5 Things to Do This Weekend: July 5–July 7, 2019

Raptors, the Raconteurs, an outdoor movie, and more will keep you busy during this long holiday weekend.

By Aspen Sojourner Staff July 3, 2019

Meet this bird and others at ACES' Raptor Fair on Friday.

Friday, July 5

ACES Raptor Fair
3–5 p.m., Hallam Lake Nature Preserve

Visit with the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies’ resident red-tailed hawk and great horned owl, as well as other birds of prey—including a bald eagle—in town for this seventh annual popular event. Naturalists from ACES and Denver’s Hawk Quest will be there to help educate. Free,

An Evening with the Raconteurs
10 p.m., Belly Up Aspen

Touring in support of their first new album in 10 years, Help Us Stranger, the star-studded quartet wrap up the second of two nights in Aspen. Note that it’s a phone-free show—no recording, video, or photos allowed, so you’ll have to give up on that idea of a selfie with Jack White in the background and check your phone at the door. Tickets $240 general admission, $585 reserved,

Saturday, July 6

The beloved extraterrestrial from E.T.

Movies Under the Stars
8–10 p.m., Snowmass Base Village

Bring a blanket or low chair, picnic, and the whole family for this installment of The Collective Snowmass’s and Aspen Film’s Movies Under the Stars, featuring flicks from the 1970s and 80s. This weekend, it’s the 1982 classic E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial ("phone home!"). Free, including popcorn,

Sunday, July 7

Sunday Jazz Brunch
11 a.m.–2 p.m., Limelight Snowmass

With $12 bottomless mimosas, a bloody Mary bar, buffet, and live jazz, this new weekly event has all the makings of a perfect Sunday brunch. This week, local group Element Jazz plays Latin jazz and classics. From $24,

Yefim Bronfman will play Brahms this Sunday.

Aspen Festival Orchestra
4 p.m., Benedict Music Tent

Conducted this week by alumnus Joshua Weilerstein—his parents are Aspen Music Festival and School faculty members and his cellist sister performs here later this summer—the orchestra performs Augusta Read Thomas’s Brio, followed by Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, featuring virtuouso pianist Yefim Bronfman. Closing out the concert: Sibelius’s Symphony No. 5, inspired by swans in flight. Tickets $90,


Joshua Weilerstein conducts the Aspen Festival Orchestra this Sunday.



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