ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (2/4/11)

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Top PickJames Hunter

How about an international twist for a change? 

Brit retro-soul-rock master James Hunter brings his high-energy performance to Aspen for the first time. Tickets are $28.

The concert is from 8 pm – 10 pm at the Wheeler Opera House on Saturday 2/5.

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

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Jan 312011
 

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Top PickMobile Food Pantry

The Food Bank of the Rockies in cooperation with the Salvation Army hosts a food pantry. Everyone is welcome to take advantage of a wide variety of food items; bring your own bags and boxes if you can.

The Mobile Food Pantry will be “open” from 11 am to 2 pm on Thursday 2/3 at the Health and Human Services Building, 0405 Castle Creek Road, Aspen. Call 970-945-6976 (extension 11) with questions.

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

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Jan 312011
 

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Top PickPhillip Gibbs (Carbondale)

How about a little music to go with your pizza and beer?   Austin, Texas songwriter who is known as a “Prince who writes his own ballads,” makes another stop on his 2011 Winter Rockies Tour tomorrow.

He’ll be entertaining us at 7 pm at White House Pizza in Carbondale on Wednesday, 2/2.

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (1/31/11)

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Jan 312011
 

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Top PickKraddy with Archnemesis

Start the month off with a little bit of hip hop. 

A founding member of The Glitch Mob, Kraddy’s break-out song “Android Porn” was featured on “America’s Got Talent” and “America’s Best Dance Crew.” His style mixes dancehall, dubstep and hip-hop.

The concert starts 10 pm; doors open at 9 pm at Belly Up on Tuesday, 2/1.

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (1/30/11)

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Jan 282011
 

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Top PickAnthony B.

This Jamaican-born reggae artist has appeared on more than 100 albums, including 10 of his own. His songs widely reflect his beliefs in fighting for the poor and oppressed, and against political injustices.  He has toured through North America, South America, Africa and Europe, as well as collaborated with Bone Crusher, Akon, Wyclef Jean, Snoop Dogg and R. Kelly.

Doors open at 9 pm on Monday, 1/31.   Tickets are $20 ($22 day of show).

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (1/29/11)

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Jan 282011
 

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Top PickXGames – Last Day

Here’s the lineup for Sunday, 1/30.  Have some fun! Get outside!  Go!  Games start at 10:30 am and go until 8:00 pm at Buttermilk.

10:30-11:15 a.m. — Snowboard slopestyle women’s final
11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. — Skiercross men’s & women’s final
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. — Snowmobile snocross Round 1
12:15-12:30 p.m. — Snowmobile snocross last chance qualifier
12:45-1 p.m. — Snowmobile snocross adaptive final
1:15-1:45 p.m. — Snowmobile snocross final
1:45-3 p.m. — Snowboard slopestyle men’s final
3-3:15 p.m. — Mono skiercross semifinal
3:45-4 p.m. — Mono skiercross final
5:30-6 p.m. — Snowmobile best trick final
6:30-8 p.m. — Snowboard superpipe men’s final

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (1/28/11)

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Jan 282011
 

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Top PickBig Boi

Free, outdoor concert featuring hip-hop artist and Outkast member/rapper Big Boi who just received a grammy nomination for the single “Shutterbug.”  Part of the Bud Light Hi-Fi concert series and the XGames, the event is sponsored by the Aspen Skiing Company. 

The outdoor concert takes place from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Saturday 1/29 at the base of Aspen Mountain.

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (1/27/11)

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Jan 272011
 

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Top PickCarbondale Beer Works

It’s the Grand Opening!  Carbondale Beer Works – Ale House and Wienery is going to be the first Cooperatively Invested Brewpub in Colorado!  Great ale and “wieners.”

Featuring the Defiance Sirens belly dancers on Friday, Jan. 28 and Pastor Mustard and the New National Swing Band on Saturday, Jan. 29. Donations both nights will be taken for the Aspen Hope Center. Space is limited; for those 21 and up. 

And consider becoming a member!  Let’s support this local business.

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (1/26/11)

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Jan 232011
 

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Top PickX Games!

For an unprecedented 10th year in a row, more than 200 ski, snowboard and snowmobile athletes from across the globe will land in Aspen/Snowmass to compete in ESPN’s Winter X Games 15 on Buttermilk.

Starting at 9pm on Thursday, 1/27, you’ll see: Snowboard SuperPipe Men’s Elimination, Skiing Slopestyle Women’s Final*, and Skiing SuperPipe Women’s Final.  See details for the detailed schedule of events.

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (1/25/11)

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Top PickThe Butchers

Weekly rock ‘n’ roll party featuring a local band. Collectively, they call themselves Aspen’s loudest locals. Show starts at 10 pm on Wednesday, 1/26 at the Palace and lasts until 1:30 am.

Get out and have some fun!

ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (1/22/11)

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Jan 182011
 

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Top PickThe Curious Savage

How about some comedy?  Theatre Aspen’s Winter Teen Conservatory presents this entertaining and fanciful comedy about an eccentric widow committed to a sanitorium. Audience members will be seated right on the stage. Show is suitable for the whole family. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students, available at the Wheeler Box Office, Aspenshowtix.com or 970-920-5770. 

Get your tickets early, seating is limited!

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (1/21/11)

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Jan 182011
 

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Top PickWho’s Bad? Michael Jackson Tribute Band

Returning after a Sold Out show!  Who’s Bad pays the ultimate tribute to the King of Pop by taking audiences on a musical expedition spanning three decades of Michael Jackson’s chart-cresting music.

From ABC to You Rock My World no song is forgotten in this electrifying revival of Pop Music’s Royal Highness.  The show starts at 10 pm (doors open at 9) on Saturday (1/22).  Tickets are $28 ($32 day of show).

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (1/20/11)

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Jan 182011
 

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Top PickB.B. King

You just know this will be an incredible performance! Returning to Aspen is BB King, the blues guitarist ranked the No. 3 “Greatest Guitarist of All Time” by Rolling Stone. He is also a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

King has played more than 15,000 shows in more than 50 years, and he continues to keep thrilling crowds despite threatening audiences with a Farewell Tour in 2006.

Doors open at 8 pm, show starts at 9 pm at Belly Up on Friday night (1/21).  Tickets are $150 ($160 at door); reserved seating is $335.

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (1/19/11)

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Jan 182011
 

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Top PickAlmost Queen

“Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Another One Bites the Dust,” and “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” all done “better than the Queen that’s out there touring,” according to Howard Stern. As part of Gay Ski Week festivities, proceeds go to support the Roaring Fork Gay & Lesbian Community Fund, funding local and national programs promoting GLBT initiatives and diversity. There will be an after-hours DJ set following the Almost Queen performance.

The concert takes place at 10:30 pm on Thursday 1/20 at Belly Up.  Tickets are $75.

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (1/18/11)

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Jan 172011
 

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Top PickFull Moon Wildlife Walk

It’s time you howl at the moon!  This is your chance to see beavers swimming in the pond, elk grazing in the meadows and hear the hoot of a great-horned owl, all under a full moon. Tea and hot chocolate will be offered after the walk.

Meet at 4:45 at Rock Bottom Ranch, 2001 Hooks Spur Road in Basalt on Wednesday 1/19.  The walk takes place from 5-6 pm.

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (1/17/11)

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Jan 152011
 

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Top PickBackcountry Insights

The Ute’s Tuesday night speaker series features Bryan Wickenhauser, two-time U.S. Ski Mountaineering Team member, Elk Mountain Grand Traverse winner, and a C.A.M.P./Scarpa/Ski Trab-sponsored athlete.  He’ll discuss traveling light and fast in the backcountry with today’s modern gear.

The slideshow / clinic takes place from 7 pm to 8:30 pm on Tuesday 1/18, upstairs at Ute Mountaineer.

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (1/16/11)

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Jan 152011
 

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Top PickAspen’s Past to Present

Walking tour of downtown Aspen with professional guide and historian Dean Weiler. In this casual, 12-block stroll, Aspen’s history is told — from the Ute Indians to the silver boom days and the town’s emergence as a world-famous resort.

The tour starts at 1 pm – 2:30 pm on Monday the 17th.  For information, email info@walkingtours.com or see details link below.

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