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Red Brick to pay tribute to Hayes

Red Brick Arts Council will pay tribute to Aspen resident Mary Eshbaugh Hayes on Sunday at Syzygy restaurant in Aspen.

Hayes, a longtime editor, photographer and writer for The Aspen Times, will receive the Artist Tribute award. Her photographs currently are on display at the Red Brick Gallery.

Proceeds from the event will support the Red Brick Arts Council’s arts programming and community outreach efforts.

Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m.; dinner is set for 7 p.m. To reserve seats or for more details, call 970-429-2777 or email


Moonlight Cruiser Ride tonight

Limelight Hotel will hold its third Moonlight Cruiser Ride of the summer tonight. Riders meet at the Limelight Hotel between 7-8 p.m., when $10 pizzas and $4 Shock Top beer specials will be offered.

The ride starts at 8 p.m. at the hotel, where it also finishes.

The route will take riders through the historic West End, downtown Aspen and the John Denver Sanctuary on the Rio Grande Trail and back into town. Locals are encouraged to bring their own bikes, and Limelight Hotel guests will have access to the complimentary bikes at the hotel on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additional Limelight Moonlight Cruiser Rides are set for Aug. 21 and Sept. 19.


Physics lecture is Thursday

The Aspen Center for Physics’ next lecture is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Paepcke Auditorium, where Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Eddie Farhi will deliver a lecture titled “Quantum Computing.”

Farhi will describe the challenges of building a quantum computer, the approaches that his group and others are taking to designing quantum algorithms and how quantum computers will someday impact our lives.

For more details on the Aspen Center for Physics’ summer schedule, visit

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