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Music • Art • Theater • Events

Theater major Shelby Lathrop does a character study at Colorado Mountain College's vet tech center, in preparation for her role as The Cow in "The Butterfingers Angel, Mary & Joseph, Herod the Nut & the Slaughter of 12 Hit Carols in a Pear Tree." The modern take on the Nativity opens at CMC in Spring Valley Nov. 30. Photo Scot Gerdes

Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts: Winterfest Holiday PartyGLENWOOD SPRINGS – A fun, festive, free holiday celebration in conjunction with the Glenwood Spring’s Chambers Business Afterhours. Chamber and Center for the Arts members and the public are invited to browse handcrafted goods, stocking stuffers, fine art, jewelry, furniture, pottery, and one-of-a-kind gifts from more than 65 local artisans. 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16601 E. Sixth StreetInfo: and 945-2414Defiance Community Players: ‘Urinetown The Musical’GLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Tony Award-winning musical about city government, greed and corruption over “water,” all set to funny music, big dance numbers, and parodies other Broadway shows.7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, and Saturday, Nov. 172 p.m. matinee Sunday, Nov. 18Glenwood Springs High School, Jeannie Miller TheatreTickets: $15/adults; $12/students & seniors, $12 matineesPurchase at Mountain Valley Textiles and Gifts, Glenwood Chamber Office, Alpine Bank, Sopris Lighting and http://www.defianceurinetowntickets@gmail.comInfo: 366-9397PAC3: Marcia BallCARBONDALE – Texas-born, Louisiana-raised pianist, vocalist and songwriter Marcia Ball comes to PAC3 in support of her Grammy-nominated Alligator Records CD, “Roadside Attractions.”Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16520 S. Third St.Tickets: $30Tickets and info:, Thunder River Market, and Dos GringosKanpai Sushi + Bar: CottonWood Acoustic Bluegrass BandGLENWOOD SPRINGS – The CottonWood Acoustic Bluegrass Band plays traditional and contemporary bluegrass with powerful original tunes at newly opened Kanpai Sushi. No cover.7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16Midland Avenue at Mountain MarketInfo: (970) 319-6785Carbondale Beer Works: Shea Freedom and CompanyCARBONDALE – Enjoy the tunes of Josh and Ananda, a rocking local duo. No cover.8-11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16647 Main St.Info: http://www.carbondalebeerworks.comBlack Nugget: Gerry Goodman BandCARBONDALE – The Gerry Goodman Band rocks The Black Nugget for its soft grand opening.9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16403 Main St.Info: 970-379-5968Steve’s Guitars: All the Pretty HorsesCARBONDALE – Singer-songwriter Matt Johnson will play a short opening set for All the Pretty Horses. This band of talented locals has been playing gigs all over the valley and beyond and will help Steve’s Guitars celebrate its 11th anniversary at its Fourth Street location. 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1619 N. Fourth St.Tickets: $10Info: and 963-3304Rivers Restaurant: Free Live Music FridayGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Local favorites the Powderhounds, playing favorite and obscure rock ‘n’ roll. No cover.9 p.m. to midnight Friday Nov. 162525 S. Grand Ave.Info: 928-8813Ramada 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.Info: 945-2500Wyly Community Art Center: Printmaking: Stencil SilkscreenBASALT – “Printmaking: Stencil Silkscreen” with Jennifer Ghormley for high schoolers and adults (all skill levels). Registration is required.9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1799 Midland Spur Tuition and fee: $105Info:, 927-4123 and art@wylyarts.orgSteve’s Guitars: Leah OrlikowskiCARBONDALE – Leah puts on a powerful show as she presents her distinctive acoustic folk compositions that have a touch of blues rock. She will be sharing songs from her first two albums that paint colorful images. 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1819 N. Fourth St.Tickets: $10Info: 963-3304

Third Street Center: Book-signingCARBONDALE – Filmmakers, photographers, writers and social philosophers Connie Baxter Marlow and Andrew Cameron Bailey return to the Roaring Fork Valley for a book-signing with their newly published book, “The Trust Frequency: 10 Assumptions for a New Paradigm.” The couple has just returned from presenting at the International Science and Non- DualityConference in San Rafael, Calif. They will lead a five-week study course beginning Monday, Nov. 26. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20520 S. Third St.Info:, and (928) 451-2044KDNK: Labor of Love Auction and Community Mixer CARBONDALE – Join KDNK Community Radio at the Carbondale Recreation and Community Center for a free silent auction event. The Walt Smith Trio will perform jazz and Christmas songs. Volunteer waitresses will serve exotic finger food from Konnyaku restaurant. Cash bar. More than 400 auction items including local art, food, sports, beauty, livestock and labors of love. 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30Advance registration: 963-0139Info: kdnk.orgColorado Mountain College: “Butterfingers Angel” SPRING VALLEY – “The Butterfingers Angel, Mary & Joseph, Herod the Nut & the Slaughter of 12 Hit Carols in a Pear Tree” offers an updated take on the Christmas story, with a feminist-leaning Mary, a jealous Joseph, a fast-talking sheep, an egotistical tree and an angel who desperately needs trumpet lessons. The result is a hybrid of Christmas pageant spoof and heartfelt holiday message.7 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 6, 7 and 82 p.m. matinees Dec. 2 and 9New Space Theatre at CMC-Spring ValleyTickets: $15/adults and $10/students, seniors, staff and faculty at or 947-8177, cash or check at the doorSymphony in the Valley: “Tchaikovsky in Christmas”GLENWOOD AND RIFLE – Symphony in the Valley presents its 20th annual holiday concert featuring “Dances from the Nutcracker Suite” Ballet, under the baton of conductor Carlos Elias.7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, Glenwood Springs High School, Jeannie Miller Theater7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, Rifle High School AuditoriumTickets: $12/adults, $10/seniors, $6/youth 3-18, $30/families, free for music students at the door or in advance from the orchestraInfo: http://www.sitv.orgPAC3: Tommy Castro & The PainkillersCARBONDALE – Tommy Castro & The Painkillers will celebrate the release of their new single, “Greedy/That’s All I Got.” Award-winning guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Tommy Castro has been playing his signature brand of rocking rhythm and blues professionally for more than 25 years.Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1520 S. Third St.Tickets: $17 advance, $22 day of showTickets and info:, Thunder River Market, and Dos Gringos and 925-1663Aspen Film: 22nd Annual Aspen Shortsfest ASPEN – The 22nd Annual Aspen Shortsfest is now accepting submissions of live-action, documentary and animated short film and video for the festival’s International Competition taking place April 9-14, 2013. The deadline is Dec. 7.Info: http://www.aspenfilm.orgWyly Community Art Center: Holiday Art ClubBASALT – This holiday workshop with Nicole Nagel-Gogolak, geared to ages 6-11, focuses on learning basic drawing, painting and sculpture, and concepts of space, line, proportion and scale. Registration is required.3:30-5:30 p.m. (open studio 3:30-4 p.m.) Wednesdays, Dec. 5, 12 and 19Tuition: $75Info:, 927-4123 and art@wylyarts.orgAspen Choral Society: “Messiah” GLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Aspen Choral Society presents the 35th annual holiday “Messiah” concerts, with singers from throughout the Roaring Fork Valley, under the baton of Ray Adams. Concerts will also be presented Dec. 14-15 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aspen.7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, and Wednesday, Dec. 12First United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper Ave.Info: Ray Adams, 925-3685

Ramada Inn and Suites: Monday Night Jazz Jam SessionsGLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Ramada Inn features jazz musician Pablo Gorra for Monday Night Jazz Jam Sessions.7-9 p.m. Mondays124 W. 6th St.Info: and 945-2500Rivers Restaurant: Open Mic NiteGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Open mic for artists of all types hosted by Dan Rosenthal. All talents welcome. $1 taco special. No cover.8-10 p.m., Wednesdays2525 S. Grand Ave.Info: 928-8813Crystal Glass Studio and White Dog GalleryCARBONDALE – Award-winning artists from around the country. Dreamweaver Designs is the featured artist.50 Weant Blvd.Information: and Mountain College (CMC) Gallery: Ellen Zagoras paintingsGLENWOOD SPRINGS – From her Silt Mesa studio overlooking the Colorado River valley, Ellen Zagoras finds inspiration that she then translates onto paper. Her richly fluid paintings evoke long-lost memories, wonderings and ancient musings. Through Nov. 28CMC ArtShare Gallery, 802 Grand Ave.Info: and 947-8367Gallery 809: Geoff WilderGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Local wood and metal sculptor Geoff Wilder is featured this month at Gallery 809. Wilder creates contemporary art out of reclaimed or scrap building materials from homes he has helped build in the Roaring Fork Valley.809 Grand Ave.Info: 945-0809 Artist’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. 720 Cooper Ave.Info: 947-0947Wyly Community Art Center: Bill Gruenberg: BASALT – Bill Gruenberg’s “Art is Easy” exhibit features contemporary sculptures and paintings by one of Aspen’s favorite artists. Through Nov. 21 Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday99 Midland Spur, BasaltInfo:, 927-4123 or art@wylyarts.orgCarbondale Clay Center: Holiday Festive Tableware and Small Works CARBONDALE – More than 30 local and national artists’ functional pottery and small ceramic sculptures and wall pieces on view and for sale.10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday – Friday through Dec. 23135 Main St.Info: and 963-2529Main 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.Fee: 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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