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CCAH: Kids’ Art ShowCARBONDALE – Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH) presents its annual May art show featuring kids’ work from all the Carbondale schools. Opening night features demonstrations, exhibits and lots more. 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 4R2 Gallery, Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., CarbondaleTickets: FreeInfo: 963-1680, email@example.com, http://www.carbondalearts.comCarbondale Clay Center: 2012 Invitational Children & Teen’s Clay Exhibition OpeningCARBONDALE – The exhibit features more than 20 local artists and runs through May. 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 4135 Main St., CarbondaleInfo: 963-2529, wwwcarbondaleclay.org The Garden School: Civil War BallGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Go back to the Old South with live music, a caller, a silent and live auction, and hors d’oeuvres; costume rental available, and Silk’s Saloon Olde Tyme Photography will be on hand for photos. Recommended for ages 13 and up. 7 p.m. Friday, May 4Tickets: $20Info: 984-0604, wwwthegardenschool.org Ramada Inn: Salsa MixGLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Ramada Inn invites you to enjoy Latin tropical rhythms such as salsa, bachata and merengue. Salsa dancing is fun, quick, and easy. Whether your intention is for fun or fitness, learning to salsa dance is a great way to be active. 9-10 p.m. Friday, May 4, dance class, 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. dancingRamada Inn, 124 W. Sixth St., Glenwood SpringsFee: $5 coverInfo: 945-2500 Ramada Inn: Andre ShyGLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Ramada Inn hosts DJ Andre Shy for dancing and good times. 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday, May 5Ramada Inn, 124 W. Sixth St., Glenwood SpringsInfo: 945-2500Glenwood 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. There have been monthly contra dances in Glenwood Springs on the first Saturday of each month since November; however, depending on attendance, this may be the last dance of the season (and possibly until further notice). 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: glenwoodspringscontradance @gmail.com, 366-6213Steve’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, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.stevesguitars.net
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, http://www.wylyarts.org Aspen Writers’ Foundation: 2012 Great Read Launch with Luis Alberto Urrea and Perla BatallaCARBONDALE – Pulitzer-Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea, author of “The Devil’s Highway” and “The Hummingbird’s Daughter,” and celebrated singer/songwriter Perla Batalla (Bird on a Wire) take the stage for Letras y Liricas, a lively evening of discussion and music in honor of the 2012 Great Read community-wide reading initiative.5:30 p.m. doors open, 6 p.m. program starts Thursday, May 10PAC3 at Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., CarbondaleTickets: $20 adults, $10 students and educatorsInfo: 925-3122, http://www.pac3carbondale.com 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, http://www.westerncoloradoconcert.com 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 in Rifle4 p.m. Sunday, May 13 in Glenwood SpringsRifle: Rifle High School AuditoriumGlenwood Springs: Jeannie Miller Theatre at Glenwood Springs High SchoolTickets: $12 adults, $10 seniors, $6 ages 3-18, $30 familiesInfo: 456-8955 The Whimsical Women of the West: Spring ShowFOUR MILE – Fifteen local artisans will be showing fiber art, jewelry, baskets, pottery, yard art, vintage fabrics, collectibles, container gardens and much more including a raw food demopresented by Mary Whalen. A percentage of sales will benefit Glenwood Springs Garden Club.4-9 p.m. Friday, May 18 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19 Four Mile Creek Bed and Breakfast, five miles up Four Mile Road on the way to Sunlight outside Glenwood Springs. Info: 945-4004 Carbondale Community School: Ninth annual Roaring Fork Studio TourCARBONDALE – The annual Roaring Fork Studio Tour features more than 40 artists’ studios. Meet your favorite local artists and discovers new ones and see the spaces where the creative process takes place. The tour is self directed. 6-10 p.m. Friday, May 18 opening night galaSaturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20 tourGala on May 18 at Carbondale Community School, 1505 Satank Road, CarbondaleTour throughout the Roaring Fork Valley on May 19-20$30 advance, $35 at the door for galaFree tourInfo: 963-9647, http://www.roaringforkstudiotour.org Steve’s Guitars: Wendy WooCARBONDALE – Wendy Woo has earned her place in Denver Westword’s Hall of Fame. Her music spans folk, jazz, blues, funk, rock, and pop. 8 p.m. Saturday, May 1919 N. Fourth St., CarbondaleTickets: Call for priceInfo: 963-3304, email@example.com, http://www.stevesguitars.net Glenwood Springs High School: The 23rd annual All Glenwood Kids Fine Arts WeekGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Students are busy preparing their art projects for this springtime show. Judges will determine first, second, and third place ribbons for different categories. Monday, May 21 through Friday, May 25Glenwood Springs High SchoolInfo: 384-5573 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.stevesguitars.net 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, http://www.wylyarts.org
GSCA: Art, dance and music classesGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts (GSCA) is offering discounted classes for the month of May, plus special events such as a Wine & Canvas Art Workshop on May 9, a Stitch & Bitch crochet workshop on May 29, and lots more. Throughout MayGlenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 Sixth St., Glenwood SpringsFee: Call for costsInfo: 945-2414, http://www.glenwoodarts.org Thunder River Theatre Company: Summer camp enrollmentCARBONDALE – Thunder River Theatre Company (TRTC) and SoL Theatre Company is now accepting enrollments for two summer sessions of children’s theater camp, July 16-27 and July 30-Aug. 10.Info: 963-8200, http://www.thunderrivertheatrecompany.com 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), http://www.mainstreetgall.com 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, email@example.com, http://www.carbondalearts.com 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, http://www.midlandartscompany.com
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