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Music • Art • Theater • Events

The Bayou: 26th year celebrationCARBONDALE – It’s hard to believe The Bayou restaurant has been serving it up for 26 years. Some of us (ah-hmm) remember when the Cajun-inspired bistro and bar opened overlooking the Colorado River, offering up catfish, hurricanes, and pie in the face (but only for those having a birthday). Since then, The Bayou moved to Grand Avenue and continued the tradition. Expect free munchies, drink specials and giveaways, as well as Texas Flood, a Stevie Ray Vaughn cover band starting at 8 p.m. and going late. Join host owner Steven Beham and the staff – old and new – for the festivities.6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4The Bayou, 919 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs Info: 945-1047Steve’s Guitars: Steve Forbert CARBONDALE – A Roaring Fork Valley favorite, Steve Forbert is back with “The Place and the Time,” his new studio release. He exploded on the ’70’s music scene with his album “Alive on Arrival,” and his blockbuster “Romeo’s Tune,” and he’s made a lot of music since then.8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4Steve’s Guitars, 19 N. Fourth St., Carbondale Tickets: $20Info: 963-3304,, http://www.stevesguitars.netGlenwood Springs Contra DanceCARBONDALE – Contra dance season kicks off with Richard Myers calling square, contra and line dances. Come listen and dance to live music. 7:30- 8 p.m. dance walk-through, 8-10 p.m. contra dance, Saturday, Nov. 5Glenwood Springs Elementary School, 915 School St., (two blocks west of the post office), Glenwood SpringsTickets: $8Info: glenwoodspringscontradance@gmail.comSteve’s Guitars: Penny Nichols and Lisa Dancing Light CD release party CARBONDALE – Grammy nominated Penny Nichols shares songs from her new CD, “Colors of the Sun,” and local singer-songwriter Lisa Dancing Light shares songs from her new CD, “Light Years.” The two will also give songwriting workshops on Sunday, Nov. 6; inquire with Steve’s Guitars. 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5Steve’s Guitars, 19 N. Fourth St., Carbondale Tickets: $15Info: 963-3304,, http://www.stevesguitars.netSteve’s Guitars: Jason Walsmith of The NadasCARBONDALE – Jason Walsmith takes a break from his band The Nadas, which Playboy magazine called the “best college band you have never heard of,” to perform solo. Matt Johnson opens. 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6Steve’s Guitars, 19 N. Fourth St., Carbondale Tickets: $15Info: 963-3304,,

Thunder River Theatre: Pass-the-Hat Fundraiser CARBONDALE – A fundraiser to support the second annual Karen Chamberlain Poetry Festival March 30-April 1. The Nov. 9 event features western Colorado poet laureate Art Goodtimes and friends. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9Thunder River Theatre, 67 Promenade, CarbondaleTickets: Free; $10 for open mic readings, tips acceptedInfo: Steve’s Guitars: Ariana SarahaCARBONDALE – Lyrical songstress Ariana Saraha performs with percussionist David Alderdice. 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 Steve’s Guitars, 19 N. Fourth St., Carbondale Tickets: $15Info: 963-3304,, http://www.stevesguitars.netSteve’s Guitars: Dan NavarroCARBONDALE – Dan Navarro penned Pat Benatar’s “We Belong,” and has contributed his musical talents to work with Neil Young and to the films “Cars” and “Happy Feet,” among many others. 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 Steve’s Guitars, 19 N. Fourth St., Carbondale Tickets: $20Info: 963-3304,, http://www.stevesguitars.netRifle High School Drama Club: Robin HoodRIFLE – The Rifle High School Drama Club presents the play “Robin Hood” by Larry Blamire. Jake Murphy is Robin Hood, Hannah Bernat is Maid Marian, Elijah Bjurstrom is the Sheriff of Nottingham, and James Maes is Will Scarlett, all under the direction of theater instructor Patrick Bondy.7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, Friday, Nov. 11, and Saturday, Nov. 12; 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Nov. 13Rifle High School AuditoriumTickets: $10 adults, $5 students and seniors, at the doorInfo: 665-7756Defiance Community Players: HairsprayCARBONDALE – Step back to 1962, and get ready for a cast of more than 50 in Defiance Community Players’ take on this campy, rollicking musical. 7 p.m. Nov. 11-12 and 17-18, and 2 p.m. Nov. 13 and 20Glenwood High School’s Jeanne Miller TheatreTickets: $15 adults, $12 seniors and students 18 and under, $12 matineesInfo: Tickets available at Mountain Valley Textiles & Gifts, 209 Eighth St., Glenwood Springs; Jim Howell 366-9397 for credit card orders2011 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. 11Colorado Mountain College, West Garfield Campus in Rifle 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12Carbondale Middle School AuditoriumTickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door; students $10 in advance, $15 at the doorInfo and advance purchases: Advocate Safehouse Project, 945-2632 ext. 104.Thunder River Theatre: Auditions for “The Cherry Orchard” CARBONDALE -Thunder River Theatre Company needs men from their mid-20s-60s, and women in their 17-40s to audition for their upcoming play, “The Cherry Orchard.” Rehearsals being in early January. Production dates are Feb. 24-25, March 2-4, and March 8-10. Prepare two short contrasting monologues, no more than two minutes each. Backstage workers needed as well. Honorariums paid.3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13Thunder River Theatre, 67 Promenade, CarbondaleInfo: 963-8200, for audition slotThird Street Center: Youth “Green is the New Black” Fashion ExtravaganzaCARBONDALE – Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities presents its first annual youth fashion show featuring valley wide middle school students and their own creating fashions. 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19Tickets: $15 adults, $8 youth suggested donationThird Street Center, 520 S. Third St., CarbondaleInfo: 963-1680, carbondalearts.orgThird Street Center: Contra danceCARBONDALE – Monthly dances start in Carbondale. Live caller and band.Saturday Nov. 19Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., CarbondaleInfo:

Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts classesCARBONDALE – 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

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