Cirque D’Aspen is back for the holidays, featuring performers from Russia, Bulgaria, Italy, and the U.S. wowing audiences with the latest in smoke and mirrors, circus style. Cirque D’Aspen is a world-class acrobatic extravaganza, in honor of the Aspen Youth Center’s largest fundraiser. Shows still to come, Tuesday the 29th and Wednesday the 30th, at the Aspen High School gym. Tickets still available at www.bellyupaspen.com and for more info, www.aspenyouthcenter.org.
Something different from the hot toddy scene (or in addition to, shall we say). Try advanced tickets to Apres Ski for the Mind, courtesy of the Aspen Writer’s Foundation, featuring unforgettable evenings with remarkable writers. Upcoming lectures from Erica Jong, Anita Shreve and more. Tickets on sale now through the Aspen Writer’s Foundation, www.aspenwriters.org. Individual tickets only $10-$15, and package deals for six lectures offer a 23% savings on the season. Just in time for last-minute Stocking Stuffers!
Coming up this winter, something fun and different to get you even more in touch with the scenery. Learn more about the beautiful mountains you’re enjoying with a free interactive nature program from ACES. All sorts of wildlife share the slopes, it’s a fun way to find out more about your surroundings. For more info, Contact ACES, the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies. www.aspennature.org