5 Things to Do This Weekend: January 10–12, 2020

It's Wintersköl, y'all, and there's lots more to do, too.

By Aspen Sojourner Staff January 8, 2020


The Wintersköl bonfire at Wagner Park will be lit on Saturday evening.

Through Sunday, January 12

Downtown Aspen

Aspen’s annual tribute to the snowy season dates to 1951. This year’s theme honors the year 2020; the official slogan is “Legendary Past, Visionary Future.” Events over four days include Anderson Ranch Art Center’s Wintersculpt and Kidsculpt, the canine fashion show (Saturday, 1 p.m., Wagner Park), the bonfire in Wagner Park (Saturday, from 7 p.m., with entertainment by the US Air Force Drum & Bugle Corps and more), and the torchlight descent down Aspen Mountain followed by fireworks (8 p.m.). New for this year are Soupskol 2.0, which brings the popular soup-tasting competition of years past inside to the Aspen Art Museum’s So Café (Friday, 4–6 p.m., including entertainment by DJ Dylan) and the Aspen Glow Parade, which goes down the Cooper Avenue Mall to Wagner Park (Saturday, 6:30 p.m., registration required to enter the parade). Free,

Friday, January 10

Legends of the Library
6–8 p.m., Basalt Regional Library

For the past decade, Basalt’s library has become a popular midvalley hub. Celebrate the building’s 10th anniversary at this family-friendly gathering that will feature food from Slow Groovin’ and the Whole Empanada, live music from the Tim Fox jazz quartet, a scavenger hunt, and more. Before or after, pop down the street to the Art Base for the opening of A Moment, Please, an exhibit from Boulder mixed media artist Erica Green that displays large-scale sculptural work and small-scale string drawings. Free,

The Great DuBois: Masters of Variety!
6:30 p.m., Wheeler Opera House

This high-energy duo, featured in Hugh Jackman’s The Greatest Showman, showcases incredible feats of juggling, aerial stunts, contortions, and magic in this family-friendly performance. Tickets, $25, $17.50 (12 and under),


Be amazed by the Great DuBois at the Wheeler on Friday evening.

Saturday, January 11

Torah Bright Mini Shred
11 a.m.–2 p.m., Low Down Park, Snowmass

The charismatic Olympic and X Games gold medalist snowboarder hosts a session for intermediate riders ages 7 to 17. Helmets required. Free,

Sunday, January 12

Sustainable Nation
7:30 p.m., Isis Theatre

This hour-long documentary—collaboratively presented by Aspen Film, the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), and Jerusalem U—follows three innovators who are using new technology to bring much-needed water to Africa, India, and central California. Post screening, ACES’ CEO Chris Lane will lead a Q&A with the film’s executive producer, Raphael Shore. Tickets $15 ($10 for Aspen Film and ACES’ members),


Uganda is one of the countries that benefits from new water technology as shown in Sustainable Nation.





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