Arts and Entertainment Calendar
Friday, Feb. 6Keys birthday – Help celebrate Gary Keys birthday as the acoustic guitar player, a.k.a. The Walking Jukebox, plays everything from Willie Nelson to Jimmy Buffett and originals starting around 8:30 p.m. at the Winter Park Pub. No cover. (970) 726-4929.Really Serious String Band – The Really Serious String Band performs for the next Java Mic Night starting at 7 p.m. at the Fraser Rocky Mountain Roastery. $5 cover. (970) 726-4400.Salzberg & Music – Live musicians entertain at the Crooked Creek Saloon 5-8 p.m. for happy hour in Fraser Friday nights. This week features duo Mike Music and Yaniv Salzberg doing some guitar pickin and grinnin. No cover. (970) 726-9250.Cormey & Friends – Steve Cormey and Friends play a variety of tunes starting around 9:30 p.m. at the Lariat Saloon in Grand Lake. No cover. (970) 627-9965.John Brown – John Brown plays acoustic guitar starting at 9 p.m. at Grumpys Saloon in Grand Lake. No cover. (970) 627-0123.Brad Pregeant – Brad Pregeant plays New Orleans jazz piano and more for guests at Carolines Cuisine, 9921 U.S. Hwy. 34 south of Grand Lake starting at 6 p.m. No cover. (970) 627-9404.Uprights – Joan Shaw of the Uprights plays classical, show tunes, jazz and more on piano 6 to 9 p.m. for dinner guests at the Gasthaus Eichler in Winter Park. No cover. (970) 726-5133. DJ Tanro – DJ Tanro plays live mixes with NefaRio until 2 a.m. at Freestyles sports bar in Winter Park. Free shuffleboard and darts all night, featuring foosball and the only dome hockey table in town. (970) 726-4297.Karaoke – The R&R Bar at the Inn at SilverCreek is hosting Karaoke starting around 9 p.m. No cover. (970) 887-4951.Karaoke – Sing to hits with your friends starting at 10 p.m. at Buckets Saloon in Winter Park. Free. (970) 726-3026.Play opens – The Grand Theatre Company presents I Love You, Youre Perfect, Now Change, opening Feb. 6 in Winter Park. $20 for adults, $15 for seniors/students. Cocktail and dessert service available. (970) 726-5048.Artist reception – The Grand Arts Council is hosting an artist reception for Grand Lake snowflake photographer Karla Booth 5 to 7 p.m. at Carolines Cuisine at Soda Springs Ranch south of Grand Lake. Free admission. (970) 627-8795.Chess club – Joy’s Garden at the Stage Coach Inn in Hot Sulphur Springs is hosting a chess club 3 to 5 p.m. every Friday with instructor Jim Hildred. Free. (970) 724-3324.Youth knitting – The Kremmling Library announces knitting for school-age children at 4 to 5 p.m. Fridays through May. (970) 724-9228.Free ski clinic – The YMCA of the Rockies, Snow Mountain Ranch is hosting a free cross-country ski clinic for kids at 1 p.m. Fridays through Feb. 20 at Nordic Center for kids ages 5 to 15. Equipment and trail pass provided. Arrive early. Parents encouraged to assist. (970) 887-2152 ext. 4173.Governors Cup – Governors Cup Ski Festival at Devils Thumb Ranch announces its 22nd Governors Cup Ski Festival Feb. 6-8. Events include NCAA races, 5- ($20), 10 and 15K ($25) cross-country ski races and 5- and 10K ski/snowshoe tour ($35), 1K kids race, live entertainment and BBQ. Cost includes race or tour registration fee, trail pass, feed stations along courses, post-race/tour BBQ, live entertainment and raffle drawing. (970) 726-8231 or http://www.active.com for details.Carnival preparation – The Winter Carnival is Feb. 7 in Grand Lake. Theme is Pirates of the Caribbean. Plan your costumes, snow sculptures, and bed sled race and tea pot curling teams. (970) 531-1914.Saturday, Feb. 7Hunker Down CD release – Hunker Down announces a CD release party for new album Wood for the Fire starting around 9 p.m. at Smokin Moes at Cooper Creek Square in Winter Park. $8 admission, $15 comes with CD. (970) 726-4600.Blues Collective – Andy Irvines Blues Collective (with Bobby Walker, Ryan Sapp and Brad Pregeant) plays a variety of rock and blues starting around 8:30 p.m. at the Winter Park Pub. No cover. (970) 726-4929.Oly – Guitarist and singer/songwriter Eric Oly Olson leads audiences along an acoustic road through rock, folk and Americana 7 to 11 p.m. at Randis Irish Saloon in Winter Park. No cover. (970) 726-1172.Royall – Brothers Jake and Gabe Royall play alternate sets of a variety of originals and covers starting around 8:30 p.m. at Freestyles in Winter Park. No cover. (970) 726-4297.Sofa Kings – Robbie Gonzalez (guitar), Mark Burg (keyboards), Terry Tompkins (drums) and bassist Tom Camillo play jazz, funk and visit songs from bands like Soulive, Medeski Martin and Wood, Galactic, John Scofield, and even some of the Beastie Boys instrumental funk starting at 9 p.m. for the 21+ crowd at the Crooked Creek Saloon in Fraser. $5 cover. (970) 726-9250.Kenny Lee Young – A classical guitar duo with Kenny Lee Young plays 2 to 5 p.m. at SolVista Basin base lodge for guests during the night ski. Youngs style crosses the genres of acoustic/folk, soul, rock and hip-hop. Free admission.Gary Key – Acoustic guitar player Gary Key, a.k.a. The Walking Jukebox plays everything from Willie Nelson to Jimmy Buffett and originals 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at Buckets Saloon in Winter Park. No cover. (970) 726-3026.Mojambus, carnival, dance – The Grand Lake Area Chamber of Commerce announces its Pirates of the Caribbean-themed Winter Carnival and Grand Lake-style Mardi Gras dance 10 a.m. to midnight in and around the town square. Festivities include snow sculpture contest, tea pot curling, kids snowman contest, tours at the Kauffman House Museum, parade, parent-child sled pull, bed sled races, human bowling, gunny sack races, flag football, bonfire, Bingo games, tug of war, and crowning of a king and queen. Rock, funk and jazz band Mojambus plays at the dance. Most events free, dance is $10. (970) 531-1914, (970) 531-0099.Pete Kartsounes – Pete Kartsounes plays blues, folk and bluegrass with a taste of soul and jazz on guitar and harmonica 5 to 8 p.m. for dinner guests at Hecks Restaurant at Devils Thumb Ranch in Tabernash. No cover. (970) 726-5632.Fat Amber – Caleb Jahn (lead/rhythm guitar), Bradley Hilton (rhythm guitar), Brett Daugherty (bass) and Josh Jahn (drums) jam rock and experimental tunes as band Fat Amber starting at 8 p.m. at Willow Creek in Granby (with possible special appearance by DJ Winter Freeze). The concert is a fundraiser for East Grand School District students who cant afford to attend Center 4Excellence classes. Free, donations welcome. (970) 887-0885.Jed Henry – Jed Henry and various special musical guests (to include Peter Baldo) entertain at the Rise & Shine Cafe in Winter Park starting around 4 p.m. No cover. (970) 726-5530.Steve Cormey – Guitarist and singer/songwriter Steve Cormey plays a variety of tunes 6 to 9 p.m. for dinner guests at Carolines Cuisine at Soda Springs Ranch, south of Grand Lake. No cover. (970) 627-9404.Cormey & Friends – Steve Cormey and Friends (to include New Orleans-style jazz pianist Brad Pregeant) play a variety of tunes starting around 9:30 p.m. at the Lariat Saloon in Grand Lake. No cover. (970) 627-9965.DJ Social – DJ Social of Jamaica plays groovy tunes starting around 9 p.m. at the R&R Bar at the Inn at SilverCreek in south Granby. No cover. (970) 887-4951.George Clay – George Clay plays a variety of country and easy listening starting at 9 p.m. at Grumpys Saloon in Grand Lake. No cover. (970) 627-0123.Live theater – The Grand Theatre Company presents I Love You, Youre Perfect, Now Change, running Thursdays-Sundays through March 21 in Winter Park. $20 for adults, $15 for seniors/students. Cocktail and dessert service available. (970) 726-5048.Art demonstration – Donna Lyons, local artist, will be creating artist trading cards 4 to 6 p.m. at the Grand Lake Art Gallery. She will be doing a demonstration and the gallery will provide some materials for people who want to try it out. Free. (970) 627-3104.Daddy-Daughter Dance – Join the Fraser Valley Metro. Rec. District and the Granby Recreation Dept. for the 6th Annual Daddy/Daughter Dance 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Silverado II ballroom in Winter Park, available to young ladies ages 3 and over and the adult escort of their choice. $25/couple and $5/additional child, $35 per couple at the door. Pre-orders of candy corsages available. (970) 726-8968 or (970) 887-3961.Cupids Corner – Middle Park Land Trust announces its 5th annual Cupid’s Corner Valentine gift boutique 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fraser Historic Church. (970) 887-1177, email@example.com.Progressive dinner – Grand Huts Associations Progressive Ski Dinner takes at Devils Thumb Ranch. Start times are at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. for the event, Grand Huts major annual fundraiser. Skiers take a candlelit trail from lodge-to barn-to yurt-to lodge, enjoying dinner courses along the way. Live music and a silent auction round out the evening. $50 adults and $15 youth under age 16. (970) 726-9877, (970) 726-4099, or http://www.grandhuts.org.Night hike – A night hike for families is scheduled 6 to 7 p.m. Participants meet at Hideaway Park SnowZone. The event includes an easy, beginner snowshoe walk with fun nighttime activities and games, followed by free sledding and hot chocolate. Snowshoes provided. RSVP: (970) 726-4118.Full moon ski – The Grand Lake Touring Center is hosting a Full Moon Ski 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 7. Trail pass required. Equipment rental available. (970) 627-8008.Full moon ski – Devils Thumb Ranch Nordic Center is hosting a Full Moon Ski and ice skating Feb. 7. Trail pass required. Equipment rental available. (970) 726-8231.Ski the park – Cross-country ski a snow-draped landscape and learn about the Kawuneeche Valley with a ranger and Rocky Mountain National Park at 9:30 a.m. (adults and children over the age of 8). Free. Reservations: (970) 627-3471.Snowshoeing – Snowshoe Rocky Mountain National Park starting at 9 a.m. Feb. 7 and March 21; and at 1 p.m. through March 21. Beginners (including children 8 years or older) meet at the Kawuneeche Visitor Center. Free. Reservations: (970) 627-3471.Sunday, Feb. 8E.O.E. – E.O.E. continues its We Be In The Pocket tour with a performance of New Orleans world, funk and hip hop at the Winter Park Pub starting around 9 p.m. No cover. (970) 726-4929.Society of Song and Story – The Society of Song and Story brings music, poetry and storytelling to several winter the first Sunday of the month Jan.-April (except Super Bowl Feb. 1 – the Society meets instead this Sunday, Feb. 8). Amateur to professional writers, poets and musicians are invited to participate – and those who enjoy great entertainment in a coffee shop atmosphere are invited to attend. The events are 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Grand County Fairgrounds Extension Hall in Kremmling. Stay longer for an all-musician open jam session. Admission is $2 for adults, kids free, with proceeds going to the Rough Writer’s Scholarship Fund. (970) 531-2809, (970) 531-7099, or (970) 531-1907.Live DJ – Sundays are fundays at Buckets Saloon in Winter Park with a live DJ starting at 9 p.m. for the 21+ crowd. No cover. (970) 726-3026.Uprights – Kathy Turnbull of The Uprights plays classical, show tunes, jazz and more on piano 6 to 9 p.m. for dinner guests at the Gasthaus Eichler in Winter Park. No cover. (970) 726-5133. Lincoln program – The Granby Library is hosting a preview of Looking for Lincoln, followed by a panel discussion on Abraham Lincolns life and times starting at 2:30 p.m. Free. (970) 887-2140.Snowshoeing – Rocky Mountain National Park is hosting free two-hour snowshoeing treks with a ranger Sundays at 1 p.m. through March 15. Intermediate athletes (including children 8 years or older) meet at the Kawuneeche Visitor Center. Altitude gains of up to 500 feet. Bring your own snowshoes and ski poles with large baskets. Free. Reservations: (970) 627-3471.Shuffleboard – The Gateway Inn in Grand Lake is hosting an open-invite shuffleboard tournament starting at 4 p.m. $1 per game, plus $1 donation toward the winning pot. (970) 627-2400.Poker tournament – Poker tournaments start at 7:30 p.m. at Freestyles in Winter Park. (970) 726-4297.Monday, Feb. 9Open Mic and Locals Night – Variety of entertainment starting at 10 p.m. at Buckets Saloon in Winter Park with volunteer host Hippie. No cover. (970) 726-3026.Karaoke – Karaoke fun begins at 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at the R&R Bar at the Inn at SilverCreek in Granby. No cover. (970) 887-4951.Writers group – The Fraser Writers Group meets 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday mornings at the Fraser Library. Free. (970) 726-4626.Kill the Keg – Kill the Keg Nights with a shuffleboard and fooseball tournament at 8 and 10 p.m. at Freestyles in Winter Park. (970) 726-4297.Shuffleboard, foosball – Kill the Keg Nights with game tournaments at 8 and 10 p.m. at Freestyles in Winter Park. (970) 726-4297.Texas Hold Em – Crooked Creek Saloon in Fraser hosts Texas Hold Em tournaments starting at 8:15 p.m. The top 40 players from each set of 10 games wins a chance for a trip to Las Vegas. Free. (970) 726-9250.Dance lessons – Beginner Jazz/Hip Hop lessons for adults are available 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays through March 16 at the Fraser Historic Church. (720) 837-4085 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Book group – Join others for an in-depth exploration of world literature. The Fireside Chat group meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month by the fireplace in the Granby Library. Pick up the materials in advance. (970) 887-2149.Book group – The Hot Sulphur Springs Library sponsors a Monday night book discussion group at 7 p.m. at the library. The HSS Book Discussion Group meets the second Monday of every month. (970) 725-3942.Tuesday, Feb. 10Open Mic – Try out your musical talents in front of an audience starting around 9 p.m. at Freestyles in Winter Park with $5 martinis 4 to 8 p.m. No cover. (970) 726-4297.Guitar lessons – Dave Hemphill is offering guitar lessons with music theory 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays at Fraser Valley Elementary School with Fraser Valley Recreation through March 17. $135, open to ages 16+. Guitars available for rent. Earlier class available for ages 8-16. (970) 726-8968.Pool tournament – Pool tournaments start at 8 p.m. at Buckets Saloon in Winter Park. $5 entry. Prize for winner. (970) 726-3026.Trivia Night – Hulkstar hosts trivia games starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Crooked Creek Saloon in Fraser. Each nights top three winners receive a $25 gift certificate. Free. (970) 726-9250.Texas Hold Em – Win a trip to Las Vegas through games of Texas Hold Em starting at 8 p.m. at Buckets Saloon in Winter Park. (970) 726-3026.Texas Hold Em – The Barking Dog Pub, next to the County Seat Grill in Hot Sulphur Springs, is hosting a 12-week series of Texas Hold Em games at 8 p.m. No entry fee. $250 grand prize. (970) 725-3309.Quilters meeting – Grand County Quilters meet 1 to 3 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at members homes. Participants share quilting ideas and create charitable quilting projects for the community. All levels and ages of quilters are welcome. (970) 887-0333 or (970) 726-4111.Ladies bunco club – A local ladies bunco club meets the second Tuesday of each month (with variations around holidays) at various members homes for socializing and friendly games of the dice game bunco. Membership is $5 per month. (970) 887-0168.Wednesday, Feb. 11Free skiing – Snow Mountain Ranch is hosting locals ski free days Wednesdays through the season. http://www.grandnordic.org. Poker tournaments – Poker tournaments start at 8 p.m. at Freestyles in Winter Park. (970) 726-4297.Trivia – Test your knowledge at 6 p.m. at the Lariat Saloon in Grand Lake Wednesdays. No cover. (970) 627-9965.Ladies Night & DJs – The first two drinks for the ladies are free starting at 9 p.m. every Wednesday during Ladies Night at Buckets Saloon in Winter Park. Ladies get in for free and guys pay $5. (970) 726-3026.Texas Hold Em – The Parshall Inn is hosting Texas Hold Em games (now at 7 p.m.) No entry fee. Prizes. (970) 725-3215.Pool tournaments – The County Seat Pub is hosting pool tournaments every Wednesday starting at 8 p.m. in Hot Sulphur Springs. $5 entry, winner takes all. (970) 725-3309.Martial arts – Join Mike Farmer and Fraser Valley Recreation 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 18 at the Warehouse in Tabernash to learn the fundamentals of several martial arts forms. Open to ages 18+. $10/night. (970) 726-8968.Thursday, Feb. 123rd Time Lucky, Jed Henry – Help Steve Schott and Tannen Loge escape to Alcatraz for the annual SharkFest swim to help raise money for diabetes education with band 3rd Time Lucky and musician Jed Henry performing at 8 p.m. at Untamed Southwest Grill in Winter Park. Free, donations and sponsorships welcome. (970) 726-1111.Nine-Toed Bob & the Stragglers – Nine-Toed Bob and whatever friends pop in play a variety of tunes to get the crowd hopping at the Lariat Saloon in Grand Lake starting around 9:30 p.m. No cover. (970) 627-9965.DJ Christyle – Hip-hop, 9:30 p.m. at Freestyles in Winter Park. No cover. (970) 726-4297.Open Mic Night – Adam Lynam hosts, starting at 9:30 p.m. at the Crooked Creek Saloon in Fraser. No cover. (970) 726-9250.Open mic – 8 to 10:30 p.m. at the Winter Park Winery in Fraser. No cover. (970) 726-4514.Oldies nights – Relax and enjoy your favorite tunes from the past Thursdays at The County Seat Pub in Hot Sulphur Springs. (970) 725-3309.Live theater – The Grand Theatre Company presents I Love You, Youre Perfect, Now Change, running Thursdays-Sundays through March 21 in Winter Park. $20 for adults, $15 for seniors/students. Cocktail and dessert service available. (970) 726-5048.Artist reception – Fraser Valley Library is hosting an artist reception in honor of nationally acclaimed Fraser artist Elizabeth Kurtak 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Her colorful paintings of animal life and local scenery will be on display inside the meeting room through February. (970) 726-5689.Book group – The Brown Bag Book Group meets next to discuss Sandra Dallas Tallgrass, at 12:30 p.m. at the Juniper Library in Grand Lake. Bring a lunch. Books available for check-out. (970) 627-8353.Pool tournaments – Mike Baird hosts pool tournaments at Grumpys Saloon in Grand Lake. (970) 627-0123.Texas Hold Em – Friendly card game. Sign-up at 6:15 p.m. at the Gateway Inn in Grand Lake. Games begin at 6:30 p.m. House prizes. Free. (970) 627-2400.Texas Hold Em – Buckets Saloon in Winter Park is hosting free Texas Hold Em games starting at 8 p.m. Win a trip to Las Vegas. (970) 726-3026.Wine/cheese pairing – Untamed and Wild Creek Brewery announce Ladies Wine Nights 5 to 11 p.m. Thursdays in Winter Park. The knowledgeable staff will be popping open some bottles not normally offered by the glass, pairing them with cheeses from around the world. Informative presentation. Price ranges $5 to $7 per glass. (970) 726-1111.Craft shop – Join the Granby Recreation Department’s “Small Fries Craft Shop” geared for children ages 2-4 years old 10 to 11 a.m. at the Granby Community Building. Children will be able to show their creativity while learning simple motor skills, (cutting, tracing, and coloring) plus have lots of fun spending time with mom and/or dad. The next party will be a Valentine’s Day Party Feb. 12. $6/person. (970) 887-3961.
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