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Arts & Entertainment Briefs


Documentary Film: “Art as a Way of Being”

CARBONDALE — A community screening of the film by Sue Drinker and Gayle Embrey highlighting the work of seven local women artists. A reception precedes the film premiere and an artist talkback follows the screening.

5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13

Calaway Room, Third Street Center

Info: 948-5703 and e-mail

Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts: WinterPalooza Dance and Music Student Showcase

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

601 E. Sixth St.

Info and tickets: 945-2414, e-mail and

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

CARBONDALE — A fun-filled event featuring the singers and dancers from Danse Arts Theatre Company performing “Stepping Into Christmas” and the Crystal River Ballet and Glenwood Dance Academy dancers performing short version of “The Nutcracker.”

6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 14

Tickets: $15/adults, $10/seniors and children 3 and older

Carbondale Middle School, 180 Snowmass Drive

Info: 945-2717, e-mail and

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.

6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14; and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15

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”

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.

7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14; and 2 p.m. Dec. 15 at The Orchard

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

Info and tickets: 274-0894, 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, Dec. 13

611 Main St.

Info: 876-2976 and 625-4521

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. Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14

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

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.

7:30-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, Saturday, Dec. 14, and Sunday, Dec. 15, and 10 a.m. church service concert, Sunday, Dec. 15

Free (donations appreciated) and free babysitting services

First United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper Ave.

Info: 404 -2759 and

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. Friday, Dec. 13, Saturday, Dec. 14, and Dec. 19-21; and 2 p.m. matinees Sunday, Dec. 15 and 22

Tickets: $22/adults and $12/students

67 Promenade

Info and tickets: 963-8200 and

Kanpai Sushi and Bar: Rauidh Mor

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Irish Celtic music night with Rauidh Mor. No cover.

7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13

3950 Midland Ave.

Info: 366-2020, e-mail, and

Steve’s Guitars: Sixth Annual Comedy for Coats

CARBONDALE — Join Roaring Fork Valley stand-up comics Beth Brandon, Don Chaney, Gail Mason and Todd Hartley for this annual holiday tradition at Steve’s. Donate a coat, win a prize and have some great laughs to help celebrate the holiday season with cheer.

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

Cover: $10 and bring a coat to donate to Feed My Sheep

19 N. Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304 and e-mail

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

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

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. 13

124 W. Sixth St.

Info: 945-2500

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 in a drawing for prizes on Dec. 15.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15

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


The Silver Bead: Holiday Open House

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Annual holiday open house for handcrafted gifts 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 Downtown Partnership: Christmas in Glenwood

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Enjoy an old-fashioned, family-friendly holiday festival featuring horse-drawn hay rides, a visit from Santa Claus, the Symphony in the Valley Brass Ensemble, caroling, games, treats, Christmas tree voting, and a CARE adopt-a-thon at High Tails.

3-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14

Centennial Park, Downtown Glenwood

Info: 319-8964, e-mail and

PAC3: Kaminanda and Pumpkin with GeoDecibel

CARBONDALE — Dance party for 18 and older with Kaminanda’s ever-evolving sound that is a playground of original deep mid-tempo grooves, tribal rhythms, creative trip-hop, complex Dub and lush down-tempo textures. Pumpkin’s quirky remixes of familiar classics create a sense of dance floor sentimentality that crowds revel in.

8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30) Saturday, Dec. 14

Tickets: $15/advanced and $20/door

520 S. Third St.

Info and tickets:


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.


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

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 Public Library: Professor B. Plays Old-time Favorites

CARBONDALE — Professor B., aka Clay Boland, presents an evening of old-time jazz selections, complete with visuals and stories about these standards, their writers, and the music business of the 1910s, ’20s, and ’30s. May include Christmas sing-alongs.

7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19

405 W. Main St.

Info: e-mail

PAC3: Carbondale Showcase

CARBONDALE — Free concert featuring Bobby Mason, the Band Formerly Known as All the Pretty Horses and the Starletts, the powerhouse of four vocalists who share the leads and the back-ups in a synergy of Motown, soul and rock with a hint of jam. Bobby is listed in the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame Anthology.

8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30) Friday, Dec. 20

Free show

520 S. Third St.

Info and tickets:

Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH): Cookie Exchange

CARBONDALE — Bring a batch of your favorite holiday cookies and mix and match with other cookie bakers while shopping for handcrafted holiday gifts. CCAH’s “Deck the Walls” holiday art show features distinctive handmade gifts and artisan items by local artists.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21

CCAH R2 Gallery, 520 S. Third St.

Info: 963-1680 and

PAC3: Reno Divorce and The Sixty Sevens

CARBONDALE — With equal parts of Orange County punk, honky-tonk country and rockabilly sensibilities, Reno Divorce strikes a unique chord of their own in a diluted genre of what passes as punk rock ’n’ roll. Local rockers The Sixty Sevens open the show.

9 p.m. (doors open at 8:30) Saturday, Dec. 21

Tickets: $8/advance, $10/day of show

520 S. Third St.

Info and tickets:


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.

Through the month

Grind Glenwood, 720 Grand Ave.

Info: 230-9258

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-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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