Weekend Picks

Springs Theatre: May 16-22: “X-2, X-Men United” (PG-13), 7 and 9:30 p.m. nightly, 1 and 3:30 p.m. weekend matinee; 915 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. Call 945-4000 to verify show times.

Crystal Theatre: May 16-22: “Bend It Like Beckham” (PG-13) 8 p.m. nightly. 427 Main St., Carbondale. Call 963-0633 to verify show times.

Movieland: May 16-22: “Matrix Reloaded” (R) 11:30, 12:45, 2:20, 3:45, 6:10, 6:45, 9 and 9:35 p.m.; “X-2, X-Men United” (PG-13) 12:15, 3:20, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m., and 12:50, 4:45 and 7:35 p.m.; “Anger Management” (PG-13) 12:30, 5 and 9:30 p.m.; “Holes” (PG) 1, 3:35, 6:50 and 9:20 p.m.; “Down With Love” (PG-13) 12:25, 2:45, 5, 7:05 and 9:15 p.m.; “Daddy Daycare” (PG) 12:35, 3, 5:10, 7:15 and 9:25 p.m.; “Identity” (R) 2:45 and 7:20 p.m. At the stoplight in El Jebel. Call 920-1300 to verify show times.

Mall 3: May 16-22: “Matrix Reloaded” (R) Thursday, May 15: 12:45, 3:50, 7:10 and 10:15 p.m.; “Holes” (PG) 1:15 and 4:20 p.m. weekend matinees; 7:05 and 9:40 p.m. nightly; “Daddy Daycare” (PG) 1 and 4 p.m. weekend matinees, 7 and 9:30 p.m. nightly. At the Glenwood Springs Mall. Call 945-1400 to verify show times.

Rifle Creek Theater: May 16-29: “Matrix Reloaded” (R) 7 and 9:25 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday matinee; 7 p.m. only Sunday through Thursday. Call 625-2323 to verify show times.

The Kudzoos, a four-piece acoustic “newgrass” group, will play Friday, May 16, at Steve’s Guitars, 19 N. 4th St. in Carbondale. $10 donation. Doors open at 8 p.m. Music starts at 8:30. For information call 963-3304.

The Rattlers will play at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 16 and 17, after the Rifle Rendezvous, at the Hideout in Parachute.

The Rock Dogs play unleashed rock and roll at 9 p.m. Friday, May 16, and Saturday, May 17, at O’Leary’s Saloon in Rifle. Classy karaoke is Wednesday and Sunday at 9 p.m.

Friday is open mike night at 8 p.m. at the Short Stop in El Jebel. Country D.J. with JD the Marlboro Man 8 p.m. Saturdays; Thursday ladies’ night with free drinks for ladies from 8:30-10:30 p.m. Karaoke and D.J. dancing from 9 p.m. to close.

Workin’ Man’s Blues with Big Daddy Lee and the Kingbees every Sunday from 5-8 p.m. at the Black Nugget Saloon, 4th and Main, Carbondale. For information call 963-4498.

Roaring Fork High School presents “A Bad Year for Tomatoes” by John Patrick at 7 p.m. Friday, May 16, at the high school auditorium. Tickets will be on sale at the door: $7 for adults, $5 for children, seniors and students.

The Frontier Historical Society will host “Spruce Up Linwood” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 17. The public is invited to help clean up Linwood Cemetery. Lunch will be provided. For more information call the Frontier Historical Museum, 945-4448.

The Blue Acacia Playhouse, at 9th St. and Colorado Ave., in Glenwood Springs (across from the post office) is hosting a contra dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., on Saturday, May 17. Cost is $7.

The Carbondale Clay Center will host Cajun Clay Night from 5:30-10 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at 135 Main St., Carbondale. Tickets are $40 and include a ceramic bowl, and Cajun gumbo or red beans and rice. Music, cash bar, silent and live auction. For more information call 963-2529.

The Silt Police Department will host the 2003 Bike Safety Rodeo and community barbecue from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 17. For information call Officer Ellis, 876-2735, ext. 61.

Business After Hours, from 5 to 7 p.m., on Friday, May 16, will be hosted by the Glenwood Springs tourism industry at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Call Lori at 945-6589 for more information.

Hafla Middle Eastern Belly Dance Party from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, May 17, at the Feral Book Cafe in Glenwood Springs. Admission $12 includes Middle Eastern dinner. For information call 963-3348.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will host a dinner and benefit auction at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, at Buffalo Valley Restaurant. Proceeds will benefit elk and other wildlife. For tickets and more information, call 963-8495.

St. Stephen’s School will host a Colorado wine tasting fund-raiser from 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the school, 414 Hyland Park Drive, Glenwood Springs. $15 per person. Sponsored by Turtle’s Liquor. For ticket information call the school at 945-7746 or Turtle’s Liquor, 945-5780.

The Friends of the Silt Branch Library, 600 Home Ave., will have a book sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17. For more information call 876-5500.

The Armed Forces Day observance in honor of U.S. military servicemen and women is at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at Fairview Cemetery in Basalt. Retired USMC Lt. Col. Dick Merritt will speak and close with a prayer. Local Girl Scouts will place American flags on the graves of veterans. Community volunteers and Basalt Public Works staff will be present from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday to spruce up the cemetery grounds. Just off Elk Run Drive in Basalt. For more information call Dick Merritt, 927-5178.

Valley gardeners can stock up on organic plants at the annual Colorado Rocky Mountain School plant sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the CRMS greenhouse, 1493 County Road 106, Carbondale. For more information call 963-2562.

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