Aspen Rotary Club's 19th Annual Ducky Derby Festival features a rubber duck race and full-day funfest, on the Roaring Fork River - may the best duck (hopefully yours) win the big cash purse! Ducks are for sale around town, with funds to benefit local non-profits, youth groups, scholarships and Rotary International projects. Buy often, and buy many, because the winning ducks will cross the finish line to prize money extraordinaire. The Ducky Derby takes place August 14, in Rio Grande Park. For more info, www.duckyderby.com.
This Saturday, August 7th, from 4-6 p.m., the Woody Creek Community Center invites you to the People's Press Coming Out Party. Local authors George Stranahan and Nicole Beinstein Strait celebrate their award-winning new book, "Phlogs", while People's Press authors will be on-site for a book signing and, as always, good conversation and afternoon cheer. Food, drinks, and live music by Suzanne Paris...ride your bike down the Rio Grande, straight to the Center, and make an afternoon of it! For more info, www.peoplespress.org.
In addition to something interesting and noteworthy happening on any given summer evening, this week brings some key performers, so mark your calendars. Keb' Mo', singer/songwriter and bluesman extraordinaire, comes to the BellyUp this Wednesday for an acoustic, one-man show. Keb', his guitar and his surround sound smile make for an always magical night of music. Then, this Thursday, from Houma, Louisiana, it's Tab Benoit. Benoit hits Fanny Hill for an evening of soulful, rowdy rock and blues, with his down-and-out Southern guitar riffs and nitty gritty lyrics.