Telluride Festivals and Events

Leftover Salmon

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 21:00
Leftover Salmon has been making music for a quarter century, and their unique blend of almost every genre of music — bluegrass, rock, zydeco, folk, soul, jazz, blues — becomes even more seamless over time. Throughout the years, their sound has stayed true to the vision of its founding members, mandolinist/singer Drew Emmitt, and guitarist/singer VInce Herman. Leftover Salmon plays flawless sets that shake up an audience and move a crowd to its feet to dance. The band holds court at the Sheridan Opera House for three nights, March 15-17, and the shows start at 9 p.m. Tickets are $35 for general admission and $45 for reserved balcony seating; Leftover Salmon comes to town every spring and the shows typically sell out, so get your tickets early.  Leftover Salmon "...

Leftover Salmon Live in Concert

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 20:00
The bluegrass, funk, rock, boogie, rootsy string based music of the band Leftover Salmon will be back in Telluride for a THREE NIGHT performance! This band's unique and wonderful sound will guarentee a fun-filled night for all.  Wednesday March 15th, Thursday March 16th and Friday March 17th at 9pm, doors at 8pm.  Tickets $35 GA and $44 Balcony reserved seating. Purchase HERE .   GULF OF MEXICO - Album Release Concert May 13, 2012 - Santa Fe Dr Denver, CO Video of GULF OF MEXICO - Album Release Concert May 13, 2012 - Santa Fe Dr Denver, CO  

Art History Grab Bag

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 17:30
Visiting lecturer Paul Evans will offer an art history grab bag," three evenings of discourse on different topics, for free at the Ah Haa School for the Arts . The first talk is called "Three Outsiders: Warrior, Poet, Saint," and will explore the lives of T.E. Lawrence, Sylvia Plath, and Francis of Assisi, who he calls both misfits and visionaries. The second lecture is titled "Divine Madness: Poets, Painters, and Bipolar Illness," and focuses on the bond between creativity and mental illness, the curse and blessing of feeling too much. The final discussion will be "All You Need is Love: The Archetypal Beatles," and provides a Jungian and musicological analysis of the world's best band, and explains why the group still matters. The lectures will be held at the Ah Haa School from 5:30-...

Decorative Relief Tiles and Tile Mold Making

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 17:30
This class at the Ah Haa School for the Arts will teach students to make their own designer tiles. Using sgraffito, stencil, relief carving, and other techniques, participants will learn a variety of styles and options for making tiles. Instructor Matthew Adams will demonstrate how to make molds from tiles so that you can create a series of the same design. Finished tiles will be glazed and then fired in a kiln, so they will be ready to use in fun home projects.  Decorative Relief Tiles and Tile Mold Making sessions are from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday through Thursday, March 14-16 and Tuesday and Wednesday, March 28-29. Tuition is $300.  

DJ Sound Shepherd

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 21:00
DJ Sound Shepherd spins techno/hip hop at the SHOW Bar at the Sheridan Opera House  on Saturday, March 11 at 10 p.m. with no cover charge. The SHOW Bar opens at 8 p.m.  

Turkuaz

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 22:00
Like the classic ensembles of jazz and funk music from the heyday eras, Turkuaz relies on all its nine members to build their vigorous and exuberant sound. Turkuaz hails from Brooklyn and plays a unique and forceful blend of techno, funk, R&B, and soul. The band sounds a little bit like P Funk but with an alteranative vocal edge, just a tinge of Peter Gabriel or David Byrne. Turkuaz is sure to light up the Sheridan Opera House stage and fill the venue with its powerful groove. Turkuaz takes the stage March 10 at 9 p.m., and tickets are $20 for general admission and $30 for reserved balcony seating. Turkuaz - Doktor Jazz Video of Turkuaz - Doktor Jazz

Capturing Character: Costumed Figure Portraiture

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 13:00
It is important for a portrait artist to understand the structure of body and face, but it is equally important to be able to evoke the character and personality of a subject. This fun class at the Ah Haa School for the Arts uses costumed models — whether it's a ballerina, period attire, Western wear, or something else — to create vivid and interesting tableaus for the artists to paint. Students will use oil paints and will be instructed in composition, stroke, edges, and color, some previous painting experience is necessary.  The class will be held from noon until 3:30 on Friday through Sunday, March 10-12. Tuition is $275 and students will also need to purchase required materials. Painter Julee Hutchison is the instructor.   

Capturing Character: Costumed Figure Portraiture

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 13:00
It is important for a portrait artist to understand the structure of body and face, but it is equally important to be able to evoke the character and personality of a subject. This fun class at the Ah Haa School for the Arts uses costumed models — whether it's a ballerina, period attire, Western wear, or something else — to create vivid and interesting tableaus for the artists to paint. Students will use oil paints and will be instructed in composition, stroke, edges, and color, some previous painting experience is necessary.  The class will be held from noon until 3:30 on Friday through Sunday, March 10-12. Tuition is $275 and students will also need to purchase required materials. Painter Julee Hutchison is the instructor.   

Capturing Character: Costumed Figure Portraiture

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 13:00
This 3-day class at the Ah Haa School for the Arts will teach students how to create vibrant, honest portraits while learning the importance of composition, stroke, color, and edges. Understanding the structure of body and face is important, but these sessions will focus on making the portraits feel alive, evoke emotion, and reflect the true personality of the subject. Costumed models (donning ballerina outfits, period attire, Western wear, or other clothes) will create interesting tableaus for the students to paint.  This class takes place from noon until 3:30 p.m., Friday through Saturday, March 10-12. The tuition is $275 and does not include materials.  

Cousin Curtiss

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 21:00
Cousin Curtiss is a one-man show, but his sound is big enough to fill the deck of Gorrono Ranch and the surrounding slopes. He uses a loop to layer his sound, adding guitar and rhythm tracks to give it texture before chiming in with is extraordinary vocals. He is a versatile singer and performer who makes even old cover songs sound new and interesting. Cousin Curtiss plays the SHOW bar at the Sheridan Opera House on March 9; doors open at 7 p.m. and the music starts at 8 p.m., and there is no cover. Cousin Curtiss - As I Am Video of Cousin Curtiss - As I Am

Pippin

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 20:00
Telluride Theatre will bring the classic musical "Pippin" to life, featuring an all-female cast of 15 talented dancers, singers, and performers. The play centers around the character of Pippin, a young prince and heir to the throne, and how he struggles to find meaning in his life through political power and on the battlefield. The score was written by Grammy and Oscar Award winner Stephen Schwartz, and the production pays homage to the orginal director and choreographer, Bob Fosse.  Pippin plays March 9-12, and March 16-19 at 7 p.m. at the Black Box at the Palm Theatre . Tickets are $25 for adults, and $15 for kids 18 and younger. The special "Dinner and a Show" performance is on March 17, and tickets for that performance, a fundraiser for Telluride Theatre and Palm Arts, are $...

Donavon Frankenreiter with Grant-Lee Philips

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 21:00
Donavon Frankenreiter is a professional singer/songwriter and surfer. He is entering his second decade as a musician and his music continues to transform, from breezy, light surf rock to more deeply emotional lyrics and sound with his latest release "The Heart." Especially intimate and heavy is the last track on the album, "California Lights," which is a tribute to Frankenreiter's father, who battled and succumbed to cancer. He is circling the Hawaiian islands and the West on this latest tour, and this week, he will perform at the Sheridan Opera House . The show starts at 8 p.m. on March 8, and general admission tickets are $35; reserved balcony seats are $45.   Donavon Frankenreiter - Free Video of Donavon Frankenreiter - Free