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Marc Ribot will present a live guitar score to Charlie Chaplin's classic silent film The Kid at the Aspen Art Museum. 

Friday, June 30

Bluebird Art + Sound
Times vary, Snowmass Village

Snowmass's newest addition to the summer schedule kicks off with the Drive-By Truckers and takes over Fanny Hill and Base Village through Sunday for its inaugural festival, which promises a unique blend of rock, electronic music, fine art, and cutting-edge immersive multimedia experiences. Free (except for the Drive-By Truckers concert on Friday, $30), gosnowmass.com 

Aspen Chamber Symphony
6 p.m., Benedict Music Tent

The Los Angeles Times called them a “star combo” at the Hollywood Bowl: Conductor Ludovic Morlot and violinist Simone Porter join forces for the season’s first Aspen Chamber Symphony concert. $80, aspenmusicfestival.com  

Hairspray
7:30 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 Mia! Hairspray begins previews today, opens June 27, and runs through August 19. From $29, theatreaspen.org 

Movies at the Museum
8 p.m., Aspen Art Museum

Enjoy open-air cinema in the Roof Deck Sculpture Garden with a screening of Charlie Chaplin's The Kid (1921) and a special performance from Marc Ribot, who will present a live guitar score to the classic silent film. Ribot, who Rolling Stone describes as “emotive, graceful, but with a glint of mischief in his method,” has released more than 20 albums and performed with Robert Plant, Alison Krauss, Elvis Costello, and more. Free, aspenartmuseum.org 

Chris Robinson Brotherhood
9 p.m., Belly Up Aspen

Belly Up regular Chris Robinson of Black Crowes fame returns with what Rolling Stone calls “a band more musical, soulful, and downright fun than his previous brotherhood.” From $38, bellyupaspen.com

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Theatre Aspen's production of Hairspray runs through August 19 at the Hurst Theatre. 

Saturday, July 1

 
  
Bluebird Art + Sound
Times vary, Snowmass Village

Snowmass's newest addition to the summer schedule kicks off with the Drive-By Truckers and takes over Fanny Hill and Base Village through Sunday for its inaugural festival, which promises a unique blend of rock, electronic music, fine art, and cutting-edge immersive multimedia experiences. Free (except for the Drive-By Truckers concert on Friday, $30), gosnowmass.com

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 

 
Aspen Antiques, Jewelry & Fine Arts Fair
10 a.m.–6 p.m., Aspen Ice Garden

The 10-day fair (through July 9) celebrates its 15th year in Aspen with an always eclectic selection of collectibles ranging from estate jewelry to fine art to vintage prints, and more. Free, aspenartfairs.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 Mia! Hairspray begins previews today, opens June 27, and runs through August 19. From $29, theatreaspen.org

Ella @ 100, Direct from the Apollo
8:30 p.m., Benedict Music Tent

Jazz Aspen Snowmass and the Aspen Music Festival and School co-present this reprisal of a sold-out show at Harlem’s Apollo Theater that celebrated what would have been Ella Fitzgerald’s centennial birthday. Performers paying tribute to the “first lady of song” include the Count Basie Orchestra, Patti Austin, Lizz Wright, Andra Day, and David Alan Grier. From $55, aspenmusicfestival.com

Wilderness Workshop’s 4th Annual Wildfest
5–10 p.m., Owl Farm

The family-friendly celebration is going Gonzo again with its annual fundraiser at the late Hunter S. Thompson’s spread in Woody Creek. This year's live music lineup includes Pearl & Wood, the Railsplitters, and World's Finest, with a keynote address from Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club. The Slow Groovin’ BBQ truck will be parked all night selling food, along with a cash bar, kids’ zone, communal mural creation station, and a wind-down fire-dance at the end of the night. $45, wildernessworkshop.org

Sunday, July 2

 
 
 
Bluebird Art + Sound
Times vary, Snowmass Village

Snowmass's newest addition to the summer schedule kicks off with the Drive-By Truckers and takes over Fanny Hill and Base Village through Sunday for its inaugural festival, which promises a unique blend of rock, electronic music, fine art, and cutting-edge immersive multimedia experiences. Free (except for the Drive-By Truckers concert on Friday, $30), gosnowmass.com

Aspen Antiques, Jewelry & Fine Arts Fair
10 a.m.—6 p.m., Aspen Ice Garden

The 10-day fair (through July 9) celebrates its 15th year in Aspen with an always eclectic selection of collectibles ranging from estate jewelry to fine art to vintage prints, and more. Free, aspenartfairs.com  

Aspen Festival Orchestra
4 p.m., Benedict Music Tent

In this season’s first Aspen Festival Orchestra concert, AMFS Music Director Robert Spano is joined by pianist Garrick Ohlsson, whose “effortless virtuosity and total musical command” (The Guardian) have been thrilling audiences since he won the Chopin International Competition in 1970. $82, aspenmusicfestival.com

South of France
9 p.m., Belly Up Aspen

This Denver-based indie-pop band self-describes its sound as “melodic noise pop influenced by everything on planet earth.” No cover, bellyupaspen.com

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The resident golden eagle at ACES.

Image: Matt Power

Monday, July 3

 
 
Aspen Antiques, Jewelry & Fine Arts Fair
10 a.m.–6 p.m., Aspen Ice Garden

The 10-day fair (through July 9) celebrates its 15th year in Aspen with an always eclectic selection of collectibles ranging from estate jewelry to fine art to vintage prints, and more. Free, aspenartfairs.com 

ACES Raptor Fair
3–5 p.m., Hallam Lake

Visit with the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies’ resident golden eagle, red-tailed hawk, and great horned owl as well as visiting birds of prey—including a bald eagle. Free, aspennature.org

Hairspray
7:30 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 Mia! Hairspray begins previews today, opens June 27, and runs through August 19. From $29, theatreaspen.org

Writ Large
8 p.m., Wheeler Opera House

The Wheeler Opera House will continue its new Sunset Sessions performances with a presentation of Writ Large— Aspen’s only Storyslam event, which showcases true spoken-word stories told to a live audience, with no scripts and no notes. Host Lynn Aliya will welcome Gregory Pickrell, Genevieve Villamizar, Todd Hartley, Barbara Shaw, and Roger Marolt to the stage. Free, wheeleroperahouse.com

Thievery Corporation
9 p.m., Belly Up Aspen

The boys from this beloved DJ collective are back in town for a two-night run with Denver-based opener Late Night Radio. Sold out, bellyupaspen.com

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Tuesday, July 4

 
 
 
Aspen’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July
8 a.m.–9:15 p.m., Downtown Aspen

It doesn’t get more “Main Street USA” than our own, so scope out a spot and camp out as the antique cars, firetrucks, horses, musicians and more march through town. The celebration brings over 20,000 locals and visitors together and continues all day with Boogie's Buddy Race, a “Birthday Carnival” in Paepcke Park, AVSC’s picnic in Koch Park, and a free concert at the Benedict Music Tent by the Aspen Music Festival and School’s band. Sadly, the lack of rain and hot temperatures have forced the cancellation of the annual Fourth of July fireworks show on Aspen Mountain. Free, aspen4th.com

Aspen Antiques, Jewelry & Fine Arts Fair
10 a.m.–6 p.m., Aspen Ice Garden

The 10-day fair (through July 9) celebrates its 15th year in Aspen with an always eclectic selection of collectibles ranging from estate jewelry to fine art to vintage prints, and more. Free, aspenartfairs.com 

Snowmass's Community Celebration
7:30–9:30 p.m., Fanny Hill

Snowmass’ new sunset Fourth of July event, the Community Celebration features plenty of family-friendly, festive happenings including music from DJ Berkel Beats, sweet treats from the Sled, glow-in-the-dark games, and more. Per the Snowmass-Wildcat Fire Protection District directive, fireworks have been canceled due to dry weather. Free, gosnowmass.com

Thievery Corporation
9 p.m., Belly Up Aspen

The boys from this beloved DJ collective are back in town for a two-night run with Denver-based opener Late Night Radio. From $98bellyupaspen.com

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