A&E Agenda: What’s coming up
Snowmass Live Locals’ Comedy Showcase, Friday, 7:30 p.m., The Collective, Snowmass Base Village
The Collective will host its grand finale of summer comedy, showcasing a lineup of the valley’s most outstanding comedians. Participating comedians include Diego Gonzales, Jordan Lowe, Miller Ford, Michael Robinson, Julie Gillespie, Garrett Hall, and Beth Brandon, hosted by Sarah Sanders.
Reservations are encouraged. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and priority given to those with reservations. Large groups should arrive early to ensure the best seating. Cost is $10.
Shows feature adult content unsuitable for those ages 18 and younger.
Food and beverage
Bar service will be available before the show at Mawita. Come early, and grab a bite in Snowmass Base Village.
Parking and transportation
Parking is free in the Snowmass Base Village parking structure or free shuttles run from the Rodeo Lot, Intercept Lot, and Aspen.
Festival del Rancho, LatinX Heritage Celebration, Saturday, 1-5 p.m., Anderson Ranch
Come together to celebrate Latino and Hispanic culture through art, dance, music, food, and more.
The afternoon will be filled with live music by Sontres, a Denver-based Salsa, Cumbia, and Merengue band, as well as dancing with interactive performances by Mezcla’s Ensemble, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, the Roaring Fork Divas, and DJ Joeli Villa throughout the afternoon. Kids of all ages can make tissue paper flowers, hojalata ornaments, and engage in our community booths hosted by the Aspen Music Festival and School and the Basalt Regional Library.
Enjoy a free lunch by Axkawa: Señor Taco Show followed by sweet treats for dessert by Colorado Fruit Design. The artwork of Visiting Artists Maria De Los Angeles and Ronald Rael will be available for viewing in the Patton-Malott Gallery.
The event is free and open to the public. Registration is appreciated.
Aspen Ruggerfest, Thursday through Sunday, Wagner Rugby Stadium
Aspen Ruggerfest returns for its 55th edition, this weekend, with Aspen playing host to one of North America’s greatest fifteens rugby tournaments every year, attracting over 30 teams across all brackets.
The event is free and open to the public.
Hawaiin Luau benefit, Sunday, 6-9 p.m., Ajax Tavern
All are invited for a luau to benefit the Hawaii Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund. Enjoy access to a Hawaiian-themed buffet featuring a Kalua pig, poke bar, huli chicken, Portuguese sausage fried rice, sweet rolls, pineapple rum cake, and more — plus complimentary Mai Tais. Additional beverages will be available for purchase. All proceeds will go to the Maui Strong Fund, and donations are available online or at the event.
The Maui Strong Fund is providing financial resources that can be deployed quickly, focusing on rapid response and recovery from the devastating wildfires on Maui. Participation and donations provide valuable support to their evolving needs, including shelter, food, financial assistance, and other services.
Writ Large presents “Voices of the Collective” Part 2, Sunday, 6 p.m., The Collective Hall, Snowmass Base Village
The Collective will host “Voices of the Collective” live storytelling with Writ Large Founder Alya Howe. Enjoy a free evening showcasing storytellers who will share their potent, thought-provoking, and authentic tales as part of a collaboration to deepen our understanding of our local communities.
Writ Large is part of a long tradition of live storytelling events in the Roaring Fork Valley. The series has touched the hearts of all involved: tellers and listeners. During this inspiring evening, storytellers will share defining moments and life-changing choices.
Seating is first-come, first-served. RSVPs are not required. Free parking is available in the Snowmass Base Village Parking Structure.
Aspen FilmFest, Sept. 19-24
Aspen Film presents its 44th Filmfest. This annual fall festival is known to showcase top filmmaking talent from around the world, featuring films that have premiered at the Cannes, Sundance, Telluride, Toronto, and Venice film festivals. This year, Filmfest will run from September 19-24 at the Aspen Film Isis Theatre.
Authors of Aspen, Paul Andersen, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 4 p.m., Wheeler/Stallard Museum Patio
Join local author and journalist Paul Andersen for a talk, Q&A, and book signing for the second edition of his collection of short stories about Aspen. Books will be available for sale, with a portion of proceeds to benefit the Aspen Historical Society.
Free and open to the public.
Foy Vance, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m., Belly Up Aspen
Foy Vance has garnered acclaim from fans and fellow musicians alike since his independent debut album release in 2007. He released his second LP, Joy of Nothing, in 2013 on Glassnote Records, which led to further critical praise and invites on tours from Ed Sheeran, Bonnie Raitt, Marcus Foster, Snow Patrol, and Sir Elton John. Additionally, Foy has headlined tours globally to sell-out crowds.
In 2022, he embarked on the Signs of Live + 15 Years of Hope tour, celebrating his latest album as well as the anniversary of his debut record. This year, he’ll be heading out on the road once again to play songs from one of his most impactful albums, as well as tracks from the rest of his poignant discography for the “Regarding the Joy of Nothing” Tour.
Aspen Words, Adrienne Brodeur, Thursday, Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m., TACAW
Join us for an evening with Adrienne Brodeur, bestselling author of “Little Monsters” and “Wild Game” as well as Aspen Words executive director. She will discuss her new novel, “Little Monsters,” a riveting story about Cape Cod, complicated families, and long-buried secrets. This conversation will be moderated by Aspen Words’ Senior Program Director, Elizabeth Nix.
The author’s talk is free and open to all. Registration is requested.