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Music • Art • Theater • Events

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Theater major Jaime Sklavos does a character study at Colorado Mountain College's vet tech center, as part of preparation for her role as The Sheep 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

Carbondale Beer Works: Alan VigilCARBONDALE – Montrose’s Alan Vigil presents solo acoustic Americana, soul, folk and blues. No cover.8-11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23647 Main St.Info: http://www.carbondalebeerworks.comSteve’s Guitars: Local musicCARBONDALE – Live, local music on Friday nights is an 11-year tradition. Celebrate the holidays in the coziest room in Carbondale.8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2319 N. Fourth StreetTickets: $10Info: 963-3304Rivers: Free Live Music FridayGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Carbondale’s own Starlettes, featuring Motown and soul hits. No cover.9 p.m. to midnight, Friday Nov. 232525 S. Grand Ave.Info: 928-8813Ramada Inn: 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: 945-2500

Wyly Community Art Center: Art class for adultsBASALT – Registration in progress for “Art Inspired Knitting for the Holidays: Sip & Stitch with Jack Johnson,” all skill levels. 5:30 -7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 29, Dec. 6 and 13Tuition: $7599 Midland SpurInfo:, 927-4123 and art@wylyarts.orgCMC Gallery: Jack RobertsRIFLE – For 50 years, Jack Roberts worked as an illustrator depicting the history and spirit of Western life, in his own distinctive style. In his studio near Redstone, Roberts created as many as 40 paintings a year. An exhibition narrated by his son, Gary Miller, and sponsored by Judith Hayward, will be on display from Nov. 30 through Jan. 25.Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Friday Nov. 303695 Airport RoadInfo: http://www.coloradomtn.eduKDNK: Labor of Love AuctionCARBONDALE – 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.orgCMC: “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 925-1663PAC3: The April Clark Holiday ExtravaganzaCARBONDALE – Back by popular demand, The April Clark Show returns to the PAC3 for a holiday celebration the likes of Carbondale has ever seen. Ring in the season with a reason with all-female house band The G-strings, emcee Mark “Santa Baby” Thomas, the talented Miss Fortune, and the entire naughty and nice cast of The April Clark Show.Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 520 S. Third St.Tickets: $10Tickets and info:, Thunder River Market, and Dos Gringos and 925-1663SoL Theatre Co.: ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas,’ ‘Little Star’CARBONDALE – This SoL production of “Charlie Brown Christmas” is set to the music from the classic Vince Guaraldi Trio album as Peanuts characters come to life. “The Little Star” will have you singing all your holiday favorites.7 p.m. Dec. 7-8 and 14-152 p.m. Dec. 9 and 16Carbondale Middle SchoolTicket and info: and http://www.soltheatrecompany.comAspen 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: 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: 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.Info:, Gallery: Ellen ZagorasGLENWOOD 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: 947-0947Carbondale Clay Center: Holiday Festive TablewareCARBONDALE – 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 – Saturday817 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs399 Main St., CarbondaleInfo:, 945-4817 and 963-3775

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