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, September 28

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, September 29

ACES Summer of Raptors: Birds of Prey (4 pm Tuesdays & Thursdays, Hallam Lake) Join ACES Naturalists for their Bird of Prey program, offered Tuesdays and Thursdays at 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! Register here. 

 

Wednesday, September 30

Aspen Art Museum: Art Studio Live! Map your Journey (2:30 PM, virtual). In this week’s Art Studio Live!, you'll be making weavings with old t-shirts 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 1

2020: photographing a year of change (4pm, Virtual) Learn about two recent graduates of The Center, Salwan Georges and Isadora Kosofsky, and instructor James Estrin, a New York Times senior staff photographer. Katherine moderates a conversation as the photographers talk about shifting their focus to the pandemic and protests as well as storytelling approaches that have evolved in the past six months and  will be carried forward, even if the world returns to a “normal” state. Register online here

ACES Summer of Raptors: Birds of Prey (4 pm Tuesdays & Thursdays, Hallam Lake) Join ACES Naturalists for their Bird of Prey program, offered Tuesdays and Thursdays at 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! Register here. 

Rock Bottom Ranch Farmer Panel (6pm, Virtual) Register for ACES' livestream Farmer Panel with Rock Bottom Ranch Farmers, moderated by Ranch Director Jason Smith. They will be live streaming this event on October 1st at 6pm MT. Meet your local farmers and learn more about the regenerative practices they use and what it takes to be a local grower in the Roaring Fork Valley. Register online here

 

Friday, October 2

Aspen All Access Concert Series (5pm, Aspen Highlands). Head out to Highlands a for a dinner concert series to bring a community together and reminisce in the nostalgia of a not so distant past, while celebrating the hope that brings us together in the months ahead. This week features Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal and tickets can be purchased online here

 

Saturday, October 3

Live  Music (3-6 PM, Ajax Tavern). Enjoy live music on Ajax Tavern's patio at the base of Aspen Mountain for a live musical performance from Miguel Espinoza Flamenco Fusion. Their style blends Flamenco, Jazz, European and Indian classical with Afro-Caribbean-influenced styles Food and drinks are available to order during the shows. Hell Roaring String Band performs each Saturday. More information is available here.

Aspen All Access Concert Series (5pm, Aspen Highlands). Head out to Highlands a for a dinner concert series to bring a community together and reminisce in the nostalgia of a not so distant past, while celebrating the hope that brings us together in the months ahead. This Saturday features the Kris Lager band and tickets can be purchased online here

 

 

Sunday, October 4

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 is available here.

 

Monday, October 5

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

Theatre Aspen is offering online 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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