This week’s arts and entertainment events: concerts, art, film and dance

Spazmatics is playing a free concert on Fanny Hill tonight.
Courtesy of Spazmatics


Spazmatic, 6:30 a.m. today

Because who can’t resist a tribute band from the 80s, with parody? The Spazmatics bill themselves as “the ultimate homage to the 80s new wave”, offering the awesome sounds, styles and dance moves of the 80s. They come with skinny ties, creamy Brill hair and glasses horn-mounted to “recapture all the best of the worst,” according to its website. “Exceptional musicianship combined with creative flair and style for an evening of pure energy and entertainment.” Doors open at 5:30 p.m. to grab a perfect seat; music starts at 6:30 p.m. on Fanny Hill, Snowmass.

Clay National XVI, August 20 to October 1

The Carbondale Clay Center presents Clay National XVI, “Say it with Clay,” juried by Diane Kenney. The National Ceramic Arts Exhibition is held annually at the Carbondale Clay Center Gallery and features a handful of contemporary ceramic artists, who exhibit a wide range of work.

“We feel the powerful presence of handmade work in our homes and our daily lives,” Kenney said. “Each piece has a story to tell that connects us to the creator and to a memory. We can feel their spirit, as we live with the work. It is a beautiful, essential and enduring part of our lives.

Julia Feld’s ceramics are just one of many clay National XVI ceramics.
julia feld


BASALSA, noon to midnight, August 20

BASALSA is back, with food trucks, children’s activities, dance lessons, an afternoon of barefoot bachata outdoors and a musical evening with dancing in the theatre. The event is free and open to all.

  • 1 p.m. Bachata class with Mezcla (45 mins.) – Theater
  • 2 p.m. Salsa class with Fafa and Amina (45 mins.) – Theater
  • 3 p.m. Salsa class with Edwin and Erika (45 mins.) – Theater
  • 4pm-7pm Barefoot Bachata Social Hosted by Mezcla (DJs Mezcla & Fafa) – Listening Lawn (outside)
  • 8-9 p.m. Salsa class with Edwin and Erika – Theater
  • 9-9.30pm DJ Rivera Rhythm – Theater
  • 9:30-10:30 p.m. ORQUESTA LA BRAVA – Theater
  • 10:30-11:00 p.m. DJ Rivera Rhythm – Theater
  • 11 p.m. to midnight, ORQUESTA LA BRAVA – Theater

Children’s programming: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Arts and crafts with The Buddy Program; 3:45 p.m. pinatas; 2 p.m. Dance class for children with Leeza and drummer.

Courtesy Tacaw


Movies Under the Stars: “The Goonies,” 8 p.m. August 20

Bring a blanket, a picnic, and watch “The Goonies,” a classic children’s tale about a group that lives in the “Goon Docks” neighborhood of Astoria, Oregon. While trying to save their homes from foreclosure, they discover an old treasure map that takes them on an adventure to unearth the long-lost fortune of One-Eyed Willy, a legendary 17e-century pirate. But soon enough, a family of criminals, who want the treasure themselves, start hunting them. Summer Skating Rink (49 Wood Road), Snowmass Village.

“The Goonies”
Courtesy picture

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Jennifer R. Strohm