Live Poetry at Victoria’s
If you’re a fan of our weekly “Poets Corner” feature here in Time Out (page 5), or you have some verses scribbled in a notebook that are yearning to be shared, or you’re curious to see what your linguistically inclined neighbors are up to, get yourself to Victoria’s Espresso & Wine Bar on Sunday night.
The Durant Avenue coffee house is hosting the Aspen Poets’ Society for a night of readings by some of their best, including poet Karen Glenn and songwriter John Harrison. The free event is open to all poets and listeners, so come snap your fingers and give a listen. Better yet, write some verses of your own and be a part of the show.
Live Poetry Night runs from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Fiesta de Tamales
Folklórico dancing, tamales, and a good cause are just three reasons to spend your Saturday evening at Basalt Middle School.
The school hosts Fiesta de Tamales, the nonprofit English in Action’s annual fundraiser, on Sept. 29 from 5 - 9 p.m.
Highlights of the evening include a performance by Aspen Santa Fe ballet’s Folklórico dancers and entertainment from nagcian Doc Eason, DJ Tyler Tucker and a local choir. The tamales and pupusas are homemade by the program’s students and volunteers.
“This event brings together immigrants and other community members in a wonderful celebration of culture and community,” English in Action’s Lara Beaulieu says. “The food is delicious and it will be a fun evening for the whole family.”
Prize giveaways include an iPad, a custom child’s playhouse, a pamper package from the Aspen Club & Spa. Prize drawing tickets are available in advance or at the door.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for kids. For more information, call (970) 963-9200.