The Trashmasters 26th Annual Charity Golf Tournament will take place at the Snowmass Club Golf Course on Friday. 

Friday, July 20

Snowmass Doubles Volleyball Tournament
8 a.m., Snowmass Recreation Center
Cheer on more than 200 women’s, men’s, and coed teams throughout the weekend, as they vie on both sand and grass courts in this annual tourney from Volleyball of the Rockies. Free, snowmassdoubles.com

Trashmasters Charity Golf Tournament
8 a.m., Snowmass Club Golf Course
This annual fundraiser, going strong at 26 years upends the rules of golf, all in good fun and to benefit the Trashmasters college scholarship fund for local students. Minimum of $750 per player, trashmasters.com 

Basalt Handicap Tournament
11 a.m & 12 p.m., Sopris Mountain Ranch, Carbondale
The Aspen Valley Polo Club is hosting two high energy matches today. If you've never experienced the exhilaration that comes when horses are barreling down the field together with riders swinging to hit an astonishingly small ball, then this is your chance! Free, aspenvalleypoloclub.com

Frozen, A Musical Performance
12 p.m., Basalt Middle School Auditorium
Take a break from the heat at Challenge Aspen's performance of this popular production, starring the outstanding participants of Challenge Aspen. Suggested donation at the door, challengeaspen.org

Listener’s Master Class
12:30 p.m., Crossroads Church
Listening to complex music can be enjoyable but also challenging if you don’t know much about it. Gain listening tips and insight to enhance your enjoyment Aspen Music Festival and School programs. Free, aspenmusicfestival.com   

Artist’s Talk: Anicka Yi
5 p.m., Aspen Art Museum
This Korean-born, New York City resident uses unconventional materials to engage your senses and explore personal perceptions. The Artist’s Talk provides the opportunity to understand more about her methods. Free, aspenartmuseum.org 

Aspen Chamber Symphony 
6 p.m., Benedict Music Tent
See conductor Alexander Shelley and violist Lawrence Power work together with the Aspen Chamber Symphony on the evening's concert, which includes music by Bartók, Salonen, and Schumann. (Local tip: The dress rehearsal at 9:30 a.m. is a more casual experience and only costs $20!), $82, aspenmusicfestival.com   

Our Town, Opening Night presented by Theatre Aspen
7:30 p.m.,party/8:30 p.m., performance, Hurst Theatre
This Pulitzer Prize-winning play presents life in Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, a small town not dissimilar from others you may know. Tickets for opening night include admission to both the party and the performance. $110, theatreaspen.org

Sunset Sessions: Sara Schaefer
8 p.m., Wheeler’s Lobby Bar, Wheeler Opera House
You may recognize this critically acclaimed stand-up comedian, writer, and producer from Nikki & Sara Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and Inside Amy Schumer among others. Free, wheeleroperahouse.com  

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
8 p.m., Aspen District Theatre
The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet presents this 40th-anniversary celebratory program from the renowned touring troupe, which includes Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite’s Solo Echo, set to a pair of Brahms’s sonatas for cello and piano, and a reimagining of master contemporary choreographer Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16. $36–$94, aspensantafeballet.com 

The Stone Foxes
9 p.m., The Temporary, Basalt
The sounds of the San Francisco group are rock ‘n roll and amplified, with elements of punk, surf, and Americana added to the mix. $12 in advance/$17 day of show, tacaw.org  

Thomas Jack with Golden
10 p.m., Belly Up Aspen
Known for his laidback, danceable music called “tropical house,” Jack is now expanding his musical horizons with a mix of various sub-genres. $55, bellyupaspen.com  

Saturday, July 21

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  

From July 18–22 experience the artistic spirituality of the Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery as they create a temporary mandala sand painting at the Aspen Art Museum. 

Mandala Sand Painting: Guided Meditation
9 a.m., Level 3 of the Aspen Art Museum
From July 18–22, Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will construct a temporary mandala sand painting at the Aspen Art Museum as part of their annual visit to Aspen. Visitors are invited to watch the creation of this temporal artwork during regular museum hours, and to join for a guided meditation session. Free, aspenartmuseum.org  

History Hike: Aspen Mountain
9 a.m., meet at Koch Lumber Park
Explore the once-rich silver deposits on Aspen's eponymous hill, a maze of tunnels and former mines, on this hike that will ascend to the top of Little Nell (outside the Compromise Mine) and back down, with stops at mining remnants along the way! Hosted by Aspen Historical Society. $10, aspenhistory.org  

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

Godspell
11 a.m., The Hurst Theatre
The 1971 musical based on biblical parables, now a classic for songs like "Day by Day" and "By My Side," still inspires. Get ready for an energetic morning of singing along. $30-$65, theatreaspen.org 

Music on the Mountain
1 p.m., top of Aspen Mountain
AMFS music students play light chamber music with the stunning Elk Mountain Range as a backdrop. Bring a picnic or purchase lunch at the Sundeck restaurant. Free for music (gondola ticket or hike required to get to the Sundeck), aspenmusicfestival.com

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 

Deaf Camp Benefit
4 p.m., Fanny Hill, Snowmass Village
This concert supporting the Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing takes you back to the early ’90s with the Spin Doctors, plus a special appearance by Mandy Harvey, who last year earned a coveted golden buzzer from Simon Cowell on America’s Got Talent. Free (donations encouraged!), gosnowmass.com 

Theatre Aspen: Triple Threat Workshop Cabaret
7 p.m., Wheeler Opera House
This cabaret is the culmination of Theatre Aspen’s song, dance, and improv training program for teens, and features talented teens from all over the country. Free, wheeleroperahouse.com 

Our Town
7:30 p.m., Hurst Theatre
This Pulitzer Prize-winning play presents life in Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, a small town not dissimilar from others you may know. $30-$110, theatreaspen.org  

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
8 p.m., Aspen District Theatre
The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet presents this 40th-anniversary celebratory program from the renowned touring troupe, which includes Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite’s Solo Echo, set to a pair of Brahms’s sonatas for cello and piano, and a reimagining of master contemporary choreographer Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16. $36-$94, aspensantafeballet.com  

A Recital by James Ehnes
8 p.m., Harris Concert Hall
Ehnes will take the audience on a journey to experience the full arc of Beethoven’s violin sonatas, including Violin Sonata No. 3 in E-flat major, op. 12, no. 3; Violin Sonata No. 4 in A minor, op. 23; Violin Sonata No. 8 in G major, op. 30, no. 3; and Violin Sonata No. 10 in G major, op. 96. $65, aspenmusicfestival.com 

Django Festival All-Stars
8:30 p.m., The Temporary, Basalt
These world-class jazz musicians, led by members of the legendary gypsy family of Dorado Schmitt, are the best players to come out of the Django Reinhardt Festival. $24 in advance/$29 day of show, tacaw.org 

Sunday, July 22

Downtown Aspen Arts Festival
10 a.m.–5 p.m., Rio Grande Park
Browse your way through this open-air gallery while chatting with the artists; the fest highlights numerous displays of sculpture, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, photography, glasswork, and other unique pieces of art. Free, artfestival.com 

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 

Mandala Sand Painting: Closing Ceremony
3 p.m., Aspen Art Museum
From July 18–22, Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will construct a temporary mandala sand painting on Level 3 of the Aspen Art Museum as part of their annual visit to Aspen. Visitors are invited to watch the creation of this temporal artwork during regular museum hours and join for the special closing ceremony. Free, aspenartmuseum.org 

Aspen Festival Orchestra
4 p.m., Benedict Music Tent
With Christian Arming as Conductor, and Augustin Hadelich on the violin and Joshua Roman on cello, audiences will be treated to an exquisite evening of early- and late-Romantic masterworks by Hillborg, Mendelssohn, and Strauss. $85, aspenmusicfestival.com  

Winds Competition
6:30 p.m., Hurst Hall, Bucksbaum Campus
Get an insider experience watching top AMFS students compete for the chance to perform a concerto onstage at the Benedict Music Tent. Free, aspenmusicfestival.com 

Library Cinema: Becoming Who I Was
July 22, 2018 - 7:30pm
In northern India's sparsely populated and mountainous Ladakh region, an impoverished young boy is discovered to be the reincarnation of an esteemed, high-ranking Tibetan monk. Amid growing doubts and mounting expectations in the community, the boy and his aging guardian make a grueling trek from Northern India to Tibet to find his rightful place in the world. $10 (includes popcorn), pitcolib.org 

Sunset Sessions: Sara Schaefer
8 p.m., Wheeler’s Lobby Bar, Wheeler Opera House
You may recognize this critically acclaimed stand-up comedian, writer, and producer from Nikki & Sara Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and Inside Amy Schumer among others. Free, wheeleroperahouse.com

Goldfish with Exmag
9:30 p.m., Belly Up Aspen
An electronic duo from South Africa, Goldfish is known for their live shows and catchy music guaranteed to get the whole club dancing. $22 GA, bellyupaspen.com 

 

 

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