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.
Tuesday, “Aspen Loves Dogs” looks at the history of Aspen’s four-legged friends. It’s a part of the Aspen Historical Society’s Time Travel Tuesday series. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Wheeler.
Jam band Spafford performs at the Belly Up on Wednesday. Doors open at 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, architect John Patkau speaks at the Aspen Art Museum. He founded Patkau Architects in 1978. The lecture begins at 5 p.m.
Friday, the Aspen Art Museum holds an opening for the new exhibit “The Discipline of the Cave,” featuring works from Mexican sculptor and installation artist Gabriel Rico, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The exhibit runs through June.
Also Friday, the LowDown Brass Band performs at the Temporary. The group fuses jazz, hip-hop and reggae. Doors open at 7 p.m.
SOL Children’s Theatre Company’s run of “The Wizard of Oz” at Colorado Rocky Mountain School, or CRMS, starts Friday. Performances begin at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday.
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s Ballet Folklórico takes the stage at the Temporary on Saturday. The ensemble performs traditional Mexican dances, and will be joined onstage by a live Mariachi band. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Nashville-based singer-songwriter Nikki Lane performs at the Wheeler on Sunday. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.