5 Things to Do This Weekend: January 3–5, 2020

View likely Oscar contenders at Academy Screenings, plus ice skate, brush up on current politics, attend a cabaret show, and dance to one of EDM's hottest stars.

By Aspen Sojourner Staff January 1, 2020

Adam Sandler stars in Uncut Gems, showing Sunday during Aspen Film's Academy Screenings.

Friday, January 3

Neal Katyal Aspen Institute Talk
5:30 p.m., Paepcke Auditorium

Get 2020 off to a brainy start as Slate Senior Editor Dahlia Lithwick leads a thought-provoking conversation with this current Georgetown law professor, former US acting solicitor general, and author of the recent book Impeach: The Case Against Donald Trump. Katyal will discuss the history of impeachment, what may constitute the high crimes and misdemeanors that the Constitution deems necessary for such action, and the implications for our democracy. Tickets $25,

Saturday, January 4

Party on the Rink
5–8 p.m., Snowmass Base Village

This weekly Saturday evening event launches today at the Base Village ice rink. DJ Tenza provides the beats, while each week will feature a different theme. This Saturday it’s superheroes, so dress up as your favorite world-saving character and get ready to fly and zoom—or maybe just try to balance—on ice skates. Free,

Dillon Francis
10 p.m., Belly Up Aspen

This platinum-selling DJ and producer’s got buzz, cranking out hits like “Anywhere,” “Candy,” and “Get Low”; collaborating with a slew of other artists (G-Eazy, Young Ash, Kygo, Skrillex, Alison Wonderland, and many more); and even releasing his own comedy series on Funny or Die. You can also thank him (or not) for that earworm from Lego Movie 2—“Catchy Song.” Tickets $100 (general admission), $235 (reserved),

Saturday and Sunday, January 4 and 5

Bombshell, about how Megyn Kelly, Gretchen Carlson, and other high-profile women at Fox News stood up to a toxic male culture, shows at Academy Screenings on Saturday.

Aspen Film Academy Screenings
Isis Theatre (The Elephant Queen) and Wheeler Opera House (all other films this weekend)

The annual showing of Oscar hopefuls now has a new time slot (and it runs through January 7). This weekend, catch Bombshell (Saturday, 5:30 p.m.) and 1917 (Saturday, 8:15 p.m.) plus The Elephant Queen (Sunday, 2:30 p.m., but sold out), The Truth (Sunday, 5 p.m.), and Uncut Gems (Sunday, 8 p.m.) Tickets $25–$30,

Sunday, January 5

Cabaret with Jennetta Howell
7:30 p.m., The Collective Lounge, Snowmass Base Village

After performing three recent sold-out shows at Redstone Castle, Howell presents her one-woman show, Home, farther up valley. The collection of 17 songs reflects her journey on the musical stage from her childhood in Glenwood Springs to the present. Pianist David Dyer accompanies. Tickets $10,



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