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Arts & Entertainment Briefs


Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH): Light Up Carbondale

CARBONDALE — Usher in the holiday season on First Friday with Santa and a holiday lights bike parade to help escort him down Main Street to a special tree lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. Followed by the Deck the Walls art exhibit at CCAH’s R2 Gallery and Whimsical Women’s Holiday Craft show at Third Street Center.

3-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6

Main Street, Third Street Center and CCAH’s R2 Gallery

Info: 963-1680 and

Whimsical Women: Holiday Crafts Bazaar

CARBONDALE — Find one-of-a-kind, affordable gifts this holiday season as 18 artists will show fiber art, photography, jewelry, folk and fine art, vintage collectibles, pottery and more. A percentage of this year’s sales will benefit Garfield County Search and Rescue.

4-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7

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

Info: 945-4004

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, Dec. 6

Info: 625-4202 and e-mail

Carbondale Clay Center: Cup Auction

CARBONDALE — With more than 200 cups available, donated by local and national artists, this annual cup auction helps to support the mission of achieving awareness of the ceramic arts by building community through diverse, clay-related activities and accessible to all.

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

135 Main St.

Info: 963-2529 and e-mail

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue: Holiday Show

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Vaudeville Revue’s Holiday Show has become a Glenwood tradition featuring family-friendly, holiday-themed professional talent performing skits, jokes, high-energy dance numbers, novelty songs and original ideas. Shows change from year to year, with new material for every season. And have an affordable dinner, too.

6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, and Saturday, Dec. 7; and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8

Tickets: $24/adults, $22/seniors, and $16/children 12 and younger with 10 percent off groups of 10 or more.

915 Grand Ave.

Info and tickets: 945-9699, e-mail and

SoL Theatre: “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”

ASPEN AND CARBONDALE — Join Rudolph and Hermy, the Elf who wants to be a dentist, as they try to find their place in the world, with help from their pal Yukon Cornelius, all while staying one step ahead of the Abominable Snow Monster of the North.

7 p.m. Dec. 6-7 and 2 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Black Box Theatre at Aspen High School and 7 p.m. Dec. 13-14 and 2 p.m. Dec. 15 at The Orchard in Carbondale

Tickets: $15/adults and $10/kids and younger, available at the door or online

Info and tickets:

PAC3: No Joes

CARBONDALE — All ages First Friday show with Carbondale’s own No Joes, featuring special guests The Brink and Naomi Pulver.

7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Tickets: $5 general admission at

520 S. Third St.


Colorado Mountain College Theatre: “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”

SPRING VALLEY — “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” played for 12 years in New York and remains one of the longest-running shows in Colorado theater history.

7 p.m. Dec. 6-7 and 12-14 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8

New Space Theatre, 3000 County Road 114

Tickets: $20/adults and $15/students, seniors, staff and faculty

Reserved tickets: 947-8177 and

Info: 947-8252 and

Symphony in the Valley: Holiday Choral Festival

RIFLE AND GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Symphony in the Valley presents two dazzling concerts of Christmas and holiday music, featuring the orchestra and more than 100 singers from four local high schools and Colorado Mesa University.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Rifle High School and Saturday, Dec. 7, at Glenwood Springs High School

Tickets: $10/adults; $5/ages 3-18, $30/families and music students free

Info: 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.

7:30-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6

1054 Highway 133

Info: 984-0667 and

Kanpai Sushi and Bar: The Logan Brothers

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Classic rock duo The Logan Brothers perform with dinner and drinks at Kanpai Sushi and Bar. No cover.

7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6

3950 Midland Ave.

Info: 366-2020, 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, Dec. 6

124 W. Sixth St.

Info: 945-2500

Rifle Senior Center: Annual Craft Fair

RIFLE — Celebrate the holidays and go Christmas shopping with a variety of homemade crafts, hot food and fun.

8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7

50 Ute Ave.

Info: e-mail

Rifle United Methodist-Presbyterian Church: Gingerbread Gift House

RIFLE — Gift shopping during the Christmas season for stocking stuffers and more from handcrafted and distinctive gifts. Select from a variety of cookies at the Cookie Walk.

8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7

200 E. Fourth

Info: 625-1603

Elks Lodge: Holiday Bazaar

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Many one-of-a-kind works of art, baked items, leather goods, handbags, dream catchers, jewelry, wreaths, aprons, mittens, jewelry and more.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7

59139 Highway 6

Info: 379-1881

Eagles Auxiliary: Annual Christmas Boutique

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Eagles Auxiliary’s 15th annual Christmas Boutique brings a variety of gift ideas such as quilts, Christmas stockings, purses, jewelry, salon products and certificates, a bake sale, and more.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7

312 Seventh St.

Info: 945-8295 and e-mail

New Castle Senior Center: Annual Holiday Craft Fair

NEW CASTLE — Shop Santa’s sleigh for handmade gifts. This year’s fair features Broncos items and a clearance table.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7

400 South St.

Info: 984-2088 and e-mail

Town of Marble: Christmas in Marble

MARBLE — Experience Christmas in Marble for two weekends. Visit with Santa and drink hot chocolate and candy canes at the Marble Fire Dept. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 14. Pick up a punch card to be entered into a drawing for prizes on Dec. 15.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 7 and 14 and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 8 and 15

Marble Community Church, Marble Charter School, Marble Gallery, Connie Hendrix Studio and Gallery, and Marble Fire Department


Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork: Winterfaire

CARBONDALE — Celebrate this magical time of year with family to shop for wax crafts, a sweet shop, dipped candles, wool angels, walnut fairy floats and more.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7

16543 Highway 82

Cost: $20/pre-pass, $25/day of event

Info: 963-1960 and

Studio for Arts and Works (SAW): “SAWliday Show”

CARBONDALE — More than 20 SAW artists open their studios to the public, with scheduled tours, refreshments and holiday merriment are all part of this annual holiday open house and art sale. A portion of all proceeds goes to three local charities, including the Carbondale Clay Center.

2-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7

525 Buggy Circle

Info: e-mail and

Wyly Community Art Center: Holiday Ornament Decorating

BASALT — Kids design their own holiday ornaments with artist Nicole Gogolak and Wyly teachers while they wait for Santa and the Basalt tree lighting in Lions Park.

3-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7

Free community event

99 Midland Spur

Info: 927-4123, e-mail, and

Glenwood Dance Academy and Crystal River Ballet: “A Christmas Show”

CARBONDALE — A festive show featuring Danse Arts Theatre Company singers and dancers performing “Stepping Into Christmas,” excerpts from “The Nutcracker” as well as holiday songs.

6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, and Dec. 13-14; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, matinee

Carbondale Middle School, 180 Snowmass Drive

Tickets: $15/adults and $10/children three and older and seniors

Info: 945-2717 and

Defiance Town Art Alliance: “Gaslight Girls and Six Shooters” Art Exhibit

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Local artists celebrate the foundation of Glenwood, and essentially the wild west, featuring an assortment of mediums such as acrylic, watercolor, photography, found art object and mixed media pieces. Event also includes screening of “Tombstone.”

Opening art reception 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7

Grind Glenwood, 720 Grand Ave.


Glenwood Springs Contra Dance: Community Dance

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Swinging, chaining and do-si-do-ing to live music by Wooden Nickel, with John Unger calling, at this monthly community contra dance. All dances are taught and no experience and partner are necessary. Volunteers needed to keep the dance alive and hold costs down.

7-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7

Glenwood Springs Elementary School, 915 School St.

Tickets: $8 at the door

To volunteer: Marjorie at

Info: 366-6213 and e-mail Ron at

Mountain Madrigals: “Share the Joy” Holiday Concerts

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A Christmas tradition, the Mountain Madrigals concerts feature music ranging from classic to traditional to contemporary. Concerts are free, with donations appreciated, and offer free babysitting services.

7:30-9 p.m. Dec. 7, 13 and 15; 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8; and 10 a.m. church service concert, Sunday, Dec. 15

First United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper Ave.

Info: 404 -2759 and

Suzzanne Paris: House Concert Fundraiser

CARBONDALE — Friends and fans of Suzzanne Paris, a valley singer, songwriter and guitarist, host a fundraiser to help offset her travel and studio expenses for a professional recording session in Nashville with producer Phil Brown. John Michel of the John Oates Band joins Paris onstage in this benefit house concert. An Italian dinner and silent auction are planned.

5-9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8

The Orchard, 42 Maroon Drive

Tickets: $20/advance at Mona Lisa Unique Boutique and $30/door

Info: 274-0899, e-mail, www. and


New Castle Recreation Dept.: Youth Dance Classes

NEW CASTLE — In partnership with ArtillumA Dance Company, New Castle Rec is offering dance 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

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

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.


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

Carbondale Clay Center: Kids Only Holiday Sale and Ornament Decorating Party

CARBONDALE — Pottery for sale donated to the Clay Center by local artists and priced between $2-$10. Only kids can shop, and must be accompanied by an adult to participate. This sale is perfect for finding gifts for parents, teachers, grandparents, and babysitters. Also featured a holiday ceramic ornament decorating station for kids and adults.

4-6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12

Info: 963-2529 and e-mail

PAC3: Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons

CARBONDALE — For more than 30 years, Jerry Joseph has been strapping on a guitar and chasing down truth, understanding and soul with such tenacity and resonant skill, he’s marked as a hard-charging kindred spirit to Joe Strummer, Warren Zevon and Patti Smith.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 (doors open at 8 p.m.)

Tickets: $10 general admission

520 S. Third St.


Thunder River Theatre Company: “The Four Poster”

CARBONDALE — This charming and poignant two-character, Tony Award-winning comedy spans 35 years of marriage, from the couple’s wedding night to becoming empty nesters.

7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 -15 and 19-22; 2 p.m. matinees Sunday, Dec. 15 and 19

Tickets: $22/adults and $12/students.

67 Promenade

Info and tickets: 963-8200 and

Carbondale Beer Works: You Knew Me When

CARBONDALE — Serving up craft- brewed compositions since 2009, Nashville indie folk-rock duo You Knew Me When is touring in support of its sophomore album release, “You, Me, and the Rest of the World.” No cover.

8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12

647 Main St.

Info: and

Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts: Winter Palooza

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Join the Center for the Arts on a winter’s night for a fun and festive evening of presentations showcasing dance and music students.

6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13; and 1 and 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14

Tickets: $12/adults and free for children 10 and younger

Info and tickets: 945-2414 and

PAC3: Band of Heathens

CARBONDALE — In the course of their evolution from loose assemblage to world-class rock ’n’ roll outfit, the Band of Heathens has built a potent body of recorded work that’s won the Austin ensemble a reputation as one of its hometown’s most vital musical resources.

8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13 (doors open at 7:30 p.m.)

Tickets: $17 general admission

520 S. Third St.

Info: and http://www.bandofheathens

Black Nugget: Cranford Hollow

CARBONDALE — Cranford Hollow, self -described as dirty grit rockabilly-blues-folk-explosion, has performed more than 600 shows in two years and has become a mainstay of the South Carolina and southeast music scenes. No cover.

9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13

403 Main St.

Info: 963-4498, and

The Silver Bead: Holiday Open House

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Annual holiday open house showcasing several local artists and their work, discount drawings, holiday treats and more.

Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14

927 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-5663 and

Wyly Community Art Center: Santa, Snowmastodon and Treasures

BASALT — Join Aimee White Beazley, local author of “Snowmastodon!: Snow Day Adventure” for a book reading and signing. Create handcrafted ornaments with Nicole Gogolak and spend time with Santa.

1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14

Cost: $5 per ornament

99 Midland Spur

Info: 927-4123, e-mail, and


Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts: Winterfest

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — This 25th annual arts, crafts and gift exhibit features 18 local and regional artists and crafters with items from hand-painted glass wear to scarves, mittens, stockings, jewelry, affordable fine art and more.

Through the holidays

601 E. Sixth St.

Info: 945-2414

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.

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

3695 Airport Road


CCAH: Deck the Walls

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

CCAH R2 Gallery, 520 S. Third St.

Info: 963-1680 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.

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

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. Work includes handmade cups, bowls, plates, vases, pitchers, cream and sugar sets, ceramic jewelry, small sculptures, and more.

Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through 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

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

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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