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Downtown Rifle: First Friday

RIFLE — First Friday is a free public event led by the Rifle Main Street program as part of the activation of Downtown Rifle. On the first Friday of each month, downtown businesses and organizations open their doors to community members and visitors to gather and enjoy the arts and mingle with friends

4-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1

Info: 625-4202 and e-mail

Thunder River Theatre and CCAH: Dia de los Muertos Celebration

CARBONDALE — A procession of Day of the Dead performers, Out of the Mud Puppet Theatre puppets and participating public takes place on Main Street, concluding at the Third Street Center Round Room with tamales, chips and salsa and more. Volunteers are needed.

5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1

Downtown Carbondale

Info: 963-1680 and e-mail

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. For kids ages 5-12.

5:30-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1

Cost: $25/child for the entire session

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

Carbondale Clay Center: Holiday Invitational

CARBONDALE — Opening on First Friday, this exhibit and sale features functional pottery and small ceramic sculptures by more than 30 local and national artists available through Dec. 23. Work includes handmade cups, bowls, plates, vases, pitchers, cream and sugar sets, ceramic jewelry, small sculptures and more.

Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1

Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and special holiday weekend hours.

135 Main St.

Info: 963-2529 and

Style Downtown 2013: Timeless Fashion Trends Over the Years

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Third annual fashion show is a fundraiser for scholarships for women in the valley. Come see what all the fun is about and see the latest trends in fashion.

6:30-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1

Tickets: $50 (includes food and drink), at TreadZ and A La Carte

TreadZ, 812 Grand Ave.

Info: 379-7517 and e-mail

Heather’s: Live music

BASALT — The duo of Vid Weatherwax and Roberta Lewis bring a hip groove to R&B, rock, and soul deep cuts. No cover.

7:15-10:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1

166 Midland Ave.

Info: (949) 702-3417 and e-mail

True Nature Healing Arts: First Friday Gong and Singing Bowl Meditation

CARBONDALE — Join David Avalos and Pam Davis as they share the gift of sound meditation on First Friday. No cost.

7:30–9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1

100 N. Third St.

Info: 963-9900, e-mail, and

Gandhi India’s Cuisine: Belly Dance Performance

CARBONDALE — Every First Friday of the month, enjoy a belly dance performance with live drummer. Enjoy great food or just have a drink and experience an exotic evening that will transport you to a different world.

7:30-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1

1054 Highway 133

Info: 984-0667 and

Steve’s Guitars: Sarah McQuaid

CARBONDALE — Sarah McQuaid has dual citizenship in Ireland and the U.S. and spans the genres with beautifully crafted originals to traditional songs from her worldly background.

8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1

19 N. Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304, e-mail, and

Rivers Restaurant: Live Music Fridays

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Rivers annual Halloween Extravaganza with classic to contemporary rock with Fifty/50 Band. Costume contest prizes and swag. No cover.

9 p.m. to midnight Friday, Nov. 1

2525 S. Grand Ave.

Info: 928-8813, e-mail and

Black Nugget: EverGreen Grass Band

CARBONDALE — This four-piece unapologetic anti-grass band formed in 2008 in Wisconsin is a rousing blend of bluegrass, punk, rock ’n roll, jam and country music. No cover.

9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1

403 Main St.

Info: 618-1156, e-mail and

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, Nov. 1

124 W. Sixth St.

Info: 945-2500

Rifle Animal Shelter: Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair

RIFLE — Benefit arts and crafts fair and bake sale featuring 30 of the valley’s artists and crafters. Featuring handmade goods, bake sale and lunch. Purchase an ornament for the chance to win one of 40 items donated by the artists. All proceeds from bake sale, lunch, ornament raffle and booth fees go directly to the shelter.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2

Rifle Middle School, 753 Railroad Ave.

Info: 625-8808 or Joyce Webb at 876-0768

Loyal Brothers Lounge: Halloween Madness

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Halloween costume party at Loyal Brothers featuring prizes for Best Couple, Most Creative, and Sexiest costumes and dance music by DJ Skids. No cover.

6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2

813 Grand Ave.

Info: e-mail

Grove’s Black Dog Saloon: Josh Rogan Live

NEW CASTLE — Josh Rogan is back in Colorado and playing at the Black Dog Saloon in New Castle. Don’t miss this great live show.

7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2

219 W. Main St.

Info: 984-0999, e-mail and

Glenwood Springs Elementary School: Community Contra Dance

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Dances are on First Saturdays with a beginner walk-through and casual instruction. All dances are taught and no experience or partner necessary. Come just to listen to live old-time music and stay for the dance. Volunteers are needed; contact Marjorie at

7-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2

915 School St.

Cost: $8 at the door

Info: 366-6213 and Ron at

PAC3 Carbondale: Halloween Party with Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue

CARBONDALE — Dark Star Orchestra’s Jim Allard and Rob Eaton, with Dave Kochmann and Jake Wolf , perform the Grateful Dead’s Halloween show from 1971. Ages 21 and over.

7 p.m. doors open, show at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2

Tickets: $12/advance, $17/door

520 S. Third St.

Info: 379-5403 and

Kanpai Sushi & Bar: Caleb and Friends

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Real country music featuring covers and originals by Caleb Dean. No cover.

7:30 – 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2

3950 Midland Ave.

Info: 366-2020, e-mail, and


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.


423 W. Main St.

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

Registration and info: 984-3352 and

Hotel Colorado: Monday Night Jazz

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Hotel Colorado features jazz musician Zach Ritchie for Monday Night Jazz Jam Sessions.

7-9:30 p.m. Mondays

526 Pine 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

PAC3 Carbondale:

Reckless Kelly with Matt Skinner Band

CARBONDALE — Austin’s Reckless Kelly has won Lone Star Music Awards and had three No. 1 singles on Texas radio. The band’s latest studio album, “Lone Night Moon,” is a follow-up to the 2011 Grammy-nominated “Good Luck & True Love.” Matt Skinner is an American musician, singer, songwriter, artist, poet and traveler blending original lyrics with elements of country, blues, western swing and roots-rock and roll.

7:30 p.m. doors open, show at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7

Tickets: $17/advance, $22/door

520 S. Third St.

Info: 379-5403 and

Third Street Center:

Third Street Center State Fair

CARBONDALE — This inaugural community event features a carnival atmosphere with performances by local artists and school children, a chili cook-off, games and a festive atmosphere. Chili cook-off participants are encouraged to sign up early by e-mailing or calling 963-3221 to be in contention for the title of the Roaring Fork Valley’s best chili.

4-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8

520 South Third St.

Info: 963-3221 and

Wyly Community Art Center:

“The Art of Winifred: a retrospective”

BASALT — Exhibition of paintings by self-taught artist Winifred Carol Wyman, the heroine of “Against Her Will,” a book written by her son, John Howard Wyman.

5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8

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

Free and open to the public

99 Midland Spur

Info: 927-4123, e-mail, and

PAC3 Carbondale: “42nd Street”

CARBONDALE — Jayne Gottlieb Productions presents the bold musical “42nd Street,” set in 1933, celebrating dreams, hard work, being in the right place at the right time, talent and love.

8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9; and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10

Tickets: $13/advance, $17/door

520 S. Third St.

Info: 379-5403 and


CMC ArtShare Gallery: Janet Nelson

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Carbondale artist Janet Nelson shows her colorful wire and mixed media sculptures in downtown Glenwood Springs through Jan. 2. Working with mixed media, Nelson produces whimsical creations of both animals and people.

Free and open to the public

802 Grand Ave.

Info: 947-8367 or

Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts: 5 Rivers Juried Art Exhibit

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — This juried art show focuses on the beauty of the land, culture and community. The exhibit features landscapes, paintings, sculptures, photographs, and mixed media.

Through Nov. 10

Free and open to the public

601 E. Sixth St.

Info: 945-2414

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 downtown 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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