Every weekend thru Oct. 31, Pumpkin Patch at Covered Bridge Ranch, Montrose. 10 am-5:30 pm. Free. Info.
Ongoing. Paonia. “Garden of Voices.” Local writers sharing their stories. Videos.
All Month. Montrose. MCA Bonnie Heidbrak, Lucid Photo Art, “Lines and Curves in Nature and Structure.” Tue.-Sat.,10am-4 pm. Info.
All Month. Ridgway. 610 Arts Collective. Shauna Tewksbury Art Exhibition. Opening Reception. Oct. 6.
Tuesdays. Ouray. Wright. The Shadow Radio Mystery. Movies at the Wright. Online. 7 pm. (One of most popular radio shows of all time, on air from 1930-1954.)
Wednesdays. Ridgway. 610 Courtyard. Wine Wednesday local with jazz by Yaz. 5:30pm (1st).
Wednesdays. Delta. My Place. Trivia Night. 8:00-9:30 pm. More info.
Wednesday and Friday. Paonia. Blue Sage. Happy Hour Concerts. 7pm More info.
Thursdays. Delta. My Place. Line Dance Class & Karaoke. Free. More info.
Fridays: Remingtons at the Bridges. Live Music Fridays. 3-6 pm, 6-8 pm.
Fridays. Delta. My Place. DJ Dance Party. 10:30 am-1:00 pm. More info.
Fridays. Cedaredge. GMAEC. Friday Night Happy Hour. 3-6 pm.
Saturdays thru Oct. 9. Ridgway Railroad Museum. on RGS Motor 1. 9am-noon. More info.
Saturdays thru Oct. 31. Farmers’ Market. Centennial Plaza. 9am-1pm. More info.
Sundays three Oct. 25. Shavano Valley Twilight Tours. Info, Tickets.
Starr Drive-in Theater. Closed for the Season. Info.
All month. MCA presents Bonnie Heidbrak, Lucid Photo Art show: Lines and Curves in Nature and Structure. Tue-Sat. 11 am- 4 p.m.
Special Events THIS WEEK
Mon. Sept. 28 – Sun. Oct. 4
Tue. Sept. 29. Ridgway. Courtyard 610. “You Knew Me When.” 5:30-7pm (1st), 7:30-9pm (2nd). $30. Tickets.
Wed. Sept. 30. Paonia. Mountain Harvest Festival. Cancelled.
Wed. Sept. 30. Ouray. Movie at the Wright Opera House. “Galaxy Quest: More Than a Movie Event.” Costumes encouraged. 7 pm. . Trailer. Tickets. $8
Thr. Oct. 1. Montrose. Library. “Word Weaver” 6-8 pm.
Thr. Oct. 1. Ridgway. Courtyard 610. Stillhouse Junkies. 5-6:30 pm (1st), 7-8:30pm (2nd). $40. Tickets.
Fri-Sat.-Sun. Oct. 2-4. Montrose. Pumpkin Patch at Covered Bridge Ranch. 10 am-5:30 pm. Free. Info.
Fri. Oct 2. Montrose. Ladies FAC (Fellowship Afternoon Cocktails). This month, at Ted’s Steakhouse. 3-5 pm. Info.
Fri. Oct. 2. Montrose. Jimmer’s BBQ. Live music with Neon Sky. 6-9 pm. Info.
Fri. Oct. 2. Montrose. MCA. Artist Reception, Bonnie Heidbrak, Lucid Photo Art, “Lines and Curves in Nature and Structure.” 5-7 pm.
Sat., Oct. 3. Ridgway. Courtyard 610. An evening with Alex Paul and Garbrielle Louise. 5-7 pm. $36. Details, Tickets.
Sat. Oct. 3. Ouray. Wright Summer Faire. Noon-4 pm. Last time this summer. Local artists, handcrafted items. Behind Wright Opera house. Details.
Sat. Oct. 3. Ridgway. Weehawken royal actors present Charlie Brown and Friends. 1 pm and 4 pm. Details, tickets.
Sun. Oct. 4. Cedaredge. Annual Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Blessing of the Animals. GMAEC courtyard. 1-3 pm Bring your manageable pets. Pastor Joe Agne from Cedaredge United Methodist Church will perform blessing. Info.
Sun. Oct. 4. Ridgway. Weehawken royal actors present Charlie Brown and Friends. 1 pm and 4 pm. Details, tickets.
Sun. Oct. 4. Montrose. Shavano Valley Twilight Tours. Ute Museum. Meet at Museum, 5 pm.Info, Tickets.
Special Events next WEEK
Mon. Oct. 5- Sun. Oct. 11
Tue. Oct. 6. Paonia. Blue Sage. “History Comes Alive: Abigail Adams.” Town Park. 2-3 pm. Info.
Tue. Ocg. 6. Ridgway. Sherbino Theater. ArtBar: Autumn Aspens. Instructor Anne Hockenberry. 6-8 pm Details, tickets. $40.
Tue. Oct. 6. Ridgway. Opening Reception. “Love in the Time of Corona” Shauna Tewksbury Exhibition. 610 Arts Collective. Info.
Thr. Oct. 8. Montrose. The Bridges. Power Players Luncheon. Guest speaker, Jim Elder, Elderado Financial. Doors 11:30am. Lunch noon-1 pm. Info tickets. $25.
Fri-Sat.-Sun. Oct. 9-11. Montrose. Pumpkin Patch at Covered Bridge Ranch. 10 am-5:30 pm. Free. Info.
Fri. Oct. 9. Cedaredge. Live music outdoors at GMAEC. Lane Road featuring Susan Ducept and Rob Walcott. 3-6 pm. Free admission. Cash bar.
Sat. Oct. 10. Cedaredge. Gardening in the Courtyard. With special guest Phyllis Hoffman from the Plant & Dig Garden Club. Learn how to create, harvest and preserve a salsa garden. GMAEC 11 am.
Sat. Oct. 10. Ridgway. Old Firehouse outdoor venue (bring your own chair). Weehawken Royal Actors present “When the Clock Strikes One.” 2 seatings: 1 and 4 pm. Details. tickets. $8 adults. $5 students.
Sun. Oct. 11. Montrose. Elks. 1st Annual All Service Ball. 5-10 pm. More info.
Sun. Oct. 11. Montrose. Shavano Valley Twilight Tours. Ute Museum. Meet at Museum, 5 pm.Info, Tickets.
Sun. Oct. 11. Cedaredge. GMAEC hosts Famiy Pumpkin Decorating with Cider and Donuts. noon-3 pm. Outside in Parking lot.
OURAY Oct. 3
Back lot behind Wright
Blue Sage. Paonia
Blue Sage presents “History Comes Alive: Abigail Adams.” Town Park. 2-3 pm. Abaigail Adams portrayed by Jessica Downing-Ford. Info.
Montrose, Oct Weekends
Pumpkin Patch @the Covered Bridge Ranch! Enjoy a perfect Fall day & special family experience on a 300-acre scenic ranch. Activities & Refreshments. Info.
GMAEC – Friday Night Happy Hour 3-6 pm
Railroad Museum – thru. Oct. 9
Thru Oct. 9 am-noon.
Ridgway Railroad Museum
FREE rides on RGS Motor 1 (Galloping Goose prototype) N. Railroad Street, Ridgway.
The Courtyard at 610
By Deb Barr. This new venue fits perfectly into providing new program options in light of health and safety concerns. The space features live music, theater, and literary events. It also serve as an art gallery and reader’s theatre and show classic and silent films. The Courtyard is open Tuesdays through Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m., by reservation only, with two seatings available each evening.
Vivian Cheney, Violin
The VSA orchestra longevity award easily goes to violinist Vivian Cheney, 93, of Paonia. She has been playing the violin for 86 years and active with the VSA for 43 years (since 1976). [Story]
Meet VSA Musician
Vic Franks, tenor, Valley Symphony Chorus
Boulder native Vic Franks, started singing in highschool and has been part of large choirs, as well as madrigal and show choirs. [Story]
The New Normal: Art & Entertainment
Our “virtual” world comes with a new vocabulary
By Kathryn R. Burke. The Art and Entertainment industry has undergone an enormous change in how it presents art, music, and live performances. This new artistic normal also comes with a new vocabulary—words like “virtual, Zoom, live-streamed, online.”. [Read more]
You know, this COVID thing has sure put a cramp in almost every aspect of life as we used to know it. Artists have been affected as well. One form of supplemental income for an artist is teaching.. [Read more]
Magic Circle Players updates
MCP Season re-start. Rehearsals have been conducted following the ‘new normal’ guidelines, complete with masks and social distancing. MCP is determined to move from “dark” to “light” and bring back the joy of live theater. [Read story.]
Meanwhile, until we can stage Newsies we still have some plans for the res tof the year. Watch the Silver Stage for more details on this and other plays to round out the 2020 season.
Artists – MCA Community Art Show
Artists – Paint Paonia
Blue Sage Center for the Arts. This year’s Paint Paonia competition seeks images that illuminate an aspect of our regional history. In addition to the gallery show this October submitted pieces will have an opportunity to be juried for inclusion alongside the traveling Smithsonian exhibit “Crossroads: Change in Rural America” that will take over the Blue Sage in January 2021. Some entries may even be chosen to go on to the display in Colorado’s capitol!
Writers & Artists – The Alley Project
Beginning in July, we are running a series of stories about the historical structures (barns, carriage houses, and other buildings) found along the alleyways of older rural towns in our region. Many have fascinating tales to tell, which will be told through an art exhibit and anthology. We invite members of creative communities and historical societies throughout Western Colorado to submit in our “Alley Project” by submitting theme-related photographs, artwork, and stories. The exhibit will open in November at the Montrose Center for the Arts. The stories will be part of an anthology to be published in time for the holidays.