Sunday TV fun, painting in red and honky-tonk love |

Sunday TV fun, painting in red and honky-tonk love

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!

Those words never sounded so good coming from my mouth in a deep announcer’s voice.

Sunday may be one of the most entertaining days of the month this weekend. The Denver Broncos take on the San Diego Chargers as they continue their playoff drive toward a spot in the Super Bowl. Two of my favorite comics, best friends Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, host the Golden Globes awards show Sunday night. And “Downton Abbey” continues its season as one of the most-watched in America in its uber-popular history with episode two.

My mind has officially been blown.

The Broncos game comes on first, which I’ll be watching as I wear the new Manning jersey I scored for Christmas. Since I’m an Indy native and have always been a Colts fan, I’m a huge fan of No. 18. I am rooting for Manning and the Broncos to win. I will also be rooting for the Colts to beat the Patriots on Saturday, which will ultimately put me in a sticky situation if the Broncos and Colts do in fact play each other next weekend.

That should be interesting for me.

After a successful run at it last year, Fey and Poehler are again taking on the Golden Globes hosting duties, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. They are great at the jokes and the fashion, two of my favorite things. There’s even a drinking game people at home can play along with as they watch the show.

Be ready to spot Tom Hanks and evening gowns with sleeves.

The same goes for watching “Downton Abbey.” There are interactive ways to enjoy libations and the Abbey culture. Just do a quick Internet search for the rules for both shows and join in the fun.

And be prepared to chuckle.

Or maybe step away from the TV and try these entertaining events happening in the valley:


The Speckled Feather Mercantile’s Paint Party is back, and this month’s exercise in art features one of my favorite items in my own closet: the red dress. I have several and hope to be wearing one on Valentine’s Day. On this lovely evening starting at 6 p.m. tonight, artists of all levels can get together, socialize and paint a little red dress. Call ahead and prepay the $25, which includes paint, supplies, step-by-step instruction, light snacks, drinks and a 11×14 take-home canvas. Guests can also bring their own snacks and drinks. I’ve seen some fun photos on Facebook, and it looks like a ball. Call 573-6378 or email


Hey, Seth Graby, you say it’s your birthday? Yes? Well, that calls for a celebration of festive proportions at your bar, the Silver Club Saloon in New Castle. Join Seth and friends as Green River Blues out of Salt Lake City return to the Western Slope. The band, which recorded some new tracks in studio before the holidays in December, will play original muddy, bluesy rock ’n’ roll. Check out the birthday fun at 9 p.m. with no cover. Yes, you’re going to a party party.


If the Facebook event page for Sunday’s show at the Black Nugget is any indication of how excited folks are that honky-tonker Jayke Orvis and the Broken Band are coming to town, this may be the show of the new year. If artists and bands such as Joe Buck, Black Eyed Vermillion, Highlonesome, Bill Monroe, The Stanley Brothers, Devil Makes Three, and The Earl Brothers are favorites of music fans out there, this band is for you. And best yet, there’s no cover for such a rocking show that will start at 8 p.m. Sunday at 403 Main St. in Carbondale. Learn more about the band at

April E. Clark is blown away by the amount of great live music playing in the valley this weekend. She can be reached at

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