ATW Agenda: Fringe Fest, Violent Femmes, Rosé & More
Our picks for the best events in Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley, June 9-15
The Aspen Fringe Festival is back at the Wheeler Opera House on June 10 and 11, which will include a performance of Tony Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens’ “Heisenberg” and excerpts from Stephens’ other works with a cast of local actors including Tony nominee and Snowmass Villager Beth Malone of “Fun Home” fame. Stephens will be in-residence for the festival. $35-$70 aspenfringefestival.org
Weird and wise as ever, the Gen X indie rock staple the Violent Femmes will headline Belly Up Aspen on Sunday, June 12. The band is more than its immortal “Blister in the Sun,” as its recently released 10th studio album “Hotel Last Resort” reminds listeners. $78-$130 bellyupaspen.com
FOOD & DRINK
6.11 & 6.13
Two summer series kick off this week with the Aspen Saturday Market opening for the season on June 11 in the commercial core, running 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. with Colorado-grown fruits, vegetables, bread, meats, jams, and a food court. Then on Monday, Ajax Tavern launches Pink on the Patio, its rosé-themed Monday event pouring discounted bottles through Aug. 29.
DanceAspen is collaborating with the Juilliard School for a free performance of a work-in-progress on the Aspen Art Museum roofttop on Tuesday, June 14 at 3:30 p.m. It will feature live music and dancers from the local company and Juilliard alumni. Registration required at aspenartmuseum.org.