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I hope you have already planned and purchased tickets for the upcoming shows this week. The week started with Burlesque on Wednesday night, and the entertainment will continue until early next week. Burlesque’s “Cheap Thrills” shows took place Wednesday and Thursday at the Sheridan Opera House and are followed by two nights of “Vegas Strip” offerings. Then, for a more family-friendly option, Palm Theater will present “Don Carlos” on Saturday and “Sustenance,” an evening with the Telluride Dance Collective and the Telluride Chamber Music Association, on Sunday. The Infamous Stringdusters will perform live at the Sheridan on Sunday and Monday nights.

The four burlesque shows are part of the Telluride Theater’s annual fundraiser. Kylie Borchers, who starred in “Cheap Thrills” on Wednesday and Thursday nights, said she decided to join because she had never done anything like this before. “Cheap Thrills” celebrates the graduation of the class of 2022 and is full of up-and-coming artists.

“I got involved in burlesque unexpectedly because I was so inspired by the ladies who did the Christmas show. I usually work behind the scenes as a hairdresser to help everyone get ready and be in backstage last year for Burlesque really inspired me to step out of my comfort zone. The women were so inspiring and empowering to watch and spend time with them for the show…so here I am,” he said. she stated.

On Friday and Saturday nights, The House of Shimmy Shake presents “Vegas Strip,” which includes more senior artists and features “dance, comedy, acrobatics and beautiful local women,” according to the promo. Unfortunately, both nights are sold out, so you’re in luck if you have tickets to this popular, local show.

Across town, tonight (Friday) Cousin Curtis will perform live at the Transfer Warehouse. The show starts at 5 p.m. and tickets are still available. On Saturday, local musicians Tom Nading and Claybrook Penn will play an après ski at 3:30 p.m. at the warehouse. The Warehouse wraps up the weekend on Sunday evening with an après ski and live music from The Queens of King Street. Saturday and Sunday events are free.

Then during the day on Saturday, Palm Arts airs the Met’s production of “Don Carlos,” an opera by Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi, at the Palm Theater. The event starts at 10 a.m. and lasts 5 hours and 15 minutes. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

“I imagine our opera house patrons will be bringing a sack lunch for the occasion,” said Kathy Jepson, Palm Arts general manager.

Then Sunday evening at the Palm Theater, it will be “Sustenance”. The performance is a collaboration between Telluride Dance Collective, Telluride Chamber Music Association and Palm Arts. The evening will feature live music accompanied by live dancing. “Sustenance” begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are available online at telluridepalm.com or at the door.

“We’re excited for both events this weekend, but they’re very different uses of performing arts spaces,” Jepson said.

Wrapping up the weekend and starting the week at the Sheridan Opera House, two live performances by the infamous Stringdusters on Sunday and Monday night. The Grammy Award-winning “jamgrass” quintet has been coming to Telluride for over a decade.

“We have deep ties to Colorado in general, but Telluride is one of those towns as a musician that you love to play, whether it’s during the Telluride Bluegrass Festival or performing at one of the venues. of the ski season. The city is full of energy and hungry for live music,” said Jeremy Garrett, who plays fiddle for the band.

According to Garrett, there is no greater backdrop than the canyon walls of Telluride to inspire creativity. Sunday and Monday will feature songs from their new record, “Toward the Fray,” which was released on February 28. The record marks the band’s first original release since 2019.

“You can expect to hear new songs from this project, as well as the age-old tradition of the Infamous Stringdusters absolutely blocking people’s faces and melting them to the ground, as usual,” Garrett said.

And, as usual, tickets for both shows recently sold out.