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This Week in The Butte January 2

Wildflowers in Crested Butte

This Week in The Butte January 2

Circles Around the Sun Band

Happy New Year! Start 2019 with a new experience! This week in Crested Butte, enjoy live music and a film screening at the Center for the Arts. Learn to watercolor with Suzanne Pierson or learn the history of Crested Butte though a walking tour with the Heritage Museum.

The Dawn Wall | January 2
Crested Butte Center for the Arts is showing The Dawn Wall. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the film starts at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $12.

In January 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb The Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000-foot rock face in Yosemite National Park, California. The pair lived on the sheer vertical cliff for weeks, igniting a frenzy of global media attention. But for Tommy Caldwell, The Dawn Wall was much more than just a climb. It was the culmination of a lifetime defined by overcoming obstacles. At the age of 22, he was taken hostage by rebels in Kyrgyzstan. Shortly after, he lost his index finger in an accident, then had his marriage fall apart. He escaped all the pain by fixating on the extraordinary goal of free climbing The Dawn Wall. Sponsored by Aimee & Mitch Dryer and Julie & Andy McNeill. Running time: 100 minutes. Not rated. 

Circles Around the Sun | January 3
Enjoy an evening with Circles Around the Sun at the Center for the Arts. Doors are at 7:30 pm and the show starts at 8 pm.  Tickets are $35.

Circles Around the Sun was commissioned by Justin Kreutzmann (the filmmaker son of Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann), to accompany set break biographical visuals shown during the 2015 Fare Thee Well reunion concerts by the surviving members of the Grateful Dead. The music felt deeply familiar to reunited Deadheads - tonally, rhythmically and melodically mimicking the Dead's songs, yet possessing its own weirdo majesty.

Watercolor and Wine | January 3
Join a step-by-step watercolor painting class over winter evenings at the Center! Suzanne guides the group through a watercolor painting from start to finish, giving instruction on setting up to paint, wash and watercolor painting techniques, composition, and more. Wine is provided to participants 21 and older, so relax and create! All watercolor supplies and your first glass of wine is included. Absolutely no watercolor experience is necessary! Instructor: Suzanne Pierson. At the Center for the Arts. Held one Thursday a month January – May. 

Historic Walking Tour | January 5
Want to learn more about the history of our wonderful Town and Valley? Take a historic walking tour!  Tours meet at 2pm in front of the Museum at 4th and Elk Avenue, are only $10 a person and support the Museum's general operating fund. Reservations are not necessary but accepted. To reserve your spot call the Museum at 970-349-1880. Payment will be collected at the tour. Tours may also be scheduled for groups of three or more by calling the Museum at 970-349-1880.