Wedding film series’ feature

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council presents the Chinese film “Wedding Banquet” for the Friday Film Series in cooperation with the Yampa Valley Film Board. The first 75 seats are free to the public, doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Films are every other Friday at the Centennial Hall Citizens Room on 10th Street. “Wedding Banquet” is a comedy of a Chinese yuppie living in New York. He’s convinced himself that a marriage of convenience is the perfect way to prevent his parents in Taiwan from discovering he is actually gay. His plans backfire hilariously when his parents insist on coming to New York for the wedding.A wine and cheese tasting to complement the region of the featured film will follow. The city of Steamboat Springs, Picaflic, Vino, the Film Guild and the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association sponsor the project. Call the Depot Art Center at 879-9008 for more information.

Fine Craft 2001 ends Sunday

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council presents Fine Craft 2001 through Sunday at the Depot Art Center. As with many of the annual art exhibit displayed at the Depot, a plethora of various genres of crafts coat the walls and floor space lining the main gallery.

Fine Craft 2001 exhibits local, regional and national artists working in ceramics, wood, fibers, metal, paper and basketry to create an exhibit of 44 pieces. Donna Banning judged the show Oct. 12. Call 879-9008 for more information.

‘Gobble Up’ seminar Wed.

Yampatika and Partners in Interpretation present a Wee Naturalist schedule for the winter. A “Gobble Up” seminar is 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Humble Ranch to learn more about the turkey both homegrown and wild turkeys. Call 871-9151 for more information.

Tree viewing still ongoing

The Tread of Pioneers’ seventh annual Festival of Trees events continue for the next three days. The museum has viewing from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. now through Sunday. Also, today Kathleen Allen plays the Square Grand Piano at 11:30 a.m. at the museum. Vino sponsors a wine tasting from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the museum with 10 to 20 tastes for $20. Call 879-2214 for more information.

‘Handeling the Messiah’ set

The Alpine Enrichment Program presents “Handeling the Messiah” with conductor Robert Ritschel at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Bryan King Room, 300 Bogue Hall, at Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus. The concert will be in early December and Ritschel will provide the work, musical examples and answer questions. Ritschel also is the dean of the campus.

Photographer hosts sessions

Photographer Karen Schulman hosts a photography workshop beginning Thursday; enrollment is limited. The class will meet for seven Thursday sessions and one Saturday field trip, breaking for holidays in between. Cost is $250 plus film and processing. Call Schulman at 879-2244 for more information. Learn how to deal with winter weather conditions and photography in northwestern Colorado while sharpening technical skills and expanding creativity.

SSAC seeking slide entries

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is accepting slide entries for Winter Works 2002, to be held Jan. 18 to Feb. 24 at the Depot Art Center in Steamboat. The theme for this exhibit is “Wordplay.” Artists are asked to interpret the theme in any form, ranging from the literal to abstract. Winter Works 2002 is a juried exhibition, with cash awards given. Open to all media, except video installations. Entry deadline is Nov. 30. All work must be for sale. The SSAC will retain a 25-percent commission. The show judge, Susan Shatter, received her BFA at Pratt Institute in New York, her MFA at Boston University and attended the Skowhegan School of Sculpture in Maine. She is currently teaching at the National Academy of Design in New York. For show prospectus, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to SSAC, P.O. Box 774284, Steamboat Springs, 80477.

Christmas in Rockies returns

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council presents Christmas in the Rockies featuring a holiday craft fair with original works by local and regional artists in 46 booths from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 1 at Strawberry Park Elementary. A live pianist will perform mid-morning and catered Greek food is available. Hands-On! Children’s Museum will feature Santa for the children.

Artist deadline is extended

Celebrate Colorado Artists is extending the 2002 festival artist application deadline to Dec. 14. The fourth annual Celebrate Colorado Artists Festival is May 24 to 27 at the Denver Pavilions. The festival will showcase 125 of Colorado’s visual artists free to the public. American Century is sponsoring the event. Artists may obtain an application at or by calling (303) 480-0457 or (303) 388-2137.

CD benefits United Way

A “Bands For America” Compilation CD, released by FreshTracksMusic, is now in music stores across the country to benefit United Way and the Sept. 11 relief funds. The 17-track CD features Jack Johnson, The String Cheese Incident, O.A.R., Dispatch, Strangefolk, Sonia Dada, Cary Pierce (formerly of Jackopierce), Virginia Coalition, King Konga, Slightly Stoopid, Domestic Problems, Lucky Town, Pepper’s Ghost, Graham Colton, The Booda Velvets, Smartbomb and Garrett Dutton (of G. Love & Special Sauce). The CD is available at or in music stores. Visit www. or call (773) 529-6733 for more information.

Classic play to be presented

The Cabaret Dinner Theater presents the classic American musical “Guys and Dolls” at the Cabaret Dinner Theater, 701 Main St., Grand Junction. Directed by Kirk McConnell, performances run through Jan. 20, 2002. The house opens at 5:45 p.m., show is at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday evening show begins at 6:30 p.m., house doors open at 4:45 p.m. Ticket prices range from $20 to $33.50. Call (970) 255-0999 for reservations.

Foothills hosts Fiesta! art

Foothills Arts Center hosts Fiesta! The Art of Mexican Celebration now through Jan. 13, 2002. The exhibit presents traditional Mexican art and culture and contemporary Chicano, or Mexican-American, artistic expression. Artists include Meggan DeAnza, Carlos Fresquez, Bob Luna, Sylvia Montero, Tony Ortega, Danny Salazar, Maruca Salazar and Carlos Santisteven. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at 809 15th Street in Golden. Admission is free. Call (303) 279-3922 for more information.

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