Telluride Festivals and Events


Tue, 03/17/2015 - 16:00
Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Show @ 8pm. Doors at 7:30pm. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with one of the hottest up and coming acts drawing comparisons to Michael Franti and Bob Marley.  Nahko , an Oregon-native born a mix of Apache, Puerto Rican, and Filipino cultures and adopted into an American family, suffered an identity crisis from an early age. When he took up the piano at age six, the unifying power of music entered his life and brought him harmony.  Armed with his newfound talent, he set out to bridge the cultural gaps dividing his own psyche. He began producing a public, musical journal of his journey toward personal, spiritual, and communal healing, and thus Medicine for the People was born.  Nahko has toured with such acts as Michael Franti, Xavier Rudd and Trevor Hall...

Art History Evenings

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 16:00
March 16: The Mind of the Artist: Painting Philosophy 6-8pm Program Room, Wilkinson Pubic Library   March 17: Natural/Supernatural: Soul and Flesh in Art 6-8pm Ah Haa Depot, 300 S. Townsend   March 18: Visionaries: Innovation in Art 6-8pm Ah Haa Depot, 300 S. Townsend Join visiting Art Historian Paul Evans for three evenings of dynamic, engaging and fascinating insight into the world of art history and how it has shaped cultures, current events and our views of the world. Paul is a highly entertaining and enthusiastic lover of art history and attendees will be completely enthralled with his illuminating perspective.  Free! Paul Evans hails from Florissant, MO where he teaches high school English and Philosophy. He is a highly regarded writer and teacher, and...

The Mind of the Artist - Free Arist Lecture Series

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 12:00
Join visiting Art Historian Paul Evans for three evenings of dynamic, engaging and fascinating insight into the world of art history and how it has shaped cultures, current events and our views of the world. Paul is a highly entertaining and enthusiastic lover of art history and attendees will be completely enthralled with his illuminating perspective.   Monday, March 16 from 6-8pm: The Mind of the Artist: Painting Philosophy at Wilkinson Public Library Tuesday, March 17 from 6-8pm : Natural/Supernatural: Soul and Flesh in Art at Ah Haa School for the Arts Wednesday, March 18 from 6-8pm : Visionaries: Innovation in Art at Ah Haa School for the Arts   Paul Evans hails from Florissant, MO where he teaches high school English and Philosophy. He is a highly...

Rotary Red Ball Express

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 17:15
Win up to $1,000,000 as you watch large red medicine balls roll down the ski hill! In a nutshell, the Red Ball Express is a race of 100+ large red balls down a ski slope. The first balls down the race course determine who wins the prizes.  While the race itself takes only a few minutes, the preparation for the event takes at least 6 months.  Rotary recruits sponsors and non-profit participants, promotes the event and sells tickets.  Non-profits sell the tickets and keep 80% of the proceeds.  More information about the event can be found at and at 's webpage.

La Donna del Logo

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 17:00
Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott. DiDonato is the “lady of the lake” of the title, and Flórez is the king who relentlessly pursues her, their vocal fireworks embellishing the romantic plot in this Met premiere production conducted by Michele Mariotti.  Saturday, March 14 at 11am Running time 3:30

Free Skin Cancer Screening Clinic

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 16:30
Saturday, March 14, 2015. 8:00AM-12:00PM Stop by for the third annual Gary Wright Memorial Free Skin Cancer Screening Clinic in the Sheridan Opera House Gallery Room. First come, first served.

Kyle Hollingsworth Band

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 16:00
Saturday, March 14, 2015. 8:30pm The Sheridan Arts Foundation presents the Kyle Hollingsworth Band live in concert. As a keyboardist, Hollingsworth has established himself as a formidable and versatile music talent deftly able to contribute, collaborate, compose, and communicate on a number of levels and within a vast spectrum of musical environments. Today, as a member of acclaimed jam masters The String Cheese Incident, Hollingsworth is revered by both peers and fans for his ability to write and perform in a mosaic of styles, from rock to classical, ragtime to bebop. Tickets for this show are $25 general admission on the floor and $35 reserved seats in the balcony Video of Kyle Hollingsworth - Way That It Goes  

Pimps of Joytime

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 16:30
Friday, March 13, 2015. 8:30pm The band, Pimps of Joytime were born out of frontman Brian J’s desire to layer his broad range of musical influences -- soul, funk, blues and rock n' roll -- within the freedom of an unapologetic dance groove. Since 2007, this Brooklyn based wildly infectious group has grown from playing basement parties down the street to headlining more than 100 shows each year, with stops along the festival circuit at Bonnaroo, High Sierra, Outside Lands, All Good, the VooDoo Experience and more. Tickets are $25 general admission on the floor and $35 reserved seats in the balcony. Video of PIMPS OF JOYTIME - "Keep That Music Playin'" (Live at High Sierra 2013) #JAMINTHEVAN

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 16:45
Thursday, March 12th, 2015. Door @ 8pm / 9:30pm. These four Pigeons bring it every night. Based out of Baltimore, MD, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong has an undeniably unique and versatile live sound that ascends peaks of musical ecstasy. Their evolving arrangement of original compositions, psychedelic improvisational jams, and contagious smiles guarentee fun.  As Pigeons continue to expand their touring they continue to grow their Flock and expand people's minds (musically…). Whether it be at a major festival or your local rock club, get ready for some fun. $5

Hedonist's Notebook: The Sensory Details

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 16:45
Every Thursday: March 12 - March 26, 2015. 6:30-8:30pm Lush writing about food, art and music. In this three-week series, our eyes, ears, and our taste buds will be our guides. Sensory designed prompts and examples will illicit lush writing about food, art and music. This is a generative writing class inspired by prompts that trigger our senses in deep and unexpected ways. If you haven’t written in a while, or simply want to add a fresh approach to your writing practice, this is a supportive and encouraging place to experiment and receive positive, engaging feedback about your work. Open to all genre/levels. $120 to sign up

Little Shop of Horrors

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 17:00
March 10th-15th, 2015 Live at the Palm Theater will be a special showing of Little Shop of Horrors put on by the locals of Telluride.  The play showcases a nerdy florist who finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a large man-eating plant who demands to be fed. A deviously delicious smash-hit sci-fi musical.  Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world. Audrey is hungry… FEED ME!

Telluride TV Video Awards

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 19:15
The Telluride TV Video Awards honors and promotes community media and content participation. Awards are typically presented to pieces that challenge conventional television formats, promote community dialogue, and encourage participation of local viewers.  The evening will take place at the Sheridan Opera House and will begin with a red carpet affair. You will enjoy films throughout the evening as well as a full awards show.  General Admission is $20 and includes admission to the event, the after party, and light appetizers during the event. A Table Reservation is $200.00, is located on the main floor, abd includes candy and popcorn. A Filmmaker's Table is $150.00 and has the same amenities as a Table Reservation. Note that tables must be reserved in advance by calling, (970) 708-...

Finding Your Fire

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 18:00
Saturday & Sunday, March 7 & 8. 10am-4pm Beginning pastel painting, from basic techniques to building paintings with mixed material while finding inspiration and voice. In this workshop, we will explore both the technical aspects of pastel painting and the spirit behind the work we produce. This workshop will encompass study, play, spirit and inspiration. With both beginner and more skilled artists in mind, there is a place here for any artist with a desire to explore. Learn to build a painting with pastel, and how to combine pastel with additional materials, such as watercolor, oil or acrylic. We’ll use photos or personal sketches as inspiration for bringing our expressions to life. $200 Tuition + $75 materials


Sat, 03/07/2015 - 00:15
Friday March 6th & Saturday March 7th, 2015. Doors @ 8pm, show @ 9:30 Twiddle's fresh multi-genre app roach conjures up jazz, classical, and bluegrass, but above all, masterfully blends reggae and funk. Obliterating laws of improvisation, their complex arrangements never fail to leave crowds lusting for more. With sage songwriting and unmatched variety, Twiddle’s thrilling infancy will surely exceed all expectation. Tickets: $7 in advance & $10 at the door

Lomax Project

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 18:15
Friday, March 6, 2015. 7:30pm. Focusing on songs collected by folklorist and field recording pioneer   Alan Lomax , this collaboratory brings together some of North America’s most distinctive and creative roots musicians to revive, recycle and re-imagine traditional music. The repertoire includes Bahamian sea chanties, African-American acappella singing from the Georgia Sea Islands, ancient Appalachian ballads, fiddle tunes and work songs collected from both well-known musicians and everyday folk: sea captains, cowhands, fishermen, prisoners and homemakers. Collaborators include Grammy-winning songwriter Tim Obrien, Bruce Molsky, Margaret Glaspy, Moira Smiley and more. GA Tickets: in advance $22 adults, $14 students & children- at the doors $25 adults, $16 students...

Rockin' At the Opera

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 18:45
Thursday, March 5th, 2015.  6:00PM Friday, March 6th, 2015.  6:00PM The Telluride Adaptive Sports Program presents Rockin' at the Opera, a fundraiser at the Sheridan Opera House .  

Jose-Luis Orozco

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 18:30
Thursday, March 5th at 6:00 pm-7:00 pm Join us for a free concert in the children’s area at the library!  Free Mexican buffet provided by Esperanza’s at 5:30. José-Luis Orozco is a bilingual educator, children’s author, and recording artist who has dedicated his life to creating quality bilingual music, books, and videos for children. He encourages learning of the Spanish language and promotes Latin American culture through his art. His rich catalog includes 15 CDs, a DVD, and 3 award-winning songbooks – a collection that has garnered over 2 million in sales. Each year, he shares his music in live performances for over 100,000 educators at education conferences nationwide, who then integrate his music into their classroom curriculum. José-Luis Orozco es educador bilingüe,...


Wed, 03/04/2015 - 18:30
Wednesday, March 4th, 2015. Door @ 8pm / Show @ 9:30pm Guttermouth is coming to the stage at Fly me to the Moon Saloon.   21+$12 adv (Purchase here ) / $15 door

Subaru Freeride Series

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 18:15
March 4-8th, 2015. 4:00pm-8:00pm The Subaru Freeride Series returns to Telluride Ski Resort this March , for another event featuring big mountain freeskiing and snowboarding competition. The Subaru Freeride Series (SFS) represents the amalgamation of the Freeskiing World Tour and Masters of Snowboarding. Dedicated to athletes, quality, culture, competition, freeride history and sport progression, the Subaru Freeride Series will host four stops for skiers and snowboarders at North America's top big mountain venues in 2015 and one in South America. The world's best athletes will compete on the most respected mountains and will be showcased to a global audience via HD Live Webcast at each competition. Video of Jackson Hole Dreams – Griffin Post

Telluride Spelling Bee

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 18:15
Wednesday, March 4th, 2015. 7:00pm Watch Telluride Historical Museum's 3rd annual adult spelling bee! The show is a great chance to expirience great costumes, outrageous words and the chance to support the local museum. Tickets are $5 GA and $50 VIP. They can be bought here .