Editor’s Picks

by Andrew Travers, Time Out Staff Writer
Steve Earle at Belly Up
This show promises to be an off-season highlight in Aspen, with Steve Earle playing Belly Up on Monday Sept. 23 in support of his new album, “The Low Highway.”
 
The outlaw country genius has made regular stops in the valley, playing dependably mind-blowing gigs at Belly Up and PAC3 in Carbondale.
 
With 15 albums under his belt, Earle has a diverse repertoire. He is equally at ease with gritty folk songs like “Heaven or Hell” and “The Mountain,” and with honky-tonk rockers like “Copperhead Road,” “Guitar Town” and “Hard-core Troubadour.”
 
With an earthy style and a progressive political bent, Earle is a natural fit for Aspen music fans. His new album is an eclectic affair that mixes his diverse influences and styles. He’ll be playing with a full band, The Dukes, featuring  husband and wife duo Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore, along with Kelley Looney and Will Rigby.
 

The show starts at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance, $44 on Monday and $55 for reserve seats. They’re available at www.bellyupaspen.com

International Day of Peace Celebrations
Two events celebrate International Day of Peace on Saturday, Sept. 21 in Aspen.
 
Also known as World Peace Day, the United Nations-dedicated observation brings people across the world together in the collective day for world peace.
 
The Aspen Yoga Society, lululemon and the Shakti Foundation are hosting a healing circle at 5:30 p.m. at the Limelight Hotel, followed by a screening of the documentary “Peace One Day.” The film recounts the story of the creation of International Day of Peace. It’s free and open to the public, but they will be collecting donations for the Pitkin County Jail’s yoga program. More info at www.aspenyogasociety.org
 
Aspen Deeksha hosts an “Awaken North America” event celebrating Peace Day at 9 a.m. at the Doerr-Hosier Center, featuring a meditation and telecast with Sri Bhagavan of Oneness University in India. Tickets are $10. More info at www.aspendeeksha.com