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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

Info: 947-0947

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,

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,

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

Tickets: $10

Info: 963-3304,,

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,

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

Info: 963-3304,,

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

Info: 704-3165

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

Info: 945-8921

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,

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

Info: 665-7725

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,

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

Info: 984-0604,,

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,

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

Tickets: Free

Info: 625-1871,

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,

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,

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

Info: 945-2500

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,

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

Info: 963-1680,,

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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