Roaring Fork area weekend planner, April 5 |

Roaring Fork area weekend planner, April 5

the FIRM: First Friday Opening Reception

6 p.m., Friday — The Carbondale Clay Center presents an opening reception for The FIRM, showcasing recent works by Shane Christensen, Stephen Heywood, Michael Schmidt and Brian Jensen. The exhibition will be on view at the Carbondale Clay Center gallery April 5–28. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, email

Carbondale Clay Center, 135 Main St., Carbondale | Free

Live Music From Rodrigo

7 p.m., Friday and Saturday — Live music in the Polo Lounge at the historic Hotel Colorado. Rodrigo plays classic rock covers from the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, blues, country, R&B, jazz, gypsy and Latin American, all in an acoustic concept.

Hotel Colorado, 526 Pine St., Glenwood Springs | Free

Free Live Music: Dwight Ferren

7 p.m., Friday — Dwight Ferren plays classic renditions of songs from the 1950s to the ’80s, at Kanpai in south Glenwood Springs.

Kanpai Sushi & Bar, 3950 Midland Ave., Glenwood Springs | Free

Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’

7 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday — Liberty Classical Academy presents two performances of Shakespeare’s comedy at the Ute Theater in Rifle.

Ute Theater, 132 W. Fourth St., Rifle | $14

Comedian Ben Roy

8 p.m., Friday — Colorado resident comedian Ben Roy brings his unique voice to The Temporary stage Friday night. “Often compared to Louis Black or Bill Hicks due to his passionate, ranting approach, Ben has a style that is definitively his own,” according to a press release.

The Temporary, 360 Market St., Basalt | $24-$32

Saturday Night Fever: ’70s Disco Night

7 p.m., Saturday — ’70s themed night with live music by Boogie Machine. Ticket sales will benefit the programs of the Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork.

The Temporary, 360 Market St., Basalt | $28

Roaring Fork Contra Dance

7:30 p.m., Saturday — Community dances that all ages can enjoy. No experience necessary, no partner needed. Contras, squares, round dances, waltzes and polkas are taught by a dance caller. Live, old time music with Wooden Nickel String Band.

Carbondale Community School, 1505 Satank Road, Carbondale | $5-$10

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