ATW AGENDA: Bayer Center, Elk Camp Pond Skim & More
Our picks for the best events of the week, April 14-20
Aspen has a new museum dedicated to local icon and Bauhaus master Herbert Bayer. You can be among the first to go inside on April 14 as the Resnick Center for Herbert Bayer Studies hosts a Community Open House. It will be open from noon-7 p.m. and will include a public reception from 4-7 p.m. at the adjacent Boettcher Building, promising beer, brats and pretzels in honor of Bayer’s Bavarian heritage. Registration required at aspeninstitute.org.
If you haven’t been yet, you’ve certainly heard about it. Now the proverbial velvet rope is dropping for a no-cover-charge weekend at Gray Malin’s Snow Beach atop Aspen Mountain. Just grab a deck chair or cabana. The party runs from 1-3 p.m. Friday through Sunday with a DJ, drinks and wine by the bottle. A portion of proceeds benefit Youthentity. aspenx.com
4.16 & 4.17
The epic end-of-season bash at Highlands Closing Day is a hard act to follow, but don’t sleep on Snowmass. Closing weekend there includes Saturday’s Elk Camp Pond Skim, which runs 11:30 am to 3: 30 p.m. and features hot tubs and a dance party. Sunday has no official events, but expect costumes and revelry on the snow, on the mall and at Base Village. aspensnowmass.com
The Red Brick Center for the Arts will open two big spring shows on Wednesday, April 20. “The Greatest Show on Earth,” a student art show with work from Aspen’s elementary and middle schools, opens alongside an exhibition of Challenge America’s artist-decorated guitars from its program helping veterans traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress. A reception will run from 4-7 p.m. redbrickaspen.com.
“Without any exception the worst snow storm known since the advent of the railroad west of Leadville has been raging over the crest of the continental divide since last Thursday,” asserted the Aspen Tribune on January 31, 1899.