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The Aspen Ideas Festival Runs through July 1 on the Aspen Institute Campus. 

Friday, June 22

 
 
Aspen Ideas Festival: Spotlight Health
Times vary through Sunday, Aspen Institute 

Spotlight Health returns for the fourth year as the opening segment of the annual Aspen Ideas Festival. The tradition of deep dives along the cutting edge of health and medicine continues, presented as always through a global lens. Stimulating and often provocative, Spotlight Health features some of the world’s leading doers and thinkers with a number of open-to-the-public events in the lineup. Prices vary, aspenideas.org 

AREDAY Impact Film and Expo
 
10 a.m.–6 p.m., Snowmass Village Mall

On the heels of the annual AREDAY Summit, a program of the American Renewable Energy Institute (AREI), are these weekend festivities. which include an environmental film festival (with showings at Snowmass Village Town Hall), Community Conversations on the Fanny Hill stage, electric vehicle display and test-drive demos, and product expo. Free, areday.net  

 
JAS June Experience
6 p.m., Benedict Music Tent

 Tonight's lineup features Jon Batiste and Stay Human and headliner Michael McDonald, along with a free performance (5 p.m.) by Arthur Lee Land at the pre-show lawn party, with food and drink vendors. From $66, jazzaspensnowmass.org 

The Memory of Water
7:30 p.m., Thunder River Theatre Company, Carbondale

Shelagh Stephenson’s award-winning dark comedy examines the nature of memories and the bonds between the women in a family as three sisters make arrangements for the funeral of their mother. The cast of six actors includes Meredith Nelson-Daniel, Gerald DeLisser, Jennifer Johnson, Gabrielle Bailes, Laura Crow, and veteran TV and film actor William Bledsoe. From $12, thunderrivertheatre.com 

Gary Clark Jr.
9 p.m., Belly Up Aspen

The young blues phenom—who’s played with B.B. King, the Rolling Stones, and Eric Clapton, among many others—brings his smokin’ hot riffs to the Belly Up. Sold out, bellyupaspen.com

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A scene from the 2002 Broadway smash musical Hairspray.

Saturday, June 23

 
 
Aspen Ideas Festival: Spotlight Health
Times vary through Sunday, Aspen Institute 

Spotlight Health returns for the fourth year as the opening segment of the annual Aspen Ideas Festival. The tradition of deep dives along the cutting-edge of health and medicine continues, presented as always through a global lens. Stimulating and often provocative, Spotlight Health features some of the world’s leading doers and thinkers with a number of open-to-the-public events in the lineup. Prices vary, aspenideas.org

AREDAY Impact Film and Expo
 
10 a.m.–4 p.m., Snowmass Village Mall

On the heels of the annual AREDAY Summit, a program of the American Renewable Energy Institute (AREI), are these weekend festivities. which include an environmental film festival (with showings at Snowmass Village Town Hall), Community Conversations on the Fanny Hill stage, electric vehicle display and test-drive demos, and product expo. Free, areday.net  

Lift-Up Balloon Fest
6–10 a.m. and 6–9:30 p.m., Crown Mountain Park, El Jebel

Balloons will soar over the midvalley during this family-friendly fundraiser for local food bank Lift-Up that also includes kids’ activities, a pancake breakfast, morning yoga, and a Saturday evening balloon glow and concert. $10 (kids under 10 free), liftoff4liftupballoonfestival.org

Aspen Saturday Market
8 a.m.–3 p.m.

The best way to spend a summer Saturday morning in Aspen? At the U-shaped farmer’s market in the heart of town, perusing plenty of locally grown produce, handmade crafts, jewelry, and souvenirs. Free, aspenchamber.org 

Snowmass Loop Mountain Bike Fondo
 
8 a.m.–5 p.m., Snowmass Base Village

In conjunction with Snowmass Demo Days, circumnavigate some of Snowmass Village’s best trails while riding a 20-mile course. Participation is open—and free—to the first 75 riders who register. Free, gosnowmass.com

Snowmass Demo Days
9:15 a.m.–4 p.m., Snowmass Base Village

Try out cross-country and downhill bikes from Yeti, Santa Cruz, Cima, and more, and find your perfect ride for summer. New this year: free beginner clinics for novice riders. Free, snowmassdemodays.com

Hairspray
3 p.m. & 8 p.m., Hurst Theatre

Get your beehives ready for the Tony Award–winning musical based on the 1988 John Waters film. The Theatre Aspen production will be helmed by director and choreographer Mark Martino, whose Hurst Theatre credits also include Les Misérables, Cabaret, and Mamma MiaHairspray begins previews today, opens June 27, and runs through August 19. From $29, theatreaspen.org 

JAS June Experience
8:30 p.m., Benedict Music Tent

Tonight's concert features Earth, Wind, and Fire, as well as free performances by Ghanian musician Paa Kow and vocalist Morgan James (6:30 p.m.) at the pre-show lawn party, with food and drink vendors.From $76, jazzaspensnowmass.org 

Artist Talk: Anna Gaskell
6 p.m., Aspen Art Museum

The New York City–based artist will discuss her carefully planned photographs, films, and drawings, which are often self-reflective, ethereal, and dream-like. Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at institutions including the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, the Menil Collection, Houston, Des Moines Art Center, and Aspen Art Museum. Free, aspenartmuseum.org   

The Memory of Water
7:30 p.m., Thunder River Theatre Company, Carbondale

Shelagh Stephenson’s award-winning dark comedy examines the nature of memories and the bonds between the women in a family as three sisters make arrangements for the funeral of their mother. The cast of six actors includes Meredith Nelson-Daniel, Gerald DeLisser, Jennifer Johnson, Gabrielle Bailes, Laura Crow, and veteran TV and film actor William Bledsoe. From $12, thunderrivertheatre.com 

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Snowmass Demo Days takes over Snowmass Base Village on Saturday and Sunday. 

Sunday, June 24

 
 
Aspen Ideas Festival: Spotlight Health
Times vary, Aspen Institute 

Spotlight Health returns for the fourth year as the opening segment of the annual Aspen Ideas Festival. The tradition of deep dives along the cutting edge of health and medicine continues, presented as always through a global lens. Stimulating and often provocative, Spotlight Health features some of the world’s leading doers and thinkers with a number of open-to-the-public events in the lineup. Prices vary, aspenideas.org

Lift-Up Balloon Fest
6–9 a.m., Crown Mountain Park, El Jebel

Balloons will soar over the midvalley during this family-friendly fundraiser for local food bank Lift-Up that also includes kids’ activities and a pancake breakfast. $10 (kids under 10 free), liftoff4liftupballoonfestival.org

Snowmass Demo Days
9:15 a.m.–4 p.m., Snowmass Base Village

Try out cross-country and downhill bikes from Yeti, Santa Cruz, Cima, and more, and find your perfect ride for summer. New this year: free beginner clinics for novice riders. snowmassdemodays.com

Sheriff's Cup for Hope
9 a.m., Aspen Golf Club

Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo organizes this day-long fundraiser for the Aspen Hope Center, with a 5K run, family picnic, raffle, live music, putting contest, and golf tournament. $250, aspenhopecenter.org

JAS Listen Up! Brunch
10 a.m., JAS Patron Tent

Jazz Aspen Snowmass president and CEO Jim Horowitz discusses American pop music’s roots and identity over brunch with June Experience performers Jon Batiste and Lisa Fischer. $35 (included with Sunday or three-day patron passes), jazzaspensnowmass.org  

The Memory of Water
2 p.m., Thunder River Theatre Company, Carbondale

Shelagh Stephenson’s award-winning dark comedy examines the nature of memories and the bonds between the women in a family as three sisters make arrangements for the funeral of their mother. The cast of six actors includes Meredith Nelson-Daniel, Gerald DeLisser, Jennifer Johnson, Gabrielle Bailes, Laura Crow, and veteran TV and film actor William Bledsoe. From $12, thunderrivertheatre.com  

JAS June Experience
5 p.m., Benedict Music Tent

Tonight's concert features Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton, and headliner Tower of Power, as well as free performances by Ghanian musician Paa Kow and local favorite Jes Grew (4 p.m.) at the pre-show lawn party, with food and drink vendors. From $40, jazzaspensnowmass.org  

Anderson Ranch Guest Faculty Lecture
7 p.m., Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass

Spend an evening with Joyce Tenneson as she presents slides of her work, and speaks about their inspiration, creative process, and studio practice. Tenneson's photographs have appeared on countless covers for magazines such as Time, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, and The New York Times Magazine. She is also the author of 15 books and has received numerous awards, including the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Award and the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Professional Photographers of America. Free, andersonranch.org  

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