This Week in Aspen: June 4-10, 2018
Monday, June 4
Nu.Topia + Lead With Love™ Summer Pop Up (June 4-9, Wheeler Opera House). From June 4th - 9th, the Wheeler Opera House will host Lead With Love in featuring local yoga and meditation teachers, speakers, healers and organizations, all with the intention of engaging the Aspen community in conscious conversation and connection. All Lead With Love programming throughout this week is inspired by concepts from the mixed media Nu.Topia production, showing June 7 – 9 at The Wheeler Opera House. The full schedule of the Nu.Topia + Lead with Love Summer Pop Up is available here and includes the following daily events: community yoga + meditation classes, wellbeing lunch discussions at BOSQ, tea lounge complete with healers, vendors, artists and musicians, and evening experiences.
Tuesday, June 5
Shots Fired: Celebration of New Orleans Music (Belly Up). Karl Denson's Tiny Universe guitarist, DJ Williams, has assembled an all-star cast of musicians for his solo work featuring members of today's best bands including: DJ Williams (KDTU), Jeff Franca, (Thievery Corporation), Tim Philpott (Tiger Party), Joey Porter (Motet), Andre Mali (Stevie Wonder), and Nick Gerlach (Michal Menert). Tickets are just $5 and can be purchased in advance online here
Wednesday, June 6
North Star Nature Preserve: River Float (June 6-7). Take a gentle float through important wildlife habitat in North Star Open Space with Roaring Fork Conservancy and Pitkin County Open Space & Trails. The organizations will provide history of North Star, discuss wildlife highlights, and discuss recent restoration activities along this mild two-hour float. Floats are dependent on river flows and may be canceled due to extremely high or low flows. An inflatable kayak (ducky), paddle, and PFD are provided for each participant. Please dress appropriately as the float will happen rain or shine. Registration is required online.
Thursday, June 7
NU·TOPIA: Tour the Mystery! (June 7-9, Wheeler Opera House). NU·TOPIA is an original multi-media dance production created and directed by Loren Wilder. The performance, taking place at the Wheeler Opera House, features lead dancers Amy Anderson and Greg Gonzales (member of the Colorado Ballet) and dancers from the famed University of Utah dance department. Tickets are $25 for adults and can be purchased online here.
Friday, June 8
Aspen Fringe Festival (June 8-11, Aspen District Theatre). The 10th annual Aspen Fringe Festival kicks off with dance on Friday, June 8. Inspired by Marcel Duchamp's art theory by the same title, Readymade is an evening-length dance performance involving six performers and an elaborate set magically created from commonplace materials. For more event information and tickets click here.
Saturday, June 9
Aspen Fringe Festival. (June 9-10, Black Box Theatre). Aspen Fringe Festival continues with a theatrical performance of “A Doll’s House, Part 2” scheduled for June 9 and 10. Lucas Hnath’s hit Broadway play received eight 2017 Tony Award nominations including Best Play (Lucas Hnath), Best Actor (Chris Cooper)and Best Actress (Laurie Metcalf). Metcalf won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Actress. The Play is ingeniously modern yet picks up after Henrik Ibsen’s "A Doll’s House" concludes. For more event information and tickets click here.
Sunday, June 10
Part & Parcel (Belly Up). Part & Parcel embodies a musical mixture of many styles and backgrounds, conceived locally amidst Denver’s booming music scene. Part & Parcel’s dynamic sound blends elements of funk, punk, folk, rock and bluegrass. The band’s strong focus on blending songwriting and improvisation inspires a devoted and ever-growing fan base. There is no cover charge for this show until after 10 p.m. Any guests entering after 10 p.m. will have to pay a $5 cover.