Telluride Festivals and Events

Putting the Polish on Your Poems

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 16:15
Tuesdays. July 28th- August 25th. 6:30-8:30PM.  $200 tuition Throughout this five- week class, students will learn valuable skills to improve their poetry. Through encouragment and tools, students will learn how to better serve the poem and their muse. Students will also discuss how and where to send out poems for publication. Bring a notebook, writing material, and your poetry.

"What's in Your Extra Virgin Olive Oil?"

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 14:45
Tuesday, July 28th. 6PM - 7:15PM. FREE. Donations accepted.  The Olive Center is a self-funded university/ industry coalition that addresses teh research and education needs of California growers and processors. The speaker, Selina Wang, promises that everyone will learn how to distinguish flavorful, healthy olive oils from bad ones. For more information on the speaker, click HERE .

Landscape Painting and the Self

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 16:15
Monday- Friday. July 27th-31st. 9-5PM.  $650 + $50 studio fee Includes 24-hour access to the painting studio between class sessions. Students must purchase the required materials on their own. This week-long intensive will investigate making imagery, the urgency of the moment, and the experience of painting outside in the scene of Telluride. One extended, large image will be developed over the last three morning of class. Students should immerge with 7-8 pieces by the end of the week. Drawing experience is recommended. For a list of Student Requirements, click HERE . To register, Click HERE .

Binding in Stone Veneer

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 16:00
Monday- Friday. July 27th-31st. 9-5PM.  $800 tuition In this class students will explore binding structures using real stone veneer in the techniques learned from Sün Evrard. Students will create two bindings in this five day class. If time allows, students will explore uses of the stone veneer as a decorative elemnt for bindings or boxes. Students will need to purchase the veneer at AAB or bring their own. Familiarity with simple bookbinding techniques are preferred, but not necessary. Please Note: This is an American Academy of Bookbing class and you should contact Deb at AAB for more information, 9707288649, or click HERE . 

Zongo Junction

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 17:15
Saturday, July 25th . Doors at 8/Show at 9:30PM. $5 Zongo Junction , an Afrobeat band, will be playing at the Fly Me To The Moon Saloon. Check out one of their songs, 'Tunnelbar': Video of 'Tunnelbar' by Zongo Junction - Live at the Kennedy Center Millennim Stage - 8/30/12  


Sat, 07/25/2015 - 16:00
Saturday, July 25th. 10-4PM.  $100 tuition. Adults & 16+ Students must bring their own required materials. For a list, click HERE . Students will receive an overview of drawing techniques, and explore other means for using sketchbooks to enhance their artisitc quests. Work will be done in the classroom and outdoors. Students are asked to bring questions to this class. To register, click HERE .  

Buccaneers Ball

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 15:45
Saturday, July 25th. 7PM. $10 entry fee. Enjoy the Summer Scallywags Pirate Party, as a Fundraiser for the Elks Scholarship. There will be live bands, and a silent auction. Bar is cash, and snacks are provided. Come in costume and enjoy the fun! For more information, call (970) 708-4780

Telluride 100 Mountain Bike Race

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 14:00
Saturday, July 25th. 6AM. A 100 mile mountain bike race that will be starting and finishing in the Town of Telluride. The first expected finishers should be done around 1:30-2PM. Final finishers will be 6-7PM. At 7PM there will be an awards ceremony at the Gondola Plaza in the Town of Telluride. For information on the course, click HERE . To register for the race, click HERE . For more information, call (970) 417-1751

Whiskey Blanket

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 14:15
Friday, July 24th. Doors at 8PM. Show at 10PM. Tickets at the door. Whiskey Blanket  is a trio that includes violin, cello, and turn-tablism. They are musically influenced by countries such as Brazil and Japan. In their career they have created four independent studio releases. Watch them play below: Video of Whiskey Blanket - Blatto Nox - Official Music Video  

Ann Lincoln

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 14:15
Friday, July 24th. 4PM. $5 per person, tickets only available at the door. Ann Lincoln is known for her shows that engage kids. Featured in her shows, are standup comedy, juggling, and magic. A show for all ages, Ann's unique act will engage everyone.

Fuse and Hammer Metal Jewelry

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 16:45
Thursday, July 23rd. 4-8PM.  $70 tuition+$45 materials. Adults & 16+ In this class, no experience is necessary, to learn to make one-of-a-kind earrings. Students will become farmiliar with torch use and safety, work with various gauges of wire, and explore elemnts of design. After much time to practice and get creative, students will emerge with at least two pairs of earrings. To register, Click HERE .


Thu, 07/23/2015 - 16:00
Thursday, July 23rd . Doors at 8/Show at 9:30PM. $12 in advance / $15 at the door Dopapod , an electronic/jam rock band, will be playing at the Fly Me To The Moon Saloon. Check out one of their songs, 'French Bowling': Video of Dopapod- 'French Bowling'- Drawn Onward  

Booze n' Books

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 14:00
Thursday, July 23rd. 5:15PM - 7:15PM. Have the opportunity to talk with other bibliophiles about what you're currently reading. This new group will mee every third Thursday of each month at Rico's Bar in the Ice House Lodge.

Battle of the Babes

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 17:45
Wednesday, July 22. Cornerhouse Bar + Grille. $5 cover. 7PM Registration, 8PM First Round Come as a magical arm wresteling princess, or a macho competitor for the first ever BATTLE OF THE BABES! Great raffle prizes include Mountain Film passes, giftcards to Starbucks and Brown Dog, apparel from Down to Earth, and more! $10 for gals to compete $5 Cover (which includes a raffle ticket) All proceeds go to the American Foundation for Children with AIDS.

The Brothers Comatose

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 17:15
Wednesday, July 22th. 6-8PM. FREE! The Brothers Comatose  will be playing at the Sunset Plaza for free as part of the Summer Concert Series.   Video of The Brothers Comatose - Pie for Breakfast    

Savoring Chocolate: A Tasting Experience

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 16:30
Wednesday, July 22nd. 7-9PM. $45 tuition Discover the difference between "fine chocolate" created by small-scale artisans and large-scale manufactured choclolates. Through smell and taste, you can explore chocolate's different flavor profiles and what qualities make good chocolate. Particapants are invited to bring their favorite wine to enjoy while tasting. It is suggested to eat a light dinner before the class. To register, Click HERE . Students should answer the following questions before the class: - What would you like to learn or experience from this class? - What is your choclate preference- dark, milk, or white? - Are you interested in tasting 70%-90% dark chocolate?

Zach Deputy

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 17:45
Tuesday, July 21st . Doors at 8/Show at 9:30PM. $10 in advance / $15 at the door Zach Deputy , a rock band, will be playing at the Fly Me To The Moon Saloon. Check out one of their songs, 'Teddy Bear': Video of Teddy Bear (Official Music Video) - Zach Deputy  

Telluride Playwrights Festival

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 14:45
The Telluride Playwright's Festival is a six day intensive workshop for playwrights, actors, and directors to refine their craft and written work. The festival is put on by Sparky Productions, a non-profit that offers playwrights the unique experience of working in a Rocky Mountain setting. The goal is to help playwrights fulfill their vision in an intimate workshop setting beneath the San Juan Mountain peaks.  Plays are chosen from a submission system; playwrights are then offered the opportunity to travel to Telluride to work with a group of actors, directors, and fellow playwrights to refine their work. The week culminates in staged readings of the work at the Sheridan Opera House. The public is encouraged to participate in a feedback session following the reading.  In the past,...

"The Efficiency of Photovoltaics and the Greenhouse Effect"

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 14:30
Tuesday, July 21st. 6PM - 7:15PM. FREE. Donations Accepted. Enjoy a lecture from Joseph Subotnik, an Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. For more information on him, and his research, click HERE .

Hike into History: Bear Creek and Nellie Mine

Sat, 07/18/2015 - 14:45
Saturday, July 18th. 9AM-2PM. $20. $15 for members. With Rudy Davison, hike up Bear Creek and to the historic Nellie Mine. Hikers should be in good physical shape. Be prepared for several hours of hiking at a moderate pace. It is recommended to bring food and water. For tickets and information, call (970) 728-3344 or email