It’s our shortest #AspenWeekendAgenda lineup yet, which means it’s officially shoulder season in ski town USA. The snow has already come and gone, so it’s the perfect weekend for a road trip to Paonia, while taking in the fall colors along McClure Pass on the way. The Meeting 12 takes over town all weekend, with three screenings starting tonight at 8:30 p.m. and a Micky Avalon after-party show at Belly Up Aspen. Here’s an agenda to help you navigate the arts and activity schedules, which, while winding down, are still unparalleled among any other mountain town.
Friday, October 7
4 p.m., Roaring Fork Beer Company, Carbondale
Now this is our kind of kickoff to the weekend: 440 oysters, chile lager shooters, and a full-on clambake (clams, mussels, shrimp, sausage, corn, and more). Plus, you get to paint your own pumpkin while listening to live music from Rosewood Divine.
The Meeting 12
Times vary through Sunday, Wheeler Opera House & Belly Up Aspen
Now in its 12th year, The Meeting is an all-out celebration of snow stoke to warm up for the season ahead. Presented by GoPro, the event, hosted by the Aspen Skiing Company, will again serve up an epic weekend of film, music, conference sessions, and exclusive outdoor adventures.
Saturday, October 8
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, they are also popping up at the St. Regis Aspen throughout the week.
Aspen Saturday Market
8 a.m.—3 p.m., Downtown Core
We’re sad to say it’s the last one of the season! Shop the U-shaped farmer’s market in the heart of town lined with tents of locally grown produce, handmade crafts, jewelry, and souvenirs.
Sunday, October 9
The New Mastersounds with Turkuaz
8:30 p.m., Belly Up Aspen
Get down to the infectious British groove of The New Mastersounds—The Denver Post calls it “dirty vintage funk"—along with co-headliners Turkuaz, a nine-piece self-described “powerfunk” group that's straight out of Brooklyn.