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Music • Art • Theater • Events

Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO
Kelley Cox Post Independent

Glenwood Springs High School: ‘Kismet’GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Glenwood Springs High School’s spring musical is the 1950s Tony Award-winner set in Baghdad during the time of the Arabian Knights. In the span of 24 hours, a poor poet, mistakenly identified as Hajj the Beggar, is ensnared into the world of a vengeful master thief, a corrupt Wazir, the manipulative wiles of the Wazir’s beautiful wife and an unexpected romance between the handsome Caliph and Marsinah, the poet’s daughter. Relying only on his wits and skill with words, the poet succeeds in overcoming all opposition and creating an interesting new life for himself.For this production, the well-loved Broadway play and MGM musical features seniors Chandler Melby, Kyle Snyder, Connor McRaith, Ian Edquist, Tyler Rambo, Rebecca Palmer and Drew Metzger, and is directed by Kate McRaith. 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, Saturday, Feb. 257 p.m. Friday, March 2, and Saturday, March 3Jeannie Miller Auditorium, Glenwood Springs High School, 1521 Grand Ave.Tickets: $12 adults, $8 students available at the door, or in advance from cast members. Info: 384-5562CCAH: “The Wetherills: Friends of the Mesa Verde” and “Reliving History through Graffiti”CARBONDALE – Learn about the Wetherill brothers from Mancos who discovered Mesa Verde, Rainbow Bridge and Navajo National Monument, from Fred Blackburn, co-author of “Cowboys & Cave Dwellers.” He and Chuck Haspels will also discuss Navajo Monument expeditions in Northern Arizona. Presentation includes slide show and talk about adventures with traders, miners, Native Americans, and early Hollywood filmmaking in Monument Valley.6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24The Round Room, Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., CarbondaleTickets: Free event, donations acceptedInfo: 963-3221CCAH: “Visual Journaling – Beyond the Basics” with Sheri GaynorCARBONDALE – For adults only, this workshop will use creative writing, paint and collage to move beyond the written word, and take the idea of journaling to new places. No previous creative or artistic experience is required. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, and Sunday, Feb. 26Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH), Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., Suite 9, CarbondaleFee: $75Info: 963-1680,, Steve’s Guitars: Kyle James Hauser CARBONDALE – A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, Hauser is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who specializes in the banjo. Lee Avenue opens. 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2419 N. Fourth St., CarbondaleTickets: $15Info: 963-3304,, Steve’s Guitars: The Celebration of Mi-CaremeCARBONDALE – Mi-Careme literally means “the middle of Lent,” hence the name of this mischievous holiday. Delicious food, desserts, drinks, live music, mask making, laughter and more. Bring your favorite mask, some food and drink, your positive attitude and come hang out and celebrate this previously unknown holiday.5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2519 N. Fourth St., CarbondaleTickets: Donations welcomeInfo: 963-3304,, http://www.stevesguitars.netMoe’s Original BBQ: Steve Skinner & The NativesGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Steve Skinner & The Natives bring their unique brand of original resort rock to Glenwood Springs. 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25Info: Louie, 948-7992

Aspen Music Festival and School: Maroon Bel Canto Children’s Chorus auditionsBASALT – The chorus offers children, third grade or higher, an opportunity to learn and make music with other students from all over the valley. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, for auditionsSt. Peter’s of the Valley Episcopal Church, 200 Elk Run Drive, BasaltInfo: 925-3802, http://www.maroonbelcanto.comAspen Dance Connection: Bao Bao Festival of African DanceCARBONDALE – Thirteen people from Ghana perform African dances, drum, tell stories and sing. Following the performance, the performers transform into a band, and the audience is invited to dance. Wares and food from Zimbabwe and Ghana on sale before the performance. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29Roaring Fork High School, 2270 Highway 133, CarbondaleTickets: $15 adults, $5 students, free for children 5 and under; tickets on sale at Dos Gringos in CarbondaleInfo: 927-0641 Parachute Branch Library: Sweet Adelines concertPARACHUTE – The Parachute Branch Library presents the Sweet Adelines, who sing a cappella barbershop music; sponsored by the Friends of the Parachute Library.7 p.m. Thursday, March 1244 Grand Valley Way, ParachuteTickets: $3 on sale at the library Info: 285-9870, Glenwood Community Concert Association: The Rastrelli Cello Quartet GLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Rastrelli Cello Quartet plays not only classical music, but ragtime and jazz. The quartet comprises four Russian cellists who live in Germany and formed their ensemble in 2003. Since then, they have performed across Europe, Russia and Canada, winning rave reviews and awards. 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1Mountain View Church, 2195 County Road 154, Glenwood SpringsTickets: Admission is by membership ticket. Info: 945-5384 or 945-8722CCAH: Re-imaged Art & Fashion opening receptionCARBONDALE – Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH) hosts a gallery show featuring two- and three-dimensional art using recycled materials, from jewelry to sculpture and fabric art to fashion. Exhibiting artists include Wewer Keohane, Amber Sparkles, Mary Katz, Candee Resnick and Janet Nelson, among others. Exhibit runs through March 23. 6-8 p.m., Friday, March 2R2 Gallery, Third Street Center, 520 S. Third, CarbondaleFreeInfo: 963-1680, http://www.carbondalearts.comGSCA: Short session art, music and dance classesGLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts (GSCA) presents special pricing and a short session of art classes for all ages and levels. Classes include Mud Puppies for children, Pinch Pot Luck for ceramic gifts, Hand Building for young potters, Wheel Throwing, Intro to Piano, plus dance, drawing and painting classes. Classes start week of March 5 and run for five weeks. Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 Sixth St., Glenwood SpringsFee: $40Information: 945-2414, http://www.glenwoodarts.orgPAC3: Kyle Hollingsworth BandCARBONDALE – String Cheese Incident keyboardist and avid brewer Kyle Hollingsworth brings his band with his BrewSki Tour, combining live music with craft beer. With Euforquestra. 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8 PAC3 at Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., Carbondale$15 advance, $18 day of showInfo: 925-1663, CCAH: Green is the New Black Fashion Show “Back to the Future” Gala NightCARBONDALE – Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH) presents its Green is the New Black Gala Night with a dessert reception, martini (cash) bar, fashion show, and dance party with DJ Harry from Boulder. 7 p.m. Friday, March 9Carbondale Recreation Center, 511 Colorado Ave., CarbondaleTickets: $50 general admission, $100 runway seating Info: 963-1680,, http://www.carbondalearts.comCCAH: Green is the New Black “Back to the Future” Bonedale BashCARBONDALE – Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH) continues its extravaganza with a second round of the fashion show and the announcement of the Designer Challenger winner. Carbondale Recreation Center, 511 Colorado Ave., Carbondale7 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. show, Saturday, March 10Tickets: $25 Info: 963-1680,, http://www.carbondalearts.comRifle 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. Dorothy, a young, precocious farm girl is whisked away in a tornado to the magical land of Oz. where she meets the Munchkins, the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion on her journey to the Emerald City, as well as the Wicked Witch of the West and the mysterious Jitterbugs. The show also features many of the 1939 film’s classic songs such as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 15 and Friday, March 162 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 17Rifle High School auditorium, 1350 Prefontaine Ave., RifleTickets: $10 adults, $6 students and seniors at the doorInfo: 665-7725CMC: Santa Fe Guitar QuartetSPRING 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, including New York’s Lincoln Center and the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. The 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 16New Space Theatre, Colorado Mountain College – Spring Valley, 3000 County Rd. 114, Glenwood SpringsTickets: $20 adults, $15 students and 17 and underInfo: 947-8367,

Ramada Inn: Karaoke NightGLENWOOD 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. Saturdays124 W. Sixth St., Glenwood SpringsInfo: 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 Saturdays919 Grand Ave., Glenwood SpringsInfo: 945-1047, CCAH: Drop-in figure drawing classCARBONDALE – 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. MondaysThird Street Center, 520 S. Third St., Suite 9, CarbondaleFee: Free, but there is a model’s feeInfo: 963-1680,, Gallery 809: Local artists’ offeringsGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Support the work of nearly 30 regional artists’ painting, glass work, reconditioned bags, jewelry, pottery, and lots more. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday809 Grand Ave., Glenwood SpringsInformation: 945-0809, The Artist’s Mercantile and Gallery: Local artists’ offeringsGLENWOOD SPRINGS – The gallery’s mission is to support local artists and promote the arts within the community. Framing and artists’ supplies available too. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday720 Cooper Ave., Glenwood SpringsInformation: 947-0947, Midland Arts Company: Local artists’ offeringsRIFLE – 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. SaturdayNew location: 110 East Third St., Rifle, next to Mary’s Wondrous ThingsInfo: 625-3068,

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