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Town of Carbondale: Light up CarbondaleCARBONDALE – Kids can visit with Santa in the Third Street Center Round Room while the Sol Theatre Co. cast sing carols. Santa will light up the large tree on Main Street and Weant at 5:15 p.m. CRES Elementary Choir Carolers will ride Santa’s sleigh and sing carols. At 5:30 p.m., the Parade of Bike Lights will lead Santa’s sleigh to the Fourth Street plaza for cookies, hot chocolate, marshmallow roasting at the bonfire and sing-along caroling. Santa’s Sleigh will make free shuttle loops from Third Street to the Fourth Street Plaza all evening.3-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7Downtown and Third Street CenterInfo: http://www.carbondalerec.comCarbondale Clay Center: 15th annual Cup AuctionCARBONDALE – With more than 200 handmade cups available donated by local and national artists, this annual fundraiser draws collectors and supporters for a one night-only auction.6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7135 Main St.Info: 963-CLAY (2529), or firstname.lastname@example.orgCCAH Gallery: Hand to Heart Holiday ShowcaseCARBONDALE – Carbondale Council on Arts & Humanities (CCAH)’s annual holiday gallery showcase of handcrafted wares in a variety of media from 11 local artists including ceramics, jewelry, glass, wood, paper, mixed media, painting, wearable art, homemade chocolates and organic lotions, through Dec. 28.First Friday opening 6-8 p.m. Dec. 7Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and noon-5 p.m. SaturdayR2 Gallery, Third Street Center, 520 S. Third Street, Suite 9Info: http://www.carbondalearts.com and 963-1680Colorado 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. Dec. 7-82 p.m. matinee Sunday, Dec. 9New Space Theatre at CMC-Spring ValleyTickets: $15/adults and $10/students, seniors, staff and faculty at email@example.com or 947-8177, cash or check at the doorSoL Theatre Co.: ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ and ‘The 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. 7-8,2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 Carbondale Middle SchoolTickets: $15 adults and teens, $10 children; http://www.carbondalearts.com and http://www.soltheatrecompany.comPAC3: The April Clark Show 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. Show is adult-themed, 18 and older.Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 520 S. Third St.Tickets: $10Tickets and info: http://www.pac3carbondale.com, Thunder River Market, and Dos Gringos and 925-1663Carbondale Beer Works: Tony RosarioCARBONDALE – Enjoy the musical stylings of Tony Rosario for First Friday in Carbondale. Come early to watch the downtown tree lightings and enjoy a pint, hot chocolate or hot cider next to the patio fire pit.8-11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7647 Main St.Info: http://www.carbondalebeerworks.comSteve’s Guitars: The Blackberry BushesCARBONDALE – This acoustic alternative-folk string band from the Northwest features innovative sounds which draw from deep roots of American traditional music.8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 719 N. Fourth StreetTickets: $15Info: http://www.blackberrybushes.com and 963-3304Rivers: Free Music FridayGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Free Music Friday with the acoustic bluegrass and rock stylings of the Leonard Curry Trio. No cover.9 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Dec. 72525 S. Grand Ave.Info: 928-8813Diane Kenney: Holiday saleCARBONDALE – Potter Diane Kenney’s annual holiday sale takes place the first two Saturdays of December.10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 and 150172 N. Bill Creek RoadInfo: http://www.etsy.com/shop/DianeKenneyArtworkCarbondale Business Park: Open House and Holiday SaleCARBONDALE – TylerWARE, Osmia Organics, Up Ski, Board by Design, AnnB. Jewelry Design and Fold Community Kitchen host a holiday open house. Proceeds benefit Carbondale Community School, Spring Gulch Nordic Council and Planned Parenthood.Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 81909 Dolores Way Info: 963-1163Glenwood Springs Arts Guild: Mary Pilon muralsGLENWOOD SPRINGS – A multi-sectioned mural by New Castle artist Mary Pilon will officially be unveiled in this event. Hot cider and holiday cookies.1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8Centennial Park, Ninth and Grand Info: 945-6589
Aspen 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, 925-3685SoL Theatre Company: ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’and ‘The 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. 14-15; and 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Dec. 16Carbondale Middle SchoolTickets: $15 adults and teens, $10 childrenTicket and info: http://www.carbondalearts.com and http://www.soltheatrecompany.comHotel Colorado: Holiday piano musicGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Piano students of Annig Agemian Raley will perform Christmas music and holiday classics in the lobby of the Hotel Colorado.4-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16Hotel Colorado, 526 Pine St.Info: 945-6511
Glenwood Vaudeville RevueGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Welcome the holiday season with the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue. Celebrate the season with a two-hour, family-fun show with professional talent performing a variety of hilarious skits, jokes, high-energy dance numbers, and novelty songs.6:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, and special holiday showtimesMasonic Lodge, 901 Colorado Ave.Tickets: $22/adults, $20/seniors, $16/kids 12 and younger, group discountsInfo and reservations: http://www.gvrshow.com and 945-9699CMC Gallery: Gayle WatermanGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Through her abstract photography, Roaring Fork Valley resident Gayle Waterman is creating art that challenges the tradition of photography with images that transform the old into the new. Her newest exhibit will be on display through Jan. 25. An opening reception takes place from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14.CMC ArtShare Gallery, 802 Grand Ave. Info: http://www.cmcartshare.com and 947-8367CMC 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. 3695 Airport RoadInfo: http://www.coloradomtn.eduRamada Inn: Monday Night Jazz Jam GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Join jazz musician Pablo Gorra for Monday Night Jazz Jam Sessions.7-9 p.m. Mondays124 W. 6th St.Info: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: http://www.thewhitedoggallery.com and http://www.themusicmatters.net.Gallery 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: 947-0947
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