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Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts: Winterfest Artist ReceptionGLENWOOD SPRINGS – The public is invited to attend this special Glenwood Chamber Business After Hours featuring the Winterfest Artist Reception to meet the creative artists behind the many crafts, art pieces, jewelry, greeting cards and more at the center’s annual Winterfest arts and crafts exhibition. Brad Vierheller entertains with live holiday music and Santa will be on hand for children’s requests and photos. Take advantage of the great deals in the silent auction; enjoy great food, beverage, and holiday cheer. Exhibit runs through Jan. 3.5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 Sixth St., Glenwood SpringsInfo: 945-2414, http://www.glenwoodarts.orgGlenwood Springs Community Center: “Loyalty” telemark movieGLENWOOD SPRINGS – “Loyalty” explores the revolutionary telemark movement while introducing some of the most profound telemark skiing on the planet. The movie blends appearances from JT Robinson and Weston D, along with performances by innovative newcomers like Kate Hourihan, Tony Gill and Dylan Garner. In scenes both on and off-piste, the film showcases the sport’s most avant-garde moves in the deep powder and in the park. 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 Glenwood Springs Community Center, 100 Wulfsohn Road, GlenwoodTickets: $10 at the door, all agesInfo: http://www.vimeo.com/26514212Glenwood Springs High School: “Hairspray” GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Defiance Community Players presents the Tony-award winning “Hairspray,” adapted from the John Waters’ film, and followed up with a second movie in 2007. More than 40 local actors, singers and dancers take you back to 1962 in this rollicking musical comedy with a message. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18-192 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Nov. 20Glenwood Springs High School’s Jeanne Miller TheatreTickets: $15 adults, $12 students, seniors, staff and faculty; available at Mountain Valley Textiles and Gifts, 209 Eighth St., Glenwood. Advanced credit card ticket purchases can be made by calling 970-366-9397. Tickets are also available an hour before curtain at Glenwood Springs High School.Info: Charlene Brigham, 309-8582Steve’s Guitars: The Paula Nelson BandCARBONDALE – Backed by Landis Armstrong on lead guitar, Kevin Lance on drums, and Chris Johnson on bass, Paula Nelson brings her torchy, powerful style to Carbondale. (And yes, she’s the daughter of Willie, but allow her to impress you based on her own talent.) Be sure to ask her about her efforts to save wild horses, and preserve their rights.Steve’s Guitars, 19 N. Fourth St., Carbondale 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18Tickets: $20Info: 963-3304, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.stevesguitars.net, http://www.paulanelsonband.comSteve’s Guitars: Comedy for CoatsCARBONDALE – Join Mark Thomas and more than half a dozen local comedians for the fourth annual Comedy for Coats fundraiser. Last year, 120 coats were collected and donated donated to local charities. Donate a coat and enter a raffle for 2 Aspen Skico lift tickets. Steve’s Guitars, 19 N. Fourth St., Carbondale 8:15 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18Tickets: $12 Info: 963-3304, email@example.com, http://www.stevesguitars.net White River Bar & Grill: One-year anniversary celebrationNEW CASTLE – A year ago, Joe Todd and his wife Maggie Riley did a brave thing: they started a restaurant in the midst of a pretty scary economy. Now, they’re celebrating the one-year anniversary of White River Bar & Grill, their community-oriented eatery on New Castle’s Main Street. This Saturday, they’ll start celebrating when the doors open at 4 p.m. Acoustic singer/songwriter Marc DeMatteo and his south Texas originals and covers will serenade diners and bar patrons starting at 4:30 p.m., followed by the Farmhand String Band, a three-member acoustic group, with other local talent joining in throughout the evening. Everything is made on the premises, including Joe’s homemade fried potato chips, his signature mac and cheese, and the special drinks and appetizers being served during the celebration. White River Bar & Grill, 219 W. Main St., New Castle (former New Castle Caf) 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19Info: 984-9444, Facebook: White River Bar & GrillThird Street Center: Youth Green is the New Black Fashion ShowCARBONDALE – The first annual Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities’ (CCAH) Youth Green is the New Black Fashion Show – The Future is Ours – features feature eco-conscious clothing created by students enrolled in the CCAH School of Textile Arts Fashion Troupe Workshop taught by Adriana Pevec Brown with assistance from Jenna Bradford, as well as students in 2ND Shift classes taught by Rochelle Norwood and Jennifer Berry.5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19PAC3 at the Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., CarbondaleTickets: $15 adult and $8 youth (suggested donation)Info: 618-1104, http://www.carbondalearts.com Masonic Temple: Desert Mountain Grooves GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Hosted by Ayla of the Glenwood Dance Academy, talented belly dancers from all over Colorado showcase traditional, modern fusion and circus-inspired dancing at this one-time event.7-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19Masonic Temple, 901 Colorado Ave., Glenwood SpringsTickets: $20 adults, $12 kids under 12, available at the doorInfo: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=282578475108681Third Street Center: Contra danceCARBONDALE – Monthly dances start in Carbondale. Live caller and band.Saturday, Nov. 19Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., CarbondaleInfo: firstname.lastname@example.org
Third Street Center: Solar Solutions in NepalCARBONDALE – Join renewable energy expert Alex Zahnda as he describes how his organization – Rural Integrated Development Service (RIDS-Nepal) – improves lives for people living in remote communities of the Himalayas. Alex lived and worked in Nepal, helping provide holistic solutions to community development. Through solar lighting systems, fuel-efficient stoves, greenhouses, solar driers, pit latrines, and water filtration systems, RIDS-Nepal has improved the overall living, health and hygiene conditions of thousands of people. Sponsored by Solar Energy International.7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 21Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., CarbondaleTickets: FreeInfo: 963-8855, http://www.solarenergy.orgCarbondale Clay Center: 14th annual Cup AuctionCARBONDALE – Ring in the holidays and come bid on one (or more) of the hundreds of cups crafted by young and old, from established artists to burgeoning ceramists, that are up for auction at one of Carbondale Clay Center’s most beloved fundraisers. Holiday food and refreshments served, too.6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 – Members only preview6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 – Cup AuctionCarbondale Clay Center, 135 Main St., CarbondaleTickets: No charge, though bidding on cups is encouragedInfo: 963-2529, http://www.carbondaleclay.orgNew Space Theatre: “I Hate Hamlet”SPRING VALLEY – A TV actor tackles the role of Hamlet with the help of the ghost of John Barrymore. This comedy highlights the talents of an ensemble cast of Colorado Mountain College (CMC) students and theater professionals, including Nick Garay, Cassidy Willey, Gary Ketzenbarger, Kelly Ketzenbarger, Gerald DeLisser and Janice Estey.7 p.m. Dec. 2-3 and Dec. 8-102 p.m. Dec. 4 and 11New Space Theatre, Colorado Mountain College-Spring ValleyTickets: $15 adult and $10 students, seniors, staff and facultyInfo: 947-8177, email@example.comBurning Mountain Park: 14th annual Chili Cook-Off, Brew Fest and Tree LightingNEW CASTLE – Enjoy chili, brew and holiday tree lighting outdoors in downtown New Castle. 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, booth set-up4 p.m. judging4:30-7:30 p.m. Burning Mountain Park, Main Street, downtown New CastleInfo: 984-2897, http://www.newcastlechamber.orgPAC3 at Third Street Center: Marcia BallCARBONDALE – Billboard magazine calls her “a consummate pro – a killer pianist, a great singer and songwriter.” Grammy-nominated musician Marcia Ball has been featured on Austin City Limits and NPR’s “Fresh Air,” among others. 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15PAC3 at the Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., CarbondaleTickets: $25Info: 925-1663, http://www.pac3carbondale.comPAC3 at Third Street Center: Band of HeathensCARBONDALE – Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities brings the Band of Heathens from Austin back for their annual January dance party. Local favorites, The Mile Markers, open. 7-11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13PAC3 at the Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., CarbondaleTickets: 30 all ages, on sale nowInfo: 963-1680, http://www.carbondalearts.com
Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts: Arts and crafts 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 E. Sixth St., Glenwood SpringsInfo: 945-2414 or visit http://www.glenwoodarts.org
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