Wyly Annex: “Signify: Sculptures” Opening

BASALT — The “Signify” exhibit 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, e-mail and

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. Bring friends and kick off the weekend in style.

5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30

Admission: Free tram ride with PI coupon

51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road

Info: 945-4228, e-mail and

Cooper Wine and Spirits: Beer, wine and spirits tastings

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

5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30 and Saturday, Jan. 31

Admission: Free

732 Cooper Ave.


Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Smokin’ Joe and Zoe

BASALT — R&B, jams and classic rock music live at Heather’s Friday night.

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

Admission: Free

166 Midland Ave.

Info: 927-0151 and

Glenwood Springs Lions Club: Winterlight Festival

GLENWOOD SPRINGS —Winterlight Festival benefits the GWS Lions Club vision programs and services. The event starts with a cornhole tournament starting at 3 p.m. ($10/person) and a locals chili cook-off at the Glenwood First United Methodist Church ($5/bowl, $1/vote). An all-age community dance takes place at the Glenwood Springs Library confluence.

3-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31

Admission: Free (Donations accepted)

Glenwood Springs Public Library and the Methodist Church, between Eighth and Ninth streets, 815 Cooper Ave.

Info: 945-5958

Carbondale Council on the Arts and Humanities (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: $10/adults and $5/youth at and at the door

Roaring Fork High School Auditorium, 2270 Highway 133

Info: 963-1680 and

Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Ananda Banc and Josh Phillips

BASALT — R&B, jazz, rock, dance and more for Saturday night entertainment for tapas, dinner and drinks at Heather’s.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31

Admission: Free

166 Midland Ave.

Info: 927-0151 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

Steve’s Guitars: Justin Thompson and Ky Burt with Friends

CARBONDALE — An evening with four outstanding musicians and songwriters in celebration of Justin Thompson’s Kickstarter campaign. The concert will consist of two sets by Justin, Ky and their band. Thompson and Burt’s sets will both be accompanied by one another, and a backing band that is comprised of Melanie Williams and Gabrielle Louise.

8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31

Admission: $10

19 North Fourth St.

Info: 963-3304,, and

Glenwood Springs Adventure Park: Football with Altitude

GLENWOOD SPRINGS —Watch the biggest game of the year for the highest Super Bowl party in Glenwood as the New England Patriots take on the Seattle Seahawks. Enjoy drink and appetizer specials and winter lights and rides.

4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1

Admission: Free tram ride with PI coupon (good for up to four people, must present ad)

51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road

Info: 945-4228, e-mail 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

214 Eighth St. # 17

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

Thunder River Theatre Company (TRTC): Lon Winston Theatre Arts Scholarship

CARBONDALE — Lon Winston and TRTC have established a personal scholarship for $1,000, awarded annually to a Roaring Fork Valley high school student (Aspen to Parachute) planning to study theatre arts in college. The first scholarship will be awarded May 2015. The student must be recommended by their drama teacher or director and prepare an audition or present a portfolio for set, costume or light design. Candidates submit three letters of recommendation from teachers focusing on the applicants academic and personal attributes, and should be accepted to a university, college, or conservatory.

Scholarship deadline: Tuesday, March 31

67 Promenade

Info: 963-8200 and e-mail

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 on being a candidate for a 5Point Film Fund grant 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

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

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue: Spring Season

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — This two-hour, family-friendly dinner theater show returns with professional talent performing comedy skits, seasonal jokes, high-energy dance numbers, novelty songs and original comedic presentations.

Fridays and Saturdays only, starting Friday, Feb. 6

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with show following food, drinks and entertainment Friday-Saturday

Admission (show only): $24/adults, $22/seniors, and $16/kids 12 and younger; food and beverages optional, a la carte; 10% off groups of 10 or more

Springs Theatre, 915 Grand Ave.

Reservations and group info: 945-9699, e-mail 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

Symphony in the Valley: Symphony Swing Concerts

RIFLE AND GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Symphony in the Valley presents Valentine’s Day delights with two nights of dinner and dancing to a full live orchestra at Grand River Hospital in Rifle and the Hotel Colorado in downtown Glenwood.

7-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 (Rifle) and 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14 (Glenwood)

Admission: $40/single, $250/table of six (Rifle) and $85/single and $1,000/table of 10 (Glenwood)

501 Airport Road, Rifle, and 526 Pine St., Glenwood Springs

Info and tickets:

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

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue: Stand-up Comedy Night

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Denver comedian Andrew Orvedahl mixes real-life stories with creative, and often improvised, observations within those stories. He is a regular at Denver’s Comedy Works and has performed at the Aspen, Las Vegas, Seattle, Great American, Bridgetown, and Montreal Just for Laughs comedy festivals. Andrew recently made his late night and network TV debut, performing on both “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” and “Last Call with Carson Daly.”

Doors open 7 p.m. for dinner and drinks, show at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26

Admission: $25

915 Grand Ave.

Info: 945-9699 and


CCAH: 35th Annual Valley Visual Art Show

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.

Admission: Free

CCAH’s R2 Gallery, 76 S. Fourth St.

Info: 963-1680 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

Glenwood Springs 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

CCAH: Figure Drawing Sessions

CARBONDALE — Drop-in, non-taught model figure drawing session facilitated by Philip Hone Williams with a live figure model.

6-9 p.m. Mondays

CCAH classroom, Third Street Center

Info: 456-2865 or e-mail to reserve space.

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

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. Mondays

Admission: Free

647 Main St.

Info: 704-1216 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 Sunday for music therapy at the Black Dog Saloon.

7:30 p.m. Tuesdays

Admission: Free

219 W. Main St.

Info: 984-0999, 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

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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