Telluride Festivals and Events

Twenty (by) Telluride: The HIV Edition

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 19:30
Telluride AIDS Benefit Announces New Friday Night Event – Twenty(by)Telluride: The HIV Edition Date + Time : Friday March 3rd; reception with food begins at 6:30pm, slide presentation at 7:30pm. Location : Sheridan Opera House, 10 North Oak Street Telluride, CO Cost : FREE The Details : Twenty(by)Telluride: The HIV Edition is a lively, casual event that offers an intimate glimpse into the AIDS Benefit's cause, beneficiaries, and history, through very fast-paced slide presentations.  Presenters are challenged to share their story as it relates to HIV. Each presenter has exactly twenty slides and each slide is shown for exactly twenty seconds, challenging the presenters to be precise.  This year’s presenters include Casey Nay, longtime TAB model and TAB graphic designer;...

Telluride AIDS Benefit Sneak Peek

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 21:00
This show is a sneak peek for what is to come at the Gala Fashion Show. Featuring local models and international designer fashion, this event is one ofthe best of the winter season.  Since 1994, TAB has helped raise over $2 million towards HIV/AIDS education, advocacy, and clinical care in Colorado and Africa.  Purchase tickets HERE .

'Matter of Dreams'

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 18:00
When Karen Wippich was a child, she used to dream about being an artist. She moved across the U.S. and spent most of her time alone, creating characters and fantasies, and grew up to be a graphic artist before she became a working artist. Now her work is exhibited all over the country —Oregon, New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Washington state and Washington D.C., and from March 2 through May, it will be shown at Gallery 81435. Wippich paints in acrylics, and this exhibit, "Matter of Dreams," refers to her creative process of tapping into her subconscious for inspiration. The paintings are expressionistic, and borrow from her graphic work, with characters that blend into abstract environments and break into geometric shapes and lines. "Matter of Dreams" opens at the Art Walk on...

Framing Made Simple

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 19:00
Having the perfect frame is essential to a piece of two-dimensional art. In this evening workshop at the Ah Haa School for the Arts , Julie McNair will teach matting and floating techniques, as well as design principles and conservation handling. Students are asked to bring in one piece of artwork with a suitable frame and glass (not to exceed 20"x24") and will leave the session with a beautifully framed, ready-to-hang piece. The workshop takes place from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1. Tuition is $65.

Adventures in Fabric Printing

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 19:00
Students at the Ah Haa School for the Arts will spend three weeks exploring the various methods of printing on fabrics. They will learn to design and print their own patterns, dye cotton, and explore how different materials absorb ink and pigment. Using thickened fiber-reactive dyes, silk screens and stencils, the class will focus on "breakdown" screen-printing. The dyes are useful for a wide range of frabrics, including previously dyed materials. There will be open studio time during the weekends and between classes available to students. The materials fee includes 6 yards of cotton fabric, all dyes and chemicals, and one silk screen. Students should bring any silk screens they own, as well as a color wheel, notepad and pen, and select items to create textures on their fabrics....

Tosh.Show in the Snow

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 10:30
Daniel Tosh, the hiliarious stand-up comedian of Tosh.0 on Comedy Central, will perform at the Palm Theatre with his crew from the show. Tosh is known for his very adult, irreverent and sometimes dark humor and his comedy tours are frequently sold out. He has appeared on Late Night with David Letterman , The Tonight Show with Jay Leno , Jimmy Kimmel Live , and a host of comedy television shows and films. Tosh will perform a special show for Telluride, "Tosh.Show in the Snow," on February 25 at the Palm Theatre. Doors are open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $75 . The show contains mature content and is meant for an adult audience.   Daniel Tosh: People Pleaser - We're Not Number One Video of Daniel Tosh: People...

Telluride Gay Ski Week

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 09:00
The 15th Annual Telluride Gay Ski week is a week full of non stop fun! Amazing snow sports - skiing, ice skating, snowboarding, dog sledding, dancing, dinners, music, fashion and so much more. Our incredible Mountain Villages of Telluride and Mountain Village await with open arms to welcome all participants to our beautiful community and our world class ski resort.  Hospitaly Lounge opens at 8am daily.  See schedule of events HERE .

Blind Pilot

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 22:00
Blind Pilot originally began as a duo, Israel Nebeker and Ryan Dobrowski, but after the instant success of their debut CD "3 Rounds and a Sound," they added four new members (Luke Ydstie, Kati Claborn, Dave Jorgensen, and Ian Krist) and began touring as a sextet with a more textured, broad, and beautiful sound. Their second CD, "We Are the Tide," was also a critical success and the group went on to perform at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and other festivals, as well as on Late Night with David Letterman and Last Call with Carson Daly . They are now touring in support of their third CD, "And Then Like Lions," which has been acclaimed for the emotional depth of its lyrics and vocals and the way the instrumentation weaves together the narrative. Blind Pilot has performed at the Sheridan...

Telluride AIDS Benefit Student Fashion Show

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 19:00
A fashion show directed, choreographed and starring the students of Telluride High School.   This show features local fashion and talent, and all proceeds support TAB's educational program.   Purchase tickets HERE .    

Truth and Dare: Finding Meaning in Your Fiction

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 15:00
Award-winning writer and Colorado Mesa University Rhonda Claridge teaches this two-day workshop at the Ah Haa School for the Arts , where students will learn the art of incoporating the elements of real life and true experiences into fiction writing. The class will help guide the writing process: creating composite characters, developing fictional pieces from actual facts, and elucidating the essences of the narrative.  The class will be held at the Ah Haa School for the Arts, from 2-6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, February 24-25. The cost of the workshop is $125 and students can either bring a piece of writing they're working on or start a new piece.   

The Infamous Stringdusters: The Laws of Gravity

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 20:00
Two nights of The Infamous Stringdusters-Rockin' Bluegrass-Sheridan Opera House!  Come out for some foot stomping fiddlin' dance fun! Feb 22nd and 23rd, showtime at 8pm, doors open at 7pm - come enjoy a cocktail at the Sheridan SHOW Bar. Tickets:  $35 General Admission, $45 reserved balcony seating.  Purchase HERE . The Infamous Stringdusters - 'Road To Boulder' GoPro LIVE - Kalamazoo Video of The Infamous Stringdusters - 'Road To Boulder' GoPro LIVE - Kalamazoo      

The Art of the Portrait

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 11:00
Capturing the likeness of a subject is a difficult skill to master, but students in this workshop will get the tips to hone their portraiture practice. The class starts with a series of drawing exercises that focus on the face, and participants will learn to see the human visage through line, proportion, and values. The class will then paint a live model, and explore color mixing, application techniques, and composition.  This 3-day class at the Ah Haa School for the Arts is meant for intermediate to advanced level painters, and students can use their medium of choice — watercolor, oil, or acrylic. Local painter Meredith Nemirov is the instructor, and the class is from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Wednesday through Friday, Feb. 22-24. Tuition is $315.

From Field to Screen: A Digital Photography Primer with Ben Jacobsen

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 13:30
Monday –  Thursday,  February 20 – 23   |  times vary  |  $285 tuition & materials* *STUDENTS MAY ENROLL IN INDIVIDUAL DAYS OF THE COURSE RATHER THAN THE FULL 4 DAYS AT A RATE OF $75 PER DAY. REGISTER HERE. Join visiting photographer Ben Jacobsen for a four-day photography intensive. From getting to know your camera and shooting in the field to the ins and outs of Adobe Lightroom, Ben will guide students through every aspect of capturing (and editing) the perfect image. Broken up into four separate classes, each session will cover a different aspect of photography. Students are welcome to take all or just part of the course. (Day 1)  February 20 ,  12:30-4:30pm :   Know Your DSLR Camera  – An introductory class to help students understand what their camera is...

Dwight Yoakam

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 21:00
The legendary Dwight Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums and has won multiple Grammy Awards for his classic country music. Yoakam has 12 gold albums and nine platinum or multi-platinum albums, including five that topped the Billboard charts. He is considered a pioneer of the country music genre and has been a popular artist since the 80s. Dwight Yoakam plays a unique blend of honky-tonk and bluegrass, and Johnny Cash once called Yoakam his favorite country singer.  Dwight Yoakam takes the stage at Club Red at 8:00 p.m. on February 18, and doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $55 and are available online . Dwight Yoakam - "Honky Tonk Man" (Official Music Video) Video of Dwight Yoakam - "Honky Tonk Man" (Official...

Historical Snowshoe Tours

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 10:00
Calling all foodies and foragers: This is a special edition of the popular Historical Snowshoe Tours offered by the Telluride Historical Museum. Local naturalists John Sir Jesse and Connie Colter will lead the tour, and teach how to identify winter plants. Strap on the snowshoes, and take a trip into the past and smell, touch, and taste some of the wild foods that sustained Native Americans, early settlers, and explorers in Southwest Colorado. The tours are a joint effort of the Telluride Historical Museum and the Telluride Ski Resort , and they can be booked by calling (970) 728-7433 or online at . This special tour is $225 and takes place from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on February 18 .  

Exploring Precious Metal Clay

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 19:00
Learn the basics of silver metal clay at this 3-day workshop presented by the Ah Haa School for the Arts and instructor Christopher Beaver. Students will use this clay-like binding material, which is permeated with microscopic elements of pure metals, to tool and sculpt pendants, earrings, or rings. The finished pieces are fired in a kiln and transformed into solid pieces of metal jewelry. Students will bring home at least one or two of these treasures. This class takes place in the home studio (which is down valley from Telluride) of artist Christopher Beaver. There are three days of sessions: Friday, Feb. 17 from 6-8 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 18, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.; tuition for the class is $275.

The 18th Annual Telluride Comedy Festival

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 19:00
  Tickets - $30-$125 Telluride Comedy Festival keeps the local feel, while still remaining a world class event. The top comedians from all over the country come to perform right here on our little stage at the Sheridan Opera House. The Telluride Comedy Fest strives to be a world class event while keeping the grassroots feel and uniqueness of Telluride itself. This festival sells out each year so be sure to buy your tickets in advance and trust us that it'll be a hilarious evening you don't want to miss out on! Tickets are $30-$125 depending on the day and seating and will increase $5 the day of the show. The 2017 Telluride Comedy Festival Attendees: Ed Helms —   The Hangover, The Office, Love the Coopers, Vacation, and The Daily Show Brian Huskey —  ...

Photographing Beyond Barriers: A Visual Exploration

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 11:00
Photographer Deborah Sussex teaches her students to move past the barriers that can hinder creativity: fear of failure or how your work will be received, distractions, preconceptions, familiar subject matter. This three-day workshop at the Ah Haa School for the Arts will focus on vision and expression, and students will learn to contemplate why something catches their eye and how to convey what they observe. Each day will begin with a short demonstration of a particular concept, followed by a hands-on exercise. Images will be downloaded for a group discussion. Students should bring their own DSLR cameras and power/computer connection cords. They are also welcome to bring their own laptops.  The class takes place on Wednesday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cost is...

The Flyover and DJ Dr. Seano

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 22:00
Last Dollar Saloon hosts The Flyover and DJ Dr. Seano, with no cover charge, on Saturday, Feb. 11 starting at 9 p.m.

SMRC Chocolate Lovers' Fling

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 20:30
The 21st 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.  Doors at 7:30pm. Purchase tickets HERE .  Chocolate-Lovers-Fling-Poster.png