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Summer 2015

Features

Off The Charts

Off The Charts

Aspen’s arts programming has never been more abundant—or more ambitious. Want proof? Consider the more than thirty events making up our annual guide to summer culture.

The Dating Game

The Dating Game

To the outsider, single life in Aspen appears an inviting stew of attractive people and pulsating scenes. To the insider, it’s all that and more. And a whole lot weirder.

Into The Woods

Into The Woods

A new nonprofit organization combines walks in nature, moderated discussions of literature, and soldier-to-soldier bonding to heal the psychological wounds of war.

Beauty in Bloom

Beauty in Bloom

Prints and flowers bring a painterly elegance to this summer’s dresses, pants, and skirts. Frida Kahlo would approve.

Change Agent

Change Agent

The impending remodel of the Victor Lundy house in Aspen’s West End offers a case study in the creative potential of honoring the past while embracing the present.

Going Within

Going Within

Ancient om resonates with a distinct Carbondale vibe in a modern-age wellness sanctuary.

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Tour de Beer

Tour de Beer

It may not be Portland (a.k.a. Beervana), but the Roaring Fork Valley’s brewing culture is hopping—and mashing and lagering.

Going Within

Going Within

Ancient om resonates with a distinct Carbondale vibe in a modern-age wellness sanctuary.

An Epic Ride

An Epic Ride

Talking Aspen cycling’s past and present, and the color pink, with Charlie Tarver.

Making Trail

Making Trail

An army of local volunteers does the work the Forest Service can’t.

Time Bomb

Time Bomb

Time is very much of the style essence with this summer’s playful watches.

Sale-ing Away

Sale-ing Away

Nowhere is the American phenomenon of the yard sale more interestingly on display than in Aspen.

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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2015 Hotel de Paris Museum Tour Season

Hotel de Paris Museum, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, opens its tour season to the public on Saturday, May 23, 2015.  Louis Dupuy’s Hotel de Paris contains stories...

Cost: $7.00

Where?
409 6th Street
409
6th Street
Georgetown, CO  80444
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Hotel de Paris Museum
Telephone: 303-569-2311
Contact name: Kevin Kuharic
Website »

Theatre Aspen Presents Cabaret

Theatre Aspen constructs a pre-WWII Berliner club—the Kit Kat Klub—for Sally Bowles to share some of theater’s most memorable songs. Director/choreographer Mark Martino and...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

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

Junie B. Jones The Musical

Barbara Park’s beloved children’s book character is brought to life for the stage adaption of a precocious first grader’s trials and tribulations. Theatre Aspen’s...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Theatre Aspen
Telephone: 970-925-9313
Website »

Stories We Tell Ourselves (Chapter 2)

Stories We Tell Ourselves explores both the form and meaning of words and texts in relation to art. The exhibition reveals itself over time like chapters in a book throughout the Aspen Art...

Cost: Free

Where?
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen, CO  81611

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

Peter and the Starcatcher

Peter and the Starcatcher shines a light on the mysterious beginnings of Peter Pan’s magical world. Theatre Aspen presents this Tony Award–winning play, based on the best-selling...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Theatre Aspen
Telephone: 970-925-9313
Website »

Chris Ofili: Night and Day

The Aspen Art Museum examines Chris Ofili’s career with an all-encompassing exhibition taking over the entire museum and featuring more than thirty of the Turner Prize–winning...

Where?
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Art Museum
Telephone: 970-925-8050
Website »

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2015 Hotel de Paris Museum Tour Season

Hotel de Paris Museum, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, opens its tour season to the public on Saturday, May 23, 2015.  Louis Dupuy’s Hotel de Paris contains stories...

Cost: $7.00

Where?
409 6th Street
409
6th Street
Georgetown, CO  80444
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Hotel de Paris Museum
Telephone: 303-569-2311
Contact name: Kevin Kuharic
Website »

Chris Ofili: Night and Day

The Aspen Art Museum examines Chris Ofili’s career with an all-encompassing exhibition taking over the entire museum and featuring more than thirty of the Turner Prize–winning...

Where?
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Art Museum
Telephone: 970-925-8050
Website »

Stories We Tell Ourselves (Chapter 2)

Stories We Tell Ourselves explores both the form and meaning of words and texts in relation to art. The exhibition reveals itself over time like chapters in a book throughout the Aspen Art...

Cost: Free

Where?
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen, CO  81611

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

Peter and the Starcatcher

Peter and the Starcatcher shines a light on the mysterious beginnings of Peter Pan’s magical world. Theatre Aspen presents this Tony Award–winning play, based on the best-selling...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Theatre Aspen
Telephone: 970-925-9313
Website »

Junie B. Jones The Musical

Barbara Park’s beloved children’s book character is brought to life for the stage adaption of a precocious first grader’s trials and tribulations. Theatre Aspen’s...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Theatre Aspen
Telephone: 970-925-9313
Website »

Theatre Aspen Presents Cabaret

Theatre Aspen constructs a pre-WWII Berliner club—the Kit Kat Klub—for Sally Bowles to share some of theater’s most memorable songs. Director/choreographer Mark Martino and...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

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

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Silver Queen Gondola

Whisk to the 11,200-foot summit of Ajax, a world away from Aspen. If the views of the Elk Mountains aren’t enough, keep busy with yoga classes, naturalist hikes, Sunday bluegrass concerts,...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Skiing Company
Telephone: 970-923-1227
Website »

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2015 Hotel de Paris Museum Tour Season

Hotel de Paris Museum, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, opens its tour season to the public on Saturday, May 23, 2015.  Louis Dupuy’s Hotel de Paris contains stories...

Cost: $7.00

Where?
409 6th Street
409
6th Street
Georgetown, CO  80444
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Hotel de Paris Museum
Telephone: 303-569-2311
Contact name: Kevin Kuharic
Website »

7:00 PM -

Tuesday Writers Group

Budding and established writers alike can benefit from the peer editing offered by the Aspen Writers’ Foundation’s Tuesday Writers’ Group. All writers are welcome, so be sure...

Where?
Red Brick Center for the Arts
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Telephone: 970-920-5770
Website »

Aspen Institute Summer Programming

The Institute’s summer lineup features a host of forums (Aspen Security, Aspen Action, and more), the McCloskey Speaker Series, the Hurst Lecture Series, a graphic novel workshop for high...

Where?
Aspen Meadows Campus
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Telephone: 970-544-7929
Website »

Elk Camp Gondola and Chairlift

Hiking and biking trail systems, thirty-six holes of disc golf, paintball, and a family-friendly climbing wall and Eurobungy await at the top of the gondola. The chairlift rises even higher, to...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Skiing Company
Telephone: 970-923-1227
Website »

Junie B. Jones The Musical

Barbara Park’s beloved children’s book character is brought to life for the stage adaption of a precocious first grader’s trials and tribulations. Theatre Aspen’s...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Theatre Aspen
Telephone: 970-925-9313
Website »

Peter and the Starcatcher

Peter and the Starcatcher shines a light on the mysterious beginnings of Peter Pan’s magical world. Theatre Aspen presents this Tony Award–winning play, based on the best-selling...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Theatre Aspen
Telephone: 970-925-9313
Website »

ACES Summer Programing

The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies offers daily activities at multiple locations throughout the upper valley. Birding, lectures, farm-to-table dinners, and guided hikes are just some of...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
Telephone: 970-925-5756
Website »

Aspen Music Festival and School

More than 300 events fill AMFS’s eight-week summer season (through Aug. 23). Five full orchestras, dozens of chamber music concerts, three fully produced operas, plus master classes,...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Music Festival and School
Telephone: 970-925-9042
Website »

Time Travel Tours

Discover the mysteries of town’s history with the Aspen Historical Society’s weekly excursions: West End Walking Tour (July 21), East End Walking Tour (July 28), Aspen Grove Cemetery...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Historical Society
Telephone: 970-925-3721
Website »

Theatre Aspen Presents Cabaret

Theatre Aspen constructs a pre-WWII Berliner club—the Kit Kat Klub—for Sally Bowles to share some of theater’s most memorable songs. Director/choreographer Mark Martino and...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

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

Chris Ofili: Night and Day

The Aspen Art Museum examines Chris Ofili’s career with an all-encompassing exhibition taking over the entire museum and featuring more than thirty of the Turner Prize–winning...

Where?
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Art Museum
Telephone: 970-925-8050
Website »

JAS Café Summer Series

Big city–caliber jazz performed in intimate local settings. This summer’s series continues with Ann Hampton Callaway (July 22 & 23 at the Little Nell), Lizz Wright (Aug. 7 &...

Cost: $40

Where?
Various Locations
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Jazz Aspen Snowmass
Telephone: 970-920-4996
Website »

Stories We Tell Ourselves (Chapter 2)

Stories We Tell Ourselves explores both the form and meaning of words and texts in relation to art. The exhibition reveals itself over time like chapters in a book throughout the Aspen Art...

Cost: Free

Where?
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen, CO  81611

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

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Silver Queen Gondola

Whisk to the 11,200-foot summit of Ajax, a world away from Aspen. If the views of the Elk Mountains aren’t enough, keep busy with yoga classes, naturalist hikes, Sunday bluegrass concerts,...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Skiing Company
Telephone: 970-923-1227
Website »

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2015 Hotel de Paris Museum Tour Season

Hotel de Paris Museum, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, opens its tour season to the public on Saturday, May 23, 2015.  Louis Dupuy’s Hotel de Paris contains stories...

Cost: $7.00

Where?
409 6th Street
409
6th Street
Georgetown, CO  80444
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Hotel de Paris Museum
Telephone: 303-569-2311
Contact name: Kevin Kuharic
Website »

12:30 PM -

Aspen Business Luncheon

A weekly public luncheon that began forty years ago, featuring presentations by luminaries, local and otherwise, discussing current issues affecting our community. Not all lunches take...

Where?
Various Locations
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Business Luncheon
Website »

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Snowmass Rodeo

The Snowmass Rodeo offers traditional western events for real-life cowpokes. A mechanical bull, BBQ, and family-friendly activities get wannabes in on the action.

Cost: $15–$20

Where?
Snowmass Rodeo Grounds
Snowmass Village, CO  81615

For more information:
Sponsor: Snowmass Rodeo
Website »

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

ACES Astronomy Night

A night under the open sky begins with an interactive presentation by Dr. Cherilynn Morrow and ends with a lakeside tour of the stars.

Where?
Hallam Lake
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
Telephone: 970-925-5756
Website »

Elk Camp Gondola and Chairlift

Hiking and biking trail systems, thirty-six holes of disc golf, paintball, and a family-friendly climbing wall and Eurobungy await at the top of the gondola. The chairlift rises even higher, to...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Skiing Company
Telephone: 970-923-1227
Website »

Aspen Music Festival and School

More than 300 events fill AMFS’s eight-week summer season (through Aug. 23). Five full orchestras, dozens of chamber music concerts, three fully produced operas, plus master classes,...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Music Festival and School
Telephone: 970-925-9042
Website »

Stories We Tell Ourselves (Chapter 2)

Stories We Tell Ourselves explores both the form and meaning of words and texts in relation to art. The exhibition reveals itself over time like chapters in a book throughout the Aspen Art...

Cost: Free

Where?
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen, CO  81611

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

Junie B. Jones The Musical

Barbara Park’s beloved children’s book character is brought to life for the stage adaption of a precocious first grader’s trials and tribulations. Theatre Aspen’s...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Theatre Aspen
Telephone: 970-925-9313
Website »

Theatre Aspen Presents Cabaret

Theatre Aspen constructs a pre-WWII Berliner club—the Kit Kat Klub—for Sally Bowles to share some of theater’s most memorable songs. Director/choreographer Mark Martino and...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

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

JAS Café Summer Series

Big city–caliber jazz performed in intimate local settings. This summer’s series continues with Ann Hampton Callaway (July 22 & 23 at the Little Nell), Lizz Wright (Aug. 7 &...

Cost: $40

Where?
Various Locations
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Jazz Aspen Snowmass
Telephone: 970-920-4996
Website »

Aspen Institute Summer Programming

The Institute’s summer lineup features a host of forums (Aspen Security, Aspen Action, and more), the McCloskey Speaker Series, the Hurst Lecture Series, a graphic novel workshop for high...

Where?
Aspen Meadows Campus
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Telephone: 970-544-7929
Website »

ACES Summer Programing

The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies offers daily activities at multiple locations throughout the upper valley. Birding, lectures, farm-to-table dinners, and guided hikes are just some of...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
Telephone: 970-925-5756
Website »

Minis in the Mountains

The annual gathering of Mini enthusiasts includes a free public car show, group rides, and other social activities and events throughout the weekend.

Where?
Snowmass Village, CO  81615

For more information:
Sponsor: Minis in the Mountains
Website »

Chris Ofili: Night and Day

The Aspen Art Museum examines Chris Ofili’s career with an all-encompassing exhibition taking over the entire museum and featuring more than thirty of the Turner Prize–winning...

Where?
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Art Museum
Telephone: 970-925-8050
Website »

Peter and the Starcatcher

Peter and the Starcatcher shines a light on the mysterious beginnings of Peter Pan’s magical world. Theatre Aspen presents this Tony Award–winning play, based on the best-selling...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Theatre Aspen
Telephone: 970-925-9313
Website »

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Silver Queen Gondola

Whisk to the 11,200-foot summit of Ajax, a world away from Aspen. If the views of the Elk Mountains aren’t enough, keep busy with yoga classes, naturalist hikes, Sunday bluegrass concerts,...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Skiing Company
Telephone: 970-923-1227
Website »

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2015 Hotel de Paris Museum Tour Season

Hotel de Paris Museum, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, opens its tour season to the public on Saturday, May 23, 2015.  Louis Dupuy’s Hotel de Paris contains stories...

Cost: $7.00

Where?
409 6th Street
409
6th Street
Georgetown, CO  80444
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Hotel de Paris Museum
Telephone: 303-569-2311
Contact name: Kevin Kuharic
Website »

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Free Physics Talks

This summer’s series of esteemed speakers delivering free physics lectures continues with “Using Geometry to Simplify Particle Physics” (July 23), “The Secret Life of...

Cost: Free

Where?
Aspen Center for Physics
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Center for Physics
Telephone: 970-925-2585
Website »

6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Snowmass Free Summer Concert Series

Performances include Jaden Carlson Band (July 16), Feufollet (July 23), Firefall (Aug. 6), and more to be announced.

Cost: Free

Where?
Snowmass Village Mall
Snowmass Village, CO  81615

For more information:
Sponsor: Snowmass Chamber
Telephone: 970-922-2233
Website »

ACES Summer Programing

The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies offers daily activities at multiple locations throughout the upper valley. Birding, lectures, farm-to-table dinners, and guided hikes are just some of...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
Telephone: 970-925-5756
Website »

Elk Camp Gondola and Chairlift

Hiking and biking trail systems, thirty-six holes of disc golf, paintball, and a family-friendly climbing wall and Eurobungy await at the top of the gondola. The chairlift rises even higher, to...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Skiing Company
Telephone: 970-923-1227
Website »

Peter and the Starcatcher

Peter and the Starcatcher shines a light on the mysterious beginnings of Peter Pan’s magical world. Theatre Aspen presents this Tony Award–winning play, based on the best-selling...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Theatre Aspen
Telephone: 970-925-9313
Website »

JAS Café Summer Series

Big city–caliber jazz performed in intimate local settings. This summer’s series continues with Ann Hampton Callaway (July 22 & 23 at the Little Nell), Lizz Wright (Aug. 7 &...

Cost: $40

Where?
Various Locations
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Jazz Aspen Snowmass
Telephone: 970-920-4996
Website »

Stories We Tell Ourselves (Chapter 2)

Stories We Tell Ourselves explores both the form and meaning of words and texts in relation to art. The exhibition reveals itself over time like chapters in a book throughout the Aspen Art...

Cost: Free

Where?
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen, CO  81611

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

Theatre Aspen Presents Cabaret

Theatre Aspen constructs a pre-WWII Berliner club—the Kit Kat Klub—for Sally Bowles to share some of theater’s most memorable songs. Director/choreographer Mark Martino and...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

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

Chris Ofili: Night and Day

The Aspen Art Museum examines Chris Ofili’s career with an all-encompassing exhibition taking over the entire museum and featuring more than thirty of the Turner Prize–winning...

Where?
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Art Museum
Telephone: 970-925-8050
Website »

Aspen Institute Summer Programming

The Institute’s summer lineup features a host of forums (Aspen Security, Aspen Action, and more), the McCloskey Speaker Series, the Hurst Lecture Series, a graphic novel workshop for high...

Where?
Aspen Meadows Campus
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Telephone: 970-544-7929
Website »

Minis in the Mountains

The annual gathering of Mini enthusiasts includes a free public car show, group rides, and other social activities and events throughout the weekend.

Where?
Snowmass Village, CO  81615

For more information:
Sponsor: Minis in the Mountains
Website »

Junie B. Jones The Musical

Barbara Park’s beloved children’s book character is brought to life for the stage adaption of a precocious first grader’s trials and tribulations. Theatre Aspen’s...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Theatre Aspen
Telephone: 970-925-9313
Website »

Aspen Music Festival and School

More than 300 events fill AMFS’s eight-week summer season (through Aug. 23). Five full orchestras, dozens of chamber music concerts, three fully produced operas, plus master classes,...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Music Festival and School
Telephone: 970-925-9042
Website »

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2015 Hotel de Paris Museum Tour Season

Hotel de Paris Museum, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, opens its tour season to the public on Saturday, May 23, 2015.  Louis Dupuy’s Hotel de Paris contains stories...

Cost: $7.00

Where?
409 6th Street
409
6th Street
Georgetown, CO  80444
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Hotel de Paris Museum
Telephone: 303-569-2311
Contact name: Kevin Kuharic
Website »

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Silver Queen Gondola

Whisk to the 11,200-foot summit of Ajax, a world away from Aspen. If the views of the Elk Mountains aren’t enough, keep busy with yoga classes, naturalist hikes, Sunday bluegrass concerts,...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Skiing Company
Telephone: 970-923-1227
Website »

7:30 PM -

Verdi’s Aida with the Aspen Festival Orchestra

Presented by the Aspen Music Festival and School, this operatic performance of the Italian classic stars an international cast of singers and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra Chorus.

Where?
Benedict Music Tent
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Music Festival & School
Telephone: 970-925-9042
Website »

Minis in the Mountains

The annual gathering of Mini enthusiasts includes a free public car show, group rides, and other social activities and events throughout the weekend.

Where?
Snowmass Village, CO  81615

For more information:
Sponsor: Minis in the Mountains
Website »

Chris Ofili: Night and Day

The Aspen Art Museum examines Chris Ofili’s career with an all-encompassing exhibition taking over the entire museum and featuring more than thirty of the Turner Prize–winning...

Where?
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Art Museum
Telephone: 970-925-8050
Website »

ACES Summer Programing

The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies offers daily activities at multiple locations throughout the upper valley. Birding, lectures, farm-to-table dinners, and guided hikes are just some of...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
Telephone: 970-925-5756
Website »

Stories We Tell Ourselves (Chapter 2)

Stories We Tell Ourselves explores both the form and meaning of words and texts in relation to art. The exhibition reveals itself over time like chapters in a book throughout the Aspen Art...

Cost: Free

Where?
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen, CO  81611

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

JAS Café Summer Series

Big city–caliber jazz performed in intimate local settings. This summer’s series continues with Ann Hampton Callaway (July 22 & 23 at the Little Nell), Lizz Wright (Aug. 7 &...

Cost: $40

Where?
Various Locations
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Jazz Aspen Snowmass
Telephone: 970-920-4996
Website »

Ragnar Relay Colorado

Teams of twelve race through the moonlit mountains, running 200 miles from Copper Mountain Ski Resort to the sunrise in Snowmass on the highest of all Ragnar Relay courses in the country.

Cost: $500 per team

Where?
Snowmass Village, CO  81615

For more information:
Sponsor: Ragnar Relay
Website »

Aspen Music Festival and School

More than 300 events fill AMFS’s eight-week summer season (through Aug. 23). Five full orchestras, dozens of chamber music concerts, three fully produced operas, plus master classes,...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Music Festival and School
Telephone: 970-925-9042
Website »

Theatre Aspen Presents Cabaret

Theatre Aspen constructs a pre-WWII Berliner club—the Kit Kat Klub—for Sally Bowles to share some of theater’s most memorable songs. Director/choreographer Mark Martino and...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

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

Elk Camp Gondola and Chairlift

Hiking and biking trail systems, thirty-six holes of disc golf, paintball, and a family-friendly climbing wall and Eurobungy await at the top of the gondola. The chairlift rises even higher, to...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Skiing Company
Telephone: 970-923-1227
Website »

Junie B. Jones The Musical

Barbara Park’s beloved children’s book character is brought to life for the stage adaption of a precocious first grader’s trials and tribulations. Theatre Aspen’s...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Theatre Aspen
Telephone: 970-925-9313
Website »

Aspen Institute Summer Programming

The Institute’s summer lineup features a host of forums (Aspen Security, Aspen Action, and more), the McCloskey Speaker Series, the Hurst Lecture Series, a graphic novel workshop for high...

Where?
Aspen Meadows Campus
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Telephone: 970-544-7929
Website »

Peter and the Starcatcher

Peter and the Starcatcher shines a light on the mysterious beginnings of Peter Pan’s magical world. Theatre Aspen presents this Tony Award–winning play, based on the best-selling...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Theatre Aspen
Telephone: 970-925-9313
Website »

8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Aspen Saturday Market

Get those reusable shopping bags out! Colorado-made, -grown, and -produced wares abound at the local summertime tradition.

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Chamber
Telephone: 970-925-1940
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2015 Hotel de Paris Museum Tour Season

Hotel de Paris Museum, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, opens its tour season to the public on Saturday, May 23, 2015.  Louis Dupuy’s Hotel de Paris contains stories...

Cost: $7.00

Where?
409 6th Street
409
6th Street
Georgetown, CO  80444
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For more information:
Sponsor: Hotel de Paris Museum
Telephone: 303-569-2311
Contact name: Kevin Kuharic
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Silver Queen Gondola

Whisk to the 11,200-foot summit of Ajax, a world away from Aspen. If the views of the Elk Mountains aren’t enough, keep busy with yoga classes, naturalist hikes, Sunday bluegrass concerts,...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Skiing Company
Telephone: 970-923-1227
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1:00 PM -

Saturday Classical Music

Students from the Aspen Music Festival & School perform musical selections of their choosing at 11,000 feet.

Cost: Free with the purchase of a gondola ticket

Where?
Richmond Ridge atop Aspen Mountain
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Skiing Company
Telephone: 970-923-1227
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5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Aspen Institute Summer Celebration Dinner

Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns hosts a conversation in Greenwald Pavilion followed by a gala dinner in the Doerr-Hosier Center.

Where?
Aspen Meadows Campus
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Telephone: 202-736-3503
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Theatre Aspen Presents Cabaret

Theatre Aspen constructs a pre-WWII Berliner club—the Kit Kat Klub—for Sally Bowles to share some of theater’s most memorable songs. Director/choreographer Mark Martino and...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-9313
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Junie B. Jones The Musical

Barbara Park’s beloved children’s book character is brought to life for the stage adaption of a precocious first grader’s trials and tribulations. Theatre Aspen’s...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Theatre Aspen
Telephone: 970-925-9313
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Aspen Institute Summer Programming

The Institute’s summer lineup features a host of forums (Aspen Security, Aspen Action, and more), the McCloskey Speaker Series, the Hurst Lecture Series, a graphic novel workshop for high...

Where?
Aspen Meadows Campus
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Telephone: 970-544-7929
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ACES Summer Programing

The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies offers daily activities at multiple locations throughout the upper valley. Birding, lectures, farm-to-table dinners, and guided hikes are just some of...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
Telephone: 970-925-5756
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AREDAY

The nation’s premier renewable energy summit and expo, this year taking place in Snowmass, focuses on utilizing natural resources and sustainable approaches to powering our planet. The...

Cost: $395+

Where?
Westin Snowmass Resort
Snowmass Village, CO  81615

For more information:
Sponsor: AREDAY
Telephone: 970-948-9929
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Aspen Rotary Club Ducky Derby

Hope that your rubber ducky is the one. The river race—run by thousands of plastic yellow waterfowl, one of which will pay off big for its lucky buyer—and daylong family festival in...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Rotary
Telephone: 970-925-1940
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Ragnar Relay Colorado

Teams of twelve race through the moonlit mountains, running 200 miles from Copper Mountain Ski Resort to the sunrise in Snowmass on the highest of all Ragnar Relay courses in the country.

Cost: $500 per team

Where?
Snowmass Village, CO  81615

For more information:
Sponsor: Ragnar Relay
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Chris Ofili: Night and Day

The Aspen Art Museum examines Chris Ofili’s career with an all-encompassing exhibition taking over the entire museum and featuring more than thirty of the Turner Prize–winning...

Where?
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Art Museum
Telephone: 970-925-8050
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Aspen Music Festival and School

More than 300 events fill AMFS’s eight-week summer season (through Aug. 23). Five full orchestras, dozens of chamber music concerts, three fully produced operas, plus master classes,...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Music Festival and School
Telephone: 970-925-9042
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JAS Café Summer Series

Big city–caliber jazz performed in intimate local settings. This summer’s series continues with Ann Hampton Callaway (July 22 & 23 at the Little Nell), Lizz Wright (Aug. 7 &...

Cost: $40

Where?
Various Locations
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Jazz Aspen Snowmass
Telephone: 970-920-4996
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Minis in the Mountains

The annual gathering of Mini enthusiasts includes a free public car show, group rides, and other social activities and events throughout the weekend.

Where?
Snowmass Village, CO  81615

For more information:
Sponsor: Minis in the Mountains
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Peter and the Starcatcher

Peter and the Starcatcher shines a light on the mysterious beginnings of Peter Pan’s magical world. Theatre Aspen presents this Tony Award–winning play, based on the best-selling...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Theatre Aspen
Telephone: 970-925-9313
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Elk Camp Gondola and Chairlift

Hiking and biking trail systems, thirty-six holes of disc golf, paintball, and a family-friendly climbing wall and Eurobungy await at the top of the gondola. The chairlift rises even higher, to...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Skiing Company
Telephone: 970-923-1227
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Stories We Tell Ourselves (Chapter 2)

Stories We Tell Ourselves explores both the form and meaning of words and texts in relation to art. The exhibition reveals itself over time like chapters in a book throughout the Aspen Art...

Cost: Free

Where?
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-8050
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