Filmfest, now through Sunday, Aspen Film Isis Theatre
Aspen Film continues its presentation of the 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.
Friday: 12 p.m., “A Little Prayer”; 2 p.m., “Fallen Leaves”; 5 p.m., “Florida and Son”; 8 p.m., “Anatomy of a Fall.”
Saturday: 2 p.m., “The Srones and Brian Jones”; 4 p.m., “Nyad”; 8 p.m., “The Holdovers.”
Sunday: 12 p.m., “The Pigeon Tunnel.”
For tickets: aspenfilm.org
BLKBOK, 8 p.m., Friday, TACAW
Born and raised in Detroit’s inner-city, BLKBOK (born Charles Wilson III), grew up in a music-filled house, and by the time he was 8, he was an acclaimed piano prodigy, winning statewide accolades and college-level competitions. When it came to music, most of the kids he grew up with pursued hip-hop, adopting rap names. However, it’s no coincidence that Charles chose the name BLKBOK, which echoes that of one of the greatest pianists and composers of all time. The tag is also an apt reflection of the elements that have contributed to the artist’s identity and symbolizes his colorful journey from pop and hip-hop culture to his critically acclaimed, neo-classical debut album “Black Book” and various Mixtape projects and collaborations.
BLKBOK’s live, high-energy performance is culturally reflective and seeks to entertain with a live piano-based performance like none you have ever seen before. His vision is to illuminate awareness for all, encouraging dialogue and counterpoint in the way we perceive ourselves and the world we live in together.
‘Settings: The Potter’s Table’ annual fall fundraiser, 4 p.m., Saturday, Carbondale Clay Center, 135 Main Street in Carbondale.
Carbondale Clay Center is hosting its Annual Fall Dinner Fundraiser. This year, the theme highlights the incredible potters who are the heart and soul of the Clay Center.
The night will include delicious, chef-prepared food, beverages, live music from local musician Shanti Mae Gruber, and a silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind ceramic treasures from CCC’s Private Collection. In addition, the handmade plate and cup chosen by each guest are theirs to take home at the end of the evening.
Tickets are available to purchase online via CCC’s website at carbondaleclay.org.
If you or your business is interested in sponsoring this event or sponsoring a ticket for one of our wonderful makers, please contact email@example.com or visit the event page on website.
Comedian Billy Wayne Davis, 8 p.m., Saturday, TACAW
Billy Wayne Davis has appeared on Conan, Last Comic Standing, and Comedy Central, lent his voice and producing skills to SquidBillies, hosted a travel doc for CMT, opened for Sturgill Simpson, and worked with Sacha Baron Coen on “Who is America?” and “Borat 2.” Billy Wayne has two, critically-acclaimed stand-up albums and can be heard as a popular guest on countless podcasts including Behind the Bastards, Daily Zeitgeist, TrillBillies, and WTF to name a few. He just released his first special “Testify.”
Inaugural Aspen Croquet Cup, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, Aspen Meadows’ Marble Garden
The Aspen Meadows, Hotel Jerome, and The Little Nell present a fun fundraising afternoon of drinks, food, live music, and more. Access to the event offers all-inclusive food and beverage with bites from The Aspen Meadows, Hotel Jerome, and The Little Nell culinary teams, as well as Mawa’s Kitchen, Taikun, Catch Steak Aspen, Petrossian Caviar, and more; beverages from sponsors Moet Hennessy, Woody Creek Distillers, Fluent Wine, and more; a silent auction with exciting items up for bid; and live music through sponsor Elan Artists.
The Inaugural Aspen Croquet Cup serves as a benefit for local non-profits chosen by the teams and sponsors.
Please note: Croquet play is from 12-3 p.m. Participants must be 21+
Tickets and teams
– Spectator tickets are available at $75 + a 2.45% processing fee and tax for guests who are not playing croquet and would like to watch the games and enjoy food and drinks.
– All teams of two enter at $500 a player + a 2.45% processing fee, and the $1,000 combined team registration will go to your charity of choice. The winning team will be presented with the Aspen Croquet Cup with your name engraved on it, and the purse (net proceeds from the event) will be awarded to the winning team’s non-profit. All non-profit organizations must be based in the Roaring Fork Valley.
To register a team or inquire about sponsorship options, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The only three fashion essentials for croquet are lawn-friendly shoes, a hat to shade your eyes, and all-white (light khaki is OK) apparel.
For tickets: thelittlenell.com/experience/events-calendar#!/e/aspen-croquet-cup-spectator-tickets-september-24
Daniel Donato, 8 p.m., Sunday, Belly Up
Donato, a 25-year-old Nashville native, has distilled those life lessons into his debut album, “A Young Man’s Country,” his proper introduction to the general musical audience. Recorded at Nashville’s Sound Emporium in a mere two days and produced by guitar-ace Robben Ford, the record weaves outlaw country, Grateful Dead-style Americana, and first-rate songwriting into a singular form Donato calls “21st-century cosmic country.”
*All ages, but Under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Coming off a successful 40th anniversary summer season, Theatre Aspen will close out the year with its third annual holiday cabaret event entitled “A Christmas Carol Cabaret.”