Entertainment editors more than anyone else, I’m convinced, live with a fear of missing out.
Even in an area with a relatively small population like the Roaring Fork Valley, there’s no way I could possibly attend all the events I’m interested in. But this week, my FoMO has been particularly strong.
That’s because I’m back in good old Illinois this week for a visit home. I’m writing this column from the bedroom I grew up in — hot pink walls and rock and roll posters and all.
I’m so excited to be home, and it’s given me the chance to spend a few days in the magnificent city of Chicago, but it’s also meant missing all kinds of fun in the Roaring Fork Valley. I didn’t get to attend the opening of the final reduction of “Square Footage” at the Launchpad, nor did I get to see the CoMotion dance performance that accompanied it. I missed the grand opening of Cooper Corner Gallery in Glenwood. I missed the opening reception for Joseph Gamble’s photography exhibit at the ArtShare Gallery in Glenwood.
And that includes only the first weekend I was absent from the valley. This weekend is packed full of fun, too, that I’ll be missing out on.
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I’ve had a great week home, but I hope all of you back in the valley understand how much great stuff is going on right there.
Don’t miss out.
Head up to Basalt for a couple of great art openings from the Wyly. From 5-7 p.m., the Wyly Art Center will host an opening for John Bozza. The show, called “Alleyworks,” will feature sculptures primarily comprising found object raw materials such as fence posts, logs and natural rock. And from 5-7 p.m. at the Wyly Annex, stop by for “Between the Lines,” an exhibition of work by Sara Ransford and Bunny Burson. Ransford’s work will feature recent soda fired paper clay sculptures, an installation and a series of pen and ink drawings. Burson’s work will include prints, an installation and laser-cut work. Two hours is plenty of time to hit up both spots.
A limited number of tickets still remain for chef Susie Jimenez’s Taste of the Valley, an event from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. featuring a variety of local chefs from up and down the valley. Ticket buyers are able to taste food and beverages all day long and watch demonstrations from their favorite local chefs. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at bit.ly/1MemRiT.
If you’ve been thinking your pooch could probably use a bath, Sunday is the perfect opportunity to give him or her one. High Tails Dog & Cat Outfitters in Glenwood is hosting a dog washing fundraiser for the students of Yampah Mountain High School, who could use some extra financial help to go on school trips. For just $15, your dog can smell a lot better, and you can help some students out at the same time. Stop by starting at noon.
Jessica Cabe thinks she’s probably pretty blessed if she misses something no matter where she goes. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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