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August 2019

UJA Aspen Valley Annual Fundraiser & Cocktail Reception

August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chabad Jewish Community Center, 435 West Main Street
Aspen, CO 81611 United States
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$180

Please join United Jewish Appeal Aspen Valley for an evening with award-winning journalist, Bari Weiss. As a writer and editor for The New York Times opinion section, Bari tackles the challenging cultural and political issues of the day, including anti-Semitism and the #MeToo movement. In 2018, she won the Bastiat Journalism Prize for what the judges called "her brilliant, incisive journalism that defends the cornerstone of individual liberty and civil society: freedom of speech." UJA Aspen Valley strives to ensure…

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Carbondale Library Performance

August 10 @ 6:00 pm
Carbondale Branch Library, sopris ave
carbondale, CO 81623 United States
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Free

See a free recital by talented Aspen Music Festival and School students.

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Stars Above Aspen

August 12 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
$15

You're invited to the top of Aspen Mountain for ACES' 4th annual Stars Above Aspen Astronomy Night! In partnership with Aspen Snowmass, explore the cosmos from 11,212 feet at the Sundeck at this all-ages event that's sure to be out of this world. The Silver Queen gondola will be open late for this special community astronomy night featuring a STARLAB planetarium tent, guided telescope stations, interactive presentations, legends and facts of the constellations, celestial crafts and games, star-storytelling, space-themed face…

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Family Concert

August 15 @ 5:00 pm
Free

PROKOFIEV: Peter and the Wolf Johannes Zahn, conductor Family Concerts are designed to engage children of all ages in the full concert experience. Both aurally and visually captivating, these programs offer a wonderful, accessible introduction to the classical concert world with lively music and a shorter, kid-appropriate concert length. Concerts are for all ages, with an adult. Also, bring your children at 4 pm for free light fare and Kids’ Notes pre-concert activities designed to help prepare them for the…

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Aspen Music Festival Final Concert Free Lawn Seating

August 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
$90,

Robert Spano, conductor Seraphic Fire Professional Choral Institute Singers Kelley O'Connor, mezzo-soprano Mane Galoyan, soprano Colorado Symphony Chorus Duain Wolfe, chorus director J. S. BACH: Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106, “Actus tragicus” --- MAHLER: Symphony No. 2 in C minor, “Resurrection” The season culminates with one of the most transcendent and transformative works ever written. It was also the work that opened the Benedict Music Tent on the occasion of its premiere twenty summers ago. Mahler’s Second…

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Country Music: An Evening with Ken Burns

August 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Harris Concert Hall, 960 N. 3rd Street
Aspen, CO 81611 United States
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$200

Join Ken Burns, who has produced and directed some of the most critically acclaimed and most watched documentaries in television history, for a special preview of his new project, Country Music on August 20 in Harris Concert Hall. The evening includes clips from the series as well as commentary from panelists including bassist and composer Edgar Meyer, and AMFS President and CEO Alan Fletcher. Country Music explores the history of a uniquely American art form. From its deep and tangled…

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North Star Birding: Early Migration

August 22 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
North Star Nature Preserve, Main North Star parking lot, 1.65 miles from the intersection of Main/Hwy 82 and Original Street
Aspen, CO 81611 United States
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Free

Dispersing juvenile birds and early migrants are on the move by mid-August. This special birding outing will focus on learning about bird migration patterns in the Roaring Fork Valley, the importance of protected habitats for their resting and refueling needs, and how bird migration connects us to countries, continents, and hemispheres as birds begin the sensational phenomenon of fall migration. We will discuss the many environmental factors, internal cues, and physical adaptations birds use as they migrate between breeding and…

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