Music • Art • Theater • Events
Artist’s Mercantile: “Cruisin’ with Mountain Goats” photography exhibit opening
GLENWOOD SPRINGS – The high tundra works of Jeff Channell are featured at this exhibit of wildlife and landscape. Channell’s photographs are of seldom-seen areas most people never visit, ranging from ridgetop views, to face-to-face shots of mountain goats. Channell said he likes the alpine areas above tree line and “cruising with mountain goats. These areas and animals are very inspiring,” he said. Exhibit runs through April 6.
5-8 p.m. Friday, March 9
720 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs
Gallery 809: Painter Lillian Wyant reception
GLENWOOD SPRINGS – During the second downtown weekly arts event, “Friday Nite Out – Local Art Happenings,” Gallery 809 features the work of Parachute artist Lillian Wyant. Of her representational work with an edge of impressionism, Wyant said, “I strive to create an expression of feeling, a feeling of reverence for the image I have been fortunate enough to view.” Exhibit continues through March.
5-8 p.m. Friday, March 9
809 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs
Information: 945-0809, http://www.gallery809.com
SAW: Creative Forces exhibit opening reception
CARBONDALE – Studio for Arts and Works (SAW) presents work by Anderson Ranch program directors and studio coordinators Doug Casebeer, Liz Ferrill, John Lloyd, Ralph Scala, Jason Schneider, Andrea Wallace, Mariana Vierira and Bradley Walters. Anderson Ranch is a visual arts learning center in Snowmass Village.
6-9 p.m. Friday, March 9
978 Euclid Ave., Carbondale
Info: 355-9058, http://www.tylerware.com
Steve’s Guitars: The Milemarkers
CARBONDALE – Come listen to this high-octane Carbondale band with a great rhythm section.
8:30 p.m. Friday, March 9
19 N. Fourth St., Carbondale
Thunder River Theatre Company: “The Cherry Orchard”
CARBONDALE – This weekend marks the final two performances of “The Cherry Orchard.” Anton Chekhov’s last play has been called a “tragicomic masterpiece” and “heartbreakingly funny.” It focuses on aristocracy and the middle class at the beginning of 20th century Russia. It 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. Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10
Thunder River Theatre, 67 Promenade
Tickets: Range from $8 to $20
Info: 963-8200, http://www.thunderrivertheatre.com
Steve’s Guitars: Pearl and the Beard
CARBONDALE – Born in the Big Apple, Pearl and the Beard are now based out of Brooklyn and are making new fans and impressing critics at every gig. Three voices, one cello, one guitar, one glockenspiel, one melodica, several drums, one accordion, 96 teeth and one soul make up this band.
8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10
19 N. Fourth St., Carbondale
Tickets: Call for ticket price
St. Patrick’s Day: Get Lucky in Basalt
BASALT – St. Patrick’s Day celebration includes corned beef, cabbage, and cold brews. Kids’ leprechaun pot-of-gold hunt and live music by the Hell Roaring String Band.
1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 10
Lion’s Park, downtown Basalt
Glenwood Springs Art Guild: Artists’ residencies at parks
GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Local artist and architect Ernest Delto presents a slide and narrative presentation at the Glenwood Springs Art Guild meeting. He’ll talk about the six artists’ residencies he has completed at state and federal parks starting in 2006.
7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1630 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs
Marble Charter School: “Earth Tales: The Musical”
CARBONDALE – Marble Charter School’s all-original musical is based on “The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales.” The tales originate from cultures around the globe and include “The Sun Mother” (Australia); “Why the Sky is Far Away” (Nigeria); “She Who is Alone” (North American West); “The Magic Garden” (Kazakhstan); “The Grumpy Gecko” (Bali); and “Amarita’s Tree” (India).
1 p.m. Thursday, March 15, and 6 p.m. Friday, March 16
Thunder River Theatre, 67 Promenade, Carbondale
Tickets: Free, donations appreciated
Info: Debra Winston, 963-9550, email@example.com
Rifle High School: “The Wizard of Oz”
RIFLE – “The Wizard of Oz” is the classic tale from L. Frank Baum. Rifle High School presents one of the versions based on the book. The show also features many of the 1939 film’s classic songs such as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
7 p.m. Friday, March 16
2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 17
Rifle High School auditorium, 1350 Prefontaine Ave., Rifle
Tickets: $10 adults, $6 students and seniors at the door
CMC: Santa Fe Guitar Quartet
SPRING VALLEY – The final concert of Colorado Mountain College’s (CMC) 2011-12 Jim Calaway Honors Series features Argentina’s Santa Fe Guitar Quartet. Since 1989, the quartet has performed sold-out concerts throughout North and South America. Concert honors Glenwood Springs resident, Post Independent columnist and CMC supporter Hal Sundin.
6:30 p.m. dessert reception; 7:30 p.m. performance, Friday, March 16
New Space Theatre, Colorado Mountain College – Spring Valley, 3000 County Road 114, Glenwood Springs
Tickets: $20 adults, $15 students and 17 and under
Info: 947-8367, http://www.coloradomtn.edu
The Garden School: “Oliver!”
GLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Garden School of New Castle presents its musical performance of the adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic story. Noted theater professional Stacia Bolitho directs this, the 14th performance of the school.
7 p.m. Friday, March 16, and Saturday, March 17
2 p.m. matinee Sunday, March 18
Jeannie Miller Theater, Glenwood Springs High School, 1521 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs
Tickets: $11 adults, $9 children and seniors in advance; $12 adults, $10 children and seniors at the door
PAC3: Grant Farm St. Patty’s Day Party
CARBONDALE – Grant Farm is a new hot-pickin’ roots-rock band from Boulder. This bluegrass acoustic quartet represents the efforts of National Flatpicking Champion Tyler Grant, one of the hottest guitar players on the scene today. Members of Grant Farm have been featured on stage with the likes of Leftover Salmon, The String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Motet, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas and Tim O’Brien.
Saturday, March 17, Call for time
PAC3 at Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., Carbondale
Tickets: Call for price; available at Glenwood Music, 928-8628
Info: 925-1663, http://www.pac3carbondale.com
CMC: “Revenge of the Electric Car”
RIFLE – This documentary, part of the PBS Community Cinema series, follows director Chris Paine as he goes behind the closed doors of Nissan, General Motors and Tesla Motors and into the garage of an independent car converter to show how individual leadership can sometimes bring change from within, even in one of the biggest and most entrenched industries in the world. A reception and discussion follow.
7 p.m. Friday, March 30
Clough Auditorium, Colorado Mountain College (CMC), 3695 Airport Road, Rifle
Info: 625-1871, http://www.coloradomtn.edu
GSCA: Short session arts classes
GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts (GSCA) starts several five-week class sessions for children and adults, from visual arts to dance.
10:30-11:15 a.m. Sugar Plum Ballerina Art for age 3 and up starts Friday, March 9
Range of other classes – including wheel throwing, multi-media art, and pottery for age 4 and up – start March 12.
601 E. Sixth St., Glenwood Springs
Fees: Vary; contact for more info.
Info: 945-2414, http://www.glenwoodarts.org
Wyly Community Art Center: The Long View
BASALT – New landscapes by Bayard Hollins are featured at the Wyly through April 27. Hollins studied painting at the New York Academy of Art, as well as in Italy, Spain and France. He is widely exhibited and collected on an international level. He has exhibited at countless venues in Colorado, Texas, California, and his work is in collections in Switzerland, England, and France.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday
99 Midland Spur, Basalt
Info: 927-4123, http://www.wylyarts.org
Ramada Inn: Karaoke Night
GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Saturdays rock at the Ramada Inn with Karaoke Night. DJ Andre Shy gets everyone singing and dancing.
9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Saturdays
Ramada Inn, 124 W. Sixth St., Glenwood Springs
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
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
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, www
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