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Summer 2014

Features

Field Guide to Summer Culture

Field Guide to Summer Culture

The Roaring Fork Valley’s cultural experiences can range from challenging to transcendent to plain old fun. Here’s how to do it all this summer.

A Tale for  Our Time

A Tale for Our Time

Chatting with Ken Adelman about his new book, Reagan at Reykjavík, his take on working with the “Great Communicator,” his life in Aspen, and his thoughts on how Shakespeare remains relevant...

Build and  Let Live

Build and Let Live

Forty years ago, Aspen hatched the idea for a humble, small-scale employee-housing initiative. Nearly 3,000 units later, the program has proved among the most consequential decisions the city has...

This Old Art House

This Old Art House

After faithfully preserving one of Aspen’s oldest homes, Sharon and John Hoffman did something surprising: they stuffed it with contemporary art.

Solar Flair

Solar Flair

White clothes, two models, dreamy luminescence: summer fashion lights up the room.

Departments

Grill Scouting

Grill Scouting

Seven succulent burgers to sink your teeth into now.

Where the Beer  Flows Like Beer

Where the Beer Flows Like Beer

A new bar on the Hyman Mall serves up dozens of options for suds lovers.

Farmers’ Market to Fork

Farmers’ Market to Fork

Shop the Saturday market with a St. Regis chef, then eat the bounty.

Core Values

Core Values

Aspen’s downtown retail landscape has never been so high-end. But is that a cause for concern?

Making the Subgrade

Making the Subgrade

A sunken garden bordered by water both echoes and contrasts its surroundings.

Blade Runner

Blade Runner

Mike Kosec of Rolling Sharpening Stone keeps chefs on the cutting edge.

Multifestivalling

Multifestivalling

Aspen has too many festivals. You have too little time. At last, a solution.

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Aspen Art Museum: Ernesto Neto

For å Aspen Art Museum’s final exhibition in its soon-to-be-vacated location by the Roaring Fork River, Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto challenges the notion of sculpture as static...

Where?
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-8050
Website »

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

ACES offers educational nature-themed programming at its four campuses in the valley. June–Sept.

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-5756
Website »

Snowmass Doubles Volleyball

Whether you are competing or simply joining spectators for the Beach Finals on the sand court in Base Village, this mountain tournament, now in its second year, brings some SoCal beach culture to...

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 800-SNO-WMASS
Website »

Silver Queen Gondola

Service to the top of Aspen Mountain. Daily June 21–Sept. 1. Weekends only, May 24–June 15 and Sept. 6–Oct. 5. 970-925-1220,

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-1220
Website »

Bluegrass Sundays

Enjoy free performances by pickin’ and fiddlin’ musicians at the top of Aspen Mountain. Gondola pass required. Noon–3 p.m., mid-June through mid-August.

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-923-1227
Website »

Theatre Aspen Presents The Full Monty

The hilarious musical comedy follows unemployed men trying to raise money by taking off their clothes in a one-night performance, winning back their pride and their women in the process....

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-9313
Website »

Aspen Arts Festival

An accessible open-air art gallery in Wagner Park with more than 175 exhibitors presenting jewelry, pottery, sculpture, glass, ceramics, paintings, and prints. Free admission.

Where?
Wagner Park
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-1940
Website »

JAS Café Downstairs @ the Nell

A summer-long series of intimate jazz performances at the Little Nell Hotel every other weekend. This summer’s shows include Rene Marie’s homage to Eartha Kitt, “I Wanna Be Evil” (June 26 &...

Where?
Little Nell Hotel
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-920-6344
Website »

Automobili Exotica

This fifth-annual car event is presented by 3ZERO3 Motorsports. Car lovers catch the road rally from Denver to Snowmass via Independence Pass, then attend the Car Expo and Exotic Car Show...

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 800-SNO-WMASS
Website »

Elk Camp Gondola and Chairlift

Daily service to the top of the gondola at Snowmass, with weekend service to the top of Elk Camp Chairlift. June 21–Sept. 1, and weekends only the rest of Sept.

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-1220
Website »

Theatre Aspen Presents The Cottage

This Noel Coward–inspired romantic comedy of sex, betrayal, and love calls into question the true meanings of fate, identity, and marriage as a surprising, hilarious web of secrets unravels. Ages...

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-9313
Website »

Silver Queen Gondola

Service to the top of Aspen Mountain. Daily June 21–Sept. 1. Weekends only, May 24–June 15 and Sept. 6–Oct. 5. 970-925-1220,

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-1220
Website »

Aspen Art Museum: Ernesto Neto

For å Aspen Art Museum’s final exhibition in its soon-to-be-vacated location by the Roaring Fork River, Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto challenges the notion of sculpture as static...

Where?
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-8050
Website »

Elk Camp Gondola and Chairlift

Daily service to the top of the gondola at Snowmass, with weekend service to the top of Elk Camp Chairlift. June 21–Sept. 1, and weekends only the rest of Sept.

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-1220
Website »

JAS Café Downstairs @ the Nell

A summer-long series of intimate jazz performances at the Little Nell Hotel every other weekend. This summer’s shows include Rene Marie’s homage to Eartha Kitt, “I Wanna Be Evil” (June 26 &...

Where?
Little Nell Hotel
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-920-6344
Website »

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

ACES offers educational nature-themed programming at its four campuses in the valley. June–Sept.

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-5756
Website »

Aspen Music Festival

This year’s season theme, “The New Romantics,” explores the resurgence of Romantic imagination in music of the late-twentieth and early-twenty-first centuries. As always, the big...

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-9042

Theatre Aspen Presents The Full Monty

The hilarious musical comedy follows unemployed men trying to raise money by taking off their clothes in a one-night performance, winning back their pride and their women in the process....

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-9313
Website »

Theatre Aspen Presents The Cottage

This Noel Coward–inspired romantic comedy of sex, betrayal, and love calls into question the true meanings of fate, identity, and marriage as a surprising, hilarious web of secrets unravels. Ages...

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-9313
Website »

Elk Camp Gondola and Chairlift

Daily service to the top of the gondola at Snowmass, with weekend service to the top of Elk Camp Chairlift. June 21–Sept. 1, and weekends only the rest of Sept.

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-1220
Website »

Aspen Art Museum: Ernesto Neto

For å Aspen Art Museum’s final exhibition in its soon-to-be-vacated location by the Roaring Fork River, Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto challenges the notion of sculpture as static...

Where?
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-8050
Website »

Aspen Music Festival

This year’s season theme, “The New Romantics,” explores the resurgence of Romantic imagination in music of the late-twentieth and early-twenty-first centuries. As always, the big...

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-9042

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

ACES offers educational nature-themed programming at its four campuses in the valley. June–Sept.

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-5756
Website »

Theatre Aspen Presents The Cottage

This Noel Coward–inspired romantic comedy of sex, betrayal, and love calls into question the true meanings of fate, identity, and marriage as a surprising, hilarious web of secrets unravels. Ages...

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-9313
Website »

JAS Café Downstairs @ the Nell

A summer-long series of intimate jazz performances at the Little Nell Hotel every other weekend. This summer’s shows include Rene Marie’s homage to Eartha Kitt, “I Wanna Be Evil” (June 26 &...

Where?
Little Nell Hotel
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-920-6344
Website »

Silver Queen Gondola

Service to the top of Aspen Mountain. Daily June 21–Sept. 1. Weekends only, May 24–June 15 and Sept. 6–Oct. 5. 970-925-1220,

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-1220
Website »

Theatre Aspen Presents The Full Monty

The hilarious musical comedy follows unemployed men trying to raise money by taking off their clothes in a one-night performance, winning back their pride and their women in the process....

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-9313
Website »

Snowmass Rodeo

The rodeo includes bull riding, team roping, barrel racing, and bronco riding. Kids compete in a calf scramble and mutton busting. Also on hand: a petting zoo and a mechanical bull.

Where?
Snowmass Village Rodeo Grounds
Snowmass Village , CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-923-8898
Website »

Silver Queen Gondola

Service to the top of Aspen Mountain. Daily June 21–Sept. 1. Weekends only, May 24–June 15 and Sept. 6–Oct. 5. 970-925-1220,

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-1220
Website »

Aspen Art Museum: Ernesto Neto

For å Aspen Art Museum’s final exhibition in its soon-to-be-vacated location by the Roaring Fork River, Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto challenges the notion of sculpture as static...

Where?
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-8050
Website »

Elk Camp Gondola and Chairlift

Daily service to the top of the gondola at Snowmass, with weekend service to the top of Elk Camp Chairlift. June 21–Sept. 1, and weekends only the rest of Sept.

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-1220
Website »

Aspen Music Festival

This year’s season theme, “The New Romantics,” explores the resurgence of Romantic imagination in music of the late-twentieth and early-twenty-first centuries. As always, the big...

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-9042

Theatre Aspen Presents The Cottage

This Noel Coward–inspired romantic comedy of sex, betrayal, and love calls into question the true meanings of fate, identity, and marriage as a surprising, hilarious web of secrets unravels. Ages...

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-9313
Website »

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

ACES offers educational nature-themed programming at its four campuses in the valley. June–Sept.

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-5756
Website »

Theatre Aspen Presents The Full Monty

The hilarious musical comedy follows unemployed men trying to raise money by taking off their clothes in a one-night performance, winning back their pride and their women in the process....

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-9313
Website »

Theatre Aspen Presents The Cottage

This Noel Coward–inspired romantic comedy of sex, betrayal, and love calls into question the true meanings of fate, identity, and marriage as a surprising, hilarious web of secrets unravels. Ages...

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-9313
Website »

Aspen Art Museum: Ernesto Neto

For å Aspen Art Museum’s final exhibition in its soon-to-be-vacated location by the Roaring Fork River, Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto challenges the notion of sculpture as static...

Where?
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-8050
Website »

Aspen Music Festival

This year’s season theme, “The New Romantics,” explores the resurgence of Romantic imagination in music of the late-twentieth and early-twenty-first centuries. As always, the big...

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-9042

Silver Queen Gondola

Service to the top of Aspen Mountain. Daily June 21–Sept. 1. Weekends only, May 24–June 15 and Sept. 6–Oct. 5. 970-925-1220,

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-1220
Website »

Theatre Aspen Presents The Full Monty

The hilarious musical comedy follows unemployed men trying to raise money by taking off their clothes in a one-night performance, winning back their pride and their women in the process....

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-9313
Website »

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

ACES offers educational nature-themed programming at its four campuses in the valley. June–Sept.

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-5756
Website »

Elk Camp Gondola and Chairlift

Daily service to the top of the gondola at Snowmass, with weekend service to the top of Elk Camp Chairlift. June 21–Sept. 1, and weekends only the rest of Sept.

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-1220
Website »

JAS Café Downstairs @ the Nell

A summer-long series of intimate jazz performances at the Little Nell Hotel every other weekend. This summer’s shows include Rene Marie’s homage to Eartha Kitt, “I Wanna Be Evil” (June 26 &...

Where?
Little Nell Hotel
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-920-6344
Website »

Snowmass Summer of Free Music

“One of the best lineups of free summer concerts in North America,” says the Los Angeles Times. This summer’s acts include the Grand Funk Railroad (June 26) and Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers...

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 800-SNO-WMASS
Website »

Theatre Aspen Presents The Full Monty

The hilarious musical comedy follows unemployed men trying to raise money by taking off their clothes in a one-night performance, winning back their pride and their women in the process....

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-9313
Website »

Elk Camp Gondola and Chairlift

Daily service to the top of the gondola at Snowmass, with weekend service to the top of Elk Camp Chairlift. June 21–Sept. 1, and weekends only the rest of Sept.

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-1220
Website »

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

ACES offers educational nature-themed programming at its four campuses in the valley. June–Sept.

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-5756
Website »

Theatre Aspen Presents Little Women

An exhilarating new musical filled with contemporary music, based on Louisa May Alcott’s novel. All ages.

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-9313
Website »

Theatre Aspen Presents The Cottage

This Noel Coward–inspired romantic comedy of sex, betrayal, and love calls into question the true meanings of fate, identity, and marriage as a surprising, hilarious web of secrets unravels. Ages...

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-9313
Website »

Aspen Art Museum: Ernesto Neto

For å Aspen Art Museum’s final exhibition in its soon-to-be-vacated location by the Roaring Fork River, Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto challenges the notion of sculpture as static...

Where?
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-8050
Website »

Aspen Music Festival

This year’s season theme, “The New Romantics,” explores the resurgence of Romantic imagination in music of the late-twentieth and early-twenty-first centuries. As always, the big...

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-9042

Silver Queen Gondola

Service to the top of Aspen Mountain. Daily June 21–Sept. 1. Weekends only, May 24–June 15 and Sept. 6–Oct. 5. 970-925-1220,

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-1220
Website »

Theatre Aspen Presents The Cottage

This Noel Coward–inspired romantic comedy of sex, betrayal, and love calls into question the true meanings of fate, identity, and marriage as a surprising, hilarious web of secrets unravels. Ages...

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-9313
Website »

Classical Music

Students of the Aspen Music Festival perform a repertoire of their own choosing at the top of Aspen Mountain. July–Aug. Music is free, at 1 p.m. Gondola requires a pass.

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-923-1227
Website »

Theatre Aspen Presents The Full Monty

The hilarious musical comedy follows unemployed men trying to raise money by taking off their clothes in a one-night performance, winning back their pride and their women in the process....

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-9313
Website »

Theatre Aspen Presents Little Women

An exhilarating new musical filled with contemporary music, based on Louisa May Alcott’s novel. All ages.

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-9313
Website »

Silver Queen Gondola

Service to the top of Aspen Mountain. Daily June 21–Sept. 1. Weekends only, May 24–June 15 and Sept. 6–Oct. 5. 970-925-1220,

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-1220
Website »

Aspen Saturday Market

Local fruits, vegetables, meats, and even wine, plus art, jewelry, and cotton candy. 8 a.m.– 3 p.m. in downtown Aspen. June 14–Oct. 11

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-920-5000
Website »

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

ACES offers educational nature-themed programming at its four campuses in the valley. June–Sept.

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-5756
Website »

Elk Camp Gondola and Chairlift

Daily service to the top of the gondola at Snowmass, with weekend service to the top of Elk Camp Chairlift. June 21–Sept. 1, and weekends only the rest of Sept.

Where?
, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-1220
Website »

Aspen Art Museum: Ernesto Neto

For å Aspen Art Museum’s final exhibition in its soon-to-be-vacated location by the Roaring Fork River, Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto challenges the notion of sculpture as static...

Where?
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen, CO

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-8050
Website »

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