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This Week in Aspen: March 4-11

Start planning your weekly itinerary with the many options below:

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.

Tuesday, March 5

Time Travel Tuesdays: Aspen <3 Dogs (5:30 p.m., Wheeler Opera House). Join Aspen Historical Society and friends to celebrate the storied history of Aspen’s love affair with dogs in a multi-dimensional program at the Wheeler Opera House. You’ll meet rescue dogs from Aspen Animal Shelter, avalanche dogs from Aspen Skiing Company, and other “famous” pups. All humans are welcome, but please leave your pooches at home.

Wednesday, March 6

From Dark Matter to Starlight, Physics Lecture (5:30 p.m., Wheeler Opera House). Connect with renown physicist Katherine Freese as she shares her current research and exciting insights for the future.

ACES: Potbelly Perspective (7:00 p.m., Hallam Lake). The final Potbelly Perspective will feature Hawk Greenway as he uses his aerial tours to demonstrate the way landscape has changed over time, showing people geologic features like faultlines and glacial retreat and interactions with the landscape. Join Hawk as he shows off his aerial photographs, discusses life in an Alaskan National Park, and bears witness to the changes in glaciers he has seen over his lifetime.

Thursday, March 7

Architecture lecture series with John Patkau (5:00 p.m., Aspen Art Museum). In this lecture series, John Patkau discusses his successes in architecture including being a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the Royal Institute of British Architects, a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Art, and a Member of the Order of Canada.

The Met Live in HD: Verdi’s La Traviata (5:30 p.m., Wheeler Opera House). In his first Live in HD appearance as the Met’s Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s richly textured new production, featuring a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Purchase your tickets online here.

Dave Mason: The Feelin’ Alright Tour at Belly Up (7:30 p.m., Belly Up). Spend your evening with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason. Purchase tickets online here or at the box office.

Friday, March 8

Retro Film Series: Decades of Skiing Aspen/Snowmass (5:30 p.m., Limelight Hotel). Join Aspen Historical Society at the Limelight Hotel to explore skiing’s illustrious past in the Aspen/Snowmass area. This community series features a wide range of vintage films from the Aspen Historical Society collection. Spanning four decades, the visual histories bring retro skiing to life on the big screen! Food and beverage specials offered at the Limelight bar may be enjoyed during the screenings.

Jean-Georges Guest Chef Dinner (6:00 p.m., element 47). World-renowned Chef and Restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten and his son, Cedric, will take over element 47 for a one night only, four-course dinner. Jean-Georges operates a myriad of four- and five-star restaurants worldwide and has published several cookbooks reflecting his influential style of cooking. Reservations are required and can be purchased here.

Saturday, March 9

America’s Uphill (7:00 a.m., Aspen Mountain). Aspen's spring ritual, a 3000 foot climb up Aspen Mountain using snowshoes, track skis, telemark skis or alpine touring gear. Racers will begin their journey up Aspen Mountain in pursuit of the win. The course starts at the Base of Little Nell and ascends 7,945 feet to finish at the Sundeck Restaurant at an elevation of 11,212 feet. Register online here.

Nikki Lane at the Wheeler Opera House (7:30 p.m., Wheeler Opera House). This Nashville singer is one of country and rock’s most gifted songwriters. Blending potent lyrics, unbridled blues guitars and vintage Sixties country-pop swagger, Lane’s music will resonate as easily with Lana Del Rey and Jenny Lewis fans as those of Neil Young and Tom Petty. Purchase tickets online here.

Sunday, March 10

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness (7:00 p.m., Belly Up). Head to Belly Up on Sunday evening for prolific pianist performer Andrew McMahon. Purchase tickets online here or at the box office.

Monday, March 11

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.

Stephen Marley Acoustic at Belly Up (7:00 p.m., Belly Up). Eight time Grammy winning musician and producer, Stephen Marley will be performing his reggae acoustics Monday night at Belly Up. Purchase tickets online here or at the box office.

 

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