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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.

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New York’s Eleven Madison Park, often cited as one of the of the best restaurants in the country, opens a pop-up in Aspen this weekend.  

EMP Winter House will take over the Chefs Club space at the St. Regis starting Saturday.  Diners can eat in the restaurant or in a collection of outdoor yurts.

 

Local chef Chris Randall wants to highlight the issues of addiction and mental health struggles in the restaurant industry with an event, "Proofless," that pairs seven gourmet courses with non-alcoholic drinks, or “mocktails.”

Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats bring their neo-soul to Aspen this weekend.

Their new album, "Tearing at the Seams," once again pairs Rateliff's melancholy lyrics with blues-y tunes.

Anderson Ranch has named Peter Waanders as their new president and CEO.  

Waanders comes to Anderson Ranch from the Aspen Institute, where he’s currently the Director for the Society of Fellows. He managed that program’s expansion to year-round events in cities around the U.S.  Before joining the Institute, he ran independent bookstores and was a partner in David Floria Gallery in Aspen.

 

 

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The current artists-in-residence at Anderson Ranch present their work at the Launchpad in Carbondale Tuesday evening.  

First Draft: Leif Enger

Dec 10, 2018

Leif Enger was raised in Osakis, Minnesota, and worked as a reporter and producer for Minnesota Public Radio for nearly twenty years. His novels include Virgil Wander, Peace Like A River, and So Brave, Young, and Handsome.

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Jamie Kravitz is stepping down as Aspen Words’ director. She’s been with the organization for 15 years.

 

 

Monday and Tuesday, “The Colorado Experience” will screen two episodes filmed locally. The Rocky Mountain PBS series explores the lesser-known people and places that have shaped Colorado.

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.

Christin Kay / Aspen Public Radio

As more children are diagnosed with autism nationwide, one sector working to respond is the arts community. Here in the Roaring Fork Valley, Ascendigo Autism Services has partnered with the Carbondale Clay Center, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet and the Aspen Art Museum to provide workshops or special performances for kids with sensory disabilities. This is all the more important because of the isolation many of those living with autism experience.

A performance at the Temporary on Friday evening looks at the legacy of Italian masters DaVinci and Michelangelo.

The Australian group The TEN Tenors returns to the Wheeler Opera House for a holiday performance this evening.

The TEN Tenors blend pop tunes with opera in their vocal performances.  Thursday night in their holiday show, they’ll perform Christmas classics like “Joy to the World” alongside newer songs like John Lennon’s “Happy Xmas (War Is Over).”  

Theatre Aspen is launching a new one-person show festival later this year.  

The festival, called “Solo Flights,” will highlight a wide range of comedic and dramatic performances. While it will include fully-staged productions, it’s also meant to give audiences a sneak peak into works-in-progress. It will also feature talkbacks and panels.

 

 

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The City of Glenwood Springs invites community members to provide input on a future piece of public art.

Wednesday evening, the public can meet artist Madeline Wiener and talk with her about creating a sculpture that will be the centerpiece of a future park on the north landing of the Grand Avenue bridge.

 

First Draft: RO Kwon

Dec 3, 2018

R.O. Kwon is the author of The Incendiaries, which was an American Booksellers Association Indie Next #1 Great Read and Indies Introduce selection, and it is being translated into four languages. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, Vice, BuzzFeed, Noon, Time, Playboy, and elsewhere.

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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.

Christin Kay / Aspen Public Radio

The Wheeler Opera House was constructed nearly 130 years ago, built by dozens of craftsman out of sandstone quarried from the Frying Pan River. Today, preserving its historic character takes science and a little bit of detective work.  

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Thunder River Theatre Company’s production of “Kimberly Akimbo” opens Friday. It’s a dark comedy about a teenage girl whose rare genetic illness causes her body to age faster than it should.

Director Sue Lavin admits that Kimberly Akimbo might seem like a downer to audiences at first glance. The play tackles mortality and family dysfunction.  

 

First Draft: Cai Emmons

Nov 26, 2018

Cai Emmons is the author of the novels His Mother’s Son and The Stylist and Weather Woman, about a meteorologist who discovers she has the power to change the weather.

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