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Arts & Entertainment Briefs


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. 20, and Saturday, Dec. 21; and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22

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

Thunder River Theatre Company: “The Fourposter”

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. 20, and Saturday, Dec. 21; and 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Dec. 22

Tickets: $22/adults and $12/students

67 Promenade

Info and tickets: 963-8200 and

Heart Rhythm: A Dance Liberation Project

CARBONDALE — A journey into the heart of movement with a fusion of live dance, drums and sound hosted by Alexa Webster and guest DJ Abbodijital.

7:30-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20

Info: 963-9900, e-mail and

Kanpai Sushi and Bar: Fifty50

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Acoustic version of Fifty50 having their Christmas celebration party here. No cover.

7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20

3950 Midland Ave.

Info: 366-2020, e-mail, and

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 has had a long and distinguished rock career and 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:

Steve’s Guitars: The Parker Millsap Trio

CARBONDALE — Check out 21-year-old Parker Millsap who has opened for Jimmie Vaughn in Texas and did a set with the Old Crow Medicine Show at Ryman Auditorium. He has been compared to a young Tom Waits.

8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20

19 N. Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304, e-mail and

Stubbies Sports Bar:

Randall Conrad Olinger

BASALT — Honky-tonk slide swamp guitar rock with Denver’s own Randall Conrad Olinger. No cover.

9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20

123 Emma Road

Info: 927-0501, e-mail, and

Black Nugget: GeoDecibel

CARBONDALE — Another banging late-night dance party with Carbondale’s DJ GeoDecibel, aka Phractal Pterodactyl. No cover.

9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20

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. 20

124 W. Sixth St.

Info: 945-2500

El Jebel Winter Market: Dwight F. Ferren

EL JEBEL — Christmas and holiday guitar for market patrons and vendors.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21

Eagle Crest Nursery, 400 Gillespie Drive

Info: 927-1076, e-mail,

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

Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church: A Festival of Lessons and Carols

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — This annual festival of carols features readings, carol singing and choral pieces. The Lessons and Carols choir will perform with string quartet, flute, piano and organ. Hearing assistance is provided.

7-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21

546 Hyland Park Drive

Info: 945-6423, e-mail and

Coal Ridge High School:

Danny Byram Family Christmas Concert

NEW CASTLE — Internationally acclaimed Christian singer/songwriter Danny Byram will appear in concert at Coal Ridge High School, hosted by New Hope Church. The award-winning contemporary Christian musician and producer has released nine CDs of his own music and will perform on guitar and piano. In 2012 he toured U.S. military bases in South Korea for the 12th time as well as Western Europe.

7-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21

35947 Highway 6

Info: 984-2656 and e-mail

Kanpai Sushi and Bar: Umberto Fonte

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Master of classic rock Umberto Fonte. No cover.

7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21

3950 Midland Ave.

Info: 366-2020, e-mail, 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:

Redstone Inn: Christmas Tea

REDSTONE — Choose from an assortment of world-renowned loose leaf teas, assorted finger sandwiches, desserts and scones with Devonshire cream. Listen to live harp music and a little cowboy poetry throughout the afternoon.

11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22

Price: $22.95/adults and $14.95/children 10 and younger

82 Redstone Blvd.

Info and reservations: 963-2526


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

124 W. Sixth St.

Info: e-mail 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

PAC3: VibeSquaD

CARBONDALE — The VibeSquaD sound is a sonic culmination of decades of experimentation, innovation and a propensity for what’s next.

9 p.m. (doors open at 8:30) Friday, Dec. 27

Tickets: $17 general admission

520 S. Third St.

Info and tickets:

Black Nugget: Doctor Robert, the Beatles Tribute

CARBONDALE — Doctor Robert is a truly distinctive Beatles tribute band that performs more than 100 timeless songs around Colorado and beyond. No cover.

9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27

403 Main St.

Info: 963-4498, 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

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 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

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 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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