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.
The Aspen Music Festival and School’s annual Winter Music Series begins Tuesday with a performance from pianist Yefim Bronfman. The recital begins at 6:30 p.m. at Harris Concert Hall.
The Backcountry Film Festival comes to Carbondale on Wednesday, with a program of short films about winter snowsports and the environment. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. at the Crystal Theatre.
Thursday, “Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly” comes to the Wheeler. The kid-friendly musical is based on a series of children’s books that look at both the natural world and tolerance of others. The production starts at 5:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, Cuban piano player Chuchito Valdés brings his Caribbean rhythms and jazz to the JAS Cafe. Shows start at 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Friday and 7:00 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Saturday downstairs at the Little Nell.
Local author Darrell Munsell discusses his new book, "Protecting a Valley and Saving A River: The Crystal Valley Environmental Protection Association,” on Saturday. Munsell will speak and sign copies of his book at the Carbondale Branch Library starting at 3 p.m.
Also Saturday, playwright Craig Lucas and Amy Rose Marsh, literary director at Samuel French publishing, discuss the life of a play - from the genesis of an idea to the publication of the script to the staging of the show. Lucas and Marsh speak at Explore Booksellers starting at 4:30 p.m.
South-African electronic duo GoldFish plays the Belly Up on Sunday. Their dance music mixes saxophone, flute and and other instruments with house beats. Doors open at 9 p.m.