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Historical Snowshoe Tours

Telluride Festivals and Events - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 09:00
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 adventure@tellurideskiresort.com . This special tour is $225 and takes place from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on February 18 .  

Exploring Precious Metal Clay

Telluride Festivals and Events - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 18:00
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

Telluride Festivals and Events - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 18:00
  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

Telluride Festivals and Events - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 10:00
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

Telluride Festivals and Events - Sat, 02/11/2017 - 21:00
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

Telluride Festivals and Events - Sat, 02/11/2017 - 19:30
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

Happy Hour Live Music: Boxcar

Telluride Festivals and Events - Sat, 02/11/2017 - 17:00
Boxcar plays for the Friday afternoon Happy Hour crowd at the Buck (Last Dollar Saloon) from 5-8 p.m. on Feb. 17. There's no cover charge.  

Happy Hour Live Music: Bpxcar

Telluride Festivals and Events - Sat, 02/11/2017 - 17:00
Boxcar plays for the Friday afternoon Happy Hour crowd at the Buck (Last Dollar Saloon) from 5-8 p.m. on Feb. 17. There's no cover charge.  

Design Inspriation: Bold Art with Text and Image with Kellie Day

Telluride Festivals and Events - Sat, 02/11/2017 - 14:00
Saturday &  Sunday, February 11 & 12   |   2 – 5pm    $195 tuition & materials Want to add a personal decorative touch to your living space? Artist Kellie Day will guide students through the process of creating bold, unique, mixed media artwork. Using stamps, stencils, layered papers, texts and lots of other quirky and interesting decoupage materials, students will create big, bright, art pieces. Kellie will guide students through the creative process, implementing her own graphic design background to help students make compelling layouts and exciting and distinct pieces. The class will integrate words with art to make bold, colorful images for home decor. REGISTER HERE.

Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Telluride Festivals and Events - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 20:00
The Sheridan Arts Foundation presents TWO nights of  Chris Robinson Brotherhood  Live at the Sheridan Opera House. The band consists of Robinson, Neal Casal, Adam MacDougall, Jeff Hill and Tony Leonne. Show at 9PM, Doors open at 8PM - come enjoy a cocktail at the Sheridan SHOW Bar.  Tickets $40 GA, $50 Balcony reserved seating. PURCHASE HERE .  Chris Robinson Brotherhood - "I Ain't Hiding" - Mountain Jam 2014 Video of Chris Robinson Brotherhood - "I Ain't Hiding" - Mountain Jam 2014  

Functional Clay

Telluride Festivals and Events - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 17:30
Fine-tune your pottery craft at this four-week series at the Ah Haa School for the Arts with professional ceramic artist Goedele Vanhille. This class is intended for people with some ceramic experience, and students will learn intermediate and advanced wheel-throwing techniques. Budding ceramicists will be taught to make larger vessels, lids and handles, and how to make thinner ceramic walls.  The class takes place on Monday evenings from 5:30–8:30 p.m. and the cost is $250.    

The Deland Band

Telluride Festivals and Events - Sat, 02/04/2017 - 21:00
Local musician Sean Deland and his band perform live music, with no cover charge, at the Last Dollar Saloon on Feb. 4 starting at 9 p.m.  

Devendra Banhart

Telluride Festivals and Events - Sat, 02/04/2017 - 19:00
Devendra Banhart is a Venezuelan American singer-songwriter and he is currently touring with songs from his ninth album, "Ape in Pink Marble." His music is unique, a sensual blend of guitar, keyboards, and soothing vocals. Spin magazine called Banhart's music "ashram-appropriate guitar strums and trippy-hippie tone poetry."  Club Red presents Devendra Banhart on Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m. General admission tickets are $25, preferred seating tickets are $35, and premium reserved seating tickets are $45.   Devendra Banhart - Baby (Video) Video of Devendra Banhart - Baby (Video)

Devendra Banhart

Telluride Festivals and Events - Sat, 02/04/2017 - 19:00
Live performance of psychedelic folk rock by Venezuelan American singer-songwriter Devendra Banhart at Club Red. Tickets $25- $45, Purchase HERE .  Doors at 7PM   Devendra Banhart - Saturday Night [Official Audio] Video of Devendra Banhart - Saturday Night [Official Audio]

Footloose, the Musical

Telluride Festivals and Events - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 17:30
The annual high school musical presented by the SAF Young People's Theater at the Sheridan Opera House.  This year's feature performance is "Footloose, the Musical," based on the film about a teen who moves to a small town where dancing and rock music have been banned. Showtimes Friday February 3rd, Saturday February 4th and Monday February 6th at 6PM.  Doors open at 5:30PM. No show Sunday February 5th Tickets $13 adults, $11 children age 18 and under.   Purchase in advance HERE , $1 more at the door.   

Leaping: How to Wildly Advance Your Writing

Telluride Festivals and Events - Wed, 02/01/2017 - 18:00
There is really only one way to improve your writing: by writing. Poet Laureate Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer offers a five-week course at the Ah Haa School for the Arts where students will be tasked to write a poem a day for thirty days; whether it's a late-night haiku about your cat or a sonnet in rhymed iambic pentameter, she says that what matters most is that you practice your writing. Trommer will give students a thirty-day inspiration booklet with sixty possible writing prompts, and will help guide them through the fun and creative writing process. The class takes place on Wednesday evenings and the cost is $200. Students will leave inspired and with a body of poetic work. 

Acting Out: Weekly Acting Class

Telluride Festivals and Events - Wed, 02/01/2017 - 18:00
Whether you want to become a better actor, or just a more confident presenter, this four-week acting workshop at the Ah Haa School for the Arts will give you the skills and the stage presence to do it. Telluride Repertory Theatre company member and actor-director Colin Sullivan will help you "act out," using a series of games, vocal work, movement exercises, script analyses, and dynamic audience exchanges to cultivate your acting ability.  The course takes place on Wednesday evenings from 6–9 p.m. and the cost is $200.  

Basic Batik & Shibori Session I with Kathy Green

Telluride Festivals and Events - Tue, 01/31/2017 - 18:00
Tuesdays & Wednesdays,  January 31 – February 8   |   6-9pm    $385 tuition & materials Discover the magical, colorful world of silk dyeing and batik. Spend four evenings (with optional open studio time on the weekend) learning about color, surface design, silk painting, wax resist, shibori, and other silk dyeing techniques, culminating in a final prayer-flags project. Dyes used during class are appropriate for silk and wool, as well as fabric blends that contain silk and wool. Finished pieces will be dry cleaned, to remove wax, and then dye set. (Please budget an additional $8 per piece for dry cleaning.) The materials fee includes seven scarves/fabric pieces, with the option of purchasing more fabric from the instructor. This class is limited to six...

Ad Lucem

Telluride Festivals and Events - Sat, 01/28/2017 - 12:00
Chris Roberts-Antieau exhibits her signature work, fabric appliqué and intricate embroidery, at Gallery 81435 . The show, "Ad Lucem," is focused on the concept of individual perception: dreams, intuition, natural phenomena, afterlife, and surreal true events. Jeweler Betsy Youngquist, whose pendants, broaches and other pieces use the motif of an eye, will be showcasing her work alongside Roberts-Antieau's. Roberts-Antieau, a New Orleans artist, will be showing her work during Mardi Gras. "Ad Lucem" will be on display from January 28 through February 28, with an opening reception on Feb. 2 from 5-8 p.m. and a closing reception on Feb. 28, also from 5-8 p.m.      

Glass on Metal: Enameled Jewelry

Telluride Festivals and Events - Wed, 01/25/2017 - 10:00
Durango jewelry artist Tracey Belt takes students through a 3-day workshop where they will learn the latest techniques for fusing glass to metal. The class will use opaque and transparent glasses and enameling techniques including stenciling, sgraffito, and enamel pencils to stretch their creative wings and produce beautiful glass-on-metal designs, including a pendant.  Tracey Belt studied metalsmithing at the University of New Mexico, where she became intrigued by different metals and patinas. She was also interested in color, and went on to study lampworking, and leanred to make the glass beads that are the signature of her glass and metal designs. Belt also studied the ancient art of enameling under renowned artist Harlan Butt. Don't miss the opportunity to learn from her as she...
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