5 Things to Do This Weekend: September 13–15, 2019

Stirling Cup Hockey, wine and cars at Snowmass, and storytelling make for an eclectic lineup of events.

By Aspen Sojourner Staff September 11, 2019

Women's Olympic all-stars and the CU Lady Buffs will vie against each other during the Stirling Cup on Saturday evening.

Image: Nancy Mayer

Saturday, September 14

Aspen Snowmass Motoring Classic
9 a.m.–12 p.m., Snowmass Base Village

Ogle all manner of sportscars, including Porsches, Ferraris, Corvettes, and Vipers, plus motorcycles from the Ducati Club of Denver. Free,

Sports cars on display return to Snowmass Village on Saturday—though note that they'll now show themselves off at Base Village, a new venue this year.

Snowmass Wine Festival
1:30–5 p.m., Snowmass Town Park

It’s not the Food & Wine Classic, but this fest, hosted by the Snowmass Village Rotary Club, is much more accessible, way less expensive, and, some say, more fun. The Argentinean Wine Dinner at the Viceroy on Friday evening is sold out, but tickets are still available for Saturday’s grand tasting at Snowmass Town Park, with more than 40 wineries and distilleries pouring their products and local restaurants serving up bites. Tickets $95 online, $105 at the door,

Raise a glass at the Snowmass Wine Festival on Saturday afternoon.

Image: Nancy Mayer

10 p.m., Belly Up Aspen

Everyone's favorite ‘80s cover band returns to town for another round of "Come on Eileen," "Video Killed the Radio Star," and more songs that will bring you right back to high school or college, if you're of a certain age. Tickets $25–55,

Saturday & Sunday, September 14–15

Stirling Cup
Aspen Recreation Center

Members of the 1998 Olympic gold medal–winning US women’s hockey team face off against the CU Lady Buffs in this 19th annual fundraiser for Aspen Junior Hockey. Before the 6 p.m. game start on Saturday in the Lewis Ice Arena, a grill party (5 p.m.) outside the Aspen Rec Center offers food and drink at reasonable prices. The weekend wraps with a 10 a.m. tourney at the Aspen Golf Club.

Sunday, September 15

Slaying the Dragon Storytelling Event
7:30 p.m., Wheeler Opera House

Presented in conjunction with Lead with Love and curated by local performance guru and Writ Large founder Alya Howe, this evening of personal storytelling features Aspen High School student Eske Roennau, wellness professional Irisha Steele, Sopris Sunwriter Judith (going by her first name only), Lead with Love founder Gina Murdock. Aspen City Councilmember Skippy Mesirow, and soup entrepreneur Gina Stryker. The event also honors the late, beloved environmental educator Arin Trook. Tickets $10 (proceeds benefit Lead with Love),





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