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Music • Art • Theater • Events

Redstone: Grand Illumination

REDSTONE – Hundreds of luminarias – lit candles inside small brown paper bags – line Redstone Boulevard to welcome Santa to town as Redstone greets the holiday season.

Friday, Nov. 25

1:30 p.m. Redstone Castle tour

4:30-7 p.m. Santa at the Redstone Inn

5 p.m. Tree lighting at Redstone Park

5:30 p.m. Bonfire, music and caroling at the Redstone Inn

6 p.m. Children’s crafts at the Church at Redstone

6 p.m. Shops and restaurants stay open into the evening

Redstone, 18 miles south of Carbondale on Highway 133

Info: 963-2526 (Redstone Inn),

Hotel Colorado holiday extravaganza

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Music, caroling, holiday lighting display, fireworks, laser light show, elaborate holiday scenes, Santa Claus, hot cocoa and cookies, voting for the Christmas tree competition.

6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25

Hotel Colorado, 526 Pine St., and the 400 block of Sixth Street, Glenwood Springs

Third Street Center: Paula Poundstone

CARBONDALE – Comedienne Paula Poundstone brings the same off-the-cuff wit, smarts and humor that makes her a favorite on Late Night with David Letterman, Comedy Central, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and NPR’s “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me.” Her hilarious social commentary is spot-on and not to be missed.

8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25

PAC3 at the Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., Carbondale

Tickets: $35

Info: 925-1663, http://www.pac3carbondale. com

Steve’s Guitars: JJ Worley, Raleigh Burleigh and guests

CARBONDALE – Some young local musicians are taking the stage at Steve’s this week. JJ Worley is playing electric guitar and displaying her angelic voice while singing her own songs. She will be joined by Raleigh Burleigh, who will play a few of his songs as well.

8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25

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

Info: 963-3304,

Rivers Restaurant: Mary Fagan

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Mary Fagan from Austin, Texas, plays a mix of originals, ’30s and ’40s jazz, and what she refers to as “hippie music.” Mary will be joined by Moose Bednarski on harmonica and Mary’s brother, local musician Pat Fagan, a Carbondale-based singer-songwriter and member of the blues band Electric Lemon.

9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25

Rivers Restaurant, 2525 S. Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs

Info: 928-8813,

Carbondale Clay Center: 14th annual Cup Auction

CARBONDALE – Ring in the holidays and come bid on one (or more) of the hundreds of cups crafted by young and old, from established artists to burgeoning ceramists, up for auction at one of Carbondale Clay Center’s most beloved fundraisers. Holiday food and refreshments served, too.

6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1: Members only preview

6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2: Cup Auction

Carbondale Clay Center, 135 Main St., Carbondale

Tickets: No charge, bidding on cups is encouraged

Info: 963-2529, http://www.carbondaleclay. org

Rifle High School: Rifle All Schools Winter Arts Concert

RIFLE – This concert features various performing groups from Rifle’s public schools, demonstrating a progression of musicians and visual artists from elementary to high school.

7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1

Rifle High School Commons, Rifle

Info: Ryan Monarch, rmonarch@

PAC3: Legally Blonde

CARBONDALE – Jayne Gottlieb Productions presents this all singing, all dancing, feel good musical comedy that races from the social whirl of California campus life to Harvard’s Halls of Justice with the West End’s brightest new heroine (and of course, her Chihuahua, Bruiser). The verdict? This much fun shouldn’t be legal!

7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 and Friday, Dec. 2

2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3

5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4

PAC3 at the Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., Carbondale

Tickets: in advance at, $16 adults, $13 teens and children; Day of the show, $18 adults, $15 teens and children

Info: 309-1269 or

Wyly Arts Center:

Wyly Holiday Art Mart

BASALT – Shop for unique holiday gift items made by local artists and artisans, participate in a public cookie decorating event, and register for the animated holiday cards class taught by Tom Alpern, for ages 7-14.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Dec. 2-4: Holiday Art Mart

3-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3: Cookie decorating and Basalt Tree Lighting

1-5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10: Animated holiday cards class

Wyly Community Arts Center, 99 Midland Ave., Basalt

Info: 927-4123,,

Downtown Carbondale:

Light Up Carbondale!

CARBONDALE – On the first Friday of the month, Carbondale celebrates the holidays with Santa, holiday tree lighting, the Crystal River Elementary School Choir, a bonfire, hot chocolate, and a Parade of Bike Lights.

4:30 p.m. and into the evening Friday, Dec. 2

Carbondale Rec Center, Third Street Center, Fourth Street Plaza, and throughout Carbondale

Info: 963-1890,

Rifle’s Third Street: Holiday Open House

RIFLE – Midland Arts Company, Mary’s Wondrous Things, and Miller’s Dry Goods invite everyone to an old fashioned holiday open house. Wine and cheese, door prizes and holiday refreshments.

5-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3

110-118 E. Third St., Rifle

Info: 625-3068

New Space Theatre: “I Hate Hamlet”

SPRING VALLEY – A TV actor tackles the role of Hamlet with the help of the ghost of John Barrymore. This comedy highlights the talents of an ensemble cast of Colorado Mountain College students and theater professionals, including Nick Garay, Cassidy Willey, Gary Ketzenbarger, Kelly Ketzenbarger, Gerald DeLisser and Janice Estey.

7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-3 and Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 8-10

2 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 4 and 11

New Space Theatre, Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley

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

Info: 947-8177,

Burning Mountain Park: 14th annual Chili Cook-Off, Brew Fest and Tree Lighting

NEW CASTLE – Enjoy chili, brews and holiday tree lighting outdoors in downtown New Castle.

4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, (3:30 p.m. booth set-up, 4 p.m. judging)

Burning Mountain Park, Main Street, downtown New Castle

Info: 984-2897,

Symphony in the Valley: American Composers

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Piano soloist Andrea Arese Elias plays George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” for Symphony in the Valley’s holiday concert. The program also features four episodes from Aaron Copland’s ballet “Rodeo.” The Kokopelli Hand Bell Choir from Grand Junction will perform two holiday favorites arranged for hand bells and orchestra: “Emmanuel” and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.”

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3; (a performance at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2 as well.).

Jeannie Miller Theatre at Glenwood Springs High School, Glenwood Springs

Tickets: $12 adults, $10 seniors, $6 young people 3-18, and $30 for families.

Music students are admitted free. Tickets are available at the door 30 minutes prior to the performance.


Rhythms of the Heart: African-inspired drumming workshop

CARBONDALE – Laurie Loeb’s Rhythms of the Heart presents a workshop for beginners and intermediates. Participants will play African-style bass drums, cowbell, shekere and more.

10 a.m.- to 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4

Carbondale Community School, 1505 Satank Rd., Carbondale

Pre-registration necessary: $30 through Nov. 29; $40 thereafter, $10 drum rental

Info: 963-2798

Dancing Colours Studio: Lumin-Arte Fairy Orb Ornaments class

CARBONDALE – Create your own unique holiday ornaments with Cathren Britt in a small, intimate setting with one-on-one attention.

7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8

968 Main St., Carbondale

Fee: $38

Info: 963-2965,

PAC3: Marcia Ball

CARBONDALE – Billboard magazine calls her “a consummate pro – a killer pianist, a great singer and songwriter.” Grammy-nominated musician Marcia Ball has been featured on Austin City Limits and NPR’s “Fresh Air,” among others.

8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15

PAC3 at the Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., Carbondale

Tickets: $25

Info: 925-1663,

PAC3: Band of Heathens

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities brings the Band of Heathens from Austin back for their annual January dance party. Local favorites, The Mile Markers, open.

7-11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13

PAC3 at the Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., Carbondale

Tickets: $30, on sale now

Info: 963-1680,

Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts: Arts and crafts classes

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts offers classes for all ages and skill levels, including pottery hand building and wheel throwing, visual arts, fine art, mixed media art, voice, piano guitar, ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip-hop, break dancing, belly dancing, silversmithing and more.

Drop in to a class or call to register.

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

Info: 945-2414 or visit

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