ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (1/3/11)

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Dec 312010
 

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Yoga in Basalt

Ease into your New Year’s Resolution with a little yoga.  This gentle yoga class is specifically designed for seniors (age 65 and up) or folks recovering from injuries. Students are guided through a series of beginning hatha yoga poses specifically designed to open the hips, strengthen the core, and slowly and mindfully rejuvenate the spine. No experience necessary. 10 students max. On-line booking suggested.

Call 970-309-6911 for more info or visit website below.

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (1/2/11)

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Dec 312010
 

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Top PickApres at Highlands Pizza Company

Are you skiing/visiting Aspen Highlands today?  If so, head on over to Highlands Pizza Company for a little apres ski/live music and a slice of pizza heaven.  Brad Manosevitz, Jason Upper and Guy Welles will be playing with some plus special guests.   

The fun starts at 3:00 pm on Sunday, 1/2/11.

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (12/31/10)

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Dec 302010
 

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Top PickJane’s Addiction (Belly Up)

Sometimes you just have to shell out the big bucks for some big fun.  This is one of those times.  General admission tickets are $275 at door, $265 before.  Reserved seating is sold out for this New Year’s Eve Show.   The show starts at 9:30 pm on Friday, 12/31/10.

Here’s a little “Jane Says” to get you in the mood: 

Jane Says Music Video

Ranked one of the “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock” by VH1, Jane’s Addiction has been performing for more than two decades.  Jane’s Addiction features four disparate personalities who come together as a thunderous machine on stage: Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Stephen Perkins and Eric Avery.

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (12/30/10)

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Dec 292010
 

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Top PickRita Moreno (Wheeler)

She’s been a Tony-winning Broadway star, an Oscar-winning movie queen, an Emmy-winner for the small screen and a Grammy-winning vocalist, and she’s still going strong.  From West Side Story to Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Rita Moreno has dominated the performing arts front to back and commands any stage she’s on, including our intimate Wheeler stage, where she and her quartet of sidemen will thoroughly review her six-plus decade career.  Stand back, ladies and gentlemen, because she still has the pipes and the energy to blow you out of your seats!

 The show starts at 7:30 pm on Thursday, December 30th at The Wheeler Opera House.  Ticket prices range from $45 – $85.

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (12/29/10)

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Dec 282010
 

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Top PickRufus Wainwright (Belly Up)

If you like entertainment, you won’t want to miss Rufus Wainwright’s solo piano show on Wednesday, December 29th at Belly Up.  Affectionately referred to by Elton John as “the greatest songwriter on the planet” and praised by The New York Times for his “genuine originality,” Rufus has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation.

Doors open at 7:30 pm; the show starts at 8:30 pm on Wednesday, 12/29/10.  Reserved seating is sold out, but general admission is still available for $55 day of show.

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (12/28/10)

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Dec 272010
 

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Top PickDennis Basso Freestyle

FREESTYLE is the hip and haute après-ski gala celebration of the season in support of Aspen Art Museum’s critically acclaimed contemporary art programming. Champagne, caviar, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction and live auction.  The grand finale is Dennis Basso’s dual-runway fashion show.  Sponsored by Sotheby’s, Aspen Magazine, Galerie Maximillian and Pierre/Famille. 4:30 – 7:30 PM on Tuesday, 12/28/10 at the St. Regis. 

Tickets are $300 for non-members, or why don’t you splurge?  $10,000 for the platinum table for four people, including champagne and caviar.

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (12/27/10)

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Dec 262010
 

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Top PickOpen Mic Night (Red Onion)

Since the Flaming Lips at Belly Up is sold out for general admission tonight, we’re recommending that you see some local talent perform instead.  Head on over to the Red Onion for open mic night where local songwriters and performers will share their musical talents starting at 10 pm on Monday night, December 27th.

And it’s free! 

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (12/26/10)

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Dec 252010
 

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Top PickCitizen Cope (Belly UP)

Are you ready for an intimate soul-ful experience? Citizen Cope will be performing a solo late show on Sunday night (12/26/10).  After selling out his first show, this second performance has been added at 11:00 pm to meet the demand for Citizen Cope.

Called “the city’s most soulful export since Marvin Gaye” by The Washington Post, Citizen Cope is a talented singer-songwriter whose voice can be heard on many TV shows, commercials and movies.  Tickets are $40.00 day of show.

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (12/25/10)

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Dec 242010
 

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Top PickApres Ski at Base Village (Snowmass)

Ski Snowmss today, because our top PICK of the day is a two-fer.  Yes, we’re giving you an extra special gift since it’s Christmas: two apres ski events next door to one another so you can tie-two-on.    

If you’re ready to get off the slopes at 2:30 pm, head on over to Basecamp b/c that’s when the music kicks off there.  Then, for a little variety, mosey on over to Sneaky’s for a change of atmosphere to finish up the apres skiing effort.

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (12/24/10)

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Dec 232010
 

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Third Eye Blind (Belly Up)

Our top PICK of the week is also our Pick of the Day for Christmas Eve. Performing Friday night (12/24/10) at Belly Up at 10 pm, Third Eye Blind will surely get you in a festive mood!  Tickets are $60 at door.  Hope you can make it! 

To get you fired up…here’s their “Bonfire” video clip.  Crank it!  

Bonfire by Third Eye Blind

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (12/23/10)

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Dec 222010
 

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Top PickChristmas at Krabloonik

Christmas tree lighting…holiday dessert menu…free hot beverage and cookies…and a visit from Santa with gifts for kids plus caroling at the fire pit. Whew…that’s a lot to look forward too!  And purchase a  Giving Tree ornament to benefit Youth Entity.   

Feeling mushy?  Go dog sledding!  Dog sledding dates back over 10,000 years and heralds the first known teamwork between man and animal. Krabloonik is committed to preserving this honorable Alaskan tradition by creating a home for dogs born and bred to run and by sharing with guests the unparalleled excitement of sledding in the wild.

The Christmas celebration takes place on Thursday (12/23/10) from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm in Snowmass Village (4250 Divide Road; 970-923-3953).  

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (12/22/10)

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Dec 212010
 

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Top PickArgentine Tango

This is no cha-cha-cha.  If you really want to try something new and different and get your sexy on, it’s time to don your dancing shoes and do a little tango!  These are ongoing beginning tango classes that cost $15 for one-time drop-ins or $60 for five classes.   

The styles are mostly danced in either open embrace, where lead and follow have space between their bodies, or close embrace, where the lead and follow connect either chest-to-chest (Argentine tango) or in the upper thigh, hip area (American and International tango).

The classes take place on Wednesday (12/22/10) from 7-9 pm at the Aspen Red Brick Art Center on Hallam.    

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (12/21/10)

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Dec 202010
 

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Top PickWhite Christmas (Wheeler Opera House)

What better way to celebrate the holidays than with Irving Berlin’s White Christmas ~ the musical?  Forty-five children from all over the Valley come together in this production which is sure to leave you applauding its colorful costumes, wonderful tap dancing, singing, and very high energy performance! 

Adult tickets are only $22 and this event takes place on Tuesday night (12/21/10) @ 7:00 pm.  So join us and get into the holiday spirit like never before. 

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Our Top PICK of the Week (12/20/10)

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Dec 202010
 

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Third Eye Blind (Belly Up)

Obvious PICK, we know. But the two concerts performed at Belly Up this week by Third Eye Blind are our top PICK of the Week for the best things to do in Aspen this week.   Shows are on 12/23 and 12/24 at 10 pm.  Tickets are $60 at door.  Hope you can make it! 

To get you in the mood…here’s their “Bonfire” video clip.  Crank it!  

Bonfire by Third Eye Blind

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (12/20/10)

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Dec 192010
 

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Top PickFree Skating & Hot Chocolate (Silver Circle Ice Rink)

What better way to kick off Christmas week than with ice skating and hot chocolate with friends or family?  Part of the 12 days of Aspen, this event takes place in the afternoon on Monday 12/20/10 from 2-4 pm. 

And as an extra bonus, when you’re done skating, mosey on over to the Dancing Bear to have your picture taken with Santa and participate in the Holiday Toy Drive benefitting the Shining Stars Foundation.  Happy Holidays!

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (12/19/10)

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Dec 182010
 

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Top PickLive Poetry Night (Hotel Lenado)

Come celebrate winter by participating in open mic night tonight (Sunday, 12/19/10) at The Hotel Lenado from 6:30 to 9:00 pm where you can read your own poetry or that of your favorite poet which reflects the spirit of the season.  The event is open to everyone– poets and listeners. 

Or, come and enjoy the music.  They’ll be featuring live music with singer/songwriters Pat Fagan and Dave Taylor plus piano player/mandolinist Frank Todaro. 

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (12/18/10)

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Dec 172010
 

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Nutcracker (Aspen Santa Fe Ballet)

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet will be performing the Nutcracker tonight (Saturday, 12/18/10)  at 7:30 pm at the Aspen District Theatre.  Every year the professional company of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet invites students from the School of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet to participate in this joyous holiday tradition. 

If you want to be in the holiday spirit, this Nutcracker performance will get you there.  

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (12/17/10)

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Dec 162010
 

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Gingerbread House Decorating Party

When’s the last time you made a Gingerbread House?  For only $20, you can build one from scratch on Friday, 12/17/10!  From 4 to 8 pm at The Sweet Life in Snowmass Base Village, two kids can decorate one house with an endless supply of candy.  How sweet it is! 

You’ll surely get into the holiday spirit when you attend this Gingerbread House party.  Thanks, Sweet Life, for showing us how sweet you are.  For more info, call 970-923-9903.

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (12/16/10)

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Dec 152010
 

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Sun Dog Athletics Locals’ Appreciation Day

Want to have some free fun?  From 10 am to noon today (Thursday, 12/16/10), Sun Dog Athletics is showing their love for the locals with a little snowshoe action.  Enjoy a complimentary, all-inclusive snowshoeing adventure on a snowshoe route off the top of Aspen Mountain. Please RSVP to reserve a space. Contact Erik Skarvan at 970-925-1069 or via email:  sundog@sopris.net 

Fun in the snow, for sure!  Thanks Sun Dog Athletics!

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