Haden Gregg and Kelly Michel, 6 p.m. today, the Hurricane Grille, Carbondale, and 7 p.m. every Tuesday at LHostaria, AspenSteve McLaughlin, acoustic folk rock, 7-9 p.m. today, Siamese Basil restaurant, Glenwood Springs, sunset deck party with half-price drink specials. Information: 945-0999Matt Johnson and Lorraine and Craig Curry, today; Emily Kaitz & Drifty Texarkana, Saturday; and the Lonesome Sisters, Sunday, doors open at 8 p.m., shows at 8:30. Steves Guitars, 19 N. Fourth St., Carbondale. Cover: $10. Information: 963-3304Paleface, modern rock, 9 p.m. today, Rivers. No coverSpooky and the Boogiemen, rock n roll, 9 p.m. today and Saturday, OLearys, Rifle. Classy Karaoke, 9 p.m. Wednesdays and ThursdaysMusic at the Garfield County Fair, Patty Loveless, Mark Wills and Trent Willmon, country, 4 p.m. Saturday, Garfield County Fairgrounds. Tickets: $35 general admission. Information: http://www.kmts.comL.A. Guns, metal rock, 5 p.m. Saturday, the Hurricane Grille, CarbondaleThe Hosty Duo, hill-stomp Mississippi blues and groove, 5-6:15 p.m., and the Gamble Brothers Band, New Orleans-style blues and horns, 7-8:45 p.m., KDNK Blues and BBQ Fest, Saturday, Main Street in CarbondaleLive music by Take the Wheel, during the Old-Time Community Picnic, 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Snowmass Village Community Park. Free and open to allOff the Grid, country, folk and bluegrass, the Redstone Community Associations Magical Moments Concert Series, in the park at Redstone, 6-8 p.m. SaturdaySoulFeel, funky roots rock with a twist of Delta blues, with Denver-based band Chasing Down Milo, 8 p.m. Saturday, Hotel Colorado. Tickets: $10, call 256-9288]Pat Nagel and Frank Martin, original live acoustic music, 8-10 p.m. Saturday, The Dish, 1817 Medicine Bow Court, Silt, and on 95.5 the River. Information: 876-0583Rick Jones, free show, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Black Nugget, CarbondaleLast Minute String Band, old-time American fiddle tunes, 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Glenwoods Downtown Market. Information: 945-0321The Rock Dogs, three-piece rock band, 8-10 p.m., Glenwood Musics Wednesday Night Live, Information: 928-8628Jackie Greene, blues-roots, 6 p.m. 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, ParachuteHuey Plumbly, blues, 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fins Grille and Raw Bar, upstairs at 710 Grand Ave. Information: 945-4771Grover 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, 205 S. Mill St., Aspen, no coverAcoustic 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 styles. Sound system provided. Bring instrument, cords and amp. (Some acoustic instruments can plug into the board.) Information: Pam Rosenthal, 319-0108
Love Letters, starring Joyce Bulifant and Roger Perry, 8 p.m. today at the River Valley Ranch Clubhouse in Carbondale. Tickets: Travel King, 963-1133, or Sounds Easy, 963-1303. The event is a benefit for a center for abused children.The third annual KDNK Blues and BBQ Fest, 2-9 p.m. Saturday, Main Street in Carbondale. Barbecue, fresh local beef, Tommyknocker brews and music by the Gamble Brothers Band from New Orleans. Cooking demonstrations by chefs from phat thai and Russets, and food writer Eugenia Bone at 6:15 p.m. Information: KDNK, 963-0139.Cowboy Roundup Ranch Party, 4-8 p.m. Saturday, McBride-Puckett Ranch (old Leo Light Ranch) in Old Snowmass. Wild West show at 6 p.m. to benefit for the Cowboy Living History project. Tickets: $50, kids are free. Information: 963-2180.Old-Time Community Picnic, 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Snowmass Village Community Park, across from the rodeo grounds. A community photo will be taken at 6:30 p.m. Free and open to all. Featuring a barbecue dinner, games, prizes and contests for Kids, and live music by Take the Wheel.The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), 1 p.m. Sunday, Paepcke Auditorium, Aspen. A Theatre Aspen educational program free and open to the public. Information: 925-9313.Leeza Monge teaches African dance classes at 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Aug. 15 and 22, Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. Drop-in rates: $10 per person. Information: 379-4566.Glenwoods Downtown Market continues from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, featuring garden-fresh produce, baked goods, handmade jewelry, crafts and Cafe Court with live cooking demos in Sunlight Ski and Bike Shops parking lot. This week: the Last Minute String Band. Centennial Park at Ninth Street and Grand Avenue. Information: 945-0321.Music Together, 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Aug. 17, Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. Teachers Annie Flynn and Kristi Philips bring music concepts to kids through play and games. Cost: $10 donation. Information: 945-2414.Rock the Boat Theater 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.Basalt Recreation art classes with D.D. Gerdin for ages 6 and older in August. Information: http://www.basaltexpressrec.org or 927-8214.Theatre Aspen is looking for volunteers to help usher its production of the comedy The Underpants. This Steve Martin adaptation runs through Aug. 27. Information: Mary Lacny, house manager, 925-9313, ext. 110.The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is calling all artists for the Africa! Africa! exhibit. Any original or handmade work from Africa is eligible for the exhibit, beginning Sept. 2 and running through Oct. 30. Entry deadline is Friday, Aug. 26. Information: 945-2414.The Glenwood Springs Art Guild is accepting entries for its 43rd Annual Fall Art Festival Sept. 21-25 at the Ramada Inn. To enter or to become a patron sponsor, contact Portia Griefenberg at 945-0393, or pick up an entry form at the Chamber Resort Association or local art stores.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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