5 Things to Do This Weekend: February 21–23, 2020

Aspen Laugh Fest will crack you up, plus don't miss an Art Base opening, ACES' talk, Arthur Miller drama, and Chilean ski party.

By Aspen Sojourner Staff February 19, 2020

Thunder River Theatre Company's production of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge opens this weekend.

Through Saturday, February 22

Aspen Laugh Festival
various venues

For more info on the annual comedy celebration, see our overview. Tickets $30–$150 and some shows are free,

Friday, February 21

Most Beloved Opening Reception and Artist Talk
5–7 p.m., The Art Base, Basalt

This site-specific installation by first-generation Cuban-American Nicole Salcedo, currently an artist-in-residence at Anderson Ranch in Snowmass Village, features works on paper, fabric, and wallpaper. Hear Salcedo discuss the exhibit, which reflects her interpretation of the life-giving power within all things, with Art Base Executive Director Genna Moe at 5:30 p.m. Free,

See this and other works by Nicole Salcedo at the Art Base.

Jessica Catto Dialogue: Shyla Raghav
6 p.m., Hotel Jerome Ballroom

The head of Conservation International’s climate strategy team—who also happens to be one of the youngest leaders and one of the few minority women at the forefront of the fight against climate change in our country—will discuss her work in developing ecosystem-based solutions to address our global emergency. Sponsored by the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies. Free,

Shyla Raghav speaks about climate change on Friday.

Friday and Saturday, February 21 & 22

A View from the Bridge
7:30 p.m. (Friday show sold out but wait list will be taken), Thunder River Theatre Company, Carbondale

This production of Arthur Miller’s classic drama, directed by TRTC’s executive artistic director Corey Simpson, features a cast of 13 local actors. Newly relevant today, the story touches on immigrants, loyalty, family ties, and inappropriate relationships. Performances will also take place February 28–March 1 and March 5–7. Tickets $15–$30, 

Sunday, February 23

Valle Nevado Après-Ski Party
4–6 p.m., Snow Lodge, Gondola Plaza

Celebrate one of Chile’s best ski areas, Valle Nevado, at Aspen’s new slopeside hot spot while sipping complimentary Chilean wine, along with beer and light bites. A prize drawing will include Mountain Collective passes (which are accepted at Valle Nevado along with the Ikon Pass) and, for one lucky winner, a five-night all-inclusive stay at the resort. Free,



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