Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series
As part of Aspen Snowmass’ Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series, DJs and live music will perform each night at Wagner Park. Indie rock band Mt. Joy will headline the weekend on Saturday night, and the following other artists will perform free concerts throughout the weekend:
- Friday, 7 p.m.: Black Pistol Fire
- Saturday, 6 p.m.: The Moss
- Saturday, 7 p.m.: Mt. Joy
- Sunday, 5:30 p.m.: The Robert Randolph Band
For a deluxe music experience, guests can purchase premium concert tickets for the Wagner Lounge. Tickets provide access to a heated, elevated deck next to the stage, as well as access to a dedicated bar with two complimentary drinks and private bathrooms. Tickets are available here for individual concert nights or as a three-day pass: eventbrite.com/e/the-wagner-lounge-tickets-515270206057
International Women’s Day, Uphill Champagne Brunch, Wednesday, March 8, Buttermilk, noon-2 p.m.
Uphillers will hop on skis, splitboards, and skins to take part in the collective climb up Buttermilk for a champagne lunch at Cliffhouse in celebration of International Women’s Day. Pyramid Peak is the backdrop, DJ Golden (Alex Golden) to set the mood, and swag provided by Halfdays — the ski and outdoor-apparel brand.
Limelight Fireside Chat, Limelight Aspen Lounge, Wednesday, March 8, 4-6 p.m.
International Women’s Day includes a fireside panel hosted by Halfdays, the ski and outdoor-apparel brand for woman, at Limelight Hotel Aspen. Open to the public, the panel discussion will bring together women leaders in the outdoor industry to share insights on how they approach building and growing inclusive communities in the ever-evolving outdoor industry. The event will also include a Q+A with the audience and a raffle with prizes — from ski apparel and accessories to hotel stays and more. Proceeds from the event will be donated to SheJumps, a non-profit dedicated to increasing the participation of women and girls in outdoor activities.
“Women Who Lead: A Panel Discussion”, The Collective, Snowmass, Thursday, March 9, 6 p.m.
A Women’s History Month event at The Collective in Snowmass Base Village features a conversation with some of the valley’s top leaders: Mawa McQueen, owner of Mawita, Mawa’s Kitchen and The Crepe Shack; Allison Pattillo, freelance writer and publisher of The Aspen Times; Alya Howe, founder of Writ Large and the Performing Arts Umbrella; and Courtney Sanders, founder of the Bipolar Divine, an organization dedicated to helping those with bipolar disorder. The event will feature leadership tips, best practices, and anecdotes of how these women started their professional careers that led them to where they are today. Complimentary champagne and light appetizers will be included, plus a small gift while supplies last.
This is the third event in the Women Who Lead series, which is an all-inclusive networking event for women in the valley interested in meeting other driven business-focused women. RSVP by emailing email@example.com.
Empty Bowl Dinner, Buttermilk Mountain Lodge at the base of Buttermilk, Wednesday, March 8, 5-7 p.m.
The Aspen Middle School, Aspen Community School art students are creating hundreds of beautiful ceramic bowls for an Empty Bowls dinner. The community is invited to a simple meal of soup, bread, and dessert. The guests choose a bowl to use for their soup and to keep as a reminder that there are always empty bowls in our world. In exchange for a meal and a bowl, guests are asked to give a donation of $10. All the money raised goes to feed the hungry.
Sotheby’s Aspen presents ‘The New Frontier,’ on view through April 2
In the 20th and 21st centuries, the American frontier has become a symbol of nostalgia, no longer the great unknown to be explored, conquered, and captured on camera and canvas to impress spectators. Rather, artists reminisce for tranquility, abstract landscapes, and envision new frontiers well beyond the Great Plains.
The exhibition features works by Richard Prince and Ed Ruscha, who address the commoditization of nostalgia of the American frontier in Hollywood. Works discussing new frontiers by Lucio Fontana and Alighiero Boetti show the expansion of society’s definitions of frontiers in the late 20th and early 21st century.
Aspen Center for Physics free lecture series. “Black Holes in the Spotlight” with Suvi Gezari, Space Telescope Science Institute, Wednesday, March 8, 5:30 p.m.
In her talk, Gezari will highlight how we hunt for supermassive black holes by watching them feast on unlucky stars that wander too close by in the nucleus of a galaxy. She will show the bounty from the hunt using telescopes on the ground and in space that survey the dynamic night sky; how scientists plan to use these star-feeding events to probe the demographics of supermassive black holes in galaxy nuclei; and to answer the fundamental question of how they first formed in the universe.
There is no need to RSVP for these public physics talks. Organizers recommend arriving early to secure a seat and have tea and cookies prior to the lecture.
Free Equity Speaker Series: with Jake Blount and Kaïa Kater at TACAW, Wednesday, March 8, 6:30 p.m.
Signifyin’ Blackness In Sound: Jake Blount and Kaïa Kater are storytellers who not only share Black histories in speech and song, but also embody the same histories in sound. This conversation between the two artists will illuminate the ways sound can be used to evoke particular places, moments, or people within Black history.
Jake Blount and Kaia Kater at TACAW, Roots / Americana performance, TACAW, Thursday, March 9, 8 p.m., $35
A musician and a scholar of Black American music, Jake Blount speaks about the African roots of the banjo and the ways African Americans have shaped and defined roots music and Americana.
Aspen Film announces two summer camps for children
As parents tighten down the summer schedules and fill in the blank spots on the excel sheets, while snow is still piling up from weekly snowstorms, there’s a brand new opportunity for culture and technology for the kids.