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The Motet will be among those playing the virtual Jazz Aspen Snowmass Fest
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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 free and self directed, and the artist directory and studio tour map will be included in the Post Independent on May 16, and at 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 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, CCAH: Kids’ Art ShowCARBONDALE – The last day of Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities’ (CCAH) annual art show featuring kids’ work from all the Carbondale schools.Friday, May 18R2 Gallery, Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., CarbondaleInfo: 963-1680,, CMC West Garfield Campus: “Strong!”RIFLE – 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. Friday, May 18Clough Auditorium, 3695 Airport Road, RifleTickets: FreeInfo: 625-1871 Steve’s Guitars: Kevin DooleyCARBONDALE – Kevin is a talented and accomplished musician and songwriter who is often compared to the likes of Greg Brown, JJ Cale, Richard Thompson, and Keb Mo. Kevin has shared the stage with some amazing musicians at the Rocky Mountain Folks Fest (where he’s on the teaching staff), Telluride Blues Fest, and many other Colorado venues. He’s played along with Hot Tuna, Chris Smither and many other amazing musicians. Here comes a pro. 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 1819 N. Fourth St., CarbondaleTickets: $10Info: 963-3304,, 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. Dance class taught by Tere and Ricardo Hernandez. 9-10 p.m. Friday, May 18, dance class, 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. dancingRamada Inn, 124 W. Sixth St., Glenwood SpringsFee: $5 coverInfo: 945-2500 The Bayou: ’80s Prom PartyGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Show up in your ’80s gear or prom wear. Music from the ’80s will be playing all night, so tell your friends and spread the word; can’t wait to see all the outfits.10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Friday, May 18The Bayou Cajun Restaurant and Bar, 919 Grand Ave., Glenwood SpringsInfo: 945-1047, CCAH: Steel: Steel Jewelry Making Class CARBONDALE – The Carbondale Council on Arts & Humanities (CCAH) is offering Steel: A Precious Metal, Steel Jewelry Making Class taught by Natasha Seedorf. This class offers an opportunity to learn silver soldering, hand forming, piercing, riveting and a few other metal smithing techniques. Students should bring safety glasses, an apron or cover-up, and wear closed-toe shoes. Also nice to have, but not required: ball peen hammer and round-nose pliers.10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St.Fee: $90, $80 for CCAH membersInfo: 963-1680, 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,, Ramada Inn: Andre ShyGLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Ramada Inn hosts DJ Andre Shy for dancing and good times. 9 p.m. to 12 a.m., Saturday, May 19Ramada Inn, 124 W. Sixth St., Glenwood SpringsInfo: 945-2500

Glenwood Springs High School: The 23rd annual All Glenwood Kids Fine Arts WeekGLENWOOD SPRINGS – All this coming week, view the artwork of Glenwood Springs students, as well as performances by the drama department, concert band, jazz band and percussion and choir. Projects in woodworking, sewing, digital video, photography, and graphic design classes are all on display in the high school gym. Students from all of Glenwood’s public school participate. Monday, May 21, through Friday, May 25Art show hours: 5:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 22; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 23; and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, May 24Performances: Drama: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22; GSHS Concert Band, Jazz Band and Percussion: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23; Choir: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24. FreeGlenwood Springs High School, 1521 Grand Ave.Info: John Linn, 384-5573 PAC3: One-Year Anniversary Party with The MotetCARBONDALE – Get ready to dance your patootie off at the Performing Arts Carbondale (PAC3) in celebration of PAC3’s one-year anniversary. The concert benefits the new PAC3 Foundation, which helps to keep music and art alive locally. That’s good news for Dave Watts of The Motet. “Ever since first playing the Carbondale Mountain Fair at least 10 years ago, we knew Carbondale was a special place to perform music,” Watts said. “The energy and vibe of the folks [in Carbondale] has always been so incredible, we have always wanted to come back to refill our coffer’s with the valley’s amazing mojo.” The Motet is a local favorite that combine funk, electronic, and soul to create an extremely danceable mix. With roots in jazz, afrobeat, funk, salsa, and samba, The Motet keeps their audiences moving. “Carbondale people love to dance and that’s one of the reasons we love to come back,” Watts said. “We’ll be busting out a bunch of new material and featuring the lovely and super funky Kim Dawson on vocals in addition to our slamming three-piece horn section.” 7 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. show on Friday, May 25Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., Carbondale$25 advance, $30 day of showInfo: 925-1663, http://www.pac3carbondale.comSteve’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,, PAC3 and Third Street Center: First annual Brews and Bread FestCARBONDALE – The Brews and Bread Fest showcases the art of home brewing, craft breweries, community bread baking, and music surrounded by renewable energy options.5 p.m. Friday, June 1 – Starts with Pizza Bake, followed by PAC3 doors open, Music by Trunk, Music by the Itals.12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2 – Starts with bread oven opening, followed by chef demonstrations, grand tasting, and music by Dan Sheridan and David BrombergThird Street Center, 520 S. Third, CarbondaleTickets: Contact for different ticket optionsInfo: 925-1663, http://www.pac3carbondale.comWestern 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 MG Car Club Rocky Mountain Centre: 60th Rallye Glenwood SpringsGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Come out and check out the many MG cars that will be driven from Denver to Glenwood Springs at this, the oldest continuously held rally of its kind held in the U.S. Saturday’s main event is the Rallye, a time, speed, and distance event. The weekend culminates with a car show on Sunday morning. Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 10Downtown Glenwood SpringsFreeInfo:,, 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 & Gallery: Jennifer DeBose Exhibition GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Come to this art store and gallery, that’s 80 parts art store, 10 parts gift store and 10 parts gallery to see local watercolorist and art teacher Jennifer DeBose’s work. Through the month of May720 Cooper Ave., Glenwood SpringsFree Info: 947-0947, TRTC: “Eudora’s Box”CARBONDALE – Tickets are now on sale for “Eudora’s Box,” a play by local playwright Kristin Carlson. Performance dates at the Thunder River Theatre are June 21-23, 29-30, July 1, 5-7. Currently on saleTickets: Range from $8-$20Info: 963-8200, Carbondale Clay Center: 2012 Invitational Children & Teen’s Clay Exhibition OpeningCARBONDALE – The exhibit features more than 20 local artists and runs through May. Through the month of May 135 Main St., CarbondaleInfo: 963-2529, 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, 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, merenge 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. This Friday, May 18, is The Bayou’s Prom Party (see listing above under “This Weekend.”) 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, 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:, 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, 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), 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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