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Carbondale Celtic FestThe bagpipers will be calling one and all to the annual celebration of Celtic spirit. Free live music by Jimmy Byrne and the Public House playing traditional Irish pub tunes and a bit of Colorado bluegrass, authentic Austrian cuisine, dancers, beer and wine. There’s a kilt contest at 7 p.m. Wander over to Steve’s Guitars at 8 p.m., when John Colson and Mary Margaret host a Celtic Spirits evening of poetry, limericks, readings from Dylan Thomas, along with excellent Scotch to taste and talk about its magical powers. Breccia Wilson follows with her acoustic string duo for sweet live music, with closing tunes by The Tippetts. 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7Town Plaza at Fourth and Main, CarbondaleCCAH R2 Gallery: United We Art: New Work from 42 Contemporary WomenPainting, photography, sculpture, metal art, glass, fiber art, ceramics and mixed media work by local women artists whose works are shown throughout the U.S., Europe and beyond. The opening reception features local pastry chefs Christine Bergstrom and Donna Lilah giving a culinary demonstration to create a showpiece cake. Gallery open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through Oct. 28Opening reception 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7Third Street Center, Suite 9, 520 S. Third St., CarbondaleInfo: http://www.carbondalearts.com or 963-1680Community Concerts Association: The Unexpected BoysGLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Unexpected Boys tour worldwide covering the hit songs of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The program includes dialogue and audience interaction. 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7Admission by membership, five-concert season tickets sold at the door: $35 adults, $15 students, $80 families.Glenwood Springs High SchoolInfo: Sue, 945-8722 or Judy, 945-5384; http://www.gsconcertassn.orgCardiff Schoolhouse: Constellation of CarsHailing from Colorado Springs, Constellation of Cars is Andy Tanner (Laymen Terms, Headhum) and Kellie Palmblad (Eyes Caught Fire). They formed in 2009 to find a nice medium to each other’s songwriting styles, landing their plane in the sea somewhere between dreary, dreamy Iceland and weathered, warm Texas.7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7; tickets $10Cardiff Schoolhouse, 4018 Sky Ranch Drive, Glenwood SpringsCarbondale OktoberfestThe fun starts at 11 a.m. with a wooden keg tapping and the Average German Band transforming the Town Plaza into an Austrian Bier Garten with lively polka tunes. Fill up on tasty brats, kielbasa, Wiener schnitzel, dumplings and Warsteiner beer. Afternoon entertainment includes the challenging nail-driving contest starting at 1 p.m. and continuing all day. (It’s much harder than it looks.) Traditional German dancers, the T.E.V. Edelweiss Schuhplattlers, perform at 2 and 5:30 p.m., followed by a liter-holding competition at 6 p.m.Evening music features the Starlettes, a 10-piece local all-star band starting in the Plaza at 7 p.m., and then moving over to Steve’s Guitars by 8:30 p.m. or a rousing set that is likely to turn into a full-on dance party. Meanwhile, Steve Skinner and the Uninhibited Brazilians round out the night on the Plaza and end the festival season in a blaze of original rock songs and some cool covers.11 a.m. to past your bedtime Saturday, Oct. 8Town Plaza at Fourth and Main, CarbondaleLaughing Matters Comedy Revue: An evening of comedy by some of the funniest women aroundJoin emcee Noreen Steiner and friends in a search for laughter in these trying times through Ananda Banc’s music, April Clark’s stand-up comedy, and Ellie Davis’ one-woman play, “Spanked By an Angel.” It’s one of more than 14 events in 21 days in October presented by SWAN: Support Women Artists Now.7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9PAC3, Third Street Center, CarbondaleTickets: $10 suggested donation, at the doorInfo: 379-0115 or http://www.carbondalearts. com
Figure drawing workshopCARBONDALE – The Carbondale Council on Arts & Humanities offers a figure-drawing workshop as part of its Support Women Artists Now (SWAN) month. Led by artist Cami Lien with a live model present each day taking a variety of poses. Attend all five days or just one or two.10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10 through Friday, Oct. 14CCAH classroom, Third Street Center, 520 S. 3rd Street, CarbondaleFee: $150 for the full week or $30 per day.Info and registration: http://www.carbondalearts.com or 963-1680SWAN: Support Women Artists NowA month-long celebration in Carbondale of women artists.Colorado First Lady Helen Thorpe, author of “Just Like Us,” the Carbondale One Book/One Town choice this fall, speaks at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Third Street Center.Fiesta Latina, produced by local Laura Verella, is at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, in the Round Room at the Third Street Center.Full schedule of events at http://www.carbondalearts.com, most events are free.Frontier Historical Museum Ghost WalkGLENWOOD SPRINGS – In the dark, with a lantern to light your way, walk up a half-mile path to the historic Linwood Cemetery. Shopkeepers, prostitutes, gunslingers, housewives and children buried here come alive for the Ghost Walk to tell their tales.Tours at 7, 7:45, 8:30 and 9:15 p.m. on Oct. 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29Tours at 7, 7:45, and 8:30 on Oct. 30Linwood Cemetery, top of 12th Street in Glenwood SpringsTickets $15, advance reservations recommendedInfo: 945-4448Gallery 809: Betsy Dunbar GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Betsy Dunbar of Basalt shows colorful oils and pastels, now on display through October. Opening reception Oct. 14.Gallery 809, 809 Grand Ave., Glenwood SpringsInfo: Cynthia Thomas, 945-0809, or http://email@example.comCMC Gallery: Elizabeth MorenoBorn and raised in La Paz, Mxico, Moreno studied photography at Colorado Mountain College. Shortly after graduating, her photographs were selected for the Photo District News Photo Annual 2006. After graduation she worked in the fine art printing field and with the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village. In 2008, she moved back to La Paz to work on personal documentary projects.9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, opening receptionColorado Mountain College Gallery, 831 Grand Ave., Glenwood SpringsInfo: 947-8367 or cmcartshare.comSymphony in the Valley: Mozart in the SpotlightThe community orchestra for the valley presents an all-Mozart concert under the baton of Conductor Carlos Elias. The program features Jane Kuenzel, solo flute, in the “Concerto for Flute and Orchestra in G Major.” Also on the program is the Overture to The Magic Flute and Mozart’s Symphony No. 36, also known as the “Linz Symphony.”7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, Rifle High School Auditorium4:00 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, Glenwood Springs High SchoolTickets: $12 adults, $10 seniors, $6 young people 3-18, $30 familiesInfo: http://www.sitv.orgCeramic horse workshopCARBONDALE – Sculptor Cami Lien offers a two-day workshop through Carbondale Clay Center and the Carbondale Council on Arts & Humanities. Using sculptural clay, students build their own ceramic horse sculpture about 12 inches high, working from drawings, photos and models. Beginners are welcome.9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, and Tuesday, Oct. 18Carbondale Clay Center, 135 Main St., CarbondaleFee: $120, includes 25 pounds of clayInfo and registration: http://www.carbondalearts.com or 963-1680CMC Theatre: Inherit the WindThe 1950s era play, written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, considers the debate still relevant even today between creationism, evolution and what can be taught in the classroom as it replays the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial. Bertram Cates stands accused of teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution in a small-town Tennessee school, a violation of state law. Cates is played by Cody Hill. Defending him is Henry Drummond, played by CMC Theatre Director Gary Ketzenbarger. Bob Moore is cast as the righteous Matthew Harrison Brady, prosecutor and champion of Biblical authority. John Goss plays the cynical big-city reporter E.K. Hornbeck. Directed by Wendy S. Moore.7 p.m. on Oct. 21-22 and 27-29; 2 p.m. matinees Oct. 23 and 30New Space Theatre, CMC Spring Valley, 3000 County Road 114Tickets $15 for adults, $10 for students, seniors, staff and facultyInfo and reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org or 947-8177PAC3: Anders OsborneCARBONDALE – New Orleans’ Anders Osborne is an original and visionary roots rock guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. His Alligator Records debut, American Patchwork, is a moving collection of soul-baring rock, blues and ballads. Live, Osborne can ignite an audience with a passionate, dynamic live show8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27PAC3, 520 South Third St., CarbondaleTickets: $10 standing, $20 seatedInfo: 925-1663 or http://www.pac3carbondale.comRhythms of the Heart drumming workshopCARBONDALE – 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. 29Carbondale Community School, 1505 Satank Road, CarbondaleInfo: Laurie Loeb, 963-2798 or email@example.comCardiff Schoolhouse: Matt CampbellGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Songwriter, actor and producer Matt Campbell is engaged in the constant marrying of his ideals and his reality.7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29Cardiff Schoolhouse, 4018 Sky Ranch Drive, Glenwood SpringsTickets: $102011 LUNA festRIFLE and CARBONDALE – A film festival featuring award-winning short films by, for, and about women. Proceeds benefit the Advocate Safehouse Project and the Breast Cancer Fund. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, Colorado Mountain College, West Garfield Campus in Rifle 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, Carbondale Middle School AuditoriumTickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door; student tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the doorInfo and advance purchases: Advocate Safehouse Project, 945-2632 x 104, or at the door.
Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts classesGLENWOOD 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 SpringsInfo: 945-2414 or visit http://www.glenwoodarts.orgCCAH beginner and intermediate piano lessonsCARBONDALE – Take beginner or intermediate piano lessons now through Nov. 3 on Thursdays from the Carbondale Council on Arts & Humanities at the Third Street Center.Lessons for adults are from 2:30-3:30 p.m.; beginners (ages 5 and up) are from 3:45- 4:30 p.m., and intermediate lessons are from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Cost is $110 for eight weeks.Third Street Center, 520 So. Third Street, Suite 9, CarbondaleInfo: Laurel Sheehan, 963-7411Gift shop artists neededGLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is seeking artists with unique, handmade gifts to sell at the arts center.Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 E. Sixth St., Glenwood SpringsInfo: 945-2414
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