Colorado Mountain College presents a free half-hour preview of Rocky Mountain PBS documentary titled La Raza de Colorado (The Race of Colorado) Friday in the New Space Theater on CMCs Spring Valley campus. A reception begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by the preview at 7 p.m. and discussion led by PBS staff. Information: Georgi Aibner at 947-8496.
Glenwood Dance Academys presents its first spring performance featuring the newly formed Danse Arts Theatre Company at 7:30 p.m. Friday, and 1 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Glenwood Springs High School auditorium. Tickets are available at the door. Information: 945-2717.Carbondale Rotarys Great Balls of Fire fifth annual fund-raiser will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Carbondale Firehouse. Proceeds benefit the Rotary, Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers, Sopris Therapy and YouthZone. Cost: $100 per person. Attire: 50s sock hop theme or mountain formal. Tickets are available from any Carbondale Rotarian or Tim Whitsitt at 963-6363.The Glenwood Springs Community Contra Dance, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Masonic Lodge, Ninth and Colorado Avenue. Dances include circles, contras, squares, waltzes and other couples dances. Experience and partners are optional. Cost: $7. Live music by the Last Minute String Band and friends. This months calling is by Spider Vetter of Las Vegas. Information: Don at 945-0350.Laurie Loebs Rhythms of the Heart is offering an introductory workshop on Egyptian riq (tambourine) from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11 at the Carbondale Community School. Deadline for early registration is Saturday. Riqs and tambourines will be available for rent and sale during the class. Information: Laurie at 963-2798.Garfield County Library branches will host weekly programs for kids June 7 through July 28. The summer reading programs theme is Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds. Free entertainment includes juggling, magic, music, and puppets, and shows are open to all ages. Children may also sign up to win prizes for achieving reading goals. Information: 945-5958.The Aspen Dance Connection is taking registrations for teen and adult modern dance, and kids yoga beginning June 7; African dance for boys and girls, and mother-daughter belly dance in July. All classes take place at A Spiritual Center, above Construction Junction in Carbondale. For a complete schedule and to register: 927-0641 or firstname.lastname@example.orgThe community schools of Carbondale and Aspen invite all Roaring Fork Valley artists to apply to the Third Annual Artists Studio Tour. Deadline is June 5. The tour is Oct. 15-16. Applications will be mailed to prospective artists and are also available at the Carbondale Community School or Aspen Community School in May.
Haden Gregg and Kelly Michel, 6 p.m. on the patio at Two Rivers in BasaltMelody Hartman, acoustic folk, blues and standards, 7 p.m., live at the Dish, 1817 Medicine Bow Court, Silt. Information: 876-0583The Uptown Strutters, Friday, and Hit & Run Bluegrass, Colorados 2003 Telluride and 2002 Rockygrass Band contest winners, Thursday, June 9, doors open at 8 p.m., and show starts at 8:30 p.m., Steves Guitars, 19 N. Fourth St., Carbondale. Information: 963-3304Sector 7G, jazz, funk, groove, rock, 9 p.m., Friday, Black Nugget, 403 Main St., CarbondaleSpooky & the Boogiemen, rock n roll, 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, OLearys, Rifle. Classy Karaoke, 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and SundaysCowboy Attitude, country western, 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., Friday and Saturday, the Silt BarAs part of the third annual Yagatta Regatta, Johnny O Band, blues guitar, SoulFeel, funky roots rock with a twist of Delta blues, and Seventh Hour, jam band featuring originals and covers, will play starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Two Rivers Park.Live music TBA, 8 p.m., live at the Dish, 1817 Medicine Bow Court, Silt, and on 95.5 the River. Information: 876-0583Symphony in the Valley will host a free concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at Two Rivers Park. The orchestra will play all-time American favorites Stars and Stripes Forever, Take Me Out to the Ball Game, God Bless America (sung by Kristen Carlson), Colonel Bogey March, and the 1812 Overture complete with a cannon-fire finish. Pack a picnic dinner, or buy from the Eighth Street Deli from 5-7 p.m.Acoustic open mic night, 7-9 p.m. Sundays, Black Nugget, for all genres, including hand drums, poetry reading and guitar. Electric open jam, 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Sundays, electric players of all genres and styles. Sound system provided. Bring instrument, cords and amp (some acoustic instruments can plug into the board). Information: Pam Rosenthal, 319-0108Jacky Terrasson, Glenwood Springs Summer of Jazz concert series, 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Two Rivers Park. Rain or shine, no glass or dogs, and low chairs only. Information: http://www.summerofjazz.com or Mary Noone at 945-0756Brendan McKinney, solo acoustic guitar and vocals, 8-10 p.m. Wednesday, Glenwood Musics Wednesday Night Live, Information: 928-8628Piano with Walt Smith and friends, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Sopris Restaurant, Glenwood Springs. Information: 945-7771Doc Eason, Wednesday nights, Ricks Steakhouse, Midland Avenue, BasaltAll That Karaoke with DJ Lisa, 9 p.m. Wednesdays, the Hideout, ParachuteGrover Duffield and friends, 8 p.m. Thursdays, Grill at the Redstone Inn. Information: 963-2526Big Daddy Lee & the Kingbees, Chicago-style blues, 10 p.m. Fridays, Jimmys an American Restaurant and Bar, Aspen, no cover. Information: 925-6020
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