Here’s your weekend (and beyond) A&E roundup

A giant bonfire is the highlight of Friday's Grand Illumination in Redstone. The event starts at 5 p.m. with a visit from Santa at Propaganda Pie, then on up Redstone Boulevard for the bonfire and holiday festivities.
File photo by Trina Ortega

Redstone Grand Illumination

Looking for a small-town holiday kickoff celebration? Check out the Redstone Grand Illumination, taking place Friday evening in the small hamlet of Redstone (Colorado Highway 133 south from Carbondale) for a laid-back ushering in of the holiday season.

Santa begins the night’s festivities at Propaganda Pie at 5 p.m., then follow the jolly ol’ elf down Redstone Boulevard as he lights the tree by the park and continues to the Redstone Inn’s lower parking lot to warm up by the bonfire. Carolers will entertain with holiday favorites and a hot chocolate bar will be set up around the lower parking lot of the Redstone Inn.

The Redstone Inn features Santa’s workshop, where Santa will be poolside to visit with children and hear their Christmas wishes and hand out holiday goodie bags.

If you go…

What: Redstone Grand Illumination

When: 5 p.m. Friday

Where: Redstone Boulevard and Redstone Inn

Vaudeville Holiday Show in Glenwood Springs

Dinner theater show with a variety of comedy, high energy dance numbers and unique novelty songs for the holidays.

If you go…

What: The Vaudeville Holiday Show

When: Doors at 6 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday, Friday through Jan. 7

Where: Glenwood Vaudeville Revue

How much: $28 for adults, $25 for seniors, $16 for kids (2-12 years old)

Sopris Theatre’s ‘The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong’

Placed in the 1920’s, this Sopris Theatre production is a play within a play, featuring a comedic and chaotic opening night of the Cornley University Drama Society’s newest production, “The Murder at Haversham Manor,” where things quickly go from bad to disastrous. 

If you go…

What: The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, and continuing the next three weekends with Sunday matinees starting Nov. 18

Where: New Space Theatre at CMC Spring Valley at Glenwood Springs, 3000 County Road 114

How much: $20 and $10 for seniors, students and CMC faculty and staff. Tickets at and click on “Current Productions,” call 970-947-8177 or contact  

‘Proof’ at Thunder River Theatre

“Proof,” a story that uses a mathematical impetus for a young woman seeking solutions, continues for the second of three weekends at Thunder River Theatre in Carbondale.

If you go…

What: Proof

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, and continuing the next three weekends with Sunday matinees

Where: Thunder River Theatre Company, on the Promenade in downtown Carbondale

How much: $35


‘It’s About Time’ Gingerbread Competition

What: Gingerbread competition

When: 3-8 p.m. Friday

Where: Hotel Colorado Roosevelt Room, 526 Pine St.

Holiday Arts and Crafts Market

What: Glenwood Springs Arts and Crafts Market

When: 12-8 p.m. Friday

Where: Glenwood Arts Council Gallery,233 6th St

‘Colorful Palette’ art show and sale

What: Art show

When: Friday–Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Glenwood Springs Branch Library, 815 Cooper Ave.

Coloring contest

What: Coloring contest 

When: 1-6 p.m. Saturday

Where: Mountain Ink Tattoo, 809 Grand Ave #2

Enter for a chance to win $50 to Glenwood Toys & Gifts.

Deck the Walls Holiday Market in Carbondale

What: Deck the Halls

Where: Carbondale Arts, 76 S 4th St.

When: 10 a.m.- 5p.m. Friday and Saturday. Open until Christmas with varying hours

Save the date for Mountain Madrigals

What: Mountain Madrigals Christmas Concert

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 2, 2 p.m. Dec. 4, 7 p.m. Dec. 10

Where: Glenwood Church of Christ, 260 Soccer Field Rd.

Wine tasting at Cooper Wine and Spirits

What: Wine Tasting

Where: Cooper Wine and Spirits

When: 5-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday

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