5 Things to Do This Weekend: July 12–July 14, 2019

On the schedule: art, environmentalism, music, a blow-out gala for Bridging Bionics, and Shakespeare

By Aspen Sojourner Staff July 10, 2019

Max Todd's Sun and Sandcastles, at Callaghan Fine Paintings, will be one of the artworks on display at Rare Aspen.

Through Sunday, July 9–14

Rare Aspen
10 a.m.–6 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday, Aspen Ice Garden

The fair, which started Tuesday, showcases collectibles ranging from estate jewelry to fine art to vintage prints and more, brought in by dealers both national and international. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit Mountain Rescue Aspen, Aspen Education Foundation, and the Aspen Hope Center. Tickets from $30 for ticketholder and a guest,

Friday–Sunday, July 12–14

Shakespeare in the Park
7 p.m., Midland Park (behind the library), Basalt

The Hudson Reed Ensemble returns with its popular productions of plays from the Bard, this time with three scenes from three works: Richard III, The Taming of the Shrew, and Romeo and Juliet. Free,

Saturday, July 13

Paul Hawken Talk
6 p.m., Paepcke Auditorium

The prominent environmental activist discusses his most recent book, Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, in a conversation with Aspen Institute President and CEO Dan Porterfield and Aspen Center for Environmental Studies CEO Chris Lane to commemorate ACES’ 50th anniversary. Buy your tickets now, as the event is close to selling out. $25,

Paul Hawken will speak on Saturday in a talk presented by the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies and the Aspen Institute.

Aspen Gala
6 p.m., Hotel Jerome

At this new benefit hosted by Amanda Boxtel’s Bridging Bionics Foundation, the nonprofit welcomes the Top 10 CNN Heroes of 2018 (Boxtel was one herself) to Aspen for an evening of acrobatic live performances, a digital art installation, a bionic runway show, and dancing in a nightclub-style setting. Expect to be no less than dazzled. The Heroes will also participate in an afternoon panel discussion (1:30 p.m., $30 general admission) at Paepcke Auditorium. Tickets from $500,

Rock for a Reason
6:30 p.m., Fanny Hill

A bonus addition to the Snowmass Free Concert Series, the show features Spectrum of Soul with Skip Martin from Kool & the Gang and special guests. Also showcased: local non-profits, which will give concert-goers the opportunity to learn more about them, sign up to volunteer, and make donations. Free,



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