Welcome to the beginning of another week in the Roaring Fork Valley! This is Week in the Arts, a curated list of upcoming exhibitions and events.
Aspen Shortsfest runs Tuesday through Sunday at the Wheeler Opera House and Carbondale's Crystal Theatre. The festival features films from 26 countries, all at 40 minutes or less. Shortsfest also includes Q&As with filmmakers and panel discussions about the industry.
In honor of National Poetry Month, the Basalt Library screens "Howl" on Wednesday. The film, about Allen Ginsberg writing the poem that sparked a trial in the fifties on obscenity, art, and freedom of speech, is a part of the “Books on the Big Screen” series. The movie begins at 5 p.m.
Thursday, Aspen Public Radio and the Rocky Mountain Institute present a screening of “Paris To Pittsburgh.” The film explores steps communities are taking to mitigate climate change. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with local conservation leaders, moderated by Aspen Public Radio environment reporter Elizabeth Stewart-Severy. The film starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Rocky Mountain Institute Innovation Center in Basalt.
Friday, the Sopris Theatre Company begins its run of “The Ladies of the Camellias” at CMC Spring Valley’s New Space Theatre. The play revolves around two top actresses playing the same prized role in a popular play. The show begins at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday.
Friday through Sunday is the spring music festival The Apres. Umphrey’s McGee and The String Cheese Incident headline the brand new event. Concerts take place at base of Buttermilk, with additional late-night shows at The Belly Up.