Through Sunday, August 25

Qualified, about Indy car racer and Aspen resident Janet Guthrie, screens Saturday at 5:30 p.m. as part of the Aspen Mountain Film Festival.

Aspen Mountain Film Festival
Various times, Wheeler Opera House
This newly branded festival grows out of the 10-year legacy of Mountainfilm in Aspen and continues to highlight documentary shorts and features about outdoor adventure, environmental issues, and mountain culture, along with filmmaker appearances, a lunchtime speaker series at the Limelight Hotel Aspen, and free community events like a nature walk at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (Thursday, 2:30 p.m.) and a fun run starting from Koch Park (Sunday, 8 a.m.). The line-up includes an evening of short films hosted by National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis; Qualified, a documentary about pioneering Indy car driver (and Aspen resident) Janet Guthrie; the Colorado premiere of Mr. Jimmy, a biopic about a Japanese guitarist who reveres Led Zeppelin, along with a closing-night performance by the film’s subject at Belly Up; and more. Tickets from $25, aspenmountainfilmfest.com

Friday, August 23

Twilight Cemetery Tour
7, 7:15, 7:30, 7:45, 8, or 8:15 p.m. (sign up for a time slot), Red Butte Cemetery
What better time to stroll through a cemetery? As the full moon rises, learn about the lives of prominent Aspen citizens who are buried in the cemetery through character reenactments by Aspen Historical Society guides on this hour-long tour. Tickets $10 advance (through Thursday), $15 graveside, aspenhistory.org

Friday through Sunday, August 23–25

Circus Bella
4 & 7 p.m., Friday; 1, 4 & 7 p.m., Saturday; and 1 & 4 p.m., Sunday; Snowmass Base Village
This one-ring circus from San Francisco fuses classic traditions with a modern sensibility for its show Kaleidoscope, all performed to original music played live by a six-piece band. Tickets $20–$65, kids 2 and under, free, circuscolorado.com

The circus comes to town this weekend in Snowmass Base Village.

Saturday, August 24

Book Signing and Talk with Scott Hylbert
5:30 p.m., Explore Booksellers
Hear debut author Hylbert read from his new book Task Lyst, a gripping thriller set in Silicon Valley that explores the dark side of our app economy through the lens of a startup company. Free, explorebooksellers.com

Saturday & Sunday, August 24–25

All Is True
4 & 7:30 p.m., Saturday; 7:30 p.m., Sunday; Pitkin County Library
In this critically lauded film, an all-star cast that includes Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, and Ian McKellen explores Shakespeare’s later years, after the Globe Theatre has burned down and the Bard must face a haunting past. Tickets $10 (popcorn included), pitcolib.org

 

 

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