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Music • Arts • Theater •Events

Annig Raley’s piano students: Christmas recitalGLENWOOD SPRINGS – The piano students of Annig Agemian Raley perform a recital of Christmas and holiday songs, classics and duets. 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16Hotel Colorado, 526 Pine St., Glenwood SpringsInfo: 945-2920″Always … Patsy Cline”CARBONDALE – Thunder River Theatre Company and Aspen Stage present the musical story of the friendship between the famed country singer Patsy Cline, played by Jeannie Walla, and a fan, Texas housewife Louise Seger, played by Cara Daniel. 7:30 p.m. Friday Dec. 16 and Saturday, Dec. 17; 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18Thunder River Theatre, 67 Promenade, Carbondale Tickets: $20 Info: 963-8200, http://www.thunderrivertheatre.comPAC3: Marcia BallCARBONDALE – Billboard magazine calls her “a consummate pro – a killer pianist, a great singer and songwriter.” Grammy-nominated musician Marcia Ball has been featured on Austin City Limits and NPR’s “Fresh Air,” among others. 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16PAC3 at the Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., CarbondaleTickets: $25Info: 925-1663, http://www.pac3carbondale.comSteve’s Guitars: 10th anniversary celebration CARBONDALE – Local musicians Matt Johnson, Lee Martin, Bruce Imig and possibly Riley Skinner and her dad Steve help Steve’s Guitars celebrate 10 years of putting on shows with the feeling of hearing live music in somebody’s living room. Mary Margaret, Steve’s wife, will be baking up a batch of her cookies and treats for the celebration too – reportedly worth the price of admission alone. 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16Steve’s Guitars, 19 N. Fourth St., CarbondaleTickets: $10Info: 963-3304, http://www.stevesguitars.netRoaring Fork Audubon Society: Christmas Bird CountROARING FORK VALLEY – Be part of citizen science, counting birds and compiling data to get a snapshot of bird health in our region. 7 a.m. through the day, Saturday, Dec. 17Throughout the Roaring Fork ValleyInfo: Glenwood Springs residents contact Tom McConnell, 379-7356, immac@rof.netMid-valley residents contact Linda Vidal, 704-9599,, Mary Harris, 963-0319, or Dave Clark, 963-3479, clark@sopris.netGlenwood Springs Baptist Church: Gingerbread House ContestGLENWOOD SPRINGS – All are welcome to attend and participate in this workshop and contest. Participants receive a pre-made gingerbread house kit to decorate. Participants can bring candy and decorations to make their house unique. Top three winners will receive prizes donated by local shops. 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17Glenwood Springs Baptist Church, 406 W. Seventh St., (across from the funeral home)Fee: $10Info: 951-2005, kimtsavage@gmail.comMountain Madrigal Singers: “Home for Christmas” concertGLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Mountain Madrigal Singers present the last of three concerts in their 31st annual concert series. This year, the concert is dedicated to baritone Walter Lazo, a member of the Madrigals, who lost his battle to cancer this past Thanksgiving morning. All proceeds from the concert are going directly to the Lazo family.7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17First United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper Ave., Glenwood SpringsTickets: Free; donations for the Lazo family accepted at the concertInfo: (970) 404-2759Crystal River Ballet School: The NutcrackerCARBONDALE – A full-length production of the classic holiday story of Clara and her battle with the Rat Queen and journey to the Land of the Sweets.7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18Carbondale Middle School Auditorium, 180 Snowmass Dr., CarbondaleTickets at the door: $18 adults, $12 students and seniorsInfo: 704-0114, http://www.crystalriverballet.comSteve’s Guitars: 10th anniversary celebration continuesCARBONDALE – Band of Heathens’ manager Harley Stumbaugh Jr. plays acoustic guitar. Milemarkers’ Nelson Oldham and Hap Harriman follow. Steve’s Guitars’ local band of the year, “All the Pretty Horses” ends the evening. 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17Steve’s Guitars, 19 N. Fourth St., CarbondaleTickets: $10Info: 963-3304, http://www.stevesguitars.netTwo Rivers Unitarian Universalists: Winter Solstice CelebrationCARBONDALE – This nondenominational service that includes Aztec, Inca, Jewish, pagan and yuletide traditions features a bonfire ceremony, puppet theater presentation, music by Jimmy Byrne and Lisa Dancing-Light, sing-alongs, warm beverages and snacks. Free.5-7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., CarbondaleInfo: 720-308-4036,

Thunder River Theatre Company (TRTC): Winter/Spring After School ProgramCARBONDALE – Tamela Kenning, director of TRTC’s kids’ programming, guides students in developing their own musical theater piece. 4:15-5:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 11-March 23, with a performance on March 23.Thunder River Theatre, 67 Promenade, CarbondaleTuition: $195. Enrollment deadline is Jan. 6.Info: 963-8200, lonw@sopris.netPAC3: Band of HeathensCARBONDALE – Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities brings the Band of Heathens from Austin back for their annual January dance party. Local favorites, The Mile Markers, open. 7-11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13PAC3 at the Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., CarbondaleTickets: $30, on sale nowInfo: 963-1680, http://www.carbondalearts.comCCAH: Call for artists for 2012 exhibitsCARBONDALE – Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH) currently have a call for artists for the Valley View Art Show on Feb. 3 and the Re-imagined: Art and Fashion for a Sustainable Future on March 2. Fashion for a Sustainable Future deadline is Jan. 13; Valley View Art Show deadline is Jan. 20.CCAH, Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., CarbondaleInfo:, 963-1680

Colorado Mountain College: Elizabeth MorenoGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Born and raised in La Paz, Mxico, Moreno studied photography at Colorado Mountain College. After graduation she worked in the fine art printing field and with the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village. The photos in the exhibit are from her current project, “Close to Earth,” a photographic and multimedia documentary on the ranchers who live in the mountains of Baja California Sur, Mexico.9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 22Colorado Mountain College Gallery, 831 Grand Ave., Glenwood SpringsInfo: 947-8367, cmcartshare.comGlenwood Springs Center for the Arts: Winterfest Arts & Crafts FairGLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts (GSCA) continues its holiday arts fair, featuring arts and crafts handmade by local artisans including fine arts, jewelry, greeting cards, magnets and more. And pick up the GSCA 2012 catalog while you’re there, filled with activities, classes, exhibits and events for the new year. Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 East Sixth St., Glenwood Springs9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 12-4 p.m. weekends; through Jan. 3. Info: 945-2414, http://www.glenwoodarts.orgGallery 809: Local artists’ offeringsGLENWOOD SPRINGS – The gallery features local artists for holiday giving. Support the work of nearly 30 regional artists’ painting, glass work, reconditioned bags, jewelry, pottery, and lots more. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday809 Grand Ave., Glenwood SpringsInformation: 945-0809,

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