Week in the Arts - August 7, 2017

Aug 7, 2017

Welcome to the beginning of another week in the Roaring Fork Valley!

Monday, photographer Wyatt Gallery presents the series “Jewish Treasures of the Caribbean” at the Aspen Jewish Community Center. That show opening starts at 5 p.m.

Also tonight, the New Views Documentaries & Dialogue series through the Aspen Institute presents “I Am Jane Doe” at 7 p.m. in Paepcke Auditorium.

Theatre Aspen’s productions of “Hairspray,” “Sex with Strangers” and “The World According to Snoopy” continue this week. For show dates and times, visit theatreaspen.org.

Tuesday, Belly Up, Aspen presents the American rock band Spoon with Texas’ Sweet Spirit. That show starts at 8:30 p.m., with doors opening an hour before.

Wednesday there will be a public open house on Leonardo Da Vinci at the Aspen Institute in Doerr-Hosier. That event begins at 3:00 p.m.

Also on Wednesday, the Ann Korologos Gallery Art & Literature Program presents a book signing and author talk with former secretary of state Madeleine Albright at 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, the Snowmass Free Concert Series presents American country duo Sundy Best on Fanny Hill at 5:30 p.m.

Also Thursday, the American String Quartet will be performing the Colorado premiere of Robert Sirota’s second string quartet American Pilgrimage at 8 p.m. at Harris Concert Hall. For more information, visit aspenmusicfestival.com.  

Friday this year’s Red Brick Plein Air Festival kicks off, featuring local painters from throughout Colorado. The event starts at 10:00 a.m. and runs through Sunday. For more information, visit pleinairaspen.org.

Saturday, hop on your bike for Tour de Farms, an annual bike ride touring local ranches in the valley. The group will meet in downtown Carbondale at 8:00 a.m.

Also Saturday, TACAW presents the Play-Ground Theatre at 3:00 p.m. at The Temporary in Basalt.

And, Saturday night in Carbondale, the Carbondale Clay Center presents its 12th annual national juried exhibition: “The Art of Utility” at 6:00 p.m.

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