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CCAH: Nature photography for kids
CARBONDALE – With Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH), kids ages 9-11 can create a digital portfolio of their nature images. Class taught by Karen Lanier.
3:30-5 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 3-March 23
Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., Carbondale
Carbondale Chamber: First Fridays
CARBONDALE – This celebration of the arts, shopping, dining, and music features a night of pre-Valentine’s Day fun. Merchant specials, food sampling, live music, horse drawn carriage rides, art exhibits, and live painting demonstrations with Majid Kahaak at Kahaak Fine Arts and Mary Noone at Main Street Gallery, and more.
6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3
Throughout Carbondale on Main Street, Third Street Center, and Highway 133
Info: 963-1680, First Fridays Carbondale on Facebook
CCAH: Valley Visual Art Show
CARBONDALE – Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH) presents the 32nd annual Valley Visual Art Show. Work represents all media with original pieces that have not been shown in the past year in the Roaring Fork Valley.
6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, opening reception
Open for viewing 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday through Feb. 24
R2 Gallery, CCAH, Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., Carbondale
Steve’s Guitars: Bristlecone Drive
CARBONDALE – This local string trio features Dave Notor on mandolin and vocals.
8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3
19 N. Fourth St., Carbondale
Sunlight Mountain Resort: Ski Spree
SUNLIGHT – Ski Spree, Sunlight’s winter celebration, includes a broomball tournament, Need-4-Speed ski and snowboard race, Chili Cook-Off, Rail Jam rail competition, a torchlight parade, fireworks, and live music with The Missing Link band.
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4
Sunlight Mountain Resort, 10901 County Road 117 (Four Mile Road), Glenwood Springs
Info: 945-7491, http://www.sunlightmtn.com
Glenwood Springs Rec Dept.: Daddy-Daughter Dance
GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Dads, show your daughters how a gentleman treats a lady. The Glenwood Springs Recreation Department invites every father, grandfather or uncle to take their little girls out on a date. It’s a magical evening of dining and dancing that will create memories to last a lifetime. Fee includes corsages for the young ladies and a pasta buffet catered by Rob Fishman of Chomps Deli.
6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10
Glenwood Springs Community Center, 100 Wulfsohn Road, Glenwood Springs
Tickets: $35 members; $45 nonmembers; $10 for each additional daughter
Registration deadline: Friday, Feb. 3
Info: 384-6301, http://www.glenwoodrec.com
CMC Theatre: ‘Dangerous Liaisons’
SPRING VALLEY – This exploration of social and moral decay in a society of decadent excess shows at the Colorado Mountain College (CMC) New Space Theatre.
7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 and Saturday, Feb. 11, and Thursday, Feb. 16, Friday, Feb. 17 and Saturday, Feb. 18, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12 and Sunday, Feb. 19.
New Space Theatre, CMC Spring Valley, 3000 County Road 114, Glenwood Springs
Tickets: $15 adults, $10 students, seniors, staff and faculty
Info: 947-8177, email@example.com
Valley Cruisers Car Club: Carbondale All Stars
GLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Carbondale All Stars, featuring Geoffrey Morris, Dave Johnson and Lee Dudley, play good time rock and roll.
9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11
Vic’s Route 6 Grill House, West Glenwood
CCAH: Sounds Like Shakespeare
CARBONDALE – Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH), The Roaring Fork Chamber Players and Music Society, and the Hudson Reed Ensemble present “Sounds Like Shakespeare,” playing music, singing and acting in scenes from several Shakespeare plays. Sixteen performers include Cathy Markle, Jennica Lundin, Julia Foran, Kent Reed, Ed Foran, Franz Alderfer, Charlotte McClain, Ross Kribbs and other talented singers, musicians, and actors.
4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12
Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St.
Tickets: Donations accepted at the door; seating is limited.
Info: 963-1680, http://www.carbondalearts.com
PAC3: Juno What?!
CARBONDALE – With former members from the Motet and Big Gigantic, this band produces what they call a “shameless dance party.”
7-11 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16
PAC3 at Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., Carbondale
Tickets: $10 preshow, $15 at the door; tickets available through PAC3 website
Info: 925-1663, http://www.pac3carbondale.com
GSCA: Scotch Tasting featuring the Favorite Malts of Scotland
GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Attend Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts’ (GSCA) largest winter and spring fundraiser with Master of Whisky Rob Sickler.
7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18
601 Sixth St., Glenwood Springs
Tickets: $35 pre-sale, $40 members, $48 non-members at the door, advance reservations recommended
Info: 945-2414, http://www.glenwoodarts.org
Thunder River Theatre Company: “The Cherry Orchard”
CARBONDALE – This Anton Chekov play features Jeff Carlson, Valerie Haugen, Richard Lyon, Alta Millard, Kait Mushet, Patrick Bondy, Gerald DeLisser, Kristin Carlson, Nyle Kenning, Owen O’Farrell, Courtney Thompson, Bob Willey and Tim Rafelson.
7:30 p.m. (with 2 p.m. Sunday matinees) Feb. 23 (preview) 24-25, March 2-4, 8-10.
Thunder River Theatre, 67 Promenade
Tickets: Range from $8-$20
Info: 963-8200, http://www.thunderrivertheatre.com
Symphony in the Valley: Symphony Swing
RIFLE and GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Tickets are now on sale for this gala event that features the Symphony in the Valley Jazz Orchestra playing Big Band tunes with guest vocalists Jeannie Walla, Lorraine Curry, and Kelly Thompson.
7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 at the Grand River Hospital Ballroom in Rifle
6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs
Tickets: $35 for Rifle event; $75 for Glenwood Springs event; advance reservations only
Info: Reserve seats by visiting http://www.sitv.org or call 989-9310.
CCAH: “Visual Journaling – Beyond the Basics” with Sheri Gaynor
CARBONDALE – For adults only, this workshop will use creative writing, paint, and collage to move beyond the written word, and take the idea of journaling to new places. No previous creative or artistic experience is required.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 and Sunday, Feb. 26
Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH), Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., Suite 9, Carbondale
CCAH: Green is the New Black Fashion Show
CARBONDALE – Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH) Green is the New Black Fashion Show.
8 p.m. Friday, March 9, and Saturday, March 10
The Bayou Cajun Restaurant and Bar: Nightlife
GLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Bayou features karaoke and dancing with DJs/VJs on Wednesdays, Salsa Nights on Thursdays with La Razza DJ Axel, Country Fridays feature BJ the DJ for two-stepping to line dancing, and Saturdays are Latino Nights.
10 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays
919 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs
Info: 945-1047, firstname.lastname@example.org
GSCA: Connecting the Dots
GLENWOOD SPRINGS – For 2012, the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts’ (GSCA) theme is “Connecting the Dots.” The center is offering high quality programs in art, music, pottery and dance for adults and children during this winter and spring’s current class schedule, helping participants “connect the dots” in their artistic goals.
Now through April 21
Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 Sixth St., Glenwood Springs
Information: 945-2414, http://www.glenwoodarts.org
CCAH: Drop-in figure drawing class
CARBONDALE – Open to all ages and abilities, Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH) is offering an uninstructed session for figure drawing. Bring your own easel and supplies.
7-9 p.m. Mondays
Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., Suite 9, Carbondale
Fee: Free, but there is a model’s fee
Gallery 809: Local artists’ offerings
GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Support the work of nearly 30 regional artists’ painting, glass work, reconditioned bags, jewelry, pottery, and lots more.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
809 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs
Information: 945-0809, http://www.gallery809.com
The Artist’s Mercantile and Gallery: Local artists’ offerings
GLENWOOD SPRINGS – The gallery’s mission is to support local artists and promote the arts within the community. Framing and artists’ supplies available too.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday
720 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs
Information: 947-0947, http://www.artistsmg.com
Wyly Community Art Center: Nicole Nagel-Gogolak
BASALT – Stitched aluminum mixed media pieces by local artist Nicole Nagel-Gogolak.
Exhibit runs through Feb. 24.
Wyly Community Art Center, 99 Midland Spur, Basalt
Info: 927-4123, http://www.wylyarts.org
Midland Arts Company: Local artists’ offerings
RIFLE – This cooperative gift shop features the work of the six artist-owners and about 30 additional local artists: vases, hand-painted furniture, jewelry, pottery, clothing and more.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
New location: 110 East Third St., Rifle, next to Mary’s Wondrous Things
Info: 625-3068, http://www.midlandartscompany.com
CCAH: Ongoing exhibits, courses and workshops
CARBONDALE – Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH) offers exhibits, and ongoing opportunities for courses, workshops and classes. Be sure to check online, and often.
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