Upcoming Events

Friday, May 1, 2015, 4:00pm
Friday, May 1, 2015 – Sunday, May 3, 2015 Young People's Theater presents "Beauty and the Beast" adapted and directed by Jennifer Julia starring 25 students grades 3-5. It's the classic tale of Belle, a book-loving beauty who doesn't quite fit in the local villagers. When she finds herself a prisoner of an enchanted castle (where clocks, candlesticks and featherdusters walk, talk and sing!) Belle meets the terrifying Beast (a Prince who is under a sorceresses' spell). Over time, Belle and Beast learn valuable lessons about compromise, celebrating each others' differences and the power of friendship.   The play is at 6:00PM Friday and Saturday, and at 2:00PM on SUnday. TICKETS ARE increased by $1 day of show. Please purchase ahead of time! (Please note: balcony seats in rows...
Sunday, May 10, 2015, 4:15pm
The Telluride Americana Music Series features four nights of contemporary American songwriter originals. “To celebrate the American Songbook, to preserve this musical treasury, and to foster it for future generations through concerts and educational workshops. (We define the American Songbook as songs of any musical genre, both old and contemporary, with a melody and lyrics written by Americans.)                           2015 Season:      A Mother’s Day Concert with Broadway star and Emmy-winner Liz Callaway and her son Nicholas Callaway Foster – May 10, Sheridan Opera House  “The Song Is You: A Tribute to the American Songbook – from Gershwin to Gaga” – July 10 and 11, Palm Theatre. Conceived by Michael Estwanik, directed by Nick Corley  “This Land Is Your Land – an...
Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 4:30pm
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 7:30-8:30 pm Twenty(x)Telluride is a series of fun, lively, fast paced slide presentations that  provide an intimate peek into the creative minds at work in the Telluride Arts District.    Each presenter gets exactly 20 slides that are shown for exactly 20 seconds each.  Presenters are challenged to share what makes them tick—they’re asked to talk about their inspiration, their creative process, and their muse.  Each presentation is about six and a half minutes long, and there are generally five presenters in an evening. The event is held in the historic Sheridan Bar, and has a casual, fun, social vibe. The lineup is  Craig Childs, Jedidiah Jenkins, Ben Ayers, Geneva Shaunette, and Emilie Lee, with Naani Sheva as the emcee Here’s the math...
Thursday, May 21, 2015, 4:00pm
Thursday, May 21st, 2015. 7AM The FREE Gondola re-opens at 7AM for the summer!
Friday, May 22, 2015, 2:00pm
2015 Mountainfilm Festival Information (See our MountainFilm Photo Gallery for festival pics from 2010 to today.) The 37th Annual Telluride Mountainfilm Festival takes place May 22-25, 2015. The complete Telluride Mountainfilm 2015 schedule will be posted in mid-May. Telluride Mountainfilm is more than a film festival. We select approximately 85 films each year from around the world, and they are curated alongside guest presentations, a symposium, parties, scheduled conversations, book signings and musical events to create a full weekend event like no other. Repeat festival attendees have come to love the events as much as the films. The festival begins on Friday morning with a symposium that's followed by the Gallery Walk on Friday afternoon. Films and presentations...
Friday, May 22, 2015, 4:15pm
Opening Reception: Friday, May 22, 2015. 3:30-6:30PM GALLERIES AROUND TELLURIDE AND MOUNTAIN VILLAGE The official party gets underway with a round of receptions at different galleries and public spaces around Telluride and Mountain Village. The art is outstanding, and the drinks and hors d’oeuvres are free. If you get waylaid by old friends or captured by the art and can’t make the whole circuit on Friday, don’t despair — the exhibitions of paintings, drawings and photography remain up throughout the festival weekend.   The Gallery Walk is free and open to the public.   Artists will speak at their galleries at 5:15 p.m. during the Gallery Walk and again during the Ice Cream Social (2:00 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday). Galleries will be open throughout the festival weekend, and...
Sunday, May 24, 2015, 4:00pm
Sunday, May 24th, 2015, Doors open @ 8pm/Show @ 9:30pm Roosevelt Dime is a bedrock of New Orleans rhythms that brings driving banjo, fat-back blues guitar, honkytonk harmonies, and deliciously dirty R&B vocals along for the ride. This musical alchemy is purely American, transforming struggle into celebration, pain into perseverance, and taking the joyous beat from sidewalks and streetcars to backrooms and barrooms, from the ample hills of Brooklyn to the amber waves of grain. The formula is no accident. From their early days performing on the streets of New York City Roosevelt Dime learned what it takes to stop a stranger in their tracks, turn that stranger from a commuter into a listener, and from a listener into an unstoppable sidewalk strutter. Their high energy live...
Monday, June 1, 2015, 5:45pm
The Wild West Fest is a small festival specifically designed to share Telluride with 50 inner-city youth from Big Brother, Big Sisters of America and Boys & Girls Clubs from across the United States. During their week in Telluride, the boys and girls participate in drama, dance, horsemanship, fly-fishing, golf, and the Rock & Roll Academy.  The Wild West Fest was created by the Sheridan Arts Foundation, which raises $50,000 each year to run the program. Those interested in contributing and helping should contact the Sheridan Arts Foundation, (970) 728-6363. 
Thursday, June 4, 2015, 9:45pm
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.    Ah Haa School for the Arts Daniel Tucker Gallery 2nd Annual Juried Exhibition of Regional Artists: Best of 2014 This exhibition will feature work completed in 2014 (or early 2015) by regional artists located within 150 miles of Telluride in all media: painting,...
Friday, June 5, 2015, 5:15pm
2015 Balloon Fest The 32st Annual Telluride Balloon Festival will be held the weekend of June 5-7 2015.  June 6 is the most active day beginning with an early morning launch from Town Park and ending with the "glow" on Main Street in the evening.  Saturday afternoon, there will be a photography workshop geared specifically to photographing ballons.  Sunday morning the balloons are scheduled to launch again from Town Park. It is possible to take a ride on a balloon either Saturday or Sunday, but there are a limited number of slots.  Usually, the crowds are thinner on Sunday morning.  You will improve your chances by being willing to help inflate the balloon, so get there by 6am and ask to help.  Most years, at the balloons will launch at least one of the two days, but there's no...