First Friday in Carbondale
This month’s First Friday celebration in Carbondale has a lights, camera, and runway action vibe to it.
The Crystal Theatre, our beloved local indie movie house, is hosting a movie memorabilia sale from 5 - 9 p.m. as part of its ongoing digital cinema fundraising campaign. Movie buffs can hunt for gems at the Crystal like movie posters priced from $10-50, as well as buttons, press kits, movie stills, t-shirts, banners and more. The theater is aiming to raise $70,000 this month to convert from film to digital.
At 7 p.m. out on Main Street, Lulubelle Women’s Clothing Boutique will hold its 3rd annual fashion show. It features music by DJ May, starts spinning at 6 p.m.
Those events come in addition to the usual First Friday revelry, food and drink specials, art openings, and horse-drawn carriage sponsored rides from the Pour House. For more information, contact the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, 970-963-1890.
‘Mountains on the Moon’ Screening
The Wheeler Film Society is kicking off a series of curated film screenings at the Wheeler Opera House this week, and hosting an event with the legendary Bob Rafelson on Thursday, May 9.
Rafelson, the masterful New Hollywood director and longtime Aspenite, will be on hand for a screening of his 1990 picture “Mountains on the Moon.”
An epic worth discovering, it offers an intriguing look at the troubled friendship of explorers Richard Burton and John Hanning Speke. Set largely in East Africa in the 1850s, “Mountains on the Moon” is an intimate safari into the souls of these heroic Victorians, who sought and inevitably fought over the source of the Nile.
Rafelson will take part in a conversation on the film after the screening, which starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. More info at 970-920-5770.
The Wheeler Film Society series opens Monday, May 6, with “The Company You Keep,” which runs through Wednesday May 8. The series runs through June.
Election Night at Belly Up
This Tuesday, May 7, Aspenites will choose a new mayor and two council members. The Belly Up will be party central for the big night. The Galena Street club is hosting a free Election Night soiree, starting at 7 p.m., with election coverage on the big screen, followed by a free show by The Congress.
The Denver-based band plays southern-tinged rock’n’roll. It’s an ideal soundtrack for celebrating your favored candidate’s win or toasting the end of Mayor Mick Ireland’s three-term run at City Hall.
So don’t forget to vote, then go party. More info at www.bellyupaspen.com