Monday – July 17th

Monday Morning Meditation

At The Aspen Chapel, Begins At 8:15am
Every Monday morning enjoy a guided meditation with Nicholas Vesey, the Minister at the Aspen Chapel.  This event is free and open to everyone.

Green World Day Hike with Apen Center for Environmental Studies
At Ashcroft Ghost Town, begins at 10:30am
A great hike!  Join all of us for a naturalist guide.  Explore the historic silver mining ghost town of Ashcroft, hike up Castle Creek and maybe even view the wildflower meadows and wonderful mountain vistas on the 3.5 mile round-trip hike. This facinating Aspen activity includes a gourmet lunch at the The Pine Creek Cookhouse. Fee is $90 which includes the tour, lunch, tax and tip (unless one is ordering a la carte then the tour is $50). Two-person minimum.   Contact Emily Chase at 925-5756 for more information and to reserve your guide or visit The tours is led by a certified interpretive Naturalist and they take place on gentle terrain at a leisurely pace. Cost is $90.
Enjoy Guided Backstage Tour of Benedict Music Tent and Harris Hall
Benedict Music Tent. starts at 12pm
Take a private tour and an inside look at two of the world’s finest concert facilities. As a guide walks you through the performance, audience, and backstage areas, you will be stopping to share anecdotes and learn about the history as well as the architectural and acoustic details of these venues.  Be sure to see the underground tunnel between the two buildings!
Hurst Theatre, starts at 7:30pm
Join Theatre Aspen Company for a showing of Hairspray—the tony award-winning musical.  Take a ride back to the sixties with this bold show that follows one girl’s dream to dance on television.  Shows are in Hurst Theatre, which is located at The Rio Grande Park. 
La Traviata
Wheeler Opera House, starts at 8pm
This show is overflowing with amazing music and tragic passion.  A Verdi masterpiece that also features one of opera’s greatest heroines, a doomed courtesan who sacrifices all for the sake of true love.
ACES Astronomy Night – Life Beyond?
Hallam Lake, starts at 8:30pm
Aspen Center For Environmental Studies invites you to Hallam Lake to learn about the night sky! Every evening starts with a 15-minute teaching covering basic astronomy concepts such as life-cycle of a star and reasons for meteor showers, Zodiac constellations, and phases of the moon.  After the introduction lecture, we will gather outside for the stargazing. Aspen High School Astronomy Club member, Ricky Wojcik and/or other local astronomy enthusiasts will be on-hand to guide us through the phenomena of the Aspen mountain night sky.  ACES Astronomy Nights are held on a bi-weekly basis throughout the summer. *RSVP required.

Tuesday, July 18

Bootcamp Workout
Red Brick. Starts at 6:30am
The workouts are effective because we work your entire body! The workouts include calisthenics like push-ups, jumping jacks, crunches and other body weight exercises.  It is a high-intensity work out!  Our boot camp challenges you  to take your body to its limit. You work, you sweat and, best of all, you burn calories like crazy!

Track Tuesdays
Aspen School District Track, Starts at 6:30am
Track Tuesdays are FREE one-hour  track workout for all abilities hosted by the Aspen Trail-heads.  Each workout consists of a warm-up, drills, the workout and a cool down.  A total of  3.5-5 miles is reached each Tuesday which is comprised of varying sets of intervals.


Making the Nation Safer Through Cybersecurity
Doerr-Hosier Center, Starts at 5:30pm
This speech is featuring Gen. Keith Alexander, a retired US Army four-star general, in conversation with Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson. Gen Alexander previously served as Director of National Security Agency (NSA) and Chief of Central Security Service from 2005-2014. General Alexander currently serves as the Founder and CEO of IronNet Cybersecurity.

Masterpiece Mine
Red Brick, Starts at 5:30pm
Have a lot of fun with your friends while you create your own work of art, drink some wine, and just have fun!  This is one of The Red Brick’s finest offerings.  Local Resident and local artists, Lorraine Davis, will walk us through the creation of our very own masterpiece!  Offerings range from works inspired by Monet, Van Gogh, Picasso, and much more.  All supplies, aprons, libations, and snacks are provided by The Red Brick.  All you need to  bring is yourself and a friend or two.  Experience something fun, social, and artistic! The selected Masterpieces rotate throughout the schedule, please visit the registration page for available dates.
Writer in Residence: Grant Faulkner
Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar, Starts at 5:30pm
The executive director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), Grant Faulkner is also the cofounder of 100 Word Story. His stories have appeared in manyf literary magazines, including The Southwest Review, 14 Hills, Green Mountains Review, and Puerto del Sol. Faulkner’s essays on creativity have been published in The New York Times, Poets & Writers Magazine, Writer’s Digest, and The Writer. He just recently published a collection of one hundred 100-word stories, Fissures/  His book of essays on creativity, Pep Talks for Writers: 52 Insights and Actions to Boost Your Creative Mojo, is coming soon from Chronicle Books, expected in the fall of 2017. FREE copies of Fissures are available through our Catch & Release program. 
Music with a View
Aspen Art Museum, Starts at 6pm
The art and spectacular views will elevate your experience of music. This is presented in combination with the AspenArt Museum. A free chamber concert series takes place this summer in the Roof Deck Sculpture Garden.  It will feature 1 hour performances by the most advanced AMFS students and visiting musicians in Aspen. Refreshments will be available for purchase at SOCcafé during the each performance.

Hurst Theatre, Starts at 7:30pm
Join us for Theatre Aspen’s performance of Hairspray.  The tony award-winning musical filled with huge hair and even bigger dreams! Step back into the 60’s with this bold show that follows one girl’s inspiring dream to dance on television. Shows take place at Hurst Theatre, which is located in Rio Grande Park.
La Traviata
Wheeler Opera House, Starts at 8pm
Spectacular show overflowing with great music and tragic passion.   A Verdi-masterpiece also features one of opera’s greatest heroines: a doomed courtesan who sacrifices it all for the sake of true love.