The Wheeler Film Series will present five films in February, with one additional January date.”The Constant Gardener,” Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles’ adaptation of John Le Carré’s novel about corporate corruption in remote Kenya, shows Monday and Wednesday, Jan. 30 and Feb. 1. The English film “Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont,” starring Joan Plowright as a resident of an old-folk home striking up a relationship with a young writer, will be screened Friday through Sunday, Feb. 3-5. “Paradise Now,” the Palestinian film that earned the Golden Globe for best foreign language film, is set for Feb. 6-7. “The White Countess,” a drama set in 1930s Shanghai and starring Ralph Fiennes and Natasha Richardson, shows Feb. 12-14. The month closes Feb. 17-18 with “Pride & Prejudice,” starring Keira Knightley in the latest adaptation of the Jane Austen love story.All Wheeler Films start at 7:30 p.m.
The Aspen Choral Society is inviting singers to participate in its annual spring concerts. The performances, set for March 31 and April 1 in Harris Hall, will feature the world premiere of “Creation,” the final composition of Choral Society founder/director Ray Vincent Adams’ “Five Sacred Pieces” suite.Rehearsals in Glenwood Springs are Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 p.m., beginning Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the Methodist Church. Aspen rehearsals are Sundays at 7 p.m. and Thursdays at 6 p.m., beginning Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Community Church.Singers of all levels are invited to participate. There is no audition required.For further information, call Adams at 925-3685.
The Aspen Art Museum’s Young Curators of the Roaring Fork is calling for entries for their upcoming, inaugural exhibition. The exhibition, “Unspoken _____,” will show in the Hines Room of the Aspen Meadows Kresge Building April 28 through May 7.The exhibition is open to artists ages 13 to 21, and the submitted work should explore “things left unspoken in daily life.” Participating artists are invited to fill in the blank in the exhibition title, and submit art that addresses their “unspoken” theme.The Young Curators program, instituted last year, allows participants to meet with Aspen Art Museum staff to learn the skills and procedures for producing an exhibit of art by their peers. They will choose the artwork, install the exhibit, coordinate the reception and lead student tours of the show.Deadline for submissions is Feb. 6. Artists seeking to submit work should send slides, photos or video documentation of the art – but not the work itself – to Morley McBride, Interim Education and Public Programs Coordinator, Aspen Art Museum, 590 N. Mill St., Aspen, CO 81611. Artists should include their name, age, school, telephone number and e-mail address, as well as a brief statement about how the theme relates to their life experience.For further information, call 925-8050.
Lane Savadove will be the featured guest on Aspen Media Review Friday, Feb. 3. The locally produced, half-hour program can be heard every Friday at 6:30 p.m. on KAJX-Aspen Public Radio.Savadove, director of the New Orleans-based theater company EgoPo, will join Aspen Media Review host John C. Noonan in introducing the winners of the 2005 Theater Masters Playwright Competition: Mandy Frayle of Glenwood Springs High School, and Lauren Perisach of Aspen High School. The two local playwrights will have their plays performed at Take Ten-4, a presentation of 10-minute plays set for Saturday, Feb. 4, in Glenwood Springs and Feb. 6 in Aspen.Also featured will be local actors Peggy Mundinger and Wendy Perkins, discussing the return of the sketch comedy show, “Parallel Lives.” The two appear in the Off-Broadway hit, written by Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3-4, and Feb. 10-12 at Aspen High’s Black Box Theatre.KAJX can be heard at 91.5 FM in Aspen.
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