Steve McLaughlin, acoustic folk rock, 7-9 p.m. today, Siamese Basil restaurant, Glenwood Springs, sunset deck party with half-price drink specials. Information: 945-0999Zion Eye, rockin reggae featuring members of Gaia Blue, today; Sweet Sunny South, old-time bluegrass, Saturday; and Real School of Rock, Steve Postell and Suzanne Paris with their students, Sunday. Doors open at 8 p.m.; shows start at 8:30. Steves Guitars, 19 N. Fourth St., Carbondale. Cover: $15. Information: 963-3304Marty Martinez and friends, 9 p.m. today, Rivers. No cover.Sector 7G with the Jack Tripper Trio, rock n roll and general acoustic mayhem, 9 p.m. today, Black Nugget, 403 Main St., Carbondale. Cover: $5Spider Murphy and the Soul Patrol, classic and country rock, 9 p.m. today and Saturday, Buffalo Valley, Glenwood Springs. Cover: $3 per single, $5 per couple. Information: 945-5297Billy and the Rattlers, rock n roll, 9 p.m. today and Saturday, OLearys, Rifle. Classy Karaoke, 9 p.m. Wednesdays and ThursdaysBig Daddy Lee & the Kingbees, Chicago-style blues, 10 p.m. today, Jimmys an American Restaurant and Bar, 205 S. Mill St., Aspen, no cover, and 9 p.m. Saturday, Black Nugget. Cover: $5Three in the Morning, 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond dance music, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Redstone Park, Information: 963-8240Live music, 8 p.m. Saturday, the Dish, 1817 Medicine Bow Court, Silt, and on 95.5 the River. Information: 876-0583Ex Mortis, four-piece metal band, 8-10 p.m., Glenwood Musics Wednesday Night Live, Information: 928-8628John Mooney, Delta funk and second line blues slide and electric guitarist, Thursday, Snowmass Summer of Free Music series, Fanny HillKaraoke Crush, 9 p.m. Tuesdays, the Hurricane Grill, Carbondale. No cover. Information: 945-1047Piano 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, ParachuteMarty Martinez, 6 p.m. Thursdays, Fins Grille and Raw Bar, upstairs at 710 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. Information: 945-4771Grover Duffield and friends, 8 p.m. Thursdays, Grill at the Redstone Inn. Information: 963-2526Acoustic 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, 319-0108
Crystal Theatre: July 29 through Aug. 4: Ladies in Lavender (PG) 8 p.m. Call 963-0633 for details and to verify showtimes.Rifle Creek Theatre: starting July 29: Wedding Crashers (R) 7 and 9:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday, and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Call 625-2323 to verify showtimes.Springs Theatre: starting July 29: The Island (PG-13) 7 and 9:30 p.m. daily, and 1 and 3:30 p.m. weekend matinees. Call 945-4000 to verify showtimes.Mall 3: July 29 through Aug. 4: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (PG) 7 and 9:35 p.m. daily, and 1 and 4 p.m. weekend matinees; Bad News Bears (PG-13) 7 and 9:35 p.m. daily, and 1:30 and 4:15 p.m. weekend matinees; and Sky High (PG) 7:15 and 9:40 p.m. daily, and 1:55 and 4:25 p.m. weekend matinees. At the Glenwood Springs Mall in west Glenwood. Call 945-1400 to verify showtimes.Movieland: July 29 through Aug. 4: Wedding Crashers (R) 1:30, 4:15, 7 and 9:40 p.m. daily; Bad News Bears (PG-13) noon, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15 and 9:40 p.m. daily; Sky High (PG) noon, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15 and 9:40 p.m. daily; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (PG) 1, 4, 7 and 9:30 p.m. daily; The Island (PG-13) 12:15, 3:15, 6:15 and 9:15 p.m. daily; Stealth (PG-13) 12:45, 3:15, 6:45 and 9:30 p.m. daily; and Must Love Dogs (PG-13) 12:30, 2:45, 7 and 9:15 p.m. daily. At the stoplight in El Jebel. Call 920-1300 to verify showtimes.
The 34th Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair, starting at 4:45 p.m. today and running from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, offers an arts and crafts fair, family entertainment, live music, food vendors and more. Mountain Fair benefits the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities, a nonprofit dedicated to unifying and strengthening the arts in the midvalley. Information on CCAH: 963-1680.Art contest for kids 12 and younger, Artists Mercantile, 720 Cooper Ave. The theme is Summertime, and all artwork should be on paper and no larger than 9 by 12 inches. Special prizes in three age categories, and all entrants receive a small prize for participating. Drop-off days are Friday and Saturday. Information: 947-0947.Glenwoods Downtown Market every Tuesday through Oct. 11 at Ninth Street and Grand Avenue, featuring garden-fresh produce, including cherries, peaches, apricots, raspberries, nectarines, flowers, eggplant, fresh-cut herbs, green beans, onions, beets, corn, summer squash, cucumbers, potatoes, tomatoes and zucchini. Also for sale are wine, salsas, jams, breads, pastries, hot food, live music, crafts and more. Basalt Recreation art classes with D.D. Gerdin for ages 6 and older during July and August. Information: http://www.basaltexpressrec.org or 927-8214.Theatre Aspen is still looking for volunteers to help usher in August. Volunteers will be able to see The Colorado Catechism, The Underpants, and the kids show The Near-sighted Knight and the Far-sighted Dragon for free on the days they choose to usher. Information: Mary Lacny, house manager, 925-9313 ext. 110.Rock the Boat Theater dinner theater comedy shows every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday through the summer, Ramada Inn & Suites, 124 W. Sixth St., Glenwood Springs. Seating begins at 7:30 p.m., shows begin at 8. Tickets: $45 for adults and $20 for children 12 and younger, plus tax. Information: 945-2500 or http://www.rocktheboattheater.com.The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is calling all artists for the Africa! Africa! exhibit. If you have been to Africa, dreamed of Africa, lived in Africa or created work about Africa, enter the exhibit beginning Sept. 2 and running through Oct. 30. Entry deadline is Friday, Aug. 26. Information: 945-2414.The Glenwood Springs Art Guild has 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 stores. The Fall Art Festival will be Sept. 21-25 at the Ramada Inn.Summer Reading Program, Garfield County Library branches, with free weekly entertainment and reading incentives for children. This years theme is Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds. Information: 945-5958.
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