Weekend Planner December 6–9
Friday Afternoon Club: Frank Martin
5 p.m. Friday — Frank Martin is an Americana singer-songwriter awarded for his songwriting and performances at the Telluride Troubadour Contest and Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase in Lyons.
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Glenwood Springs | Free with the Friday coupon from the Post Independent for up to four people after 4 p.m.
Light Up Carbondale
5 p.m. Friday — Carbondale Parks and Rec Department and Carbondale Arts invite everyone to light up Carbondale and welcome Santa. The lights on the trees lining Main Street will come on when Santa reaches the 4th Street Plaza. There will be carolers, free hot chocolate and cookies.
Fourth Street Plaza, 400 Main, Carbondale | Free
Annual Cup Auction & Labor of Love
5:30 p.m. Friday — Fundraisers with bidding from 5:30–8:30 p.m.
Coventure, 201 Main St., Carbondale | Free
Legacy Dance Company Holiday Dance Spectacular
6 p.m. Friday — Featuring dancers ages 2 and up presenting holiday-themed dance pieces.
St. Stephens Catholic Church, 1885 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs | $5
Celtic Christmas Concerts with Jerry Barlow
6 p.m. Friday (Rifle); 2 p.m. Saturday (Parachute) — Traditional Christmas music will be interspersed with Barlow’s current repertoire of pieces. He will fill in the history, legend, and humor behind the music.
Rifle Library, 207 East Ave.; Parachute Library, 244 Grand Valley Way | http://www.gcpld.org | Free
First Friday Artists Reception
6 p.m. Friday — Five local artists will display their work for the month of December. Light refreshments will be served.
BookCliffs Arts Center, 1100 E. 16th St., Rifle | Free
CMC’s Sopris Theatre Company: ‘The Veil’
7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday — A defrocked priest, a haunted house, a séance gone awry and a 17-year-old girl forced into marriage to save her mother’s estate — these are all part of Conor McPherson’s “The Veil.”
Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley New Space Theatre, 3000 County Road 114, Glenwood Springs | $18/adults; $13/seniors, students, CMC employees and graduates
Symphony in the Valley Presents: The Nutcracker Strikes Back
7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday — Twirl into the holiday season with sugar plum fairies, toy soldiers, flutes, waltzing flowers, and the occasional storm trooper. Symphony in the Valley pairs with talented local dancers as they Strike Back. Also a free show at the Ute Theater at 8 p.m. Saturday.
New Hope Church, 880 Castle Valley Blvd., New Castle | $10-$52
TRTC presents The Doyle and Debbie Show
7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday — Lowbrow inspiration becomes hilarious high entertainment in this three-actor country music satire. Like Spinal Tap with a twang. Through Dec. 21.
Thunder River Theatre Company, 67 Promenade, Carbondale | 970-963-8200 | adult (40+) $30; 20/30-something (ages 20-39) $20; full-time student (with ID) $15
Music at the Library: Joyous Holiday Sounds in Song
5:30 p.m. Sunday — Student musicians from the Roaring Fork Youth Orchestra will perform traditional songs for the holiday season. This family-friendly concert encourages singing along and welcomes children of all ages.
Basalt Library, 14 Midland Ave. | Free
Candlelit Concert w/ Leah Song of Rising Appalachia
6:30 p.m. Sunday — An intimate evening of acoustic music, poetry and supporting community with Rising Appalachia’s Leah Song. Sit back and experience this intimate gathering in the sacred Kiva.
True Nature Healing Arts, 100 Third St., Carbondale |$48
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