Sunlight Mountain Resort: Ski Spree
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Sunlight’s annual wintertime weekend event starts with an after-hours rail jam and deck party on Friday and discounted lift tickets on the mountain, a chili cook-off, fireworks and live music by the Missing Link Band at the Hotel Colorado on Saturday. Sunday features discount lift tickets and the Need-4-Speed Race on the mountain.
Friday, Feb. 6 through Sunday, Feb. 8
Admission: Free to the bar and lodge
10901 County Road 117 and 526 Pine St.
Participate in The Longevity Project
The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.
Info: 945-7491 and http://www.sunlightmtn.com
Roaring Fork Beer Company: First Friday with Josh and Ananda
CARBONDALE — First Friday fun with live rock by acoustic duo Josh Phillips and Ananda Banc.
5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6
1941 Dolores Way
Info: 963-5870 and http://www.roaringforkbeerco.com
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 by Suzzanne Paris 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, Feb. 6
Admission: Free tram ride with PI coupon
51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road
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, Feb. 6 and Saturday, Feb. 7
732 Cooper Ave.
REDSTONE — Redstone’s WinterFest kicks off at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6, and lasts through Sunday, Feb. 8, with a 1:30 p.m. castle tour. Enjoy bike and snowshoe clinics and races, beer tasting, children’s crafts, a dog parade, live music and more.
5-6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 8
Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (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
The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St.
Info: 963-1680 and http://www.carbondalearts.com
Carbondale Clay Center: “A Thing Like Home” Opening Reception
CARBONDALE — New sculptural work by Carbondale Clay Center artist-in-residence Molly Berger, on display through Feb. 27.
Artist’s reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6
135 Main St.
Info: 963-2529 and http://www.carbondaleclay.org
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.
Heather’s Savory Pies and Tapas Bar: Vid Weatherwax and Roberta Lewis
BASALT — R&B, jazz and soulful funk live at Heather’s Friday night.
7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6
166 Midland Ave.
Info: 927-0151 and http://www.heatherssavorypies.com
True Nature Healing Arts: First Friday Gong and Singing Bowl Meditation
CARBONDALE — Join Starbear Avalos and Pam Davis for the gift of sound meditation during Carbondale’s First Friday festivities. Arrive early and refrain from wearing perfume/fragrance.
7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6
100 N. Third St.
Carbondale Beer Works: Hell Roaring String Band
CARBONDALE — Enjoy live, local bluegrass with the the valley’s hometown pickers the Hell Roaring String Band.
8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6
647 Main St.
Rivers Restaurant: Live Music Fridays
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Live, local music on Friday night returns to the Rivers bar with elegant guitar-based music by Valle Musico. Enjoy jazz, classical, Latin and world beat music elements.
9 p.m. to midnight Friday, Feb. 6
2525 S. Grand Ave
Black Nugget: Doctor Roberts
CARBONDALE — Enjoy the live sound of the Beatles’ hits with Crested Butte-based tribute band Doctor Robert, returning to the Nugget for Carbondale’s First Friday celebration.
9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6
403 Main St.
TylerWARE Studio and Retail Gallery: Grand Opening and Studio Sale
CARBONDALE — The public is invited to TylerWare’s opening of its new Carbondale location, housing artisan handcrafted artwork and a line of new ceramic mugs available for purchase.
11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7
117 Village Lane
Jazz Aspen (JAS): Honor Jazz Concert
CARBONDALE — Free performance featuring top jazz musicians from 16 middle and high schools in District 8.
5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7
2270 Highway 133
Glenwood Springs Elementary School: Glenwood Springs Contra Dance
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Glenwood Springs Contra Dance returns with a lively social dance where all dances are called and taught. No partner necessary and beginners welcome. Live music by the Wooden Nickel string band and calling by John Unger. Come for the music and stay for the dance.
Casual instruction at 7 p.m., dance starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7
915 School St.
New Ute Events Center: John McEuen
RIFLE — American folk musician and entertainer John McEuen, a founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, plays the newly restored Ute Theater.
8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7
Admission: $20/general admission. Tickets can be puchased at ticketswest.com and any City Market
132 E. Fourth St.
Mountain View Church: Suchon Wind Quintet
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Coming to Glenwood Springs from the Slovak city of Zilina, the Suchon Wind Quintet will perform at Mountain View Church. Admission to this classical program is by membership ticket in Glenwood’s Community Concert Association.
Admission: $40/adults, $22/seniors, $16/children 12 and younger (Community Concert Association membership)
2195 County Road 154
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
CCAH: Life Coaching Through Collage: with Pam Porter
CARBONDALE AND ASPEN — Join art educator and professional life coach Pam Porter on Wednesday or Friday mornings for uplifting creativity coaching exercises and visionary collage work that will help you gain clarity and manifest your dreams. Tea, snacks and materials provided. Space is limited.
Winter session: February 11 to March 20
CCAH’s classroom, Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St.
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: http://www.sitv.org
Carbondale Public Arts Commission: 2015 Art aRound Town Submissions
CARBONDALE — The Carbondale Public Arts Commission seeks 13 new sculptures for the
exhibition. Selected sculptures will be on display on the streets of Carbondale for one year.
Exhibiting artists will be paid a $500 honorarium to defray travel costs, be offered home hospitality, conduct an art walk for the public, be the guests of honor at a cocktail event, and enjoy and an artist-only gathering where techniques and experiences can be shared. There will also be a $1,000 award for “Best in Show.”
Applications due by: Sunday, Feb. 15
511 Colorado Ave.
Info and to apply: http://www.callforentry.org
Silt Historical Park: Old West Firearms Historical Presentation
SILT — A discussion/examination of a few historical firearms presented by local author and historian R.W. Boyle, assisted by Mike Miller. Using his Old West Daily Reader for background information on ammunition development and changes in firearms technology in the American West, he will also discuss some of the notable instances in Western History where firearms changed America.
1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21
Admission: Free, donations appreciated
707 Orchard Ave.
Info: 618-4182 and http://www.silthistoricalpark.com
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 http://www.lunafest.org
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
915 Grand Ave.
Info: 945-9699 and http://www.gvrshow.com
CCAH: Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza
CARBONDALE — A dynamic and entertaining production featuring local and national designers and artists coming together to create an alluring and thought-provoking event featuring fashion that sparks the imagination and is created from recycled and/or sustainable materials. This show has content not suitable for youngsters but wildly creative and imaginative for adults, and includes a pre-show dessert reception, beer and wine bar, and martini bar.
Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14
Admission: $30/CCAH members, $35/non-members, and $100 VIP Seating
Carbondale Recreation Center, 567 Colorado Ave.
Info and tickets: http://www.carbondalearts.com
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
Info: 963-8200 and e-mail email@example.com
Wyly Annex: “Signify: Sculptures”
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.
Gallery hours: 12-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
174 Midland Ave.
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.
CCAH’s R2 Gallery, 76 S. Fourth St.
Info: 963-1680 and http://www.carbondalearts.com
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
99 Midland Spur
Info: 927-4123 and wylyarts.org
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
802 Grand Ave.
Info: 947-8367 or visit http://www.cmcartshare.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with name and return e-mail address.
Through Feb. 6
601 E. Sixth St.
Info: 945-2414 and e-mail email@example.com
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
178 Redstone Blvd.
Info: 963-3790 and http://www.redstoneart.com
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
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
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.
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
13110 Colorado 82
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.
500 Weant Blvd.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
124 W. Sixth St.
Grove’s Black Dog Saloon: Open Mic Nights
NEW CASTLE — Open Mic every Tuesday for music therapy at the Black Dog Saloon.
7:30 p.m. Tuesdays
219 W. Main St.
Info: 984-0999, http://www.thedognewcastle.com and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Groves-Black-Dog-Saloon
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.
8 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday
647 Main St.
Info: 704-1216 and http://www.carbondalebeerworks.com
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
2525 S. Grand Ave.
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
219 W. Main St.
Info: 984-0999, http://www.geekswhodrink.com and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Groves-Black-Dog-Saloon
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
399 Main St., Carbondale
Info: http://www.mainstreetgall.com, 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
110 E. Third St., Rifle, next to the Blush Salon
Info: http://www.midlandartscompany.com and 625-3068
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