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Benchtalk: March 30, 2018

Relive the glory of Move the Butte this Wednesday

If you missed this year’s Move the Butte or if you loved it and want to watch it again, come join CB Dance Collective to watch the video! The cast of dancers and friends will be gathering at the Majestic Theater in Crested Butte to watch this incredible annual dance performance on Wed. April 4th at 7:30 p.m.  This event is free for cast members and there is a $5 suggested donation for the general public.

Food pantry social hour Thursday in CB

The Gunnison Country Food Pantry invites you to Food for Thought: A Social Hour for the Pantry at Bluebird Real Estate, 211 Elk Avenue, on Thursday, March 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of sharing knowledge and fun, free wine and appetizers and music by Tyler Lucas. Learn about your valley’s Food Pantry and how they are taking a bite out of hunger in the Gunnison Valley. Don’t miss the silent auction. The event is free and open to all community members.

Get Creative as the district is looking for art

The Crested Butte Creative District is requesting proposals for new destination signage and a piece of hanging, illuminated art at the Mallardi Theatre. Both requests for proposals can be found at

Flauschink slide show changes venues

Yes, Flauschink really does start this week. The first event of the end-of-season celebration is Wednesday, April 4. The annual slide show with George Sibley and Duane Vandenbusche will be held at 7 p.m. at the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum. Bring the kids and learn some local history!

The Gaze at the Gunnison Art Center

The Gaze—choreographed and directed by Donielle Carr, at the Gunnison Arts Center March 29-31 at 7:30 p.m.—combines dance, theatre, and spoken word to express the issues that arise when women are gazed upon as objects. The gaze is the act of seeing and of being seen. This is the world we live in everyday, though we do not always see it. Without recognition, there is no hope for change. As an audience member, the power to create change lies within your gaze. This show is appropriate for ages 16+. Doors open at 7 p.m.


March 29- Ryan Houseman, Steve Lawlor

March 30- Brian Martin, Steve Curtiss, Marcie Telander, Keli Massey, Gregory Gull, Liz Sawyer

March 31- Lynn Moore, Deadhead Ed, Mark Malcuit, Andy Newsom

April 1-Brendan Starr, Jack Roman Elijah Klun, Benjamin Swift, Kathie Gruskin

April 2- Rachel Potoker, Suzy Coykendall, Bill Wheeler, Debbie Alpern

April 3- Kelly McGuire, Jess Towns

April 4- Noah Ostlund, Jet McGuire

PAUL REDDEN DAY: Crested Butte mayor Jim Schmidt presents Paul Redden with a letter proclaiming Paul Redden day on March 24.
photo by Lydia Stern
ENRICHMENT ART: Sherrie Vandervoort taught a St. Patrick’s day themed after school art class on Friday, March 16 as part of the Crested Butte Community School’s Enrichment Program. photo by Lydia Stern
CONGRATULATIONS: Francesca Elizabeth Graceffa was born February 19, 2018 to Jay and Stefany joining sister Josie. She weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz. and measured 20 inches. photo by Taylor Ahearn

Cameos: Where are you living during the housing crisis?

Right behind you.
No, really- in that cute alley house with all the succulents! Rob Halford
In my dad Gary’s storage container labeled “kids.”
Randy Jackwhack
In my car, waiting to be let into the Way camp. Meow!
Dick Torkel
In the alley between Sodom and Gomorrah.
Sandra Vanhevenhoven
A state of Ensure-fueled
Capt. Bert Honeycutt


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