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Music • Art • Theater • Events

Contributed PhotoStanley Bell, a member of the collaborative Studio for Arts and Works (SAW) in Carbondale, works on a giant mural that is part of the Artists and Decks art show. SAW hosts an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. tonight at 978 Euclid Ave., Carbondale.

Wyly Community Art Center: Harvest CelebrationBASALT – Basalt Elementary School presents a Harvest Celebration to unveil the “Edible Garden” mural, a collaboration between the school and Wyly Community Art Center.4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1499 Midland Spur, BasaltInformation: and 927-4123Artist’s Mercantile & Gallery: Steve ChinnGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Steve Chinn will tell you photography is something that runs through his veins. It’s a fair statement, as this Colorado native has been around photography all his life, and his father was a portrait photographer for decades. An opening reception is in conjunction with the Glenwood Springs’ Second Friday’s Tour d’Art. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. 5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, opening reception 720 Cooper Ave., Glenwood SpringsInfo: 947-0947SAW: Artists and DecksCARBONDALE – A collaborative art show with artists creating original works out of used skateboard decks, with half the proceeds going to Alpine Initiatives.6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, opening receptionStudio for Arts and Works, SAW, 978 Euclid Ave., CarbondaleInfo: studioforartsandworks@gmail.comRamada Inn and Suites: Salsa NightGLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Ramada Inn hosts Salsa Night with DJ Salson and dance instructors Ricardo and Tere Hernandez.9:30 p.m. to midnight, Fridays124 W. Sixth St., Glenwood SpringsInfo: 945-2500Defiance Community Players: “Urinetown” auditionsGLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Defiance Community Players Fall 2012 Production will be “Urinetown: The Musical,” winner of three Tony Awards. For the audition, bring an up-tempo song to sing (pianist on hand). Prepare a monologue or we will provide a piece for you to read. Wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes. Performance dates are Nov. 9-11 and 16-18 at Glenwood Springs High School. Auditions: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept 16. Ages 12 and older.Glenwood Springs High SchoolInfo: and 945-2174Punkabilly Productions: Third annual Punk in the ParkGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Featuring Colorado bands Reno Divorce, Potato Pirates, The Tankerays and Hollow. Join local valley pinups and Glenwood’s own roller derby girls for an afternoon of hardcore punk and rockabilly. Suggested donation of $10.2-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15Two Rivers Park, Glenwood SpringsInfo: 455054261194542Ramada Inn and Suites: Karaoke NightGLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Ramada Inn hosts karaoke with Andre Shy. Join the Ramada for a night of music, drinks, and good times. No cover.9 p.m. to midnight, Saturdays124 W. Sixth St.Info: 945-2500Music on the Mountain: Already GoneGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Already Gone has become one of the most in-demand party bands in the area, playing at many of the top musical venues and festivals across the Western Slope. The breadth of their set list is as diverse as the band itself, with selections that weave through classic rock, R&B, funk, Blues, country crossover, and rock n’ roll.Cans for the Tram ride begin at 4 p.m., music starts at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road Info: and 945-4228Glenwood Springs Community Concert Association: Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big BrassGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Celebrating 60 years, the Glenwood Springs Community Concert Association presents the Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass for the season’s first concert. These virtuoso musicians have appeared on the world’s most prominent stages and performed with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Canadian Brass and other groups. 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16Glenwood Springs High School auditoriumAdult pass (five concerts): $40; $15 students, and $85/familyInformation: or 945-5384 or 945-8722Glenwood Vaudeville Revue: Summer ShowGLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Glenwood Vaudeville Revue presents a classic comedic vaudeville-style show, with tap dance, a barbershop quartet, hilarious jokes, skits, gags and bits. Dinner is optional, with selections provided by several fine area restaurants, as is a full bar. 6:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 5:30 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 7The Masonic Lodge, 901 Colorado Ave.Tickets: $22 adults, $16 kids, $20 seniors over 60; food and drink additionalInfo: 945-9699,

Grand River Hospital District Volunteer Association: Grand Wine AffairRIFLE – Enjoy wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, live music and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit Grand River Meals on Wheels program.5-8 p.m. Thursday Sept. 20Grand River Hospital Ballroom, 501 Airport Rd., RifleTickets: $25 each or $45 per couple, available at the Grand River Caf, Choice Liquors, and at the door.Info: 625-6423Basalt Chamber of Commerce: Laugh In Lions Comedy FestivalBASALT – Comedians are eligible to win more than $1,000 in cash prizes with additional cash prizes awarded through audience voting. Free entertainment includes the comedic competition, additional live music, food and drink.4-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22Lions Park, BasaltInformation: or 927-4031 CMC Theatre: “Bad Dates”SPRING VALLEY – “Bad Dates,” a poignant one-woman comedy about a single mom tackling the dating scene in a seemingly endless array of high-heeled shoes, will open Sept. 20 at Colorado Mountain College in Spring Valley. From the so-so evening to the truly disastrous encounter, “Bad Dates” explores the ups and downs of stepping into the dangerous arena of modern love.7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 20-222 p.m. matinee Sunday, Sept. 23New Space Theatre at Colorado Mountain College in Spring ValleyTickets: $15/adults and $10/students, seniors, staff and facultyTickets and info: or at the door, and 947-8177 CCAH: Fall art classesCARBONDALE – Building community through art, the Carbondale Council on Arts & Humanities announces its fall line-up of classes and workshops for kids. Most classes are in the CCAH Center for the Arts at the Third Street Center. Youth Fashion Troupe with Jenna Bradford and Iris Anda, Tuesdays, Oct. 2-30, ages 10-16. Tuition $115, register by Sept. 18. Youth Designer Class with Jenna Bradford and Iris Anda, Thursdays, Oct. 4 to Nov. 1, ages 10-16. Tuition $115, register by Sept. 20. Kinder Art Klub with Sacha Hart-Logan, Tuesday and Thursdays, Nov. 13, 15, 27, 29, Dec. 4, 6, 11, and 13, ages 5-6. Tuition $75, scholarships available, register by Nov. 6.Information or to register: or 963-1680.Silt Historical Society: Anita WittSILT – The Silt Historical Park presents cowgirl extraordinaire Anita Witt. Trick roper, singer, cowgirl poet, and author, Witt will perform at the quaint Silt Historical Park. Accompanying her will be her sweet little dog. Show opens with a jam session by the Silt Historical Park Porch Pickers. The historic buildings will all be open for viewing. This is a free event, donations appreciated.6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21707 Orchard Ave., SiltInfo: or 618-4182PAC3: Stuart DavisCARBONDALE – Combining original songs, comedy sketches, and monologues, “Stu’s TV show” is a mosaic of mediums that suits his multi-faceted passion.Doors open 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21520 S. Third St., CarbondaleTickets: $15/advance; $20 day of showInfo and tickets: or Dos Gringos in Carbondale Glenwood Springs Art Guild: 50th Annual Fall Art FestivalGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Support art education and enjoy original fine art, sculpture, and pottery from 285 artists. Includes the famous bargain bin, live artist demonstrations, and an exclusive Patron’s Night opening party Tuesday, Sept. 25.Sept. 26-30Ramada Inn and Suites, 124 W. 6th St.Info: president@glenwoodspringsartguild.comPAC3: The April Clark ShowCARBONDALE – The April Clark Show is a jam-packed hour of adult situation and stand-up comedy, skits, interviews and live music. In this live stage, comic and roving reporter April E. Clark sits down for an exclusive interview with recently crowned Mr. Carbondale, whips up naughty cocktails with Bonedale burlesque stars, and hosts an all-star jam session all-female house band The Starlettes and their special musical guests.Doors open at 8 p.m.; show at 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13Tickets: $10; $25 Mi Casita prix fixe dinner specialTickets and info: or Dos GringosDance Initiative: “The Spectrum Dance Collection”CARBONDALE – Dance Initiative presents its fifth concert, “The Spectrum Dance Collection,” celebrating Supporting Women Artists Now (SWAN) month by highlighting the talented women choreographers and dancers in the valley.7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20 Thunder River Theatre, 67 Promenade, CarbondaleInfo and reservations: and 963-8681 Hotel Colorado: John JorgensonGLENWOOD SPRINGS – John Jorgenson, known as the U.S. Ambassador of Gypsy Jazz, has earned a reputation as a world-class musician and guitarist and has collaborated with the likes of Elton John, Luciano Pavarotti, Bonnie Raitt and Bob Dylan.7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24Hotel Colorado, 526 Pine, Glenwood SpringsTickets: TBAInfo:

Ramada Inn and Suites: Monday Night Jazz Jam SessionsGLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Ramada Inn features jazz musician Pablo Gorra for Monday Night Jazz Jam Sessions at the Ramada Inn.7-9 p.m. Mondays124 W. 6th St., Glenwood SpringsInfo: and 945-2500Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts: “Tired Olde Soles” Art OpeningGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Le Tour Defiance, a community mountain bike parade and race, ends with a barbeque lunch, awards ceremony and the opening of the “Tired Olde Soles” art exhibit, an artistic journey representing adventurers, travelers, dreamers and believers. Through September601 Sixth St., Glenwood SpringsInfo: and 945-2414Carbondale Clay Center: “Moonlight Mythstakes of Summerscape-isms”CARBONDALE – “Moonlight Mythstakes of Summerscape-isms” features new ceramic tumblers, luminaries, flower bricks, and wall pieces by artist Jesse Ring. Gallery hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday – Friday, through Oct. 2135 Main St.Info: info@carbondaleclay.orgCCAH: Plein Air Happening festivalCARBONDALE – Work by Dean Bowlby, Victoria Broyles, Majid Kahhak, Jane Lee, John Lintott, Mary Noone, Jill Sabella, Liz Thele, and Simon Winegar. Through SeptemberThird Street Center, 520 S. Third St., CarbondaleInfo: or 963-1680Wyly Community Art Center: “Betty Weiss: in Perspective”BASALT – “Betty Weiss: in Perspective,” is an exhibition of abstract paintings by one of Aspen’s icons and most prolific artists. Through Oct. 5. Gallery hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays99 Midland Spur, BasaltInformation: and 927-4123Main Street Gallery: Regional artistsGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Works by Doug Arneson, Dean Bowlby, Stephen Datz, Berard Hofmann, Jane Lee, Linda Loeschen and Mary Noone. The gallery also specializes in preservation-quality framing.10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday817 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs399 Main St., CarbondaleInfo:, 945-4817 and 963-3775 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., CarbondaleFee: Model’s feeInfo:, and 963-1680Midland 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: and 625-3068

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