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Arts & Entertainment Briefs


Third Street Center: Third Street Center State Fair and Chili Cook-off

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 contend for the title of the Roaring Fork Valley’s best chili.

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

520 S. 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

Gallery 809: November Trunk Show

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — November art trunk show with opening reception for the community.

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

809 Grand Avenue

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

Info: 945-0809

Basalt Regional Library: Lamont Brass Quintet

BASALT — The Lamont Brass Quintet will get down to brass tacks, performing a program of music from the Renaissance to rock. Collaborating with Aspen Music Festival and School, the community will be musically enriched by the talents of students from the University of Denver’s Lamont Music School.

5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8

14 Midland Ave.

Info: 927-4311

Colorado Mountain College: “Women at Home on the Range”

RIFLE — New work by artists Jane Lee and Sharon Martin of Silt, Linda Loeschen of Basalt, and Ruth Mollman of New Castle, and will boast 40 paintings in all, 10 from each artist. The paintings will remain on view through Jan. 19.

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

Campus hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays. CMC campuses closed Nov. 27-29 and Dec. 23 through Jan. 1.

Rifle campus, 3695 Airport Road


Speckled Feather Mercantile: Paint Party

NEW CASTLE — Meet in the Craft Café to paint a cozy winter scene. Price includes paint, supplies, step-by-step instruction, light snacks, drinks and an 11-inch-by-14-inch take-home canvas. Feel free to bring in any special drinks or food. For those 21 and older.

6-6:30 p.m. beverages and light appetizers, 6:30-8 p.m. class, Friday, Nov. 8

Cost: $25 prepayment required

303 W. Main St.

Info: 573-6378, e-mail and

Burning Mountain Fire Station: Music Jam

SILT — Monthly music jam featuring acoustic, old country, bluegrass, and gospel on the second Friday of every month. Refreshments provided. Donations appreciated.

7-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8

611 Main St.

Info: 876-2976 and 625-4521

Colorado Rocky Mountain School (CRMS): “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

CARBONDALE — This Tony Award-winning musical at CRMS is based on the book by Rachel Sheinkin and features music and lyrics by William Finn. Rated PG.

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

CRMS Barn, 1493 County Road 106

Tickets: $10/adults and $5/children and students, at the door

Info: 963-2562 and

Kanpai Sushi & Bar: Leonard Curry Trio

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Leonard Curry Trio is back for the dinner hour for fun, bluegrass Americana music. No cover.

7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8

3950 Midland Ave.

Info: 366-2020, 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.

7 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

Carbondale Beer Works: West of Aldine

CARBONDALE — Coming out of Minnesota, West Of Aldine is a hot groove-oriented group that pride itself on genre flexibility by taking the constricting box of pop music and twisting it in a way that makes it flow with vocal precision and rhythmic articulation.

8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8

647 Main St.

Info: and

Steve’s Guitars: La Gata Negra

CARBONDALE — With Ana Granados and Luis Pacheco on vocals and guitars, this duo follows the tradition of Nueva Cancion in bringing Latin American/Oberian songs and folk-inspired and socially committed lyrics to the stage.

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

19 N. Fourth St.

Cover: $10

Info: 963-3304, 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, Nov. 8

124 W. Sixth St.

Info: 945-2500

Carbondale Council for Arts & Humanities (CCAH): Creative Ventures

CARBONDALE — The North Fork Creative Coalition, Blue Sage Center and CCAH join forces to host Creative Ventures: Workshops on the Business of Art in the New Creative Economy. Creative Ventures is a two-part series for established and emerging artists seeking professional development in business and marketing skills. Preregistration required.

10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9

Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St.

Cost: Free for members of CCAH or the Blue Sage Center for the Arts, $20/nonmembers.

Information: 963-1680 and

Speckled Feather Mercantile: Root beer and Paint Party

NEW CASTLE — Meet in the Craft Café to paint a colorful abstract painting of a silhouetted owl in a tree. Price includes paint, supplies, step-by-step instruction, light snacks, drinks and an 11-inch-by-14-inch take-home canvas. Feel free to bring in any special drinks or food. Everyone is welcome at this class, but kids younger than 14 need an accompanying parent.

4-6 p.m. class, Saturday, Nov. 9

303 W. Main St.

Info: 573-6378, e-mail and

Grove’s Black Dog Saloon: Bill Pugh and Friends

NEW CASTLE — Live music by Bill Pugh and Friends at the Black Dog Saloon.

7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9

219 W. Main St.

Info: 984-0999 and e-mail

Thunder River Theatre: “Jesus Loves You! (But Hates Me)”

CARBONDALE — Take an irreverent ride through writer/performer Thea Deley’s religious childhood in her solo comedy show, “Jesus Loves You! (but hates me): One Woman’s Journey from Believer to Blasphemer.”

7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9

67 Promenade

Info: 462-7765, e-mail and

Kanpai Sushi & Bar: Vid Weatherwax

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Rhythm and blues performed by Vid Weatherwax. No cover.

7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9

3950 Midland Ave.

Info: 366-2020, e-mail, and


Hotel Colorado: Monday Night Jazz

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Hotel Colorado features valley musicians for Monday night jazz jam sessions, with Zach Ritchie on drums.

7-9:30 p.m. Mondays

124 W. Sixth St.


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

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

Camp Chair Productions: Poetry Night at Cardiff

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Bring poems, original or not. Read them, tell them. There will be a local poet featured each week. All shows are fundraisers to winterize the Cardiff School House. Volunteers needed.

6:30 p.m. with fire before the show, Tuesday, Nov. 12

Cost: $7.17 or pay what you can

Cardiff School House, 4018 Sky Ranch Drive

Info: Jack Green, 618-0911

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

Glenwood Springs Community Concert: Vocaldente

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Germany’s award-winning a cappella male quintet Vocaldente, which has developed in a few short years into an internationally acclaimed vocal ensemble, comes to Glenwood Springs.

7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14

Mountain View Church, 2195 County Road 154

Info and tickets: Membership in Glenwood Springs Community Concert Association by calling 945-5384

CCAH: Deck the Walls

CARBONDALE — This holiday season come in from the cold and shop for artisan gift items such as jewelry, soaps, lotions, scarves, hats, as well as handmade holiday items like ornaments and gift cards.

Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14

CCAH R2 Gallery, 520 S. Third St.

Info: 963-1680 and

Garfield County Senior Programs: John Fielder presentation

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Photographer, author and environmentalist John Fielder presents a benefit for Garfield County Senior Programs. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m., with presentation starting at 7 p.m. Thirty percent of book sales go to senior programs.

6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15

Hotel Colorado, 526 Pine St.

Info: 945-7225

First United Methodist Church: Unique Boutique

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Christmas art show with gifts handcrafted by local artisans and a holiday bake sale. Quilt raffle tickets in support of Valley View Hospital Auxiliary will also be sold.

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16

824 Cooper Ave.

Info: 947-0648

Camp Chair Productions: Comedy Night at Cardiff

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Dress festive, bring jokes, skits, funny tales, short plays, improv, or anything funny. Camp Chair Productions will weave the night into hard laughing and lightheartedness. All shows are fundraisers to winterize the Cardiff School House. Volunteers needed.

6:30 p.m. with fire before the show, Tuesday, Nov. 19

Cost: $7.17 or pay what you can

Cardiff School House, 4018 Sky Ranch Drive

Info: Jack Green, 618-0911

Camp Chair Productions: Storytelling Night at Cardiff

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Come tell stories of Thanksgiving and being grateful. Camp Chair will feature three professional storytellers along with stories from the audience and live music. All shows are fundraisers to winterize the Cardiff School House. Volunteers needed.

6:30 p.m. with fire before the show, Tuesday, Nov. 26

Cost: $7.17 or pay what you can

Cardiff School House, 4018 Sky Ranch Drive

Info: Jack Green, 618-0911


Carbondale Clay Center: Holiday Invitational

CARBONDALE — An exhibit and sale featuring functional pottery and small ceramic sculptures by more than 30 local and national artists available through Dec. 23.

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

135 Main St.

Info: 963-2529 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 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

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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