2013 Dark Night with Craig Childs & Friends

2013 Dark Night with Craig Childs & Friends

When: Dec 20 & 21, doors open at 7pm

Cost: Admission is $20 pre-sale, $25 at the door.

Craig Childs’ much loved spoken word and audiovisual extravaganza, Dark Night, returns to Paonia’s Paradise Theater for the fourth consecutive year on December 20th and 21st, the darkest nights of 2013. This year’s edition focuses on The Unseen World, and features new work by Childs based on his travels in the Arctic, New Mexico, California sewers, Central Park, and the New Jersey Pine Barrens. The two-act show also featuresThe Devil’s Case, written and performed by Angus Stocking ofConfessions of a Heavy Thinker, and includes supporting choreography, acting, and music from Sarah Gilman, Alyssa Pinkerton, David Alderdyce, Marty Durlin, with other accomplished performers from the North Fork Valley and beyond.

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As always, Dark Night 2013 will explore mature themes related to the season, and is intended primarily for adult audiences. Attendees are invited to wear costumes. Doors open at 7:00. Admission is $20 pre-sale, $25 at the door.

Gasland 2

Gasland 2

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December 14, 7-9pm

A FREE screening of Gasland Part II: In this explosive follow-up to his Oscar®-nominated film GASLAND, filmmaker Josh Fox uses his trademark dark humor to take a deeper, broader look at the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now occurring on a global scale.

A benefit for the efforts of Citizens for a Healthy Community & Fractivist.

“Gravity”, Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney

“Gravity”, Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney

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Friday Dec. 6 & Saturday Dec. 7th @ 7:00
Sun. Dec. 8  3:00p
Wed. Dec 11 - Fri. Dec 13 @ 7:00
Sat. Dec. 14 3:00p

GRAVITY, directed by Oscar nominee Alfonso Cuaron, stars Oscar winners Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space. Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney). But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone.

PG-13

Paonia Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting

Paonia Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting

paonia-chamber-logoThe Paonia Chamber’s Annual Meeting will be at the Paradise Theatre on December 9th, 5-7PM.

They will have a reception with local food and wine from 5-6PM and a business meeting from 6-7PM.

During the business meeting the Chamber will announce the Citizen, Business and Non-Profit of the Year winners and will have election for Chamber Board members.

The Chamber Board will encourage its members to volunteer for the Paradise committee, the Marketing committee and the Office committee. The Paradise committee is for any member who wants to be involved in supporting the Paradise and finding a way to keep it open. The Marketing committee will start developing and working on the Chamber marketing needs. The office committee will work on supporting the office to enable the doors to be open more.

Local Voices Roundup Finale – Pass the Mic

Local Voices Roundup Finale – Pass the Mic

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December 7th, from 3-4PM, see the North Fork Valley through the eyes of seven young reporters!

An amazing documentary film featuring local kids’ interviews. Plus, a short film, “HeartSpots,” looks at high school students who plan to stay in the Valley and start their own business.

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Paper Bird

Paper Bird

Pickin’ Productions presents Paper Bird! Opening ~ Craig Childs & Bill Powers ~ A BENEFIT FOR KVNF PUBLIC RADIO on November 22 at 7:30PM.

Tickets $20 Advance, $25 Door ~ On Sale Now *
Available locally at Homestead Market & Backcountry Bistro or online
* Note: A Limited number of $35 Premium Reserved seats available, visit the Pickin’ Productions site for more information

Pickin’ Productions is partnering with KVNF Community Radio and The Paradise Theatre to bring top notch, national artists to the North Fork Valley. Let it be known – this band, Paper Bird, we are extra-excited about. The sound is new, fresh, fun and the music is tight, intricate and delicate all at once. We predict this will be a show you won’t forget.

2013-paper-bird-imageSince the band’s formation in 2007, Paper Bird has been playing its joyful blend of indie folk, roots, and Americana to delighted audiences nationwide. Paper Bird has released two studio albums, Anything Nameless and Joymaking (2007) and When the River took Flight (2010); as well as Carry On (2011), which was the score to a collaboration with Ballet Nouveau Colorado of the same name. Their unique sound is a combination of a dynamic and energetic rhythm section intertwined with effortless and flowing harmonies and the group’s backbone is their songwriting, musicianship and a general allergy to all limitations and trends. With seven members and no designated leader, the possibilities for Paper Bird are constantly unfolding, with fluctuations in style and mood akin to weather patterns. Their rare and beautiful approach to music led them to be featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and were voted in the Top 10 Best Underground Bands by the Denver Post three years in a row, as well as being 5280′s Top of the Town “Top Local Band.” Most recently, Paper Bird was featured in February 2013 in the New York Times in a story about up and coming Denver bands.

Paper Bird’s fourth album, Rooms, pushes musical boundaries even further than anything the group has done. Paper Bird wanted to make an album that was coherent and truly represented where they are as a band and as people –so they made a hard left turn by enlisting good friend and accomplished film composer Ryan Fritch, to produce Rooms. “Ryan sees music differently than all of us had before this recording process,” said drummer Mark Anderson. “His input on our music opened our eyes to new ways of writing and experiencing sound, helping to create an atmosphere within the album that did not exist before.”

More information or to set up interviews, contact Rob Miller

WSCC’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival

WSCC’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Western Slope Conservation Center’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival – Nov 16 – starting at 2pm.

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This year’s best environmental films are coming to a big screen near you. For the fifth year in a row, the Western Slope Conservation Center is hosting the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on November 16 at the Paradise Theater in Paonia. Find your inspiration with twenty short films showcasing nature’s wonders, the problems facing our planet, and the work communities like ours are doing to protect the environment.

The film lineup includes “Wild Things,” documenting the role of native carnivores in healthy ecosystems; an attempt to reconnect the animal with the meal in “Murder Mouth;” how we might learn from the Earth’s engineers in “Second Nature: The Biomimicry Evolution;” and seven other award-winning shorts exploring the environmental issues you care about.

In addition to this action-packed evening program beginning at 7:30pm, the Conservation Center is again hosting a 2 pm Wild & Scenic Family Matinee, with an hour of short films chosen with families in mind. Explore the world and inspire wonder with the next generation of environmental stewards, and then head over to the second Annual North Fork Winter Gear Swap, from 3 to 5 pm, at Paonia Town Hall.

This is a sell-out event, so save your seat now. Evening program tickets are $10 for Conservation Center members and $15 for non-members. As a festival special, the Conservation Center is offering new memberships for $25, which includes a free ticket to the evening screening! Family matinee prices are $5 for children, and $8 for adults. Have some gently used gear you would like to sell? Gear swap vendor tables are available for a paltry three dollars; admission is free.

Purchase tickets at the Conservation Center office, at 204 Poplar Avenue in Paonia. More information about the festivities can on the Conservation Center’s website or by calling Brian at (970) 527-5307 ext 206.

Join us on November 16 for the best environmental films of the year, along with giveaways, silent auction, gear swap, family matinee, and general festivities in honor of our Earth. This event will benefit the Western Slope Conservation Center, which is a grassroots non-profit located in western Colorado working to protect and enhance our lands, air, water and wildlife. This festival is also supported by Dragonfly Anglers, Sunlight Mountain Resort, REI, Powderhorn Mountain Resort, Aspen Ski Company, Crested Butte Mountain Resort, the Paradise Theater, and South Yuba River Citizens League.

Mollie O’Brien

Mollie O’Brien

Pickin’ Productions presents Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore with Eric Thorin and special guests Honey Don’t on November 8 at 7:30PM.

Tickets ($20) on sale at Homestead Market in Paonia and online.

2013-molly-obrien-imagePickin’ Productions is thrilled to bring back one of their favorites, Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore. If you’ve seen them before, then you know she’s one of the greatest singers on the planet. If you haven’t seen them before, you’re in for a treat.

Partners in marriage for over twenty four years, professional musicians for longer than that, Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore are just now starting on another journey – that of a performing duo. The release of their new live CD, 900 Baseline, this past June is proof that working couples can make beautiful music together. Blues, vintage roots covers and gorgeous ballads all get the Mollie and Rich treatment – just one voice and one guitar covering the whole range of great American music.

Mollie O’Brien is simply one of the best interpreters of American music. She has built a loyal national and international following with both her solo career and her collaborations with brother Tim O’Brien. She has performed and recorded with a virtual who’s who of modern acoustic music including Chris Thile, Jerry Douglas, Todd Phillips, Nina Gerber, Sally Van Meter, Scott Nygard and many, many more.

Web site: www.mollieobrien.com

More information or to set up interviews, contact Rob Miller

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Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice

Nov 1 – 7:30pm – one show only – Halloween classic! Also, there’s a costume contest – win free prizes!

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Adam and Barbara are a normal couple…who happen to be dead. They have given their precious time to decorate the house and make it their own, but unfortunately a family is moving in, and not quietly. Adam and Barbara try to scare them out, but ends up becoming the main attraction to the money making family. They call upon Beetlejuice to help, but Beetlejuice has more in mind than just helping.

Rated: PG

Start time: 7:30PM

$7 – adults, $5 – kids