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Contributed PhotoThe Wyly Arts Center hosts its holiday art mart this weekend as well as cookie decorating on Saturday and an animated holiday cards class on Saturday, Dec. 10.
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Wyly Arts Center: Wyly Holiday Art MartBASALT – Shop for unique holiday gift items made by local artists and artisans, participate in a public cookie decorating event, and register for the animated holiday cards class taught by Tom Alpern, for ages 7-14.10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Dec. 2-4: Holiday Art Mart3-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3: Cookie decorating and Basalt Tree Lighting1-5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10: Animated holiday cards class Wyly Community Arts Center, 99 Midland Ave., BasaltInfo: 927-4123, art@wylyarts.org, www. wylyarts.orgDowntown Carbondale: Light Up Carbondale!CARBONDALE – Carbondale celebrates the holidays with Santa, holiday tree lighting, the Crystal River Elementary School Choir, a bonfire, hot chocolate, and a Parade of Bike Lights. 4:30 p.m. and into the evening of Friday, Dec. 2Carbondale Rec Center, Third Street Center, Fourth Street Plaza, and throughout CarbondaleInfo: 963-1890, http://www.carbondale.comA4 Architects: Art openingCARBONDALE – An exhibit of recent works by Elliot Norquist and Chris Hassig is part of Carbondale’s First Friday.5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 100 N. Third St., across from Legion Hall, CarbondaleInfo: 366-0654Carbondale 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, up for auction at Carbondale Clay Center’s fundraiser. Holiday food and refreshments served, too.6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2Carbondale Clay Center, 135 Main St., CarbondaleTickets: no charge, bidding on cups is encouragedInfo: 963-2529, http://www.carbondaleclay. orgRifle’s Third Street: Holiday Open HouseRIFLE – Midland Arts Company, Mary’s Wondrous Things, and Miller’s Dry Goods invite everyone to an old-fashioned holiday open house. Wine and cheese, door prizes and holiday refreshments. 5-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3110-118 E. Third St., Rifle Info: 625-3068PAC3: Legally Blonde, the MusicalCARBONDALE – Jayne Gottlieb Productions features local kids in this young people’s theatrical production: an all singing, all dancing, feel good musical comedy that goes from the social whirl of California campus life to Harvard Law School with Elle the homecoming queen heroine and her Chihuahua, Bruiser. 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 35 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4PAC3 at the Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., CarbondaleTickets: in advance at http://www.pac3carbondale.com, $16 adults, $13 teens and children; Day of the show, $18 adults, $15 teens and childrenInfo: 309-1269 or http://www.jgptheatre.comSteve’s Guitars: David Michael Smith & the Gut String BandCARBONDALE – David visits Steve’s for the first time with his Americana, roots, country and folk trio from Colorado Springs, via the Texas panhandle and New Mexico.8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 219 N. Fourth St., CarbondaleTickets: $10963-3304, http://www.stevesguitars.netGallery 809: Holiday Open HouseGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Join the gallery’s local artists and enjoy live music by Michael Miller, demonstrations, sing-a-longs and refreshments. Get some holiday shopping done by supporting local painting, glass work, reconditioned bags, jewelry, pottery and lots more. 2-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3809 Grand Ave., Glenwood SpringsInformation: 945-0809, www. gallery809.comGlenwood Dance Academy: The Enchanted Christmas PartyCARBONDALE – In “The Enchanted Christmas Party,” Little Suzann discovers that her dolls and gifts have come to life on Christmas Eve. What follows is a fantasy filled with special surprises, all contributing to a colorful ensemble of dance and music for children and anyone who believes in the magic of Christmas.2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3The Gathering Center at the Church of Carbondale, 110 Snowmass Dr., CarbondaleTickets: $15 adults, $10 students and seniors, available at the door; age 6 and under no charge Info: 945-271714th annual New Castle Chili Cook-Off, Brew Fest and Tree LightingNEW CASTLE – Enjoy chili, brews and holiday tree lighting outdoors in downtown New Castle. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, (3:30 p.m. booth set-up, 4 p.m. judging)Burning Mountain Park, Main Street, downtown New CastleInfo: 984-2897, http://www.newcastlechamber.orgRhythms of the Heart: African-inspired drumming workshopCARBONDALE – Laurie Loeb’s Rhythms of the Heart presents a workshop for beginners and intermediates. Participants will play African-style bass drums, cowbell, shekere and more. 10 a.m.- to 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4Carbondale Community School, 1505 Satank Rd., CarbondalePre-registration necessary: $30 through Nov. 29; $40 thereafter, $10 drum rentalInfo: 963-2798

CMC Theatre: Auditions for “Dangerous Liaisons” SPRING VALLEY – Colorado Mountain College (CMC) Theatre is holding auditions for “Dangerous Liaisons.” Directed by Gary Ketzenbarger, the play focuses on a high-stakes game of manipulation and seduction between two French aristocrats, and requires four male actors and six females ranging in age from 18 to 75. Those auditioning are asked to call first, and prepare a one- to two-minute monologue, and to cold read from the script. Script copies are available at the Quigley Library at CMC-Spring Valley or at the Glenwood Center, 1402 Blake Ave., Glenwood. The play will run Feb. 10-12 and 16-19. 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, and Tuesday, Dec. 6New Space Theatre at Spring Valley, 3000 County Road 114, Glenwood Springs.Info: 947-8252 or svticketsales@coloradomtn.edu. Dancing Colours Studio: Lumin-Arte Fairy Orb Ornaments classCARBONDALE – Create your own unique holiday ornaments with Cathren Britt in a small, intimate setting with one-on-one attention. 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8968 Main St., Carbondale Fee: $38Info: 963-2965, http://www.dancingcoloursstudio.com PAC3: 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: 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, on sale nowInfo: 963-1680, http://www.carbondalearts.com

CMC Gallery: Elizabeth MorenoGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Born and raised in La Paz, Mxico, Moreno studied photography at Colorado Mountain College. After graduation she worked in the fine art printing field and with the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village. The photos in the exhibit are from her current project, “Close to Earth,” a photographic and multimedia documentary on the ranchers who live in the mountains of Baja California Sur, Mexico.9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, through Dec. 22Colorado Mountain College Gallery, 831 Grand Ave., Glenwood SpringsInfo: 947-8367, cmcartshare.comGlenwood 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 East Sixth St., Glenwood SpringsInfo: 945-2414 or visit http://www.glenwoodarts.org


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