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What to do in Glenwood Springs 5/5/17

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This week

Festival Las Americas

Friday, 11 a.m. Experience the richness of culture and traditions of the American continents featuring a Mariachi band and other live Latin music, food, beer, margaritas and kid’s area. All proceeds go toward the Club Rotario Roaring Fork scholarship fund, which provides scholarship opportunities for local students attending Colorado Mountain College.

Sopris Park, Seventh and Main, Carbondale | Free | festivallasamericas.net

Bob Martin opening

Friday, 4-7 p.m. Bob Martin started painting for relaxation and therapeutic reasons 25 years ago. Enjoy wine and appetizers.

Midland Arts Company, 101 E. Third St., Rifle | Free | 625-3068 | midlandartscompany.com

Family Block Party

Friday, 4-8 p.m. Enjoy a KidZone with games and a bounce house, Carbondale Arts’ Rosybelle mobile maker space, arts and crafts, fire trucks, The Dave Notor Band, a silent auction, craft cocktails and local eats. Proceeds benefit Colorado Animal Rescue, valley recreation and the Carbondale Creative District.

Fourth Street Plaza, Fourth and Main streets, Carbondale | Free | 963-2733

Ricky Lively opening

Friday, 5 p.m. See the work of Ricky Lively, an acrylic artist and enjoy light snacks.

Bookcliffs Arts Center, 1100 E. 16th St., Rifle | Free | 625-1889 | bookcliffsartcenter.org

Fresh Perspectives and Within & Without

Friday, 6-8 p.m. Carbondale Arts will open two photography exhibits, “Fresh Perceptions: Middle Schools Students Discovering Ordinary Magic” and “Within & Without: A Unique Look at Carbondale by Sue Drinker and Dick Durrance.” Fresh Perceptions is curated by Nannette Weinhold, who teaches middle school students to use the practice of contemplative photography. Exhibitions run through May 26. The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth Street, Carbondale | Free | 963-1680 | carbondalearts.com

Scratch and Attach

Friday, 6-8 p.m. The Carbondale Clay Center presents an exhibition that highlights the impact of the Clay Center through the work of its students. Scratch and Attach features a variety of work by students past and present, young and old, many of whom got their start at the Clay Center. Exhibit remains on display through May.

Carbondale Clay Center, 135 Main St., Carbondale | Free | 963-2529 | carbondaleclay.org

Better Late than Never

Friday, 9 p.m.-midnight Enjoy classic rock, blues, R&B and folk music. Rivers Restaurant, 2525 S Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs | Free | 928-8813

| theriversrestaurant.com

Gypsy Chix Spring Junky Sale

Friday-6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The Gypsy Chix spent all winter scavenging for the most unusual vintage junk, rescuing abandoned furniture, perusing thrift stores, garage sales and trash piles to bring you the most unique finds.

Antler’s Lane, 135 County Rd. 225, Silt | Free | funkquejunksister@gmail.com


Friday-6, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Stage of Life Theatre Company presents Godspell, a musical composed by Stephen Schwartz (“Wicked,” “Pippin”). The story follows a series of parables, interspersed with a variety of modern music set primarily to lyrics from traditional hymns.

Third Street Center, 520 Third Street, Carbondale | $15, $10 ages 12 and younger | 274-0894 | soltheatrecompany.org

Guys & Dolls Jr.

Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Jennetta Howell Theatricals presents this show as part of its second year of School for Theater and Educational Program. Meet colorful characters who have become legends in the musical theatre canon: Sarah Brown, the up­right but uptight “mission doll”; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; Adelaide, a nightclub performer whose chronic flu is brought on by the fact she’s been engaged to the same man for 14 years; and Nathan Detroit, her devoted fiancé, desperate as always to find a spot for is infamous floating dice game.

Glenwood Springs Middle School, 120 Soccer Field Road, Glenwood Springs |

Cinco de Mayo with Sol Patrol

Friday, 8 p.m. Looking for something to do after all those tacos? Dance with Sol Patrol.

Eagles Club, 312 Seventh St., Glenwood Springs | Free | solpatrolmusic.com

Carbondale River Boat Ramp Project

Saturday, 8:30 a.m. Volunteers will improve the heavily used boat ramp on the Roaring Fork River in Carbondale. Plans include trimming vegetation, installing raft tie-ups and creating access trails for users alongside the Roaring Fork River, and there will be age-appropriate projects for the kiddos. Lunch provided.

Colorado 133, Carbondale | Free | 927-8241 | rfov.org


Saturday, 9 a.m. Make beautiful flower crowns, Mayfaire festivities of chickens choosing the king and queen, Maypole dancing, obstacle courses, beeswax crafts, sidewalk chalk and a marionette play. Activities and food priced separately.

Waldorf School on Roaring Fork, 16543 Highway 82, Carbondale | Free | waldorfschoolrf.com

Global 6K for Water

Saturday, 7:30 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. race Sonlight Foursquare Church will host a benefit for World Vision.

Start and Finish will be at

Pippino’s Pizza parking lot, 1605 Grand Ave. #G, Glenwood Springs | $50 | 945-9657

World Labyrinth Day

Saturday, 1 p.m. Walk the labyrinth for world peace. The Best Kept Secret Labyrinth will be open for walking all day, with a special guided meditation walk with Eliza at 1 p.m.

Best Kept Secret B&B, 915 Colorado Ave., Glenwood Springs | Free | bestkeptsecretbb.com

Glenwood Contra Dance

Saturday, 7–10 p.m. Contra is a lively, all-ages community dance with all dances taught and called. Learn contras, squares and waltzes in a casual atmosphere with music by Glenwoods’ Wooden Nickel String Band. No partner needed.

Glenwood Springs Masonic Lodge, 901 Colorado Ave. | $10, $8 students | 379-2822

Hospital Auxiliary Elegant Tea

Sunday, 2 p.m. The Valley View Hospital Auxiliary hosts an elegant tea to fund medical education scholarships and the Connie Delaney Medical Library at the hospital. Bid on silent auction items. Wear a fabulous hat and come in garden party attire. Elegant hats are available for sale in the Heart to Heart Gift Shop at Valley View Hospital.

Hotel Colorado, 529 Pine St., Glenwood Springs | $30 | 970-384-6670 | VVH.org

Chatham Countyline

Thursday, 6:30 p.m. dinner and drinks, 7:30 p.m. show For nearly two decades, the Raleigh, North Carolina-based outfit has consistently crafted top-notch, original modern acoustic music that draws upon American roots forefathers. The Leonard Curry Trio opening.

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue, 915 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs | $20 | 945-9699

| gvrshow.com


Boys of Summer

May 12, 9 p.m. TBOS play the true musical heart and soul of the Eagle’s music – recreating the sounds, harmonies, and most important, the feel.

Ute Theater, 132 E. Fourth St., Rifle | $22 | 665-6569 | utetheater.com

Summit Canyon Grand Opening

May 13, 10 a.m. More than $15,000 of products will be given away. Beer garden with live music from 5 to 8. Games with prizes for adults and kids. Beer sales and drawing donations will benefit the Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers.

Summit Canyon Mountaineering, 205 6th St., Glenwood Springs | Free | 945-6994

| summitcanyon.com

Melissa Toogood Workshop and Studio Performance

May 13, 3-4:30 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. Bessie award winner and New York dancer Melissa Toogood, joins Dance Initiative’s growing list of accomplished young dance artists. She’ll offer an all-levels workshop at 3 p.m. and a performance at 5 p.m.

The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St., Carbondale | $15 class | 963-8681 | danceinitiative.org

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse

May 13-14, 1 and 4 p.m. Enjoy the delightful “tail” of Lilly, a confident young mouse with a big personality, a purple purse and a new brother. Recommended for children ages 5-10 and families.

Thunder River Theatre Company, 67 Promenade, Carbondale | $25, $15 ages 5-14 | 963-8200 | thunderrivertheatre.com

Mother’s Day Concerts

May 13, 7 p.m., May 14, 4 p.m. Symphony in the Valley hosts its two annual Mother’s Day concerts in Rifle and Glenwood Springs. This year’s concerts, titled, “Love the B’s,” features Brahms, Beethoven, Bach and introduces Barnes. The first concert takes place at the Ute Theater in Rifle. Glenwood Springs High School’s Jeannie Miller Auditorium hosts the latter.

Ute Theater, 132 E. Fourth St., Rifle, and Glenwood Springs High School, 1521 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs | 984-8833 | sitv.org


May 20, 7:30 p.m. Fun-loving, high energy reggae/funk band Solpride is led by Carlton Pride, son of iconic country singer Charley Pride.

Grove’s Black Dog Saloon, 219 W. Main St., New Castle | Free | 984-0999

| thedognewcastle.com

Roaring Fork Fork High School Art Exhibit

May 22-24, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Explore hundreds of exceptional student artworks at the Roaring Fork High School annual art exhibition.

Roaring Fork High School, 2270 Highway 133, Carbondale | Free | 384-5757 | rfhs.rfsd.k12.co.us

Creative Process Workshop

May 23 and 25, 6:15-7:45 p.m. Dance Initiative Artists in Residence Marielis Garcia of New York City and David Norsworthy of Toronto need the community to participate in a co-creation process during one of two workshop sessions. These workshops, open to ages 16 and older, will include simple movement exercises, personal reflection and group discussion. Norsworthy and Garcia hope that through these workshops, they will be able to gather thoughts they’ll translate into choreographic scores and structures. The resulting choreography will be a snapshot of the community. This choreographic work is part of a series of small community snapshots from all over the country. Participants do not need dance or movement experience.

The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St., Carbondale | $5 | 963-8681 | danceinitiative.org

Works In Progress

May 27, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Dance Initiative Artists in Residence Marielis Garcia of New York City and David Norsworthy of Toronto will gather passing thoughts, anecdotes, jokes, profound questions, silly curiosities, fascinations, political concerns from the community during their week in Carbondale. They’ll transform these “thought artifacts” into choreographic scores and structures that will serve as the source material their new choreographic work.

The Launchpad, 76 S. Fourth St., Carbondale | $15 | 963-8681 | danceinitiative.org


Glenwood Vaudeville Revue Spring Season

Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. The award-winning show returns with two hours of family-friendly dinner theater show professional talent performing comedy skits, local jokes, high-energy dance numbers, novelty songs, and original comedic presentations. Through May 27; food, drinks and entertainment (separate purchase) with show immediately following.

Springs Theater, 915 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs | $24, $22 seniors and $16 ages 2-12 | 945-9699 | gvrshow.com

Live Piano Music with Dinner

Daily, 7 p.m. Riviera Supper Club and Piano Bar melds a fine dining experience with timeless and delightful piano stylings and interpretations. Live music played for all ages during the relaxed dinner hour, offering requests all evening.

Riviera Supper Club, 702 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs | Free | 945-7692 | rivieraglenwood.com

Free Wine and Spirits Tastings

Fridays and Saturdays, 5-7 p.m. Enjoy tastings every weekend with different varieties of hand-selected wines, craft beers and Colorado spirits.

Cooper Wine and Spirits, 732 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs | Free | facebook.com/CooperWineandSpirits

Crab Dinner and Live Music

Fridays, 5 p.m. Enjoy Friday night crab dinner with 1 and 1/2 pounds of Opilio crab, two sides, and soup or salad bar, followed by live music by the Goodman Band from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Farm Fresh Cafe and Steakhouse, 1733 Railroad Ave., Rifle | Free; $22.99/dinner | clubfresh.me

Live Music and Dance

Saturdays, 5:30 p.m.-midnight Take free country dance lessons from 5:30-7 p.m., then practice your new moves to live music by Spaghetti Western from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., with a prime rib dinner in between.

Farm Fresh Cafe and Steakhouse, 1733 Railroad Ave., Rifle | Free; $19.99/dinner | clubfresh.me

Open Mic Night

Tuesdays, 7-10 p.m. A community open mic hosted by Jeff Rice.

Black Dog Saloon, 219 W. Main St., New Castle | Free | 984-0999 | thedognewcastle.com

Figure Drawing Sessions

Mondays, 6-9 p.m. Drop-in, non-taught model figure drawing session facilitated by Philip Hone Williams with a live figure model.

CCAH classroom, Third Street Center, Carbondale | 456-2865 | honewilliams@gmail.com

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