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This Week in Aspen: September 21 - 28, 2018

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Friday, September 21

Historic Downtown Walking Tour (10:30 a.m., Wheeler Opera House). Enjoy a guided walking tour with Aspen Historical Society of historic buildings, sites, and stories. This tour is $15 for adults and free for children 18 and under.

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Saturday, September 22

Smithsonian Magazine Presents: Museum Day Live (1 p.m., Wheeler Stallard Museum). On Saturday, September 22nd, Smithsonian magazine hosts Museum Day, a celebration "of boundless curiosity" that offers free admission to museums across the country. Both the Wheeler/Stallard and Holden/Marolt Mining & Ranching museums are participating in the annual event! Museum Day tickets are required for admission - click here to download your tickets for free admission (one ticket is good for two guests). 


Sunday, September 23

Sunday Night Football Screening (6:30 p.m., Belly Up). Watch the New England Patriots play the Detroit Lions on the big screen at Belly Up. There is no cost for admission, and guests can enjoy football specials such as large plates and a beer for $15 or wings and a beer for $10.


Monday, September 24

Full Moon Breathwork + Binaural Beats with Eliza Rose Kane (7:30 p.m., Aspen Chapel). Breathwork relaxes the nervous system, binaural beats balance the brains, the combo creates a next level experience. Pre-registration is highly recommended as headphones are limited. This class is donation based with a recommend amount of $30.


Tuesday, September 25

Aspen Film’s 39th Annual Filmfest (through September 30, various locations in town and at the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale). Aspen Film's flagship event is a non-competitive festival showcasing narrative and documentary features, a dynamic mix of award-worthy fall previews, and acclaimed independent films from the international festival circuit. This year Filmfest audiences will be treated to films including Howard (Stone Circle Pictures) Tuesday, September 25 (2:30pm) at the Isis Theatre with director Don Hahn in-person for a Q&A, Cold War (Amazon Studios), Widows (Twentieth Century Fox) and much more.

For schedule information and tickets click here.


Wednesday, September 26

ACES: Evening of The Elk (6 p.m., North Star Nature Preserve).  Each Fall the North Star Preserve hosts one of nature's truly magical rituals, the Rocky Mountain Elk Rut. Local elk enthusiasts Ryan Smalls and Will Cardamone will share their passion and knowledge about the elk during this special evening on the preserve. This class will meet at the Main North Lot at North Star Nature Preserve, 1.65 miles from the intersection of Main/Hwy 82 and Original Street (wildlife viewing platform lot). Dress in warm layers and sturdy footwear, and be prepared for non-strenuous hiking on and off trails

Aspen Film’s Filmfest continues;


Thursday, September 27

Book to Big Screen: “Leave No Trace” at Aspen Filmfest (5 p.m., Wheeler Opera House). What are the artistic challenges and rewards of translating literature into cinema? Following a screening of the powerful new film “Leave No Trace,” Aspen Words Executive Director Adrienne Brodeur will get the inside story from producer Linda Reisman and Peter Rock, author of “My Abandonment,” the award-winning novel upon which the film is based. For more information and tickets, click here

Aspen Film’s Filmfest continues;


Friday, September 28

Eminence Ensemble (8:45 p.m., Belly Up). While Eminence Ensemble’s musicianship impresses most, it’s their ability to cross and bend genres so fluidly, meticulously and with a purpose that sends fans on a unique journey. This show is free until 10 p.m. (with a coverage charge to enter at $5 after 10 p.m.)

Aspen Film’s Filmfest continues;