Lovers of scientific inquiry will enjoy today's Aspen Science Center Holiday Science Festival at the Aspen Middle School. The event, which runs from 4:30 - 7pm, includes ice cream, crafts to take home, interactive exhibits, experiments and games that are designed to entertain, instruct and inspire. For details, contact the Aspen Science Center at www.aspensciencecenter.org.
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet begins a four-performance run of Tchaikovsky's beloved holiday tradition, The Nutcracker, today at 2 and 7:30pm today. Tomorrow's performances will be at 1pm and 5pm. All shows will take place at the Aspen District Theatre, located in the Aspen Elementary School on Maroon Creek Road. Purchase tickets online at www.aspenshowtix.com or call (970) 920-5770.
Half-pipe enthusiasts, lovers of steeps and fans of wide groomed slopes will all be in heaven starting Saturday, December 14, when Buttermilk and Aspen Highlands fire up the lifts for the season. With plenty of snow, this is one of the best opening seasons we've had in years. Come play with us!