Aspen Weekend Agenda: January 4–6, 2019

This weekend you can hike to breakfast at Buttermilk, celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film "Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas", catch En Vogue at the Belly Up, learn about art at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and more.

By Aspen Sojourner Staff December 31, 2018

Buttermilk's Uphill Breakfast Club starts again Friday, January 4. 

Friday, January 4

Friday Morning Uphill Breakfast Club
8:45–10 a.m., Cliffhouse, Buttermilk Mountain
Starting this Friday, the Cliffhouse will be serving a hot breakfast on Friday mornings. Geared for the uphill crowd, it still counts the same if you hike, skin or take a lift. $8–$12,

Rock Bottom Ranch Winter Farmyard Tour
11 a.m., Rock Bottom Ranch, Basalt
Staff and educators lead explorations of the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies' working ranch, including the animal paddocks, hoop houses, and gardens. They will also share the science behind vegetable production and livestock rotational grazing. Tours are appropriate for all ages. $5 per person/$10 per family/free for members,    

History Ski Tour: Aspen Mountain
11 a.m. & 1 p.m., Guest Service Cabin below the Sundeck
Learn about the amazing mining and ski history lying literally beneath your feet as you tour Aspen Mountain with a long-time local historian. Free (lift ticket required),

Ullr Night
5–9 p.m., Elk Camp Restaurant and Meadows, Snowmass
Honor Ullr, the Norse god of snow, at this weekly winter wonderland party, complete with an à la carte dinner at Elk Camp, free ice skating, free snowshoe tours with an ACES naturalist, free mini bikes for younger kids, snowbike tours, a bonfire, live music, lift-served tubing, and rides on the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster. Reservations suggested. $10 gondola pass/$54 activity pass/$75 snowbike tour,

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, based on the book by Hunter S. Thompson. 

Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas: A 20th Anniversary Benefit
7 p.m., Wheeler Opera House
Aspen Film hosts this celebration of Terry Gilliam’s 1998 cult classic film. In partnership with the Gonzo Foundation, the evening will benefit both Aspen Film and the Hunter S. Thompson Scholarship for Veterans at Columbia University. A pre-show reception with special guests, including Anita Thompson, begins at 5:30 p.m. $30 film/$75 reception and screening,

First Friday: Family Skate Night
5:30–8 p.m., Downtown Carbondale
In addition to skating, there will be a fire pit, hot dogs, and hot chocolate. Ice skate rentals are available at the Carbondale Recreation Center. Free,

En Vogue
9 p.m., Belly Up Aspen
With 30-million-plus streams on their top-six hit singles ("Hold On," "Free Your Mind," "Never Gonna Get It," "Giving Him Something He Can Feel," "Don’t Let Go," and "Whatta Man," featuring Salt N Pepa), the women of ’90s R&B superstars En Vogue will have everyone in the room dancing the night away. $75 GA/$250 reserved seating,

Saturday, January 5

Aspen Parkrun 
8 a.m., Aspen Golf Course (southwest corner near the tennis courts)
Every Saturday, the Aspen Recreation department hosts weekly 5K timed runs. Now at a new location, the Parkrun is on a more user-friendly (read: flatter) course consisting entirely of concrete paths that are cleared of ice and snow throughout the winter. Parkrun is an international movement that encourages communities to sponsor free runs open to all. Free,  

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

Treat yourself to an evening of laughs with Sal Vulcano.

Sal Vulcano
7:30 p.m., Wheeler Opera House
You may know his pranks on TruTV’s Impractical Jokers; now discover another side of the Staten Island native during his own stand-up show. Chris Distefano opens. $39.50,

Library Cinema: The 20th International Tourney of Animation
7:30 p.m., Pitkin County Library
Prepare to be dazzled by the magic of animated film with this collection of 15 shorts from six countries. Some material is not suitable for small children. $10 (includes free popcorn while supplies last), 

Dim Mak Presents: Steve Aoki
10 p.m., Belly Up Aspen
A two-time Grammy-nominated producer and DJ, Steve Aoki has also been named Best Party Rocker DJ by BPM Magazine and Best DJ of the Year by Paper Magazine. $80 GA/$185 reserved seating,

Sunday, January 6

Library Cinema: The 20th International Tourney of Animation
4 & 7:30 p.m., Pitkin County Library
Prepare to be dazzled by the magic of animated film with this collection of 15 shorts from six countries. Some material is not suitable for small children. $10 (includes free popcorn while supplies last), 

Model Auditions for Green Is the New Black
6 p.m., The Launchpad, Carbondale
Carbondale Arts is seeking models from 18 to 80+ for its annual benefit fashion show, March 14–16. All models must attend the audition in order to be eligible to participate in this year’s show. Free,

Holly Roberts, who painted this piece, is speaking at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center on Sunday evening. 

Guest Faculty Lecture: Holly Roberts and Rubens Ghenov
7 p.m., Schermer Meeting Hall, Anderson Ranch Arts Center
These two artists–Roberts has exhibited nationally and internationally, and the Brazilian-born Ghenov has exhibited extensively in the US– will share insights into their work. Free,

Wheeler Associates Presents: Vaudeville Comes to the Wheeler 
7:30 p.m., Wheeler Opera House
Don't miss this chance to see the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue in a rare upvalley performance, complete with comedy, music, dance numbers, and local parody. $25,

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