Dances of Universal Peace, led by Bernie Heideman of Hotchkiss, 7-9 p.m. today, Carbondale Community School. Participatory circle dances using simple folk dance movements and sacred spiritual phrases accompanied by live music. No music or dance experience required; all ages (children must be supervised). Information: Laurie Loeb, 963-2798Thunder River Theatre Company’s “Lysistrata” by Aristophanes, a provocative comedy for adults, 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday. Tickets: $25 for adults and $18 for students. Reservations suggested. Tickets/information: 309-5398, http://www.thunderrivertheatre.comGlenwood Springs Community Center social dance classes with Lesly Adams, today. Beginning fox trot and waltz at 7 p.m.; beginning salsa at 8 p.m.; and intermediate west coast swing at 9 p.m. Registration: 384-6301Class and performance by the Colorado Ballet, Saturday, 3 p.m. master class and 6 p.m. “The King Who Danced” performance, Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 East Sixth St. Early registration required. Class: $25; performance: $12; class and performance: $30. Information: 945-2414Garfield County Democratic Party Second Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Banquet, 5:30 p.m. cash bar, 7 p.m. dinner Monday, Ramada Inn, Glenwood Springs. Music by the Last Minute String Band; guest speaker Richard Baca, regional director for Rep. John Salazar. Advance tickets: $33. Information: Dana, 285-9826; Jerry, 945-2904; and Theresa, 309-2886Argentine tango lessons, Mondays, Masonic Temple building, 901 Colorado Ave. Basic fundamentals 7 p.m., intermediate lesson 8 p.m. and practica 9-11 p.m. Every second Saturday, dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Instructor: Heather Morrow. No registration required. Information: Cheryl, 945-1494Aspen Filmfest’s Preschool Pix, free and open to the public, recommended for 3- to 6-year-olds. This month: short “Fun Folktales,” 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Children’s Rocky Mountain School (Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale); 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Basalt Regional Library; 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23, Rifle Library; and 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, Glenwood Springs Library. Information: Berit Campion, 925-6882 ext. 102Wilderness Workshop’s “Wolves in the New West” free slide show by Rob Edward of Sinapu, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, 100 Puppy Smith Road, and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dos Gringos Burritos, 588 Highway 133, Carbondale. Information: 963-3977Laurie Loeb’s Rhythms of the Heart “Find Your Beat” hand drumming workshop, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, Carbondale Community School. Basic and intermediate techniques for drumming on djembe, ashiko, tubano and conga, universal rhythmic patterns, and elements of rhythm and improvisation through playing, stepping, clapping and vocalizing. Registration: $35 by Wednesday or $45 thereafter. Drum rental (reserved in advance): $5. Information: 963-2798
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UPDATE 5:27 p.m. — Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon has reopened in both directions Saturday evening after a safety closure due to a flash flood warning. There were no reported mud/debris slides.