Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Alaska: Ski The Big Three presented by the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

Potbelly Perspectives speaker series features Aspen locals and visitors sharing exciting accounts of world travel and adventure through images and stories. Teas, donated by Two Leaves and a Bud, and Paradise Bakery cookies will be offered during lecture. aspennature.org

"Strings Attached"

A four-time Grammy winner, Dianne Reeves has recorded and extensively performed with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis. This special "Strings Attached" date features Ms. Reeves at her most romantic, in her first date back in town since June 2010 as part of Jazz Aspen Snowmass' 20th anniversary season. wheeleroperahouse.com

Thursday, February 5, 2015

The Met: Live in HD Le Nozze Di Figaro (Mozart) presented by the Aspen Music Festival And School

William Kentridge stormed the Met with his inventive production of Shostakovich's opera, which dazzled opera and art lovers alike in its inaugural run in 2010. Now Paulo Szot reprises his acclaimed performance of a bureaucrat, whose satirical misadventures in search of his missing nose are based on Gogol's comic story. Pavel Smelkov conducts. wheeleroperahouse.com

Aspen Celebrity Spelldown

Spell What?! is a hilarious game show Spelling BEEnefit for Aspen Youth Center, a nonprofit organization providing free after school and all day summer programs to youth in grades 4-12. Local Aspen celebrities take to the stage to outwit, outspell, and outlast their fellow competitors, and rely on the audience to survive! The evening includes a cocktail hour, silent and live auctions, dinner, and LIVE game show SPELLING BEE. tiny.cc/spellwhat

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Nordic Bonfire Dinner

Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club will be holding its annual Nordic Bonfire Dinner. Cross-country ski around the Aspen Golf Course, stopping for food and drinks from Aspen restaurants. teamavsc.org

Create Your Own Lift Ticket Workshop

Each year, an artist is commissioned to produce artworks that are used on lift tickets for the skiing and snowboarding season. The Aspen Art Museum invites you to the museum to create your very own personalized lift ticket inspired by the work of Anne Collier, creator of the design for the 2014–15 Aspen Art Museum/Aspen Skiing Company lift ticket collaboration. aspenartmuseum.org

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Aspen Words Presents Winter Words: George Packer

George Packer is a staff writer for the New Yorker and the author of The Unwinding, which won the 2013 National Book Award for Nonfiction. His earlier book, The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq, was named one of the ten best books of 2005 by the New York Times Book Review. His play, Betrayed, ran off-Broadway for five months in 2008 and won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play. He has contributed numerous articles, essays, and reviews to the New York Times Magazine, Mother Jones, Harper’s and other publications. aspenwords.org

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Chocolate Classic Tasting Festival

RESPONSE, an Aspen-based nonprofit organization who support survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, will be hosting its 12th annual chocolate tasting festival featuring some of the best chocolate desserts from professionals and amateur chefs across the Roaring Fork Valley. Tickets start at $25. Hotel Jerome, 330 E. Main St., 855-331-7213; eventbrite.com

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Apres Wine Tasting: Schramsberg presented by Element 47

Toast to the winter season with the same sparkling wines used in the White House. Schramsberg sparkling wines and canapes will be served at this apres event. thelittlenell.com/aspen-experience

Aliza Weilerstein, Cello presented by Aspen Music Festival And School

Part of the Winter Music Recital Series. The event will feature pieces by Bach, Kodaly, and Golijov at Harris Concert Hall. aspenmusicfestival.com

Friday, February 13, 2015

The Headhunters presented by Jas Café Downstairs @ The Nell

Jazz, World, Funk, Fusion Pioneers whose classic recordings defined the genre and broke new ground. Still fresh today, the reunited Headhunters perform all the original classics from Chameleon to Actual Proof, and more. 7 p.m and 9:15 p.m nightly. jazzaspensnowmass.org

Glenn Lowry: Art Matters Talk

Glenn D. Lowry is the director of the Museum of Modern Art, where he leads a staff of 760 people and directs an active program of exhibitions, acquisitions, and publications. Lowry has lectured and written extensively in support of contemporary art and artists and the role of museums in society, including participation in forums with AAM’s Nancy and Bob Mogoon CEO and Director Heidi Zuckerman. He is the museum’s 2015 Director in Residence. aspenartmuseum.org

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Light It Up Blue Aspen

The fourth annual "Light It Up Blue Aspen" event will be taking place with the promise of fundraising, food, crafted cocktails, music, and dancing. The funds raised at the event will be benefiting Extreme Sports Camp, a nonprofit organization that supports athletic programs for youth and adults with autism, and Autism Speaks. Hotel Jerome, 330 E. Main St., 855-331-7213; lightitupblue.org

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Rhone Wave Wine Dinner presented by Element 47

Wines from seven of the most renowned Rhone-style winemakers of California, Oregon and Washington will be paired to a four-course dinner at element 47. thelittlenell.com

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Met: Live in HD – Carmen

Richard Eyre's mesmerizing production of Bizet's steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them. wheeleroperahouse.com

Friday, February 27, 2015

Molly Ringwald presented by the Wheeler Opera House

Molly Ringwald acts, writes books, and sings jazz. She tours a crowd pleasing concert act “An Evening with Molly Ringwald” to venues Worldwide. Since her debut Jazz album on Concord Records dropped in April 2013. Ringwald and her band have performed over 140 concerts in four countries since its release. wheeleroperahouse.com

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