Music • Art • Theater • Events
CARBONDALE, Colorado – A fourth generation Californian, Dave Alvin, Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter and self-described “barroom guitarist,” will play at PAC3. Alvin combines elements of blues, folk, R&B, rockabilly, country and garage rock and roll, with lyrical inspiration from local writers and poets. His music has been recorded by artists such as Los Lobos, Little Milton, Joe Ely, Dwight Yoakam and James McMurtry. Alvin and his band, “The Guilty Ones,” released their new studio album “Eleven Eleven” by YepRock Records this summer.8 p.m. Friday (doors open at 7 p.m.)PAC3 (Performing Arts Center at Third Street Center) 520 S. Third St., CarbondaleInfo: Tickets, advance $22; day of show, $27.50.www.pac3carbondale.com or (970) 925-1663
CARBONDALE, Colorado – The smoky, soulful Ashleigh Flynn, a singer, songwriter and guitarist, plays Americana, bluegrass and country songs with her band, The Bishops.8:30 p.m. FridaySteve’s Guitars, 19 N. Fourth St., Carbondale. Info: 963-3304 or http://www.stevesguitars.net or http://www.ashleighflynn.net
CARBONDALE, Colorado – If Texas dirt, Mississippi River water, city lights and apple pie all sat down to a pickin’ circle at an Austin, Texas, backyard party, it would sound a lot like The Trishas – a group of four songstresses that play bluegrass with a country accent. The opening act features singer-songwriter finalists and Om Puppet Theater performances from Steve’s Guitars in Carbondale.6 p.m. on SaturdaySopris Park, CarbondaleInfo: CCAH, 963-1680; http://www.carbondalearts.com or http://www.thenewfamiliars.com.
CARBONDALE, Colorado – Laura and Kagey live in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia and have been playing as a duet for seven years. They loves to tour the country while singing their original folk and old country music. Back in 2008, they won first prize in the talent show broadcast of NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion” and have not slowed down since. 8:30 p.m. SaturdaySteve’s Guitars, 19 N. Fourth St., Carbondale. Info: 963-3304 or http://www.stevesguitars.net
CARBONDALE, Colorado – A fundraiser for Challenge Aspen, $1 from every beer and a portion of Tito’s Vodka special Iceland marathon mixer that is purchased from 3-8 p.m. on Sunday will go to Challenge Aspen. Challenge Aspen provides recreational, cultural and educational experiences for people with disabilities.3-8 p.m. SundayCarbondale Beer Works, 547 Main St., CarbondaleInfo: http://www.challengeaspen.org
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is seeking artists with unique, handmade “Colorado-Centric” gifts to sell at the arts center.Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 East Sixth St., Glenwood SpringsInfo: (970) 945-2414.
CARBONDALE, Colorado – The work of 20 young artists, ages 9-18, who have been using their digital cameras for the past five months to capture images and manipulate them on the computer to further dramatize their personal seeing, on display through Aug. 29.Carbondale Council on Arts & Humanities, 520 S. Third St., CarbondaleOpen Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 963-1680 or http://www.carbondalearts.com.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Abstract artist Michael Raaum’s exhibit of life-inspired abstractions, “House of Dreams,” on display through July 27.Colorado Mountain College Gallery, 831 Grand Ave., Glenwood SpringsOpen 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Info: 947-8367.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – There is still room in the Summer Arts Camp, every Wednesday and Thursday through Aug. 11. Spend the day learning to create art and pottery or take dance classes. Classes divided into two age groups.Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 East Sixth St., Glenwood SpringsInfo: 945-2414, http://www.glenwoodarts.org.
CARBONDALE, Colorado – Bull riding, barrel racing and steer roping show off Western heritage.The rodeo is every Thursday through Aug. 18 at the Gus Darian Riding Arena. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., followed by a slack competition, which counts toward the buckle contest and nightly contest. Carbondale Wild West Rodeo, Gus Darian Riding Arena, one mile east of downtown on County Road 100 (Catherine Store Road). Info: http://www.carbondalerodeo.com.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – All The Pretty Horses will be the opening act for the next Glenwood Springs Summer of Music, followed by headliner Euphorquestra from Fort Collins, playing world, reggae, Afrobeat and funk. The concert series, presented by the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, is free and runs through Aug. 3.6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 27Two Rivers Park, Glenwood Springs.Info: Call 945-2414 or visit http://www.glenwoodarts.org
SILT, Colorado – Former longtime executive chef of the Pine Creek Cookhouse in Aspen and past challenger on Food Network’s “Iron Chef America” in 2007, Chef Kurt Boucher will be a special guest at the Miner’s Claim Iron Chef America Wine Dinner.6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 27Miner’s Claim, 740 Main St. Silt Info: 876-5372
CARBONDALE, Colorado – The 40th annual Mountain Fair celebration runs July 29-31 in Sopris Park. This year’s fair, with the theme “Still Crazy After All These Years,” includes arts and crafts booths, a ton of music, a retrospective slideshow of the last 40 years, contests, a singer-songwriter competition and lots of food, all played out with that wonderful Mountain Fair vibe.Friday, July 29, through Sunday, July 31Sopris Park, CarbondaleInfo: 963-1680, http://www.carbondalearts.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SILT, Colorado – This year’s Heyday theme is “Ferguson Crossing Remembered.” Festivities start with a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. on Saturday morning, followed by a parade at 10 a.m., booths, kids’ games vintage baseball and a Meeker Dog Trial demonstration. Sunday will feature a car show in the park. Music in the park on both days.Booth forms, parade and car show entries are available now. Volunteers still are needed.Saturday, July 30, and Sunday, July 31Veteran’s Memorial Park, Grand Avenue, Silt Info: 876-5861
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