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Crazy For YouThe Aspen Community Theater is smack dab in the middle of their annual fall musical.  This year’s show, Crazy For You wowed audiences last week and has been causing quite a stir.  Letters to the Editor of the local newspapers can’t hardly believe they aren’t in New York!

Aspen, and the Roaring Fork Valley, are full of talented actors, singers and dancers so if you’re looking for something different while you’re in town, look no further.

‘Crazy for You’ is the story of Bobby Child, a well-to-do 1930’s playboy, whose dream in life is to dance. And despite the serious efforts of his mother and soon-to-be-ex-fiancee, Bobby achieves his dream!  It’s a high energy comedy which includes mistaken identity, plot twists, fabulous dance numbers and classic Gershwin music.

G’head, buy tickets and go!  The final week of performances starts tomorrow November 15th and runs evenings at 7pm thru Saturday and concludes with a Sunday matinee at 2pm.  Tickets are available at the Wheeler Box Office or at aspenshowtix.com.


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Aspen shreds!What will all of the election brouhaha going on, I’m sure many of you have heard the words Red State and Blue State flying about.  BUT, with the help of Aspenites at 7,908 ft. and ski film demi-god, Warren Miller, we’re here to help you think of something else: FLOW STATE!

Each year ski town enthusiasts look forward to a good-old fashioned ski flick to get pumped for the upcoming season.   Warren Miller Entertainment is always on the top of the list of must-see ski/snowboard movies.  This year’s session guides you to the top of the world’s most striking peaks in Japan, Norway, Austria and beyondIn fact, the folks over at WME like to say that this year’s 63rd annual ski and snowboard film “will take you into the zone…the moment…the groove…the center…the Flow State.” 

Psyched yet?  Tickets are on sale NOW and there are two shows tonight @6pm and 9pm.  Head over to the Wheeler Opera House and buckle your seat belts because this is sure to be a hell of a ride!

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Aspen Walking ToursIt’s getting closer and closer to Halloween, which is a town-wide holiday in Aspen by the way.  So if you’re just now getting into pumpkin-carving-fake-cobweb-hanging-spirit we think you should add a spooky walkabout with Aspen Walking Tours!

Aspen Walking Tours takes you on a walk through the history of Aspen, Colorado with a professional local guide & historian. See Aspen through a completely different set of eyes!

Aspen Walking Tours has a couple different tours from which to choose, from a classic history walk to something a bit more haunted.   If you want something on the early side, try “Walk with the Dead.”  The tour starts at 5:30 and is just one hour long.  This tour will be offered this Saturday, October 20th, as well as Saturday October 27th, Sunday October 28th and Halloween night!  You’ll learn about the first skier buried in Aspen among others.  If you’re up for a later walk check out “Aspen’s Darkside,” which runs Wednesday and Friday nights at 9pm.  The last one to catch prior to Halloween is October 26th.

Doing something different, check.  Having Halloween fun, check.  Learning something new too?  BONUS!  Have fun and let us know what you think!


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With snPumpkins!ow on Aspen‘s surrounding peaks and the last shades of yellow hanging on by a thread, it’s time to celebrate fall!  The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies or, ACES as it’s lovingly known by most, will be hosting their Annual Harvest Party this Saturday, October 2oth from 12 – 4pm at Rock Bottom Ranch.

This afternoon of seasonal fun is $10 per person with kids under 12 free for ACES members.  Lunch will be “localvore” fare provided by Whole Foods and Crystal River Meats with beer and wine generously provided by Four Dogs Wines & Spirits.   The Ranch will be bustling with harvest activities such as tours of the organic garden and farm, field games, apple-cider pressing and pumpkin carving, as well as a silent auction.  Play on the farm or enjoy live music from Grammy-nominated band, Missed the Boat!

This a car-free event so employ your bike riding, walking or horseback riding skills to get to Rock Bottom Ranch.  If you have to drive park at one of their FREE SHUTTLE LOCATIONS to hitch a ride to the Ranch:
Aspen Center For Environmental Studies
-El Jebel Park and Ride (on El Jebel Rd behind the Wendy’s)
-Basalt Middle School

Winter is on its way and we’ll soon be covered in snow so get out and enjoy this sure-t0-be-FANTASTIC fun fall day with ACES!!!

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With old man Winter showing signs of his arrival and the fall harvest upon us, its time to stock up at Aspen’s final Saturday Farmer’s Market, this Saturday October 13th.

Farmer's Market

It’s hard to believe that Aspen‘s favorite Saturday Market is coming to a close.  But it’s a long time since it’s opening day in June, so the farmer’s and artisans will be making their final appearance.  Look for in season goodies like: apples, carrots, chard, kale, leeks, lettuce, pears, potatoes, pumpkin, spinach and winter squash.  As always, there will be music on hand and plenty of socializing too.  Hours are from 8:30am to 3pm, so make a date and gobble up the fresh produce because Winter is on its way!

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John Denver WeekAspen welcomes all John Denver fans this week for the 15th Annual John Denver Week. John Denver was an Aspenite once upon a time and has many beloved fans who descend upon our happy mountain town to pay tribute to him every October.

The musical accolade kicks off tonight, October 11, 2012, at 7:30pm at The Wheeler Opera House with John Denver: Stories and Songs. Tonight is being described as an intimate evening of John’s music and personal stories as told by members of his bands and close associates, featuring Mack Bailey, Kenn Roberts, Denny Brooks, Bill Danoff, Alan Deremo, Richie Garcia, Jim Horn, Pete Huttlinger, Gary Mule Deer, Chris Nole, Jim Salestrom, Mollie Weaver, Steve Weisberg.  According to those in the know, this is as close to knowing John personally that one will ever get, and a great way to lead into the 15th annual John Denver Tribute Weekend.  Tickets are just $35.

Friday and Saturday nights continue the musical tribute to the life and legacy of John Denver featuring former members of John’s bands and special guests with a connection to John. Showtime is 7:30 both nights.  VIP Tickets include a private after concert gathering at the Limelight Hotel with the band with food and wine included. Click here for tickets.

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Aspen Art MuseumThis weekend is the last call for two amazing exhibitions at the Aspen Art Museum. So while you’re gleaning the last of the fall colors here in Aspen, stop by the Aspen Art Museum where the admission is always FREE!

Lucio FontanaLucio Fontana: Ceramics is one of two current exhibitions that will wrap up Sunday, October 7th.  Although the Argentine-Italian artist was best known for his Concetti Spaziale, the spatial environments and slashed canvases he created in the 1950s and 1960s, clay modeling and ceramics have always been central to his process. Comprising work from the 1940s through the 1960s, Lucio Fontana: Ceramics is the first museum exhibition dedicated solely to the artist’s groundbreaking ceramic work and is rarely exhibited in the US.

Amelie von Wulffen is the 2012 Jane and Marc Nathanson Distinguished Artist in Residence.  Her exhibition at the Aspen Art MuseumAmelie von Wulffen is her first solo exhibition in an American museum and includes a new body of paintings created during her time as Artist in Residence. In her most recent works, von Wulffen deploys host of painterly techniques to create works that, although they depart from the photographic collage practice for which she is best known, remain deeply referential.

Do something different this weekend and go see for yourself!

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