ATW Agenda: Ballet, Umphrey’s, Oscar shorts & more
Our picks for the best events in Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley, March 17-23
After two years of pandemic disruptions, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is re-emerging as a dance presenter beginning with a performance of “Star Dust” by the New York-based contemporary company Complexions on Thursday, March 17. Scored by David Bowie hits, the show promises an exuberant evening. aspensantafeballet.com
Umphrey’s McGee’s multi-night March runs at Belly Up, in recent years, have become as much a springtime tradition as corn snow and closing day parties. After two years way due to the pandemic, the beloved jam band is back for three nights of sold-out shows Friday, March 18 through Sunday, March 20. bellyupaspen.com
3.19 & 3.20
Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey, the Woody Creek-born spirit launched by the late great George Stranahan, is taking over the winter garden and curling court at the Hotel Jerome for two days of apres-ski tastings on Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20 (3-8 p.m.). Along with bespoke Stranahan’s cocktails, the events – open to all age 21 and up – include free curling matches on the ice.
All of the Academy Award-nominated films in the short categories will play at the Pitkin County Library this weekend in three programs. Live action runs Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m. following by animation Saturday, March 19 at 7 p.m. and documentary closing the series Sunday, March 20 at 4:30 p.m. $10. pitcolib.org
Baseball is for everyone; hipsters, gamblers, and drinkers, it doesn’t matter. It brings people together sans the hostility of most sporting events, maybe it’s the calming effect of the greenest possible green that is the field’s grass.