5 Things to Do This Weekend: January 31–February 2, 2020

Jazz, fat biking, fly-tying, the Nordic Bonfire dinner, and the Crystal Palace Review—lots of events to choose from

By Aspen Sojourner Staff January 29, 2020


Performers from the former Crystal Palace dinner theater reprise favorite, and new, skits.

Friday and Saturday, January 31 & February 1

Crystal Palace Review
7:30 p.m., Wheeler Opera House

Members of the troupe that performed at the dear, departed local dinner theater continue to lampoon the headlines and find humor in the ordinary through their original songs and skits. Expect to hear plenty of new material mixed in with old favorites. Tickets, $50

JAS Café: Martin Taylor & Laurence Juber
7 & 9:15 p.m., Downstairs at the Nell

These two virtuoso guitarists blend jazz, pop, and more. Friday’s early show is preceded by a Listen Up! discussion with the musicians at 6:15 p.m. Tickets $45,

Martin Taylor and Laurence Juber play JAS Café.


Saturday, February 1

Aspen Fat Bike Race
9 a.m., open division start; 10 a.m., rec division start, Aspen Cross Country Center

Bring out your fattie (tires 3.8 inches wide or more) or rent one on site, and race laps on a groomed single-track course. There’s even prize money for the top finishers in the open division. Afterwards, warm up (or cool down) with food and a drink at the adjacent Red Mountain Grill. $20 registration,

5th Annual Iron Fly Competition
Youth division, 4p.m., adult division, 6:30 p.m.; The Tipsy Trout, Basalt

Consider yourself skilled at tying flies? Try doing it Iron Chef style with funky materials handed out at the start of this friendly competition (cheating and bribing judges is totally okay) hosted by the Roaring Fork Conservancy, Roaring Fork Valley Fly Fishing Club, and Roaring Fork Fishing Guide Alliance. BYO vise and tools, or just come and spectate. Registration $20 (adults), free for youth 16 and under, $5 to spectate,

Nordic Bonfire Dinner
6–8 p.m., Aspen Cross Country Center

Cross-country ski from station to station on a 1.5-kilometer course, fueling up on food and drink from local restaurants, at this annual fundraiser for the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club’s Nordic team. Tickets $30 (adults), $15 (children 12 and younger), $80 (family of four),


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