April 19, 2018

Aspen: At A Glance

It’s peak season in Aspen for informative and enlightening wellness events.
Aspen Wellness Events
Ai Weiwei’s “Forever Bicycles,” Taipei Fine Arts Museum, 2011. Photo courtesy of Ai Weiwei Studio.

APRIL 19

ACES Earth Day Celebration

Join the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, the City of Aspen, and Pitkin County Landfill as they celebrate our planet and the start of the summer season. Try the bike-powered blender station, where kinetic energy is used to make margaritas and slushies. Free. Hallam Lake, aspennature.org

MAY 19

Ride for the Pass

This recreational ride and roadbike race up Highway 82 gives participants a stunning view of the Scenic Byway. 2-mile ride from $25; 10-mile ride from $45. Independence Pass, Winter Gate, independencepass.org

JUNE 18-23

AREDAY: American Renewable Energy Day

More than 100 speakers will convene to promote dynamic and innovative solutions to climate change. Don’t miss their insights on global climate transformation and the future energy economy. Passes from $250; pass for the entire summit, $1,250. Viceroy Snowmass, 130 Wood Road; areday.net

JUNE 21-30

Aspen Ideas Festival

Featured in this year’s three-day conference that opens the festival are news anchor Ted Koppel and his wife, Grace Anne Dorney Koppel, who will speak about the prevention and treatment of chronic pulmonary disease, one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. Tickets sold online. 1000 N. Third St.; aspenideas.org

JUNE 29-DECEMBER 16

Cheryl Donegan: GRLZ + VEILS

Focusing on human empowerment, body and gender, Donegan’s GRLZ + VEILS features 40 selected works. Follow the exhibition with Donegan’s fashion presentation on July 2. Free. 637 E. Hyman Ave.; aspenartmuseum.org

JULY 12

An Evening on the Lake

Under the backdrop of stars over the Hallam Lake preserve, the Aspen Center for Environ mental Studies hosts its annual fundraiser. Keynote speakers include M. Sanjayan, Ed Begley Jr., Jayni Chase and E.O. Wilson. From $650. 100 Puppy Smith St.; aspennature.org

JULY 14

Aspen Brain Lab

Looking to sharpen your noggin? The Brain Lab hosts speakers on a variety of brain-busting topics, including extreme cold therapy and sleep medicine for an electric culture. From $350-$990. St. Regis Hotel, 315 E. Dean St.; aspenbrainlab.com

JULY 19

Anderson Ranch Arts Center Recognition Dinner

Fundraise for the arts at the 22nd annual Recognition Dinner at Anderson Ranch. This year’s honorees include Ai Weiwei, and Bunny and Charles Burson. From $2,500. Anderson Ranch Arts Center, 5263 Owl Creek Road, Snowmass Village; andersonranch.org

OCTOBER 25-28

Lead with Love

A four-day mind-body-spirit leadership summit designed to shift the culture from fear to love features workshops, classes, yoga, and time in nature. From $900. Aspen Meadows Resort, 845 Meadows Road; leadwithloveaspen.org

—Stephanie Headrick