ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (1/15/11)

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Jan 152011
 

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Top PickHike for Hope

Here’s another Winterskol event to get you going!  Participate in the Hike for Hope, a family uphill and charity event that benefits the search for a cure to muscular dystrophy. 

The best part?  100% of the funds raised goes to research.

The hike starts on Sunday the 16th at 7:30 a.m. on Buttermilk Mountain. See details for information and to register. 

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (1/14/11)

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Jan 102011
 

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Top PickGhostland Observatory

Hailing from the country’s “Live Music Capital,” the duo was name Band of the Year by the Austin American-Statesman in 2007. Melding electronic synthesizer with driving beats, it’s a laser-infused and high-energy performance that keeps the whole room bouncing. Ghostland Observatory rocked the Winter X Games 2010 during a free outdoor concert at the base of Aspen Mountain, and Men’s Health and Women’s Health have brought them back as part of this year’s Winterskol celebration.

Tickets are $50, day of show.  Doors open at 9 pm; show starts at 10 pm on Friday, 1/14, at Belly Up.

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (1/13/11)

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Jan 102011
 

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Top PickWinterSculpt

Carve out some time for this one!  This is your chance to transform snow into art. An annual snow sculpture competition for local artists in downtown Aspen—and a crowd favorite during Aspen’s WinterSköl™. Create an 8’ square snow sculpture in 48 hours and compete to win prize money.

Visit andersonranch.org/wintersculpt for application and further information or contact us at (970) 923-3181. Event starts on Thursday, 1/13 at 4 pm.

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (1/12/11)

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Jan 102011
 

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Top PickThe Butchers

Get ready to rock!  Weekly rock ‘n’ roll party featuring a local band “The Butchers.” Collectively, they call themselves Aspen’s loudest locals.  Isn’t it time to let loose and get rowdy? 

Wednesday, January 12, 10pm – Thursday, January 13, 2011, 1:30am

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

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Jan 032011
 

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Top PickAshcroft Snowshoe Tour

Get outside and get moving.  On this half-day snowshoe tour in the beautiful and pristine Castle Creek Valley, naturalists will share expertise on tracking animals, observing birds, and studying the delicate sub-alpine community. Tours include spectacular views, a gourmet lunch at the Pine Creek Cookhouse, snowshoe rental, and Ashcroft trail pass; the cost is $100.

Ashcroft Tours are offered seven days a week at 10:30 a.m. in a partnership with the Ashcroft Ski Touring/Pine Creek Cookhouse and the US Forest Service.  Reservations required.

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (1/10/11)

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Dec 312010
 

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Top PickKid’s Climbing Event

Encourage your kids to reach new heights. Head on over to the Snowmass Rec Center from 4:30 – 7 pm, and let ’em loose!

Youngsters learn the basics of the climbing wall and bouldering cave in a safe and fun environment. Held on Mondays through Jan. 24 for all ages and ability levels. Cost is $30 for residents and $37.50 non-residents. 

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (1/8/11)

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Dec 312010
 

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Top Pick‘Cellular Guilt’ Comedy (Carbondale)

Want to do something different, and laugh doing it?  Head on over to the Third Street Center – Round Room in Carbondale from 7:30 – 10:30 pm on Saturday, January 8th. The camp chair players perform a comedy written and performed by Jack Green and Bob Willey. 

 Call 970-963-1680  for more info.

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (1/7/11)

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Dec 312010
 

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Top PickCash’d Out (Belly Up)

Cash’d Out is the premier Johnny Cash tribute band in the world, bar none.  And they’re the only tribute band endorsed by and linked to the official Johnny Cash website.  Their live shows respectfully and lovingly reference the late, great Man in Black.  

Bill Miller, (Johnny Cash’s best friend for 25 years) was quoted as saying “Cash’d Out makes an impression… these guys are the real deal.”  Cash’d Out has over 100 songs in their repertoire, and can deliver up to four hours of non-stop entertainment, including the June Carter Cash duets brought back to fame in the recent Oscar-winning movie “Walk the Line.”  The show starts at 10:00 pm on Friday, January 7th

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (1/6/11)

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Dec 312010
 

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Top PickApres-ski at Garnish (Snowmass)

Check out the newly-opened Garnish restaurant in Snowmass, and enjoy some great après-ski, live music by a local musician while doing so. Garnish is located slopeside in the Timberline Condos, in the upper village.  Music takes place from 2:30 – 5:30.

Call 970-923-4004 for more info.

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (1/5/11)

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Dec 312010
 

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Top PickPhysics Lecture at The Wheeler

“Gene Surfing and Survival of the Luckiest” opens the Aspen Center for Physics’ lecture series today.  The lectures will be held Wednesdays at 5:30 pm through Feb. 9 at The Wheeler Opera House. 

And they’re free!

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (1/4/11)

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Dec 312010
 

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Top PickZumba

New Year, New You.  Yes, it’s time to get that (exercise) party started!  Exercise can be fun–especially when you ZUMBA.   Get up and out of the house and head on over to Aspen’s Red Brick Center for the Arts for this fun, latin dance fitness-cardio class.  $10 drop in fee (or $75 for 10 punch card). 

The one hour class starts at 8:30 am on Tuesday, January 4th.  Call 970-948-3963 for more info.

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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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