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, the documentary “The Bleeding Edge” will be screened as part of the Aspen Institute’s Eisner Laudner New Views film series. It examines the $400 billion medical device industry. Director Kirby Dick will be featured in a post-screening discussion. The film starts at Paepcke Auditorium at 7 p.m.
Also Monday, the community astronomy event “Stars Above Aspen” takes place at the Sundeck on Aspen Mountain, with telescope stations, a planetarium and interactive games. The event starts at 6 p.m.
AspenFilm honors the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine” with a screening on Wednesday. The movie begins at 5:30 p.m.
Also Wednesday, ten participating artists will discuss their work in the current Aspen Chapel Gallery show, “Contemporary Landscape.” The discussion will be led by curator David Floria and begins at 5:30 p.m.
Thursday is the third annual Aspen BBQ Cook-Off. The competition and Aspen Homeless Shelter fundraiser features chefs from Aspen's top restaurants. The event starts at 6 p.m. at the Ajax Tavern.
The Zoppé Italian Family Circus returns to Snowmass Friday through Sunday. It features aerial stunts, horse riding, dog tricks, and much more. There are multiple performances each day.
Sunday, a Rio Grande ARTway Celebration takes place in Carbondale. Attendees can start cruising at True Nature, stop at the Latino Folk Art Garden and finish at DeRail Park, enjoying refreshments along the way. The celebration begins at 2 p.m.
Also Sunday in Carbondale is the “Our Town, One Table” community potluck. Attendees can bring a dish to share. Seating begins at 4:00 p.m.