Aspen Times Weekly: This week’s events
Colorado Currys, 4-7 p.m. Sept. 9
The Colorado Currys have been making music in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys for over 20 years. Their blend of folk, swing, rock, bluegrass and Irish tunes with colorful harmonies will entertain all ages. Multi-instrumentalists, Craig Curry performs on mandolin, dobro and guitar and Lorraine Curry on bass and cello. The Collective, 49 Wood Road, Snowmass. thecollectivesnowmass.com.
Wheeler Walker Jr. with Channing Wilson, 9 p.m. Sept. 10
After months in legal limbo due to his involvement in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, Wheeler is ready to announce his new album, “Sex, Drugs & Country Music,” which many are already calling the greatest country album of all time. Since he disappeared four years ago, many thought Wheeler was finished. But a strange thing happened after he left. He only got bigger. His mystique grew, his popularity surged and his music was consumed to such an extreme that he was the third most streamed country artist in the world in 2021. His new album is a loud, unapologetic roar of a comeback. “I figured if I’m gonna save country music, why not save rock ‘n’ roll too while I’m at it?” Wheeler said. With songs like “F-d By a Country Boy,” “Sluts In Heaven” and “Honky Tonk Whore,” nobody’s going to have to worry that Ol’ Wheeler’s gone soft. $38-$82. Belly Up. bellyupaspen.com
Julianne Stokes, 11 a.m. Sept. 10
Listen to author and illustrator Julianne Stokes read her children’s picture books, including her new release “Ski Bird and Powder Piggy: Race to the Top.” The skiing bird and snowboarding pig both want first tracks on the mountain. As they race to the top, they catch themselves in a bit of trouble. Ski Bird and Powder Piggy realize it is better to work together and learn the Skier Responsibility Code. Explore Booksellers, Aspen. explorebooksellers.com
‘Moonage Daydream,’ 7 p.m. Sept. 15
The debut U.S. screening of the ground-breaking documentary, “Moonage Daydream,” on the life and music of David Bowie, comes to Aspen. Told through sublime, kaleidoscopic, never-before-seen footage, performances and music, this feature-length experiential cinematic odyssey explores Bowie’s creative, musical and spiritual journey. The film is guided by Bowie’s own narration and is the first officially sanctioned film on the artist. It illuminates the trajectory and genius of David Bowie, one of the most prolific and influential artists of our time. The film had its world premiere at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival and will screen at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival. The film opens exclusively in IMAX across the country Sept. 16, then expands into theaters Sept. 23. Q&A to follow with executive producer and former president of Warner Bros, Bill Gerber. $25 general admission; $20 Aspen Film members. Isis Theatre, Aspen. aspenfilm.org
For a full list of events, visit aspentimes.com and click on “calendar” under Entertainment.
Next up for Oyer is taking over the kitchen at the refreshed on mountain fine dining establishment Alpin Room on Snowmass, which is set to reopen on Tuesday, December 12.