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This Week in Aspen: February 26-March 4

Start planning your weekly itinerary with the many options below:

Tuesday, February 26

Winter Words with Kate Bowler (6:00 p.m., Paepcke Auditorium Aspen Institute Campus). Celebrate the distinct voice of Kate Bowler at Tuesday’s Winter Words. Kate is the author of “BLESSED: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel” and “Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved,” and host of “Everything Happens,” a podcast featuring honest conversations about life’s toughest challenges. Purchase Tickets online here.

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour (7:00 p.m., Wheeler Opera House). Join the Ute Mountaineer as they feature an exhilarating and provocative collection of films that explore the mountain world, highlighting new landscapes and remote cultures, and expose audiences to exciting adventures and adrenaline-packed sports. Purchase tickets online here.

Wednesday, February 27

ACES: Potbelly Perspectives (7:00 p.m., Hallam Lake). Wednesday’s Potbelly Perspective will feature Ben Barron, banjoist and lead vocalist for The Infamous Flapjack Affair, as he tells his story of seeking harmony and common ground in the Colorado River Basin.

Thursday, February 28

Winter Music Recital Series: Marc-André Hamelin Piano (6:30 p.m., Harris Concert Hall). Celebrate classical music in the winter with Pianist Marc-André Hamelin as his unique blend of musicianship and virtuosity brings forth interpretations remarkable for their freedom, originality, and prodigious mastery of the piano’s resources.

Deadmau5 at Belly Up (8:30 p.m., Belly Up). Spend your night with Canadian electronic music producer, DJ, and musician Deadma5 in this progressive house electronic performance. Tickets can be purchased online here or at the box office.

Friday, March 1

JAS Café: Ola Onabule (through March 2nd, The Little Nell). Bring some Jazz into your Friday night with Ola Onabule who writes music exempt from cliché and reminiscent of the great songwriters of the 60's and 70's. His music crosses boundaries uniting Jazz, Soul and World Music influences to form a unique yet highly identifiable style. Purchase tickets online here.

Abba Mania (7:30 p.m., Wheeler Opera House). Attention ABBA fans old and new! This is a night not to be missed. If you’re looking for an excuse to party, reminisce or simply be entertained by the best music ever, then ABBA Mania is for you! Join in and enjoy all your favorites including Mamma Mia, Voulez Vous, Dancing Queen, Winner Takes It All, Super Trouper and many more. Purchase tickets online here.

Saturday, March 2

Audi Power of Four Ski Mountaineering (6:00 a.m., terrain across Snowmass, Buttermilk, Highlands, And Ajax). Start your morning with this premier endurance race that utilizes the unique terrain across all four Aspen Snowmass Mountains.

Community Winter Warm Up (1:00 p.m., Aspen Center for Environmental Studies). All ages are invited to warm up this winter with art and nature at ACES’ Hallam Lake. Enjoy a naturalist-guided outdoor adventure and cozy up indoors at hand-makery station inspired by contemporary artist Margaret Kilgallen. Complimentary cookies, hot cocoa, and cider provided.

Sunday, March 3

Colorado Junior Freeride (8:15 a.m., Aspen Highlands). Come catch the excitement as the Colorado Junior Freeride returns to Aspen. Skiers ages 12 to 18 will tackle a challenging course in the Highland Bowl at Aspen Highlands. Spectators are welcome to check out the action from the perimeter of the designated venue. 

Arte en Español (3:00 p.m., Aspen Art Museum). Drawing on the wealth of Spanish speakers in the Roaring Fork Valley, the Aspen Art Museum presents an afternoon of activities for all ages, entirely in Spanish. Featuring guided tours, family art-making activities, and more, this special event is free and open to the public en Español.

North Mississippi Allstars at Belly Up (8:30 p.m., Belly Up). This southern rock band founded by brothers Luther and Cody Dickson will have you jammin’ out all night! Purchase tickets at the box office or online here.

Monday, March 4

History Ski Tour: Aspen Highlands (11 a.m. and 1 p.m., guest service cabin outside Merry Go Round). Ski with a local historian to learn about Aspen Highlands’ “maverick”, innovative, and unique past. These tours meet every Monday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The tours are free, but a lift ticket is required to get to the meeting location.


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