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, July 6

Aspen Music Festival High Notes Discussion: Alan Fletcher, James Ehnes, Andrew Armstrong, and Stuart Stephenson (3 PM, virtual). Watch a live panel conversation each Monday with the artists presenting that week and the AMFS President and CEO, Alan Fletcher. Register and view the full schedule of musicians here.

ACES: Picnic Mondays (5-8 PM, Hallam Lake). Monday’s weekly membership dinner invites small groups of five or less to reserve space to bring their own picnic and seating to dine on the nature preserve of Hallam Lake. Guests are then welcome to participate in an optional nature walk. Make your reservation here.

Join ACES Naturalists for a new Bird of Prey program (Monday - Saturdays, 4pm). This program will focus on educating around ACES' resident birds of prey and our new training protocols. Flight demonstrations and/or feedings will be included in this program. Learn all about the important role raptors play as keystone predators! Registration and more information available here

 

Tuesday, July 7

Aspen Institute (daily, 12 PM, Virtual). Join the Aspen Institute this week for a series of seminars and discussions on a variety of different topics and pressing issues. The events begin on Tuesday at 12 PM with a conversation about American Racism Through the Lens of COVID-19, in discussion with Raegan McDonald-Mosley and Thomas Fisher. Register and see the full calendar of events here.

Take part in #GivingTuesday, a reoccurring day of unity, as a response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. For more information click here.

Support local restaurants for #TakeoutTuesday from one of these restaurants currently open for these services.  

 

Wednesday, July 8

Aspen Art Museum: Art Studio Live! Giant Paper Puppets (2:30 PM, virtual). Join the Aspen Art Museum for their free virtual class in making functional giant paper puppets out of paper bags. There will be a different class taught on their instagram @aspenartmuseum each Wednesday throughout the summer. More information available here.

Rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit with a yoga class atop Aspen Mountain, led by local yoga studio Shakti Shala. After a scenic 15-minute gondola ride, head to Richmond Ridge for an hour-long yoga class in a glorious meadow overlooking Mount Hayden. All levels are welcome and participants must bring their own mat.

 

Thursday, July 9

Anderson Ranch Summer Series: Nicole Eisenman in Conversation with Helen Molesworth (4 PM, virtual). The Anderson Ranch Art Center is continuing their summer series of conversations and lessons from artists and curators virtually this year. This week will feature Nicole Eisenman, register and find the schedule of other speakers here.

Every Thursday, Aspen Words sends out an email and releases a blog post with book recommendations, videos, podcasts and other things to inspire/entertain. Sign up for their email list here.

 

Friday, July 10

JAS Odyssey – James Horowitz Trio with Niki Haris and Jimmer Bolden (6 & 9 PM, JAS Café upstairs at the Aspen Art Museum). Spend the evening celebrating 30 years of Jazz Aspen Snowmass and everything that it has to offer. James Horowitz (president of JAS) and his trio have performed with both Niki Haris and Jimmer Bolden in the past and unite for a weekend of jazz, soul, and blues. Buy tickets here

Dinner + a Movie at the Ajax Tavern: Talladega Nights (8:30 PM, Ajax Tavern). The Ajax Tavern will be screening a different movie every Friday night on their patio through August 21st. This week enjoy Talladega Nights, with the option to order from the Ajax Tavern menu or reserve a picnic blanket and basket. Reservations are available here.

Aspen Institute: 2020 Socrates Summer Virtual Experience (virtual). The Aspen Institute will be hosting their Socrates Summer Experience virtually this year, with a list of renowned speakers for seminars and discussion. Each level of donation will enable different access to opportunities, and all money will go to the Socrates Scholarship Fund that supports the tuition of 200 emerging leaders in seminars each year. Register online here.

 

Saturday, July 11

Live Bluegrass Music (3-6 PM, Ajax Tavern). Enjoy live bluegrass music every weekend on Ajax Tavern’s mountainside patio. Food and drinks are available to order during the shows. Hell Roaring String Band performs each Saturday. More information available here.

JAS Odyssey – James Horowitz Trio with Niki Haris and Jimmer Bolden (6 & 9 PM, JAS Café upstairs at the Aspen Art Museum). Spend the evening celebrating 30 years of Jazz Aspen Snowmass and everything that it has to offer. James Horowitz (president of JAS) and his trio have performed with both Niki Haris and Jimmer Bolden in the past and unite for a weekend of jazz, soul, and blues. Buy tickets here

Aspen Institute: 2020 Socrates Virtual Benefit Event (6-7 PM). The Aspen Institute will be concluding their annual Socrates Summer Experience weekend with the first virtual benefit. The evening will support the Socrates Program and will include conversation between featured speakers and honor Clare Muñana. Register online here.

Drive-In Theater at Buttermilk: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (9 PM, Buttermilk). Enjoy a drive-in movie at the base of Buttermilk Mountain, featuring a 40 foot wide screen and surround sound transmitted to your car via FM radio. Experience classic family-friendly films, fresh-air surroundings, beautiful back-drop views and stay in- or on- your car seating this summer. Parking passes are available for purchase here.

 

Sunday, July 12

Live Bluegrass Music (3-6 PM, Ajax Tavern). Enjoy live bluegrass music every weekend on Ajax Tavern’s mountainside patio. Food and drinks are available to order during the shows. Buffalo Jo performs each Sunday. More information available here.

Aspen Music Festival: Recital by James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong (3 PM, virtual). Enjoy an afternoon of music with James Ehnes playing the violin and Andrew Armstrong on the piano. Find more information here

 

Monday, July 13

Aspen Music Festival High Notes Discussion: Alan Fletcher, Daniil Trifonov, and Robert Lipsett (3 PM, virtual). Watch a live panel conversation each Monday with the artists presenting events that week and the AMFS President and CEO, Alan Fletcher. Register and view the full schedule of musicians here.

ACES: Picnic Mondays (5-8 PM, Hallam Lake). Monday’s weekly membership dinner invites small groups of five or less to reserve space to bring their own picnic and seating and dine on the nature preserve of Hallam Lake. Guests are then welcomed to participate in an optional nature walk from 7:15-7:45. Make your reservation here.

Join ACES Naturalists for a new Bird of Prey program (Monday - Saturdays, 4pm). This program will focus on educating around ACES' resident birds of prey and our new training protocols. Flight demonstrations and/or feedings will be included in this program. Learn all about the important role raptors play as keystone predators! Registration and more information available here

 

 

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

Aspen Film is streaming in partnership with Greenwich Entertainment, and in collaboration with Bosq restaurants, present: Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy. Stream online here.

Theatre Aspen is offering online summer programs. In addition to more dance classes and acting workshops, adults programs will also be offered including a series of conversations with Broadway Pros called BROADWAY TO ASPEN curated by Theatre Aspen producing director, Jed Bernstein. More information 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

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.

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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