylyarts.org

Wyly Community 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

99 Midland Spur

Info: 927-4123, email art@wylyarts.org and http://www.wylyarts.org

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, http://www.gcpld.org and http://www.cmcartshare.com

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 http://www.redstoneart.com

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.

Info: http://www.jamesvilona.com

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 contact@launchpadcarbondale.com and http://www.carbondalearts.com

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 menglish@powersartcenter.org and http://www.powersartcenter.org

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 harvestpottery@q.com and http://www.harvestpottery.com

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, http://www.thedognewcastle.com and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Groves-Black-Dog-Saloon

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 honewilliams@gmail.com 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 zgritchie@gmail.com and http://www.hotelcolorado.com

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. every second and fourth Tuesday

Admission: Free

647 Main St.

Info: 704-1216 and http://www.carbondalebeerworks.com

Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts and Glenwood Springs Library: Painting Pages

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A collaborative art and literacy project where elementary school-aged children enjoy live storytelling and create a work of art that expresses them and the story that they enjoyed. The project runs from now until May.

4 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month

Admission: Free and open to the public

815 Cooper Ave.

Info: 945-2414 and http://www.garfieldlibraries.org

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, http://www.geekswhodrink.com and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Groves-Black-Dog-Saloon

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

Admission: Free

399 Main St., Carbondale

Info: http://www.mainstreetgall.com, 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: http://www.carbondalearts.com, ccah@sopris.net 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: http://www.midlandartscompany.com and 625-3068


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