Free in Aspen this week |

Free in Aspen this week

Compiled by Erica Robbie
The Aspen Times
Belly Up Aspen, among other places, will host a few free events this weekend.
Anna Stonehouse/The Aspen Times |

Proof that some things in life are free (yes, even in Aspen), below is a compilation of a few free happenings around town and on the mountain this weekend, in case your legs need a break from crushing pow.


Safety Week at Aspen Highlands — In honor of National Safety Month, Aspen Skiing Co. is hosting safety-related programs and activities to raise awareness and demonstrate how to stay safe on the slopes. As part of Aspen Highlands’ Safety Week, play with the ski patrol avalanche dogs at the guest services station from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A “safety swag” giveaway also will take place during that time.

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Guided art tours — Aspen Art Museum staff members lead free, drop-in spotlight tours every Saturday and Wednesday at 1 p.m.

NFL Game — Watch the Seattle Seahawks take on the Detroit Lions on the big screen at Belly Up Aspen. Doors open at 6 p.m., the game kicks off at 6:15 p.m. All ages are welcome.

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Berkel Beats — Stay through the NFL screening or get to Belly Up before 10:30 p.m. for a free performance by local DJs Berkel Beats and GeoDecibel. After 10:30 p.m., guests must pay a $5 cover. The show starts at 10 p.m. and is open to anyone 21 and older.

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Safety Week at Aspen Highlands — Play with the ski patrol avalanche dogs at the guest services station from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A “safety swag” giveaway will also take place at that time.

Apres ski pool party — Celebrate Sunday Funday poolside at one of Aspen’s most popular apres-ski spots, 39 degrees at the Sky Hotel. The lounge and bar will throw a pool party with live music by DJ Echo Dafunk from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The Last Revel — The Minnesota-born folk trio will play a free concert at Belly Up for show-goers 21 and older. For guests between the ages of 18 and 20, a $5 surcharge is required. Doors open at 9:30 p.m., the show starts at 10 p.m.

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