Coming up this week
Jackie Greene (duo) Sunday, 8 p.m., TACAW
Americana and roots singer-songwriter Jackie Greene is a jack of all trades and an artist who can croon over soulful piano ballads and shred a bluesy guitar solo (like he did as the lead guitarist for The Black Crowes in 2013). Greene’s last EP “The Modern Lives — Vol 2” on Blue Rose Music) finds him at a new chapter in his life: his first months of fatherhood, time off his relentless touring circuit, and a cross-country move from Brooklyn to his birthplace of northern California.
This new collection of six original songs is a thematic extension imbued with a Brooklyn basement DIY feel and ethos. He is a student of American music, transfixed upon its progression through time, as well as how regional sounds fit in a contemporary context. Whereas “Vol 1” saw Greene experiment with the Delta blues as a canvas for his examinations of modern society, “Vol 2” sees him embrace the sounds of the bluegrass and folk tapes of his youth: tacaw.org/calendar/jackie-greene-duo/
ACES presents “Living with Wolves: Coexistance in Colorado,” Wednesday, March 15, 6-8 p.m.,Wheeler Opera House
A free, educational, artistic and entertaining evening about wolf re-introduction in the state and Roaring Fork Valley, including film, dance, and music. It culminates with a panel discussion and Q&A session about the reality of living with wolves. Questions for the Q&A can be submitted in advance of the event on aspennature.org.
ACES has invited a number of special guest speakers from across Colorado, each with a unique stakeholder perspective on this recently voted-upon ballot initiative. Attendees can talk with representatives from various organizations and grab a beer or snack during intermission.
This event also supports ACES’ educational program Tomorrow’s Voices, a free, non-partisan college-level course open to all Roaring Fork Valley high school students. Tomorrow’s Voices provides students with the agency to be active community contributors and is deeply connected to ACES’ mission of educating for environmental responsibility:
Aspen Film’s “Independent By Nature: 32 Video Challenge” submissions open to April 2, voting April 10-16, winners announced April 16
Guidelines for videos:
- Second place – $75 THINK TANK online store credit
- Third place – $50 THINK TANK online store credit
- Aspen Film’s Independent by Nature: 32 second Video Challenge
- All Ages
- Submissions through April 2
- :32 or less (special kudos if you hit 32 seconds for the 32nd Shortsfest) show how you are Independent by Nature; the way you express yourself as independent and free
- Keep it authentic, appropriate, and applicable to the spirit of the challenge
- Horizontal or vertical orientation acceptable
- Post video on IG, FB, TT, or email email@example.com
- Must use hashtags: #independentbynature2023 and tag @aspenfilm
- Save video as MP4 in case you are a finalist.
- Top videos will be included in a compilation reel and voted on during Aspen Shortsfest, April 10-16
- Winner announced on Sunday, April 16.
- Grand prize is a CANON M50MKII Camera Kit and a THINK TANK SpeedTop 15 shoulder bag
- Runner Up — $100 THINK TANK online store credit
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
All ages may submit free online.
Grand Prize for first place: Canon M50MKII Camera Kit.
David Yarrow, Tuesday, March 14, 4-7 p.m. Casterline|Goodman Gallery (611 East Cooper Ave. location)
The Casterline|Goodman Gallery is the exclusive gallery of Yarrow photography in Aspen and is hosting a reception, presentation, and book signing with artist David Yarrow open to the public.
4 p.m. — Presentation by David Yarrow and Book Signing
5-7 p.m. — Cocktail and Reception
“Magic Angle Graphene: The Twist and Shout of Quantum Materials” with Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, Wednesday, March 15, 5:30 p.m., Aspen Center for Physics
Among the most fascinating states of matter are those where individual constituents (for example, electrons) interact strongly with each other. However, the understanding of strongly-interacting quantum matter has challenged physicists for decades. The discovery five years ago of superconductivity in magic angle twisted bilayer graphene has led to the emergence of a new materials platform to investigate strongly interacting physics, namely moiré quantum matter. These systems exhibit a plethora of quantum phases, such as correlated insulators, superconductivity, magnetism, ferroelectricity, and more.
In this talk, Jarillo-Herrero will review some of the recent advances in the field, focusing on the newest generation of moiré quantum systems, where correlated physics, superconductivity, and other phases can be studied. He will end the talk with an outlook of some exciting directions in this emerging field.
Student musicians take the Wheeler stage for Aspen Rocks competition on Saturday
For the second year, Aspen Rocks will return to the Wheeler Opera House where six student musicians will compete on Saturday night for a chance to win recording time with a professional engineer at the legendary Mad Dog Ranch+Studios.