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The Wheeler Opera House

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

Aspen City Council meets with the Wheeler Board of Directors on Tuesday to discuss the future focus of the board. 

Banff Film Festival heads to Aspen

Feb 26, 2018
Courtesy of Banff Film Festival

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is stopping in Aspen this week as it makes its way around the world.

Week in the Arts: February 26, 2017

Feb 25, 2018

 

On Monday, SIRO A: A Techno Circus will perform at the Wheeler Opera House starting at 6:30 p.m.

 

Tuesday and Wednesday, the Banff Mountain Film Festival will make a two-day stop at the Wheeler. Screenings start at 7 p.m.

 

Also on Tuesday, singer-songwriter Miguel will perform at the Belly Up. That show starts at 9 p.m.

 

How comedian Mike Birbiglia got his start in radio

Feb 25, 2018
Courtesy of The Wheeler Opera House

Mike Birbiglia loves telling jokes, as he says in his new Netflix special “Thank God For Jokes.” He was in town this weekend for the Aspen Laugh Festival. But he’s also a longtime storyteller for “The Moth” and “This American Life.” He talks about working with public radio figure Ira Glass.

Paula Poundstone headlines Aspen Laugh Festival

Feb 22, 2018
Courtesy of The Wheeler Opera House

Paula Poundstone is a stand-up comic and a longtime panelist on NPR’s quiz show “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me!” She performs in Aspen tonight as part of the Aspen Laugh Festival.

Aspen Laugh Festival begins Tuesday

Feb 20, 2018
Courtesy of The Wheeler Opera House

The week-long Aspen Laugh Festival starts today and it features local and national talent.

Week in the Arts: February 19, 2018

Feb 19, 2018

On Tuesday, there will be a book talk and signing with novelist Christina Baker Kline starting at 6 pm at Paepcke Auditorium as part of Aspen Words Winter Words series.

 

Wednesday at the Aspen Chapel Gallery, STILL/LIFE, a mixed media show, opens starting at 5 pm.

 

Claire Woodcock / Aspen Public Radio

After a lengthy selection process, City of Aspen staff will recommend the Aspen Public House to rent the restaurant space in the Wheeler Opera House.

Courtesy of Yarni Poland

Saturday, The Wheeler Opera House will host "PostSecret: The Show." The play navigates the personal stories people often keep to themselves.

Week in the Arts: February 5, 2018

Feb 5, 2018

Tuesday, there will be a screening of the documentary film “Wasted!: The Story of Food Waste” at The Temporary in Basalt beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aspen Public Radio is hosting a second town hall forum at Belly Up Aspen. The conversation starts at 6 p.m.

 

Week in the Arts: January 29, 2018

Jan 29, 2018

Wednesday, Aspen Snowmass will be celebrating the local athletes heading to PyeongChang to compete in the 2018 winter Olympics. This event will take place at the Gondola Plaza in Aspen at 3:30.

 

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio News

The Wheeler restaurant evaluation committee has selected four finalists to operate the city dining space within the Wheeler Opera House.

Week in the Arts: Jan. 22, 2018

Jan 22, 2018

 

Tonight at 5, Colorado Mountain College in Aspen presents a reception for the group exhibition “Open Book: The Book as Object and Image,” featuring work from over 30 artists.

 

Tuesday, there will be an author talk and book signing with 2017 U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith at Paepcke Auditorium at 6. She is the second speaker in this season’s Aspen Words lineup.

 

Claire Woodcock / Aspen Public Radio

The city of Aspen has accepted 11 proposals from different parties who want to run the restaurant at the Wheeler Opera House. The space is currently Justice Snow's. Reporter Wyatt Orme and and arts reporter Claire Woodcock discussed the prospective tenants and selection process.

Courtesy of 5Point Adventure Film

5Point Adventure Film will present two nights of film screenings at the Wheeler Opera House this weekend. This will be a primer for the 6th annual film festival taking place in Carbondale this April.

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

City staff from the Parks and Recreation department and The Red Brick Center for the Arts made several requests of Aspen City Council in a work session this week. Arts and culture reporter Claire Woodcock and reporter Alycin Bektesh discuss.

Week in the Arts: January 8, 2018

Jan 8, 2018

On Tuesday at 6, Alice McDermott kicks off the Winter Words series, hosted by Aspen Words at Paepcke Auditorium.

Wednesday the Aspen Chapel Gallery’s latest exhibition opens. “7 X 7” will feature student artists from the Roaring Fork Valley’s seven high schools. The opening reception starts at 5.

 

Week in the Arts: Dec. 25, 2017

Dec 25, 2017

 

The Glenwood Vaudeville Revue’s holiday show resumes its run Tuesday at 6 p.m. It runs through Saturday.

 

Thursday, at The Wheeler Opera House, the band Starship featuring Mickey Thomas takes the stage at 7:30 p.m.

 

Still from "Wind River"

 The 26th annual Academy Screenings are underway in Aspen. Among the award season contenders featured as part of Aspen Film’s series are films whose actors and producers have recently been accused of workplace sexual harassment. Aspen audiences and the nonprofit shared perspectives on how the industry is handling accusations in light of the upcoming Academy and Golden Globe awards.

Week in the Arts: Dec. 18, 2017

Dec 18, 2017

Welcome to the Roaring Fork Valley's holiday season!

Tuesday, Anderson Ranch Arts Center is celebrating its latest exhibition. “And Still I Rise” focuses on political art and is open in Snowmass Village at 4:30 p.m.

 

The Glenwood Vaudeville Revue’s holiday show will run throughout the week. Shows start at 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday.

 

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