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Week In The Arts: Feb. 18 - 24, 2019

Feb 15, 2019

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 Colorado Shakespeare Festival presents "Macbeth" at The Temporary.  The show is a part of the Shakespeare in Violence Prevention program. The performance will be followed by a discussion about school violence. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, the Aspen Historical Society presents “Stories from Strong and Scandalous Women.” Two local actors take the stage as noteworthy figures from Aspen’s past.  It’s a part of the Time Travel Tuesdays series at the Wheeler Opera House. The event begins at 5:30 p.m.

The 2019 Aspen Laugh Festival kicks off Tuesday with a Colorado Comedy Night. The laughs start at 6 p.m. at the Limelight.

The new exhibit “Flower” opens Wednesday at the Aspen Chapel Gallery.  The mixed media show features Roaring Fork Valley artists and is in partnership with Riverbridge, which supports victims of child abuse.  An opening reception begins at 5 p.m.

Thunder River Theatre Company’s retelling of the John Steinbeck classic “Of Mice And Men” begins its run on Friday. The opening night performance begins at 7:30 p.m. and is followed by a champagne reception.

Also Friday, the Basalt library hosts “Reunion in Jazz” as a part of their Music at the Library series. The tunes begin at 5:30 p.m.

Friday and Saturday, the Shelly Berg Trio perform at the JAS cafe, along with Veronica Swift and Billy Valentine.  Shows start at 8 p.m. Friday, and 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Saturday at the Cooking School of Aspen.