Aspen Weekend Agenda: October 21-23, 2016

Editor’s Picks to help you navigate the sea of schedules.

By Katie Shapiro October 20, 2016

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As a bilingual poet, performer, and DJ, Logan Phillips tours his art throughout the U.S., Latin America, and beyond.

Image: T. Santangelo

Our latest #AspenWeekendAgenda has plenty of free events to take advantage of, along with a performance from a renowned slam poet and concerts at the Wheeler Opera House and Belly Up, of course.  We also recommend stopping into Woody Creek Distillers for a taste of their new Winter 2016 menu, which you can also try your hand at from home. Happy off season and have fun out there, everyone! 

Friday, October 21

Aspen Poets' Society 10th Anniversary Celebration
7 p.m., Explore Booksellers
Slam poet and performance artist Logan Phillips will perform and sign his book, Sonoran Strange, a gorgeous poem cycle about the Arizona-Sonoran Borderlands, to raise funds for the Aspen Poets' Society. 
$10 suggested donation

Saturday, October 22

Morning Flow
9:30 a.m., Lululemon Aspen
Start your Saturday with a yoga class from Shakti Shala’s rotating lineup of instructors at Lululemon. While the downtown studio is between locations, classes are also popping up at the St. Regis Aspen throughout the week.

Halloween Crafternoon
10 a.m., The Art Base
Bring your own pumpkin or gourd for a decorating session with art instructor Liz Waters. Paint, gems, glitter, and more will be provided.
$5 suggested donation 

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Enrich your Saturday afternoon with a guided tour at the Aspen Art Museum.

Aspen Art Museum Guided Tour
1 p.m., Aspen Art Museum
Drop in for a spotlight tour from museum staff of current exhibitions: Gary Hume: Front of Snowman; Ceal Floyer; and Gabriel Orozco.

Cemetery Tour
5:30 p.m., meets at Ute Cemetery
Uncover tales from the grave on this 60-minute guided walk through Aspen’s first burial ground, the Ute Cemetery, which tells the story of the pioneers of “Ute City.” Hear about the lonely buffalo soldier and toast to the Scotsman.  
$25 (reservation required in advance)

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Singer-songwriter Liz Vice appears at the Wheeler Opera House.

Liz Vice
7:30 p.m., Wheeler Opera House
Gospel, soul, and R&B is infused within this Portland-based artist, whose musical career began in 2015 with the release of her first studio album, There’s a Light, which peaked at No. 6 on Billboard's top gospel albums chart and at No. 13 on the R&B albums chart. 

8:30 p.m., Belly Up Aspen
West Coast jamgrass up-and-comers take the stage after Loveland's Canyon Collected opens the show. 

Sunday, October 23

SNF: Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals
6:30 p.m., Belly Up Aspen
Catch Sunday Night Football on the big screen with both bars open and the kitchen serving up wings and things.
No cover

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