This Week in Aspen

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Experience Aspen in-person or online. Start planning your weekly Aspen itinerary with these options below:

 

Monday, October 12

Aspen Historical Society Tours (Daily, Aspen Historical Society Holden/Marolt Museum) AHS has created several NEW outdoor tours to offer during these uncertain times! However, we will not be able to offer a few of our “usual” tours, including the Hotel Jerome Tour, the Wheeler Opera House Tour, the Historic Pub Crawl, and the History Coach Tour. Private tours and guided experiences will be offered based on guide availability, call 970.925.3721 to book.

 

Tuesday, October 13

Wild & Scenic Virtual Film Festival (stream through 11:59pm, Virtual) This special online screening will showcase the best and brightest in environmental and adventure films that both inform and inspire attendees to take action. Proceeds from the event will benefit ACES' Tomorrow's Voices program, which provides civics and environmental leadership education to regional high school students. Learn more about Tomorrow's Voices here and register for the film festival here

 

Wednesday, October 14

Love in Action with Gretchen Bleiler (virtual, 12-1pm) ACES is partnering with PROTECT OUR WINTERS and Lead with Love to host a get out the vote Zoom webinar. Join them on Wednesday October 14th from 12-1pm MT to learn this election's impact on climate change and use POW's toolkit to help get out the vote. Join us for this free Zoom session, featuring Olympic medalist Gretchen Bleiler. Register online here

5Point Adventure Filmfest (virtual, through October 18) Every year, we come together as an outdoor-loving family to get inspired and motivated. Intimate yet inclusive, the laid back vibe of our festival is a direct reflection of its birthplace, the Carbondale community. Founded in 2007 by Julie Kennedy, the 5point Adventure Film Festival showcases curated, soulful outdoor films, art, and performances-all shown in one common space. Everyone watches together, bonded in a shared emotional experience and returns home feeling full of motivation, creativity and perspective. Register online here

Aspen Art Museum: Art Studio Live! Map your Journey (2:30 PM, virtual). In this week’s Art Studio Live!, you'll be making different facial features on rocks for zero-waste Wednesdays. There will be a different class taught each Wednesday throughout the summer with easy-to-follow, step-by-step methods to expand learning and create with materials found at home. Watch live on their Instagram @aspenartmuseum. Click here for more information. 

Join the Aspen Institute for Virtual discussions and online events, located online here

 

Thursday, October 15

Aspen Film Festival (online or in-person at ISIS Metropolitan Theatre, through Oct 21) The 41st annual Aspen Filmfest will screen new titles both in person and online when it runs Oct. 15 to 21. Aspen Film's flagship event is a non-competitive festival showcasing narrative and documentary features, a dynamic mix of award-worthy fall previews, and acclaimed independent films from the international festival circuit. Filmfest audiences are often among the first in the country to see films like 1917, BOMBSHELL, JOJO RABBIT, JUDY, JUST MERCY, PARASITE. All event information can be found online here

 

Friday, October 16

Aggie (Virtual) Livestream AGGIE, a feature-length documentary that explores the nexus of art, race, and justice through the story of art collector and philanthropist Agnes “Aggie” Gund’s life. Now available to stream online here

 

Saturday, October 17

Take a virtual class with Aspen Recreation Center. Their virtual offerings can be found here and include yoga, hockey workouts, sewing classes, and dance to name a few.

 

Sunday, October 18

Jazz Aspen Snowmass Harvest Feast (5:30pm, Virtual) Join JAS for a Harvest Feast cooking demo with Chef Biju Thomas, a cocktail demo with Woody Creek Distillers and a musical performance by local JAS In-Schools students. Cook along as you get a virtual, live step-by-step demonstration on how to prepare an amazing gourmet fall meal with acclaimed Denver Chef Biju Thomas. The night will start with a demonstration on how to make a paired cocktail from Woody Creek Distillers and will end with a recorded performance from one of JAS' student bands! All proceeds will go to JAS' mission based music education programs. Register online here

 

Monday, October 19

Aspen Historical Society Tours (Daily, Aspen Historical Society Holden/Marolt Museum) AHS has created several NEW outdoor tours to offer during these uncertain times! However, we will not be able to offer a few of our “usual” tours, including the Hotel Jerome Tour, the Wheeler Opera House Tour, the Historic Pub Crawl, and the History Coach Tour. Private tours and guided experiences will be offered based on guide availability, call 970.925.3721 to book.

 

Experience Aspen Virtually with these Ongoing Online Events!

Get your weekend shopping fix in by shopping local online here

Learn about the history of Aspen with Aspen Historical Society. They post daily images to social media from their archive of more than 12,000 historical images. Visit archiveaspen.org or follow them on Facebook and Instagram for a daily dose of Aspen history.

Aspen Shakti has released virtual courses available online here

Each week Aspen Institute curates timely conversations from across Aspen Institute programming. They seek to elevate formidable leaders, inspiring thinkers, and remarkable stories. Subscribe to receive weekly emails from Aspen Ideas Now here

Join Theatre Aspen’s Director of Education Graham Northrup for his series on their YouTube channel called “From The Director’s Chair.”

Subscribe to the Aspen Institute’s weekly podcast, “Aspen Ideas To Go” which gives listeners front-row access to events presented at the Aspen Institute including the Aspen Ideas Festival. New episodes come out every Tuesday.

If you missed Aspen Center for Environmental Studies' Naturalist Nights, you can watch videos of previous presentations available online here

5Point Adventure Film Festival has been posting recordings of their virtual ‘5Point Unlocked’ film presentations, found on their YouTube channel here

The Red Brick Center for the Arts is offering a virtual gallery tour of their exhibit, Artists at the Intersection of Technology and Tradition: A Visual and Educational Examination, exhibition, curated by Trace Nichols with artworks by: Teresa Booth Brown , K Rhynus Cesark, Andrew Roberts-Gray, and Trace Nichols. The Red Brick is also offering virtual adult and kids online arts classes; Check out their blog, Creative Connections, for updates on current offerings.

Bring Aspen to life with our coloring book pages, download them here.

City of Aspen Events, Wheeler Opera House and Red Brick Center for the Arts are working to create new ways to remotely engage our community through wellness, recreation, arts and culture.  A range of activities will be shared across each organization’s website and social media platforms and tagged #AspenTogether. Join them to celebrate and connect with our local community at #AspenTogether.

 

Connect with Aspen on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

For all COVID-19 resources click here.

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