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PAC3: One-Year Anniversary Party with The MotetCARBONDALE – The Motet is in town and is ready to get Carbondale on its collective feet at the Performing Arts Center (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$30 day of showInfo: 925-1663, http://www.pac3carbondale.comSteve’s Guitars: Walter Parks & Swamp CabbageCARBONDALE – Walter Parks, the lead guitarist for Woodstock legend Richie Havens, leads his group that is a “raspy singin’ combo of fatback blues and trailer park funk.” You’ll feel like you’re part of a New Orleans funeral parade – and that’s a good thing. 7:30 p.m. doors open, 8:30 show starts on Friday, May 25 19 N. Fourth St., CarbondaleTickets: $10Info: 963-3304, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.stevesguitars.net 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. Salsa class taught by Tere and Ricardo Hernandez. 9-10 p.m. Friday, May 25, salsa class, 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. dancingRamada Inn, 124 W. Sixth St., Glenwood SpringsFee: $5 coverInfo: 945-2500 Ramada Inn: KaraokeGLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Ramada Inn hosts karaoke with DJ Andre Shy for a night of music and good times. 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday, May 26Ramada Inn, 124 W. Sixth St., Glenwood SpringsInfo: 945-2500
PAC3 and Third Street Center: 1st annual Brews and Bread FestivalCARBONDALE – 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 The Itals later in the evening (see listing, below). 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2 – Starts with bread oven opening, followed by chef demonstrations, grand tasting, and music later in the evening by Dan Sheridan and David Bromberg (see listing, below). Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., CarbondaleTickets: Contact for different ticket optionsInfo: 925-1663, http://www.pac3carbondale.com Wyly Art Center: ME & YOUnity by Sara Pearson Exhibition OpeningBASALT – Local artist Nancy Lovendahl mentored Sara Pearson as part of the year-long Wyly Young Women’s Studio Mentorship Program. 5-7 p.m. Friday, June 1 – Opening Reception; exhibit runs June 4-29.99 Midland Spur, downtown BasaltFree and open to the publicInfo: 927-4123, http://www.wylyarts.org PAC3: The ItalsCARBONDALE – Grammy-nominated reggae artists the Itals formed in 1976 in Jamaica and now consist of original band member Alvin “Keith” Porter, and two of his children, Darien and Kada Porter. They perform at PAC3 as part of the Brews and Bread Festival.7 p.m. doors open; 8 p.m. Trunk opens; 9 p.m. Itals Friday, June 1PAC3, Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., CarbondaleTickets: $25 advance, $30 day of showInfo: 925-1663, pac3carbondale.com 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 PAC3: David Bromberg QuartetCARBONDALE – The legendary, multi-instrumental David Bromberg brings his quartet to town and performs in Carbondale as part of the Brews and Bread Festival featuring his one-of-a-kind blend of blues, rock, bluegrass, folk, country, ragtime and ethnic music. This virtuoso has played with everyone from Dylan to George Harrison, The Eagles, John Hiatt and Widespread Panic. Local favorite Dan Sheridan opens. 7 p.m. doors open; 7-9 p.m. beer tasting; 8 p.m. Dan Sheridan opens; 9 p.m. David Bromberg Quartet on Saturday, June 2PAC3, Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., CarbondaleTickets: General admission: $35 advance, $40 day of show; reserved seating: $45 advance, $50 day of showInfo: 925-1663, pac3carbondale.com CWWRA: Return of the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo CelebrationCARBONDALE – The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo Association (CWWRA) is opening another season of rodeo. The rodeo is celebrating its 10th season and runs for 12 weeks this summer from June 7 to Aug. 23. The rodeo greets the upcoming season in downtown Carbondale in partnership with the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce as part of First Fridays’ activities. Look for the mechanical bull, the bounce house and roping lessons for the kids. And wear your best cowboy hat and boots and get named best dressed cowboy or cowgirl. 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 1Downtown Carbondale, as part of First Fridays activitiesFreeInfo: 618-6028, http://www.carbondalerodeo.com MG Car Club Rocky Mountain Centre: 60th Rallye Glenwood SpringsGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Come out to check out the many MGs 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 SpringsFree for the general publicInfo: email@example.com, http://www.mgcc.org Wyly Community Art Center: Summer Art CampsBASALT – Sign up now for Sculpture Camp: Fairies & Dragons, and Photography Camp: Our TownMonday, June 11 through Thursday, June 1499 Midland Spur, BasaltFee: Call for costsInfo: 927-4123, http://www.wylyarts.org Glenwood Springs Chamber: Strawberry DaysGLENWOOD SPRINGS – The 115th annual Strawberry Days Festival includes arts and crafts and food vendor booths, live music, Miss Strawberry Days competition, a parade, carnival rides, free strawberries and ice cream, and more. Friday, June 15 through Sunday, June 17Sayre Park and additional locations around GlenwoodFee: Varying costs, from free on upInfo: 945-6589, http://www.strawberrydaysfestival.com Glenwood Dance Academy: “The Lion King Dances Again”GLENWOOD SPRINGS – “The Lion King” transforms into a dance performance based on the popular story. Additionally, an evening performance will include singers and musicians; all performances are appropriate for the entire family. 2 p.m. Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10: “The Lion King Dances Again”7 p.m. Saturday, June 9: A gala variety show featuring local singers, musicians and some of the dancers from the Glenwood Dance Academy.Jeannie Miller Theatre, Glenwood Springs High School, 1521 Grand Ave., GlenwoodTickets: $15 adults, $10 seniors and students, on sale now at Gran Farnum Printing and Two Rivers VideoInfo: 945-2717, firstname.lastname@example.org 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, http://www.thunderrivertheatre.com
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, http://www.artistsmg.net Carbondale Clay Center: 2012 Invitational Children & Teen’s Clay Exhibition CARBONDALE – The exhibit features more than 20 local artists and runs through May. Through the month of May 135 Main St., CarbondaleInfo: 963-2529, http://www.carbondaleclay.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 Stitch & Bitch crochet workshop on May 29, and lots more. Throughout the month of May601 Sixth St., Glenwood SpringsFee: Call for costsInfo: 945-2414, http://www.glenwoodarts.org Wyly Art Center: Summer classes for children and adultsBASALT – From summer art camps for kids to adult workshops, the Wyly offers a range of classes and events for all ages. 99 Spur, downtown Basalt.Fee: Contact for feesInfo: 927-4123, email@example.com, http://www.wylyarts.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, 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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