Conrad Tao will perform Friday evening at the Benedict Music Tent. 

Friday, June 29

Mountain Top Yoga
10:30 a.m., Sundeck on Aspen Mountain
Take your practice to new heights... literally! Move, stretch, and come alive as you take in the views of the Rockies. All levels welcome. $5, aspenshakti.com 

3rd Annual Wild West Fermentation Fest
5 p.m., Two Rivers Park, Glenwood Springs
It's all about live music, food trucks, and a beer garden at the kick-off to a weekend dedicated to fermented beverages. Free entry, roaringforkevents.com

Aspen Chamber Symphony plays Beethoven, Schumann & Edgar Meyer
6 p.m., Benedict Music Tent
Hugh Wolff leads the Aspen Chamber Symphony in Beethoven's 5th Symphony, Schumann's tender and Piano Concerto with Conrad Tao, and a recent work for orchestra by double bass player and AMFS faculty member Edgar Meyer. $82, aspenmusicfestival.com (Local tip: The dress rehearsal at 9:30 a.m. only costs $20!)

JAS Cafe Presents: Laila Baili
7 p.m., Downstairs at the Little Nell
Experience a night of intoxicating sounds with Canadian jazz/pop pianist and vocalist Laila Biali. $40 for the show/$105 for the show and dinner, axs.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

Tatanka
8:30 p.m., The Temporary, Basalt 
Get ready for an evening of dub, progressive reggae, and electro with this three-piece ensemble group. $15 in advance/$20 day of show, ticketfly.com

Saturday, June 30

Independence Run & Hike Fast Mile and Springers' Community Track Meet
7:30 a.m., Glenwood Springs High School
This is your chance to participate in the first running of this community track meet to benefit the Glenwood Springers’ Youth Track Club. There are even cash prizes! $5-$15, glenwoodspringers.club

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 

Opera Scenes Master Class
10 a.m., Wheeler Opera House
Enjoy Aspen Opera Center director Ed Berkeley's brilliant and witty coaching as he teaches promising young singers. $40, aspenmusicfestival.com

The Hits Reimagined
10:30 a.m., Theatre Aspen Hurst Theatre
After a week of intensive training with industry professionals, students from ages 8 to 18 take the stage with their Broadway heroes to showcase their talents in a "Broadway Dreams Spectacular." $25 students/$35 adults, theatreaspen.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

3rd Annual Wild West Fermentation Fest
5 p.m., Two Rivers Park, Glenwood Springs
Enjoy live music, samples of fermented potables (including craft beer, cider, and liquor) food trucks, and a beer garden at this tasty event dedicated to fermented potables. As a bonus, you'll be hanging out on the banks of the Colorado river with a gorgeous mountain back drop. $10-$85, roaringforkevents.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 

Georgia On My Mind: A Tribute to Ray Charles
8:30 p.m., Benedict Music Tent
The a cappella group Take 6 headlines this Jazz Aspen Snowmass/Aspen Music Festival and School collaboration concert dedicated to the music of soul music of Ray Charles. Special guests include Nnenna Freelon, Clint Holmes, and Kirk Whalum. $60-$375, aspenmusicfestival.com 

Wildermiss with the Still Tide 
9:00 pm, The Temporary, Basalt 
Enjoy an evening of guitar-driven pop rock with this quartet, including vocals from Emma Cole.  $13 in advance/$18 day of show, ticketfly.com

Brownout
9:30 p.m., Belly Up Aspen
Touring to support their latest album, "Fear of a Brown Planet," this Austin-based, latin, psychedelic rock band is ready to rock the house. $12, bellyupaspen.com

Sunday, July 1

Walking Tour to the Tent
2 p.m., Hotel Jerome
Knowledgeable guides lead the way from the Hotel Jerome to the Benedict Music Tent sharing interesting local stories along the way. Tours are timed to arrive at the Tent 30 minutes prior to concerts. Free, aspenmusicfestival.com

Aspen Festival Orchestra plays Beethoven and Shostakovich
4 p.m., Benedict Music Tent
Conducted by AMFS Music Director Robert Spano, pianist Yuja Wang presents a performance of Beethoven's First Piano Concerto followed by "Leningrad" Symphony by Shostakovich. $85, aspenmusicfestival.com

Itzhak
7:30 p.m., Dunaway Room at the Pitkin County Library
Summer Library Cinema shares Alison Chernick's documentary that brings Itzhak Perlman's violin playing to the big screen. $10 for admission/free popcorn, Pitkin County Library

 

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