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November may be the “shoulder season” for some in Chaffee County, but not so in the arts and culture scene at the Salida SteamPlant.

The Salida SteamPlant Events Center and the Salida Council for the Arts invite everyone to come inside, warm your hands and enjoy fine arts and live performances this November.

The Salida SteamPlant Event Center is at 220 West Sackett Avenue on the Riverwalk with free on-street parking and a large, new lot a few paces away on West First at  the Monarch Spur Trail and more parking just across the F Street bridge.

Four Feature Films

Image courtesy Salida SteamPlant

There’s something on the big screen for every film buff. Take in every detail and enjoy a great sound system, along with beverages and a chance to share the story with your friends and neighbors. Prices and showtimes vary but all are a great value, close at hand.

  • “The Stones & Brian Jones” – Friday, November 17 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, $9

Featuring revealing interviews with all the main players and unseen archives released for the first time, “The Stones and Brian Jones” explores the creative musical genius of Jones, and uncovers how the founder of what became the greatest rock’n’roll band in the world was left behind in the shadows of history.

  • “Elemental: Reimagine Wildfire” – Thursday, Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. $10

A film that invites you to reimagine your relationship with wildfire through the eyes of top scientists and indigenous fire managers who are leading the way toward living with this essential element. This special event will be followed by Q&A with Salida Fire Chief Doug Bess, Chaffee County Fire Protection District’s Jeff Zechman, Colorado Fire Camp’s Kent Maxwell, and invited guests.

  • Warren Miller’s “All Time” – Saturday, Nov. 11 at 7:00 p.m. $20

The 74th annual Warren Miller film immediately follows the (Free) “Kickoff To Winter” Expo, next door in the Ballroom. Catch them both and Think Snow.

Celebrate the birth of ski towns like Sun Valley and Aspen, icons and innovators like the original hotdoggers, and the most outlandish locations ever skied. Then, catch up with Maine’s finest athlete of today, Donny Pelletier, and meet the next generation at Woodward Park City.

Film image courtesy Salida SteamPlant and

  • “Klimt & The Kiss” – Sunday Matinee, Nov. 19 at 4:30 p.m. $9

Painted in Vienna around 1908, the evocative image of an unknown embracing couple has captivated viewers with its mystery, sensuality and dazzling materials ever since it was created. But just what lies behind the appeal of the painting – and just who was the artist that created it? The film is being screened across the U.S. and internationally and now, right here in Salida.

Chamber Music, Orchestral Works and a Santana Tribute

  • Walden Chamber Music Society – Sunday, Nov. 5  – a 2:00 p.m.  “Informance”, and  3:00 p.m. Performance. $20 Adults, FREE for students, K-12

Artistic Director Jo Boatright will kick things off with her “informance” at 2:00 pm.  Works by Frank Danzi, Paul Wranitzky and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be heard, followed by a post-concert reception.

  • Alpine Orchestra – Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7:00 p.m. Donations suggested

A global sampler of popular pieces includes: Corelli Suite – Robert Bauernschmidt, Hungarian March – Hector Berlioz, In The Steppes of Central Asia – Alexander Borodin, Fiddler on the Roof – Bock, Harnick, Irish Tune from County Derry – Percy Grainger, and the Serenade No. 3 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

  • Santa Rios – Friday, Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m. $20

Regional favorite, Santa Rios, performs an excellent Santana tribute by authentically recreating tunes that span Carlos Santana’s amazing career. Special note: Get a jump on “Salida’s Next Last Waltz – 2024”. In-person attendees to the Santa Rios concert will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to the upcoming Salida’s Next Last Waltz performances, set for February 16-18 and 23-24, four days ahead of the public ticket offering — likely another sellout.

The Santa Rios Band, courtesy image

And More

  • Creative Mixer & Artist Reception – Thursday, Nov. 9 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Join Salida Council for the Arts , the Salida Arts & Culture Division, local artists, and arts patrons for another Creative Mixer. This  month’s exhibition called “Unrestrained Spaces,” features works by artist Gloria Countryman. Music guest Jeff Koch provides the entertainment, a cash bar will be available and it all happens in the Paquette Gallery at the SteamPlant

  • Winter Farmers’ Markets at the Scout Hut – Saturdays, Nov. 18 through Dec. 23, from 10:00 a.m. -to 1:00 p.m.

Just because the outdoor markets have wrapped for the season, doesn’t mean the end of healthy eating. Fruits and veggies, pastries and breads, meats, eggs, cheeses, prepared foods served on site, and lots more are on offer. Local artists, crafters and jewelers also display their amazing art and useful creations. The Scout Hut is located at 210 East Sackett Avenue in Salida.