5 Things to Do This Weekend: May 31–June 2, 2019

It's still off-season, but options include skiing on Aspen Mountain, a volunteer clean-up, and a festival over in Eagle.

By Aspen Sojourner Staff May 29, 2019

Late-season skiing on Aspen Mountain happens again this weekend.

Friday–Sunday, May 31–June 2

Bonfire Block Party and Eagle Outside Festival
Downtown Eagle and Eagle Ranch

Need a quick change of scenery? Head over to Eagle for this weekend of festivities that includes three days of music, food, and beer outside Bonfire Brewing’s downtown taproom, as well as a huge bike demo, riding clinics, cycling races, and yoga. Bands include North Mississippi Allstars and Railroad Earth (Friday evening), and Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue (Saturday evening). Block Party tickets $25–$140,; $15 demo registration for Eagle Outside, bike clinics, races, and yoga cost extra,

Eagle's Bonfire Block Party

Saturday–Sunday, June 1–2

Skiing/Sightseeing on Aspen Mountain
9 a.m.–1 p.m., skiing; 9 a.m.–4 p.m., gondola open for foot passengers

Aaaaaand the ski season keeps on going. After last weekend’s successful Memorial Day weekend reopening, Aspen Mountain again offers 130 acres of terrain for skiers, accessible from the gondola and the Ajax Express lift; all skiers will have to download on the gondola. The Sundeck will be serving up food and drinks, with music on the deck, too. Four Mountain Sports will also offer rental gear. Lift tickets $54; $27 for Flex, Double Flex, Classic, Club Escape, School, AVSC, Ikon, and Mountain Collective passholders; no additional charge for Premier passholders; gondola sightseeing tickets $13–$32,

Library Cinema: Ask Dr. Ruth
7:30 p.m. both evenings, Pitkin County Library

Find out more about everyone’s favorite nonagenarian sex therapist (she turns 91 on June 4) in this affectionate and spirited bio-documentary before Ruth Westheimer comes to speak during the Aspen Ideas: Health festival later in June. Tickets $10, free popcorn,

Saturday, June 1 

Fourth Annual Trash Crush
10 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Meet at North Star Nature Preserve South Gate parking area

Held on National Trails Day, this community clean-up, organized by Erik Skarvan of Sun Dog Athletics and Todd Shaver of the Bull Market Report, promotes environmental stewardship while beautifying the land and roadways along the North Star Nature Preserve. All volunteers will receive a post-cleanup, complimentary lunch courtesy of 520 Grill and will be eligible for the “Trashy Awards,” with prizes from sponsors. Wear long pants and bring work gloves and water. Register in advance through Erik Skarvan at [email protected]or Todd Shaver at [email protected]

Clean up your surroundings at the annual Trash Crush at North Star Nature Preserve.

Image: Erik Skarvan

Trout Steak Revival
9 p.m., Belly Up Aspen

The celebrated bluegrass troubadours (they won Telluride Bluegrass’s Festival Band Competition five years ago) come back to play what they consider “one of the great rooms in Colorado.” Opening is Steamboat Springs–based “soul grass” band Buffalo Commons. Tickets $10, all-ages show (concert-goers under 18 require adult accompaniment),







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