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Crystal Theatre: May 3-9: “Iris” (R) a drama about the philosopher and novelist Iris Murdoch, 8 p.m. nightly; 427 Main St., Carbondale. Call 963-0633 to verify show times.Movieland: May 3-9: “Spider-Man” (PG-13) 12:30, 1, 3:05, 4, 6:30, 7, 9:05 and 9:30 p.m.; “Hollywood Ending” (PG-13) 12:35, 3:15, 6:45 and 9:15 p.m.; “Life or Something Like It” (PG-13) 12:40, 2:50, 5, 7:15 and 9:25 p.m.; “The Scorpion King” (PG-13) 12:45, 3:10, 5:10, 7:10 and 9:30 p.m.; “Changing Lanes” (R) 12:20, 3, 5:10, 7:20 and 9:25 p.m.; “The Rookie” (G) 12:45, 3:45 and 6:30 p.m.; “Jason X” (R) 9:10 p.m.; at the stoplight in El Jebel. Call 920-1300 to verify show times.Mall 3: May 3-9: “Spiderman” (PG-13) 1:15 and 4 p.m. weekend matinees and 7 and 9:30 p.m. nightly in digital sound, also 1:45 and 4:30 p.m. weekend matinees and 7:15 and 9:45 p.m.; “The Rookie” (G) 1 and 4 p.m. weekend matinees, 7:10 and 9:45 p.m. nightly; at the Glenwood Springs Mall. Call 945-1400 to verify show times. Springs Theatre: May 3-15: “The Scorpion King” (PG-13) 7 and 9 p.m. nightly; 1 and 3 p.m. weekend matinees. The Springs Theatre is located at 915 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. Call 945-4000 to verify show times.Rifle Creek Theater: May 3-9: “The Rookie” (G) 7 and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday matinee, 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Call 625-2323 to verify show times.
The 13th annual All Glenwood Kids Fine Art Celebration, with hundreds of original works of art by local students, is open daily from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, May 6-9, at the Glenwood Springs High School gymnasium. The high school choir will give a performance at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, in the auditorium. (Thursday evening’s Senior Showcase has been canceled.)The annual Glenwood Springs Art Guild All Member Exhibit opens Monday, May 6, at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. Call 945-2414 for details. Mountain Valley Artists presents “From the Inside,” from May 8-June 2, at the Aspen Chapel Gallery, 0077 Meadowood Drive (at the intersection of Maroon and Castle Creek roads off of the roundabout). An artist’s reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8.The Carbondale Clay Center and Alpine Bank in Carbondale host the annual Student Show, through May 20, at Alpine Bank. This exhibit represents the Clay Center’s students’ work from the past year. For details, call 963-CLAY.Tickets are on sale for the fourth annual Cajun Clay Night to benefit the Carbondale Clay Center. The event will be held the evening of Saturday, May 18. Cost is $38 and includes a hand-crafted bowl filled with gumbo, lots of other food, dancing and more. Cash bar for beer and wine. Call 963-2529 for details.The annual Glenwood Springs Art Guild Exhibit is now on exhibit at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. Call 945-2414 for details.The 22nd annual Valley Kids exhibit continues through May 19, at the Aspen Art Museum. Works by hundreds of students from 30 schools and youth organizations from Aspen to Rifle, Eagle and Marble. Call 925-8050 for details.
T. Ray Becker performs almost all original acoustic music, beginning at 9 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Black Nugget Saloon in Carbondale; and at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at The Market at Summit Canyon, corner Eighth and Grand, downtown Glenwood Springs. No cover. The Battle of the Bands begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at Lions Park in Basalt. Performances by local middle school, high school, and professional musicians. Awards presented at 6:20 p.m. One of the musical highlights of the season. Come cheer on your favorites.Symphony in the Valley will present its Mother’s Day Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Aspen District Theater and at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at Glenwood Springs High School. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youths aged 3 to 18, and available at the door. For more information, call Marice Doll at 947-1389.Violinist Lionel Young performs at 7 p.m. Friday, May 10, at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. Tickets $18 for center members, $24 for non-members, by calling 945-2414.Janis Ian will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, May 10, in the Basalt Middle School auditorium. Advanced tickets are $22 and available at Glenwood Music and Watersweeper and the Dwarf in Glenwood Springs, Sounds Easy in Carbondale, Harrelson Music in Rifle, the Basalt Bistro in Basalt, and the Great Divide music store in Aspen; or by calling 963-1303 ($1 surcharge plus a credit card fee); or $26 at the door.The piano students of Annig Agemian Raley will perform in the annual Spring recital at the Center for the Arts, Glenwood Springs, on Sunday, May 12. The first program is at 3 p.m. for the younger students and the second recital is at 4:30 p.m. Students will perform solos, duets and include several trios this year. Refreshments will be served; the public is invited to attend.John Adams will perform for Mother’s Day shoppers, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Glenwood Springs Mall. Ivory Tower performs rock `n’ roll from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11, at O’Leary’s in Rifle. Classy Karaoke is every Wednesday at 9 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m.Ralph Dinosaur and the Fabulous Volcanos rock from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11, at the Oasis Bar & Grill, on Highway 6 & 24, West Glenwood Springs. Call 945-6613 for details.
Storytime for 3-5 year olds is held at the Glenwood Springs Library, 413 Ninth Street, at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. The theme for May 8 is “A Mother’s Love.” Stories, followed by a simple craft. Call 945-5958 for more information.The Rifle Library hosts Storytime for preschoolers at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. The theme for May 8 and 9 is “We Love Mothers!” Stories, followed by a simple craft. call 625-3471 for details. Storytime at the Gordon Cooper Library, Carbondale, meets at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday. Call 963-2889 for details.Storytime for 3- to 5-year-olds is held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the New Castle Branch Library. Toddler Storytime is at 10:30 a.m. Fridays. Call Diane at 984-2346 for details. Storytime at the Silt Branch Library starts at 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Call 876-5500 for details.
The Glenwood Springs Library spring book sale continues through May 18. The sale runs Wednesday from noon to 7:30 p.m. Thousands of books to choose from, with new books added daily. Call 945-5958 for details.The Colorado Division of Wildlife will hold a public open house at the Days Inn Motel in Carbondale Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. to discuss deer and elk management plans for local herds. Goals for populations and male-to-female ratios are to be revised. Questionnaires will be available Wednesday night and at the Glenwood DOW office.An Alive at 25 class will be presented from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Colorado State Patrol office, 202 Centennial St., Glenwood Springs. Cost is $30 if court ordered, $20 if taken voluntarily. Class is limited to the first 25 students (parents may attend at no charge but must register). Call 945-6198 for reservations.A meeting will be held for all Cajun Clay Night volunteers, at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Carbondale Clay Center, 135 Main St. Volunteers receive discounted or free admission to the event on Saturday, May 18, depending on the number of hours volunteered. Call 963-2529 for details.Watering restrictions are now in effect in the town of New Castle. Watering is only permitted from 6-10 a.m. and 6-10 p.m., daily. For details, call 984-2311.
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