This Week in The Butte: January 9
From gallery openings to live music to donation day, this week is filled with exciting events around the mountain and in town! Enjoy yourself this week in Crested Butte by trying your hand at making something with clay or do a good deed and donate non-perishable food items on Donation Day.
Mud Wrestling | January 10
Join the Center for the Arts with Laura Elm at the Art Studio From 5:30 – 7:30 pm and grab a partner or friend and get your hands dirty with clay at the Art Studio’s monthly “Mud Wrestling” evenings. We hand you and your “date” a hunk of mud (er, clay that is) and literally see what you can make of it. Mix in a cocktail and you have a surefire way of getting hands on experience with this wonderful medium. Sculpt his ‘n hers sake cups, sushi bowls, jewelry dishes, and more. Your pieces are fired in our kiln, with the first firing included, then take your piece home as raw bisque, or return to the Art Studio during a Paint-Your-Own Pottery event to glaze and re-fire your creations for an additional $10 fee. The cost is $55/ pair and cocktails and supplies are included in the price, and we mix up something yummy to eat every month! No experience necessary. Monthly January through March.
Alpenglow Gallery Opening | January 11
The Alpenglow Gallery is opening their winter show “Epic” Friday January 11rd from 5:30 - 7 pm. The opening will be held in the Alpenglow Gallery within the courtyard level of the Lodge at Mountaineer Square. There will be complimentary light appetizers, beer, wine and live music. Come join the gallery for the debut of the new winter pieces surrounding the winter theme “Epic”.
Shane Smith and the Saints | January 12
Singer-songwriter Shane Smith leads this hard-edged, Austin-based Americana quintet, robust with powerful vocals exerting a cappella and four-part harmonies, vivid lyrics, and thumping four-beat drums. Aggressive in their delivery, their creative roots music carries a raw country edge that makes the barn-burner feel like arson. They unleash incendiary shows, ignited by the band’s ability to draw from and feed back to the energy of the crowd. They lit Alpenglow on fire this summer, so we’re bringing ‘em back for more. Doors: 7:30 pm, show: 8:00 pm. General Admission tickets: $30.
Donation Day | January 13
Is there anything better than helping people in need while you get some turns in? Nope.
In an effort to help the local community, Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) is hosting a food drive to support both the Gunnison Country Food Pantry. Guests who donate three non-perishable, non-expired food items or one pack of diapers will receive a discounted full day lift ticket for $50, valid Sunday, January 13, 2019 only.
Please bring your donations to the Adventure Center no later than 12 PM in order to receive the discount.
Art For Ages: Upcycle and Reimagine | January 14
Bring your kids to the Join the Center for the Arts at the Art studio for Art for Ages 11- 14. The class goes from 3:45 – 6:15 pm and costs $40. Often ordinary materials are taken for granted. But if seen with appreciation and open mindedness, discarded things can be repurposed into extraordinary art! Use surprising, unusual and previously used household items and other objects to play and experiment and create works of art. Materials included, but you are welcome to bring your own interesting objects as well. Instructor: Carol Connor.