At A Glance: Aspen

Out-of-this-world cultural happenings this summer in Aspen.
One of many avant-garde art events presented at The Aspen Space Station. Photograph courtesy of The Aspen Space Station

By Gabrielle Echevarrieta

July and August

Summer Lodge

Wellness comes in many forms at the Summer Lodge, the seasonal offshoot of the Snow Lodge at St. Regis Mountain Plaza. Expect yoga, Pilates, barre and more on Saturday and Sunday mornings, then stay for healthy, delicious brunches helmed by chef Corey Becker, accompanied by a live band or DJ. Lounge in the Kelly Wearstler-designed garden space as you revive body and soul. 315 E. Dean St.; thesnowlodge.com

July 2-23

Movies Under the Stars

Aspen Film teams up with The Collective to present summer film screenings each Saturday in July under the twinkling night sky at Snowmass Base Village. The family-friendly lineup includes Up, Back to the Future, Trolls and Sing 2. The Great Lawn at Snowmass Village, Aspen; aspenfilm.org

July 17-August 15

The Aspen Space Station

Art and astronomy merge at the Aspen Space Program, an avant-garde multimedia experience that calls for action to save planet Earth rather than escaping to Mars. Returning for a second year, this exhibition will feature mind-bending programming, including “Are You Afraid of The Future: Scary Stories About the Future,” “Campfire Night” and “Through Fire and Fear, A Biology-Based Design Future Workshop.” Located in Ashcroft Ghost Town, Aspen; decipherthefuture.org/aspenspacestation

July 22

The Intersection of Climate, Democracy, and Geopolitics

Pulitzer-winning environmental journalist Thomas L. Friedman leads an exploratory lecture discussing the ways global policies can and will influence the ongoing climate crisis. This public lecture co-sponsored by Aspen Journalism and Aspen Center for Environmental Studies aims to educate the local community on best strategies for implementing positive change. Hotel Jerome Ballroom: 330 E. Main St., Aspen; aspennature.org

July 30

Heritage Fire

This sustainable culinary experience celebrates food prepared by artisans, while honoring family and community farming, shining a spotlight on the dedicated individuals who mindfully raise heritage-breed animals, cultivate herbs and heirloom vegetables, and produce artisan cheeses. Snowmass Base Village, Aspen; cochon555.com/heritage-fire/aspen-snowmass

July 31-August 4

Intersect Aspen

The Aspen Ice Garden heats up this August for the latest installment of the Intersect Aspen art fair, a showcase of galleries, collectors, curators and art professionals from the US, Singapore, London and beyond. 233 W. Hyman Ave., Aspen; intersectaspen.com

August 2-6

ArtCrush ArtWeek & Gala

The most influential figures in the contemporary art scene head up the mountains for Aspen Museum’s annual ArtWeek: a fleet of performances, educational talks and art viewings. This action-packed series leads up to the elegant ArtCrush summer gala, which will feature a live auction of modern artworks. 637 E. Hyman Ave., Aspen; aspenartmuseum.org/artcrush

August 4

Stars Above Aspen

Gaze into a sea of constellations from 11,212 feet at the Sundeck’s scenic terrace. Offerings include a STARLAB planetarium tent, guided telescope exhibitions, sunset yoga, kid-friendly celestial crafts and physics experiments, plus a dinner and drink menu by Sundeck. 675 E. Durant Ave., Aspen; aspennature.org

August 4-5

Max Clothing Trunk Show

Discover Extreme Cashmere, an artisan-produced cashmere line created by Saskia Dijkstra and available at Max Clothing’s Aspen trunk show. With a spectrum of colors and fits crafted with high-quality materials, this luxury collection is both unisex and unifit. 609 E. Cooper Ave., Aspen; maxfashioncolorado.com