Glenwood Springs Adventure Park: The Friday Afternoon Club

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Locals’ Choice for Best Place to View a Sunset and Best Music Venue is the place to be for Friday Afternoon Club on the mountain, with live music and food and drink specials from 5-9 p.m., through Feb. 27. Ride the tram free with coupon from the Post Independent. Last tram up is at 8:30 p.m.

5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23

Admission: Free tram ride with PI coupon

51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road

Info: 945-4228,

Cooper Wine and Spirits: Beer, wine and spirits tastings

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Enjoy free tastings every weekend as Cooper Wine and Spirits showcases varieties of hand-selected wines, craft beers and Colorado spirits.

5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23 and Saturday, Jan. 24

Admission: Free

732 Cooper Ave.


CCAH 35th Annual Valley Visual Art Show Opening Reception

CARBONDALE — Join CCAH in celebrating of the artists of the Roaring Fork Valley during the opening reception of the 35th Annual Valley Visual Art Show, featuring more than 60 Roaring Fork artists. The show, which includes two-and-three dimensional work created in a variety of mediums, will be on display in the gallery through First Friday, Mar. 6 and is open to the viewing public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23

Admission: Free

CCAH’s R2 Gallery, 76 S. Fourth St.

Info: 963-1680 and

Bookcliffs Arts Center (BAC): Boomtown Players Open Stage Night

RIFLE — Calling all actors, writers, singers, dancers, comics, poets, and musicians, Open Stage Night returns to the BAC. Performers and spectators of all ages are encouraged to gather for an evening of performing arts. Artists sign up for set slots limited to 10 minutes. Slots reserved on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23

Admission: $5/suggested donation

1100 E. 16th St.

Info: e-mail for a spot

Sopris Theatre Company: “The Glorious Ones”

ASPEN — Sopris Theatre Company, formerly CMC Theatre, presents “The Glorious Ones,” a rollicking, fun-filled, bawdy and touching musical about a theater troupe during 16th-century Italy.

7 p.m. special Wheeler Opera House performances, Friday, Jan. 23 and Saturday, Jan. 24

Admission: $15/students, CMC staff and seniors; $20/adults

320 East Hyman Ave.


Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Umberto Fonte and Leah Kenyon

BASALT — Classic rock and country jam music live at Heather’s Friday night.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23

Admission: Free

166 Midland Ave.

Info: 927-0151 and

Renegade Sons at the Black Nugget

CARBONDALE — Eagle band Renegade Sons will be playing at the Black Nugget on Friday. The rock band covers music in the roots rock, alt-country, funk and classic-rock tradition. You’ll hear music from bands such as: Wilco, Ryan Adams, Steve Earle, The Stones, The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Beck, The Meters,The Black Crowes, Nirvana, and The Raconteurs, among others.

8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23

Admission: Free

403 Main St.


Steve’s Guitars: Jimmy Dykann, Haden Gregg and Suzzanne Paris

CARBONDALE — This songwriting trio has been sharing their original music in just about every venue in the valley over the decades. All three have been singing for a living all their lives and have their own solo shows. Expect spontaneous vocal harmonies and enjoy their songs in Steve’s intimate listening room.

8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23

Admission: $10

19 North Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304 and

Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Josefina Mendez, Mike Facey and Tim Fox

BASALT — Live Brazilian jazz and more for Saturday night entertainment.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23

Admission: Free

166 Midland Ave.

Info: 927-0151 and


CCAH: Art Break

CARBONDALE — Take an art break and the opportunity to relax and create at Collage Night with Lisa Singer. CCAH provides everything — the space, the drinks, snacks and a little help from Singer, who will be on hand to facilitate fun art projects. Art Break will reoccur on the last Tuesday of the month. Space in this class is limited, so please reserve your spot early.

5:30-8 pm. Tuesday, Jan. 27

CCAH classroom, Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St.

Info: 963-1680 and

The Designer’s Vault: Weekly Wine and Art Classes

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Designer’s Vault and Glenwood Springs artist and instructor Naomi Kosmowski have teamed up to provide wine and art classes. Bring friends or plan a couple’s night out painting fun art projects and sipping wine from Cottonwood Cellars. Must be 21 and older.

6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays starting Jan. 29

Admission: $39 (art and glass of wine)

214 Eighth St. # 17

Info and pre-registration (seating is limited): 230-0479

Wyly Annex: “Signify: Sculptures”

BASALT — “Signify” features Carbondale residents and acclaimed artists Charmaine Locke and Tai Pomara at the new Wyly Annex. Exhibition dates are Jan. 30 through March 7.

Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30

Gallery hours: 12-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays

Admission: Free

174 Midland Ave.

Info: 927-4123, and

CCAH: Cirque D’Sopris

CARBONDALE — A show of youth fashion design, daring, dancing, acrobatic feats, and more, featuring the creative youth of the Roaring Fork Valley sharing their talents and creations. This year’s theme is the Chinese Zodiac.

6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1

Tickets: and at the door

Roaring Fork High School Auditorium, 2270 Highway 133

Info: 963-1680 and

New Ute Events Center: Motive

RIFLE — Gritty all-vocal band Motive heads back to the Roaring Fork Valley from Denver to perform for the New Ute Theater. The popular a cappella group will film and record the show.

8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31

Admission: $20/general admission at and any City Market

132 E. Fourth St.

Info: e-mail and, and

5Point Film Festival: Submissions Accepted

CARBONDALE — 5Point has more opportunities in 2015 than ever before to screen short films for live audiences. The new season kicks off with the flagship event in Carbondale, and is also launching regional festivals in Asheville, N.C.; Somerville, Mass., and Bellingham, Wash., in 2015. If you don’t have your film finished, you can submit an idea of what you’re working on.

Admissions: For Carbondale, through Tuesday, Feb. 3

Info: e-mail and

CCAH: Phat Figures: Social Sketching at Phat Thai

CARBONDALE — Social sketching returns to Phat Thai with the ladies of the upcoming Burlesque De L’Amour show. Music is provided by Ananda Banc and the event is facilitated by Philip Hone Williams. Have a drink, grab some food, and sketch the live entertainment. CCAH provides materials, with a suggested donation of $5 to help pay for the modeling talent. Reservations are recommended.

7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3

Reservations: Phat Thai at 963-7001

343 Main St.

Info: 963-1680 and

CCAH: Valley Visual Artist Beat

CARBONDALE — View works by more than 60 local artists featured in the 35th Annual Valley Visual Art Show and hear a special artists’ talk with Anderson Ranch’s 3D printing expert Diego Madero, who holds a degree in industrial design from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. CCAH will supply light happy hour libations and snacks.

5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5

Admission: Free

The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St.

Info: 963-1680 and

CCAH: First Friday at The Launchpad

CARBONDALE — The Launchpad comes alive with a variety of arts during February’s First Friday events in the Open Studio and R2 Gallery at The Launchpad. Local band Saddle The Unicorn (Sarah Morehouse, William Brown, Dylan Fixmer, and Morgan Williams) bring fresh bluegrass and sassy tunes to the Open Studio. The 35th Annual Valley Visual Art Show will be open for viewing.

5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6

Admission: Free

The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St.

Info: 963-1680 and

Rivers Restaurant: Live Music Fridays

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Live, local music on Friday night returns to the Rivers bar with the Bruce and Jeff Show, featuring acoustic rock, jazz and blues.

9 p.m. to midnight Friday, Feb. 6

Admission: Free

2525 S. Grand Ave

Info: 928-8813

Dance Initiative: Chicago Footwork Workshops with King Charles

CARBONDALE AND ASPEN — King Charles, former artistic director and original member of FootworKINGZ, has gained worldwide recognition and has been featured on primetime TV shows including “America’s Got Talent” and “America’s Best Dance Crew.” He returns to the valley to teach his Chicago footwork style.

4-5 p.m. youth (10 and younger) and 5:15-6:30 p.m. teen and adult workshop Monday, Feb. 9 at The Launch Pad, and 4-5 p.m. elementary school, 5:15-6:45 p.m. middle school, and 7-8 p.m. adults Tuesday, Feb. 10 at Dance Progressions

Admission: $10/youth and $15/teens and adults for The Launch Pad, and $10/elementary school, $20/middle school and $15/adults at Dance Progressions

The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St., Carbondale, and Dance Progressions, 403 Aspen Airport Business Center

Registration: Heather Starr-Kallas at 544-9771 at Dance Progressions, and

Advocate Safehouse Project: 14th Annual Lunafest

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Lunafest connects women, their stories and their causes through film. This traveling film festival spotlights the work of diverse, talented women filmmakers, with intelligent, funny and thought-provoking themes. Eight short films compel discussion, make you laugh, tug at your heartstrings, and motivate you to make a difference in your community.

5 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21

Admission: $20/advance and $25/at the door

Hotel Colorado, 526 Pine St.

Info: 928-2074 and


Wyly Art Center: “Domestic Wild”

BASALT — “Domestic Wild,” featuring Carbondale resident and internationally exhibited and collected artist Susan Obermeyer Strauss. The exhibit features experimental monotypes; including multiple (7) large format solvent transfer assemblages mounted onto board panels, as well as smaller works arranged as an archive of experience and movement.

Exhibition runs through March 7

Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday

Admission: Free

99 Midland Spur

Info: 927-4123 and

Colorado Mountain College (CMC) ArtShare Gallery: “Traces of Place: Sculpture by Alix Knipe”

GLENWOOD SPRINGS —Internationally recognized ceramic artist Alix Knipe’s solo exhibit of her work. Based in Carbondale, Knipe has taught ceramic arts at CMC in Rifle and Aspen. She has received numerous academic and fine arts scholarships and awards, among them a Fulbright research fellowship studying pottery in Turkey and a graduate student fellowship studying ceramics in Burma.

Gallery hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays though Feb. 27

Admission: Free

802 Grand Ave.

Info: 947-8367 or visit

Glenwood Center for the Arts: Selfie Revolution

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Send the Center for the Arts favorite, family-appropriate selfies that will show on continuous rotation in the gallery. A photobooth will also be available for selfie-taking. Submit all photos to with name and return e-mail address.

Through Feb. 6

Admission: Free

601 E. Sixth St.

Info: 945-2414 and e-mail

Redstone Art Gallery: Trains and Art

REDSTONE — Enjoy a holiday train display and complimentary refreshments while shopping at the Redstone Art Gallery to find that special gift. Fine art featured in all media such as handmade jewelry; oil, pastel, acrylic and watercolor paintings; photography; bronze, wood and stone sculptures; fine woodworking; pottery; cards and books by local authors; fiber art; glass blown vessels; and more.

Gallery hours: Jan. 1 to May 1 weekends only

Admission: Free

178 Redstone Blvd.

Info: 963-3790 and

Wyly Annex: Bayard Hollins

BASALT — The Wyly Annex hosts an art show for internationally exhibited and collected artist Bayard Hollins. The exhibit runs through Saturday, Jan. 24.

Gallery hours: 12-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturday

Admission: Free

174 Midland Ave.

Info: 927-4123, e-mail and

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park: Winter on the Mountain

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Adventure Park hosts winter activities, including a new 4D movie, holiday light display, fire pits to roast s’mores, cave tours, lighted rides on the Alpine Coaster and Soaring Eagle Zip Ride, and a giant musical Christmas tree. Stay for dinner and try the new family-style menu at the Lookout Grille.

Admission: $13-$39; tram ride $13/adults, $8/kids and Funday Pass $39/adults, $34/kids

51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road

Info: 945-4228, e-mail and

Mousai Gallery: James Vilona Exhibit

CARBONDALE — Mousai Gallery, where Mother Nature and art come together, features James Vilona and Vilona Family Studios, showcasing the Illuminating Selenite Slab Lamp hand-forged by James Vilona. Child and pet friendly.

Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and by appointment any other time

Admission: Free

50 Weant Blvd.


CCAH: Classes at The Launchpad

CARBONDALE — Movement, music, and dance classes are in full swing at The Launchpad. Crystal River Ballet, The Yard Hip Hop, Carbondale Rhythm Collective, DanceLAB, Core Healing Arts, Aspen Dance Connection, and more offer classes for all ages seven days a week. Pick up a full schedule at the Launchpad or visit and click on Launchpad.

76 S. Fourth St.

Info: e-mail and

The Powers Art Center: Art Gallery

CARBONDALE — The Powers Art Center strives to teach the public about contemporary and pop art through exhibitions.

Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday

Admission: Free

13110 Colorado 82

Info: 963-4445, e-mail and

Harvest Pottery: Jail House Studio/Gallery

CARBONDALE — Harvest Pottery has opened its doors to the Jail House Studio/Gallery with new work on display. The historic jailhouse and cabin is free to visit and open to the public.

Admission: Free

500 Weant Blvd.

Info: 963-2550, email and

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

Admission: Free

124 W. Sixth St.

Info: e-mail and

Camp Chair Productions: Storytelling Mondays

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Well-known master raconteur Jack Green shares his storytelling techniques.

Arrive at 6:30 p.m. with the bell ringing at 7 p.m., Mondays

Admission: $7.17 (more or less) or a pair of eye glasses with the lens to be donated to the Lions Club

4018 Sky Ranch Dr.

Info: 618-0911

Grove’s Black Dog Saloon: Open Mic Nights

NEW CASTLE — Open Mic every Tuesday for music therapy at the Black Dog Saloon.

7:30 p.m. Tuesdays

Admission: Free

219 W. Main St.

Info: 984-0999, and

Carbondale Beer Works: Phat Pagan Open Mic Night

CARBONDALE — Patrick Fagan invites performers of all types for free expression, liberal libations and musical invention. No cover.

7:30 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday

Admission: Free

647 Main St.

Info: 704-1216 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

Admission: Free

2525 S. Grand Ave.

Info: 928-8813

Grove’s Black Dog Saloon: Geeks Who Drink

NEW CASTLE — Geeks Who Drink (not your average) Pub Trivia Thursdays at the Black Dog Saloon.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays

Admission: Free

219 W. Main St.

Info: 984-0999, and

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

Admission: Free

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.

6-9 p.m. Mondays

Fee: $10 model’s fee

Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St.

Info: 970-456-2865 or email to reserve space.

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

Admission: Free

110 E. Third St., Rifle, next to the Blush Salon

Info: and 625-3068

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