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The Palm Theatre, 721 W. Colorado Ave. ([tel] 970/369-5669; www.telluridepalm.com), has emerged as a centerpiece venue for the area, with regular touring shows of all kinds. If you're in luck, the Telluride Theatre ([tel 970/369-5675; www.telluridetheatre.org) will be staging a production during your visit. The gorgeous Sheridan Opera House, 110 N. Oak St. ([tel] 970/728-6363; www.sheridanoperahouse.com), hosts music, comedy, and theatrical productions.

On the other side of the cultural spectrum is the Last Dollar Saloon, 100 W. Colorado Ave. ([tel] 970/728-4800), a lively watering hole that's about as close to a dive as Telluride gets. For good burgers and cold draft beer, stop at local favorite the Cornerhouse Grille,131 N. Fir St. ([tel] 970/728-6207).In Mountain Village, you'll find good grub, beer, and conversation at Poachers Pub, 113 Lost Creek Lane ([tel] 970/728-9647).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.