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Weekend Update April 18-20

ski As the weather grows warmer, another mountain closes andAspen gets a little closer to summer. This weekend offers free music at BellyUp, Theatre Aspen School's spring youth production, Easter brunches and closingday parties. For a complete listing of this weekend's events and more click here.Friday, April 18Get out on the town without breaking your wallet! Head to BellyUp for a free show from Na'an Stop, a Colorado band that has a classicreggae sound infused with hip-hop and dub influences, as w …

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Local Love: Aspen Retail

ShoppingSummer Choices for shopping run the gamut from consignment to designer duds in Aspen. Experience a one-of-a-kind shopping excursion by checking out the local stores that make Aspen's retail experience truly shine. Below is a list of some local favorite shops found only in Aspen.Bandana Aspen specializes in fashion forward European designers for women and children. This is the ultimate one stop shop for all of the women in your life from babies to babes. Style your fashionita diva from infant to tween …

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Know before you go: 10 things to bring on a hike in Aspen

HikingImage  The ski season is slowly melting away but don't fret- hiking season is upon us! Whether you're a leisurely hiker or a speed demon, there are countless beautiful hiking options for you here in the Roaring Fork Valley.Feel like you're forgetting something? Before you jet off on your next hiking adventure, make sure that you're fully prepared.1. Do your research: know the route you're taking and make sure to pack a map and/or guide book. Ute Mountaineer sells hiking trail maps for just a few  …

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Weekend Update April 11-13

K9uphill Friday, April 11Aspen Shortsfest continues throughout the weekend with world premiers, critically acclaimed films and favorites from the international festival circuit. For more information and a full schedule click here.One of the longest running Grateful Dead tribute bands in the world returns to Belly Up to perform the album Europe 72' in its entirety.  Shakedown Street will rock out Friday night at 9:30 p.m. Tickets for the show can be purchased at Belly Up's box office or online here.& …

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Aspen Spring Dining News

AjaxTavernSpring Spring is here in Aspen! Temperatures are rising, bikers are coming out of hibernation and soon, local businesses will start changing their hours. Even though Aspen/Snowmass extended the winter season, some restaurants will stick to their yearly shoulder season plans and close for a couple of weeks. Below is a list of restaurants that will remain open as well as some spring special.Breakfast:Local favorite spots Aspen Over Easy, Poppycock's and Victoria's will be not be closing for the shoulder  …

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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Aspen this April

Aprilskiing Because winter isn't over just quite yet...1.     Spring skiing. Epic conditions still apply to all four mountains right now in Aspen/Snowmass as snow continues to pile up. Take advantage of the empty slopes, impressive conditions and spring weather!2.     Aspen Shortsfest.  One of the world's premier showcases for short film, Shortsfest puts the spotlight on this trendsetting art form. Festival goers will enjoy a film filled week featuring  …

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Whitewater Rafters Getting Eager For Summer Season

SummerRafting It has snowed hard all winter this year in the Rocky Mountains and the snow continues to pile up in the Roaring Fork watershed with snowpack averaging 126 percent of average. When the snow starts to melt it will quickly fill the Colorado rivers and float local whitewater rafting companies' boats as the snow turns from powder into whitewater.According to Jim Ingram, owner of Aspen Whitewater Rafting, the snowpack levels have been "as high as 130 percent (above average), which is great! We're …

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Weekend Update March 28-30

AspenSunset March may be coming to an end this weekend, but our calendar of events keeps the entertainment flowing in Aspen. This weekend's calendar is sure to entertain all from the cultured to the adventurous. For a complete calendar listing for this weekend and more click here. Friday, March 28Support local music and head to Belly Up this Friday night for a local artists showcase. The night will feature music from Tom Ressel, Mark Nussmeier, Mathew Moon Band, Belly Up All Stars and The Strange. The  …

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What’s New This Summer in Aspen

AAMbuildingsummer For the culture and art lovers...On top of our list is the highly anticipated new Aspen Art Museum! The 30,000-square-foot Shigeru Ban-designed building is slated for a 24-hour grand opening on Aug. 8, 2014. Architect Shigeru Ban was recently awarded the 2014 Pritzker Prize, making him the 36th architect to win the industry's highest honor.For the foodies...Looking for a wide selection of craft beer to go with some great eats? Hops Culture, is an exciting new craft-beer focused restaur …

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Weekend Update March 21-23

chairliftspring Spring has officially sprung in Aspen and with it comes live music around town and more mountain competitions! Enjoy free music tonight in downtown Aspen courtesy of Aspen/Snowmass, head to Belly Up or Wheeler Opera House for shows that are bound to sell-out or ditch the nightlife for a work out at Aspen Highlands.For a complete listing of this weekend's events in Aspen and more click here.Friday, March 21Head downtown for some free entertainment from Aspen/Snowmass at their Core Party. The bloc …

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