Carbondales Summer of Music commences with Ben Weller, 5 p.m. Friday, downtown Carbondale Plaza stage, Fourth and Main streets, followed by The Waifs, 7 p.m. Information: 945-0999Steve McLaughlin, acoustic folk rock, 7-9 p.m. Friday, Siamese Basil restaurant, Glenwood Springs, sunset deck party with margarita specials. Information: 945-0999Basalt and Roaring Fork Valley Battle of the Bands winners Stealth, metal and acoustic funk and jams, Friday. Doors at 8 p.m.; show starts at 8:30. Carbondale Music and Lobster Fest, noon to 7 p.m. on Steves stage Saturday. Steves Guitars, 19 N. Fourth St., Carbondale. Information: 963-3304Billy and the Rattlers, rock n roll, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, OLearys, Rifle. Classy Karaoke, 9 p.m. Wednesdays and ThursdaysHoward Berkman, internationally known composer and songwriter of jazz, rock n roll and country, Redstone Community Associations Magical Moments summer concert series, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Redstone Park.Musicians TBA, Saturday, 7 p.m. live at the Dish, 1817 Medicine Bow Court, Silt, and on 95.5 the River on Saturday night. Information: 876-0583Alex Maryol, high-energy electric blues rock, and SoulFeel, 9 p.m. Saturday, Buffalo Valley; $13 in advance, $15 day of showHaden Gregg and Kelly Michel, 9 p.m. Saturday, the Hurricane Grill, CarbondaleAcoustic open mic night, 7-9 p.m. Sundays, Black Nugget, all genres, including hand drums, poetry reading and guitar. Electric open jam, 9 p.m. Sundays to midnight, 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, 319-0108Charles Lloyd Quartet, 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 945-0756T-Ray Becker, 8-10 p.m., Glenwood Musics Wednesday Night Live, Information: 928-8628Snowmass Summer of Free Music series, every Thursday through Aug. 25, Buckwheat Zydeco, New Orleans R&B, blues, rock n roll, and popPiano with Walt Smith and friends, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Sopris Restaurant, Glenwood Springs. Information: 945-7771All That Karaoke with DJ Lisa, 9 p.m. Wednesdays, the Hideout, ParachuteBig Daddy Lee & the Kingbees, Chicago-style blues, 10 p.m. Fridays, Jimmys an American Restaurant and Bar, 205 S. Mill St., Aspen. No cover. Information: 925-6020. Carbondale Music and Lobster Fest, 6 p.m. downtown Carbondale Plaza stage, Fourth and Main streets, Saturday.Grover Duffield and friends, 8 p.m. Thursdays, Grill at the Redstone Inn. Information: 963-2526Doc Eason, Wednesday nights, Ricks Steakhouse, Midland Avenue, Basalt
The Basalt Recreation Department presents Peter Pan at 5 p.m. Friday, Basalt Middle School auditorium, and a film camp from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 27 through July 1 at Access Roaring Fork in El Jebels old firehouse. Featuring filmmaker and acting coach Bob Woolsey. Information: Dorothy, 927-8214.Malcolm Davis will lead a ceramic workshop Saturday and Sunday at the Carbondale Clay Center. Cost: $250. Welcome Davis at an evening potluck and informal slide lecture Friday. Friends not involved with the workshop may attend, for a small donation. Information: 963-2529 or firstname.lastname@example.orgEnjoy live music and fresh Maine lobster at the Carbondale Music and Lobster Fest Saturday in downtown Carbondale. Music: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the downtown Carbondale Plaza stage, Fourth and Main streets, and from noon to 7 p.m. at Steves Guitars, 19 N. Fourth St.The Snowmass Village Parrothead Block Party, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Snowmass Village Mall, Snowmass Village, with free kids entertainment and live music by Cowboy Calypso. Information: (800) SNOWMASS or visit http://www.snowmassvillage.comThe Aspen Writers Foundation presents its Aspen Summer Words Literary Festival, Sunday through Thursday, at the Hotel Jerome in Aspen. Information: 925-3122.Taste of Carbondale, a Carbondale Community Chamber of Commerce dinner, western barn dance and silent auction fund-raiser, Sunday, Colorado Rocky Mountain School Barn. Cost: $50 for chamber members and $60 nonmembers. For dancing only, cost is $20 for chamber members and $25 for nonmembers.The Glenwood Springs Art Guild recently mailed out Fall Art Festival applications. To enter the show this year, contact Portia Griefenberg at 945-0393, or pick up an entry form at the Chamber Resort Association or local art store. The Fall Art Festival will be Sept. 21-25 at the Ramada Inn.Garfield County Library branches weekly Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds reading programs for kids through July 28. 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; African dance for boys and girls, and mother-daughter belly dance in July at A Spiritual Center, above Construction Junction in Carbondale. For a complete schedule and to register: 927-0641 or email@example.comThe 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.The Aspen Art Museum summer art camps for children ages 6-17 in Aspen, Basalt and Carbondale. Registration: Carbondale Recreation Department at 704-4115, the Basalt Recreation Department at 927-8214 or the museum at 925-8050. Information: http://www.aspenartmuseum.org.
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