In case you hadn't noticed the impressive white tents around town, this is your friendly reminder that the Food & Wine Classic takes place this weekend. There are so many events taking place around it that we gave them their very own article. For everything else going on around town and in the valley, keep reading.

Friday, June 15

Historic Downtown Walking Tour of Aspen
10:30 a.m., Wheeler Opera House
Even if you think you know everything about town, you're sure to learn something new on this two-hour guided walking tour of the historic buildings, sites, and stories around every corner in downtown Aspen. $15/adult, $12/senior, children 18 and under free, aspenhistory.org

Red Butte Cemetery Tour
1:30 p.m., Red Butte Cemetery, Aspen
Learn about former citizens of Aspen who made their marks on history during this one-hour stroll through the town’s storied Red Butte Cemetery. $15/adult, $12/senior, children 18 and under free, aspenhistory.org

Studio for Arts + Works Summer Open House
5-9 p.m., Saw Studio, Carbondale
Come enjoy an evening of live demos, music, movies, food, and drinks. Plus there's an art sale! Free to attend, www.sawcarbondale.com

Fridays on the Mall 
5–8 p.m., Snowmass Mall
Enjoy live music by Aspen Music Festival & School students, specials at restaurants and retailers, happy hour food and drink deals, local artisans and authors, wine tastings, and free s’mores (starting at 6). Free, gosnowmass.com

Yankee Tavern
7:30 p.m., Thunder River Theatre Company 
Master storyteller and playwright Steven Dietz turns his insights onto the events of 9/11 and touches on Americans' obsession with conspiracy theories in this fierce, funny, and mind-bending dramatic thriller directed by Dani Kopf. Adult (Ages 40+) $30, 20/30 something $20, full-time student $15, thunderrivertheatrecompany.com

Summer Library Cinema: Back to Burgundy
7:30 p.m., Dunaway Room at the Pitkin County Library
Summer Library Cinema shares a modern coming of age story of three siblings who have to overcome their differences to save the family vineyard in Burgundy. $10 for admission/free popcorn, Pitkin County Library

Honky Tonkin' with Citizen Twang
8:30 p.m., The Temporary, Basalt
A continuation of the Caleb Dean Band, Citizen Twang brings a crowd pleasing tradition of country music, so be sure to wear your dancin' shoes! $10 in advance/$15 day of, tacaw.org

Saturday, June 16

Join Brake the Cycle for a ride against poverty in Africa right here in Aspen on Saturday morning. The fun kicks off at 8 a.m. at CycleBar. 

Brake the Cycle
8 a.m., CycleBar Aspen
Get ready to sweat at this inaugural charity ride to raise money for bicycles and fresh water in Africa. The ride includes DJ beats guaranteed to make you pedal faster, post-ride mimosas, a CycleBar water bottle and event t-shirt. Plus, you get to spend your morning working out for a good cause. $250, aspen.cyclebar.com 

Aspen Parkrun
8 a.m., Aspen Recreation Center
Every Saturday, the Aspen Recreation department hosts weekly 5K timed runs. The course will follow the High School Trail through the school district to the Marolt Open Space, continue over the Castle Creek foot bridge, and then return. Parkrun is an international movement that encourages communities to sponsor free runs open to all. Free, parkrun.us/aspen 

Aspen Saturday Market
8:30-3, downtown Aspen
Stroll the booths, listen to live music, enjoy delicious food, adopt a puppy, and select from fresh produce, cheeses, artisanal meats, and artistic offerings. New for this year, Aspen Shakti will have a booth with a 20-minute meditation session at 9:30 ($5 for the meditation session). Remember to bring a bag to carry your purchases. Free to peruse, aspenchamber.org

Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic 
10 a.m., Crown Mountain Park, El Jebel 
Play ball! Local youth will have an opportunity to play with their big league heroes at the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Legends for Youth baseball clinic. Former Major League Baseball players will teach baseball skills, drills, and life lessons. Free, advance registration is required, www.baseballalumni.com 
 
121st Annual Strawberry Days Festival
10 a.m., Sayre Park, Glenwood Springs
Enjoy live music, a parade, carnival, artisans, a fashion show, and free strawberries and ice cream at this long-standing welcome to the summer festival season. Free, glenwoodchamber.com

Victorian West End Walking Tour
10:30, Wheeler/Stallard Museum
You'll learn little-known facts about the homes in Aspen's Victorian West End and the people who lived in them on a 90 minute walk through shaded streets.  $15/adult, $12/senior, children 18 and under free, aspenhistory.org

Guided Tour
1 p.m., Aspen Art Museum
Drop in for a spotlight tour of the latest exhibitions led by museum staff. Free, aspenartmuseum.org

Yankee Tavern
7:30 p.m., Thunder River Theatre Company 
Master storyteller and playwright, Steven Dietz, turns his insights onto the events of 9/11 and touches on Americans' obsession with conspiracy theories in this fierce, funny and mind-bending dramatic thriller directed by Dani Kopf. Adult (Ages 40+) $30, 20/30 something $20, full-time student $15, thunderrivertheatrecompany.com

Summer Library Cinema: Back to Burgundy
7:30 p.m., Dunaway Room at the Pitkin County Library
Summer Library Cinema shares a modern coming of age story of three siblings who have to overcome their differences to save the family vineyard in Burgundy. $10 for admission/free popcorn, Pitkin County Library

A Magical Evening of Illusion with Doc Eason
8:30 p.m., The Temporary, Basalt
Do you believe in magic? Well you might after an entertaining evening of slight of hand illusions with Doc Eason! $10 in advance/$15 day of, tacaw.org

Sunday, June 17

121st Annual Strawberry Days Festival
10 a.m., Sayre Park, Glenwood Springs
Enjoy live music, a carnival, and artisans offering their wares at this long-standing welcome to the summer festival season. Free, glenwoodchamber.com

Father's Day Crafternoon
10 a.m.–2 p.m., The Art Base, Basalt
All ages are welcome to come create a beautiful homemade card for dad (fyi, it's Father's Day!), $5 recommended donation, theartbase.org

Basalt Sunday Market
10 a.m.–2 p.m., downtown Basalt
It's the first Sunday Market of the season! Come check out (and purchase!) fresh produce, fine crafts and prepared foods.  Free to wander and browse, basaltsundaymarket.com

Summer Library Cinema:  Out Loud: The Boyle-ing Point
3:00 p.m., Pitkin County Library Meeting Room
Come listen to T.C. Boyle's words in two different voices, with readings by Mike Monroney and Travis Lane. Free, pitcolib.org

Back to Burgundy
7:30 p.m., Dunaway Room at the Pitkin County Library
Summer Library Cinema shares a modern coming of age story of three siblings who have to overcome their differences to save the family vineyard in Burgundy. $10 for admission/free popcorn, Pitkin County Library

An Evening in Pink Talking Fish
9 p.m., Belly Up Aspen
This hybrid tribute fusion band takes the music of Pink Floyd, Talking Heads, and Phish and combines it all for a truly original, live experience. $15 GA, bellyupaspen.com

 

 

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