Laugh the dark winter nights away at the Aspen Laugh Festival, with a 2018 lineup featuring comedy stars Paula Poundstone, Mike Birbiglia, Colin Jost, and more. Tickets at WheelerOperaHouse.com.
Adobe Lightroom was created for photo enthusiasts and photography professionals, learn to transform your photos with the photo editing features and capabilities of Adobe Lightroom. Must bring your own laptop installed with Adobe Lightroom (trial version okay). $35 Members/$45 Non-memberstheartbase.org
the Art Base This monoprinting class focuses on the painterly qualities of monoprints including methods of brushing, rolling and layering on copper plates.theartbase.org
Thunder River Theatre Company presents "The Price" by Arthur Miller, a play about family dynamics and the price of one's decisions. Runs February 23-24, March 2-3 and 8-10 at 7:30 p.m. Matinee performance on March 4 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $30 adult, $20 20/30-something, $15 student with ID. Call 970.963.8200 or visit ThunderRiverTheatre.com.
Laugh yourself silly at The Temporary in Willits with Thunder River Theatre Company's Consensual Improv! Come find out why local audiences continually pack the house for their hilarious shows featuring games and audience interaction. Tickets: $15 advance, $19 day-of. Doors at 7 p.m., performance at 8 p.m. TACAW.org.
the Art Base Using a rainbow trout as a muse, explore the various elements of watercolor painting and practice the process of mixing colors and creating texture. No prior drawing or painting skills necessary. $35 Members/$45 Non-members theartbase.org
Practice reading with Bounder, a certified Reading Education Assistance Dog. PAWS to READ is held 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Thursdays. This program is free and open to all kids in first, second, or third grade. Registration is encouraged, but not required. For more information call 970.876.5500 or 970.984.2346.
Call to Art Vendors for the 47th Carbondale Mountain Fair Arts Vendor Application Deadline Mar. 2 To be selected you must be an artist or craftsperson exhibiting his or her own handmade works of art (not manufactured, not imported) any community service, civic, social organization or educational institution selling only its own works of art. For more information, firstname.lastname@example.org. carbondalearts.com
Celebrate the new kiva in Carbondale with a 24-hour sacred opening ceremony, beginning on Saturday, March 3 at 11 a.m. Participate in this free ceremony at any time with chanting, holding space, meditating, and doing yoga in the kiva. TrueNatureHealingArts.com
The final Naturalist Nights presentation of the season features research ecologist Jayne Belnap, Ph.D., of the United States Geological Survey. Belnap will discuss the biological soil crusts of the region. The free presentation begins at 5:30 p.m. in Carbondale. See WildernessWorkshop.org.
In this Acrylic Abstract Class, the instructor Nicole Nagel-Gogolak will focus on the use of color, composition and brush strokes to express emotions using a narrative in an abstract painting. $35 Members/$45 Non-members theartbase.org
In Colorado, snow is more than a type of weather; it's a way of life. Join Water Education Colorado and Roaring Fork Conservancy for this day-long field trip exploring the nexus between climate, snow, and water! This workshop is open to anyone wishing to learn more about these topics. RoaringFork.org
Carbondale Arts presents the 10th annual Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza: SUPER.NATURAL, featuring locals, multimedia artistry, performance art, inspiring sustainable fashion, and a storyline to boot. Proceeds benefit arts education in the valley. The performances always sell out. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Tickets: $100/VIP or $50/General at EventBrite.com.
Sheri Gaynor will guide you through intuitive painting to embark on a creative journey to rediscover and reconnect with the playful child within. Without concern for the outcome, unleash your creative core in a nurturing, enthusiastic, and safe environment. $60 Members/$75 Non-members theartbase.org
Instructor Summers Moore will guide you to create compelling portraits by capturing facial expressions, personality, and mood. Study composition, lighting, backdrops and editing. Bring your own smartphone, tablet, or SLR camera. $60 Members/$75 Non-members theartbase.org
Join staff from Roaring Fork Conservancy & Pitkin County Open Space and Trails through the Capitol Creek Ranch riparian area near Old Snowmass. We’ll wander past beaver ponds and through aspen forests while exploring the history of the property. Registration is required. Visit RoaringFork.org for details and information on how to register.
Delve into WordPress to either build or edit a website. WordPress is easy to use and Jennifer will walk you through the elements of creating an artistic website or posting onto a current webpage. You must bring your own laptop. $35 Members/$45 Non-members. Class is held 6-8 p.m. Visit theartbase.org.
Stay current with contemporary art trends—textiles are so in! Learn the basics of warping and weaving on a small loom to create a unique wall hanging. Use various fibers, create fun textures, and play with patterns and fringes. 6-8 p.m. $35 members/$45 non-members. TheArtBase.org
The Roaring Fork Valley's top sixth, seventh, and eighth grade band students present a performance at Aspen's finest venue, Harris Concert Hall, at 7 p.m. The performance is free and will be conducted by Matthew Forte. Professional musicians will be hired as principal players in each section. See AspenMusicFestival.com for more details.
Sip a cocktail and paint a masterpiece: This benefit for Colorado Animal Rescue (CARE) includes instruction by a local artist! 6:30-8:30 p.m. $35 for supplies and canvas. Space is limited. Pre-register by calling 970.947.9173 or email Sam@ColoradoAnimalRescue.org.
Carbondale's Sustainable Settings hosts a hands-on workshop that includes making and using biodynamic tree paste for deciduous, pruned, and exhausted trees, which nourishes the tree through its bark and cambium. Participants will take home one gallon of tree paste for their own fruit trees. Cost: $120 (lunch provided). 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 970.963.6107 to register. SustainableSettings.org
The Glenwood Springs Branch Library invites local teens who need formal attire for prom or another special event to try on and take home dresses or suits on March 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and March 21 from 3-6:30 p.m. For details call 970.945.5958.
Imagination is the superpower any of us can use to change the world. Working with renowned sculptor Ajax Axe, this workshop will use costumes, play and visualization to imagine wild, new stories for our artwork and our lives. You will leave with a blueprint for a new project, artistic direction or personal adventure. $60 Members/$75 Non-members theartbase.org
Enjoy the St. Patrick's Day themed Symphony Swing with live music from Symphony in the Valley! Hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, door prizes, and plenty of room to dance. Advance ticket sales only. Individuals are $65, tables of eight $600. See SITV.org for details.
Create compelling portraits by capturing facial expressions, personality, and mood. Study composition, lighting, backdrops and editing. Bring your own smartphone, tablet, or SLR camera. $60 Members/$75 Non-members theartbase.org
Mountain Fair Poster & T-Shirt Contest Deadline: Friday Mar. 30, 5p.m. The 47th Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair theme will be "LOVE POLLINATOR" and Carbondale Arts is seeking artists to submit their ideas for the Mountain Fair poster. Artists submit rough sketches of their ideas along with 2 work samples. The chosen artist will receive $650 and five t-shirts. Info 970-963-1680 carbondalearts.com
Call to Food Vendors for the 47th Carbondale Mountain Fair Applications due Mar. 31 Food Vendor Applications are now available for the 47th Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair taking place July 27-29. To be selected as a food vendor, applicants must sell their own, hand-prepared food and comply with our Zero Waste Guidelines. For more information, please email email@example.com. carbondalearts.com