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A recovery week after New Year’s, Indiana

For some reason, I cannot travel back and forth from Indiana to Colorado without catching something.All those with a dirty mind: I’m talking about a cold or the flu.Get your minds out of the gutter, already.I haven’t quite been in the mood to step out on the town since my Jeep rolled back into Glenwood Springs, mostly because of this pesky head cold and my failing brake pads. I’ll be footing a hefty service bill this week, instead of a pricey dinner tab. Story of my life.While the Glenwood locals were ringing in 2006, I spent a wonderful New Year’s Eve in Denver watching the 16th Street Mall fireworks and celebrating with pomegranates floating in my champagne. I also squeezed in my annual Irish family tradition of corned beef and cabbage at the Squealing Pig in Cherry Creek, which I highly recommend for those making a trek to Denver in the near future.This weekend, I hope to ski at Sunlight and maybe listen to some live music – and avoid catching anything but some much-needed z’s.TodayThe plot behind Thunder River Theatre Company’s “Lysistrata,” Aristophanes’ provocative comedy now showing at TRTC’s new digs in Carbondale, is women withholding sex to stop war.This is no Athens or Sparta, but the thought of the idea working in the present-day world is still fun to entertain. I suggest checking out the play – one day we could run the world. “Lysistrata” takes place today, Saturday, Sunday, Friday, Jan. 13 and Saturday, Jan. 14. Curtain call for all TRTC productions is 7:30 p.m., except the special Sunday twilight show at 6 p.m. Call 309-5398 or visit http://www.thunderrivertheatre.com for tickets.SaturdayI hadn’t heard of this band until I received a call from Ted Matzen – aka Mr. Ted – this week. BiIly Harmon, Billy Conn, Rick Orrison, Randy Leach and Mr. Ted comprise the Wild Bills, a band that plays FM radio R&B music. The location of this gig, and those Bills in this band caused me to get a little confused during the phone call. I kept referring to the band as the Buffalo Bills, so many times that Ted was following suit. They’re the Wild Bills and they’ll be rockin’ out from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday at Buffalo Valley in Glenwood Springs. Call 945-5297 for information.n n nAlso going on this week:n Ongoing: “Luminari,” annual member art exhibit, Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 East Sixth St., today through Feb. 27. Artists’ reception, 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21. Information: 945-2414n Wednesday: Bliss On Tap, four-piece original funk fusion band, 8-10 p.m., Glenwood Music’s Wednesday Night Live. No cover. Information: 928-8628


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