This Week in Aspen: July 13-20, 2018

Start planning your weekly itinerary in Aspen with the many options below:

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Friday, July 13

JAS Café: Scott Tixier Quintet (7 p.m. & 9:15 p.m., Aspen Art Museum). French violinist and composer Scott Tixier will play two JAS Café shows Friday evening on the rooftop of the Aspen Art Museum. Tickets are $45 for the late show and $120 for the 7 p.m. show which includes dinner. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online here.

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Saturday, July 14

Theatre Aspen presents: Godspell (opening night, 7:30 p.m., Hurst Theatre). Saturday night is the opening night for Theatre Aspen’s performance of Godspell. A motley crew bands together to teach and practice lessons from iconic parables. Vaudeville mixed with pop, folk, and gospel music brings characters like the Good Samaritan, the Prodigal Son, and Lazarus to life in a celebration of peace, love, and happiness. This fun, modern take on classic stories will have audiences of all ages singing along. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Tickets for the opening night party and performance can be purchased online here.

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Sunday, July 15

An evening with Ann Wilson of Heart (8 p.m., Belly Up). The Ann Wilson Of Heart dates follows the release of Heart’s critically acclaimed 2016 Beautiful Broken album and summer headlining tour with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Cheap Trick, along with Heart solo shows before and after. For tickets and further information click here.

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Monday, July 16

ACES: Take A Walk On The Other Side (9 a.m., North Star Nature Preserve). Join ACES Director of Naturalist Programs, Jim Kravitz and ACES Forest Programs Director, Adam McCurdy on this rare opportunity to discover the far side of the North Star Preserve, which is otherwise closed to the public. This small group experience will meander through the entire length of the preserve, traversing riparian areas and aspen fans along the flanks of Aspen Mountain. Space is limited, and all guests must register for this ACES event online in advance.

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Wednesday, July 17

Film screening: “Human Flow” (Isis Theatre, 5:30 p.m.). Chinese artist Ai Weiwei will speak Wednesday night at the Isis Theatre in Aspen following a free 5:30 p.m. screening of his documentary "Human Flow." Ai will be interviewed by Time magazine editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal.

Aspen Music Festival & School: A Recital by Daniel Hope (7:30 p.m., Harris Concert Hall). Once the youngest member of the celebrated Beaux Arts Trio during its final six seasons, Daniel Hope has toured as a soloist for 25 years and is now the Music Director of the Zurich Chamber Orchestra. Purchase tickets online here.

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Thursday, July 18

Theatre Aspen presents: Our Town (7 p.m., Hurst Theatre). This iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning play presents life in Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire. The Stage Manager--part tour guide, part omniscient orchestrator--ushers the audience through the past, present, and future while illuminating life’s precious details. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Purchase tickets online here.

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Friday, July 19

Anderson Ranch Summer Series: Bunny & Charles Burson with Edward Felsenthal, editor-in-chief, Time Magazine (12:30 p.m., Anderson Ranch). Join St. Louis based artist Bunny Burson and photojournalist Charles Burson for an afternoon of conversation with TIME editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal. Register for this event online here.

 

For more information, visit our events calendar, or visit the following for detailed information: Aspen Music Festival’s calendar, Aspen Institute’s calendarTheatre AspenAspen FilmAspen WordsJazz Aspen SnowmassAspen Art Museum, and Anderson Ranch, as well as the Aspen Historical Society and Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, all of which offer enticing activities for visitors and locals.