Carbondale resident and world-renowned artist James Surls will be presented by the Roaring Fork Cultural Council tonight, at 7:30pm at the Thunder River Theatre. Surls will present a talk,slideshow and discussion of his work and its relationship to nature. Tickets are $20 and proceeds will benefit the Roaring Fork Cultural Council. For details, visit www.roaringforkculturalcouncil.com.
As the Wheeler Opera House transitions to digital projection equipment, we have a great opportunity to see local Bob Rafelson's epic film "Mountains of the Moon" tomorrow night at 7:30pm. The screening of the film, in its original 70mm print, is part of the Wheeler's "Farewell to Film" series, celebrating quickly-vanishing film projection. A conversation with the director is included. For details, visit www.aspenshowtix.com.
The Kentucky Derby is being celebrated all over the valley today. The St. Regis in Aspen is hosting a party from 2-11pm with prizes for the best hat. In Basalt, the Riverside Grill's festivities run from 2-6pm with surround-sound, big screens, mint juleps and fried chicken. Get your southern on and join in the fun!