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The Wheeler Opera House

Comedian and writer Matt Bellassai performs at the Wheeler in Aspen Thursday night.  He’s known for viral videos featuring his no-holds-barred take on pop culture.

The 10th annual Mountainfilm kicks off Wednesday. The film festival aims to make audiences feel they’re a part of a local and a global community.  

UPDATE:  ALL BEN SOLLEE PERFORMANCES AT BOTH THE TEMPORARY AND THE WHEELER OPERA HOUSE HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE LAKE CHRISTINE FIRE 

Cellist Ben Sollee bucks tradition by blending bluegrass, R&B, jazz and folk music.  He’ll play two shows in the Roaring Fork Valley this week.

 

The Wheeler Opera House kicks off its summer season with the show "NU-TOPIA: Tour the Mystery!" It uses dance, a light show and the music of The Beatles to spread a message of love. It’s also part of a new effort by the Wheeler to showcase productions headed up by locals.

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On Tuesday, Aspen City Council will discuss how to spend the Wheeler Opera House’s surplus revenue. The extra funds come partially from a voter-approved real estate transfer tax (RETT).

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The Wheeler Opera House is preparing for a busy season with a month-long closure for improvements.

Red Brick Center for the Arts

This summer, famous artists and professional performers will grace Aspen’s galleries and stages. But right now, it’s time for area youth to take the spotlight.

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Aspen City Council meets with the Wheeler Board of Directors on Tuesday to discuss the future focus of the board. 

Banff Film Festival heads to Aspen

Feb 26, 2018
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The Banff Mountain Film Festival is stopping in Aspen this week as it makes its way around the world.

Week in the Arts: February 26, 2017

Feb 25, 2018

 

On Monday, SIRO A: A Techno Circus will perform at the Wheeler Opera House starting at 6:30 p.m.

 

Tuesday and Wednesday, the Banff Mountain Film Festival will make a two-day stop at the Wheeler. Screenings start at 7 p.m.

 

Also on Tuesday, singer-songwriter Miguel will perform at the Belly Up. That show starts at 9 p.m.

 

How comedian Mike Birbiglia got his start in radio

Feb 25, 2018
Courtesy of The Wheeler Opera House

Mike Birbiglia loves telling jokes, as he says in his new Netflix special “Thank God For Jokes.” He was in town this weekend for the Aspen Laugh Festival. But he’s also a longtime storyteller for “The Moth” and “This American Life.” He talks about working with public radio figure Ira Glass.

Paula Poundstone headlines Aspen Laugh Festival

Feb 22, 2018
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Paula Poundstone is a stand-up comic and a longtime panelist on NPR’s quiz show “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me!” She performs in Aspen tonight as part of the Aspen Laugh Festival.

Aspen Laugh Festival begins Tuesday

Feb 20, 2018
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The week-long Aspen Laugh Festival starts today and it features local and national talent.

Week in the Arts: February 19, 2018

Feb 19, 2018

On Tuesday, there will be a book talk and signing with novelist Christina Baker Kline starting at 6 pm at Paepcke Auditorium as part of Aspen Words Winter Words series.

 

Wednesday at the Aspen Chapel Gallery, STILL/LIFE, a mixed media show, opens starting at 5 pm.

 

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After a lengthy selection process, City of Aspen staff will recommend the Aspen Public House to rent the restaurant space in the Wheeler Opera House.

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Saturday, The Wheeler Opera House will host "PostSecret: The Show." The play navigates the personal stories people often keep to themselves.

Week in the Arts: February 5, 2018

Feb 5, 2018

Tuesday, there will be a screening of the documentary film “Wasted!: The Story of Food Waste” at The Temporary in Basalt beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aspen Public Radio is hosting a second town hall forum at Belly Up Aspen. The conversation starts at 6 p.m.

 

Week in the Arts: January 29, 2018

Jan 29, 2018

Wednesday, Aspen Snowmass will be celebrating the local athletes heading to PyeongChang to compete in the 2018 winter Olympics. This event will take place at the Gondola Plaza in Aspen at 3:30.

 

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The Wheeler restaurant evaluation committee has selected four finalists to operate the city dining space within the Wheeler Opera House.

Week in the Arts: Jan. 22, 2018

Jan 22, 2018

 

Tonight at 5, Colorado Mountain College in Aspen presents a reception for the group exhibition “Open Book: The Book as Object and Image,” featuring work from over 30 artists.

 

Tuesday, there will be an author talk and book signing with 2017 U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith at Paepcke Auditorium at 6. She is the second speaker in this season’s Aspen Words lineup.

 

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