Free in Aspen this week
Editor’s note: The Aspen Times compiles this list of free activities and events in and around town each week. If you want to see your event listed, email email@example.com.
Bluegrass Sundays: Bluegrass performances outside the Sundeck at the top of Aspen Mountain from noon to 3 p.m. Event is free but a gondola pass must still be purchased.
Aspen Music Festival and School: Concert at Benedict Music Tent and Harris Concert Hall beginning at 4 p.m. Lawn seating is free but admission to the music tent requires a ticket.
Dan Forde and Friends: At the Red Onion from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
The Memphis Strange at Justice Snow’s: The Austin, Texas, rock band will put on a live show at 9 p.m.
Skydyed at Belly Up Aspen: Colorado-based electronic rock group. No cover for 21 and older; $5 surcharge for 18 and 20. Doors open at 9:30 p.m., show starts at 10 p.m.
DJ Javi G. at Escobar: Sunday Funday continues at Escobar with Aspen-based DJ Javi G., who will spin tracks at the nightclub and lounge starting at 10 p.m.
Open Mic Night: At the Red Onion. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Ryno’s Pub & Pizzeria: Late-night karaoke night until 2 a.m.
Trivia Tuesday at the New Belgium Ranger Station: New Belgium Ranger Station in Snowmass Village from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Cruiseday: Informal community event whereby groups of 100-plus bikers cruise through town. The ride begins at Aspen Brewing Co. on Hopkins Avenue starting at 6:30 p.m. and ends at the brewery. Event is free but a bike is mandatory.
One Drop at Belly Up Aspen: San Diego-based reggae dub. Open to anyone ages 18 and older with a valid photo ID. No cover for guests 21 and older; $5 surcharge for anyone between the ages of 18 and 20. Doors open at 9:30 p.m., show starts at 10 p.m.
Smokin’ Joe Kelly and Zoe: The duo will play live music from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Sage restaurant bar and living room at the Snowmass Club.
Aspen Art Museum: Drop-in spotlight tours led by museum staff every Wednesday and Saturday at 1 p.m. Admission to the Aspen Art Museum also is free.
Chali 2na presented by the Enduro World Series: The free performance is from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Fanny Hill.
Free Slice Friday: Enjoy a free slice of Tasters’ pizza courtesy of Roots RX with the purchase of a joint from the marijuana dispensary between noon and 6 p.m.
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