Aspen Weekend Agenda: March 29–31, 2019

Our picks include JAS Café's season-closing show, art exhibits, honky-tonk, and an uphill extravaganza.

By Aspen Sojourner Staff March 27, 2019


Deva Mahal performs at JAS Café this weekend.

Friday and Saturday, March 29 and 30

JAS Café: Deva Mahal
8 p.m. (Friday), 7 & 9:15 p.m. (Saturday), Downstairs at the Nell

Yes, she’s the daughter of Taj but has earned her own place as a powerhouse vocalist and savvy songwriter. Through her music, Mahal’s blues roots serve as the foundation for explorations in modern R&B, indie pop, soul, rock, and gospel. Come at 7:15 p.m. for Friday’s show to hear the pre-concert Listen Up talk with the performer. A bar menu will be available both evenings. Tickets $45,

Tropical Molecule 
Boesky West Gallery, 100 S Spring St

This is the last weekend to see this exhibit of works from two Brazilian artists: organic sculptural furniture made from discarded Pequi trees by Hugo Franca and watercolors, frescos, and photography by Thiago Rocha Pitta. Both artists are inspired by the exquisite beauty of their native country’s natural landscapes, creating pieces that blur the lines between art and design. Free, 

Catch the last two days of the exhibit Tropical Molecule at Boesky West gallery.

Friday, March 29

Snowmass Subterranean Art Show
6–10 p.m., The Snowmass Collective, Base Village

See what more than a dozen local artists have done to transform the blank walls of The Collective’s lower level into a showcase of their work, curated by Matty Davis of Creatures of Habit. Plus, DJ Berkel Beats will crank the tunes, and complimentary bites and beverages will be served. The artists will also have individual pieces on display for sale; a portion of proceeds from those sales will benefit Challenge Aspen. Free,


Saturday, March 30

Wayne “the Train” Hancock
8 p.m., The Temporary, Basalt

For more than 20 years, Hancock and his band have been cooking up juke joints with a hefty dose of honky-tonk mixed in with helpings of Western swing, blues, rockabilly, and big band. We dare you to try and stay seated during this show. Tickets $17 (advance), $22 (day of),

Learn all about uphill at the Aspen Ascent Experience on Sunday morning.

Sunday, March 31

Aspen Ascent Experience
8–11 a.m., Buttermilk

Yes, many of us are just a little obsessed with going up our mountains as well as down. This third annual celebration of all things uphill includes gear demos, clinics, and merch for sale. Beginner and intermediate clinics take place at the base at 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 10:30 a.m. and go partway up the mountain; expert clinics start at the top of the mountain at 8 a.m., 9 a.m., and 10 a.m. Four Mountain Sports will offer free rental equipment for adults and kids, and the Cliffhouse will be doling out complimentary hot chocolate and lemonade. Skiers, splitboarders, snowshoers, and hikers of any skill level are welcome. Free,




















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