It's another fabulous Friday afternoon, and time for another gathering of the Friday Afternoon Club. Locals and visitors celebrate the start of the weekend with any number of festive opportunities - there's an art opening at Elliot Yeary Gallery from 4-7 p.m., live music and killer sushi at Kenichi, from 6-8 p.m. and pick a patio, any patio; Aspen has the finest spots for late-afternoon sunshine, bar specials and a view to remember. Hike up Aspen Mountain, play volleyball in Koch Lumber Park or have a picnic by the Roaring Fork River. FAC, alive and thriving in Aspen, Colorado.
It's the locals' favorite part of summer nights. Take the bus from downtown Aspen, free of charge, and thoroughly enjoy an evening of music in the mountains. Thursdays at 6 p.m., it's the Snowmass Summer of Free Music - this week, featuring New Orlean's legend Walter Wolfman Washington. Thursday night free shows at Snowmass, now in full swing on Fanny Hill. For more info, visit: www.aspensnowmass.com.
Catch artists in their natural habitat, painting on the cobblestone streets, across courtyards and in the meadows around town. It's the 2nd Annual Aspen Plein Air Festival, where artists paint in the moment! Don't miss the Quick Draw this Friday the 8th, at 4:30 p.m. on the Mill Street Mall; artists paint all they can in 90 minutes and then, the whistle blows. The week's masterpieces are available for sale at Saturday and Sunday's Plein Air Art Sale.