This Week in Aspen- Virtually.


Experience Aspen online. Start planning your weekly Aspen itinerary from the comfort of your home with these virtual options below:


Monday, June 1st

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

The Aspen Brain Institute has launched virtual programs that help to increase our level of brain health literacy. Join Dr. Annie Fenn, interviewed by Dr. Drew Ramsey - one of psychiatry’s leading proponents of using nutritional interventions, for an introduction to the Brain Health Kitchen, where she will review ten brain healthy food groups, and five food groups to avoid. Dr. Fenn will also explain why eating brain-healthy foods can boost immunity, physical and mental health. The program starts at 4pm and you can register online here


Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday ACES is releasing short videos on its social media produced by the center’s education team with various nature challenges using the hashtag #ACESNatureChallenge. The challenges are geared toward students and families and can be completed in one’s backyard. More information here.


Get creative with Anderson Ranch’s Mandala Mondays. Download and color here.


Jazz Aspen Snowmass is live streaming a performance by the Emmet Cohen Trio on their Facebook page at 7:30pm. Watch online here


Tuesday, June 2nd

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 Spring 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


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.


Join Anderson Ranch from 4-5pm for a Virtual Art Salon. Registration information here.


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


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.


Wednesday, June 3rd


Aspen Film, in collaboration with the Eisner/Lauder New Views Documentaries & Dialogue Series, and with Neon, presents Space Ship Earth (2020).  Immediately following the film will be a pre-recorded panel with the film’s director, Matt Wolf and producer Stacey Reiss moderated by Elliot Gerson, Executive Vice President of the Aspen Institute. Purchase your ticket online here


Entertain your kids at home with Pitkin County Library’s Virtual Story Time at 10:30 am and later Virtual After School Wednesday from 2:30-4:00pm MT. More information can be found here.


Join Aspen Art Museum for an online version of its Art Studio workshops every Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. which features hands-on art projects using common materials found at home.



Thursday, June 4th


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.


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.


Friday, June 5th


Aspen Film in partnership with with Neon will be presenting Shirley. Purchase your ticket to stream online here


Aspen Public Radio and Aspen Historical Society have partnered to collect and memorialize the valley's collective history during the COVID-19 pandemic. Similar to the narrative style of the award-winning program StoryCorps on NPR, "Quarantine Stories: Recording History" asks individuals and families to self-record a story, tidbit, or insight into their lives during the pandemic, and submit their recordings to be preserved in perpetuity in the Aspen Historical Society Archives. You can participate by interviewing your family or submitting your "Stay at Home" story. What are you feeling and seeing? What motivates you? What scares you? What is the day like outside your window? 

There are two easy ways to submit your recording:

  1. Record it as a voice memo on your phone and email it to [email protected]
  2. Call 970-812-3726 and leave your story as a voicemail


The Red Brick Center for the Arts has launched online art classes and a virtual tour of its current art exhibition, inviting you to join their community of artists, nonprofits, creatives, educators and entrepreneurs to collaborate and inspire. Located online here.


Join ACES for their #ACESNatureChallenge.The challenges are geared toward students and families and can be completed in one’s backyard. More information here.


Saturday, June 7th


If you miss the Saturday morning Parkrun events, you can follow Aspen Recreation Department’s Shelley as she takes you along the Aspen Parkrun course 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.


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


Sunday, June 8th

Get your weekend shopping fix in by shopping local online here


Bring Aspen to life with our coloring book pages, download them 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 or follow them on Facebook and Instagram for a daily dose of Aspen history.


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.



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Did we miss something happening virtually this week? If your business is hosting a virtual event please email [email protected].


For all COVID-19 resources click here.

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