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, January 10

History Ski Tour Aspen Highlands (11am & 1pm, Aspen Highlands) Ski with an Aspen/Snowmass Ambassador and volunteer historian to learn about Aspen Highlands’ “maverick,” innovative, and unique past.

Aspen Armchair Concerts: Jupiter String Quartet (6pm, Virtual) The Aspen Music Festival and School is pleased to offer a series of virtual concerts created during the pandemic by musicians in the AMFS fold, both alumni and long-time performers. These beautifully filmed and curated one-hour concerts are free and viewable for three days each from the comfort of your own home. Register online here

Resident Artist's Exhibition at the Red Brick Aspen (through January 26, The Red Brick Aspen) The Red Brick is pleased to present the annual exhibition of artworks by the Red Brick Resident Artists. The Red Brick Resident Artists are creatives of great talent, inspiration, and dedication. They work in a range of materials and subjects from ceramic ware and vases, abstract and representational painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, and jewelry design.

 

Tuesday, January 11

Aspen Snowmass 75th Anniversary Celebration Event (11:30, Aspen Mountain) Aspen Mountain is 75 years young on January 11, 2022. Join us for a day of events celebrating seven and half decades of carving lines and creating possibilities. More information here

Decade by Decade Aspen Revealed Exhibit (through Spring 2023, Wheeler Stallard Museum) Aspen Historical Society presents Decade by Decade: Aspen Revealed, a new exhibit that offers a comprehensive view of Aspen’s fascinating past. The exhibit explores the stories that shaped the community’s distinct identity: from mining boom to dilapidated ranching town to today’s international recreational and cultural resort, Aspen forged a unique path. 

Aspen Armchair Concerts: Stephen Hough (through January 14, Virtual) The Aspen Music Festival and School is pleased to offer a series of virtual concerts created during the pandemic by musicians in the AMFS fold, both alumni and long-time performers. These beautifully filmed and curated one-hour concerts are free and viewable for three days each from the comfort of your own home. Register online here

 

Wednesday, January 12

Maps through the Decades Exhibit at Aspen Historical Society (all winter season, Aspen Historical Society) On display in the Archives Building’s Community Gallery is a curated selection of maps from the extensive AHS Collection. From mining claims to trail maps, the AHS Archives is home to historical maps of many varieties. The display features maps as functional works of art from 1870 through 1970, celebrating the creation process of maps such as the Hayden Geological Survey and illustrating how maps shaped the evolution of the area from wildlands to mining camp to modern mountain town. Community Gallery open during Archives Office hours; however, it is best to call ahead to confirm access.

Mersiv at Belly Up Aspen (8:30pm, Belly Up Aspen) Join music producer and DJ Mersiv at Belly Up Aspen this Wednesday night. Purchase tickets online here

 

Thursday, January 13

Winterskol™ (through January 17, various locations in downtown Aspen) Aspen’s annual “toast to winter,” dates to a quiet January in 1951 when locals decided to celebrate Aspen’s unique alpine lifestyle with an eclectic weekend of festivities. The four-day celebration features on-mountain activities, snow sculptures, a torchlight descent down Aspen Mountain, fireworks and more. Click here for the full schedule. 

Aspen Fat Bike Race (through January 16, Aspen Nordic Center) Participate on your own timeline on the actual course with a virtual race this year! Click here for course information. 

Seven Lions at Belly Up Aspen (8:30pm, Belly Up Aspen) Dance your Thursday evening away with Seven Lions. Purchase tickets online here

 

Friday, January 14

JAS CAFÉ: DIEGO FIGUEIREDO WITH SPECIAL GUEST ADRIAN CUNNINGHAM (7pm, HereHouse) Join Grammy Nominated Diego Figueiredo (pronounced fig-a-ray-doe) at HereHouse this Friday evening. JAS Café Winter Series features intimate jazz performances at Here House/Local Coffee in Aspen. Enjoy candlelit performances from some of the greatest jazz artists from around the world alongside delicious food and beverages. Click here for tickets. 

Resident Artist's Exhibition at the Red Brick Aspen (through January 26, The Red Brick Aspen) The Red Brick is pleased to present the annual exhibition of artworks by the Red Brick Resident Artists. The Red Brick Resident Artists are creatives of great talent, inspiration, and dedication. They work in a range of materials and subjects from ceramic ware and vases, abstract and representational painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, and jewelry design.

History Ski Tour on Aspen Mountain (11am & 1pm, meet at Gondola) Learn about the amazing mining and ski history lying literally beneath your boots as you tour Aspen Mountain with Tony Vagneur, an Aspen/Snowmass Ambassador, Aspen native, and volunteer historian.

Sam Feldt at Belly Up Aspen (9pm, Belly Up Aspen) Spend your Friday evening with feel-good music by Sam Feldt. Purchase tickets online here

 

Saturday, January 15

JAS CAFÉ: DIEGO FIGUEIREDO WITH SPECIAL GUEST ADRIAN CUNNINGHAM (7pm, HereHouse) Join Grammy Nominated Diego Figueiredo (pronounced fig-a-ray-doe) at HereHouse this Friday evening. JAS Café Winter Series features intimate jazz performances at Here House/Local Coffee in Aspen. Enjoy candlelit performances from some of the greatest jazz artists from around the world alongside delicious food and beverages. Click here for tickets. 

Claptone at Belly Up Aspen (9pm, Belly Up Aspen) Claptone conjures dance floor magic in a way that anyone – from within a room to an arena – can feel, part of why millions flock to see him nightly across the globe. Purchase tickets online here

 

Sunday, January 16

Emancipator at Belly Up Aspen (8pm, Belly Up Aspen) Join electronic musician Emancipator at Belly Up Aspen this Sunday evening. Purchase tickets online here

Megan Wilbar: The Road Series (through January 26, The Red Brick Aspen) The Red Brick is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Meghan Wilbar. Based out of Pueblo, Colorado, Wilbar is a multi-medium artist who received her education from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois; and the New York Studio School in New York, New York. She has participated in many solo exhibitions and received various art awards.

 

Monday, January 17

Aspen Gay Ski Week (through the 23, various locations in Aspen) Aspen Gay Ski Week (AGSW) is the oldest annual, week-long gay ski event in the nation. A model for other gay ski weeks, AGSW offers a unique vacation experience in the scenic and historic mountain town of Aspen, Colorado. AGSW visitors enjoy four mountains of varied skiing and snowboarding terrain, as well as cross-country skiing, snowshoe and winter hiking trails in the Elk Mountains of Colorado. Learn more here

 

 

 

Experience Aspen Virtually with these Ongoing Online Events!

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

The Red Brick Center for the Arts is 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.

 

 

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