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GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – The last weekend of Betsy Dunbar of Basalt’s exhibit, featuring colorful oils and pastels.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Gallery 809, 809 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs

Info: Cynthia Thomas, 945-0809, or

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Classical guitarist Javier de los Santos and harpist Elise Helmke play classical Latin music. De los Santos has a master’s degree in guitar performance, and has toured most of Spain and Canada. Helmke attended the Aspen Music Festival, received her music degree in classical harp performance in London, and plays with the Grand Junction Symphony and Symphony in the Valley. The two will play a program of harp and guitar, from Debussy’s “Dances Sacred” to Joaquin Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez.”

7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28

Cardiff Schoolhouse, 4018 Sky Ranch Drive, Glenwood Springs (walkway unlit; bring a flashlight)

Tickets: $15/person, $25/couples, at the door


SPRING VALLEY, Colorado – Inspired by the Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925, “Inherit the Wind” traces an actual trial of a Tennessee schoolteacher accused of teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution, a violation of state law. Even more, though, the play is about having the freedom to think. The play, written in 1955 by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, follows teacher Bertram Cates (Cody Hill) and his defense attorney Henry Drummond (Gary Ketzenbarger) against the righteous prosecutor, Matthew Harrison Brady (Bob Moore) Cynical big-city reporter E.K. Hornbeck (John Goss) provides the outsider’s view. Directed by Wendy Moore.

7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29; 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Oct. 30.

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

Tickets $15 for adults, $10 for students, seniors, staff and faculty

Info and reservations: or 947-8177

CARBONDALE, Colorado – Refining basic djembe/ashiko technique, develop rhythmic sensibilities, and play multi-part rhythmic patterns in ensembles. Participants can try out African-style bass drums and cowbell, and create their own improvisational rhythms for community drum circles.

10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 29

Carbondale Community School, 1505 Satank Road, Carbondale

Info: Laurie Loeb, 963-2798,

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Songwriter, actor, musician, singer and producer Matt Campbell is back in his native Colorado from Chicago’s north side, where he recently formed a production company, The Chicago Talking Machine Co. Campbell has opened for Del McCoury, The Subdudes, and others. His newest release, “Miles Apart,” combines guitar with stories about the new American West.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29

Cardiff Schoolhouse, 4018 Sky Ranch Drive, Glenwood Springs (walkway unlit; bring a flashlight)

Tickets: $10 at the door


CARBONDALE, Colorado – Euforquestra is a seven-member Fort Collins band that plays high-intensity global dance music. For this concert, they’ve added a twist for Halloween and will span the usual blend of eclectic dance genres while adding many special tricks and treats. Spore Favore opens at 7:30 p.m.

8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29

PAC3 Theater, Third Street Center, 520 E. Third St., Carbondale

Tickets $10/advance, $12/day of show

Info: 925-1663,

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is seeking artists with unique, handmade gifts to sell at Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts Winterfest Artful Gift Exhibit, Nov. 9 through Jan. 3.

RSVPs due by Tuesday, Nov. 1

Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 E. Sixth St., Glenwood Springs

Info: 945-2414,

RIFLE, Colorado – The Rifle Branch library presents a special talk and side show with author Anne Hillerman and photographer Don Strel centered on their book, “Tony Hillerman’s Landscape: On the Road with Chee and Leaphorn.” Anne’s father, Tony Hillerman, was a best-selling mystery novelist, and the book follows his fictional characters Navajo detectives Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn through the canyons, rivers and landscapes of Santa Fe, N.M., and beyond.

7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1

Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave., Rifle

Info: 625-3471,

CARBONDALE, Colorado – Thunder River Theatre Company’s (TRTC) eighth annual celebration focuses on the Aztec’s Day of the Dead celebration. Folklorico dancers perform and TRTC resident actors give special Day of the Dead readings. Bring items for the community altar, such as a departed loved one’s favorite foods, pictures, and special mementos.

6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2

Thunder River Theatre, 67 Promenade, Carbondale


Info: 963-8200,

CARBONDALE, Colorado – Singer-songwriter Cheryl Wheeler has been covered by Garth Brooks, Suzy Bogguss, Bette Midler, Kathy Matte and more. Come see one of her legendary performances.

8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3

Steve’s Guitars, 19 N. Fourth St., Carbondale

Tickets: $25

Info: 963-3304,,

CARBONDALE, Colorado – A Roaring Fork Valley favorite, Steve Forbert is back with “The Place and the Time,” his new studio release. He exploded on the ’70’s music scene with his album “Alive on Arrival,” and his blockbuster “Romeo’s Tune,” though he’s made a lot of music since then.

8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4

Steve’s Guitars, 19 N. Fourth St., Carbondale

Tickets: $20

Info: 963-3304,,

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