Telluride Festivals and Events

Turtle Island Quartet

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 19:00
Its name derived from creation mythology found in Native American Folklore, the Turtle Island Quartet, since its inception in 1985, has been a singular force in the creation of bold, new trends in chamber music for strings.  Winner of the 2006 and most recently, the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album, Turtle Island fuses the classical quartet esthetic with contemporary American musical styles, and by devising a performance practice that honors both, the state of the art has inevitably been redefined.  Cellist nonpareil Yo-Yo Ma has proclaimed TIQ to be "a unified voice that truly breaks new ground - authentic and passionate - a reflection of some of the most creative music-making today." Doors open at 6:30pm Tickets: $28 Adults, $20 Children

Cashmore Marionettes

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 19:30
In the performance  Life in Motion,  Joseph Cashore presents his collection of marionette masterworks. Characters of depth, integrity, and humanity are portrayed in a full evening unlike anything else in theater today. The performance is a series of scenes taken from everyday life and set to beautiful music by composers such as Beethoven, Vivaldi, Strauss, and Copland. Through a combination of virtuoso manipulation, humor, pathos, classic music, and poetic insight, The Cashore Marionettes take the audience on a journey that celebrates the richness of life.  Life in Motion  is a powerful, entertaining, surprising, theatrically satisfying, one-of-a-kind evening for adults and young adults. Doors open at 7:00pm Tickets:  $22 adults, $16 children

Jelly Bread

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 16:15
Jelly Bread, an Afrobeat band, will be playing at the Fly Me To The Moon Saloon on Saturday,November 8th. Doors open at 8, Show starts at 10. FREE. Jelly Bread’s musical alchemy blends a dash of alt-rock with soul and funk, yet is thoroughly steeped in Rock-Americana. The band’s chameleonic playlist is highlighted by dual vocals, four part harmonies, in-the-pocket drum and bass grooves, swampy lap steel guitar, dirt under the fingernails guitar licks, and take-’em-to-church organ that is downright appetizing. Jelly Bread has emerged with a high-energy calling card that melds elements of desert twang and the urban tones of funk & rock, balanced by exceptional songwriting and storytelling. To find out more about Jelly Bread , visit their webite here . Video of...

KOTO Ski Swap

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 19:30
Get your winter new & used gear and clothes while supporting KOTO Radio


Sat, 11/01/2014 - 17:00
Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another. Saturday, November 1 at 11 am Running time: 3:38

Pancake Breakfast

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 17:45
Come to the Clarks Market parking lot on Sunday, October 26th between 8am - 1pm for ALL YOU CAN EAT pancakes.  Cost is $5 at the door. This event is sponsored by Clarks Market and the Telluride Rotary Club.  All proceeds will go to Angel Baskets and the San Miguel County Food Bank.

KOTO Halloween Bash

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 17:15
Dress in your best costume and come out for KOTO's annual Halloween Bash! Live music, costume contest, and Halloween fun... Watch out or Telluride will cast a spell over you and you'll never want to leave!  This year's bash will be at the Fly Me to the Moon Saloon  and will feature the West Water Outlaws.  The high energy rock 'n' roll band West Water Outlaws from Boulder, Colorado was formed in early 2010 playing parties in the basement of singer Blake "Whiskey" Rooker's house. During the mass explosion of DJ software and macbook pros, not many parties in Boulder featured live rock bands. The rock parties were a hit and the band began playing in bars and local clubs for a small fee of beer and food. Since adding Andrew "Monkey" Oakley on drums and Vincent Ellwood on bass, The West...


Fri, 10/24/2014 - 17:00
Friday, October 24th. The Telluride Theatre & The Palm Theatre present their version of the famed cult movie. VIP Tables - $150 for a four top General Admission: $15 in advance The show begins at 9am.  19 and older, please.

Le Nozze Di Figaro

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 17:00
Met Music Director James Levine conducts a spirited new production of Mozart’s masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action of this classic domestic comedy in a 19th-century manor house in Seville, but during the gilded age of the late 1920s. Dashing bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov leads the cast in the title role of the clever servant, opposite Marlis Petersen as his bride, Susanna, Peter Mattei as the philandering Count they work for, Marina Poplavskaya as the long-suffering Countess, and Isabel Leonard as the libidinous pageboy Cherubino. Saturday, October 18 at 11am Sunday, November 23 at 2pm Running time:  3:52

BRAvo Auction

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 17:15
Decorate a bra at the Ah Haa School for the Arts BRAvo auction by October 13, 2014. Gentlemen from Telluride's fire and police departments and service clubs will model the community's bra creations in both a live and silent auction. Event benefits the San Miguel Resource Center & Bosom Buddies, a Breast Cancer Support Group of Southwestern Colorado.  The BRAvo Auction will be held on Thursday, October 16th at the New Sheridan Bar at 7pm. Tickets are $5.     

Love is Strange

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 17:00
After Ben and George get married, George is fired from his teaching post, forcing them to stay with friends separately while they sell their place and look for cheaper housing -- a situation that weighs heavily on all involved. Show starts at 6pm $8 Adults, $6 Student/Children


Tue, 10/14/2014 - 17:00
Premonition is a 24 year old Emcee/Producer currently residing in the Lower East Side, Manhattan. Originally from Bucks County, PA. Prem honed his skills in the PA scene for years with his crew Central Intelligence, performing and opening for acts such as: Killah Priest, Ed O.G, C Rayz-Walz, L.I.F.E Long Reef the Lost Cauze, Slaine, Cy Marshal Law and King Magnetic, before he made the move to NY in 2008 bouncing from Washington Heights to Bushwick, Bk before settling in the LES. Content on making the most of his career now he jumped right into the life with little money but more than enough drive. In 2010 Prem is excited to be involved with a plethora of new releases. Starting in January he played an integral role in Spills and Jesse Abraham's project "Alphabutter," a free download...

A Streetcar Named Desire

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 17:00
The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece  A Streetcar Named Desire  will be broadcast live from their London home by National Theatre Live. With Gillian Anderson ( The X-Files ,  The Fall ) as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster ( Lone Survivor ,  Kill Your Darlings ) as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby (BBC’s  Great Expectations , Three Sisters  at the Young Vic) as Stella. As Blanche’s fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace – but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski. Visionary director Benedict Andrews returns to the Young Vic following his Critics’ Circle Award-winning Three Sisters . Tuesday, October 14, 2014  at 7pm $15-adults, $10-students


Sat, 10/11/2014 - 17:00
Star soprano Anna Netrebko delivers her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lučić’s doomed Macbeth, for the first time at the Met. Adrian Noble’s chilling production of Verdi’s masterful adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy also stars Joseph Calleja as the noble Macduff and René Pape as Banquo. Fabio Luisi conducts. Saturday, October 11 at 11am Sunday, November 2 at 2pm Running time 3:13

Telluride Farmers' Market

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 17:00
Every Friday, June 6-October 10 2014. 11AM-4PM. Take a stroll down South Oak Street and visit the Telluride Farmers' Market every Friday afternoon during the summer from 11am-4pm. Fresh produce, organic meats, delicious kettlecorn popcorn, fresh flowers and much more. Oak Street hosts a beautiful market of local crafts, produce, and any other goods you can imagine at the Telluride Farmer’s Market.  The Telluride Farmer’s Market supports vendors with 100% organic products (75% minimum for most prepared foods).  Products come from within a 100 mile radius of Telluride, assuring that what is sold is local, fresh, and has little environmental impact. Come out during the afternoon and you will find the street lined with a huge variety of vendors including local farms, gardens, bakeries,...


Thu, 10/09/2014 - 14:00
Presented by Beyond the Groove Thursday, October 9th. At Club Red (located inside the Telluride Conference Center). Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8PM. Tickets are $42.50 GA, and $45 the day of the show. All ages welcome. Matisyahu is an alternative hip hop, rock, reggae artist and his opener is Radical Something. Tickets will be available locally at Wizard Entertainment ( 126 E Colorado Ave ) and online here .   Watch the video below to listen to one of Matisyahu's songs! Video of Matisyahu "Broken Car" (Official Lyric Video) - New Album "Akeda" out June 3rd Watch the video below to listen to one of Radical Something's songs!  Video of Radical Something - "Be Easy" ft. Kinetics (Official Video)

Screenwriters in the Sky

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 17:15
The Screenwriters in the Sky Workshop and Symposium is an opportunity for emerging screenwriters to spend time learning from some of the film industry's most successful professionals.  The weekend includes presentations by producers, screenwriters, entertainment attorneys, agents, and editors. You will also have the opportunity to have one-on-one sessions with these various professionals to collaborate on current and future work. Visit the official Screenwriters in the Sky website to register. 

Telluride Art Walk

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 21:45
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.   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...

Carbon Leaf

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:00
Wednesday, October 1st. The first 100 tickets will be $15 and the show will be $20. Visit the Sheridan Opera House's event page to reserve tickets! Carbon Leaf is in their 20th year of making music with a down-home approach to an eclectic mix of folk-rock, Americana, Bulegrass, Celtic, rock and pop. Listen to the video below to hear one of Carbon Leaf's songs! Video of Bloody Good Bar Fight Song [from Ghost Dragon Attacks Castle]


Tue, 09/23/2014 - 14:00
20 slides x 20 seconds each x a few great minds. Causual event that shows a glimpse into Telluride's creative talent with fast-paced slide presentations. Each presenter has exactly twenty slides and each slide is shown for exactly twenty seconds. 7-8PM at the Historic Sheridan Bar. THIS MONTH: Telluride Galleries Edition