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Rifle Rendezvous: Sawyer BrownRIFLE – Now in its 16th year, Rifle Rendezvous is Rifle’s springtime celebration that pays tribute to the region’s local history and provides culture and entertainment to all who attend the three-day festival. The Rendezvous begins at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 11, with carnival rides from Brown’s Amusements; vendor booths, including arts and crafts, jewelry and food; and performances by Churchill’s Artilluma Dance Company and the Rifle High School Jazz Band. Bull riding begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 12, the Rendezvous starts at 10 a.m. with a car show and live music at Metro Park in north Rifle, a Rollin’ Rendezvous Bikes & Skateboards event at Metro Park’s Skatepark, and a Rifle History Walk, while the carnival, a 3D archery shoot, and vendor booths will be open. Headlining at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 12 is Sawyer Brown, playing a high-energy country sound. 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. The Rendezvous hosts a pancake breakfast from 8-10:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 13. A cowboy food and fellowship will be held Sunday as well, while the carnival and vendor continue all day until the end of the Rendezvous Sunday afternoon. 4 p.m. Friday, May 11: Gates open11 a.m. Saturday, May 12: Gates open7 p.m. Saturday, May 12: Sawyer Brown concert8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 13: Gates openGarfield County Fairgrounds, 1001 Railroad Ave., RifleTickets: Sawyer Brown concert: $24 adults, free for children 5 and under with an adultInfo: For general information: Brook, 274-3393; Yvonne, 948-7377For Sawyer Brown concert: 945-9124, http://www.westerncoloradoconcert.com Artist’s Mercantile & Gallery: Jennifer DeBose receptionGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Come to this art store and gallery that’s 80 parts art store, 10 parts gift store and 10 parts gallery for local watercolorist and art teacher Jennifer DeBose’s artist reception. DeBose’s work is featured during the month of May at the gallery. 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 11720 Cooper Ave., Glenwood SpringsFree Info: 947-0947, http://www.artistsmg. net SAW: Group Exhibition and Studio Seconds SaleCARBONDALE – The eight artists at Studio for Arts and Works (SAW) and models from Land + Shelter Architects show their work, a combination of paintings, ceramics, jewelry, and wooden bowls.6-9 p.m. Friday, May 11978 Euclid Ave., CarbondaleInfo: 963-0201 Sunshines/Moonshines: Free Film NightGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Free Film Night features “The Real Dirt on Farmer John,” the tale of a maverick Midwestern farmer who’s an outcast in his community. Farmer John stands amidst a failing economy, rumors, and violence. By melding the traditions of family farming with the power of art and free expression, this story of transformation and renewal heralds a resurrection of farming in America.7 p.m. Friday, May 113950 Midland Ave., (next to Conoco on the way to Sunlight)Info: 945-1303 Community Concert Association: The Redhead ExpressGLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Redhead Express features a wide variety of original songs, bluegrass, Irish, country, gospel, and old-time music along with comedy and clogging. Composed of the nine-member Walker family, they are frequent performers in Branson, Mo. 7 p.m. Friday, May 11Jeannie Miller Theatre, Glenwood Springs High School, 1521 Grand Ave. Admission is by membership ticket.Info: Sue, 945-8722, Judy, 945-5384
CLEER: “Revenge of the Electric Car”GLENWOOD SPRINGS and CARBONDALE – Clean Energy for the Economy (CLEER) and Alpine Bank present “Revenge of the Electric Car,” followed by a discussion about electric vehicles and their possibilities in western Colorado.7 p.m. Monday, May 14, at Glenwood Springs Community Center7 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at Third Street Center in CarbondaleTickets: FreeInfo: 704-9200, http://www.revengeoftheelectriccar.com GSCA: Stitch and Bitch Crochet WorkshopGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Contact the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts (GSCA) for details on this workshop dedicated to, well, stitching and bitching. Wednesday, May 16601 E. Sixth St.Fee: Call for costInfo: 945-2414, http://www.glenwoodarts.org Women’s Foundation of Colorado: “Miss Representation”CARBONDALE – The Roaring Fork Chapter of the Women’s Foundation of Colorado is hosting a screening of “Miss Representation,” which is a documentary that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and has since been screened and seen by millions of people. The film shows how women are under represented in positions of power and influence. The film will be followed by a panel discussion. 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 16Dos Gringos, 588 Highway 133Tickets: FreeInfo: missreproaringfork.org, http://www.wfco.org 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 demo presented by Mary Whalen. A percentage of sales benefit the Glenwood Springs Garden Club.4-9 p.m. Friday, May 189 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 CMC West Garfield Campus: PBS Community CinemaRIFLE – Colorado Mountain College (CMC) and Chevron present the next film screening in the PBS Community Cinema series, “Strong!” the story of Cheryl Haworth, a young woman with a dream to be the strongest woman in the world as she trains for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 18Clough Auditorium, 3695 Airport Road, RifleTickets: FreeInfo: 625-1871 Carbondale Community School: 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 free and self directed, and the artist directory and studio tour map will be included in the Post Independent on May 16, and at http://www.roaringforkstudiotour.org. Setting the entire event off is the Opening Night Gala and Silent Auction at the Carbondale Community School. Drawings by studio tour participant James Surls will be on display, as well as many other participating artists and some extremely unique silent auction items. 6-10 p.m. Friday, May 18, Opening Night GalaGala on May 18 at Carbondale Community School, 1505 Satank Road, Carbondale$30 advance, $35 at the door for galaSaturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20, free Studio Tour throughout the Roaring Fork ValleyInfo: 963-9647, http://www.roaringforkstudiotour.org The Bayou: ’80’s Prom PartyGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Show up in your 80’s gear or prom wear. Music from the ’80’s will be playing all night, so tell your friends and spread the word.10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Friday, May 18The Bayou Cajun Restaurant and Bar, 919 Grand Ave., Glenwood SpringsInfo: 945-1047, email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com, 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
CCAH: Kids’ Art ShowCARBONDALE – Now through May 18, Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH) presents its annual art show featuring kids’ work from all the Carbondale schools.R2 Gallery, Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., CarbondaleInfo: 963-1680, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.carbondalearts.com Carbondale Clay Center: 2012 Invitational Children & Teen’s Clay Exhibition OpeningCARBONDALE – The exhibit features more than 20 local artists and runs through May. Runs through the month of May 135 Main St., CarbondaleInfo: 963-2529, wwwcarbondaleclay.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 May601 Sixth St., Glenwood SpringsFee: Call for costsInfo: 945-2414, http://www.glenwoodarts.org SoL Theatre: Kickstarter CampaignROARING FORK VALLEY – The new children’s theater group, Stages of Life (SoL) Theatre Company has until June 2 to raise $10,000 in order to produce its first production, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” scheduled to open on June 21 in Carbondale. Pledge any amount. Now through June 2Info: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1888708438/sol-theatre-company, email@example.com The Bayou: NightlifeGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Wednesdays feature karaoke and dancing with a variety of DJs / VJs including StarScream, Duct Tape and Hostile. Thursday is Salsa Night with a blend of salsa, merengue and bachata music with rhythms from South America to every part of Latin America. La Razza DJ Axel plays all of the latest hits with high-tech sound, video and lights. Stop by on Saturday night for the ever-popular Latino night featuring ranchera and banda, traditional sounds of the Mexican culture from La Razza DJ Axel; it’s a country-like sound to the way people really live, inspiring cowboy hats and boots. 10 p.m. Wednesdays through SaturdaysThe Bayou Cajun Restaurant and Bar, 919 Grand Ave., Glenwood SpringsInfo: 945-1047, firstname.lastname@example.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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