Telluride Festivals and Events

Zach Deputy

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 18:45
Tuesday, Febuary 17th, 2015 Sheridan Opera House Revisiting Telluride after a fantistic show at Telluride Blues and Brews Festival, Zach will be wowing the Sheridan audiance as well. Be ready for plenty of fun while listening to this artist's island-infused, drum'n'bass, gospel soul music that creates amazing stage presence. Tickets will be $20 general admission on the floor and $30 reserved balcony. You can purchase tickets here . Video of "Real" - Zach Deputy    

Iolanta - Duke Bluebeard's Castle

Sat, 02/14/2015 - 17:30
On the heels of her triumphant Met performances in  Eugene Onegin , soprano Anna Netrebko takes on another Tchaikovsky heroine in the first opera of this intriguing double bill, consisting of an enchanting fairy tale ( Iolanta ) followed by an erotic psychological thriller ( Duke Bluebeard’s Castle ). Netrebko stars as the beautiful blind girl who experiences love for the first time in  Iolanta , while Nadja Michael is the unwitting victim of the diabolical Bluebeard, played by Mikhail Petrenko. Both operas are directed by Mariusz Trelinski, who was inspired by classic noir films of the 1940s.  Iolanta  also stars Piotr Beczala, and Valery Gergiev conducts both operas. Saturday, February 14 at 10:30am Running time 3:39

Telluride Comedy Festival

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 18:00
The Annual Telluride Comedy Festival is held at the Sheridan Opera House over President's Day Weekend. Comedians from all over the country flock to Telluride to share their talent and collaborate on new material and shows. The Telluride Comedy Festival is a world class event with a grass roots feel. As Rob Corddry said, "I will continue to attend [Telluride Comedy Festival] until I die."  Don't miss this hilarious weekend at the Sheridan Opera House! Visit the Sheridan Opera House's website for more details and ticketing.   

Chocolate Lovers' Fling

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 18:30
The Annual Chocolate Lovers' Fling is a fundraiser for the San Miguel Resource Center, which works to eliminate violence and sexual assault in San Miguel County.  The Fling is themed each year and includes a tasting of delectable chocolate treats by local chefs, a silent auction, music, raffle, and cash prizes for the best dressed! This is always a fabulous night of dancing and fun -- all while supporting an incredibly worthy cause.  Be at the Conference Center in Mountain Village on Febuary 12 from 7:30pm to 10:00pm

The Wailers

Sun, 02/08/2015 - 18:00
Sunday, February 8, 2015. 9:00pm Telluride Conference Center Come by the Telluride Conference Center to see reggae legends The Wailers , who have sold 250 million albums world wide! Starting in 1969, they were also the original backing band for Bob Marley. The show is standing room only. Tickets are $25 general admission. VIP tickets can be available by calling 970-728-6363. Tickets can be purchased here . Video of The Wailers - Is This Love at Glastonbury 2014  

Brett Dennen

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 18:15
Thursda y, Febuary 5, 2015. 8:30pm. Tuesday, Febuary 17, 2015. 9:00  Sheridan Opera House The talented and highly acclaimed folk/pop musician Brett Dennen will be playing a solo acoustic show at the Sheridan Opera House. He recently released his fifth record, "Smoke and Mirrors". Tickets are $20 general admittion floor and $30 and $35 reserved seats/balcony. Purchase a ticket here . Video of Brett Dennen - Ain't No Reason  

Les Contes D'Hoffmann

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 18:00
The magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece, in the Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production. Soprano Hibla Gerzmava faces the operatic hurdle of singing all three heroines—each an idealized embodiment of some aspect of Hoffmann’s desire. Thomas Hampson portrays the shadowy Four Villains, and Yves Abel conducts the sparkling score. Saturday, January 31 at 11am Sunday, March 1 at 2pm Running time 3:46

The Drowsy Chaperone

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 18:30
Put on by the Young People's Theature of Telluride, the musical is  a fun homage to the Jazz era and won five Tonys when it debuted on Broadway in 2006. Tickets for this show will go on sale in December.  

Of Mice and Men

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 18:00
Golden Globe® winner and Academy Award® nominee  James Franco  ( 127 Hours ,  Milk ) and Tony Award® nominee Chris O’Dowd  ( Bridesmaids ,  Girls ) star in the hit Broadway production  Of Mice And Men , filmed on stage by National Theatre Live. This landmark revival of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck's play is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship. O f Mice and Men  is directed by Tony Award®, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circles award winner  Anna D. Shapiro (Broadway’s  August: Osage County ) and features  Leighton Meester  ( Country Strong ,  Gossip Girl ) and Tony Award® winner  Jim Norton  ( The Seafarer ). The production was nominated for two Tony Awards®, including  Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role...

KOTO Lip Sync

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 18:15
This fun local contest combines on stage dancing and lip syncing of your favorite hits. Preformed at the Telluride Michael D. Palm Theater. Call KOTO Raido at: 970-728-4334 for more information and tickets. Reserved Seating: ( 2014 Information) $30- main floor, $25-mezzanine and balcony $200 wing tables (seat 4), $250 pit tables (seat 4)

The Merry Widow

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 18:00
The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman ( The Producers ,  Oklahoma! ,  Contact ). Stroman and her design team of Julian Crouch ( Satyagraha ,  The Enchanted Island ) and costume designer William Ivey Long ( Cinderella ,  Grey Gardens , Hairspray ) have created an art-nouveau setting that climaxes with singing and dancing grisettes at the legendary Maxim’s. Nathan Gunn co-stars as Danilo and Kelli O’Hara is Valencienne. Andrew Davis conducts. Saturday, January 17 at 11am Sunday, February 1 at 2pm Running time 2:57

Jeff Austin

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 15:45
Friday, January 16 & Saturday, January 17 . Shows at 8:30PM. Jeff Austin , formerly of Yonder Mountain String Band, will be playing at the Sheridan Opera House for a two-night run in January. Video of Jeff Austin and Friends - Dark Star - Crazy Fingers - Cats Under the Stars - String Summit 2012  

Telluride FIRE Festival

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 21:15
January 15-19 2015 . A NEW Telluride festival, The Telluride Fire Festival will be centered around a free public and interactive experience of fire artistry. The fire displays will occur from when darkness falls to late evening on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. These displays will be held both in Mountain Village and on 'Main Street' and all stationary art intallations will be available during the day for viewing. Video of Telluride Fire Festival  

Tony Furtado

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 18:00
Indie-rock artist Tony Furtado will be playing live at the Sheridan, showcasing his banjo, guitar and vocal skills. The show starts at 8:30pm, costing $20.00-30.00 per person. Tickets will be available for sale on Friday, October 24th at 12pm on The Sheridan Opera House website.  http://sheridanoperahouse.com/events Below is a video of Tony Furtado's preformance.  Video of Tony Furtado Band - Live From Mississippi Studios Official Trailer Title Text:  Tony Furtado  

Skylight

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 18:00
Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan feature in the highly anticipated West End production of David Hare’s  Skylight , directed by Stephen Daldry, captured live in London’s West End by National Theatre Live. On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires. Bill Nighy, whose extensive film credits include  Love Actually ,  Notes on a Scandal and  The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel  and whose stage roles include  Pravda  and the world...

Brothers Keeper

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 18:30
Saturday, January 3, 2015. 8:30PM. Brothers Keeper with John Popper & Jono Manson.   Tickets are $25 for GA Main Floor, and $35 for the Balcony. Click here to purchase tickets. Video of Brothers Keeper with John Popper and Jono Manson   To find out more about Bothers Keeper, click here .

Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 18:30
Friday, January 2nd, 2015. 9:00pm.  Telluride Conference Center The Sheridan Arts Foundation and Telluride Ski resort present Chris Robinson Brotherhood to play at the Telluride Conference Center. The band consists of Robinson, Neal Casal, Adam MacDougall, George Sluppick and Mark Dutton. Tickets are $40 general admission but VIP tickets are available by phone (970-728-6363). You can purchase tickets here . Video of Chris Robinson Brotherhood - "I Ain't Hiding" - Mountain Jam 2014  

Telluride Art Walk

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 22:45
The Art Walk takes place from 5PM-8PM on the first Thursday of every month (excluding May and November) and features 15 different venues showcasing new exhibitions and artists. A free self guided Art Walk map is available at the Stronghouse Studios + Gallery on 283 South Fir or at other participating venues. Several venues offer free hors d'oeuvre/beverages as an extra treat for visiting their gallery.  Experience Telluride's artsy culture and don't miss out on October's First Thursday Art Walk.      http://telluridearts.org/telluride-art-walk/   Venues Include: Ah Haa School Arroyo Gallery AZADI Fine Rugs Baked in Telluride Black Bear Trading Company DOLCE Elinoff Gallery Gallery 81435 Gold Mountain Gallery...

Beginning Burlesque

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 18:30
Mondays, January 5-February 23. 6-8pm Woman of all ages can celebrate femininity with a fun-filled class about this art form of dancing to empower the creative, sensual and feminine beings. Sasha Sullivan from Telluride Theature will start with the basics of history, dance moves, striptease and creating a character. Students will leave this 8-week journey with a burlesque character, full routine, set of pasties and a portrait. Students will also have an option to preform in at BURLESQUE, a live benefit show at the Sheridan Opera House at the end of March. Tuition is $100 + $25 materials Click here to register now!  

New Year's Eve Torchlight Parade

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 17:15
Wednesday, December 31st. 6:30PM. Watch as skiers and snowboarders take a run down the mountain both on Telluride and Mountain Village sides, carrying blazing red torches. Video of Telluride Torchlight Parade