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 Basalt Library screens "The Lost City of Z" for their “Books on the Big Screen” series on Wednesday. The film tells the story of a British explorer searching the Amazon for an ancient lost city. The movie starts at 5:00 p.m.
Also Wednesday, ten local artists will discuss their photography in the current Aspen Chapel Gallery show, “Man’s Best Friend.” The hour-long discussion will be led by curator Summers Moore. The artists’ talk starts at 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, Btalks return to The Temporary. This month features four mid-valley residents sharing stories around the theme of “Travel With Purpose.” Doors open at 5:00 p.m.
Also, Thursday a “World Rhythms” dance class is at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. Attendees will learn Latin, African, Brazilian, Hawaiian, Caribbean and swing dances. The class starts at 6 p.m.
80’s cover band 16 Candles plays for an 80s prom at the Belly Up on Friday. Doors open at 9:30 p.m.
The Defiance Community Players’ run of the musical "Oliver!" starts Friday. Performances will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a matinee at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, at the Jeannie Miller Theatre at Glenwood Springs High School.
“Immigrant Voices,” a storytelling event by English in Action and Writ Large, is at the Temporary on Saturday. Seven immigrant community members reflect on their memories of home and finding community, love and purpose in a new country. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Massachusetts writer and song-singer Heather Maloney comes to the Wheeler Opera House on Saturday as a part of the “On The Rise” series. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.