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

Snowmass gets snowmassive, the Nell goes retro, Thunder River Theatre goes country, and more.

By Aspen Sojourner Staff December 11, 2019

Ice skate at Base Village, and do so much more, during this weekend's Snowmassive Celebration.

Friday, December 13–Sunday, December 15

Snowmassive Celebration

To celebrate this weekend of $59 lift tickets for passholders from any resort, Snowmass hosts a slew of events, including high-tech, artistic light installations, snow sculptures, a casino night fundraiser for the Little Red Schoolhouse (Friday, 6–9 p.m. at the Collective), an ice-skating show at the Base Village rink (Saturday, 5 p.m.), free ski (including Dynafit uphill gear) and snowboard demos on Saturday, and SnowBikeCross races all weekend on Assay Hill. And if you haven’t checked out the new Game Lounge at the Collective, don’t miss it.

The Doyle and Debbie Show
7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m., Sunday, Thunder River Theatre Company, Carbondale

Picture Spinal Tap with a country twang. This three-actor musical combines lowbrow inspiration with high entertainment in a pitch-perfect country music satire. Sunday's performance will be followed by a talkback with the cast. The show will also play next Thursday to Saturday, December 19–21. Tickets $15–$30,


Whether you're a fan of country music or comedy, don't miss The Doyle and Debbie Show at Thunder River Theatre this weekend.

Saturday, December 14

Party Like It’s 1989
From 3 p.m., The Little Nell

Don your vintage ski apparel best for a pair of parties that commemorate the year The Little Nell opened. Après-ski, a DJ spins tunes at Chair 9 (3:30–7:30 p.m.), while in the courtyard, you can sip cocoa cocktails fireside while watching iconic ski flicks. Downstairs at The Nell continues the ’80s theme (6 p.m.) with a cover band and costume contest (win a deluxe stay at the Nell!), complimentary apps, and a cash bar serving themed cocktails.

Handel’s Messiah
7 p.m., Wheeler Opera House

The 80-voice Aspen Choral Society performs one of its three annual presentations of the beloved Christmas oratorio on the Wheeler stage, where the “Hallelujah” chorus resonates even more inspiringly in the historic setting. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door, $5 (ages 13–17), $1 (12 and under).

Sunday, December 15

Theatre Aspen Holiday Cabaret
7 p.m., Caribou Club

The first of four new cabaret nights produced by Theatre Aspen features former Aspenite Nikki Boxer, who appeared in Theatre Aspen’s Cabaret and Les Misérables; Jonathan Gomolka, direct from his appearance in this summer’s production of Guys & Dolls; Sheryl McCallum, a Denver native making her Theatre Aspen debut; and Sally Swallow, a new full-time Aspen resident. Tickets $150 (including pre-show dinner), call the Caribou Club (970-925-2929) directly for reservations.





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