ATW Agenda: Fringe Fest, Violent Femmes, Rosé & More |

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



Violent Femmes (Zach Whitford)

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


6.11 & 6.13

People walk through the vendors during the first Aspen Saturday Market of the summer on Saturday, June 12, 2021, in downtown Aspen. Animals were not part of the attraction last summer amid the pandemic, but with restrictions having loosened this year's market is seemingly back to normal. Photo by Austin Colbert/The Aspen Times.

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.



Dance Aspen will premiere their show “Elevated” at the Wheeler Opera House on Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5 in Aspen. (Kelsey Brunner/The Aspen Times)

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