Weekly Top Calendar Picks - Aspen Real Life
Weekly Top Calendar Picks

Weekly Top Calendar Picks

Weekly Top Calendar Picks

Welcome to our AspenRealLife Friday “Top Picks” where we choose our favorite events listed on our calendar. Subscribe to our weekly newsletters, listen to our calendar spotlight with Brandon Blocker on KSPN-FM on Friday mornings at 9:30am, participate in our weekly live coffee chats on Facebook, and go to our hand-curated calendar for all the details. Be sure to submit your events to our calendar so we mention you on our multi-media platforms! (to ensure inclusion give us a call 970-379-3864).

Aspen Calendar

Steve Swenson Presents “Karakoram: Climbing through the Kashmir Conflict”

Date: May 12

Time: 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Location: Bristlecone Mountain Sports

Join world-class alpinist and Arc’teryx ambassador Steve Swenson as he signs copies of his newly released book Karakoram: Climbing Through the Kashmir Conflict (Mountaineers Books). With more than four decades of climbing experience in the Karakoram Range that spans Pakistan, India and China, Steve details his ascents of the highest peaks in the Karakoram and Himalayan ranges including K2, Everest, Nanga Parbat, and Saser Kangri II .

Theatre Aspen’s 4th annual 2017 Spring Cabaret – POP! A local teen’s production.

Date: May 12

Time: 7-9pm

What: A unique take on the teen experience. Featuring tight harmonies, pop vocal stylings and even some hip-hop and dance.

Belly Up

40 OZ To Freedom – No Cover until 10pm

Date: May 12 & May 13

Time: 10pm – 2am

Price: $5 GA / $5 (Under 21 $5 surchrg) After 10PM GA / $0 (Under 21 $5 surchg) before 10PM GA

Arbor Day (Plant a Tree)

Date: May 13th

What: Celebrate Arbor Day with the City of Aspen’s Parks Department at Paepcke Park.

Festivites Include:
Free hotdogs and drinks, informational booths – topics include tree planting, tree care, insect/disease identification, community forest updates, wildfire, as well as raffles, games, bucket truck rides for kids and free tree give-aways*(*you must have proof of residency, such as a utility bill).

For more information contact – 970-920-5120 City of Aspen Government


Chapter Five: Three Sisters
Our Mother, Nicky in Switzerland

Date: May 14th

What: Make a beautiful card and send to your mum with flowers. Start her day off right by letting her sleep in, and when she awakes cook her what she loves for breakfast. Gift her with a certificate for a massage AND a manicure/pedicure. Pack a delicious picnic lunch and take her to her favorite spot outside, or take her to brunch (make sure you have reservations). Give your entire day and night up for her. Pamper the shit out of her. DO IT !! SHE DESERVES IT !! ** I’ll get none of these things BTW.

Aspen Words 

Date: May 16

Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Meet Aspen Words Writer in Residence Lija Fisher

Lija was born in Istanbul, Turkey and raised in the mountains of Colorado. She received her B.F.A. in Theatre Performance from the University of Colorado, Boulder and has performed on stages across California, Colorado, New York and Alaska. The first book in her debut middle grade series, “Clivo Wren and the Fall of the Phoenix,” will be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2018.

Basalt Calendar

The Charles J. Wyly Gallery at the Art Base

Date: May 12

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

What: Katha Rossein Opening Reception. Influenced by the anti-war, civil rights and women’s movements of the 1960’s.

Also at the Art Base


Date: May 13th

What: This workshop is for mother/child teams or individual adults.


Bringing Nature Into The Studio with Dan Young

Date: May 18th

Carbondale Calendar

Dandelion Day

Dates: May 13th& 14th

Dandelion Day in Carbondale at Sopris Park sponsored by KDNK celebrates Dandelions, Spring, & Sustainability.  This year they will be kicking off the day with the Parade of Species at 10am. There will be African dancers

Marble Distillery

Travis Bush Live Music

Date: May 12

Time 8-11pm

Travis Bush of the Americana rock band THUNK plays Live at the Marble Distillery for a rare solo performance. Country rock & bluegrass. No cover.

Also at the Marble Distillery

Comedy Night with  Headliner, Talon Saucerman 

Date: May 13

Time: 7:30-9pm

What: A good ol’ boy from South Dakota who left his family farm seeking fame, fortune and cheap whiskey along the way. An internationally touring comedian and regular at Comedy Works in Denver.

The Launchpad

Studio Performance & Presentation with Melissa Toogood

Date: May 13

If you are a dancer, or have always wanted to be take the All Levels Dance Workshop and Studio Performance & Presentation with Melissa Toogood at The Launchpad. Melissa is a New York dance artist

Also at The Launchpad

Photography Expedition Workshop

Date: May 18th

Time: 5:30-7p.m

Photography Expedition Workshop May 18, 5:30-7p.m. at The Launchpad (76 S. 4th St, Carbondale), Carbondale Arts will host an engaging, thoughtful, and free workshop for students and adults…

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