Week In The Arts: Aug. 6 - 12

Aug 3, 2018

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.

Monday, “Won't You Be My Neighbor?" a documentary about Fred Rogers, screens at Paepcke auditorium.  It’s a part of the Eisner Laudner New Views series from the Aspen Institute. The film begins at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, the exhibit “Women of the West” opens at the Ann Korologos gallery in Basalt.  An artists’ reception begins at 5 p.m.

BTalks are back at the Temporary on Thursday.  The series features several short conversations from mid-valley residents. This month’s BTalk is titled “Behind the Art.” The event begins at 5 p.m.

Also Thursday, the Aspen Science Center and the Aspen Music Festival and School present the Science of Percussion.The discussion starts at 5 p.m. at the Aspen Community Church.

The Stage of Life, or SOL, Children’s Theatre Company performs “Willy Wonka, Jr.,” Thursday through Sunday.  The musical starts at 7 p.m., with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.


Friday, the exhibition “The Fifth Kingdom” opens at Aspen’s Skye Gallery.  Local artist Jody Guralnik’s paintings will be on display. The opening begins at 6 p.m.

Friday and Saturday, the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet presents an encore of An Evening With Pianist Joyce Yang. The event begins at 8 p.m. both evenings.  

Sunday, Carbondale’s Dance Initiative presents an all-levels dance workshop with their current artist-in-residence, the Crossman Dans(c)e Company. The workshop starts at 10 a.m at the Launchpad.

Sunday is also Basalt’s Community Picnic, with a potluck, bluegrass music and lawn games.  The picnic is at the Basalt River Park from 4 to 7 p.m.