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Music • Art • Theater • Events

Rifle Animal Shelter: Puttin’ on the KitsRIFLE – Pianist Linda Jenks has coordinated with other Western Slope performers to present a fun-filled fundraising concert to benefit the Rifle Animal Shelter. Performers include Rifle teacher and tenor Sandy Vaccaro, New Castle tenor/baritone Frank Breslin, Rifle music teachers Daryl and Noelle Gingrich, local music educators Keith and Rebekah Bushman, Anna Steck and Nathan Wubben, local singer Chris Sullivan, pianist Stephan Piker, and Rifle High graduate and Colorado Mesa University soon-to-be music degree graduate George Keeper. Dessert and wacky game show fun prizes will be awarded as well. Co-sponsored by Friends of the Rifle Animal Shelter and CMC-Rifle. 7 p.m. Friday, April 27Colorado Mountain College Western Garfield Campus, 501 Airport Road, RifleTickets: $10 adults, $8 children under 12 and seniorsInfo: 625-2333 CMC: “The Rocky Horror Show”SPRING VALLEY – Colorado Mountain College (CMC) sold out last weekend’s performances. This stage musical started the whole “Rocky Horror Picture Show” movie phenomenon. Written in 1973, this horror comedy was adapted for film in 1975 and became a cult film that anyone who went to college after that has seen at least a few times. Unless you want to explain what a “transvestite” is, this show is not recommended for young children. 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April 2811 p.m. late show Saturday, April 282 p.m. matinee Sunday, April 29New Space Theatre, Colorado Mountain College – Spring Valley, 3000 County Road 114, Glenwood SpringsTickets: $20 general admission, $15 students, seniors, CMC faculty and staffInfo: For ticket purchases, 947-8177,, Steve’s Guitars: The Paula Nelson BandCARBONDALE – This daughter of Willie Nelson is talented in her own right. Paula is more than enough for a great show. She has been standing on her own musical feet for many years and she can really bring it. 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 2719 N. Fourth St., CarbondaleTickets: $20Info: 963-3304,, Steve’s Guitars: Campfire StoriesCARBONDALE – As part of the 5Point Film Festival (see feature story), filmmakers talk about how and why their films came about. 2:30-5 p.m. Saturday, April 2819 N. Fourth St., CarbondaleTickets: Call for pricesInfo: 510-0702, Steve’s Guitars: Elizabeth Gauger’s “Musical Connections” student recitalCARBONDALE – Steve’s shares the stage with local musicians of all ages. 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 2919 N. Fourth St., CarbondaleTickets: Call for pricesInfo: 963-3304,,

Glenwood Springs Contra Dance: Community danceGLENWOOD SPRINGS – For this dance, the caller is John Unger of Montrose, and the Four Potatoes String Band will supply live music. This may be the last dance of the season. If your “dance card” is open for May 5, please consider coming to the dance. Help support this extraordinary experience before it’s lost.7:30 p.m. beginner’s walk through; 8 p.m. dance starts on Saturday, May 5Glenwood Springs Elementary School, 915 School St.Cost: $8 at the doorInfo:, 366-6213 Steve’s Guitars: Blame SallyCARBONDALE – San Francisco rock/folk group Blame Sally are called a “Bay area phenom” by the Santa Cruz Sentinel. Known for blending country, rock, folk, Celtic and classical into a unique blend.8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5 19 N. Fourth St., CarbondaleTickets: Call for priceInfo: 963-3304,, Wyly Community Art Center: Young Artist Studio Exhibition OpeningBASALT – This opening reception is the culmination of a program for middle and high school students. The program lasted seven months and allowed each student to gain a stronger foundation of skills and understanding in the visual arts through experiencing intensive art training with artist Nicole Nagel-Gogolak in a group setting.6:30 p.m. Monday, May 799 Midland Spur, BasaltInfo: 927-4123, Rifle Rendezvous: Sawyer BrownRIFLE – Sawyer Brown brings its high energy country sound to the 16th annual Rifle Rendezvous. With a string of hits during the last two decades including “Some Girls Do,” “Dirt Road,” “The Race Is On,” and more, the band continues to be a crowd pleaser. 7 p.m. Saturday, May 12Garfield County FairgroundsTickets: $24 adults, free for children 5 and under with an adultInfo: 945-9124, Symphony in the Valley: Mother’s Day concertsRIFLE and GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Join Symphony in the Valley for their Mother’s Day concerts featuring winners of the 2012 Young Artists Concerto Competition7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, Rifle High School Auditorium4 p.m. Sunday, May 13, Jeannie Miller Theatre at Glenwood Springs High SchoolTickets: $12 adults, $10 seniors, $6 ages 3-18, $30 familiesInfo: 456-8955 Steve’s Guitars: Swamp CabbageCARBONDALE – Walter Parks, the lead guitarist for Woodstock legend Richie Havens, leads this group that is a “raspy singin’ combo of fatback blues and trailer park funk.”7:30 p.m. doors open, 8:30 show starts on Saturday, May 25 19 N. Fourth St., CarbondaleTickets: Call for priceInfo: 963-3304,, Western Slope Stompers: Sixth annual “Stars in Motion” recitalGLENWOOD SPRINGS – The show features 100 dancers dancing numerous dance forms such as closing, jazz, ballet, and hip-hop. 6 p.m. Saturday, June 2Glenwood Springs High School, 1521 Grand Ave., Glenwood SpringsTickets: Call for pricesInfo: 379-0512 Wyly Community Art Center: Summer Art CampsBASALT – Sign up now for Sculpture Camp: Fairies & Dragons, and Photography Camp: Our TownJune 11-1499 Midland Spur, BasaltFee: Call for costsInfo: 927-4123,

Artist’s Mercantile: Alice Gustafson, An Impressionist’s View openingGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Gustafson has a degree in zoology, a master’s in anthropology, and a background in graphics and art. Her colorful impressionism paintings tell stories of human activities, wildlife, still lifes and landscapes. Show runs through May 4. 720 Cooper Ave., Glenwood SpringsInfo: 947-0947 Thunder River Theatre Company: Summer camp enrollmentCARBONDALE – Thunder River Theatre Company (TRTC) is now accepting enrollments for two summer sessions of children’s theater camp, July 16-27 and July 30-Aug. 10.Info: 963-8200, Main Street Gallery: Regional artistsGLENWOOD SPRINGS – This gallery, with two locations in Glenwood Springs and Carbondale, represents some of the region’s finest artists including but not limited to Doug Arneson, Dean Bowlby, Stephen Datz, Berard Hofmann, Jane Lee, Linda Loeschen, Judy Milne, and Mary Noone. And, the gallery specializes in preservation-quality framing, with more than 2,000 mouldings from which to choose. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday817 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs399 Main St., Carbondale945-4817 (Glenwood gallery), 963-3775 (Carbondale gallery), Ramada Inn: Karaoke NightGLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Ramada Inn hosts Andre “The Shy Guy” Shy for a night of music, drinks, and good times. 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. SaturdaysRamada Inn, 124 W. Sixth St., Glenwood SpringsInfo: 945-2500The 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,, 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. Saturday110 E. Third St., Rifle, next to Mary’s Wondrous ThingsInfo: 625-3068,

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