What: Do Not Resist Film DocumentaryWhere: Aspen @ Wheeler Opera HouseWhen: Monday, February 6, 2017 @ 6:30 pmAcross America, citizens are protesting police shootings; small cities are acquiring military-grade armored vehicles, despite opposition from citizens; heavily armed SWAT teams are issuing intrusive no-call warrants; and legislators are hotly debating the merits of spending billions of dollars on conflict-grade police equipment.
Do Not Resist, a stunning debut documentary by Craig Atkinson, takes us inside the increasingly militarized world of police culture in the U.S. With incredible access, the film offers an alarming montage of policing issues across the country — from the chaotic riots in Ferguson, Missouri, to drug raids in the rural south, a national police training seminar, committee meetings in Capitol Hill and tactical training camps for SWAT members. The result is a rare and surprising look into the disturbing and systemic realities of our country’s uniformed officers.
Also being screened is Looking for Trouble, the documentary about humanitarian engineer Fred Cuny and his bold actions during the Bosnian War. His mission: to smuggle a water filtration system into the besieged city of Sarajevo to save the crumbling city.
Looking for Trouble is the journey of a man who valued lives over bureaucracy. It’s the legacy of a man with radical ideas and the charisma to see them realized. It’s the tale of a city fighting for survival. It’s the story of responsibility, sacrifice and what is takes to change the world.
Tickets are $15.00
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What: Chocolate Classic
Where: Aspen, Hotel Jerome
When: Wednesday, February 8 @ 5:00 - 8:00 pm
The Chocolate Classic annual fundraiser brings in restaurants and chefs from all over the valley to the Hotel Jerome to compete for the title of “Best Chocolate Dessert.” Tickets are $30 for general admission and $100 for VIP.
VIP judging, complimentary champagne, and tasting will take place from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., and the general tasting at 6:30 p.m. Light hors d'oeuvres will be available to all guests during the silent auction from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
To purchase tickets, go here: http://www.aroundaspen.com/event-calendar.html
What: Special Olympics Southeast and Western Winter Games
Where: Glenwood Springs @ Sunlight Mountain
When: Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 11, 2017
Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformation power and joy of sports, every day around the world. Head on over and cheer for the athletes competing in the Western Regional Finals.
For more information: http://www.specialolympicsco.org/event/southeast-western-winter-games/
What: JAS Aspen UpdateWhere: Town Park, Snowmass VillageWhen: Labor Day WeekendJust added, Daryl Hall and you guessed it, Woody Creek’s own John Oates, The Roots, St. Paul & The Broken Bones + Lake Street Drive. Three-day passes are still available, and single day passes are now on sale! So far, the line-up is:
Friday, Sept. 1
DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES 8pm
Lake Street Dive 6pm
Saturday, Sept. 2
KEITH URBAN 7:30pm
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats 5pm
St. Paul & The Broken Bones 3pm
Sunday, Sept. 3
MAROON 5 7:30pm
The Roots 5pm
To purchase tickets, go here: http://www.axs.com/events/329826/jas-aspen-snowmass-labor-day-experience-tickets/promopage/6674?skin=jasaspen
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