Visit this new exhibit during The Next on Saturday afternoon. Installation view: Yayoi Kusama, Where the Lights in My Heart Go, Aspen Art Museum, 2019. Collection of Lauren and Derek Goodman. Courtesy Ota Fine Arts and Victoria Miro. © YAYOI KUSAMA.

 

Saturday and Sunday, December 28 and 29

Ice Bumper Cars
12–5 p.m., The Rink at Snowmass Base Village

Discover a new way to slip and slide around the ice in these motorized, inner tube–wrapped carts that you control with a joystick. But act fast—they’re only here through January 2. Riders must be at least 48 inches tall. $20 for 10 minutes, thecollectivesnowmass.com

Storm Boy
4 p.m. (Sunday) & 7:30 p.m. (both days), Pitkin County Library

Take a break from the holiday crush and settle in for a movie. Based on a beloved children’s book, this one features Geoffrey Rush as a retiree who recounts an unusual tale from his childhood—when he rescued and raised a pelican—to his granddaughter. Tickets $10 (includes popcorn), pitcolib.org

Saturday, December 28

The Next MMXIX
4–7 p.m., Aspen Art Museum

Your après-ski plans are set for today with this annual event touting caviar, Champagne, a Roxor gin ice bar, music, and a silent auction to benefit the Aspen Art Museum. Bonus: while you’re there, check out Yayoi Kusama’s highly anticipated Infinity Mirror Room, which debuted at the museum last week. Benefit tickets also include entry to an after-party at the newly opened Snow Lodge—a winter offshoot of the Surf Lodge in the Hamptons—next to the Aspen Mountain gondola. Tickets $300, aspenartmuseum.org

Magician Adam Trent will wow Wheeler audiences on Saturday.

Adam Trent: Holiday Magic
4:30 and 7:30 p.m., Wheeler Opera House

Trent, the breakout star of the world’s best-selling magic show, The Illusionists, is known for his modern spin on sleight of hand. If he ever pulled a rabbit out of a hat, it’d be one made of blinking LED lights. Tickets $50 (adult), $35 (child), wheeleroperahouse.com

Sunday, December 29

Willis Alan Ramsey
8 p.m., Missouri Heights Schoolhouse, Carbondale

Venture up to the exceptionally quaint historic schoolhouse for the latest installment of KDNK DJ Pastor Mustard’s Unusually Fabulous House Concerts. This time, it’s singer/songwriter Ramsey, whose 1972 debut (and, so far, only) album was on Leon Russell’s own record label; other musicians from The Captain and Tennille to Jimmy Buffett to Widespread Panic have covered his songs. Tickets $35 single, $65 couple, houseofmustard.com

 

 

 

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