A&E Agenda: Wheeler Opera House’s 40th reopening anniversary

Peach Street Revival, 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Wheeler Opera House

Peach Street Revivial.
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Celebrate the anniversary of the Wheeler’s 1984 Grand Reopening with two amazing concerts in one weekend. On Friday night, Peach Street Revival takes the stage, and there will be plenty of room on the dance floor. Ticket price includes one complimentary beer, wine, or soda from the bar; patrons can claim their drink ticket at the door.

Peach Street Revival is a fierce, female-dominated rock band from Grand Junction, committed to crafting hit songs, touring globally, and intertwining their music with the fashion industry. Peach Street Revival has graced stages alongside renowned acts such as ZZ TOP, Buckcherry, Puddle of Mudd, Flobots, and more. During the show, fans will experience a seamless blend of Peach Street Revival’s original songs and iconic hits from legendary artists like Led Zeppelin, Queen, Rush, Heart, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Fleetwood Mac, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, and the like. Share the music, and bring a friend to rock out with Peach Street Revival.

Tickets for the show are 1984-affordable at $15, including one free beer, wine, or soda from the bar.  Eighties-style outfits are encouraged: pink hair, punk vibes, big hair, metal gear — whatever says 1984 to you. Share the music, and experience what said was, “One kick-ass, female-dominated band.”

Wheeler Opera House celebrates the 40th anniversary of the 1984 Grand Reopening, noon-4 p.m. on Saturday.

Join the community on Saturday afternoon and look for tents in the parcel between the Wheeler and the Mother Lode building.

  • Visit the Bubble Fairy, and watch balloon animals come to life.
  • There will be face painting and coloring activities.
  • Aspen Historical Society will be on-site to share stories and answer questions.
  • The Wheeler has partnered with The Project Shop in Carbondale to create locally-made and responsibly-sourced limited-edition merchandise. Items will be available for sale on Saturday until supplies run out.
  • There will also be opportunities for you to share your own Wheeler memories and stories.

Judy Collins Duo, 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Wheeler Opera House

Judy Collins

On Saturday night, Judy Collins returns to the stage with her Wildflowers Tour. In honor of the monumental Grand Reopening, all tickets are priced at $19.84.

Judy Collins has long inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 55-album body of work and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century.

The award-winning singer-songwriter is esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions. Her stunning rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” from her landmark 1967 album,” Wildflowers,” has been entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Judy’s dreamy and sweetly intimate version of “Send in the Clowns,” a ballad written by Stephen Sondheim for the Broadway musical “A Little Night Music” won Song of the Year at the 1975 Grammy Awards. She’s garnered several top-ten hits gold-and platinum-selling albums. Recently, contemporary and classic artists such as Rufus Wainwright, Shawn Colvin, Dolly Parton, Joan Baez, and Leonard Cohen honored her legacy with the album “Born to the Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins.”

“The Garfield Movie” (Dubbed in Spanish), 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aspen Film Isis Theatre

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Join Aspen Film Isis Theatre every Sunday afternoon for Cine en Español, an ongoing series of current blockbuster films dubbed in Spanish.

Únete a nosotros en el Teatro Isis de Aspen cada domingo por la tarde para Cine en Español, una serie continua de películas de éxito actuales dobladas al español.

About the film:
After Garfield’s unexpected reunion with his long-lost father, ragged alley cat Vic, he and his canine friend Odie are forced from their perfectly pampered lives to join Vic on a risky heist.

Después del inesperado reencuentro de Garfield con su padre perdido hace mucho tiempo, el desaliñado gato callejero Vic. Garfield y su amigo canino Odie se ven obligados a abandonar sus vidas perfectamente mimadas para unirse a Vic en un arriesgado atraco.

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