This week’s events: Immigrant voices comes to TACAW, holidays hit the high country |

This week’s events: Immigrant voices comes to TACAW, holidays hit the high country

The Aspen Times

Jazz Nights at Element 47

The Little Nell has partnered with Jazz Aspen Snowmass to bring jazz duos to Element 47’s dining room. Live jazz Thursday and Sunday nights from 6-9. Cocktails and award-winning wine program paired with seasonally-inspired dishes from Culinary Director Matt Zubrod and Executive Chef Oscar Carrasco.

Story time at Explore with Nicole Magistro, Friday, Dec. 9, 11:30 a.m.

Nicole owned the Bookworm bookstore in Edwards for 15 years and now writes books for kids. She is a past winner of the Colorado Book Award. She’ll be doing a presentation at the Aspen Country Day School prior to the Explore event.

Immigrant Voices, TACAW, Thursday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Local nonprofit organization English In Action brings Immigrant Voices, to TACAW. This event provides an opportunity for six immigrant community members, including English In Action students, to raise their voices and share a part of their lives with the audience.

This year, six storytellers from four different origin countries: Lissette Escolero and Ingrid Celeste Zuniga from El Salvador, Isabel Guerrero and Belen Alcaraz Madrigal from Mexico, Giovanna Kennedy from Peru and Ketut Siladarmawan from Bali.

The speakers have been coached by Alya Howe of Writ Large. Howe established Writ Large in the Roaring Fork Valley to bring true, unscripted stories to live audiences.

The Collective Snowmass, Dec. 10

The Collective Snowmass comes alive as Santa’s Village from Dec. 10 through the New Year, complete with nutcrackers, inflatable snowmen, decorative lights, candy canes, light tunnel, and more.

Carbondale, Deck the Halls Holiday Market

The market will be open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., beginning in December. There will be several special holiday events, including live performances by Roaring Fork Youth Orchestra, a local caroling group, a visit from Santa, and a pop-up farmers market. Full details and holiday hours:

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‘An Evening with Ailsa Chang’ comes to the Wheeler Thursday

Award winning journalist and host of NPR’s “All Things Considered”, Ailsa Chang will be appearing at the Wheeler Opera House on Thursday for “An Evening with Ailsa Chang” Feb. 2 at 6:00 p.m. in conversation with Aspen Public Radio Executive Director, Breeze Richardson, to discuss her career path from lawyer to investigative journalist, representation in media and the importance of public radio.

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