February might be the shortest month of the year, but there’s still plenty going on in Telluride. Tickets are selling for these events quickly, and could sell out entirely by the night of the event – so get ’em in advance!
17th annual Telluride Comedy Fest
Each night of the festival is a mix of stand up, sketch and improv comedy. Many performers who have attended Comedy Fest are now household names: Aziz Ansari, Rob Corddry, Ed Helms, Jack MacBrayer (“30 Rock”), Rob Riggle, Stephanie Weir (“Mad TV”), Tig Notaro and Nick Kroll, to name a few. This year’s fest will feature comedians Jon Daly, Ian Edwards, Rob Huebel, Jason Mantzoukas, Brian Huskey, Claire Mulaney, Andrew Michaan, Gil Ozeri, Lilly Sullivan and Bren Weinbach.
8 p.m. (plus a special 11 p.m. late-night show Friday), Thursday to Saturday, Sheridan Opera House. Tickets are $25-$125 reserved seats depending on the night.
Judy Collins live in concert
Judy Collins is a Grammy Award-winning American folk legend who is known for her unique interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk songs, as well as her original material. Her rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” from her landmark 1967 album “Wildflowers” has been entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Her version of “Send in the Clowns,” a ballad written by Stephen Sondheim for the Broadway musical “A Little Night Music,” won “Song of the Year” at the 1975 Grammy Awards. Collins has had several top-10 hits and gold- and platinum-selling albums. Recently, renowned artists like Rufus Wainwright, Shawn Colvin, Dolly Parton, Joan Baez and Leonard Cohen honored her legacy with the album “Born to the Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins.”
8 p.m. Feb. 18, Sheridan Opera House. Tickets $35 & $45 reserved seats, ($5 more at the door),
Nahko & Medicine for the People, with opening act Paul Cannon
Nahko, an Oregon-native who was born a mix of Puerto Rican, Native American and Filipino bloodlines, considers himself a citizen in service to the planet. He was inspired by vagabond Americana musicians and storytellers like Connor Oberst and Bob Dylan, and describes his music as a mix of hip-hop and folk rock. Paul Cannon is a Native American singer-songwriter from the San Pasqual Indian Reservation in San Diego.
9 p.m. Feb. 19 and 20, Sheridan Opera House. Tickets $30 general admission, floor and $45 reserved seats, (add $5 at the door).
Burlesque Pre-Sale Tickets
Telluride’s own raunchy vaudeville-throwback variety shows with dancing, comedy and acrobatics. Cheap Thrills is the “graduation” of a beginning class, while Intergalactic Burlesque seeks to “boldly go where no woman and her pasties have gone before.”
Two different shows: Cheap Thrills at 9 p.m., March 23, $25, $35, $300 VIP Tables and Intergalactic Burlesque at 9 p.m. March 25 & 26, at the Sheridan Opera House. Tickets $35, $45, $500 VIP Tables and go on sale Monday. 21+ only.
Hands on a Hard Body
Check out a musical inspired by the true events of the 1997 documentary of the same name. “For 10 down-on-their-luck Texans, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, they’ll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it.”
8 p.m. March 3-6 and March 10-13, Sunday matinees 4 p.m., March 6 and 13 at the Michael D. Palm Theater. Tickets $25 adults, $15 children. Suitable for ages 12+.
Anya Jaremko-Greenwold DGO Staff Writer