Things to do in and around Glenwood Springs this weekend
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Know Your Artist, Know Your Art!
Friday, 5:30-7 p.m. Missed the opening? No worries — here’s another chance to talk with two local artists about their work. Lara Whitley and Lindsay Jones will speak about their solo exhibitions, “Homecoming” and “Pattern Recognition.” Both exhibits play with ideas of land, refuse and human interaction.
The Launchpad, 76 N. Fourth St., Carbondale | Free | 963-1680 | carbondalearts.com
Celtic Fest & Oktoberfest
Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Observe Celtic tradition and Oktoberfest in one of the valley’s most celebratory towns. Friday night is all about Celtic tradition, including live music with Potcheen and the men’s best legs in a kilt contest. Saturday’s Oktoberfest includes more music, kids’ pumpkin activities, the fifth-annual cornhole competition and more. Both days will be filled with German beverages and Austrian cuisine.
Fourth Street Plaza, 362 Main St., Carbondale | 510-1278 | carbondale.com
Saturday, 7 p.m. Author Larry Rynearson will share tales from his second book, “Legends of Glenwood Canyon: a History of Colorado’s Premier River Canyon.” Rynearson is also the author of “Colorado’s Historic Mountain Passes,” and is sure to offer insight into the area’s history. Copies of his latest will be available for purchase.
New Castle Library, 402 W. Main St. | Free | 945-5958 | gcpld.org
Thursday, 5-9 p.m. What’s been happening at Studio for Arts and Works? Stop by the studio for art demonstrations, music and a film screening.
Studio for Arts and Works, 525 Buggy Circle, Carbondale | Free | sawcarbondale.com
CU Carbondale Lecture Series
Thursday, 6-8 p.m. How can we work together to encourage inclusive, empowering learning opportunities for young people? Carbondale Arts, the Carbondale library and University of Colorado Boulder have teamed up for a lecture series that exposes locals to ideas the university’s professors research. Assistant Professor Ricarose Roque will discuss how to achieve help young people express themselves with technology and media.
Carbondale Library, 320 Sopris Ave. | Free | carbondalearts.com
Mountain Harvest Festival
Through Sunday Can’t get enough of festivals? Point your car to Paonia, then, for the town’s annual event. It includes a chili cook off, grape stomp, bike farm, winery tours and festival favorites like a kids area and live music.
Town Park and nearby, Paonia | Saturday concerts $25 advance, $30 day of | mountainharvestfestival.org