Week In The Arts: August 20 - 26

Aug 17, 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.

On Monday, Latin acoustic band "Rodrigo y Gabriela" takes the stage at the Belly Up. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Geeta Kothari is Aspen Words’ August Writer in Residence. She will read and discuss her work at Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar in Aspen on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, the Basalt Library screens "Cinema Paradiso" for Foreign Film Night. The movie begins at 5 p.m.


Mountainfilm runs Wednesday through Sunday. The documentary film festival showcases environmental and social justice stories. There are programs at both the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen and The Temporary in Basalt.  The festival also includes musical performances, lunch discussions and cooking demonstrations.


Thursday is Spanish Film Family Night at the Pitkin County Library.  This month, “Peter Rabbit” will be shown in Spanish with English subtitles in the Dunaway Community Meeting Room. The film starts at 5:30 p.m.

The Temporary has been around for a year. On Friday, they host a birthday celebration with local rock n’ roll band Jes Grew. Doors open at 8 p.m.

On Saturday, Defiance Stringband and Hell Roaring String Band will play Music on the Mountain at the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. The tunes start at 4 p.m.

On Sunday, the Aspen Poets’ Society hosts a Live Poetry Night; the evening includes live music and an open mic for poets of all ages. The events starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Mountain Chalet.